Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ah, bliss

I have been living in Columbus for 2 weeks & 1 day & this afternoon finally accomplished the one thing I've wanted since leaving Las Vegas.

I took a nap.

A nice poem I stumbled upon

Mary T. Lathrap (1838-1895)

Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the hand above—
A woman's heart, and a woman's life
And a woman's wonderful love?

Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy,
Demanding what others have died to win,
With the reckless dash of a boy?

You have written my lesson of duty out,
Man-like you have questioned me;
Now stand at the bar of my woman's soul
Until I shall question thee.

You require your mutton shall always be hot,
Your socks and your shirt be whole;
I require your heart to be true as God's stars,
And as pure as heaven your soul.

You require a cook for your mutton and beef;
I require a far better thing.
A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts;
I look for a man and a king.

A king for the beautiful realm called home,
And a man that the maker, God,
Shall look upon as he did the first
And say, "It is very good."

I am fair and young, but the rose will fade
From my soft, young cheek one day,
Will you love me then 'mid the falling leaves,
As you did 'mid the bloom of May?

Is your heart an ocean so strong and deep,
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven or hell
On the day she is made a bride.

I require all things that are grand and true,
All things that a man should be;
If you give all this, I would stake my life
To be all you demand of me.

If you cannot do this — a laundress and cook
You can hire, with little to pay,
But a woman's heart and a woman's life
Are not to be won that way.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


We were reviewing some sweet stereochemistry in biopharmacy yesterday & so of course went over the subject of enantiomers- 2 molecules that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other (i.e. your left & right hand look the same but aren't) I came home & was organizing my computer & came across this pic

& laughed realizing that my mom & I are enantiomers. Exactly the same, but definitely our ownselves...somehow. The way our bodies sit in this candid looks the same! I was shocked to see how much I act like my mom without knowing it (it's a good thing Mom! don't worry)

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore

I've been saying this a lot lately,  but it's changed to, "Gertie, we're not at BYU anymore!" I've got a 7:30 am Physio class everyday so granted our professor's got to do something a little innovative to keep our attention, or at the least to keep us awake. Yesterday he started comparing the cell structures of endothelium to a 24 pack of beer, tight junctions and all. I was the only one that laughed at his joke. Because it was funny? No. Because I have to keep reminding myself that I now live in Opposite Land.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oh hello

I am alive & well in Ohio. I've been busy having too much fun that I haven't made time to blog. It's a lot like when you don't write in your journal & then feel guilty/overwhelmed at everything you've missed but you still want to tell about that you keep putting it off...indefinitely. There's so much I want to share but if I did it all none of you would read my blog any longer because you'd start singing "This is the post that never ends Yes it goes on and on my friend!" (name that tune!!) But so you all know, we survived the drive, the move-in, the adjustment, the weather (including TORNADOS), & my 1st week of Pharmacy school (yes I'm announcing that last 1 a day early but I'm confident in the outcome). Phew. I've met some way nice people here & the take home message is...drumroll please...


Have a nice day.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Driving Miss Gertie

Nothing says Colorado like a flannel shirt & french braid

We enjoy being dorks

Nauvoo, Women's Monument. We love each other.

Mississippi River

Carthage Jail. I love Joseph & Hyrum Smith.

Who's the boss?

Monday, September 13, 2010


Never thought I'd hear the words, "WOOOOOOO YEAH NEBRASKA!!!!!" come out of my mouth, but they did. Today we crossed over the Colorado state line & I was so pleasantly surprised (if not totally relieved!) that I let out a big whoop & holler. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

I love Lortab

It's my 4th day on the happy little pills, blessed narcotics. As much as I detest taking medicine, I am sure glad there is some good stuff to go around when I'm in the most excruciating & unrelenting pain of my life. They say passing a kidney stone is like child birth. I think next time, I'll take childbirth. You get an epidural to numb your lower abdomen (though there's still some discomfort sure) AND you get a baby at the end! Way better than calcium build-up the size of a grain of rice, if that.

Sweet opioids, thank you for taking the edge off the pain, making me drowsy enough to sleep through the rest, & providing me with a state of mind that makes the whole thing comical.

PS- Rachelle, I love you too.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


As I've mentioned before, this summer has turned me into a Pawn Stars fan, my favorite character being Chumlee. I can't help it, whenever he's on screen I giggle. Whether he's really the village idiot or just playing it up for TV, I don't care, I think he's so funny.

Now it's the family joke that I wish he was my new boyfriend. Truth be told, if he asked I wouldn't hesitate to go out on the town for a night! (though I don't think he'd know what to do with a little Mormon girl! ha)

Maybe a t-shirt for Christmas will suffice...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

They're back!!!

...and I got a pair.

Stirrup pants were my fav's when I was in, what?, the 2nd grade?? My favorite pair were lime green. I'll see if I can dig up a fab pic for you all (don't hold your breath though because I just remembered I don't own a scanner...) AND THEY'RE BACK!! I can't wait to sport them in public. My auntie & I were walking in the mall & I spotted them through the window to the GAP. Both our mouths dropped instantly. So far, I've tried them on for my auntie (thank you Auntie Lynne) & for my friend & his roommate, both of which gave me the thumbs-up so I'm feelin good to go. HOW FUN!