Saturday, March 08, 2003
... and are my arms tired? Well, no - though it was a white-knuckle "flight" out to the Imax theater at the Minnesota Zoo since we just got around 6 inches of snow.
Our neighbor Lisa got free tickets to the Space Station 3D Imax show, and Liv and I went with her and her daughter. It is a great show - incredible use of 3D, letting you tour the station and watch its first pieces get put together. A very impressive show. It included a VERY close up launch of a Russian piece of the station, and shots of Soyuz and Shuttle launches.
It was inspiring to see this international effort of cooperation, and to look down on the earth and see (as one of the cosmonauts noted) that there are no borders when you look at our world from space. Might make you want to take off today
Friday, March 07, 2003
Ingrid: I didn't know being able to spell one's own name made one a "spelling whiz"!?
Maria: Thanks for your updates.
Matt: Good to see you posting. I'm sure Janelle did a great job, but we missed her frantic editing at work.
Nancy: We haven't heard about your exploits at the 'U' lately... have you adjusted or dropped out? What shall we do for your birthday?
Tom (Thom): Norris and I are going to be in Chicago from the evening of the 16th through the 20th for the National Immunization Conference. We'll be at the Sheraton downtown.
I have been busy investigating a number of "vaccine critics" and writing an expose, so if I "am disappeared" you'll know why.
I just wanted to let everyone know that Janelle did a great job presenting her paper Japanese War Bride - Race, Desire, and Post-Classical Hollywood at this year's Society For Cinema and Media Studies Conference. By the way, the unofficial theme for this year's conference is Mary Tyler Moore. Next year the conference will be in Atlanta!
Thursday, March 06, 2003
Hey Norris (does Norris read this site?) they made a credit card just for you!
Here is an article I wrote about the ad for it.
By the way, here is the page I work on for part of my job, if you're ever interested in reading about ads! I write and post most of the stories.
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
This weekend Pete and I are going on a retreat with our Bible Study Small Group through Evergreen Church and we have to give our testimonies. I am a little nervous about it since I have never formally given my life story. It should be a wonderful time though and I am anxious to hear everyone else's. We are also planning on telling eachother how our spouses proposed to each of us. We have grown really close as a group, but have never had time to talk about "the proposal." I am excited to hear those stories as well. We are going to this retreat center called Linisfarne. We get the entire center to ourselves, which will be nice. I guess it's only an hour or so away.
As I am sure most of you who live in Minnesota heard about Chris Jenkins, the boy who went missing on Halloween night and was found a couple days ago floating in the river. I am still in disbelief since I graduated with him and grew up with him since first grade. I just want to request that everyone pray for his family and friends. It's so scary when it hits so close. I really hope that they find out the cause of his death and punish whoever could have done such a horrible thing. He will always be remembered in my heart.
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Some news from Atlanta (since I don't have any of my own)--Dad's giving a talk at Emory University this month and Mom recorded a medieval music CD this week. Go, 'rents!
Tonight it is our turn to bring treats to choir practice, and since we're not going to have any during the weeks of Lent, we were advised to make it good. I stopped at my favorite Bosa Donuts on University Avenue this morning and picked up a douple dozen. Mardi Gras!
Monday, March 03, 2003
Thom. (I was called Thom for a short time after a lab group of mine turned in a paper with that spelling in my freshmen year biology class)
Well, Pete, as far as the 20 page thing, I haven't written any. What I'm going to do is write one 40 pager and one 20 pager instead of three 20 pagers. Same thing basically.
Looks like your having fun in France, Theresa.
Sunday, March 02, 2003
So thanks again Norris, we had a great time!