Favorite Quote

I'm not saying that everything is survivable, just that everything except the last thing is.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am a nerd!  I am a book loving/theatre junkie/zelda playing/zombie fetish/music listening/genuinely caring about things nerd!  And yes I can fully, openly admit it!  I truly don't understand what is so wrong about being a nerd.  Calling someone a nerd is like saying "Hey I noticed you'd rather be intelligent than stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than vapid, that you'd rather be genuine than fake, and that you think there are more important things than Justin Bieber's love life and whether or not he's the father of that one girls baby."

Once upon a time in the land of Nerdfighteria there was a man named John Green who has written some of my very favorite books!  He and his awesome brother Hank Green decided to start a vlog.  Which has recently become my absolute favorite thing on youtube.  They are called the vlogbrothers and have created a community of Nerdfighters.  What is a Nerdfighter you may ask?  Are they people who fight nerds?  No!  They are people who instead of being made up of cells and matter are instead made out of awesome, and they fight against world suck.  They are completely pro-nerd (mostly because every Nerdfighter is in fact a nerd) and are against popular people.

I want to join this community of nerds!  I don't understand why people wouldn't want to be a nerd.  Because being a nerd means you can be unironically enthusiastic about things.  Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-while-simultaneously-doing-your-happy-dance-and-gurgling-in-excitement-you-can't-control-yourself love stuff!  Why can't everyone just understand that nerd life is so much better than regular life?

If you want to understand more about this Nerdfighter community that I am talking about just watch this video:
Basically these two men are my hero's!
The End
and DFTBA!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Today I took a wonderful trip to Brauns Books, which is the cutest used book store I've ever been to.  It's here in Cedar City connected to a coffee shop called The Grind, which is the cutest little coffee shop I've ever seen!  Then again I've hardly ever seen any coffee shops...

Anyway I got three books for only $9!!!!  I even got a couple that were on my list of books I wanted to purchase.

I got Becoming Naomi Leon by Pan Munoz Ryan for $2.50, and The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau for $3.00, and then I got After by Amy Efaw for $4.50.  And yes if you can do basic math you will realize that these numbers add up to $10 not $9 like I said, but I got a 10% student discount which took off a dollar!  How awesome is that!?!? Three books for only $9!

I know After wasn't on my list of books I wanted to get but the cover caught my eye and after reading the back I was intrigued so I decided to buy it too.  Now I have to go update my Book Wish List.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thoughts on Twilight and Bella Swan

Let's talk about Twilight.  I went to see the first part of Breaking Dawn this last Saturday and decided that I cannot decide whether I like this series or not.

Most of the people I have talked to about this series openly hate the books.  They bash the cardboard characters, poor writing quality, and the sexism of the story.  And I completely agree!  Many of the characters are very dull and don't have much of a character journey.  Especially Bella, who most people say is selfish, annoying, clingy, obsessive, over-dramatic, over-emotional, whiny, stupid, and just plain pathetic.  And yes, at one point or another in these books she is at least one of these things if not all put together.

Bella can be seen as a complete disgrace to women everywhere!  Throughout the books she cannot seem to do a single thing for herself.  And when the "love of her life" is gone she emotionally falls apart, experiences hallucinations, and is completely oblivious to the fact that if she just accepts Jacob's sexy wolf love she will eventually forget about Edward and be able to love Jacob back.

Women are not this pathetic!  We don't need a man in our lives to make us tick.  We are completely capable of taking care of ourselves and functioning on our own.  Yes, it is nice to have a guy care about you, but having anyone care about you is enough to emotionally satisfy someone, even if it's just your family members that care for you!  Women are not just childbearing decorations.  We are strong, and smart, and nothing like Bella!

Bella Swan the epitome of a whiny teen.  She is constantly saying how plain and boring she is.  She hates the fact that she is clumsy and thinks that one flaw defines her as a person.  She fails to see that however "plain" and "boring" she is, within the first few chapters of the book she already has three men fawning all over her (not to mention that two of those men are fantastical beings who are supposed to be completely drop dead gorgeous.)  Not only that but Edward specifically says in the book that he feels as if he is lining up to get a date with her, and when Bella protests and denies that any boys like her Edward, using his powers of mindreading, says, "Should I name a few?  You know a couple, but some may surprise you" alluding to the fact that there are many more men who find her attractive and would enjoy dating her.  So obviously she is not plain or boring!

Now lets talk about the reasons I love it!

I secretly want to be Bella Swan.  She isn't ever reprimanded for her obvious self absorbed nature!  And I want to have gorgeous men fawning all over me.  I want to have a sexy vampire man vow his eternal love to me and promise to make me immortal and have him be a gentleman and not want to have premarital sex (I mean come on women! who wouldn't want a man like that?!?!)

Pause for a moment: I do not think that Robert Pattinson is attractive (lies! I do think he is attractive, just not vampire attractive.  They did a poor job on his makeup in the first couple movies and made him look sickly and gross, but luckily they are redeeming themselves and in Breaking Dawn I thought he was absolutely beautiful.)  I'm purely basing this attractiveness on the book description of Edward Cullen.  Like all vampires in the Twilight series he is described as impossibly beautiful and perfect.  His facial features are described and perfect and angular with high cheekbones, a strong jawline, a straight nose, and full lips.  His hair is bronze and always perfectly messy which contrasts his very pale, ice cold (and sparkly in the sunlight) skin.  His eyes are an amber topaz color.  And he is 6'2" with a slender but muscular body.  So who do I picture when I think of this description?

Hello Mike Vogel!

So anyways: Mike Vogel=Hot Edward Vampire!  Now onto the rest of this post...

I would also love to have a tan sinewy werewolf boy trying to break up my relationship with said hot vampire man (and unlike Bella I would let the beautiful native American werewolf sweep me off my feet and take me away from the pasty, blood drinking vampire.)  And yes, I think the casting of Taylor Lautner was perfect for Jacob!  I am a total fan of non white men, as I said in an earlier post, and that is probably why I would choose Jacob over Edward.  Plus if I had Jacob I would be able to live a regular life and grow old with someone and have children (not demonic vampire babies that eat their way out of my body but regular children that grow up and bear my grandchildren.)

Though some of you will argue that if I chose Jacob there would always be that possibility of him imprinting on someone other than me.  And to that I will argue back that if I was Bella and I chose Jacob, then I would have never had a half-vampire-half-human baby with Edward for him to ever imprint on!  So therefore the very attractive Taylor Lautner would forever be mine!

Now it is time for me to admit that the Twilight series is indeed my guilty pleasure.  It is still a love/hate relationship for all of the reasons I've listed, but I do thoroughly enjoy the story line.

Friday, November 18, 2011


This morning I woke up with my apartment smelling like Mexican food.  It was gross!  And it was also my fault...

Last night Kenna had to finish her photo project for class before she went home today so we got a group of people, made them into Zombies, and went and took pictures in the Zombie tunnels (more commonly knows as the sheep tunnels.)  It was way fun!  But SO cold!

By the time we finally left I couldn't feel my hands at all.  Which was fine because I would do anything to help McKenna out!  But you know that burning feeling you get when your hands have been really cold and they start to warm up?  Well I had that happen, but it was the worse burning I've ever felt!  I started tearing up because it hurt so bad.  Luckily the feeling came back quickly and eventually my hands stopped hurting.

When we got home it was already 1 o'clock in the morning.  I knew I had to get up for class at 8 but I just wasn't tired.  I was starving though!  So Gratten, Kenna, and I went to get Roberto's Mexican food.  I got a chicken chimichanga and it was absolutely delicious!  Then we watched the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part II, but we all got too tired so we turned it off and finally went to sleep.

It was a very fun night though!  And sadly I think it's going to be better then the rest of my weekend since I have to work the Student Dance concert and McKenna is at home.  So I don't know what I'm going to do...
I guess I'll just go with the flow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Girlie Girl

I've never been the Girlie Girl type, I was always the biggest Tom Boy!  I preferred playing backyard football with the guys of the neighborhood than playing house with the girls.  I'm still like that today!  In High School if I had a choice of going to the Mall with Makayla or playing football with my boys I always chose football.

I admit that in Junior High and High School I dabbled in the art of being a girl.  I tried out make up and jewelry and keeping a Diary (all of which failed!)  I learned that I hated wearing make up (not only because it took so long but because it gave me zits and it felt like I was lathering mud on my face), wearing jewelry was a hastle (I just always just seemed to forget to put it on in the mornings), and I didn't have anything interesting to write in a Diary except "I like Mike Gallacher," which isn't very juicy at all for a Diary.

So I've stayed Tom Boy-ish all my life, and I love it!  If I could do anything I wanted without the world judging me I would wear basketball shorts and T-shirts everyday.  But alas, the worlds image of a beautiful woman is
This... Hello Kim Kardashian.

Unfortunately I do not look like this, or have the money for clothes like that.  So I compromise and instead I wear skinny jeans (those are 'in' right?) and of course I could never give up my t-shirt fetish completely, so I still wear them, just with my skinny jeans instead of basketball shorts.  I do have some really adorable shirts though!  I wear my nice shirts to class and other times when I feel the need to impress people, but I just think t-shirts are so much more comfortable though!  As they say "Beauty is pain" (or in my case less comfortable, not necessarily pain.)

But lately I have taken a liking to make up and jewelry (still not a diary though... I guess this blog comes as close as I can get to anything like that.)  And these new likings to being more of a girl all come from my recent hair cut, which to me seems very ironic since I cut my hair really short like a guys.  I've recently learned though that I look great with make up and earrings!  I guess I just never noticed before because my extremely bushy hair was very distracting.  Don't get me wrong though, I LOVED my hair!  I just felt like a change though so I chopped it all off.

So it took me getting boyish hair to actually start wearing make up and jewelry.  Strange, right?  Anyway I'm sure that this will probably only last at the most a couple months, and then I'll get sick of doing make up everyday and my new earrings will get boring.

I don't really have much else to say in this post (except maybe that I'm still a HUGE Tom Boy, I just don't look it as much anymore.)  I mainly just wanted to point out the irony of my life lately... so The End.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Wow, I haven't posted in quite a while!  So anyway I decided I should post something... I'm also avoiding doing my Music Theory homework.  I just don't feel like figuring out inversions of chords at the moment.

There's not really much to post about lately.  My life has been pretty boring...

I have a lot of free time now that I Love You is over.  I'm not doing anything exciting with that free time though.  Basically I've just done a whole lot of nothing lately.

And now I really have nothing else to say.

On to Music Theory, I guess.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I've been wanting to chop my hair off for a while now, but unfortunately I am a Theatre Major and didn't own my hair.  But now I do!  So I'm going to cut it!

These are my two hair cutting options.  My favorite is the first one so I think I'm going to have them cut it like that so on the days I let it go curly it'll look like the second just a bit shorter.  I'm very excited!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Last year I lived in a wonderful old building named Juniper Hall.  I had some of the best times of my life there so far!  I think this blogged event was my favorite by far http://lifeofatheatrestudent.blogspot.com/2011/02/long-weekend.html (this is from my former blog from last year.)

Anyway back to this post:  I love Juniper Hall so much, but unfortunately the heating system completely broke this year.  They are moving the students out of Juniper and eventually tearing it down.  This makes me super sad of course so obviously I had to do something about it!  Sadly there wasn't really anything I could do, except steal a tree and my old door tag from Juni.

So that was my fun law breaking adventure today!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Potential Job

I might have a potential job lined up for next semester!  I'm going to talk to an Art Department advisor today about possibly being one of the draped models for the art students.  In my opinion it is the perfect job!  All I would have to do is sit relatively still while people draw me.  And while I'm sitting there I wouldn't have to concentrate on anything specific like bagging groceries, or pressing the 'go' button on a light board.  I'd be able to think about anything I wanted!  I could reminisce about life, or memorize lines or a monologue, or I could even just play music in my head (maybe even listen to music!)

From what I've been told so far the draped models get paid $10 an hour and the un-draped get paid $14 an hour.  I think $10 an hour is great pay!  I really hope this works out, because then I'd have some source of income and instead of having to work 6 hours a day 5 days a week all I'd have to do is go sit in a classroom every once in a while.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sad News

I didn't make either show.  Which sucks.

But now I'm even more dedicated to getting into Rabbit Hole!  So I'm just going to throw myself at that and hope for the best!


There is a song in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change that is called Waiting.  I have it stuck in my head at the moment and it totally fits my situation right now, as I am still waiting for the cast lists to be posted.

BUT I have exciting news!  I have defeated Ganon and beaten Zelda Ocarina of Time!
Link and I make a great team!  We've saved Hyrule and restored peace to the land!

Yes I'm a total nerd... but at least I can admit it.


"This waitings appalling!"...
"How long must this stalling persist?!"...

Waiting, waiting...


Today is result day for my auditions.  Both cast lists for Little Women and Almost Maine go up today.  I'm extremely nervous and decided I needed to do something to keep me busy, so here I am.

I've heard some very good news from my friend Elisa and some nerve wracking news from her as well.  She is the Assistant Director for Almost Maine so she already knows both cast lists.  I'll start with the news that made me extremely nervous; she said that Little Women has a very strange cast.  Which obviously made me nervous, because either that means I'm not strange and I didn't make it, or I made it and I'm a strange choice for whichever part I got.  Luckily later on she told me that Rick Bugg LOVED my audition for Almost Maine and he even asked Elisa why I haven't taken one of his classes yet.  When she told me that I was ecstatic!  Out of the four professors who choose the BFA's at this school, Rick Bugg was the one I needed to impress this year and get to know.  I'M ON MY WAY TO BE A BFA!!!!

With that last bit of news I'm hoping that if I didn't make Little Women that Bugg will have put me in Almost Maine.  I just want to be in a Main Stage show so bad!  But I guess if I don't make either I always have Rabbit Hole to audition for next Monday, which I'd have a very good shot for.  And at least being in a Second Studio show is better than nothing.

Anyway... I think I'm going to play Zelda now to get my mind off things.  I've almost beaten Ocarina of Time!  I just need to defeat Ganondorf, escape the castle, then beat Ganon and I'll be finished!