Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Big 3-0

A Happy Birthday to my big sis, who turns 30 today! Hope this next year brings you lots of luck, new opportunities, adventures, good surf, and more clarity in your life and art. Enjoy your thirties, Kat! I'll send Blue Horizon your way soon...

Sunday, March 20, 2005


"All right, the Answer to the Great Question...of Life, the Universe, and," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Really enjoying the book so far.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Take a look, it's in a book...

"Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high
Take a look, it's in a book - a Reading Rainbow.
I can go anywhere!
Friends to know and ways to grow - a Reading Rainbow.
I can be anything!
Take a look, it's in a book - a Reading Rainbow!"

Who remembers that song?

I love books! But I have not read anything WONDERFUL in a long time! =(

We had our Book Club meeting for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime last weekend (thanks Anitza for hosting it at you're place--btw, when are we going to bbq & swim? =P ). Everyone else seemed to like it. Although I didn't not like this book, I didn't really care for it much either, which was a bummer. I've been needing a really good read, and everything I've come accross lately has only been mediocre (any suggestions?). Our new pick is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and it sounds pretty interesting. After this one, we're going to try to read by genre--next up is a classic or fantasy novel.
Aside from the Book Club reading, I'm also in the middle of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'll let you know if any of these turns out to be a spectacular read.

Monday, March 07, 2005


epiph*a*ny, noun:
3a-(1) a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something
(2) an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking
(3) an illuminating discovery
3b- a revealing scene or moment

epiphany (understanding), noun:
when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become aware of, something that is very important to you

So, the point is, I had an epiphany: that the environment and sciences is not only an interest I have, but it is also a large part of WHO I AM. I'm not sure how I didn't know this before, but I'm glad I've discovered it now. It gives value to my degree and education, and it clears up some of the fuzzy areas in my life and future. It's nice to be able to take a big step back, away from the science field, and evaluate what's important to me and decide where I want to go next. I know I can't live without it, so I want to eventually steer my career back towards science/environmental issues. As for now, my new job is going well-- especially because it has allowed me to make a wonderful new discovery about myself.