Dear 100 Hour Board,
In regards to Board Question #77527:
How did your plans go?
What ended up being your favorite happening of the summer?
-The Goose Girl
Dear Miss Goose,
- I never floated down the Provo River. Mostly because on days when it was planned I had work or other plans. I am not too heartbroken though.
- Not riding on the Heber Creeper for Harry Potter's birthday was an egregious error on my part though. Instead I watched one of the movies. Poor choice on my part.
- The drive-in movie was lots of fun, the stars were wonderful, and the gelato delicious.
- Do nephews and/or brothers count? Because I definitely cuddled with some of them.
- Sadly, all attempts to go camping were foiled.
- I went rock climbing for the first time the weekend before classes started. I am officially converted to this sport.
- I managed to only go mountain biking once during the summer, but since classes have started I have gone three times!
- My roommates and I all managed to scrounge up dates for A Midsummer Night's Dream, which turned out to be in a post-apocalyptic setting, and it was awesome. I also went to Into the Woods at the Echo Theater, and the opera L'eliser d'Amore in the HFAC.
- We did hike all the things though! I even did Timp twice. This I also regret because Mt. Timpanogos is not my favorite hike. We should have done Nebo that day instead (which we never did get around to hiking).
- Sort of...see the aforementioned question.
- Unfortunately Disneyland and I did not have the pleasure of meeting, much to my extreme sorrow.
I did do a fair number of things not on the list. I finally read Anna Karenina. I went to Salem Days, and I hung out with a lot of really fantastic people. The Fourth of July was probably the best day for me. I took my parents and sisters hiking, I got to spend time with my family, including my baby neice, and after the Stadium of Fire there was a dance party and a bunch of my friends and I had a glow stick pool party. It was awesome!
The Soulful Ginger
- Reorganize my room completely (including getting rid of clothes/items that I don't use/need)
- Go camping with roommates - I had a CS midterm that weekend. There was no way I had time.
- Survive CS 142
- Give blood at least twice - I gave once! My summer schedule was entirely too busy to fit it in during July
- Survive summer term
- Find one name a week to take to the temple
- Create weekly Board podcasts - Did this during Spring, not so much during summer.
- Get engaged - Yeah...this didn't happen.
Regrets? A little, but not a lot. I feel like I balanced my life well, allowing me to get good enough grades and still spend time with friends.
Favorite happening? Definitely the times when Klaus came over to eat pizza/play cards/make fajitas. Also when my family came out to Utah, because a lot of good things happened, like going to Wicked with my sister.
Oh, man, my summer did not go as planned.
- Go to Disneyland - I maybe did not do that. But I had good intentions!
- Road trip to Rachel, NV (Area 51, because why not?) - We attempted the visit, but then the roads were closed because of a random snow storm and an escaped convict. What luck!
- Weekend "girl's camp" trip to St. George - That happened. It was awesome.
- Visit my birth dad in Michigan - Also happened and was also awesome.
- Learn to make my own pizza dough - That did NOT happen, but I got Divya to make pizza dough for me and then Sheebs and I ate it.
- Learn to garden...maybe - Sort of happened. There are technically things growing in my yard that are not classified as weeds.
- Make a quilt - Sort of also happened, I started two quilts and haven't bound either of them.
- Hopefully another Broadway trip because I can never have too many - That did not happen because I decided to go to Prince Edward Island instead. Though I did see Anne of Green Gables the Musical and Anne and Gilbert the Musical, so it's almost like a Broadway trip. Almost.
A few unexpected good things happened; I had two visits from Lexi Khan and one from Olympus, I went and saw the Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert both nights and it was fun, I went to the rodeo for the first time in so many years, I visited my birth mom's family in Idaho (with a long detour to the Silver City ghost town), my friend and I went on the Alpine Slide and Alpine Coaster (which I'd never done before), and, though technically not still summer, I'm getting a new nephew on Saturday.
Regrets? I got invited to Italy with my aunt and uncle for a week, and I couldn't go because I needed to be a responsible adult and not blow off some obligations at work and church. It was a very sad moment for me when I had to turn them down.
The best parts are always traveling, because I'm slightly addicted, though the Boise/Silver City trip might top my list just because my friend and I had so much fun making random stops along the way.
-Marguerite St. Just
Dear The Goose Girl,
Tour the Conference Center, learn how to swim, attend BYU's outdoor showing of Frozen, hang out at the Provo Library, fly a kite, read Piggy and Gerald books in the children's section of the HBLL, train for a 5k or half marathon, not get fired, attend whatever awesome events surround the re-opening of the Bean Museum, have a paper airplane contest, do a bunch of stuff for the Board, participate in Nerf gun battles, send my brother and sister off on their missions, give out treats to random strangers, and watch fireworks from the side of a mountain.
So I guess I did pretty okay. For the record, I can keep myself from drowning; I just feel really self-conscious when I swim because I quit swimming lessons partway through and never learned the "right" way. Also I hate swimming. I still want to do a half marathon, or maybe the "Run for Your Life" program next semester. I'm still up for paper airplanes or Nerf guns, but it's surprising difficult to find others to join me. My brother doesn't leave for his mission until next month, I made treats but then oops I ate them all, and my Fourth of July didn't go as planned but was still fun. I also took some cool classes and tested out of Physical Science 100 (woo!) and went camping a lot. All in all, a great summer.