Saturday, October 27, 2007

Birthday Bash

Wednesday, October 24th, the year of our Lord two thousand seven marked the passing of my 18th year. here is how it went:

12:01 AM. I have a loud banging on my window. i think its the guys above me, so i go and open up my window only to find 5 girls from my freshman academy standing out there to be the first ones to sing happy birthday. The guys above me got in on it and climbed down into my room too. haha it was a party.

12:20AM: Cousin Megan, Jackie, and Abby come over to be the first to give my Tarzan. Great day.

12:30AM i go to matt hubbard's room, who is on the first floor, who also has the 5 girls outside his window talking

1:15AM i go to bed

8:30AM i wake up and pretend like its christmas and open up my birthday package from mama. Great day-- i got monsters inc, aladin, mulan, and tarzan again, as well as ski money, a new shirt, and a party bag. I put in tarzan in, sat down with my a bowl of froot loops and enjoyed. Until i found a rock in my cereal. gross.

9:40 i go to class.

11:00 AM after class, some of my friends sing happy birthday, then tackle me and put me over mikey's knee who is sitting on a bench, and he proceeds to give me 19 spankings as everyone is walking to and from class. it was pretty funny. and i got a birthday kiss...from a dude on my floor. haha.

7:00 PM volleyball game. Victory. would you expect anything less? nope.
8:00 PM the girls in my freshman academy threw me a party with pizza and 2 cakes-one from cousin megan and one from anne pearson. it was a lot of fun.

then i watched tarzan. great day. ill put pictures on when i get them.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Snowbowl number 1

First Snow Bowl: BYU 42, EWU 7

this is about midway through the third quarter...

This is the beginnign of the fourth, only like 15 minutes after the picture above.

MOM- stop reading here.

and if you do continue, i already know exactly what you are going to say...

Eric and i were so excited about the snow that we put on our swimming suits and went for a dip...

This is Mikey, the texan, experiencing his first real snow. He was not happy. He will learn to love it.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Inigo Montoya

After much deliberation, we finally named my boy. His name for now and in the eternities is Inigo Montoya. Our other options were: Mugatu, Wasabi, Ichiro, Daisuke, Winston, Winthrop, Hugo, Mojo Jojo, Taylor Jr., The Neenja, and some other options. I think Inigo works.


So some guys on my floor are playing intramural volleyball and we had the tournament these past two weeks. We kept winning and winning until we reached the finals, and then we won, so we won our division AND got the coveted intramural champion t-shirts! great day. Here are some pictures:
We even had our very own spartan, complete with red toga, spear, sword, and helmet! it was pretty sweet.
We were basically unstoppable. and those are the champion t-shirts.

here is another random picture i made. Everyone here thinks look like christian bale who plays batman and people call me batman and stuff, so this is my new facebook profile picture:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

and my new official major is....


our floor hosts pizza parties every other wednesday just because we are the best. unfortunately, we had to cancel this weeks, so i tried to ease the let down with this message to all those planning on attending. Take a look at my skills:

Official Declaration 1.

Hem hem hem.

Hear Ye hear ye: by official decree of the may hall 2200 boys and the Spartans volleyball team, you are hearby officially, cordially, lovingly, and any other adverb-lys you like, invited and required to attend the Spartans Volleyball game this coming wednesday, the 17th of Ocotober, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seven. The event will be held at 8 post meridian, mountain standard time in the building commonly known as the richards building.

we woefully realize this conflicts with an aforementioned party on the 2200 floor. We also would like to cordially invite the freshman academy members to attend the 530 viewing of the 'More Perfect Union' in the building commonly known as the Joseph Smith Building.

The pizza party, commonly known as the pizza party, will be postponed until later. More details will come in Official Declaration 2. Prepare yo'selves.

sealed with a kiss,
Taylor Alan Jensen (whose birthday happens to be next wednesday)
2200 floor herald.
how do i look?

well, maybe heraldry isnt for me. it got a few laughs, tho!

Friday, October 12, 2007

I love my mama

There are many many reasons why i love my mama- laundry, GOOD MEALS, love, and many other things. My mama takes good care of me. Here is an example
So i had gotten back from St. George and stayed up till 2:45 working on economics and i went to bed. I then woke up at 4 in the morning with an uncomfortable feeling. I looked down at myself and said 'Self: you are sleeping in your streetclothes and shoes. drag your sorry self out of bed, take off your shoes, and put your PJs on'

Needless to say, i was borderline grumpy the next day due to my lack of sleep and stress about upcoming tests. I have been doing really well on not being grumpy when i dont have enough sleep, by the way. This particular day, i needed a little pick-me-up. I looked in my mailbox and low and behold, i got a halloween package!

Inside i found lots of candy, eyeball shaped christmas lights, and a kit to make a NINJA PUMPKIN!! i was one happy boy. I am getting a pumpkin today, so ill throw some pictures of him up later.

my mom is the best, huh?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

By George!

on tuesday and wednesday, my biology lab was privleged to make the 4 hour journey down to St. George to participate in doing medical checks on old folk at the World Senior Games. It was a blast- i rode down in a van with our professor, Dr. Booth, and one of our T.A.s, sarah, and 8 other kids from my lab. We took 3 vans and 30 or so people. We left around 12 on tuesday, and got down there around 4. We stayed in an episcopalian church down there, so when we got there we unpacked our stuff into the rooms we were staying in and chilled for an hour and then ate.

Next, we went to the St. George temple and visitor's center. We watched the new Joseph Smith video. It was incredible. Go see it if you havent already- it is well worth your time. We then took some pictures by the temple and then we went to the Senior Games opening ceremony.

this is my roommate, joe

It was fun watching all of the seniors walk around, and they had some local performance groups dance and sing and stuff. One of the groups had some of the dancers run up into the stands, so one of the guys in my van jumped up and started groving with them in the middle of the isle! haha it was hilarious. Some of the old people recognized him the next day and told him great job dancing. it was great.

After the ceremony, we went back to the church and hung out for a while. Dr. Booth then gave us a devotional that was very touching. He then followed it up with an alien encounter he had. And i completely believe him. dont think i am crazy or anything, but i think its true. after that, at about 1230 we settled down into our rooms and the guys in my room all stayed up talking about the gospel and such till like 2. (thats what i love about BYU- you can just stay up all night talking religion).

The next morning, we got up at 630 and headed over to the senior games. We manned stations that the seniors would come to and get medical checks. the stations included blood sugar, eye sight, height and weight, osteoperosis checks, and other stuff. I worked at the glucose station and LOVED it. Me and chris were competing for everyone's business. We would say stuff like 'oh i was saving this seat for you!' or 'Dont go to him- it will hurt when he pokes you' and stuff like that. It was hilarious. and my throat is a little soar.

At about 3, we loaded back up and headed north. It was a great trip-- all of the people in our lab are so close now and we all have these inside jokes and stuff and all the other labs in our class are way jealous. As they should be.

here is a link to all the pictures from my trip. i uploaded the good ones here, but you can see the rest here:

... sorry the picture uploader/my internet is a little wacky tonight... ill try and throw some up here later.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

this is what i call innovation

So sometimes i get bored and do random things to make my life more convenient.

Exhibit 1. the vending machine.

i had a big bag of mints and some clear space on my bookshelf, so naturally i made a convenient dispenser.
Unfortunately, about half of them fell off during the night, so i had to put less on and have each take up more tape-space.

exhibit 2: the toothpaste dispenser.

simply unscrew and give a GENTLE tap to the container and you are good. now i can multi-task brushing and doing other things with my newly freed hand.

Exhibit 3. The blanket window.

so our room faces the sun and it is really bright. this really impedes my efforts to sleep in, so i jammed pens between the blinds and ceiling to hang our blanket. we had previously tried taping it up, but that only held for like 20 minutes. this has been up since thursday.

Exhibit 4. the new coat hanger.

walking home one night, i found this big cone and decided i needed it, in part because its a random cone, and in part because some of the other guys have smaller ones and i wanted to top them all. it serves well as a coat rack.

my life is just so much easier now, yeah?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Why I Love May Hall 2200:

1. We are completely random.

(notice the tear in his eye at the end. HAHA! priceless. this is a gem. this could be my funniest one yet. at least to me and my random floor.)

2. If you go to bed before 1, you miss out on some crazy shenanigans. i was woken up to find this guy 'attacking' my door at 1 last night. this one was worth getting out of bed for haha.

we found a street light out in the parking lot that had fallen off its post and broken, so it was decided that it would be added to our fantastic floor decor.

3. We all like each other. unless you are kicking a soccer ball at my door between the hours of 1 and 2 in the morning.

4. One Word: Ninjas.

5. we have an official floor fan club consisting of people (mostly girls from our ward & freshman academy, but also some guys from other floors who are jealous they arent on our floor) who just love us!

6. This should go under random, but we moved a kid's bed into the shower room and his roommates bed into the mezzanine. haha. they have since moved their beds back, put them together, bought a queen mattress from DI and put that on top and the two twins underneath to make a big bunking system. genius. they are looking for a couch now to add to the vast space they now have. well, thats if they cant find a hot tub first. haha.