Tuesday, December 28, 2010

End of the Year Lists 2010

Some people say that this is the most wonderful time of the year. It isn't. However, that doesn't mean it isn't in contention or worth discussing. It's a great time because it's the end of the year. It's also the end of everything good and bad about the previous year with hope for the best and less of the worst in the coming year.

There are plenty of great things about this time of year, including the marathon of holidays (three in less than six weeks). These holidays bring together families and those we care about. Then, each of us all try to summarize what we've done in the past year and explain where we're going in the coming year to the harshest critics out there: extended family members.

Summarizing the events of three hundred and sixty-five days is no easy task, but there are ways to do it. My favorite way is with End of the Year Lists. They're concise, judgmental, and most of all they're fun to make and discuss. After the jump, is my attempt to summarize the year with my End of the Year Lists for 2010.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Prepare For The Worst! Volcanoes

This bridge stood no chance against the power of a lahar!

I now present to you the next part in my series, Prepare For The Worst! This part includes my favorite (and most feared) natural disaster of the Pacific Northwest, volcanoes.
Volcanic eruptions present numerous disasters and hazards. Kind of like a disaster smoothie, except instead of bananas, oranges, and a hint of pineapple, the recipe calls for ash, volcanic rock, and an excessive amount of lahars (or volcanic mud flows).