Well, folks, I’m waiting to be hired at the MTC. A guy in my economic growth class who is over a whole group of Spanish teachers talked to me today about why they haven’t called me back for my second interview - there is a freeze in hiring in the Spanish and English languages. He said he’s usually over around 60 teachers and right now he has 24. There are less missionaries being...
The Sartorialist →
I was secretly scared to see if The Sartorialist was still around after 20ish months. YES. Thank goodness! Tuve miedo a ver si sigue el blog “The Sartorialist” sigue - no estuve en “el mundo” hace más o menos 20 meses. ¡SÍ ESTÁ! gracias, gracias, gracias.
Well, it’s different and sometimes rewarding being a woman in the econ group at the Y. Reasons: 1. Professors tend to remember our names [and by default, us as individuals] very easily. As Coach (Prof, Doctor) Butler puts it. The whole class is white males, so it’s easy to remember your [the girls’] names. *note: the girls’ in my econ classes have always been a few...
Math Tutorials →
A classmate showed me this tonight in preparation for our lecture tomorrow - matrix algebra a must and I am so rusty! Apparently, the guy who does the tutorials came out of BYU!
Living on One Dollar a Day / El vivir con un dolar a diario Our professor told us about this video - you can watch it free until tomorrow! Nuestro profe nos avisó que este video se puede ver gratis - ¡hasta mañana!
The Bottom Billion (El Club de Miseria) Studying this for my economic growth class with Prof. Olga Bogach. Dr. Collier suggests that the divergence of the countries who have actually had economic decline as opposed to growth puts them in a completely different category than the other “developing” countries (as opposed to the “developed”), and that the gap will only continue growing between the...
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of...– Henri Poincaré
Development Blog Reading List/Blogs del Desarrollo
One of my two courses this term is economic growth. Our professor gave us a list of development blogs that we can keep up with. If you’re interested, here they are! Uno de mis dos cursos ésta primavera es el desarrollo económico. Nuestra profesora nos dió una lista de blogs que hablan acerca del desarrollo que podemos seguir. ¡Si estás interesado, acá están! [[MORE]] NYU Development...
Bueno, es mi primer blog desde que fui relevada como misionera. Fue el 24 de Marzo. Primero me tomé algunas semanas para recuperarme y acostumbrarme a no ser misionera, y lo hice en “El Barn,” donde viven mis tios en el norte de Idaho. Fue así: [[MORE]] mi tia Suzy y yo practicamos cocinar como Argentinas, y también ella tuvo una idea buenísima para hacer un libro sobre mi...
Well, it’s my first blog since I’ve been released as a missionary. It was the 24th of March. First was recuperation and recovery at the Barn. It went like this: [[MORE]] Aunt Suzy and I teamed up as we learned how to cook like Argentines, and she had a genius idea that I make a book about my mission experience so I could have my photos organized and a beautiful format for sharing....
A Jungian Backpack and a Taoist Sleeping Bag, by... →
Why I love Thelma: she fights for Burmese justice + she has great taste and seriously awesome music (among other things). I’ve got this playlist on repeat.
Anonymous User 138: by far the easiest test so far Anonymous User 136: really?...– This is why I love Google Docs. This is the conversation that happened on a collaborative review sheet for a Spanish 341 test about the politics and culture surrounding La Segunda República y Guerra Civil, El régimen de Franco, y el reinado de Juan Carlos I. (for some reason Tumblr won’t...
$200 = 101 Happy People
Thanks for the submission Jane! It’s Day 38 and Bee Money just found himself with a full stomach. Yesterday a hungry man on the street got a mouthful of bran muffins. What could happen tomorrow? Well, if you’re following the 101 Happy People Project it’s likely you’ll check back to find out. Don’t know what that is? Here’s the lowdown. One day a young male...
Eliza and I didn’t have any cash when we went to Velour, so we stood outside waiting for our friend James (who was playing for Open Mic Night) and put up a few posters around downtown Provo for the Hunger Banquet. The guy at the register totally had us come back in to hear Book on Tapeworm (for free!), and I am so glad he did!
Thank you! →
My cousin Ashlyn drew this gorgeous picture for our birthdays! Isn’t homemade the best?I turned 21 almost a month ago. It was wonderful! I just wanted to make a belated post to say thank you to my family and friends for all the love! One of my favorite gifts was one that Aunt Suzy made for me, it is this hat! She also made me another hat that is way cool - your hair fits through it!! My...
Ads, a sign of the times? Part I →
Ads, a sign of the times? Part I
As a researcher on the WomanStats project my fellow coders and I share a lot of interesting stuff as we run across it. Here are some pictures Alix shared with us, as well as some I found, of some ads that show blatant sexism. I believe men and women are different and I don’t think that we should be treated the same. However, different does not mean unequal. We have come a long way since...
Fellow indie loving music friends and I went to Darwin Deez - here they are opening up their show at Kilby Court!
Our trip to Ophir →
Our trip to Ophir
Saturday was my birthday, and what I wanted to do was hang out with Sarah and visit a ghost town, so off to Ophir we drove in our favorite car Earnest.As you can see, it was really snowy. Ophir didn’t turn out to be a total ghost town, in fact, we met one of the residents while we were checking the historical section! There was a big wheel. We had to take pictures. I thought I’d set my...
Top 10 Music Videos of 2010
Two hipster kids from BYU wrote this article for Rhombus magazine on what they considered to be the top influential music videos of 2010. Not only do they represent all music genres but they also offer valuable insight and opinions into each one. Below is a segment of their article. Click this link to see their picks for Top 10 of 2010. “2010 was a year of renaissance for the music video....
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good...– Audrey Hepburn
Into indie rock? Meet the Freelance Whales. According to Neue films, “the only artificial visual effects are the face explosion, bubble transformation and smoke to body bag transformation.” Mind blowing, really. Free download of the video here!