Sunday, October 31, 2010

well hello november!

What happened to October? It is gone. November has arrived (almost). One step closer to THANKSGIVING! I am so very excited for Thanksgiving break. I need a break from this school and town. Happy Halloween!

I have a new car!!! 2003 Subaru Forester. It is wonderful. I am so glad the bank finally came through and I get my car.

I have discovered that I love to dance. It may be surprising to those who knew me in high school as a complete wall flower when it came to dancing. But, earlier this summer I jumped over a wall at some point and I have lost that shy-ness. Now I'm just all out crazy, all the time. Haha, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

I don't enjoy dressing up for Halloween. But, somehow this year I dressed up twice. Once as Pippy Longstocking. The other time as the road. It was pretty cool. Some friends and I dressed in all black and put yellow duct tape stripes down the side of us and put various road signs and toy cars on our clothes. Lizzy was roadkill, and we also had a few pedestrians. It was great fun.

Life is pretty wonderful.

My family is watching home videos right now, which makes me supremely jealous.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

the perfect weekend.

  • carving pumpkins
  • frozen yogurt
  • dance party (2)
  • ultimate frisbee
  • ultimate frisbee in the rain
  • winning ultimate frisbee
  • football game in the rain
  • BYU football WINNING
  • "psych"
  • rain
  • playing the violin
  • church
  • pie
  • "The Karate Kid"
  • splashing in puddles
  • realizing Sunday night at 10:30 pm all the homework you still have to do
  • not caring. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

when it rains, it pours.

Do you ever feel like this?

Today, I do. This day has not been very nice to me. Because:
  • I didn't get enough sleep because I stayed up studying physiology.
  • I don't really understand the new ochem stuff.
  • I spent two more hours studying physiology.
  • I went to physiology class, and didn't understand it one bit.
  • At work, my PCR was crap. And it took FOREVER to run the gel because there was a newbie.
  • The bank is retarded. Seriously.
  • I basically failed the physiology test I stayed up studying for in the first place.
Silver lining: I have cool friends. And I'm about to go play my violin, which is always a good thing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

pretty, pretty princess

Tonight, I won a game of "Pretty, pretty princess." I played with my cousin Joleen, my other cousin Angela, and her daughters Katia and Hadley. It was very fun. This was after a delicious meal made by Josh. (Angela's husband).

And now for another BUSY week. Full of school, two tests, activities, work, and more school. I hope I survive. I'm sure I will. More people engaged this week, several more married. It would please us if the people living above us were a little more quiet at night. And, today I had a sugar overload.

But, life is beautiful. :)
This is me, in my princess-winning attire. Sorry you can't see the awesome crown very well.

Everyone, keep smilin' :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

things on my mind.

because we're talking about the brain and nervous system in physiology. crazy how that thing works.
because I have to sometimes remind myself to smile.
because my ORCA grant proposal due in 17 days.
because it is autumn!
because I bought this car. Not officially yet, but almost officially. I am so excited.

Friday, October 8, 2010


My arm is famous. My whole self was famous on channel 2 news a few weeks ago. Now my arm is famous on channel 4 news! Dr. Kauwe is a professor that shares our lab. He recently has discovered a mutation in a gene that causes alzheimer's. So, all the Utah news stations have been coming to cover the story. And they want legit-looking footage, so they film us working. It's a party. Haha. Click here if you want to see the video from channel 4.

My life is pretty normal. Go to class, go to work, study, eat, study, sleep, run, play tennis, or frisbee occasionally, and study some more. Whoo. Happy Homecoming! Maybe the football game will not be a massacre tomorrow. I hope so.

Now, what to make for dinner?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Hanna!!!

Twenty-one years ago, the Cranney family changed forever. Hanna was born! Yay! This is our third year living together. I'm not sure why she keeps putting up with me. ;)

Things you may not know about this awesome girl:
  • her favorite colors are blue and purple.
  • she LOVES Boise State football.
  • she is an AMAZING artist.
  • she loves music.
  • she has a large music collection. (which I frequently steal from)
  • she likes converse shoes.
  • her hair is always gorgeous and perfectly straight.
  • she loves Zumba
  • she likes milk way more than any normal person
  • she loves psych and monk.
  • she hates Mondays and Thursdays
  • she hates chemistry.
  • she could be a model.
  • she can dance.
  • her middle name is the same as mine
  • she is fun to watch movies with.
  • she is a nutritional science major but luckily still loves to eat sugary food with me
  • she occasionally laughs in her sleep.
  • when she gets hyper, it's really funny.
  • she is an all around amazing person. :)

Boise State-colored cupcakes that I made!

Happy Birthday Hanna! :)