July 21, 2009 at 12:13 am (Fun Stuff, Summer 2009, Summer Break)

As long as I can remember, summer nights have been plagued by “killer bugs.”  These are huge bugs that hiss and fly (poorly) and get stuck in your hair.

Well, it’s midnight, and I’m still awake, so I figured I might as well find out more about the killer bugs, or should I say Polyphylla decemlineata.  It is more commonly known as the long haired june bug.  More info and pictures can be found here or here.

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Psych, Season 4

July 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm (Fun Stuff, Summer 2009, Summer Break) (, , )

Yay, Pysch Season 4 starts in a couple weeks.  And, if you go to the USA Network website, you can make a trailer for the new season…  Here is mine.

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The Ocean…

June 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm (Fun Stuff, Life, Summer Break) (, , , )

I need water.  The ocean or a lake would be ideal (note to all – the bodies of water in Arizona are hardly lakes… so they don’t count).  But I’d take a nice river too…

I’ll admit the extra rain we’ve been getting has been lovely, but its just not the same…

Picture 1Picture 2sigh………………………..


(yes I took those pictures, prints of those as well as many of my other photographs can be found here)

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POPS Orchestra

June 23, 2009 at 12:36 am (Fun Stuff, Life, Summer Break)

Tonight was the first rehearsal for the POPS summer concert series.  It was a lot of fun.  Especially because we are playing some of my favorite pieces of music.

Here is this concert’s line up: 

Summon the Heroes, by John Williams for the 1994 Atlanta Olympic Games

The Rocketeer, by James Horner 

Die Fledermaus (the Bat), by Johann Strauss

A piece written by one of the other orchestra members

An arrangement of Batman,

Dances With Wolves,

and Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves


Procession of the Nobles, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Patton, by Jerry Goldsmith

Raiders of the Lost Arch, by John WIlliams

Spiderman, by Danny Elfman

Spider-Pig, by Paul Lavendar

Pirates of the Caribbean, by Hans Zimmer

and of course…. an encore!!!

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Upcoming Classes

June 10, 2009 at 12:06 am (Life, School, Summer 2009, Summer Break) (, , )

Well its time for summer classes.

I am taking about 8 credits offered online be FEMA.  These courses are Basics of Disaster, Animals in Disaster, Special Events Contingency Planning, Household Hazardous Materials, Intro to Incident Command System, Livestock in Disaster, Special Needs Planning Considerations, Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation, and Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk.

Then at the end of the summer, I am taking Patrol Procedures and Officer Survival online through Maricopa.

In the fall, I want to take Crime Scene Processing and Intro to Digital Photography, both through Maricopa.  These will be in addition to the metorships through the other program

And then somewhere in there through in my internship.

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Movie Review

May 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm (Fun Stuff, Summer Break)

I think that looks funny.

Anyway, last night, we went to see Star Trek.  It was wonderful!!!  Very well done, true to the story, good plot.  There are lots of inside jokes and tributes for the fans of the shows, but its done in such a way that anyone would enjoy it.

I would love to do down to Phoenix to see it on IMAX, ’cause that would just be fun.

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