Friday, February 29, 2008

Magical House

This is the magical house that I pass by when I walk home. Who would have known a hidden beauty like this in Rexburg?


A month ago, I recieved this e-mail:

Dear Ms. Bodily,
Thank you for your interest in working with us in ISU Physics. I spoke with Dr. Pyper this morning, and he speaks quite highly of you. I have sent an email out to all of my colleagues about your interest and all the great stuff Dr. Pyper had to say. I requested that they contact you or Dr. Pyper if they have work for you or if they would like a resume.
Best regards. -Dr. Steve

Then, on Tuesday, I recieved this e-mail:
Dear R:
Thanks for inquiring about opportunities at ISU. Dr. Shropshire forwarded your e-mail to me. If it works for you, why don't you come down here to tour out facilities, meet some faculty and students, and discuss possibilities with the Chair of Physics (Dan Dale) and myself? We'll be happy to take you out to lunch while you're down here and answer any questions that you
may have. How does this sound?
Best Regards---Doug Wells

This, being a super happy surprise, I jumped at the chance to go visit and maybe get an internship. So I scheduled with them that I'd go visit them on Thursday at 1:30.

I got there and had a four hour tour of both their accelerator center and their physics building on campus. Between looking at the two buildings I sat in Dr. Dan's office (they all call each other by their first name with Dr. in front of it. So, they go by: Dr. Steve, Dr. Dan, Dr. Phil, & Dr. Doug), eating the best pizza I've ever had, and talked to him about my internship and grad school. If we do end up being in the area, I'll definitely go to grad school at ISU, but since we probably won't be, it isn't plausible. However, I don't want to cut out all my options, so I just went along with me definitely going to grad school at ISU. He didn't talk to me about working there in the summer and going to grad school with them next year as if it was still to be determined---he talked to me like I was working there in the summer and like I was already accepted to their grad school. It was super awesome. I thought I was going to have to prove myself, but they just took me in and accepted me as one of them right off the bat. Most internships go from June 9th-August 14th, and so I asked him which dates I would be working during the summer, and he said I could work whenever I want. Jordan and I are getting back from NY on April 19th, so I'm starting work on April 21st, and ending September 5th! Yay! I don't know how much I'm going to be making yet, but he said over and over that they "were did not lack funds," so I would be being payed very well. I hope to find out soon!

So, Jordan will only be an hour away, I'll only be 1 1/2 hours away from the Ranch, and so it sounds like a perfect place for an internship!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008


(In order from left to right: K, me, B, L)
So, last night, I had a dream that I saw B walking down the street in front of me, and she was bald. But then, (because this is how dreams are), I remembered that she was bald because she shaved her head, because all of us (the four in the picture) were going to shave our heads to give our hair to cancer. So I called to her, and we started walking together. All of a sudden my head is also bald, and then we saw L who flipped out at our bald heads and was like "Maybe I won't do it, it's a big change!" But then I reminded her that if we shaved our heads, it would grow out to look like Twiggy! Therefore, all day I've been thinking about how I want Twiggy hair.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Singing a Great Song

Alright, Kim always has these sweet videos on her blog, and I can not for the life of me figure out how to have it just show up!
Therefore, until then it'll just have to show up as a link. I took a test tonight and wanted a little bit of down, so I listened (and sang) to this song in the secret physics room for like, 15 minutes, just on repeat. Who would have known a real person Disney movie could make such great music?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I wish this was how my life was right now...

Today is a Salsa Day

Sometimes there are just days that you need to be eating the most spectacular salsa of all time. Whether you make it at home or at the movie theater, it is always good.
To make it, carefully follow this recipe:
Get a huge bowl and mix all of the following up in the bowl:
4 cubed tomatoes
1/3 head of chopped cilantro
6-ish oz of cubed mozzarella cheese or as much as you want!
1/2 chopped onion
8 oz of sour cream or as much as you want!
1/2 can corn
salt and pepper to taste

Get chips and enjoy! It's super good!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Breakfast

This was our Valentine's Day breakfast. It actually did look exactly like the picture. It was AWESOME.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My House

So, I was going to wait until I had the pictures up and had cleaned the house, but I just wanted to show you guys my house, so here it is, dirty and pictureless, and everything!

Valentine's Day Dinner

Our Valentine's Day Dinner that was made possible by Mom

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Temple

You would think that I would eventually run out of things to be obsessed with, and even though this is only my fifth entry, I can see no end in sight.
Of course, the temple is the awesomest thing ever, especially our new temple. There was a temple celebration (which was completely sold out), in which I went to the dress rehearsal, in which I cried through the whole thing. My heart was full with appreciation and the realization that all these (500+) people were so excited about the temple coming that they worked every weekend since September to make the celebration for The Prophet as perfect as possible. It was a very detailed history of Rexburg, including the 1976(?) flood. Probably any other time I would have rolled my eyes at it and would have tried to think of something more entertaining, but because of the events, I absolutely ate it up. My modern dance teacher was the choreographer for one of the dances, and taught us part of it. (If you click on that last link, you can watch it. The part I know starts at 4:56 and goes until 5:12) That made it even more special because I (even though I wasn't) felt like I was a part of it.
The dedication was, of course, absolutely spectacular. We went to the third session in the Hart Auditorium (the same place as the celebration). We got there with well enough time to sit on the floor but sat back in the red chairs instead. The reason behind that was because I wanted to be able to see the magnitude of people doing "The Hosanna Shout," it was well worth it. It was absolutely beautiful.
When the temple was going to be dedicated on the 3rd, before President Hinckley died, I made an appointment for February 7th. When the dedication was postponed, they just took all the appointments the first week and moved them up one week. This however, meant that I would be going to the temple on Valentine's Day. Not a big deal, except for J will be in Reno at a LEAD competition for school. So, I called and told them I wouldn't be able to come that day. To my surprise, the woman on the other end of the phone asked why I wouldn't be able to make it. When I answered that I didn't want to go to the temple on Valentine's Day without my husband, her reply was "Oh, that's true. I wouldn't want to come either." Therefore, tomorrow (Wednesday, not Valentine's Day), I have an appointment for 3 o'clock.
Of course, I have an appointment to go on my birthday, because it's my favorite thing to do on my birthday, and I've also decided since it's so close that I'll go Tuesday and Friday mornings. There's now a parking lot between the temple and my first class (in the Ricks building), so I'll just park in the middle and go right to class afterwards!
I'm sorry there aren't as many links as usual, but I have to go to class.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

More Things I'm Obsessed With

So, from the first time I heard it, I've been obsessed this song, and I absolutely love Yo-Yo Ma, so here's a recording of it.

Infatuated with Food

There is absolutely nothing better than cooking, slash eating what you cook. When I have nothing to think about, I think about cooking. I wish I had 600,000,000,000,000 dollars so I wouldn't have to worry about whether I could buy certain ingredients in a certain dish or not. If I had that much money, I would also go to cooking school, but not at a regular cooking school. I'd rather just go to a great, small restaurant, and have them teach me how to be awesome.
My children are also going to 400 lbs each because all I'm going to do is cook for them, and be creative for them.
I also like cooking according to what time of year it is. Fall-time is my favorite time of year to cook because molasses and ginger are my utmost favorite things of all time to eat, and I can make as much stuff with that stuff as I want in the fall-time.

Friday, February 1, 2008

He Needed to be Obsessed with Me

Yesterday, the head of the REU Program at BYU, Dr. Turley came to BYU-Idaho to talk to us about the internship program at BYU and about getting into graduate school at BYU. I want an internship at BYU pretty bad because then I'll be closer to J, so I knew that an afternoon of sucking up had only begun.
I had started the day by getting up early and showering (always a safe thing to do to make a good impression). I put on some good business attire clothes, and I also didn't want to look like a slob (and I needed to be moderately attractive), so I curled my hair. However, curling my hair did not happen soon after I showered. I had some homework to get done online and since we don't have internet at the house, I decided to do some laundry and go online at the same time because the place we do laundry said it had WIFI at it. However, to my dismay, when I got to the laundromat and tried to get online, it did not work. So, I went to the Clarke to try to get online there, and I don't know if it was just where I was, but I could not for the life of me get service there either. So, I just caved to my not wanting to spend 100,000 hours at the Romney and went to the computer room in the Romney. Another key reason I was hoping to do my hw at the laundromat was because I knew no one would be there to watch me as I do homework in curlers. So I sat in the Romney praying that no one would come in (seeing as anyone that would come into the physics computer room, except for 3 people, are boys) and see me looking rediculous. Thankfully, no one did...but that doesn't mean I didn't worry about it the whole time.
Anyway, so I sucked up to Dr. Turley by being super friendly and enthusastic. He said that I should make sure to apply to BYU, and I told him I already had. He asked for my name again, and when I told him my name he said he remembered my application! Yay for putting a name to a face! Everyone in the room left except for a few of us, so I asked him to come with us and we'll show him around the physics department. Yay! We then started to talk about the research conference I went to in November, and the teacher came by and started talking to Dr. Turley about how when we went to the conference that I was like a kid at a candy store, and that he had never seen anyone so enthusiastic about learning. Right then and there, I was like, yessssssssssssssssssssss.
I knew that I wouldn't get an internship unless I met them in person because even though my grades aren't super awesome, I knew that if I met them I could wrap them around my finger and they would be obsessed with me (thank heavens a man came instead of a woman...that never works...).
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