The complete lack of Other People’s Children is one of the best parts.
Seriously. I broke a toe within the first 10 minutes of being home (trying to change into comfy pants, in the closet, stubbed it on the edge of the floor on my way out), and then! I burned myself! ON THE STOMACH! on a hot baking sheet (fresh out of the oven, covered with shortcake […]
Said the potter at the farmer’s market as I took this picture. She followed that up with several iterations of “I’m totally kidding”. She was actually quite nice, and we ended up buying a set of bowls from her. I found it really odd that the Bellingham farmers market would put two potters immediately […]
On the recommendation of a friend from work, Matt and I headed up to Discovery Bay with the dog for the weekend. The recommended destination was the Chevy Chase Beach Cabins, and they fully lived up to the hype. Truly wonderful dog-friendly place to get away and stay for a weekend. Everything you’d ever want […]
Arrived in Portland on Tuesday afternoon. Since then I’ve walked 36,877 steps over 15.99 miles, and climbed 42 flights of stairs. I’m also entirely too familiar with the inside of the Oregon Convention Center. It’s been an interesting four days, at least.
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology, day 1: The swag bag: The bag itself: shiny. The stuff: More pens than I’ll need for the next couple of years 3 screen cleaners 2 notebooks and a pad of post-its 1 water bottle The pile of “women will like this” stuff: * 3 mirrors (4 if […]
The dogmonster turned 1 this past weekend, and finally got the backpack we’ve been wanting to get her all year. The day was spent hiking, foraging for mushrooms, and enjoying the company of some good friends from work (and enjoying the first real day off I’ve had for three long months). It was glorious. The […]
There are many, many things I love about Canada, not the least of which is Lara’s garden.