Wednesday, March 30, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Nine

Day Nine – A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

I'm bad at updating. See day two.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Eight

Day Eight – A picture that makes you laugh


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Seven

Day Seven – A picture of your most treasured item

Maybe this is really cliche. This was a difficult one, and I had to think really hard about it. I thought of taking a picture of my bookshelf because of how much I love books, but realized that books don't count as one item. So I tried to think of the book that I've read the most and means the most to me. I came up with my Scriptures. I've had this set since my 16th birthday. The binding is falling apart, a lot of pages are bent, and some pages are still stuck together from the time I accidentally spilled milk on them one day in seminary. But even with all the wear and tear, I refuse to get a new set because of all of the notes and highlighted passages and love I've put into these.

Monday, March 14, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Six

Day Six – A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day

This is Sarah. She does really cool things, other than just winning poker games. She tends to be a magnet for fascinating people (why do you think she's friends with me) and does things like spend 5 years in religious cultures radically different than her own and supports her siblings in Miss California pageants.

Friday, March 11, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Five

Day Five - A picture of your favorite memory

Presented: a bunch of Mormons and a bunch of Evangelicals eating dinner at Chili's in/near La Mirada, California. In November of 2009, my friends and I took a trip to BIOLA University for the National Mormon/Evangelical Student Dialogue Conference. This was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of my favorite memory; the whole thing: the drive there, the people I was with, the conference, the people I met, the food I ate, and even the ridiculous wait at Chili's for a ticket split about 20 ways.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Four

Day Four – A picture of your night

I think whoever wrote this 30 day thing expected people to answer this one with pictures of late-night escapades with friends, but I am a boring person who does boring things at night like sleep.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Three

Day Three – A picture of the cast from your favorite show

Since "show" isn't specified, I decided to interpret it fairly loosely. This is Ira Glass. He hosts the weekly NPR radio show, This American Life. I first fell in love with TAL 2 Novembers ago when some friends and I were travelling via minivan to southern California, and one member of our group had some episodes on her ipod. The show tells the not-so-regular stories of regular people. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're heartbreaking, sometimes they're moving. You can subscribe to This American Life podcasts for free on itunes. You won't regret it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day Two

Day Two – A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

Brad and I, circa April 2009. This picture was taken a few days before he left on his mission. We've been best friends for over 4 years, and, sometimes when I really think about it, it's crazy that two people so similar happened to exist in the same place and time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

30 Days in Pictures: Day One

So I have a lot of facebook friends doing this, and I remember this being popular on blogs a while ago, so I'm jumping on the bandwagon late and doing it, too.

Day One – A picture of yourself with ten facts

1. I've been a vegetarian for 7 years.
2. I have an unusually large space between my big toes and my 2nd toes.
3. I could live in flip-flops year-round.
4. I love scarves.
5. Chocolate chip cookies are my biggest weakness.
6. For some reason, I've felt this overwhelming urge the last few days to clean out all of my stuff.
7. I am a former EFY counselor, and I would love more than anything to do EFY again this summer.
8. If I could change one thing about my college career, I wish I would have settled on one major and taken fewer classes a semester, as well as taken more classes on subjects that just interested me.
9. The only pet my family has ever had was a parakeet.
10. I broke my collar bone in 7th grade by riding my bike into a parked car.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

True Fact

I've been in love with poetry slams since I was 17, but I've never had the guts to participate in one.

I found this wonderful gem tonight.