Sunday, September 30, 2007

Brothers & Sisters

Season 2 of Brothers and Sisters starts tonight.
Quick Catchup of last season's finale:
  • Justin left for Iraq, said goodbye to Kitty & Nora at the airport.
  • Sarah and Joe seperated because of Joe's infidelity with Kitty's half-sister Rebecca.
  • Kitty got engaged to Senator McCallister. Their engagement party at Nora's was kind of a disaster. His family is more crazy than the Walkers.
  • Kevin made out with Senator McCallister's sibling at the engagement party, who ended up being an ordained Methodist minster.
  • Tommy and Julia's twins were born 10 weeks premature. Elizabeth came out strong, but William died due to complications. (This storyline was very hard for me to watch.)
    Tune in tonight on ABC to see what happens next!!!

High School Musical 2 Sells 2 Million...

Ok, I am an 18 year old college freshman, but I love High School Musical. I love High School Musical 2 even more than HSM1. I don't care what anyone says. I love it. I constantly have the soundtrack playing in my room (much to the annoyance of my poor roommate, I think). I read today that the soundtrack has sold almost 2 million copies in 6 weeks. This is huge, my faithful readers. Congratulations Disney Channel. ALL FOR ONE!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

It's snowing. It's September. Seriously?!?

The bottom picture is of Y mountain. I love that the Y is whiter than the snow.

And here is a guy wearing shorts. In weather I can see my breath in. Meanwhile, I am wearing jeans, longsleeve thermal, coat, beanie, scarf, and gloves. Eating Spaghetti-O's and hot chocolate. In my apartment. Because it's 34 degrees outside. Let the adventure continue...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh! I Wanna Dance With Somebody! I Wanna Feel the Heat With Somebody!

I have been sick with the flu for three days. Ever since I got back from STG. So when I finally started really feeling better last night, I decided the best thing for me would be to get out of my stuffy, sickly apartment since I had hardly left it in 72 hours. Luckily, a friend from high school who is also @ BYU called me at around 10 with the perfect reason to escape: 80's dance night at some little dive downtown. Just what I needed. So, Brock and I went all out dressing up, and I finally got out of my apartment! Mission accomplished!The night begins...Party People!! Some of Meg's roommates (L-R Cori, Natalia, Brit)
The dance club we were at...I didn't see the guy in that top picture until after I'd taken it!
Some action shots:
MeganBrockCori Me I think we're alone now... There doesn't seem to be anyone around...
We built this city on ROCK & ROLL! And the night ends...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adventures in Hollyhood...

Last night I took my first venture into the world of BYU clubs. On a whim, (and fully exhausted of The Office), I went to the hip-hop club with Chris, Abe, Brent, and Scott. Once we got there, the instuctor took off. Apparently, since we were a week late, we didn't deserve to learn the choreography well enough to not be completely lost for the first 15 minutes. After taking that time to get acclimated, I started picking up the dance. It was really fun! I don't think the other guys enjoyed it as much as I did, but I'm definitely going back next week. Who knows, I might even audition for the performance team next week...

After an hour and a half of hip-hop, I somehow ended up in BREAKDANCING CLUB. Welcome to college, where you can get an education AND learn to breakdance. Anyways, we basically just watched Brent breakdance until deciding that 1. Breakdancing was ways out of our league and 2. we had put off homework enough that we really DID need to go back to the books. Ha it was a very interesting night, for sure.

Edward Scissorhands

I saw Edward Scissorhands for the first time last night. It is a seriously disturbed movie. The whole thing was just creepy and weird, like some dark twisted version of Whoville or something. And, just for the record, I'm really glad the 80's are over - if just for style's sake. The clothes in that movie made me want to poke out my eyes with Edward's hands.

Rascal Flatts Still Feels GREAT

Rascal Flatts' new album, Still Feels Good, came out yesterday and let me tell you, it is amazing! I have yet to pass judgement on whether it's better than Me and My Gang, but it's neck and neck so far. Some of my favorite tracks are "Take Me There," (obviously!), "Still Feels Good," "Winner at a Losing Game," "Secret Smile," and their surprisingly good duet with Jamie Foxx, "She Goes All the Way." Check it out!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Gossip Girl

Alright, every fall I get addicted to at least one new series (like I need any more TV in my life). Anyway, very few actually caught my interest this season, except one. I am completely addicted to Gossip Girl on the CW. It centers around the dramatic, twisted lives of socialite teens living in the Upper East Side. Think of it as NYC's response to The O.C. (but already so much better). I'm such a loser but it basically fills the huge void of teen drama and angst in my heart since One Tree Hill doesn't come back until midseason and Veronica Mars got cancelled. Check it out! Wednesdays @ 9/8c on The CW!!

Iranian President at Columbia U.

I read a really interesting article in the NY Times today about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University. Even being a pretty liberal school, I wasn't surprised by the students' reactions to his vist. Many were outraged and protestors have been at the school all day. I certainly wouldn't want President Ahmadinejad coming to speak at BYU. A lot of his remarks seemed either very divertive or just pig-headed. I mean, he said “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country." Ok. Right. That's a pretty generalized comment. He also went around questions asked about his view of the destruction of the Israeli state. He wouldn't answer the question directly (yes or no), responding “Where’s the free expression in that?” Anyways, it's a very interesting article.

Here's the link:

Reason #1 Why I Miss the STG

I hate the cold.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Old Red Hills of Home

Yes, I am finally going back to St. George. For the first time in about a month. I have survived my first month of college and am rewarding myself by spending the weekend in my real house. With my family. And my friends. And my bed. And my shower. And Golden Spoon. And Pasta Factory. And lunch with my mom. And One Tree Hill marathons with Alex. And staying up late watching MTV reality shows with Adrienne and Amy. And doing laughing so hard I start to cry with Taylor. And cruising with Katie, Tori, and Nessa. And basically doing everything else that makes STG a better overall place than cold, mountainous, academic Provo. You should be able to hear the excitement in these words. Because I have not been this excited for something since graduation!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Random Rant

I'm glad Karly is the only person who reads my blog. And I could just walk 20 yards to her apartment to tell her all the things I write about haha. And for the record I won't go into Musical Theater because it really is so unrealistic as a viable career. And my life would feel like a waste. Man I love my blog.

The Prophet's Visit

Today was definitely a journal-writing day. President Gordon B. Hinckley came to BYU and spoke at our devotional. How cool! Where else on this planet would that even be remotely possible, ya know? Anyways, I went with Abe, Brent, Andy and Kendall (Chris had work.) They got there about an hour early and we still got seats like 5 or 6 rows from the top of the Marriott Center! It was packed (obviously). But at least we were facing the roommates could only find seats on the side with President Hinckley's back to them. I'm just glad the guys saved me a seat. President Hinckley gave this really great talk about the 13th Article of Faith. It was so cool, and even though he went to the U, he talked a lot about how great BYU is and what a blessing it is for us to be able to go here. I finally realized that that is so true. For all its cheesiness and overkill, BYU is an amazing place, and for right now it's exactly where I should be.

The College Student's New Groove

I know it's really late, and I should really be asleep, but you know when you're just really in touch with how you feel? I just feel like I should get this all down on (theoretical) paper before I go to sleep and forget all these thoughts and conclusions.

I've never been a huge advocate of change. Especially in my personal life. I take change very badly. Moving to college was a huge struggle for me because it involved me redirecting my entire life, all by myself. Without family. And in reality, only one close friend, who I really didn't want to cling on to just because I was having a hard time adjusting and burden her with all my personal struggles and problems. That could have possibly ruined my friendship someone I care a great deal for. So anyways I basically only have one other person at this university who REALLY knows me in all my imperfections and shortcomings (and all the good stuff too.) In the close-to-a-month that I've been here, I've realized a great many things about my perception of change.
I always viewed change as a negative aspect of life. Change meant getting ripped away from my familiar, and getting thrust out of my comfort zone. It was always at the very top of my "Things I Hate" list. However, I've now come to realize that there is a great amount of good in the concept of change. Let me explain.
For any of you reading this who really know me, you know that I am very comfortable in my skin. If you like me that's great, and if you don't then you're not obligated in any way to be my friend. I am who I am - no excuses. I've come to realize now, though, that back in high school, while I thought I was comfortable, I was really just settling. I comprimised with everyone else's perceptions of me. I spent 18 years building a reputation that in some parts, I really didn't like.
Moving away from home has given me, as everyone says, "a blank slate." For the first time in my young life, I'm not defined by anyone but myself. Many people view this as an opportunity to get rid of things they don't like about themselves. And while I could do that, I won't. That would be cheating who I really am, because you can never really like 100% of yourself. The human is a flawed being. And that's what's so amazing about life. We're not perfect.
It may come as a surprise, but even within a month, I see subtle changes in myself. I see it most in the friends that I am spending the majority of my time with. I never thought it would happen, but they are the complete and total opposites of my high school friends in every way, shape, and form. They are fulfilling a different part of me than my high school friends did. A part most of them never even touched on. I see change in the way I behave and conduct myself, the way I study, talk, walk, the way I do everything. I'm finally finding my groove and fitting in. I honestly so much happier on such a deeper level than I ever was in high school, and I'm grateful for that.
I think when it comes down to it, my changing process is not about becoming a new person. It's about settling into a more ideal version of my old self. And honestly, that's all there is to it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My roommates...


Name: Brock Bennion

Hometown: Milton, Washington

Major: Pre-Med

Rooms with: Joe

Activities in High School: Student Body Presidente, Varsity Football Captain, Basketball Announcer, Musicals...

Favorite Food: Potatoes

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo

Favorite TV Shows: Seinfeld, Jeopardy

Girls Kissed: Would not answer...

Favorite Music: Country (yeah, see why we get along?)

Interesting Fact: Been within 15 ft. of the world's 12th most deadly snake in the Peruvian Amazon at night, throwing sticks. It's a true story.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

Ok, so the other night, some of my friends invited a bunch of us over for 'Vegas Night' (They're from LV). The invite came right after I went to see You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, so it saved me from a night of seriously dull homework. Anyway, it was a total blast! We had tons of food, cards, and drinks. It was maybe the real first social event I had gone to that wasn't just hanging out all night. Here are the pics:
(Disclaimer: All drinks in these photographic images are NON-ALCOHOLIC. No aspect of the highly regarded BYU Honor Code was broken by any individual on the premises.)

Partyin' It Up @ BYU...

So this is my first post - like 4 days after I started my blog - but better late than never right? I figured I would start it off right by tackling a fun subject! The social scene at BYU is a blast!! I've never been so tired going to so many events, parties, games etc. I did just as much in high school but the curfew thing always helped haha. Here are some pics of some people I've met in the past few weeks...

(L-R Dani, Brent, Kendall)

(L-R Me, Andy, Amy)

(L-R Andy, Abe, Dani, Chris, Brent)

So yeah, those are some random pics of my friends..I think it would be easier to post one of the party's pics in a seperate post, so I'm gonna do that now...