Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Three years later, we are in the happily ever after stage. I made him breakfast and he gave me roses. These tokens of love don't happen everyday, but they aren't rare, either. I am just as in love as I was three years ago, or five years ago when we met. Perhaps even more now that we've had more time to enjoy each other's company.
In other news, I have a job interview tomorrow for a position teaching biology in Booneville. Its not exactly what I want to do, but it is a teaching job! I have to wrestle with the idea of spending a year learning how to be an effective elementary teacher (and spending quite a lot of money at that) and then teach at the secondary level. Hm.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Spinach, Portabella, and Swiss Omelete, Dancing with the Stars Semi-finals, and Irises in my garden: Good things for the second week of May
I got a wild hair this weekend and decided I should eat more protein. So I bought yogurts and eggs. Usually my omelets look like scrambled eggs, so I researched the technique. Nest time, I'll use a little less EVOO. I added frozen spinach, sliced Baby Bella mushrooms, and some 2% Swiss cheese. Oh, and I had some Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage, too. Woah, breakfast is something I have totaly overlooked as a favorite part of my day.
Good Thing #3: Irises in the garden!
Dan planted these for me when he found out they are my favorite garden flowers. They are taken from the Haid Cemetary in Berger, MO. I am not sure if I think that is interesting or bizarre, but they are so beautiful. We gave some to our neighbors, and now a little peice of Haid is all over our neighborhood. I think I like them because of the vivid purples. I also like the way the flower is divided into three carpels, and how the flower surrounds the style and pollen, protecting it and allowing it to be pollinated by the wind. (Plant Taxonomy Class, Spring 04).
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Here are some of the images I captured on my afternoon walk:
left: The green light of freshly leaved trees in front of the J School archway. The lions in the archway are about 600 years old, and were a gift from China.
Rightt: Its time for sweetgum "flowers". What a cool way to reproduce.
I love the smell of cherry blossoms.
In the future, I want a house with a driveway or road lined with cherry blossoms. I will call it
"The White Way", just like Ann of Green Gables.
Above: These light pink blossoms are outside of the new Life Sciences Center on campus.
There are white cherry blossoms on red campus, near Jesse Hall.
Left: Here is a shot of Memorial Union, taken from the back of the Ernie and Lottie Sears Research Greenhouse.
Its so beautiful, and it makes me think of fairy princesses rather than academia.
But did you know that the Sears work in genetic research was monumental? They helped to discover how sun affects thymine dimers and put MU on the map in biological and genetic science.
Right: Here is a funky, poky flower. I don't know it's name.
Left: Here is one of the remaining "tulip tree" blossoms.
They were so gorgeous this year. I definitely want a magnolia tree in my yard one day.
This photo is on white campus, in front of Schlunt Hall.
I used to have Chemistry RSD sessions in that building, and they were so boring. I never appreciated the beauty surrounding the building because I dreaded the course content.
Here is a pink dogwood, outside of Stanley Hall.
I like how crisp the image is.
Right: Here is a little yellow flower bush, also outside of Shulndt and Stanley Hall.
I am so lucky to go to a school that has distinguished, monumental buildings. It makes me appreciate architecture, tradition, and history. How many other people have sat near the quad, thinking about their life and their goals, too? This place is significant for all MU grads.
Above: the Southern part of the Quad, without construction. The grass is such a lovely color.