My name is Amberly Young. I graduated from UCSC; our mascot is the banana slug. Hence, YoungSlug!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Driving Up the 1
James and I took a day to drive up the 1 and stopped at a bunch of beaches along the way.
Symmetry on the bridge
In the city!
After Chinatown we headed to Pier 39.
Chinchillas in the aquarium!
Bath salt and bouncing children
Me and Judith in front of Azkaban . . . whoops, I mean Alcatraz
Jade piano in a really fancy store. I had to sneak this photo, I'm sure photography wasn't allowed. Everything was super expensive, some bronze statues were like $200,000.
On Fair Street, there are two very unique houses. One is rumored to be haunted. A woman walking her dog told us that they were two Greek brothers in some sort of architectural competition.
The first house
Creepy at night.
The other house
Bonus photo, from the Jewish Cemetery
4 Mile Beach
A nice day at the beach with Cassie, Kwai, Chelsea, and Charlie!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I got to visit this house. It's round and awesome.
Steps lead down...
Sweet little porch with swing!
Stairs lead right to the wilderness...
We hiked down here
Such a cool house!
Slacklining in a Tree!!!
If you don't know what slacklining is, here is a
Sean certainly thinks it's awesome.
So does James!
So we climbed this tree and set up the slackline 30 feet up, along with a safety line.
So you would clip your harness into the safety line and slackline!
They are rock climbers so they know how to set stuff like this up.
It's perfectly safe, really. Dont worry, mom!
I climbed up and got some different angles.
Pretty sick, right?
So much fun!
Every year on the last Friday of the quarter the Art Department has Open Studios, where students display their projects they've been working on.
This one was interactive - they teach you how to make these little paper stars.
This is my friend who plays the accordion. I am infinitely cool because I know him.
Yeahhh, rock out dude! He knows some Yann Tiersen too!
Then I got mobbed by paparazzi.
My defense tactic was to take pictures of them.
Cool light exhibit
Little dioramas creating alternate versions of places in Santa Cruz
Weird Amber stuff
I got to go see my students' final projects! Here's Carolyns:
They're trying to engage with authors such as Gandhi, Malcolm X, Sartre, Victor Frankl, with a creative project. The theme of the course was "Self and Society."