Monday, April 27, 2009
Today the big uproar is the swine flu that has traveled from Mexico to New York. Wash your hands.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

So I'm sure you know about LOLcats. But did you know that those native in the language of LOLcats now have their very own
bible translation? I LUVS IT.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
But I won't spoil it for you, just click.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today I watched a documentary about Owen and Mzee, the two-year-old hippo and 130-year-old turtle who became best friends in Haller Park in Kenya. Owen, the baby hippo, after being separated from his family by the tsunami in 2004, follows Mzee the tortise all around the exhibit. The park staff are worried that Owen acts too much like a tortise, and not enough like a hippo. He moves slowly, is not aggressive, and doesn't make any hippo noises. Owen thinks he is a turtle. But who can blame him?
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Cherry blossom trees and cats. Two things I am missing about home right now. Looking forward to Friday and 70 degrees!
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Working at summer camp, you are often surrounded by very gung-ho outdoorsy types. One skill that is highly coveted is the elusive no-match fire. Many have pledged their allegiance to acquiring this skill before the end of the 3 summer months, but I have yet to see it done. I've seen a chicken breast cooked in an underground oven of hot rocks, but not this. This summer, I really want to do it.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
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I got my lobes pierced with second holes this afternoon with Lisa. I had been pondering a cartilage piercing for a long time, but I think I am just too chicken for that sort of thing (but Lisa got one!). While at the tattoo/piercing place, we came up with some pretty sweet ideas for body modification. Such as piercing your elbows, the bottoms of your feet, or tattooing an anklet onto your ankle, and piercing charms to it. What do you think?
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Today in my Women's Lives class we had a demonstration on karate self defense! We learned a lot of nice moves for all kinds of situations where we might find ourselves about to become a victim of violence. My favorite was the smash in the nose followed by a kick in the groin, karate style! We also learned to impersonate "tiger eyes" which was quite entertaining. We learned that when we concentrate all of our fear or nerves into strength in our core...we can pack a might powerful punch! Only in self defense, of course. At the end, we got to break boards with our knees and hands. I think it is really important for women to know that they aren't powerless in scary situations.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
I kinda want to get married right now so that I can wear a dress like the ones Vera Wang just whipped up!
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