Monday, December 5, 2011

On to the next one!

So it's been a while... let's not talk about it.
Any way, I'm not too interested in anyone right now, there is another boy in my public speaking class, but I'm pretty sure that he is a pre-mi. Ya know like pre-missionary, yeah so I don't think that he is too interested in dating right now, unfortunately. So my friend Taylor said she would hook me up with some cute guys, but that has not happened yet. Guess I should get out there and try to touch some elbows, but I'm not sure that the guys can feel my light touch, its freezing cold down here in Ephriam, so all the layers may prohibit much elbow sensation.
well, I'm off to do college things like twittle my thumbs, stare at the ceiling, roam around aimlessly, and most importantly stare into the abyss.
Afton Michelle

Saturday, October 29, 2011

There is something in the water!

So lots and lots and lots has happened since the last post, I have kinda been busy! So First manner of business, I went to the opera, it was fantastic. First we went to this authentic Italian pizza place, there we met his sister Rachael and his mom. They were both really nice and kind, then his french professor showed up with another lady, who I'm not aware of who she was. So any way, we ate, it was good, then we had gelato, which was very good. After we took Daniels car to a hotels parking lot and hoped in his sisters vehicle. His sister and mom dropped us off at Capitol Theater, we went in, and they were just beginning to shut the doors so they told us to quickly find a seat in the back. We found a seat and sat down, we got and nestled in and Daniel held out his hand to me, ya know just like asking me to hold it, so what did I do you may be asking? I held it! I sure am glad that they keep those places dark because I'm sure my face was a red as a tomato in the middle of July under the scorching hot sun. So then I'm sure my face is glowing like Rudolf nose, but I'm content. Then his sister and mom come in and sit at the other end of the row we were on, they didn't even know that we were there, so Daniel called them over and we sat next to each other. During intermission we decided to go sit up on the balcony, which was really cool. The opera was in German (as previously mentioned) and I was grateful for live subtitles! they were pretty cool. After the opera we went back to Daniels car and were driving home when my mind began to wonder... it had taken this Daniel fella a good two weeks before he decided that my hand was worth holding, but maybe the hand holding was just a warm up for the night. So then the wheels in my mind began to turn, and I was thinking, what if he will kiss me tonight??? So I came up with the perfect first kiss plan. I asked him if he wanted to see where I grew up, because it was on the way back home. He said sure so I guided him to Salem pond. We walked around it on the path hand in hand, arm in arm, it really was quite charming. Then we walked up on the bridge and once we were in the middle I hugged him, looked up at him, did the eyes, mouth, eyes look, waited and ... nothing! nothing! So I decided to give it another shot. Eyes, mouth, eyes, mouth, eyes waiting and again nothing, so I abandoned my plan as he clearly was not on board, and we headed back to the car, got in drove around my neighborhood and went home. I really did have a great time and was glad that he asked me to go.
So since then I took him to a family dinner, and I know that it can be perceived as being serious with a person but I really appreciate my families opinions and want to know asap if this guy is worth keeping around, or if I should just move on before heart break shrivels me to shreds. My brother in law thought that he was too prepared and that I must have given him information, which of course I did. Come on if you love your family you can't help but tells stories about how much you love them, and how awesome they are. But any way...
One day we were at his aunts house and we were upstairs talking to his cousins, his little cousin showed me his moms writing room, so I went in and was admiring the walls and all the personality that they had, his cousin had left and Daniel was there. He gave me a hug and was looking at me intently as if he were going to kiss me, mind you it took two weeks to hold my hand, and we were approaching a week after the opera, so we had been hanging out for about three weeks. I was all nervous inside, when from the other room we hear his younger cousin ask, Daniel when are you going to get married?? Yikes! talk about awkward, any way he stopped hugging me and went and talked to his cousin in the other room. We left, and then him and his brother invited me to go western swing dancing the following night, so I said sure.
They picked me up and we went to the place which is above Roy's pizza, here in Ephraim. Jacob was way cool and showed us some pretty awesome moves, I got picked up and flipped alot, it was way fun. The only horrible, terrible, worst part was the country music!! BLECH! As Addi once put it, "It sounds like a tone deaf hick." Of course that was more said about me making fun of Lady Gaga'sDTRed it up (ya know defined the relationship).
Since all of this fun stuff, Daniel has been testing the "M" word water, and yes I refered to it as the "M" word because I am not sure if I'm ready for that quite yet. Oh and remember that Eric guy, well yeah on Wed. I found out he got engaged the last week, WOWZA! I'm starting to believe that they put something in the water down here that makes guys want to get married so quickly. So will Mr. Welton be right and I be engaged by the spring? Will I go to California next weekend, and Oregon the weekend after that? Well the answer to the second question is absolutely!! but the first will remain a mystery! Wish me luck!
Afton Michelle
P.s. if you haven't tried touching someones elbow yet... silly silly silly, You know you want to!!

Monday, September 26, 2011


So a lot can happen over one weekend! I was in Idaho for a debate tournament (shows ya how big a nerd I am) and after my first debate round I found a text message on my phone from none other but guess who??!!! DANIEL! WaHoo! So we started to casually text, and he wished me luck and the such. Any who the whole weekend we continued to text, and he is a really nice guy, and when he found out that I was feeling under the weather he took a picture of a flower and sent it to me saying hope you get better soon! How cute?!?!! Super cute. So he also suggested that we hang out and go on dates and the like and of course I said that sounds fantastic!
So today I go to my math class as normal and we sit next to each other, then he walks me to institute, and I saw all my roommates, and gave them the eyes that said, look at this guy. Then he asked if he can stay, so of course I say yes. After he walked me back to my apartment, where we talk for a little while before he has to leave for work, but before leaving invites me to family home evening.
So around 6:30 he picks me up, in his nice new car and takes me over. We had fun playing games, eating bbq food, and playing more games. While we were eating he asked me if I like German Opera, I told him I sing music similar, and he invited me to a German Opera on next Thursday the 6th of September.
Wow, what do I wear to an opera?
Well now you know sometimes only one elbow touch can equal a date! ha ha thank you professor Lynn poulsen! Oh and he would like to watch a movie tomorrow night, :) Nice guy!
Oh ps. he is lucky! I took first place in Parli debate!
Afton Michelle

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Gosh boys just have to ruin all your fun, right? Well from the title I'm betting you can all guess that I am a wimp! That guess, my friends, would be correct! UGH, I was so ready to initiate the second touch, but no Daniel has to sit behind me in math class and Eric decides not to show up to public speaking. Its just my luck, I think everything is going pretty good, then the roller coaster makes a turn! Well on the bright side, today I sneezed, and he said "bless you" accompanied by a nice friendly smile, and he also walked me most of the way to my class, even though it was a bit out of his way. Next week I'll be brave, I have 5 days left to complete the experiment, but I don't have class tomorrow, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so really I have like a day??!! Wow I didn't do the math until just now, man I wimped out at the worst time. Pictures have been requested, and I will post their pictures, there is just the problem of taking them. If I just take one that's super creep status! and not to mention will deplete all the work I have put into this. So here is my plan...
A. Get them to ask me out on a date (pending)
B. Be a good, fun date
C. Pretend to be someone who takes pictures of everything! (this part eliminates some of the creepiness)
D. Ask to take a picture together
E. Post pictures here for the enjoyment of you!
After that I will have to ponder up a new plan, but until then I'm sticking to this one!
Wish me luck!
Afton Michelle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Touch one= touch down!

So I did it! Touch one of three is complete, for Eric, and Daniel!
They both happened very similarly. Erics elbow was on my desk in institute, so i casually bumped it lightly, I'm not even sure he noticed it. Daniel was sitting in front of me and I casually reached across the table to grab the other side and had brief contact with his elbow.
Now after math class was the exciting part, at least for me. Daniel walked me to my next class, is elbow touching a success? I think yes! So Daniel said that he can't find his connecting cord for him to give me the quadratic equation, so I guess I'll have to look for mine, so we can spend some time out of class... being math nerds, but none the less time is time.
So all this time I have been trying to flirt with Daniel as my courtship and marriage professor suggests, but I think the boy who sits next to me might be mistaking it as me flirting with him... well isn't that, well, awkward. But I have not touched his elbow, so we should be good.
The downfall of this week is that we only have class Monday Tuesday, and Wednesday, which if you do the math means that I have to touch Daniels elbow everyday. But wait, here's the catch, its Tuesday, and yesterday he came late to class and did not sit anywhere near me, so tomorrow I will have to touch his elbow TWICE!? Ugh that could be interpreted as being a little too touchy if I don't play it right, but I want him to ask me out on a date soon, so guess there are no other options. Well really I could wait, but what is the fun in that?? none, there is no fun in that.
So wish me luck!
Afton Michelle

Friday, September 16, 2011

In the beginning....

So This is my first month at college. I'm experiencing many new things, and meeting many new boys. After going home and telling some friends about my experiences they have told me that there should be a t.v. show about me and it would be called awkward flirting with Afton. I'm Afton, by the way. I didn't really think that I was an awkward flirter, but I guess we'll find out after sharing my many experiences.

So now its time to catch up on all the drama so far. Last week I was sitting in math class, just like normal, when the guy who normally sits in front of me turned around and smiled at me. He turned back around, then he looked at me again, turned around again, then after a while turned back to me, this time he had intentions of looking longer, so basically he was blatantly starring at me. He finally worked up the courage and said "Hi". I smiled back and said "Hey".
The next day he sat next to me and once again looked at me. He turned away, then turned back to look at me, then turned away again, then turned back, extended his hand and said, "Hi my name is Daniel, what's yours?" I said, "Hi my name is Afton," all while shaking his hand. He said "that's a unique name," I said, "Yeah, pretty unique."
Then the next day I took a test and was late to class. I had to sit in the back, because all the seats where taken in the front. It turned out Daniel was late to class to and sat on the opposite side of the class room, but a few rows in front of me. From my perspective I could see everyone in the class room, including Daniel straining to find me, make eye contact and wave. I waved back of course. At the end of class I was leaving and saw Daniel let everyone go in front of him until it came to me, so he could walk by me and ask how class was. Coincidence? I think not!
Now its a week later, and I'm determined to talk to him, unfortunately I don't have math class on Fridays. Fortunately yesterday I did have class, and I had the guts to sit right next to him. I sat down and he asked how I was, I said, "Good, how are you?" He said he was pretty good, I said, "Well that's a whole lot better then horrible!" he said ya. As class progressed our teacher was showing us how to use our calculators, and then Daniel showed me his calculator and showed how he has the quadratic formula on his calculator. If you don't know how to work a ti-84 calculator, like myself, that's pretty cool. So I said, "I don't have that on my calculator," He said, "I programmed it into mine, I could program it into yours sometime." I said, "OK" Then he slide a paper over to me and said, "put your number there," while pointing to the paper.
So I gave him my number all the while squealing like a little girl in my head. After class we talked a bit before heading our separate ways.
So today in my courtship and marriage class I found out how to get a date, all you have to do is ACT. A- be animated, friendly and happy. C- closeness, be around them often. T- touch, throughout the week touch him on his elbow three times. Research has found this to be the 2nd most responsive area to touch on the human body. If you ACT then its typical that you get a date! So now that I am armed with secret weapons  I plan to test and see if this whole act thing works next week.

 My next experience started in public speaking class. We had to give a speech relating ourselves to some item. I chose to relate myself to my rainbow umbrella. After I gave my speech I was walking back to my seat, when a boy named Eric told me that I did a really good job on my speech. I said thanks and sat down. Later he gave his speech and related himself to his guitar. It was really good, each point he made he would play a different song in the background, and he was really good at the guitar. I looked at my friend and said, " I can't talk to him," She said, "Why?" and I said, "because I'll fall in love with him." She laughed at me, but I'm a sucker for a good guitarist.
Later that day we found we had institute together. He sat behind me and told me that I did a really good job, I told him, "No you did a really good job." He said thanks and we listened to class. After class I looked at him and said, "So your Hawaiian?" He said, "yes." I said, "Sometimes I say I'm Hawaiian," He gave me a very puzzled look. I then said, "well my dad got the priesthood from his friend who is Hawaiian, and has Hawaiian priesthood lineage, so technically all the blessings I get are Hawaiian, right?" He said, "yeah that totally counts, your Hawaiian."
After we chit chatted for a min. before parting on our ways. I see him in both classes and chit chat, but I think I might attempt the ACT on him to, but unfortunately I'm 5'8 1/2 so pretty tall for a girl, and Eric is not the tallest guy. I'm not sure if he is taller then me, but I prefer taller guys, so maybe ill walk by a mirror with him to make sure I'm not taller before attempting to ACT.

So there ya go, my crazy adventures of college, and boys.
Afton Michelle