Friday, May 30, 2008

A very interesting picture

Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes. See the rest of his pictures here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Scott had to go to Chicago to present research at the International Association for Behavioral Analysis so I decided to spend the weekend with my folks in Bountiful. My sister Jessica was up from SUU so we had a great time.
Thursday night we went to my sister Jana's madrigal concert. It was really the only pictures I took the entire weekend:

Going back to Viewmont High just made me realize how grateful I am to be done with it. Whenever I walk back into that place this feeling of self doubt and awkwardness just washes over me. I didn't have a traumatic high school experience, I had a great one, but going back just makes me feel so self conscious. Am I the only one who feels this way? Anyway, had a great time with the fam and I am glad that Scott's presentation went very well and that we are both back at home.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The nicest of Saturdays

Friday night Scott and I headed down to Bountiful to watch the last (sniff) Jazz game of the season. My parents have an HDTV and bow howdy the game looked great. Saturday morning we came back because I went to the Farmer's Market with my old roommate V. I bought a basil plant and a delfino cilantro.
And a pussy-willow wreath for my mom.

After I got home Scott and I took sack lunches to Old Main Hill and read Watership Down under a very big tree and I fell asleep for a very nice nap.

Then we went and saw Iron Man.
I thought I wasn't going to like it, but I loved it.

Then we went to Costa Vida for dinner and then we went to Shopko to buy pots for my new herbs and I found the cutest of water jugs.

It's a blue elephant and I love him. Behind him in the picture are my growing growing tomato plants.

So tonight we ate sourdough bread, with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and basil that is currently growing in the window. I literally have no more window space and I have no idea how I'm going to move all of these plants to Nebraska. Scott thought we were being very European with our meal tonight. Hopefully next time we eat it I will have made the bread, the tomatoes will have come from our plant and maybe even I'll get brave and make the cheese.
What I need from you dear readers are lots of ideas on how to consume all of our basil and cilantro because I hear that it goes to seed quickly so we need to act fast.

Monday, May 12, 2008

What a game

Click on it to make it bigger, it's a great shot.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

What I did while I listened to the Jazz game

my very first banana bread.

'cuz your my cheese burger

I came across some veggie tales video today and it took me back to sitting in Natalie Adam's basement watching "Silly Songs with Larry" and laughing until I cried. I still laughed so hard today I was crying while watching the following video:

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Walk like an Egyptian

My cousin Max and his wife Brooke are studying abroad this summer. Max will be studying Arabic at the University of Amman in Jordan. They went to Egypt first and then after Max's semester they will go trolling around Europe. I am jealous and terrified at the same time. Anyway, they have some really awesome pictures on their blog of Egypt and wanted you all to enjoy them. And enjoy the music video for "Walk Like an Egyptian", there is nothing that I love more than 80's music videos.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Book Tag

A tag that is interesting and fast:

I'd spent the afternoon making hay, really just lending a hand to a farmer making hay, and after a few hours in the midday sun hoisting and throwing fifty-pound bales onto a hay wagon, I hurt. - Michael Pollan The Omnivore's Dilemma

I am loving this book. It's about the food industry and the food chains that we are all apart of. It's really making me think about what I put in my mouth and where my food comes from. I recommend it to everyone.

Here's how to do the tag:

The rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book
2. turn to page 123
3. find the 5th sentence
4. post the 5th sentence
5. tag some people

I tag everybody

What I had for breakfast this morning

Homemade yogurt from Amanda (this girl is unreal), banana, and grape nuts all in the same bowl. Yummy.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Scott is a STAR

Scott received a very nice award from the Psychology Department yesterday. He is the undergraduate S.T.A.R. (Scholarship, Teaching Assistant, Applied and Research) student of the year. The Department Head said that this award goes to the most well rounded student who excels in every venture they take on. His mentor Dr. Cheney gave a very nice speech about how great Scott is and how much he helps out everybody. It was a very nice awards ceremony and I'm so proud of Scott. He graduates tomorrow! The picture is of Scott and his three mentors, Tim Shahan, Amy Odum and Carl Cheney