Saturday, December 13, 2008
I'm not much on memes, but when I ran across this one I was intrigued. It combined two of my favorite things, googling and picking out pictures. So here is a collage of all things me. The funny thing is I googled all these pictures last fall and never had the chance to post them. Now I can't remember what I was thinking when I picked them out or which trait they represent. Your guess is as good as mine. Click on the collage to see it bigger.
my AGE, my MIDDLE name, my favorite place to TRAVEL, my FIRST job, my GRANDMOTHERS name, my favorite VACATION spot, my kids NICKNAME, my VICE, my first PET, my favorite COLOR, my SCREEN name, my first LOVE, where I LIVE, what I studied in COLLEGE, my FIRST name, my favorite FOOD, my favorite ANIMAL
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Last year during one of her lessons on traditions she showed the students a picture of a little girl on Santa's lap and asked them what they thought she was asking him for. A little boy in kindergarten responded immediately by saying that she was asking for a blanket. My mom responded by asking why, and the little boy said, "Because her body shakes and wakes her up at night because she is cold."
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
It's been 100 years since it happened last, and when it finally came around again I find myself stuck in the middle. I'm a Republican and the Democratic National Convention has descended on downtown Denver. This is even more annoying than having no interest in baseball and finding myself in the midst of the World Series last fall. It does however make for an interesting walk at lunch.
The number of vendors has also doubled. In addition to knock-off designer bags (a Denver staple), you can now get a bit of entertainment with your over-priced t-shirts.
There are more protestors out than there are delegates or tourists. PETA pigs, anti-war activists and vans with awful photos of aborted fetuses plastered across them are making their way through the streets. (Making me very happy I'm staunchly pro life.) I also ran into some McCain supporters who gave me my "nobama" sticker. I was so happy to see them I wanted to give them a hug.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I've been ABC tagged by Pam, and I finally had a chance to fill it out.
A- Attached or single: Single
B- Best Friend: My mom
C-Cake or Pie: Pie. It's the only thing that broke my birthday cake curse!
D-Day: Saturday, of course!
E- Essential Item: Pen and sketchbook
F- Favorite Color: Ice yellow
G-Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears
H-Home town: Logan, Utah
I- Indulgences: Chocolate marshmallows and Doctor Who
J- January or July?: Neither. These are my two least favorite months. One is too hot and the other too cold.
L-Life is incomplete without: Chocolate marshmallows and Doctor Who
M- Marriage Date: TBD
N- Number of Siblings: 3 brothers and a sister
O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges
P- Phobias or Fears: clowns, cliche but true.
Q- Quote: "Light seeking light doth light of light beguile." - Shakespeare
R- Reason To Smile: Alvar Aalto's Savoy vase
S- Season: Autumn
T- Tag Three: Brett (this time he better do it), Susan and Loralee
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I once ran into Gorbachev at the Parthenon.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: One time vegan come carnivore
W- Worst Habit: infrequent blog updates
X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Only x-rays so far
Y-Your favorite food: Anything with tomatoes in it
Z: Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A: The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B: Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C: At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
#1 What was I doing 10 years ago?
Working on a major in history and a minor in classical studies with an emphasis in Latin. What was I thinking?!
#2 Things on my To-Do List today:
Prepare for a client presentation in the morning
Return a phone call to the USGBC chapter president about a presentation I will do next week on sustainable development in the Middle East
rework my portfolio to enter an AIA competition
clean up the house for the visiting teachers coming on Thursday
#3 What would I do if I were suddenly a Billionaire:
Quit my job, travel and do humanitarian design work.
#4 Bad Habits:
Being too quiet when I'm nervous.
#5 Places I have lived:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Salt Lake City, Utah
#6 Jobs I have had:
babysitter, various families in Logan
design consultant, On the Avenue
event planner, Utah Festival Opera
wedding planner, all my siblings and cousins
design intern, GSBS Architects
teaching fellow, Utah State University
interior designer, Gensler
#7 Things that people don't know about me:
I've been to Qatar - twice (the first time with Hayley).
I can curl my toungue into a clover leaf.
I've always wanted to learn how to fence.
I volunteer my time as a missionary.
I now tag Brett and/or Annie, Shannon and Karen.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
It was a cool concert. Stanley thinks Ky-Mani is great, but he liked Tim Finn best. Here is Stanley at the concert during the song "One Love" by Bob Marley.
Stanley has had lots of fun in Denver, but it's time for him to go home. He wants to see Paige and play with her at school.
Good-bye Stanley! Come back and visit me soon!
Stanley got a tour of the office.
Jenny, Claudia and Karin showed Stanley our plotter. It's a machine that prints giant pieces of paper.
Then Caroline, Carrie, Amy and Kirsty helped him pick out some carpet and tile for a new office.
Harry, Anne and Karin showed him how the computers work.
There are cannons in front of the capitol to protect it from invaders. Stanley and Holly tried them out.
This is the Colorado History Museum where you can learn about the Native Americans and pioneers who lived here over 100 years ago.
Here is the Colorado Ballet where all the Ballerinas practice dancing.