This year's Coachella lineup has outdone all the others. I am terribly excited about this years' festival and have very high hopes of being able to attend. It would be 3 full days of musical heaven. Here are the bands I want to see:
April 16: April 17: April 18:
deadmau5 2 many DJ's Deerhunter
Grizzly Bear Camera Obscura Gorillaz
Jay-Z Coheed and Cambria Local Natives
La Roux Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Matt & Kim
LCD Soundsystem Gossip Miike Snow
Passion Pit Hot Chip Pavement
Ra Ra Riot Major Lazer Phoenix
She & Him MGMT Spoon
The Avett Brothers Tiesto Thom Yorke
The Whitest Boy Alive Yo La Tengo
Vampire Weekend

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.
-led zeppelin

in 2010

Will cook 1 recipe weekly
will do more artsy crafty activities
Read 1 book a month
Participate in Yoga frequently
Continue rock climbing
clean my room regularly
Do homework day it's assigned
Be optimistic
text less call more
Make new friends
Keep jeep nice & tidy
Be more out-doorsy
Write in my journal more often
Take even more pictures
See more concerts

back to snow

Last wednesday was my last night home for winter break. Rus and i had the house to ourselves so we had a little send of party with a few of our friends playing games and talking late into the night, it was a pretty good send off. We woke up for our earlybird flight to Utah to begin the new year. Thursday night we had a wedding dinner for my friend (& old roomie) Kirstine Moller and Kyle Cragun who were married on Friday! They were married in the Oquirrah temple January 8, and had their reception at the Snow Basin Lodge. It was a good way to start out my winter semester...which officially started today! I'm taking 16 credits which is quite a bit for me, i usually stick with 12, so wish me luck! I'll definitely be busy with school but it will be fun. I'm taking Theater, English, Religion, History, Math and luckily a Drawing class! I'm most excited for drawing, but i'm sure the others will be great too.

campout 2010

the new year has started with a kick. we got a big group of our friends to sign up for camping this new years eve and it was the best idea we've had for a while. we went camping at sycamore beach and have over 45 people with us to celebrate the new year. Rus and i went down early with our friend Kristen to pick out the campsites and set up tents so it'd be all ready when people got there. After we set up camp, we went and ate dinner at Neptune's Net and watched the sunset at my favorite spot Deer Creek, and then hungout at sycamore beach for a while. Then the party started. Matt came down and we listened while he messed around on his guitar while we waited foreveryone else to come. The main camping group was me, rus, kristen, matt, shannon, grayson, katie, kelly, lindsey, chelsey, emily, eric, taylor, micah, lindy, courtney, albert, joe, and rachel. We had so much fun sitting around the campfire making smores, listening to music and playing music (this group is pretty musically talented). For the big new year many many other people came and joined us that we knew, and we all headed down to a tunel on the beach to celebrate. we had martinellis and all of our friends, old and new. it was an amazing way to bring in the new year and i wouldnt have changed it for anything. The next morning shan and rus made everyone scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage (breakfast of champions). Everyone went home and crashed for the Party of the Centuray the browns (chelsey, lindsey & emily) were putting on. For the past 5 years they have had this party and it was huge. easily over 150 people in their house. There was dancing, food, good friends, and live music. They had two bands come up and play that they know, it was so much fun. The entire new years eve and day will never be forgotten for me. I hope all of yours were just as good!


the past year has gone by far to fast, i feel there is no way that it is already 2010. but unfortunately time has passed and it has made me wonder where my year has gone, so heres a recap for all of you:
I finished my first complete at ldsbc. i made a great group of new life long friends. moved back to sunny california from snowy salt lake (good move). saw girltalk, ludacris, cold war kids, yeah yeah yeahs, sea wolf, regina spektor, no doubt, paramore, the sounds, & attended Hard Haunted. swapped my speedracer for a more practical snow friendly car. broke up with my bf. traveled to 10 different countries within a 6 week time period. started back up at ldsbc. moved from sunny california to snowy provo. made a couple more life long friends. hiked the boney caves. got two new nieces. kept in touch with old friends. cut bangs on a whim- twice.wrote missionaries religiously. talked to nick twice. mended friendships. discovered the beauty of gold. painted 8 pictures. my best friend of 20 years got married to her high school sweetheart. took over a thousand photographs. went camping.
just a highlight of the important bits.