Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Can anyone tell me what this is? In layman's terms...

Mega cisterna magna.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Aurora Borealis

Otherwise known as the Northern Lights. A comfort to see on a sleepless night. I had forgotten - to an extent - just how beautiful they are.

Dancing in the sky.

Surrounded by so many folklore stories:
Whistling makes them dance.
The Inuit used the northern lights to get their children home after dark by claiming that if you whistled in their presence they would come down and burn you up.
Ancestors dancing around a fire.
Fires that surround the North and South edges of the world.
Reflections cast by large swarms of herring onto the sky.

No matter what you believe, they are stunning. There are really no words even. I tried, and failed at photographing them late last night. Tonight I thought I would grab a picture off the net to show you - but after looking at what I had to choose from I decided against it. They are far more beautiful than anything I could find. Nothing I could find shows their true beauty. I believe they dance when whistled to...I've seen it. It's hard to believe, but it's a fact.

I hope all of you will someday be able to experience them. Come visit me, during the fall, I can almost guarantee a sighting. It's worth the trip - in more ways than just this. :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lyrics that have hit close to home...

My head lies to my heart
And my heart it still believes
It seems the ones who love us
Are the ones that we deceive

I know that I've done it, as most have. I wish they could understand why. Wish they would ask me why. I hope they understand.

Why does the heart do that...?
Photo: jbrandick

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Talk Like A Pirate Day

A Vast Me Maties!

Please, Do not forget that today is special…

Read the wikipedia entry

or visit the official website

and don’t forget to set sail and get ye pirate names generated here:


As a side note...I heard Ol' Chum Bucket and Cap'n Slappy on the way to work this morning. They are quite amusing I have to say!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mixed feelings...

Well...a strange day. So many different feelings. Finally got something out there to the person that I think needed/deserved to know (being that it involved them too) - don't know if they feel that way, but it's too late now:)

Started orchestra again tonight. Feels like I have a part of me back that was gone for a year. Music. There isn't anything like it. I cannot put into words how I felt tonight, back with the group, a little family. Totally overwhelming. Kinda pathetic but I was very overwhelmed, inundated by people welcoming me back, hugs, smiles, and laughter.

So...a piece of me is still missing - two pieces actually. And yet I got a different piece back. So confusing, so hard to decipher what it is that I'm feeling. Happy. Sad. At home. A stranger. Healing. Broken. More broken than naught though... Still waiting.

Je suis désolée
Lo siento
Ik ben droevig
Sono spiacente
Lei si preoccupa?

Photo: jbrandick

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Why does this happen?

Ok...hopefully I will be able to get everything figured out soon so that I can show some more pictures... I'm very frustrated with the whole thing right now so please bear with me:)

Saturday, September 09, 2006


An afternoon of rafting is the best way to spend a Saturday... After picking up the raft and life jackets we were off! Four hours later, lots of paddling through a mini-storm with freaky strong winds out of nowhere, a couple off shore discoveries and a yummy lunch we were done. It's been so long since I've gone rafting, but the 4 of us had a great time and I can't wait to go again - hopefully we'll be able to squeeze one more trip in before winter:)

View of the bridge from our perspective...