Saturday, January 29, 2011

You need to see some pictures.

View of the Dona Ana Mountains. I think. From our hike yesterday up some hills.

I wore Penny out. She is so cute, and spoiled.

The Organ mountains, a view from the living room.

Relative Humidity

I never really thought about it before, but today it could not be ignored.
Growing up in Singapore where the average relative humidity is about 84% was... sticky, I guess is the best word. 84% is quite high, that's breathing-water high. And I love it. It feels nice and warm, because as humans we perceive the weather to be warmer if there is a higher humidity. (No I didn't make that up, I googled it with my google-fu skills)
Well, today in Las Cruces there was very low humidity. Now I know it is the desert, I can see it out my window, but seriously. And yesterday the humidity, or lack thereof, didn't really get to me even when I went on an hour and half hike way up the arroyo.

I took this picture standing in an arroyo, which basically translates to a brook, but of course there is only water in these arroyos when there has been rain, which causes flash flooding. So right now they look like dried up riverbeds. Kinda depressing, and yet still beautiful.

A smaller arroyo where Penny and I had lunch and water.

Oh yeah, relative humidity. So yesterday there was only 20% humidity, that's it.Well, today there was even less, just when I thought it couldn't get drier, it did.

5 percent. Just 5 little percentage points of moisture.

Please pass my water bottle, I'm drying out thanks. I'm like a fish on land, dry mouthed and confused. (Mom, do you like the way I tied in Fish is Fish? yeah, I thought you might)

Here is my pair of socks that I haven't been working on. But I decided to finish the puppies up, before it gets too warm to wear them.

Soon Coming!: My amazing class, and the wonderful teachers.
P.S Why is this blue? What happened?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Schools Everywhere are the same, no, really. And lizard face.

Schools everywhere are the same. I really believe that. No matter how many times you apply to schools, it never gets easier. The applications are nearly the same. They still make you walk around in circles once you get there trying to get everything settled and organized. The people are never more efficient or helpful or knowledgeable than the last school. At worse, they know, understand or help less. I can't count how many times today I got that "I have no idea on God's green earth what you are talking about look". Then of course you try to go back over in your mind the last thing you said out loud. My brain says, "yeah, that makes sense" and they're still looking at me like I'm crazy. Well, I'm not. I'm eccentric and I'm saving up to be full-blowncrazy.
I have decided that it is just cultural differences and it is the wording that they don't understand. So I try again, another way. And eventually it gets through that I actually know what I'm about. Go, Lauren!

Other than that I don't really have much to say. My skin on my face is so dry, I'm starting to look like this.

Or maybe this.

Either way, its getting interesting.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wordlessly Random


Packing is not for the faint of heart.

Packing is not for the procrastinators among us.

Packing is not easy when you have a butt load of junk.

Packing is not fun when you don't want to leave your loved ones.

But, packing will continue.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm BACK!!! And I'm moving.

Hello everyone,
I will be updating my blog much more frequently, as I now have a reason. Yes, a reason and it is a good one.
I am moving back to the States and beginning on my path to becoming a teacher. Not just any type of teacher, but an elementary teacher, specifically 1st grade. I won't lie, I love that age. Such little cuties.
Anyway, since I will soon be far from my family I will be regularly updating (with pictures, I know, crazy) so that they can see what I am up to.

Soon, I will be going from this

To this