About Me:

My name is Dana and Science is my favorite subject. I'm also really big on protecting the environment. After all it's the only one we've got! I have a horse named Bubbles and a fish named Francis.

Favorite Quote:

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart
- Buddha

Favorite Food:

Bean and cheese burritos


Volunteering, animals, nature, physics, biology, chemistry

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Erika About Me:

My name is Erika and Art is my favorite subject. I like painting, making sculptures and designing web pages like this one! I also love any kind of puzzle: jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word games, trivia, you name it! I have a Parrot named Franklin Delano.

Favorite Quote:

Every artist was at first an amateur
- Ralph W. Emerson

Favorite Food:

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches


Art, games, puzzles, trivia

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October 29, 2010


It took all month, but my costume is finally finished! I decided to use my artistic skills to paint a gigantic self portrait but leave the face entirely blank. This way, I can cut a hole in the canvas and put my face through it like a living picture!

Iím really proud of the way my costume turned out. It took a lot of work, but it was worth it. I know Iím not the only person who thinks Halloween is worth the trouble. I mean, just look at what some of the faculty members are doing! I donít know how they did it, but Commander Omni is dressing up as a server and Betty, Maya, and Keen as computers tethered to her by network cables. Thatís right, theyíre dressing up as a network for Halloween! I hope theyíve got a good firewall!

posted by Erika

October 21, 2010

The Compromise

Iíll admit it; I was so focused on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month that I didnít come up with any costume ideas for Halloween. Thankfully, Alan picked up my slack and had a few fabulous ideas. He knew I would want our costumes to match, so he had a short list of suggestions that would make us both happy. After ruling out some of the weirder costumes (sorry, Alan, but thereís no way Iím going to be the backside of a centaur costume), we reached an agreement. We decided to go with a mummy and an archaeologist!

Now weíre both happy! Alan gets to be a scary ancient mummy and I get to be the fearless explorer that discovers him! I just hope I donít get cursed like those Egyptologists that discovered King TutÖ

posted by Dana