Monday, January 31, 2011

In which I plug my nose, get a big glass of water, and swallow.

You know it's a bad sign when:
1) Your mother gets you an herbal supplement to help "regulate your cycle"
2) She warns you beforehand to take it with something that has a really strong taste to mask the pill's taste.
3) The active ingredient is called "Chaste Berry" (What does that even mean...?)
4) The pills are poop-colored.
5) You open the pill bottle a foot away from your face and still almost gag from the smell.

Oh, the things I do for hormonal balance.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In which I really should be doing my homework.

You know what I realized about people today?

Everyone is right in some ways.
And everyone is wrong in some ways.

But everyone is right and wrong in different ways from each other.

Which makes it really easy for one person to say, "Look, I'm right and you're wrong!"

And for the other person to say, "Um, no, I'm right and you're wrong!"

And for both statements to be true. Because both of them are right. And both of them are wrong.

I think that's the cause of most conflicts. Global, national, political, cultural, personal, familial.

Everyone's right. And everyone's wrong.

So if we could all just cooperate enough to put all our rightnesses together, and then help each other get rid of our wrongnesses....

Wishful thinking, I suppose.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

In which my mind is blown

Guys! Guys. GUYS!!!

I just realized something amazing.

Listen to this. Now listen to this.

Yeah, I know, weird, right??

It's highly possible I will be telling everyone I know about this for a few days.

And even more highly possible that they'll look at me and say, "You never realized they were the same? Wow...."

I'm still really excited about it though.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

In which I summarize my year:

2010 has been a year of firsts...which always makes for an adventure.

First time writing a check (I'm such a grownup!)
First time holding a job while taking classes (and first job not at a swimming pool)
First time getting a flower for Valentine's Day (Thank you, random Cannon Center customers).
First time applying to the Music Education program
First time getting accepted into the Music Education program
First relationship lasting longer than 2 weeks
First kiss
First real breakup
First time getting rejected for a job I applied for
First half-marathon
First time living at home since coming to college
First time attending a non-BYU singles ward
First time being ward organist
First time visiting Washington D.C.
First time going on a date with a co-worker
First time singing with BYU Women's Chorus
First time failing a test
First time getting a B minus in a class (and being deliriously happy with it)
First time introducing a significant other to extended family
First time having someone to kiss at New Year's.

Who knows what firsts 2011 brings. Here are some I'm hoping for:
First triathlon (or first long relay race...Ragnar, anybody?)
First time reading my scriptures at a consistent time every day (2 am doesn't count as a consistent time)
First time cooking food not out of a box on a regular basis
First (and hopefully last) solo recital at BYU
First time visiting Europe

And we'll see what else...bring it on, 2011.