Tuesday, March 24, 2009

plucked eyebrows and bouffant hairdos

I love how movies come out on DVD so quickly after their theatrical release these days. Not long ago, I was anxiously looking forward to watching Twilight for the first time. And now, just a few months later, I can watch it anywhere and anytime I want to. Not only that, but the DVD has some great special features. And where else do you get to hear Rob Pattinson talk about plucked eyebrows and bouffant hairdos? Yeah, it's no surprise, I heart my Twilight DVD.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Star Porn

Sea star porn, that is. The stars in one of our touch pools spawned today, causing a cloudy and bubbly mess in the water. Being the bio geeks that we all are, we decided to mix the eggs and sperm together and watch the magic happen under a microscope. The above cells are in various stages of division--how cool is that?! I think watching these cells divide was the highlight of our day. We really are nerds, aren't we? Haha, well, although work has been busy and stressful lately, at least we still take time to have fun and be geeky together.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Leo Carrillo & Joshua Tree, here I come!

My New Tent!

I'm so excited, I just got a brand new tent!! My first tent endured a squirrel attack (resulting in a patch and zipper replacement), a lost bag, two pole fixes, and leaky seams from a 4-inch rain storm. I recently decided that it's time for the Kelty tent to go into semi-retirement. Although it's still in working order, I wanted to invest in something new and different. The result? An REI Quarter Dome T3 tent. I can't wait to test it out, so it's a good thing I'm going on two camping trips next month!

The best thing about this new tent is how much I had to pay out of my own pocket for it.

Tent & footprint, full price cost= $330.00
I paid= $78.00

How did I get such a sweet deal, you ask? Well it was a combination of things--birthday gift card + birthday money + REI member discount + my 2008 dividend= a great deal.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

i heart this tree

The flowers on my favorite tree are starting to bloom again. So beautiful...

Favorite Tree

Favorite Tree

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Three Cups of Tea

At the beginning of last year, our book club read the wonderful novel, Three Cups of Tea. We drank tea and had a great discussion about the book. It is an inspiring story, taking you on one man's journey of passion and dedication to providing education for the children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Last night, we were fortunate enough to attend a talk by that man, Greg Mortenson. It was neat to be able to enrich our reading experience this way--from reading the novel to talking about it with others, and then now, meeting and listening to stories from the person himself.

Pick up the book if you haven't read it yet!

Monday, March 02, 2009

i need a vacation

i really need to de-stress, get out of town, relax. soon. goin' a little crazy here.