The Potomac is frozen over at Mount Vernon's lookout. It's now snowing and covering up the grass which h ad been trampled free of last week's snow, and is now a dreamy snow laden landscape which is so easy to explore now that most tourists have been scared away by the snowfall. It's always a … Continue reading This Frozen World
The freak Earthquake of 2011 surprised Eastern residents of the United States, as it was an unprecedented (for the region, it was pretty wimpy in the history of the world overall) 5.8 on the Richter Scale. This meant that many old buildings were pretty shook up and needed some intensive repairs. (Well, old in The … Continue reading A Monumental Repair
This is Carlyle House, in historic Old Town Alexandria. You`ve noticed I visit the city a lot, haven`t you? I guess I just love this city! Seriously, have you been to any of these places? You`d be a repeat visitor too if you were close enough to have that luxury. One day I`m going to … Continue reading Carlyle House
Historic Loveland Colorado has many little Mom and Pop stores and restaurants that you can visit. The aptly named Loveland Coffee shop is like a locally owned Starbucks, boasting eight varieties of gluten free baked goodies (when I visited), an extensive gallery of professionally framed photographs, and a little dummy holding a tray of drinks. … Continue reading Loveland Cafe
A Lady in Need Can`t always Ask Her Knight for Help... Sometimes, emergencies happen. And I`m not talking about a heart attack or flood, here. I`m talking about serious stuff that your local EMT couldn`t care less about. (Unless on her off hours she is a fashionably shod lady. Which plenty of EMTs are, promise!) … Continue reading Send Me Out An S.O.S.
It`s that time of year again! The Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing now. Full of dancing, food, and other entertainment, it is the highlight of any Spring D.C. tourist`s visit. I am so lucky, to live in D.C. To be able to walk around campus,or down the street, and see the treasured cherry … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival
Unfortunately, I missed the St. Patrick`s Day parade in Old Town Alexandria this year. It`s a real bummer, as they always put on quite a show! In an effort to soothe my hurt sensitivities, and perhaps entertain and delight my audience, I decided to share the pictures from last year`s wonderful display. I know it … Continue reading On Parade!
Denver`s Downtown Aquarium is one of the most wonderful tributes to the beauty of water I`ve ever seen. The architecture was breathtakingly beautiful, with even the escalator sporting a gorgeous display. There were endless tanks of fish, and they were all large and roomy enough for the fish to zip about happily without the sluggishness … Continue reading Denver Aquarium
The Best Advancement in Psuedo-Science Yet! On a school vacation again? Feeling lonely, miserable, and seperated because all your friends you saw during the school year are off in foreign countries or partying at the beach, and you are growing mushrooms staring at manga in your panic closet? Well, no longer! Introducing new Break Blues … Continue reading Break Blues Begone!
In a galaxy, far far away, lives another race. A race that speaks Klingon and knows Tolkien`s elvish runes by heart. A race of humanoids that can encrypt data faster than a cartoon man leaping over tall buildings, while wrestling angry dragonoids in a 3-D gaming platform. This race is a proud component of geekdom, … Continue reading Casual Geekery