Friday, May 16, 2008

I've been tagged

A. Post the rules
B. Answer all the questions about yourself
C. After you are done posting, tag 5 people

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was in the fifth grade at Bloomington Elementary. My teacher was Mr. Taylor. He was awesome! He would always fall asleep whenever we read books in class! It was in the middle of the Dr. Martin craze and I had my fair share of them. It was the only other time in my life, aside from when I was little that I had my hair short. I was really into "tinikiling sticks" (I think that's what it was called) I had braces and was into my big box of 96 crayola crayons. And I'm pretty sure that was around the time that I joined a singing and dancing group, where I learned the infamous lesson that I can't sing!

2. Five things on your to do list today:
-Hang out with Morgan Rogers
-Update my blog
-Hang up the clothes on my floor
-Watch last night Office finale

3. Snacks I enjoy:
-Dr. Pepper
-Swedish Fish (only the red ones)
*It really varies depending on my mood!

4. What would I do if suddenly I were a billionaire?
-Pay off debt
-Go on a cruise and other fun trips with my family!
-Buy my parents a house
-Go on a shopping spree
-Save the rest

5. 3 bad habits:
-Biting my nails
-Playing with my gum
-Not shutting the bathroom door when I'm in there

6. 5 places I've lived:
(I hate this one!)
-Fontana, California
-2895 Bloomington Dr. E -St. George, Utah
-351 S Valley View Dr. #53 -St. George, Utah
-207 Kimball Hall -Provo, Utah
-933 N University Ave #1 -Provo, Utah
(I also hate moving!)

7. 5 jobs I've had:
-A phone survey place
-Sue's Pet Castle - a pet store my brother owned for a while
-Snowie - a snow cone place in front of Wal*mart one summer
- Server @ The Pizza Factory

8. 5 things people don't know about me:
-I can't sleep with my blanket that's on top of my body under my head.
-I've had like 13 moles removed. -I'm ridiculously moley!
-I like turn upside down in the tub, going under water and hold my breath.
-I can do the left and right splits
-I danced from preschool through 9th grade and then cheered all through high school.

I'm Tagging:
-Rachelle Gleason
-Morgan Rogers
-Rachel Sullivan
-Rachelle Doxey
-I don't know anyone else with a blog except Meg and she already tagged me...sorry

The verdict is in...

Ok, so it's taken me a little longer than anticipated to update my blog, but here is the story about finding out the decision on my Macc (Masters of accountancy - grad school) application.

Wednesday I stayed up late talking to one of my friends and then at about 2 or 2:30ish I decided it was time for bed. But see, I have this problem where I don't sleep even though I'm totally tired, so I decided I'd just watch the season finally of America's Nest Top Model on my computer. So at about 3 or 3:15 a.m. I finally decide to get in bed. Well I laid there and couldn't stop thinking how in about 12 hours there would be a committee meeting to basically decide how the next few years of my life will go. Will I be staying in Provo for another year or 2 more years? Will I be getting my Macc at BYU or probably in California? So, of course I start stressing out and now am even more awake and nervous. Since I hate just lying awake in bed knowing that I won't be sleeping I decide to just mess around on my computer until I am ready to fall asleep. I didn't really have anything to do, so I just went and checked an email the school of accountancy had sent to all the Macc applicants that just talked about the decision process, when it would take place, and when we should know by. Well, I've had it in my mind that the decision was going to be made on Thursday, May 15, but when I checked the email it said that they would be meeting and deciding on Wednesday, May 14. At this point I'm a little relieved that I won't have to worry all Thursday about the meeting, but I'm also nervous wondering if I got in. So, I decide to look up my application to see if there had been a decision made and posted on it yet. At 3:50 a.m. I clicked on the link and a page opens up that says

Application status for Genna Mugleston

We are pleased to offer you admission to the Macc!

(Maybe not exactly like that, but close enough!) So I start freaking out! I instantly start balling which last for a good half an hour, and was soooooo excited. I wanted to start screaming and jumping around, but since it was 4 in the morning there was no one awake and so no one to tell. =( I had to tell someone, so I sent Nicole (my roommate/best friend) a text that just said I got in. Even though I was ridiculously excited I was still a little nervous, because I was so worried that since I had yet to receive and email from them saying the decisions had been made I feared that if I went to bed and tried again to access my application status in the morning I would no longer be accepted. Needless to say the problem of not being able to sleep just got worse, and I ended up saying awake until about 6:30 in the morning. (Kinda crazy and trust me, I've learned my lesson! I am too old to pull an all-nighter!) Luckily I realized that I would be dead the next day if I didn't get some sleep so at 6:30 a.m. I went to bed and slept till a little before noon. When I woke up I double checked (more like quadruple or sextuple checked at least!) and nothing had changed! I was still in!!! So of course I called my mom and told her and we freaked out together for a little bit and then I called the rest of my family and told them, and then I proceeded to tell everyone else I came in contact with yesterday!!! But that's it! That is how I found out I got into the Macc. A good day if you ask me!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Answer your dang phone!

Ok, so as the Relief Society President in my ward I am constantly calling the girls in my ward for various reasons, and it's starting to drive me freakin crazy!!! Ok, if someone is calling you they probably have a good reason for it and the purpose of cell phones is to be able to be reached wherever you are..... so answer your dang cell phone!!! Can you tell it kinda bugs me?! Also, for everyone reading this... do your dang visiting teaching! It is not that hard and takes maybe half an hour out of your entire month, is that too much to ask?.... no it's not. People are counting on you for things, so just do it. It's not that hard and it does make a difference. If you ever feel like you aren't important in your calling or in the little activities and things, be in charge and see/feel what it's like when people don't show up or do what they have been asked to do(by the Prophets). It is so frustrating and it makes you feel like you are wasting your time and energy. Do your part!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Back to work

So tonight was my first night back at work at The Pizza Factory in Provo. It was weird to be back, but really natural too. I was wondering if I'd forget how to do everything, but almost a little unfortunately all my serving experience came back basically right away, except for the fact that I forgot one table's drinks for like 10 minutes.... oops. Anyways, it's nice to be working and making money again, but I really just want an accounting job. Something 9-5 -so to say- where I can get some real accounting experience. I've applied for a bunch of accounting positions, but I haven't heard back from most of them. It seems like everyone is looking for someone with accounting experience, but no one is willing to allow someone to gain work experience. Pretty frustrating! So I guess in the meantime I'll be working at the Pizza Factory and just keep applying for accounting jobs.

Also, the most annoying thing has been taking place recently. About a month and a half ago I applied to the masters program for accounting her at BYU. It's an integrated program so instead of graduating next year with a bachelor's degree I'd graduate in 2 years with my masters. So when someone applies to the MAcc (Masters of accountancy) they have to choose whether they want to do the professional (audit, systems, consulting, etc) or the tax stem. Usually about 200 people total apply to the MAcc and of that there are usually about 100 people admitted into the professional stem and 60 into tax. Earlier in the semester our professors told us that it is usually a proportional number of applicants that apply to the 2 stems that get in. Well, this year turned out to be a little different. As of about a week ago there were 158 people that applied to the professional stem and only 51 that applied to tax. So you'd think this is a good thing for my odds right (I applied to tax), but the story doesn't end here. Our teachers started telling us about these numbers and then made an offer to anyone who applied to professional that would want to switch to the tax stem may do so and they will judge all applicants on their final stem decision, not by those that initially applied verses those who switch. Every since they released the numbers of applicants they have sent out so many emails pushing how great the tax stem is. Ok, so go along with me for a minute. You have just spent the last 8 months of your life in a ridiculously intense set of accounting classes and now you want to get your MAcc. You really want to just stay at BYU to get your masters and when you found out that you are just one of 158 people to apply for the professional stem you start thinking that it sure would be nice not to have to leave Provo, paying higher tuition, and possibly add another year of school to get the same degree you could if you just switch stems. How much would it really matter right? Well I was wondering myself about how they were looking at the applicants when it came time to make a decision. I don't really thinks it very fair to look at the final numbers as a whole. The people who initially applied for tax actually want to be in tax. They didn't go it because their chances of getting in the program were better, but because that's what they want to do in their future careers. When I asked someone in the accounting office about this situation I kinda received a snippy email back about how all applicants will be examined together and that they really don't think anyone would switch to tax if they didn't want to be in tax...... are you serious? Take me for instance, I really want to do tax, that's where I see my future, but at the same time I think audit is pretty interesting. Even though it doesn't seem to make sense with my future plans/goals it does seem like something I'd be interested in doing. Now, if the situation was reversed (it was going to be easier to get into audit than it would be tax) I would probably be among the first to switch stems. Is that because I'd want to do professional more?..... no, but because all the other factors surrounding the decision had swayed me to take the easier option. I'm not blaming anyone for switching stems, obviously I see where they are coming from, but I am pretty frustrated with how the accounting faculty is going about this situation. Putting this info on here is kinda scary, because now it's out there that I've applied and that if I don't get in that there weren't very many, if any, others that didn't get in as well. Oh well, this is my version of a journal right? and so this is what I'd want to write in a real journal if I actually kept one. I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty nervous - I should know in 16 days from today if I get in or not. If you read this, don't ask me in 16 days if I got in or not -either check my facebook status for an excited announcement, listen for me to announce it in "The Good News Minute", for me too bring it up in conversation, or to hear nothing at all about it- to figure out if I got in. Wish me luck, but not to my face so I don't know that you've read this. Ahhhhh! Life, it ain't easy, it's so tough/rough (I can never remember which one it actually is, but they both work for tonight and this situation).