A B O U T



U H  hi!

My name is Taylor. I started reading and following blogs when I was in seventh grade. By eighth grade I had gone through almost three blogs when I started this one. At the time I didn't think I had the gumption to continue with the blog but here we are today-like a zillion years later- still going strong!

I am a sophomore at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah aspiring to study graphic design, an ambition that actually came out of blogging. But I am putting my education and future plans on hold for just a moment because I am currently serving as full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I  have received my call and will be serving in the Rosario Argentina Mission for 18 months. I report to the Missionary Training Center on July 16th. As I am away, my family will keep my blog updated on what I am up to down in the America del Sur. Ole! 

My family lives in this remote part of Washington called Sequim. It's north-west of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula. It is essentially a retirement community with the majority of the population sitting over the age of 65. Nicknamed by the locals: "heaven's waiting room". To get to a shopping center one must travel over an hour away- that remote. It sits on a bay across from Victoria and on the other side are the Olympic Mountains.  I think it is the most beautiful place on earth. It's sort of just out of the way- it was a good place for me to develop as a young person and grow into my own. My family owns and operates a 50's diner (as my grandparents did before us). Hiway 101 Diner. I've worked there longer than I lived in Sequim. The people that work there have since forever and have watched me grow from a baby into whatever I am now. Oh and I was once the Irrigation Queen of Sequim- not everyone holds such a title.

We didn't always live in Sequim, but my early life is kind of a blur and I am not going to write an autobiography until I have actually accomplished something- sorry you'll have to wait. Short version: I was born in Sacramento, grew up in southern Missouri (so I have all those good quirks) and briefly spend some time in Mesa, Arizona.

Unimportant things you don't really want to know: 
- me + science fiction forever
-Ernest Hemingway's prose (can I just be him now??)
-my favorite book/ song changes on the daily so why even ask
-if graphic design doesn't pan for me out I'd like to get into museum curating (anybody know a guy?)  

-I love going to the temple
-I really like fan art (burdge anyone? nan lawson? just tumblr)
-if you have good taste, I will probably like you (especially in music and modern art)
-I like people that are distinct and self actualized but don't push their personalities on to others
-I'm a film critic
-I have never been out of the country (yet) but I've lived almost right next to both borders
-sometimes it takes me a really long time to get ready
-my fave froyo flavor is cake batter with heaps and heaps of sprinkles
-I need glasses to drive, see at night, and things that are far away- does that stop me from not wearing them?
-I cry and laugh like a crazy in good films or books
-Chemistry is not my strong suite and is a large contributing factor to why I am not a doctor
-New York City will always be a fascination of mine
-my next travel destination goal is Paris, France. maybe it's cliche,  but maybe I don't care. It's magic.
-my favorite pianist is Yiruma
-in high school I was friends with more foreign exchange students than students than students I actually went to school with 
-I have a weakness for scary movies, hip-hop music, and Diet- Dr. Pepper with coconut flavoring
-shopping in SoHo is my favorite
-I read Vogue
-every Seattle trip I try to bring home my mom flowers from Pike's
-the material item I want most in this life is a good camera with killer lenses
-sometimes I'm a huge mess, other times I can't stand having a thing out of place
-I want to live in a dinky flat in Paris eventually for a small allotment of time 
-I like my finger nails to be painted black
-I have to read my scriptures before I go to bed or I can't fall asleep
-I love my ward
-60's french music and movie scores
-someday I want a space with lots of big windows, white walls, and painted white rustic wood floors
- sautéed mixed vegetables dipped in BBQ sauce
-I come up with like 20 new projects a day but forget half of them before bedtime
-I love going to Seattle with my cousin Meehanda- we fit there together and gelato
-high-waisted pants
-I am terrified of any small bugs
-I once lived with a (literally crazy) Jamaican girl that tried to burn our apartment down
-I'm an Anti-Fishatarian (shell fish included)
-my favorite seasons are Summer and Fall
-my favorite holiday is Christmas
-whenever my dad and I hang out we always do weird but practical stuff like go to court to try to waive his speeding tickets or pull up old flooring ( I always end up enjoying it though)
- I hate school buses
-the closest thing I've owned to a motorcycle is a moped and I sold it last winter
-I adore Hayao Miyazaki (my faves are Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, and From Up on Poppy Hill)
-my favorite building to study in at BYU is the lobby of the HFAC (the big leather benches pleezuh)
-my favorite bathroom is in the Provo library on the third floor
-watching movies with my sibs is the greatest (they listen to my comments and contribute to my theories)
-we also watch the best television shows (AT, Regular, etc. the rest is history)
-I love dessert and could eat it for every meal (though I try not to)
-I wish french macaroons were cheaper and more accessible
-I like to make my own oatmeal- the only thing I add to it is a tablespoon of brown sugar
-when I go out to eat my order is usually very very specific (yeah I'm one of those people)
-like my mom says, I have a problem finishing things but no problem starting them
-I get excited right before a big storm rolls in or if we're about to have bad weather (I think it's a Missouri thing)
-I'm really bad at getting back to people when they try to contact me and sometimes I forget I own a cell phone
-then again it's usually broken
-I've killed 4 of my mobile devices by dropping them (one I dropped and destroyed twice)
-I had a car named Borris but now my little brother owns him
-I no longer have Wisdom Teeth
-I have only ever had maroon vehicles
-someday I might move to LA just for the art/ design community
-my talents are limited to be sure but my sixth sense is finding movies online
-my favorite restaurant in Seattle is The Pink Door (but you have to sit on the deck obvs)
-my second favorite town in the world is Marianna, FL
-Johnny Flynn's voice is my husband
-I'm usually terrible at traditional social settings
-I've never been snow skiing or boarding and I lived in Utah (how is that fair)
-sometimes I don't want to talk and sometimes you can't make me stop
-my family is my favorite and I'm sorry they're not yours
-I will add on to this later because it doesn't seem very complete. 

t.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you need to get some work done on this blog...looks good so far but still needs some work
from you know who

Ellie Pager said...

I think you should come hang out with me and eat lots of good food and watch movies and hang out on allo beach here in Seattle for a weekend :) I'm that girl you met at volum did you get your video?