Monday, November 8, 2010

#6 Whistle While You Work

College life can be extreemly crazy. I literally live at the library now.

So how do I keep myself from stressing out, or having a mental breakdown?

The answer is - I have learned to create fun where ever I go! As you will soon see...

This video takes place at 11 o'clock at night, in the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU campus. I have been studying sense 8 A.M., had four classes, and taken an exam. And I will have three more exams this week.

So, like I said, life is tough. It is hard. There's only 24 hours in a day and I need there to be 40. But life goes on, so work hard, and play hard!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

#5 Kindness Matters

Soo once upon a time there were six girls living in a dorm. 

Saturday came around, and instead of cleaning they decided to talk about who should be cleaning what. 

Luckily for them, they have the BEST home teachers.  Ever.

They knocked on our door, and cleaned our kitchen.  Which by the way....was...a complete mess.

They scored some SERIOUS brownie points.  Literally.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

#4 The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree

So.  Everytime the subject of BYU comes up at our house back in the big ol' desert, our parents take us on a trip down memory lane.

Without fail, three subjects ALWAYS come up.

1) The rock next to the apartment in Provo that I took my "one year old" pictures on.
2) The jewlers my dad used to work at

and finally-

3) The fact that when my mom lived in DT, for dinner, she would order crazy bread from little ceasers.  That's it.  (Which is why she never bought it for us as children! We were deprived.)

But anyways, two weeks after classes started again I had a craving for some pizza.  So I decided in honor of my mom and all of those nights in which she ordered breadsticks, and all of those hours of my life I spent listening to the story over...and over...and over...that I would walk a MILE (ok.  maybe it was three fourths of a mile.  Close enough.  It's a looong walk for breadsticks) to buy some Little Caesers breadsticks.

I should probably mention, that the night before, in true Menden fashion, I had chips and salsa for dinner.

My parents should be very proud.  :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

#3 Toddlers are the Cuteset

Here is Max, driving up to Utah with me once again.  I think he was a little tired of the car by now.

I love roadtrips with my buddy max!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lesson #2 - Pet Care

When an adult, it is important to keep your house clean when you have a pet.

Who wants to sit on a couch that is complETely covered in hair? No one. I repeat, no one.

Here at college, professors are all for giving tips on how to keep your home presentable just in case a Prophet or Bishop pops in.

For example, in Chemistry last Friday, we were discussing different brands of cleaning products you can use when taking care of your pet.

Or more specifically, your pet elephant.

He started by asking who has ever wanted a pet elephant. Yes, I raised my hand. What can I say? Miss Mary Mack has me hooked.

Then he asked if we ever asked our parent to buy us one. Do you remember this mother? I distinctly remember you laughing at my request. Who doesn't want elephants that can jump over fences? Who I ask, who?

Well anyways as we were discussing the different compounds of the different brands of toothpaste used for elephants Dr. Brown brought out a solution and has the same elements found in seaweed.

As he poured it into the container of toothpaste that was composed of dihydrogen dioxide, the product was a frothy explosion that looked like the pink insulator inside of walls used in Extreeme Makeover: Home Edition.

So, the lesson to be learned here - when taking care of your pet elephant in your backyard, in order to avoid a pink explosion just in case your Bishop or General Authority stops by - don't feed your pet elephant seaweed after you brush it's teeth.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lesson #1 - Communication is Essential.

Life is a tredmill that is constantly set to 15mph at a 7 degree incline.

People come, go, stop and eat chips and salsa, sit, skip, run, and just vegg.

Chances are, you will not always be in the same place and someone you wish to talk to.

There's no cell phone service in the lower floors of the library and classrooms at college, so how do you communicate?


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