Thursday, February 26, 2009

In the kingdom of the animals

Animals are the perfect companions. They give you everlasting love and friendship, and only ask for companionship in return. One who has known the companionship of an animal (our in the case of our home in Minneapolis, several animals) is effected by it for the rest of there life.

Two animals in the picture are no longer with our family in this life (Lelu, the black cat, and Loro, the parrot). The picture shows those two doing what they loved most, being with my dad. They left a permanent mark on our whole family and, along with Gracie and Q, will never be forgotten.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Quite the day...

Today was quite the day. I woke up to walk home for breakfast, then walked to school for two classes. Following this I read non-stop until my 1:00 pm class. Following this I discusses my senior seminar with a professor, then walked home. A walk to the store at 4:00 pm followed this. I made cheese ravioli (homemade) which was fun and tasty! Next was a volleyball game at 7:00 pm that lasted for 1 hour. This was followed by a walk home. When I got home, I got a phone call from Julie telling me that a woman was found dead in the backyard of our neighbors house. The woman went missing on Saturday after being seen at a local bar and was found today. Not much it known now, but it seems like she was lost and the bitter cold of the night ended up being lethal.

My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Geology. Truly the great science of the world. The one science that requires deep knowledge of all other sciences to understand. Sure some other sciences may come close, but let's be honest...none compare. Tell me, what other science requires you to know the chemical structures and components of a material (chemistry), the type of vegetation that grows on a material (biology), the physics and thermodynamics of how rocks come to be....the list can go on!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The End of College

The University of Minnesota, Morris class of 2009 has only a couple months left of college. This time is filled with stress, excitement, angst, and fulfillment. Although it feels like the next few weeks could beat me, it's not hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and the feeling of accomplishment that will accompany that!