Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Since my brother John just moved here to Provo, and is engaged to Mercedes!, our family had a little summer picnic to celebrate. We had it in Granny Alice's backyard, which is so beautiful, with her big yard and big plants- I was in love with all fruit and vegetables she had goin on. She had a pear tree in the backyard (Granny literally shoved pears in my arms to take home... naturally, I didn't resist) a grape vine on her fence (tiny grapes with a bit of a punch to 'em) and corn stalks in the backetty-back.
The weather ended up being way nice as the day went on. We played badminton and a few card games after eating (p.s. Joel grilled some way good hot dogs- and thankfully he humored my requests by toasting me a bun! seriously delicious). Brent was, naturally, a stud. He played endlessly with 5-year-old little Miranda. Aunt Tenna led some rousing political discussions and it was definitely a good get-together before school starts next Monday. 

Heaven knows I need to see my family more often.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cool, no?

Star projector for your room... $22 from this website
A portrait... using people. By Craig Alan
A water tower Brooklyn. Designed by Tom Fruin.
Lake Retba. A seriously pink lake in Senegal, the color is from a bacteria that grows in the lake. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

As Luck Would Have It

To graduate this December, as planned, I need to get an internship this fall. I've been quite nervous about it, to be honest. The internship takes up quite a bit of time... a minimum of 280 hours over the semester, which equates to about 20 hours per week-- so basically a part time job. A lot of the internships are in Salt Lake (with the major news stations like ABC, Fox, and KSL) which is about an hour drive away.

Anyway, I've been quite lucky. I was pretty persistent with a particular internship here in Provo that fit basically all of my wants and needs. It is here in Provo, and I would work with BYU's Performing Arts Management- interviewing the artists of the school's dance and music groups and making short news stories about them to up their publicity. I mean, its perfect! 

While interviewing for that internship, I got a call quite out of the blue from KSL, one of the big media companies in Salt Lake (I interviewed with them in like, early April, and then didn't hear back from them until three days ago) and was offered an internship with them. Whoa, I felt good. 

I heard back from BYU though, and I knew that was gonna work out for me, so I took it. And then, icing on the cake, the internship will be paid. Wow, God's got my back. 

I hope to make awesome behind-the-scenes videos like this... (Parts 2 & 3 of the video can be found on YouTube)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rainy cafe in Paris
Its been way hot lately, and dry... in typical Utah fashion. I've been hoping for a cool front lately, maybe with a little rain. Inspired by all these photos around the web...
Provo mountains
San Fran bridge by Theodor Heuss Brucke