May 29, 2011

To Do List Updated:)

I've been thinking about what I want to do before I die. Not like I'm 85 and nearing death...haha. But I am 19 and nearing family and kids and all that stuff that can alter life plans! So....there are some things that I want to do. And the time is now approaching for some of these....
  • Paragliding (20th birthday?!....)
  • Skydiving (sounds nice...but I'm not sure I'm up for it yet. But if I wait too long then I will have no sense of adventure anymore! :)
  • Go on a church history tour (I can check this one off in just a few weeks!)
  • Write lots of letters to missionaries and other people
  • Be on the Amazing Race (just dreamin here....)
  • learn spanish
  • ride in a hot air balloon.
  • Go on a humanitarian trip to somewhere in South America
  • take my future family on a service trip too
  • go snorkeling and swim with turtles
  • go to Hawaii (the snorkeling would work well here:)
  • become a social worker
  • go on a mission
  • go to another country to teach English (India?...)
  • be an EFY counselor
  • be in the pillsbury bakeoff
  • write my own cookbook
  • write a cookbook for college student
  • go to Ireland, Italy, and the Seychelles Islands
  • have kids
  • adopt a black baby
  • learn to surf
  • be a wedding planner (I might be working at Magnolia Grove until i'm 40...)
  • go to Prince Edwards Island in the fall (or anywhere east coast)

May 19, 2011


Being a white girl living in Utah, I am usually not in the minority.
But now.... I work at Costa Vida! And I am in the minority.
Yep, most of the people are mexican. And speak spanish. Sometimes I think they forget that I probably don't understand them. Haha.

It's only been two days, but I have already met some interesting people...

We were playing some "get to know you game"... I guess it was supposed to help us like each other more and work together or something....
The question was "If you were stuck on an island and could take only two things, what would would it be?"
My daughter. And Cigarettes. (haha i guess if those are the most important things in your life...)

A fully stocked bar. And a Victoria's Secret model to 'get it on'. (ok...good to know we have so much in common!)

I met this boy. We were cleaning shelves in the kitchen together. I never realized how much you can learn about a person in the 30 seconds that they introduce themselves.
My names Jordan
Nice to meet you, I'm Marisa
How long have you worked for Costa Vida?
This is my second day. You?
Since March.
(Insert some advice he gave me about working at costa vida...)
So, what is your position here?
Trainer. And cash register. I have over 5 years experience.
Wow, you sure moved up quickly!
Whatever I do, I do it right.
Are you going to school then, or just working?
I am really trying to get some management or corporate position. I am also on the waitlist for police academy. I will do whichever I am offered first. Whatever I do, I do right.
Um, thats cool....
Here's some advice - When someone in a polo comes into the store they are from corporate, so suck up to them. It helps in getting promoted.
(Later on this is what he told me:)
I double majored and double minored and had double the elective credits I needed. During college I was in classes for 80 hours a week. I do things right. Here's some advice - Costa Vida is working on communication. So talk to people so you can become a better team. Here's some advice - Costa Vida is ........ Here's some advice - Costa Vida......
(Thanks for all the advice from "Costa Vida corporate".....He told me everything Costa Vida is trying to improve or doing or whatever.)
He also told me his life story, about finding out he was a dad then dropping out of college, the fact that he won't date a single girl from Salt Lake valley, told me he is Mormon but the "rebellious" kind so he can't date Mormons, and way too much other stuff that did not help his image. At all. Along with a variety of @#$&* thrown in his sentences.
Well, it was nice to meet you too!....

There was another boy. I'm not sure his name, cause he was Mexican and usually I can't understand exactly what they say the first time....
But he was very nice.
It was the normal get-to-know-you-conversation.
Then he asked me if I "like to party"
Well... probably not your kind of parties!... That's all there is to do in Utah! And they still aren't that good. Last week though, it did get a little crazy. I had a party at my house. Too much beer pong.... Then he asked if I go dancing. Or to raves. Haha, nope, I don't go to raves!
I even explained to him that until a week ago I was living in Logan. And the nightlife isn't quite the same there.
He then again expressed his love for partying every single weekend.
Later on he asked if I was "LDS".
Yep, I told him.
Then he was telling me about his girlfriend, and how she is white.
Have you ever dated a Mexican?
Haha, nope I haven't!
Are you allowed to have a boyfriend?
Yep, I am...
(It must have been the LDS thing...)
Then he told me about his ex. And how they met at church, and they were both Jehovah's Witnesses, but then did bad stuff and got kicked out and disfellowshipped.
We also talked about high school and what we liked about it.
He told me he usually didn't go to school actually.

It's true. Everyone is not the same.
In fact, there are some very different people out there....
Or maybe it's just cause I'm a little white girl:)

May 15, 2011

my profile :)

"We cannot stand on the sidelines while others...attempt to define what the Church teaches...May I ask that you join in the conversation by participating on the Internet to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration."
-Elder M. Russel Ballard

May 9, 2011

USU. Davis 304. Freshman year.

I hate saying goodbye to people. HATE it. At least saying "see ya later!" is a little easier...
I absolutely LOVED my freshman year at USU. It was definitely the place for me to be. My roommates were fantastic and I am lucky to get to live with them next year! I love you girls! There were some pretty awesome people who lived in Davis that I loved getting to know. My only regret is waiting so long before actually meeting them, because from the time we met them until the end of the year I made so many memories (boys across the hall!...) There were so many guys I met and became good friends with who I am sad that I won't see them much anymore because of missions, but I am honestly so excited for them and the opportunities they will have! I will miss just being able to go out into the lounge and watch the country music channel, talking to the boys on 2nd floor, hanging out with 4th floor boys, coming out of the shower and never knowing who just might be sitting in my room, late night talks in the lounge, and always knowing that there was someone to hang out with and talk to in our building.
I know that people are put into our lives for a reason, and we are put into other peoples lives to help them. Life really does get better after high school! haha....
Thank you to each person I met who made my year a little better!
Thank you USU for giving me the best freshman year I could ask for!
And to all my friends....see ya later!

Freshman year just wouldn't have been the same without....

.....some things such as the traveling hairball. A sink full of dishes. Me and brit promising each other almost every day we would clean up our room so it didn't look like a bomb went off. Going out to watch a movie but finding the same people who had been playing call of duty for the past 5 hours were still there. Opening up the fridge to find a container of who-knows-what had once again migrated onto my shelf in the fridge. Hearing Kaits rap music blasting from the room next door, and Lenka blaring loudly from the boys across the hall. Giving Brit liposuction with the vacuum. And many more things......

225 days until Christmas....

Some people celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. In Davis 304 we extended that....well, at least our tree has been up since then, along with lights hanging in the hallway. Sadly, it was time to move out and we had to get rid of the tree. With no one to take it home and no where to put it except DI, we decided to spread some holiday cheer by planting it in the volleyball court outside. It was one of those things where other people saw it and thought "if only I was smart enough to think of that...." :)

Canoeing adventure:)

Last day of finals, no more work, and sunny outside. So what do we do? Go rent a canoe!

May 4, 2011

May 1, 2011

I'm gonna miss this....

Going to Jazz game (last of the
season...and we won:)
Easter at home
Sleepover in the lounge
Special Olympics
Sean Kingston at USU!
Dance party in the street
Snow in May...yuck.
Donating blood for the first time...
(and passing out! haha...)
Nightly sunset watching:)
Bonfire in the canyon
Stargazing on the sidewalk
and the usual: sleep, eat, school,
eat, work, eat, sleep:)

Josh Wright

What a stud...
A few weeks ago me and Britney went to a piano concert by Josh Wright at Temple Square. Lets just say, I'M IN LOVE. Oh boy. What a man. We almost the only people there under the age of 65 (haha)....but he was amazing! I'm glad someone else is a piano nerds who could really enjoy and appreciate it:) He played a variety of songs, which included some arrangements of woven in with classical pieces. After the concert he was at Deseret Book for a signing, so of course we had to go meet him! Listen to him and you will fall in love....