A Wish Fulfilled

This is my new friend Lisa. I clearly give her a thumbs up.

Anthropologie wants her to design clothes for them... this is a big deal. Since I knew I would be seeing her, I wore the only Anthropologie item I own (thanks mom):

You might be thinking, hm Becca... what are you doing posing like waitress in the middle of the street?
Well for starters, I knew my sister was taking a picture of me. So obviously I had to pose. And I have a few friends who always do the one hand on hip look whenever there is a camera. Usually I think it looks a little stiff, but it just seemed to fit with me holding the plate and all. 

I was waiting for Lisa to pick us up for a dinner party. 
I had to stand on the street because I was so excited. I had been giddy with anticipation. 

So I packed a scarf, and made Emily take a picture. This is a big moment in my life. Emily asked why I was so so so excited and I realized I had never been in a convertible. Now that I have, I think the whole world should know that they are absolutely wonderful. It is like riding a scooter, but you can go faster and you are safer and you don't even have to wear a helmet. You get to wear a scarf instead! 

Then we stopped at the park. Parks in Boston are wonderful. People kayak at the park. Awesome. 

People also go fishing at the park... like Emily. Thanks to the Preece kids, we now know how to properly fish. You place bread on the end of a stick and wait until it floats off. Then you watch the fish eat it. My kind of fishing!

Always gotta love the "right before they were prepared" shot. 

The Lobster State

Oh Hey Maine. You're lookin good.


Bostonian Adventures


I made it! The first 24 hours were filled with amazing pizza made by the father of Nicolitalia's followed by delicious ice cream from Kimball Farm. A great day of work at the new internship and a journey on the train 


to see the Boston Pops perform American classics. Bueno!



Mitt Romney

I may have already posted this detail at some point. But, I worked at a Mitt Romney call center.
For one day.
Well for less than an hour. Ok....
I made one call.
It was so hard. And awkward.
I had passed by the call center everyday going back and forth from school and I kept thinking you know, I really ought to go in there sometime. I didn't go until the night before they chose the Republican nominee. Someone gave me a list of numbers and said ok call them and encourage them to vote tomorrow. Then tell them why Mitt Romney is great.
I dialed the first number on the list.
No answer.
Dialed the second number on the list.
No answer.
(My anxiety of actually having to talk to someone was wearing off.)
I dialed the third number on the list.
Answer. Angry man. Very angry man who was sick of Mitt Romney callers. Told me that we shouldn't call his house again.

Sad Becca. I almost started crying. I hated being yelled at, so I sneakily snuck out. The next day, McCain beat him.

Moral of the story: I think I am going to let Mitt make his own calls.

But I did learn something. I learned that as much as I listen to National Public Radio and tell people what I  learned in my AP Gov & Politics class, I know very little about politics. To really be involved you have to know about the candidates, what they have done, and what they are going to do. I knew very little about Mitt Romney and certainly not enough to convince someone else to vote for him. So this next upcoming election I have a new goal. It isn't too lofty. I just want to be more informed about not just who is running but what they would actually do... and most importantly how that may affect me.

So here is to being more educated!

Now this doesn't really have to do with my new goal, but it is helping me remember that religion ought to be put aside when it comes to choosing politicians. Here is an article by evangelical Warren Cole Smith about why he can not support Romney. Very interesting. But more interesting than that is Michael Otterson's rebuttal.

Go America. Go Jasper Johns and his version of the flag.

Romney Image source
Flag Image Source


Special K

My sister Melissa got my family into the Special K fruit & yogurt cereal. It is delicious. 

They have pictures or raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries on the cover. But get this. Upon observation of the nutrition facts the fruit is actually strawberry flavored apples. Crazy... and cheaper.


Loving this sunshine!

This Utah rain season has been hard on my heart. But bless the day, the sun came out to play!

And I forgot how much I love to mow the lawn.

Image from Ian Payne.