MY BESTIE!!!!! :-)

me and my bestie are hangin at her house and were listening to music. we are like the total oppisites but some how we are awesome friends. we dont get it but who cares. we tell people were sisters though cause we act likewe are all the time. we spend most of our time together and we know our secrets. we have like every class together. were awesome besties.

LIGHTHOUSE!!!!

LIGHTHOUSE!!!!

i went on vacayionwith my family. we had an awesome time….. exept when my sister got sick from a eating too much. wait thatwas even funny. we all laughed when ot was over. :-)

KOALA

KOALA

they are soo cute and they have a wonderful purpose in nature. there also just sooooo CUTE!!!!

What Dies in Summer (Book Acquired, 5.02.2013

miacwen16:

i LOVE that book. its soooo awesome :-)

Originally posted on Biblioklept:

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Tom Wright’s What Dies in Summer is new in trade paperback. Pub’s blurb:

A riveting Southern Gothic coming-of-age debut by major new talent.

“I did what I did, and that’s on me.” From that tantalizing first sentence, Tom Wright sweeps us up in a tale of lost innocence. Jim has a touch of the Sight. It’s nothing too spooky and generally useless, at least until the summer his cousin L.A. moves in with him and their grandmother. When Jim and L.A. discover the body of a girl, brutally raped and murdered in a field, an investigation begins that will put both their lives in danger. In the spirit of The Lovely Bones and The Little FriendWhat Dies in Summer is a novel that casts its spell on the very first page and leaves an indelible mark.

And the lede from Julie Myerson’s review last year in the NYT

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Coming to America: A new trash-to-energy plant planned for Arizona

miacwen16:

trash patrol…”we have a problem” “what” “i cant find my shoe in this mess!! haha jk!”

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The city of Oslo turns so much of its trash into energy, that it actually imports garbage into the city to heat and light many of its buildings. While the process is far less common in the U.S., the city of Glendale, Arizona could be an unexpected trash power leader, if it gets a planned garbage-to-energy plant built by Spanish engineering company Abengoa.

On Monday Abengoa said it plans to build a $110 million factory in Glendale that will turn city garbage into electricity. Chicago-based power company Vieste Energy will own the planned factory, and Abengoa will build it and run it for 30 years. Construction will take 20 months, and create 50 jobs, says Abengoa. When fully built, the factory is supposed to be able to gasify 180,000 tons of garbage per year, produce 350 tons of gas per day, and create 15 MW of electricity.

Glendale, AZThis type of…

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