Monday, July 26, 2010

Crazy life...

So I haven't posted in a bit as my life seems to be crazy busy right now and change is in the air. I am actually moving back down south to Southern California. I cannot tell you how excited I am. Living away from there has given me a lot of perspective and what can I say, I love it there! I will have to go into more detail, but let me just say a year ago I was faced with a future that I did not like and I decided to take myself out of the equation, work on bettering my life, and I am happy to say that year was not a waste and has gotten me to a much better place. Hopefully I will be able to explain soon. That is all for now on this crazy moving Monday!

P.S. Did I mention I was gone all weekend at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, Santa Cruz,and Monterey? Yea, that is another story...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Think About It Thursday

"At the core of the Millennial phenomenon is that they do not have the same need or know-how to build relationships with their managers or authority figures. Previous generations had to take initiative to relationally connect in order to gain information and access. It is a natural arrangement that has played itself out for generations. Things are different now. The rules have changed. A Millennial with a wireless laptop can usurp the authority of a decorated professor in her own classroom. Builders, Baby Boomers, and GenX cannot help but sense the shift, "Why don't they ever come and ask me questions?" We suggest that either they do not think they need to or they do not know how. The dichotomy is that they desperately want mentors or career advocates. That leads us to believe that most Millennials just do not know how to relate to someone who is in authority that is not already perceived to be "for" them."

- Managing the Millennials by Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja, Craig Rusch

Monday, July 12, 2010

So I've been biking...

Ok, so I pretty much think I was born on a bike. All of my favorite childhood memories were biking. My mom let me biked to school for a few year and I loved it. And in order to get to my best friends houses I would bike there. When in Paris I insisted we bike through the gardens of Versailles and it was so much fun. (We even went back for a second round.) Now that the weather is warmer and the sun is shining I have been biking quite a bit more. Biking has now turned into my exercise of choice as my heel starting hurting a few weeks ago and is still giving me some problems making running take a back burner. Last week I went on a bike ride everyday and have been exploring my city. I just get on and peddle with no direction and end up discovering great things. My roommate always told me that the creek in our town dead ended and that it was gross and to be careful of homeless people living there. Well I have discovered things have changed a lot since she was last down there as a great deal of it is paved along the creek's shore and murals are painted under the bridges. And the trail goes on forever! Also along my discovery bike rides I came across the cutest house! I went back and took a few snapshots because I loved it so much. It is this old house is a very kept up neighborhood that is off white with two white hydrangea bushes on either side. What really caught my eye was the off-white and sky blue Vespa in the front. I told my sister I would show her the pics so here they are for all to enjoy. I hope you get outside and take a trip exploring new neighborhoods in your town. Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and summer!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Update on my garden

I did not feel the pressing need to update my garden post because it is pretty much status quo from last week. I do however have several tomatoes that are now in the orange/red stage and should be ready for picking this week. My hydrangea continues to die and then come back to life. I think perhaps the spot I chose was too sunny. Well you garden and learn, that is what I have come to recognize. Now for me I am off to church and then to watch the World Cup. My heart isn't really in it as Italy and the US were knocked out in the earlier rounds, but a good game is still fun to watch. I guess I should pick a team to cheer for. Hmm... Netherlands or Spain, what do you think?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

You take the good, you take the bad

You take them both and then you have... The Facts of Life... Ah come on, you know you know the song! So a lot of my garden dies last week when I was gone, but some of it survived and I am reaping the rewards. This week I picked my first tomato...
and made a egg scramble with goat cheese and said tomato. Can I just say, in all honesty, that might have been the best tomato I have ever eaten. Hand to God.
So here are a few pictures of the other survivors. I still have two tomato plants, one serrano pepper, one bush peas (they were supposed to be pole peas), four carrots, one basil, one watermelon, four romaine lettuce, one sage, one mint, one cilantro (that has gone to seed! errr), one chive, and a dying hydrangea. If that hydrangea survives after all if has been throw it will be one strong bush. My roommate informed me that she forgot it was there and so did not water it. Poor little bush. So there are the facts...of life. Did I get that song in your head yet? :) This weekend is suppose to be extremely hot as well but I am on top of it. I will be watering early morning to try to keep their temperatures down in the 90+ degree weather. Ahhhh! Did I mention how much I miss living by the beach? :) Well any who, that is the update. Just enjoying what I still have for the time being. Oh, and I did plant another cucumber seedling after my other one was killed, but that is all. Hope your weekend is fun and cool.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Think About It Thursday

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. " - Dave Tyson Gentry