Sunday, September 9, 2007


Yesterday, I mostly relaxed, but I did do a little work on our NASA project.

The day before yesterday, we had a birthday party for a friend named JP. We ate at the Olive Garden, and I loved the Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo. We met JP's new roommate, and it was great to have a new addition to the old gang. Somehow new blood makes a big difference. Everyone has new stories to tell, and more laughter occurs. Of course it only works when the new blood fits in well, but this one did.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Today I played a sport for the first time since I tore my ACL and meniscus last October. Instead of playing an actual game of ultimate, I just tossed the disc around, but it was still quite a different type of experience with stopping and starting from what I have been doing, which is mostly sit on my butt.

We're planning a hike for Labor day. I think this is our trail. I have figured out how to find trails for any area. Start at the forest service and choose your state then national forest. Each forest area will have a list of trails, and give very helpful information about the trail. But I found that to find if a trail is actually good, it's good to google it, and usually you can find a hiker who's done the trail.


Today, I used mentos to explode a coke bottle. All in the name of education.

I enjoy spending time with people who are creative. I'm a little uncomfortable with them, because I am out of my own depth. All the same, watching something come forth out of nothing is a miraculous process I don't understand. It is the act of creating a new persona from thin descriptions.

Imagine that you had a description of a person. They're so tall, with colored hair, and straight teeth. They have a job, and live in a place. Now imagine that person living. And then to top it off, use your craft to help others see them live. That is beyond my capabilities, but it is a gift that I thoroughly enjoy.