Monday, February 21, 2011

Ulysses S. Grant

This weekend has been so weird. I don't even know where to begin, I'm just like "what? okay..."

Friday night I was terrible at being a college student and sat at home watching Degrassi (Bianca's a slut!) and Portlandia (a+) all by myself, eating sunflower seeds and drinking Diet Coke and basically just being alone. Around ten thirty, Alec came upstairs and we decided we were both really bored so we went on a mysterious drive to Kayenta. And on our way back WE SAW A UFO I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING.

It looked like it was made of a million triangles!

Anyway.

Saturday I spent all day making a cake in the shape of Chile for Crystal's going-on-a-mission party. Then I went to said party and it was a good deal of fun. And I kind of texted Spencer but he was being weird and unresponsive so that didn't last too long.

Sunday, I went to church with my parents and got a visiting teaching assignment and made an appointment for my very first I Want to Be a Missionary Now! meeting (next Sunday, holy cow). Then I watched like six hours of The Nanny on TV Land and cried to my mom about being bored. After a while Spencer texted me and asked if I wanted to hold his camera bag while he took Crystal's mission pictures and I said sure and so I went with them out to Warner Valley and we did some improvisational offroading.

After we dropped Crystal off, Spencer and I had a little chat but it didn't get very deep or anything. He's really guarded lately. I guess all I can really do is be there for him when he wants to talk and pray that he's really okay and not just putting on a brave face because "feelings are for pussies."

Today (which still counts as the weekend because it's a holiday), I beat Super Mario Bros for Wii (!!!!! I am a huge nerd !!!!!) and then Mom and Dad and Alec and I drove out to Springdale and got a late lunch at some place called Wildcat Willies (no apostrophe necessary; the inappropriate jokes may commence in three... two... one...). Then Crystal and Alex came over and we watched some clips from Portlandia.

A bit after that, we decided we wanted to have an adventure, so we drove out to Kayenta, hoping we would have a scary experience. Unfortunately, it was only like 8:30, so everybody's lights were still on and it wasn't nearly as terrifying as it was for Alec and me when we went on Friday. So instead we went out onto the Shivwits reservation and started driving towards Mesquite, but then decided to take this weird little offroad that passed THE CREEPIEST OLD FACTORY, and we started sliding in the mud like crazy and the desert is just pretty creepy at night. Also, the gas light came on at this point, so we turned around as fast as we could.

Once we got back onto the main road, Alex decided he wanted to go to the Native American burial ground that's on the reservation... which Crystal and I did not want to do, but Alex was pretty determined. So Crystal turned off onto this road she thought led to the cemetery. However, it was actually a dangerous cliff face, which was super muddy and slippery and treacherous. And the gas light was still on. So we turned around and went home.

(Thank heavens.)

Crystal leaves for the MTC on Wednesday morning, and while I'm gonna miss her, it's making me so excited to get started on my papers! I can't wait to get my call, or to go through the temple! I thought I was gonna freak out in church yesterday, I was so stoked, haha.

Anyway. That's all for now. Tra la la.