Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hummingbird Sighted!!!

I finally spotted the hummingbird!!! Jeff had seen it before and I saw it for the first time yesterday, but only very briefly...

I wanted to get some pictures, but only managed to get two pictures before it flew away. They are really fuzzy, but at least they are proof!!! (Mom & Dad, Jeff is my elephants or dolphins this time!)

Here is the first picture (you can see it if you look in the middle of the picture, a bit over to the right):

If you look in this picture, it is the brown blob at the top of the picture above the purple flowers:

I'll keep trying to get a better picture, they are fast!!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008


My bluebonnets are in bloom!!!!! I found the seeds on clearance at Walmart last year for .10 a pack (didn't think you could buy anything for .10 anymore, did you?), and planted them this spring, and here they are!!!! The process of planting seeds and having them grow may sound like a simple concept to you all, but for someone like me with a decidedly black thumb, it totally made my day.

For those of you who don't know, the bluebonnet is the Texas State flower.

I also have been growing an avocado tree, which seems to be happy. Here are some pictures!

Closer up:

The avocado:

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Star Wars Musical Floppy Disk

I'd forgotten how irritating those noises floppy disks make are (or should I say made and were? I can't remember the last time I used a floppy disk). But this one is definitely a familiar tune.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Baylor Proud -- take two

That's what I get for bragging (I guess if you have to preface it the way I did, it probably is bragging, after all) -- the link I provided to the article on Baylor Proud no longer works. Looks like the article got moved into the archives, which requires a subscription.

In the interest of being complete, however, here's a link to the cached version of the article. That should work.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Baylor Proud

I hope this doesn't qualify as bragging... but I'm pretty excited about this article.

Baylor Proud is a project we started about a year ago that's been a lot of fun. I do the vast majority of the writing for it. If you're interested, you can bookmark it, sign up for the RSS feed, or sign up to receive a "best of" e-mail every couple of weeks. Enjoy!