Rival Week

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Yep, they're wrapped and ready. Let's beat those Utes!

It’s rival week at BYU and they’ve covered all the statues in plastic wrap.  I hear it’s to deter pranks from University of Utah (U of U).  The big BYU vs. U of U football game is this Saturday and I’m sure lots of people are excited.  I’m not a big football fan, but don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the sport, I just like basketball a little more, and I’m a wimp when it comes to hanging out in the cold on metal bleachers for 3 hours.  No, I prefer 2 1/2 hours of “B! Y! U! COUGARS!” “AIR BALL” and “YOU’VE GOT SWATTED” just a little more.

In other news, classes end for the Thanksgiving break tomorrow, and by 5 PM I’ll be out of here and on my way home.  Only two more weeks of classes after turkey day and then it’s Finals and Christmas.  I’m sooo ready for a break.

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Dear Stranger

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Sal and I were working in the WILK today, when a table busser found a bunch of notes stashed in a plexiglas flyer holder on the table.  She handed two of them to me and I stuck them in my pocket for later.  In the office we pulled out the notes and found 2 letters addressed “Dear Stranger” and “Dear 1st and 2nd Strangers”.  The busser must have kept one because we only had letters from the 1st and 3rd strangers.  I read them aloud:

Letter #1

“Tomorrow I’m going to see Harry Potter which seemed like a good idea at the time, but now my roommate wants us to get in line at 3 pm, which is a bit extreme if you ask me. And that doesn’t give me any time to get into my costume or do my homework or buy candy. Plus, standing in the cold for NINE HOURS doesn’t really appeal to me.”

Letter #2

“Well, the 2nd stranger was right-this is very exciting to me. Actually, it’s made my day. So, 1st stranger, even if it isn’t going to work out with your boyfriend, I’m still glad you dated him because it led to him being a goob which led to you writing an anonymous letter which led to me reading it and getting all excited. I’m a romantic you see, so things like secret letter writing really floats my boat.”

These are only excerpts, I was going to type the rest, but they’re pretty long.  The first letter references dating troubles and Harry Potter, while the second talks about “Strangers #1 and #2”, responds to the dating troubles, and predicts the third stranger:

“Next stranger: I’m guessing you’re a senior majoring in biology, hoping to get in to Med School. Blonde, 5′ 10″, and secretly in love with Taylor Swift music.  And you have a dog.”

My favorite quote from letter #2 reads:

“To the 2nd stranger: I’m am thoroughly glad I sat by you. I actually hesitated to do so because you were writing a letter and I thought about how horrible I would feel if I spilled my water on it. Also, I must admit that I peeked and saw “Dear Stranger” written on the top and I was instantly curious. I could hardly believe my eyes when you left it behind with the label “Read Me”.”

Maybe I should leave a “Dear Stranger”.

-Sariah

ps-BYU beat Utah State in basketball last night. Loved it. GO COUGS!!

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Golden leaves and sprinklets of snow

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Autumn leaves

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You thought I’d never post…ok so I’m totally late for “today” seeing how it’s already tomorrow; but I do have a couple thoughts on Brigham Young college living before heading off to bed:

When I think back on today, I remember walking to class, writing a paper in the early morning, answering a questionnaire, more class, a statistics lab, dinner, and work.  Yep, a pretty basic day.  Nothing too exciting.  Though I did enjoy ice cream at the end of FHE: Family Home Evening, but I think I’ll wait for another day to go into that topic.

I’d have to say the best part of today was walking home in a silent night.  The trees’ leaves shone gold in the light of the street lamps and the air was chilled.  Small sprinklets of rain fell on my face and I noticed that the clouds were the perfect shape and consistency for snow, it just wasn’t cold enough.  You come to know what snow clouds look like after living here for a year or so.  You also come to love autumn leaves and learn what it’s like to play in them; since North Western leaves are usually full of slimy slugs.  It was a good walk home, and I liked how silent it was.  Provo’s a pretty quiet college town once you hit 10 PM.

-Sariah

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