Thursday, December 15, 2005

Icy Stairwell


The first true signs of winter here as temperatures dipped below freezing but not enough for it to snow. This morning the world was a wonderful icicle.

Friday, October 28, 2005

I Passed!

I guess I'm not such a bonehead after all... wish they would tell me which one I missed!





You Passed 8th Grade Math



Congratulations, you got 9/10 correct!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

No Comments

After the amount of S-P-A-M left for comments on this blog, I have decided to disable comments for awhile. Can you tell I am irritated? Even when I change the settings to "only registered users," I still get a lot of junk. So for now, there will be no comments on both past and future entries. If you want to leave a comment or have a comment, you can email it to me directly at islandgirl33@gmail.com. I do love comments and would love to hear from anyone.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Meme

Gia-Gina In Italy tagged me to do the following Meme:

1. Dig into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the 5th sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the entire text of the sentence along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas...
5. Tag five people to do the same.

Here it goes...

It is really those particular times that may have no meaning to anyone else except us... your lunch and my afternoons.


This quote was taken from my June 17, 2004 entry around the time I first started this blog. Actually that entry was exactly one year before the hubby and I got married. We or rather I was overwhelmed with all these feelings I was having and equally frustrated. Yes, we hadn't met in person yet and that would come about two months later. But I knew that I loved the hubby. For whatever reason, he found that niche in my heart that had been empty so long. That niche that I kept hidden from everyone else except him. There is so much in our relationship which may seem so insignificant to others like talking on IM during his lunch while I was still starting my day in a timezone three hours earlier. Sometimes it doesn't seem much to others who have the luxury of spending all their free time with their significant other but when you can't, you treasure these times. That's what I was writing about. What makes that entry even more special is the fact it was that night I told the hubby I loved him. Yes, I know I hadn't met him, but I just knew. He had made his way into that space in my heart. One year later on that exact same day, we pledged to spend our lives together.

I know I should tag a few people to do this but since I don't know too many readers to tag personally... I will leave it up to you, the visitor, to do this Meme if you choose to. It's been an interesting exploration and I thank Gia for sending it my way!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Carolina Raptor Center

Last weekend while a friend was visiting, we decided to go to the Carolina Raptor Center. This wasn't a typical zoo or bird sancturary but rather a place dedicated to the environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured, and orphaned raptors and research. Let me clarify that all the birds housed there are birds of prey that no longer can survive on their own in the wild. For example, there are birds that were found shot through the wing, hit by cars, or injured by other means. These birds are rehabilitated and are fine except they no longer can fend for themselves. And if these birds do have young, their young are taught to be in the wild and released when they are old enough. We were lucky enough to catch a presentation of some of these birds when we arrived there. Below are some pictures from the presentation.













Our favorite by far is probably the litte screech owl (second to the last picture above). He's a cute fellow that apparently likes to pretend he's dead when he gets scared. The volunteer giving the presentation said that he will just fall over and it will appear he is not alive. She said many new volunteers are shocked and scared the first time they take care of him because they think they have killed him.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

NL East Champs!

So the Braves made it 14 in a row by becoming the National League East champs with last night's loss by the Phillies. In any case, they won 12-3 over the Rockies sealing the deal so even though the Phillies lost earlier in the evening, the Braves won their game. There was a lot of whooping and spraying of the bubbly in the locker room; just a bunch of kids enjoying their win. It's great to see Bobby Cox, their coach, act like a patriarchal figure to the guys especially the "baby Braves." They have an excellent bunch of rookies playing and I hope they go far in the playoffs all the way to the World Series!

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Braves Drive My Car

So I've become a bonafide Atlanta Braves fan by putting on a front vanity plate as I like to call them on my car. After going back and forth as to what I would put on the front of my car since N.C. only requires back license plates, I chose a simple Atlanta Braves plastic sign. It's weird seeing it on my car but I hope it gives the guys good mojo because we are coming to the end of the season and they are only 2 games away from clinching the NL east title. But if the Phillies happen to lose today and the Braves win, they will have the title automatically. Go Braves!