Thursday, October 29, 2009

Google is AMAZING!

Sorry…this is another dorm story. That’s kind of my life right now!

Last Friday night Russell and I were on duty, which means that we were awake with our door open until 1:00 am. I had big plans to teach a girl how to make homemade turkey-shaped rolls on Saturday morning, so my head hit the pillow shortly after our apartment door closed. Russell stayed awake until about 2:30 watching some movie that was on TV. Silly Russell.

Anyway…I woke up early Saturday morning to make the rolls and just when I was rolling the dough there was pounding on the door. I went to see what was going on, and found a very tired-looking girl leaning against the candy machine. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that her toilet wouldn’t quit flushing. First the toilets aren’t being flushed, and now they won’t stop? WHAT?!

I walked down to her room with her, and sure enough, her toilet was flushing continuously! I’d never seen anything like it! It was splashing all over the place and had apparently been flushing since about 3:00 am. She’d tried to wake us up, but we didn’t hear her.

I immediately tried to turn the water off, but this was no ordinary toilet—instead of a tank it just has a pipe in the wall. Weird! I put in a call to maintenance but no one answered. I then called the guy in charge and he told me that if we couldn’t find someone from the maintenance department then it would have to wait until Monday.

The idea of waiting until Monday was completely unacceptable to me! I had girls coming and complaining every five minutes that they didn’t have any hot water. Russell didn’t know how to fix it either, so my internet search began…

Before too long I was able to find instructions on how to fix a toilet. I wish you could have seen Russell’s face when I pulled out our little red toolbox and headed down the hall! :)

A few minutes later I had the water turned off and the toilet working again. I was one proud girl! I’ve thought a lot about it, and I think that maybe I should be a plumber instead of a preschool teacher…

The overall moral of this story is that Google is amazing and can teach you how to do great things!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This Made Me Giggle...

My friend sent me a text with this picture. I thought it was funny, so I decided to share it with all of you! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Can Explain...

I want to tell you a little story about my past. Several years ago my sister and I loved to watch Law and Order together. We got pretty in to it, I'm not going to lie...we even had a dance that we'd do when the music played right before it started! I know what you're thinking right now, and you're right! My sister and I are WAY cool! My sister thinks that Elliot Stabler is dreamy. Don't worry Krystle, nobody knows which sister I'm talking about!

As her birthday approached I wanted to get her the perfect birthday present. I thought a lot about it, and naturally, I decided that framing a photo of her secret TV crush would be a fantastic idea. So I did just that, and to this day the picture is in her apartment. :) It makes me happy every time I see it!

Soon after that, my mom had foot surgery. While being stuck in bed she started wathcing Monk. She got a little bit addicted to the show, and confessed of thinking that he is cute. At the time we had eight empty frames hanging on the wall in our home (which sounds pretty silly, I know)... For my mom's present, we filled them with pictures of HER television dream boy. These photos hung on our wall for over a year before they were finally replaced with pictures of our grandparents and great-grandparents. There is still one photo remaining on my parents entertainment center, and occansionally when guests ask about it, my mom makes up random stories about how he is a relative or an old friend, and people usually believe her! :)

Well, I don't know how many of you have ever heard of The Phone Call, but I love it! As you can probably guess, my sister framed this photo for me and gave it to me for my birthday. It has been on display in every apartment I've lived in, and that hasn't changed now that I'm married. Russell doesn't fully understand how much I love it, but he's never complained about the fact that I have a framed photo of another man on display in our family room. :)
As girls from the dorm have visited me, several of them have recognized my movie star boy and asked a lot of questions about him. I am proud to say that I have them convinced that Marc McClur is my cousin in real life! Although my residents want to make fun of The Phone Call, nobody dares because they think I'll be offended! It's awesome! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cookie Loves Milk

There is something I want all my readers to know about me. I love t-shirts! I have a shirt like this that I purchased from a couple of years ago, and a few days ago when I went to wear it I realized that it has a huge stain on it. I am so sad! :( I want to buy a new one, but they are currently out of print. Sad day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Good News...And Bad News Too

This week I have both good news and bad news. I have no idea which you want to hear first, so I'll just have to decide...

The good news is that when walking down the hall in our building we've been hearing a lot of flushing toilets. :) As weird as that may be, it's a wonderful sound! It's like music to my ears after all the problems we've had with unflushed toilets around here!

Although toilets are now being flushed, another problem has surfaced. People keep on parking in our parking spot, and this my friends is BAD news! We let it slide a couple of times, but the problem has only gotten worse. After a long night of being in class and then going straight to work, I came home to find that I had nowhere to park because residents had taken all three RA parking spots. This was not acceptible to me, so Russell and I went to work on the computer.

Yep, we decided that the best way to handle the parking intruders would be to issue them a parking violation. We printed the tickets on official-looking paper, wrote in their car information, and left it under the windshield wiper face down. I'm not going to lie, Russell and I are pretty proud about this! I wish you could see the picture better, because it's hilarious to read...

I wish you could see the looks of panic when the girls go out to their car to find a ticket for hundreds of dollars. Don't worry, the disclaimer at the bottom explains that it is fake... :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I have so much to do, and absolutely no desire to do any of it! I keep finding myself on the internet checking my email and playing on facebook. This is bad news! I need to find some way to focus. That's all.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contest! :)

Here in Ephraim we have been working on recruiting new students. Jake and I have visited a number of Snow College classes to get the word out, and yesterday I set up a table by the belltower. I regret not taking my camera because it ended up being pretty successful! You see, we have a few items that I purchased at the USU bookstore the day of my car accident. We've been trying to find the right time to give some of them away, and yesterday was it! There were 11 or 12 people competing, and a whole group of people who gathered around to watch. After much thought and consideration, I decided that the best thing to have them do would be to...


Sounds a little bit silly, right? Well I am here to tell you that it is harder than it looks! :) Go ahead, see how long you can do it before you give in! Seriously, stop reading and give it a try!

So anyway, I'm pretty sure you didn't actually stop reading to test your abilities, but you should when you get a minute. Our happy winner took home USU blanket and I'm sure he's been bragging about his mad balancing skills ever since! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


So, we're all grown-ups here, right? I thought so too until the past couple of weeks. In my dorm we have had a lot of complaints about girls not flushing the toilets in the community restrooms. We've had so many complainers, in fact, that we have not only had to hold one mandatory meeting, but TWO! It's a bit ridiculus, I'm not going to lie. Yesterday I had yet another girl come to me complaining of unflushed toilets. What am I suppose to do, stand in the bathroom and make sure that toilets get flushed every time somebody has to go? I don't think so! Instead, I decided to make so fabulous reminders for people to look at as they are leaving the stalls.
This sign can be found in every single bathroom stall in Snow Hall. It makes me smile a little bit on the inside. :)
And then there is this sign, that is quite a bit smaller and hanging on every single sleep-study door. It brings me joy as well.

I have heard several of the girls laughing at the signs, but I have also heard a lot of toilets being flushed! HURRAY! :)