Monday, April 26, 2010

Hello Summer!

Finals are done, I've graduated, and life is good. As far as I'm concerned, summer has begun and today was a great day to start.

I may not have been able to leave Provo and go on the great American adventure, but I did get to drive around town with my windows rolled down. I think eating in-n-out while listening to "Hotel California" is a decent substitute and things only got better from there.The evening included a kickball game, 24, a bonfire, a toast with cherry limeade, and an impromptu performance of "Lean on Me" (around the bonfire which makes it better). This is when I remember that I love my life.

Since I've declared it summer already, it's time to give this summer a name. Last year was the summer of nerdiness and with my currently single status, I was seriously tempted to make this the summer of flirtiness. It just sounds fun in the literal and metaphorical sense, but this summer means so much more to me than the potential for a fling or two. No, this summer is the summer of freedom. It kicked off with our ward's closing social being called "Wardstock" and me finally having a car (free at last from relying on roommates to go grocery shopping). How this summer ends has yet to be determined, but the possibilities look promising.

KC, Me, and Elis getting psyched for Wardstock...

...and a dance. They're a significant part of my summer plans.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am an American Girl

Right now I'm fighting the urge to jump in a car, roll the windows down, turn on some Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and just leave this town.

Isn't that what you're supposed to do when you graduate? Leave everything to have one last summer of freedom--to have your own adventure. Well, I decided to ignore it all and jump straight into school again. I should probably have my brain examined by a trained professional or maybe, just maybe, this is my way of having an adventure that is mine and not a simulated adventure that society tells me I should have.

Still, a roadtrip is tempting.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Refresh and Rewind

Despite the snow today, I can feel spring coming and my resolve to end the semester at least decently and bring order to my life has been renewed. I've already started running which is shocking enough, but get this...I kinda like running. Corny as it sounds, I find it therapeutic. So I'm working on making it a habit. With a little more free time coming may way, I'd thought I'd make a list of other things I'm going to try, work on, or just enjoy more:
1. Read (not new, just haven't read for fun in awhile)
2. Work on a novel (I'm starting one for a class and I want to keep it up)
3. Play some ultimate frisbee/ whatever other sport that tickles my fancy
4. Cook more (I'm starting a recipe book, now I just need to plan my meals)
5. Just have fun (It's kinda my last summer without major responsibilities and I want to enjoy it)

So speaking of enjoying myself...

Let's go back in time to 2000. I'm a seventh grader sitting in my "literature" class and Mr. Smith puts on this ridiculous movie about ancient Greece from the 80's (I think)and some hilarious claymation special effects. Do you know what movie I'm talking about?

I'm going to assume you have random, weird taste and have been yelling at your computer screen "CLASH OF THE TITANS." And if I assumed right, then you're right. If I assumed wrong, don't worry. You probably have a life. The point is that 10 years later, I'm psyched to go see the new and hopefully improved Clash of the Titans. Finally, ancient mythology and action combine into what I hope will be awesomeness. Enjoy!

You'll notice Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes as Zeus and Hades. All the more reason for me to watch this.