Thursday, April 24, 2008

Solstice This!

In the Northwestern Hemisphere, the earth begins to tilt closer and closer to the sun as the days go by until we reach what is called the Summer Solstice. This would-be-considered law of nature is set to occur on September 22. However, it has become apparent to me that Idaho sets out to defy the laws of the universe; changing the weather on a whim with blatant disregard to its begrudged residents.

Today, my friends, is April 24. According to all known laws, we should be experiencing an increase of temperature day by day. Instead, we experienced a blizzard between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00. The once spring-exposed trees now quiver under the weight of the newly fallen powder. Clumps of unwelcomed snow slip off tired branches and fall on unsuspecting passer-bys. The ground, once dotted with spots of green grass, now is covered by a smothering bag of undesirable snowflakes. That's right...I just said snowflakes are undesirable. Each unique little crystallized water particle comes together to create one uniform punch line of some cruel joke of nature. Not funny.

Upon observing this odd-weathered spring day, I've resigned to move to Australia. The outback seems nice and warm and it is so completely in the opposite hemisphere that I expect confusion and when the laws of nature fail to apply themselves there, I will at least think it normal.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Get Your Diploma in the Mail Today!

How exciting! Why exciting you ask? Well, BYU-Idaho just started their Summer semmester--a deceiving title considering there are only two weeks of the semester that could actually be considered summer--and Daven and I have not stepped foot on campus. Yes...we decided to sluff our classes today. It was a mutual decision. Of course, I'm only was all Daven's idea.

Fools if you think we would skip classes! Why, we've no need! We are official BYU-Idaho graduates...well, not until they mail our diplomas and make sure all accounts and parking tickets have been paid...oh, parking tickets...ooops! We are official diploma-cover-holding graduates of BYU-Idaho and man it feels good.