Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Vids!

So this is just a post of videos that I've made with my friends... check them out... a better place to go is to facebook though... there are some pretty good ones there too.

This is a video of me and Wistie and Elise dancing during a party... Abe is filming it... and Jonathan is there whistling... you see him for like a second.

ONce again dancing... Abe thought my heart pumping thing was so funny though... he dropped the camera! haha... one last video!

This was a game show that me and Wistie made up... Everyone has to say all the men in their life! so ya... I did it first... but only on facebook and on Wistie's facebook... so ya...

Who Am I?

Lately I've been wondering who I really am... I mean I know who I am, and where I came from... this is no question of religion or my faith... But who really is anybody? Are we all classified? What if one is left with no classification? Does the person have the title Nobody? I have moved plenty of times and it seems that I have been given a different title at each place... I have always known that I am weird... that's a given... But I'm not gonna lie, I always thought I was funny too... Lately though it seems that it's such a competition to get friends at BYU.... someone has to be like someone... Being different is a hard place to be...

Wow that was all over the place... Anyways what am I? The comedian? The freak? The chubby girl? The friend? The girl who doesn't fit in but tries to anyways? I don't know... I think I'm a little of all of those... One thing I know for sure is that I feel like the puzzle piece that doesn't fit... but I keep trying to push it in, and until I can shave off those corners and change a little then I will fit... But I don't want to change... and I don't think i should have too... My friends are awesome dont get me wrong, it's just you can tell when you don't exactly fit in... When you don't get the jokes, when you don't know the latest stories... etc. All I'm saying is that I would love to feel like the perfect puzzle piece, and not the one that you sit staring at the puzzle for ages trying to figure out where it goes.

Honestly who doesn't feel this way though? Everyone in some way doesn't fit in. I know this. And my family loves me, and so do my friends, so I'm not worried that I won't ever fit in, I know that even if I don't fit in with specific people, there are others out there. Right now life is good... But when you are away from home you have different feelings that you have never have before...

Speaking of home... where is home? Is home where you live? Where you put on the internet where to deliver the stuff you buy? Or is it like they say "Home is where the heart is." I call both places home and I'm not sure which one I'm supposed to call home... Maybe thats the point... Home can be anywhere where you feel welcome... I have a home here and a home there... where here and there are I don't think really matter. It's just a matter of feeling welcome, like you are home. Whether its with your family, away from your family, all alone in the middle of the desert... Home is not a specific term to one place for one person... Home is where I want to be...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

End of the Semester Gathering!

Today we were going to have a party for the end of the semester where we played Guitar Hero and DDR and hung out and then we were supposed to go to Denny's at like one in the morning... and ALOT of people were going to come!... none of that happened...

Allison left early, so there went Guitar Hero and DDR... and not that many people came, just our friends so that was awesome actually... Here's who was there... Me, Wistie, Amber Harward, Amelia Gray, Suzanne Mace(who apparently I am now ahead of in our bet *wink*), Jonathan Shumway, Cliff Maxwell, Brian Peterson, Quinn McClousky (I probably spelled that wrong), Trevor Hyer, and then Alex Smith, and Kari Ensign showed up later.

The night started out with us watching a crazy cool real life Australian LifeGuard show... which Amelia's cousin is like one of the stars of. And then we talked for a while... And then we started Ratatouille (I know I spelled that wrong!) it was a pretty funny movie... Ratatouille was followed by a plethora of Disney movie quotes! haha... Jonathan, Suzanne, Brian and Amelia like to quote them like crazy while we all laugh... sometimes I do manage to get the occasional quote in... sometimes ;) Then Jonathan kept getting things thrown at his head by Cliff so he flipped out! haha. He attacked Cliff! It was the funniest thing!

After Jonathan's little episode, I think it was around now about 12:50ish that Alex and Kari showed up. Then we went back to the movie quoting and we convince Jonathan to do his famous "Canine Crunchies" routine, he only did this, except that Cliff promised he would do something funny too. So we told him to do an interpretive dance. So of course, we busted out "As Long As You're Mine" from the Wicked, he had never heard The Wicked before so he didn't do it for very long. Then Brian and Jonathan offered to perform "Popular" which made us laugh alot as well. Then we talked some more, definitely quoting some more as well.

Now its like 2 in the morning (I know we were breaking the Honor Code!!! ahh!), and Alex and Kari decide to leave, I think they were expecting us to go to Denny's, which we didn't end up doing at all either...Then Amelia, Brian and Trevor wanted to perform a dance they learned at Alpine Village, its a dance to the Bee Gees "Temptation" some how Suzanne convinced me to get up there and learn it with them... I'm not that good a dancer, but it was fun...

Then Cliff got the fantabulous idea to wrap someone in wrapping paper... Wistie was volunteered, by myself... So we did it. It was quite fun. Then we had Amber whack her like a pinata, that was funny too. Once she broke free she had left quite a mess of wrapping paper, as to which us mature college students decided to rip into little pieces and have a war with... some got more into it than others *cough* Suzanne *cough*

After all this craziness it was time to head out, and 3 am so i believe we all need sleep, most of us have to be up around 7 or 8 on Saturday... So that was also another good idea of ours... haha. All in All it was a successful party/gathering! I was so excited that it went so well!

Friday, December 21, 2007

My First Blog

Well my name is Amanda Lloyd... and this is my blog? I don't really know how this thing works at all... But I did finally succumb to the Blog-i-sphere addiction that has been going around as of late! ahh!

Today was the last day of finals for me! I was so excited! Christmas is coming soon though which kinda stinks because I don't get to go home until Christmas Eve! ahhh!!! It really stinks I don't wanna wait that long! I want to go home right now right away! I like my family... haha they are really lucky... so I will tell a little about myself and my friends through some pictures here...

Me and My Family at Graduation!

Laura, Me, Robin, Elise (Left to Right) Graduating
We Are Soooo Cool! and Smart!

Wistie, Jonathan, and Me messing around with
Wiste's MacBook!

Allison, Tylor and Me at Halloween... She's a

Can Can Dancer, He's Peter Pan? and I'm
"Girl With Wand"

Jonathan, Me, Tylor, and Megan at the

Halloween Dance! We were so Cool!

Jake, Me and Wistie on a Salt Lake City

Temple Square Trip with our friends... It looks
like Jake has X-ray Vision!

Elise, Robin, and Me at Burlington Coat
Factory! Don't We Look Rich?