Dana
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

Interests:

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

Interests:

Art, games, puzzles, trivia

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January 24, 2011

Another Attack?

Maybe itís just my imagination, but I thinkÖI think there was almost another attack just now. I was up late last night working on a project for Maya when I heard a lot of noise coming from the detention center. I rushed down as fast as I could, but when I got there everything seemed completely normal. Well, almost completely normal. Daisy was crouched down to the floor, her back to the old computer where we trapped the Bad Hatter . I looked around, but I didnít see anything out of the ordinary.

I know the dog is weird and growls at pretty much anything, but there was something different about her this time. I donít know why, but I think Daisy mightíve saved the day. I hate to do it, but Iím going to have to wake up Officer Ward and Commander Omni . It might end up being nothing, but I have to follow protocol.

posted by Erika

December 20, 2010

Where is Nils?

Itís so lonely here without all the other cadets. Iím really glad Alexi and Yoko are here, though. Theyíve been really fun to hang out with. We even got to hang out with Carlo in a non teacher/student way. It was almost like old times.

Iíve had a lot of time to think lately, what with all the boredom Iíve been feeling. I wonder, where is Ex-Commander Nils? I hope he really is becoming a good guy again. I also hope, wherever he is, that heís having a good holiday. If youíre reading this, donít go back to being evil! Itís really not worth it in the end.

posted by Erika

December 10, 2010

Snow

I love the snow. Well, I love it when itís falling and for the first day itís around. After thatÖnot so much. Still, it really is beautiful.

Alan and I went sledding today. Well, we tried to go sledding, anyway. There arenít many good hills on campus, so we had to run and jump on the sled to get anywhere. It was still fun spending the day outside.

Have you ever noticed how quiet everything gets when it snows? Itís like the world is holding its breath. As much as I love the warmer months, I have to give winter credit. Thereís a certain calm this time of year you just donít find in any other season.

posted by Dana

November 16, 2010

Cold!

Who turned out the sun? Itís so cold and dark this time of year! I feel like I blink and the whole day has gone by. Blah. Everything is cold and quiet. The world outside my window looks like an old black and white photograph. And worse of all, the day is just going to get shorter and shorter until December 21st!

I need a sunlamp or something. Iím feeling pretty bummed about this whole no-such-thing-as-the-sun thing going on. Maybe Iíll just get some people to go outside with me once in a while. Getting vitamin D from the sun is a great way to fight off the winter blahs. I wonder if Carlo would like to go for a jog.

posted by Erika

November 11, 2010

Thanksgiving!

Thanks to Jax taking care of the garden while I was away, weíre going to have a great Thanksgiving feast this year! There are even enough pumpkins left over to make a ton of great pies for dessert.

I think this year Iíll donate a lot of the food I make to local soup kitchens. Itís easy to forget that not everyone gets to have a big dinner with people they care about this time of year. Maybe I can get a few other cadets or some of the faculty to help out. It feels great to give!

posted by Dana

October 29, 2010

FINALLY!

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