This week has been interesting. I started my internship at Close to My Heart. This weekend was the Women's Expo at UVU. My internship sponsors it. So for the past two days at my internship I've been helping put together 1200 of these card and bookmark packets there handing out at the expo. By the end of the day my hands are sore and they smell like the plastic bags. But so far I love it there. The people are so nice, and I actually have interaction with other people. At my other internship at Gardner Village, I was stashed away in the corner and didn't have much interaction with anyone. I loved it, but I did long for someone's presence. So my first day at the internship was good, stuffed the 1200 bags, and after that I had to go to work. There's been some construction in the area, and the way to get to the freeway is a long and tedious. I thought I'd be clever and take a different route. So I decided to go through the construction zone. Don't worry nobody was there, and all of the trucks and men were gone home. So I'm trail blazing through the mud, dirt, rocks, and stuff. The only way to get out of the mess was to through this little pond, I didn't think anything of it. I knew my Hyundai Elantra could get through it. I go through it and I get stuck in the mud. I sit there for a couple of minutes trying to use my horse power to get out and the car got deeper in the mud. I had to be at work in 20 minutes and so I called my in-laws to come save me. They were so nice to tow my butt out of the mud. After, they took my car and got it cleaned. They're officially my heroes.
Jon, my brother in-law got his mission call this week. He's going to Chihuahua, Mexico. I was stuck in the mud when he read his call, so I wasn't able to witness it, but McKay gave me the scoop of what happened. When Jon read MEXICO! The way he said it was priceless. He said it in a way like, "Are you kidding me?" McKay's response was, he smacked his head against the pillow a couple of times. Because McKay is half Costa Rican (where he served his mission) he's prejudice against other Latinos. I think everyone reacted that way because the anticipation of it was too much. But after the initial shock of everything, everyone is happy, including Jon and McKay.
Ok so this is an embarrasing thing that happened to me at school. Friday, I have one class. So after I thought that I'd go to the new library on campus, check it out, eat my lunch, and do some homework until I had to go to work. I navigate myself to the cafe in the library. I don't know about you, but I thought that they would have a microwave somewhere in the library. I found out that they didn't. So I asked the Hispanic lady who worked in the cafe if she could heat up my food because I didn't want to walk all the way back to the LA building where the Cafeteria is and heat my food there. She was very nice and agreed. While my food was heating up I saw a friend from work, Eliza. I sat with her and her friends until my food was heated. I don't know why but I felt embarrassed/awkward with them heating up my food. I felt that it was a inconvenience. I got my nicely heated food and sat down to chat with Eliza. I said, "I feel so retarded having them heat up my food," as I got up to throw something away. The lady that heated up my food heard me say "retarded"and thought I was talking about her. My friends overheard her say, "What did you just call me?!" I was over by the trash can, so I didn't hear this. My friend Eliza told the lady that I didn't say that she was retarded that I felt retarded for her heating up my food. I walk back to the table, and the lady grabs my arm and says, "I was just making sure." At this point, I have no idea what's going on. I sit down and Eliza tells me that the cafe lady was just about to blow up and confront me about how she thought I called her retarded. I felt dumb and embarrassed. This all happened because I wanted to heat up my lean cuisine, and this is what I get, almost get caught up in a cat fight with a Hispanic lady. I thought to myself, I'm never coming here again!