Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Chris Jordan has created a thought-provoking series entitled Running the Numbers: An American Self Portrait.
"Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the role and responsibilities of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming." -Chris Jordan, Seattle 2008
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We love living in the mountains which is why we are looking to buy a house, but going through the process of buying a house is: hard, frustrating, confusing, exhausting, challenging, gut checking, wallet emptying...
But it will be so worth it in the end!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
(photo)I am taking an online class right now through the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. It's about the solar system, which is not my strong suit. I pretty much know nothing about the solar system, but am learning quickly!
Some interesting facts so far:
1 million Earths could fit inside the sun.
Mars has the largest volcano in the universe, called Olympus Mons.
Neptune is 3.5 billion miles from the sun and it's orbit takes 165 Earth years to complete.
One assignment we had was to make a scale model of the solar system using our neighborhood as the background. It was actually fun to make and really brought home the relationship in size between the planets and their distances from the sun and each other. Crazy stuff out there in space!
On a side note- just found out I am graduating grad school in May. Yipee!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
My dear Grampa passed away yesterday. He loved the lake and building model boats. He always checked his word searches to make sure he did them right... and would make a smiley face on it when it was correct. He called my Nanny "Babe" even into their mid-80s. He had bright blue eyes.
I miss you and I love you, Grampa.