Tuesday, June 23, 2009


7 days from today I have to grow up. Sort of...I think. Haha I leave for Michigan and drive for four days to my new life. Well my life for the next four years. As it gets closer and closer I'm getting so incredibly excited. Last night with Abbey I looked up all the different places that are near my new home in Ann Arbor, like New York, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Chicaco, St. Paul, Washington D.C. and they're all super close! I'm so excited to be close to those places and experience this whole new culture that is the North country as my dad calls it ha. It has also hit me however that I don't know some things. For example I was sitting in the car with my dad and realized I have no idea how to take care of a car in cold weather. No idea whatsoever. At all. Ha and he started to tell me then got distracted by the different places I need to take my car this week. I still have no idea about grad school, what I'll be researching or what classes I need to take but I'm not so worried about that. I'm pretty sure my advisor is really involved and will help me out with that. Other than the not knowing though, I'm really excited about starting this new 'job' and starting school again. I'm excited to learn new things. Another thing that I am SUPER excited about is the cool fact that I got season tickets to Michigan football. I LOVE football and I think it's going to be so cool to go to those crazy games. I'm excited to be in a college town and move into a new place and have a new home and explore a new town. It's going to be so much fun I think!

Also kind of sad about everything I'm leaving. Well not everything because I'm not leaving things but I am leaving people. It's nice because I've been able to see so many people before I leave but I'm still sad I'm leaving. So! They all had better come visit me in Michigan. It is strange though to realize the people that I miss. Some people I didn't expect to miss I miss a lot, and other people I don't miss so much. It's a funny realization. But it's really amazing to feel this nostalgia I guess for leaving because it reminds me of the amazing people I have in my life and that they are so quality that I do miss them immensly when I leave. So this is just my little shout out that while I miss you so much, I miss you because you're flippin amazing! Loves! And here's to growing up!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo

Today's dilemma: is Cristiano Ronaldo gay? There is no denying that the man is metro at the very least, but now I'm reading an article about his wearing a flower in his hair (even if you are gay it's weird) and then he says this: "Last year, when I was in LA, everyone was talking about my tight trunks. Have you seen what people in LA wear? I was the most normal dressed person over there. Anyway, what's wrong with wearing tight pants? They look good and it's better than having tan lines down your legs. This year it was the pink hat with the flower." Now before this statement I would have just leaned towards metro amazing soccer player... but after the "no tan lines" comment I'm inclined to change my opinion... I don't know. That's my conundrum of the day. Surprising I don't care either way, if he is gay it doesn't make me like him less. He is almost too pretty to be straight. I also have not heard of gay soccer players before. I'm sure they're out there I just haven't heard of any. Eh, here are some pics you can judge and let me know your thoughts.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


So I was watching this new show called Royal Pains last night and the main character said "When man plans God laughs." And I thought that might be appropriate for this post... haha but I have plans anyway.

First I want to share my new mascot. I think he's stinkin' funny and pretty cute. So I've adopted him as my mascot. For further reference his name is Rufus because it's a scraggly name.

Anyway, I told Abbey that I would blog more about what I'm doing since I am going to be so far away, so I'll try to do that. And what better place to start then my plans for the next three months. And ya that's seriously as far as I've gotten. Okie first, I'm going to be leaving New Mex the 29th of June and driving (yup all the way) to Michigan. But on the way there I'll get to stop and see my adorable friend Lindsey in Nebraska. She was my college roommate and I was in her wedding and she just had her first baby Adisynn in January. I am SO excited to see her and the baby. So I get to Michigan the 1st of July where I'll be sharing a condo with a girl in Ann Arbor. She sounds really nice and I'm excited to meet her. I hope she goes to church activities so that I have something to do on the 4th of July... because it's the Saturday before I have the opportunity to go to church on Sunday. I probably could figure out it something was going on...but that's beside the point. Then on the 7th I start my 'internship' with my new advisor. I don't have a dang clue what I'll be doing... And then school starts September 8th and again... no clue on classes or what I'll be doing. BUT I have a place to live haha. Oh as far as moving... I don't know how I'm going to get my stuff up there. I guess shipping it but I have no idea how to handle that at all. I need my daddy to help haha.

I guess the Lord won't be laughing too hard at me because I have less plans then I thought I did. Well I'm nervous but oh well... haha we'll see how this all works out.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Okie so I know it's been a while. A long time actually but at first I just had nothing interesting to say and then I had no time to say the interesting things. Ha well maybe that's a stretch to say that they're the interesing things. Haha first we'll start with GRADUATION!!! Haha I finally graduated. Well I say finally but honestly it has gone by so incredibly quickly. It's amazing to sit here by myself and think that I have a degree. But enough about my personal reflections on value. For my graduation President of the United States came. It was really pretty awesome to hear him talk, and make fun of Michael Crow. It was not fun however to get the Sun Devil stadium 4 hours before the ceremony and chill out in the sun. Well perhaps chill is the wrong word.... My good friend Kara also graduated with her PhD and she got to walk across the stage and shake the President's hand! So that was commencement, and then for convocation I was chosen to be the Senior of the Year so I got to sit up on the stage the entire ceremony. That was pretty fun but I had to keep reminding myself not to fidget because everyone could see me. That was the hardest part. Oh and figuring out how to spell my name phonetically: hi-Dee zip-EAR-ian, ya that was the best I could come up with. But it worked. Then I walked across the stage and almost got spun off it when my professor hugged me. That was pretty fun though I have to say. I'll never forget it. Then we took some family pictures outside which will perhaps get posted eventually, after I remember to transfer them to my computer and give them to Abbey (since she threatened me ; ).

So that was graduation. The next day I'm sitting at home and thinking it was fun but kind of a huge letdown. Then I realize it's because I still had to give a final presentation to the Grand Canyon in Flagstaff. And I had to make sure my project worked since my teacher (the one who hugged me) was threatening to fail me if it didn't work... But we did get it to work and I was able to go to Flagstaff and give my awesome presentation (because basically our team was the best) and then go on a three day trip floating down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon! That was possibly the most fun I have ever had on a trip. But I was super happy to come home and hang out with my bucket and my nephew for a couple days while Abbey and Ben went on an anniversary night. It was pretty crazy being a single mother of two for two days but thankfully I crashed a party late at Kara's and she was nice enough to take us in for a couple hours, and we also went to a movie for Kyndal. Random thought about the movie... it seems like more and more cartoon movies are really for adults, the jokes I hope go over the head of small children. Did I just miss those things when I was small or is this a new development? Anyway, then I got to spend the rest of the week with Abbey before I left. It was a little weird because I had this motto. I planned everything I'd be doing in New Mex, everything that was happening when I get to Michigan, but never not once did I let myself think about leaving. I couldn't take it. But it was fun to hang out and not have to worry about school.

Now the hard part...leaving. It was kind of nice because leaving makes you think about everybody you're actually leaving, you work really hard to see all of them. So I got to have an amazing fun road trip with Sarah, see movies with Anton and Matt, hang out with Scott, and then cry with Abbey. Now that I'm back in New Mex I've also gotten to see a lot of friends because I'm leaving, and I get to stay with one of my friends on the way to Michigan! It's really really nice being able to do that and have fun but at the same time it's ridiculously sad. I would say something about leaving Abbey but I can't. Let's just leave it as I'm WAY excited to see her and my bucket and nephew in three more days when we go to Pagosa! And then I'm excited to see Kara later this month and maybe Sarah! Okie I think that is all the catching up I have : )