Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Team Su'a-cide...BYU Rugby!

Jean-Pierre Rives once said "The whole point of Rugby is that it is, first & foremost a state of mind, a spirit." Rugby is a "real" mans sport. Any of you who have watched a game or even caught a glimpse of it will realize instantly that it is not for the faint of heart. In my life I have more or less ALWAYS been a rugby fan...if not of the game then of the players (Rubgy guys are hot). However, for the past 4 years my attention has been focused on a more familiar rugby atmosphere of the Provo persuasion. BYU. My brother Manti started playing for the team in 2005 (if my memory serves me correctly). My brother Mikey joined shortly after returning from his mission in 2007. Since then the Su'a brothers have been a thrill to watch on the field.

Where Manti is lean, & quick it's obvious he's built for speed. All the while Mikey is thick-set, & stalwart, clearly marked for strength...with their forces combined they are nothing less than commanding. One of their games was aired on ESPN-U. *funny tid bit* On Manti's profile (that the announcer was reading from) it stated that "Manti is the brother of Mikey, with a less-combative attitude." I got a kick out of that. Other games are currently airing on KBYU.

This weekend they will be traveling to the Sunshine State (California) to the Stanford campus for their fifth straight appearance in the USA's Rugby Big Four, translation: the BCS Championship of Rugby. BYU's season has been perfect thus far (16-0). It will be a tough competition for them. In situations such as these I believe it is appropriate to "cross our fingers."
This is Manti's last season *tear* however, Mikey will be carrying on the Su'a name within the Colliegate realm of Rugby. "No sked 'em go get 'em!"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Moral Dilemma Outcome

I didn't go. I hung out with friends instead...the night was "blah" as many of my nights are/have been/will be. You guys, Spring is always my favorite time of year, but this year it's just like.....icky. I don't know what it is but it's bugging me. Maintain a positive attitude right? Well I am. Don't worry about me...I'll be fine. However, a new moral dilemma has come up..well it's the same one....I didn't go out with that guy but SOMEHOW (I seriously don't even know how it happened) he committed me to this thursday! WTF? Ugh...maybe I need counseling or something. I'm irritating myself! Ok *deep breath* I can do this....right? eh?
Right now I'm supposed to be doing "school stuff" but Facebook is side tracking me...and now my attention is focused on blogging. You guys there's this creepy "chester the molester" type of guy sitting about three rows ahead of me and he keeps staring...gross. There's a girl sitting four computers down from me and she keeps singing...random. Anyway, this is a random blog, but I HAD to get my frustrations out. Thank goodness for blogging!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Moral Dilemma

I like to think I live the kind of life that my mother would be proud of. My parents have taught me correct principles and have let me govern myself....pretty sweet situation right? Every now and again I will receive an offer that sounds like fun....however when I break it down in my mind I get....weird...(talk about weird...) hot sweats, cold sweats, fingernail sensitivity, difficulty breathing difficutly swallowing (I'm totally joking...for those of you who quote movie lines in everyday conversation or blogging...that was from "What about Bob" a classic). No, but really I get lazy, or irritated. Let's break it down. It's friday night...I really don't have anything else to do. A FREIND of mine asked me i really wanna go...not really. Should I....I'd have to actually get know...apply my hair kinda thing....Guys, it's not like I have anything else to do dinner and movie on one hand....stay home (in my sweats and hair in a ponytail) on the other hand. So I's friday evening...I want to get out of's the I make up an excuse or tell the truth? My excuses are seriously the bomb dot com. I have the ability to talk/excuse my way out of pretty much anything (i'm not's the truth...sigh). Can you imagine me telling this guy the truth i.e. "Hey ya....thank you so much for the offer to take me to a restaraunt of my choice followed by a movie of my choice eventhough it may be a chick flick and you might not have any interest in it at all...but uh....i think I'm gonna stay home and stare at the wall....maybe refill my dad's water jug when he needs it refilled. Yeah thanks...I'm set." SAD! In my day and age and also in my culture we are urged to be honest...."Honesty is the best policy" it really? What would you rather here (yourself) "You know what....I need to stay home tonight and help my sister out with a project that is due on Monday" (not an excuse I would use..this is just an excuses are so much better)...or "I'm lazy and really have no desire to see you"....guys....that is the moral dilemma...ugh!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back in the game

You know...every now & again when one of my froggers (friends that are bloggers) slips away from the blogging community I get concerned...are they ok? Are they too busy to blog? What's going on in their lives? Once they've updated their blog my mind is at ease one more time and I feel that I can breathe again. Ok....I'm totally a way....I mean, I DO wonder what people are up to and how they're doing but I don't obsess about it I promise. Anyway.....YOU GUYS!!!!! It's been about 2 1/2 months since I could be able to call myself a blogger. I had a little "hiccup" with life but everything smoothed out and I'm back in the game!
Let me re-cap just a bit....Went down to New Zealand aka the land of the Long White Cloud, while in NZ my Aunty told me she would be taking me with her to Samoa (no complaints here)...while in Samoa...received 2 proposals of marriage (turned them down..sadly), fell in LOVE with the country, people, and beaches, cried when I had to leave, and never once complained about the heat. I spent a few days in Australia with one of my! SO MUCH FUN! I had so many experiences and adventures that I never would have had if things didn't work out the way they did. I ended up staying in NZ longer than I expected ( complaints) made some friendships that I will never take for granted, and met a lot of people I NEVER thought I'd be able to live without. I got home a few weeks ago just in time for General Conference. I went down to Las Vegas this past weekend...which I will be blogging about soon. I feel like a new person...I am a new person. I can't tell you all the small "realizations" I've gained in the past 3 months. I am so grateful for the family and friends that I have been blessed with....if you're reading this I'm talking about you. No this is not a "grat-imony" but I just can't help being thankful. Life looks good! Cheers!