Monday, October 25, 2010

washington, baby, dc!

I'll admit I was a little apprehensive to go back to DC,
 because I didn't want my memories to be different from how things really are.
But it was so great to be back in my favorite city.
It really felt like I was coming home.
And fall on the east coast is just about the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

I was the group's tour guide, so I spent the first few days mothering everyone around DC, worrying the whole time I was going to lose someone
(there was an unfortunate incident of my boss getting stuck in the metro doors his first time, but other than that we were drama-free)

I loved visiting some of my favorite places, like the Lincoln Memorial at night, white house protesters) and some new places too (How had I never been to the 9-11 memorial at the Pentagon?)
And I missed the BCDC family so much...especially when we stopped by the Barlow and went to good stuff and when we talked about how "anything is possible"

 Let's be honest--the first place we went (literally right after we checked into the hotel) was Good Stuff. I was worried I had talked it up and people wouldn't like it, but then I remembered how amazing good stuff is. and how life-changing those toasted marshmallow shakes are.
 just a little BYU PRSSA pride before the opening social.
 Arlington. always one of my favorite places and so beautiful in the fall

what up barack!

oh, you want some media placements about our award? ok

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

we're kind of a big deal

DC was awesome
I loved being back in my city
and soaking up the PR goodness.
(more on that to come)

But perhaps the best part?
Recieving my PRSSA National Gold Key Award?
Not quite (but still awesome)
Winning the Outstanding Chapter Award over more than 300 other schools.
Basically, it means our PRSSA Chapter is the best in the country.
I spent two full weeks putting the application together this summer, and it is so good to see it pay off.
BYU has a great PR program with great students, professors and advisors.
If I learned anything from conference, it was to be so grateful for my BYU education.
so yay for winning!
(and we sure looked good doing it!)

Friday, October 8, 2010


here are the going-ons of the last month or so, as told from my iphone.
loving fall
"loving" provo
loving life

 the roommates and I decided to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon reading on the temple grounds. Little did we know that the entire MTC was allowed to do the same thing. We left as herds of missionaries walked over.
 kylie fit in small spaces.
 the apartment fair fish, Seattle, lasted longer than the 12 hours I had predicted (2.5 whole days!) but then died a sad death.
 warm fall hit, so I studied outside. also, flashcards took over my semester.
 we found an awesome sink, but no Africa-shaped toilets at the Malawi pizza place.
 General Conference was lovely. so was looking at the temple.
 Cameron and Cynthia shared a moment.
One Saturday morning brought a hot air balloon cruising super low over Provo. I waved. the man waved back.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


how do you make Monday even try to compare to how awesome the weekend was?
Wear rolled up jeans and new tennis shoes and pretend you're about to start a rumble all day.
When you're a Jet, you're a jet all the way