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February 26, 2008

Blog Prompt #4

If I had no constraints from the architecture school program, I don't really know what I would do. Most likely I would ask for the Professors to give me my constaints back. I work much better and creatively when I have to think carefully about my progress towards that unattainable perfection we all strive for. At this moment in time, a majority of the people in our culture are beginning to see the impact humans have towards natural resource consumption, and the rapid rate they will deteriorate at. If I had the opprotunity, I would start to provide people with the knowledge and resources to begin a more sustainable lifestyle. It's not that hard to take a step in to the right direction by maybe changing a lightbulb to an ecofriendly light bulb or start use the same water bottle everday for your liquids. Most people think that this issue will not affect us in our liftime, but if you have family and care about them, in turn it affects you, because they will have to live with our choices.

Check this site out for ideas...
http://www.greenhome.com/

February 20, 2008

Self Explanatory?

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Polar Warming Effect

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DUH!

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Sad!

Blog Prompt #3

Well, I have figured out nothing about movable type so far. I am very computer literate yet I am unable to figure out what i am doing or lack of. Anyways, I have posted a few pictures related to my research project. They relate to global warming as im sure you figured out. It's a major issue, maybe not for our generation, but sometime in the future, it will indeed affect lives dramatically. I think sustainability in the environment is something we NEED to fix, considering humans are the reason it's worsening. Every little choice matters, whether it's walking to the store a mile away instead of using your moped or vehicle, or using a reusable bottle for water rather than buying endless cases of bottled water when you could eaily just buy a brita type filter and one bottle over and over. I tend to look for the comic side in everything and you will see this in my posted photos. Laughter is my way of living and succeeding each day. Some of my favorite songs wouldn't necessarily inspire my topic, but they inspire the way I feel which in turn made me realize the evnironment needs help.

Kingdom Come - Coldplay
Overkill - Colin Hay
Everday - Dave Matthews Band
When the world ends - Dave Matthews Band

Pretty much any DMB songs inspire me. They take me to a reality thats all inspiring, and make me realize theres more to this world than the individual.

“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.? - Bhudda

February 18, 2008

Call your local IT company for Blogging Help.

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As you can see I got very frusterated with this whole blogging thing. So I have hired help. The IT staff is amazingly manicured and very professional.

Your Nuts if you think squirrels are harmless!

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Apparently squirrels can hurt your reputation without you ever knowing. Until now, this little guy was caught with a High Defenition Lense from miles away sneeking photos of Britney Spears and her latest mishap. So who says squirrels are harmless? They're planning a take over.

February 13, 2008

Blog Prompt #2

The only social issue that i can think of is a large one, and impossible to control in my mind. It's the segregation we have created amongst ourselves. With immigration getting higher, Minnesota is a prime location for these newcomers to live. Theres nothing wrong with this, except that for most people they don't understand eachothers culture. So we write them off, and consider them below us. I don't think this is right! Growing up to this day I have been a suburbanite, and I have a small spectrum of knowledge in other cultures. I plan on continuing my service learning experiences throughout my life, and by doing this I plan on trying to get others to do the same. It's almost like paying it forward, but not. I may just be saying this momentarily because of all of the issues coming up in courses, but I hope that helping others in culturalfying their lives will change the city, and eventually the state, then country, and of course I would hope the world.

February 6, 2008

Blog Prompt #1

When assigned this prompt question, I immediately thought of the Mississsippi River. It runs right through the heart of Minneapolis. Then I asked myself, why did this particular area become the heart and life associated with Minnesotans. It's mainly because the earth is made of mostly water, and it's constantly moving creating an energy. Not just energy to power our Ipods, but also to power lives with income, creating a downtown area of hopes and dreams. Back in the day Minneapolis was known as the Flour Milling Capital of the World. I have toured the Mill City Museum a couple of times, and that holds the beginning to what i think Minnesotans should call history. If it weren't for these Mills, this city may have never boomed, and i'm not referring to any of the numerous times the Washburn A Mill had blown up. Just like Andy Goldsworthy and his art of natural life in the creek. The river does the same, maybe not for a train of leaves, but it's natural current has allowed Minneapolisan's to grow along with it.