Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I love accents!






I think everyone does, but I think I love them more than most people. I typically don't have a hard time understanding accents. Even if I don't understand them the first time, I don't mind asking for them to repeat what they've said.

I've been noticing accents a lot. A girl in my german class is from Switzerland and has a beautiful French accent. All of my friends that are hispanic have accents. Recently, some of them from South America have been imitating a Mexican accent, or a Bazilian Portuguese accent. It's so interesting.

The real inspiration to this post is this guy in my class who is from Boston.

Oh, I left my heart in Boston.

Our professor asked him to speak today (which was really good, and I was happy to hear his story) and out comes this thick Boston accent. After saying "pawty" instead of "parrrrty", he laughed and said he hoped we understood him and "maybe I need a translata". I couldn'ce translated for him :) While it's not exotic or beautiful, I LOVE IT! I think he and I should be friends - I even told him so. I just didn't admit that the main reason for our friendship would be so I could hear that accent!

I wish I had a Boston accent....or at least be really good at imitating one - then maybe people will believe I'm from there. It's funny, talking to him, I could totally slip back into it, but when I'm not around it, it's hard for me to do.

I really just want an accent - almost any will do (except southern...or utard) Have you noticed how people with accents are always so much more interesting. I strive to be interesting. I knew a girl from Australia who everyone wanted to get to know and I attribute it to her accent.

Beside Boston, I want an Italian or a French accent. They're pretty and pouty and mysterious and interesting - remember, I strive to be interesting. What accent do you want?
Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a white girl with blonde hair and green eyes, who didn't speak spanish. She wanted to fit in with her Latin friends. She started going to salsa club. Today, she is Vice-President of BYU Salsa Club! Dreams do come true!

That girl is me.

And I still don't speak spanish.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Simply Love Simply Limeade

I think SPRING came back today. It's beautifully sunny and warm and that makes me happy.

I had a great night last night (costa vida, a couple of great movies) which is helping me to have a great day today.

I had breakfast at McKinlee's apartment in honor of our friend Matt, who's been spending his spring break here.

Then I went to target, where I got some new clothes! They were much needed and I absolutely love the way new clothes make you feel so great.

Now I'm preparing for a german video project....maybe I'll try to post a clip of it when we're done. We're reenacting Peter Pan, but auf Deutsch.

Then it's off to my Prof. Kelling's for a class party, and then DANCING!

Yep, it's a great Saturday, but I unfortunately did not fit in homework....again. But my new favorite quote is "Don't let school get in the way of your college experience."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is important. Are video games helping children? While I have always been dead set against video games, this, however, may have changed my mind.

Oh, and sorry about the craigslist link. My roomate had posted her uterus for sale (don't worry though, on it she made clear it wasn't for surrogacy) It was quite funny, but someone flagged it and it was removed in less than an hour of being posted.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Things that I've found that make hump-day a little more bearable.

The definition of transpire: a male vampire dressed as a female vampire.

This new book to add to my reading list.

The lady reason that caused my roomate and I to spend the afternoon watching movies also prompted her to do

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I had forgotten about this for a while until the other night. Perfect timing for today!

And then to follow that up.....

Those are two different videos. They're very random, I know, but they make me smile.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spanish Conversations and other Confusing Things

Standing in the bathroom, washing my face, I here conversations from the couple downstairs. Entire conversations. Now, if only I understood spanish. Then I'd know all the secrets.

My roomate does know spanish. And lucky her, her room sits right above their bedroom. Sometimes she laughs and I ask what? and she just says they said something funny downstairs. Sometimes she comes out of her room so as to give them "privacy" while they have conversations she doesn't want to know about.

I love my house. And my roomates.

I have a lot of things I love and am grateful for. Here have been a few in from the past week.

Burnt grilled cheese. It's better a little black.

Peanut M&M's.

Friends that ask you to do stuff in the middle of the week just because.


My German Professor telling me I'm ready to get married because I can make good banana bread. Haha! Last week he asked me if I had a boyfriend and when I said no he said, "Good. You have lots of time to do your homework." What am I supposed to do? He's giving me conflicting advice.

Friends who cheer me up and support me no matter what.

The thick Boston accent from a guy in my class. I wish I had one so people believe me when I tell them I grew up there.

My roomate's new fish, Gypsy. She's already become quite attached to this beautiful Beta and I have to admit, so have I.

This semester has not been the best school-wise and I still don't have a job, but I think I've been happier this semester than any. I just feel so blessed, like all of these things are given to me just to make me smile. Some days I wonder what I did to deserve such a great life.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We got caught!

I can't believe I haven't updated about our pranking situation.

Well, last sunday (a week from yesterday) we had plans to get those boys back for the duck. Ours did not include any animal cruelty.

2:00 pm - At church, we decide with our friend Tashina that the time had come

7:15 - Call Tashina to solidify plans. She comes over and we spend 15 minutes deciding on how to get those boys out of their apartment without locking the door. She was to convince them to go to ward prayer.

8:00 - We go hang out at Sam's apartment while we wait for them to leave.

8:30 - They leave for ward prayer and we get a text from Tashina. Apparently, these boys are too lazy to bring their keys, so they don't lock their apartment.

We run over to their apartment and start carrying out plan #1 - CUPCAKES.

For Valentine's Day, my roomate decided to make cupcakes for the entire ward, but she got busy and never got around to frosting them. Some of them were burnt too. So, what do you do with a ton of cupcakes that are 2 weeks old?

Plan #2 -Kaneischa's friend has this mannequin head and boy is it creepy. I went in my room one day and found "Helga," as she's known around here, in my bed.

Plan #3 - Unfortunately, plan 3 was not carried out. We were beginning it when Kaneischa heard someone come up to the door. She ran behind the door right as it started opening, but not me. I was a deer in headlights as Ryan and his cousin walked in. He wasn't even surprised to see us. He just said "You're pranking Preston and Justin." When Kaneischa said, "No, Preston and Ryan." He gave us a funny look and we said "gotta go!" and ran out.

We've never been caught before! We don't feel like we're even, but nothings going to happen right now. Actually, we stopped by last night, and there might be some collaboration in the near future. It made for a great story and this ward hasn't seen the end of our pranking :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Brought to tears

This little gem can't be overlooked. My roomate were entertained for about an hour.


PS "FOB" means "fresh off the boat," so it's nothing bad.

PRANK UPDATE: We sorta got them back. Story and pictures soon to follow.