Tuesday, May 31, 2011


a summer trip for the books is in the works!
me, luke, and one of my best friends kole and his wife are going out to 
catalina island
at the end of july!!!

it looks like the most beautiful place in the world, and i've told my other friend adam that i would come out to visit him every summer for 5 years now, and i have yet to do so. 
it's happening this summer! with a stop in vegas to see LOVE possibly...

Monday, May 30, 2011

aaron's birthday party.

last weekend my best friend aaron turned 21!!! time just absolutely flies. i swear it was just yesterday it was MY 21st birthday....
so crazy to think about!
anyway, this kid has been an awesome person to be friends with, especially over the past year. he's proof to me that there are such thing as good guys, and he had my back at my worst times, when it seemed like no one else did.

happy birthday, my favorite jew!
here's to another year of adventures.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

my summer playlist.

1. the dodos - undeclared
2. noah and the whale - 5 years time
3. fleet foxes - helplessness blues
4. belle and sebastian - calculating bimbo
5. freelance whales - hannah
6. modest mouse - the view
7. stars - we don't want your body
8. the album leaf - always for you
9. mumford and sons - nothing is written
10. manchester orchestra - apprehension
11. led zeppelin - d'yer maker
12. lykke li and bon iver - dance dance dance

hope y'all enjoy it. i know i'll be blasting it to cheer me up when i am stuck indoors for 50+ hours per week this summer..missing the twilight shows, beerfest, other concerts, and fun summer pastimes. *sigh*.
it will all be worth it...i think.

see other mix tapes herehere and here.

Friday, May 27, 2011



Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. 

I wouldn't hesitate to get part of this tattooed on me. just saying. it's my favorite poem of all time. so beautiful.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the best day of my internship so far.

i actually wasn't even scheduled to work my internship today, but ben winslow invited me to help him out at the sentencing of brian david mitchell. i couldn't pass up the chance to see a reporter in action! and it was a crazy awesome, stressful, crowded day. we waited outside the courthouse to see the results of the sentencing [life in prison, without parole...awesome] and then did interviews with brian david mitchell's step daughter as well as elizabeth smart herself.

she was very polished and calm...and i won't lie, she did bring tears to my eyes. so much for keeping my cool! this woman has been a great example to me and many others though. i am so glad the sentence was so just. very rarely do perpetrators get the full sentence they deserve.
me and some of the fox 13 team discussing what to do next for the 5 o'clock news.
all in all, a great day to be an intern.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

i love...

this cute little munchkin.
my niece grace is already a year and a half old, going on 18. she loves to wear her cute pink sunglasses. she KNOWS she's cute, so she knows she can probably get away with anything [and i'm ok with that.] she's such a little princess, and i love every time she comes over!!
cute little grace cosette... i am absolutely in love with her adorable face! being an aunt is the best thing ever.

Monday, May 23, 2011

pretty things.

courtesy of suicideblondecreativedisorder, and of course the lovely sabino.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

it's official.

i haven't listened to mute math since maybe my freshman year, but i jammed them today while cleaning the kitchen. and i completely forgot how amazing they are. amazing! and according to their twitter account, a new album is on the way!! *happy dance*
who else is enjoying this sun as much as me?? i totally jammed mute math's older album [check out my favorites here and here] this morning while out doing yardwork with my dad...who conveniently mentioned how pasty white i am and how badly i need sun.

on that note, i'm off to lay out on the trampoline with my cat and a book. happy saturday!

Friday, May 20, 2011


for those who are interested, check out a couple of my first published online articles here and here. i was trained on writing for the web this week...talk about my kind of fun! i love writing more than anything, and writing for tv is a lot different than what i am used to. writing online articles is way more in my comfort zone!
hope you enjoy... happy friday!


i believe in kindness. also in mischief. also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed. 

mary oliver

Thursday, May 19, 2011

twilight shows.

just found out today from my internship that they are announcing the twilight concert series lineup next thursday!!!
i absolutely cannot wait to see who is coming this year...even though i can't go to any of them. boo.
see last year's adventures at the shows herehere and here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

quote of the week.

‎"In a world where I feel so small
I can’t stop thinking big"

i actually hate the band rush...a lot. but this is a lovely quote to start the week off with!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


i celebrated the warm weekend by going sky diving for the second time!!! this time i went with my coworker steven and my little sister casie. it was both of their first times which made it fun to watch them. i was SO NERVOUS from remembering what it was like when i went the first time:

and the second time was no exception...i was just as nervous as before and kinda felt like i was gonna puke. it was so much fun though...a great start to my summer.

waiting to load up!

my sister about to jump. she did the video/photos this time and it turned out awesome.

all of us on the plane!
after we landed.

got my certificate..i just need to go one more time and take the class and i'll be sky diver CERTIFIED. that means i can go all by meself. :]
hooray for bucket lists!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

of montreal.

for luke's birthday in march i got him tickets to see of montreal, a favorite band of his. i also happen to love them...they remind me of a present day beatles. a big compliment to give, i know, but they definitely live up to it. the show was finally on monday...don't worry, we've been looking forward to it for weeks. their live show is incredible!
we got right up front as they took the stage and it was probably one of the weirdest/craziest concerts i've been to. they had randomly dressed dancers on stage for most of it. it was nuts!

one of the keyboardists..i had no idea there were girls in the band!

pigs...right? it was crazy.

we were so excited!!
i do pretty good with birthday presents, if i can say so myself.

Friday, May 13, 2011


i started my internship at fox 13 news this week!
the past 2 days, i have worked at 5 or 6 am at starbucks, and then worked at my internship 1 pm to 10 pm. needless to say i DEFINITELY slept in this morning.
but i love my internship, it's totally worth it!! the first day was a bit overwhelming... the newsroom is constantly busy and bustling, and it was a lot to take in! they had me answer phones and listen to the police scanners..something that i found very entertaining. haha. the only thing that really jumped out was at about 8:15 pm when there was a report of a near drowning in kearns. we got a live truck out there to get a report on it and it was crazy to see how quickly they got a story together for the 9 o'clock news. so much goes into what you see on your television every night and i had no idea!
i took this on my first night there for the 9 o'clock news. this is the news control room, where most of the producers [what i'm interning for] spend their time! they make sure everything flows smoothly and that everyone who is live is ready to go.
yesterday was my second day and it was awesome. i still answered phones but this time i got to do a little more producer type things.. i wrote teasers [the "coming up next" things you always hear the anchors say] and looked up national stories to use on the news. 
all in all it's only been 2 days and it's already been a great experience! i'm so excited to learn all i can about broadcast journalism. it's so much fun!
happy friday the 13th everyone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

warm weather, live music, good friends and fun..

this weekend was an epic success.
i spent cinco de mayo around a campfire with some old friends. i spent friday at one of my best friend's graduation parties thrown by his momma. [who is also one of the best people i know! love that whole family.]  saturday i went to the gates hunsaker benefit concert..it was a great time, and hearing gates talk about how grateful he was for the support gave me chills. what a great example of someone who always sees the positive side of life. for more info on gates, follow his blog! i spent saturday night relaxing since being in the sun and around people all weekend basically had me exhausted. 
let the summer adventures begin!
congrats scott on being a college grad!
working with the lovely cydney and jackie.

one of my favorite local bands mountain hymns performing at the benefit show.

all in all it was a great weekend. i start my internship this week [more on that later!] so i will be a busy busy bee this summer. it was nice to have a long relaxing weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

my mother.

happy mother's day to my hero!
she is the greatest lady on this planet. she works so hard for her family, and is always putting other people before herself! my mom is such a blast..she loves roller coasters and sky diving as much as i do! we're both adrenaline junkies. this photo was taken almost exactly a year ago, at the styx/foreigner/kansas concert. i owe her for my love of awesome classic rock! 
love you mama bear. happy mother's day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

kitty loves the sun as much as i do.

she's been lounging in the sunshine all day.
i love her.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

signs of spring.

despite what seems to have been a neverending winter...
i have noticed a couple signs of spring cropping up in my backyard.
it made me happy :]

spring is coming...slowly but surely..

Monday, May 2, 2011

we got him.

may we never forget to be thankful for our freedom.
and for those who fight for it!
yesterday was a very historical day indeed...although the war is far from over,
there is hope. we have people who will continue to fight until we have won.
ps i loved obama's speech last night. he is probably the greatest public speaker our country has ever seen. and i loved his point about this not being a war against islam, but a war against terrorists. i have a lot of muslim friends, who hate being compared to people like osama bin laden. it was a great speech, and a historical moment i will never forget!

utah is perdy.

the sunsets these past couple of weeks have been phenomenal!
i can't wait for summer sunsets...my very favorite of all.