Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's been a while

Hey folks,
Kinda forgot about blogging after finals finished up. My brain went into summer vacay mode in more things than just school I guess. Finals finished up great and I got great grades too! Super excited about that. Now I just have 3 classes this summer (german history, rhetoric of religion, and scandinavian history) and fall semester and I am after taking way too long GRADUATED!

Summer is kicking off this weekend like anywhere else in America. One thing that is unique to Madison though is the World's Largest Bratfest. It is a pretty big deal around here. They light the capital "mustard yellow" in honor of it...People like their brats out here. Joey and I went the past two years but don't really feel like going this year....I don't like brats. Guess I will never be a true Sconnie lol.

As far as the Platers go I am starting to pack us up. By that I mean I have been posting stuff on craigslist like it is my job. We are selling everything! Except for a couple small things that can fit in Joey's car. It feels awesome getting rid of everything and simplifying our life. I just can't believe how much crap we took with us from Utah all the way to Wisconsin. Maybe since we were still newly weds we felt guilty of getting rid of so many wedding gifts, but it feels so good to de-junk! I wish we had done this sooner. We had so many things that had never even been opened in the 3.5 years we have been married!

Sorry that there isn't much to report here but it is kinda nice to have things be calm for a bit so we can enjoy the last 66 (give or take) days left together.

Have a happy memorial day weekend everyone! Joey and I are probably going to launch a couple rockets Joey built in celebration for it. Pictures to come! Oh and good luck to all the Madison Marathon runners this weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Just studying for finals!

This is my Art History bff Taylor. We like to study together and GIGGLE to: swimming memes, imagining what our professors personal lives are like, quoting cheesy lines from our textbooks, and anything else that keeps us from studying. Happy finals!

Friday, May 11, 2012

mid finals entertainment

You can bet that this is staying on my laptop while I bust out papers. One more week folks and I am done for this semester!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Interesting thought

While working on my paper today I came across this postcard
                                            It looks oddly familiar to me....
Ah ha! not so original now are you Titanic?
These are the thoughts that are going through my head. Obviously I am not acting like a totally normal human being comparing 20th century Viennese postcards to Titanic. I am forgetting/ losing EVERYTING keys, phone, wallet. etc. I am also having struggles reading and processing words. It is that final push before the semester is over and you want to just drop out, but are so close to being done it isn't even funny. That is wear I am right now. You could say this club my mind is like the Tiantic-and it's going down. Joey just be patient with me for a few more days. Thanks for putting up with me while my brain is scattered like a box of leggos dropped onto the floor.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Funday

Happy Blessed Sabbath brothers and sisters. haha jk. Days like today are my favorite...minus the fact that I need to type two papers and study for a test....ya I need to get on that soon. It is a favorite though because it is a stormy day! I love rainstorms, and in Madison we get really good ones. The kind of storms that stop the speaker in church and all the little kids are like "OOHHHH!" after a ginormous thunder clap. I love the dark gray sky and its contrast to the vivid green flora. It makes the house so cozy to me. To add to the coziness theme I put some vanilla in an oven safe bowl in the oven at 300 (thank you pinterest) to make the house smell delicious...then I got real and made some knock you naked brownies (again thank you pinterest). They are in the oven as I type, and cannot wait to nibble on their chocolatey caramelicious faces.

 Yesterday was Cinco De Mayo! To celebrate I made cilantro lime chicken tacos which were so EASY and TASTY. What could be better right? It was just 3lbs BS (boneless-skinless) chicken breasts, 16oz salsa, two limes, 1 packet taco seasoning, mix all up in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8hrs. We loved them. Hated the tortillas I bought, but at least the meat was good.

Freddy food plate got a bean fro, rice beard, and taco ears.
I used cilantro and tomatoes from the farmer's market to make some mean pico. mmm.

So I mentioned in my last post that yesterday was also Mifflin. What is Mifflin you ask? One of the biggest parties of the year in Madison like around 20k people big. It isn't a party that necessarily supports our morals, so we didn't go,  but I find it entertainng to see how excited everyone gets for it...and the drunk facebook messaging/status updates that follow from my friends ;)

Mifflin is a block party held every year on the first weekend in May. Originally it was a war protest in the 70s but now is an excuse to let loose and get really drunk. This year there was drama with the Mifflin party because it fell on the same day  as Cinco de Mayo. The party's theme combined the two celebrations, and of course people got offended (someone always does). It ended up being that the Dean of UW sent out a really awkward video telling students not to go to the party. That opened pandora's box. If you go on Youtube you will find a bunch of videos making fun of the deans video with dubstep remixes, memes from movies, etc. I just find it hilarious. This was my favorite meme

The whole situation just makes me laugh, because this stuff is from another planet compared to what student life is like back in Provo at BYU. It is so funny how opposite these two schools are. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to go to the party just a tinsy bit, but whatcha gonna do. Back to studying!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Don't we look so freaking excited! We took this picture Just for kiersten cuz she asked. There ya go kiki.

Joey and  I saw the Avengers last night. Pretty darn entertaining! Sweet action scenes, good cheesy comedic relief lines, marble sculpted men in tight spandex. All American fun. 

Have a happy cinco de mayo/mifflin everyone! I'll be posting about that tomorrow.

Friday, May 4, 2012

may the fourth be with you

someone please give me these shoes

so cliche, but I had to. Have a forcetastic friday