Wednesday, December 12, 2007


An invitation from Rae and Andrew to stay at Rae's Parents' Cabin in Leavenworth was too-o-o good to pass. So, Greg and I stopped off at Les Schwabes to get our tire chains on our way to this Bavarian town I have heard so much of. Luckily, the roads were well plowed and we didn't need to use the chains at all. But there was definitely SNOW! 18 inches of it on Sunday!

Leavenworth was a nice change of pace for us compared to the normal errand running across town. While at the cabin, if a painter where to looked through the windows, he could have a painting of gathered people chatting around the fire holding a cup with steam wafting from it.

That was the night before. The following morning, we went to the rental shop to get me a pair of snowshoes, and headed out to the SNOW. We spent about 4 hours hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, and hopped over many covered little streams. Very Pretty. The scene, of course, was gorgeous. But enough of my chatting-"A picture is worth a thousand words."

Thanks again Rae and Andrew!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


As many of you may or may not know, I am taking an online English writing class to make my Pharmacy application stronger. While I rummage through all the handouts of "What makes good writing?" I came across a descriptive writing exercise and it goes like this:

1. Look up today's horoscope
2. Re-write it as if it is writen for you

Here's my attempt of this exercise.

1. Your volunteer spirit is fully engaged right now, so if you're not hooked up with a do-gooder organization, now is the time to shop around for one that fits your needs, skills and interests. (From

2. Today, I have helped several people at my job in some form or another. I helped Megan record cell viability and I have tried my best to help the new person find a protocol. Overall, I feel I have fully engage my volunteer spirit. Also, today I was a do-gooder organizer. I organized the papers on my desk and have gone through half the freezer to record what samples I have. Busy day. :)