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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

So continuing from day 3…

Right after leaving the small town I headed up to the peaks again to meet up with the rest of the group… well riding up the Gondola it just stopped. And I was riding alone so I was mentally preparing to write out my will on my phone as the cables (including my little world) were raising UP and DOWN to extreme levels. It was a bit terrifying…

solo riding.

solo riding.

literally the rest of the day consisted of traveling to Lafayette , CO and running away to eat at a pizzeria where our cashier was obviously stoned out of his mind. Mary and I literally went to bed at 8:30… I went to bed because she did and she claims to still be on “virginia time”… its crazy. I couldn’t sleep. I just laid there being beaten by a thrashing Mary who sleep talked and screamed during the night scaring me to death. Woman.

(oh and my dad got us hot spot access on our phones… which is awesome and I love it. THANKS DAD.)

Day 4!

So woke up still really sore… but not on death row anymore so Mary and I were off to hit the slopes once again. We went to a different resort to board this time, Eldora! Mary decided today that she was going to try snowboarding… lets just say she got hit with some serious karma for making fun of me the other day. At least I stayed up except for getting off the ski lift and stopping at the very end.. (today I cleared it! no falls at either end thank you!!)


Eldora Resort!

Eldora Resort!

To and from Eldora we stopped in an ADORABLE town called Nederland, CO. I was a little obsessed. We stopped in a coffee shop built in an old train car named “Buffalo Bills: coffee and confections”. They made fresh mini doughnuts there and let me just say, they were delicious…




OH! I also saw like REAL prairie dogs just doing their thing in the wild. I liked it.

Since then I have eaten probably way too much, played role of soccer mom picking up the kids, and chilling on the couch watching disney channel. Life is good.

Mary is literally trying to convince me to have another 8:00 bed time.. I may fight her.

Em in Asia! 2011-10-15 07:15:13

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

My students are overworked and are way too tired. On the bus today (it’s a Saturday here) I ran into some students who explained to me that they were coming back from Gwangju where they had attempted to donate blood. Unfortunately, they were turned away because you must have slept for at least five hours the previous night, and all of the girls there had only slept for three.

Many students don’t have a whole lot of time to sleep at night, because they either have extra classes, they must finish their homework, or study on their own just to keep up with their classes. This means that a lot of students take naps in the ten minutes between classes. However, there’s not a whole lot of time for sleep, and desks aren’t very comfortable, so they’ve streamlined the process by having specially designed classroom sleeping pillows.

Snapshot_20111015_3 This is my special new pillow friend. I thought he was an owl, hence the pun, but then I realized that owls don’t eat fish, which leads me to believe that my owl friend is actually a penguin friend. However penguins aren’t grey, unless they’re babies, and even then they don’t have white faces, so I’m just gonna say that he’s a cartoonish stuffed owl who likes to keep fish on his head.

Okay, so, this pillow is a genius idea. There is a hole in each side so that you can put your hands through the penguin, which makes sleeping on your desk a lot more comfortable.

So basically…