Saturday, September 8, 2012

Two Weeks At College

So I just finished my second week of college at Utah State. I have been enjoying my classes so far and surprisingly the dining hall. The campus is beautiful and my teachers are wonderful. I have mixed emotions about my apartment though.

I live in the LLC, which stands for Living Learning Community. Also known as the Rich Kid housing. when I signed up for it, I assumed was going to be a community of academically- minded  people considering it had "learning" in the title.

However, that is not necessarily the case. I've actually been spending most of my time since I've moved in trying to get over my prep prejudice. And believe me, I have a prejudice. Most of my suitemates are "nice" but kind of immature. And annoying sometimes.

Take last night for example. It was about 3:47 AM and my roommate and I were fast asleep when all of a sudden we heard someone shriek, "Hey (insert other suitemate's name)! Want to go to McDonalds?!" After they came back from said McDonalds run, the next half hour or so was filled with listening to their extremely loud, meaningless conversation.

Now I don't care if my roommates want to go to McDonalds at four in the morning. They can do whatever they want. However, isn't it just common curtesy to whisper, or at the very least not scream, after the hour of midnight? Maybe I'm just living in a dreamworld, where people actually care about not disturbing their roommates' sleep.

I think I'll get used to it though. I've mostly been enjoying my time, I just wish that I wasn't going to school so far away. I will be good for me though. Especially once I get my own TV.

Until next time...

Friday, July 3, 2009

I knew I wasn't crazy

So I was flipping through one of my mom's magazine's today when I saw this ad:
Yes, it's an ad for Abreva. Then I got this crazy deja vu feeling and I knew that I had seen that picture somewhere else before. Then it figured it out. See for yourself.

It's also the cover of Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph! Who knew that a book cover could also make a nice ad for cold sore treatment?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Books You Should Read

I'm too tired to do any real book reviews right now, but I've been doing some reading in the last five months I haven't been posting and would like to make some recommendations. Seriously, just read the following books:

1. Wings by Aprilynne Pike. It was very addicting and I liked her concept of fairies more than a lot of other author's.

2. Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Some of the best books that I've read all year. Way better than Twilight. I'm in love with Jace.

3. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Or any other books in this series for that matter. Very, very fun, fast reads.

4. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot. The first part is kind of slow but it really picks up near the end. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Just read this books, they're awesome. Plus, I'm getting Forest Born this Saturday! Still debating whether or not to do a review on it once I get it. I already know it's going to be incredible.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Taylor Swift Concert

I got the chance to see the Taylor Swift Concert on May 26 in Salt Lake City. It was the first concert I'd ever been to so I wasn't sure what to expect. The show was completely sold out, and I heard afterwards that there were over 14,000 people there! Not surprising, the majority of the people there were young girls. It was fun to see all of them with their cowboy hats on. :)

Anyways, we were in the nosebleed section so it was hard to see anything from the stage except for from the screens. Taylor was amazing though. The girl can put on quite a show. She changed her clothes a lot and there were a lot of other dancers and people up there with her. It was cool to hear all of her songs live and I liked that she sang songs from her first album as well. There was one point in the concert after she sang "Tim McGraw," that the people were clapping so hard, Taylor looked like she was about to cry. It was a cool show and definitely worth seeing if she comes to your town.

Monday, January 12, 2009

So, it's been a while

So, it looks like it's been a month since I last posted. I feel bad about that, I really do. Though there's a lot of stuff I want to talk about in this post:

1. It's the one year aniversary of my blog here on Blogger! It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed already. Though I've actually been blogging longer than that because I did have a blog on LiveJournal. It's fun to look back on those posts.

2. I'm also going to finally post a new book review, since the last one I had was Breaking Dawn in August! Considering I actually have had time to finish a book that wasn't related to school. Wow, has that really been five months? So expect that soon.

3.There's some sad news as well. This morning at school we found out that this weekend one of my assistant principals passed away. This was very shocking news, especially for the students in my grade who knew him the longest. He was an extraordinary person who contributed to our school in so many amazing ways. And even though I didn't have personal contact with him a lot, the loss was still felt deeply.

Anyway, I'll have some more posts soon. One of my '09 resolutions is to post on my blog more, so that'll be happening more often.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I won the short story contest at my school. I completely did not see that coming. When I entered, I really didn't have a particular reason to do so. The story I wrote wasn't really good in my opinion. When I was waiting with the other contestants before they announced the winners, I couldn't help but notice all the talented people that were there. They were all fantastic writers, probably better than me. I thought I had no chance. But when they announced my name as the first place winner, I was beyond shock.
I don't really give myself a lot of credit when it comes to my writing. That's why I don't openly share it with others very much or even talk about it a lot. And now my short story is going to be published in a book that will be in my school library. I don't know if I'm happy for everyone to see that yet, but hopefully it will turn out okay.
Regardless of that, I am very happy. It was a great day and I have to go to another meeting next week to discuss the publication (which will by the way, be my very first.) Woohoo!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow! And if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope that you have a nice day off from school. :) And if you don't live in the United States, have a huge meal for dinner anyway.
Personally I have nothing against this holiday, though it usually isn't very enjoyable to me. Family parties are definitely something that I try to just endure. I'd much rather just spend the day off doing whatever I want (like reading). I'm actually going to three Thanksgiving dinners, none of which except maybe the last one, I'll actually have a good time at. Sigh...
Well, have a wonderful holiday!