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Coachella 2007

I am going to this next year for sure… The Coachella Music Festival!

In-n-Out Burger

Angela, Paul and I want to IN-n-Out. Damn good burgers there. The pool is 75, the weather is over 100 and it’s officially Summer heat here in the valley!

Wildhorse to Fern Canyon Loop

We went up the Theleman Trail, then over the Wildhorse Trail to the Clara Burgess where we went up to the peak of Murray Hill and then back down again to the saddle where Clara Burgess meets the Wildhorse. We then took the Wildhorse south and then the Fern Canyon Trail west and to our end at the Indian Trading Post (Hermit’s Bench).Many thanks to Florian for the vehicle swap idea – that worked great!
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I am a Liberal Protestant – ya think?

“INRI” Stainglass Window, originally uploaded by Cobber99. taken in Montevideo, MN So I just took this quiz. Turns out it is a very accurate test insofar as my personal beliefs are concerned. The ultra-fundamentalist answers scared me, especially given that so much of America answers with those options! My Results: 1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%) 2. Liberal Quakers (80%) 3. Orthodox Quaker (74%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (72%) 5. Seventh Day Adventist (65%) 6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (63%) 7. Reform Judaism (62%) 8. Eastern Orthodox (62%) 9. Roman Catholic (62%) 10. Hinduism (52%) 11. Bahá’í Faith (50%) 12. Sikhism (50%) 13. Neo-Pagan [ ... ]

Consumer Debt in America

DEBT FREE AT AGE 28!!, originally uploaded by lemonjenny. This article and it’s comments are quite sad. Consumer debt in America is horrible! The stories here (some stupid, some sad, some amazing, some uplifting) speak to a real problem in our society. What will my generation do when they retire? We so often hear about the United States as being the wealthiest country in the world, however if you pulled the top 5% from that calculation – how wealthy would we be? I think our public school systems need to teach personal finance to our children. As soon as a person turns 18, they are assaulted with credit card offers and often times, they accept because they want the lifestyle that MTV and popular culture portrays. There is a general stupidity to personal finance in my generation to be sure (i.e. the number of people around me who are so very excited by their high tax return as though that is something to [ ... ]

My "Spiritual Type"

I took this quiz and think it also reflected me pretty well. Neat. You scored 70, on a scale of 25 to 100. Here’s how to interpret your score: 25 – 29 Hardcore Skeptic — but interested or you wouldn’t be here! 30 – 39 Spiritual Dabbler — Open to spiritual matters but far from impressed 40 – 49 Active Spiritual Seeker – Spiritual but turned off by organized religion 50 – 59 Spiritual Straddler – One foot in traditional religion, one foot in free-form spirituality 60 – 69 [ ... ]

The Theleman Trail

The Theleman Trail climbs up from the valley floor and takes you, quite quickly, to the Garstin/Wildhorse trailhead. During most of the hike, the Garstin Trail to the north is visible, making it’s way up on the next ridge over.
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Backyard Flower at Dusk

What can I say – I like this photo and I took a few as a storm danced it’s way around San Jacinto this evening.

I am Fire!

You scored 73, on a scale of 0 to 110. Here’s how to interpret your score: 0 – 20 Earth: You’re the stable, practical kind people love for your nurturing spirit. Rooted in family or other commitments, you can be stubborn and resistant to change at times. Be open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Read more about your element. 21 – 50 Water: You’re sensitive and fluid, responding to feelings more than anything else. Dreams, visions, love, and the mysterious attract you. You may be prone to depression, so try to balance your emotions with rationality. Read more about your element. 51 – 70 Air: You’re smart, witty, and process-oriented–but may be a little abstract and spacy at times. You’re drawn to ideas and love to learn. Just make sure to leave room [ ... ]

Free Ice Cream on Tax Day!

So it turns out that Ben & Jerry’s does free ice cream on Tax Day just like Dairy Queen does. Woot!