Tuesday, June 29, 2010


So, I went to Eclipse last night with my roommates and a few friends.

{Davey dressed up as Jacob--yes, we do have an Edward cardboard cut out}

{Amberly gave him the tatoo}

{I don't know where she got these awesome fangs}

If you missed the movie, this NPR podcast sums it up pretty well.

Monday, June 28, 2010

best birthday ever.

Last week I got a late birthday present from a special friend of mine. It was a really nice surprise-who wants a birthday during such a cold month anyway? I recommend waiting until the weather warms up :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

best quote of my life (can you name the person who said it?)

"Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about."

Don't you love when our elected leaders make no sense and know nothing about science? He's a Republican from Texas...just sayin'.

{PS. This was Joe Barton}


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Oh, baby!

Aren't my new niece and nephew just adorable? My lovely sister Sara just had twins a week ago. Having children has been a huge challenge for her since she got married 13 years ago, so this is such a miracle :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

O frabjous day!

I watched Alice in Wonderland today-the new Tim Burton version. It was alright. I give it three stars. However, it did make me remember the Jabberwocky poem I read in AP Lit a couple years ago. I didn't like it then because I didn't understand it, but I've gained a greater appreciation for it since. Here it is:

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

I like that the movie portrays the feeling of the poem as I interpret it at least-courage to overcome your fears.

Other movies I'm looking forward to seeing: Despicable Me and Tangled; check out the trailers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

i feel like framing this.

{not this picture of me-that's just for fun}

{Now that's what I'm talking about}

This paper represents many months of hard work preparing the necessary documents for going to Russia this fall {two months, counting down!}. The final act was the physical exam I got today {that was an adventure, I ended up riding my bike all the way to Orem, because I got lost}. I feel like celebrating :)

hello Dr. C.

The first time I heard about Dr. C was when I went in to change my major to IR officially last week. My academic adviser warned me that PL SC 200 was one of the hardest classes in the major and that Dr. C was especially demanding.
Yesterday, he called me. Sort of. I was working in ETS answering employee calls and he called in because he couldn't send an email through Blackboard. I told him that we couldn't guarantee access to all of the BB features until the first day of classes {btw, it is university policy since BB is a third party and doesn't necessarily synch all roles until then anyway}, but he could certainly send an email through class roles in AIM. He said that that was the lamest excuse he had ever heard and hung up.
Unfortunately, he did figure out how to send an email, which I got a few hours later, detailing the requirements we have to complete before the first day of class {including reading "at least the first 17 pages" of the syllabus}. And of course he requires six textbooks.
You don't scare me, Dr. C.

{ok, maybe a teensy-weensy little bit}

Monday, June 14, 2010

dr. jekyll and mr. hyde.

{photo courtesy of rankopedia}

I just finished this book. So good. And also this picture makes me laugh.

big band.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sunday dinner.

I went up to my mother's house in Magna for dinner tonight. She is in Washington right now, but my sister Susan and her kids/dog are staying there.

{Amelia with marshmallow in her mouth}

{These marshmallows were seriously HUGE}

{Eliza Jo}

{I love this picture of Katie and Eliza}


{I'm not really sure what I'm doing, I think these was a vine in my face}

{Josh, Hutch and Amelia making a fire for s'mores}



{Serious face}

{I put him up to all these pictures-he is such a sport}

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Figaro, figaro, figaro!

I went to the opera tonight with my friends Rebecca, Dan and Austen. It's been way too long since I've been to the opera. I used to go all the time with the Culture Club (not this Culture Club contrary to what Mr. Iucker might say). We saw two short comic operas: Trial by Jury and The Telephone, both of which were very cute.

We also made some pizza, which turned out pretty good, albeit it didn't cook all the way through. Here are some pictures of the meal-makin':

{I bet you can tell which part of the pizza belongs to the vegetarian}

{Austen and his ground beef}

{It took us so long to open this monstrosity of an artichoke heart jar}

{It ended up being Dan who was able to open it}


{Rebecca rollin' some dough}


Wait, wait!

{photo courtesy of The New York Times}
I'm probably addicted to NPR. Some of my favorite programs are Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation and the Weekend Editions. However, today I had the opportunity to listen to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! which has to be the all-time best that public radio can offer. I haven't heard it in so long, I forgot how great it is. And, since I have time to kill (i.e. my sister was supposed to pick me up for her bridal shower over an hour ago--it starts in 15 minutes in SLC--and I have my doubts that we will get there before it ends...), I decided to listen to last week's show. Check it out here, for yourself. I bet you'll be hooked.

I have also recently come to appreciate the satire of The Simpsons (probably the only good thing that Fox offers), which, due to my mother's influence, I used to think was a very dirty show. I liked the season finale because not only did it allude to Pan's Labyrinth, it also made fun of American Idol, which my roommates so diligently follow.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My hair-life.

Rebecca and I got haircuts on Saturday. I got bangs, because I had this great idea in my head that they might look good with my face-life, but I now have mixed feelings. Here are some photos from my and Rebecca's photo excursion.

(PB-Banana French Toast = Yum.)

(What a pretty lady)

Thursday, June 3, 2010