Thursday, November 20, 2008

Excelsior 2: The Adventure Continues!

I'm moving. Well, virtually. I like the editor and the pages option in wordpress better, what can I say? If blogger adds more features maybe I'll be back, but until then, update your bookmarks. This page will still exist as archival material, and who knows maybe I'll be back. But the volume 2 is located at

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

6 rules, 6 facts

Playing Tag

1) Link to the person who tagged you: Crystalee at

2) Post the rules on the blog: Posted

3) Write six random things about yourself:

1. i just ate chocolate cake and cream of mushroom soup together...the soup i treated as my drink.

2. it's a lot easier than i thought to get up at 4:40 am

3. a camel tried to eat my arm off

4. i know why hot dogs come in packages of 10 and buns come in packages of 8, my friends.

5. i started riding my bike again and it makes me feel like a kid

6. i might dress up as hannibal lecter for halloween

4) Tag six people at the end of your post.

5) Let each person know they have been tagged. .

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

"Tag, You're It!"

i tag laura, mark, elizabeth, chad, april, and carolyne

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

news angles

the bbc news corporation has a head line that of "US anger at Guantanamo Bay Ruling" regarding the declaration by a US JUDGE that the Uighur detainees no longer be declared enemy combatants. ( But the United States of America is not just its government, and in my experience travelling abroad, most people make that distinction. Of course, in recent years, it has become less and less distinct, as the world seems to have less respect for us. Anyways, not all Americans want the 17 Uighurs (Chinese Muslims) to be indeterminately detained (7 years so far). There's the judge, the lawyer, and now, the relgious community in Talahasse Florida. A statement from the Center for Constitutional Rights revealed:
Religious and community leaders from both Tallahassee, Florida and the Washington D.C. area offered to the court detailed plans for the support of the men, from housing and counseling to employment and car insurance. In this stunning show of goodwill and solidarity, 20 leaders from faith-based communities in Tallahassee, Florida, and a network of refugee resettlement agencies and other religious groups, have pledged to help settle the men in local communities.

See BBC? Not all Americans are angered by this! In fact, it's bringing some together.

Monday, September 29, 2008

PhotoHunt: Wild

i'm kind of backtracking, because i just started the photo hunt. this is the theme from the week of september 13th, 2008. WILD. this is my wild shiba inu, akira. okay, he's really yawning, but he looks fierce!

Photo Hunt: View

This is a view of the Black Sea through one of the church ruins in Old Nessebar, Bulgaria

Photohunt: Road

This is my first Photohunt- go to to find out more

This is a shot from inside the car on the road from Koprivshitsa, Bulgaria