Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Remember that one time?

Remember that one time when I for reals had no life??

...Well, ok, that has happened on multiple occasions mostly for health reasons. But this time because school was so incredibly ridiculous.

Or when I complained 800 billion times more than normal in a single semester?

Or cried my head off after my finals were done....not just because of the sure difficulty of it. Or the fact that I worked so hard to only get in there and feel completely confident on MAYBE 5 of the questions he asked (luckily, pretty sure everyone felt that way) for lecture. But just because I had been so anxiety ridden over this week for 3 plus months, that after all was said and done I just was so emotional. Dumb, I know, but it is that big let down after all the stress.

Or when I got an iPhone 4S and I talk to Siri like she's my mom? Also, it changed my life. It's true, I know it is a "thing", but it is a pretty awesome "thing". And I love it so much. 

Or when I got myself into a lot of awkward dating situations?

Or what about getting an awesome promotion as Alzheimer's Activity Director at my work? Ha! So excited.

Or what about realizing I would normally be coming home from my mission at this time? How weird is that?

Or when I didn't update my blog for a month?

Or being the biggest grumpy head of all during this Christmas season?

Or the best of all, that I am FINISHED with my swear word finals! 

So much has happened. I feel like a semester in young adult life equals 5 years in normal life. So many changes, so many ups and downs, so many crazy situations.

And honestly...if I had the time or motivation I would write down all of the freaky situations that I was in over the last month. They are honestly so funny, and I just feel like I am a magnet for just the weirdest things. So great. I am glad crazy things wouldn't be fun if they didn't.

Here are some pictures of the last month or so. Sorry if you are on my've probably already seen them.

Hope you have a happy finals week everyone. If you can even use the word "happy" and "finals" in the same sentence. Finals really cramp my style.

Now for picture over-haul.

Had a great birthday! Thanks for all the birthday love. It was a great day. 

Got to spend a day and go to the SLC temple with these great gals (and Cam's hubby) over Thanksgiving (yes, that was a while ago). I had never been through Salt Lake and I loved it! SO good to see my long lost sister as well. Don't we look so Asian-ly similar?? Good thing she is Asian and I am not...even though most people would argue I am. 

Life on the activities end of things. Just setting up decorations with my best crazy in the whole world! I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she said, "My two front teeth back of course!" Haha, I was dying laughing. I don't want her to get them though...her one toothed grin is much too good to make me feel better about life. 

Old companion reunion from the mish. Always good to reminisce and remember how wonderful the mission was. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm pretty sure I'm a cadaver...

because I am so DEAD tired.

And is anyone having a good semester? Because I am pretty sure I haven't found anyone yet. And I talked to about 6 people on the brink of a nervous breakdown this week. What is going on?? However, that may be because most of the people I talk to are also turning into cadavers as well because we are in the lab so much. And we hate life a little right now.

And THAT may be because the average on one of the tests this week was so incredibly bad that our crazy professor wouldn't even tell us what it was....but when I was looking through I'm pretty sure the highest was a 65% and average was around 20% ( and someone should  REALLY tell him when he has TWO questions with options A-J and there is no right answer in any of those options...there is probably a problem with the test).  When you have 200 people in a class all freaking out all at the same time....all of the time, it can get a little intense.

Because this semester is so stressful (and it TRULY was never meant to be...I thought 7 credits would be so easy) I find myself super grumpy and I get agitated over the littlest things. Like for example:

1. This kid who probably sniffled 465 times in the half hour while I was taking my test in the testing center. Blow your nose, I can't concentrate.
2. That seriously, every single road I have to drive on all the time is being worked on.
3. Dealing with dumb doctors who don't listen.
4. When I blow out my tires on the freeway because there is a huge block of wood (a railroad tie) in the middle of the road. I don't know how I didn't die.
5. When I do blow out my tires and the nice highway patrolman change them, my car falls of the jack.
6. Having 3-4 tests a one class.
7. Finding out I have to work my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve...and possibly final's week.
8. Having really bad insomnia.
9. A full moon AND time change in the Alzheimer's has been more nuts than you can imagine.
10. People who argue, just to argue. And compare your life to theirs. Why are you comparing? Drives me nuts. 

Oh my gosh, I feel so much better.

Good things are happening in my life too...I am not grumpy ALL of the time.

1. I am officially going back to Dixie...and I seriously am SO excited.
2. Although that class is insane, I am doing pretty good....I have no idea how.
3. I am feeling soooo much better. And nothing is like getting your health back.
4. It is almost the break.
5. I have a weekend off!
6. I at least LIKE my job...even if I work a ton.
7. I am more than half way done with this ridiculous class.
8. I can finally apply for the nursing program :)
9. I didn't die on the freeway.
10. I have THE most incredible friends and family.

Also here are some things that make me happy:

If you haven't seen these girls...whoa. They are SERIOUSLY hilarious. Kids with English accents are so much cooler. Also, I would love if she gave me just a quarter of her energy...I wouldn't feel like a cadaver anymore, I am sure.

Here is the follow up... so funny.

Also, I am not a huge Twilight fan, but I might be if Ellen was in the movie.

Happy weekend everyone!
Sunday, October 30, 2011


is literally killing me. 

After saying over and over again that I would not sign up...I totally caved. 

It is so addicting. 

And it reminds me of how much time I do not have. 

But I LOVE it! 


Here are some of my favorite pins so far...

 Magnetic makeup board.

 Jewelry holder out of a cheese grater! So great.

How to catch drips from water jugs...

 Paper towel roll decoration. 

So cute!

Well...if you don't have Pinterest, think wisely before signing up.
It is amazing...but sooo hard to stop looking at all the cool stuff!

If you do have it, you can follow me here:
Follow Me on Pinterest
Happy pinning!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Good times at Dixie State

It was my fall break this week and so I went for a visit during homecoming to this place:

 It made me want these good times back....really bad.

Seriously, there is nothing better than Dixie spirit and it was so fun to go to my Student Government reunion for the 100 year celebration. It made me so homesick!! Honestly, choosing Dixie was one of the best and most random decisions I ever made. I remember, I was all set to go to BYU and had everything ready to go when I didn't have a good feeling about going there all of the sudden. It made no logical sense, but it felt so sure. I went down and took a tour and was offered a good scholarship and I immediately fell in love with the campus. The rest is history, and I can definitely say I was led to Dixie and can see so clearly now why I needed to be there.

I knew one person in all of Saint George, UT...but I ended up making some of the best friends I have ever had and experienced the greatest and most challenging 3 years of my life.

Well, I am still so close with the best people in the world! I didn't get to see everyone I wanted to in the short trip, but I did get to see these girls (minus Kels :( add a couple extra!).

I had a wonderful weekend going to the Alumni banquet, the homecoming dance to be Stef's date and help out (which PS. if you are reading this and you have gone to is growing so much! That dance was huuuggggee. It looked amazing! Good job student gov!), going up to Dixie rock and reminiscing, shopping, and catching up with all the people I love so much.

Well, I loved this weekend so much I am seriously considering going back in January....there are a lot more pro's then con's. We'll see!

Have a happy day!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blogworthy moments...

I have had some pretty great blog-worthy moments the last few days. They were really just so random and funny...definitely worth sharing.

1. I came down with Bronchitis Saturday morning and so I decided to go to Urgent Care and get checked out. Well, this really funny old couple comes in and they are just yelling and fighting with each other like you would not believe. I thought to myself, " I at work in the Alzheimers unit? I feel like all sounds strangely familiar."

Well, they continued, and the lady kept saying, "you are so stupid for making me come! I don't need to be here! You never listen to me!" Well, I look over and she has this large slice in her chin. I didn't think much about it until her husband goes to the front and says....for reals..

"My wife here was trying to cut her whiskers and cut her chin instead. "

I immediately bit my tongue as HARD as I could so I would not burst out laughing!

Poor thing...I wouldn't want anyone to know either.

2. I go to Macy's, and lately I have been listening to talks and things on tape. Well, I was really just at the very end of one and wanted to finish before I went into the store. So I turned off my engine and was just sitting there until this random guy gets in my car....
 Needless to say, I am pretty startled and confused and he finally looks over, just as confused and says, 

"Sorry! Wrong car!" 

Pretty funny. And a little freaky. 

3. Going to the Eye doctor is usually a non-invasive, easy in easy out type of examination.You sit behind those giant glasses that they change the lenses on and the doctor rarely touches you right? Well, when mine checks me he shines his light up to my eye and he gets SO close that his cheek is on mine and I just always feel really uncomfortable...for sure invading my bubble.  He also has horrible breath which just adds to the experience,  and says "ompen (instead of open) and close".

So there I am, and  I just can't help but start to feel giggly...real mature right? So to keep myself from laughing I was literally biting down hard enough to take a chunk out of my cheek or tongue.

And then suddenly,  I just couldn't hold it anymore and I just burst out  laughing.  Loud. It was super awkward...I had no idea how to explain why I was laughing and just had to B.S. something.


Speaking of awkward, if you have never been to beg of you to go. It will bless your life. Here are some of my favorites...

So amazing!! It is hard to just pick a few....

Well, I am FINALLY on fall break and headed to Good ol' Dixie this weekend. I can't wait!! I miss it so much.

Happy Wednesday.
Saturday, October 15, 2011

Anatomy at UVU

UVU anatomy class is insanely ridiculous. 
I know, I know, everyone says ALL anatomy classes are hard, but I am telling you from experience that this one is ca-razy. I compared my book to Dixie's, BYU's and SLCC...and I am telling you, probably 40 to 50% more info.

Why am I even taking it again? I took at Dixie and I am stupid...because some advisor told me that a B- in lecture and an A in lab would never get me into the UVU nursing program. Maybe not. But little did I think, "duh, you can at least try UVU and apply other places..." No, I just did it, not knowing the ridiculousness of it.

Trust me, this kind of stuff fascinates me. However, it doesn't fascinate me when my teacher wants to trick us on tests and put a ridiculous amount of information into one week. 

Needless to say the average on our tests have been 35-45%...and thank goodness they curve! I have never been so happy about a 60% on a test in my life, until now. 

I walk around the school and see other students carrying all of their anatomy books (which equals a library by the way) and we always seem to make eye contact with each other as to say, "Oh, you are in anatomy? You hate life right now also? Glad we are in this together." 

I will say however, that by the time this experience is over I will know anatomy REALLY well after taking it a second time and taking it from Shively. Great guy, horrible at writing tests. And you know, I really feel like they pride themselves on the fact that they are the hardest in the state and like to keep it that way. So a little advice from Chels...don't take it at UVU.

I know I am studying too much when instead of saying a normal direction like a normal person something slips out "medial" or "inferior". Or dreaming about muscles. Or random words just are going through my head all of the time like "sustentaculum tali of the calcaneous". Or when I go to work thinking "wow, they have awesome defined muscles...they would make a great cadaver." So not ok...but it just happens!

So wish me luck kids. If you want to find me, follow the formaldehyde smell. I will more than likely be there. 

PS. I can apply for nursing in Jan! Finally. We'll see!
Monday, October 10, 2011

Blind dating

Well, if I had a nickel for every person who said they wanted to set me up with someone these days I would be rich!

Don't worry, I actually really like to be set up on blind dates because I feel like I get to know more people, and for the most part mine have gone really well when my friends have set me hasn't gone so well when the old folks have tried.

Here are some stories just to prove my point.

1. I was getting a resident ready for bed and was just rubbing some lotion on her hands and helping her feel comfortable when she says to me, "oh, I bet your husband loves when you help him like this." I replied, "well, actually I am not married". "You're not?! Well, I have the perfect guy to set you up with...his name is Blaine and he is 68 years old. How old are you?"


By this time my jaw has dropped and I am just cracking up. "I'm 22! That's a HUGE gap!"
"Oh, age don't matter" she says, "plus he is pretty rich... he has his own apartment. His wife died 14 years ago so he knows how to treat the ladies. Do ya like to bowl? He loves to bowl."

So I am just getting a kick out of this until hear her on the phone in the other room (talking extra loud because she can't hear) "Blaine! I got a lady friend here I was you to meet!"

Color is now draining out of my face because I can't believe she ACTUALLY called him. Luckily nothing has transpired so far and I hope she has just forgotten the conversation even occurred...I hope he has too.

2. Also another resident has been saying she wanted to set me up on a blind date for weeks with a "Polynesian man",  because I am Polynesian and I preach that I love the brown ones. Well, months go by and she is still telling me that as soon as she finds out his name she will let me know.

Well she found out alright.....

It just HAPPENED to be my Uncle Jay.

That will not work on SO many levels. Good try though!

From now on, I will not be taking set-ups by my patients, thank you very much!

And on a side note... best quote of the week goes to Alzheimer's went a little something like this:

"Don't you look at me like I have Syphilis!"


HILARIOUS I tell you, hilarious.
Sunday, September 25, 2011

Have you seen this??

I pretty much die every great.

There are a bunch more...a few different spins but the same ladies.

Happy Sunday!
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Old Folks say the darndest things :)

It's never know what will come next. It is so great.

Here are some of my favorite things that were said in the last couple weeks at work...

1. While I was getting someone in bed for the night:

Me: "Man, I am just so tired I might have to steal your little beddy!"
Resident: "Oh you don't have to steal it! Just jump in here and get sniggly and snoogly and snogly and close those little Asian eyes."

2. Me: "Are you tired? Do you want me to help get you in your jamies and to bed?"
Resident: "Oh! Yes, yes, yes...I old and I'm ugly and I'm tired and I'm even pregnant!"

3. Me: "Oh my word, you just look so pretty! You got your hair all snazzied up!"

Patient with a sweet Southern Belle accent/the most sarcastic attitude in all the world:
"Oh yes, I am SO pretty. And I have lot's of money, and plenty of boyfriends, and the most beautiful wardrobe in all the world...and I have no wrinkles and I am not old at all! You want me to keep going??"

She is THE cutest 98 year old I have ever seen.

4. A lady came to sing (so sweet), but our little Alzheimer's side was just little more agitated than usual.
This is how my conversation went..
Resident: "How long is this going to go on?"
Me: "Just for a half an hour."
Resident: "Well, I don't want to listen to this! Where are the rest of the people that live here??"
Me: "They are taking a nap."
Resident: "Lucky Ba*t$%ds, don't have to listen to this all day."

5. One resident thought we were in a cemetery and that dead people were on top of live people.
They insisted that I called the caretaker RIGHT THIS SECOND and get the back hoe and dig them up.
This meant a 5 min fake phone call to the "care taker".

6. One resident LOVES hot chocolate. In fact, they won't eat or drink anything (for the most part) but hot chocolate. I say by 95 you have earned the right to do nothing but drink hot chocolate all day if you want to (we put Ensure instead of milk so that there is at least a LITTLE nutrients in it). I call them "Swiss Miss" and told them if I had to take her blood I don't think we would find blood, but just hot chocolate!

7. Me: "I am so sorry sweetheart, but we are going to have to take you to the hospital...the ambulance will be right here to get you."
Resident: "Ohhhhh no! I am just fine! Tell them I don't want to...and I'm afraid of the big bad wolf."

8. I got called a hornynick because I wouldn't give a sugar free resident a chocolate...what the judd is a hornynick? I don't know but I was dying laughing.

Oh dear...I love these kids.

More later. 
Friday, September 16, 2011

I may or may not be dead....

because I am so tired. And my brain hurts.

No one would know if I am dead or alive though because I see no one anymore...not even my roommates hardly because I am never home. 

I just stay in my car driving back and forth from work, to school, back to work, back to the library.

Then I wake up and do it all again....

Blog?? What is a blog? I don't even know anymore because I haven't been on this thing in forever.


Anyway, I am working WAY too much (aka 55 hours plus a me I am trying to get less) and my class load is much harder than I expected...but I am going to live. Maybe.

And one day I just might be a nurse. But sometimes I seriously have my doubts.

Either way, I paid for this experience (can you believe we pay tons of money to put ourselves through this hell called college??) and I can tell you I am working my little bum off to do well.

On a good note, it is amazing how much better I can think after this heart surgery. is crazy.

Well, I had been waiting to post this but I have also been so busy like a bee trying to get together a surprise 50th birthday party for this pretty lady:

It worked so great too! She seriously had no idea at all and the best surprise was flying in this other pretty lady...
Her Sister (or Stisto as they call each other) from Seattle. I wish I had her reaction on film because it was amazing and made me cry so much!

I will post pictures later of how it turned out...I was pretty happy with it.

Can you believe she is 50? Ya, me neither. Her cake was a bonfire because she is so old ;).

Anyway, life is good and I am happy to not be laying on the couch dying...even if sometimes I do feel like laying around all day.

Hope everyone has a happy day and a great top 10 lines from the good ol' old folks coming soon....
Friday, September 2, 2011

A whole lotta crazy.

Well, everything has been nuts lately. A few updates:

1. I moved into my little house and I love it! (pictures to come)

2. I started school and it is nutso. Remember how I was wanting to be busy?? Well, tad-dah! Almost too busy.

3. I am working a ton and I still love it oh, so much! Even if I am so worn out by the end of the night my eye-balls feel like they are going to fall out and my back hurts sa-bad.

4. I am going back to being a nurse. Don't worry I have changed my major 600 times. Now that I feel good I realize how much I love it.  Maybe one day I will have a bachelor's? One day. Work hard now so you can work even harder later right?

5. I miss my little fam. I love being on my own again but I do miss my house too!

Well, on a random note I was looking at my friend's video that went viral...they are so nuts, but it is a pretty cool video. Don't worry, he is the one in the green frog suit, naturally.

And then it reminded me of this other crazy man....

Why are people so nuts? I am not brave, that is for sure.

Happy Friday!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I got my hair did...

One of the old folks did my hair last night.
Pretty spiffy right?

And now I give you the top ten moments of my night on Alzheimer's unit...

1. Finding a pillow with all of the stuffing out of it and all of it EVERYWHERE.

2. The water pitcher spilled everywhere.

3. Getting meds spit in my face... not once, not twice, but three times.

4. My arm getting almost twisted off.

5. Getting a big smooch on the mouth when I for sure wasn't paying attention.

6. Finding someone with two watches on, four tied on the head, dentures missing, and pants on backwards.

7. Getting my ear talked off about how false the Mormon church is...little does she know she IS a Mormon haha.

8. Finding a straw that one resident put in another one's shirt collar.

9. Faking three phone calls to tell them that they will report for the army reserve in the morning.

10. And giving someone laundry to fold...un-folding and giving it back...unfolding it again...and giving it back... again...and again. 

Needless to say I am tired. I have also become an awesome liar....or truth stretcher. You have to think quick when they have an idea or story in their head I tell ya! Just go with it or you will have a really long night of confusion.

P.S. I am pretty sure it was so crazy because it is a full moon. You think I am joking, but I am being completely serious.

Good thing I love them SO much.

Have a good night!
Friday, August 12, 2011

Yeah, yeah, so I'm a nerd.

So I am laying here DYING with a Kidney Stone (yes, believe it) and so I have been watching a lot of TV again. Well, I am pretty nerdy and LOVE things like the Discovery, Science, Discovery Health, and ID channels. There are a few shows that I especially love...."How It's Made" and "How Do They Do It?". These basically show you how every day things are made and manufactured. It really is so interesting!

Well, my favorite yesterday was learning about Australian money! It is plastic just so you know, and it looks like this:

This video shows you how it is made. So if you are a little nerdy like me, check it out because it is pretty incredible.

P.S. The U.S. needs to step it up and get us some plastic money! I am sick of washing mine....and I think we should add some color. Don't you?

Have a happy Friday!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wonderful weekend.

This last weekend was so crazy. I had:

- One of my best friend's wedding
-A family reunion
- Work
- And a Real Soccer game

I feel like I was on the road a lot...down to Manti, Salt Lake, Sundance, and Salt Lake again...but I had a blast. I am not so much in the writing mood so here are some pictures of my adventures...

The happy couple:

 All the bridesmaids!

The Saint George Bridesmaids

Me and Kels so sad that Ash is not there...

And look at Vayla's amazing bridals by Erin Summerill. She looks stunning right? And so does Chad of course...

 SO pretty. And yes, if you were wondering, those are ALL her lashes. Kill her.

And then of course the Real Game where Salt Lake slaughtered New York 3-0. I love Real Salt Lake games...if you live in the area and you haven't gone, you need to go.

However, when we are trying to watch this:

And you get this instead:

it is not super fun. Rough I tell you.

Way fun. 

Have a happy day!