not healthy.

so i may be slightly obsessed with the tv show how i met your mother.

maybe it’s because they’re livin the dream- my dream– in new york city. maybe it’s because they are so ridiculously hilarious. maybe it’s because lilly and marshall are the cutest couple to ever walk the earth. ever. maybe it’s because it is extremely well written and clever. maybe it’s because ted is the most romantic male i’ve ever heard and i think every woman deserves to be treated like he treats women. maybe it’s because i want barney stinson to be my best friend. maybe it’s because i think of ted and lilly and marshall and robin and barney all the time anyway like they really are my best friends.

i dont know.
whatever it is, it’s got me hooked. thank you leah and sarahmaines.
so i may have gotten through season one in less than a week. and i may have plowed through season four in 24 hours. not a big deal.
before you start judging, let me explain my behavior with some more-than-reasonable excuses:
1- they are about 20 to 22 minutes long which is nothing compared to the usual 45 minute shows i watch. so they’re easy to have on while i’m getting ready or something and not feel like i’m wasting time.
2- i watched season four this past saturday and sunday which was before school was back in session, before i had to think of doing more homework, and before most people were back in town so i wasnt too worried of not being social enough.
3- i had to catch up to jen.
4- leah and sarah have seen them all and they have jokes and it’s nice finally knowing what they’ve been talking about all these months ;)
5- it’s the same deal when i read a book. i have to get through it to the end. even though the series isnt finished (which is going to be killing me for years to come… or however long it’s going to be on), i just want to catch up so i can be done playing catch up.
so i was doing some imdb-ing yesterday and i found out some interesting facts about all the characters/actors. so i would like to share them. probably one post at a time. because i know for sure that my roommates both read my blog and watch the show. and i also want to add some great quotes from each character too. cause there are some great quotes. true story.
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cecil is my homeboy.

to kick off the nice and needed thanksgiving break, my dad and i went to pizza pie cafe (all you can eat pizza pasta and salad. need i say more.) and then went to the byu basketball game. my work gave president’s seats so we were able to sit right behind president cecil o. samuelson and behind us were president and sister tanner. such a fun experience. at one point during half time, cecil turn around and yelled to president tanner ‘pay attention to the game, grandpa!’ it seems like they’re really cool men who have a love of fun.
we were in the second row right on half court and we won! so much fun and a great daddy daughter date :)

me and dad.

cecil.
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the verdict:

it was amazing.
i love edward.
jacob’s hot.
but i love edward.
the end.

this year at new moon. at 12 am. thursday night.

last year at twilight. at 4 pm on friday. why it looks we stayed up for the midnight showing, i dont know. that’s what freshmen staying up late all the time tendencies do to you.
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highlight of my week


i got to go here on thursday with jen and it was so nice. even though we got there right after two youth groups and were there for two and a half hours, it was so nice. after a crazy week, it felt so good to just sit and think of the important things in life and not feel like i had to worry about school or money or my future just then. it’s a chance for me to communicate with my heavenly father and be in the world but not of the world.

i am seriously so blessed to be SO CLOSE to a temple. here, even if i had to walk, it would probably only take about twenty minutes. some people don’t even have a temple in their country, let alone their city! i feel absolutely awful that i haven’t taken advantage of it more but, i promise, from now on, i will.
i feel like i’ve heard a lot in church and general conference and the church magazines about temple attendance in the last few months and i’ve felt horrible cause i’ve always been slacking in that area. but something we talked about in relief society one sunday completely changed my thought process. we were talking about the pioneers and how much they suffered and how supposedly we were saved for this time because we were strong enough. this whole time i’m thinking, are you kidding me? there’s no way i could pull a freaking handcart across the freaking united states of america. but then someone pointed out how it was their calling and duty to establish the church and bring it across the plains and how we have a duty as well- to attend the temple and do the Lord’s work. how hard is that?! people risked their lives to cross the plains in the dead of winter, losing all their possessions and loves ones and i can’t even find time in my oh so busy schedule to go two minutes up the road and spend maybe just two hours in a nicely temperatured building and serve others?! i needed to make a change in my life and now was the time to do it. i hope i can redeem myself for the few and far between times i have been over the years.
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