Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A New Look 'n Feel

After helping my sister out with her new blog yesterday (plug!), I decided to give mine a little face lift. I didn't realize that I was still living in "classic mode" so I upgraded and a some things had to change. Sorry if a few things don't look right...just keep in mind it's still under renovation.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Deathly Hallows

Don't worry...I won't divulge anything.

Last week we made our biannual trip to Colorado. It was a good trip; my grandma is doing much better and we got to have some nice cabin days. I also learned that it takes 4 cans of John Deere Green to paint a fence. There's a deer in the pic at left if you click on it to get the full res version.

On our way home we stopped by Zion. Those canyons are pretty breathtaking. We did some nice hikes, ate at the same restaurant where my sister spilled her milk twice 20 years ago, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

On the night of the Deathly Hallows release, my dad and I made the midnight trek to the local B&N. While it was pretty crazy, I think it's safe to say that we're a lot worse in California. Those darn Californians. I finished the book on the way home, and it is very safe to say that it is by far the best Harry Potter out of the series. Very well thought out, well written, and an awesome ending.

For all you band folk out there (I don't know why I post this stuff since the people who deign to read this know what's going on anyway, but whatever):
  • Freshman Band Camp: Friday, August 3 from 8am-12pm. Only freshmen. So if you're reading this, don't come.
  • BBQ/Info Night: Saturday, August 4 at 4pm. Be there.
  • Band Camp: August 6-10 from 8am-4pm. Be there.
A woman in New Jersey woke Wednesday morning to find that her family's inflatable pool, hip high and 10 feet in diameter and filled with water, was stolen from her backyard in the middle of the night. There is no evidence that the water was poured out, pumped out, evaporated or drunk. I hate it when that happens.

I came across this video the other day. While it's not really a "feel good" video, it is definitely thought provoking about the direction the world is heading.

This is one of the more interesting finds I've seen in a while. I think it's supposed to be sort of a game. To be quite honest, it is quite entertaining and pretty funny.

That's it for now...I'm gonna go try to enjoy what's left of my summer.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Back in the US

Actually I've been back for a while now, I'm just- oh how do they say it in Spanish- perezoso.

The trip to Mexico was a really good expierience. My mom and I went along with Julian and his mom with their church's medical/dental missions trip. A lot of times were fun, and I must say overall it was a good learning expierience for me. It's a lot different when you're plopped in the middle of that kind of environment than when your just watching it on TV or driving by. The first day I got to help out with dispensing drugs and the second day I took over for a "triage" nurse. Remember now, I'm not a nurse...so that was interesting. I got to take vitals (the old fashioned way...no "nurse-on-a-stick" here) and do some other stuff (i.e. medical stuff) that probably would have been fairly illegal for me to do in the US. Overall I'm glad I went and am looking forward to doing something like it again.

Senior Project is OVER! ALL DONE! Except for one little presentation in a month...but who cares. I am done with that horrendous waste of time! Yay. I concluded it last week with the presentation and such. Before that I did my ride-along with LA County Fire Station 111. I must admit...that was one of the coolest experiences in my life. Not only were the calls pretty cool (medical rescues and the age old cat stuck in a tree), but whole "firehouse atmosphere" was really nice. I also got my BLS cert which officially concluded my project. I am very pleased to have that done.

I actually stayed up way past my insanely conservative self-set bedtime to see the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last Tues-Wed. It was a lot of fun and probably one of the better HP movies (even though John Williams didn't do the score). I'm looking forward to the last book coming out.

Andi, Karl, Matt and Micah are in the process of moving here this week. It will be really cool/fun to have them closer. I even have my own room...in the closet.

Join 86% of your peers in outlawing the compound "dihydrogen monoxide" in the environment. People scare me sometimes.

Follow parking laws and don't mess with the fire department. Enough said.

Mongolia played host to a meeting of the shortest man in the world to the tallest man in the world. The world's tallest man, Bao Xishun shook hands with He Pingping who claims to be Earth's shortest. The pics are pretty great.

It's great to know that 911 will always be there when you need it. Even for math homework.

Well, I'm off to Colorado today. Should be home next week...have a Happy Day.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Off to Mexico...

By tomorrow, I'll be in Burrito Land.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007