For those not paying attention today (22 April) is EARTH DAY.
We need MUST to take better care of Her, and subsequently we will be taking better care of everyone.
2011 has already been full earth-shattering events and natural disasters across our globe... *cough* Japan *cough, cough*
We must remember that our presence on our Mother Earth is only temporary and we should try to make the most of it. Love instead of hating. Respect instead of fighting. Protect life instead of merely thinking of how to surpass or dominate.
I think we humans forget our place among God's (and the Gods') creatures... We tell ourselves that because we are at the top of the Food Chain, that it is our right to be there, no questions asked.
Our lives- they are a privilege and gift... And I think with our gift of life and free will, we should focus on leaving this world as a better place.
I know this is pretty heavy stuff for my blog but I needed to take a stand.
&& now I'll leave you with a YouTuber's blog. Adam is a student and environmentalist from Canada. He is very well informed and although he hasn't blogged much this year, these are my favorite posts he wrote in 2010.
That's right! Today is my b'day!
Basically I am old now.
&& because it's my birthday,
I am off and away from the interwebs.
So my birthday present to you is
a cool questionnaire all about me!
Hey. It is my birthday!I can be narcissistic if I want to!
1. Were you named after anyone?
-I think my parents just liked the name but more specifically my parents liked the Irish spelling of my name. Same with my brother. The other name they would have named either of us was Erin. I am happy. I like the name Erin but I feel more like a Kat, which works really well when shortening my name.
2.When was the last time you cried? -It may be silly but this weeks episode of Parenthood.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
-I do. I have constantly changed something about my 'natural' penmen-ship ever since they started making us learn cursive in primary school. Now it is a combo of uppercase and lowercase and probably drives some people crazy!
-I don't really watch a lot of sports and if I do, I try to go live. Hockey, Soccer/Football, attractive men--that isn't a specific sport? On TV, I'll usually have patience for ice skating or gymnastics... but not exclusively, usually I'll do the dual channel mode. I will however watch diving, live, on the TV, on the internet, everywhere--I love it.
27. Hair Color?
-My natural hairs are ashy blonde/dish water blonde-esque. It's darkening as I get older. So now it is usually a color from a box.
28. Eye Color?
-They travel between grays and blues.
29. Do you wear contacts?
-Yep! I think it would be cool to have alternate colored ones as well.
30. Favorite food?
-Mashed potatoes. Or bacon.
31. Scary movies or happy endings?
-Yeah, I'll take the rom com option!
32. Last movie you watched?
-In the theater: 'Soul Surfer' on Sunday with Grandma.
33. What color of shirt are you wearing?
-I have a black hoodie on, a hand-me-down from my little brother. ha!
34. Summer or Winter?
-I live in Colorado. So summer.
35. Hugs or kisses?
-It definitely depends on who it is from. ;o)
36. Favorite desert? -I have re-become a huge fan of fro yo! I remember going to TBCY as a child so I am really happy that fro yo is suddenly back in the spot light.
37. Who is the most famous person you've met?
-Jake Epstein? I guess. You may know him from Degrassi, I met him as Melchior in Spring Awakening.
1- The beginning was a bit slow. Despite having an awesome prologue.
There was a lot of raving on Twitter about this book.
That didn't help the first few chapters for me...
I loved the teaser pages, but it was hard
to get invested the "present" at first.
2- Time travel. Dude.
I loved it.
I loved how Lisa created this universe.
&& I loved how she presented
the responsibility of living outside of time. It also doesn't hurt that I am a Doctor Who fan.
3- Dante is not one of my book boyfriends. (yet)
Don't get me wrong. I really liked him.
I rooted for him and rooted for Abby to fall for him.
I just didn't want to steal him from Abby. Am I growing up!? o.O haha
*spoilars!* *spoilars!* *spoilars!*
Any book that nods to both P&P and Clue is automatically good!
p.s. I would love Austen Clue!!! Some one get on that!
I just thought that this was so beautiful!
Have you read this series? If so, what did you think?
Also feel free to leave any book suggestions in the comments!