courtesy of my sister

July 8, 2011

What animal is the best at basketball?

The porcupine … because it has the most points!

We have since theorized that indeed the porcupine would thus be best at ALL sports. Except golf. We are putting our college educations to work here!


On the loss of imagination in the digital age –

March 5, 2011

Disclaimer: I am not anti-kindle or any sort of “interactive” literature. That said, I was the kid in school that chose to sit outside in the hallway rather than watch a movie based on a book from English class, because I much preferred how they looked and acted in my imagination to how they did in movies. I still love a good book more than a good movie. So maybe I am biased.

Go with the flow, I guess.

February 9, 2011

So I was planning to keep this blog as a personal blog, separate from my overseas blog, and keep both running while I went overseas. Then, just now, as I was working to get back up to speed on my overseas blog (you know, the one I actually *need* to keep up with), I was like, who am I kidding? I can barely keep up with one blog, let alone two.

So then I came to post about how I was closing this blog for the time being, but then I was looking at it, and I was like, man, this is stuff I probably wouldn’t post on my overseas blog. So now I’m all in a dilemma. My decision at the time being is to keep it around but only update it very sporadically (cue laughter and all of you thinking, “so nothing’s changing, then?”).

So I probably won’t be around here much, and I won’t be offended if you aren’t either. But I probably will be here occasionally. We’ll see. If you have an opinion or solution for my dilemma, gimma a shout-out.

Health and Wealth

December 5, 2010

This is the most fascinating economics presentation I’ve ever seen. I was entranced. I dare you to watch it and not be impressed.


Among my new favorite blogs

December 2, 2010

This is from a blog that I found recently that I have fallen in love with. It’s always so down-to-earth and encouraging, working through difficult issues.

I tried to pick a favorite quote from the post to put here, but I couldn’t decide on one. Really the whole thing is best in context. She very clearly explains why our greatest comfort is God’s self-centeredness, despite how counter-intuitive that is to us. And she does it in a way that’s encouraging and faith-building.

Read the whole thing here. It’s worth it.

I know I’m a terrible person for not going home for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010

In DC for the weekend! Cousin and I are considering IHOP for Thanksgiving dinner. Also going to the Smithsonian Zoo and Air and Space Museum today. Here for another few days, so gimme a shoutout if you have any other ideas for things to do!

Beethoven Salsa

October 22, 2010

For my salsa-loving friends.