Monday, September 22, 2008


Is it bad to make food to bring somewhere, while secretly hoping that nobody likes it (or is even inclined to try it) so you can bring it home and eat it all yourself? I made some crawfish cornbread for enrichment tomorrow and already I can't stop eating it! It'll be amazing if any even makes it there, but if it does, I don't want anyone else to eat it. It's one of my favorite things and I don't have any more crawfish to make more!

(This is a picture from google, but mine looks similar)

Just for fun...

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

2 c. cornmeal or 1 ½ c. meal and ½ c. flour
1 T. salt
1 tsp. soda
6 eggs
2 med. Onions
½ sliced jalapeno pepper (or more)
1 lb. cheddar cheese
2/3 c. oil
2 (16 oz.) cans cream corn
2 lbs. crawfish

In a large mixing bowl combine cornmeal, salt, and soda. In a medium bowl beat eggs thoroughly. Chop onions and peppers. Add grated cheese. Add to eggs, onions, jalapeno peppers, cheese, oil, corn and crawfish. Combine this mixture with cornmeal mix and mix well. Pour in a 12 x 14 inch baking dish. Bake at 350ยบ for 55 minutes or until golden brown. 12 servings.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Since my mom linked to my blog today - I figured I'd better update! We've been busy busy busy and it doesn't look like it's going to calm down anytime soon. I'm sill working part time at Encompass and going to school in the afternoons and evenings. Calder's back in school too, as well as traveling around interviewing for summer jobs for next year. Generally the firm/company where you work the summer after your second year offers you a job after graduation, so it's a pretty big decision. So far he's been to Delaware and he's in Phoenix right now. He still has Dallas and some here left. I've been trying and failing to find time to do things like clean the apartment and enjoy myself. Some things I've just given up on, like folding clothes. Since school started, we've been grabbing clothes out of a basket of clean laundry that sits in the hallway. I wash every Sunday, hang up the stuff that will wrinkle, and everything else just sits there. Dishes pretty much sit in the sink until a weekend.

Here's a few thoughts on school:
1. I miss the BYU dress code. Some things I'd rather not see.
2. Everyone is really early to classes here. If I show up 5 minutes before class starts, it's hard to find a good seat and I actually feel like I'm late.
3. Nobody uses laptops in class. In some large classes, I'm the only one with my computer open. Super weird. I've actually seen people pull them out to look something up, then put it back in their backpack. So I guess people have them - just don't take notes on them?
4. People smoke here. Something I never thought about not seeing at BYU.

I am really enjoying being back in school - and it hasn't been too bad so far since I'm really excited to be there.

In my 'spare time' - I've been making thank you cards for Calder to send to his interviewers - look how cute!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


It appears my link for my last post didn't work out quite like I had planned - Sorry!

Here's some pictures from Wednesday - they're all pretty self explanatory I think!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Republican Convention

I went to the Republican Convention tonight and had a GREAT time. We have a good friend who's been working for the convention all year and she got us some passes to get in. I have to be at work at 7:30 so no time for a real post, but I did upload the photos to shutterfly for you all to see! Sorry I took so many - I just got a new camera (Happy Birthday to ME!) and was trying to figure out how to work it.

(The McCain is cardboard but Carly Fiorina is real! We ran in to her in the call and had to get a picture. We didn't have the flash on (Dang new camera and me not knowing how to work it yet).


Hopefully this works and I promise more details will come - I might get to go back tomorrow!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School!

Today was our first day of school!

I had Philosophy 1003 - Into to Ethics first. I actually went to the wrong class and got the first part of a Linguistics 4009 class before I realized that was definitely not where I wanted to be. My class is a big class taught by a grad student who seems like he'll be a lot of fun, but maybe not the best teacher. We'll see. It seems like a great topic, so I'm excited.

Next I had Math 2374 - Multivariable Calculus. It was the lab so we worked on computers and I got my first introduction to Mathematica. I'm pretty scared for this class since I struggled so much in my previous calculus classes, but I know there are a few freshmen in my class, so that does make me feel a little better.

Calder had Accounting & Finance and Tax. He's not much for details, but apparently the classes are fine - maybe more info later?

(I won't tell you what I had to do to get him to take this picture)