Sunday, April 28, 2013

who i am

Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!

Who I am:

    I am the luckiest girl in the world. I have two amazing parents, the best siblings you could ask for, and I have been blessed to experience different cultures and places across the nation. We have always moved from one location to another at the perfect time - we always feel like we were able to experience it to the fullest, and that it is time to move on.

    I am loved. Along with my immediate family, I have 80+ extended relatives that I feel close to, I know I can always look to them for support. I have friends at school and at church who are absolutely amazing, and I know that I will always have a ward family wherever I go.

    I am a dreamer. I make crazy plans, start impromptu hobbies, I sit there staring at the wall in my own little world. I positively love reading, and I love finding impossible stories in the world around me. That chip in the wood right there, that is a result from an epic battle that took place in my bedroom only a week ago. The fairies simply wiped my mind clean, thus leaving me to create even crazier explanations as to why things are the way they are.

    I am a learner. School has always been enjoyable for me, and I have always done well. My dream job would be being paid to go to school, to always be able to learn. I have an unquenchable thirst to learn everything and everyone, I absolutely love this world I reside in.

Along with this,

    I am human. I make more mistakes in the first two hours of my day than I can count. I almost never complete my goals, I make decisions knowing full well that they are wrong, and I am not who I want to be. However, I am a learner. I can be slow, I can revert, but I am constantly searching for solutions and I receive mini bursts of passion every once in a while to keep me going.

But most of all,

    I am a daughter of God. I know that He loves me, and everyday I try to love Him more and more. There is no way I can ever return the same amount of love that He has given to me, and that is just motivation to serve Him further. I have been given a beautiful earth and a beautiful body, both of which I must take care of. I know that He loves me so much that He has given His only begotten Son, and that Christ is my best friend. He is my brother, and my comforter, He is the one I can turn to in times of need. I know that I have been blessed with many tools to help me stumble along: my family, my Church, the scriptures, and most importantly, prayer. I love being able to speak with my Father at any time and in any place, and I know that this blessing is available for everyone.

Who are you?


Saturday, April 27, 2013


Happy Matanzas Mule Day!

I am incredibly busy/stressed right now, and yet I am also the happiest I have been in exactly 5 months... it was 70 degrees in MN yesterday! HALLELUJAH WE HAVE A MIRACLE! EVERYONE LET'S BRING OUT SOME CHOCOLATE MILK AND HAVE A CELEBRATION! So, I guess you can say that I am kinda excited.

The Great Winter of '13 is finally coming to a close. This will go down in history as the cruelest joke Mother Nature has played on poor, chilly McCall.

I love summer.


So, I discovered an awesome website today that has ratings of college professors.  Now, I don't need to guess and then find myself stuck with a homework-overloading, slow responding teacher. I like my teacher and all, but sometimes it was a bit much. And he got really poor ratings. Anyway, with the help of this site, I found THREE whole classes that I wanna take next year, and I don't think I am going to go crazy this time! Please pray that I will be able to get in - I just hope the professors' "goodness" is not common knowledge, or else I will never get a spot in the class.

And now, I got a comment from my sister on my last post, and she came up with a pretty adorable closing:

Get it? We tend to make goofy things like this a lot, or at least more often than other people. My favorite is "magma." Instead of saying, "I love you," we would say "I lava you." And of course, magma is hotter than lava, and so the phrase was born.

We are such dorks.

You jelly?


Saturday, April 20, 2013

prom 2013

Happy Lima Bean Respect Day!

Guess what world!

I had the entire day to get soooo much done!

But I did nothing.


Now it is 8:40 and I still have at least an hour and a half of homework to complete :)

I am just such a responsible person - sometimes, I astonish myself.

One reason for my lack of productivity may have been that today is prom. And I'm not going. It is also the night of a church dance. And I'm not going.

I'll have you know that neither of these were choices, life simply decided to leave me stranded today.

But it's whatever.

Moral of the story is, fun events that I am not attending = inactive McCall.



When I look at my tumblr,

I feel happy.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

i'm fabulous

Happy Barbershop Quartet Day!


This happened.

I would apologize, but I don't mean it. Hopefully no one is keeping score of my sorting ventures, because it is kind of embarrassing.

JK, I'm fabulous and I don't care what anybody thinks. 

I am getting suuuuuppppeeerrrr excited for Centerstage Act 3! This year is gonna be so fun, and it is a million times more difficult too! We kinda lost our choreographer, seeing as she is recovering from a spontaneous surgery, and so we are just making it up as we go. That's okay, as we are such talented people.

We can handle it.

But still, wish us luck!

In case the term "Centerstage" is unfamiliar, it basically is a spring production that is made up of songs from TV,  musicals, movies, radio, etc. It can be compared to a glee club, I suppose, but it is AMAZING.



Monday, April 8, 2013

hate we can all agree on

Happy National All is Ours Day!

Today, I found a blog of one of my fellow classmates. He has quite the sense of humor, as you will soon find out.

Give it a looksies:

The Young and Nostalgic: Hate We Can All Agree On: Self-help books teach you that if you find common interests with someone else, it's easier to hold a conversation with them...


Sunday, April 7, 2013

crank 'em out

Happy National No Housework Day!

Basically, I am one lazy, lazy child.

How many times have I posted during 2013? Er, don't answer that.

I have plans, however, to catch up with all of the pictures I have taken during the past year. There are not many, but I like quite a few of them.

Potter-itis has struck me once again. For a while I thought I was on recovery mode, and yet, fortunately, this is not the case. I am as hopelessly obsessed as ever, and soon I am going to enter a full-fledged depression if I don't get an owl explaining how I accidentally did not get into Hogwarts. The only reasonable excuses I will accept are:
   a. Some prankster either Imperiused or Oblivioused the man in charge
   b. I am a part of some covert group that required someone on-field with the Muggles, and I can't remember anything for obvious protection reasons
   c. The entire magical world has collapsed in the past twenty years or so since Harry's triumph.

Anywho, I recently stumbled upon a note that one of my friends created in Facebook, and I absolutely love it. Jesse is an amazing author and artist, probably the most talented girl I know, and she also is incredibly brilliant. 

Exhibit A:

Now for the note:

"Soooo just recently I stumbled upon a comic strip that involved a character that was Mormon--a rather stereotypical Mormon. It was funny. So I scrolled down and started reading the comments because I was curious how people would react.
And I gotta say, I don't understand the majority of the comments that were made.

The vast majority kept saying that the LDS religion was stupid, a load of crap, and so on (hurtful to some extent but there isn't much I can do about it). And yet EVERYONE agreed that Mormons are the nicest people on the planet, that the LDS religion never fails to keep 'cranking out the nicest people on earth.' And they don't know how.

Okay, so, whut? Is it not connecting for these people? Do they not get it? Religion/church isn't a sideline thing, it isn't something you simply go to, like school, then leave and forget about until you remember to go back again. That's not religion--that's something else entirely.

To truly be a part of a religion, to be a religious person, you have to incorporate it in your lives. You LIVE it. It guides and dictates your actions, thoughts, words, and choices. It's who you are, you're center. It's YOU. So to say that the religion is awful but the people are saints doesn't make sense. How can such an awful religion 'crank out' such wonderful people? Easy. Because the religion is wonderful.
And honestly, I don't care what your religion is. If you're a nice person, then whatever guides your decisions is wonderful. Whatever you live by is your religion.
I'm a Mormon and the Gospel is how I love my life. I truly believe that the LDS church, the Gospel is a wonderful, wonderful thing. And it's because it's such a wonderful thing that we have such amazing, good folk as members. Like draws like, my friends.

I'm not sure if I'm communicating this correctly--I'm a little tired and a little upset so everything's a jumble in my head.

Lastly, it's so FRUSTRATING how people seem to not care to get their facts straight, but rather guess and assume what they will and go with that. It's how rumors and gossip and false information is spread and it spreads like wildfire. It's rather exasperatingly funny--the false information spreads faster than the truth. Some of the things I've read have made me laugh with the stupidity of it, others have made me want to scream and throw things, and yet others make me want to cry.
It's the most maddening thing to me."

Sadly, not everyone is as intelligent as she is. But thank goodness there are the "Jesse"s in the world, or it would be a sad, sad place.