Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Days

Well, before anyone looks at my last posting and reads that I didn't know how to delete the 2 extra blogs...they've been deleted.  I started dinking and tinkering around on blogger after I posted last night (doing several different things), and when I remembered I wanted to delete the two extra blogs, I looked, and found it fairly quickly.  (It's under Settings, and then there's a blue link at the top.) Well, that was nice.
Tomorrow is my last final (I get to finish earlier than other folks!), so I was studying today. However, I got a really nice study break after about 20 minutes (not too long, I know), because Angelica (a former unit mate) was running errands over here today. She was planning on visiting me at some point, but then I got a text from her asking if I wanted to go get shrimp with them.  "No pressure :p" she said. Two things: it's Angelica and it's shrimp! When combined, they're like the deadly duo!  I would give up just about anything to see Angelica or help her out, and I've been having Angelica withdrawals lately, anyway! She told me she's been craving Kahuku shrimp for a while...the shrimp in town apparently has no competition with the stuff over here. Well, that makes two of us. Shrimp is very possibly my favorite food. Her friend was driving his truck, and so Gelica and I rode in the back and talked to each other, which was so awesome.  The weather was really nice, too.  Needless to say, we had a nice time! At least, I did.  Plus, she has really funny friends, so I definitely laughed a lot! (Whenever I hang out with them, I feel like I want to marry a local.)
Tonight my ward is doing baptisms for the dead, so I took off work so that I can go. Going to the temple is usually the only thing I'll take work off for. I'm feeling so happy and carefree today, even though I have a final tomorrow morning!  Anyway, I know going to the temple will provide me with blessings because I sacrificed my time to do the Lord's work, which leads me to believe that my performance this week will be better and more focused.  That's been my past experience. ;)  I'll study more after I get back from the temple, too. It's been a good day, and it's just going to get better!
I have high hopes that I'll get a 4.0 this term. (If I do, it may just raise my GPA enough to get another scholarship for fall.  If not fall, then winter! Who couldn't use more money for school?) If I don't get a 4.0, it will be close.  I'm really really hoping that I will. I know I'll get an A from my Global Skills class.  I'm just not sure about Science Methods. It's riding between an A and an A-. It just depends on how well I do on my final, I believe. Anyway, I'm just saying in a really long way that I need to study more so that I can get a good grade on my final, to get a good grade in the class!

Monday, August 29, 2011


"I love technology! But not as much as you, you see. But I still love technology; always and forever." - Kip (Napolean Dynamite)
Well, I do love technology. Sometimes. I'm decent at using it, too. I'm not technology deficient, anyway. It definitely has a place in society. Plus, when Heavenly Father created the world, He included the Ionosphere in the atmosphere. The ionosphere, in short, allows for communication over long distances. Was that useful before the telegraph, telephone, or radio? Not really. Let's just say someone knew what He was doing. ;) Sometimes it's really the little things that baffle me.
Sometimes, I think technology is overused. Maybe it's dramatic, but one example I can think of is when people text and drive. Or use their cell phones at inappropriate times, period. I remember one time when I was in high school; we had to come up with an invention and give a speech about what it would do and why it should be sponsored. One girl said she wanted software for a phone that allowed you to speak what you want to text message someone. Sometimes I wonder, how, exactly, would speaking to your cell phone to send someone a message be easier to give them a phone call? (Technology has made some people less sincere, I fear.)
Anyway, I had to make 2 blogs for a Technology in Education class. That means I now have 3 blogs, 2 of which I NEVER use and I want to delete. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to delete the 2 that I made for class. I know I said I'm not technology deficient, but I also believe that sometimes things are made slightly complicated again, after technology is implemented.
Technology is great, it has blessed our lives, and now I believe that I'm going to go search for a way to delete 2 accounts and simplify my life. BALANCE!
That's all, folks.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


The life of a university student isn't always the most exciting thing in the world, which is why I've spared so many people from updating my blog as of late. (Okay, that is only partially true.)
But, for example, today I spent 4 1/2 hours in the library studying for and taking two online quizzes. That is not exciting at all. However, amongst learning many new academic things, I also learned why the library here is so cold. (No matter how hot you feel when you go in, if you stay in the library for more than one hour, you need a jacket...and possibly some gloves.)
Because I spent a good part of my day in the library, I went to the bathroom (twice, if you were wondering). On the doors inside of the stalls, they have library newsletters. (I guess they're so that you don't get bored while you're there...and so that you can learn more...) I noticed that it explained why the library is so cold: Hawaii is naturally a bad environment for books, due to the humidity and large amount of bugs. Bugs like to eat paper (did not know that), and humidity can damage the books as well. Keeping the library BELOW 70 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT (21 CELSIUS) helps ward off bugs and humidity. (I always wondered how cold it was in there, exactly...)
Last time I read the newsletter, I found out that George Washington Carver didn't actually invent peanut butter. Ironically, I read this AFTER I wrote a story for my science class about the very man, and the fact that he invented peanut butter. (Now, I don't know what to believe. I have an inclination that the library newsletter is correct...for the sole reason that it is the library newsletter.)
This week, my mom had an interview for a 1/2 time music teaching position. The same day, they phoned to let her know that she got the job! Boeing also let my dad know that he could start work again on light duty. (He's been away on medical leave for about a year.) Needless to say, our family has been VERY blessed this week, and answers to our long-time prayers have come. I think my parents are beginning to see a little bit more light again. (It's been a long time.) To top it off, I was studying my scriptures in Mosiah today, and I came across this verse: "Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith." (Mosiah 23:21.) I immediately thought of that situation, and how much my parents' patience and faith has been tried. I'm pretty sure the Lord is pleased with the way they've worked through all the troubles they've had.
And more exciting news: Monday is the last day of class for one class, and Wednesday for the other. (No Thursday or Friday finals!!!) Which means I finish everything BEFORE I pick up John from the airport! YES! I'm so excited that my brother is going to be here with me. It's awesome to have family around. (Matthew visited in July, which was also fun.) This also means no more Sunday Skype with John. Considering the fact that in mid-September my church time moves from 9 AM to 8 AM, I'm not sure what I'll do with my time! (I may just have to buy my parents a webcam. Or Skype other friends. Or "hangout" on Google Plus, which is pretty cool.)
That's all for now, folks!