Monday, October 26, 2009

Congratulations to Jake for getting an A on his Physics Exam today!

The Night of the Living Pins

We have been doing AWESOME at FHE lately! Tonight, we went bowling. The bowling alley on campus had a special tonight. It was The Night of the Living Pins - $1 a game if you come in costume! So, we went in costumes!

Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter!!

We played two games. Both of us did better on our first game. I even broke 100!!

The leaves are changing colors... And so is my hair!

As you may have heard, Jake and I are going to be Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley for Halloween. Jake already has the black hair, but it's going to take a little tweaking so that I can be red headed Ginny. So Sarah sent us some semi-permanent hair dye. The first time we tried it (with Carsey), we didn't realize that the dye was heat activated. So there was NO change. Jake and I redid it on Sunday.

The "Before" picture!

YAY for Carsey coming to help us!

Fun times!

Chilling in my "cap"... aka plastic bag...

Twenty minutes of blow drying later... TAH DAH! Red head!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Awesome Saturday!

Today was an Awesome Saturday!! Here is how it went. With some photo documentation. :-)

Jake and I got up and headed down the street pretty early this morning - around 8:45. Which is early for a Saturday!! We started out our morning with a free blue pancake breakfast!

We got blue pancakes!

And blue milk to go with it!
Here is Jake enjoying his pancakes! (They were yummy. I especially enjoyed the chocolate chips.)
We were glad we got there early, even if it meant waiting around an hour until the parade started. Because this was the line when we started eating.
I had gotten cold and pulled my arms into my hoodie. Jake decided to take advantage of this situation and tie me into a straight jacket... Which didn't help me keep warm at all.

Here are some of our favorite floats:
The Class of 1959 was in town for their fiftieth reunion. So their class officers were in a float! And their Homecoming Queen! She's the one sitting on the back! We thought it was cute!! :-)
Of course, the Folk Dancers were also some of my favorites! This was my first year not performing in the parade with them. I waxed nostalgic!
The Mayor of Provo and his family rode in the parade on a golf cart and some Segways! The Mayor and his son even did tricks and twists and such on their Segways. This was their body guard... He didn't do any tricks though...
The Museum of Paleontology had DINOSAURS on their float!!!
The new pizza restaurant, "Pirate Island" had a float!! Which was pretty epic! They even had a Jack Sparrow look alike who spoke with the accent and everything. We're going to go there for my birthday in a couple weeks and I am all kinds of excited!!

After the parade, we did some cleaning around the apartment. Dishes and such. Then Carsey came over. We were attempting to dye my hair reddish for Halloween. (Note the use of the word "attempting".) Turns out the dye was heat activated though... which explains why it didn't change colors at all... So we'll try it again.

Then, Jake and I went and did a session at the temple. Which was enjoyable. It was pretty empty - probably since we were there during the football game. The only thing that puzzled me was that there was a Box Elder bug in the Celestial Room... How did it get there?!?!?

After we were done at the temple, we went to Coney's for ice cream. They had a special $0.50 cone special going on. So we got two awesome ice cream comes for a dollar!


Thursday, October 22, 2009


In Chemistry, molecules and atoms are often measured in a unit called a mole. One mole of something is 6.022 x 10^23 molecules of that something. In other words....

1 mole of Carbon = 6.022 x 10^23 atoms of Carbon

This "6.022 x 10^23" is known as Avogadro's Number.

Today is the lovely, yet nerdy holiday known as "Mole Day". October 23rd... from the 10^23 part of Avogadro's Number.

So I would like to wish everyone a HAPPY MOLE DAY!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Studying for Chemistry...

I have a chemistry exam that I need to take by noon today. (or rather, I need to START taking it by noon). I've known that it was coming up but I've also had an exam in Human Development and a midterm for my anatomy lab. So I didn't worry about this one until those two were over. I was up studying last night. And then I got up again this morning around 8:30-8:45 to study some more. I was cold and kind of sleepy and not really wanting to be studying chemistry... so I came up with my most BRILLIANT study motivator EVER!...



Now I am quite contentedly reading about ionic bonds and mole ratios and limiting reagents while sipping my lovely hot chocolate.

With a touch of cinnamon.


I hope the exam goes well.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chemistry Magic Show

This week is National Chemistry Week. So... for FHE, Jake and I went to the Chemistry Magic Show. There were explosions, color changing liquids, elephant toothpaste, glow in the dark compounds, and blowing up marshmallows. Best of all, there was liquid nitrogen ice cream! It was a fun night!

Fun Activities Lately!!

Jake and I have done some fun activities lately!!

Last Monday, we had a fun FHE activity... which will remain secret until some future time.

Last Friday, Jake rode to my work with me and waited through my inservice and then we went up Provo Canyon and drove the Alpine Loop. It was beautiful! With the trees changing and the mountains and the streams. YAY. :-)

I tried again with the picture posting on here... They sort of came up in weird arrangements... sorry about that...

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Fall Layout!

After much tinkering, I finally refigured out how to change my layout. I'm going with something a little more fall centered.

Jake and I went and drove the Alpine Loop this afternoon. It was a lot of fun. We had a good time. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Life gets busy...

Oh man life gets busy. So... this seems to be the thing to do (I've seen it on at least three blogs lately). I'm just going to post a magical little list of updates!

  • I finished the last day of my phlebotomy externship yesterday. They let me do a syringe draw the last day. Which was exciting and not nearly as scary as I thought it'd be. So I should get my certification in the mail in a week or so!
  • Midterms are going well so far. I got A's on both my Human Development and Microbiology ones. And an A on my last Human Development paper!
  • We had a good General Conference Weekend. Jake's parent's came out here for Emma's baby blessing. Fun was had by all!
  • We (or maybe just I) are(/am?) getting excited for Halloween. We have AWESOME costumes!
  • We've had BEAUTIFUL weather here. Chilly in the mornings, but nice crisp cool fall days.
So... lots of things and yet nothing at all have been going on here. But things are going well. We're sure ready for Thanksgiving break though!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Where is your Eustopian tube?

I just feel like I haven't posted anything in forever and that I should get on that... So... here's my little story.

I was in the lab for my anatomy class tonight. We were learning cranial nerves and eyes and ears. There are several different stations, one of which is partially "self" taught. We were at the self-teaching station and I was the only one in the group whose lecture period had already discussed ears. So I was leading the discussion. But... some stupid girl got "Eustachian tube" and "Fallopian" tube mixed up... Fail...

In other news... school is going well for both Jake and I. I got an A on my microbiology midterm last week. And I'm set to finish up my phlebotomy externship tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nothing Much of Interest

Not much is going on...

I was sick for a chunk of last week, and Jake was home sick today.

We had a good conference weekend, concluding with dinner at Jake's grandparent's house. There was food, family, and fun.

We're both up and going gearing up for more midterms.

Such are the lives of the college kids.