Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloweeners!


(Our pumpkins from L to R: Mine, Jana's, Alex and Trevor's, Cole's, Molly and Andrew's, and Shawn's)

Halloween is truly one of the weirdest times of the year. You see so many random things. For instance, last year Cole and I were driving around downtown Provo late on Halloween night and we saw Darth Vader billowing along University Avenue all by himself. So random and so funny. Of course, I can't really talk because if you were driving down University around 11 last night, you would have seen two weirdos dressed as the King and Queen of Hearts walking, hand-in-hand, down the street (i.e. Cole and I). So far today I've seen a Blue Man riding his bike, a bear walking around BYU, and Captain Jack Sparrow delivering the mail, and it's just the beginning. Who said Provo's dull?

Anyway, I finally got a card reader so I can put pictures up! Hurray! Although my pictures pretty much go all the way back to Molly's wedding, I'll put up my Halloween-y ones. Enjoy!


Pumpkin carving contest. I like how all our faces pretty much look the same. Alex cracks me up in this one.

Andrew, Trevor, Cole, Shawn, and me, Jana, Alex and Molly

My pumpkin had some serious acne problems.

Cole's pumpkin. He did this without a pattern!

Cole and I won Best Overall costume at Janey and Jason's party. Long live the King and Queen!

Janey and Jason ("They've got a little Captain in them") :)

Hahaha! Shawn and Jana...I wish you could see their shoes. So classic.

Full body shot. Cole drew this free-hand and colored them. Impressive, isn't he?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chick Rock

I finally gave the blog a facelift. Let me know what you think. Currently my camera cord is MIA so I haven't been able to post pictures, which is sad because Rule #1 of good blogging is lots and lots of pictures (at least to me). So instead I'll add music. My blog has been giving me some serious attitude though, so hopefully it will work. It may not look like I did much in the way of styling it, but the changes took me a long time. Sad, I know.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month and women in general, I decided to feature some female artists and songs that I've recently come across and that I like a lot. They're pretty mellow, but that's the kind of music I like generally. You may have heard of them or maybe not. Some people are for music what Europe is for fashion, or Japan is for technology, or Apple is for marketing. Unfortunately, I've never had the knack for picking out music that will become popular years from now. I don't quite have the ear for innovation. So known or unknown, here they are (cross your fingers):

Priscilla Ahn



Priscilla Ahn is half-Korean and lived most of her life in Pennsylvania. She was also featured on Grey's Anatomy and her songs are great. Can't get much better than that. "A Dream."

Missy Higgins








Missy Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter who released "Warm Whispers" in 2007.

Adele





Adele is an English-Welsh jazz singer, and she's only 20 (19 when she released this album). You'd never be able to tell from her voice or her lyrics though. "Cold Shoulder."

India.Arie







India.Arie is the veteran of the group. I remember listening to her song "Video" with my brother when I was in 7th or 8th grade. This song has a good message, like most of her songs. "The Heart of the Matter."


Ingrid Michaelson

Last, but not least, one of my favorites--Ingrid Michaelson. She just came out with a new album called "Be Ok" to raise money for cancer research, which includes some of her best live songs. "Die Alone" is my favorite song by her so far.

P.S. Thanks to Collin who showed me how to put the music on!

Friday, October 10, 2008

They got me!

I'm on break at work, and I'm not exactly sure how this works, and for the sake of time, I'm only going to do 3, so here it goes...

3 T.V. Shows I love to watch: 1. Grey's Anatomy, 2. The Office, 3. Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe

3 of my favorite restaurants are: 1. Sp^rk Restaurant/Lounge (shameless plug, but seriously, it's awesome), 2. Panda Express, 3. Cafe Rio

3 things that happened yesterday: 1. We won our softball game and are moving on in the tourney, woot woot!, 2. I saw my friend Molly for the first time since she's been married, I miss her!, 3. Went to class, blah blah

3 things I am looking forward to: 1. Graduating, 2. Getting married, 3. Seattle for my birthday! (hopefully)

3 things on my wish list: 1. A trip to London for the 2012 Olympics!, 2. A family, 3. A Pulitzer (4. Getting off work early! Cross your fingers) :)

3 People I tag: 1. Mark, 2. Martha, 3. Larissa

(P.S. This is not one of those things where you will die in 30 days if you don't do it, so if you don't wanna, don't bother)