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me [17 May 2008|05:01pm]

My Personality
Openness to Experience
You do not feel nervous in social situations, and have a good impression of what others think of you, however high levels of stress can lead to you feeling panic or confusion, but usually you cope with day to day pressures. You have a generally cheerful disposition. You prefer dealing with either people or things rather than ideas. You regard intellectual exercises as a waste of your time. You dislike confrontations and are perfectly willing to compromise or to deny your own needs in order to get along with others, however you are not affected strongly by human suffering, priding yourself on making objective judgments based on reason. You are more concerned with truth and impartial justice than with mercy. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

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flowers [14 Apr 2008|01:05pm]
I always find it amusing what exactly gets stored away in memories. One of these memories is associated with the anthropology building on ASU's campus. Every spring when the wind picks up a bit, the "basement" hallways becomes littered with pinkish purple, paper-like flowers, and when the back door opens, a wind tunnel forms and blows the flowers around. On this day there were not as many flowers as in the past, but it still made me smile.

The first photo was taken with my back to the door.
The second photo was taken by the bathrooms (see 1st photo for location).

Prior to taking these pictures, I had never sought out exactly where these flowers where coming from; I found they were extremely close by. I know I had seen this plant before but never took the time to put two and two together. As can be seen in the photo this is an extremely large plant, the building it is attached to is three stories tall.

In the picture below you can see how close the back door is to this very large plant.
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Crazy Bubbles [07 Dec 2007|04:05pm]

My Dad sent me this story via email forward and I felt the need to share...

Suddenly the shoreline north of Sydney were transformed into the Cappuccino Coast . Foam swallowed an entire beach and half the nearby buildings, including the local lifeguards' centre, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales .

One minute a group of teenage surfers were waiting to catch a wave, the next they were swallowed up in a giant bubble bath. The foam was so light that they could puff it out of their hands and watch it float away.

Boy in the bubble bath: Tom Woods, 12, emerges from the clouds of foam after deciding that surfing was not an option

It stretched for 30 miles out into the Pacific in a phenomenon not seen at the beach for more than three decades. Scientists explain that the foam is created by impurities in the ocean, such as salts, chemicals, dead plants, decomposed fish and excretions from seaweed. All are churned up together by powerful currents which cause the water to form bubbles. These bubbles stick to each other as they are carried below the surface by the current towards the shore. As a wave starts to form on the surface, the motion of the water causes the bubbles to swirl upwards and, massed together, they become foam.

The foam 'surfs' towards shore until the wave 'crashes', tossing the foam into the air.

Whitewash: The foam was so thick it came all the way up to the surf club

'It's the same effect you get when you whip up a milk shake in a blender,' explains a marine expert. 'The more powerful the swirl, the more foam you create on the surface and the lighter it becomes.' In this case, storms off the New South Wales Coast and further north off Queensland had created a huge disturbance in the ocean, hitting a stretch of water where there was a particularly high amount of the substances which form into bubbles. As for 12-year-old beachgoer TomWoods, who has been surfing since he was two, riding a wave was out of the question. 'Me and my mates just spent the afternoon leaping about in that stuff,' he said.

'It was quite cool to touch and it was really weird. It was like clouds of air - you could hardly feel it.'

Children play among all the foam which was been whipped up by cyclonic conditions.

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[15 Nov 2007|11:26am]
[ mood | happy ]

There is an unexpected thunder storm going on right now... this makes me happy :) 

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BIG SMILE [13 Nov 2006|06:09pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

(My) Karen is coming out to visit me between Christmas and New Years!!!  I am so freaken excited!!!

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BOO! [13 Oct 2006|07:52pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Happy Friday the 13th!!!

I am going to a haunted house and a horror movie (grudge 2) tonight! 
...I may be leaving the lights on when I go to bed :)

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a nancy bird [12 Oct 2006|08:34am]

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Grad-Stress [26 Sep 2006|01:35am]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I am currently doing all the necessary things to apply for grad school for next fall. This includes the GRE class I am taking (teaches me basic math again and gives me a list of vocab words I have never heard of), searching online for which schools I am going to apply to, and generally freaking out. The school searching bit is probably the most stressful because I am finding out the requirements to get into grad school and wondering if I have an ice cubes chance in hell of actually getting in. On a happy note, I found out that the University of Oregon has a Museum Studies program that focuses on education! (the U of O was actually a tie for my #1 choice for undergrad along with ASU, I choose ASU because they got back to me first). 

...it’s already 1:45 am... where does the time go?

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aaaaaah..... [11 Sep 2006|02:36pm]
I got a second job!!! I will be a Gallery Educator at the AZ Museum for Youth starting soon. I have to get finger printed and drug tested sense I will be working with kids ages 0-12. I can finally breathe.
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!!! [28 Aug 2006|05:30pm]

I have two interviews! Tomorrow is for the School Programs Facilitator position at the Phoenix Zoo and Wednesday is for the Museum Educator position at the Arizona Children’s Museum (yea they finally got back to me). Must remain calm.



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neat little happening [04 Aug 2006|12:28am]
[ mood | calm ]

Today at work, an older lady came into the museum and asked if one of the employees (Amy) was in. With in moments a number of the staff came out to talk to her (along with Amy). As Amy was talking to this lady on the couch in the lobby, my boss came over to me to explain the attention this lady got from the staff. All she had to say was "that ladies last name is Hayden". For people who live in or around Tempe, you most likely understand why she was a big deal. For my out of state friends... http://www.tempe.gov/museum/ebriefhist.htm. Reading the entire thing is not necessary, just skim it and see how many times you see the name Hayden.

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Boo Jobs! [02 Aug 2006|09:35pm]
[ mood | drained ]

This is really starting to suck alot.  So far its been Jobs-2 Me-0.  This past job I was not sure I would get, but I thought at least I would get an interview. I dont know what it is. I can only hope that a bunch of people with way more experience also applied, and not that my resume is awful.

I have been lucky so far in the sense that I keep finding jobs to apply for. As soon as I find out its a no on the most recent attempt I search the museum websites again. My next two attempts are both art museums.

1) SMoCA. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. I know really nothing about this job, they did not have much on the website. I believe it is the same thing I am doing at Tempe Historical but with I will also be considered security.

2) Phoenix Art Museum. This looks like a cool job. It pays well. I get to do my tour thing a bit. AND it has paid sick leave and vacation :) Now for the down side... it does not start till September 18th :(

If I do not get one of these jobs I am not sure what I am going to do. My luck at finding new job openings has to end at some point . I really really really do not want to go back to the picture people.

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Jobs [28 Jul 2006|09:45pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

So I did not get the job at Mesa Historical Museum. I did not even get an interview. I had found out one of my friends, who actually just got her masters, applied for the job too. She did get an interview.  I would have felt worse if I did not know about Russanne getting an interview, she is a full degree ahead of me so it makes me think at least I am on the right course.

The same day as I found out I did not get the Mesa Historical job I found another one. This is at the Children's Art Museum, not as good of a job as the MH one, but it pays well and its a museum job. I am not in a position to be picky. Today was the last day they were excepting job apps so I will be hoping for a phone call from them sometime next week.

In other news: I FINALLY GOT CONVENTION PICTURES UP!!!  I put up some on facebook but there are more up on my webshots. Go to my AIM profile for the link.

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so much to do [17 Jul 2006|05:40pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

Getting ready to leave for Hartford at 6am!!! on Wed morning. Getting more and more stressed about that... feel kinda out of the loop.

Happy news! i found my dream job (or the closest thing to it that I can get without a masters degree). It is the Assistant to the Museum Educator at Mesa Historical Museum. I found it on Sat and it closes on the 21st so I need to get all my info to them before I leave on Wed. So that means tomarrow morning before work. Ah more stress.

Good thing all this stress is joined with excitement or else I would be going a bit more crazy.

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I'm leaving on a jet plane... [06 Jul 2006|02:53am]
[ mood | excited ]

I need to be up in 3 hours to get ready to go to the airport.  I am definitely going to sleep on the plane. I are really excited. Seth and I are going to Durant (I think that is how you spell it) Oklahoma. Its in the southeast corner and a 5 hour ish car ride from the airport.  I am excited I get to meet more of Seths family and see where he grew up. ok. short post. must sleep now.

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happy to be back [19 Jun 2006|05:10pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Ah. It is sooooo nice to have access to a computer and internet connection when ever I want. Got back last night from a quick trip to CA to see my little sister graduate high school (scary).

Thursday was Nats graduation. It was kinda weird going back to my old high school, makes me realize how long ago I went to school there. There actually graduation was really boring. Of the 500 students graduating I knew about 3 or 4 of them. Afterwards we went to a seafood restaurant that I have always liked, so that was good.

Friday shopping with my mom. Got two new shirts :). Other then that Friday was pretty boring.

Saturday was long but fun. In the morning I went to breakfast with old high school friends (Kursar, Abram, Daniel, and Monica for those who care). After that I went to Knotts Berry Farm with Monica. Now I know that I have gotten use to the heat in AZ, but I had no idea that I had lost my tolerance for humidity. We left Knotts around 6ish and went to see Tree and his new place in Hermosa Beach (he lives with Adam now once again for those who care). Tree now lives within walking distance of the Hermosa Pier so we went to
Hennesseys Tavern for dinner and beer. That was lots of fun, I did not home till 3am.

Sunday was Fathers Day so we went out to breakfast (which was alot of fun after you get home late) in Hermosa beach and went back home and waited and waited and waited till I could leave for the airport. On the way to the airport I stopped to see Melissa Cook (do not know how to spell her married name) and her 5 month old baby Reilly who is adorable and so big for a 5 month old. Got on a plane... flew back to AZ... Seth picked me up... we went to this cool hole in the wall brewery... got home and crashed.

It is so nice being back. It was a really long 4 days....

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[11 Jun 2006|02:05am]
Take the quiz:
Your Secret Guardian Faerie (W/Pics)

Your guardian faerie is a water faerie, featured by love and cures appear in seas, rivers, fresh water brooks, falls and clouds. Their aspect varies depending on their habitat. They are a very receptive energy and they love to sing to attract admirers. They are the ones channeling natural river beds. They crave attention and love music. They are creative and graceful.

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the devil made me do it... [06 Jun 2006|09:43pm]
Todays date: 6-6-06

I find it kinda humorous but some people have been taking it quite seriously. Apparently there are pregnant women who chose to be induced on the 4th so their child would not have today as their birthday.  One lady said "i want my little angel to really be an angel".

Well all this hype made me curious... where did this who 666 bit originate? Well.....

666 is found in the New Testament. Revelation 13:16-18 states:

 "Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom: let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number. Its number is six threescore six"

Some interesting facts
The fear of the number 666 is called hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. 
The number 666 in Western societies is sometimes perceive  as “the Devil’s number”

If you want to know more:

These people are serious:
http://www.satansrapture.com/DoomsDayTalk.htm  <---this is their main page.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13134489/ MSNBC even got in on it...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2158015,00.html about the pregnant women

To quote my friend Key... Happy 6-6-06!
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killing time [03 Jun 2006|04:22pm]
[ mood | dorky ]

Got one job. It has not started yet. I get fingerprinted and drug tested on monday.
Still looking for another job. Applying at this new coffee shop called Bunna Coffee. Sounds promising.

But in the mean time....

                                            more online quizzes!!!!

You Are Aphrodite!
A total shining star with a ton of admirers And no wonder: you live life to the fullest! When things get bad, you can easily take off to a happier place But occasionally, you need to deal with problems head on

                                            What Goddess Are You?

heh thats kinda cool...

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 80% Conservative, 20% Liberal
Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
not surpised.

Your Quirk Factor: 65%
You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal. No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."

                           How Quirky Are You?
Once again. Not surprised.

ok, thats been fun... time to go and join the living...  
(btw if you take the tests, reply to my post with your results... curiosity killed the cat... meow!)

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Mage [01 Jun 2006|01:19am]
[ mood | content ]

This is one of the questions from a internet quiz... i laughed when i read it. Any idea which one I chose? (questions are about camping)

You're almost ready to go to bed... But in a nearby tree, you spot hanging stick-figure voo-doo dolls. You...
-immediately suggest leaving. Superstition or not, someone's obviously trying to mess with you.
-roll your eyes and glare at Mister Stick-Figure Maker.<center>
-wonder why anyone would hang voo-doo dolls in a tree...
-start freaking out. And probably cry.
-suggest that spirits might be trapped in the voo-doo dolls.. and that you should all do a voo-doo doll dance to release them.
-slip off to stage your own death at some point.
-try to calm the person who's freaking out.
-are sleeping, because you know the only sleep you'll get is while they're awake and occupied.
-have the sudden urge to make them move and freak people out even more

The results

find your element at mutedfaith.com.

That has to be the strangest test I have ever taken (slightly creepy because i just got back from camping)

EDIT: i figured out why the quizzes were not posting :)


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