Every year, there is the Holi Krishna festival of colors in Spanish Fork, Utah. I went once two years ago, but by the time we got there, all the colors were sold out and it was basically a bust. I was determined to go when I could take part in the throwing of colors! Last year, I couldn't go because of Dance America, (a dance competition our Dance Company hosted as our fundraiser) so this year was the year it WAS going to happen! I got my gorgeous friend Brook Alius to come with me. We wanted to go to the early throwing at 11 so we left at around 9:30, and with getting Brooke, finding a parking spot, walking to the Krishna temple, and buying our colors, we pretty much got there with about 20 minutes before the throwing, so it was perfect. We were right in the middle of the mob by the stage when the throwing took place. WOW! I was not expecting what happened! Everyone threw their colors in the air after a countdown from TEN. You could not see a THING. You could not breathe! It was nuts! You were just surrounded by a cloud of dust. It was a blast! Then, it happened.....A boy walked by and threw a bid chunk of green chalk RIGHT IN MY EYE. Thanks kid. My eye was killing and Brooke was trying to lead me out of the mob so we could fix things. But it just so happens that everyone decides the best thing to do was to make it impossible to get out by blocking me with crowd surfers. Awesome. So I lost Brooke, and I can't see a thing. I just feel like a stranded little kid. She finds me and leads me out. I work on rubbing the chalk out, and its just a mess of green chalk and black mascara. HOT. Now, my contact falls out and is totally green. Without my contacts or glasses, I am totally blind. Brooke leads me around to find some water to see if we can rinse my contact out. The water cooler was empty and it was chaos. Eventually we find the dude selling water, and I tried rinsing my contact, but it was a goner. So....basically that was a downer, but I just went with it. We had already taken place in the throwing, and we wanted to watch one. So, we killed two hours and watched the one o clock throwing from the temple. It was SOOO beautiful, and colorful. So worth it! One thing I loved was how you could tell who had been there for a while and who just got there. The ones who had just got there were covered by BRIGHT colors. The colors on the people who had been there a while were all faded and mixed together to get a dirty, brownish gray color, which sadly is how we were when we took out pictures. I promise we were bright at some point. :) I have washed and washed my hair, and I still have some orange, pink, and green in there. Now, he comes the sweet part. I have terrible eye-sight, and I drove us out of there, through crazy traffic with people walking in the street, and on the freeway, with a missing contact! May I just say that I am proud of myself there! I was scared, but we did it!! WAHOO!!! Anyway, so all in all, I had fun! I just had to realize that what happened,happened. And I just needed to go out there and have fun anyway!! I just learned for next time to be way more prepared!! And I will be! 2013 Festival of Colors, Be ready for me and my neon pink fanny-pack that will be full of things for "just in case" opportunities!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I keep telling myself to write a blog post, and it looks like I finally found the perfect time to do it (when I should be writing a research paper. Anything to get out of that, right??).
Now for some catching up. Let's go back to Valentine's Day since everyone seems to have a blog post about the day of love. It was a good day for me. And not because I had the best, most romantic date with my perfect boyfriend (what everyone else seems to blog or Facebook about). It seems that Valentine's Day has a reputation to be Single Awareness Day and everyone who doesn't have a significant other claims to hate the holiday and mope about how lonely they are. Well, that sounded like a crappy way to spend the day to me! I decided that Valentine's Day didn't have to be about couples. It could be about the love I have for my family and friends and how grateful I am to have them in my life. So, I woke up, put on a red shirt and decided to have a wonderfully beautiful day with all the flowers and hearts around. After school, my mom and I took my niece to dance class and we went shopping for a super cute shirt for my Valentine's present from my mom (Thanks, Mom!) That night, I watched a movie with a couple of my friends and came home to this wonderful surprise from my amazing friends from my ward. Thanks guys! You really made my day!!
A wonderfully heart-attacked door filled with stickers and quotes from Disney movies!!!
So, in other news, I actually deactivated my Facebook account. Crazy, huh? Oh, but it feels so wonderful. It is really hard sometimes not knowing what is going on with everyone, but I think it is all for the best. I deactivated it just because I spent too much time on it, and for other reasons. I will most likely reactivate it at the end of the semester, but we will see. I have discovered that it is so much easier to just cut it out cold turkey, than to just limit myself for how often I can get on it. It's much easier to bend the rules when you have access to it. It's just like chocolate and sweets. So much easier not to eat it when you don't have it around than to just say "I'm only going to eat one cookie..." Are you kidding me? Yeah right. We all know that isn't going to happen. Some people just have more self-control than others. So, even though it has some down sides, the up sides of not having Facebook right now are incredible! You should try it!! Or just limit yourself if you have the self-control.
Now, to close, I will leave you with one of the best things you will EVER see! This was a super bowl commercial this year, and it doesn't matter how many times I have seen it, it makes me BUST UP laughing EVERY time. I just can't handle it. I die laughing. Stick around for the end of the video,because that is the best part, and sadly when they show it on TV now, they have been cutting that part out. So...just watch the whole thing because there isn't a boring part.
Okay, so it won't load, and it's making me mad, but here is the link. It's amazing. Watch it.