Saturday, December 31, 2011

Are You a Preppie?

In honor of UVA's bowl game today: "In recent years college officials have become increasingly alarmed by the dramatic population boom of the Homo Gatorus; i.e. the PREPPIE. According to experts, the 'Preppie disease', which strikes thousands of youths each year, invariably leaves its victim suffering from clotheserphobia - an intense desire to dress like Mr. Rummage Sale of 1960. Most Preppies also experience an insatiable thirst for alcoholic beverages which often results in the unique honor of graduating from college Magna Cum Loaded. Experts have further distinguished Preppie victims by their dancing style, mannerisms, social rank, monitary worth, and self-love. Currently, there are only two known cures for this disease: Reincarnation or Bankruptcy. To determine if you have contacted and been infected by the Preppie germ, study the picture below and rank yourself according to the following scale: 18-21 Ultra Prep; 14-17 Moderate or Intermediate Prep; 10-13 Pseudo Prep; 9 or less Normal." -Tom Shadyac's 1979 poster; read the article here.


Go Hoos!


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Friday, December 30, 2011

Coin Toss

"1958. It's been traveling 22 years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it." -No Country for Old Men


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wild Boar

"Who loves not women, wine, and song remains a fool his whole life long." -interesting Writer's Almanac about Martin Luther.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Scandinavian Sport

"When we get going, we're not going to stop! The sun is hiding in the sky, but we're going to go right into the white! Men, you do the number one outside. The outhouse is not for gentlemen." -excerpt from a good read from Outside about dog sledding in Sweden.

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In the Nude


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MEYEZ … ZOEWE

"Education is about freedom of expression." -thoughts on college-themed personalized license plates. Read my full story here.
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


...from the Land of Enchantment xo
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

"It's the greatest gift of entertainment the screen has ever given you." Love this movie :)
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Journalism Love

"Guaranteed, when you say 'towards,' we will automatically say 'toward' -- 'towards' is not a word. We're not trying to call you dumb (even though you don't understand the English language), it's a habit. The same will happen when you say 'anxious' when you mean 'eager' and when you answer 'good' when someone asks how you are doing." -a blog post about dating journalists. Funny how accurate some parts of it are.
(Although "towards" is okay in the UK).
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowshoe NM

"Anyone can do it, you just need stamina." -snowshoe advice from the owner of the Enchanted Forest XC Ski and Snowshoe Area. Read my article about snowshoeing NM here.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa Fe Snow Day



Yeehaw.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Centennial Exposure

New Mexico Magazine: kasa.com



Shout out to New Mexico Magazine!(yeah I fact checked that timeline!)
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Monday, December 19, 2011

After Hours

"The first thing they had to start worrying about is getting dinner, interfacing with their kids, getting done all the housework chores...you could see from the data all the stresses and strains they felt as they walked in the door, and all the tasks they felt they had to accomplish during those early-evening hours." -an NPR story about women multitasking at home. Shoot I feel that way all the time, and I don't even have kids!




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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Daily Rush



Interesting read here
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Friday, December 16, 2011

WWII Santa

From the National Archives website.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friends


"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world." -Anne of Green Gables (which I am re-reading and delighted to find it as wonderful as when I was in fourth grade).
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bam

"Oddly, in Washington, D.C., you're four times more likely to have somebody drive into you on purpose than anywhere else on the planet." -NPR story about road rage. Can't say that surprises me too much.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Desert


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Perception

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." -Eckhart Tolle. Hmm.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Something New


"You sound like the perfect snowshoe racing recruit, and I can hardly wait to get you hooked!" -a member of the national women's snowshoe team gets me psyched for today's snowshoe racing clinic at Red River. Bring it on!
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Perry Parody

This:



Or this?


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Modern Media?


In related news, I kind of want a typewriter.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Op Ed

"The War Department taking a family's land for the war effort is understandable,' write the authors of Los Alamos: the Ranch School Years, 1917-1943. 'Less acceptable is knowing that the family homestead became part of a golf course.' Well, 64 years after it was built by the Atomic Energy Commission, Los Alamos County wants to expand that golf course, affecting at least 25 acres (including the Walnut Creek and Woodland trails) used year-round by walkers, runners, cyclists, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts."-intro to my first-ever letter to the editor, in yesterday's Los Alamos Monitor.



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow Trails

"Every mile is two in winter." -George Herbert


That would explain why it took forever to hike 5 miles on Sunday...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Fat and Happy

Conversation overheard between a couple visiting Santa Fe (these bears are on my walk to work):
Woman: "That's how they felt after Thanksgiving."
Man: "No, that's how they felt after eating a tourist."


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Composition


"Nothing is too long or too short either if you have a true and interesting tale and what I call a 'graphic' writing style combined with educational aims."
-True Grit
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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ahhhhhhhhh

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." -Carl Reiner
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pin the Apostrophe

Or at journalists' parties.
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