a few more pictures

Katelyn Schwanke (Oregon)--girl on my floor
Me and Cosmo at the women's soccer game against Arizona!
Me and Sara Sonne (Missouri) at the soccer game
Katelyn, Michelle (floor girl), Brooke (floor girl), me, and Brittany at the World of Dance on September 27



I think I'm finally getting into a good groove here at school. I've already been here for four weeks (which I still find hard to believe at times), and now things are definitely slipping into a rhythm. I have the routine down for getting ready in the morning, breakfast, making my way to classes, what to do during breaks and for lunch, and figuring out things with my job. I'm so busy all the time! I have school, work, church, friends, family, etc., all of which I deem important and even though it's crazy, I think I'm doing a good job at balancing it all. I'm also settling in to a more defined group of friends. There's the girls on my floor I hang out with, the people in my ward, and then all the littler groups of people you hang out with during class and study groups and things of the like. I'm having a lot of fun, but I still miss home so much! I'm so excited to come home for Sarah's baptism in less than two weeks--I LOVE HOME!

Also, I got a care package the other day! Score! Complete with two loaves of homemade pumpkin bread, a new "Fall Flava' " mix (courtesy of Emily), new Halloween socks, vitamins, throat drops, Airborne, Peeps, and a new sweater, this package definitely made my week. One of the best parts though (probably after the pumpkin bread) was the box. Mom and Emily taped a large Ariel cutout on the front and on the return address put that it was from Ursula and the Blue One. It was so funny and it made the desk worker in the Cannon Center laugh when he brought it out!

I have some more pictures, but as I'm not at my computer, I'm unable to post them right now, but I'll upload a few later tonight (hopefully).


Life at the Y

Here's some pictures of my life at the Y!

Me and suitemate Jenna (Sandy, UT)
suitemate Katie and her boyfriend Robert (both from Arlington, TX)-BYU vs. Tulsa
suitemates Jenna and Katie- BYU vs. Tulsa
suitemates/roommate Katie, Jenna, me, Brittany (Murrieta, CA)- before church
me, Jenna, Katie at BYU vs. Tulsa
So here's a quick look into my life as a college student and I'm having a blast!


Rise and Shout the Cougars are out! . . .

Wow! What a week! This week has been so crazy and everything is new; I have those moments in all the hubbub of the first week of school when I think it's crazy I'm actually in college. It's so surreal sometimes. Well classes started this week and I think it looks like it will be a good semester.

My classes are as follows:

  • French 201: a good first week, I really like the professor and fortunately for me this looks like it will be more of a review grammar course which I definitely need! The only major downside however is that it's every day at eight in the morning.
  • ELang 223 (Introduction to the English Language): a good first couple of classes, the professor is hilarious, and I find the subject matter really interesting. Being the English dork I am, I think I'll have a fun time dissecting our language and figuring out how it works!
  • RelA 122 (second half of Book of Mormon): I love this class! Even though the class has 50-60 people, I'm still engaged in the lessons and the professor is funny while still pointing out significant spiritual insights. I wish I had this class more than twice a week!
  • Soc111 (Introductory Sociology): your typical auditorium class with 250 people and a lecture from a power point presentation. I expect this class to be my least favorite and least interesting, but I don't think it will compare to high school economics. (Eek!)
  • Hon150 (Honors University Writing): I'm really excited about this class because as earlier established I am an English dork and I like to write. The class has about 20 people in it (maybe less) and so it's in a much more learning-condusive setting where I'll really get to know the other students in the class. I'm excited to get to writing!

Well there's a quick recap on my classes and now for a quick update on my new job. I started working the same day classes started so Tuesday was definitely an overwhelming day overall. I think the job will work out well; I just do basic secretarial duties like answering phones, making copies, running errands, etc., which is actually stuff I like to do because while yes it is easy and somewhat mundane, it gives you something to do that isn't really intense.

I like my roommates pretty well. I don't think we're best friend material but I think we have enough in common to have fun and get along. The other night though, Brittany's (my cheerleader, Southern California roommate) phone rang at one in the morning and she answered it! Who does that and speaks at a normal volume at one in the morning when their roommate is trying desperately to sleep?! Needless to say I was a little peeved.

I went to the football game on Saturday and it was so much fun! My roommates and I and some of thier friends all bought the All-Sports-Pass together and so in the football games we all get to sit together. Your seats for the games are rotated throughout the stadium and so sometimes you get really awesome seats like on Saturday. We were sitting seven rows from the field in between the 10 and 20 yardline and it was awesome! I don't understand every single in and out of football, but I understand enough to follow the game and have fun cheering on my team! The best part of the game though was when it started raining; in about the middle of the 3rd quarter, it started raining and then it turned into a deluge! By the time I left, I was completely drenched! I loved it! Also, this was not just a rainstorm, but yes can you believe it, it was a thunderstorm! Score! We left with about five minutes left in the game which was about when they called a weather delay. It was so much fun and on top of the thrill of the rain, we won 49-24 against Tulsa! Woohoo!

After my first week as an official college student, I think I like it. I'm having fun and I like it that everything is new and exciting. I think I'll have fun with this plan! I'd post pictures but currently Blogger isn't allowing it so the pictures will have to wait. I'll post again when I can!

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