Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm a Duck Expert

Even after the mess the duck prank left in our kitchen, I still love ducks. There are two little baby fluff balls at the duck pond that my friends and I got to hold last Sunday. Then today, we were quite excited when we looked outside and found these two.

After listening to my roomates argue over whether the one with green head was the boy or the girl, I finally just looked it up (the boys are the ones with the green heads) When I looked it up, I found out a lot about my duck friends.

Did you know?

The ducks are generally monogamous, although these bonds generally last a single year only. However, mallards form pairs only until the female lays eggs, at which time she is left by the male.

Mallards also have rates of male-male sexual activity that are unusually high for birds. In some cases, as many as 19% of pairs in a Mallard population are male-male homosexual.

The ducklings are precocial, and can swim and feed themselves on insects as soon as they hatch, although they stay near the female for protection.

Despite widespread misconceptions, only the females of most dabbling ducks "quack." Male mallards have a nasal call and the females have the stereotypical "quack."

The urban legend that ducks quacks don't echo has been debunked by Mythbusters AND the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford.

Wow, I could go on and on! My roommate is making fun of me, but it's just so fascinating. I never knew there was so much to learn about ducks. Man, if only I was this fascinated to retain the information in my college classes! I've got a brain full of pretty useless knowledge!

Anyway, they came. We fed them bread.

And then they went on their way.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I finished my last final!

Uh, this semester wasn't so good for me. But it's over and that's all that matters.

Now that it's done, I am going to the library or the bookstore and getting myself a couple of books to read that are for fun! I need books with NO substance. Books that are about love and are funny and don't use big words. My brain is mush and that's all I can take right about now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Life isn't a musical

It's true. I am so sad it's not socially acceptable to sing about everything. I guess this isn't real life though...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Internet Art

This is an art form. It took someone a lot of time to do this and I personally feel like it gave me a new perspective on Paris Hilton - A barbie doll that's really made out of plastic and dressed up.

You cannot miss this either!

Happy Easter

I had an amazing Easter. Church was very edifying. I loved the talks given, the choir sang beautifully and the lessons were great. My friends came over and we all made a delicious home cooked meal. We finished it off with homemade carrot cake - Thanks Rachel, that was awesome! I feel incredibly blessed and am so grateful for my life and happiness. I feel all of that, I owe to my savior. I really enjoyed these videos, so if you have time, take a look.

Friday, April 10, 2009

To kick off the weekend

I've always wished my life was a musical. One day I'll coordinate one of these things. I could do it now, but let's be honest, at BYU, this kind of thing just wouldn't be that suprising and that would take all the fun out of it.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Decisions are the Worst

I'm currently looking for employment, but it's hard because I'm not quite sure what I want to do.

I am really indecisive. When I have too many good opportunities, I freak out. I'm always worried because I want to pick the RIGHT one. The one that would make me the happiest. The one that is what I'm supposed to do. I just don't like making mistakes.

This is ultimately my problem - with life.

I don't like to miss out on anything. I've been like this since I was little. I didn't want to go to bed because I knew everyone else was awake, and I didn't want to miss out on the fun. I still can't go to sleep if I know my roomates are playing - even if it's 2 in the morning! It's worse though, because it's carried over into life. I can't do homework because I know my friends are getting together and I don't want to miss out on what they're doing. I can't choose a major, because then I'd be missing out on all of the other ones. I can't rent just one movie. I can't read just one book. If I let it, it could slide into my ENTIRE life. I wouldn't wear the same outfit, jewlery or purse more than once because there are simply too many to use - but I'll never have that kind of money...or vanity.

Anyway, if anyone can remedy my awful sickness, please help. Maybe I'll start a support group. And everyone will never miss a meeting because they'll be too afraid to miss out ;)

Oh, and if you know anyone hiring so I can make some mulah over the summer (AZ or UT) please let me know