Friday, August 31, 2007


You've probably seen this already, but it's still really cool.

Birth of Venus
It's a 3 minute video of Women Through 500 Years of Western Art. I got really excited when I recognized the potraits. I'm such a nerd.
One of the faces is Botticelli's The Birth of Venus (above) that I got to see in the Uffizi in Florence. Yay.

Or you can click here to watch it at a another site.

How cool was that? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


bye bye ducklings

This is funny.

A little sad.

But very very funny.

Poor little duckies.

Mama duck should have known better than to lead her little ducklings over the grate.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Amish Story

Ok, so I have a funny story to share, but you will probably only appreciate it if you are from Pennsylvania.

I went to the bank today, in fact, the drive thru part of the bank. I was sitting, waiting for the teller to deposit money, when perhaps the funniest thing ever happened. I turn to my right and see an Amish man walking up to the drive through banking service. He had his lovely beard, black hat, suspenders and black pants on. He takes the cannister out of the tube, takes out a pen, leans on machine, writes his banking down, opens up the chute, and sends the thing into the building. I heard the sucking noise as it made its way inside.
Amish BuggyI had the urge to stare. I wanted to gawk at the Amish man who chose to walk through the drive through window at the bank. It was funny that someone decided to take the drive thru by foot, it was even more funny that this person was Amish. It totally made my day.

Why didn't he just walk 10 more feet to go inside the bank? This is the perfect example of two worlds crashing, modern bank telling, and the shunners of technology. I actually wish I had a picture of it; it would have been beautiful in the most artistic of ways. In lack of a photo for this blog, I stole the one here from here. Life is full of unexpected events; and they make life the most interesting.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Summer Past

Shakespeare's Globe in LondonI loved this summer. It was definitely the best one of my life. Went to Europe. Yeah. Met some awesome friends. Worked as a tutor at the learning center. Relaxed. Swam. Read a little. Had a few picnics. Went Shopping. Painted. Found my independence. Thought about life. I am a better person. I still don't know entirely who I am, but I do know more; I am probably as close to knowing thyself as is possible, for I don't really believe you can know yourself truly (as part of being alive consists of us being continually in a state of change and developing a new self-awareness consistent with our stage in life).

Giant Spider in BilbaoI guess I'm just sad summer is over. While, I wouldn't say it went fast per se, it went all together too quickly. Classes start tomorrow, so I am going to have to come to grips with the idea that my summer is officially gone.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Fair Fun

Tractor PullHow many weeks ago now? The fair was in Shippensburg. (Photos courtesy of Emily Walker). Yes, we went to the tractor pull, sheepish grin. No worries though, Tami and Tami's Kevin explain what on earth was going on again. We also went to the fair queen contest, and as usual, the girl I said would win did. This year was the 50th anniversary of the fair. My family and I went to see The Platters and later in the week a horse show. emily walker and meBoth times we were in our little lawn chairs watching whatever and all of the sudden the rain soaked us. We must be die-hard oldies and horse show fans. We aren't like those fair-weather attendees around us. What more do we need in life than a flimsy umbrella and funnel cake?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hershey Park Happy

hershey park Yay! I got to go Hershey Park on Monday with a few friends from Mirable Inventu. It was so fun, even though it rained. Donna (who I am extraordinarily envious of for being a contestant on the Price is Right with the legendary Mr. Bob Barker) got us free tickets and Hannah let us stay at her house. The photos I stole from Emily's facebook album.

Hershey RideI haven't been to Hershey in such a long time. They changed the Chocolate World ride around, but they still give out free candy at the end! My three favorite roller coasters are the Great Bear, The Storm Runner, and The Lightning Racer. Hershey Park is such a great place, it's a shame they exported the factory out of PA and now employ impoverished workers in Mexico to make their chocolate for them.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Paris Shoes

When I went into the CUB (the student union building) to buy my books this week, a girl stopped me on the way out to tell me how cute my shoes were. She asked me where I got them, and I told her I got them in Paris. Sighing, she said, "of course you got them in Paris."

Funny how something stupid like that can make your day. I'm not sure that it was my being flattered that a random stranger liked the shoes I was wearing, or if it was the way the girl looked so sad yet impressed that I got them in the fashion capital of world. Hmmmmm, either way it made me strangely content with life.

Friday, August 17, 2007

So You Think You Can Dance

Sabra JohnsonMy favorite summer tv program is by far So You Think You Can Dance, and last night was the finale. Sabra won. I voted for her, and last year I voted for Benji, who won then too. I am eeriely good. Or maybe my votes count for more? heh.

My favorite dance of the season though was Hok and Jaimie's flower and hummingbird number. It was so beautiful and I will never forget it. Another favorite was Neil and Sabra's table negotiating dance and the cool group matrix doodad.

Also, I find a lot of music I like from the show. All my new downloads are from SYTYCD including two of my new favorites: One Republic and Joshua Radin.