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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chicago Highlights

Highlights from my 24th birthday celebration trip to Chicago!
- Twink and I taking charge at the hotel and getting kindly reprimanded by a bellhop
- Eating the best macaroni and cheese I've ever had at Feast
- Eating one of the best desserts I've ever had at Feast
- The incident with the horse at dinner
- One Superior Place
- Taste of Chicago (including ferris wheel!)
- Harry Potter exhibition
- Twink getting sorted into Griffyndor
- Awkward boy getting sorted into Slytherin
- Sitting in Hagrid's giant chair from the movie
- Throwing real quaffles into Quidditch goals
- Being escorted from club to club by our new friend Omed
- Meeting the french "cyclists"
- Walking around Michigan Ave. at 3:30am in search for food
-Abby threatening to push Ryan into traffic if he took her milk
- Staying up until 6am hanging out with the BMX boys
- Large amounts of best of Will Ferrell quoting with Mike
- Abby is actually a pediatric cardiologist named Esmerelda
-Surviving with very little sleep with a surprising good attitude
- Going to the Pride Parade!
- Tara and I surviving a ridiculous amount of walking and foot pain
- "Doth God give you hands!?"
-Abby's bouts of slap happy
- Going to the Red Head Piano Bar with Tara for the best 30's singles scene in Chicago
- Having my birthday be 3 days long

cardboard love

A man write a little cardboard love note to his wife every day. It's real cute.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

TZ, nakupenda kwa moyo wote

I would like to read a book from the perspective of an African child (maybe specifically east African or more specifically Tanzanian just because it's most familiar to me) who lived at an orphanage or went to a school that had western volunteers coming in and out every few weeks. Would they talk about how they associated white people with an expectancy of getting gifts or how their education was affected by a frequent changing of teachers? I would like to hear why they think the volunteers come and for such short periods of time.

And inspired by Caroline......Is it better (for the people of the country being visited) for a person to go volunteer in a 3rd world country for a short period of time (weeks) or is it better for the money they spend on the plane ticket, immunizations and other travel items to be donated to a specific cause benefiting that country's people?

Watoto kwa standardi mbili

New Alice in Wonderland

I wish blogger would let me post this picture in it's actual size because it's beautiful but you can also go look at it HERE. Thanks Tim Burton.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

happy happy summer

Music Playlist at MixPod.com

Music Playlist at MixPod.com

Glee seems great and I'm excited for it when it starts full time in the fall. You should probably watch the pilot of hulu if you haven't' seen it yet.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stolen from Caroline

A fantastic talk about how practical wisdom and moral responsibility will always take us farther and make a stronger impact than rules and regulations.

I want to be a part of something like this