Wednesday, February 29, 2012

dream #3

It bugs me when people don't have well defined dreams.

Having a beautiful home with a dashing husband and obedient children seems lazy.

I truly admire big dreamers—people who weave details into the fabric.
Tell me you want to concoct the recipe for the best chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. Tell me it's your lifelong goal to visit every national park in California. Tell me you want to try every flavor of chewing gum or have a picnic on the fourth of July on the banks of the Mississippi. It's refreshing meeting someone with a well-thought out dream. I'm able to believe it more. I can visualize it actually happening.

Maybe I'm being too nit-picky?

I map out my dreams.

I toss them around like a fresh summer salad every now and then. Latest tossing session happened Monday at 3:25 pm on-board the 811 somewhere on the backroads of American Fork, UT.

I made a list. a list of dreams. this post is about dream #3.

One day, I want to open a Mexican restaurant in Provo.
I'm calling it, "H_______"
(It's a really good name. i promise. so good i want to keep it under wraps.)

No offense to Provo, but I have yet to taste good authentic Mexican food restaurant. A restaurant with a menu filled with recipes that you know has been handed down from generations filled with the secret ingredients of Tia Maria, Abuela Juana, and Prima Margarita.
A restaurant with
the kind of food that's made with love.

We'll have homemade flour tortillas.
Saturday tamale specials. The freshest onion you could ever imagine. salsa so flavorful your mouth waters just thinking about it. mini tres leches cakes for anyone celebrating an extra special occasion.


& i'll have really cool prints hanging on the walls like:




and we'll have tables that make you feel like you're at a home south of the border & look like this:


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It never fails...

Every semester in some class
I get assigned to create a résumé.

Here's the latest:

Not going to lie though, I always have fun.

Monday, February 27, 2012

smore fail.

#45 Roast marshmallows at the belltower
Life isn't perfect, but I think the imperfections make for the best memories. This bucketlist item gets a half-crossed number. So, turns out they changed the lights at the belltower—without telling us! rude. Instead of the touch-me-and-you'll-get-burned lights they use to have my freshman year, they now are equipped with lame bright LED lights. Needless to say, our marshmallows were never going to melt on those lights.

So instead we migrated and made homemade smores at mi casita.
still just as tasty. still just as fun.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

two for one.

#21 Nickelcade
#28 Buy a pound of BYU Fudge & it.

You know it's going to be a good date
when you're doubling with your mejor amiga.
You know it's going to be an awesome date
when you knock two items off the bucketlist on the date.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

LL at the Grand America Hotel

life is dandy.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BBC book challenge

About two years ago, I got tagged in a note on Facebook (remember those?).

Usually Facebook notes were absurdities like 25 things you never knew about me and I remember for a while it was like a little competition to see just how unique you could make yourself sound.

besides the point.
This particular note I'm talking about was a claimed "
BBC Booklist" along with the phrase/challenge: The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 book listed. How do you stack up?

I've read a good amount. But I want to be able to say I've read them all... So I'm starting with a clean slate and reading them all starting at the top of the list.
Checking out Pride & Prejudice of the Harold B. Lee Library as soon as I'm done doing homework procrastinating.

How many have you read?
(The ones I've read are in teal)

1. Pride & Prejudice — Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings — JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter series — JK Rowling

5. To Kill a Mocking bird — Harper Lee

6. The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte

8. 1984 — George Orwell

9. His Dark Materials — Philip Pullman

10. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens

11. Little Women — Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy

13. Catch 22 — Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare

15. Rebecca — Daphne Du Maurier

16. The Hobbit — JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong — Sebastian Faulk

18. Catcher in the Rye — JD Salinger

19. The Time Traveler's Wife — Audrey Niffenegger

20. Middlemarch — George Eliot

21. Gone With The Wind — Margaret Mitchell

22. The Great Gatsby — F Scott Fitzgerald

23. Bleak House — Charles Dickens

24. War & Peace — Leo Tolstoy

25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited — Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck

29. Alice in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll

30. The Wind in the Willows — Kenneth Grahame

31. Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy

32. Daivd Copperfield — Charles Dickens

33. Chronicles of Narnia — CS Lewis

34. Emma — Jane Austen

35. Persuasion — Jane Austen

36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — CS Lewis

37. The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin — Louis De Bernieres

39. Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden

40. Winnie the Pooh — AA Milne

41. Animal Farm — George Orwell

42. The Da Vinci Code — Dan Brown

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney — John Irving

45. The Women in White Wilkie Collins

46. Anne of Green Gables — LM Montgomery

47. Far From the Madding Crowd — Thomas Hardy

48. The Handmaid's Tale — Margaret Atwod

49. Lord of the Flies — William Godling

50. Atonement — Ian McEwan

51. Life of Pi — Yann Martel

52. Dune — Frank Herbert

53. Cold Comfort Farm — Stella Gibbons

54. Sense and Sensibility — Jane Austen

55. A Suitable Boy — Vikram Seth

56. The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens

58. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night — Mark Haddon

60. Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck

62. Lolita — Vladimir Nabokov

63. The Secret History — Donna Tartt

64. The Lovely Bones — Alice Sebold

65. Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas

66. On The Road — Jack Kerouac

67. Jude the Obscure — Thomas Hardy

68. Bridges Jones's Diary — Helen Fielding

69. Midnight's Children — Salman Rushdie

70. Moby Dick — Herman Melville

71. Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens

72. Dracula — Bram Stoker

73. The Secret Garden — Frnaces Hosgson Burnett

74. Notes From a Small Island — Bill Bryson

75. Ulysses — Jaes Joyce

76. The Inferno — Dante

77. Swallows and Amazons — Arthur Ransome

78. Germinal — Emile Zola

79. Vanity Fair — William Makepeace Thakeray

80. Possession — AS Byatt

81. A Christmas Carol — Charles Dickens

82. Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell

83. The Color Purple — Alic Walker

84. The Remains of the Day — Kazua Ishiguro

85. Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert

86. A Fine Balance — Rohinton Mistry

87. Charlotte's Web — EB White

88. The Five People You Meet in Heaven — Mitch Albom

89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90. The Faraway Tree Collection — Enid Blyton

91. Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad

92. The Little Prince — Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93. The Wasp Factory — Ian Banks

94. Watership Down — Richard Adams
95. A Condfederacy of Dunces — John Kennedy Toole

96. A Town Like Alice — Nevil Shute

97. The Three Musketeers — Alexandre Dumas

98. Hamlet — William Shakespeare

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables — Victor Hugo

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

mi abue.


i went on an adventure with Utah public transportation & spent the weekend in West Valley City.

a change of scenery was much needed. & mainly i just wanted to be around my family & eat really good mexican food. i'd list out all the things i ate, but i wouldn't want to make you jealous. i will however brag and say that my tia sent me home with a stack of homemade flour tortillas & a promise that she'd make me a bunch of tamales de rajas next time i came up.

honestly, i spent most of my trip talking to my abuelita. she is my hero. it sends my head spinning in circles to think that she was a little orphan in San Luis Potosi where her first job was selling helados & raspados and then going on to work in the home of a wealthy family. She lived in poverty in Mexico and i somehow am fortunate to be where I am studying at a University with the hopes of going to law school.

she is my motivation.

Friday, February 17, 2012

j. dawgs

#9 J. Dawgs

Maybe we made a Native girls pact to not eat junk food till the end of the semester. Maybe we made a loophole though that things on the bucketlist were ok. Maybe I haven't had a J.Dawg since freshman year when they sold them for $1 for those pep rallies they used to throw before football games. Maybe Daniela & I were just craving for the satisfaction of crossing off something on the bucketlist. Maybe I haven't had Junk food all week and so my detoxed body found the taste of Junk food just a little strange.

but Maybe J.Dawgs is still really delicious so it doesn't really matter...

Last time I had a J.Dawg I ordered it from the shack (before the store existed)

I like the Dawg (beef) with errything.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Love, The Native Section
Living Legends 2011-2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

De Jong Week.

So I know it seems like Living Legends is taking over my blog.
That's probably because it is.
& I totally did take the LSAT the morning after our first De Jong show.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SoCal tour, by polaroid

it had been way too long since I had brought out my little camera to play. tour seemed like the perfect adventure to snap with the last of my polaroid exposures. i think i'm converting to the instax mini soon although, my polaroid camera will always have a super special place in my heart. i'm still awaiting the day when polaroid film will go down in price. i'm just a poor college student you know. you hear that impossible project?

everyone loved my camera on tour. it was fun trying to figure out where to snap the exposures. it definitely brought out the 80s child within everyone.