Friday, April 27, 2012


I officially have direction in my life! After a long, long, long time of wondering what to do with my life (mostly college) I have been accepted into UVU's newest major: social work! I will graduate with my BSW in two years.  Much rejoicing will commence and I WILL go back to Ghana.  These are my plans.  Wish me well.  For now, I think I'll bask in the glory of finishing another semester and go eat some supremely spicy hummus.

And if you don't believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways, just listen to my story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tag. I'm it.

This is me following up on a tag from....March 16.  Refrain from judging, please.

1) Post the rules.
2) Post a photo and 11 random things about you.
3) Answer questions.
4) Ask questions.
5) Tag.

1. I have had long hair since 9th grade
2. I don't eat yogurt with chunks in it
3. My two pet frogs died
4. One time I watched The Grudge and didn't sleep for days
5. One time I watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre and slept like a baby that night
6. I have had my current cell phone for three years. Three YEARS people
7. I welcome the return of boy bands One Direction
8. I started thinking of 11 random facts at 12:18 am.  It is now 1:32 am. That is how boring I truly am
9. When I am home alone I have dance parties with myself
10. I work with behaviorally challenged children.  Therefore I am patient...and a good listener
11. I have been wearing the same bracelet for 6 years straight (but for real...I have)

1. Three words to describe me: Calm, cool, collected
2. I blog for a couple reasons.  It is a partial journal for myself, an outlet for my words, and (of course) a way to keep my many, many friends and followers informed of my every move. 
3. My idea of the perfect day includes sleeping in, 80 degree weather, water, sun, walking, yummy food, yummy treats, a comfy skirt, and of course lots of music.  Put that together however you want and you have my birthday present (October is rapidly approaching!).
4. Fave color: Green.  And yellow.
5. I don't mind splurging on nail polish.  I also don't mind splurging on make up.  
6. Song stuck in my head right now? Refer to number 7 of the RANDOM list
7. If I only had one week to live: I would take all my money and fly me and my family somewhere foreign so as to forget my upcoming tragic event.
8. My fave time-waster: Internet.  Pinterest, anyone?
9. a talent I have: patience.  a talent I wished I had: long suffering (jk). I wish I could paint.  And I also wish I could write music. And tan.
10. I am most grateful for my jobs
11. I am most grateful for my padres.  They keep me grounded (and goodness knows I'm a floater!)

Because I slacked off in the area of quick response time I am not going to tag anyone because if you haven't done this yet it is probably because you chose not to.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


My whole blog post about Vegas was just a ruse to tell you about all the food I ate.  I don't deny it.  But while we are on the subject why don't I spill it and just share everything I've been eating as of late?

We have (in no particular order) Malawi's Pizza, Bombay House, Cafe Rio, El Mexsal, Applebee's, The Cheesecake factory, Brick Oven, and Chipotle. Feast your eyes.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


For Spring Break I went to Las Vegas, Nevada. It was rather enjoyable.  We started off the first night by wandering the Strip and going to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.

 I've heard their cheesecake is pretty good, so I got a slice (of course).  Following the Factory we went back home and slumbered in our dream beds.
The next morn we woke up late and went to the pool.  It was cold so we ended that activity pretty quickly.
But first we ate some fries. the gray day pool
Next we checked into the Venetian.  We had a gorgeous room with a concrete jungle view.  We checked out the room and then went in search of food.  After much trial and tribulation we ended up at La Cave, a "wine and food hideaway".  It was very chic.  Almost to the point of crazy.  I'm not posh like that.
Chicken wrapped in bacon with French onion soup in the background
Filet, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Flatbread
Fiery Artichoke, Roasted Pepper, Olives Flatbread
After some food we went back to the room to hang out.   I wasn't about to let Vegas slip away from me so I went out and wandered on my own.  I bought some chocolate and shopped for a few hours.  

The next morning we went to The Grand Lux Cafe for breakfast.  It is in the Venetian and was created by the people that created The Cheesecake Factory so it was, once again, delicious food.  We did Vegas-style breakfast with a...buffet!

After breakfast the girls decided to go to the spa.  I decided to do something different.  I walked the strip by myself like a real grown up.  I took myself to the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace and shopped until I dropped.  Then I went to the Bellagio to walk around the greenhouse and take some pictures of the ceiling. Prepare for the photo onslaught:

Then I went back to The Cheesecake Factory for one more slice of heaven and headed back to the Venetian.
We picked up our stuff, grabbed one last cup of gelato, and disappeared into the night sky.