Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Round-up

So I've been busy.

The main thing is I've been job hunting, which, on top of my crazy job, is rather overwhelming. Right now I'm averaging about three interviews a month, which is a nice pick-up since I began hunting back in March. But as the summer nears its end, the need to get a job will become more pressing, and I can't justify taking time to blog awesome pointless lists, when that's time that could be better spent filling out mindless applications.

That said, I've had a good month, anyway. I finally started making some progress in the Journals of Lewis and Clark, and am now 3/5 of the way through them. I introduced some kids to Firefly, which is always a good thing. I got birthday presents of books and DVDs, which is always nice. Ummm, let's see. I made tacos the other day...

Perhaps its not been the most exciting month. I've been saving my money, after all, in preparation for moving to another state. That said, I'm going to go take the day off from sitting around, invest $9 for a round-trip train ticket and $5 for a chai, and go to marvelous New Haven, where I can sit around in the company of others.

Friday, July 4, 2014

One Thing To See Per State

If I only could see one thing per state, what would I see? (Note, some of the more questionable choices, ie. Joshua Tree over Yeosemite, or St. Croix over Acadia will be do to the fact that I've already seen the more obvious site. It is, therefore, a fairly personal list.)

Alabama: Russell Cave National Monument

Alaska: Wrangell St. Elias – Glacier Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site

Arizona: Grand Canyon UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Arkansas: Hot Springs National Park

California: Joshua Tree National Park

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

Connecticut: Phillip Johnson Glass House National Historic Landmark

Delaware: First State National Monument

Florida: Everglades UNESCO World Heritage Site

Georgia: Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

Hawai'i: Hawai'i Volcanoes UNESCO World Heritage Site

Idaho: Yellowstone UNESCO World Heritage Site

Illinois: Cahokia UNESCO World Heritage Site

Indiana: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Kansas: Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky: Mammoth Cave UNESCO World Heritage Site

Louisiana: Poverty Point UNESCO World Heritage Site

Maine: St. Croix International Historic Site

Maryland: Antietam National Historic Battlefield

Massachusetts: Martha’s Vineyard

Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

Minnesota: Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi: Mississippi River

Missouri: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Montana: Glacier UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nebraska: Homestead National Monument of America

Nevada: Great Basin National Park

New Hampshire: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

New Jersey: Atlantic City

New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns UNESCO World Heritage Site

New York: Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

North Carolina: Great Smoky Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site

North Dakota: Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City National Memorial

Oregon: Crater Lake National Park

Pennsylvania: Fallingwater National Historic Landmark

Rhode Island: Roger Williams National Memorial

South Carolina: Congaree National Park

South Dakota: Badlands National Park

Tennessee: Memphis

Texas: Big Bend National Park

Utah: Zion National Park

Vermont: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virginia: Colonial National Historical Park

Washington: Olympic UNESCO World Heritage Site

West Virginia: Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park

Wisconsin: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Wyoming: Grand Tetons National Park