the campas

the campas

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

cougar basketball.

i absolutely love BYU basketball.  there's something magical about being at a game in the student section with thousands of other cougar fans, watching the motivational movie and watching the sheets drop as the game starts, and singing the fight song loud and proud, and swooshing cecil like crazy!  (it's always funny when he gives us his thumbs up approval right back.  silly cecil).  

i especially love home games.  mostly because we pretty much always win in the good ole' marriott center.  however, this was not the case at saturday's game against st. mary's.  we lost....and i blame the stupid refs!!  it was intense, and i was way into it, obvi. 

the game started badly when staley did a fist pump and celebratory cheer when we lost the tip off, ooops stales. still love ya!!  despite our rising and shouting, we lost, and were quite saddened.  but farr's ice cream heals all pain, so we ate our feelings after the loss, which i feel quite good about. go cougs.  see you at thursday's game, at 9pm. heard me...9pm...wtheck is up with the random time.  ###

my week in instas.

co-anchor love and cheetah tights.  too bad no one can see them on t.v. 

banana splitz with brian.  mmm...obesity.
 new boots.  sideways zipper?  what!?

discovery of emoji love.  clearly the turban indian is my fav.

dinner at le blue lemon.  (ok, just blue lemon.  adding "le" to anything makes it sound fancier, though, no)?   le black bean ravioli=nom.

hayes cousins in my apartment.  too bad i have absolutely NOTHING for them to play with.  "hey guys, i have a beta fish!  go play with him!" ...silence....

freshman ward reunion. eating our feelings post-basketball game.

FaceTime with my sister.  i love her face, in an iPhone and in person.  but especially in person.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

first show.

today was my first on-air show anchoring for the channel 11 news at noon.  it's been a dream of mine to anchor this show for quite some time, and i am loving every second!  

i LOVE my co-anchor, angela.

i love my new pink shirt i wore that i got from BR for 13 bucks, marked down from 70 bucks.  yea yuhh.

i love taking my-space mirror pictures before we go on the air.

  i love our weather girl (kika) and sports girl (bridget). 

 i love my faithful viewers.  

i even love when the camera pauses on me for 5 seconds after reading a story, so i start to read my co-anchor's story to avoid awkwardness, and then the camera goes off of me as i am reading.  #fml.  if you witnessed this....not my fault.  sorry it made you feel awkward.  i can assure you i felt even more awkward as it was happening.

here's to a great semester.  i lied about posting the show.  i forgot to copy it on my computer.  next time.  promise.


happy 16th birthday to my favorite little sister, lizzie bizzie hayes.

now that lizzie is 16, she can date and drive.  and advance to laurels.  #whatupchurchadvancement. 
 i feel soooo old. and concerned about this.  can she not grow up???  i def remember when she was born.  i used to bite her when mom wasn't looking cause i was jealous of all the attention she was stealing away from me.  bah haha.  glad i don't mind anymore!  love you lizzie!!

Monday, January 23, 2012


i've heard from some people that there is a picture of me in the little plastic centerpieces on every table in the cougareat.  i couldn't believe that i hadn't seen it, since that is my favorite place on all of campus.   but today, i went, and saw it.
this made me laugh...i don't know how it happened.  it was awkward when i decided to steal one out of the plastic container thing and everyone was staring at me like "what the heck is that girl doing stealing ads from the cougareat!?" (those things are hard to pry open, people!)  well.  see you in the cougareat, i guess!  

also: tomorrow is the first day of real anchoring!!  we have been doing run-throughs, and i am LOVING it.  anchoring > reporting.  i'll post the show on here tomorrow!!  unless it's terrible and embarrassing, then i won't.  obvs.  if you are in utah tune in tomorrow at 12 noon on channel 11!!!!!!!!! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

milk day. i mean, MLK day.

happy MLK day!!  the day we all recite the first line of the "I have a dream speech" we had to memorize at some point in our life....and then miserably putter off after about 4 seconds.  

MLK is a great man not only for leading the civil rights movement, but also because he gives us a day off of school.  holler.  it was a much needed day of rest and relaxation, and probably more productive than last year's MLK day.  leslie and i went to the gym with the most fit girl in the world, and did lots of homework.  but...most importantly, i honored the man whom this day revolves around with a little soft pretzel action and a viewing of "The Help."

making soft pretzels is not as easy as one would think!  sure, there are like 5 ingredients total...but with all the rising and falling and timing and yeasting, it is complicated.  and leslie, tom, brian and i had a fail.  we definitely filled our apartment up with smoke the first batch we tried baking....i guess we put too many in, and of course leslie and i were overly dramatic.  the incident involved brian heroically ripping our window open and fanning the smoke out the door....(hot)...but, as tom reminded us: "would martin luther king give up?  oh no, he would keep on making these pretzels!!"  and so did we.  and don't worry, that's not the only comparison you can draw with making pretzles and MLK...brian also reminded us we need to wait until the yeast fully rises up to bake them.  rising up...just like the civil rights movement.  it takes time, people.

(we also made fresh fruit smoothies, but have yet to draw any MLK comparisons there, so i will not expound on that at all).

once our pretzels were done and we ate about three massive ones each, nom nom nom, we popped in The Help, a fab movie, and  great reminder that we are all created equal.  which i definitely believe.  

i am so glad i wasn't around back in the 1960's, because i would have not enjoyed all the separation and oppression.  no bueno.  however, i do enjoy their lovely floral dresses the girls wear in that movie. so cute. but the dresses aren't the main message of the movie.  for me, it is what i always try to remember and repeat to myself many times each day:

amen sister.  ###

tortilla and black bean pie NOM!!!

yesterday, i was feeling domestic, so i made a recipe i fell in love with: tortilla black bean pie.  it's basically a majorly glorified mexican pizza from taco bell, aka heaven on hearth.  also: VEGETARIAN! ya ya ya ya.  meatless meals are da best.  it's a recipe i've been wanting to make for months ever since i saw it on, yuppp, pinterest!!  cliche?  perhaps.  don't even care.

do you like mexican food, melted cheese, and fresh ingredients coming together to form an ooey gooey mushy tortilla black bean pie??  who wouldn't!?  try this recipe.  you won't be disappointed.  it makes a massive amount, enough for 6 people at least.  leftovers??  i'm not complaining......


  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (i decided to remove seeds and ribs for less heat, but kinda wish i didn't)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced soooo fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (i ended up using a pinch more)
  •  salt and ground pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (2 1/2 cups)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With knife, trim tortillas to fit a 9-inch springform pan. Use the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. 

  1.  Add beans and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in corn and scallions, and remove from heat. Taste and adjust for 

    Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of springform pan; layer with 1/4 of the beans and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 cup cheese on top layer.  

    Bake until cheese melts, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove side of pan; sprinkle pie with scallions. To serve, slice into wedges.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


hahah.  this video is hilarious, and so true.  

another reason i love mormons.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

oh, jason...

how do you do it?  
the words, the music, the voice.  i just can't stop listening.
i won't give up.

PS- about time you gave me a new song to obsess over.  seriously.  what have you been doing for the past 4 years???  i have so many life crises i need your songs to get me through.  let's remember that next time we plan a 4 year vacation.  

Sunday, January 8, 2012

1 year??

i guess brian and i have been dating for an entire year???  cray cray!!  we celebrated january 7th by re-creating our first date.  eating cupcakes and watching hook!  and adding a new tradition of enjoying authentic mexican food, also.  i love being sentimental and nostalgic.  glad brian is a good sport, too. ###

stripes and colored pants.

apparently stripes and colored pants were the required items of attire at staley's 22nd bday bash this weekend.

well, at least for us.

to celebrate staley's birth, we enjoyed a dinner at Malawi's pizza, where they donate a meal to african orphans for every meal you buy...LOVE IT!  duh i was wearing my TOMS while doing this.  

then brian and i presented our gift of love to sister white.  a custom made GenX shirt announcing her day of birth.  if you have never been in the GenX in provo, don't go.  you might die.  enough said.

after that, we forced her to wear it and ate cake and enjoyed colorful pants.  which bring us both great joy.  ###