Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ash Wednesday

So tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which is the kick off the the 2013 Lent season!!! Fire up those Friday night fish dinners and get ready to give up something you love. But how about this year you remember why we do what we do. We don't give up sweets, or soda, or junk food to loose weight. We give up an object to remember that 40 days is a long time to go without food. I don't suggest fasting the entire lent season, but just think hard about what you give up and why. I'm giving up starbucks and soda because I spend way too much money on coffee and flavored carbonated water, plus that money could be going to better causes. This season I am devoted to tithing more to my church and community.

Also remember that tomorrow is not a day to go around telling people that you go to church and that you are better than everyone else without ashes on their forehead; it's a day to tell the world that you are a sinner, and that God still loves you for it, that you are trying to become a better person, and that every person matters in this world. So let me know what you are giving up and why, and let's all pray for a great lent season and that one day all across the world people will believe in God and will get to know his love.

Happy Mardi Gras!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Breakfast Buddy!

So as of this semester I have been having breakfast with a boy every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. And by having breakfast with I mean that we sit 2-6 seats apart and never talk to each other!! I'm pretty sure he's never gonna read this so I'm good! Our first semester of college we had two classes together, and we had some laughs during class, he even introduced me to Fruit Ninjas! I'm not sure why we don't talk, I think it's just awkward because we never hung out outside of class, and looking at it from a world perspective we are just two students at the same college.

It really isn't a big thing, but its kinda become a joke between me and my friends that know about him that: "It's the 21st century, girls can start the conversations" but the one thing that I took away from the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" was that if he likes you he will make the effort, and if he makes no effort, then he's just not that into you. He's a pretty cute guy, I know nothing about him; I honestly can't remember his name because during my first semester he never actually introduced himself to me and I tried to figure it out by reading the roll sheet one day and I completely failed. I think it might start with a J, still not really sure.

If he is magically reading this,then you should e-mail me to let me know what on earth happened, because other than my complete awkwardness around boys, I have no idea what I did wrong. I sat in a math lab for three hours, even though I had already completed mine three weeks prior, helping you with trig, and I even offered to tutor you in chemistry, in case you were wondering I passed both classes with Bs. In general if anyone has met me and knows how I can fix my awkwardness then let me know, because I'm going to have to find a husband some day and I hope whomever he is, he better love the fact that I cannot carry small talk AT ALL, and that he embraces my awkwardness.

Even at work I fail at small talk. Plus when I'm checking out at a grocery store I just want them to swipe my items, so that I can swipe my card, so that I can get in and out as fast as possible. Even if the cashier wants to know my how my day is, I can hardly talk to the person. When I'm the cashier I say "Hi there doing alright today?" guess what I realllllly don't care what the answer is, once I had a customer tell me he was having an awful day and I said "Great!". Needless to say he decided to make a point that I was not listening to the customers, and he called me out in front of one of my managers. Then I ask you a question that I am required to ask by whatever retailer that I work for. I tell you that there is one more question to answer on the pin pad, because I know you didn't answer all 100 of the questions so that you could actually complete your purchase. Then I tell you to have a great night. I don't even say have a great day anymore, because I don't care how your day goes, because you just bought alcohol so I'm pretty sure your gonna have a great night.  Just being honest here....

So if anyone wants to be my breakfast buddy and have breakfast with me and actually TALK to me let me know. I'm in brough normally around 10 sometimes a little before and I always sit on the bar side by the dish return. Because I adore hearing the squeaking of the dish return and if you are talking louder than the squeaking I'm probably going to give you a look.  Hope everyone enjoys the Beyonce concert and awesome commercials, but sorry for that game that plays in-between them all, its so annoying right?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sophomore year

HELLO world!! So I completely forgot that I even had a blog, so yeah it's been a really long time since I've posted. I think I really am going to try to stay with it this school year, because I'm taking it as training for this summer. What are you doing this summer Amy? Well, I am so glad you asked!!! because this summer I will be going to SCOTLAND for four straight weeks!!! What What!!! You heard right!! It is a four week Ecological Conservation Study in Edinburgh, Scotland from May 26- June 22.  I will be living it up studying nature, plants, trees, soil science, Scotland's traditions and heritage, sightseeing castles, lakes, mountains, libraries, museums, and anything else I can see!! Man Amy, that sounds amazing! I bet your going to have an amazing summer! Well guess what, I am!

I am now a sophomore/junior now. Its my fourth semester at the YOU of A, but I'm at half the hours that you need to graduate, but I'm still considered a sophomore because my minor requires me to use up all my electives, so I think I'll be graduating Spring 15 like everyone else.... Not super excited about that, I thought I could possibly graduate earlier, but with all the tests and studying I have to do before I get into Vet School I've just decided to go with the flow...  Be like a regular kid for a little while.

School has been going awesome! I've had all As, 4 Bs, and 1 C. (These were all taken at the U of A). Got me a pretty good GPA: 3.651. I've got some pretty great friends, no boyfriend (no potentials in the making, and quite frankly I'm sure people are still placing bets that I'm going to become a nun), got an apartment set up for when I come back from my study abroad, got me a new job, and life has been amazing!!

I would like to take a second to thank God for blessing me so much with great parents and an amazing big sister, who is getting married in August. I'm a bridesmaid!!!! I am going to be forced to wear pink, so watch out world, August 10th, I'm gonna be super awesome looking: a little less white from the sun and potentially a tanning bed, and in a pink dress, I'm probably gonna cry a little, and I will defiantly going to making one of the best speeches of my life!

I still only have one tattoo, Mr. Jesus Fish is doing awesome! In the future he may get some buddies, but at this point in time with me not knowing what my future holds I plan on keeping up a good appearance, so sadly I can't get a face tattoo, and we all know how much I wanted one of those! But really, I'm thinking next one on the wrist so I can cover it with a watch if I need to cover it for an occasion. It's gonna be awhile, so I've got all the time in the world to pick it.

Well thanks for reading, check out my earlier blogs they are pretty hilarious I just read them before I started typing this and honestly I can hardly remember half of the stuff I wrote about, so this blog is for my memory about college, because I've been given a great opportunity to be studying at an amazing college and to be in college. So check back, I'm planning on coming back, so you should be too!

 Au revior!!!