27 November 2012

The Liebster Award

My dear sister Catherine recently nominated me for the Liebster award, a sign of appreciation and encouragement for bloggers with under 200 followers.  As part of the nomination, you're supposed to answer 11 questions they post for you, nominate 11 more bloggers (although I won't be doing that many), state 11 odd things about yourself, and post 11 more questions for those people to answer!

11 Questions from Catherine!

1. What is your favorite color?
Either Burgundy or Maroon.
2. Cookies, cake or pie? 
Cookies. Without a doubt.

3. Summer or winter? 
Summer. Duh, I hate cold.
4.What's your favorite thing to do when you have no other responsibilities? 
Sketch buildings, or read random article on Wikipedia.
5. What's your favorite food?
I am rather fond of red velvet cake, crab and most sea food.
6. Do you like animals? If so, what's your favorite?
I really like turtles and tortoises!
7. What's the best trip you've ever been on? 
This summer, my 4 week trip to Virginia, North Carolina and California.

8. What's your favorite book?
Either the Book Theif by Markus Zusak or Life of Pi by Yann Martel

9. If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?
 Argentina. No idea why, but it sounds super appealing right now.

10. Do you have a favorite tv show? If so, what is it? 
Ah hem.... probably Glee. Or Arthur.

11. What's life all about? 
 Finding out who you are, and how to best fulfill your position in life.

My nominees: 

Giselle from Mesmerizing Writing

 Robyn from Robyn in space 

Alexis from A Thousand Miles

11 Random Things About Me

1. I am far from being a stereotypical .... anything. 
(If curiosity is calling you to what I am referencing here, see my twitter!)

2. I am a closet nerd. I love learning, reading and solving. Just not in front of people.

3. I am a child of the east coast, and all I really want to do is eventually end up back east.

4. I have 11 pairs of shoes, 20 ties and 0 sweat pants.

5. At some point in my life, I want to own a studio apartment in downtown Baltimore. 

6. I am bad at paying attention for long periods of time, especially during AP classes.

7. I want to be an architect. Really badly. And if I don't manage to go into architecture, I want to go into landscape architecture.

8. I really like using mass transit. Mostly that just means commuter rail, light rail and airplanes.

9. I'm really proud of who I am becoming as a person. 

10. I miss the ocean. And forests. And rivers and creeks. And North Carolina.

11. I know City Creek Center like the back of my hand.


Questions for my nominees:

1. What is your dream job?

2. Who, if anyone, would you like to meet?

3. What country would you like to visit and why?

4. What are you most proud of accomplishing thus far in your life?

5. If you could choose one exotic food to try, what would it be?

6. Do you prefer phone calls or hand written letters?

7. What is your favorite park to go to?

8. What is your biggest inspiration?

9. What is your favorite place to shop at?

10. Do you have any siblings?

11. What is your favorite class in school?

17 November 2012

Bunnies and more Bunnies!

And McKinley is awesome!

Today Viewmont is hosting the Viking Clash debate tournament, and as the host school, we get to run around monitoring hallways and look pretty sitting at tables.

This would be Kim, McKinley and Alli

Also of notice, last night Tad and I got the amazing opportunity to watch Legally Blonde the Musical at the Salt Lake School for the Preforming Arts. 


It was honestly one of the funniest musicals that I have ever been too. Every song is now stuck in my head, and the quality of the acting was really phenomenal. 

In other news, not only did I get Tad to take a photo, I managed to catch him laughing in it!!


I am close to falling asleep at this tournament. I am ready for the Chinese food to arrive. 

I love each and every one of you!


12 November 2012

Life is more interesting when Lofted


This is the creating of my today. 

I'm rather ashamed of myself, I've rarely let such a long period of time go in between blog post.

Blah blah blah, personal disappointment, blah blah blah, I'll do better, blah blah.

Presently, I'm in my Intro to Engineering class, and I'm just having a blast and a half. But not really, because it actually takes a lot of trial and error, and even more patience. 

Tad and I!

Recently, I've noticed how much older I am not only beginning to look, but also how much older I am beginning to feel.

Who would have though that the boy below would be the boy I am today. I'm rather happy so far with how I am turning out, I must admit. 

That is me approximately several years ago.


Also of notice, this has been an exhausting few weeks. After two debate tournaments, I feel very satisfied with my ability this senior year, and I am super happy to have Kim as my Public Forum partner. At the Portia Douglas tournament, we came in 3rd place for open Public forum out of 17 teams, and at this past week's Speech Arts tournament, we placed 9th in Junior Varsity Public Forum out of 20 some teams. Kim is a Sophomore, and I am a second year debater, and I think we are doing quite well for our experience level. (I think I get a trophy or something for being in the top quarter at this last tournament.)

  

Ogden High School, the school hosting Portia Douglas

I best be getting back to work.

Ta ta for now!