Friday, August 22, 2008

The daystar! It burns!

The daystar! It burns!

Nature finds a way

Fern in the drain. It is growing beneath the grate, flourishing in fact with plenty of moisture and protection from the sun. I happened to look down as I was walking by.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Missing Meggie

One of the many joys of having depression is that when I feel low about a loss, it tends to kick my ass a little harder and last a little longer than it would if I didn't.

Meggie died this past winter and I miss her terribly (even though she and I hadn't lived together for seven years). Mom always sent pictures, I always heard about what she was up to and how she was doing, and whenever I visited she would act as if I had never left. She got to road trip last summer with my parents--what could be more exciting for a dog than spending eight weeks and several thousand miles riding in the car, camping, walking, meeting new people and smelling new places?

All this is to say that I miss her keenly. I miss her almost as much as I miss my Nana, which is like a raggedy, sucking chest wound some days--I can't catch my breath and I think everyone can see the state I'm in at a glance.

About the Pratchgan...

I loved this blog post about our Pratchgan:

And they liked my sqaure! Yay! And below is yet another mention:

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pratchgan 2008

The Pratchgan: As a member of the Ankh Morpork Knitter's Guild over on Ravelry, I was very excited to knit a square way back in January:

There have been endless discussions regarding the Pratchgan on Ravelry since January. One intrepid Guild member (Shirley, AKA Cherryred) collected and sewed all the squares together, added a lovely soft backing, and was allowed to present the Pratchgan to Mr. Terry Pratchett in person. It happened this Saturday at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and I am still overwhelmed by the awesome of it all. Follow the links below to read more:

Shirley's blog

And if you'd like to see close-up photos of the squares:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sheldon and Amy's puggle, Tessie.

This is one of my favorite fur people. She loves to play and snuggle and lick. Also she likes beer, and I can't help but befriend a fellow lager-lover.

The bridge is out!

University Bridge, raised to let a boat through. Yes, it is the view from Red Robin. Sometimes a girl needs an overly fancy burger and sunshine on her lunch.

Another sunny day in Seattle!

The view towards Montlake from the University Bridge.

Same green tops, same khaki pants...

Matchy-matchy yuppie couple I kinneared in Safeway.

Look at Mike's new bike!

Look at Mike's new bike!