Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I took this picture on a beautiful day trip to Olympia. I had an interview. It is a nice looking town but I don't think I'd ever live there. I'd be a commuter methinks. A friend who does live there told me they have a really good hotdog stand though. I do love hotdogs so that sweetens the deal a wee bit. c:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Good News

1.) Harlee seems to like the pink groovy girl pony (that neighs) and cowgirl that I got her for her birthday as evidenced by:
2.) I seem to be interesting enough to have garnered a phone interview with that company in Wisconsin. It would be for the Project Management / Implementation Consultant position and would be 50% travel. I don't know how strong my desire to move to Wisconsin is, but for the right job I would. I'm at least willing to see how far I get in the application process before I decide for sure.
3.) I was super productive today. I got some job stuff in. I rode my bike to the library. I made salmon, crudité, green beans, and noodles for dinner. It was SO GOOD. The salmon was 3.50, precrusted, fresh, and one piece was enough for Madie and I. We are such winners at dinner.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Today is Harlee's birthday! She's 5 and getting so big and smart. I miss her so much when I'm gone and I really wish, every single year, that I could be there for her birthday. I got to skype with her this year and she wanted to know if I'm coming home for the summer. It made so sad to tell her that I probably can't. I got her a pink groovy girl horse that neighs, and a cowgirl that rides on the horse. I hope she likes it. She's so into horses right now, so I bet she will. I wish I could go roller skating with her for her birthday, but instead I'm making this post. I love you Harlee-Boo, Happy Birthday!!! I can't wait to see you in May!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


My good friend Madie and I have decided to make dinners together. We both enjoy cooking and cooking for 2 is easier than cooking for one. We're going to plan out some dinners and buy the ingredients together. Last night we made a really awesome pizza: home-made whole wheat crust, home-made sauce from tomatoes Madie's family grew and jarred, and half classy balsamic vinager and sun-dried tomatoes, half trashy pepperoni and pineapple. It was so delicious! I think tonight we have crepes on the menu!

Friday, January 27, 2012


I'm becoming a bigger fan of red wine. Barbera is really good, but other kinds are growing on me. I can generally get through a whole glass with dinner! But I think I'm still really a white wine girl.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I bet Mom will recognize this sight! It is how I hang my laundry after I've washed. I don't put most of my dresses/shirts/pants in the dryer because it will shrink them precious inches. Considering that most of what I own is already almost too short, I need every inch of clothing!

I have an informational interview down in Olympia today. It should be interesting at the very least. I don't rightly know if it is the jobs for me, but I hope to learn a thing or two. My other interview went very well and I'm now "under review" for two positions, when everything I've applied to before I pretty much went immediately to "no longer under consideration." A good sign I think.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today's Purchase

I spent a lot of time wandering thrift stores today, but I only made one small purchase. I splurged on this 99 cent record. It is the album "Trio." It is an album of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris singing together. I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My new friend

There was the fluffiest of white dogs running around the house on Monday, so watercoloured a puppy to keep me company.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lovely Lady

Look at the wonderful jewelry stand my mum got me for Christmas!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Last night Sarah and I whipped up some fajitas, mostly from stuff we both had around the house. We did pop out to Tacoma Boys, a nearby produce store (sample-as-much-as-you-want homemade chips as salsa), and got a green pepper (and I got 2 for 1$ grapefruits and some spinach) and then to Safeway to get some chicken. We sautéed a clove of garlic, added some onions, added a can of "ready-cut" tomatoes with green chiles in the can, tossed in the green peppers and some pre-cooked chicken, and let it simmer. We just spiced it with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Put it on some teensie tortillas with queso and salsa and you have one delicious meal. Sarah ate hers with avocado (also 2 for 1$ at Tacoma boys) but I passed because avocado is so nasty to me. I really want to like it but I just can't. The fajitas turned out to be really yummy: spicy but not overwhelmingly so. Our wine selection was a red wine from a box. Haha. Red wine is growing on me I think. I didn't used to like it at all, but I can definitely drink a glass now. We watched Dexter and I knitted. I'm getting closer and closer to finishing Madie's braided headband.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

More Ice!

Ice forever. It is actually blue skies with real sunshine and melty today though. I'm laying here with the window open getting some fresh air into my room. It's a nice way to spend my afternoon, although I do feel terribly unproductive.

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 days!

I've posted 20 days in a row. I'm awesome. That is all.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ice ice baby...

Well, my camera is still doing that thing, but at least today I got wise to it and kept the photos on the card. I'm wondering if it is the card, so perhaps I'll switch them out. Any other suggestions pops?

My photos today are of the ridiculous ice we have here. The trees are totally frozen leading to me seeing a neighbor's tree's giant branch fall right down! And I helped someone from California navigate her car up a hill to get out from under an ever-drooping-lower tree. That required Madie and I pushing the car up the hill. Before that, however, I'd had a blueberry-pancake breakfast so I had the strength to accomplish the feat!

I spent the morning hanging out with Madie. I finished my application to Epic in Wisconsin and ended up having to take a really weird personality mapping thing that consisted of analogies and questions about my personality, but also really weird questions like:
John and Mary just returned from vacation. They rode the elevator to their high rise apartment and began unpacking their bags. They were excited to view the gifts they brought back– an illustrated book for themselves, a business suit for their daughter Helen, and the Scotch Whiskey that John's boss asked for. How do John and Mary feel about alcohol? (They encourage drinking. They discourage drinking. They don't care about drinking. Can't Tell) or How much do John and Mary read? (More than average people. The same as average people. Less than average people. Can't tell.) It was weird to say the least, but it is all in so who knows, maybe Wisconsin will come knocking on my door?

After leaving Madie's I went to Sarah's where we at bread and healthy fiberful krispie treats and home backed cinnamon bread and rosemary baguette. It was tres delicious. We watched a cute movie called "The Baxter" and then played a lot of DDR. Although it is a video game, you can't say it isn't healthier to play DDR than to sit around all evening. Now I'm tucked safely in my bed wondering if I will get a reply from the place I'm supposed to interview tomorrow about the road conditions. I'm supposed to interview at 2 but I feel that if the weather doesn't improve I am going to have to reschedule. I'm terrified of driving in downtown Seattle in the ice. It is SO SO SO hilly!

Other than that, enjoy the ice photos. I have more for tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Damn camera or snowmageddon or skiing in the streets of seattle

Soo I took some photos today and for some reason my camera really likes to upload some of my photos as black boxes. I don't know why it has begun doing this, but it is SUPER annoying and it did that to my best photos today. So i'm uploading this photo of a teensie icicle as a small image because then it actually looks in focus instead of out of focus. All of the in focus ones were messed up! Also, today was snowmageddon although I didn't find it to be impressive. I gave my Texan housemate a ride to and from work though, since her car neither has snow tires nor four-wheel-drive. I didn't find the roads to be that bad, but we're supposed to get freezing rain and a dusting of snow overnight, so I think they will probably be worse tomorrow.

What did impress me was the Seattleites who decided to use the #12 busline as a ski lift and the hills of Seattle as the slopes. This photos is from here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Today has been the LAZIEST. I became afraid of how Washington drivers might approach the coming 10 inches of snow (what they're seeing as the snowpocalypse) so I called to discuss rescheduling options for my interview. As it turned out, Campuspoint was planning on cancelling interview today anyways and the woman I spoke with told me it wasn't worth the drive from Tacoma. However, It is now 8:30 PM and I have yet to see a single snowflake. I am rescheduled for Friday now.

In any case. I am quite ill, so it isn't so bad that I just sort of napped all day. Not to mention that slept feverishly and thus not much last night. I took my friend Serena's friends to the bus station since they were intending on procuring a ride to Seattle with me when I went. That is the only time I've left the house. I just feel so tired and ill and I'm sure that the coming weather is not helping with the sinus situation. It stinks. At least I have a cozy bed and a heater and all sorts of wonderful things to protect me against snowmageddon. Sadly, however, I am eating the last bowl of Turkey noodle soup that die Mama sent with me.

The photos are of my good friend Madie's Christmas present from me. I made her a decorative (and yet still comfy) pillow with the state of Oregon on it. She's from the town where the heart is. She made me a wonderful bracelet that I will have pictures of one of these days. Also, we are having an headband exchange and she made me a great little headband! I haven't finished hers yet because I'm knitting a braided headband which is, if nothing else, time consuming! I'll update tomorrow with pictures of the snow (if it actually happens), or of something else (if the snow isn't worth documenting).

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hola from Snowcoma. This is what it has looked like today. Boo. I went out and ran errands, getting a basket to put my spices in and a knife and some salt and pepper and a lamp shade to replace the one I broke. Then I watched a movie, picked Serena and her friends up from the rental car place, and layed around on Sarah's new double-wide bed (her roommate moved out and she didn't get a new one) eating quesadillas. I went bowling with Madie as her date dash date for Alpha Phi, and Sarah ended up coming too because Madie's little didn't have a date. It was fun, but bowling freaks me out a lot. Ew. And about halfway through the second game my ibuprofen wore off (also, Mom, if you could bring some of this with you in March I'd be appreciative), and I began to break out in a cold sweat, my throat, jaw, and something in my lower back aching. I sort of just deflated, so we went home because Madie is sick too. Tomorrow I have a Campuspoint interview in Seattle. Companies hire Campuspoint to find them new grads, basically like headhunters for the recent-grad set, so hopefully they'll help me find gainful employment. Someone from Denali also keeps calling, so I need to respond to him. Other than that, I'm just trying to stay out of the snow. Keep warm out there!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back on the Coast

It is snowy and cold here, and this is my last photo, so I'll have to start taking some tomorrow. This is Montana too. I rearranged my furniture today and managed to free up a surprising amount of floor space! I'm happy as a clam with the outcome. I think I'm getting sick. I'm congested, have a sore throat, my head and roots of my teeth hurt, and I'm achy all over! So I'm going to head to bed early, with a movie in hand most likely, and hopefully wake up a new and improved woman!

Friday, January 13, 2012

On The Road

I'm on the road to Tacoma, so here is one last look at Montana. See you on the other side!

Full Circle

I'm headed to Tacoma tomorrow. Here is a sight I probably won't see tomorrow: the Sleeping Giant! I spoke about this formation in a class I took my first semester of my freshman year, so this photo makes it feel a little like coming full circle.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mader Mader Alligator

Here are pictures of myself and Kirsten's dog Mader. He's such a love. He's not the smartest, but he's the sweetest.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I went out to take photos of the moon with Der Papa and these are some products of that adventure. The two actually of the moon aren't necessarily the sharpest photos of the moon. But they're good enough considering it was DAMN COLD outside. I also think the mistake photos are interesting enough to warrant posting here. Look forward to a radical picture of Mader and I tomorrow. c:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We definitely got snow today, and you could see it coming when Mum and I came home from Helena yesterday. The sky over Great Falls was very dark compared to the sunshine we drove out of in Helena! Luckily I've been able to just stay inside and hangout. In addition, I got a haircut and that has vastly improved my life.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A trip to Helena...

Mummy took me to Helena today. We went to Ben Franklin and Costco and Bed Bath and Beyond. She got me some soup and jam and pasta and little jars to put spices in. We ate sandwiches at Wheat Montana for lunch. Mummy is the besssst. I had a great day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I apologize for all the webcam photos as of late, but FRANKLY, they're the best way to capture knitting. Today's picture is of me wearing the infinite scarf that mummy knitted me! I can wrap it around my neck 3 times with complete comfort! I love it so much and I'm never taking it off.


I'm obsessed with knitting headbands. I cannot help it. They're quick enough that I don't get frustrated and the varieties are endlesssssss. In addition, they make great gifts!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Poor Vatti!

Vatti attempted to fix up my old macbook so that he could make it his own. He replaced the harddrive like the people at the apple store assured me was all that was needed, but when it still wouldn't work, he took it to his old Apple 2GS friend, who informed him that the logic board was dead. Sorry my computer was too broken to fix pops, I never meant to crush your dreammmzzzz!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Though today's photo isn't by me, it is something that is on my to-do list for crafting. As a big Harry Potter nerd this instructable sent to me by Papa Barrow, really pulled at my heart strings!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Four to go!

This is the headband that I've finished! It is warm and presh. I am very very content with it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Three to get ready...

I've taken up knitting for REALSIES over this break. I've been super crafty, and thusfar, I've finished one headband for myself and I'm now working on some other headbands to give as gifts. Hopefully tomorrow, Mum can teach me how to purl and I'll be able to work on the cowl I've been eyeing. She's making me an infinite scarf too! So wonderous! She let me go through her scraps to find things to take too! She's basically the best. Thanks Mum!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Two In A Row!

This is a photo from my drive home. It was taken between Missoula and Roger's pass. I can finally upload photos again now that I have a new computer, so I'm going to be putting up photos a bit more often methinks. c: