Sunday, July 8, 2012

This is SPARTAAAAA!!!

About a week ago I made a really stupid decision that involved me causing physical and emotional harm to myself just because I watched some video of men and women a lot more in shape than me looking awesome and running through mud, water and barbed wire. :)




I found out that as a volunteer I could run in it for free, which was good since it would have cost over $150 to sign up for it just as a participant. Unfortunately, before I was even one mile into it, I knew I was way in over my head, but I was able to make it through all 12+ miles alive. Definitely the hardest thing I've ever done.



Despite all the hills, the barbed wire, the dry 95 degree weather, and lots and lots of running, I can say that it was worth it, although I don't plan on participating in another one in the near future/ever.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Accepted! 公認


Guess who's going to China to teach English for four months....    This guy:


I've been accepted to go with International Language Programs this January to teach Chinese children some English. Lesson one: The Cougar Fight Song, "Where is the bathroom," and "Bazinga."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dawes

On Tuesday, Jessie and I went to Salt Lake to see Greg Laswell and Elizabeth Ziman in concert. Elizabeth opened and played a cover of When My Time Comes by Dawes. I had never heard it before, but it has quickly grown on me. Here it is:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6.2 measly miles

On Monday I ran in the Memorial Day "Run of Remembrance" 10k. I fulfilled my goal of finishing in under an hour and after crossing the finish line I spent the rest of the day hobbling around, laying on the floor and feeling grrrreat!


I've been running recently and I'm not sure where my motivation came from, but the more I run, the more I enjoy it. I'm currently training to run in a half marathon on June 9th and am definitely not quite ready yet. My goal is just to finish with all my bones, muscles and tendons in working order. I think by the end of the year I'll be able to keep up with this guy:



Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Smuggling Gang

As part of the amazingly amazing movie club that I am a part of, I've been able to watch several movies that have really grown on me. One that definitely deserves some honorable mention is:


The Brothers Bloom

It's a fantastic movie with n story-line of two brothers working as con artists. They plan a con within a con that ultimately ends up with a great ending. I've watched it several times already and there's always something new that I didn't notice before. It's just like reading the Book of Mormon! Maybe Ill just count this movie as my scripture study.

Also, I really like the soundtrack:




It's a cult classic that probably is not for everyone because of its mildly artsy content and charming nature. But for anyone who hasn't seen it and wants to watch it, let me know and we'll call a movie night.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

27. Lunch

Pupusas. New favorite dish?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

24.Guilty Pleasure


23. Something Old

The Coliseum.

22. Your Shoes

We've gone many places, these shoes and I...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

21. Reflection


The Modesty Project

So.... I was interviewed on the importance of modesty the other day. They put some of what I said in a video--this video...  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

20. Someone(s) You Love

These guys. The Brown boys.

Monday, March 19, 2012

19. Sweet

Chocolate sandwich thingy.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

15. Happiness

Delicious Sri Lankan food, an Avocado drink and date night?
Happiness.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

11. Where You Sleep


Had I been better prepared, I would have made a collage of my most boring classes.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

9. Daily Routine


Leer las escrituras.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

7. Favorite

Las Fallas. Best. Day. Ever.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

5. Something You Wore


I wore this once.

Photo drought

I haven't been able to use my camera recently because the charger has run off and I obviously can't use my camera until I find it. Chargers usually hang out in outlets. I checked all of them. It's not there. Any information on its whereabouts will be greatly appreciated. Until then I'll be using borrowed cameras.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

4. Letterbox


The old, dilapidated mailboxes from back home.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

3. Something You Adore

Old photos of my parents.






Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

31 day Photo Journal

It's become increasingly evident to me that I am not good at blogging. The posts are few and far between and I've decided to change that, for at least the next 31 days with this little photo challenge: One post a day with the following things serving as a sort of photo prompt:

1. YOU
2. BREAKFAST
3. SOMETHING YOU ADORE
4. LETTERBOX
5. SOMETHING YOU WORE
6. MAKES YOU SMILE
7. FAVORITE
8. YOUR SKY
9. DAILY ROUTINE
10. CHILDHOOD
11. WHERE YOU SLEEP
12. CLOSE-UP
13. IN YOUR BAG
14. SOMETHING YOU'RE READING
15. HAPPINESS
16. MORNING
17. WATER
18. SOMETHING YOU BOUGHT
19. SWEET
20. SOMEONE YOU LOVE
21. REFLECTION
22. YOUR SHOES
24. SOMETHING OLD
24. GUILTY PLEASURE
25. SOMETHING YOU MADE
26. COLOR
27. LUNCH
28. LIGHT
29. INSIDE YOUR FRIDGE
30. NATURE
31. YOU, AGAIN

Yeah! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Retrospect.

Things are a-changin. Always. It's weird to look back and see where I've been. This blog post is dedicated to the changes of the past few years. I've come a long way and been a lot of places since I started college. So here is a short picture journey of where I've been and what I've been doing every January for the past few years. I started with the now and went backwards. To see the progression, start at the end and move up!

January 2012

College. New apartment. Old friends. New friends. Bachelor party. 90s dancing. Hot pots. Hot tub. Koreans. China? Donuts. Music. Also, these pictures:





January 2011

Quilpué, Chile: Walking. Dogs. Baptisms. Gospel teaching. Chileans. Heat. Happiness.








January 2010
Con Con, Chile: Dogs. Missionaries. Beach. Heat. Baptisms! Familia Silva. Collectivos. Pan. Ties.










January 2009


Spain: New friends. Doner Kebabs. Spanish. History. Skype. Bulls. Napolitanas. Cathedrals. Mission Papers.









January 2008


Orem, Utah: School. Dances. Track. Cross Country. StudCo. Concerts. Applying to College. Homework that didn't take me forever to complete. Tiger Pride! Woo!









So many places, and different people. Since I've started college, I've seen how much things change in just a few days and it's pretty crazy so I'm excited to see everything that happens in the next twelve months!