Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Once that was done and over with i had some breathing time, not much because i forgot my choir dress at home and after school we were getting on buses to go perform... so i thought, hey i'll just go home at lunch. No big deal. Well, i missed 2nd period because i was in the assembly so i missed the test we took in there, which i was going to make up during lunch. So in my quick thinking, I took the test during the rest of the assembly, a good 75 question test in say.. 10-15 min. Oh yeah i flew through that one. And in 3rd period, we were just watching a movie and my blessed wonderful teacher let me leave so i could get my dress and not have to deal with idiotic high school students in the parking lot full of snow during lunch.... and the roads were horrible. That snow just kept on falling. A lovely 4-5 inches on my car, and it was only out there 4 hours!!!
So yeah, today was just stressing with tests all over the place and crazy snow, and parents gone so i had to drive in the snow, which freaks me out, and being too busy i can't stop and breath.... i'm tired.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I also got to see Aida at the Hale Center Theater with miss sophie hall! Love her. But the show was absolutely amazing! and i could see that musical over and over again and love it everytime. We were belting aida songs all the drive home :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
|What Megancrosland Means|
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
1. I was in 1st grade!
2. about to get baptized
3. starting piano lessons
4. playing with megan and whitney! we were the neighborhood three-some
5. doing whatever else i did back then...
5 things on my to-do list today/tomorrow
1. study for my cna test!!!!
2. watch the dark knight!
3. find out where heritage care center is
4. piano practice
5. do stain glass
5 things I would do if I were a Millionaire
1. pay off my loan
2. pay for choir tour
3. new clothes for sure :D
4. lots of itunes gift cards
5. buy a new car... i know selfish... i'll donate later
5 places I have lived
2. Pleasant Grove
3. and pleasant grove for the rest..
5 jobs I have had
1. Babysitter, like every teen girl...
2. mowed some lawns with my brother...'some' being the key word
3. worked at quiznos.... intersting people there. probably learned more then i ever wanted to know. they popped my innocent bubble
4. Allred's Ace Hardware...and still there!
5. and stain glass stuff for my neighbor
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
They had a big ol poster that talked all about Lance Armstrong and his amazing heart. He by the way was already born with a 30% larger heart, but in addition to his amazing active lifestyle... his heart is huge. His resting heart rate is 32! Which is ridiculously slow! A normal human heart beats between 60-100 beats per min. Mine is 80... which is okay. But 32! Can you imagine if your his nurse trying to take his pulse... uhhhhh and a 1.................2........... I'd probably think we was dead waiting for the next pulse. But when Lance is at the top of his game cycling, his heart rate exceeds 200! Now healthy males at exertion at that age only average 150... so he has an insanely fit heart. Good for him. Yay lance!
The human hand has 27 bones controlled by 37 skeletal muscles.
Your nerve cell signals can travel up to 250 mph.
If you took your cerebral cortex and spread it out flat, it would be approximately 16 square feet.
Your brain consists of 14 billion nerve cells
Skeletal muscles make up almost have of the weight of your body. So if for some reason you want to loose more then half your weight...good luck trying!
Your brain is only 2% of your body weight but it needs 20% of your blood supply.
After only 4 weeks an embryo already has a heart and eyes.
And after 8 weeks, organ differentiation is largely completed.
The heart pumps roughly 1,800 gallons of blood through your body daily. 3 ounces of bood with each beat.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
My favorite picture, Natalie's a dead sleepover girl, and I'm a nurse trying to hear her non-existent heart!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
"He is a hero because he refuses to become like all the rest."
"She was her own definition."
"Do not, under any circumstance, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth."
"We in ancient countries have our past- we obsess over the past. They, the Americans, have a dream: they feel nostalgia about the promise of the future."
"This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing."
"Empathy lies at the heart of Gatsby- the biggest sin is to be blind to others problems and pains. Not seeing them means denying their existence."
"Whoever fights monsters, should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."
"Feel, Feel I say- feel for all you're worth, and even if it half kills you, for that is the only way to live- and the only way to honour and celebrate these admirable beings, who are our pride and inspiration." - Henry James
"Greatest freedom of man was his 'independence of thought.'"
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Rejoice and Sing Noel!
Go Tell it on the Mountain
There is no Rose of Such Virtue
The Twelve Days After Christmas
In Dulci Jubilo
Christmas Time is Here
and then these last four are ones we are singing in January with other chamber choirs and we're being directed by Craig Jessop!
Let the People Praise Thee, O God
So, alot of music to tackle, but i love it.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
National Debt Clock runs out of digits...
New York- In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.
As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure- the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.
The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.
The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt.
Now if this just isn't ridiculous... we are apparently expected to rack up this debt to a QUADRILLION DOLLARS!! That's pathetic. It only took us 19 years to sink 7.5 trillion dollars more into debt. How are we not making anything to help drop this number instead of it skyrocketing up. Oh that's right, we get everything from China. Good one nation. Let's put all of our dependence in other nations that want to overtake us. Very strategic. Hey but good news... gas prices have dropped around 30 cents in I think 4 weeks!! That was a definite happy day for me.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We watched Tuesdays with Morrie in my CNA class today and it really got to me. I've been so selfish in my thoughts, I've overlooked that they're people that have lived a glorious life. So seeing this old, frail man with all his wisdom, who yeah he couldn't walk anymore, his hands shook and it embarrassed him, he changed my sight. It's so important when working in a hospital or LTC to realize that you're working with someone who probably doesn't want your help but they know they need it. They weren't put in there for fun, and it's definitely not fun being there. So when you put your heart out there, i believe they can teach you and help you, as much as you can help them.
Now, this doesn't change the fact that I am sooo nervous! to go work an 8 hour shift in a LTC. The people there will only be thinking that I'm another nurse whose certified and is just working, when i actuality I'm just a student. Which definitely puts some pressure on my shoulders. But it'll be such a good learning experience for me.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
B-days aren't as fun but still have their ups. Seminary can be spiritual as long as you aren't about to fall asleep on the desk... i was having a morning where i just couldn't wake up even though i slept a good almost 8 hours. Health Science Advanced was a little bizarre as normal. I now expect to see videos every class of a schizophrenic, hypochondriac or someone with tourettes. Pretty healthy for your subconscious huh.. Well i move onto mythology english which is interesting in itself.. along with the crazy people i have in there...aka a lovely handful of emo's that have been warning our student teacher from BYU to run and hide from our class. Not to good. And then i finish up the day with Chemistry.. oh that's a hard class to have after lunch. I'm dozing off but i know i don't understand any of it, so i have to stay awake... it's a tuff battle i fight every day in chemistry.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
My b-days are alright, getting better/worse. I've been trying to get into a medical english class, but the only way that's happening is if someone drops out..and so far that's not happening. So i have seminary B1... then i have health science advanced, which i am also in love with! My teacher is so scatter brained and crazy i love him. But i'm really excited to get farther into that class. After that i head off to Mythology english. Which is interesting and all, but i'd prefer medical english. I have some fun people in there...and some crazy emo's. It's a bit twisted. My b-day comes to a close with chemistry. My teacher seems pretty cool, but i'm am in a class FULL of sophmores. No joke. I know one senior... who is so annoying i don't know what to do with myself. And one fabulous junior whose in chamber with me...so she's keeping me sane. :D But all in all, i'm loving school. I really enjoy my classes and seeing everyone again. It's fun. :)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Staying at my house is Uncle Bennet and Aunt Jenna with all their ADORABLE kids. :D they are so so cute. They are Haley, Alice, Esther, Faye, Floyd, Forest, Ruthie, and Celeste. Oh my i just want to eat them up all the time.
So everyday this week after i get off work, i head up to Grandpa's house to have dinner and hang with all the fam! It's been pretty crazy and i'm definately feeling those miles in gas prices. Ugh. But i'm alright with it this week.
Wednesday we all went up to Lagoon and played up there! Oh my heck, way wayyy too much fun. :) All us teenagers were together and were just go go go! In our group was the guys... Quinton, Kent, Spencer, Nate, Jordan, Reed, Ben, and James. The girls... Aubrey, Mckenna, Emma and me. We hit Wicked twice, Colossus...probably 5 or 6 times, Cliffhanger, mouse/rollercoaster, the white rollercoaster a good 5 or 6 times also (short lines!), ferris wheel, water slide,and the chair lift 3 faboulous times ;) Inside jokes are now again plentiful.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
We'll also be going to Dachau Concentration Camp and museum. I am so excited to be able to go there. I know it's such a horrible part of history but i can imagine how moving it must be to see it. http://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/ (click english version...unless you read german :)
Our final destination in Germany will be the city of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber. This full name states that it's above the Tauber river, because apparently there are other Rothenburgs... confussing! But it's essentially a rebuilt Medieval city of the 16th century. There's a walk on the wall which encloses the city, and evening walk of the wall and the Nightwatchman tour.
So this is Germany for me next year. I'm so excited. They gave us ideas to prepare for the trip..one was to follow the Tour de France...that's where i'll be next summer!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The 5 dollar movie bin! Place to be. Another love of mine. They have fabulous movies there... really. I'm a cheap person when it comes to buying some certain things....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
While i was at my medical camp, my Grandma on my mom's side passed away. And it really didn't hit me until i walked in the next tuesday on her funeral for her viewing. Seeing her there so still... But to make things even more conflicting, i was at EFY the week of her funeral. So i left Tuesday morning for the funeral and then came back up to EFY later. But the funeral, was one of the hardest days i've had but it was an amazing experience for me still. The knowledge i gained, and that funeral was really, an amazing service.
So to make things up to date, i am now back from EFY, where i atteneded at the U. I loved it. My group was the coolest there!! No lie!! All of us had our inside moves and chants that we'd do everywhere... everyone would look at us and wish that they were in our group. My girls, were awesome. All of us bonded like sisters. I even started talking like them. Believe me it's hard not to when you have 2 from kansas, 2 from texas and 1 from georgia. Talk about southern accent taking over!! Our company won first place in the cheer off too!! yup, we partied.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Do you see this rediculous sunburn. Lame swimsuit strings... Who gets a sunburn like this..oh me me!! Pick me! yeah no thank you.
New book i've started on. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. We watched the movie in english and i LOVED it. But warnings..it's sad. Totally throws you off at the end, you just jump and wave your arms around stuttering like a moron. My class just about had a meltdown. But in accordance to a jewelery seller in Hawaii, the book is far above the movie. So i'm excited to read it and find out for myself.
So tomorrow, another bike ride to work! Last friday, 5 out of 7 of us at work rode our bikes. We have gone eco-friendly. I love it.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
These are the babies. Pretty sweet. Perfect little circles. Story behind them... well miss katie showed me this AMAZING park. But it's late, completely dark. More fun though. We get to the top of this playground and decide, hey good idea to do a little train down this slide. No. Bad. The slide was one where it's completely closed in. So going down it, yeah my knees pop up and i get a burn from the slide. hahah i think they look hilarious. I like them.
I have officially proclaimed a new record for myself...of how many wrappers a recees cup came in. I had 4! wrappers on one recees cup. How incredibly insane! What a waste, but at least it gives me something to excite over. Oh and was it exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and my victory.
Focus...focus.... focus... what to focus on??