Thursday, January 31, 2019

going out

so back in August during my 1st week of school i told my little brother that "I'm going out" usually to game night for the singles ward. i often said i'm going out to my brothers if i went somewhere so people knew i was going somewhere and not to panic. i shouldn't HAVE to say it as i'm in my 20's and should be able to whatever i want to do and go wherever i want to go within reason but i do it to ease my family's anxiety about me


my mom once told me to date an acquaintance. i'm like ew no.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

bear my testimony

I was challenged to bear my testimony this fast Sunday. I'm like ok but I'm nervous as I'm uncomfortable public speaking

am i missing something?

so many people find my flamingo tote bag funny. I'm like, "am I missing something?" while also thinking, "what's funny about a toe bag with a flamingo on it?" no it wasn't the only 1 on sale but I liked it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

oof hi

so I was at my friend Elizabeth's funeral and said hi to her mom by saying, "hi Jackie." her mom gave me the biggest hug and said "I know your name."

Baby Train

this can't be real. The Baby Train or simply Baby Train is an urban legend, told in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The legend first appear in Christopher Morley's 1939 novel Kitty Foyle. According to the legend, a certain small town had an unusually high birth rate. This was allegedly caused by a freight train passing through the town and blowing its whistle, waking up all the residents. Since it was too late to go back to sleep and too early to get up, couples would find other ways to amuse themselves in bed. This resulted in a mini-baby boom. Plot: One version of the myth, as written down by the Australian author and folklorist Bill Scott in The Long & The Short & The Tall: a collection of Australian yarns tells the story of a little town on the coast, not too far north of Sydney, where the birth rate was three times the average for all the rest of Australia. This was so unusual the Government sent someone out to the town to investigate the cause for the high birth rate. When the official arrived, he found children everywhere he looked. "Even the local school had those temporary classrooms all over the place to fit them in and they had a special maternity wing at the local hospital." The man was mystified for a while. The people there didn’t seem different from people in other small towns, so he couldn't understand why they got three times as many children. After a few nights in the town, the man figured it out. This particular town was right by the main railway line. The train was delivering mail right past the town, and thus blew its whistle when it stopped. Since it was too early to get up and it was too late to go back to sleep again, the adults had to find something to do in bed while waiting. This then led to the very high birth rates. Other versions of the myth vary to different degrees. Sometimes the small town is in America or England, and one version tells of noisy foghorns rather a than train whistle. Similar myths and actual events: The story is related to the rumour that birth rates spiked nine months after the Northeast Blackout of 1965, the actual birthrate increase in Boston after February 1969 nor'easter September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and other natural disasters and similar events. It is based on the premise that when regular life is disrupted adults will resort to sex as entertainment without regard for family planning or protection. Background: In 1939 Baby Train was mentioned in Christopher Morley's novel Kitty Foyle : “The first thing you hear mornings in Manitou is the early Q train to Chicago. It’s too early to get up and too late to go to sleep again. They have a legend out there that the morning yells of that rattler do a good deal to keep up the birth-rate.” In 1944 the story was published in The New Anecdota Americana : Five Hundred Stories for America's Amusement. In 1946 it appeared in A Collection of Jokes and Anecdotes by Bennett Cerf: "A visitor to “a small town near Charleston” is struck by the number of children in that village and thinks to ask the waiter at his hotel about it. The obliging server takes the traveler to see the train tracks at the east end of town where the expresses to Miami come barreling through. “It’s this way,” he explained. “That damned train rushes by here every morning at seven o’clock. It’s too early to get out of bed, and too late to go back to sleep.”" In 1946 Frank Cunningham wrote the book Big Dan: The Story Of A Colorful Railroader about the railroader Daniel Goode Cunningham or Big Dan. In the book the Baby Train myth is mentioned. In 1956 Baby Train popped up in Playboy's "Party Jokes". In 1967 Readers Digest mentioned a version of the myth without a train: "A harried young serviceman, tripping over small children, babies in buggies and the assorted paraphernalia of the very young in a shopping area of San Francisco, sputtered exasperatedly, “Good Lord! Don’t these people around here ever do anything else?” A passerby commented knowingly, “It’s the foghorns.”" In 1985 Bill Scott, an Australian folklorist published The Long & The Short & The Tall: a collection of Australian yarns, where the Baby Train is written down. In 1993 folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand published the book The Baby Train & Other Lusty Urban Legends. The Baby Train was Brunvand's fifth in a series of books that set out to document, and occasionally debunk, urban legends such as "Cactus and Spiders," "The Slasher Under the Car," and "Car Theft during Earth Quake," along with the "Baby Train." Many of the stories were collected from readers of Brunvand's syndicated newspaper column, "Urban Legend". Like Brunvand's previous urban legend books, stories in The Baby Train & Other Lusty Urban Legends are divided into common themes: automobiles, animals, horror, accidents, sex and scandals, crime, business and professional, government, celebrity rumours, and academic legends.

hair in bun

my hair is in a bun. it's awesome as my hair is ribcage length and needs to be held back.

chicken soup

I'm going to try making chicken noodle soup.... again. the 1st time was horrible. I'm hoping making the noodles 1st will make it easier to eat.

Monday, January 28, 2019

long hair

my hair is super long. I'm able to have my hair to have in the different hairstyles. I love it long since my long black hair is amazing about it curly, straight and in a bun. it's ribcage length. I can cut it but I'm able to have my hair long but it's not been cut since august. I streaked it blonde a couple times in high school.

Saturday, January 26, 2019


My family were going to get ice cream at bask in robins and it was closing shortly despite it being open (legally speaking) until 10 pm. We got there around 6:15 and it was closing early? On a Saturday?


I went bowling tonight. Started out cruddy but got 2nd place behind 1 of my brothers


my mom said having a priesthood blessing in my arsenal was a benefit as I'd lost my last and longest surviving grandparent

Friday, January 25, 2019


when I "set up shop" (set my stuff down and started listening to music) my friend Daniel called me over as he gave up his seat for me. honestly I was fine as I was listening to music and dancing but I was like "ok" to join in. I was there early so I figured why not

doctor's appointments

they're like shots. I hate them but you have to do things you don't always enjoy. on the up side: i'm reducing my medication for my diabetes so i'm going in the right direction

Thursday, January 24, 2019


my 1st week of school is done. I'm so happy. I've got 1 more thing I've got to do before I can relax because it's a doctor's appointment but other than that i'm free.

is it summer to you?

I was asked this in my administration of criminal justice class. the teacher saw me in a sleeveless tank top and I'm like oh no I don't cold very easily and it's decently warm (comparatively).

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


my 1st day back was a success.... I think. my teachers are awesome.


my back is in total agony. it sucks as I couldn't find tons of pain killers.

Monday, January 21, 2019


i can be totally fine in thin things. many people ask how do you not get cold? I do eventually get cold but it's much longer/ harder for me to freeze over. i'll be sitting there in a thin long sleeve and watch everyone start to freeze in their oversized sweaters laughing my head off. yesterday I wore layers and was told to dress warmly because of the wind chill by everyone including my visiting teacher. my mom told me to thank her as she knew how thin I dressed

Friday, January 18, 2019


i had coffee and donuts this morning for breakfast after a blood test. not the healthiest but very convenient.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

zebra print

my old favorite leggings were zebra print

listening to crazy outside

accurate description of a pro lifer who comes to campus to annoy students. some students of an English class I took were wondering where our teacher was and someone said, "maybe listening to crazy outside."

Monday, January 14, 2019

Jean jacket

I got a new jacket today. Its a distressed jean vest sort of thing. I like it. I can wear it a ton

Sunday, January 13, 2019


apparently me swearing is kind of funny. my aunt Jacquie hasn't ever heard me swear in my life and thinks me doing it is funny.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

trailing behind me

once at the singles ward I go to I had 3 people trailing behind me. I didn't know until I'd sat down. I was listening to music and looking at my crush so I didn't notice the people behind me. that was kinda funny and awesome.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Murder of Michelle Busha

Michelle Yvette Busha was a formerly unidentified murder victim discovered in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1980. Her murder was solved in 1989, but she remained unidentified for years following the confession of Robert Leroy Nelson, who was a former state trooper for Minnesota. Busha's remains were identified in 2015 after a DNA profile was obtained following the exhumation of her remains. Disappearance: Busha and her sister were raised and homeschooled by their mother and stepfather, who were Jehovah's Witnesses. Consequently, the sisters were "highly isolated." Michelle ran away from home when she was 17. She was found by police over 1,000 miles away in Burlington, Colorado by police, who proceeded to contact her father, Don Busha, Sr. She was later brought to his residence in Bay City, Texas, which she initially refused. Busha, described as having a "rebellious" personality, left home after an argument with her father while living in Bay City, Texas. Don Busha admitted he slapped her and she made the decision to leave Bay City. She was last seen in December 1979 while she was travelling to Louisiana. She made calls to her family from the states of Mississippi and Indiana, between the months of January and May 1980. After the calls stopped, loved ones feared for her safety. On May 9, 1980, she was reported missing. Michelle's father kept the same phone number and address, hoping she would contact him again. Murder: Nelson, while on duty, offered Busha a ride on May 26, 1980 after witnessing her being dropped off by a vehicle near the Bricelyn overpass along Interstate 90. Busha had been raped, beaten, tortured and strangled with a ligature. Her fingernails were removed while she was still alive and her head had been shaved, except for an area in the back of the head, which was left about an inch long. After her murder, the body was moved to a ditch along Interstate 90 and her clothing and personal items were removed and disposed of. The body was later buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth in an unmarked grave. The decomposed, face-down and nude body was discovered about three days to one week after her death. Heavy rains had washed her body into a visible area, where it was discovered by a farmer among broken corn plants. The unidentified victim was estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 35. It appeared she was a transient, as her feet were "heavily calloused." She was 5'3" and weighted 128 pounds. Her left ear, at least, had been pierced and she had an overbite. Near the scene, bloodied clothing and a Texas drivers license were found. The blood was later found to be that of an animal and the license was counterfeit. Investigation: After Busha was reported missing on May 9, 1980, various efforts were made to locate her. In February 1984, a potential match was noticed with a set of remains discovered in New York. In May 1984, her dental records were compared to that of an unidentified woman, known as the Cheerleader in the Trunk who was discovered in Maryland in 1982. She was excluded as a potential match to both decedents. The unidentified victim's fingerprint and dental records were compared against missing persons from Colorado and Minnesota but was excluded to be any of the potential matches. Fliers describing the case were distributed nationally. Henry Lee Lucas confessed to killing a young woman along Interstate 90 in the area, but when questioned in prison during 1983, he gave details inconsistent with the murder and was excluded as a suspect. In June 1988, former State Trooper Robert Leroy Nelson confessed to murdering the victim while on duty while in police custody in Smith County, Texas. He claimed he did not know her name, but she apparently was travelling to Idaho or Oregon and she had spent time in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. He admitted to handcuffing her to prevent her escape. Police found his confession credible, as he stated he had removed her fingernails, a fact that had not been released publicly at the time. He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, while he was already serving two life sentences. He was sentenced to an additional 86 months on August 25, 1989. Nelson had left Minnesota after becoming involved with a religious cult. Blue Earth resident Deborah Anderson became intrigued by the case in 2002 and made efforts to bring the murder into public eye. Anderson met with officials and presented a plan to raise funds for the victim's exhumation and it was ordered in late July. On August 12, 2014, the body was exhumed for DNA information, which was successfully obtained. The process would have cost approximately $10,000, but the services of exhumation were performed without cost by a local funeral home and construction companies, leaving a $1,000 cost for the DNA testing. In 2004, hairs from the body were examined and a mitochondrial DNA profile was developed, yet the profile was much less specific to a nuclear profile. Authorities had previously taken her dental information and obtained a single fingerprint from the remains to compare against potential matches. Following the exhumation, a new facial reconstruction was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via an MRI scan. Isotope testing was also performed on a tooth by the Smithsonian Institute to identify regions the victim may have lived prior to her death. Results from the examination indicated the victim was 17 to 23 years old and was likely white with a possible African admixture. On March 5, 2015, samples obtained from her family in 2007 were matched to her remains. Additionally, dental records were compared as well. The body was officially identified on March 13. The remains were then cremated and released to the Busha family on April 9, 2015.

Torrance bowling alley shooting

A mass shooting occurred on the evening of January 4, 2019 at a bowling alley called the Gable House Bowl in Torrance, California, part of Los Angeles County's Pacific coastal area. Three African-American men in their twenties (two of them fathers) were killed and four other people were injured. This was the first nationally reported mass-shooting in the United States in 2019. Incident: The shooting occurred at the same time as a fight at the entrance to the bowling alley involving 20 people, which also features laser tag and arcade games. An eyewittness claimed that the fight that led to the shooting lasted about five minutes and completely blocked the entrance into the establishment. Victims: Three men were declared deceased after the shooting and four others were wounded. Two of the injured men sought their own medical attention while the two others were transported to local hospitals. The deceased victims were not immediately identified, but identifications by their families were soon reported. -Robert Meekins, 28 -Astin Edwards, 28 -Michael Radford, 20 Suspect: A manhunt was underway for the shooter, whose identity has not been disclosed, and an investigation by the police is continuing. A suspect, Reginald Wallace, was arrested January 6, 2019.

Thursday, January 3, 2019