Don't Feed the Animals

No, Seriously
October 27, 2010, 7:52 pm
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You guys, why? Why did I ever decide to do a book-length essay on Ft. Worden in POLAROIDS? Do you have any idea how long it takes to clean up all the little irregularities generated by Impossible Project’s impossibly-difficult-to-use Color Shade film? It’s taking me like 30 minutes AT LEAST per frame and I shot hundreds of frames. It’s like a full-time job getting this project done. Go me!

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Pit Stop
October 26, 2010, 5:45 am
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Dropped Gage off with my saintly(!) parents today. He’s been having a little bit of a hard time behaving himself at school, and we all need a breather. I stopped for a coffee and quick walk in Cle Elum on my way back.

Thanks, Mom and Dad!

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October 25, 2010, 4:32 am
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Sometimes the weather looks like this.

Sometimes the weather is the least of it, sadly.

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Sand Sculpting World Championships
October 22, 2010, 1:34 am
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Did you know that there is a world championship competition in the fine art of sand-sculpting? Now you do.

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October 21, 2010, 1:21 am
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Yep. You’re being forced to look at pictures of leaves, here. That’s what’s happening.

I can’t get enough of the light at this time of year.

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October 20, 2010, 2:33 am
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Y’all? If I hear a certain someone say “Mama?” (inevitably followed by “Mama? Mama? Mama?!”) just ONE MORE TIME in the next 12 hours, I’m going to lose my mind. I mean, I just said “Y’all” in a sentence—in a written, English-language sentence—so you know I’m already THIS CLOSE.

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Thing One + Thing Two
October 19, 2010, 4:46 am
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Meet Mittens. Mittens has lived with us for just over two years now, and he’s spent most of those two years crying and pacing and just generally refusing—despite our best efforts—to get comfortable.

When we adopted him, the good people at the animal shelter assured us he’d do fine as an only cat, but either they didn’t actually know him very well, or they were lying through their teeth. Anything to get him out the door!

Can I be honest? I love cats, but this one is annoying. SO ANNOYING. The CRYING. The PACING. I HAVE HAD IT with the crying and the pacing.

But we really didn’t want to return him to the shelter, so we finally broke down and adopted a second cat. Meet our new kitty, Lulu.

Lulu is three years old and roughly the size of a rotisserie chicken. And, oh, she is sweet. No pacing! No crying! Just cuddling and purring and playing and napping on our laps and sweetly tolerating Gage’s rather intense attentions.

(I didn’t actually set out to get Mittens’ identical twin—it just happened that she was the only girl cat I could find who wouldn’t dwarf him.)

Naturally, Mittens is making a big show of just how HUFFY he his at having to share his space with the new arrival. He HATES her, you know, which must be why he spent several hours this morning entertaining her by “hunting” his little mouse toy—several hours that he spent neither crying nor pacing.

We love Lulu.

Love her, love her.

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