November 30, 2011

Tall People and Such

Dear Kaitiface,
Thanks for being my height when you moved in last year. I had all these preconceived notions about you based on your age, but come to find out, age doesn't matter to me when someone is tall. This fact is also apparent in my dating life.
Love, Liz


Okay, I'm just going to come right out and say it. I hate fleece. Pullovers, jackets, fleece-lined pajama pants, blankets, pillows, whatever. I hate all of it. But do you know what I don't hate? Spandex. In fact, I just realized that the relationship between how much I love Spandex is inversely proportional to how much I hate fleece. Also, a girl just walked by me in the library wearing a melon-colored fleece pullover, so I think that I should get 2 points for incidental irony. The end.

November 29, 2011

November 23, 2011

You Know You're a Nurse When (Part 5)

You see this sign at your apartment complex, 
and you think, "What in the world? Why do they have parking for residents here?" Resident, as in, "a medical graduate engaged in specialized practice under supervision in a hospital"1 rather than, "a person who lives somewhere,"2 which is obviously the more likely option. 

My Thoughts On Life Without Facebook

I love it. That is all.

November 22, 2011

Young Adult Fiction

Before my latest nonfiction obsession/craze, I'd have told you that my favorite genre of literature was YA: young adult fiction. Apparently I still have a soft spot for YA because tonight as I walked onto the 4th floor of the library with about a million things to do, I saw this book sitting on one of the tables.
I promptly sat down and read the entire thing.

November 19, 2011

You Know You're a Nurse When (Part 4)

In my crazy complex dream last night, my patient started having a stroke. We couldn't figure out how to page the stroke team, and I spent half an hour trying to track the team down so I could get him to the CT scanner. As I was doing so, my patient checked out AMA, so I did what any bizarre dream version of myself would do: I went to his house, where I called 911 so the paramedics could get him to some definitive care.

November 18, 2011

Trader Joe's

Dear Trader Joe's,
Please will you come to Utah, please?
Love, A Gluten Free Fan

November 17, 2011

What My Project Looks Like Tonight

Something That Made Me Laugh Out Loud at the Library

Check out this awesome (and very short) post on my brother James' blog. It makes me laugh and laugh.

November 16, 2011

You Know You're a Nurse When (Part 3)

You spell materials incorrectly while writing a paper, and your spell check suggests that you try, "arterials," which isn't actually a word, but sort of looks like arterioles, the small version of arteries in your body that can self-regulate their diameter based on local chemical factors. Which, even if you aren't a nurse is really cool. Basically, when your tissues don't get enough oxygen and have too much carbon dioxide in them, they make these little arteries get bigger so they can get more blood supply, and therefore more oxygen. Fascinating, don't you think?

November 14, 2011

Fail Quail

The other day at the BYU library, I got this surprisingly awesome message. I am so happy they approved the use of this in real life. 

November 13, 2011

Jenny Oaks Baker

Dear Jenny Oaks Baker,
I think years ago you came through the bookstore distributing demo copies of your CD to the music employees. I didn't listen much to the CD you gave me until today. This, I have come to realize, was a huge mistake. Your music is absolutely spectacular. Here, as a small offering of penitence and gratitude, is a free promotion on my blog.
Love, Liz.

November 12, 2011

Where I've Spent the Last 6 Hours

On day one of my 8 Hours a Day Until I Die Graduate plan, I'm just chillin' on the 4th floor of the HBLL. To my left, we have the complete literary works of Mrs. Stephanie Meyer.
 Well, technically, the complete young adult portion of her literary works since this is the juvenile section. I've never read them, and I don't plan to, but I wonder, is there a shelf in here somewhere with like a hundred and fifty copies of Harry Potter books on it? Because I'd love that. 

November 11, 2011

Stat Biking

I love biking outside in the sunshine, and
I try to keep biking outdoors even during the winters in Utah,
but sometimes it gets too cold to handle, and
I resort to stationary biking at the gym.

When I record my stationary rides in my workout log,
I call it stat biking. It makes me feel more hardcore.

In the past I've complained. At least one time I even said that
stationary biking sucks the soul out of my body.
Maybe I was being melodramatic. Maybe I wasn't. Your call.

But it turns out, I was wrong. (Sometimes it happens).

Where else in the world can I justify listening to the
same 1-2 songs on repeat on my iPod for something like an hour
while I read all the books I've been wanting to read during
the months I was spending my time biking outside in my Spandex?
Turns out stat biking rocks. So that's cool.

November 8, 2011


Dear Homemade Hummus,
Thanks for being such an excellent vehicle for taco seasoning.

November 7, 2011

Visitor Parking

Man at Visitor Parking Booth: Are you a BYU student?
Me: No, thank you.
Me: I Uh....I mean, I used to be, but I'm not anymore. 

I guess we can all congratulate my mom. It looks like I'm using my manners and saying thank you on a regular (if not entirely appropriate) basis. 

November 5, 2011

The End of the World

Well, it's officially the end of the world.

It all started Thursday on my way to work.
My phone got totally soaked and stopped working,
and it turns out that I have absolutely no phone numbers
saved on my SIM card.
This means I can currently get ahold of:
Jenn, Mom, Dad, The Brothers, my Grandma, and a few others
while using a halfway broken Nokia flip phone from my friend Clara.
To top it all off, I deactivated my Facebook account
after twice listening to one of
the greatest talks ever given on time management.

In other technology deactivation/extermination news,
My laptop (which is covered by AppleCare,
so I can get it fixed for free [go Apple]).
appears to have some sort of hardware issue.
Since I am using it 8 hours a day to work on my project,
fixing of said laptop will occur post-gradation,
which, in case you haven't seen me in the last 24 hours,
is in 35 days.

In light of my current technological purging,
I'm currently constructing a 
complex-yet-technology-free tin can communication system
like Rocky and Emily had in 3 Ninjas.

The end.

November 4, 2011

The Best Part of My Night

Friday night basketball game
(welcome back Brandon Davies)
getting a snack at half time
rocking two stairs at a time
mustard yellow flat gets caught
and falls (not so gracefully) off behind me
boy picks it up and hands it to me
woman sitting nearby says
"Oh. Is she Cinderella?"

November 2, 2011

The Red Sox

I was reading an article the other day about the ridiculous champagne parties in MLB clubhouses following big wins. The best part? 

Johnette Howard: You know, the Red Sox started it.
Renee Richards: Everything the Red Sox do is stupid.

As Howard says, "So there you go."

November 1, 2011


Almost as fun as being a Ninja in 2009.

It was the hair that sold me on the idea. 

Ms. Bellatrix Lestrange, the scariest person ever

 and Monday
And lest you be concerned about my real life allegiance, Soy de Gryffindor.