Monday, March 30, 2009

Here's a list of events and observations from the last week:
1. I got some tall bluestem grass at my forages training. There's a bug flying in it. But plants on my desk=happiness.
2. I made the mistake of telling my small group the story of when I almost ran over Tom Izzo while on my rollerblades near Mun Field. Now they just think I'm crazy.
3. It SNOWED last night. >:o BOOOOOOOOOO.
4. Chelsea is moving into my complex, which means I get $250! =D Guess I can start saving towards that saltwater fish tank.
5. Sugar cookies+confetti frosting = delicious. Unfortunately sugar cookies+frosting also =fatso.
6. The Office managed to get interesting again, while Heroes managed to get stupid again.

I only made it to six. This is my exciting life.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oh the Irony

I cannot tell you how guilty I feel sitting at home on Tuesday nights eating potato chips and drinking coke while watching The Biggest Loser of all shows. They have these little "trainer tips" during commercial breaks, where Bob or Jillian gives diet/workout advice. Yeah...I often find myself contradicting those very tips right as I watch. Nice going Bryce. Not good.

Anyways, it's technically almost 2:00 pm in the Philippines right now--which would be me wrapping up my last day in Los Banos one year ago today. Sometimes I feel like I'm still readjusting to life in the US, but I guess I'm way past that now. It's unbelievable!

Not much going on this week. I get to learn about grasses and forbs on Thursday. Should be good times.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Life moves so fast. I was sifting over Laura's blog today, checking out her pics, etc... and it scares me that it's almost been a year since I returned from my semester in the Philippines. Looking at my blog history, I've only made 11 posts in that year, probably because I'm so busy I've totally forgotten about writing. And THAT bothers me because I told myself I was going to hold on to the relaxed and slow-paced Filipino lifestyle, because I honestly believe it's a healthier and better way to live--and I failed. That's something to work on, I guess.

Ugh. Why so serious all the time? No. :-p

I found a church in Ann Arbor! I went to a small group on Sunday, and we're going to meet again this week. It's a funny (but embarrassing) story on how I ended up there...but I'll tell it anyway.

Last Sunday was Daylight Savings Time, which means since it's spring we're supposed to "spring forward." I, being the genius that I am, could not figure out what that meant. I just couldn't make it make sense in my mind that I needed to set my clocks forward an hour. So after an hour (seriously) of agonizing over what to do and unsuccessfully searching online for answers (again...seriously), I just gave up and decided to go to an 11:00AM service and check my phone in the morning, which hopefully would just automatically change.

So therefore I ended up at Huron Hills Church, a place that I had visited before. And it worked out perfectly because they were starting a new series for the spring, and with it, jumpstarting new small groups! I met some great people, and I'm excited to be getting involved somewhere again.

Well, hopefully more to come from this blog... It's amazing how writing stuff out brings clarity.