Monday, October 29, 2007

By the Power of Greyskull

I was up all last night, and you know what? I feel like I've triumphed over the human body. It's like I've run a marathon or finished the Iron Man. My body wanted to sleep but I was like "I'm the master, you listen to me. We're staying awake. I've got papers to write. 

But you know what I may be lying because between 1:30 and 3:00 I actually did take a little sleep. However, I considered this more of a "nap" than "sleep" per se. I'll leave for my biographers to decide.

Either way, it was a much needed triumph for my soul-destroying weekend. I'm having trouble fixing my scooter and it is eating me inside. I feel like I'm losing a loved one to a chronic disease. I have some new ideas as to how to fix it though. If I can get it to work again, I'm throwing a party, like the father of the Prodigal Son. I've got this fatted calf lying around anyways so I might as well.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Yep These Are My Roommates!

So I must say that when you live with the Wood brothers it's non-stop hilarity! For example we started a tally to see who won more disputes between the two of them. It's still tied 1 to 1 just so you know. But you never know what you're going to get with these guys. You might come home and find Rich sleeping in the most awkward position and you say to yourself how can he sleep like that? The best is he'll fall asleep with his computer on his chest only a few inches away from his face, music blasting and he's out cold. 

Another great thing about the brothers Wood is their amazing diet! This is my second go around living with them and they still eat the same things. Their diet mainly consists of:

1) Rice with Eggs
2) Bagels with Eggs (although they started buying the bigger bagels)
3) Waffles 
4) Pasta (This is a new addition to the rotation)
But best thing about living with them is this...

Stephen and Jeff working on their sexy dance moves.

Beaver Fever Pt II

Here is the much anticipated video of our timp hike that people have been waiting for. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Beaver Fever!

A few weeks ago, Michael, Stephen, and I along with our friend Allison hiked Mount Timpanogos. Not only that, we camped up at Emerald Lake. In short, it was one of the best experiences of my Fall semester. I had such a good time sitting round the camp fire talking. It was a beautiful hike and it was nice and secluded. I know I'm very late in writing anything about this but I though it would be nice to post a picture and comment about it. In short: Stephen almost got Giardia... beaver fever. Stephen swam in Emerald Lake... glacier run-off, goat drinking hole. Stephen and I both took a brief shower in a glacier waterfall. We cooked possibly the best campfire meals in history... good thing we did not see the sign which outlawed fires on Mount Timp when we began our hike. I barely slept the whole night, but it was okay because the stars were beautiful. I should have packed more water, thank goodness for Allison and her water preparedness. Michael, we are all still waiting on this video. I'd love to help though, I can't wait to see a video version of our adventures!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Our Cousin is Unbelievably Good at Soccer

It was so lame waking up today. It is just getting darker and darker in the morning. Luckily, I made it to class on time. Hey good news! The Medical College of Wisconsin requested a secondary application. I know that probably happens to a lot of people who apply there, but every small victory means something to me.

So I posted an amazing video of our cousin playing soccer. It is an incredible video. It's pretty long, but if you can just watch the first 3 minutes and you get the gist of the hilarity. I guess that's it for me today. I'm desperately waiting on a part to fix my scooter. I can't wait to be on that bad boy again!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

C's Get Degrees

I can't speak for Rich and Stephen but I find it harder and harder for me to care about school anymore as it gets closer and closer to the day that I graduate. The thing is I've been going here for so long that I've come to a point where I really could care less if I miss a point or two on an assignment. It's not like I want to fail but I'm not really shooting for the top spot in the class. I find myself thinking more and more that all I have to do is get at least a C and I'm good. I know it's probably not the best perspective to have but hey I figure why should I fret over my classes when I really should be living it up my last year here at BYU. And that's exactly what I plan to do from now till April. 

We diagnosed a disease

I think I have lactose intolerance, but I am not as bummed as I thought I would be. I love milk and will always love milk. Whenever someone would say, "Gee, you're tall", I would respond, "I drank a lot of milk growing up". And you know, I say it with belief. Milk is what made me who I am today. I have so many great memories with milk. So this makes me puzzled as to why I am not so bummed to be lactose. I guess it just has to do something with growing up. Maybe life has taught me how to better deal with change.

We Love Chemistry 353

Ah, Organic Chemistry Lab. This potentially could be the two most crappiest parts of my week, but they're not. Luckily I get to take this along with some of my favourite people: Michael, Amy, and Cameron. As pictured above, we've recently been meeting in the fish bowl before class to wrap any lab write ups or prepare for the weekly quiz. It definitely helps, but also serves a great distraction. For example, today's conversation ended up with someone related to a love lives, but began with talking about inner thigh chafing. I'd explain the whole conversation, but I think anyone can logically see how we made this connection.

However, in lab we are nothing but business. For example, today when we were making our chromatography columns we had to whack them with a rubber hose. It was pure professionalism the enter time. Wait... is professionalism another word for our minds being in the gutter? I blame Michael for starting it all when he asked Amy to whack his column. We're at BYU for crying out loud! To be fair though it was an innocent comment that turned out to be a MASSIVE innuendo while we were doing this. Then for some reason everything after that turned into innuendo. It was like an innuendo-fest. And please believe me, we are very clean minded people but it turns out that even things like Amy's "Does anyone else want to do this?" and my response "But Amy you're good at it" turned into a massive laugh-fest. Have I attached "fest" on to too many words?

Intermix this with Asian jokes, Amy's constant flirting with me and Michael, seriously Amy it's starting to look desperate, and our absolute mastery of organic chemistry and you got yourself a nice stew... I mean class...fest. Plus we look dang good in goggles.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Michael, Stephen, and Jeff

Roommates and brother,

I'd love to start writing in a blog again but I think it would be a lot more fun if we all contributed to it. Most of our crazy adventure are together anyways, right? We can all put pictures in here and everything. Seriously, do you need more convincing? I just love reading people's blogs and I think we could make ours really interesting. What do you say?