(Why is my iTunes shuffling through all the depressing songs I have?)
I realized I haven't posted anything pertinent to real life in a while (or maybe it just feels that way).
Last weekend was fun. I went with my family to Hurricane to watch Delta play their playoff game. The first half was a big defensive battle, so no one had scored by halftime. After halftime, Hurricane came out all fired up, so we figured that they would score and that it would be all over. Except we got a defensive stop at the two yard line and one of our guys stripped the ball and ran down the field to about the ten yard line (none of the refs had blown the play dead, so the kid just took off). Delta ended up winning 6-0 (they missed the extra point - the kicker's kind of a scrub). And their big reward is... to go play in freezing Logan tomorrow and get massacred. Oh well, my brother's looking forward to basketball season, so hopefully that'll be better than football season was.
Once we got home, we had adjie1026
's birthday party and then we just played Halo all weekend (there wasn't a Sunday Night Football game because of the World Series - I'm not really into baseball, but I wanted Colorado to win. I have to pose a question, however. Would you rather your mascot be a big, imposing, mountain range or would you rather it be something that gets lost in the dryer?). She got another Xbox controller for her birthday so we could play three at a time, so we did a big Halo tournament-thing with my siblings and my cousins. I usually suck at Halo, but we played the King of the Hill game and I actually didn't do too bad (it's easier when you know where everyone's headed instead of just free-for-alling it and waiting to get sniped).
We came back to town on Monday, but I didn't come into Salt Lake until later in the day. Tuesday, I didn't do much except read, but yesterday I got a call from the employment agency and they had an envelope-stuffing job for me. All I did was stand by the conveyor belt and put CDs into these mailing sleeves with this really ugly and kind of creepy-looking kid on them. But it wasn't too bad. The people I was working with were nice and they let us listen to the radio. It almost felt like a Young Men/Young Women service activity back in the day, except I'm getting paid for it (Money = Win). I spent six hours there, but it felt like it went a lot faster.
Then, last night my roommate and I went to the YSA Halloween party up Millcreek Canyon. I really hadn't planned on going, but my roommate wanted to go and I figured I still had my Hermione costume from all the Harry Potter hoopla over the summer and I might as well use it. The party was okay, they had music (and supposedly a spook alley, but I don't think they ever got it together) and food. The costumes were pretty fun. Our bishop and his wife dressed up American Gothic and one of his counselors and his wife were a butterfly catcher and a butterfly (the butterfly was in the net - that was cool). Someone else was a stick figure (they wore white sweats and used black tape to "draw" the stick figure shape) and there was another couple that were a pair of eyeballs. This one group of girls dressed up as those old-school Trolls complete with the jeweled belly-buttons and the stick-up hair. They told us that they had each put a whole bottle of Elmer's glue in their hair to make it stick up the way they did, which, I don't envy the job they're going to have getting that stuff out.
Anyway, that's what's been going on with me. I'm going to have a book review post since I've finished a few books (and it'll probably be beneficial to more than a few of you, so look for that). I'm debating whether I want to go home this weekend again, since I need to get working on my missionary paperwork and such, but I might need to hang around here in case someone wants to come see my apartment and (hopefully) buy my contract. We've had a few calls, so that's good (please, someone want to come live here - pleeeease?)