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Librarian 4 Life.

2 Apr

Everything is right in the world because I am once again working in a library. Today was my first day and I went through a computer program that refreshed me on shelving (MU uses library of congress, but at Jewell they used Dewey Decimal) and I put 3 carts of books in order. The 4 hours actually went by pretty quickly and I think I’m going to like this job.

Friday Meiguan and I road tripped to St. Louis to visit one of our friends from Jewell Mary Ann. When we got there she was in an interview, so we killed time by going to target and trying White Castle for the first time. Those tiny burgers were pretty disturbing and I am confident in saying I won’t be eating there again. Then we met her at her house and headed out for St. Louisian adventures. First, we went to a pretzel place called Gus’s Pretzels. They were cheap and delicious and I really wish we had one here. Next we went to the Zoo because its free and we got to see penguins, giraffes, elephants, and various baby animals (How did they get so tiny!?!). After that we went to visit the good ole’ arch and took lots of various arch pictures. Let me just tell you that I am the master of self timer… even if it means having to use a trash can and getting my face dangerously close to garbage. We finished the day by going to an ice cream place called Ted Drewes. I got a pineapple sundae, which was delicious, and then we drove 4 hours back to Indep.

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Saturday my uncle got us free tickets to the Sporting KC game so me, Gentry, Kellan, and my cousin went to that. Watching it really made me miss playing soccer! After the game we went to my aunt and uncles house and chilled in their hot tub for a while and me and Gentry stayed in their guest house.

Sunday was Easter and we had lunch at my Grandma’s house. I love all holidays because of the copious amounts of delicious food I get to consume. We had ham, smoked turkey, rolls, vegies, cheesecakes, and strawberry pie (there was more, but that’s just what I ate lol). I especially like Easter because I get to hide the eggs for Max and Sam’s Easter egg hunt. This year I put one in a rose bush and after Sam grabbed it he got really upset and started ranting about who would put an Egg in a bush with thorns and how he really hurt himself. It was hilarious.

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I have a Biology test Wednesday night at 8:00pm and a Chemistry test Thursday morning at 8:00am, so that pretty much sucks. I really need to get to studying!

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S.  Who wants to go to Buzz under the Stars night one with me!? I really really want to go.

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Spring Breeeeak.

16 Mar

I’m posting super late/not on my day because Honey Badger doesn’t give a shit. (Thanks Cathy for the inspiration!)

Besides not having my car for 2+ weeks (And still NOT having it), this week has actually been filled with quite a bit of exciting things! For one, on Friday myself and some other students ate lunch with RAY CHEN after seeing the masterclass he gave at Jewell. The masterclass was pretty baller for one because I was like 15 feet away from a Strad Violin (they cost millions of dollars and produce amazing sounds), yeah Ray Chen uses one of those. Then Sunday was his recital at the Kauffman Center. It was sooo hoss, bros. The bad thing is that watching a performance like that just makes you want to practice a lot, which might actually be a good thing. Anyway, after the performance you can get autographs (I can feel you all judging me at this point). So I stood in line and as he was signing his name my program, he looked up and was like “Oh hey! It’s nice to see you again!” Yeah, he remembered me from when he was at Jewell. NBD. Then I got a picture taken with him (see my new profile picture on FB). Also since it was free concert, I invited my step mom and dad to go since they had been wanting to see the Kauffman Center because they had never been. The whole time we were there my dad was like “Ray Chen could be your future husband!” Totes querd. Then when the performance started and he walked out on stage my stepmom leans over and says to me “If I were younger I would totally go after him.” Also totes querd. I realize he’s a nice looking Chinese Male, but to hear that from your parents in that strange way is totally awkward! Anyway after all that fun-ness…. we went to eat at the Ameristar Casino Buffet. Aweee yeeeah.

Monday night Kendyl and I went to Morgan’s house, made milkshakes, watched 17 Again, and just chilled. Before we knew it, it was almost 3 in the morning, so we all decided it would probably be best if we went home. lol. Tuesday I went to Target. This was also the day One Direction’s album came out! And it was on sale at Target for 8 dollars!! So i bought it. It was a good investment, fo sho.

Wednesday Kendyl and I took a little road trip to CoMo to visit Lei. Pretty much the whole way down, Kendyl was quizzing me on Anatomy, specifically the muscles that move the arm. I made a wrong turn at an exit because I was trying to concentrate on finding the answer to the question she was asking me. Anyway, once we got to the Columbia area, we went to Shakespeare’s for Pizza. Nick came to visit and took some pizza from our plates. Then we went on the Mizzou Campus and Nick showed us around the Rec Center, which was freaking awesome. That took like 20ish minutes, then Nick had to go study (SURPRISE). So we wandered around campus by ourselves. We visited the quad but we were too scared that we’d look like noobs to take pictures on the Columns. So we just sat on some benches around the quad for a bit and enjoyed the nice weather and made fun of the hipsters playing Frisbee on the quad.  Then we went to get Boba at a Bubble Tea shop. I had a coffee slush boba. It was delish. It was Kendyl’s first experience with Boba, and it was interesting to watch her psych herself out about the bobas. LOL! 😀 After that we went back to Lei’s Gparent’s house, ate dinner, watched part of “Holes” then watched J. Edgar with Leo Di Caprio. That movie was interesting to say the least…. almost like Broakback Mountain, so Lei told us anyway… I haven’t seen that movie before.

Then today (technically yesterday) we went to see the Lorax. It was such a cute movie! Totally recommend it! Then after, we went back to downtown Columbia, and Kendyl and Lei made “cool story, bro. tell it again” t-shirts at a really cool “make your own t-shirt” store. I didn’t get one because my money supply isn’t very high at the moment. lol. However I will definitely be going back there to make some tees in the future. They had some previously made t-shirts hanging up on their walls. One in particular that I thought was awesome had a Hogwarts Crest and said “Hogwarts Alumni Class of 1998” tee. I want it so bad.  While we were waiting for their t-shirts to be made, we went to Sparky’s for some tasty homemade ice cream. I got Chi Tea ice cream. It was delish, fo sho. Kendyl got a Red Bull shake. I will have to try that sometime. Then we just kind of wandered around the downtown area for a little bit. We went back to Lei’s Gparent’s, ate dinner then decided that we should probably head back to Pimpdence because it looked like it was about to storm soon and it was getting dark. Driving back, Kendyl said it sounded like rain was hitting the windshield, but it was actually just bugs getting smashed by my mom’s car.

That’s all for this week, bros. Keep it real!
Megan

Spring Break is almost hereeee.

8 Mar

Hey guys. Guess what. It sucks not having a car. Tomorrow my mom is coming to pick me up after she gets off work because my cousin’s car is still not fixed. Hopefully I’ll have it back by the weekend or shits bout to go down.

Besides that news, not too much has happened to me this week.  I peed in a cup as well. Donated some blood today at school (there was a technician guy that looked an awful lot like Andy Roddick, but more football-player-ey rather than tennis player). On Tuesday I basically went to symphony rehearsals for no reason because I’m not playing the piece that they played because I’m not at that level yet…. yeah. But I suffered through the sight reading and it felt like I only played 30 measures of the 15 paged piece. They’re playing another piece for the next concert that I should be able to play, since it’s not as difficult.

Tomorrow I’m going to leave my psych class like 10 minutes early because there’s a chinese australian violinist (his name is Ray Chen, if you were wondering… at all. lol) that’s giving a masterclass. So I’m going to see that because 1)he’s chinese, 2)he’s a violinist,  3) he has an accent, and 4) because he’s a pretty good looking chinese violinist (“good looking” and “chinese” are rarely ever in the same sentence when it comes to chinese males). Also he’s going to eat lunch with some music students so I might go to lunch for that. AHHH. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit excited. He’s giving a free performance at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center on Sunday so I’m going to go see that probably with my Dad and Step-Mom. Super stoked for that too!

Spring break officially begins next week. And to be honest, it has been long overdue. I’ve had too many late nights to count. My cousin comes into town next weekend so I’ll be spending some time with her to catch up and whatnot before I have to come back to school. And me and Kens are planning on taking a road trip to Columbia to see Lei at her GParent’s house. But for the most part, I’ll be sleeping in a lot. Except for Tuesday because One Direction will be on the Today Show, so I’ll probably be up for that! 🙂

Hope all’s well, broskis!

5 Days

4 Mar

Weekly update time!

Now normally, I would type up a day-by-day recall of my week: but this week has been most uneventful. Seriously. I didn’t go to many classes because I have not been feeling well and could not get good sleep when my eyes finally would close. I think this was caused by my stressed out Sunday.. I spent most of my Sunday worrying about sharing my story/testimony with my Bible study group and then it didn’t go as well as I had hoped so I was bummed then just became restless I suppose.

The stuff that actually was cool I will tell you about here > So Friday I went to see a musical put on by my school called Ragtime. It was a great production, and now more than ever I want to play Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked on Broadway. Saturday I missed brunch (this is very sad because they had bacon) but I did go to the senior night for our girl’s basketball team. We won and now the girls are in second seed in the Big Sky conference post-season tournament. Wish our boys were better. Saturday night, Kendal and I went to church and heard a great message about Rest in God, kind of just what I needed to hear. Then Sunday= Game Day! I have been a little nervous about the abilities of our team, but we started the season with a win! Well, really the other team didn’t show up until I had already signed the paper saying they forfeited and we won… but we scrimmaged them anyways and I’m pretty sure we either won or tied. They seemed pretty put together too… and their goalie was wearing awesome sunglasses the whole time which just made everything better. And now Megan, Holly, Tori, and I are going to Fort Collins for a pizza dinner at Beau Jo’s.

Looking forward too: Spring Break! Starts on Friday!! Also, I’m road tripping with Kelsey to Springfield to see Cathy! We are going to Lambert’s and I am pumped. Ooh ooh I’m starting my Ropes Course class on Monday! So exciting and nerve- wrecking at the same time. Can’t wait to be home though.

Random schmamdom: I made a bookmark out of pressed flowers from Valentines Day and I think it’s pretty neat. Also, March Madness starts so soon that I can hardly stand it another minute! March is the best only because it is filled with the sounds of whistles blowing, buzzers screaming, basketballs being dunked, screaming fans, crying fans, and upsets that will either make or break your ENTIRE bracket. (Like last year when Kansas lost in like round two and I had them winning it all in one bracket- never again my friends, never again!) I am super ultra sore again. This time it’s from kickboxing class.

Song of the week: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

 

See you all soon!!!!!! -Morgan

p.s. drink more coffee and become a Gold Member at Starbucks like me

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