Friday, December 9, 2011

Childhood Favorites

Allison and Ali both posted about their favorite books during childhood. Reading about their favorites made me so reminiscent of what books I used to read over and over. I wish I had taken the time to go home and sit infront of our children's bookcase so I could refresh my memory on everything I loved. But I'll attempt without, and if I forget some of the most important, well--c'est la vie!

(Not in any order)

1. Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder books--I can hardly recall what they are about but oh I remember late nights (for an 8 year old) reading these books and not wanting to put them down.

2. Go Dog Go by Dr. Suess. Probably one of the first books I learned to read and I loved those dogs.

3. The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain. I loved all of the books and always wanted my parents to read them to me.

4. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I hate the movie. Boo. A child's book so short isn't meant to be drawn out into a 2 hour movie.

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. I love all the books, and the first isn't my favortie--but this is the one that started it all for me. I still remember the first day I heard of Harry Potter in the 5th grade. Matt Lind was talking about it and I thought it was some sort of baseball book that only boys would like. Oh was I wrong.

I know I have so many others, but this was fun just so skim the top. What were your favorites? Did I leave out some of the most important ones?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A turn for the worst

I'm afraid that if during the holiday season when I have plenty to talk about and I still haven't blogged in over a month, my blog has unfortunately taken a turn for the worst--slipping into nonexistence. I blame the fact that I prefer blog posts to have pictures, but by the time I get home each night I am too tired to upload pictures, let alone make a blog post. I apologize. I will do my best to revamp my motivation to blog.

In the meantime--I do have something to say about the BYU-Idaho skinny jeans ban:

Regardless of whether I think its lame or not, the fact is that BYU-Idaho has a right, as a private institution, to make up any dress code it desires. Those who applied and attend BYU-Idaho gave their consent to follow whatever that dress code may be. The fact that BYU-Idaho already doesn't allow flip-flops or shorts should suggest to those students that the institution makes very conservative choices about the dress code, and that a ban on skinny-jeans could be a real possibility. If you go to BYU-Idaho and you can't stand the thought of not being able to wear skinny jeans, then go to another school.

I think its great that everyone has an opinion on skinny jeans--but I think the bigger issue is whether BYU-Idaho has a right to ban them or not, and my answer is YES, they do have right. (Yes, I do own skinny jeans. Although I have avoided them this holiday season because with a little extra weight gain they are the hardest to put on.)