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  • NEPTUNE:

    • Neptune is a silver lab.  Once recognized by the AKC, silver is no longer its own color variety.  Silver labs are considered part of the chocolate lab variety.

    • Neptune likes to tackle Jupiter while playing fetch, getting her treat after going on a walk, and rummaging through grass looking for rabbit turds.

    • Genetics:
      chocolate lab coloring + silver modifier = gray coat w/ nose/eye-rims/paws same as coat & yellow/gray eyes

  • JUPITER:

    • Jupiter is a Dudley lab.  They are known for their pink noses and blond coats.  Dudley labs are considered  part the yellow lab variety.

    • Jupiter likes her ball, playing fetch with her ball, carrying her ball, and taking breaks from chewing on her ball to devour treats.

    • Genetics:
      chocolate lab coloring + yellow lab modifier = yellow coat w/ nose/eye-rim/paws that lack pigment & yellow eyes

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Trail Hiking Symbol Sign
Swimming Symbol Sign Blue
Tent Camping Symbol Sign
United States National Park Service
National Forest Sign

WANDERLUST  |  Spending time outdoors, where we were meant to be
Hiker, camper, runner, biker, and swimmer
since I can remember

These are just a few of my favorite places...

  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

    • ​The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is the world's largest tree.

    • They grow naturally only in a narrow 60-mile band of mixed conifer forest on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California.

  • ​​Gila National Forest

    • It was so cool to see geodes laying on the ground in the forest.

    • The Gila Wilderness was the first official wilderness in the United States.

  • Glacier National Park

    • The Crown of the Continent is exquisitely beautiful.​

    • There's just too much to explore here.  Really, it's huge.

Time Outdoors
Dollar Bill Origami Dollar Sign
  • Origami with currency is the most accessible form of origami because of the ubiquitous nature of the paper

  • Objects I can fold out of a dollar bill:

    • Shark

    • Penguin

    • Elephant

    • Tetrahedron

    • Double Crane

    • Six-Pointed Star

    • Four-pointed Star (requires two $1 bills)

    • Heart ($2 bills are best for this)

Origami
Ford Logo
Mustang Emblem
  • I bought a beat-up 1966 mustang from my uncle for $800 with money I had saved for years from doing chores in and around the house

  • My father and I worked on the car for four years, completely tearing it apart down to the last nut and bolt

  • After repairing the body and getting it painted, we worked on the engine and drive train and then the interior

  • We finished the work on the car half a year after my sixteenth birthday

Mustang

HAUTE CULTURE  |  Fine arts
Aesthete
Since 1994

  • My interests include ballet, opera, classical music, and surrealism.

  • I first became interested in classical music when I was in fourth grade.

  • In seventh grade, I became fascinated by surrealism, particularly the works of Yves Tanguy, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, René Magritte, among others.  I'm particularly fond of the surrealist-invented technique of cadavre exquis, or "Exquisite Corpse", whereby several artists take turns drawing in sequence to come up with a collaborative piece.

  • It wasn't until fairly recently that I became interested in opera and ballet.

  • Culture is "The best which has been thought and said in the world"  -Matthew Arnold

Haute Culture
  • I've been collecting coins and currency since I was four years old.

  • By far my favorite is the Peace Dollar because of its timeless Art Deco design that never goes out of style.  I try to keep on one me at all times as a reminder.

  • My collection includes Flying Eagle cents, Indian Head cents, Lincoln Wheat cents, Lincoln Memorial cents, Buffalo nickels, Jefferson nickels, Mercury dimes, Morgan dollars, and Peace dollars.

AMATEUR GEOLOGY  |  Rock collecting
Mineral Collector
since 1989

  • My collection includes several fossils and minerals that I've collected over the years.

  • Of all the stones I possess, my brick of lapis lazuli is definitely my favorite.  It has strikingly deep blue faces of lazulite, streaks of grey wallostonita and white calcite, and speckles of pyrite throughout.

  • Another of my favorites is labradorite, which has an iridescent blue-green-grey quality to it.

  • Did you know you can legally take specimens from most national forests?  According to the United States Forest Service, "Limited collection of rocks and minerals, petrified wood and common invertebrate or plant fossils for personal use is allowed on most National Forest System lands. These materials may be collected without a permit provided the collecting is for personal, hobby, and noncommercial use."

Some of my favorites include...

  • Chinua Achebe's book Things Fall Apart

  • Rudolfo Anaya's book Bless Me Ultima

  • Emily Brontë's book Wuthering Heights

  • Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood

  • Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness

  • Fyodor Dostovesky's book The Brothers Karamazov

  • Thomas Hardy's book Jude the Obscure

  • Homer's poem "The Iliad"

  • Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World

  • Molière's play "Tartuffe"

  • Dorothy Parker's writings "The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection"

  • Reginald Rose's play "Twelve Angry Men"

  • George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion"

  • Sophocles' play "Oedipus Rex"

  • Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"

  • John Kennedy Toole's book A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Sun Tzu's treatise "The Art of War"

  • Oscar Wilde's book The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest"

  • Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie"

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