Saturday, July 31, 2010

Life Goal #53: Get Scuba Certified


Wet suits in 200 degree weather....check aaand check.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I went out to Houston Texas with Mark's family a couple weeks back. His aunt
and uncle renewed their wedding vows and invited us all out to stay at their
lake house on Lake Livingston and join in the celebration. The ceremony was
simple and intimate - and pretty much the only planned event
in our weekend. We spent the rest of the time sleeping in the hammocks,
wave running, carving our names in the kitchen table, eating
delicious food, and having way too much fun with the party blowers.
I think one day I'll invest in a beautiful lake house like this one and invite
all my friends and family out to stay for as long as they like.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Kind of Paradise

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

Jorge Luis Borges

I just finished reading this book and I can't say enough about it. Because of school and other distractions it took me over a year to finish, but there wasn't a moment of reading when I wasn't completely absorbed in the drama, romance, horror and grand philosophy of Rand's masterpiece. If you're in the mood for an incredible (but pretty heavy) read, pick this one up. It will change your life. But hurry! They've started filming for the movie and I'm just not convinced that film can succeed in not ruining the majesty of the book. "Read it before you see it" will always be my philosophy.