Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

December 1- pug in looooove

This is Doug the pug,  as you know.  He has been away from his auntie nugget's house for too long! We love that he's back!

Moving day- end of November

New roommates moving in.... uhaul box and furniture take over!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 23

I was a little wary about the drive home when I read the winter storm watch, but the drive home was actually quite pleasant.  I stopped along Flathead Lake and snapped this photo because it was reminding me of the Oregon coast.

November 22: Rivalry!

Go Griz!! (Yes,  I know I went a little overboard with the stickers! )

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nov 21: happy b-day, tiff!!!!

Bday shots - pineapple upside down cakes @ the depot

Nov 20: Doug

Doug at large

Nov 18

A funny birthday card I found

Nov 16: welcome home, pups!

Nov 14

Mmmmm nothing like a diet Pepsi* to cap off the work week

*and by diet,  I mean with rum

November 11-13: Still freaking cold

Not a lot happened this week because we were all too damn cold!  (See frozen flowers)

November 10: Cold Snap

Weather here changed drastically from 60s & 70s' to -7

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov. 3: Punching bag

CAUTION: If you dress up like a pinata with fake bruises,  someone will inevitably punch you in the fake bruise to give you a real bruise.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Catch up

Here's Halloween and All Saint's Day photos.  Yes,  they are technically taken the same day,  but since it was 2 in the morning and I lost my phone (the ghosts stole it...I still stand by that theory) Anyway,  here we are. 

A little back story regarding the ghosts and why I was sitting on a stranger's porch at 2 in the morning: my walk from downtown includes going past an old house that supposedly has an Amityville style past.  My friend, B, and I are ever terrified and fascinated by it... hence,  Why I was taking creepy fog selfies on the porch on Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Before Daylight Savings Time

It's pretty dark considering it's only dinner time. Daylight Savings Time is almost upon us, but until then I'll revel in the spooky Halloween darkness that chills you to the bone...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday's photo: Cha cha cha

Photo journalism often documents projects add they are created- this is my Halloween costume in progress.  I hope to be a pinata. If my mom can help me get the tricky bust area of this dress all crepe-papered up, you'll be seeing more pictures come Friday! :-) Wish me luck!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A photo a day...

Here's my new plan... 365 photos in 1 year.  One for everyday regardless of what I'm doing (or not doing).  I was inspired by a friend's Facebook post that "challenged" someone to post one black and white photo a day for 5 days.  I thought to myself, black and white only? That's boring- color is so much fun!  Then I thought about what the point of the challenge was- by making photos black and white, it caused the photographer to pause, think about the subject and it's meaning while they converted from color to b&w and in five days, not a lot may happen to one person that they may think of as "significant", but isn't the mundane just as significant as the events when you think about it? So here begins a daily photo journey.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I Can't Seem to Find.... Molly

Well this should be an interesting post.  Have you ever heard the song Molly by Tyga?

 Vevo Official Music Video "Molly" by Tyga, Cedric Gervais, W.

I've been searching everywhere, but I can't seem to find Molly.  

The rest of the words in this song are pretty shitty.  "Got a whip so fast that I caught a ticket speedin', got a bitch so bad that I'm never ever cheating"  Deep.  

Since Tyga and Cedric Gervais can't seem to form anything thoughtful from their drug habit, I'll give it a shot.  With my nine.  Sorry, couldn't resist.  I literally have been searching everywhere for Molly (myself) but I can't seem to find her anywhere.  Like a drug, there are a lot of highs and lows, I never know what to expect (am I laced with something?  am I in my pure state?  am I getting screwed over on the price?  is this going to turn into cardiac arrest?  you know, the normal questions one asks about themselves/the drugs they're about to ingest)   I don't want you to think from the tone of this post that I'm down and out about this, I think everyone goes through this at some point in their life, and I'm having fun so its all good, but I really am looking for Molly!  

Now, since you've politely read my mini-self inflection piece, go to this website and read about the actual drug from CNN's perspective.  If you think about me (or someone else you know who has this name) instead of the drug every time the name is mentioned, its a lot more entertaining.  At least it was for me.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Future Past Present

I've just finished reading A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.  It somehow managed to weave time back and forth without ever actually confirming "20 years later..." or however long or short the time between chapters was.  Great book- super odd, but really enjoyable.  I've always enjoyed plot lines that manage to bring many seemingly unrelated things together (one of the many reasons why I love Seinfeld, especially the last few seasons)

This book goes into the future without any forewarnings, which threw me off guard a bit.  I don't like reading other people's ideas or forecasts about what the future will hold.  Yes, it is fascinating to think of the possibilities, but it is also terrifying.  The only thing that anchors me to real life when I go down the metaphorical rabbit hole is thinking about books from the past that predicted futures in far-off times, like 2001 *gasp* imagining floating cars and mind-reading kitchen appliances (so basically The Jetsons).  We are well past 2001 and my refrigerator definitely doesn't read my mind- if it did, I would be morbidly obese.  These past ideas of the future are not happening, so I can hope that the futures I read today will not come to pass.  But maybe these ideas aren't so far-fetched and are happening today or will happen soon, maybe not word-for-word, but metaphorically.  Take for instance, The Handmaid's Tale, because when the government gets involved in these stories, things start getting a little fuzzy and start to sound like events that are happening right now.  Its eerie sometimes.  Which is why I don't like to get sucked into that thinking very often.  The view of the future in Good Squad was not nearly as dark as some other novels and probably much more likely to happen, specifically the future language.  Egan describes an instant messaging device and writes out what is written and the written word is changed in a way that I can see happening as we speak.  "if thr r childrn, thr mst b a fUtr, rt?"