Fun Facts and Realizations

So here I am… Busily doing my homework… and suddenly I realize that I’m graduating soon.  Which at first is like, “Yeah Buddy!” and going back to work.  But we have reached a point where the nearness of graduation has induced thoughtfulness.  I think about things like: How I need to edit my resume. What I’m going to be doing this summer. And (more importantly) What I’m going to wear to graduation.

So I stopped by and got my cap and gown this week. Now it’s hanging on a nail on the side of my closet.  I don’t know why there was a nail on the side of my closet.  But it has turned out to be a great place to hang my gown.


Fun Fact: Did you know that Columbia was originally named “Kings College.”  It was founded BEFORE the revolutionary war.  And the 3 crosses inside the crown are symbolic of the Trinity.  And our motto is “In lumine tuo videbimus lumen.”  Yup. That means “in thy light we shall see light.” Taken from Psalms 36:9 of course.  And our seal includes so many biblical parallels that I will leave to provide you with that information.  Though I can state the most obvious one is: the lady on the seal is holding a.. bible.  It says, “LOGIA ZONTA” (or roughly- the Living Word).  If you want to make a comment about the foundational history of university beginnings. or the changes in academia since the implementation of the separation of church and state. or even make a statement about light symbolizing truth and how at one time our founding fathers understood that to see truth- and really get any kind of ‘education’- we must have the light- which is Christ. Really. If you have any questions, comments, or snide remarks on the topic- I’d love to hear it.  Please comment below. 🙂

Also. Scanning through national geographic this week I came upon this photo:

Which had 2 effects on me.

1. It reminded me that my commute is bliss by comparison.

2. It reminded me that I just got a new camera.  Which I should practice using if I want to create any kind of phenomenal memory from my upcoming summer travels.  But since I wasn’t really willing to leave my house I decided to capture the dreary rainy weather on Saturday from my living room window. Here it is in all it’s splendor:

{The view straight out my window}

(The house kind of steals the scene. Although I think the pattern of dripping rain off the siding is kind of cool, so I forgive it.  I obviously didn’t move to East New York for the view anyways.)

{Looking down to the left}

(Some of my neighbors make a better use of their yard than others.)

{The view to the right}

(some very trendy gang tagging spots right there)


{Ispy the train view}

(Yup. That two inch view of the train is the visual that connects me to the commuting world … and helps me know when to leave the house.)


{Ispy on miniature setting on my camera}

(Which really is one of my favorite settings.  Even if it is the easy way out.)


I know. It’s been an impressive week. I can only hope the same for you.

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