Thursday, March 26, 2009

I heard the wind

Walking to campus today.
It was so windy.
I pulled my hood tight around my head.
To cover my ears.
But it was blown off, instantly.
I tried to hold the hood on my head.
But decided it wasn't worth it. To freeze my hands.
I faced the wind as I walked suredly to school.
My nose ran. My eyes cried.

I made it to campus, pushing against the strong winds. I decided to stop at the Clyde building. I can get just as much done here and now I don't have to walk all the way to the library. Now I just have to begin my research project for ASL. Deaf Communities. I want to research Cochlear Implants. I'll probably research them eventually anyway.

Sometimes I have the strongest feeling that one of my children is going to be deaf. I will teach them sign language. I will teach all my kids sign even if they are 'hearing', that's not the issue. My question is whether I would get them a Cochlear Implant. Right now I say YES. But the Deaf Community is extremely against it. And I wouldn't want to completely isolate my child. I just would want them to have opportunities. Opportunities to do everything and anything. Anything their heart desires. We'll see what happens.

What would you do if your child was born deaf?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

neue musik

I've gotten a lot of new music in the past few weeks from a couple friends. I got so much I haven't been able to listen to it all yet. But, there is some that I am completely obsessed and in love with.

Artist. Song. Album.
The Bird and the Bee. Birthday. Ray Guns are not Just the Future.
The Bird and the Bee. Ray Gun. Ray Guns are not Just the Future.
Deas Vail. White Lights. White Lights.
Deas Vail. Shoreline. All the Houses Look the Same.
Deas Vail. Anything You Say. All the Houses Look the Same.
Joshua Radin. Sky. Unclear Sky -EP
Joshua Radin. Today. We Were Here.
Joshua Radin. Winter. We Were Here.
Joshua Radin. Only You. We Were Here.
Juli. Geile Zeit. Es ist Juli.
Juli. Perfekte Welle. Es ist Juli.
Juli. Dieses Leben. Ein neuer Tag.
Paramore. Hallelujah. RIOT.
M.I.A. Paper Planes. Kala.
Mayday Parade. Miserable at Best. A Lesson in Romantics.
Elliot Smith. Baby Britain. XO.
Damien Rice. Amie. O.
Shiny Toy Guns. I Owe You a Love Song. Season of Poison.
Fair. Cut Down Sideways. The Best Worst Case Scenario.
Fair. Unglued. The Best Worst Case Scenario.
William Fitzsimmons. Even Now. The Sparrow and the Crow.

Okay. That's it for now. Check 'em out. Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

100 things to do...

... before I die.

Elise inspired me with her list. She was able to list 100 things. She's already done quite a few of them. She even made it cute by printing out each thing and gluing them on this road map looking thing, on like a tack board. Its on her wall. What great GOALS.

So, I'm going to try listing 100 things I want to do before I die. And I'm going to try (starting asap) to accomplish them. Isn't that exciting? Actually, I was thinking about it in class, I started my list and only came up with about 10. Writing it now I can think of a FEW more. So here's my BUCKET LIST. I'll add to it when I think of more... also, some of these things are subject to change, and/or deletion.
  1. Marriage in the Temple
  2. Sky Dive
  3. Raise a Family
  4. Serve a Mission
  5. Graduate from Uni
  6. Bungee Jump
  7. Own a House
  8. Live in another Country (again)
  9. Shoot a Gun
  10. Slalom Water Ski
  11. Ride a Horse
  12. Run a Marathon (or at least 1/2)
  13. Be Fluent in Second Language
  14. Own and Raise my Own Pet (or a family pet)
  15. Submit Photography in Contest
  16. Visit New Zealand. And Australia
  17. Wake Board
  18. Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
  19. Snow Ski
  20. Surf (again)
  21. Visit the Andes
  22. Have my own Garden (with flowers and trees and fruits and vegetables)
  23. Adopt a Baby
  24. Give Birth
  25. Own a Turtle
  26. Visit all 50 states (again)
  27. Scuba Dive (in the Ocean)
  28. Own a Boat
  29. Teach English in Another Country
  30. Go Skinny Dipping
  31. Kiss in the Rain
  32. Drive on the Autobahn
  33. Go in a Hot Air Balloon
  34. Gamble in Vegas (only a dollar)
  35. Do Family History
  36. Catch a Foul Ball
  37. Sail Boat in the Ocean
  38. Learn to say Hello, How are you, Thank you, etc. in 30 Languages
  39. Learn to Play the Guitar
  40. Go Rock Climbing (outside)
  41. Visit Stonehenge
  42. Visit the 7 NEW Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu, Peru, The Colisseum in Rome, Petra, Jordan, Christ Redeemer, Brazil, the Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza, Mexico and the Taj Mahal, India
  43. See the Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis
  44. Pull an All Nighter
  45. Drive a Motorcycle
  46. Take a Safari Ride in Africa
  47. Send a Message in a Bottle
  48. Own a Boat
  49. Catch a Fish (again)
  50. Punch Someone as Hard as I Can
  51. Recieve my Masters Degree
  52. Have a Legitimate, Full Time Job
  53. Read all the Standard Works: Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, Old Testament and New Testament (again)
  54. Hike Mt. Timp
  55. Learn to Drive Clutch
  56. Hear Sherwood in Concert
That's all I've got. And I even had to look online to get lots of the ideas... I'm sure thinking about it the next few days I'll come up with more. But please, help me come up with ideas. What do YOU want to do before you die? Cause honestly, you're all rad, I'm sure it'd be something I'd enjoy too.


I was almost stupid enough to lose my best friend. I don't think I would have actually lost her. We're way too close for that. But still. For me to do anything to make her upset. It breaks my heart. Also, another wonderful friend was a little upset with me. Though, he'll lie and say he wasn't.

Having people upset with me is my least favorite thing. Basically in life. Its worse than making decisions. That's saying a lot. We're alright now though. We haven't talked about it yet. I think we will though. I hope she understands I would never want to hurt her or her feelings. I love her.

We've been through so much together. We met our first day of school and have been friends since. We bonded instantly. She bought me Jamba Juice. (I didn't have my ID/DP yet.) We ate lunch everyday with our group of FA friends. We were roommates fall 06 and winter 07. We helped eachother with all our struggles. Including with boys. and again and again. We had piles, of grass. We would sit in our room FBing eachother. Not saying a word. Probably laughing occassionally. FB chat didn't even exist. We have 65 pages of wall to wall. We'd go to the library and FB each other there too. We'd stay up till the wee hours of the night. Standing on poles. Watching movies. Sitting on warm cement. Playing soccer in the quad, in the mud. We made lots of other friends, but we were almost ALWAYS together. Especially summer semester. We had some awkward moments, that we will NEVER forget. Especially the one at the grocery store, with Tony, and that lady. Bahahahahahha. We pushed our beds together. We made bunkbeds. We traveled to her cabin together. We cut down a (at least) 15' Christmas tree for the cabin. And a mini one for our room. We decorated for Christmas. We had "christmas" lights for other seasons too. Orange. Blue and White. Etc. She taught me how to snowboard. I probably couldn't do it now though. We ate junkfood together. We ate Wendy's together. One time: 2 JBCs, a chicken sandwhich, and a frosty. We didn't finish. We stayed up talking in our hallway. Laying on the floor with our legs up the wall. Keeping everyone else up because of our noise. Oops. We watched baseball together. And still do. We flew kites together. We had bonfires. With pallets from the Walmart parking lot. We dance together. We dressed up for halloween together. Hannah and Lola. Rockstars.

We've made so many memories, and I've only listed probably 1/213.7. But seriously. Please forgive me, sincerely. I love you babe. Remember, we've got to stay friends forever. And we'll make sure our husbands are friends. And our kids. So we can play. Perfect.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day. There weren't too many clouds in the sky and the sun was actually SHINING. I was on campus studying and so I decided to study outside. Fantastic idea. Kelsey and I went to the park after we both finished some stuff. And we flew KITES. A couple of little girls asked to borrow the kites at first and ended up using them for like half an hour. But we still got a chance to fly them. AND it was wonderful.

Also, I borrowed Scott's hard-drive this weekend and stole TONS of music from him. Which was also a fantastic idea. Anyway. I discovered Joshua Radin. And I'm completely OBSESSED. And especially his song called "Sky" which features another favorite Ingrid Michaelson. Please CHECK IT OUT. Let me know what you think :)