Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
here we are posing at the end of the jetty. i think jeff's photography skills are better than mine - i like how he got the reflection of the water. we discovered it was a lot easier to walk beside the jetty than actually on it as sand is easier than rocks for keeping your balance.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
yesterday i went to the jetty for the third time in my life. i loved it. of course. it's a cool place. it's worth the drive. i think. certainly not every weekend. i was sad because this time all the worn out vehicles marking the parking place were gone. i was sad. at least there were better signs to get us there. i saw a short-eared owl, a curlew, and a bunch of pelicans whose flapping wings made the coolest squeaking sounds. i didn't take any photos, but here are a couple from the first time i went - september 2002.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
i do want to mention, though, that i robbed plewe again. the quote she posted by rick steves was so good that i printed it off and used it in my class. we've been reading a bunch of literature by modern authors growing up in colonized countries where there was either apartheid or some extreme degree of inequality. anyway, this literature has led to discussion about culture. plewe's travel quote was so profound in what it had to say about appreciating cultures that i made the kids read and analyze it. one kid noticed the extremely peppy positive attitude rick has in regards to travel and the opposite cynical view of the authors we've been reading. he's a sharp kid. i hope he grows up to be a sharp adult. right now he likes to color his hair random shades of pink/blue/purple. he works at the local car warsh.
Friday, May 18, 2007
work is good! it's just like shoes- you've got to find one that's steady, got some cushioning, and can hold up for the long haul. if not, you'll just get blisters and sit down halfway up the mountain. :)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
it made me think of the mormon documentary on pbs of late. there was a scene where they showed a painting and then dallin oaks commented on watchmen on the tower. we are to be watchmen. we should warn people of impending danger. we should heed the warnings from the watchmen. maybe the world has tuned out all warnings. at least i did so today. then the vice principal came on the intercom and announced that it was a false alarm. maybe there are lots of false alarms. i guess it's important to be self educated on the dangers of the world so that you know which alarms are false and which ones are true.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
|What You Really Think Of Your Friends|
Dan is your soulmate.
You truly love Al.
You consider Ed your true friend.
You know that Plewe is always thinking of you.
You'll remember Sacha for the rest of your life.
You secretly think Mark is creative, charming, and a bit too dramatic at times.
You secretly think that Lynn is colorful, impulsive, and a total risk taker.
You secretly think that Dainon is loyal and trustworthy to you. And that Dainon changes lovers faster than underwear.
You secretly think Cindy is shy and nonconfrontational. And that Cindy has a hidden internet romance.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
After the hike we met up with mark, who planned jubi night, for dinner at rumbi's - one of best fast food joints i've discovered ever!
Monday, May 7, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
|Your Personality Is Like Ecstasy|
You're usually feeling the love for the world around you - you want to hug everyone.
And while you're usually content to sit back and view the world with wonder...
Sometimes you're world becomes very overwhelming and a little scary.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
My last day in moab was spent visiting a look out spot for delicate arch. Ed, audrey, danielle, and I hiked up a little hill and had lunch under a tree. The arch was pretty far away but still impressive. On the hike back I noticed lots of pretty desert flowers.