Monthly Archives: November 2010

Field Trip Date: Gentry Zoo

Last Saturday, I surprised Darby (the affianced) with a 3 year and 11 month anniversary trip to the Gentry Zoo, which was really just a good excuse to give her a good break from writing her honors thesis. More formally known as the “Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari,” it’s about an hour away from Fayetteville in Gentry, AR, and neither of us had ever been. Darby is a TOTAL sucker for cuddly animals, but she had no idea where we were going until we got there. The look on her face was priceless.

Summer Part 2: San Francisco!

In my last post, I talked about my trip to Yosemite National Park with my family this summer. After that, we spent about five days in sunny (and  chilly) San Francisco.

My family had been to San Francisco once before (yes, they went without me when I was gone for a summer in high school), but this was my first time. Of course, I only brought one long sleeved shirt. No jacket.

San Francisco is windy.

Summer Part 1: Yosemite!

This summer I went to Yosemite and San Francisco with my family for a couple of weeks. I’d never been to either places, and it turned out to be a great adventure. I’ve FINALLY finished processing the photos, so here they are. I’m going to split this into two posts. First up: Yosemite.

Happy 4th Birthday,!

I almost forgot — my website turned four years old last month! How exciting. I started it with an iWeb site in my first semester of college, and it’s only gotten better. You can see previous incarnations here. My web traffic has gotten better too. I was busy with …

UA Honors College Website Revamp

A few weeks ago I finished some work for the University of Arkansas Honors College. They contracted me to do some photo work for their brochures and mailouts, as well as for the revamp of their website. The new website has been launched, and I’ve counted over 20 of my …

In Pictures: Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

This weekend I went to Washington, D.C., to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and visit some friends from my study abroad trip to India in 2008. I’ve never been to a big rally like this before, and I think I made a good decision for my first one. It was a great time, and I’ve never been around so many other people in my life. CBS estimated that about 215,000 people attended. Even Comedy Central was surprised by this–the permit they applied for was expecting 60,000. Obviously, people are comparing this to Glenn Beck’s rally a few months ago, which by the same CBS methodology drew only 87,000. (Note: these are the only scientific polls of the crowd sizes at either rally. The rest is guessing and hyperbole.) All I can say is that the people who I was with, who were from D.C., said this was the largest rally they’d seen. The metros were backed up for hours. People started showing up at 5am. One metro we were on had to completely unload and go out of service because there were so many people trying to get on that the doors couldn’t close. I know people who were waiting up to an hour to get on a metro and arrived at the rally late. There were a lot of people.