Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Zombie Project: Stage 1

For my final in photography, i thought it would be fun to stage a zombie invasion. Last light I did some shots just to turn in as my progress check. We didn't have much time, so they weren't as good as I would have hoped. We went down into the "zombie tunnels" AKA the "sheep tunnels" where it was super dark. We didn't have many lights or a tripod, so a lot of them turned out pretty blurry. However, when I go out again to get more shots, Gratten is going to set me up with some better equipment and help me out, so hopefully it will turn out better.

Here is what I have for now:

Not as good as they could/ will be, but for a start, they are pretty freakin' awesome!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Title for This Could Not Be Reveled at The Moment

So lately I've been spending a lot of time by myself. Amanda, I don't blame you at all so don't think that I do. I understand that you've been busy with the show. But I'm glad its over and we can spend more time together again :) But everybody else just seems to have better things to do these days. So I decided I would find ways to entertain myself. I read two AMAZING books that Amanda recommended: Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns. Both written by John Green. I think I liked Paper Towns a bit better just because it wasn't nearly as sad, but not by much because they were both fantastic. I finally understand a lot of Amanda's quotes, and why her name on her blog is Margo Roth Speigelman.

I actually started doing some drawing instead of just wasting all my time playing Zelda. I was just sketching a dolphin one day and it turned out to be pretty awesome, so I decided to do a full on picture of it. It isn't finished but here is the progress so far.

On Friday I was sitting alone in the apartment just reading when Kadi came home. I actually spent the rest of the night hanging out with Kadi, Julie, Danielle, and Kacey. (Some of the other residence on my hall) It actually turned out to be a blast. It snowed a good inch and we went out and had a snowball fight. After we got cold, some girls in Eccles A, invited us over for hot chocolate. Later that night we started watching some animated series of Zelda that was made in the 80's. We started watching it just as a joke, but I think we are kind of actually getting hooked on it. We are up to episode 4.

Saturday,  I ended up hanging out with all of them again. We watched the Uninvited, which is one of my favorite movies, scary or not scary I have decided. We also watched Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I saw this movie in theaters when it first came out, but I had completely forgotten how pointless of a movie it was. The only part I liked was the very first part where the dolphins just randomly float up into space. Also, I had never noticed this before, but Danielle pointed out that the first person listed in the credits was "The voice of the whale." And for those of you who haven't seen the movie, the whale plays and very insignificant role and is only on screen for all of 30 seconds. So we thought that was pretty funny.

Today in church, I actually got up and bore my testimony! Which is the first time in like. . . forever. Stupid Kacey told me and Amanda to go up, and then he would. Of course me and Amanda said no way, but Kacey got up anyways. Then, while there was a long awkward silence, Amanda went up, so I knew it was my turn. And then, as if this day wasn't strange enough already, I VOLUNTEERED to play the piano in Relief Society! I don't know what has gotten into me, stupid good influences.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

R.I.P. Juniper, you will be missed

Yes, it is true today was Juniper's final day. Even though I am not living there anymore, I am still super sad to see it go. Apparently the heater broke and there was no way they could fix it, and since the building is so old they cannot replace it. Juniper Hall to me was more than just a dorm building, it was the location where I spent the greatest year of my life.

I have so many great memories of that place. I met so many wonderful people. We stayed up late every night, played sardines, walked to maverick wrapped in comforters, made lip syncing videos, made stop motion videos, played truth or truth, peed our pants (not me but others), spit chocolate milk all over the walls (Ruby), built forts, had sleepovers on school nights, measure our heights against the wall, found Zac Efron in the bathroom stall, broke the celling lamp, wreaked havoc and did many other immature things that most college students would be way to embarrassed to ever do. 

And so today, as everyone was moving out me and Amanda snuck into the building and took some things to remember juniper by.

We stole our old room number signs.

Among the immature things we did, we stole all the fake trees in Juniper for one night and stored them all in my room.

And afterward put them in front of an RA's room.

So we also had to take a tree, just for the memories.

And a bush for good measure.

I will never forget Juniper and all the good times I had there. I wish everything could have stayed exactly like it was back then, but alas, things change and nothing ever stays the same.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


So I haven't posted on here for a few days and I just feel like I need to. So here is an update of what has been going on in my life right now, starting with last weekend:

First of all I went to go see my school's performance of "I love you, you're perfect, now change" twice. It was hilarious. The best part was that I knew practically all of the songs because Amanda is the understudy for the show, and she had been singing the songs around the apartment for weeks. It was so fantastic that I probably will go see it for a third time before they close.

Me and Amanda were pretty much left by ourselves. So we decided to go on an epic adventure across campus. We ended up walking around like zombies, joining random strangers in a game of steal the flag, and exploring the haunted pipe tunnels that run under the auditorium with a girl who lives across the hall from us, Danielle.

My friend Amber came over and we ended up taking fall pictures with Amanda. It was loads of fun. We were later joined by our friend Josh Durfee and some theater kid I had never met, who turned out to be pretty funny. Together we made brownies. Afterwards we gathered up a bunch of kids, (mostly theater kids so they were all very loud, but I'm not complaining) and I was introduced to the single greatest game I have ever played: Hostage. The object of the game is that there are two teams, the teams split up into two groups: the drivers and the hostages. The drivers then take the hostages of the other team, blindfold them, and then drive them to some remote location out in the middle of nowhere where they would have no idea how to get back. (To make it not entirely impossible we had a driving time limit of 20 minutes) After the hostages had been dropped off and abandoned, they then had to call the drivers of their team and try to direct them to come pick them up. I was super fun. I'm not really sure how, but Madison and Amber (Who were the drivers on my team) knew exactly were we were by the very vague directions we gave them. So were were picked up shortly after we were dropped off. The other team, however, was not so lucky. Madison and Amber had gotten on the freeway and driven them all the way to Kanaraville. It took them a good 40 minutes after we had returned to the apartment to get back.

Most pointless Halloween ever! I didn't even get to dress up or carve pumpkins. I was pretty depressed about this, especially since I had the best 80's bridesmaid's dress to wear. Oh we did watch a scary movie though. I think this was on monday, was it? Oh well. So we watched this movie called "The Box" you have probably heard of it. It was about this guy who drops this random box with a button on top on this family's door step, and tells them that if they push the button they will receive 1 million dollars, but someone they don't know will die. It wasn't really a "scary" movie, but it was pretty suspenseful. It got kind of weird towards the middle, but in the end it redeemed itself.

It snowed! It didn't last for to long, but for the few minutes that it lasted it was snowing hard!

Wednesday (worry free!):
I realized at about 2:00 that I didn't have anything to make a "found object" sculpture out of for my class at 4:00, so me and Kadi drove up the canyon in search of some treasure. We ended up finding a lot of great stuff! Earlier in the year I had found some old rusted metal things up the canyon that I had brought home for an occasion such as this. This time I found some bullet shells, a skeet, (I don't know if that's actually what they are called, but it was one of those clay discs they use for skeet shooting) a broken mirror, and a bunch of colored broken glass. After looking at all my found objects, I realized that one of my metal pieces had two semi-evenly centered holes that kind of looked like eyes, and another piece looked just like a nose. So I decided to make a mask. (this might have been influenced by the fact that I have been playing Zelda: Majora's Mask lately) So far it is turning out pretty cool, I will put a picture of it up when I finish.

Thursday (today):
I just got back from art insights. The speaker was so funny! His name was Chuck something, and he was a photographer. He was so strange and he kept staying the most random things, but it was hilarious! Plus his photos were quite cool. Plus plus, I got to see Gratten, who I haven't seen for what seems like forever. Man I forgot how much I love that kid! Gratten if you are reading this, which you probably don't read my blog at all, I just want you to know that you are an awesome friend! Amanda, you too! I love you so freakin' much! (and I know you read my blog :)))) (extra chins for enthusiasm))

But yeah, that was my week in a nutshell. I hope to have some epic stories from this coming weekend. (Wow this is probably the longest post I have ever posted, sorry if it was a bit of a read, if you even read this far, if you even read my blog)