Monday, November 14, 2011
Raise Your Voice Timeline
Night before camp begins: Meet Jay.
Day 1: Orientation, first class, minor interaction w/ Jay at lunch.
Day 2: Class, late for voice lesson, discovers amazing musical talent of piano girl.
Day 3: Eats lunch w/ Kiwi. Runs into Jay outside of church; “lucky penny” incident, listen to local musicians. Jay runs off.
Day 4: Still struggling in class. Sees video, runs away. Jay chases her, they go to restaurant and spill feelings. Walk on beach, admission of “like” for each other.
Day 5: First music-writing sesh.
Day 6: Now a full-blown couple.
*Note: This is after only 3 interactions.
Day 7: Date night! Double-dating it up, singing in fountains and crap. Kiss on the rooftop.
Day 8: Ah, the honeymoon phase. Holding hands in hallways, cute kiss on cheek, etc. One more music-writing session. Go to open mic night.
Day 9: THE KISS WITH ROBIN! She sees…. Duh. Dramatic ripping out of pages from music diary.
Day 10: Contemplative stroll on the boardwalk, complete with sunset/silhouette. Jay attempts to make contact.
Day 11: Goes to church and prays.
Day 12: Both try to write music but struggle (Even though they've been writing music by themselves their WHOLE LIVES) . Jay gets drunk that night.
“I WASN’T KISSING HER, SHE WAS KISSING ME!”
“Oh no, he didn’t even try to go there... please.”
(Stays up through the night and everything is okay in the morning, all because he got drunk!)
Day 13: New writing session together for the song. (Which we're supposed to believe is the OLD song with new lyrics even though it's a completely different song ALL TOGETHER).
Day 14: One more writing session.
Day 15: Performance in which only 6 students actually perform. Sing one last song about saying goodbye.
Happy ending in which we imagine them coming back to camp next summer and being together... even though she's the new Robin, she just doesn't know it yet....
Total days dating: 3
Total days broken up: 2
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
- Aren't afraid of hard work
- Know how to treat women (with respect)
- Have good attitudes
- Are genuinely nice
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A lot of people have asked me if Mormons believe in being saved by "grace," referring to the atonement of Jesus Christ, "saving" us from sin. The answer to this question is a resounding
We just believe there's so much more to it than that. A lot of time among Mormons, you'll hear the phrase, "Saved by grace after all we can do." We believe that we shouldn't just float along in life, just because we are "saved" no matter what we do. We believe that to be truly converted unto Christ, you'll want to show your appreciation by doing good works in His name.
I recently read an AMAZING talk given by Brad Wilcox (who actually happens to be teaching one of the classes I'm taking at BYU right now!) I'd like to go through his talk and include some great quotes and examples that will help clarify what we believe and that really helped me understand the Atonement a lot better.
Some people think of grace as a gap-filler. We do what we can, but when it's not enough, Christ makes up the rest of the difference that we can't fill. This is not the case. Christ has already paid the price for all of us-- he's not asking us to repay him.
Monday, June 6, 2011
So, quick lil recap here. I am currently out of school and I am working as a secretary part time. In a month or so I'm headed down to Texas to be an EFY counselor for a few weeks! Can't wait to road-trip it up with my bestie, Jess Dall! As of right now, I'm just enjoying life to the max and having fun with my first real summer in Provo (last summer I was up in the mountains, so I don't think it counts).
So far, it's been pretty great! I've been to a couple parties, I chopped off a ton of my hair, I bought a guitar, I've ridden a tandem bike AND a motorcycle, I've taken a cake-decorating class, and I've been garage sale-ing like crazy. (The garage sale-ing is my own personal form of relaxation and happiness. Seriously, nothing feels more rewarding than finding a killer deal.) The cake decorating was seriously fun, and I'm so glad that I did it! Here's a couple of pictures of some cakes I've decorated:
- Learn how to reupholster furniture
- Sing in a famous theater
- Learn how to do cool spins or tricks while ice skating
- Learn how to drive a stick
- Go sailing
- Wear a princess dress and go to an actual ball
- Exercise more regularly
Thursday, March 24, 2011
But then, something wonderful happened. It was magic. It was Jimmer.
All of a sudden, I found myself caring! I read article after article, went to games at the Marriott Center, tweeted and updated my Facebook status. Heck, the boy has been the background on my phone for at least a month now. I have never, in my entire life, followed a sport with such vigor and anticipation before.
And what a ride it has been! I feel like I've been a part of history, to be a student at BYU in this time of unforgettable craziness. Jimmermania, the Jimmerisms, the obsessive mentality that buzzes all around campus, I've seen it! I've participated in it. This man, this legend... I walk the same campus as he does. I share the same values as he does. I SIGNED THE SAME HONOR CODE HE DID.
Jimmer brought this school together. That team brought this school together. Such incredible talent, with such incredible humility! Our BYU Cougars have done us proud this season. I feel so blessed to have been able to enjoy the ride.
There are countless videos and pictures I could put up, but this one says it all.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I've been to a couple concerts in the past few months:
Iyaz/Jason Derulo/ Auburn/ B.o.B.- I went with my friends Kyle and Heidi.
I also went and saw Sarah Bareilles (see my Facebook for videos) and she was INCREDIBLE! It was so amazing. I love music! :)
Let's see. I've just been crazy busy with school and work and just everything. Oh yeah! I ended up driving home and surprising my mom for Thanksgiving! My friend Jess came with me and we had SO much fun! Plus I was able to be here for my friend Jackie's baptism, and it was just a really great trip.
|me and jess :)|
|with jackie at her baptism!|
And now, a little exploration into the subject of Disney Channel Movies.