Saturday, July 24, 2004

50th birthdays

I spent three days on the North Shore with three friends from high school to celebrate our 50th birthdays (all in the spring).  We did a little hiking and a lot of eating.  We made fools of ourselves, trying to take pictures of ourselves everywhere... you'd think we'd never been out of the house before! The following picture was taken by a passing stranger on the boardwalk in Duluth when we saw the "50" on the red marker. Unfortunately, shortly after this happy scene, I threw my back out (riding home in the car!) and ended up in Urgent Care that night.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Radio Free Klingon!

Now on the air!

There was an interesting article in the paper (actually both Minneapolis and St. Paul) last week all about the Radio Re-Volt project for microbroadcasting. The Walker is holding workshops and giving out FM radio transmitters. Sounded interesting to me, and I found where to buy one, so I've set up my own "home radio station". The Radio Free Klingon mix runs from Country to Rock to anything I found on the computer I'm using to spin the tunes. So far all my listeners are raving! (all two of them!)

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Colorado Photos

Hey y'all. 
Here are some photos from a hiking trip my botanist friend and I took after the evolution meetings in June.  We were in the Rocky Mountain National Park.  It would have been helpful to have a geologist and a zoologist along with us, since there were lots of cool rocks around, and large mammals (moose and elk?). 

Elephant head, Pedicularis groendlandica

Trout lily, Erythronium grandiflorum

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


today I visited ikea with tom and his gf, rebecca.  it was really fun.  I love ikea.  we swedes sure are pretty cool.  there were lamps for like 3 bucks.  it was love at first light.  I just made that up,  pretty clever huh?  I feel like my mom right now.  anyways, it was a very nice store.  there were many great deals.  I am all tuckered out from all of the fun I had earlier, so I cant really give too much more information right now.  goodnight.