Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where in the world..of I going to live?

Yep. I've got a week to figure out where I am going to live for the spring. So i picked up a housing guide. The deadline is Saturday.

So don't be fooled by the big smile on my face as I am looking through the housing guide. I'm secretly freaking out ;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dim Sum

Today, a customer came into my line that told me he was New York City bound for the summer. I was super excited for him and we made a deal that every time he came through my line until he left he would ask me to recommend one place for him to visit.

I told him about an awesome Dim Sum place on China town. This place is amazing!! Its called Jing Fong on Elizabeth Street. If you want the real chinese-canton style experience this is it!! The restaurant is the size of a football field and Dim Sum is very affordable. The room is filled with chinese women, who don't speak a word of english, pushing carts of bamboo steamers. The best way to communicate is just to point at what you want, but trust me everything is good so you really can't go wrong.
What do i recommend?

the shrimp dumplings. the rice noodle rolls. the deep fried prawns. the stuffed sticky rice in lotus leaves. the egg tarts. the char siu spare ribs. the shao mai. the ta-hu. and of course, the chicken feet.

its the best. guaranteed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another day, another obsession...

So, I today I got to do one of my favorite things in the people play volleyball. I watched the women's team practice for a bit in the Smith Fieldhouse and then, while walking through the RB I found myself watching, studying, analyzing --every volleyball class I was passing by. Its really hard for me not to get hooked into a volleyball game, and when the game is a good one I pretty much just lose all interest in the rest of the world.

Oh...and to continue my gratitude posts...

Today, I am thankful for Fortune Cookies.
Our ward had our closing social and Panda Express Catered. My Fortune read: be willing to take that chance you've been wanting to consider...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lists. I happen to be the kind of person that makes lists of everything. I like them because they help me make plans.

I make lists of:

things to do
places to go
things to eat
books to read
people to call
dreams to achieve
goals to fulfill
friends to email
birthdays to recall
songs to purchase
restaurants to try
attributes to improve
chores to get done
movies to watch or re-watch

These days, most of my lists have been:

majors to consider
jobs to apply for
utility bills to pay
housing options to check out
habits to mend
classes to register
easter preparations to make
general conference talks to read
bridal showers to attend

and it goes on and on...

At the beginning of every new year the phrase, "a goal not written is merely a wish" is repeated over and over again in my home. My mom will make her rounds at night and come into my brothers room and then my room and ask us if we've written our goals down yet. When its New Years Eve and we get to the part where we share our goals, its always funny to hear my mom ask each our family members questions like, have you made a time frame for that? how will you measure your achievements? do you think thats specific enough? Most of the time we snicker at how seriously my mom takes goal making. But, her goal-making, plan-building, dream-forming obsessions have carried over! And while all these lists I make are just a small part of my planning addictions I like knowing that I have dreams and desires. Some are smaller than others, and some are pretty big and they stretch on into forever. But, i think this may be the best thing that has ever rubbed off on me from my mom.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day Two I am Grateful for Zumba

So Becca and I have been trying to loose 10 or fifteen pounds come June 1st. One of our favorite things to do for exercise is Zumba. Last night, we went to our local RC Wiley where they had Zumba classes in their basement. The funniest part may have been that it was a Latin exercise club and we were the only non-latino college aged students there.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day One I am Grateful for Bran Muffins

After a long day of studying, which culminated to the taking of a test that was way tough...I got the one thing that someone very thoughtful new would make my day. A Bran Muffin! Essentially, the best way to win me over is through food, next is, well, through more food. Its the perfect after-test-snack anyone could ever ask for. They are scrumptious. They have that perfect balance of sweet, crumbly, wheat and bran goodness that is oh-so-heavenly. And, unlike most bran muffins, these have a gooey honey topping that is soooooo good!
So yes. Today, I am thankful for Bran Muffins!

Back to Black


never again will i color my hair. i may have pulled that line a couple times already but I LOVE my black hair.

look at how fried it looked when it was brown!!! seriously. I don't know what it is about black hair dye, but it always gives my hair so much needed umph.

The semester is almost over and I decided that best way to end it would be with a gratitude blog challenge. I failed terribly at finishing my gratitude challenge when I tried to do it last semester and so I think now is a great time to redeem myself.