Monday, June 22, 2009

CIA Librarian

With a Library Science degree, you can pursue a career with a wide variety of businesses and organizations, beyond that of actual libraries. One organization that hires from the Library Science arena is the CIA.

Now, I'm not sure if I'd actually be cut out for a position with the CIA - it appears to be very heavy on the information science/techy area, and at this point, that is not me. However, how awesome would it be to say you work for the CIA?

"Hi, Rae, nice to meet you. I'm Bob; I'm an accountant. What do you do?"
"Well, Bob, I work for the CIA. Thank you and goodnight."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Garden Update

Here are some more pictures of the garden. In my last post, the pictures were from right after the veggies were planted. The pictures below are how they look today. We will be having a fresh salad soon!

In this picture, the hanging pots contain herbs: rosemary and thyme. The box in the back contains two types of lettuce. The box in the front has teeny little broccoli starts.

The Topsy Turvy on the left has a cucumber plant, while the right one has a tomato plant.

The giant leafy plant is squash taking to it is another tomato plant (Mom loves tomatoes; me, not so much.)

We have lavendar and sage in the back. Celantro and oregano in the teeny purple pots below them. To the left, middle, we have green peppers. The bottom left has strawberries (yay!). The bottom right is a variety of herbs - two types of basil, celantro, and parsley.

And yes, I had to ask mom (again) to tell me what was in all the pots in order to have an accurate post here ;) I love our little patio garden! It's so pretty, and soon it will feed us :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Out little garden

Mom recently planted a patio garden - rather than dig up a patch of dirt and planting on a plot that the critters (and Wrigley) could get into, we have all these pretty pots and earth boxes where we are now the proud caretakers of fruits, veggies, and herbs. Well, Mom's the proud caretaker, I just watch. We have tomatoes and cucumbers hanging from a Topsy Turvy; squash, more tomatoes, strawberries, green peppers, broccoli, and lettuce in earth boxes and pots; and various herbs included in the bunch.

I'm excited (for the first time ever - my mom is shocked) for these plants to grow and incorporate it into some recipes. I just made strawberry shortcake the other day, and it will be wonderful to use berries fresh from the garden!

Here's a little glimpse of our pretty, pretty garden!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Odds and Ends, Bits and Bobs

This post is about nothing in particular, just a few little tidbits about moi.

My grad school application is officially complete and IN!

This weather makes me happy. I don't really like the outdoors, but I'm really enjoying being outside in weather this gorgeous.

I have longed, since I was little, to be able to raise a single eyebrow. Unfortunately, this was not a genetic gift. I can roll my tongue, but not that. So many emotions can be displayed with an eyebrow lift. Disdain, disbelief, and even come hither. Alas, I have to show these feelings with my words. "Hey you, come hither please. Thanks."

I don't know which scares me more: spiders or speaking in public. It's a toss up.

There are several famous people who I know, if only we met, we'd totally be BFFs: Lauren Graham, Cat Deeley, and Kristin Johnson are just a few of them.

If I could do anything (had the physical ability and talent, which I don't), I would be a singer or dancer...or both (that is, if that pesky fear of speaking/performing in public didn't get in the way).

I like the outcome of baking, the eating and feeling of accomplishment at something I created, but I don't know if I could make it more than a hobby, though I've thought about it. As with most crafty-type projects, I lose steam after a while.

Hmm, that's all I have for now. Now tell me something about yourself!