Sunday, July 15, 2012

Those are huge

Sometimes Hunter makes my day.

After showing off his muscles he asked to see my muscles. I flexed and he said in his tiny two year old voice.

"Those are HUGE"

from the mouth of babes.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


This post is kind of late in coming.

I asked a girl to marry me last month. She said yes which means we are engaged. Whoot! Party, Butterbeers, fizzing whizzbees, sugar quills galore!

For those who want the story read the following:

So there we were, it was May 12th, and this was the big day. I had not slept well the night before (mind you maybe not any of the nights after Wednesday when I talked to her dad and he said I could marry her) but I had lots to do.

This was my to do list:

  • Buy flowers
  • Finish lantern/lights
  • Set up at Bramalls
  • Dinner
I thought this was going to take forever. I finished the first two by 9:30. Oh boy, dinner was not til five and I that meant I still had 7 and 1/2 more hours. Well, I needed to keep busy so I added more things to my list:

  • Clean the car
  • Get a haircut
Great. Now it was 10:30. Well, I went home and ate something. Then I went to Liz's and she and I went to the Bramall's to set up (pictures to come).

Then finally after a swim and reading a book, and getting ready, then getting ready again it was time for dinner.
After dinner it was still to light so we went to play bocce ball with Liz. Thanks Liz!
Then we went to movie night at the Bramall's. On the car ride Kyra asked if I thought is was time for a deep talk again (that was stressful...little did she know...)

We watched the movie Tangled.

When it got to the lantern scene I plugged in the lights:

Said some endearing remarks and got on one knee and proposed.
She asked if I was serious and then said yes of course.

Then we hugged, smiled, etc... and then asked each other "now what?"

oh and here is the ring 

The 1st of many Catching up posts- Pottermore

Sometimes I get behind in posting, but I have been wanting to do this post for awhile.

I am a big harry potter fan. I love those books. I also sometimes have wand pens that I take to church.

Anyway, J.K. Rowling recently came out with a new "interactive reading experience" called Pottermore.

I pretty much was geeking out about it during the months before hand and then I got my letter. I bought supplies, then my wand chose me:

If you want to know what that means join pottermore

Then came what I was worried about, the sorting. I kind of have this fear of becoming a dark wizard so I really didn't want to be sorted into Slytherin. Also, I oft think Hufflepuff and marshmallow together in the same train of thought, and I sort of wanted not Gryffindor, so what I am saying is I really wanted the sorting hat to see me as a witty nerd and sort me to Ravenclaw. 

J.K. Rowling warned me to answer truthfully, which I did, and the hat decided:

It was meant to be. I'm a Ravenclaw, busy doing this now:

And this:
I am a wizard for sure, but not a dark one, a nerdy witty one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why I'm so happy

I know who I am. A child of God.

I know God loves me and that he does not forget about me. I pray to Him.

I know that everyone has a heritage of divinity. As such, I think they are awesome.

I pray for a good night's rest every night.

I drink lots of water.

I love my family and talk to my parents at least thrice weekly.

I listen to classical music.

I am constantly learning and find there are things to learn everywhere.

I believe in revelation both through living prophets as well as personal revelation.

I have a humorous laugh.


I cleaned my room yesterday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

belle-necrofasciitis dream

As many of you know I have really vivid dreams, and every once and awhile I have dreams that stick with me for long periods of time. Last Fall I had one such dream. 

I dreamed my dog, Belle, had necrofasciitis (Necrotizing fasciitis).

Click on this to see a picture of what this disease is (Caution: it is gross)... or google search it. If you want...

This disease just has the muscles in ones body killing themselves and dying and decomposing. It is really really bad. My poor dog was not doing well.

In my dream, I performed surgery and saved my dog's leg. 

Go me!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Today in anatomy my professor mentioned Bezoars. I got excited because of the bezoar that saved Ron Weasley. 

But then she showed this picture:
^That is a hairball (Trichobezoar)
Apparently this is the truth about bezoars.

So apparently Ron was saved by swallowing a hair ball/rock from a goat. Gross. Yet magical?...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today's Lunch

Awhile ago I set a goal to take lunch to school more. In this way I actually eat lunch/food instead of waiting until my return home.

This morning I was in a hurry and just real quick grabbed things for lunch. As such my lunch today consisted of the following: an orange, some Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips (my favorite), and a Snickers candy bar.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sleeping duck

I saw a sleeping duck the other day. It was just sleeping in a stream. I couldn't help but think, "what is stopping that duck from being carried away downriver?"

This is a picture of the mouth of a waterfall. Would sleeping ducks get eaten?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Streams and parking

Just Real Quick, They (meaning someone in charge) reopened the south campus stream this week and it makes walking to school great. I subconsciously, and now consciously, officially changed my parking lot to one that is a little farther away so I can anchor my qi during a morning perambulation. Let me just say that I get to walk through a bit of Narnia on my way to Organic Chemistry.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I love studying in this building.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I made that word up, but I sort of have a fear of leap year.

Last leap year my mission call was changed from Serbia to Canada. I felt like part of my life was being torn from me. In the end though, I loved Canada so much and the change was for the better.

But still a part of me spent the day thinking that I would get a phone call or something that would make it so that I became a economics major or a supporter of Ron Paul (also a phobia of mine: becoming an economics major, or taking any other economics class).

So far the day has been safe though, and lucky for me, I do not have to worry about this day again until 2016. Which is after the end of the world, so I am good.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

291 words of me

Just Real Quick, A biographical sketch of myself... enjoy!

            It is nighttime during the winter. The cold air is still and quiet. Streetlights cast a dim glow and the air seems almost magical. I am walking home. On the path in front of me I see rock and start to kick it ahead of me, catch up to it, and kick it again. It helps me organize my thoughts as I think about the day and what needs to happen tomorrow. As I walk and kick, walk and kick, walk and kick, I get the feeling, “You should be a doctor.” Those simple words sink into my heart. I should be a doctor. I then remembered travelling to the hospital after my car wreck and the doctor who helped me recover. I think of the difference that I could make and the idea becomes a part of me. I should be a doctor. I begin making a plan. The next day I write home and tell my parents and brother and sister that I have decided to be a doctor. They offer me encouragement. I am nervous. Can I do everything I need to? Will I be a good doctor? Can I survive the long years of school? Where will I get the money to pay for my education? These questions come and go. I do not let them define me. Instead I am thrilled by the thought of my future. I plan and prepare. I pray that I will not let myself down. I am nervous, excited, and unsure about the future. I feel God’s hand of support and comfort. Everything will work out. As school begins my classes seem designed for me. I enjoy them and work hard. I hope to be a doctor. I feel at peace.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Infiny beyon

My nephew is so much fun.

This weekend I stayed at my brother's house and played more than I have in a long long time. It was awesome to have a just real quick race around the house. Or to play blast off, be scared awake, and to watch curious george to pass the time by.

Thanks for loving flying, pretending to be Buzz lightyear, and having light switch battles.

It made for a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Any two points connected

Just real quick, this is a blog about the paradox of a line for the testing center.

Tonight I went to take a test and the line for the testing center went out the door. Meaning to the outside, cold, dark. It was horrible. People should not have to wait in lines to take tests.
Picture from

I just think it is wrong to wait for something that I don't even want to do anyway.

Lines should only be allowed for amusement park rides and general conference.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tibetan Monks

I started a new workout regime this last week called the Tibetan Monk Rites.

My muscles are surprisingly sore and what with getting home really late after the Jazz game last night, I'm going to fall asleep I can feel it.

Just like this guy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Awesome Family Value Packs

I was inspired by Hot Pockets today. And just real quick let me show you why.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Robot madness

Apparently the reason we have to fill out those weird tests before we post something has been explained by blogger...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday dress makes me want to proselytize

Today I dressed up for an interview for a summer job. I wore one of the sweaters from my mission. It made me want to proselytize everything and talk about how much Heavenly Father loves all His children.

Instead of proselytizing everyone, I shared a just real quick spiritual thought before my human anatomy review. I explained how we as humans are inherently able to choose good and right the majority of the time. We are wonderful children of Heavenly Father created to be examples of good. (see Mosiah 29:26)

I feel like ending this post with,

make good choices!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I am not an avid shopper, but sometimes I look at coupons.

Just Real Quick, the following is my tale of couponing:

Once upon a time I got a book of coupons in the mail. One of them said "$4 dollars off Chicken Nuggets."

I was surprised and kind of elated, cut the coupon out and went to the store. I grabbed the bag of chicken nuggets and some barbecue sauce and went to the check out.

"This coupon isn't valid until next month," the cashier said. "Oh, oops!" I replied. "I don't want them in that case."

So that is my story of how the little boy bought only BBQ sauce at a bulk food store.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Honey Mustard Anniversary

Today I celebrated the 3rd year Anniversary of me knowing the goodness of Honey Mustard.

Because everything this awesome deserves a Just Real Quick celebration.

Monday, January 23, 2012

10 points for Ravenclaw

I used the word Ubiquitous in conversation after one of my reviews.

Yep, I did.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The 23 days of a 23rd Birthday on the 23rd day of January

I have an amazing mother!

This year is a year I have been looking forward to, not because of the supposed end of the world but, because it is my golden year!

This year I turn 23 on on the 23rd. I am thoroughly excited about it, especially that it is also the chinese new year. A plethora of good karma to me.

Anyway, my mom, in preparation for my golden birthday, gave me 23 presents, one for each day preceding the day of my birth. They aren't big, or expensive, but a present is a present.

Just real quick here are some of the wrapped presents that I have opened:

1) A pin that I had bought from Canada that I left at my parents' house 
2) A sample of hair gel (like a little packet of gel)
3) Retractable sharpie markers (I have an infatuation with new pens)
4) Scripture markers of all different colors

and today's present

5) To-go packets of tylenol which came in very handy when I got a headache tonight.

Three cheers for my awesome mother! We'll see what the coming days bring eh?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I started an Islam and the gospel class today.

As I was doing some reading for the class I came upon this phrase in the intro of Islam, the Basics  by Colin Turner

"That Islam should be held responsible for the faults of Muslims makes absolutely no sense."

I liked that and just real quick wanted to share it.

Nephew Moments

I have the most fun nephew in all the world.

He is at the phase in life when he repeats things you say and is always on the go.

Just real quick, here are some of my favorite sayings of his:

Q: "What does Buzz's helmet do?"
His Answer: *Whoosh! and moves his hands up over his head*

Q: How old are you?
A: 1
Q: How old is daddy?
A: Old

"3,2,1-bwast off!"

What does a werewolf say?

What does Woody say?
howdy, howdy

and last but not least,

What does mommy say?
Love you mommy.