Quote of the Month:

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
{Past Quotes}

Monday, October 24, 2011

When Zombies Attack

Chris and I have recently discovered the television series The Walking Dead on Netflix. Okay, before I get scolded, Chris discovered it, and just shared it with me. We finished all six episodes of the first season in less than 48 hours. Needless to say, we like it. I've seen a few zombie movies before this show, like Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, it's sequel 28 Weeks Later, and Zombie Land. Zombie Land was more on the comical side, but I still really enjoyed it.

Any who, the reason I bring this all up is because I have found myself thinking in terms of "zombie apocalypse" lately. Last week Chris had hurt his feet at work and wasn't walking very well and later that day I found myself thinking, "Well, I hope the zombie apocalypse doesn't happen now, Chris won't be able to run very well." Another day, I was at the gas station getting ready to fill up a precariously low gas tank and I was thinking, "This would be a terrible time for a zombie apocalypse to happen- I wouldn't get very far in this car." Of course what brought up this thought at the gas station was seeing a lady limping towards the station out of the corner of my eye. I've seen quite a few scary movies, and I have always known I would be one of the first to die if something horrible took place.

Scary movies can make you pretty paranoid! Or at least they can make me pretty paranoid, haha. Season two recently came out, but neither of us have cable! How horrible is that? I bought the first episode on Amazon for $1.99, just because I couldn't wait, and of course the ending was a cliffhanger! Now I feel like I will have to buy the whole season lol, unless we can find a better way to watch it that is. I think I need to do some research. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, you should, no NEED to watch this series. It is awesome! Trust me, it's worth the nightmares (:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Space Travel

Imagine this:
A new planet has been been discovered. It is said that this planet can sustain human life. It will take 30 years to get there. Do you go?

Chris and I went to Spencer's Cafe, and yes Chris, it's our cafe, for breakfast one morning last weekend and he brought this up. He always brings up the most random situations. For this scenario I said yes. Who wouldn't want to go to a different planet?! In this situation there is a trip back, so you might leave when you're 21 (my age), get there when you're 51, and leave, lets say, at 60. That means you won't get back to Earth until you're 90! Would I still go? I think so. It would be an amazing opportunity.

Next scenario:
Same situation. Only it will take 50 years to get there so, obviously, there is no trip back. Do you go?

Again, I would have to say yes. Being one of the first people to live on a new planet would be, again, an amazing opportunity. Getting to live your life out where no one has ever done it before would be awesome. You would be a whole new kind of pilgrim.

Next scenario:
A new planet has been discovered. There is a 50/50 chance that life on this planet is sustainable for humans. It takes 30 years to get there, and it is a one-way trip. Do you go?

We talked about a few little details, like how it is possible to live on the spacecraft if the planet is inhabitable, and how they found out that there is a possibility for life by using spectroscopy. This one was a bit harder to answer though. I mean, who wants to live out the rest of their life on a cramped space ship? I think I would still go though. Because what if. 

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Growing Up

What do you want to do when you grow up?

This is a question generally asked to children. In elementary school, the answer might be "a princess". A junior high school student might answer "a basketball star". As a high school student, this question becomes more and more surreal. It's no longer an idea, but a goal. But what happens if you don't have an answer yet? I experienced this realization my senior year of high school. Graduation was getting closer and the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" wasn't going to apply to me for much longer. I was going to be all grown up before I knew it... and I still didn't have an answer.

I was left to scrounge and stumble. To hurry and try to find something that interested me enough to pursue it. School has always been easy for me; I'm a great student, but you can't get paid to go to school, at least not that I know of. I jumped from one idea to another. Maybe I could be a book editor? I loved reading books, and was always happy to proof-read my friend's homework. Or maybe I could be a veterinarian? I have always loved animals, and I'm around them all the time, so why not? But maybe I could be a graphic designer... So many ideas swimming through my head, but not one really stuck with me. I didn't know what to do.

I ended up going to Bakersfield College and getting my Associates Degree in Digital Arts. Why? Because I didn't know what to do. I got all A's in my design classes (like that was hard), but I never really felt confident with my work. My first ideas were never good enough. The only reason I was ever satisfied with my work was after my professors came by and gave me some pointers. And feeling this lack of confidence was what led me to change my major when attending Cal State Bakersfield. I was thinking about pursuing a degree in animal science, so I could become a vet tech, but they don't have any agriculture classes at CSUB. Can you believe that? A university in an ag community with no ag classes!

So now I'm majoring in business. Why? Because I don't know what else to do. That's right. I'm still lost. I'm thinking about getting my Bachelors in business and then going to get certified as a vet tech. I think I would really enjoy that job. So maybe I'm not as lost as I originally thought I was. I used to work at a vet hospital as a Kennel Assistant- cleaning up poo, but I really enjoyed the environment and being around the animals. Animals have it pretty easy if you ask me. They get served their food and water. They can poop wherever they please and have someone else pick it up, and they get brushed and bathed when needed!

That's it! The next time someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up, I'm going to say a cat!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pigs and Mud

Many people don't know this, but pigs don't sweat. There's been many times when I've told someone this (*cough cough* Chris) and they have responded with the phrase "sweating like a pig". I don't know where this saying comes from, but it is entirely inaccurate. Pigs have very little sweat glands. So while they might, on the off chance, sweat, it's definitely not going to be enough to actually help with cooling down.

So, my reason for bringing this up? My brother's pigs have been at the fair for the last 2 weeks or so, and today they were brought home. All nice and clean; they were almost cute! We unloaded them off the trailer and put them into their pens. Since they hadn't been in the pens for the last couple of weeks, we haven't been maintaining their mud puddles. And since pigs can't sweat, these poor piggies were hot and tired! So after I wired the pens closed I got the water hose out and let them have it. It was one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen!

It almost makes me sad to see what cute personalities pigs have. I started spraying water under the first pigs shelter in her pen, and she started going crazy! Jumping around under the water and plopping down into it and rolling around. I sprayed under there for a good 10 minutes or so I'm sure. She was having a blast, and finally, after she was good and muddy again (I think she's cuter cleaner :P), she just sat down under the spray. Just plopped her (big) booty down and just sat there with her eyes only slightly open. It was the cutest thing ever. I sprayed the water a little longer for her because she was enjoying it so much. The other pig enjoyed the mud and water as well, but he reaction wasn't as cute as hers.

So, we had two pink piggies earlier, and now we have two brown ones again. But at least they're nice and cool! And now that you've read this, you might be thinking well, if I'm not sweating like a pig, what am I sweating like? Well, assuming that you use that phrase when you're sweating profusely, you're most likely sweating like a horse! Now those things can sweat! If you decide to ride bare-back, you might just want to throw on a blanket too if it's hot outside!... unless you want to learn the hard way like I did...

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