Wednesday, July 30, 2008

K.

you are lightcyan
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Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pig for the Cure

My friend, Manda, is walking the 3-day this year. Manda was in my knit group in Dallas until she moved to California. She and I both still participate in the yahoo group even though we both live out of state now. This is the message at the end of her e-mails and list posts:



** I am participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in San Francisco on Sept. 5-7! Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $2200 by making a donation online. http://08.the3day.org/goto/hellolovely **--:: main blog :: http://www.hello-lovely.org/:: knit-blog :: http://knitpsychos.hello-lovely.org/:: flickr :: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hellolovely/
You should totally go donate, especially if you're a knitter. She's giving away some amazing prizes and your name goes in the hat once for every $10 you donate. This little piggy is my donation to her give-away pile. It's a Pig Purse and her name is "Susan".
Go Donate! And good luck.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fireworks/flies


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Only about the first 10 seconds of this are worth watching but it's fun. Just hit stop after Isaac goes off screen. Don't let the video fool you, he actually caught quite a few fireflies.

See?

Last night we decided to take the plunge and head down to the National Mall with the rest of humanity and see the fireworks. It was quite an adventure. Todd got some shots of the fireworks with his phone but we didn't get any pictures of the real excitement. The ride home was....unforgettable. Have you ever seen video of people being crammed into subway cars in Tokyo? It was like that. I could go through the whole story for you, but then I'd have to relive it and I'm not sure I'm up to that today. It was truly unbelievable. Needless to say, we survived. No children were lost and we all slept quite soundly afterward.

Hope your 4th was great!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Found 'em.

I forgot to tell you I found the robins who had moved out of that nest in front of the church. They moved into the mulberry tree behind our house. Josiah was fascinated. He went out 2 or 3 times a day to check on them. Twice he found a baby bird on the ground outside the nest. One time it was still alive and Daddy "rescued" it. (No lectures please, we know.) The next time Daddy helped give the baby bird a proper burial ("proper" being "in our trash can").
They have since grown up and flown off and the nest stands empty. I find it amusing that we see more "nature" here in the heart of downtown Bethesda than we ever saw in suburbia. Not that it wasn't there, we just see more of it here. Birds, rabbits, fireflies, chipmunks.......rats....you know, nature.
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