it’s hot.

102F today.  maybe more.  my brain is melting.  who said it could get this hot in may???


mothers day. 0500 hours.



“I HAVE TO GO PEEEEEE!!!” tones more frantic now.


from far off in the land of nod, i think i hear something calling me. “make it stop. for the love of Zeus! make it stop!” it’s so loud now, i can’t even understand it.

the neighbor’s gdmf* Chihuahua starts barking adding to the noise. “wtf.” the conversation from days prior comes back into my head. Continue reading

have i mentioned..

how incredibly DONE i am with school? not “technically” done you see…. just burnt the f–k out.

  • i’m sick of the 52 miles each way
  • i’m sick of due dates.
  • i’m sick of not being able to find a healthy, reasonably priced lunch in Chico.
  • i’m sick of assigned research. (i’m always looking up something. i’m just sick of having to do papers)
  • i’m tired of leaving the house at 9am and getting home at 9pm. or later.

yeah, it’s my senior year. Continue reading

changing my mind…like i do

i’m sitting here, trying to draft an outline for my paper about solar power and it dawns on me (like it does) that i’m going about it all wrong. (this has been happening a lot this semester.) the whole topic of solar power cannot really be fully flushed out unless compared to other sources of power. so in order to narrow down my idea i have decided to write a paper on sustainable energy sources such as solar and biodiesel vs. fossil fuels. this is a great time to be thinking about other energy sources because there are some great new technologies arising from the need to become less dependent on oil. we NEED this.

so please, any ideas from my readers about your thoughts and/or experiences with biodiesel or solar would be greatly appreciated.

you can check out my other post on the topic here.

i know!! i haven’t posted in a grip….

the truth is, my fingers got tired. haha. no.. just super busy. one more month of the semester, one more semester to go! i will be happy when i am done. and probably a little sad. (and irritated that i have a whole slew of time and no darkroom or press to use.) but i will be blogging more after the end of may. this next month is jam-packed with:

  • a paper on solar power in addition to the weekly assignments and final
  • a final photo project that has yet to be decided on as well as 4 more photos for last regular critique,
  • an anthropology book to read and final in that class,
  • 2 more design projects (one wood and one wire) as well as the project that was due last night at 5 that i ended up demolishing at 4 because it was ALL WRONG and i hated it.

so D and i are taking off to santa cruz today. i think i should add another bullet to the list:

as a matter of fact, i don’t think 3 is too young for monty python

as it is, he thinks all the people on the crosses are pirates!!  (we haven’t watched the whole thing yet, baby steps)  i popped in monty python and the quest for the holy grail the other day and for the most part, it was lost on him.  he gets into the singing though.  i think he liked the knights of the round table song.

so with out further ado, D singing the chorus to “always look on the bright side of life” from “life of brian”

ps. i got him to do it by telling him the video was for uncle D.


it’s that glorious time of the year where (despite my itchy eyes, runny nose, and general feeling of light-headedness) i am enthralled and amazed by nature. it’s the seedlings and new-growth. it’s the fresh air and clear skies. it’s the rising mercury (i know, they aren’t REALLY mercury anymore) and warmed soil. it’s spring baby and the country-side is in bloom. huge stalks of purple flowers line the highway to school. ponds of white wildflowers flood the pastures for grazing. and right here in my own yard, the signs of life are showing. Continue reading