Monday, June 18, 2012

A Comparison in Three Years

We recently moved into a new ward, and therefor that means a new Ward Information Sheet. I found this old one from 2009 I had filled out before, and thought I should compare it to the new one I just filled out in 2012. 

BYU 210th Ward Information Sheet

Name: Amanda Lloyd

Birthday: 5/6/89

Home Ward and Stake: Lincoln 5th, Rocklin

Home Ward Bishop: Bishop Cline

Last Ward and Stake: BYU 47th, BYU 12 Stake

Major: Math Education

Previous Church Callings: RS Compassionate Service Leader, FHE Leader, Sunbeams teacher, Ward storyteller, Date Box Coordinator, Co-chair of Hug Committee

Hobbies, Skills, and Talents: nun chuck skills, computer hacking skills, bow hunting skills, causing mischief, sweet 80’s dancing, pirate speak, pillaging, crocheting

Lead Music: Yes

Play Instrument: Yes. If Yes which One: Piano

Non-English Language Skills: body language, Ebonics, pirate

Ideas or Suggestions for the Ward: more eligible black men.

And now the new one... 

Provo YSA 205th Ward Information Sheet

Name: Amanda Lloyd

Birthday: 5/6/89 (these are still the same thankfully)

Home Ward and Stake: Provo YSA 207th Ward

Home Ward Bishop: Trev Harmon

Last Ward and Stake: Provo YSA 207, Provo 12th Stake

How long do you intend to stay in the ward? Until I get married... or move.

Current School: BYU

School Year (Check one): Freshman Sophmore Junior Senior , I added an extra space and wrote... Other - Super Senior

Major: History/English Education 

Previous Church Callings: Relief Society Presidency, Activities and Music Committees, FHE Leader

Desired Church Callings: Relief Society, Sunday School, Ward Greeter/Smiler

Do you play any musical instrument? If so, what? No

Do you lead music? No (I learned my lesson after being the ward pianist and chorister for a year)

Special Skills: CPR and First Aid Instructor

So I lost most of my jokes, but I learned my lesson when it comes to mentioning special skills. I could not tell you how many times I got asked to translate in my earlier ward... it was twice. I still received a comment from the ward clerk that my answer of "super senior" and "until I get married" caused them to laugh when they were reading it. Unfortunately I believe that means I will be getting a calling where I will be obligated to be fun or funny, those are always so much work. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The One in Which Their Are Screenshots

Just saw the stats for this blog, which depressed me, moving on.... NEW POST! Just a blog with screen shots, one of which is my likes from Facebook which I found funny, and the others are the Library Reserve pages. In case you've never reserved a library room at BYU let me explain. You put your name, and the course that you will be using the room for. The Course title I believe is just for the benefit of the librarians, but here at BYU some of us don't take it as seriously as I think they would like us too.

I believe I titled this one... Jake is Popular. 

Not complaining, but it does make me seem a little desperate

If you've ever seen 30 Rock the Wikipedia picture with description fully encapsulates this person.

Friday, May 11, 2012

People I Recently Hate

Hate is probably a strong word for all of these people (except the last one), so lets just say this is a list of people I highly dislike...

1. The girl sitting next to me in the JFSB who is listening to horrible music without headphones on.
2. The guy in my English class who always sits next to me and chews gum everyday with his mouth open
3. Anyone who chews gum (or food) with their mouth open
4. Anyone who feels that to type faster they must type harder, therefore sounding as if I'm in a hail storm.
5. All my driver test-ees.
6. People who talk in class
7. My future husband/boyfriend for not finding me yet.
8. People who don't return important texts/calls.
9. People who make pointless comments in class
10. The couple that cuddles, kisses, whispers, and massages each other in my History 201 class. I have to fight so hard to not puke every time that happens. Also, I've thrown paper at them, and it's gotten stuck in the girl's head. So justifiable.
11. Victoria's bosses
12. The girl next to me in class, who has so much perfume on it's literally giving me a headache.
13. People in class who cheer or gasp in reaction to the lecture. It's a lecture people!
14. This specific girl at work who has to one up every single person she talks to.
15. Anyone who drives poorly
16. The NBC executives who decided to renew Community for only a 13 episode 4th season
17. The same execs. who decided to only renew 30 Rock for 13 episodes, and for it to be their final season. :(
18. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
19. The people who aren't paying me to do nothing. (That is my ultimate dream job, to get paid to do nothing)

and my all time most hated person of all time...

20. Renee Zelleweger. And don't bother telling me if it's misspelled, I couldn't care enough to learn to correctly spell it. But she is the absolute worst.

Monday, April 2, 2012

What I Really Do at Work

For all those curious of what I actually do at work, here is a sample. Only four of these were chosen to go up on the bulletin board, the ones more direct towards classes, and the rest I kind of made for fun and safety in general.

Behold: Safety Memes!
(keep in mind a lot of them don't follow what the memes should actually be because they are just meant for safety)

Finally, the one I wanted to create the whole time, but BYU would find it too inappropriate...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Best Profile Ever

So I recently rejoined the world of online dating, and so far I have found some real winners. This one however takes the cake. Please read the whole thing, you will not regret it. It's his online profile. PS- I looked up Brony, you will benefit from doing so as well.

My self-summary:
If you've never used Dial-up, you're probably too young.

I am a Polyamorous , married man currently looking to expand my family. No, I'm not looking for a relationship on the side or in secret, any woman I would be involved with would meet my wife. Any Woman I become serious with should expect equal standing with my wife, and will not be brushed off for some petty "oh, she's just the girlfriend" or "she's not my FIRST wife..." I believe that if you're worth being with, then you're worth treating as an equal.

I am also obsessive about cooking , I love spending time in the kitchen. I will never be the cook my mother is, however this has yet to interfere with my attempts, and has simply resulted in my knowing a wider range of recipes. Seriously, I have a half dozen different ways to make a pizza, and I don't mean toppings.

Outside of the Kitchen, I am the modern jack of all trades. I have pursued majors in Drafting and Design, Automotive Technology, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Software Development, and almost went into Radiology. I had a very brief stint in the Navy before being separated for Anxiety and ADHD, and recently attained my CDL. I am out of town a lot, so if you have a compulsive desire to see me every single day, you may want to look elsewhere. My Wife and girlfriend don't see me every day, it's just not possible unless you come out on the road with me all the time. Which, no, not happening.

I have been diagnosed with social phobia, just as a warning. When meeting new people I seem a bit withdrawn or disinterested, that's really not the case, you probably just scare the shit out of me >.< Give me time, let me get to know you, and I'll open up easily enough.

What I’m doing with my life:
I am a Commercial Motor Vehicle(18 wheeler) operator for now until I can save up enough to pursue my real dream, an Architectural license.

I’m really good at:
Just about everything, really. I am a computer geek(I have built every computer I've used since I was 13), I enjoy working with wood(I built some of my furniture myself), I have restored several classic vehicles, and can do most repairs on modern vehicles, as well. I am a modern jack of all trades.

I also love cooking, especially when it comes to making up massive meals for people. We love having people over, and we always put out a massive spread for our guests. Last time we had guests, it was just one person, but we made up a four course meal plus dessert, anyway. You like good food? Drop by. We will spoil you.

Something I'm looking at getting in to is metal work, like armor crafting and such. I already know how to do auto body repair, welding and painting, so it really isn't that big of a leap in what I know, just application. My goal is to have sufficient ability that by the time my Wife and I renew our vows, we can do it in full plate armor.

The first things people usually notice about me:
My freakish Height. I'm 6'6", which kind of makes me stick out in a crowd. I also have long hair, which I take great care of(I was recently informed that, over dinner, the person I was speaking to was fighting the urge to play with it). I have a very deep voice(deep sexy voice, my wife insists), so that is usually very noticeable, as well. I also apparently have a tendency to look pissed off when I'm lost in thought, which, when coupled with the fact that I swear like a sailor, gives some the impression that I am a violent person. I'm not, really, I'm a big cuddly teddy bear. That just happens to swear like a drunken sailor. *ahem* moving on...

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food:
Favorite books would be pretty much anything and everything written by Jim Butcher, specifically the Dresden series. I'm also a fan of Anne Bishop and Brandon Sanderson, though I'm always interested in picking up new series.

I don't watch much TV(I don't even own one), but I do watch a few series here and there when they are available on either Netflix or Hulu. I'm currently going through the last season of Bones(with the odd trait of only ever watching it while eating), and I try and get The Big Bang Theory when it runs. I also just got hold of the soundtrack for the Book of Mormon musical, and hot damn. Very amusing, and as I understand it is planned to go on a national tour in 2012. I am certain it will play in Utah(It has to!), and I cannot wait to see it.

My music tastes include Techno and Metal, Though I have an odd taste for the occasional show tune(Rent, Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Once more with feeling and most importantly, Dr Horrible's Sing along Blog). I have learned a great deal of respect for the Whedons and the music they have put out in their musicals, and if you haven't been introduced to Dr. Horrible's Sing-along-blog yet, I highly advise it. At least expect to be pushed into watching it constantly if we ever become friends.

My food preferences are all over the place. I like meat, and I like spicy. I'm constantly tweaking my recipe's, and doing new things with them(I have tweaked my mothers enchiladas recipe to the point that they can no longer really be considered enchiladas - my old roomate thought it was some weird mexican quiche, but he loved it).

The six things I could never do without:
Pointless lists about necessities that actually aren't.

Also, sarcastic cynicism.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:
How the hell I got onto my latest train of thought. Seriously, my mind bothers me sometimes. I'll start thinking of the most esoteric crap, and have to stop all of a sudden and try and figure out WHY I'm thinking about it in the first place.

I have an extremely creative mindset, and unfortunately, I lack all of the necessary skills required to put them to use. I like to make mental drawings of a desk or other piece of furniture I'm wanting to make, the cuts I need, what color and finish, everything. I am highly skilled at whatever I put my mind to, I do woodworking whenever possible(though unfortunately, my drill decided to die on me, and I cannot afford to replace it right now).

I love too cook and bake, and I rarely go by recipes. This has the effect of making every dish a make new, and still taste delicious. I try and make everything I can completely from scratch, whenever possible. This makes some projects take a significant amount of time. I'm not kidding, it takes several days for me to make a cheesecake. But when I make it, I suddenly have massive amounts of people that find me very interesting all of a sudden.

On a typical Friday night I am:
Wondering why it is that everyone I know works on the nights I have off. 'Tis truly irritating. So I'm likely cleaning or baking.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit:
I'm a cuddle slut. I'm a 6'6" Trucker ex military mechanic, who can't get enough snuggles. Really, pulling someone important to you close and holding them all night...there is no better feeling in the world ^_^

Also, I'm a Brony. If you know what that is, awesome. If not, that's still okay.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Ahead of the Curve

There was recently an article posted on the BYU Website about how Blogging can help prepare expecting parents to transition better. I thought I would just jump right ahead of the curve and get started now.

I feel more prepared to be a parent already.

All-Nighter Amanda!

Last night I pulled an all-nighter, for those of you older than 40--that's when you stay up all night, most likely due to partying, procrastination of homework, or a combination of both. If watching Boy Meets World all weekend, or my beloved 49ers losing by 3 points can be considered partying, then it was a combination of both for me as well.

Allison was kind enough to chat with me as I wrote my paper for World Civ. (It wasn't too bad only 3 pages, the problem was I hadn't started reading the book until 5pm the night before). We decided to become the worst Super Heroes Ever, she was 'Sometimes Mediocre Artistic Girl' whilst I became 'All-Nighter Amanda'. We have the lamest super powers ever, Allison (or should I say SMAG?) has the ability to draw just "okay" some of the time, while I have the ability to stay up all night, at least once a week.

The only powers I think of that could be worse would be the power to:

Cause Condensation,
Telekinetically Move One Sheet of Paper at a Time,
Type Silently,
Heat Up Hot Dogs with Hands,
Run Backwards without Looking,
Look Good in Camouflage (lets be honest, no one does),
Remove "Baby on Board Signs" or other Offensive Vehicular Decorations,
Know a Person's Astrological Sign by Touching Their Ankle or,
Recite Useless Facts that are Only Correct 50% of the Time

Oh wait, that last one is real! (And mine)

And yes, I just thought up all those super powers on my own.

PS- Allison drew a picture of our SuperHeroes (with her Super Powers, if she gives it to me, I can upload it.


Just kidding, it's Monday.