Friday, November 21, 2008


I feel like there's something really important that I should be doing right now, but I can't think of what it is. (I just remembered what I was supposed to do... Dang! I wasted so much time this morning - now when will I do that thing I was supposed to do?! *Inserted a few hours after making this post.) So, instead I'm going to do something fun. I'm going to give back the love - comment style. (I found this idea on Crazyland, and it looked fun.)

Rule 1. List the first 10 people who have commented on one of your blog posts. (Except that I only have a few faithful commenters, so I'll just put as many distinct blogger commenters as I can find.)
1. Kellie
2. Carrie
3. Fezzik
4. Linabean
5. Perception
6. Slipper
7. Rose
8. Lauren
9. Manda Jane (Private)
10. Tiffani
(Sorry, Mom, I couldn't use you, my most faithful commenter, because you don't have a blog.)

Rule 2. The meme questions: 10 blogs - 15 questions
What is your favorite post from #3's blog? Dear Old Jasmine. Fezz hardly updates her blog but she's hilarious and it's great when she does. So, though I know her life is fun and exciting, I must settle for this funny post.

Has #2 taken any pictures that have moved you? Pretty much every single picture she puts up of her boys moves me and makes me miss them even more than I already do.

Does #6 reply to comments on their blog? As far as I know, no.

Which part of Blogland is #4 from? She's from my group of high school friends.

If you could give one piece of advice to #7 what would it be? Umm.. Keep posting about your sons because I rarely hear about what they're up to.

Have you ever tried something from #9's blog? I've tried to be a photographer, but I'm not.

Has #1 blogged something that inspired you? Indeed. Kellie is a great example to me of how to be a good mom.

How often do you comment on #10's blog? Every time she posts (so, about once a month).

Do you wait excitedly for #8 to post? Of course! She's another one of those never-posters.

How did #5's blog change your life? Well, Perception likes to make deep posts, and just by reading them my mind opens to another level.

Do you know any of your 10 bloggers in person? All of them!

Do any of your 10 know each other? The high school friends know each other. And the relatives know each other. And some of the high school friends know the relatives. And Kellie is cool.

Out of the 10, which updates more frequently? Kellie and Carrie. Everyone else is pretty hit and miss.

Which of the 10 keep you laughing? Kellie and Carrie are hilarious! They always have such funny stories and comments. Sometimes I wish I had kids and a crazy life so I could have funny stories too.

Which of the 10 made you cry (good or bad) tears? Carrie, mostly. Especially when she tells sentimental stories about her boys. I just love them so much!

Any of you are invited to do this. Let me know if you do because I'd love to read 'em!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I know that this is totally going to let everyone down, but I feel the need to tell you. I'm retreating from the marathon for this coming summer. Here is my reason: my heart. I've been hoping it would get better with time, but it hasn't. You see, every time I run a mile or more my heart rate gets excessively high (like, over 180 which happens to be the max heart rate for the next age group down). I don't really know what's causing that - my guess is that it's my exercise induced asthma. Anyway, I'm sad to have made this decision, but I think it would be better that I don't have a heart attack or something while I'm running a marathon. If you wish, I can continue posting each week the running schedule for that week. Also, I am totally willing to walk/jog the whole way, but running is just not physically possible. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm. And please, let me know if you want that schedule posted weekly.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

By Request

My dear mother told me that if I am bored I should post about my exciting news. That's right, people. I'm not pregnant. And that's not the exciting news...

Drum roll, please.

Who: Jessica Anderson
Jessica Anderson-Anderson
or Jessica Anderson2
When: December 13, 2008
Where: Utah State University
Why: Because she's smart


And you're all invited. If anyone wants to volunteer to be my personal reminder to get out invitations to my graduation, please feel free.

I should also inform you that I have been accepted into Utah State's School of Graduate Studies in the Statistics program. This will start in January. Currently I'm working on choosing a research advisor so that I can get started on some research right away. Anyone else excited? I am!

Monday, November 10, 2008

ReAlLy BoReD!!

It's true. I am really quite bored right now. And I don't know what to do about it. Would you like to see what I do for homework?

There you have it. Nothing (for the most part, anyway). Actually, I do have some pictures from assignments I have recently turned in. But I don't think those would interest you since you probably wouldn't know how cool it was even if I told you. So instead, I played around and made a few pretty pictures for you!

Cool, neh? Ok, so maybe not.. How about this one?
Alright. I get it. I'm lame. But I don't care that these pictures are lame because I'm bored. Oh, that I could transport from home to school in the blink of an eye so I could sleep in and only be on campus when I actually have class!!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Bucket List

Things to do before I kick the bucket:
1. Go skydiving
2. Raise enough happy children
3. Visit all of the temples in Utah
4. Learn Spanish
5. Return to Argentina
6. Go to Spain
7. Live in another country for a month or more
8. Become a prominent (or at least a good) statistician
9. Contribute to research of a disease
10. Run a marathon (or two, if I survive the first)
11. Be the best wife I can be to my wonderful husband
12. Stay in Hawaii for a week or two
13. Teach Young Women's (Divine intervention needed here)
14. Publish a paper in a journal
15. Be carefree, yet still responsible
16. Quit stressing the small stuff
17. Be a great cook
18. Be a good homemaker
19. Get into the habit of baking break weekly
20. Be constantly worthy to meet my Savior
21. Have a love affair with the Word of God
22. Have really long hair
23. Join a band playing the bass
24. Spoil my grandchildren
25. Live in the moment so the moments don't pass me by

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Amazing Game

Yesterday I played a game of cutthroat in racketball. First off, let me say that I suck at that game, and have lost almost every game I've played (I'm taking a racketball class on campus currently). Anyway, we had about 25 minutes until class was over and there was an open court, so me and two other girls decided to play cutthroat. At first, one of the other girls was whomping on us. However, once I got warmed up it got really close. The game lasted 35 minutes! (That's really long for beginning racketball players.) And I was late for my next class. But, guess what.. I WON!!! It was so much fun (not just because I won) and now my body is sore. I can't wait until next week when I can play with them again! Also, I wish I had video of me rockin' the court. One word: Amazing.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


I would have written a lot more in the past week, honest. But I have been far too complainy and I didn't want to destroy your happy lives with the frustrations in mine (unless, of course, I called you and told you all of the bad things that happened this week - then I did want to destroy your happy life with my frustrations). I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, knowing that the Lord is just trying to humble me and mold me into a better person. But sometimes it's just so hard to be happy. You know what I mean? Don't get me wrong; the whole world hasn't come crashing down on me.. yet. It's just one small thing after another. And those tend to pile up quickly; when it rains, it pours.

One thing I do to keep up my spirits is sing. Last night I was singing Christmas songs and church hymns in the shower. I felt liberated. Free. The cares of the world couldn't reach me in that shower. And when I got out of the shower, I played Guitar Hero (on medium instead of hard, because I needed a stress reliever, not a stress builder). That also helped. What do you do to help you through your hard times?