Saturday, March 31, 2007

El autobus


Any Michigander would agree that in Michigan we get a little over-excited when springs hits. After months and months of bone chilling cold we are SO ready to roll up our jeans and sit on patios, porches or in the lawn. I am not blaming anyone, there is nothing better than a good book on a nice sunny day, but that is besides the point.

Typically, the temperature shoots back down from 60deg to 30deg (back and forth. . . ) and we are surprisingly slow to put the jacket and the scarf back on. Maybe, we are just in denial and don't want to revert back to the winter routine. I am not much of an outlier and usually lock away the jacket after the first day warm day. Last week, I biked to class in just a t-shirt and had to get a ride back to my apartment, only to wake up the next morning with no bike to go to school. I had two options; drive to work or try out the public transportation system. So, I grabbed a 2 quaters and hopped on the Capital Area Transportation Authority (cata) bus. Usually, I whip [imagine a swoooosh sound effect] by these busses on my bike, waving at people scrunched inside like sardines in a can but on this this day I was the analogous sardine. I hate to admit but it was fun to relax and take in the scenery.

PS. dont tell my bike . . . she might get angry w/ me.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Life in a cube

Julidochromis Marlieri

A new addtion to the african cichlid aquarium!

Monday, March 12, 2007

all in all

I have this "secret spot" in the library where I usually hide from the chaos. I used to go there a lot more when I was an undergrad but now that I have a beautiful apartment a lot more studying gets done here. I like to pretend that only I know about this desk and chair. There is a huge window above the desk with a remarkable view. A while ago I noticed that someone else shared this suposed secret personal office and this is the message he / she left me.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Don't be a statistic

Photo: frozen to death in michigan

When talking about food borne illnesses and outbreaks, one of my professors points at the 'cases' in a chart and always says "don't be that statistic". Similarly, this blog needs to be revived ( thanks to the update faerie ). I was reading a blog entry by Perseus|Websurveyor, an online surveying and consulting firm and they recetly collected data on 3,634 blogs. It was hard to belive, that based on this sample data they projected that 4.1 million blogs had been created (on Blog-City, BlogSpot, Diaryland, LiveJournal, Pitas, TypePad, Weblogger and Xanga). Unfortunately, more than half of them have been left to roll like tumbleweeds in blogosphere.