Thank you for teaching me that biking is one of the best forms of transportation.
Thank you for the concerts
Thank you for campfires and s’mores
Thank you for the sailing obsession and the excursion at the Lake on the Hill
Thank you for the Red Rock
Thank you for summer and Krave trips
Thank you for the cupcakes and the birthday parties
Thank you for teaching me responsibility
Thank you for teaching me about hipsters
Thank you for the dance parties, especially the one on Upper Quad last fall
Thank you for this moment
…and this moment
Thanks for helping me make that post grad decision to go spend 18 months in Idaho, yes Idaho.
Thanks for all those great life experiences
Thanks for all that knowledge too
And thank you, thank you for introducing me to these people
Two days and I’m a College Graduate. Stoked.
One of my favorite things to do is have breakfast with friends. Over the course of my 4 years in college I’ve been able to enjoy breakfast with many friend groups. These breakfast parties have helped me try some new foods including German and Kenyan Pancakes, both are really good. I now love German pancakes and make them often.
This semester my neighbors and I conveniently have had extra time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings so we’ve been able to eat breakfast together quite a bit. I bring the German Pancakes, and they make the hash browns.
Here is the recipe I use:
Preheat the Oven to 375
In a blender mix:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla
a pinch of salt
Melt 3 tbsp of butter in a 13×9 cake pan, pour in the batter and bake for 20 mins.
I like to eat them with powder sugar & lemon juice.
So easy, and so good!
I’ve been exposed to some pretty good pranks over the course of my 4 years in college. A few have included piling leafs in front of doorways, doorbell ditching (numerous times, my friends and I have been doorbell ditching the same house of boys over the course of the whole school year and they still don’t know), and earlier this month some friends and I filled a room with cups of water.
A couple of our friends were home for the weekend so we headed over to their apartment with over 150 plastic cups. That wasn’t even enough. We filled them with water and placed them throughout the whole room. I like this prank because it’s not a rude prank, it’s pretty harmless, it just causes a bit of an inconvenience. In order to get anywhere in their room they had to first empty out each cup.
If you’re looking for a good prank, I highly recommend this one.
Something I love about SUU is how easy it is to be involved with campus events. Last summer I was able to be apart of a music video made for Flight School. Every year before fall semester the incoming freshman attend Flight School, a few days where they are introduced to campus and meet other new freshman. Because I’m a transfer student I never attended Flight School, so making the video was a fun way to be able to somewhat experience Flight School.
I remember receiving a text one day last summer that said something along the lines of “Come be in a Ke$ha music video, wear bright colors and crazy hair.” Of course my friends and I wanted too. So I pulled out my crimper from middle school and away we went.
And here is the music video for your viewing pleasure:
The actual music video starts about :54,
At 1:06 on the right, pink tights purple shorts–that’s me!
Making that video was a party.
Saturday was SUU’s first home Track meet. I was really excited to go because this was the first SUU track meet I had gone to and because the Trackletes are some of my favorite people. Saturday also happened to be exactly a year from the day that I met one of the Trackletes, which made the whole thing even better and it’s a great story.
I have a picture taken from nearly the exact moment of our short first interaction. And it’s this photo:
April 2011 – Myself with my friends Loryn & Laurel (Yes our names are all similar, the way we like it) decided to walk across town. We started in Fiddler’s Canyon, which is on the far North side of town and ended up at Campus. It was a quality walk. As we were trying to get the perfect picture with self-timer in front of the SUU sign you see above, two boys walked by, including Tracklete Devan. The interaction was short, I think something along the lines of “So are you like visiting from another school?” was said to us, which was not the case but still a memorable interaction. Little did we know we would be hanging out with both of them 2 months later at Groovefest.
And that first interaction is also so much better by the fact that the Tracklete house (which houses 3 Trackletes, 2 current and 1 retired) became a frequent stop for my friends and I last summer.
Here is Tracklete Elijah, he is from Kenya and makes the best Kenyan Pancakes.
I wish I had a better picture, but Elijah is pretty exclusive about paparazzi, so this cellphone picture will have to do. But this picture was taken in Tracklete house which does add to it’s quality.
This is from their meet on Saturday, the Men’s Mile to be more specific, Devan is center and Elijah is to his left.
The runners here at SUU are pretty legit. These Trackletes are also part of SUU’s Cross Country team, who took first this year at the Summit League Championships, yeah they’re fast.
This past weekend I headed up north with some friends for the the Holi Festival of Colors. Holi is a traditional Hindu holiday. For 2 days they open up their temple and grounds in Spanish Fork for some “brightly colored powder, mantra, music and a bit of “holi” mayhem,” (source). Basically you can go around the grounds and temple, listen to live music, and throw colored chalk on each other.
There were SO many people. Last year over 50,000 people attended the two day festival, this year the number was even higher. You can learn more about the festival over here. If you missed the festival last weekend there will be another in Salt Lake City on April 14th at the Krishna Temple.
Here are some photos from the day
Now here is a very impressive video, made by the same guy who made the viral Moab Rope Swing video, if you haven’t seen that video you really need to. This video should give you a better idea of what goes on at the Holi Festival.
Last semester I blogged about my first experience at Sand Hollow. Sand Hollow State Park is around 50 miles south of Cedar City and has plenty to offer. Last time I went was to play in the water, it’s a bit too cold for that right now but there is still plenty to do at the park. A few weekends ago I was able to go back, but this time to go four-wheeling at the Sand Dunes.
I’ve only been four-wheeling a handful of times, and never at any sand dunes before. I think I prefer sand dunes now.
I was surprised by the amount of trails and space there. There were a lot of people out four-wheeling but it was easy for us to stay out of their way.
This was one of many attempts at self timer.
It was a quality experience. And such a beautiful day.
Last semester in my Persuasion class we spent a few of our class meetings discussing the subculture of Freegans. I found this subculture extremely interesting. The definition of a Freegan, according to freegan.info is: “Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources,” (source). Freegans like to use what others throw away, basically they live as close to a free lifestyle as possible. A popular Freegan activity includes dumpster diving.
That snowboard was found in a dumpster and that chair was a free find also. (In fact that entire apartment that you see above was furnished completely with free, or borrowed, furniture). With the chair’s legs broken off we attached it to the snowboard and had ourselves a Freegan sled. Conveniently Cedar City received a load of snow one night, so a few good people and I went Freegan sledding down the street.
Way good winter activity.
Monday night was my Ward (church) Talent Show. There were several different talents including: singing, guitar playing, cowboy poetry, movie quoting, and even some whip cream catching. It was quite entertaining.
Some of my very good friends performed a rap.
After all the talents the boys came up for a little push up competition. It was intense.
After the push up contest the two winners of the talent show were announced! The winning acts included fellow blogger Cheri and my friends. Their rap was pretty great, the rest of the audience agreed too, I couldn’t stop laughing.
The winners and myself! The winning talents are moving on to the Stake Talent Show next week!
About once a semester the school puts on a Career Fair . The fair allows students to connect with potential employers and some even set up interviews right then and there. There was a career fair yesterday, it was the first time I had attended one. Since I’m graduating this May it seemed like a good idea to go see what companies were around. There were really only a few options that fit my major and I honestly wasn’t really interested in those. There were some potential summer job options there though that I may look into if my current summer option doesn’t work out.
I may have not have had a real successful experience but I ran into a friend after that said she already had a second interview set up with one of the businesses. And I got some free stuff, which I am always a fan of.