Thursday, February 28, 2008

Another cute picture...

Love, love makes your heart dance. In the movie Adaptation, Donald Kaufman says, it doesn't matter who loves you, it matters who you love. Both matter, in my opinion, but for really feeling good, I agree that it is better to love than to be loved.
You know I love both pigeons and monkeys. Now, they love each other, and I think it speaks well for them.
I've stated my New Year's Resolutions elsewhere, and one of them is to keep up with current events. I have to stab needles in my arm to listen to anything political, so I focus on world events. There are lots of bad things going on, all the time. Save your money to help feed starving children in the future, because according to the UN, there's going to be more of them. Love love love.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nice websites!

Many of you know, I am moving to Albuquerque soon to start medical school. I had the idea that once I was admitted, I would be very relaxed, and overall, I am more relaxed, but the big change is also a little scary. I've been worrying about where I should live, and whether I should buy a house or not. I found a nice website called It has rental and sale listings, and a calculator to help you decide which to do. For me, renting may not be such a bad option. Hats off to the web designers of hotpads. I will sleep better tonight because of you.
Another website that helps me relax is I listen to a music station based on Hans Zimmer.
Currently I'm reading the Witch of Portobello, written by Paulo Coelho, which is helping me to focus on the present.
So thanks to all the web designers and artists who improve our lives by helping us relax and find places to live. This entry opens with a cute photo I stole from I've never had the occasion to use it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Noah's Ark for Plants

To save the animals from God's wrath, Noah brought a pair of each species on board his ark. Now, to save plant diversity from any possible calamities, floods, greenhouse effects, fire, nuclear war, invasion by aliens, etc., we have a place to keep seeds, the humble beginnings of plants. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has just opened, a place where all countries can send their seeds, a place safe from humidity and global threats. The NYtimes article raises some interesting objections to the seed vault.