Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday Naps

I must confess that Sunday naps are the best thing that has ever happened to me! For some reason I always seem to stay up ridiculously late on Saturday nights resulting in about 4 hours of sleep. The last couple of weeks I've made up for this by indulging in long naps, and when I say long I mean long! Two Sundays ago I took an 8 hour nap and then this past Sunday I took a 6 hour nap. After such naps you'd think I wouldn't be tired when it came time for actually going to bed . . . oh no, that's not the case at all. Somehow I'm able to pass out virtually the second I hit the pillow. What can I say, I either have a packed life or I'm a great sleeper! Take your pick.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm a deer?

Ok, so I just got home from my interview with Deloitte. I think it went ok, but you never really know what they are thinking.

At the end of the interview he asked if I had any questions so I asked him a couple questions and then I asked if he had any suggestions for me (showing that I'm interesting in feedback and improving). Well he started off saying things like that I did a good job showing that I was interested in that area (which I totally am!) and that I would be someone that people felt good about recommending for a position, but then he started saying that I really should be working for a 4.0 and that I swear he said something like "try not to look like a deer in the headlights" so I'm kinda confused right now. But seriously how funny is it to be pretty much told your grades suck and you look like a deer.

All in a day in the life of Genna. (Oh, and he called me Gina)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


If you didn't know, the internship interviewing processing last semester was really interesting. It was full of new experiences for me and I learned a lot from it. The biggest thing I learned it that I don't want to live in Vegas, which means I'm doing the whole process over again.

Tomorrow I have my first interview for this new go-around. I'm interviewing with Deloitte for their Costa Mesa, California (Orange County) office. I will have three other interviews with Grant Thorton, PWC, and KPMG that will all be the first week in February.

I'm not nearly as nervous this time around, the only thing I'm really worried about is if I'll actually get an offer. As fun as the process can be and the flyouts and all the cool socials and stuff I'd really just like to be done with this process and have an offer! Anyways, keep your fingers crossed!
Here's my question of the day:

How is my bed becoming more and more comfortable every day? I swear every morning it is the hardest thing to get myself to actually roll off my bed. It's just so warm and soft and good to me. Even talking about it now I just want to get back into in, but no I have to stay on campus and do school work. Sad day.

Anyways, I've just been thinking about how nice my bed is the last little while and so I thought I'd blog about it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I think 8 am class will be the death of me.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

my story

For my communications class tomorrow night we have the assignment of "telling our story". There are so many different stories to chose from that have molded different parts of my personality and character that I'm left wondering which story to chose. I think I'm supposed to make the connection of tying it into what kind of class member/student I'm going to be, but I'm really not that sure. Anyways, my preliminary idea is of telling about the flood in St. George. It was a pretty big and unusual event that taught me some valuable lessons about community and helping others even if you don't know them. It was taught me about what is really important in life and what we can lose in an instant. It also taught me that when the roads you always use are out of commission going the other way can be pretty annoying! Anyways I think I'm gonna talk about that but I still have 18 hours to change my mind. Any suggestions of stories that I wouldn't mind sharing with an entire class of basically complete strangers?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Real World Update

So tonight was the second episode of MTV's The Real World feature Chet, a Mormon guy from SLC. The more I see of him and the show the happier I am. He's doing a great job representing us and showing that we aren't perfect or professing to be perfect. On this week's episode Chet's family visited the house and it was so funny to see this big old family come walking in that all looked similar and clean and dressed nice. It was also funny to hear the other roommates comment on his family. They all had good things to say and his mom was so cute and totally your typical Mormon mom. I'm so glad that he's on the show and if the worst things people are saying about him is that he acts childish sometimes and has an interesting sense of style, more power to him, there are so many worse things that could be said about a person. So keep it up Chet!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Mormon on the Real World

On this season of MTV's reality show The Real World: Brooklyn they have a Mormon on the show from Salt Lake City, Utah. This makes me kinda nervous and definitely guarantees I'll be tuning in on Wednesday nights.

On one hand I think it's really great for Mormons to get out there and start getting the truth out about our beliefs and who we are as a people and as individuals, but on the other hand it makes me really nervous that seeing one person's faults will led to new misconceptions about our religion as a whole.

The guy's name is Chet and although the other cast members have been giving him some crap about being gay due to his style of dressing and his friendship with another guy in the house, he's already come out as being a virgin, never masturbating, and as being the designated driver in the group. So far so good, I hope he can represent us well!

I do have one question though.... he's 23 and in some of the footage he's wearing a sleeveless shirt or a deep V neck, so is he not endowed?

Monday, January 12, 2009

So that's who does it

So the other day I was sitting in my car in a parking lot just kinda waiting around and all of the sudden this middle aged women walked past my car on the ways to hers and totally spit out her gum in the middle of the parking lot. Can you believe that?!! It's soooo gross. People, if you want to spit out your gum you should do it in a garbage can or a bush, not where people are walking. Anyways, I've always wondered who it was that actually would spit their gum out where people would be walking and I finally got my answer.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not just in the movies

You know how in a lot of movies whenever there is water on the roads and people are on the sidewalk there is always a car that drives past and ends up soaking the people with water......well that totally happened to me today.

After class I was walking to my car with a friend and as we were walking and talking down the sidewalk a car drove past and splashed water all over my jeans. In a split second I was turned into a dalmation. It was hilarious! I'd never seen that happen to anyone in real life and let me tell you, if you've never seen it you should. I was just glad I was leaving school, not going to class. But then again, at least you'd have a funny story to tell everyone when you show up to class with wet spots all over yourself.

And as if that wasn't enough retibution for my hatred of this weather a few minutes after I was sprayed with water I ended up stepping in a giant puddle. Needle to say I got home with wet pants, socks, and shoes. It was a rough day for my clothes.

Monday, January 5, 2009

House to the rescue

I hate this weather! I'm freezing and it makes me extra sleepy cuz I just want to stay curled up in bed all day. And I hate that every time I go outside the bottom of my pants get wet. I end up going through multiple pairs of pants each day cuz of course I change them every time I get home. Another weather complaint, the icy sidewalks. Although it's funny when other people are sliding all over the place I hate taking those little tight steps to help keep from sliding around or falling down altogether. In conclusion, I do not like snow or cold weather.

In other news, today was the first day of school for this semester. Luckily I only had one class today and after some errands I ran earlier I put on slippers and laid in bed watching House all day. I'm now halfway through season 3 and as addicted to it as ever. Is it bad that I'm slightly attracted to House in a totally gross, I know I have a problem kind of way? Regardless of that I'm still wanting him to hook up with Cuddy. They also have good clothes on the show. Cuddy's are my favorite, but Cameron usually has great shoes and House wears some sweet shirts (I hate his shoes though). Anyways, I think I may have rein in my House watching since school has started. Oh, the good news of today, my only Monday class, which is at 8 am, has been cancelled for the next 2 weeks. Yay for that.

Lastly, my sister Amber started a blog tonight, so welcome to the blogger world sis.

Friday, January 2, 2009

and the total is.....

A few months back I wrote about a little skin condition I have called "I'm super moley". In that entry I had a total of 16 moles removed. Well add 3 more to the collection bringing my grand total of moles removed to 19. This morning while having a check up on the 4 moles I had removed last summer, I had another mole on my leg removed and then two more on the side of my face. I'm getting closer to my goal of having every mole removed! As of now I have four more that I'm hoping to have removed later this year, so I'll keep ya posted! =) 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Best & Worst of 2008

Happy New Years!

Since it's been a while since my last post I've decided to just do a year-end wrap-up of my favorite and also some least favorite things from 2008 and maybe some other random things as well.

*Favorite Movies - Mamma Mia, Twilight, 27 Dresses, The Dark Knight, Step Up 2: The Streets, 

*Least Favorite Movies - The Traveling Pants 2, Tinker Bell 

*Favorite TV Shows - Gossip Girl, Heroes, Lost, House, Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway (online episodes are the best)

*Favorite Books - Twilight Series, Those Who Save Us, The 5 People You Meet in Heaven, Life of Pi

*Favorite Music - Anything from Trevor Hall, "So What" by Pink, "I Don't Care" Fall Out Boy, Mamma Mia Soundtrack, Chris Merritt (especially live), Church music off YouTube, and whatever else is still on my playlist on here

*Favorite Restaurants/Food Places - Zupas, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Noodles & Co., Pizza Hut, In'N'Out, Little Caesars (that's right, I'm a little white trash), and of course table 21 @ Pizza Factory

*Favorite Pastimes - Painting my nails, "Grey's Night" with my nerdy accounting friends, 7/11 runs, lunch dates with accounting friends, tanning (stop judging me), staying up late watching movies after Nicole falls asleep on the other couch, roommate chats with Nicole and Monica (also fun when Rachelle was there too), Rollerblading and biking around Provo with Brenna, Chris Merritt concerts, talking Rachelle into spending the night at my apartment when my roommates were gone, online puzzles, chatting with George (my fish), getting Taia to say the word "diaper" cuz she says it really funny, hanging out with T during the summer, Freecell, Google Chat & Video (especially during classes), Sudoku, Friday afternoon movie dates with Meaghan, Sleeping

*Where I lived - Canterwood of course, with a ton of trips to St. George

*Where I worked - A server at Pizza Factory (I didn't work January-April while I was doing the Junior Core though) 

*Hair Color - From super blonde to dark brown, but for this year at least the winner is dark brown

*Favorite Purchases - Buckle jeans (I love them!), George (my Beta Fish), the coolest jewelry case ever, super thick white leather Fossil watch, Chi straightener, anything used to organize my room

*Favorite Shoes - I love all my shoes, but my favorites are my Vans, Globe, Red Soda Wedges, and Black Bongo Heals

*Big Events - 
        -New nephews (Ryder & Khyri), 
        -I survived the Accounting Junior Core,
        -Accepted into BYU's MAcc Program (Masters of Accountancy) and made it through a semester of that, 
        -Went on a flyout (first time on an airplane since 9th grade and first time flying and staying at a hotel by myself and riding in a taxi), 
        -Bought my first suit (which I hate wearing cuz it makes me feel like a man when I wear it),
        -Both my brothers got married (welcome to the fam Dannielle and Whitney),
        -2nd Annual California Trip with my mom,
        -Was Relief Society President for the whole year (that was eventful)

So all in all 2008 was a pretty good year, fingers crossed that 2009 will be even better!

*Random things/place I want to/go do this year -
        -Outdoor ice skating
        -Classic Skating
        -Ride the Heber Creeper
        -Jump On It
        -Ride Trax (one of my favorite things about Salt Lake, well the free area at least)
        -Disneyland/California Adventure

*What I'm looking forward to -
        -Hopefully more flyouts and an offer for an internship and a full-time position afterwards,
        -More nieces and nephews,
        -Finishing College, 
        -Moving out of Provo (bye bye snow!),
        -Learning how to snowboard better (ok, I've only been once but I did pretty good & I loved it!),
        -Where I end up, basically my future life - house, car, family, friends, location, job