Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Halloween :)

Jen and Jody are so great!

Wanna bob for apples?

Brady and Kara were Mr. and Ms. Monster for our pageant ;)

So, this was just to emphasize the ingenuity of the lighting. Bball hoops do a LOT. ha!


To catch up on some posts- here are some pictures from a recent activity called "the Balloonatron". Just imagine all of the fun you have every had in your life- and add balloons. Yep, it was pretty awesome. Here are some of my fav's. Please do note, that balloons make me really excited. Ha!

Still reminiscing about the soiree...

Okay, I just found this on facebook, sooo pretty!

p.s. Yep, I am going to post a ton today. Finals ending has energized me to do a lot of fun things!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Star of Wonder...

Here are some highlights from the Soiree this weekend. It was a lot of work, but it was so much fun. It was exactly what I wanted, an enchanted holiday evening. We danced the night away under the stars (or you know, twinkle lights) and celebrated the best season of the year. How wonderful!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Is the Internet actually making us MORE closeminded?

I am doing some research for an exam on Tuesday, and one of the questions is about whether the options to customize things like RSS feeds and readers is actually a good thing. For example, if we only read our rss feeds (of websites we choose because we like the content)- would most people ever look at anything outside of their own beliefs? Ie, if you only watched CNN all of your life, how would that change what you thought as compared to reading a variety? So this article by Cass R. Sunstein argues that we become more homogenous by reading the same content, because even if it is a social network most of the users have the same interests as us (and the outliers are ignored- called the echochamber effect).

Anyway, what are your thoughts? Do you think by creating a"Daily Me" can limit you (as far as what you might see)?

This is my google reader (not used that much). This is all the stuff Brady shares with me - he should comment and tell me what he thinks :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bubbles: A myth from my childhood

This past weekend I went home for Thanksgiving to spend it with my family. In a sad sequence of events, I got really sick on Sunday night and was pretty much glued to the bucket beside my bed. Needless to say, I was in no state to take my 7 am flight (considering my last bucket adventure was at 6am). As much as it was awful being sick, I spent the rest of the day just me and my mom laying around and relaxing (well I laid around, she was productive). It felt amazing actually, and my mom and I had some great conversations. She suggested to relax a little bit (and get all squeaky clean) that I take a bubble bath complete with candles and calming music in her world pool tub (the great kind that has jets). This was relaxing to say the least, and herein is my discovery of a childhood myth.

Myth: You can NEVER have enough bubbles.
Reality: The bubbles will attack and consume your bath time.

Maybe my parents were just kind of scanty on how much bubble mix I could use... but I was sure that there was no end to the need for more bubbles. So upon my adult bubble bath experience, I read the directions and it said to "pour generously" from the bubble bath mix. Needless to say, with the jets on and enough hot water I was drowning in bubbles - like 6 or more inches of bubbles.

I still enjoyed my bath, gosh I can't remember the last time I had taken a bath. But, be warned! Those bubbles will get you! (or at least prepare to shower to rinse off the bubbles!)

Take care, hopefully you survived (and enjoyed) my silly bubble post!

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