Friday, February 11, 2011

Not much going on + Quidditch

Well, there hasn't been too many exciting things happen in my life since I last wrote an entry. I have some tests coming up (psychology and biology), some homework which is actually kinda nice, finished a book called "House Rules" by Jodi Picoult (who is one of my all-time favorite authors; probably have read 8 or so of her novels), onto a new book called "Love the One You're With", and yeah.
I went to my first Quidditch practice on Wednesday, and it was fun, but let's say, I was not prepared. I was wearing not too many warm things because I wore everything warm on Tuesday and didn't need it, but man I needed it Wednesday. We were playing in 20ish degrees with a semi-strong wind chill that kept making our goal posts knock over. Well, I didn't have gloves (which is a lesson learned now), and it was so bitterly cold. Somehow, I got a cut on my finger and it started bleeding. That wasn't too big of a deal, but the sneakers I was wearing were rubbing up against the back of my heel and I had a pretty big cut. Thankfully, a guy on my team was awesome enough to have athletic tape, so I wrapped it up. But it was fun! I was a chaser, and I made a goal, and was actually surprised because I could NOT feel my fingers and couldn't quite grasp the ball.
If you want a quick laydown of how to play 'muggle Quidditch', there's the same positions; beaters, chasers, seeker, and keeper. Well, the beaters act like they're in dodgeball, and try to hit the opposite team members with a sort of deflated kickball, and if they hit you, you have to go to your goal post, touch it, and then get back to the game. I was a chaser, so I passed a sort of deflated volleyball (or something like it) to the other chasers on my team to make a goal on the opposing side. The keeper, of course, defends the home goal, but can get into the game as well. The seeker is just like Harry, and has to get the snitch but funnily enough, the snitch is usually a cross-country runner, so it's funny to watch one person chasing another person, but our snitch was just a guy from our team.
So yeah...I had my normal Friday of going to class, going to the computer lab to do some homework, work, and then hung out with Allison, Vicki, and Janice, which was fun. We saw "Just Go With It" with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and wow, it had to have been one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, I'd say! I could not stop laughing. Now, all my roommates are out, and I'm tired, and I haven't felt very well all day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday wasn't as bad as it normally is

So, Thursdays are usually my really hectic days. I start on south campus for cultural anthropology, then go to north for Spanish, then south (again) for conservation biology, then north (again) for work, then south (AGAIN) for psychology. Well, I had cultural anthro, and we talked about anthropology and how people in the military actually USE it, which I never knew before. I think it's unethical for us or anyone else to use social science as a way to fight a war. I mean, I support the troops fully, they are brave people and heroes, but I don't like war all. I'm conservative in political stand points, but I have some parts of me that are liberal, and I'm a hippie when it comes to that, like love not war.

Spanish was normal-ish, but David (as he tells us to call him, he's a grad student) is very funny and charming. Well, I WAS going to go to conservation biology because I oh so WANTED to (note the heavy sarcasm), but I decided not to because my roommate Alisha texted me to ditch and eat lunch with her. So, I obliged, and ate and talked with her. I honestly really dislike cons. bio, and it's only a liberal arts, but I really shouldn't miss much. After that, I switched my meal plan to less meals, got Jamba Juice, and was heading to work, when I ran into one of my coworkers at the environmental sciences office that I work at and she told me that all of the science buildings were flooded! I almost didn't believe her, but then again, I wanted Starbucks before I went to JJ, and it was flooded, which is pretty insane. So, I headed over to the physical science building that I work at, and sure enough, there was yellow tape in front of the physical science, biology, and chemistry buildings. So that meant no work for me for the first time!

I went to the library, then to south campus to eat dinner, then to cognitive psych. I like how my prof makes class interesting and more interactive, because I don't rather enjoy cognitive psych compared to the psychological disorders or personality and such. BUT, she does, by showing us funny youtube videos such as Marshmallow Test, which is hilarious. Also, pictures to make us see the differences between them and telling us funny stories. Thank goodness she is a good teacher, or I think I would not be very happy sitting in that classroom for 2 1/2 hours every Thursday night!

Tonight is pretty relaxing, just watching "Criminal Minds" and I think I might watch some "American Idol" tryouts because I love watching those. I picked up the school newspaper today, and I found some camp counselor postings for out of state for the summer that I think I'm going to apply to, since it'd be nice to get out of the valley when it's as bloody hot as it is in the summer and I'd be working with kids! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Harry Potter Day + The Coldest I've EVER Been in my Life

So today was beyond freezing. I live almost a mile off campus which didn't bother me too much last semester, but Oh. My. Gosh. Today, with the wind chill, it was mmm...-14 or colder. I bundled up like I've never bundled up before. (Also take into account, I've only lived in the valley and in Florida.) Apparently they sent out a warning to be careful when you're outside because of the insane wind chill and to be careful to not get hypothermia or frostbite or um...DIE. How about we don't have school when it's this cold, or the people, like me, who have to walk to campus? It's been freezing from Monday-tomorrow and then it warms up on Friday. Ugh what was the point of this cold?! It's days like yesterday and today I really wonder why I came up here for school. I can't wait till it gets warmer.

Today was kinda Harry Potter day for me. After math and Spanish, I went to the book store and bought my first pair of sweatpants (my roommates think I'm insane, but usually when I'm hanging around the house, I wear sofees), and bought "He's Just Not That Into You" and "500 Days of Summer", and a book called "Love the One You're With". I went home shortly after that (after feeling like I was going to be blown away to Oz), and watched the rest of "The Half-Blood Prince". I LOVE that movie!! I am SO in love with Rupert Grint (along with James and Oliver Phelps), but gosh I love how Ron says Hermione's name instead of Lavender's, haha. I hate that girl, I honestly don't understand why Ron was snogging/dating her. And this may seem babyish, but I cried when Dumbledore died. :/ So sad.

I looked up wizard rock bands, and gosh, I love it! I think my dream guy is a cross between Ron or Fred/George Weasley and a Harry Potter fanatic like myself (preferably a red-head with freckles like the Weasleys). :) I also went to my first Quidditch meeting, and it seems cool! Everyone seems like nerds like me, which is awesome, and they're planning to go to a Snow Cup in SLC in a month. :) I signed up for it, and it'd be neat-o to go. I think joining the Quidditch team is going to be a great experience to playing a sport and joining a great group of people who like and care about the same things I do. I'm excited!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Today was better

Well, even though yesterday wasn't that great, today was better. In cultural anthro, we just debated about the word 'science' being taken out of the mission statement of the AAA. Spanish was interesting though. We were going over the differences between 'ser' and 'estar', so my prof showed us this video: Ser vs. Estar Rap. Me being me, I cracked up, and loved it, but then again, I think anything to do with Spanish, such as raps, movies, music videos, soap operas, are great. We also argued about how people in Latin cultures are late all the time, and one of the girls in my class said, 'well, what if you were going on a date, and he was going to pick you up at 8, you went to bed at 10 because you thought he wasn't going to show up, and he finally comes?' My teacher's response? 'Well, he picked the best time to come, so he missed paying for dinner and stuff.' haha My teacher is just awesome, plus, it was great because he talked a lot in English today which made things easier.

I really dislike my conservation biology class, seriously. I'm one of the very few non-science majors in there, and you may ask, 'then Randi, why are you taking a bio class?'. Well, I have to take one more science class, and I thought it seemed interesting, but um, nope, was pretty wrong. I also took it because it was 3 credits instead of 4, since I have four other classes and work and I thought it'd mess up my schedule if I took a lab. I took notes from the powerpoint, but I wasn't really paying attention...I was too focused on writing one of my best friends who's in Chile now for her mission, which is SO much more interesting.

Today was so cold though,'s days like these I say to myself, 'Randi, why did you go to Flagstaff for school?'. The stupid wind made it so much worse. :/ After bio, even though she let us out 10 minutes early, two shuttles passed us because all of the stupid kids from SBS (two bus stops after the one I was at) moved to the McConnell bus stop, the stop right before the one I was at. Boy, I was not happy about that, and neither were the other kids waiting there with me. It was entertaining though, a kid from my class tried to hitch a ride of the cars that passed us by putting out his thumb and half of the people smiled and drove away. I think on Thursday he's actually going to make a sign that says 'need to go to north campus'. haha

Well, that was my day at school, and now, I'm watching "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", because there is never a wrong time to watch beautiful British people and Harry Potter, right? Plus, I'll be going to my first Quidditch meeting tomorrow night, so we'll see how that goes!

But, I know things happen for a reason. There will be bad days, like yesterday, where I cried and took a three hour nap. But I know there will always be better days. And I know there will be much better days.