Tuesday, October 30, 2007

15 Step

{another cinquain for autumn}
caramel covered
biting, dripping, sticking
chocolate, sprinkles, full and pleasant


Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Apart Again

{cinquain for autumn}

Bright eyed smiles
Faces of irony
Confusion from reality

-Brandi Carlile-

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Have You Ever

As a student of advertising at BYU, I was well aware that something was brewing that was going to change the face of the LDS church to the media. To change the whole system: the ads were to take a stand, make bold claims, open the doors for research to be done, and for members to share. Campaign ideas came and went. Story boards were reviewed. Concepts were softened. Professers sought student's opinions; students sought professor's opinions. Meetings with church leadership were a thing of frequency, as were the highly-anticipated updates of their response in classes like Media Planning, and Account Planning. Regardless of how much each was involved, we all felt very much like a part of the process. I think it's because we all felt like there was so much at stake. And I think it's safe to say that we can all feel good about the final product.

I think one of the coolest things about these ads is that it really is the voice of converts and investigators. The questions they ask or asked before coming to know the church. The TV ads are not scripted. They are not actors. They are converts talking genuinely about their experiences. Cool.
-Brandi Carlile-

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cold Brains

My brain will never be cold again.... now that I've finished my first knitting project!Presenting the two-hour hat. It only took me two weeks (about three hours). This is only the beginning.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

By & By

There's a park near my house that is an autumn wonderland. Leaves cover every surface.
And days go by and seasons too
In time our love may digress with the words we can renew
I'll tell you that I
I love you by and by
I don't know if I'd survive
Without a friend like you in my life

-Brett Dennen-

Monday, October 22, 2007

To Be Surprised

On Saturday Spencer and I saw a sneak preview of Dan in Real Life. I had wanted to see the movie ever since I saw the trailer a few months ago, and I wasn't disappointed. It was refreshing to see Steve Carell in a real-person type character, even as much as I love him as Michael Scott. One of the best surprises of the movie though, was the music. I am going to get the soundtrack soon because it's fantastic! Sondre Lerche sings alone and with Regina Spektor, A Fine Frenzy covers "Fever" and listeners are also treated to a catchy cover of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door." Having never heard of Sondre Lerche before 'Dan,' I'm feeling a need to do some more digging in Scandinavian Europe for more treasures like him. Some of my best finds in the past few years have been from that region.

-Sondre Lerche-

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New York to San Francisco, So Many Roads to Ease my Soul

Guest Blogger: Spencer (because there were too many good pictures to post in my account of San Francisco)

I’ve always felt a special connection to San Francisco, beyond the literal connection of Interstate 80 that passes through my hometown of Salt Lake City and ends at the Bay Bridge. It’s a city that has been the setting of good times spent with friends and family. It has been a stop over on the way to family reunions, a destination for baseball games, new years road trips and long weekends with friends. I’m drawn to the hills, the ocean, the architecture, the bridges, Sutro Tower, Bart, Alcatraz (a first on this trip) and the assortment of people to be found (except for a few on Eddy Street that took special interest in my new pair of Steve Maddens). It was the birthplace of the music that accompanied me through my youth, the hometown of the once mighty, now deceased, Southern Pacific Railroad . And finally there’s the In n Out on Fisherman’s Warf. But the few days spent there with Sarah top my list of Bay Area memories. She posted some of her favorite pictures, now some of mine…

-The Grateful Dead-

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In Rainbows

Radiohead's new album is available today.For free.

Two words: best ever. {possibly}

Three more: go get it.



I have a new hobby.

Monday, October 08, 2007

We Are Family

Conference weekend was extra special this October since we had spontaneous visits from Amanda and her family and Mollie and her family. It was fun to see everyone and watch the cousins play together. Whenever I am in town with Mollie+Sam+Harrison+Noah, I get recruited to shoot their family photos. I don't consider there to be much skill involved, mostly luck and the result of shooting a lot of photos (there's bound to be at least a few keepers that way). Anyway, here are some of the standouts from what I shot this weekend. Sorry, there will be a lot.
Post photoshoot, we celebrated Harrison's fourth birthday and played outside.-Jackson 5-

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What a Good Girl, What a Smart Girl, What a Pretty Girl

My niece Rachel (9) was recently published in a monthly magazine that our church puts out called The Friend. She is such a beautiful girl and a wonderful example and I'm so proud of her, I just had to share. :)

-Barenaked Ladies- (I know, kind of funny considering the subject of Rachel's article...)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

On Saturday I got out the sweaters and stored the shorts. With the snow on Saturday and the progressively crisper days, it's obvious that the inevitable is upon us and summer is officially breathing it's last breaths. Naturally I've been thinking about what I want to accomplish this autumn. The listy list so far:

-Train for the Southern California Half Marathon (December 8th)
-Make a quilt
-Learn to knit
-Finish a Blurb book
-Snowshoe up to the yurt at the top of Mill Creek Canyon and stay overnight
-Go to a concert (hopefully Regina Spektor!)

-The White Stripes-
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