Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas, it's absolutely wonderful..the food is good, the company is great, and you get presents. What more could you want?
On Christmas Eve we always have this great bit party at our house with everyone, we eat dinner and hang out. It was especially great this year because both of my grandfathers proved that they are incredibly politically incorrect.
Lisa: "Oh I love Robert Downey, Jr., I would take him covered in mud."
Grandpa Rich: "Ew him! He's nasty!" (This is an 88 year old man...keep that in mind).

Grandpa Viehweg: "I really liked that movie, the Bucket List, and what was the negroe's name that was in it?"
Me: "Morgan Freeman?"
Grandpa Viehweg: "Yeah, him."
The entire table erupted into laughter.....
Grandma Viehweg with a death stare: "Don't you laugh at him."

Ah yes.....That is my family.
Then Christmas morning came....and I got some very cute iPod touch...and a Panini Grill! I feel almost as cool as Megan Crosland now. I didn't even ask for the grill...somehow my parents....I mean Santa...just knew I really wanted one.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I forgot just a few....

From Mark:
-Your friends only emotional investment in your situations is your happiness, trust them.
-Rainy nights are worth being made fun of for.
-Gender is relative to coherency (more for Mark...not so much for me).
-Lift rides can indeed be one of the best parts of skiing.
-"You suck" is equivalent to "thank you".
From Taylor:
- Coke fixes everything.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Things I learned from 2010

So as this wonderous year draws to a close, and I am totally sick because that's just what happens when finals week is over, I'm reflecting on all the lessons I learned this year. I believe life is about growing and progressing and this year has been a year of progress, and this is what I learned.

- Birthdays away from home on the first day of school suck, no matter how cute your outfit is.
- Even though you're not in high school anymore, people don't act like it.
- You can win a gold medal in a snowboard race.

- Friendships endure over space, time and occaisionally ill-fated romantic ventures.
- Brenda Cooper is the F word. (Feminist)

- English 2010 isn't worth your time.
- Flirting with boys and then finding out they're a tad awkward.
- Steve wants to take you to the observatory....but only because Kuniko said no when he asked her. And then he asked Kayla after you said no....
- You can survive a car accident.
- Saying good-bye won't kill you.
- Delta airlines will get you home a day late when you don't have time to spare.
- You will act on emotional impulses no matter how hard you try.
- Sometimes giving someone a second chance is the best decision you'll ever make.
- You don't have it all figured out.
- Obama and Osama bin Laden are synonymous in International Politics.
- You will call Fidel Castro the bearded wonder, George W. Bush baby Bush, and George H.W. Bush papa Bush. Thank you Furlong.
- Grammar class will turn you into a Grammar Nazi.
- You will graduate from college in 2 years.
- It's ok to ask and accept help, especially when it comes in the form of Diet Coke with Lime.

- Working from home is not nearly as fun as working in house.
And I know there are many more lessons that I learned and have yet to learn, but all in all a pretty good year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hello Finals....sort of....

So remember how finals week usually sucks really really bad? Well this year, not so much. You see somehow I only ended up with two finals, a take home test, and a paper.
So guess what I'm doing all of next week? I'm going snowboarding. This is literally the best finals week ever. You want to know what the best part is? My two big finals are international politics and United States foreign policy so I pretty much only have to study for one test, since they're both on about the same things.
Yeah, life is good.
I do, however, have one way it could be greatly improved. Oakridge should really get rid of the black ice in the parking lot. I was walking to the shuttle yesterday morning and then I slipped and fell. Not only do I have a massive bruise on my side and elbow, but there were a lot of people standing in line for the shuttle and they all saw me. I'm so uncoordinated.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


So once upon a time I was working, and not being the most diligent employee...seeing as I was surfing the net in between calls...when suddenly this nasty program HDD Diagnostics installed itself on my computer.
So I turned my computer off. When I turned it back on the malware was still running and giving me some weird errors and asking me to pay a bunch of money. It's a really good thing Mark was available to come and save the day.
Since his dad is a computer engineer, we were in pretty good hands. We removed the malware...did a system restore back to a day when we knew the system was clean, and then reran the malware scan.
Unfortunately, the malware somehow crippled my Mcaffee making it pretty much useless. When I tried to uninstall and reinstall it, Mcaffee couldn't do it. So rather than messing around in the registry trying to delete files I just decided to purchase a new antivirus.
I've now go Norton, which Mark and his father inform me is better than Mcaffee anyways. But I'm pretty happy with it so far and my computer seems to be up and running normally again. Thank heavens.
And that is why I didn't blog until today, as I couldn't get online because I didn't really have any protection. I just love computers sometimes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Because I should have said....

So I live in when it snows A LOT. I drove up early on Saturday to miss the storm that came through...the storm that dumped 9 inches on little Logan. So my car was effectively covered and thanks to Oakridge's snow removal, completely stuck in the snow.
This isn't too big of a problem since I very rarely drive anywhere in Logan, but Taco Tuesday was approaching and I would need to dig my car out at some point. I don't have anyway to dig my car out. This was a problem.
Mark came over to my apartment to hang out..but I kicked him out a little after 10 to finish some homework. As I was reading all about counterinsurgency I heard scraping of a car. Being naturally curious as to why anyone would be scraping off their car at 10 o'clock at night..I looked outside.
Lo and behold Mark was scraping off my car. He even had a shovel and was digging the snow out from behind my tires. So I grabbed my jacket and walked outside. I opened the door walked about halfway down the steps...Mark looked up....
"You suck," I said. Yeah, I know, hardly the appropriate response. But really Mark was digging my car out for me. He didn't have to do that.
And that is why I'm writing this blog post, to publicly show everyone how awesome Mark is...and to say THANK YOU! Since I probably should have said that....and not 'You suck.'
Besides, Mark said that it was supposed to be a surprise for me and I kind of ruined it by being curious.
In other news, I had a funny in my international politics class today that made me laugh quite hard.
Professor Johnson was talking about counterinsurgency and said, "Obama....Crap I always do that.....Osama Bin Laden...."
The entire class erupted into laughter. Yep, that happened.