Tuesday, August 28, 2007


my classes are going wonderful :)

on monday, i was kinda just in shock that i had to do work again. but today, i'm just really excited to be here and in the learning mode.

if you have to deal with me on tuesday and thursday evenings, don't let my british accent throw you. both of my professors on tuesdays and thursdays have british accents and to say the least, that keeps me very much engaged.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

pterophylla camellifolia

okay, this katydid was in my pool. look at these pictures and tell me you're not fascinated. i probably wasted a good half hour on grasshopper and katydid classifications. all images are links to the actual size of the picture.

next to my hand


the structure of the wings are amazing! any entomologists know if they actually have plant cells in their wings?

not gonna lie, that horn at the back freaks me out

pretty sweet :)

Friday, August 17, 2007


yeah, i don't ask for much in my current "just because" wishlist. just two $100 tickets to see Jim Gaffigan. no biggie.

alright i'm done. for some reason posting at 4am is so much more appealing than posting at say... 4pm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

i need to go to bed

it is 4am and i should go to bed.

it is ridiculously hot right now and i am just lazy enough to not do anything about it. im really tired. i know you can't tell, but i am. maybe i should write more insightful things on here from time to time.

yeah, not tonite. just know that God is so good and constantly remind yourself that we can take all of our burdens and worries that life has given us and ever-so-gently... throw them all at God. i keep forgetting that He has my big picture worked out already. mad props, God. :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

oh akeelah...

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

--Nelson Mandela