80s Oilers finish the season off with another win!

The boys played the Warlords last night. The team they beat 2 years ago for championship. There were really only 2 remaining team members from their old team. One of which was the goalie, who was wearing the biggest hockey pads I have ever seen. He literally covered 3/4 of the goal. But we rocked them 10-2. Also one of their players got a yellow card, and one got a red card for slashing and throwing his stick after the call. The supervisor said he only has problems when our team is playing… either our boys are good at playing dirty without ANYONE seeing, or some team just do not know to act when they get slaughtered! Really though, our boys beat teams on the hustle, they take more shots on goal, and they know how to handle the puck! Hope tournament play is successful without too much fit throwing!


The Memory of Running…No Thank You!

Well I started reading another recommended book called The Memory of Running. Let’s just say I wanted to run away from it. Blah, didn’t really enjoy the 1/3 of it that I read. I usually finish a book to see the whole picture, but I couldn’t really get into it. It moved back and forth between his sad reality and his sad past…nothing in it really grabbed my attention.  Maybe I couldn’t just couldn’t connect to his life or his struggles.

Undefeated, still…

Just to let you know, the 80s Oilers were successful again, even with 3 men gone to a wedding, they kicked butt, winning 6-3. Darin played goalie for the last 2 periods, and made several amazing saves. One snuck past him, but he stopped a handful of dangerous shots! Devin led the team with 4 goals. It was awesome.
I love the 80s Oilers goalie…he’s hot!

LADIES…a fabulous read…

So I just finished The Cinderella Pact, which was recommended to me by Lexi Allen. I checked it out from the library on Monday, and finished by Thursday night. It is a really good romantic comedy, with an ending that makes you smile while you read it. I would consider this book a fun read for all the ladies!  Check it if wanna get wrapped up in a cinderella story! Here’s the excerpt from the back:

“Nola Devlin has a secret identity. By day she is an overweight, frumpy, and overlooked editor at Sass! (the “celebrity magazine with an edge!”), but by night she slips behind her keyboard and into her alter-ego: Belinda Apple. Belinda is thin, gorgeous, British and the author of a trendy advice column— she is, in effect, the latest Carrie Bradshaw. Not even her two best friends or her self-absorbed sister (who worships Belinda as the “sister she never had”) know her secret.
When “Belinda” jots off a column about how easy it is to lose weight, Nola is shocked when her best friends take her own lies to heart and urge her to follow Belinda’s weight loss program. Since Nola can’t reveal herself as the real Belinda Apple, she bites the bullet and joins her friends in making the “Cinderella Pact” — a last ditch attempt to lose weight (again!) and transform their lives for good.  But as the pounds come off, things don’t turn out the way the three friends expect. Their journey of self-discovery leads to the rediscovery of an old love and the unmasking of new problems. Meanwhile, Nola finds herself torn between two different men as she stomps out fires caused by her deception as Belinda Apple and falls in love with the man who just might be her prince — or the rat in coachman’s clothing.”

Pursuit of Happyness made me smile…

…and cry.  It was really good.  I thought Will Smith and his son did an awesome job.  You really feel bad for the guy, one awful thing after another, trying to get him down, trying to make him give up, but he was determined.  Reminds me of people I know.  You have to have that determination to succeed.  He really gave all he had.  Darin and I would give this movie two thumbs up!

Brains Anyone? Perhaps a Spinal Cord?

***WARNING*** This post is not for the faint hearted.

My EXSC 470 (functional neuroanatomy) class is probably the coolest class offered at BYU. So far we have scalped two cadavers, used a bone saw to remove the craniums, removed the brain, and even taken out the entire spinal cord (still attached to the brain.) Plus, the eyeballs are still attached to the brain via the optic nerve. Now we get to study them! Woo hoo. There is nothing quite like holding a brain with eyeballs and a spinal cord in your hands. The rest of the semester should be pretty fun.

Good idea, bad idea?

So today we took 56 third graders on BYU campus to visit the planetarium,and the bean science museum to see the reptile show. We went to the Eyring Science Center and about 3/4 of the students were entertained by the stories and pictures of constellations and planets and galaxies…poor little Zach couldn’t stay in his seat for more than five minutes. Luckily for Darin, he got to sit by him (Darin met us on campus and went to the show with us). Then we paraded across campus and up the ramp to the Museum, for a fabulous reptile show, where the presenter actually tried to answer all of the students questions and let my chatterbox go on and on four or five times–didn’t she learn after the first time that the girl could talk forever?! Then we quickly walked back to the Eyring to line the hall off the main lobby with children eating sack lunches. After finishing they explored every science experiment in the lobby (which I am sure distracted some students trying to study in the lobby). However, we didn’t lose any kids, or spill any blood so I have to consider the trip a success. Perhaps it might’ve seemed like a crazy idea, but it was a good one! Plus, it took up most of the day which students love, and of course, teachers do too!