Friday, April 25, 2008

I was tagged...

A: Attached or Single: Singe - For now.
B: Best Friend: I've got lots: My Brother Diego, My Sister Stephanie, Carleen, and Katie.
C: Cake or Pie: Cake. Jello Cake, the way I make it!
D: Day of Choice: Getting up early on a day off in the summer and spending all daylight hours in the pool or other outdoor settings.
E: Essential Item: My planner!
F: Favorite Color: Purple. But not to wear.
G: Greatest Accomplishment: Completing my mission - it was so hard - so glad I went, though! (Ditto to Stephanie's answer)
H: Hometown: Littleton, CO
I: Indulgences: Dulce de leche Haagen Daas icecream
J: January or July: Depends on the continent :) July here, January in S.A. Both are summer!
K: What happened to K?? It wasn't in here...
L: Life is Incomplete Without: My family (again ditto), and time to lay on the floor everyday.
M: Marriage Date: To Be Determined.
N: Number of Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers
O: Oranges or Apples: Has to be apples, I recently discovered an allergy to oranges... :(
P: Phobias or Fears: Being caught in a burning building, suffocating, and yes, spiders to some extent.
Q: Quotes: "Cheese-ball pick-me-ups, accompanied by miniature franks, and for dessert, marshmallow kebobs!" Cher in Mermaids
R: Reason to Smile: I won't be in college forever.
S: Season: Summer!
T: Tag Four Friends: I don't have 4 friends on here...
U: Unknown Fact About Me: I love to dance, and I'm pretty good at it, especially if the guy knows how to lead.
V: Very Favorite store: Hmmm...Twist and Shout Underground in Denver, CO.
W: Worst Habit: Procrastination - with homework especially.
X: X-ray or Ultrasound: Ultrasounds I guess... x-rays mean you've been hurt.
Y: Your Favorite Food: Japanese Curry, Avocados, Pomegranite.
Z: Zodiac: Gemini and Cancer... the magazines and newspapers all tell me something different. I guess you can say I have 3 personalities: two with Gemini (the twins), and one with Cancer! No wonder I have issues! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008!!!

While I was living in South America I was accustomed to seeing animals that were a little unusual for one reason or another; like the dog who was paralyzed from the waist down yet still managed to hop up a set of stairs. It was a typical thing down there - seeing animals with patches of fur missing caused by a disease they were carrying, fleas (or something else) re-settling in the fur of the kitten that you were just handed by one of the local kids, and more often than you would think, a dead something in the street:

I'll spare you the rest.

Anyhow, I was quite happy to come back to the more predictable animal life of the United States, but was shocked once again! This time it was ducks. Yes, ducks. Over spring break I volunteered to help a friend of mine take care of her friend's ducklings. But these weren't any normal ducklings...they were ducks of a different color!!
We let them play in the bathtub for a while, then towel dried them a bit before resorting to using the blowdrier. What a great way to celebrate the spring!