Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Magoo!

Today, Magoo is turning 3! She's getting so old! But now she says hilarious things like "oh boy!" and "that's awesome!" and "no, i'm a mermaid." I can't wait to get back to her at spring break, and I hope she likes the dollie and the new blankie that I made for her.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

i have great friends...

I really do have wonderful friends. First of all, they let me test my new ideas on them. This is one I just figured out. You set your camera to bulb and then hold the shutter open while the subject essentially "paints" with light. I'm going to try it outside at night on Friday, and my friends are going to help me. :DThey also got me some pretty spectacular Christmas gifts. They obviously know me too well. My former roommate painted me a frame (frame-decorating being an idea I originally introduced to her). My friend Serena got me a vinyl of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years. She said she invested in it not only because she knows he is my favorite, but also because he is wearing incredibly tight jeans and sporting quite a masculine moustachio. Lastly, my friend Rachel found a vintage copy of The All Colour World of Trains. It has beautiful pictures of trains all over the world.

In other news, I am going to have a radio show this semester on Fridays at 8am (my time, so 9am Montana time) with my friend Serena on Puget Sound's radio station KUPS. It can be streamed from that website if anyone is interested in listening.

Alright. I must run off to class, but I will try to post more of my coast pictures from the train soon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Monday, January 25, 2010

too many crime dramas...

I know I've been watching too much Dexter and Criminal Minds when a metaphor like this pops up in an essay.

"If history is a type of metaphorical blood-spatter-analysis, each drop is crucially important; only by analyzing the trajectory of each drop can the originating action be discovered and understood."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

along the water

This first week of classes has been good, but stressful. I've ended up dropping my French minor and switching my classes around. I also have found out that even if I study in Austria for the whole year next year, I can still graduate a semester early. Other than that, it has been good. My hours for work are good, and I'm just happy as a clam with my other classes. :D

Friday, January 22, 2010


Here is another site I saw on my return trip to Washington.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

rainbows and rainbows

Yesterday, on the train, between Edmonds and Seattle, it was wildly full of rainbows! I decided to take some photos, which captured (somewhat) the rainbows, but which turned out very grainy and streaky due to the (very) dirty window. However, here they are anyways. Please excuse the streaky nature of them.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Today is a bit bittersweet. I'm leaving to go back to the coast. I'm excited to get back to school and get my brain moving and see all of my friends, but I have to leave Harlee (and the fam) behind. She's so special to me. I also have to leave Nic behind, but I'm hoping that maybe by the next time I see him, he'll have calmed down a little (ha!). I did make Harlee a dollie and a blanket with Tinkerbell on one side and Ariel on the other (she picked out the fleece and threw a fit when we didn't get to keep the big bolts of fabric) for her birthday. Hopefully (now that Kirsten has the internet again) we'll be able to skype and Harlee will talk to me on the phone. So... off I go to finish packing. I'm returning with one more bag than I brought home. It would be great if I didn't have to sit next to a really old woman who takes up more than her fair share of the seat. Ideally I won't have to sit next to anyone and I can stretch out and sleeeeeeeeeeeep.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Trouble...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Harlee Darling...

What am I going to do when I have to go back to school and leave your sweet little self behind?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Nana and the Nic

It was nice having the kids around, because I can get some shots of mum with them. Normally she's the one with the camera, so she doesn't appear in many photos with the kiddos. Here is one of her and little (big) Nic.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

naughty nic...

Nic can be quite a little monster; he's in to everything. Basically, he is a little tornado wherever he goes. Here is a photo of him digging through Nana's drawer.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I bought a new green hat today. I spent far too much on it, and far more than I normally spend, but it is green and awesome-possum.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

an old favorite...

As I made it my goal to not leave the house today (in order to sit about reading Sherlock Holmes (which didn't happen because I accompanied Mum to Target)) I did not go and take pictures. Therefore, I am posting one of my favorite photos I've ever taken instead.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Monday, January 4, 2010

just trying to keep up with my father...

Here is a photo I took in the backyard this evening. I am just trying to keep up with my father in terms of picture posting. In happy news, I got a 3.5 this semester, and a 'B' in biology! I'm very excited because that class was quite the struggle. So... Wahoo!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Saturday, January 2, 2010

the first attempt

This is my first attempt at making a doll (inspired by these). It didn't go swimmingly, exactly, but it went fine for it being my first chance. For the next one I will make a bigger body, and lower the arms, as her limbs are a bit string-beany, and she doesn't have much of a neck. I don't think Harlee will mind too much anyways.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year everyone. I have a few resolutions for this year, the most important of which is getting everyone to call me "Caitlin, conqueror of the frigid north." I hope everyone else has a lovely day, a fabulous new year, and a wonderful decade!