Monday, November 29, 2010

Losing Lisa

I have a slight obsession with music. It's great for me, but not so great for my wallet, I actively use my iTunes account....probably too actively.
I was laying in bed this morning while my sister got ready for school, her iPod was on shuffle, and this was the first song to come on, and I have been loving it all day.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We Think We've All Changed...

Recently many of my friends have started to get home from their missions, and it really is the strangest thing. They leave, we were all sad for a year while everyone left, then they were all gone and we were still sad and talked about them all the time and looked at pictures and wrote them letters, and then all of the sudden, we got used to their absence, made some new friends, and got into a whole new groove. Then the first one gets home, panic sets in, "first they leave us and ruin our lives, now they're coming home and once again ruining our lives" (direct quote from shelby). Are we going to see them? They're going to be weird, they just spent two years in a foreign country speaking a different language. We are different people now, we made different friends....Ok, maybe I do want to see them, hanging out would be fun. Our minds rushed for days...have you seen him yet? Does he look any different? Does he have an accent?

And then we see them, and they are EXACTLY THE SAME! What was all that freaking out for? I practically had an emotional breakdown, sheesh, and he is no different, maybe a little taller, and more filled out, but otherwise exactly the same.

Last night I spent the evening with a group of friends from high school, these are some of my best friends, and they will be for the rest of my life. Some of those in attendance were RMs, and even though it's been over two years since we've all hung out like that, it felt almost the same, laughing incredibly hard, teasing about the same things we've always teased people for, tickling becca, listening to colton yammer on about different mind games...I decided to share some of my favorite quotes from last night.
"Cade, this is not the mission field, this is COLLEGE!"
"Dude, did you see that dunk over Odom!"
"Click, click, bang, dippity-dippity-dip, categories! Cereal! Trix, trix, trix!"
"So how does True Aggie Night work...(brief explanation)...that's it, I'm transferring to Utah State."
"So can I ask a girl to borrow her pencil, and then ask for her number?" "Um...sure, but she's gonna go right home and tell her roommates about it, and then if you go out you'll be known as the pencil kid." "But I still got a date, huh."
"Well, I met this girl kinda, she's pretty cute...but she's a year and a half older than me." "It
happens (from becca clearly)...did you get her number?" "Well her facebook?" "Well hunt her down! Facebook doesn't even count anymore, I'm friends with Kyle Korver and it means nothin'!"
"I really didn't mean to hit your head."
So far, I'm enjoying this time of reunion...and there is so much more to come!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Choices

Well, today I finalized a pretty tricky decision on my part. I've been thinking about it for over a year now, and I'm surprised I'm not freaking out more. Hopefully it will all work out, but I know it will. That's my biggest problem lately, faith. I know I have faith, but do I have enough? Tuesday in our presidency meeting for IWA, Lauren read us a quote from President Monson, "It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we'll make the effort...It's in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals. If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." And there we have it folks, don't put off our goals, everything will work out.

Go to Africa, and then figure out the mission thoughts...although Africa will always be there, the time to go will not.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My One True Love

Well, here we are. 9 days away from Harry Potter. I can hardly stand it. Really.
I already have my tickets for the 11:59 pm showing in Theater 1 at the Gateway in Salt Lake, this puts me in position of ultimate fan-age. And I'm stoked!
But...I'm also experiencing some depressing thoughts, just like Dumbledore says at the end of The Goblet of Fire, "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it," that is how I feel about this whole first-part-of-the-last-movie thing. Once we see Part 1, all we have left to wait is a mere 238 days, and then there will be no more waiting for anything Harry Potter. I've lived the last 11 years waiting for the next thing Harry Potter, and for most of that the books and the movies overlapped. Soon there will be nothing left, and my childhood will be officially over. Fantastic.

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited for power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.