Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day Everybody!
Entertaining thought: My Environmental Science Lab Final is today, on Earth Day. How fitting.

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Little Catastrophe

Yes that is my car. Yes i got her in trouble. I am not posting this to embarrass myself, but merely to entertain you.

I had just stopped in at a flower shop to see if they had appropriate flowers for a group of us to give our boss for her birthday. They didnt and I was going to go to the other flower shop to get what we wanted. I got in my car and was going to back out but realised that if I just pulled through it would take me right to a parking lot exit. All the other cars had pulled forward just enough so that the noses of their cars covered all the other "curbs." I had no clue that there was one in front of my car. So...I let out the clutch, gave my car some gas, and pulled right over that curb. The noise it made was something awfull.

Just as I was getting out of my car to see what happened, a nice man pulled in next to me. I asked him if he thought I could try backing up and getting back over the curb. Now from the moment he saw my blonde hair and the daisy rims he looked at me like I was nuts but then when he went to look at the front of the car and saw that I had CA liscense plates he just shook his head and kind of laughed. (For those of you who dont know, CA drivers dont ever get a break in WA, OR, and ID.)He said he didnt see what the harm would be in just trying to back up, and then went about his business in the shopping center. I got in and attempted to back up as the man was coming back outHe said to me "By the sound of it, Im guessing it didnt work. " He was right.

I started to call AAA and realizing I had a meeting in 12 minutes decided I didnt have time to wait for the tow truck and started walking back to school. I then asked Luke and his friends if they thought they could just give it a lift back over the curb. They figured they could, but when they got there they realized two things. 1.) They didnt want to pull off the front bumber that moved when they pushed it. and 2.) They didnt want to risk messing up the oil pan(whatever that is.) So they said I better call AAA.

Sooo I called AAA and was informed that it would be about 11PM before the towing company could get there to rescue me. I hung out in my room and then when I got the call that the company was on their way, Luke took me over. Much to my suprise it was the same nice lady and her friend who came to jumpstart my car when it wouldnt start a couple months ago. She remembered me and then rescued my car. She also made me feel better by informing me that she had rescued a guys car from the spot next to mine about two weeks ago. Whew. Im not the only one.

Here is the nice lady jacking up my car. Then she put blocks of wood under my front tires and behind the curb where my tires would go. She had me get in and back my car up and viola! We were free.

PS. I have never had to call AAA until this year. And Ive called them twice.


Last weekend we had an amazing burst of good weather. Every one came out of the buildings to play outside! I never new so many people lived on campus! We also had a tea party. Well sort of...I had it all set up and then a got a nauseating headache and had to leave, so they had it without me. Heres what the table looked like though. Yay! (The new Fiestaware teapot isnt on the table yet, the water was still boiling.)

We had three different kinds of scones and cucumber creamcheese tea sandwiches!

Field Trip!

Last Tuesday our environmental science class went on a field trip to Wawawai Park and Lower Granite Dam, both in WA. First we went to the park, did some "experiments" and then hiked he informational trail. (Informational meaning there were lots of boards with random facts about the area before and after the dams were installed along the river.
Our lab group on the trail. Pardon my distressed expression. It was bright. :)

This is Myca, I met her on the trip. Not only is she a kindred spirit (an Anne fan) but she kept me from being Kelsi and Cody's third wheel.

Kelsi and Cody.
One of the information boards declared that these were sunflowers.
Whether or not thats what they are, theyre cheery!

The snake river!

Last we went to Lower Granite Dam where we learned a bit about hydropower

and the Salmon Passage.


...for ice cream. Last week the RA staff for the area Im in went on an adventure to 31 Flavors before our meeting. Yum!

Monze and Skyla went for waffle cones.

I couldnt decide whether the desire for hot fudge was more overwhelming than the desire for bubblegum ice cream. So I got both. I got a kids scoop of bubblegum, and a kids scoop of vanilla with hot fudge and a cherry on top!

Dylan was pretty thrilled with his concoction.

Andy, Torrey and Jake were...very interested in their ice cream?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Anne on Podcast!

For those of you interested in audio books, and or Anne of Green Gables, I found it as a free podcast. There is a new reader for each chapter. I havent found them to be quite as good as the reader for the Audible Audio version I purchased before I found the podcast (which I am willing to let anyone borrow when I get home) but if you like Anne and multi tasking its a good way to go! If you have questions or dificulties obtaining these free audio book podcasts, just call!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

No Fritters for me. :(

Today I am missing the MCC sale! Tragic. No quilt auction, no swiebach(side note: there were no picture results when I googled swiebach...why?)