Sunday, January 30, 2011

BYU Dating Scene

I went to the Jazz game on Friday night. It was a date - I think.

Tuesday night two boys knocked on the door and asked to talk to Brooke (my roommate) and me. The boys asked us if we would like to go to the Jazz game with them on Friday evening. We complied and were fairly excited to go. The door shut and we realized that we didn't know which boy actually asked us out. We knew it was a double date but the zoobies never distinguished how the date would be paired. Brooke + Boy 1 & Marie + Boy 2 OR Brooke + Boy 2 & Marie + Boy 1. Dilemma. We figured the couples would be obvious once they picked us up.

Much to our dismay, that distinction did not happen. As the boys opened the doors they failed to initiate who should sit where. SO - we just did what was the most convenient. Awkward. We played it cool though.

Throughout the date we seemed to pair off a little more and I was fairly confident who I was on a date with UNTIL the wretched doorstep scene. BAH! This still boggles my mind. I gave my "date" a hug and thanked him. Brooke followed suite with her date. THEN THE BOYS SWITCHED. My "date" gave Brooke and hug and Brooke's "date" gave me a hug.

WHAT? Was that real? Did that really happen? Oh BYU dating...

Here's the kicker - they both sat next to us in sacrament meeting today. Needless to say, I think they created a new dating genre titled DATING SCRAMBLE. I feel sorry for all of you who are missing out on these wonderful BYU experiences.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Re-entry into the BLOG world

My darling great-grandmother discovered PhotoBooth over the break. Love it.

It has been over a year since I have posted last. Although not a lot has happened in the past year, I find it sad that that part of my life isn't documented. I was just reading all of my older posts and realized how much I have forgotten about my experiences already. Now I'm realizing that I have forgotten most of what went on last year. Oops. Like I said before, nothing too crazy has happened.

I'm graduating in April and I'm so happy about that. I'm so ready to be done with this chapter of my life. It has been an amazing experience but I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things. Most likely I will be going back to school but it will be a completely new experience. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm applying for nursing school at the University of Utah. (My ivy-league brother-in-law also convinced me to apply at Georgetown.) We'll see how that goes. It's going to be interesting to see how things pan out. I have also been doing an internship with the American Heart Association. They have been really great with me and I have truly loved my experience. I could possibly work for them as well. I'm grateful to have options.

I'm a gospel doctrine teacher right now and that has been fun. I have only taught one lesson that was sub-par but I still enjoyed it for selfish reasons. It's nice to teach because then you are really forced to learn the material. I wish I was motivated enough to simply study the scriptures with that much depth without my calling to force me into it. Sounds like a resolution to me!