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Motorcycles and You

I see people riding bikes around all the time here in town. In Idaho, it’s not a rule that you have to wear a helmet on the road. I think its crazy how many people don’t wear one! I also think its crazy how many people don’t approve of dirt bikes, street bikes, any type of two wheeled vehicle. Obviously these people aren’t usually in the same group but both of their actions and opinions are wrong. I understand that these are all personal views and beliefs that these people carry out but I hope that they can drive some sense into their brain. Motorcycles are NOT dangerous. If you wear the right protection and are careful, your injury rate goes down immensely. Those people who think they are safe just driving around town with no helmet are in the most danger. The main reason bikers get in accidents is because of careless car drivers, so they could be better off not wearing a helmet while driving on the highway. Either way, helmets and proper gear and protection are KEY! If you are driving at high speeds on the highway on a bike, and you get in an accident, there’s a big chance you will get severely injured, as with any crash on the highway or freeway. But those people who don’t wear helmets even just riding around the neighborhood, can still get majorly injured! The little spills and accidents that happen can turn into serious brain and body injuries if you don’t have a helmet. These kinds of tragedies can be avoided by just putting on a helmet. You may think you look stupid wearing a helmet but it will be a lot better than when you are actually mentally impaired when you could have prevented the situation in the first place. ย So, overall I’m just pleading for those of you who ride to put on a helmet! It makes all those potential accidents you may possibly be in a lot less extreme. You put your best interests first when you put on a helmet, it doesn’t matter what others think. It’s okay if the hot babes don’t see your face while riding your sweet bike.

For all those who don’t approve of bikes, live a little! Bikes are so fun! Theres nothing comparable to being able to go anywhere on the terrain and explore new places, drive fast with the wind on your face and in your hair, getting dirty in the mud, and improving your skills. Bikes are not dangerous. It takes some time to learn how to ride a bike and you should always ride around your comfort and skill level. It goes with anything yo learn to do. No one knows how to drive a car but we give that vehicle/weapon to 15 year olds to start learning. I’ve heard some people say “I told you those bikes were dangerous” when my dad broke his hand riding. We were 15 minutes into a ride and we were going down into the woods. my dad was ahead of me by a minute or two and when I rode up he was on the ground. He and another rider had collided at a skinny part in the road and his had was between the two bikes’ handlebars. here are some risks in riding but most are rider induced. Riders who go beyond their skill and get hurt or riders who run into each other. Its not the bikes that do the damage. Dirtbikes are just as dangerous as scuba diving or surfing, but people do it all the time and life goes on.

The END; Week 12, Day 4&5

Spongebob Rainbow...Imaginatioooon!

It’ll be all rainbows and sunshine when this weekend is over and done with!

The week wraps up… This is the final week I have to write daily journal blog posts! I know all of you have just had a blast reading about my daily woes and joys but hopefully I’ll continue on after this week! So now I’ll tell you about my crazy last few days…

Thursday: What a day! I was gone all day and it felt great o actually be busy and then tired at the end of the day. I mean I wouldn’t wish it on myself again soon but it was a productive day. I got up and went tot he store because I was craving cereal. I went to Walmart and got original Cap’n Crunch, some milk, and some bread. I as down to 8 dollars yesterday so now I have 1.50 until my direct deposit kicks in. I went home and feasted on the cereal. I haven’t had cereal in about a month. This is insanity! I love cereal and usually go through a ย box or two a week. I am pretty impressed with myself for not eating it for a month. After Walmart I took Truckita through the car wash. My wash receipt was about to expire and the weather looks good for about a week so I thought I’d use it then. I vacuumed out the car too, it was way overdue! I had cinnamon sugar powder from when I was driving to Rexburg from Christmas in California. I went home and feasted and then got ready for the day. I went down to school to work a booth for Competitive Sports. The champ game is on Friday at 7:30 and we handed out popcorn and some t-shirts for the enthusiasts. I got a free tshirt too! I talked to Mitchell buddy that was working the table with me. He doesn’t even work for the Comp Sports, Mitchell just needed people for the table and told him he would buy him Pizza. We talked about nerdy superhero movies and the new ones coming up and other things like that. It was good conversation! Around lunchtime, Mitchell dropped off lunch for us. We got a subway sandwich and Stephen got his Little Caesars pizza. I munched and waited for Mitchell to come back but time was running out since I had to book it to class. Mitchell showed up and was like “I was waiting for you in the Taylor! I called you like 4 times.” I didn’t know! I said I was sorry and ran to class. Didn’t fall asleep in Book of Mormon ย today. Went to the MC to get to the library afterward. I saw Ana there and she followed me to the library where I worked on my InDesign project. We talked and then I left to go home. While I was walking up toward home some kid with his jacket on backward walked up to me. I was freaked out for a second but it was just Mitchell trying to be funny! We walked to his car and he drove me the short rest of the way home. I did some homework for my portfolio project and then gathered my stuff and got in my car to go to Comm 100. I got there and class was really good. It talked about how to get form being a Comm major to becoming employed and what it takes. It will be a lot of work but I think it will be so fun learning about communications and business. I enjoyed class. After that, I went to the field with Hillary and another guy from our group in Comm 111. We started filming our running parts for the Juicy Fruit commercial. It got cold and the guy running was in a tank top! I talked to some of Hillary’s friends and he was cool. It was a fun interesting experience. i felt helpless since Hillary was doing all the filming and she knows what shes doing. I had a few small parts in the filming. I hold the gum up and say how good it is with a super cheesy smile. After we were done filing we had to runt o get the tripod to her friend who needed it for his job. He was photographing the Jane Austen dance in the ballroom. We ran all over campus trying to find the right place. The whole time Hillary had to pee. It was crazy. We got most of the filming down for the night. I went home and took a HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF. I started heating up dinner and then realized I had a lot more work to finish that night. I was exhausted and then I forgot I missed the draft critique I had scheduled with someone in the Spori building. I was ticked I had missed it but there was nothing I could do. I finished my work, got ready for bed and crashed!

Today is Friday. I woke up, ate the rest of the cereal, and did homework. Fun stuff. I know its going to be a busy day and I don’t know how I’m going to get it all done. I know I have the weekend to finish my Portfolio project but I just want to get it done as soon as possible. I need to hustle on my Brochure project but I’m in the same boat. I have limited funds to print everything I need and I don’t want to use all my ink in my printer. I am gearing up for a long day. I’m probably not going tot he Champ game. I’ve got a lot on my mind. i have to start packing soon. I want to start some personal projects on Photoshop, I want to see a good friend I’ve been missing but don’t know how to bring it up. I also don’t know what I’m doing when it comes time to move out. Its complicated and I know there people have worse problems but I don’t care! I am full Of stuff to do and I don’t want to mess it up. i want good grades and good relationships and I want a roof over my head. Idk, it will work its way out. Peace out friends!

Week 12, Day 3

Wow, cant believe its already the end of Wednesday! What is going on? Today… Got my laundry done and talked to my parents on the phone. I talked to my mom about my day yesterday and my facial and how it went well. She was surprised it was only 40$ when usually its like 90ish at home. Then we started talking about insurance and how expensive it has gotten with ObamaCare and how ridiculous it is! I am not the one who pays the bills but it just DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. All of it… Our costs have doubled and we have insane deductibles that will never be met. And we’re requires to have this expensive thing that does no good for us. It makes me frustrated that that’s what I’ll have to be dealing with soon. It makes me frustrated that this is what our country has become. After we were thoroughly frustrated together, I talked to my dad and we talked about my WordPress and school. He told me he bought the domain names of all our family members. So we own makenziholland.com now which is cool because I’ll get to use it one day and it’ll already be taken care of! They’re getting ready tog o to Hawaii tomorrow. Without me! I told him he should tote my face printed out around with them so I could be in all the family photos. I got my laundry and went to class. After class I went to the library to work on my brochure project. i just know it will be a pain in the but to refine and get just right this week so I’m mentally preparing for the coming frustrations. I got pretty far before I had to go to class again. After class, I scanned all my class notes to my email so I can print them off for my Portfolio. I checked my email and I got a nice email from Sister Scholes about my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure she sends one out to everyone since that’s how we submitted them but it was really genuine and I felt like I was doing something right, and that all my hard work into this blog was paying off! I walked home and ate the last of my tamales from last week. I was still starving so I made Chicken Carbonera. I made the noodles, baked chicken, sauce, and sprinkled bacon nits all over it. So good! The sauce was a little sweet since all I had was Vanilla Soy Milk, but its still not bad! I took the rest of the night finishing up on online assignments and working away at little assignments. Good productive day ๐Ÿ™‚

Week 12, Day 2

Day 2 of the week and Im still alive… Going good.

Woke up slowly but surely. Went to the gym and had an awesome workout! I walked/ran for 30 minutes then did some squats and arm workouts then went back to the treadmill for another 25 minutes. I wrote everything on the mirror with a whiteboard marker before I started so I had a goal in mind and something to achieve. I did just that and over the top. It felt good to work for more than an hour. I went back and got ready for the day. I thought I hasd to be somewhere at 11 but it turns out I was forgotten about. So when I arrived, the job was already done and I had hurried in the slushy snow to get there and I hadnt taken the time to go back and put boots on. my feet and pants were all frozen and wet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and I had gone to school early for no reason. I hung around in the Crossroads with Mitchell while he ate his soup. After he was done we sat in the Skybridge and just talked. He walked me to class in the Taylor. He always runs into friends or mission buddies when we are in the Taylor. I went to class and it was sooo boring. I honestly fell asleep this time. I was awakened mid way when the teacher rolled up the projector screen. For some reason, in my cloudy and muddle half-asleep brain, I thought that the loud noise of the screen rolling up and hitting the bar was an Officer walking in and the teacher saying something loud for all of us to stand in respect for the officer… Good thing I didn’t stand up or anything haha it was just the screen but it took me back to my JROTC days in high school. I fell back asleep for the rest of class. Usually I don’t fall asleep for class so I was kind of embarrassed. ย I walked back home as fast as I could. I picked up my laundry from the laundry room and went inside. I changed real quick, got a slice of bread and an apple and got in the car. I picked up my friend Ana, got gas at Maverick and headed to Idaho Falls. Ana told me more about her guy stuff and school stuff and roomie problems while I drove. I finally got to my destination in IF. I arrived but couldn’t find the specific office for Mountain West Dermatology. I circled around the same parking lot for 5 minutes and ended up finding it right where I had entered the lot. I went in and the cheery aesthetician took my info and I went to the back room with her. I told her about all my past face issues and how my skin is so stubborn. I needed a face clean up and she got to work! It was painful but she got most of my problem areas and all of the major zits. I looked like a pink dotty blob afterward, but she did a good job for only 40$! It was amazing. I went to Target, Grand Teton Mall, and Bed Bath and Beyond with Ana. She was looking for Space bags so she could move before Spring semester. We finally found her bags and I sped home. After I got home, Mitchell and I went to Pizza Pie with my cousin and her boyfriend. It was pretty fun but I was already stuffed from a cinnamon sugar pretzel and a hot dog from Target. All i wanted to do was eat all the dessert pizza!!! That’s the only good reason to enter that establishment… Afterward, I went home and finished a homework thing, took Mitchell home and then went to bed. That was my eventful day ๐Ÿ™‚

Website of the Week 9

All Business/Comm majors should be visit this page for great resources located on the Business homepage

Things that this page can do for you

http://www.byui.edu/business-communication

  1. This page has a list of societies that are available within the College of Business and Communication. Societies can add resume prevalence, added experience in the emphasis it applies to, and has opportunities to get to know others in your major which is very helpful in networking, school assignments, and as outside resources for your work.
  2. The homepage has lists of competitions that you can participate in to add to your experience and trophy case. There are also resources about dining etiquette, which is very helpful when trying to network and get to know others. It helps to present your most polished self!
  3. Hours and contact info for the ADC for Business and Communication are posted. This is helpful in planning your classes and answering any odd questions about your major or any other educational technicalities.
  4. You can go to Europe! There are links that can help you go to Europe as an educational trip. This is ย a great opportunity to get outside of Rexburg and get some outside experience and memories. As well as a quality education in another land ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. You can also find the College of Business and Communication on LinkedIn. Their link is on their contact page. Receiving updates from the college is helpful in making connections and seeing their updates on internships and other scholarly articles about getting a job and other fine tips in the job and college world.

Website of the Week 8

This Grad Planner linkย is a great source for any BYU-I student. The Grad Planner is not required but it is a great tool for your education and planning while here at BYU-Idaho

  1. This resource helps you see ahead of time and plan out your years here at the university. It helps you get an overview of what classes you have coming and which ones you need to take. This is really helpful in planning hard classes, managing Foundations classes, working in some fun electives, and planning practicums and internships.
  2. This resource is online and can be changed at anytime. It is highly accessible within the range of Silverlight. Nothing is set in stone and you can adjust your plan as you take classes and change throughout your college career.
  3. The Grad Planner helps you see the possibilities in class combinations and other comm classes you may not have seen while looking at your certain emphasis.
  4. Grad plan comes with free advisers! You can check the error codes to guide your progress while planning and also submit your plan to an adviser at your certain majors Academic Discovery Center and ask them questions about your major and classes
  5. Comm majors are flexible and there are always new classes being added so it is important to incorporate some of the new classes and changes into the future and this can be done with the Grad Planner