Friday, July 30, 2010


i should be doing this:

but instead, i'm stressing over my physical science homework and my final research paper.  can't summer term just be over already?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

check out the sidebar for a link to my current playlist.... or part.  it's kinda a work in progress.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


there is something magical about portraits.  good ones convey the personality of the person.  there is often a conversation with the viewer and the subject.  they are amazing.
here are a few portraits that i enjoy.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wednesday tunes

i really am liking this song and music video.  it's just so happy and chill at the same time.

this one is really fun, too.

Monday, July 19, 2010

sm is mysterious

one day, sarah told me that she was going to cook a can of soup by holding it over an oven burner.  (the moral of the story is even though it works in "the goofy movie" doesn't mean it will work in real life.)

and then, yesterday, she cooked some amazing greek food.  i thought i knew her, but i guess sm is just mysterious.

here we all are cooking. (sorry for the bad pic of me; it was the only one i had)

some summer adventures

it's been really hot these past few days, so a trip to the provo river was in order.  the water was freezing, but it felt great.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

a retraction

i feel slightly guilty for saying how much i crave autumn.  summer is great, too.  (even if my shirt instantly sticks to my back as i walk to class, or if it's so hot in my room that i've considered sleeping in a freezer.)  but i need to be better at enjoy each moment i'm in.  i need to be better at embracing the now.

so, here it goes.  i'm going to enjoy summer.

image from here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

just a craving

i know it's summer. blah, blah, blah.  but i can't wait for september.  cause, come september, it will be the beginning of the best season known to man: fall, or autumn if you want to sound really cool.

just look at these pictures and crave autumn as much as i do.

photos credits in order ********* (the second to last image is a good image of my dream house.) also, i can't wait for my hair to grow out.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

sunny sunday

thanks to j.crew, i got to watch this lovely video.  i don't know why it makes me so happy, but it does!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


sparklers are fun.

a bit of 4th of July Weekend

watching the world cup and being bored by the first half of the spain/ paraguay game.

parade down university ave

Sunday, July 4, 2010

independence day thought

a lot of people think that the 4th of july was the day that america was created.  FALSE.  i like to think of it more as america's 18th birthday.  it was the day we told our mother- england- that we could handle it on our own.  our mother of course fought us, but we were emancipated and have been living quite well out by ourselves.  now look at us.  we're awesome.  there's no denying that.  and although our mother might not have always wanted to put our interests first, i know that she loved us.  example:  england is basically our closest ally.  name a nation that we are closer to.  oh, you can't?  case proven.

alright, everything written above might be an example of the silly things i think.  and i may often seem incredibly unpatriotic.  but, i do love this nation.  we have so many rights and freedoms.  we have done so much good for the world.  we are a land where speaking one's opinion is not only acceptable, but encouraged.  we've made leaps and bounds scientifically, socially, and technologically.  we might have many areas to improve on, but i still think that we are pretty sweet.

i'm grateful for this country and my part in it.

happy celebration of your 18th birthday, america.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

oh, hello new crush

too bad he's married.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

dear future husband:

suits are incredibly sexy.

x leslie

photos via j. crew