It's not so much "whatever that means." It's whoever...

"Dear Elder Cannon: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Bogota North Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months...You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language... "

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Random college metaphors...or something.

Sometimes when you have a TON of homework and you're really tired from walking 7 miles in one day it's a really good idea to buy some cheeseburger chips and Sunny D and just get yourself wired so you're more excited about being alive. Then maybe doing homework will actually be possible.

I had a funny thought earlier. It might have been yesterday. Anyway, I think that everyone that goes to college has a mullet. You in the front, party in the back. That one. Well, I decided that some people's mullets are just longer than others. Some people party way more than anything else, and then there are those that care about the business part of college more. Their mullets are shorter. Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "joey, you're a complete and total idiot!"'re probably right. But chances are I'm more attractive than you anyway.

How long is your mullet?

If you're ever in Rexburg around September, go find the apple tree on 2nd north. It has some of the most amazingly delicious apples you will ever taste.

Also, the D.I. here gives out copies of the Book of Mormon for free. Just...if you ever need one. You know, to read or give to someone...they're all free.

I had another random metaphorical thought about college, but I can't remember what it was. That's disappointing. Well...I'm kind of dead from eating so much sugar a couple hours ago. So...don't judge.

Oh! I remembered. I think there should be a way to declare intellectual bankruptcy. I don't really...just when I  have piles and piles of homework...I think it would be nice to just say, 'nope, sorry. I can't do any more homework. I'm intellectually bankrupt. I don't have anything left to give.'


Well, have a nice day, eh?

I need sleep...


Monday, September 20, 2010

Advice for college life:

Here's a list of ideas and advice for you if you're in college. It's just a start...I might add more to this list later.

1. Sleep.
2. It's okay to have a social life as long as you can fit it in with the 20+ hours of school, that many or more hours of homework, and church and other activities.
3. College is approximately 700% easier without a social life.
4. College is approximately 700% more fun with one.
5. Eat enough food to last you through ALL of your classes, not just the first one or two. And if you can't eat that much, pack some along with you.
6. Sleep!
7. Don't forget to read your scriptures. There's really nothing better for your spirit than a break every day from all the chaos of school and work and friends.
8. Call you're mother. Often. Not only does she greatly appreciate it, that's just pure spiritual brownie points. ;) (I guess this only applies if you've moved out. Oh well. It's still cellestial advice.)
9. Don't ever, EVER stay up until 2 am watching your roomates play Age of Empires. You'll just go to bed wondering what on earth you're doing with your life, and you'll wake up wondering why on earth you wasted a good night's sleep on that...
10. SLEEP!!! (are you getting the point yet?)

Well, I think that's all for now. Don't really is a party, you just have to party the right way. Only on the weekends after you've done all your homework and only for a little bit or you'll fall asleep in church the next day and everyone will laugh at you and you'll be really embarrassed.

Have a nice day!

I love you all. :)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

End of week one, and going...strong?

I'm done.

With week one, that is. Only...14 weeks to go? Something like that.

Work is going well. It's two hours a day right before my Music 101 class. I've only been late to class once. But it was on the first it was pretty embarrassing. Have I told this story already? Oh well. I'm starting to get the hang of things at the campus post office. I know, I know...I work at the post office. So, if you ever send a letter to someone at BYU-Idaho, including people in the dorms, it goes through me. I feel like I have so much power and control. Mua ha ha haaaaaaaaaa! Okay...not really. But it is kinda fun to look at all the different letters and packages and periodicals. Speaking of which...I never understood the spanish word 'periĆ³dico'. It confused me. But makes sense. Blame it on the post office. It does things to you. Oh! Story time. Ready? Yesterday we got a box full of baby chicks in the mail.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without homework? I have. And you know what I think it would be like? Pie heaven. It's like heaven, but tastier.

I went on my first legit college date! And people said that no one would pay attention to me because I'm a premie (is that how you spell that?). You hear that term a lot as a freshman. In case you didn't decipher the clever code of demeaning upper-classmen, it means that you haven't been on a mission yet. Like me. Everyone says that until you've been on a mission, the girls don't want anything to do with you. much for that idea.

I once heard a song that I kinda liked. Then I went and found the music for it, and played it through a couple of times. I didn't really do much with it after just filled up space in my music binder. Then one day I was talking with a girl that happened to like that song, and we were close to a piano, so I tried to play it.

I wish I had learned it better...

Did you know that there are sand dunes like 20 minutes north of Rexburg? I did. Well...since I moved here, that is. But I knew it before you, so HA!

Also, if anyone owns any ATV's or dirt bikes that they would be willing to donate to a good cause, I'd be very grateful.

You wanna know something cool? I'm still really super ADD even though I'm in college. Like, I do this thing where I'll be talking to someone (normally a girl...I know, I know. I talk to girls), and I'll get in this 'random question' mode where nothing that comes out of my mouth has anything to do with anything that we had been talking about. It's wonderful... case you hadn't noticed, I blog that way too...

Also...I'm really not obsessed with girls or anything. I feel like I've been talking about girls a lot. There are a lot of girls at BYU-Idaho. So...I spend the majority of my time with one girl or another. Just...thought I'd let you know...? Um, yeah. Now we can get back to...ME!

I'm really disappointed that Rexburg doesn't have an In-N-Out Burger. I'll have to find somewhere else that sells strawberry shakes.

Well, my gargantuan pile of homework awaits. I'd better go take care of it before it eats someone...

Have a nice day! And remember to drink your Ovaltine!


Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm tired.

That is all.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The library. My new home.

So...yeah. I pretty much live here. Since I don't have my own computer, I spend all of my homework time here at the David O. McKay Library. It's wonderful. I get to use these wonderful campus's almost as if I own the place. Because...I would really want to own this place. :p

Actually, it's a pretty awesome place to be, I just...spend my ENTIRE LIFE here. Well, the last 2 days, anyway. But unless I buy a laptop, I don't really expect to switch things up a whole lot. What it is.

Also, I get to share these computers with the other 10,000 students here at BYU-Idaho. I know, I know. Your college has more students than that. Wanna know what I have to say to that?


But that's not the point. The point is...I have to come here either before any classes start, or after they're all over if I want to get a computer to use. Before is a little bit difficult, because I work at 8 every morning. So...after it is. I just finished two essays and read a talk by Elder Bednar (which was really good, btw. All about "learning by faith"). Pretty much my life exists as a part of this library, and my 4GB thumb drive. Anything else is irrelevant. Except my bike. That's a big part of my life too.

So, what's new? Not a whole lot. I was late to my first class today. It starts at 10:15, and I get off work at 10:00, but today I worked a little later than usual, so I got to have the incredibly awkward walk down to the front of the lecture hall to the only available seat left.

Other news, I got into Men's Choir! Yay. All I had to do was sing "If You Could Hie to Kolob" a capella, and then sing a few scales. The guy was really nice. He knew Mendy, so we chatted about PHS and their choir program for a bit, and then I was done. :) It was wonderful. Not awkward, not weird, not nerve racking. It was just chill. That's how every audition should be. :)

So...this is my life. I think I'm going to go home now and watch some Brian Regan with my roommates and some friends.

Have a nice day!

-Library-going, bike-riding, 4GB Tenor.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Checking in.

Class starts tomorrow, and I'll probably have a lot less time to be on here blogging. So... here I am, just checking in. I made it to Rexburg alive, and I'm doing well. My roommates are nice and not even very quirky. Except for the guy that microwaves his bananas before he eats them...ew.

Anyway, I'm doing well. I'm eating a lot. That's probably thanks to the miles and miles of bike riding and walking I've been doing. :) It's great mission prep, eh?

I love you all! Don't party too hard without me...

Oh, and...have a nice day, eh? :)


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lessons in patience...

Do you ever have one of those days that are just full of...learning experiences? That was yesterday for me. It seemed that everything I did took longer than I wanted it too, and sometimes didn't even work out. I drove/rode in a car for probably 7 hours total (including a 45 minute drive through Labor Day traffic from Provo to Lindon). I went to get a movie ticket, and waited in the forever long lines to find out that it was sold out. It took me until I was stuck in traffic on Geneva for 30 minutes to realize how impatient I was being. That's when I decided that I had better learn something from all these experiences. Maybe someone up top thinks I'm not patient enough. ;) So that's when I cranked up the radio and started singing along, and smiling, and waving to people. You know. Stopping to smell the flowers. But...I didn't actually stop, or It would've taken me 3 hours to get home. :p So...that was yesterday. Patience. Sometimes things just take longer than you want them too. So make the best of it. :) This world is full of wonders. Don't gripe about how you're stuck in a 5 mile line of cars when you could behaving uplifting, happy thoughts. Happiness is a choice. There you have it. 

Be happy!

Um...all of this advice is really for me. You can take the advice if you want, but...I'm the one here who needs to hear all of this. :p 

I'm moving tomorrow. That's so weird. And sad. And super exciting. And...yeah. Can you tell I have mixed feelings about this whole thing? I'm gonna miss all of my sweetawesome Utah friends and family. It'll be good for me. In less than a year I'll be who knows where, preaching the gospel. This is just preparing me for that, eh? :) I'm excited. I really am. I just can't say I won't miss Utah (and Utah's weather, as crazy as that sounds). 

Well, off I go. Don't party too hard without me, eh?

I love you all! 


Thursday, September 2, 2010

There and back again...

Once upon a time, Bilbo Baggins wrote a book about his adventures. He called it 'There and Back Again'.

This is pretty much like that. Except...I didn't travel all the way to Smaug's lair and come home with trunks full of gold and silver...but I did have some adventures of my own.

Okay, so my adventures on the way to Rexburg, Idaho weren't anything compared to Bilbo's. Pretty much all that happened was that we drove to McCammon, stayed the night, started out for Rexburg the next morning, got lost trying to find Highway 20, remembered that we had an atlas in the trunk of our car, found Highway 20, and then finally got to Rexburg. anyone else bored out of their mind?

I am.

Usually blogging is pretty entertaining for me. Today I'm just kind of feeling...bleh. meh. eh...

I've had a tummy ache all day. Maybe that's why...

Oh well. 

I'll say a poem. Ready?

GOD says to me with a kind 
of smile, "Hey how would you like 
to be God awhile And steer the world?"
"Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try.

Where do I set?
How much do I get?
What time is lunch?
When can I quit?"

"Gimme back that wheel," says GOD.
"I don't think you're quite ready YET."

There you go. 

I'm going to go play now.

Have a nice day!