Saturday, May 22, 2010

Screw you BYU

I've been giving a lot of thought recently to my transfer to UVU.  I must say, I'm so grateful that I did transfer.  There are several reasons for this.

1.  My GPA from BYU didn't transfer over.  When I left BYU I had a 2.98.  Yeah, not the greatest.  I just got tired of doing classes that we required and I didn't really enjoy.  So naturally I became lackadaisical and didn't get good grades.  So when I transfered to UVU, all my earned credits transfered, but not the GPA.  For an entire semester I had a GPA of 0.0.  That's pretty bad.  But after just one semester at UVU taking classes I really enjoyed, my GPA has gone from a 0.0 (BYU 2.98) to an impressive 3.68. I even got a letter from the Dean's office congratulating me on my excellent GPA.  Thank you UVU for allowing me to start over.

2.  I realized that BYU was full of a bunch of fake.  Fake friends to be more exact.  I'll take band as my melting pot of friends, because that's really where I spend most of my BYU social life.  So we have Bret and Tyler and their little clan of friends.  I thought they were pretty cool.  They were sorta my friends last year and I was ok with that.  I didn't care too much really what anyone thought about me last year as I was feeling utterly distraught about a girl I dated. (It didn't work out).  Anyway, I decided to do band one more year before I transfered over to UVU.  It started out great.  We had a trumpet section party before band camp started.  There was this really cute girl named Skyler that was in our section this year and I kinda hit it off with her pretty quickly.  She's super out going so she naturally attracts a lot of people and has lots of friends.  That's cool with me.  Her and I started to spend a bit of time together.  Even better.  She was also becoming pretty good friends with Bret and Tyler too.  Eh...didn't bother me.  Bret's married and Tyler is just....well....physically, not her type.  Bret and Tyler had never EVER invited me to come hang out with them at all.  However, I was started to get phone calls and text messages from them inviting me to come do stuff with them, and to bring Skyler along.  How naive I was.  I thought they wanted to hang out with me.  Heck no!  They wanted to hang out with Skyler, but realized that I was just part of the package deal.  This went on for a while and I kind of enjoyed being in that group of people.  Let's be honest, they were fun people.  Always had a good time.  And now for the kicker, literally.  Skyler broke up with me on October 25.  I haven't received a single invite to hang out with them ever since.  In fact, there was even a trumpet party hosted and held by them.  Guess who never found out about it?  That would be me. Everyone else knew, but not me. I was completely kicked out of the social scene in our trumpet section.  Perhaps that's another reason why I took the break up so hard.  I lost everything else with it.

 I would say that I really had one or two people in band that I could actually consider good friends.  Kyle and Nick.  They've on many occasions chatted with me to check in and see how I was doing.  They're good guys.  I was friends with a couple of freshmen, but they're off on missions now and that can really put a damper on friendships.  And even out of band, I didn't have friends.  I made friends in classes, but that's really as far as any of those friendships went.  As soon as the bell rang, so did the friendship.  I was never invited to hang out with anyone.  Now, not all BYU people are bad.  In fact, I have some really really good friends that go to BYU.  But the funny thing is that I never actually met them at BYU.  I met them in the left hand lane of State street in Orem.  And from that friendship I have made even more friends that I truly consider to be friends.

Then I transfered to UVU.  I made friends pretty quick with a group of people, David, Ryan, and Heather.  David is just awesome.  I've only known him since January, but he's quickly become one of my best friends.  We calls me up and texts to see what I'm doing and if I want to hang out.  We have lots of things in common and really enjoy each other's company.  He's a good friend.  I'd do anything for him, and I'm sure (at least I hope) he'd do the same for me.  Ryan is a cool guy.  He's married so his hang out time is kinda limited, but it's completely understandable.  But no matter, he's more than a classroom friend.  We chat about airplanes and such because that's what we both love.  Really good guy.  Hopefully we'll share a cockpit together someday.  The there's Heather.  She's fun.  She's the more disciplined of our little friend circle, always encouraging us to actually do our school work.  She takes interest in what we're all doing and we do the same with her.  We always have fun stories to tell about flying and such, and other things.  Haha, we tease her a little bit, but what do you expect when you're the only girl in the group?  You're gonna get teased a little. But it's all in good spirits and we enjoy each other.

So I actually have friends now.  It's fantastic.  I couldn't be happier.  When I first transfered I was super afraid that I would miss BYU so much. I was sad to be losing me "friends."  Transferring has just made me realize that I had no friends and that UVU is much friendlier to me.  Maybe it's because I'm in a group of people in the aviation program that all have the same interests as me.  Airplanes and flying.  It's a pretty good common ground to start with.

So screw you BYU with your no beard policies and fake people.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


...some people need to do it more regularly.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bucket List

So I found this cool bucket list thing that I did quite a while ago and was just looking through it and realized that there were quite a few more things I can now check off of it.  So i'm going to repost it, and you can be envious of all the cool things I've done.  haha.

The Bucket List. Place an "X" by all the things you've done.


(x) Gone on a blind date
(x ) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
( x) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(x ) Been to Florida
( ) Been to Hawaii
( ) Been to Iceland
(x) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
(x) Been lost
( x) Gone to Washington, DC
( x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robbers
( x) Ran away from home
() Recently colored with crayons
( x) Sang Karaoke
() Paid for a meal with coins only
( x) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(x) Read one book more than 3 times
(x) Watched one movie more than 3 times
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
() Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
(x) Gone to the movies
(x) Walked more than 20 miles in one day
( ) Been deep sea fishing
(x) Driven across the United States
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
() Gone snowmobiling
( ) Lived in more than one country
() Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
() Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(x ) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(x ) Gone to the Grand Canyon
( ) Seen a space shuttle lift off in person
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
() Been on a cruise
(x) Traveled by train
( ) Traveled by motorcycle
(x) Been horse back riding
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco Cable Car
(x ) Been to Disney World
(x) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
(x) Seen whales in the ocean
(x) Been to Niagara Falls
( ) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
(x) Saw and heard a glacier calf
( ) Been spinnaker flying
( ) Been parasailing
(x) Been water-skiing
( ) Been snow-skiing
() Broken a bone
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
( x) Been to a Major League Baseball game
( ) Been to a National Football League game
( ) Been to a college level gymnastics meet
( ) Installed a toilet
( x) Been the first to say "I love you"
() Been to Jamaica
(x) Shot a bow and arrow
() Played tetherball
( ) Done a tobogan run
(x ) Played tennis
( x) Been to the San Diego Zoo
( ) Been on an African Safari
( ) Been jeeping in Aruba
( ) Won money in Las Vegas
( ) Lost your "cookies" on a boat
( x) Been white-water rafting
( ) Conversed with a "dead" loved one
( x) Driven a tractor
( ) Been to Paradise Island in the Bahamas
() Been 4-wheeling
(x) Been to a Native American Pow-Wow
() Seen an angel
(x) Sang beside a campfire
( ) Melted a cloud with your mind
() Gotten a foreign object stuck up your nose
( ) Been to Senior Frog's 's in Mexico
() Been touched by an angel
( ) Owned your own home
( ) Driven through the Tetons in the middle of the night
(x) Received a professional massage
( ) Seen a UFO
( ) Seen a David Copperfield magic show in person
( ) Run a marathon
(x ) Floated in the Great Salt Lake
( ) Manifested a "miracle" using Law of Attraction
() Watched the birth of puppies or kittens
( x) Piloted a real airplane
( ) Done a firewalk
(x) Built a snowman
( ) Seen colors in a person's aura
( ) Touched a stingray
( ) Witnessed the birth of a baby
( ) Healed from an "in-curable" disease
(x ) Been to a hot air balloon festival
( ) Been to an ice sculpture festival
( ) Been to an "Oldies Fest"
( ) Had your computer break down without backups
(x) Skipped a rock across a lake, pond, or river
(x ) Been canoeing
( ) Been kyacking
(x) Completed a "ropes course"
(x) Been the first to say "I'm sorry"
( ) Had a psychic/metaphysical reading
(x) Hit a hole-in-one (mini golf anyway)
( ) Been to a professional golf tournament
() Attended a Beach Boys concert outdoors
() Ridden the Matterhorn at Disneyland, CA
( ) Driven around the real Matterhorn in Switzerland
( ) Eaten turtle meat
(x) Played on a set of drums
( ) Been to Germany
( ) Been to Austria
( ) Been to Switzerland
( ) Been to Spain
( ) Been to Africa
(x) Jumped on a trampoline
( ) Climbed a 50 ft. "telephone" pole an stood up on top of it
(x) Been rollerblading or rollerskating
( ) Been inside a real European castle
( ) Healed a broken bone in record time
( ) Healed from a dis-ease in record time
() Caught a fly between your hands
( ) Caught a fly with chopsticks
( ) Been bungee jumping and survived
( ) Avoided a heart attack while watching your child bungee jump
(x ) Witnessed an active volcano in person
( ) Made a "cake" from everything in the kitchen cupboard
( ) Participated in a World Peace ritual
( ) Prayed for world peace
(x) Jumped off a diving board
( ) Participated in a Drum Circle
(x) Grown a crystal at home
() Fingerpainted with pudding
( ) Got rid of a pain by tapping acupressure points
(x ) Camped out for a week or more
( ) Been to visit the pyramids of Egypt
( ) Been to Lake Powell
( ) Received Deeksha
(x) Played a musical instrument
( ) Ridden in a gondola
( ) Been to Rio de Janeiro
( ) Driven through the tunnel under the Hudson Bay
( ) Used a pendulum
( x) Been in at least 30 of the 50 US states
( ) Been skinny-dipping in the daylight
() Opened your door and was greeted by a wild animal
( ) Tried to catch a bird by putting salt on its tail
(x) Played a fast, hot game of Ping-Pong
( ) Sold some art that you created yourself
( ) Received a Reiki Energy Treatment
( ) Asked for a raise and got it with a smile
(x) Used a lathe or band saw
() Kept a reptile as a pet
( ) Been to South America
( ) Seen a burlesque show
(x ) Danced a Tango with someone cute
( ) Been to the West Indies
(x) Played Frisbee with a dog
(x) Let a dog or cat sleep in your bed, under the covers
(x) Thrown a grape into a friend's open mouth
( x) Caught a thrown grape with your mouth
( ) Played Pictionary and laughed so hard you cried
( x) Found a $20 bill in the bushes
() Built a tree house
(x) Swung on a homemade swing
( ) Belly danced in a Greek restaurant
(x) Sent or delivered an anonymous gift
() Won a stuffed animal at an amusement park
( ) Been sailing in the Caribbean
( x) Driven through a herd of buffalo
(x ) Raced a car on the the salt flats
(x) Run through the sprinklers
( ) Created a sculpture you were proud of
( ) Visited the pyramids and ruins of the Yucatan
( ) Played Poker, with or without $
(x) Eaten vegetables you grew yourself
( x) Seen an authentic crop circle
(x) Bought something you wish you hadn't
() Made homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch
( ) Re-upolstered a piece of furniture
(x ) Climbed to the top of a 10,000 ft. mountain just to watch the sun rise

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Thousands of airplanes buzzing about, an no one wants to rent one to me.  I'll just have to go to a flight school and rent one from them and use their instructor most likely.  That'll cost me more than I had hoped, but I want my private pilot certificate before I go back to Utah in the fall, so I'll do what I have to do.

Right now for some reason, Billy Joel is rocking my socks off.  Especially this song

VH1 had their 100 top songs of the 90's on today.  I was giddy with anticipation as they mocked and praised the songs of my childhood.  Their number one song was Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.  I can see how that is the number one song.  It was definitely a song that defined music.  I don't particularly like it, but it was influential nonetheless. 

Argh...I want a job as an airline pilot soooo bad.  Not only will I be doing what I love, but girls love pilots too.  Maybe then I can get a girlfriend.  Haha...I do feel that's going to be the only way.