15 March 2006

I'm Such a Nerd

But this is the coolest, most distrubing, news I have heard. The continent of Africa, specifically the Horn of Africa, is splitting. Check out the following link to see interesting pictures. This is so amazing, happening in real time. And of course American news sources are more concerned with what Michael Douglas thinks about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

  • Africa Splits
  • Top 10 Reasons I Should Have Stayed in Bed Today

    10. The nagging head cold that caused me to go through 4 boxes of Kleenex in the past 2 days is still present and probably grossing out my co-workers
    9. By the time I walked the 10 feet from my front door to my car, I was covered in snow.
    8. My car was covered in 6 inches of snow.
    7. It took me 45 minutes instead of 17 to drive to work.
    6. Big semi-trucks (yes, Mr. Budweiser driver, I'm looking at you) whose drivers think they can bully you into driving more than 25mph even though the SUV in the next lane just slid off the side of the freeway.
    5. My boss had to have a colonoscopy yesterday and people seem to want to ask him what it was like. Since my desk is right outside his office, I have to hear about it too. Repeatedly.
    4. I have 3 half-finished books that are due back at the library on Monday and I've already renewed them twice.
    3. The Kleenex I have at home has lotion in it. The office Kleenex does not. Thus, I look like
    2. I spent most of the morning cold and wet and now my hair is out of control.
    1. Because there is nothing to do at work today but file things. Which I don't feel like doing.

    01 March 2006

    Give Me the Green

    February is over. Huzzah! February is, despite being the shortest month in the calendar, the longest month of the year. It is a drab, indecisive month that celebrates a holiday I actively dislike and another the just reminds us we are still stuck in the middle of winter. The only bright spot is my mother’s birthday. March is much better. It is the month that hosts the Spring Equinox and St. Patrick’s Day, on which you celebrate being Irish even if you aren’t and anyone can celebrate simply by wearing green. The days are noticeably longer and the sun is out more often. Here in Utah you still see the occasional snowstorm, but the promise of spring is in the air. Plants start showing a little life, rather than the brown death of the previous four months. March is alive with hope and possibility and good luck. So bring on the green!