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Christmas Weekend

Last week was very difficult. I had a bunch of hard stuff I absolutely had to do at work that...
27 DEC
2010

Read a Book

All of these books I got at a book swap; I never would have read any of them otherwise. Lesson...
19 DEC
2010

Pummelvision

Made through pummelvision.com with all of my public Flickr photos....
18 DEC
2010

Samantha

Had a quick shoot with Samantha Saturday morning. It was too cold to shoot outside for very long, but...
13 DEC
2010

Turkey Pot Pie

1 small onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1/2 c diced peeled potato 1/4 c chopped celery 1/4 c butter,...
30 NOV
2010

New Experience: Nutcracker Ballet

This weekend I took my three nieces to see The Nutcracker Ballet. They had never seen it live before, although...
28 NOV
2010

Pinecone on Red

I'm feeling the holiday spirit early this year....
22 NOV
2010

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Melt

1. Buy a huge 2lb container of mushrooms from Costco on impulse. What the hell were you thinking. 2. Thinly...
19 NOV
2010

About Sums Up Our Entire Relationship

10 NOV
2010

Tuesday Shoesday

I'm not linking to them because 1/ they are behind a members-only sign-in, and 2/ you don't really need to...
09 NOV
2010

What is the What

I picked up What Is The What at a book swap and was pretty confused about it being labeled a...
03 NOV
2010

Halloween Weekend

Halloween weekend was really quiet here, partly because of recovering from a crazy work week and partly because my uterus...
01 NOV
2010

Baked Apples

Core a couple of apples. Mix together some brown sugar and cinnamon (optional fancification: chopped nuts, raisins) and stuff full...
20 OCT
2010

A Bit of Reading

This brings me to 12 books finished since February. In Open Spaces - It was a good read despite reading...
15 OCT
2010

Studio Valette

One of my Thirty before 30 things I wanted to accomplish was starting my photography business. In May I took...
04 OCT
2010

The Proper Way To Bury A Toy

03 OCT
2010

Book Reports

I've been slacking posting about the books I've read in the last month or so. I am aiming to finish...
18 SEP
2010

Flattop Hike

The weather was seriously awesome all weekend, and Olive and I decided to take advantage of it by climbing up...
15 SEP
2010

Saturday Morning

The last few months have been incredibly stressful at work. I've been working long hours on a stressful project and...
12 SEP
2010

Meet my Alter Ego, Trixie

My good friend Annie (of Annie's Arts and Follies and Bella Boutique) created this bra for Wild Bras on...
05 SEP
2010

Running on Magic

29 AUG
2010

When Photoshoots Go Wrong

I've been trying to schedule an engagement shoot for a lovely dear couple for the last month or so. They...
15 AUG
2010

Therapy With Puppy Breath

12 AUG
2010

On Dating a 14-year-old Japanese Girl

"Oh darn, I have been outbid on the Hello Kitty iPhone 4 case that I didn't want." "Why were you...
09 AUG
2010

Hair Made for Television

Twitter is a wonderful place where a local reporter can put a call out for story hooks and then an...
07 AUG
2010

This is Thursday

Have you ever done something so boneheadedly stupid, causing yourself great pain and embarrassment in the process? Yeah. I fell...
05 AUG
2010

Push

I read Push just after finishing Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and the story was so much more engaging and...
03 AUG
2010

Blue Angels

A C-17 Globemaster cargo plane crashed on Elmendorf Air Force Base Wednesday while training for the Alaska Air Show Arctic...
30 JUL
2010

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

I was asked to bring a chocolate raspberry cake to Heather's birthday party last weekend, and bring it I did....
28 JUL
2010

Downtown Walkabout

Met up with a group from Twitter on Friday night to walk around downtown with our cameras. It was good...
25 JUL
2010

New Experience: Cheese Curds

I popped into the south side farmer's market this morning. I think I've only ever stopped there once before, and...
17 JUL
2010

Hot Flamingo Action

13 JUL
2010

New Experiences: Some More Food

I heard that Greek yogurt was SO MUCH better than regular yogurt, with it smooth and creamy Greekness. Turns...
02 JUL
2010

Travel is a Science

I'm flying to Juneau tomorrow morning again, and I hate checking luggage. I found these wee containers at Jo Ann...
30 JUN
2010

Playing With Light

28 JUN
2010

New Experience: Group Kegels

I took two days off before Memorial Day weekend such that I had FIVE WHOLE DAYS where I wasn't expected...
22 JUN
2010

The Flying Troutmans

I picked up The Flying Troutmans at the library book sale this spring because... well... I could say that the...
18 JUN
2010

Sonny

While sitting down for one of the best burgers in the state of Alaska, my mother and I figured...
14 JUN
2010

Feet and Phalluses

I grabbed The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P at the library book sale, intrigued by the premise of waking up...
27 MAY
2010

New Experience: Highlights

I had a bad experience as a child with hair-enhancing chemicals reacting unfavorably with my parents' well water, and ever...
25 MAY
2010

Toy Camera Thursday

20 MAY
2010

Somebody please buy this dress

17 MAY
2010

Beer Bread Biscuit French Toast

1. Make beer bread for dinner (pre-heat oven to 375F; combine 3c flour, 1T sugar, 1tsp salt, and 1T baking...
16 MAY
2010

Hot Soft Light

"I'm not really full but I don't want any more crab cakes." "Something else? Like... ice cream?" "It's like you...
12 MAY
2010

New Experiences: Tasty

Oatmeal is one of those foods that I hated as a child. Which isn't surprising, because I hated a lot...
04 MAY
2010

Connor Lake

It was a beautiful evening at the dog park tonight, warm and sunny and mostly empty. The lake was still...
01 MAY
2010

Bird Watching

When I took her out this morning there were two seagulls standing in the middle of the street. It was...
28 APR
2010

A Girl Has to Eat

Sunday. Steam 4 racks of crab legs because Steve thinks he will eat one and a half and you're pretty...
23 APR
2010

New Experience: Defensive Driving

I may or may not have received a speeding ticket within the last month or so, but if I had...
18 APR
2010

Waiting for the Sun

{1} Spottie Dottie dress {2} Large brim floppy hat {3} Red wooden bead necklace {4} Red lucite bangle {5}...
13 APR
2010

New Experience: the Groomer

Last week's new experience wasn't terribly noteworthy, but I did attend one of those career-enhancing seminars that some companies send...
11 APR
2010

Cajun Pasta

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Realize that you don't have any cajun spice seasoning, so instead of buying yet...
31 MAR
2010

New Experience: eBay Seller

I'm very much against iPhone cases because they make the already large phone all the much bulkier. I'm also not...
28 MAR
2010

New Experience: Endive

Tried a new recipe from Healthy Eating magazine this last week, a healthier pizza with chicken apple sausage, fennel bulb,...
21 MAR
2010

Waiting

I picked up Waiting by Ha Jin because the back cover blurb sounded like a fascinating jumping off point for...
17 MAR
2010

New Experience: Yeah

Not too much new last week, but I rearranged my work office to better accommodate my two new monitors. As...
15 MAR
2010

The Book of Air and Shadows

I finished The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber this afternoon, and boy am I glad to be...
10 MAR
2010

New Experience: Internet Celebrity

I met Jessamyn this weekend. Jessamyn is a geek librarian superhero and MetaFilter moderator. The Alaska Library Association brought Jessamyn...
08 MAR
2010

New Experience: Rest Stops

Because of personnel changes in December, I had to cancel my time off around the holidays to be in the...
27 FEB
2010

New Experience: Order Something New

Last week I had the worst head cold I've had in a very long time. It knocked me on my...
22 FEB
2010

New Experience: Ricotta Cheese

Why have I not made ricotta before? It is super easy and super yummy and cheaper and yummier than what...
16 FEB
2010

New Experience: Lunch Break

I spent my first lunch break in two months sitting at the Kaladi Brothers downtown cafe eating soup, sipping coffee,...
07 FEB
2010

Thirty Before 30

I called my mother last week to catch up on some things and she told me how she couldn't believe...
01 FEB
2010

Tad knows that Eddie keeps secrets

27 JAN
2010

The world through a plastic lens

Some fun today with the DianaF+ lens and adaptor I got for Christmas. It was a nice break from...
22 JAN
2010

Sweet 16

I'm not sure how my niece Taylor got to be 16. Her mother would agree with me, and then we...
15 JAN
2010

2009 All Up in Your Business

Is it too late to do a 2009 recap? I'm pretty sure most people completed their recaps by, like, mid-December...
06 JAN
2010

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