Thursday, November 15, 2007

My new playlist

My friend Kyle introduced me to BoomShuffle, a free internet radio service that let's you listen to songs in a personalized playlist. I found some pretty good tunes on their catalog, even though it's still somewhat limited (the app is in beta). Speaking of beta, I can't help but notice how the Beta Band track sounds heavily influenced by late Beatles (at least to my ears). I was able to hear this using Firefox as my web browser. Just click on the play button below and you can start listening. Enjoy!

Monday, November 05, 2007

A quick catch-up

So I am clearly not what you would call a good blogger. I have found that the upkeep is rough. I always mean to do it, but I either haven't the time or patience for it, or I just haven't gotten in the habit yet. It's like scrap-booking, I was never good at that either. Here are a couple of links to some online photo albums to catch you up on the last few months. I promise going forward I'll do better.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's Over...

Last night I sobbed as I read the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was very bittersweet, but I must say I am pleased with how things ended, I think despite some heart-breaking losses it ended as it should have. Well done J.K. Rowling, and thank you!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Hiking on Memorial Day (I know it was a month ago... sorry)

My little hiker

Easy does it...

And here we are... short and sweet.

Chicago with Nathan's Fam

Crossing the Bridge to Millenium Park

The Frank Gehry Pavillion

The Cloud Gate

Walking along the waterfront to the Shedd Aquarium

Grant Park Fountain

Back Downtown

On our Dad-guided Chicago Architecture Tour

7 out of 8 of us in the same place at once = prime photo opportunity

Special thanks to the Hatch family for hosting us all, and to Brigham who provided some of these photos.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I Heart Pinkberry

I know what you're thinking... "Plain yogurt, really?" But it REALLY is as good as it's hyped up to be. Right now there are just stores here in NYC and all over L.A., but I'm sure that before we know it it will sweep the nation. If you find yourself near one you MUST try it. My favorite is the original combo with blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

SUPER Nathan

Last spring Paul and Holly J. and I went to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. in Park Slope (see photo here.) It's very fun if you ever get the chance to go. You get to try on capes in their full-service cape-testing station, and register your Superhero identity and powers in their Book of Superheroes. It's a really clever store, with great stuff such as 'invisible beam sensors,' 'space/time sleds,' 'foil force fields,' 'low budget utility belts,' 'invisibilty tracking devices,' and more. The coolest part is that it actually is a front for a tutoring center for young writers, and the entrance to the tutoring center is behind a wall of Superhero supplies. Good job Dave Eggars.

When Brigham, Jennie, and Jeremy were in town we decided to go out to Brooklyn, and found ourselves near the store. This time around Nathan donned the cape, and as you can see, it suited him well.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Celebrity Look-alikes

Phew... they're all pretty good ones, although I'm not going to pretend that there wasn't a picture of Angela Landsbury in there too that I took out.

My Celebrity Look-alikes

Check out Nathan's Celebrity Look-alikes... I especially love that he looks like both Little Richard and Tony Blair, and that the picture of 'Matthew Fox' is actually Ben Affleck.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Brothers in New York

We had visits from three brothers last week...

First Jeremy came from Provo to interview for graphic design internships for the summer.
(This is Jeremy on our roof looking down through the skylight.)

While Jeremy was in town, Brigham and Jennie came up from D.C. to hang out too, which was a lot of fun. All three Brothers B in one place.

Then Michael came through on his whirlwind east
coast tour, and we were lucky that he had some down time while in New York to come down and see our apartment and go out for some yummy Cuban food.

Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Patrick's Day Party

On Saturday night our friends Jeff & Mindy hosted a St. Patrick's Day party at which everyone got into the spirit of the holiday.

Nathan and I dressed as the Irish Flag:

There may have been arm-wrestling involved...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

First, happy birthday to Amy, Brigham, and Jeremy, who all celebrated birthdays this week. Also, happy birthday to Jenni and Michael, who will both be one year wiser this month.

Second, this is what our windows looked like this morning. March is such a tease. I can't remember ever having snow on St. Patrick's Day, but oh well. This is the New York winter where storms come on holidays. The Valentine's Day storm made me miss my flight to Utah. I hope this doesn't mean that April Fool's Day will be snowy as well.

Arizona Trip

So this happened about a month ago, but our friends Karisa and McKay got married.

I think this picture captures a lot of the elements of our trip: the actual wedding (in the background), the
sun (which was an adjustment for us), and friends (they're not facing the camera, but they're there).

p.s. February + 70ยบ = Amazing.

We did a road trip from SLC to Phoenix and back with Craig and Kristin, plus Amy, Grant, and Chelsea. To proove it, here's a picture of Sarah Jane strecthing. I really like this picture.

Here's us at Hoover Dam.

And here's some southern Utah.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Nathan playing Dodge Ball

I thought you all might enjoy THIS. As my mom put it, "It's footage of Nathan throwing a ball as hard as he can at a girl."

Monday, March 05, 2007

'It's a Scoooooooper'

We were out and about on Saturday and came accross this 'scooper.' We thought if nothing else that Spencer would think it was cool.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

We are the Champions!

After coming in a disappointing second place last year, we came back this season and WON the dodgeball championship. It was a lot of fun, and has proved to be the best way to get through the winter in New York.

(Our win is dedicated to the Mills, Sundquists, and Kemps... team members from last year who couldn't be with us this season.)