Lucas Bodine

Lucas Bodine

Sunday, April 18, 2010

An Hourglass and a Pocket Watch

So this past week I have been thinking about the classic phrase...
Time fly's when your having fun. Given what I've been thinking this week I have thought about a few things that I can attest to that time really does fly by.

Today I texted a few of my friends, You know time fly's by when.... here are some of there answers
-6 of my friends said when your having fun(yes that is so true but not very creative)
-when your brother is wearing your handy-ups
-when you need to go to the bathroom
-when you need to clip your toe nails
-when you're reading the BOM(Book of Mormon)
-when you're on vacation
-when you're happy(one of my fav's,props emily!)
-when a clock is thrown
-when your playing hide and go seek then the next thing you know your growing a beard
-when you're with your boyfriend for the night and you look at you're phone and its already 5 a.m.
-when you fall asleep
-when you're at all-state
-when hair starts growing out of your nose
-when there's 3 seconds left on the shot clock for the win!
-when you realize we graduated a year ago!
-when our lips touch,no homo so it'd better be a girl....
-when you think its april 12th and its april 17th
-when you're flying(all the time zone changes n stuff)
-when you're parasailing
-when you are with the people who you love the most
-when you're stairing at the back of lucas' head

Welp there were some interesting answers. I asked people with a variety of religions,age,gender,etc... I felt of this as my mini scientific experiment haha. Its funny to see my friends answer 1 simple question and the answers that you get.

Now you will get my list of when lucas thinks that time is flying by when....
-I am leaving for a mission for 7 weeks
-that a year of college is almost over
-most of my guy friends are gone on missions
-I am getting to play rhapsody in blue for my first time! :)
-I get invites for weddings from my friends
-I realize that I am an uncle of 5 with 3 on the way!
-that I have been working for the city of mesa since I was 14
-I am now wearing garments
-I am in my last year of teenage years
-I have a legit church calling.

Those are a few of the things that make me feel that time is flying by. Welp till next time see ya later blogisphere,I've got some time flying activities to take part of.

Peace out.


Monday, April 12, 2010

The Tissue Box

Yello,blogging world. I know you have been waiting on your toes anxiously for my next post so here ya go.

Well If you guys didn't notice I had a poll going on for a week or two on my blog and in the poll I asked what I should blog about
A. School-0
C.Random Things-1
D. Social life-3

1: five votes people? Come on people your better than that!
2: I guess I will dedicate this post to my social life

To start off most of my social life is on the weekend so...welp on Friday I went to school and went to work then went straight to Red Mountain Institute Building. Me,Jackson,Caleb Frost and Jeff sang Lead Kindly Light at this huge jambaraba thing. It was a huge fireside of young men from 18 local stakes and at the fireside President Lesuire the area president of mesa and the 5th quorum of the 70 spoke and Sister and President Beck(the General Young Men's President). The fireside was so great. President Leisure bore an awesome testimony. Sister Beck talked about being a child of god. She asked all young men to stand and we sang all 4 verses of I am a Child of God. The Spirit was so strong and wow! Then we sang and we rocked it and pres. beck spoke about the priesthood and conversion and missions. It was a very cool meeting and I got to shake everyones hands,in all the meeting was great

After the meeting me and Pete treated Kaitlyn and Chloe to some tasty sonic and we chatted like old people do. Kaitlyn and Chloe were holding Kaitlyn's little niece and nephew while me and Tyler talked about missions,sports and stuff. We all came to a conclusion that was what we would do when we want to "hang out" as we get older.

After getting 5 short hours of sleep I woke up for Shape Up Arizona Expo! Wohoo....Phych! Longest day of my life. It was this huge health expo at MCC and I pretty much advertised city of mesa parks and recreation for 7 hours in the sun....great. But it wasn't that bad cuz me and my boss(a really cool lady named Cindy Hunt) chatted allot and I got almost $90 in 1 day so it was pretty good.

After taking a much needed nap after my long day of work I went to Mountain View's play,Little Workshop of Horrors
What a weird play,but it was well worth the $6 spent.It was so nice being able to watch it for the first time in 4 years. Not having to worry about a call time or to practice the music or any of that. Good job mv. Tanner Elsworth voice of the plant+Lynzi Richardson's amazing acting/singing skillz resulted in them stealing the show. They were great.Props. I also sat by Ben Williams. He is a stud. And I sat by Aubry Nobel soon to be denton(she is engaged to Chris Denton) And when talking to Chris I got Greg's email so I am excited to write Greg about some info about good ol Edmonton!

Now for the fun part of my social weekend...NOT! Instead of hanging out with my great friends I told myself to go home because I didn't feel to well.I woke up with the feeling of yuck. No bueno. I then got all my Sunday assignment covered and stayed home from church to spend time with my friends Vick's NyQuil cold/flu

and the tissue box...great...

P.S. I leave in my mission in 50 gets out in 4 weeks and people from byu are coming down in less than two weeks,miss you guys! :) Crazy how time flys...

Monday, April 5, 2010

A week in the life of L.A.B.

Hello again blogging world. Its been awhile since we've last seen each other. Sorry I have been super busy this past week no joke. So to update y'all I'll tell you about my week. Caution this post is a long one so buckle in.

BIRTHDAY! Yup Monday March 29th I turned age 19. It was a pleasant day full of great food and great friends. The Saturday before me and my family celebrated it on Saturday so that my dad could be there before he left for Yuma(in case you didn't know my dad works Monday-Friday in Yuma.Not the best situation but we are lucky to have a dad with a job in these hard times right now. He comes up on the weekends so that's when I see him.) So to celebrate me and my mom went to cosco to pick up my 2 year prescription of contacts that I am barley getting. And I got some stylin new glasses. The first few days of contacts were very frustrating but now I am loving them. I can finally see. After that we went to Norstrom Rack and got 2 pairs of Ecco's. I was suggested to get these certain brand of shoes and with they had to be slip on's cuz I will be taking off my shoe's whenever I go into a Canadian house. So I got 2 pairs of these ecco's that are normal $200 a pair but I got 2 pairs for $200. Awesome deal. I also got a towel and 6 shirts and I already got a suit so I am almost done with my mission shopping. In addition to my birthday gifts we went to Famous Dave's. Its a bbq place and it was tasty nuff said. So Even though I celebrated my bday on Saturday I had some people come over to my house on my birthday and drop off some gifts and then me and my mom went to costa for some dinner. Overall great day.

This day was school Leisure and the Quality of Life and Choir. Wohoo. Its school. I love my classes,they rock. So this day I had tons of hw and of course I got my American idol fill for 2 hours that night! haha

I have class on Monday,Wednesday till 4:15 so that takes up the most of my day. Oh yeah that night two of my good friends Kaitlyn and Chloe invited me to watch the last song. I had a freebie pass to the movies and I had nothing else going,why not.I knew it was going to be a chick flick but Kaitlyn and Chloe are my good friends so I knew I would have a good time regardless. Well in the movie...well you need to watch it. Its full of drama about parents,love and stupid teenagers. During the movie I found my two friends using ALL of the napkins for the popcorn because they were bawling. I didn't shed a tear. I hardly cry. I cry for sad things that happen that effect me or anything about the gospel that really pierces my heart. Besides that I won't shed a tear. Well in short the movie was really good and I enjoyed it. But note to all guys if you go with girls they will cry so be prepared for the tissue box.By the time I get home I was dead tired. Well I got home did some hw,ate some dinner watched the American idol results show and then I was zonked(asleep).

yada yada I had sat.... wait back up ...accident?! Well I didn't pee my pants but I was about to after what happened 1:23 p.m. at the MCC institute parking lot. I don't even want to tell the blogging world what happened cuz its too complicated and the whole situation was dumb. This was her car,my car was okay.Ahh well after that whole situation I went to work.I love my job its the best. When people ask me what I do I reply"I play with kids". Of course there are some immature people that make jokes off of what I say but for my job I have fun with kids. Its awesome. For instance I played Foosball,speed,4 square and ping pong and got $10 an hour. Yeah Be jealous. After work I went to my sisters house to watch my 3 little princesses Sage,Faith and Jane. I was about to plan a date but in turn I went on a date with my nieces. They seriously were angels. I got there they started to watch snow white. I ate diner,after the movie I played some primary hymns on the ukulele they brushed their teeth,said their prayers,got tucked in. I even told them the story of Hercules and David and Goliath. They quickly went to bed after. I love my nieces they are the best and they make me proud of how great they are.

Good Friday,and it was. I had only had 1 class then I volunteered at my work for some service hours for my leisure class. Then I came home and edged,mowed and blowed my front and back yards. So fun,let me tell ya. After that I went to the Easter Pageant. Wow it was soo crowded,no joke. But luckfully I had some city of mesa privileges and found a sweet parking spot,within 2 minutes. Yeah it rocked. Well me,Tyler and Chloe sat by David and Jamie Neilson and it was awesome. Even though we didn't have the best seats,it was my personal best Easter pageant experience ever. It truly was great. The spirit was so strong during the pageant and the whole spirit of the temple was great. Afterwords we went to Chloe's where I we watched Hairspray.It was great.

Wake up at 7. Uh...too early for a weekend. Lucky me had work from 7:30-2. Yup that meant no Saturday conference for me. I caught some of the later afternoon session but missed most of it. I instead had the opportunity to get good hours for work=money :) But for this job for city of mesa parks and recreation I was in charge of inflatables. They are really heavy and not fun to move. Besides that after getting it moved and blown up I just made sure me and little kids didn't kill themselves. I also got a good sunburn. After work I watched 20 minutes of conference,took a nap and went to priesthood. Priesthood was awesome! Everything about it,I loved every talk and I didn't fall asleep. Echoing what t. Pete said priesthood was so great because it was really focused towards people going on missions. Priesthood never fails to be the best session of conference,not to mention Byu men's chorus. Sorry Girls. After priesthood I had myself some Arby's with my dad and brothers then went over to Chloe's with some people and played some M.A.S.H.

oh man I love Easter Sunday. What a better way to wake up with a basket full or peeps,and Easter eggs filled with candy. Ah yeah after seeing what the Easter bunny left for me I went to the conference breakfast buffet. Yum,fruit salad and poppy-seed muffins. Then conference was awesome and I stayed up the whole time. It was really great and I loved it. After the first session I watched that awesome documentary of motab(morman tabernacle choir) on tour. Now I want to join motab really bad. Then I watched second session and fell asleep for the last 35 minutes(don't judge) but I woke up for president monson. I will have to catch up on what I missed because everything that I watched was so inspired and great. After conference we had a huge Easter dinner that was very delish. Following our dinner we played ping pong ate some strawberry dream cake and then had the Easter egg hunt. All the little kids were running as fast as they could,it was great fun.Plus I found an egg and got to the candy! haha Later that night I had a song practice then I practiced some primary uke songs. Good Stuff.

Welp that was my busy week,some ups some downs. Life is a roller coaster. With that said its important to find our many tender mercies and blessings that we experience every day. Its easy to find whats hard in life but its more uplifting and comforting recognizing the many blessings we receive daily. This week with the Easter Pageant,Easter and conference I have gained my testimony about love. Many people love us,family,friends and others. They help us in great ways supporting us and helping us. But more importantly Heavenly Father loves us so much that he restored the gospel,gave us the plan of salvation and most of all sent down his son. The love that Christ demonstrated from a young age till his death is a true testament of his love and how we can show our love to others.

If you really love me you'll comment! haha