Monday, October 31, 2011

Love Potion Number Nine

Today I have spent most of my time not doing homework, and wishing my life was like this.
Halloween is great, but not so great when you aren't a little kid, or live by a bunch of college kids.
All I've eaten in the last three days is potato-cheese soup and cookies. And you think I'm kidding.
Back to the first point...Heidi and I have a saying when we talk about stuff like that, "One day."

Sunday, October 30, 2011


As I watch Kevin Arnold learn about the female reproductive system.  It takes me back to one of the times I learned about the female reproductive system.

We were in Maren's Medical Anatomy and Physiology class and she had the uterus up on the board, on one of those overhead things, the two rows of my best friends were trying not to giggle, we were so not mature enough, even as 17-year-olds.  Becca leans over and whispers to me, "it sort of looks like an alien."  Right as these words were uttered Maren accidentally hit a button that changed all the white to black, and all the black to white.  Taken very off guard, Becca jumped and practically fell right out of her seat.  The paper that had been pretty much all white with a black outline of the uterus, had now changed, and it was all black with white lines, that really did look like an alien.

We all cracked up, almost uncontrollably, and Maren stopped the lecture.  The next day both classes got a talking to, about being mature, there was no laughing and no whispering aloud anymore.  Not our best moment...

Friday, October 28, 2011

White Dress (We're preparing for a possible concert)

6 Things I Loved From This Week:

  1. Letters from my BFF's on missions.
  2. When my Document Design teacher uses the term "sexy" to describe a good data display.
  3. Halloween themed cookies.
  4. I may be a senior, in college, but I definitely had to sprint to class today. (I also learned this week that when you want to show emphasis bold the word, do not use italics, the bold makes it stand out better. Something about boumas.)
  5. Halloween re-runs on YouTube.
  6. Making medical kits for Rising Star Outreach.  I found my next adventure--after Taiwan of course.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

You Make Me Feel So Young

     So I wrote this post.  It was a good post, a beautiful post even.  I even copied it into my journal.  But that's what it was, a journal entry.  I told myself when I started this blog I would try to keep my inner feelings to a minimum, let's be real, no one really wants to sit and read an extra long post about your feelings.  But what you do need to know is this:

     This week I've come to terms with the fact that I am a romantic, as much as I really don't want to admit it.

     And if you must know, this is really ironic, because two weeks ago I was giving a girl in my Brit Lit class a really hard time because she was not ok with the fact that Joyce, Eliot, and so many other early 20th century modernist poets do not have happy things in their poems.  In fact, I told her to go read Stephanie Meyer, which she replied that she loved Twilight.  She just wanted all of these poems and short stories to have a happy ending, she didn't think they were realistic without any happiness.  I honestly just laughed.  Mostly because the poets she liked the best, and found to be more "real" were the few to be on the more romantic side of modernism, meaning they made everything seem a lot better than it actually was.

  • I miss Namengo. I miss that little house, and the 20 other souls that lived there too.
  • I finally found a Pandora station to fit my mood. Thank you Judy Garland and friends.
  • The next two months are gonna be killer.
  • I can't wait to go home this weekend.
  • I've been watching Disney Channel Halloween episodes on YouTube. Best waste of time ever.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Silent Night

So maybe I've been listening to Christmas music all day. Judge me.

But, last night I got a bunch of forwarded emails from my friend's dad, she is currently in the MTC.  They made me so excited I wrote her a very long DearElder.  I wrote her a real letter like a week and a half ago, but I wasn't really expecting anything back from her.  But today there was a letter in the mailbox from her.  And then I felt really awkward. Like she might think I had been creepy fast, which wasn't the case at all.

Don't worry, I wrote her another DearElder explaining the awkwardness of the first DearElder. Hopefully she'll laugh about it.

Also, I am currently trying to deep read these lines:
     There is shadow under this red rock,
     (Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
     And I will show you something different from either
     Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
     I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

Any insights. Any one?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The West and the World

About six years ago this happened...

Well first this happened....

Which led to this happening....

Which led to a wholelotta this happening...

This was one of the coolest things I have ever had the part in.  There was so much work, dedication, love, hurt, pain, disappointment, and joy that led to this moment. I am so grateful that I could spend all of that time with all of those girls, getting to know them, learning from each example.  It was incredible.  I will never forget everything that happened in those three months. Seriously, it could be a movie.  Maybe I'll write the screenplay, I've definitely thought about it before....hmmm. I'll get back to you.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Be Without You

Yay! Two more classes then it's fall break, what's up!? I'm excited to once again cross something off the bucket list.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


So pretty much I have the coolest mom. Just last night she was my personal travel agent. Even going out to the airport at 10:30 p.m. to get some questions answered. She is awesome. And she was mad at me because I said I missed my dad more. Well for six months I will miss her a lot.

Also, my days are all mixed up, without factoring in that weird "Friday classes on Thursday" deal tomorrow.
And I'm way more excited for the PLL Halloween episode tonight than I probably should be.
I scared Heidi way bad last night. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time. And then it hurt my throat because I am sick. I leave with a quote from Heidi, "I just want to make a bunch of them and give them to lots of people."

Monday, October 17, 2011

What Lies Beneath


Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on--on--and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away...O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

-Siegfried Sassoon

Friday, October 14, 2011


I have been loving this song lately.
Sorry Heidi.
Have a good weekend.
Love always, Mandy

I know you all love this song too. Takes me back to the fourth grade.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Someone Like You

Happy Thursday
(I have early class tomorrow)
I know we all love this song, everyone plays it all the time,
blah blah blah
But I am seriously obsessed with this video.
Love her, love the b&w, love Paris.
Love it all.

We Are Young

Happy Wednesday
(just ignore the video. that girl is weird.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Broken Bird

Here's to a happy Monday and a not-so-stressful week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Beauty and the Feast

1. I love Harry Potter, Chocolate Milk, and Nutella. And probably in that order.

2. Seth Cohen is my favorite television character. Followed by Dan Humphrey, and Logan Huntzberger for the top three.

3. Most of the time I really feel that I was born in the wrong era.

4. I need to sell my contract for the Spring semester, so if anyone knows of someone looking for an apartment in Logan, send them my way. Heidi is an awesome roommate.

5. Songs that make me happy, bounce my foot, and remind me of summer are the best.

6. If I had the means to travel consistantly, you better believe that I would.

7. I hope to be a huge soccer mom. Huge as in dedicated, not huge as in size, just to clear that up.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Surprise, Surprise

dear cute boy,

it's been two years and at 11:11 sometimes i still wish i will run into you today.

love, kamille

dear high school crush,

yep, still crushin.

love, kamille

dear institute boy,

don't sing in spanish. this is america. and find your scriptures, because i'm sick of sharing mine.

love, kamille (and i know you know my name, you don't need to ask EVERY DAY)

dear boy from freshman year,

i saw you blush when i smiled at you yesterday, it was cute. stop being so shy and talk to me. ok?

love, kamille

dear justin,

when we get married and they write a book on our life together, it will be entitled Beauty and the Biebs. I can't wait to be one less lonely girl.

love, kamille

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


So sometimes my dad seems less than excited about the things I have planned in my life, and even though they change almost on a daily basis, he listens all the same.  He wasn't especially thrilled when I told him I wanted to go to Africa, mostly because I wasn't able to completely fund myself, but it worked itself out.  But I know that he is always just as excited for me as I am for all the things my life has brought me.

Today I was thinking of one of the times he actually showed it.  I had been in Uganda for a couple days, and I had not been able to call my parents yet, we were walking back to our house in the dark when one of the country directors finally let me use the phone to call home. My mom didn't answer, obviously, so I called my dad. He answered, "This is Ken." I practically yelled, "DAD! HI!" and do you wanna know what he said when it registered that it was me?  I will tell you, he said "HI! Kamille! (laughter) You're in AFRICA!"

That one phrase right there showed me that he had the same feelings I had, I was in AFRICA for crying out loud.  I had only dreamed and thought nothing of that for almost two years, and I actually made it. This is sort of a secret, but when I was gone, he was the one I missed the most.  Luckily for me we are flying to New York (so it didn't work out last week, but it's happening) tomorrow to pick up that car, and drive it all.the.way. home. It's gonna be a lond couple of days, but it will be good.  He's a pretty cool guy.