I’ve started carrying my camera with me at all times, which has led to a couple of amusing moments when cops or the Seattle ambassador people assume I’m a tourist. It has also meant that for the last week or so, I’ve gotten to take pictures all over the place. I assume I’ll eventually run […]
There are very few lawns in our neighborhood – almost everyone has replaced them with flower or vegetable gardens. There isn’t much grass, much to the dog’s disappointment, but there are lots, and lots of bees. On an average evening walk we will see at least three different kinds of bumblebees, tons of honey bees […]
Lunch-hour walk down an alley in Pioneer Square. Safer than you’d think! Also? Palindromes in moss. (ok, so this one is a bad example… there are others in which the moss is actually growing. I swear) *In the <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/secretqllama/sets/72157629959438384/”>flickr set</a> from today’s walk.
We pulled out the last few pieces of nasty old linoleum from the shed* this afternoon, and found pieces of old newspaper glued under some of it. The internet being chock full of crazy information, we were able to figure out that these date to some point in the early-mid 1940s from the horse racing […]
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 […]
Taken somewhere out by Arlington, back in… July?
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 […]
Jennifer Billig is an absolutely amazing artist. Amazing. Seriously. Anyone who can take a vague description and a call-phone photo of a headstone, and turn it into *exactly* what I had in my head is exactly that: amazing. Stage one of The Big-Ass Tattoo is done. I’m due to go back in September for part […]