Elysha's World

Elysha's World

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Random Missing Objects

A few days ago during lunch, I came home to find the glass plate in our microwave missing. I asked everyone who was home if they knew where the plate was, but they all said they hadn't seen it. I continued on with my day, figuring that someone must have cleaned it, and then put it into their cupboard on accident or something. Later that night as Jade, Sparrow, and I sat down to eat our dinner, I casually brought up that the plate in the microwave was still missing. I turned to Sparrow, and asked her if she'd seen it. She said that she hadn't seen it, and asked me why I had only asked her. I told her that I'd already asked everyone else, and I was confused at why someone would come into our house and only steal the microwave plate. After a few minutes of silence, Sparrow finally said, "Okay, I broke it. I didn't mean to, and it wasn't my fault. I got it out to clean it and it just fell out of my hands. It wasn't my fault." I looked at Sparrow, and told her that we weren't mad at her, but that we just wanted to know what happened to it. I then asked her if she'd cleaned up the glass. She said, "Well I picked up the big pieces, but you might want to watch where you step." Jade and I jumped up from where we were sitting and very carefully ran into the living room. I put some shoes on and we speedily swept and mopped the kitchen before finishing our dinner.

Yesterday after my classes I went home to relax. I went into the bathroom and found that our shower curtains were missing. I went to Sparrows room and I asked her if she knew where the shower curtain was. She said she didn't, and went to check out the bathroom. I figured that Jade had taken it to clean it or something, but I figured that I'd have a little fun first. I said, "Sparrow! Someone has stolen our shower curtain! That is so rude. Someone must have broken in and taken it. We should tell someone."
Sparrow got really nervous and was about to fly down stairs and tell all the other girls when the door opened. Our landlords started walking up the stairs to tell us about an up coming cleaning inspection. Sparrow raced to them and said, "John and Diane, someone has stolen our shower curtain! I came home and it was missing! What should we do?"
They looked at her and said, "What are you talking about Sparrow, show us."
As Sparrow took them to look at the bathroom, Jade came up the stairs and I told her what had happened. We started laughing so hard that we were actually crying. When everything calmed down, Jade informed us that she had taken the shower curtain to wash it, and that it was down stairs in the washer. I just love my roommates.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This is What Happens When College Students Don't Get Enough Sleep

Today I had a huge geology test on how to read maps. It wasn't as hard as I had expected, but I did study for at least four hours yesterday. I was so tiered at the library last night. My brain was so full and I felt like it was about to explode. I was studying with two of the girls that I live with. We were all needed sleep, were tiered of studying for the night, and we all wanted to leave. So I leaned over to Stu and started to be very facetious. I was like, "Remember when we took our geology fossil lab exam and instead of putting feces you put fetus!" We all burst out laughing. She couldn't remember the word for petrified poop, so she put the next best thing. So she said, "Remember when you were in your communications class last semester, and you confused the word circumscribed and circumcised in your speech!" We were laughing really loud and getting some funny looks. I then decided to play the closing song of the library very loud on my Ipod on the main floor, because we were leaving. The librarian told me to turn it off and gave me a very sour face. So I turned it off and we left while crying from laughter. It was over all a good day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Don't Stop!

Today I had a very odd experience. Usually when I walk down the sidewalk between classes, I like to think of everyone as cars. I tend to walk really fast, so it's hard to get around a group of students that are walking extremely slow. I always feel like I'm in a traffic jam. Occasionally I go off-roading and walk on the grass to get around a backed up group. Things can get especially dangerous if people are texting and walking. They walk like 5 SPH (steps per hour). It's also really annoying if someone walks down the wrong side of the side walk, this can occasionally cause major problems, and sometimes minor accidents.

Today I got up early to finish some of my homework before my first class started. I decided to walk to the library to get it done. As I was walking the guy in front of me started to slow down significantly. It's usually really rude to just speed by someone while in the same lane as them, so I decided that I'd slow down, and enjoy my walk to the library. As we continued he kept walking slower and slower, while looking over his shoulder, until he was at a complete stop in the middle of the sidewalk. I finally decided that I'd walk around him, and as I did he started back up again and was keeping the same pace as I was side by side. I smiled and said hello as I tried to walk away as swiftly as possible. He started talking to me, and even knew me by name. I had no idea who this strange man was, and this was a problem because he was extremely cute. He kept asking me all sorts of questions, and I answered them like we were old friends or something (all the while racking my brain trying to put a name of a place with his face) We finally got to the library and said our goodbyes. Once I had found a table to sit at in the library, I remembered where I knew him from. I had met him in the Communications Club a few weeks ago. I felt really bad that I didn't remember who he was, but I'm just hoping that he couldn't tell.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Stuck in the Middle

Today in my English class we discovered who has and who hasn't been abducted by aliens. Basically if you sleep with your bed next to a wall, ever woken up scared in the middle of the night, or if you've ever been afraid of what's in your closet, than you've been abducted by aliens! I feel a little bit better knowing that my English teacher cares about us enough to shed some light on this extraterrestrial situation. Over half of my class now knows that their minds have been taken over.

After I left that class I got into a few awkward situations. I seem to be really good at getting my self mixed up in the middle of things, literally. To leave the building one must pass through two sets of double doors with a bar in between each set of doors. As I was leaving a really cute guy decided to hold the door open for me. That would have been fine, except it was a push in door. So he pushed in the door and held it open for me. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to wait for him to open the other door, so I just froze there for a minute. Then I decided to open the other door, but as I held my arm out to open the door, someone pulled from the other side and we stood there face to face in this tiny space with the really cute guy to my right. The person who had opened the door was surprised, but backed up and let me go through. I smiled and swiftly walked to my next destination. When I got there three people came out of three different doors, and they all looked at me as if to say, "Which door are you going to walk through?" They didn't know whether or not to hold their doors open for me. I finally went to one and as I walked through, once again someone came through the other side of it. We slid past each other and I continued on to my destination. I guess the saying "When one door closes another one opens" doesn't really apply to me. Now I look at the world through new eyes. My new saying is "When one door opens, another one opens."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sometimes I Take Life For Granite

Today I went on a field trip with my geology class. We visited some cool sights and got to spend a lot of time on a mini bus. I started talking with the girl next to me, and she told me that she watches Jay Leno every Monday night for the headlines. I don't really watch Jay Leno, so I asked her what she meant. Apparently, her family watches Jay Leno every Monday night to see what's going on in the world. I was quite surprised. When I want to know what's going on in the world I watch the news or check on websites like CNN. After a while I decided that I needed some alone time, so I moved as far to my right as possible, took out my I-pod, and pretended like I was doing something very important. I've really enjoyed being in my geology class. I've learned to identify all sorts of rocks and minerals. All day long we were making nerdy jokes like,"It's been a gneiss (nice) day."
"I think you take me for granite."
"You rock hard core."
"Look at that schist!"
"You crack me up."
"That's not my fault."
I love geology! I even wrote a poem about minerals.

My Ode to Minerals

I think minerals
are really great,
especially when
we get to date.

They've been on
this Earth so long,
that I'm writing an ode,
but also a song.

An ode to their cleavage
and their many sides.
sometimes their true nature
in the interior hides.

I find it intriguing
their composition and luster,
to grow in the Earth
their courage must muster.

Sometimes they go streaking
to show their true color,
they get quite upset
if their color is duller

On the hardness scale
we find if their strong.
Sometimes their deceiving,
and turn out all wrong.

Some are magnetic,
acid, or salty.
Each is unique
and is perfect, not faulty.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Think Before You Speak

I have a tendency to speak without thinking sometimes. Usually my brain catches up with my words right after I say them. This weekend I decided to check out a new university campus. A really attractive guy named John gave our group a tour of the campus. While we were walking out of the college library one of John's friends came over, gave him a high-five, and started talking to him. As his friend was leaving, he turned to John and said, "So how's the dating life?" John turned to him and said, "I'm working on it." I was the first one to the big double doors leading out of the library. I wasn't sure if we were leaving the library yet so I turned to John and said, "Are we going out?" I had just heard what his friend had said, and so it sounded very planned, but it wasn't. No one else got my stupid joke, but the look on John's face was priceless as he smiled and said, "Yeah, we're going outside."

A few days ago some of my friends decided to have a BBQ. I got my food and went to sit down with my friends. After a little while, my friend Chipp went to get a drink. As he was walking back, I picked up a chip off of my plate and said, "Hey Chip!" I thought that I was secretly being very funny and that no one would get my humor. Imagine my suprise when I hear, "Are you talking to me or to the chip?" We all ended up laughing for the next few minutes.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's Been A Long Time Coming

I've decided to try out blogging for the first time. This blog is for anyone who has ever had a blonde moment, an awkward moment, or even just a moment (when you lock eyes for a few seconds with someone accross the room.) I'll be telling and retelling stories that actually have happened to me or someone I know, so sit down, hold on tight, and enjoy the ride. Welcome to my world. :)

DISCLAIMER: All of the names and places in this blog have been changed.