Sunday, November 27, 2005

Making life a perpetual spree!

Winter is my favorite time of the year. I love the snow, and I love the holidays that come during the winter. It's not just the holidays themselves, like getting presents and eating. No, that's not what I get so excited about. My favorite part of the holidays is just the feeling that tags along. You know, all that "peace on earth, good will to man" stuff. But it's true-with the holidays comes a sense of peace and good will.

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, there's s new feel in the air. It's almost as if it gets snowed down along with the snowflakes. I feel like Ebeneezer Scrooge after he drinks the milk of life. It's a giddy happiness and excitement, a feeling that I'm not always a hostess of. "I like life, life likes me, life and I fairly fully agree. " I guess I should try to be like that all year long, instead of just at Christmas.

Another thing that makes me happy at Christmas is memories. I'm really into recalling funny things that have happened or good things we've done. The memories of Christmas are especially sweet, I don't know why. During the holidays we spend a lot more time with our extended family, and that always creates fun times and good memories we like to recall.

Anyway, I'm glad it's winter again. I always look forward to this time of year. I'm so excited to watch all of our Christmas movies again, listen to the music, and spend more time with my family. Hooray for the holidays!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

That I can tell you in one word...tradition!

Why do I enjoy doing community theater? It's not like I'm really into acting. It's fun, but there are other things that interest me more. And yet, every time I get a chance I get involved. There are many possible reasons to this, but the reason why I think I like theater so much is because it's in my blood.

I have been around the theater for my whole life. Every time my grandpa does a show we always go see it to support him. We even help with auditions, attend some rehearsals, and help build the set. Being so involved with a show makes it much easier to love the show once you see it, and when you love one show you go on loving them all.

As a family we share many memories of being in shows. Growing up, my older cousins and I were always in summer plays together. As my cousins started getting too busy for the theater, my little sisters started being in shows. We go to the rehearsals together and just have so much fun. It's a tradition for my grandpa to do a summer play at the SCERA, and it's a tradition for us to support him with that show, whether it means helping him with the set or actually being in the show.

I guess the reason why I enjoy community theater basically comes down to love. I love my family, and the theater represents the time that we are able to spend together. It might seem stressful at the time, but we have so many good memories when we get the chance to look back.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Stiches of wisdom

What is the point of wisdom teeth? For most people, as soon as their wisdom teeth start growing in, their dentist says, "Take them out!" Why do they even bother coming in? I think it's time that humans evolved out of wisdom teeth. Back when cavemen roamed the earth, wisdom teeth might have been a good thing. Since they didn't really have any good dental hygiene, their teeth must have been decaying and falling out alot. So, I guess it was good for them to have an extra set of teeth growing in during their teenage years. Now, though, there's really no reason for those extra teeth.

As for those teeth providing us with wisdom...they do, I suppose. Oh, you can't have the wisdom from your wisdom teeth if you just let them grow in. No, to gain the full amount of wisdom you need to have them removed. What good are those teeth doing for you if you just let them grow in? No good.

Before I got my wisdom teeth removed last Friday, I was so afraid of pain. Flu shots freaked me out. Needless to say, I was pretty scared to go in and have this procedure of oral surgery done. I was worried about the IV, the stiches, and, of course, the post-operative pain. After I got all of this done, I realized that it's no big deal. I now have wisdom stemming from my newly found knowledge that shots and stuff aren't that bad.

My mom recently scheduled a time for my family to go in and get our flu shots. My little sisters are a little bit scared, but me? No way. Come on, a flu shot? Please. I just got my wisdom teeth out. And that was great! Now let's go get protected from the flu...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Hi, my name is Natalie...

....and I'm a 100 Board addict. Every day, as soon as I have a chance to get online, I go straight to the board. I read through all the questions whether there are only 17 or 45 that day. I'm not even a BYU student, so why do I care so much about lots of the questions that are submitted on the board? A lot of them don't have anything to do with me. They're fun to read, I guess...but why?

Before my brother left for the Czech Republic, he went to BYU for a couple semesters. While at BYU, he discovered the 100 hour board. He thought it was a really cool way to get questions answered, so he showed it to me one day. I thought it was pretty cool, but I didn't think too much about it. I read it a couple of times a month maybe, but I wasn't really into the board yet. But as soon as my brother left...

...I started to miss him. That's pretty normal. But to ease my feelings of loss, I started to read the board. It made me feel closer to him, in a way. So I would read the board occasionally. Then, when my brother's friend revealed that she was a writer for the board, I had to start reading it alot more to try and figure out which writer she was (I didn't figure it out, I made her tell me, but still...). After I figured it out, I just couldn't stop reading the board.

Then I decided that it was time to register. So, I registered, and started asking questions. And my obsession has grown from there...I can't stop reading the board. And that's why.