March 22, 2010

For the Ladies (its all about letting the girliness out to play)!!!

Hello all:

As you already know I have been fighting a nasty illness and it's taking a toll on my productivity. So while I rest and recuperate, I have a few music videos for you and me ;).

Whenever I hear this song I always think of the "craziness" that women will put up with and I'm sad that they don't feel that they deserve better.

So, when I talk about the "beach house" this is EXACTLY what I'm talking about!!!!

I love this song and the video is quite stunning. This song reminds me of my friends probably because whenever I need them they are there for me. Anne, I can never tell you enough how grateful and honored I am that you are my friend and that you share your family and your love with me. It's been an interesting 10 years and I'm excited to see what the next 10 years will bring.

This is one of the few songs where the music actually captured my attention before the words. I'm still not sure how I feel about the song but I love the melody and beat. This version of the video is interesting as well.

Lady Antebellum- Need you Now video Link NOTE- the link will take you away from my page but if you click the back arrow it will bring you back here!

When I hear this song, lots of different things go through my mind. Of course, my friends because I know that even if its 1am if I really need you all I need to do is call. Fortunately, Nikki is in another time zone so if it's 1am here it's earlier there :)

NOTE- I am feeling much better today but I'm still trying to take it easy so that I can gradually move back into the full swing of things. I'm hoping that this means I will get caught up on my blogs.

Happy viewing Ladies :)

March 8, 2010

Tour the Insect Zoo with a 2 year old

December, does anyone remember what happened that long ago. Well for me the months are just running together with lots of fun family activities and not so fun graduate student activities.

Well, the day before I headed off to Indianapolis to give not one but two talks, I got to spend a few hours with my "favorite" two-year old and his mom, Anne. Anne and I had been wanting to get to the insect zoo but had not been able to fit it in and we went to look at my dragonfly poster and I gave them a tour of the zoo.

The following pictures are of our adventure but are in no particular order:

Anne & Matthew who didn't really want to smile.

I think he is thinking: "Aunt Angela what are these cool things in the water, tell me all about them?" or "If nobody is looking will they know that I put my hands in the water?" It might be a combination of them both!!

See how nice I fit at this table, Mom I think we should have a table this size just for me!!!!

Matthew is looking at the butterfly pictures while I tell him what the butterfly is by family name. Sometimes, I wonder if all the information I give him is useful to him and then he rewards me by saying "butterfly" and it's nice and clear and its NOT a moth. :)

Look Aunt Angela these tables are just my size. I think my face is horrified because he asked em to sit with him at the table, I told him I was too big but I was fine on the floor.

Mmm, what is Aunt Angela doing?

What the heck is that thing on Aunt Angela's hand? Matthew seems a bit concerned about the dragonfly hand puppet but as most of you may have guessed, I loved the hand puppet and now I want one of my very own!!!

I had a great time with Matthew and Anne; I hope to do it again when the flowers bloom in the gardens outside the zoo that way we can look at insects "in the wild" as well!

I hope that all of you make it to the zoo, it's a great way to spend some time with the kids & as you can see, there is stuff for the adults at well.