Saturday, July 30, 2011

Busy Busy Summer, Can't Complain :)

I haven't blogged for a while, but I have a good reason.  I have had NO time.  But I'm still just hangin out in Provo going to school at BYU.

Back on July fourth I went to a demolition derby with my Mom and grandparents.  It was so long ago that I don't have much to say about it anymore.

Harry Potter is done, over, I can't believe it!  I remember first hearing about it when I was 11 years old, I was in sixth grade.  All through out  my teenage years there has always been some Harry Potter something or other to be looking forward to.  I only read the first four books for school and then after that I thought I'd just wait for the movies to come out.  I can say that I got through 12 years without ever finding out the ending!!  Seriously, I went to the last movie unsure of what was going to happen.  Whenever people started talking about it I would walk away.  Anyways, I went to the midnight showing with a group of friends.
for my costume I just wore my snuggy.  I thought I looked kinda wizardish.

I'm still an FHE dad.

My buddy Zach asked to double with me.  Last minute he bailed and I was like, "Um, no."  So he found another date and we made shirts.
This is Zach

We put this picture on our shirts

So my friend Ya Ya went into the MTC three days ago.  She flew in from Hong Kong  and the next day she went in.  Before that we went to dinner with a bunch of friends.

Here we are a year ago at the lake.  Ya Ya is the girl on the blue jet ski.
If I were on a game show and they asked, "Who is your favorite person that you've met while down at BYU?"  I would reply, "Ya Ya".  She is the happiest, funnest, kindest, sweetest person I know.  EVERYONE loves her and being around her will make anyone's day improve.  She is going to be an amazing missionary.  I am going to miss her so much.
Ya Ya is the one wearing missionary clothes.  We went to Denny's.  

Visiting me now if Jeff Ye.  He served in the same mission as me.  In the below picture he is the guy next to me, Ya Ya is on the other side of me.

I thought to include some pictures of Jeff and I while we were in the mission field.  Ever since I met Jeff I've loved him.  He is hilarious with a funny witty personality, which I find is kinda rare to come by when it comes to people from mainland China.

Jonny Liu, Me, Jeff Ye, Kendall Duclos

This was Sunday School in one of our areas.  I'm not sure why we took this pictures, perhaps one of us was getting transferred or something.
Jeff stayed with me for a few days this past week.  He'll be in Utah for a few weeks so I'll get to hang with him some.  My roommate Kurt was gone for the weekend so Kurt's room became Jeff's room.
My sister Jolie is visiting Salt Lake for work.  She is traveling the western states and is on TV and the radio helping Disney advertise for stuff and whatever.  I ate dinner with her the other day with my Mom and brother Dallin and had dinner with her tonight with my Dad, Dallin, and a girl my Dad's been dating Laura.

At the Melting Pot :)
I didn't include the main reason why I took so long between this post and the last.  In the Computer Science program at BYU there is a certain class, CS 240, that contains a project called "The Web Crawler".  Basically you can't really give a person a written exam to test their ability to program, so they have this program act as the entry exam to the Computer Science program.  It is a very time consuming project that has potential to contain many bugs if the programmer doesn't use caution.  Many students fail and have to retake the class.  Well, to sum up the long two weeks of time where I did nothing but program day and night, I passed it off six days ago.  Hooray!  Anyways, I still have another program I'm working on now, so I'm still busy, but this program only counts towards my grade, so yeah.

It's late and I have something tomorrow morning, so I'm going to post this with out proof reading it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Program by Day, Hot Tub by Night - Summer is Definitely Here

Well, where to begin?  Well, I guess I really write this blog for my mom, dad, and sister Christy.  I have a very few select friends that take an occasional gander at my posts (Scott).

It was Zach's birthday, so we went to Taconos, a Brazilian restaurant.  Zach served his Mission in Brazil.  It was my first time there and I really liked it, though it isn't cheap so I probably won't be going back for a while.
Zach, Ryan, Preston, Kei, Me 
The guys love Kei, especially Zach I'd say.  Zach is smart, and also has put forth some effort to learn basic ASL, so we love having Kei around all the more.
As I mentioned, everyone loves Kei.  Since we have the same major and this is the third semester in a row that we've been in the same Computer Science classes we tend to hang out a lot.  I do not my any means claim to "know" ASL, but it's getting conversational.

Kei & Preston

Here is an excerpt from an email I just sent Shane who is on a mission:
So the pic of Kurt's bed has a story about it. We watched The Ring for FHE (great FHE activity, I know). After the movie Kurt went to make his nightly visit to some girl while Yejezkel and I started to bed. Our minds were playing tricks on us and we were scaring ourselves. It was fun :) Anyways, we giddily got the idea to make it look like there was something in Kurt's bed so that when he got back he would freak out. Yejezkel and I went to our beds anticipating on hearing a scream soon after Kurt got back. Kurt came back, saw his bed, poked it, and then proceeded to remove the contents under the covers and thereafter went to bed.
This is what Kurt's bed looked like when Yejezkel and I were done stuffing it with random crap in Kurt's room.
 So yesterday was The Stadium of Fire.  I don't expect you to know what that is.  Here in Provo at the BYU football stadium they have a annual Independence Day celebrations with celebrities and fireworks.  Last year Carey Underwood and someone else came.  This year David Archuletta and Brad Praisley came.  I could hear them both since I literally live across the street for the stadium.  Kei and I were programming all day.  But took a break and went downtown and played with the booths and stuff.  I almost bought a thing that melts good smelling stuff to make the air smell good, but it wasn't a need, and I'm a college student.  Kurt and my friend Cody just finished his mission four days earlier and came down to chill for a bit.
Me, Kurt, Cody, Kei  --  I bought a water bottle here for only 5 cents

  Later we grabbed some food and at night met up with a girl Heather and her friends.  Heather just moved into the ward and is in my FHE group.  Last Monday we both discovered that the other knew ASL, and so ealier in the week I introduced her to Kei.  Heather is actually a Sign Language major at UVU.  When Kei and I arrived where Heather and her friends were, we discovered that five of the girls there knew ASL.  It was pretty sweet!  We sat and signed and watch the fireworks.
Heather is sitting next to me
After the fireworks we went swimming and hot tubbing.
I'm too skinny

Today in Sunday School I took a short video of us singing the opening hymn.  I think it's pretty funny actually.
...I think we might be missing the point to singing a hymn.