Saturday, June 18, 2011

I want to go to Paris for free

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Monday, April 25, 2011

the times, they are a changin'

folks. lets face it. this blog has been blah for quite some time. i've lost my zest for it. and i've slowly been lured by the ease, simplicity and no nonsense of tumblr. so i'm defecting. not entirely. i may still post here, but for now, check here to see more from me. love to all.

Friday, April 22, 2011

all i want in this life

is a baby penguin who i can tickle. that's all.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I just adore ranunculus

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

in india there are cows everywhere

EVERYWHERE. they just roam the streets. i had heard this, but was shocked when i saw how pervasive it is. cows in the hindu religion are sacred and are not to be harmed. they may be used for work, and in the village we saw cow that were in pen areas and lots of villagers headed out each morning to take their cows to pasture. we also saw a lot of cow hauling carts and being used for labor. however, i asked one of my indian friends where all the wandering cows came from and she told me often if a cow has stopped being useful for milk or labor the owner will just let them loose. it was actually quite sad to see so many homeless cows that while holy, were mangy, malnourished and dying. my friend told me many cows just eat garbage and as a result many die from up to 2 kilos of plastic in their guts. the cows in the street are also pretty pesky, in rishikesh one came up to me and seemed to be demanding food like a stray dog or monkey, and it got quite aggressive and started coming at me with it's horns! since coming home i've found myself saying to the cows i see in green spring pastures 'you don't know how lucky you have it, you may not be considered holy here, but you have someone providing you with non-plastic feed and meeting your basic needs'.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


grew back hair while I was gone. I think he was stressed. Poor baby.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

i don't really know how to talk about india

it was an amazing trip. unlike any place i've ever been before. maybe as i process stories will come out . . . but for now, HERE are all my pictures.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

tigers in india

here's a link to the blog i'll be keeping whilst in india. going for 2 weeks with students . . . going to ride some elephants, work in a village, raft a river, and best of all . . . celebrate holi fest in india! can't wait! oh and the picture of reuben is just to remind you all how cute he is. :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

as of late

sorry never blogging. life has been busy busy. I got an iPhone which is making life simpler. I'm addicted to angry birds. I'm going to India in 11 days with 11 students for 2 weeks. I'm ready fir spring.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

mexico was great

but felt more like california than a foreign country. puerto vallarta is a serious resort town, which while very nice and relaxing, is not my preferred type of travel. the 80 degree weather, beach time, sailing, zip lining, whale watching, and street taco eating was right up my alley though.