Hi, my name is Hannah, and I'm ENGAGED.
I have a FIANCE.
And a WEDDING DATE.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Hi, my name is Hannah, and I'm ENGAGED.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
''There's something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up,'' Obama told an audience at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. ''I don't know what it is. But that's what happens.'' -- NY Times, August 21, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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Monday, July 27, 2009
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Friday, July 24, 2009
A few weeks ago, I excitedly bought a new pair of sunglasses from Forever 21.
Dalaney: "Hey, you finally got your sunglasses out of my car."
Me: "Um, no, honey. I didn't leave these sunglasses in your car. I JUST bought them!!! Aren't they cute?"
For days he argued with me.
I quickly dismissed his claim and attributed it to typical male fashion ignorance. Because not every pair of brown sunglasses are the same...
When I next stepped into his car wearing the sunglasses, I gasped.
I had two pairs of the same exact sunglasses.
The thing is, I have no recollection of buying the first pair. How is that even possible?
At least now I know, I must genuinely love these sunglasses.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Native to El Salvador, they are made with masa hyrnia (similar to corn flour) and contain savory fillings such as cheese, beans, and meat.
Dalaney and I love Provo's El MexSal, a hybrid of delicious Mexican and Salvadorian food.
We visit so often that we even have our own designated seat near the wall.
My mouth is drooling just thinking about them.
I'm dying to cook a batch at home.
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Dalaney and I shared a whimsical Saturday afternoon together.
After being mentally drained, I tend to leave the class kicking, screaming, and crying. Literally.
Despite our heinous morning, we managed to find the perfect adventures.
A stake activity at Trafalga Fun Center.
Think: unlimited batting cages, pizza, go-karts, arcade games, and Dippin' dots. My dream home features state of the art batting cages. They are too much fun!
My new favorite activity, an antique store in Spanish Fork.
Hawaiian-style snow cones. Yummm.
Test driving Segways. Which, by the way, are terrifying.
Har Krishna's Llama Fest. This probably requires some explaining, but to be honest, I don't really know where I'd begin.
I can't wait for this weekend!
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Do I regret my pathetic behavior? Of course.
Do I promise to reform? Of course.
See yah around!
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Dalaney and I have been consuming lots of Indian food around Provo. So far, we've eaten at Indian Palace and The Bombay House. With equivalent quality and a cheaper bill, the Indian Palace is our overall preferance. Our next stops are an Indian buffet at Tandori Grill and the weekly vegetarian meal served at the Hare Krishna temple.
But today for Sunday lunch, I made homemade Indian chicken curry. For a curry first-timer, I think that it tasted pretty great. I am excited about a second attempt with pineapple and potatoes.
Now that I'm on a cooking high, I have registered with allrecipes.com. The site is so innovative because you can create an online cookbook with tantilizing recipes posted by cooking peers. The best part is that you can scan the reviews from people who have actually made the recipe. From their experimenting, you can learn tricks to make the meal even better!
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Friday, May 22, 2009
that I've decided to spread the love! Check out my new blog + business venture
Rent your scooter today!!!! Call Hannah at (601) 297-5758
p.s. I had my first unknown customer today :)
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Monday, May 11, 2009
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
I've scared away my fair share of church teachers.
Once, my Miamaid teacher became so frustrated with my tendency to disrupt that she gave me the following week's lesson and demanded that I teach. After diligently preparing the lesson, I became so confused when my fellow peers continued to talk during the lesson. What was more interesting?
Nonetheless, I learned a vital lesson that day. KARMA. And...I imagine that this lesson will replay itself on a larger scale when I am someday a mom.
I fear the day that I'll be given a taste of my own medicine.
So, thank you to all those who've endured my adolesence antics.
Especially you dearest mommy.
Hey, remember those times that I brought home those precious kittens? Or flew to NYC? Or spilled that 2-gallon laundry detergent and accidentally left it? Oh, good times!
Happy Mother's Day!
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Saturday, May 9, 2009
I legitimized living in Hawaii by enrolling as a visiting student at the BYU-Hawaii campus. I took intermediate swimming, lifeguarding, and statistics (ew. I wanted it out of the way).
I was completely dependent on Oahu's bus system for transportation. I have fond memories of waiting at the bus stop. One of my favorite beaches was Waimea where we jumped off this iconic cliff and ate delicious acai bowls.
On the weekends, we would catch the bus to Honolulu and endure the 2-hour bumpy bus ride. It was all worth it though when we arrived at Wakiki, rented longboards, rode the Pacific waves, and ate dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.
Almost every square inch of our friend's living room was covered with the eight girls.
We even rented a mini-van and drove all across the island.
While going to BYU-H, I joined the Diver's Club, and I completed my scuba diving certification. The certification lasts a lifetime! When I have my own family, they will each certify and we will travel across the world touring exotic barrier reefs.
When my time was dwindling in Hawaii, my family flew out including my grandparents and Becca. We had a blast together.
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Monday, April 13, 2009
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Friday, April 10, 2009
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Monday, April 6, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Since August 2006, I have relied on Word Perfect and Notepad. When you are unable to double-space and customize margins for your academic papers, it can get tedious. Finally, my computer has met Microsoft Word. Yay!
Before this semester, I was opposed to obtaining a campus parking decal. Despite the fact that they are free. I was attached to "visitors" parking. Now that I drive to school, my decal has made all the difference.
Slowly, but surely, I am learning.
I'll never know why I feel the need to make things more difficult than they should be.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Hey, whatever happened to Grandma's hydrangea bushes?
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Two weeks ago, Dalaney and I were scanning the KSL Classifieds when we stumbled upon this 2004 Honda Metropolitan scooter. The next morning, we borrowed his brother's SUV and journeyed to Layton.
Her tank only holds 1.3 gallons...but she averages 100+ mpg! I love my scooter so much that it makes me perform interpretive dances.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I used to misplace my keys or my debit card or my cell phone or my student ID
...on a daily basis.
So, this is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me.
They're on sale now. Check it out at Vera Bradley.
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Monday, March 23, 2009
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When I went to Greece, I expected to see white stucco houses...everywhere. Well, they're not. Athens looked similar to Mexico City. Some historians even speculate that Santorini is the setting for the legendary city of Atlantis.
Sunsets, volcanoes, cliffs, blue dome roofs, and red beaches. Ahhh.
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