Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What A Storm

Now this ode to Storm is defiantly late (4 months to be exact) but better late then never. i received this car from my ever so gracious parents when i was 17 and a junior in high school and LCC. she was a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Silver. although i didn't do my drivers training in her. that was in Lindsay's car Lighting, another Ford Explorer, white.  Now the adventures me and Storm had were great. Many of people close to me know how deep the relationship between us was. She helped me through some good and bad times. Such as getting me through high school and 2 different colleges, safe through san diego and los angeles (barely made it out alive), took me to cheer, football, basketball, baseball theater and dances, a couple boyfriends, many good friends, a lot of family, shopping trips, to and from my many jobs (i am protecting their identities), 7 of my 8 moves, tears and laughs, and last they safely carried both of my cats George and Herman. one thing she had i will always appreciate was the step to get in the car, some times it was challenging in other SUV but not in storm. So thank you Storm for everything. i love you and miss you.

although your replacement kinda rocks!

Monday, September 20, 2010

i need to do this

when the time comes. :)

Agent Orange

"Nothing that you do in science is guaranteed to result in benefits for mankind. Any discovery, I believe, is morally neutral, and it can be turned either to constructive or destructive ends. That’s not the fault of science”
- Dr. Arthur W. Galston, whose research led to the creation of Agent Orange
i recently learned what agent orange was and the effects it had people. this doctors quote makes me think of all the different scientific discoveries we have made over the years which have caused such controversy. its just makes me think on how far we have come and if we should look at some things from a neutral point of view before making our opinions. food for thought. eat up!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hillary's Book Club #5

my first book club review was for The Hunger Games. now i don't want to spoil the out come of it but adding a synopsis of the next 2 books because it will be a serious spoiler alert. but what i will tell you is this series is one of the best i have read in years. i juts devour each book. they always surprise me with where its headed. the world Suzanne Collins has created captivates me. this book is young adult but don't let that fool you thinking its just for teenagers. at the end of this series i cried, i know they are fictional characters but after all 3 books i feel so attached, it was a hard good bye. good thing i love to reread. on Sunday i pass the last installment off to my dad, i cant wait for his review. each book has a quote in the beginning to start the book off to i thought i would quote them to give you a taste.

"Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?"

"Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And the capital wants revenge."

"My name is Katniss Evergreen. Why am i not dead? I should be dead."