Monday, June 28, 2010

To bone and back

On Friday Princess Aurora and I went to Idaho Falls to stay with Princess Ariel's family. Ariel's brother got deployed so he couldn't run his leg in a race they were doing as a family. The race is called "To Bone and Back." Apparently there is this tiny tiny tiny town 20 miles outside IF called Bone that no one has ever heard of. Aurora and I were filling in for Ariel's brother. We each had one of the 5 mile legs. Ariel's dad took the first 3 legs (15 miles), her sister took the next two legs (10 miles), I took the next (five miles), princess Aurora took the one after me (5 miles), and Ariel took the last leg (took us home with the last 5 miles). It was really hot out and we were out there for just over 7 hours. We finished 40 miles total in 7 hours and 8 minutes. I ran my leg in a little under 40 minutes so I was proud of myself. Everyone did a great job! I had a ton of fun. When we got home we checked out our sunburns. It looked like we were wearing invisible t-shirts because we had distinct burn lines on our arms and neck where our t-shirt had been. Hopefully it fades... but I have to admit it's kinda cool. :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Drinking Water

Today I went running to prepare for my race on Saturday. It was 83 degrees outside, and I hadn't had more than one bottle of water to drink all day, so I was dehydrated. I had to stop to walk several times. It frustrated me a lot because the race is in two days! I had to stop running for a while because I got sick with something awful. I had a fever and a head cold that moved into my chest. I finally felt better enough to go running this week, but now my lungs feel HORRIBLY out of shape. On my way past the stadium I stopped underneath and headed straight for the water fountain. I stood in a hunched over position with my head resting on my arms and I let the water flow over my arm and lips for a while. At first I couldn't swallow, since my throat and mouth were so parched, so I had to open my mouth and get it wet before I could swallow. I think I have never appreciated water so much in my whole life. What a blessing it is! When I felt a little better I left the shade of the stadium and finished my run. I was at the last corner before getting home when I saw a familiar truck. The hulk and my FHE brother were in it honking and waving at me. I waved back, but I don't know where the energy came from, because I was exhausted.

When I finally made it home I collapsed on my bed and worked up enough energy to get up and stretch. While I stretched I put a reminder in my phone every hour for the next two days that I need to drink water. The rest of the day, every hour my phone rang, telling me to drink water. I hope I don't kill myself in this 5 mile race. I want to run it in under 50 minutes. It's supposed to be in the mid 70's on Saturday... wish me luck!

Oh and here is a funny story of the day: I was drinking water (like I'm supposed to) and I took too big of a gulp. Then Lashes and Princess Aurora started singing to the Saturday's Warrior soundtrack and it was hilarious! So I laughed, which made me swallow my water funny and a little bit of it went down the wrong tube. I started choking so I ran to the sink right as it all spewed from my mouth. I was choking and coughing and laughing like crazy, but I didn't want my dear friends to realize that I was laughing at them so I went running from the room to compose myself again. Princess Ariel saw this all happen, and she laughed at me. That only made it harder to keep a straight face when I walked back in the room.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Throwing Things

For some reason there is a deep sense of satisfaction that comes from throwing things at people you know when they are least expecting it. I'm not sure where it comes from, but when Princess Aurora and I are hucking things at our friends in Delta Phi, I just feel happier inside. It's all in fun of course. This morning the boys in apartment 5 were all out on the balcony, because it was beautiful. Having all those guys in one spot was just too tempting. I went to the kitchen and grabbed my bag of carrots (the same one we used when the FedEx truck was our target practice). When none of the guys were looking our way, we carefully removed the screen from our window. We broke the carrots in half in order to create more ammo and then started hucking them our the window. Unfortunatly, they were just about 5 feet too far away for us to hit. We waited for a while. Finally, Lashes walked down the stairs to his roommate's car to get something. He was greeted by a shower of carrot hunks flying at him. we only actually hit him like twice, but it's the thought that counts. We were focusing so hard at aiming that we didn't notice his roommate slip into his apartment. When we withdrew back into the shelter of our rooms, all of the sudden there was a BANG, as a water balloon splashed against the window. We looked up to see another one come sailing through our open window. SPLAT!!!! The water was everywhere. My bed and our chest of drawers were soaked. We shrieked! We heard all the boys across the way went into hysterics.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My ironic dating life...

Today in weight training class I benched 70 pounds for 3 sets of 8 reps! I am so proud. I do not envy the person who trys to attack me, because they will get a pretty solid sock in the face.

Nothing huge happened today, but I did a lot of thinking. I have discovered that everytime I decide to give up on finding a man to date, I get asked on a date by someone I don't want to go on a date with. I think I am just very focused and VERY picky when it comes to guys, so if someone asks me on a date who I didn't first think wow I would really like it if that guy asked me on a date then I am likely to have a slight to huge panic attack inside. It is pretty impressive how composed I appear to be on the outside when I am about to throw up inside. Maybe I am all over the place and making no sense right now, but that is probably due to my intense lack of sleep this week. I was doing homework until 3am last night... or should I say this morning? So what can I learn from my discovery today? I should never give up on guys no matter how much I want to because if I do, I'll get asked on unwanted dates. (?)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Caught Spying

Today we had a big group date with all our roommates. The date was great, and I had a really good time, but the funniest thing was after the date. Since the girls asked the guys, some of us walked our dates home. Princess Aurora was the last to walk her date home. Her date, blue-eyes lives in the apartment complex just outside our bedroom windows so when she left to walk him home, all the rest of us got a brilliant idea: let's watch her walk him home! We went sprinting into Princess Ariel's bedroom, and she FLUNG the blinds open all the way in one big, violent motion. Blue eyes and princess Aurora were on the stairs right across from our room. He looked up into the window and Princess Ariel froze. They made eye contact. I didn't see any more because we all ran from the room screeching with embarrassment and dying of laughter.

Friday, June 11, 2010

FedEx Carrot

This morning a FedEx truck pulled into the Delta Phi Parking lot outside our bedroom window. We are on the third floor, so when the truck parked itself, it was in just the perfect spot that if we took our screen out of our window, we probably could have jumped on top of it. I decided I didn't want to die today, so Princess Aurora opened just the bottom of the screen and I stuck my hand out the window. I took some of the carrots I was eating and started chucking them on top of the truck. Unfortunatly only one of them stayed on the top of the truck. The rest of them rolled off the other side or fell short. Giggling like crazy, Princess Aurora and I watched the FedEx truck turn around in the parking lot and continue on its way with the carrot still on top of it.

People keep telling me that I could easily be older than 20 because I act so mature for my age. I think they say that because they haven't seen me in moments like this. I can do some pretty goofy things at times.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wheat :P

The other day my friend from a few doors down swung by my apartment. She said, "Hey, could I borrow some flour?" I stared at her blankly for a few seconds before responding.
"Um, no. I am wheat intollerent. I have no use for flour." She then gave me the same blank, 5-second stare.
"Oh my gosh! I totally forgot!" We both started laughing. Luckily Princess Aurora had some flour for my friend.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"And I want to MARRY one of those??"

Yesterday I went over the the Hulk's appartment. We had to work on our group project. I'll just point out briefly that him and I were the only group memebers working on the project... just saying. Two of his roommates (one of which is my FHE brother) were in the room, watching the basketball finals on TV. I was reading what the Hulk was typing so I almost didn't notice when someone let rip a nasty fart. I am used to tuning that kind of thing out, because I have a dad and brother who both think it is incredibly funny to fart really loud. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the Hulk and his two roommates exchange looks with each other, look at me, and back at each other. I looked up and looked from one person to the other as it dawned on me what had just happened. My FHE brother (with a look of total shock on his face) said, "OH MY GOSH! I forgot there was a GIRL here!!! A wave of hysterics came over me, but I managed to tell him I was used to it, because of my dad and brother (thanks boys). To make it even better, the Hulk's other roommate, blue eyes, said, "I was just about to fart too to counter yours, but then I realized she was here!" I think it was the funniest moment of my entire week.

When I got home I told my roommates about the incident. Princess Ariel said, "I guess they consider you one of the guys now!" Princess Aurora said, "And we want to MARRY one of those?!" This is why I like having guys as good friends. They make me laugh until I cry even when I am incredibly stressed.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Branching Out

I am officially branching out today. I'm going to ask the guy I like on a date! Wish me luck! If you never see me again you can assume one of two things:
1. I died when I exploded when he said yes because I was so happy, or
2. I crawled into a hole because he said no.