Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Giggle Monster

I have been super giggly lately and I can't really figure out why. My hometeacher actually called me "Laughy-Pants" last month. People have told me that they love being around me because I laugh at all their jokes. I can't tell if I am just insane or if circumstances are just funnier now than previously. Here's a list of a few things that have set me off laughing recently. You can be the judge of whether I'm crazy or not.
  • My friend Cora walked into the room for FHE last Monday. My friend Matt started singing Rebecca Black's "Friday" except he substituted Cora's name in for the word Friday. The song went something like this: "Cora, Cora, gotta get down on...Oh! Nevermind!" I was dying.
  • My roommate Heidi was eating a chocolate chip cookie. I don't really know what happened next other than she somehow lost control of the cookie and half of it went hurtling to her left. She put her arm out to catch it, missed, and I watched as the cookie hit the dishwasher, broke, and fell to the floor. I just sat at the kitchen table and laughed.
  • I came across this video randomly on youtube again. It's a parody of Inception that some of my friends in my ward made for a Home Evening activity. Watch it, especially 3:04 to 3:06, and tell me that that doesn't make you laugh.
  • At ward choir practice, the pianist wanted the piano turned around so she could see the choir director. Almost immediately, all of the boys in the room had scrambled over and around tables to get to the piano. Imitating the boys, my friend Leslie ran frantically to the nearest table, pushed it around a few times and knocked everything off of it before running to the piano.
Maybe I am just insane but I thought things were a little bit giggle-worthy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

"I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round--apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that--as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"
- Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Life in Pictures

Lately, I've been posting a lot about what I've been thinking but not much about what I've been doing. The reason for this is that there's really not that much going on as I am unemployed and all of my friends are in school. But here are a few of the things I have participated in this fall in visual form.

At Tucanos in September with some friends for my roommate Heidi's birthday.

The beautiful fall colors in Provo Canyon.

Hanging out with Brigitte and her kids. This is Erica at Olive Garden last month.

Bridal Showers for all my engaged friends. This was my old roommate Rhiannon's.

Christmas decorations in our living room. I made the red and cream paper mache lanterns you see in the window.

Working on crafts. I can't wait to get home and finish this!

If this covered everything that I've been doing for the last few months, there would be pictures of job listings on, all the movies I've watched on Netflix, a picture of my GRE study book, and a few scattered social events I didn't get my camera out for. But that's basically what has been going on.