Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Taking a hint from the Office

I recently watched an episode of the office, and they were playing a game. Its called deserted an a desert island. You had to name the 5 things would want to have with you on a desert island. So I've been thinking about it alot and trying to decide what I would take. I want yall to do the same.
1. Five books
2. Five movies
3. Five food items
4. Five pictures
5. Five people(for their usefulness)
6. You must add one category.

Now you have to post this on your blog, and will do mine when I get a minute.

Friday, October 16, 2009

3 Months, Today.....

The three month mark. Wow, I can't believe that three months ago, I was on a plane making my way home to Utah. It seems like everything and nothing has happened in that amount of time. I am trying to "come home" but still having issues. Daily, people from Honduras find my facebook page or email me. I miss them intensly. They really are the sweetest people, and they made me feel so loved. I'm lucky that I have weekly contact with many of the missionaries, and they keep me up to date on whats happening in my querida pais. A friend started a facebook group last week, and assigned me to be the administrator, its fun to get to see all of my mission friends, and what they are doing now. We all have the same feeling, can you guess what it is, we want to be back in the mission field. Its funny to hear it from guys that have been home for over a year. We comment on each others photos and remember the great times we had. What an adventure. I get excited everytime I read a letter from Elder Baum, because he is on the verge of having all of these great times. The mission field...umm. The changes that we experience, and the wonderful love, of a people that are so different from us, it combines into the most amazing memories. I am so grateful for my time as a missionary. It was the best time of my life. Hasta muy pronto Hondoland.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How much do you know about Haunted America?

Okay guys, my quizzes are going to be getting harder everytime. We must pump up on our Fall and Halloween Knowledge. I encourage those who didn't take the quiz last time, to give it a go this time. Congrats to Shelley and Anne Adele, they both got 100%!!!! Good Luck on this one, they next one will be about fall foods. YUM

1. Which of these cities is NOT considered to be one of the most haunted in America?
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
New Orleans, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Savannah, Georgia

2. The ghost of Abraham Lincoln has been sighted:
At the top of Chicago's Chrysler building
At the White House
Behind the window in the log cabin where he was born
All of the above

3. Who was the Winchester Mystery House built for?
The ghosts of the people killed by Winchester rifles
Sarah Winchester, the widow of the renowned gun maker William Wirt Winchester
The ghost of William Wirt Winchester, who appeared in his wife's dream requesting that the strange house be built after his death.

4. Which of the following is NOT traditionally associated with voodoo?

5. A few of the 25 women condemned to die during the Salem Witch Trials had actual supernatural powers.

6. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane is pursed by Headless Horseman, the ghost of a trooper killed during:
The Civil War
The Revolutionary War
World War I
The War of 1812

7. Why are certain towns in the United States referred to as ghost towns?
The number of ghost sightings in those areas is abnormally high
They're located in cold climates, which make them attractive to ghosts
They're mostly empty, which makes them perfect haunting grounds for spirits
They were once flourishing towns but are now largely abandoned

Answers to last weeks quiz: A. Bats A. Turnips. A. All Saints Day. C. Skeletons B. Vandalized Homes A. Puritans

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Quiz

Lets just see who knows the most about Halloween.

1. Which of the following traditional Halloween symbols is not supported by fact or myth?

a. Bats


c. Black Cats

2. Ghoulish lanterns were eventually fashioned from pumpkins to celebrate the festival of Samhain, the beginning of the Celtic calendar. What vegetable was originally carved for the lanterns?


b. Potatos

c. Carrots

3. Halloween falls on the eve of a holy day established by the Catholic Church in the ninth century as a day to honor Christian saints. This day is known as:

a.All Saints Day

b. Hallows Day

c. Saint Halloweens Day

4. Halloween is similar to a Mexican holiday that falls on November 1, known as Day of the Dead. Which of the following traditions do BOTH holidays share?

a. Carving of pumpkins outside the House

b. Offering gifts of food to the Spirit(deceased loved ones)

c. Decorating homes with skeletons.

5. What's the history behind the concept of "trick or treat?"
a.When the tradition began, costumes were thought of as the "trick" employed to snag treats.
b. Formerly, trick-or-treaters vandalized the house if no treats were produced, or if the treats were disappointing.
c. Many years ago, people handed out a mixture of gag gifts (tricks) and candy (treats) at Halloween.

6. Which group of settlers rejected Halloween in the United States?
a. Puritans
b. Irish
c. Catholics

Best of Luck!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Long Awaited Random Facts

I'm sure you've all just been sitting on the edge of your seats wondering when you were going to get a better look into my brain. Heres the chance. I made this list on my mission, so things may be different.

1. I love to buy shirts. I'm addicted to them.

2. I have a phobia of birds. I hate them, everything about them.

3. I daydream, all day, everyday. I probalby played out every scenario possible for every situation.

4. I fall in love with fictional characters. Ex. Mr, Darcy, Edward, Legolas etc..

5. I don't feel like an adult yet. I still feel like I should be the little girl, that doesn't have to forced to make decisions.

6. I love things that like antique.

7. My special weakness is pride. I have enough for everyone, and still some.

8. The most peaceful place I know is in Grandpas backyard.

9. I'm a jello expert. I made it everyday for Grandpa.

10. I drink oatmeal with water and sugar and I like it!

11. I think Jim, is a great character. Sarcasm, is a huge bonus.

12. I still love the smell and thought of drinking pepto bismal.

13. Everyday, I have a different theme song.

14. I enjoy working on the land. I can see myself being perfectly content living on a farm all my life.

15. I love the smell of coal burning.

16. I want alot of kids, maybe 5 0r 6.

17. I hate to throw things away. Everything has a sentimental value to me. Homework from High School, could come in handy. Side note-it would have last week with my US History exam.

18. I read the news on the internet, several times a day.

19. I am a sports fan. I love college football, olympics, utah jazz, tennis etc..

20. I have an intense desire to travel to Africa.(odd, huh?)

21. When I finish a book it makes me sad. I feel like I know the people and I don't want them to disappear.

22. I love personal histories. Like the Diary of Anne Frank.

23. I have a slight obession with crayola crayons and art supplies. It reminds of starting school.

24. If I make fun of it, its a dead on guarantee that I will love it. For example: Lord of the Rings, Twilight, and Georgette Heyer.

25. I can't live without a calender. I have an impulse to cross things off, everyday.

26. A happy noise is grandpas isuzu truck. (I didn't know it had been sold. Still kinda depressed about that one)
27. Since learning spanish, I can't spell, speak, or write. Its darn frustrating when you turn in papers to your professors and you get it back and they say they don't understand what you were trying to say. Yep, Spanglish. Oops.

Thats not the whole list, but I figure I can share those at a later date. I laugh when I look back and read my mission journal, oh the memories. I admit I'm a goof ball, but loveable, right? Some have told me they are quite fond of me, so I don't care if I'm kinda a dork. School is still chugging along. I find myself a little more interested everyweek. I need to apply myself a little more, but one day at a time. I found conference completly renewing. I felt like I needed to hear every talk. I am rededicating myself. I need to consecrate my life unto the Lord and it has to start today. I spent the weekend with Sarah and Sara. Sarah Beech and I served together in Honduras. We were never companions but good friends. I didn't want her to leave. I know we will have many more time to talk and laugh. Shes a great girl, and we had some good times. We went to the Sunday afternoon session of Conference. Wow, Elder Holland can say it like it is. All I can say is, these men are called of God, and I respect them for dedicating their lives to helping us. I love this gospel, and I am grateful for all of you guys. See you next week.