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April 24, 2011


Happy Easter! Happy spring!

Spring in Boulder means sun, sleet, snow, and sun again, all in the same four hours. It's one of the (many) things I love about Colorado's Front Range.

Spring also brings 420, which I guess is a pretty big deal on the CU campus (much to the administration's chagrin). Here's some of the aftermath:

[420 was the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. But, big surprise, stoners aren't so good at cleaning up their messes, either.]

Yesterday, we headed off to 63rd St. Farm, where my ex-housemate Angie worked last summer and where Alyson (Judah's sister) works now. We saw a goat pee on his own chin.

[This goat.]

[And this is how Marianne felt about it.]

Alyson was later told that male goats do this to attract lady goats with their scent. This guy only had one female goat anywhere even close, and she was in the same pen with him already, so I'm pretty sure he could have saved himself the trouble.

Marianne felt better about the dried sunflower we found nearby.

[Baby turkeys are really just small dinosaurs.]

[The greenhouse took Marianne and I back to McMurdo: The one place to experience humidity and plant life on station.]

The farmers, Amanda and Brian, built their own wood-fired pizza stove, which Brian's son Christian kept crankin' the whole time. When we were done with our farm tour, he taught Alyson how to put together the awesomely delicious pizza.


Today, in celebration of Easter, we went over to Marialyson's house (Marianne's house, where Alyson also lives) for brunch.

We tried hard to stick with the typical gender roles, so the women worked hard in the kitchen--

--while the men watched cartoons. On an iPhone.

Later, the men worked to decorate the Easter eggs the chickens at 63rd St. Farm were kind enough to color for us.

In case you didn't notice, we dressed in our Easter Sunday best and/or favorite Bible-era garb to pay homage to the holiday.

[Hat and scarf complements of Judah's mom!]

Happy Easter.

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April 6, 2011

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, Mexico

That's my homage to Jimmy Buffett.

And here's my homage to Mexico, Spring Break 2011. Judah and I were there with friends for a wedding, which took us to the touristy, but still lovely, face of the country. (Resort hell pics not included. Three-liter margarita pics also not included.)

The first four are from Sayulita; the last three are Puerto Vallarta.

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