Monday, March 21, 2011


If you didn't hear, I've been called back for interviews for the Provo and Ogden radiography program. Over 250 people applied for the Ogden location, they interview about 100 and accept 50 applicants. Provo had over 100 applicants. They interview 40 and accept 20 into the program. I cannot even explain how ecstatic I was to hear that I was called back for BOTH programs!
But holy cow I didn't realize how badly I wanted to get into this radiography program until I was given a sliver of hope. And now I'm going crazy with worry and nervousness. A friend once made the comment to me about never telling a perfectionist how good their doing, because you'll just end up putting them in more stress. Can I say how true that is? It is. I fall asleep imagining my interviews, what I'll say, how the conversation will go. It's on my mind all day. To help myself prepare, I'm doing a mock interview through the college where they film you and give you feedback and critic on how you interviewed. I know it's just a mock interview but good grief I'm nervous for that too.
My prescription for all this worry and nervousness: bury myself under homework.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wine Bottle

It's amazing how many pictures you can take of a wine bottle. Of course things are always a little more interesting when the cork ends up inside...
Cooking wine, let's just clarify.
And we didn't have a cork screw to open it so... we did what we had to.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


So sometimes I like to try out new things. Well, okay really I try out new things quite a bit. The new thing that I tried out was cooking with my roommate. (Yes I do normally cook, it's not like this was my first time.) But we searched for recipes from different countries, and Switzerland was the winner! We made Rippli which is pork loin ribs that are cooked with potatoes, bacon, carrots, cabbage, celery, tomatoes...just flat out goodness.
Me and one of my wonderful roommates: Becca (p.s. she knows what she's talking about when it comes to cooking. I was her little grasshopper pupil.)

Doesn't that look delicious? Allow me to inform you that it was. 

We also decided to make a dessert, Swiss of course. We made Schokolade Kuchen which is chocolate cake. Can I just say that it was the most bizarre chocolate cake that I've ever made. There was absolutely NO flour involved. Weird. But it was delicious. It definitely has more of a dark chocolate side, but don't worry if you're not a huge fan of dark chocolate. The powder sugar frosting will make up for the lack of sweetness.

I like us and our cooking ideas. Hopefully we get in a few more recipes before the end of the semester. 

For details on how these recipes were made check out our apartment blog. I'm sure we'll get the post up there in a couple days or so. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This book is different. It is about a boy named Christopher who is autistic. The book is told through his view point which makes it completely interesting. You are just so intrigued by the way Christopher thinks, the way he reasons. He's insanely brilliant. The huge downer to this book though was the swearing. Why oh why do books have to do that? It was such a perfectly good book until it started swearing.

But here is my favorite part of the book.

pg. 24
Mr. Jeavons, the psychologist at the school, once asked me why 4 red cars in a row made it a Good Day, and 3 red cars in a row made it a Quite Good Day, and 5 red cars in a row made it a Super Good Day, and why 4 yellow cars in a row made it a Black Day, which is a day when I don't speak to anyone and sit on my own reading books and don't eat my lunch and Take No Risks. He said that I was clearly a very logical person, so he was surprised that I should think like this because it wasn't very logical.

I said that I liked things to be in a nice order. And one way of things being in a nice order was to be logical. Especially if those things were numbers or an argument. But there were other ways of putting things in a nice order. And that was why I had Good Days and Black Days. And I said that some people who worked in an office came out of their house in the morning and saw that the sun was shining and it made them feel happy, or they saw that it was raining and it made them feel sad, but the only difference was the weather and if they worked in an office the weather didn't have anything to do with whether they had a good day or a bad day.

I said that when Father got up in the morning he always put his trousers on before he put his socks on and it wasn't logical but he always did it that way, because he liked things in a nice order, too. Also whenever he went upstairs he went up two at a time, always starting with his right foot.

Mr. Jeavons said that I was a very clever boy.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Oh life, you seem to like to nudge me here and there. You come around and give me little wake up calls, slapping me back to attention. I guess I appreciate it.

I did really well on a test today. I mean it was a slap-happy easy test, ridiculously easy. But I only missed one. One. ugh. I can't believe I missed it. So incredibly frustrating. How did I miss that question?! Completely irked about that.

Well after taking that test I started doing some reading for another class. And of course I came across this quote, "Perfectionism leads to undue stress because perfection is an unattainable goal."
Well, I still could have gotten 100 on that test... dah

Friday, March 11, 2011

Taking a Break

Sometimes you just need a day or so where you can be completely and utterly unproductive as far as school work goes. Yesterday was that day. Sure, I tutored in the morning and then went to the computer to start homework, but as I sat there searching, I honestly did not have barely any homework to do!
So of course I'm going to come home, paint my nails, clean the kitchen, attempt some homework which ends up turning into playing computer games and listening to music. I ended up having an hour or so before my night class so I started an episode of Pushing Daisies. Have you ever seen this t.v. show friends? If not, look into it. It's awesome. Well, after my class my tutoring session got canceled which left me an open night! It was filled with the goodness of Lauren and Sara's friends who were so kind to let me hang out with them. I had so much fun.
Anyways, it was just nice not stressing about school work. I fear this attitude has creeped into today...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fahrenheit 451

It's been a long time since I last read this book. Can I just say that I love Ray Bradbury's way of writing? Well, I do. And I'm right along with him in believing that burning a book is like burning a soul. Should never ever be done. Let's just remember how much I adore and worship my books...
It's interesting how my views on technology have changed as I've gotten older. I do like it, and I use it everyday of my life, but sometimes I wish things were simpler. I worry about how the world is going to end up like. Fahrenheit 451 shows a world in which technology is absolutely everything. It's your friend, family, get away and every waking/sleeping moment of your day.
Very interesting to read.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


You know what's really nice?
Going to the temple Saturday with all the roommates home.
Want to know what else is nice?
Sleeping in the living room.
Guess what else?
Hot showers.
And blow dryers.
And having a crepe party tonight.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dear Future

So I was going to tell you all about how I found a song with my name in it! But my roommate told the story in a much better fashion so I will share hers, which you can find at our apartment's blog! It really is a fantastic song, and I love it.

So this semester I discovered another something for my future husband. Remember this? Well, another thing that's going to happen along with reading aloud, is hair brushing. My poor roommate made the mistake of brushing my hair one night and I've become addicted and she now brushes my hair at least a couple times a week. How have I gone my whole lifetime without having someone just brush my hair for a lovely amount of time?! It just astounds me that I've gone so long without this joy. So in my futuristic mind, my husband gets to brush my hair while I read aloud. I know, it'll be fantastic. I hope he's alright with all this.

Do you want to know what I'm going to do when I get rich? I'm going to buy amazing ingredients so I can cook fantastic food. The movie Julie and Julia is definitely inspiring and has made me want to find a cookbook and make every recipe in there. The only problem is that all those great recipes are much past my budget. So this will all be happening once I actually have money.
Except today, my roommate found a wonderful little cookbook at the D.I. which we plan to make some good use of this last half of the semester. It's called the Avon International Cookbook. Exciting yes? Quite.