Monday, November 26, 2012

Crazy Beautiful Life

Wow, I just realized I didn't post at all in October and pretty much all of November. Sorry about that? I've just been pretty crazy. Crazy busy, that is. For real, I think I've been out of Provo more than I've been in it this semester. And I've definitely only gotten about 30 hours of sleep a week. Senior year, baby.

Here's a quick recap of my life:

I turned 21! I didn't do much for my birthday (it's not a big deal in Mormontown) but I did have friends over for some delicious ice cream cake. My phone's camera pooped out at the very beginning of the party so I didn't get to take many pictures. But people did come, I swear.

In mid October I went to the Public Relations Student Society of America's National Conference in San Francisco. It was seriously so much fun. I kind of love my major and loved the opportunity to hear from the best in the biz and to network with the PR crazies at other schools.

I also enjoyed hanging out with these thugs. The people in my major are the best. We're all one big, happy, Twitter-obsessed family.

The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Photo credits all due to Alyssa Call. She's amazing.

No joke - the BYU kids brought the party to the dance floor. Said one kid from UCLA, "No way you guys are sober and dancing like that..."

The Full House house! Preston had the biggest fangirl moment of us all.

Love these girls. #winning

We won the Teahan Award for best newsletter! Woo. #nickbarnesego

Public Relations has been crazy in general. As Account Director for Bradley, I'm in charge of  several awesome accounts, including Dixie State College. We got to travel down to their campus in St. George to conduct focus groups and interviews about the potential name change as they transition to a university. The opinions we heard were...enlightening. People are certainly passionate about the issue.

The awesome Dixie State team, including my estimable British boss and Michael Cane impersonator, Lincoln.

Other news: Kristen finally left to Brazil for her mission! I MISS YOU K-HOOPES.

Halloween! At school I dressed up as Annie Edison...

...and a West Coast thug for the parties. Also pictured are my baby roommates as a horrifying clown and Chihiro from Spirited Away. They're pretty cool too, I guess.

I'm still angry at the punk that did this to my pumpkin. I will find you. And bad things will happen!
Basketball season's finally begun! I'm on the 6th row or so in this picture I think. Also, I called dibs on Zylstra. And no I will not hear reason, such as "He's already married," or "He's not as good as Tyler Haws." He has a brilliantly adorable smile, so all other arguments are invalid.

Two weeks ago I had my very first big girl job interview in Madison, Wisconsin. I haven't heard from them yet, so I don't want to say too much, but I think it went pretty well! If anything it was good experience. And free food.
Also this year I got to go home for Thanksgiving! We traveled to Chicago for the actual day of thanks, and I saw a lot of extended family I haven't seen in a while. Here's my awesome cousin Jonathan. I'll add more pictures once Aunt Christine uploads them :)

Other things:
  • Per usual, I've seen a lot of movies lately. In order of preference, I've seen Wreck-It Ralph, Lincoln, Pitch Perfect, Argo, and Perks of Being a Wallflower.
  • Who wants to see Life of Pi, Skyfall, or Silver Linings Playbook with me? Also taking applications for someone to snarkily tag-team it with me to Breaking Dawn Part II
  • The Vampire Diaries has been so good this season, you guys. 
  • February 7 is the new October 19. 
  • Cyber Monday: just purchased Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series for $85. Totally worth it.
  • Yes, the title of this post is based off a Ke$ha song. A pretty good one too. 
  • Songs I've been obsessed with:
    • Kill Your Heroes by AWOLNATION
    • Stubborn Love by The Lumineers
    •  Pretty much the entirety of Mumford and Sons new album, Babel
  • Killers concert on Friday. I've only been waiting six years for this. 
  • Oh yeah, this thing called the national election happened. Billions of dollars spent and nothing really changed. Still not saying who I voted for. 
  • Books I'm currently reading and loving:
    • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling. Girl is seriously my soul sister. She gets me.
    • Son by Lois Lowry. Final book in The Giver series, and probably the best one after The Giver.
    • The Diviners by Libba Bray
I probably won't post again until Christmas break. But just know that I will be going crazy with finals and with Christmas decorating and cheer. If you come over to my apartment and catch me hanging stockings and jamming to the Justin Beiber Christmas album, you are not allowed to judge me.



"There is no sunset so beautiful that it is worth waking me up for."  - Mindy Kaling

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, I will see any of the above movies with you! Except Silver Linings Playbook, because even though it looks amazingly good and I wanna see it so so so soooooo bad, it's R. :( Ah and KILLERS on Friday! SO PSYCHED.