Monday, November 14, 2011

myhandsareparalyzed.

It's official. 11/11/11 was a hit. It just happened to be the best day EVER.
Here's how it went down.
Well... here's the week leading up to it.
Wednesday morning we had to stand in line in order to get a camping spot for the BYU vs. USU basketball game. We got it. Yeah... hold the applause please.
lucky number 31.
Check ins were at 9am. 5pm. 10pm. Someone had to be at every check in and every person in a group had to check in once a day. Also, they did random checks throughout the night so someone had to sleep there. Obviously. It's called camping out. Duh. So Wednesday night, a bunch of us campers hung out and played rugby.






It was freezing. I had at least six layers on.





Our tent was a two man tent. The first night... was frigid. And I was WIDE awake. So around 4:30am... I walked home.







Thursday night was a thousand times better. We hung out with the same people and it was a blast. The trick was to sleep on couch cushions. It was like ten times warmer. So great. I sleep like a baby.


Friday was the day. The day of the game we'd been waiting for. At 1:30, we went and waited in line. While waiting in line, we colored pictures for our 11/11/11 party.

Luckily we got to get in line according to our number :) there we were reaping the benefits of camping out. Hallelujah. Standing in line was pretty fun! There was free hot chocolate, chants, music, games. Basically a party. Ya know... cuz we're party people.

When they opened the doors.... people could've died. Shoving. Pushing. Stepping on feet. Rushing. Falling down stairs. It was a foot race to the best seats. I was in the lead of my group and I made it to the 8th row. Yeah I know... how quick am i?? Once we got in and seated, the anticipation of the game kicked in and every BYU fan that walked in, the student section would boo. When the game started.... I've never heard such loud cheering before in my life. It was... EPIC.

I won't go into detail about the game but let's just say... WE FETCHING WON. Suuuuuuch a close game! I lost my voice. Never happened to me before. Truly epic.
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We went home after the game to prepare our apartment for our 11/11/11 party. We put on 11 pieces of clothing, put streamers everywhere, put up the signs, set up the drinks, and we were ready to begin :)

People started showing up and the games began. We played signs first, while people were showing up and then when about 25 people were there, we switched to the hershey bar game. I began to pour ginger ale for the toast.

At 11:10, I made a toast of 11 words. And everyone had a cup of ginger ale in hand.
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Counted down to 11:11 and everyone treated it as though New Years had come early. Oh and I forgot the minor detail that there was FIFTY, I repeat FIFTY people in our apartment. Ask me if I knew half of them.... No I didn't. But we were popular!! WOOT WOOT!
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After the celebration, a few people stayed and we played spoons and charades.

We ended the night watching Ocean's Eleven. Let me tell you... This night, the night of 11/11/11... I had the greatest time ever. EVER.

I apologize for my long post but it had to be posted. The epicness of the party we had HAD to be told.
I can't wait for the next one.

If you lasted this long... I applaud you. Thank you for listening. It's been a real treat. Let's do this again sometime. Mmk.. byee. Cuz my daddy taught me good.

Monday, October 31, 2011

one piece at a time.

Wanna know what my title means? I bet you're DYING to know what my title means. Still puzzled beyond your wildest dreams? You really want to know? Ok I will tell you. Like... right now.

I DECLARED MY MAJOR. I DECLARED MY FETCHING MAJOR. HALLELUJAH. PRAISE.
Right after I got done talking to my advisor... I felt this ginormous weight lifted off of me. I was immediately happy. And I had been having a rough week to say the least. So to feel happy... I know that I made a good decision. Hopefully I still feel that way when I start my actual classes. ha That'll be interesting :) I'm so relieved. Ahhhhhhhhhh! ha

In other exciting news.... It's Halloween! I really enjoy Halloween. Like a lot more than I thought I did. I love carving pumpkins, going to haunted corn mazes, DRESSING UP, watching scary movies, livin it up during creep week, enjoying fall. Man it's a great time of year.
Yes. This is the haunted corn maze that I was
chased by a clown through.

Yes. I carved this.

Yes. I was a cat lady.

Yes. We enjoyed creep week.

In other even better news... that means Christmas is coming up. Yeah. You heard right. I love Christmas.
Christmas music.
Christmas decorations.
Christmas movies.
Christmas.
Christmas.
Christmas.
I am in love with David Archuleta's Christmas CD.
I am in love with decorating according to Christmas standards.
I am in love with watching The Grinch, Christmas Vacation, and Elf.
I am in love with Christmas.
And what it symbolizes.
The Church is true. Mmhmm.
Anyway, that's not for a while so moving on.

I applied to work at Disneyland next semester. I hope I get it. I would love that. I'm on the second interview of the interview process :)
I ALSO have a job interview at Pac Sun tomorrow. That would be nice to get that job as well.

I'm grateful for my life right now. It's going in the right direction and that's all I can ask for! I wish I knew what I was in store for in my future but I'm loving life up here in Logan, UT. It is spectacular here :) one of the best atmospheres I've ever been in. A good friend told me that I need to learn how to be happy with whatever happens and I need to feel more comfortable in my self. So right now my goal is to work on me. I've been really focusing on my major and dating. I think my struggle with dating is I'm trying too hard. I've learned that if you aren't focusing sooooo much on something, it will happen when you least expect it. I also think God is trying to tell me that I have a lot of stuff I need to work on with me before I welcome a significant other into my life. That is completely true. I have a lot of me I need to better. This is my goal right now. I believe I can do this :) I think I will write it down on here so I can see it. I don't think anyone reads my blogs anyway so I may as well spill my thoughts onto the page.
1. I need more confidence.
2. I need to read my scriptures daily.
3. I need to pray both morning and night.
4. I need to make my prayers sincere.
5. I need to be more patient.
6. I need to be more comfortable in my skin.
7. I need to be more organized.
8. I need to be more studious.
9. I need to be a better friend.
10. I need to be more selfless.
11. I need to sort out my priorities.
12. I need to be more independent.
13. I need a better attitude about things.
14. I need to be more understanding.
15. I need to develop a better relationship with God.
16. I need to strengthen my testimony.

I stopped at 16 because that was my soccer number. And I couldn't think of any more.
I will be working on these things one at a time so I can make them habit. This will be a great learning experience for me but it will be SO worth it. I will come out a better person and I can't wait to see who I become :)
No regrets. Ever :)
Well for now children, get creepin. Halloween is upon us.
Peace. With love, the Dragon Slayer.
Japanese party. Big hit. 

Our FHE family is bomb.

New friends! Good stuff right thurr. 
Farewell my peeps. Boo.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Accio Boyfriend.

I... am obsessed with Harry Potter.

On this day, October 8, I attended a Harry Potter party up at the Museum of Anthropology. It honestly was not that exciting. BUT the people there were dressed up. And I LOVED it. I tried pumpkin juice. Wanna know what it tastes like? LIQUID BABY FOOD. Literally. I can still smell it and that was about two hours ago. It wasn't good at all. But I love Harry Potter. So wanna know what I did? I drank it all. Mmhmm. I'm an avid fan. I was also sorted by the Sorting Hat. I was put in Hufflepuff. Wanna know some weird facts? I took a quiz online to see which house I was in (of course I did, I'm obsessed) and I was put in Hufflepuff! Freakin heck, magic is real.

Did you know that there is an Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook?? Chyeah. Ima purchase it ASAP.

My roommates and I were having a Harry Potter discussion last week and we decided we would just...... die if magic was real. Do you know how awesome that would be?? Like my title states, that is the first spell I would cast. Just puttin that out there. haha

Ok, enough of this. But just know... Harry Potter is fantastically wonderfully spectacular. For realllllll.
Never use Sectumsempra.
Or Avada Kedavra.

Mmk, buuuuhhhh byeee.
Ferraverto.

Harry Potter 7 Part 2 Premiere. Professor Trelawney :)

Harry Potter 7 Part 1 Premiere :) Gryffindor student

Harry Potter 6 Premiere! Harry Potter :) 
 I attended all of the midnight showings BUT I wasn't obsessed with taking pictures until the sixth premiere unfortunately. But growing up with Harry Potter was amazing. Such a great childhood.






Friday, October 7, 2011

this is for you, Ryanne Niedert.

I... am a terrible blogger.
I want to be good. I do. BUT. I struggle with coming up with things to write about.
Yes, I know you're thinking, but Lindsay your life is seriously SO exciting! You have a ton to write about!
Well, reader.... you are wrong.
Yes my roommates and I threw a fiesta that is now known around Logan as "La Fiesta de Domingo".
Yes we are throwing a Japanese night next Sunday and we think we're going to have a lovely turnout.
And yes I met my other half at a magician/comedian show.
But no. Life isn't too exciting. See?

Ok ok. That was all a big fib.
My life ROCKS. Listen to this. Follow closely. Don't read too quickly or else you may need to sit down from the thrill you're about to receive. (I don't know why you'd be standing up reading my blog anyway).

Here it goes:
Intramural Champion of Outdoor Soccer. High Scorer on First Math Test. Undecided Major as a Junior in Colleger. A TRUE Aggie. A successful sink cleaner thrice times over. Psych Addict. New Girl fan. Food Eater. Deprived Sleeper. Church Attender. LDS Appreciator. Pray-er. Harry Potter lover. Fanny pack wearer. Wildlife Enthusiast. New Friend Maker. Ima Clubber. Now a part of 5 different clubs. Movie Watcher. Love Life Seeker. Homework Doer. No Longer a Facebooker. Words With Friends Player. Oh, don't forget Hanging with Friends. Job Finder. Adventererererer.

This is my life in a nutshell. Ha. Ha. Ha. That's the name of my blog. Man I'm original.
I. Love. Logan. Seriously. I am meant to be here. When I go to Lehi... blah. I can't even wait to leave! But Logan.... is fantastic. Maybe that's why I can't find a major, I wanna be here FOREVER. Guess I'll just go to school for 500 years. Nbd.

I must blog an experience I had on Wednesday. Anna, Shelby, and I went to our weekly activities with the Friends of the Elderly Club (I love the oldies, they warm my soul.) and this week happened to be the Talent Show. So, since Anna, Shelby, and I are like the MOST talented people in the world, we decided to put our skills to use on the pots and pans and cheese grater. We played Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree. It was... what's a good word choice... EPIC. They all sang along and laughed and our faces turned multiple shades of red but it was AWESOME. Yes, we can be clever some days. It was wonderful. I enjoyed it. And so did Evelyn. She told me so herself. She even said she wants us to come back every week and play for her. She requested White Christmas. Yeah, we'll see how that goes.

Blogging is actually quite fun! I forgot. Haven't posted since June. But then this little piece of heaven entered my life by the name of RYANNE and she told me to blog. Wanna know what I said to her? I said ok. Obviously. Here I am... blogging. She's a real winner that one. So I guess I'll start blogging more because my number one fan just started "following" me. Man... that sounds so creepy... "She started following me..." Wow. Ok I'm done.
Go go Power Rangers. I choose you, Pikachu. Byee :)
You happen to be looking at a bunch of champions.

Isn't she heavenly?

ALWAYS have your megaphone available.

daaaaaaah paint dance.

fetchin adorable. 

uh hola. we gave out smaaarties from dee paaaarty.

yes. we are legit. pinata named Pablo=destroyed. by yours truly.

dern sink cleaners. ANNIHILATION.
My life... so peachy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Jumbled.

Hello my name is Mary Catherine Gallager. (Superstar anyone?)

My mind is a bit of a mess right now.
No please let me explain.

I have finally organized my life and realized that the social aspect of life isn't everything. I've been working, training, and coaching a lot and I'm really lovin it!

Here's where the mess comes into play.
There's still the major factor playing a role in my chaos. I've been focused on marketing lately... I feel as though I'd be real nifty at that sorta stuff. But I NEED to get rid of the doubts in my mind. Workin on it don't worry.
Next thing adding to my mind's unrest is: dating. Surprise surprise. I won't even expand on that. Well... ok... maybe just a bit. So long story short: I found out that this supposedly influential guy in my life was actually using me. Not the first time. This one sucked uber bad though because he started out as close to perfect as anything but now he just needs to leave. Lucky for me, that is what is happening in approximately one month and ten days. Who's counting down?
The last thing (that I can currently think of) that is boggling my mind is: my mother has recently been diagnosed with MS. It is definitely taking its toll on my family. My siblings don't really understand what MS is so it hasn't truly affected them.... yet. I, on the other hand, am a CNA and therefore I worked with people who need assistance with their daily lives. And I happen to take care of multiple people who have MS. The day it really hit me that my mom had MS, I was at work and one of the ladies is incontinent and she was soooo frustrated with how things were panning out and all of the sudden this picture of my mom came into my head and I lost it. I hated that my mom would be there one day. I'm doing all I can to help her stay strong and have the courage to fight for as long as it takes. If any of you know my mother, you know that she is beyond strong. I do believe this trial in my family is bringing us together and I'm super grateful for the family I was given.

Aaaaaaaaanyway, enough moping. Even with all these thoughts racing through the maze in my head, I'm still extremely happy. I can't wait for the rest of summer. Bring it on.

I'm grateful for you :)
Ancestors protect me.
Amen.

I hosted a flour fight :)

Luis Armenta. Love him.

Reunited :) 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Welp.

First semester at Utah State COMPLETE.

Man oh MAN did I have an awesome semester!! Freakin heck. Who KNEW transferring from Westminster to here would be the BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! :) The people here just.... amaze me! I seriously love them. Since I love them so much.... I decided to write about them. Weird, I know.

OK first off, I would like to discuss Benjamin "Creamstick" Kronk. This kid is honestly one of the most influential people I've ever met. I don't think he realizes how much of an impact he has on people's lives. I look up to my little creamstick a ton. He is bluntly honest and he tells you what you need to hear, he gives great advice, he cares about everyone, he's hilarious, and he's downright ATTRACTIVE. Let's be honest here. Benjamin taught me a lot about myself and he became one of my best friends up here. He listened to everything I had to say and comforted me when I needed it and he has some GREAT one liners. ha I can't even express how sad I am that we won't be neighbors anymore. I just had my final goodbye hug from him and it was the BEST hug ever :) Long and meaningful. Love those hugs :) Gosh I'm going to miss him.

Next I wanna talk about Brenton Jordan Hull. Or as I like to call him "B-ren-tizzle". Man this kid is amazing. He's not only the nicest guy I've ever met but he's also spiritually strong, funny, good-looking, and just about as perfect as they come. I've learned more about myself here at Utah State because of him and Ben than I have anywhere else. Brenton makes me want to be a better person just so I feel like I'm worthy to talk to him. He doesn't realize how awesome he really is and it kills me. He's such a strong individual and he's such a great example to everyone. I have the MOST fun with him, we are so much alike but our differences mesh so well. His strengths are my weaknesses and he helps me to become the person I want to be and I feel like I'm rubbing off on him too. We have so many similar ideas about life and we have similar interests. I am so blessed to have met Brenton. He's had a huge influence on me and we've only known each other a short time but I feel like I've known him for much longer! Did I mention how freakin attractive he is?! Gosh he's good looking.

Anyways, these two have made the biggest impact on me up here and I hope our friendships will last :) They're seriously the greatest!!
Life up here is so super fantastic, I don't want to leave! Even after CLEANING for hours upon hours and packing for more hours upon hours, I still don't want to leave! I have loved every minute of it up here and I can't wait to come back in August! Sorry I'm a boring blogger. I will work on my cleverness and creativity and think of something better to write next time. But until then.....

May the force be with you.
Thank you and good night. To one and to all.

Brenton :)

Creamstick :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

life. ain't it funny?

So. life.
I was just thinking about how life changes so much.
When you're five years old, all you can think about is having fun. You dream of becoming a princess, an astronaut, a firefighter, blah blah blah.
Then you become twelve years old and all you can think about is your friends and the crush you have at the moment. This is also when you're going through your awkward stage (well this was the beginning of mine.... mine lasted a while though). Everyone is in their ugly stage. Except those lame people that have been pretty their entire lives. Being pretty is overrated.
Time goes on, and you become sixteen years old. This is the stage where you forget about your family and only care about dating, driving, and friends. A stage many youngins go through a lot longer than they should. Everyone cares what everyone else thinks. This was when I found out who the real Lindsay Judd was. Great breakthrough.
Next you graduate high school and this is the stage where you have to truly find yourself. You have to become an independent individual and find what makes you tick and search for a future career. This happens to be the stage I am currently in. (yes, STILL). I'm in the latter part of this stage. I found out who I was my first year at Westminster. I was completely broken down and I learned to rely on the things that really matter. Worst but best year of my life.
Now I'm searching for a future career. And let me tell you, it is NOT easy. Struggle struggle struggle. I just don't know what I'd be good at! So this is my current predicament. I'm in need of some guidance.

Other than that, life is FANTASTIC. Seriously. I am so blessed :)
I have:

  • a great family
  • AMAZING friends
  • fun times
  • once in a lifetime opportunities
  • so many OPTIONS!
Among other things.

Lovin' life. No regrets. Yet :)

Ok, see ya never. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

dating shmating.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH the hardships of dating.
Dating sucks.
It is so fetching hard to find a great guy to date. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are many "good" guys but it seems as though these "good" guys are people I would never date. That sounds extremely rude but I have a type. I'm basically 99% sure that everyone has a particular "type" of guy they like to date. "Good" guys are my type but there are many other things that I would like them to be... ha I sound shallow but I'm not, I promise. Also, it feels like there is a ratio of 1,000 to 1 with guys. 1,000 being the douche bags and 1 being my "type". It's not fair! I feel like I would be a fantastic person to date but when guys won't even look at you, the level of my confidence plummets down.
The reason I am ranting about dating is because everyone and their MOM's are getting married. EVERYONE. I feel like an old maid. When in reality, I am not even to the age that I would like to be married at. It's hard to keep reality in check when all the 18-year olds are gettin hitched right out of high school. Have they even lived yet? I think not. I had reality smack me in the face with a metal bat when I graduated from high school. Growing up as a naive little girl in the city of Lehi, I was not prepared to face the world. Dating in Lehi was a problem as well. I grew up there and I had known practically everyone since the age of 5. So these people had seen me through all the stages of my adolescence. Namely, the UGLY transition period between being a scrawny, brace-face, almost unibrowed, badly dressed, tall little tomboy to being a scrawny, straight-teethed, plucked, uh... better dressed, average teenager. Moral of this story is: I didn't date much in high school. My definition of dating is officially dating. Like boyfriend/girlfriend. I did go on a lot of dates in high school but guys never wanted to seriously date me. I am not wanting a pity party; I am merely explaining my situation. and this is partially a rant sesh. So bear with me.
Aaaaaaaanyways, back to my ratio. There are a lot of guys out there who don't deserve the pretty girls on the earth. Have you ever noticed that? There are a MILLION pretty girls who deserve good guys but there is like 1 good guy for every 10 awesome girls! These ratios are KILLING ME! This is when I compare myself to the girls around me (something I don't recommend) and I say to myself... How in the CRAP am I gonna get a guy that's right for me when there are so many other girls who are better than I am?? Ah I hate comparing myself. Can't help it.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is--my dating life sucks. Obviously. haha but with all these ratios and comparisons, I've come to realize one thing. With the 1,000 to 1 ratio, I guess all I need is that 1 great guy who is right for me to sweep me off my feet and love me for who I am; but until we find each other, I will need the patience to wait for him. Here's to hopin' :)




Wednesday, January 12, 2011

and why was i nervous? because i'm an OVER THINKER.

Sooo..... I will be totally and utterly honest (I really wanted to use utterly in this particular sentence; but this isn't what I wanted to be honest about just fyi) I LOVE UTAH STATE!

Great people.
Great classes.
Great atmosphere.
Great errything.

How have I ever lived without this university??
I can't believe how completely different it is from Westminster; a GOOD difference! Instead of people having fun not remembering their night and me being the lovely double D (designated driver; what were you thinking?? ha), we have fun all wearing plaid and eating ice cream. This school was MADE for someone like me. I can't wait to start attending the GAMES. I will be an avid fan. I even bought a gameday shirt; I'm golden.

I was nervous for absolutely no reason. Ann Marie was right when she said I needed to calm the fetch down. I love my roommates, they're the greatest :) and the guys across the hall are as well. They're hilarious! Good news is, I finally broke the ice and am able to take PICTURES now! How spectacular is that?!? My life can now be documented once again. It's been a whole 3 days since I've taken pictures.... I was literally going through withdrawals. I honestly don't know how I'm alive right now. Close call right thurr.

The roomies and I have found a lot of common interests. We like to make music videos. Have dance parties. Enjoy the nightly heart to heart. Dress up. EAT A TON. Aaaaaaand be creative in what we do. Like tonight for instance, we are having a "Clean the Floor" Party. Sounds thrilling right? Well you're wrong because it actually IS thrilling! What happens is you put water all over the kitchen floor and slide around in it with towels and sponges and soap. I've seen a video; it looked epic. I can't wait to test it out.

I've started making a list (because I am a BIG fan of list making, it makes me look like I have goals in life) of stuff I wanna do up hurr this semester:
1. Clean the Sink at Angie's
2. Bowl with household items
3. Make a music video with my stellar roommates
4. Enjoy a themed dinner every Sunday night with said roommates
5. Go snowboarding with the male's across the hall
6. Walk Main Street and see the shops
7. Attend all sports events
8. Join an intermural team; any team!
9. Attend True Aggie Night (this goal probably won't take place until my last year here.... ha)
10. Think of more things to add to this list

OHHHH I need to explain my over thinking-ness. So I like to over think things. Well I don't like to... but I do it. I always think of the worst possible situation or outcome and I 100% believe that that is what's gonna happen. So I get anxious.... and nervous.... and sometimes I lose sleep depending on the situation.... it is an awful habit that I must break. But thanks to my wonderful friends and family I can calm a little bit down, but not all the way. Because I'm still an over thinker. Terrible, I know.

Well ladies and gent, nope just ladies, I'm so glad I could share this with you, thank you for listening and enjoy the rest of your day here at Lagoon.

Kristina and I having a dance party

Plaid Party (left to right and then front) James, Steven, meh, Lando, Kristina, and then....
the dude in front will remain anonymous. 

Took us 20 minutes to hang this poster. Totally worth it.
Me and Branden

Purple day! Landon, Branden, mehh, and Benjamin