My dad bought a Go Pro Hero 2 and let me borrow it. This is what I did yesterday. I'm no daredevil, but I know there will be some fun uses for this little gem of a camera!
I just returned from a short trip to Bangkok, Thailand for the APAIE Conference. The conference was successful. It is also really great to be able to travel with colleagues who have great vision for the future. We were able to discuss what and how to improve what we do, and not having the distractions … Continue reading Sawadee Ka!
I'm heartbroken. We had to put Daisy, my sweet beagle, to sleep today. She became suddenly sick on Monday, and at first, our vet thought it was antifreeze poisoning. The signs were all there. After two days of IV fluids, her kidneys were still functioning, which we took to be a hopeful sign. I was … Continue reading Good Night, Sweet Daisy
The weather, although not consistent, has been nice quite a bit lately. That coupled with Daylight Savings happening tonight put me in such a good mood that I went outside to do the dreaded weeding of the flower beds after winter. Most of the day it was around 65 degrees Fahrenheit, with sun and a … Continue reading Spring Fever
I wanted to write these down somewhere that I'd never lose them, so, Interwebz, I'm trusting you to keep these safe. This is a working list - I'll be updating as I read and remember. Trouble not thyself about the shadow of a great name, nor about the friendship of many, nor about the love … Continue reading Favorite Quotes
I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe My rating: 1 of 5 stars While I think that this book is a satire on the attitudes and activities of college students as told by an experience author, I believe it falls very short of engaging the audience. The characters were not likable, except perhaps Jojo, who … Continue reading Book Review
It's Lundi Gras, and while I'd rather go to New Orleans any time but Mardi Gras weekend, I do feel a twinge of sadness that I'm not personally enjoying the revelry. Instead, I'll write this post about the greatest food (besides chicken wings) ever discovered. And by discovered, I mean, who the hell was the … Continue reading Hey Neighbor, How Do You Eat These Things?
I just watched this video on ESPN.com about Paco Rodriguez, a boxer whose life ended suddenly and too soon. He lives on in the 5 people who were saved by his gift of life. This is a very touching story, and it has given me perspective on living life to its fullest and most healthy. … Continue reading Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez and the Gift of Life
This song has been in my head for literally 3 weeks. I think it is the best Christmas song ever, followed by River by Joni Mitchell and Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon. I'm obviously excluding traditional Christmas songs - my personal favorite is Carol of the Bells. Here is the video of … Continue reading Fairytale of New York
I feel the need to reflect on 2011 and look forward to 2012, as I'm sure many other people do. Isn't that why making resolutions is a general activity and topic of conversation at this time of year? 2011 made me crazy. I felt that so much had been thrown at me in both my … Continue reading Year 2011, End.