Sunday, 7 December 2008

'Tis The Season!

Alastair and I when we were wee. Merry Christmas everyone!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Guy Fawkes Day, Nov 5 2008

So I managed to find some great people who actually appreciated British traditions. For November 5th, a group of us had our own "bonfire" (small bbq) wherein we placed our own replicas of Guy Fawkes. A couple of guys in our ward were kind enough to host- and even made us some amaaaaazzzing chili (it was SO good). Muchas Gracias, boys of 95!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Twilight, the Movie

Alright, alright- the most anticipated movie of the year... was so so bad! But fear not- I actually had to conclude that I LOVED it, despite Edwards BAD makeup and Bella's not so smooth, ever so monotone "what is going on" line. Corny, incredibly overacted, but... loved it!


Today I miss my cute brothers. Connor recently knocked his teeth out- sad!- and Logan, on a date with a girl, somehow caused her to fall wherein she broke her ankle and ripped her new jeans. LOVE!!!

Picture of the Day

Thoughts: treehouses, crickets, stargazing, shepherds and the nativity story, camping, sausages, blue paint, romantic hike, moon river, the cure, warm breezes, barn houses, swings, bedtime, Edward Cullen, writing a novel, mosquitos, old swing music, rolley polleys

Hallowe'en 2008

The Cowboy, The Greecian, The Penguin, The YW President and The Schoolgirl

College Family

Art Night at FHE. I had Keith pose and the rest of us had 10 minutes to sculpt/ draw/ paint him.

This is my FHE group for the Fall! Keith and I look after Loren, Devon, Logan (who recently left us to get married), Emily, Amber, Coleman, Anna, Karem and Jamie.

Eclectic Adventures of Anna and I

Having lived together for some time now, Anna and I are basically the mod version of Anne Shirley (of Green Gables) and Diana Barry.

Anna was making me watch a Harrison Ford movie (gag), and as in all situations we thought we would make it official with the chocs. Harrison + Amish people wasn't really doing it for me, so the chocolate had to become my only entertainment. Therefore, Harrison + Chocolate = above.

Toga Party!! Anna and I were invited to a toga party (of the LDS variety) by some guys from our apartment complex. Best dressed. Enough said.

Here is Anna and myself- doing what best friends do best- shopping in Salt Lake City! We figured out that it takes 2 hours to get into Salt Lake using public transport. 2 hours and a lot of very interesting encounters with very strange people- why is it that only very odd people use public transport?

Roommates Fall/ Winter 2008-9

Anna, Karem and I moved into University Villa and met our new roommate, Jamie- a lovely girl from Minnesota. Jamie served a mission in Germany. Karem, of course, is a good friend. We met in an English class in 2007. Karem is from Florida. Anna and I have been roommates since fall 2007 and knew that we would have to live together again! I am incredibly lucky to have such good roommates!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Makola Market, Accra, Ghana
A place where I was perhaps the most misplaced person amongst thousands; yet somehow I fit right in. The first time I visited Makola, I was harassed by a large high spirited Ghanaian woman. She was curious about the "obruni body". Needless to say, I learned a new appreciation for my personal space.
The best thin about this place is the energy that surges through the crowded streets. Hundreds of thousands of lives bustle past you, each as significant and busy as the other, yet can be forgotten in an instant. There is something liberating about the sense of annonymity that comes with the pace of Makola.

Trafalgar Square, London, England
The thing I miss about living in England is the rich history there seems to be all around. Trafalgar square, the heart of London, is a place where I remember standing still and feeling like I was at the absolute center of history. Imagine just how many people have passed through the square, representing how many countries? How many cultures? How many circumstances?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think the world will, like myself, continue in awe at this amazing city, stationed in the desert. The sheer magnitude of each building project is beyond belief. I think that even the least time bound tourist would never have enough time explore everything that Dubai offers.

Mumbai, India
Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the most colourful place I think I will ever experience. Though there is much saddness by way of poverty in this city, the vibrance and spirit of Mumbai is unforgettable. I had quite the experience- for some reason, I believe I was mistaken for a celebrity of some sort. I was followed by what seemed like paparazzi, and many smiling families rushed to have their picture taken with me.

"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion"- Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn: Style icon for more reasons than one. The Audrey Hepburn look has resounded in fashion history since she first slipped on those large dark sunglsses and swept up her hair. And we love her for her effortless ability to be accessable to all, through her innate respect of "the basic"- originality from the original. Whether this meant her smokey eyes reflected ancient Egyptian tradition, or her posture honoured Roman etiquette, Hepburn sensualized the concept of timelessness.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.'”