Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Traveling the UK!

We have had a wonderful time so far. We dropped off my stuff after repacking it and smashing almost everything I own and most of the things that Mom brought into two bags that we are storing while we are traveling. We took the train to Oxford and wondered around for a bit before we rented a car and traveled over to Woodstock... the town right out side of Blenheim Palace... and stayed in this wonderful 14th century coaching inn that was cozy, sweet and perfect for the night! Today we are going to head to Blenheim and go through the palace and then through the Cotswold and will end up sometime tonight in Liverpool! Mom is a wonderful driver and we are just enjoying our time together and seeing all of the places that we can!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The "How BYU are you?" Survey

So I stole this from my Provo roommate Jessica's blog... And me and my roomies here in London really enjoyed taking this survey! Take it and tell me how you do!

77 questions.

[X] You have been kissed at least once
[_] Your first kiss was on campus
[X] You've had a boyfriend/girlfriend
[X] You lived in the dorms your freshman year
[_] You went to Homecoming or Preference
[X] You hiked the Y
[_] You've taken a social dance class
[X] You regularly attended FHE for at least a semester
[X] You've participated in Choose to Give
[X] You've been to Liberty Square for a party at least once
[X] You've driven around south of campus for at least 20 minutes trying to find a parking spot
[X] You know the cougar fight song
[X] You've crossed the crosswalk without using the flags or biked through a red light
[_] You've been to Friday Night Live
[_] You've performed or witnessed an act that made it onto Police Beat
[X] You've been on a "date" to the bell tower or duck pond
[_] You've been to the Bean Museum for FHE
[_] You've been to Divine Comedy
[X] You've been to International Cinema
[_] You are engaged
[_] You are married
[_] the temple
[_] You were previously engaged/married
[_] You have kids or are expecting kids
[X] Your birth parents are still married
[X] the temple
[X] You have at least three siblings
[X] You've taken a marriage prep or relations class
[X] You've taken at least one religion class that is not based on the scriptures
[X] You have slept on a couch in a restroom
[X] You have been to the BYU Creamery
[_] You have been in one of the BYU choirs
[_] You've been on a date to Fat Cats
[X] You have read Twilight
[X] 2
[X] 3
[_] 4
[_] ...seen the movie
[_] ...more than once
[_] You've waited in line at the Bookstore for the Harry Potter or Twilight book premiere
[X] You have seen The Singles Ward or Sons of Provo
[X] You have walked out of a movie you found morally reprehensible
[X] You know where the "chastity line" is (??!??!??)
[X] You can finish the phrase "Nothing good happens after ______"
[X] You read the Daily Universe at least 3x a week
[X] ...and it's the only newspaper you read
[X] You've personally known someone who was reported to the Honor Code Office
[_] You've participated in or watched a Mr. BYU contest
[_] You've received personal revelation that he/she is "the one" (or been told this)
[_] ...and told him/her about your revelation (or been told this)
[_] ...and then they rejected you (or rejected them)
[X] You've been to the Nickelcade
[X] You've been to Classic Skating
[X] You've ignored your parents' phone calls for at least 3 days
[_] ...and then they called the University Police
[_] You've been pulled over by the University Police
[_] You watch The Office religiously
[X] You mostly wear jeans and t-shirts or plain fitted shirts
[X] You own at least 3 things from American Eagle or Hollister
[_] Your sacrament meeting is a fashion show/scam session
[_] You've been on a date to the Provo River
You've kissed in a...
[_] ...campus parking lot
[_] ...Provo Canyon or Squaw Peak
[_] ...on temple grounds
[X] ...on a couch as soon as your roommates left the room
[X] You think UVU is not a real university
[X] You hate U of U with a passion

FOR GIRLS (don't answer if you're a guy)
[X] You own knee-length shorts
[X] You regularly wear camisoles/undershirts for modesty reasons
[_] You are a MFHD, RMYL, Elementary Education, or Exercise Science Major
[X] Your major crush ended up dating a MFHD, RMYL, Elementary Education, or Exercise Science major
[_] You have had at least one roommate who is in hair or dental school
[X] You own The Italian Job or The Princess Bride
[X] You wear makeup at least 3x a week
[X] You do something with your hair (other than brush it/ponytail) at least 3x a week
[_] You went or plan on going on a mission
[_] ...because you couldn't get married

FOR GUYS (don't answer if you're a girl)
[_] You shave every (or almost every) morning
[_] You know when your hair is "too long"
[_] You know what the "divide by 2 and add 7" dating rule is
[_] ...and you follow it
[_] You've dated freshmen girls as a RM
[_] ...when you already knew better
[_] You've used the phrase "On my mission..." to a girl
[_] At least 3 girls have baked cookies or meals for you
[_] You went or plan on going on a mission
[_] ...because you wanted to get married


A: 68-77
B: 60-67
C: 53-66
D: 45-52
F: 44 or below.

I just barely got an F (dang it!) Maybe I can do better this upcoming semester!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Two down... One more humanities essay to go!

Finished Shakespeare and Mystery papers and turned them in early! Yahoo for me! And then for a break I watched Love Actually (the edited version) and now I am starting to read for humanities!

I love how I am giving you a moment by moment run down of my life by it is finals week and without Mom and Mindy to cheer me on I am trying to keep my sanity by writing... on a blog... instead of a paper.

Here is my list that I am sending to Mom-- things that she need to bring when she comes. Can you think of anything else? If so message me!
  1. my cell phone
  2. a straighter
  3. crayons and a coloring book? (I am still a child at heart!)
  4. large bag and little bag + whatever little bag you are bringing
  5. your camera?
  6. any snacks that you want in the airport
  7. your airsickness pills
  8. your guide books with all of the things marked that you want to see!
  9. peanut butter! (Mom I forgot to put this on the previous list so please take note!)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Finished Shakespeare: Two more to go!

So I finished my Shakespeare paper at 9:45pm and then proceed to celebrate finishing my paper with a walk down to the local Food and Wine and got a Magnum! This time I tried almond and it was really tasty but not quite as good as the double caramel or the mint but still worth finishing my paper for!

Now I am starting mystery or maybe I will start it tomorrow...
I know decisions decisions. But this one will be done by tomorrow at 11:59pm because that is when it is due! I love due dates they force me to get things done.

Now the real decision is weather or not I should read over my Shakespeare paper again before I send it in...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

One More Week, Three More Papers

So right now I am sitting in the classroom trying to be inspired on what I should write my Shakespeare paper on and I am really not being inspired and I lack motivation because once my papers are written that means that the week is almost over and then there is finals and then the program is over! I just want to halt everything!

I have just decided that I am going to finish one of my papers tonight no matter what! Here I go and I will blog again when I am done... I hope that it is sooner rather then later.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Two Weeks!

Today is one of those days... The one that you look at the calender and realize that I have exactly two more weeks of the program and then it is over. Done. Finished. And experience that I can not repeat in exactness. We are trying to make the most of our time here but with four papers it is at times difficult to be out having fun and in writing at the same time. I will have one of the papers done in about half hour (only need to add the conclusion) so then it will be better but I still need to figure out what I am writing about before I can discuss it with my teachers but I need to discuss it with my teachers to figure out what I am writing... which I have to do soon or it looks like I am slacking- this never ending cycle! I have to get back to writing but just wanted to say that I am still alive and loving my last little bit of London!