Friday, September 19, 2008
When I lived at home and wanted something healthy, my mom would always make me a spinach smoothie. I know what you're thinking. Those two words shouldn't go together at all. But you can't judge it until you've tried it. So today for lunch I made a spinach smoothie! It's super easy! Get a banana, a pear, a little bit of juice, and of course some spinach. Add a couple of ice cubes and blend away!! If you're feeling a little adventurous, you can add some berries but be warned: this will make your smoothie look a really nasty brown color. Without the berries you get something that looks like the color of this text. It kind of reminds me of Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street.
Sometimes I wake up kind of early and play racketball in the HPER building. So today I was playing racketball when I decided to play with my left hand instead of my right! This was quite a challenge! I'm not very good at it. But with practice, I will succeed!!!
I hadn't done anything new all day today, so I was kind of starting to stress out. But no worries people, I did in fact find something quite amusing, and this is it:
Today I started my job. Guess what it is! I ref intramural soccer games! It was great! My first game I was supposed to ref but the other team forfeited, so we got to scrimmage with them! I forgot how much I love to play soccer. I am the best linesman USU intramurals has ever seen! I get payed to play soccer. It is the best even though the pay is dirt cheap!
Tonight was FHE with our 5th stake and we had a luau! A luau sounds fun right? WRONG!! This luau was LAME! First of all when you go to a luau, you expect some food like a pig or hawaiian haystacks. Nope! They gave us two slices of pineapple, quarter sized cookies, and a cup full of sherbet. Somehow, we managed to make it fun because we took jumping pictures, and played hula hoop toss. Basically, we had people set up like bowling pins and we tried to throw a hula hoop around them. I'm not gonna lie, our jumping pictures rock!
Today at church I got a new calling. I am now the athletic activities supervisor for the 17th ward. So I go to church volleyball (I'm pretty much a pro) and I get to organize other awesome activities, such as relief society TACKLE FOOTBALL!! Best night of my life last year! It'll be even better this year. no worries :)
On a beautiful Saturday morning, 20,000 students packed the Romney Stadium with hopes of our Aggies scoring a touchdown against the Utes. I went to that game and supported my Aggies, only to be let down after the first half. At least we scored before they did...
So in the Engineering Building, there are past projects displayed in the main room. For example, there is a bridge, a concrete canoe, and most importantly, a MOONBUGGY! This moonbuggy looks like a funky looking bike. It only goes forward, but it really is a piece of engineering masterpiece! Me and Dan rode it during a class break. Pretty sweet eh?
It's that time of the year again! Not christmas, but INTRAMURAL SPORTS SEASON!! Specifically soccer. That's right, I had my first intramural soccer game! Two things to say on this topic. One: I am out of shape, and need to touch up on my skills. Two: even though we lost 7-0, intramural soccer is the best!!!
Once upon a time, me, Emily, Austin, and Nick were all studying for physics when all of the sudden, Emily remembered that Nick owed her something. That something was a pina colada. So he got his supplies and I drank my first pina colada. Let me tell you that that is THE best study snack EVER!! I recommend it to anyone who has to study a subject like physics, or anything...
After physics I have a 2 hour break. I like to do homework during that time and sometimes I forget to bring a lunch. So today, me and Dan went into the Hub, and I tried my very first Marv-n-Joe. For those of you who don't know what that is, I'll tell you. Take a piece of Hazel's bread of the day, put garlic butter on it, add a couple tomatoes, and a piece of cheese. Sprinkle it with parmesean cheese and toast it. BEST...THING... EVER!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I was just sitting in church, relief society to be more exact, when someone turned around and said, "You're Lauren, Megan's sister right?"
"Yeah... I am..."
"I'm Aneesa Harash. Tiva's sister, remember? They played soccer together."
Turns out, she's in my student ward! So we talked a little bit about our sisters and how they are both on missions. Tiva's doing great in Florida! It's definately a really small world. So I guess I met my sister's friends' little sister. Sorry this post is a little lame, but I thought it was cool that she knew who I was and I could tell who she was.
So, I'm thinking It's Saturday! I get to sleep in! Nope, I didn't but it was worth it because I went with Russel Lyon to Brigham City to Celebrate Peach Days! (That is why this post will be peach colored) Apparently it is a huge event that goes on every year in that small little city. So, we got there and found a spot to sit, and then we watched the Peach Days Parade. There were over 200 floats but we only watched about half of them because it would have ended at like 5:00 p.m. (it started at 10:00 a.m.) So that was fun, and we got to see Russell's brother on a float. After that, I ate a peach shake. Never tried it before, but I love it! Continuing on our outing in Brigham, I went to my very first car show! Talk about worshipping idols! Those cars were so tricked out, and the engines were painted to match the car. Absolutely NO scratches or dust for that matter were on those things! My favorite car wasn't in there but I will put up a picture of it. My favorite car it a baby blue Thunderbird. The picture doesn't do it justice... but I'll leave this post with it.
Friday, September 12, 2008
So I was walking on campus going to my next class and I saw some people handing out fliers for something. Sure enough, some guy handed me a flier. My first thought: Oh cool! I'm invited to a party!" And then I looked at the flier. Sure enough, I got asked to a beer bong party! Never had that happen before... don't worry mom, I didn't go. :)
I also got a free engineering shirt! (Oh man, I'm a nerd)
This is what it says:
You Might Be An Engineer If:
0. You know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.
1. You know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.
2. You consider ANY non-science course "easy".
3. When your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.
4. Choosing to buy flowers for your girlfriend-assuming you have a girlfriend-or upgrade your RAM is a moral dilemma.
5. You can't help eavesdropping in electronics stores...and correcting the salesperson.
6. You think the optimism/pessimism glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
7. You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work.
8. You have corrected a professor in class.
9. You have ever calculated the drag coefficient of your car.
A. You can type 70 words per minute but can't read your own handwriting.
B. You bring a computer manual/technical journal/design magazine as vacation reading.
C. You have used a CAD package to design a pinewood derby car.
D. You can answer any question by drawing a free body diagram.
E. You know your friends' email addresses but not their last names.
F. You have ever modified a can-opener to be microprocessor-driven.
You know you're getting old when all your friends start getting married. This happened to me today. I drove all the way home to South Jordan on a weekday to see Rachel Boyer's wedding reception. It was weird because she is my first really good friend to get married. The reception was so beautiful and I got to see lots of my high school friends.
Ever seen those kids driving those mini carts around in a store? They are little kid sized. Well tonight, I shopped with one of those mini-carts. It was funny because I got some awesome, priceless looks from random people. I will tell you one thing though. They are SUPER hard to control :)
I've played soccer and basketball in the HPER building before, but I had never played racketball in there before. I went with my good friend Emily. The funny thing about these courts is that the door to get in is about 4 feet tall and 2 feet wide. I felt like I was in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with such a small door!
I also texted a random question to cha-cha. It went something like this: How many pieces of bubble gum can you fit in your mouth? And the person texted back, "It varies on the type of gum but I can do about 14." Funny huh?
Saturday, September 6, 2008
In Logan, there is a place called First Dam where people go and have fun at the park. Well, there is also a canal that's fun to play in also. So while everyone but me and my roommates went to Bear Lake and Jet-skied all day (I'm not at all bitter about that) we went up to this canal. Keep in mind that we were in our jeans and school clothes. It was hot so we had just planned on wading a little to cool off. Turns out, we got soaked and floated down the First Dam canal in jeans and a shirt! Definitely one of the stupidest/most fun things I've done in a while! Nothing beats swimming in 15 degree water...NOTHING!
Our school got Carmen Rasmussen to come to campus and sing while we all went to classes. I was done with classes for the day, so I watched Carmen Rasmussen perform. For those of you who don't know her, she was on American Idol in Season 2. She got 6th and she was from Utah so I thought it was cool. Man is she preggo! I thought she might go into labor when she was performing! She's a pretty neat person.