Saturday, September 27, 2008


So I totally stole this picture from the NorthTemple blog....but whatever. I think it's funny.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bhagavad Gita Excerpts

So my world religions class is definently my favorite. It's amazing to see how many other religions have bits and pieces of light and how similar they are to ours! Right now we are learning about Hinduism and while they may have some beliefes that are strange to us, many of their teachings can be applied to our lives. Here are some excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita (The Hindu Bible) that I thought were pretty cool. In this story, Lord Krishna teaches how one might reach salvation:

"Never was there a time when I did not exist, or you, or these kings; nor will there come a time when we cease to be."

"You have the right to your actions, but never to your actions fruits. Act for the actions sake."

"Ignorant men without faith are easily mired in doubt; they can never be truly happy in this world or the world beyond."

"...when desire, fear, and anger have left him, that man is forever free."

"I am the taste in water, the light in the moon and sun...the sound in the air."

"For men whose minds are forever Focused on me, whose love Has grown deep through meditation, I am easy to reach."

"It is better to do your own duty badly, than to perfectly do another's."

"Focused on me at all times, you will overcome obstructions; but if you persist in clinging to the I-sense, then you are lost."

"If you focus your mind on me and revere me with all your heart, you will surley come to me; this I promise because I love you."

Missionary work:
"He who teaches this primal secret to those who love me has acted with the greatest love and will come to me, beyond doubt."

"Do not fear: I will free you..."

"Mere knowledge of right and wrong will not make one fit for salvation."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Design and Color

So one of my favorite classes this semester is Design and Color. We study different ways to express art and color relationships. I found this site today that is really cool. It's a test to see your Color I.Q. I scored 11 (the lower the score the better!) See if you can score better than me!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's another great day at BYU-Idaho

I'm here in beautiful Rexburg :) One of my favorite places in the world. The trip here was interesting. We planned on leaving California around 6a.m. but I woke up that morning with a pretty strong episode of Meniere's Disease. It's what I got, check it out. After a blessing (Omgosh did it help) and an extra two hours of sleeping, we headed off. The drive was terrible, every movement made me nausouse and I was, like, begging mom to take me back home. But I'm so glad she didn't, I was perfectly fine by the time we got to Idaho Falls :) My family stayed up here a few days to hang out and we had so much fun together. I gave them a tour of campus, Jules checked out the new dance major, and we headed to Yellowstone for a day (check out pictures below). I was so sad to see them leave, but feel very blessed to be here!
The first week of school went pretty good. All of my classes are interesting and I'm pretty sure I'll do well in them all. The only one I'm a little worried about is Math 110: College Algebra....AAAH! I didn't think I would ever have to do math again...yet here I am. Pray for me. I'm also taking: World Religions (My personal favorite. Our teacher is hilariouse. The first day of class I turned around to look at the clock and Anthony DeLucia, my cousin, was sitting right behind me. It was pretty funny.), Color Photo (An all digital class now since the local Walmart stopped developing color film and we don't have the chemicals to develope it ourselves), Art History II (grrness), and Design & Color.
So this semester I'm living in an apartment and I love it! It's a little small (kay, really small), but whatever. The walk to campus is beautiful and really close to the art department. Our whole apartment complex makes up our ward so everyone is really close and I can't wait to meet my family home evening family next week! Anyway, I should prolly get back to homework...yipee. Luv and Miss you all!

Julia and an elk in Yellowstone. It was huge! Don't get to close while wearing ugly purple sweaters and grey hats...the elk don't like it...haha.
A black bear! It was really far away...but I was still freaking out.
Julia and a flock of bison. A real live buffalo!...haha omygosh.
The hot water mixed with wierdo chemicals turn the algea and bacteria in the water amazing colors. I'm using this picture in my Color Photo class.
Bubbly water! It was really "other-worldly" out there with all the hot springs. It's amazing to think that hot water is constantly re-shaping the world out there and that in 100 years it could look totally different.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Leila Texts

Go here. Please. It will make you laugh until your wisdom teeth stitches fall out...believe me.

p.s. New Quotes! Check it.