Step aside... we got this...
I have been to the George Bush Presidential Library 7 times and sat at the mock oval office desk every time. In light of tomorrow's introduction of a new president, this Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) showcases what some of my friends and family would look like behind the desk in the oval office. What do you think you would look like in office?
Tomorrow is the inauguration and the beginning of what may be an interesting term. Based on political coverage from the past few months, we may be in for some real changes; some good, some bad. The best we can do is have a positive outlook and stay true to our morals. If either of those feel as though they are being hindered, don't just sit there and let it happen, take action. Who knows what this administration might bring. Maybe it'll all work out for the best....
I have had some pretty memorable costumes throughout the years but this was my first, but not my last, group themed Halloween. This Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) is for when 8th grade Caitlin and crew were our own alternative version of Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids!!!
We were so cool.
In honor of the Giant Panda being taken off the Endangered Species List and down-listed to Vulnerable at the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress, here's a video I took in March 2012 of the small, but mighty, Gao Gao being, well, a Panda.
There has been a 17% increase in the Giant Panda population within the last decade. My panda t-shirt that says there are only 1,600 left in the wild is now wrong, with the count now believed to be over 2,000 pandas! They say the panda’s dramatic comeback is largely due to research-fueled conservation efforts in China and scientists around the world that have contributed to the effort, which includes researchers at San Diego Zoo Global, which includes me! I am very proud to have been a part of that team and hope some of what I contributed during my 5 years at the Panda Research Station helped the cause. GO PANDAS!
There are still threats to the Giant Panda, so the struggle, and research, is not over. Best of luck to the panda team in keeping the panda moving down the IUCN Red List!
Sixteen years ago this month (on the 26th actually), I became what my sister fondly refers to as "Frankenface." This Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) I am looking back to when I got jaw surgery because when I went to the dentist this morning they showed me this and I thought it was kind of awesome.
No... weird ailments and bazzarities are not a recent thing for me. This has been a lifelong endeavor.
Note how I have a "screw loose" (as Jordan put it). Not sure if it's always been like that or if it's gone rouge. I might need to scrounge up an x-ray or two from my old dentist in California to find out!
As I leave for a weekend in Galveston, this Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) I look back to those Spring Break Easters Erin and I spend in the tulips! I love you sister! And in a couple weeks, HAPPY EASTER!
*In the "language of flowers" a tulip bouquet is said to symbolize elegance and grace.
Lets just admire the remarkable 80's-ness depicted in this picture and appreciate all the family fun-times it represents shall we.
from my parents and their siblings!
(gosh my family is the coolest!!!!)
Thanksgiving is exactly one week away so this Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) I'm giving a shout out to the family I will be spending Thanksgiving with and that I am ever so thankful for! I am who I am because of their loving insanity. They are the best! I haven't gotten to go home for Thanksgiving since I moved to Texas. This year, late November is not only Thanksgiving but also my nephew's 1st birthday and my dad's 60th birthday. I have had enough FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) over the past 3+ years that I was not going to miss milestones like these. So even though I'll be turning around to come home for Christmas less than a month later (the usual reason I don't come home for Thanksgiving), this year I will be making the trip to spend a long weekend with the Currys celebrating.
Yosemite - Early 80's
From Right: Dad (Peter), Mom (Cathy), Uncles Chris, Matt, Eddie, Aunt Katie, and finally, Uncle Tim
not pictured - the aunt & uncles' lovely partners in crime but for whom I am just as thankful for: Mary, Kathy, Denny, Jim, and finally, Peggy.
oh...and we can't forget all the minions: Erin, Greg & Nolan, Callie & Tyler, Emily & Sam, Alex & Jeff, Megan, Annie, Sam & Derek, Carleen and Miranda
And most importantly: Grandma and Grandpa
Who'da thunk this kid would some day be a PhD candidate... #tbtt
oh, by the way, I passed by prelims!!!!
I am a biologist and my life is crap!