Wednesday, January 16, 2013

36 Things:19-27 Oh L'Amour



This week I am writing 36 things I will do/hope to do in the year I turn 36.
Here's Day Three:


19. Go to the couples retreat. Due to work obligations, Chup and I weren't able to go to the beach this year with our friends to solve world problems which really means to sit around and eat in the sun. We missed it. It's good for our marriage.

20. Sign Ever up for preschool. Ever loves learning in group settings and gets excited for independent adventures. I think preschool is going to be a good fit for her.

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21. Speak on a blogging panel at the Orem Library. This is happening this month on the 30th. What should I say about blogging? Where do I start?

22. Attend a Sundance Film Festival event. Every January I sit here in Provo annoyed that such a huge event celebrating art and film (and silly, silly Hollywood) is going on just an hour away and I'm here in Provo coughing up the cold and feeling left out. NOT THIS YEAR. This year I am going to go up to Park City and do something. I unsuccessfully tried to get tickets to our friend Jerusha Hess's film Austenland. However, I do have a few party invitations to cash in . . .

23.  Meet my online friend John Dehlin in person.

24. Submit something I've written for publication. I would like to write something longer than 500 words and put time and effort into it. How will I find that time or effort? Such elusive things.

25. Watch Amour. I'm trying to watch more films in my life in an effort to enhance the creative experience. At the same time, I am growing ever so picky in my advancing age (oh deary!). I've heard this film is worth my audience.

26. Finish Joseph Smith Rough Stone Rolling. That is one fat book I'm reading. It's fat and has tiny text. It might take me all year, but I am set on finishing it. Some people have told me this book written by an active, believing Mormon challenged their belief system, other's have told me it bolstered it. We shall see.

27. Persuade Moth & the Flame to do a Green Room concert. And then persuade them to move into my house to sing us all to sleep each evening. It's the small things...

(me with Nate, Brandon and Mark of the Moth & the Flame, where are you Scott Wiley?)
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p.s. I am embarrassed by my gaffe yesterday: yes I know pho is Vietnamese. I had wrongly remembered a story my friend Simy (from Hong Kong) told me about her favorite place to get pho in her home city. It wasn't pho, it was wonton noodle soup. I blame the cold weather, it's freezing my brain. It could use some wonton noodles soup.

What are you doing in 2013? I'd love to hear it! 
Also, any suggestions, recommendations, feedback about my list is welcome . . .



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19 comments:

Kristin said...

Holy fetch I love the book Austenland! I had no idea it was being made into a movie. Thanks for the heads up!

arajane said...

you know, i've always wondered why you haven't been on mormon stories yet. so to hear that one of your goals is to meet john dehlin in person this year, well, that got me very excited indeed.

Rachel F. said...

I got a ticket to Austenland next week without knowing really anything about it. Now I'm extra excited!

James and Marianne said...

I started reading Rough Stone Rolling when I had a 3 month old baby and still wasn't sleeping through the night...so you can imagine how far I got- I think a couple hundred pages in. But I am also determined to pick it back up again.

Natasha said...

My husband just finished "War and Peace" almost exactly six years after he started. I'm sure you can finish the Joseph Smith book sooner than that :)

Bessiemae said...

SO excited to see you mention John Dehlin! Are you going to do an interview? I was so disappointed when it didn't happen before. He's a good guy.

Michelle said...

I love this photo of you and Chup!

Martha said...

big john dehlin mormon stories fan and have been waiting for you to get on there! get on there!

Aileen said...

Rough Stone Rolling was written by my Patriarch in NYC. He is a wonderful man who teaches History at Columbia University. It is a great read!!

merathon said...

i remember when we ran into you at your couples retreat a couple years ago... maybe it will happen again THIS summer! we'll be there the end of july/early august!

Fiona said...

I made wonton soup the other day! Man, it's amazing.

I found the recipe here http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2010/10/wonton-soup-recipe.html

In mine I put shrimp, egg, scallions, garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce.

Drools just thinking about it.

Jules said...

I'm working on Rough Stone Rolling as well. I take comfort knowing that the last 150 pages are footnotes, and I deem them optional so the book isn't as long as I think it is. :D

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UtahFam said...

John Dehlin, Mormon Stories and reading Rough Stone Rolling finally gave me the courage to leave the church. I owe a lot of my happiness now to that community.

Katie said...

John Dehlin was my Primary teacher and a dear dear family friend for a long time back in Seattle. He's great!

Topsy said...

My sister Sarah is interviewing John Delin tomorrow at his home for "A Thoughtful Faith" podcast. She's excited about it. It's going to be so good and interesting. Can't wait!

s + b said...

Hey C. Jane! I've been reading your blog forever but don't think I've commented before. Just wanted to say how sorry I am for your recent loss. I said a few prayers for you and I'm sure they were among many, many others. Hope you're recovering both physically and emotionally and that your family is too. Especially your sweet husband - I know it can be hard on the men in our lives.

And I'm excited to read about your 36 things! That couples retreat sounds pretty amazing.

Jess said...

wish i could go down to provo to hear you talk about blogging. too bad i am all the way up here in ogden.

Jessica said...

So that purple dress you're wearing in the last picture? If it's from Target, I have the exact same one. That makes me feel so validated in the world of fashion.