Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Home

So,

I went home. I once I got here I realized that the only thing missing from making school perfect is my bed. I might even just stay at school, if only I had my bed. Strange isn't it, the silly things we miss when away from home. Well, maybe not silly, just things you don't really think about I guess.

About two days ago we got about 15 inches of snow. Have I mentioned I am not going to school in Rexburg to get away from snow? Hmmm But this whole snow thing has me thinking that maybe I will have a new winter goal to skiing. Yep, you read right...skiing. It may not happen more than likely, but I think I can always...consider deeply. Yeah right.

On a purely proud of onesself moment. I made dinner yesterday. I even considered taking a picture for all of your benifit, but it didn't happen. And I may even tell you my secret of why people eat my food towards the end. I love to cook Italian. I have no idea why, but I think it is just for breadsticks sake. I like breadsticks. I like bread in general. Breadsticks also have garlic and cheese. And butter...butter is good! Doesn't that sound like a perfect food? Anyways I made breadsticks, and pasta and a big green salad with mandarin oranges and olives. Thanks Emily! I guess I did kind of cheat on the pasta thing by using canned alfredo sauce, but i figure me fixing it up counteracts using it. I put in Sundried tomatoes, Chicken, peas, mushrooms, some garlic...duh! Can you tell I like garlic? Now for the secret. I started at about 5:30, so that good smells can permeate. We didn't eat til 7. Thats the secret. All of my food tastes good, because everyone is starving by the time I am through! Now you know my secrete, starve them and of course it tastes good. I think mom snitched before I was done and said it was good, but I think thats just a Mom's job. Oh well, I am proud of myself!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

So.....


My two last concerts. I am so excited, but this is with who, or whom I get to play with tonight. If you don't know, I shall think you all are weird, and a little uneducated in......something. I am so excited!!

Lets just say, for tonight, one if my life goals has been completed. I am sorry I am not wearing more makeup, or my hair is a little messy, but it was windy today!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Everyone is doing it!

This morning, everyone seems to be leaving stuff on their blog, so I feel the need to do it too. Halloween...it was the most boring Halloween, let me tell you. First of all, let me tell you, no one around here understands the art of Halloween carving. And, as I have had 6 concerts this week, there was no time for me to carve one on my own, hence no pictures. I am sure this will probably happen to me next year. So, here is what I did do. I went and played, it was loud and crazy. Then Julia the Flautist kidnapped me and we went and got Adam, and went trick or treating. Funny story! We went along the lower floors, and of course there were people coming up and down the stairs, and they would see me, say just a sec, and run upstairs and give me candy. Candy, candy, candy!!! ha ha! Then we went to see some girls I have never met, but Mark and Brad knew, and we watched a crime movie, with the girl that plays in My Fair Lady and Cary Grant. It was interesting, and fun! then I went home and practiced playing chess, rootbeer floats, and went to bed. This morning, I am very busy, so this will be short, but these are pictures of my orchestra buddies, and what we do!





Oh the first one is of my black makeup...the other nights I used brown, because thats what I wear! My hair did not want to do crazy, and my bright red lipstick is gone! Oh well, you can all imagine that I just looked good!







The violin pirate gang! I had an amazing red sash, but it was not working, so you can imagine it! my favorite part is mah boots! (they weren't made for walking)




She brought a box of these every night!! YUM!

Thats Juliann, concert mistress, on the first night though, she had such a real looking scar, and one side of her face had a purple bruise! It was awesome! She had to be first mate!















I don't know what they are doing, but it was entertaining!



They get really really hungry after playing!!
I wish I had taken pictures of the cellos. Charity was the best because she had her eyes black, and she has really really bright blue eyes, but the batteries died on my stupid camera!! And then Kyle looked awesome with has scruffy makeup..anyways, maybe I can steal some pictures from Facebook from them! Ha ha
Happy Saturday!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sorry!

So I think I confused you all and myself greatly, so I think I will try again. I already had a costume, and all I needed was a pirate name. The said pumpkins, were signed in one of the pictures. As I hope you can see, its not my name!


I was talking to Sis. Lisa Christensen, and for you guys that know Bro. Christensen, here is what he had to say on the subject of Pirate names. My personal favorite, String, em up Helm, or Wheel the Plank Helm. He likes Nobeard at the Helm, or Jackie Yo Ho Helm. I was also partial to Cat Gut Helm, but I didn't want to gross anyone out. How about Horse Hair Helm. These names aren't very feminine, but thats OK by me. It sure is fun making up pirate names when your last name is helm.
The Halloween concert opens tomorrow, in this week alone, I have 7 performances. I have decided I am going to die, not literally I hope

This weekend, Adam and I fed the ducks. as seen below. I was having way to much fun trying to train the ducks to fetch, meanwhile Adam was getting pecked in the leg. That was the one exciting event of the weekend, besides church of course, because student wards are weird!





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I liked the gray duck!












As you can tell by proximity I think he liked me too! Silly duck!

They knew when we were done. You can't tell by looking but there were at leats 25 of them.


While I was there I talked to some old guys who were fishing. He told me the best place to fish was over somewhere, and he loves it there beacuse no one else does. I wish I was less directionally challenged. I also wish I had my fishing pole, but I don't know how to cook a fish, plus I would have to clean it! Gross! I will take pictures of my pirate outfit, but I need to ask Emily what to do about makeup with my limited supply. I have mega homework, so this one was pretty short. Aaron told me my blog was boring, so everyone should tell me what to do to make it more interesting.









Friday, October 24, 2008

Its been awhile

I was going to write down Everything about me, that has happened, but its been like two weeks so there goes that plan. The only funny story, is at the devotional the other day, we were singing the closing song, and the wrong words were on the screen, so some were using hymnbooks and singing the right words, and everyone else was just confused and started laughing. Then the next devotional it was so funny because the choruster..chorister...something..was finishing the closing song, and she winked. Everyone laughed because she had forgotten that we could see it. I met her later, and she said she was so embarassed because she was winking at the organist. Everyone thought for sure it was a boy. I picked out my pirate costume this week, and it is AWESOME!! Bro. Tueller though told me I need a pirate name, and the pirate name generator said for me its Dirty Anne Cash. I was hoping for something a little more original that has to do with me, but no bueno yet. So... if people have suggestions, that would be Awesome!!

There is a violin party tonight, so I have to go to the store and make some fruit salad. I am taking Juli Ann the violinIST with me to shop too, so it should be a party. I just wanted to add these pictures so everyone can see what goes on here. If you can't figure out what they are, that's really weird. ( PS this adding pictures thing wasn't working, earlier....sorry!!!)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fantabulous!

Today was just a fantabulous day! I practiced, took the dog to the vet, and then partied with a bunch of music majors all night. Thats just the best. They don't get out much, so I have decided they just go banana's. We watched pirate movies, of course, since this halloween get to be them. Any suggestions for a good costume would be appreciated! Anyways, then at the end, they all quote movies, and its just so funny cuz I have decided it must be a a music thing, then we had our own who's line is it anyway, and then sang hymns in the style of a Gregorian chant. Only with music majors.....then we told all the music jokes their are, and then the handicapped jokes, came out, and they were all crying by the end. It was just so cool. Maybe you just had to have been there. All the rib cages were sore. Then we amused ourselves by sqeaking things, and figuring out pitches...who does that?? Well it was sooo much fun and I just thought I would share, except you all won't find it funny cause you weren't there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A week

I don't have anything very interesting to say. This weekend I get to pick fresh Rasberries. Us lowly people who are not leaving for Conference, are going to have a conference party. I was so excited that Jared and Amy came to see me. Apparently, I am even cool enough for Sarah's kids, who are awesome, AND I got to carry on some good conversations with Gage,. Those kids sure are cute!
So, people have been asking me again about my seeing eye dog. Its so hard to refrain from saying something sarcastic. Isn't that awful? Oh well, I am sure I will get over it!
I went to a piano concert last weekend and it was awesome! I enjoyed myself by watching the entire audience shift every time the music changed moods. I think that is just the coolest thing.
We were talking in our religion class about how there are theories that the world is created from parts of other worlds. Or maybe there is a theory about how our world used to be a fallen world, but then they fixed it up or somethign. Then we talked about how the ice age is Noahs flood, and the mammoth that they found completely whole...and the dinosaurs.. did they die in the flood? Anyways there are several talks about these theories etc. that my teacher found, so if anyone is interested... AND some really good news, though the only one who can understand this excitement is probably Bethanie. I have a small violin hickey! Go me! Thats all the excitement around here!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Here is some of the video that I took last night with Adam the Impressionist, which is what we call him. My camera, sadly died in the middle, but ya'll should be super super impressed. Sorry about the movement at the last one. The loudest voice that requests for Goofy is Lizzy, the other one, thats not me, is Annie. And I am laughing in the background. There's two, because...I have to figure out how to work the dumb camera.

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He actually did the whole scene, but my camera died on this one.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Talent

Today, I wish I was talented. Annie and I went to the store, and then I didn't see her until about supper time 6 o clock, we were doing our respective homeworks and other stuff due later. And it was cloudy!! I have never been sooo excited to see rain. And just for Amy's sake I ran into josh at the snow, and then we saw him at walmart. I got high fives from the boys and a small conversation with Elisha, I think, the youngest. Then Lizzy came over with a friend named Adam, and we sat around and at crackers pepperoni and cream cheese and laughed soo hard when we figured out that Adam was the impression guy mentioned earlier. He is just so funny. I recorded some of him with my camera which hopefully I can post on here since I bought a cable for the memory card. If its not going to work let me know. We laughed and laughed and I wished I could do impressions then watched Clue, which was really funny, though it wasn't. Its like things that shouldn't be funny are. Anyways that probably doesn't make any sense, but if I am lucky it will make sense to you since your my family. Anyways I am going to quit rambling and go to bed.

You know you are in college when you get super excited about yogurt being on sale for 10 for 4$!


P.S. Maybe someone really smart (Mel ha ha) can use small words and give verbal instructions on how to put links to go to everyone elses thingey easily. Or tell me something else cool that I can do with this thing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Music Stuff

Here's my advice for the day. When going to musical functions, don't sit or whatever it is you do there, with other music majors. It gets.....I don't know what but its weird.

Whoa did you see that he went from the tonic minor to the dominant major seventh, or he ended some chord and then with a D major, wow! Anyways, its weird.

I went to an Organ Recital tonight. I wish I could play the organ. But I have enough of a hard time playing with two hands on a dumb piano, let alone playing triplets on one keyboard, while doing eights with the other hand, and then quarter notes with your feet. It looks tiring to me. Anyway I have decided that we should all install pipe organs in the churches. It shure would be fun to sing with one. In orchestra we were goofing off, only slightly, by using Spanish vocabulary of peanut butter and chocolate, and or cheese. Peanut Butter is fun to say. And then the girl in front of me, can't remember her name, was like have you read Skippy Jon Jones. I was soooo excited. I love Skippy Jon Jones!!!! Anyways then the conversation turned the idiosyncracy of your pulchritudiness, or something. It has been a very interesting day, and all my music major friends have been making me sing stupid minor scales on solfege with hand signs to them. Then they start laughing cuz I can do one or the other, not both. We shall see how this test on them goes tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday and Food or Color for thought

Tuesdays, not my best days, last time I fell, and so I of course have to try it again. I didn't fall, but I think I am cursed or something.

Today for devo, short for devotional we had an artist speak to us. He made pictures in the Idaho, and Twin Falls temples, as well as a portrait of Pres. Hinckley in the Conference Center.
So, from an artists perspective, Jesus Christ did an Amazing job at creating the earth, jsut look at all the complementary or complimentary collors. If you know what they are good for you! Nature, has this complimentary colors Everywhere. I would copy and paste examples, but I think you know what I mean. Also, if you look at the primary colors, Red, Yellow and Blue, and then look at their compliementary colors, Red is to green, Yellow is to Purple and Blue is to orange. That is the secret of why us redheads look so darn amazing in green. If you add up the other two primary colors you get the complimentary ones. Isn't that cool, or maybe you all are really smart and have noticed? Anywho, and then he talked about the Golden Section. If you don't know what that is Google, or Wikipedia it. He demonstrated this with examples of People's faces. It really works! Anyway thats the reason its called the divine number. The two people he used were really different in size and shape too. You take the divine number and multiply it times the distance from your forhead to chin. Then subract that number times the divine number, and you put that on your face, and thats where your nose,or mouth or eyes are. Maybe you could look for this talk online it was pretty cool! Thats all that happened today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday

It seems to me we music kids spend our lives in the Snow building, and thats why I mentioned the bathroom thing previously. That is, what the Music Explorations guy said today, and why our roomates think us music people are so weird, we give off the aura or something of an introvert. I think he hasn't met me yet. He said something really profound to think about, and I was going to write it so we could all have a spiritual moment together, but its gone. Sorry! Today, in the afternoon I spent a ton of my time talking to Josh, which is Amy, Jared's wifes brother in law. Man can that kid sing!! I was talking to a couple of his friends and we were laughing about pick-up lines. We were guessing what his friends did, and I am an amazing guesser! Here are some of the ones we laughed about, if you don't think its funny, maybe you just had to have been there.
1. Did you know my shoes match my eyes?
(person looks) You just totally checked my out. This one can also apply to the library one. Do you like books, or the library? I can't remember really how it goes, but its like check me out or check you out or something.
2. My personal favorite... Do you like water?
Yes. Then you like 70% of my body!
OK so we are easily entertained, thats ok. The people came to fix my closet today so I will Finally be able to unpack my clothes, thank heavens! Tonight we went over to our old Team Leader's place and had pancakes. Then we went home and sang music as loud as we could. Annie, my roomate made spammy sandwhiches. (its spam, egg, pickles, and mayo, with cheese on top and stuck in the oven. It really isn't that bad) She and I are going to a Ryan Shup and the Rubber Band concert tomarrow. Its a bluegrass band and it is going to be way fun! I love the music kids, and I am sorry to say, but I think they are the most fun on the campus. I think its just cuz we have a lot in common, but whatever. The cello section is the most fun. We, are going to make a marching orchestra we decided today. Haven't worked out all the kinks, but it'll be ok. I wonder how long it is going to take me to not look at my schedule and know where I am going. It seems like it didn't take this long in High School. I wish I had perfect pitch, and that I could sing. Maybe I will be the best when I die, and play soccer and cross country, and dance. We shall see.

Tuesday and Yesterday combined

Tuesday was interesting, to say the least. I had two classes, and they want to confuse me and make me learn hand signals with solfege. Grrr, I can play and count, but I can't sing and do hand signals that don't make any sense. Oh well, I wil get over it. Oh and today was the first devotional. I tripped over a crack in the sidewalk and did a beautiful face plant in a skirt. I was laughing, and no one else seemed to see the ridiculousness of the situation. Until at least twenty minutes later. I then went home, and we accomplished great amounts of homework, and went to bed.

Yesterday, I got moved around in seating in Orchestra, I don't know where I am, but why they always stick tall people in front, I don't know. Its not my fault I am so short. I am sure its the genes or something. Piano classes are extremely hard, when you are playing with two hands on a keyboard challenged. I really really like my Book of Mormon class, because the teacher knows everything. We even got to look up errors in the Book, its kinda funny that most people don't know about it, and if there is any interest, I will give the references to you. I made picnic cake, and I think it will be gone by tomorrow, apparently the roomates like it. Thorpe seems, today to have become resigned to the fact that we live here. He will even let my roomies play with him, or chase him in the daily vacuuming ritual. It seems to me, that I am a good studying partner. I helped Annie study her million vocabulary words for Anatomy, a class I will now, never take. She can remember everything now, so I guess helping you siblings study has been a plus, so thanks for that! Everyone has been silent this afternoon, exhaustion and stress are taking the toll, but then after dinner we just went nuts, and were loud and rearranged our furniture. I also yesterday made a fool of myself by going to the bathroom, cuz my nose was running, and then when I came back, walked right into the wrong classroom, and what are you supposed to do when everyone is looking at you. I said hello and the closed the door. I really really felt like a dummy. And then I was trying to figure out the shortest path to the Taylor building, and this girl asked me where I was going, so I told her, nad she pointed, and then said "It is now my obligation to escort you there", and she did. It was kinda weird, but not too bad. And FYI for those who care, if you ever want to go to the bathroom here, use the Snow building, their's are the best! I am still getting lost, and I wonder when I will get my act together, so I hope soon. Another day of practicing is ahead of us, so see ya'll later. OH one more thing, If anyone is interested in concert dates, the Halloween is in October and there is one with Jenny Oaks-Baker in November. Have a fantabulous day!

Crazy Me

We are going to pretend that these go up by the day they are supposed to, so pretend that I did this Monday. Imagination is amazing!

I woke up extra early, and got to all my classes on time. Do you know how weird it is to sing hymns before classes, and pray??? Its weird, let me tell ya! I only got lost a couple of times. How you can get lost in a square building I don't know. But if anyone can, I can. AND to top it all off, the numbers go up in order only sometimes. Why that is I don't know. Today was my busiest busy day, and it was very very long. Now that its later I don't remember all that happened, but it was a very long day. Oh, I have been asked several times about my seeing eye dog, and my native language apparently is Spanish.

If you haven't read, sorry!

Well it has been a very busy busy coupla days for me. I really like my roomates we get along together ok. Mom and dad put the dog's bed in the perfect spot for him to sleep, but he wouldn't sleep on it. I then moved it next to my bed in the corner, and he promptly laid on it and went to sleep. He is so picky! I still find him sleeping in the middle of the floor when I wake up, which is annoying because the carpet is dark, and he leaves excess hair. He still stresses that I am going to leave him or something, and won't eat or drink unless I sit by him. Hopefully, this will change soon.

Yesterday, Saturday, we went to all sorts of things and I keep meeting tons and tons of people, and I feel really bad because I can never remember their names. We made baby hats, and put together hygiene? kits. Our table was the fastest and most efficiant, and we started playing movie trivia, and I creamed 'em all thanks to my weird family. Then we started singing disney songs and everyone just gave us weird looks. I don't mind, after all I am used to it. There was a redhead kid there named Grant, and he was singing, and the girls next to him asked if he was trying out for the choir, and he said he didn't think he would, and they said he was really good, and should etc etc. He started singing something, I don't remember what now, but I started singing harmony, and then these kids asked if we were related. Why are all redheads related. He started laughing, and I said we were brother and sister, in a spiritual sense,a dn everyone laughed. Apparantly you can use Mormon sense of humor here. Maybe you had to be there, if you don't think its funny. We were complimented on how well we sound together. It was fun.
I ran into (not literally) Steven Hill and talked to him, which was cool because they live in Canada now, and I haven't seen him in awhile. Yesterday we trudged up and down and up and down campus. I did fairly well, and hope to increase my endurance. Everyone offers to help me, which is also a great way to meet poeple. There was a talent show and there was this kid that did PERFECT impressions of Kronk Yzma, Harry Potter, Snape, Frodo, and Golum, Jack Sparrow, That employer guy from the incredibles, and Mr. Incredible, Shrek, Donkey Yoda, Pres. Bush, Rocky, The guy from Macho Libre, Napoleon Dynamite, and Kip, Darth Vador, and I think thats it. It was awesome, and then another guy did vocal drums complet with the bass noise. I didn't know you could do the bass note while doing the drums. I wish I could do that. Thorpe was not happy with all the noise, and kep strangling himslef on his leash to get away, not even treats could tempt, it was very very frustrating, but I couldn't leave him home.
Last night, was BYUI night, which is just a huge party. The line was huge for the tickets, but I told my friend Lizzy to find me in line, in 2 minutes. She didn't think I could do it but...you guys all know. I found the perfect setup, and went and talked to some girls and they let me in line, about 10 people away from the front. Then my friend, joined me nad we got our tickets. It was awesome. She started calling me hey legless, and threatening to stick a stick in my spokes, or other names, and people's faces, it is a highly entertaining form of entertainment, if you ever want to try it! Then we went to find the dance instructors and I met my friend Rachel who lived across the street from Grandma Rick's. We talked for awhile, and then I asked where the gym was. They told me, and I went downstairs, and went to go play basketbal lwith other ABP's in wheelchairs. I beat them all soundly. They had no idea what they were doing, so I spent about 4 hours down there teaching each group how to do it. I could beat the big football looking boys, down the court, while dribbling. It felt awesome. Sometimes I played, others I watched. When there was a group of boys, of course I had to show 'em up, and play on the girls team, where we usually won! some cheat, and I got em back. ( you can ask about that story if you want later) I made 3 baskets!! I am very proud of myself if you can't tell. Then we went the wrong way, and some guys helped push me up a hill. As I was leaving, there were two guys doing a double bike thing, where your sitting, and the pedals are in front, and you both have to pedal, and it has seats. I have pictures if you don't quite get it. I grabbed the back, and they pulled me around really really fast, which would explain why my footplate is loose today, and then pulled me home, which was really nice cuz it was uphill.

Then on Sunday we went to church, and it was confusing because we have to go to a different building for everything else but sacrament meeting.