Lucas Bodine

Lucas Bodine

Friday, May 21, 2010


Not Flashlights but Flashbacks

On this latest edition of behind the mind of lab I had a flashback from what my life was like a year ago.

According to wikipedia a flashback is a involuntary recurrent memory, a psychological phenomenon in which an individual has a sudden, usually powerful, re-experiencing of a past experience or elements of a past experience. These experiences can be happy, sad, exciting, any emotion one can consider.The term is used particularly when the memory is recalled involuntarily, and/or when it is so intense that the person "relives" the experience, unable to fully recognize it as memory and not something that is happening in "real time".

With that said everyone has had a flashback or two. And don't judge that I am citing wikipedia. I think its dumb with teachers won't count wikipediea as a credible source because wikipediea for a good majority of its material has its sources at the bottom of the website.

I also love it when they make flashbacks in movies like when they show the ending at the beginning then show the whole movie. It makes you really think about whats happening.Well I am off topic again woops.

A year ago today I was stressing about high school. I know high school? really? Yeah,I am 100% convinced that I actually needed to try a little bit in high school,compared to MCC where I don't study and read my textbooks yet get straight A's.

A year ago I was in my last Broadway review and jazz band concert. Sad but fun. I miss playing my trumpet,allot...especially JAZZ! You may think I am nerd for liking jazz but I don't care. I listen to KJAZZ every night that I can. I replace my need to play jazz trumpet by playing trumpet for the East Valley Mormon Choir Organization and being in Vocal Jazz at MCC. Moving on....Broadway review. So I saw mv's review a night or two ago and it really brought back some memories. Uptown girls,Guys and dolls,Rock Medly,Oh What a Night(here is a link that you should click on if you want to listen to awesomeness!)!v=t3RqEl9s6NI&feature=related,CATS! and Tearin up my heart. Good times with some great people.

A year ago I had no clue what I was going to do for school. Thinking about ASU,NAU,MCC,YUMA? yeah asu was a no go too expensive and not really there for the student. Yuma I dreaded the thought but with my dad living in yuma it was an option. NAU I got accepted and got a scholarship but was to expensive. BYU? all my friends went and I was anti-byu. Plus I know they wouldn't have accepted me so I didn't apply. MCC was my frontrunner. Its a great school,even though I dissed it about how easy it is I really love it allot. Go Thunderbirds!

A year ago today I graduated high school! Crazy to think about it! I loved every minute of my graduation. I have to admit I didn't know what to expect with life after graduation. Lots of questions...will I see him or her ever again? what will happen to my friends? Who is going to get married first?Who will be leaving or going on missions? Is college going to be really hard? What will happen when everyone is gone to school or missions? When do I leave on my mission?

Yeah that's what was going through my head around graduation. Its nuts to see how peoples lives changing with a few of my friends engaged or getting married. A large majority of my guy friends are already serving and they are serving honorably! I survived my first year after graduation. I am going to go on a mission! Surprisingly life changes allot in 1 year.

Welp there is a flashback of mine,enjoy.

P.S. So I guess my family actually reads my blog...I had no clue! haha so anyone in my familia thats reading this don't worry I will write about you at least once before I leave!

P.S.S. I leave in 12 days :)



  1. I can't believe a year ago today we graduated. Time has flown. Wow. Anyways, loved the video link, especially the sick jam sesh in the middle. Loved it.

  2. Time has gone by SOO quickly!! And I can't believe you are leaving soon. I am going to be so sad!!