Monday, September 6, 2010


So my first PAX is over, and it was quite the experience.  We stayed in my parents loft in Pioneer Square, and it took us about 15-20 minutes to walk to the convention every day, but it wasn't too bad.  We met lots of cool people, saw some nice costumes, and Dave played some good games (I was generally too freaked out by all the people to sit down and play something in the middle of it all).  My two favorite things from the whole convention?  The Omegaclaw and Wil Wheaton.  First off, the Omegaclaw could not have been any cooler.  Secondly, Wil Wheaton makes people happy, and that's awesome.  And he made Dave extremely happy, and that's even more awesome!  I'll post pictures when they get developed.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

San Francisco and the Grand Canyon

I finally got one of my rolls of film developed from the road trip! This one had pictures of the grand canyon and San Francisco on it, shot on slide film on my LCA.  The Elephant Seals we saw at a lookout point on the coastal highway.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Grand Canyon

Elephant Seals in California!

Friday, July 16, 2010


It's been a weird summer here in the Northwest.  The sun didn't really come out until last week, when it was in the 90s all of a sudden.  And although the heat is rather unpleasant, it means daily pool parties, and I do love the pool.  What's better than getting good exercise while having fun, cooling off, and hanging out with family?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Blog

So I've been thinking about yarn again lately, and other crafts, and making more things, and potentially selling them.  So I made a new blog.!  Sorry Blogger, the namespace I wanted was taken :(  I'll still be updating this with all the normal meanderings and stuff, but now I have a blog solely dedicated to my crafty life.

On a separate note, I'm sitting at Starbucks working on my laptop, and Dave is working, and he's pretty cute back there :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finally, an update!

So yes, I know it's been FOREVER since I updated this thing, but what can I say?  I've been busy :)  Dave and I got home and it's been go go go ever since.  Moving his stuff in went pretty smoothly thanks to the help of all of our wonderful friends and family, and since then we've just been settling into living together, which so far has been amazing.  Different, for sure, and not always easy, but worth every harsh word and compromise.  We push each other to live up to our potential, and we're both better people for it.  But enough sappy stuff, who wants to hear that anyway?  How about some pretty pictures?

We went camping a couple weeks ago at Salt Creek by Port Angeles, here is Tongue Point at sunset:


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Road Trip Days 14-17

After getting very confused about the time change, we left Las Vegas, heading towards Los Angeles.  It wasn't an exciting drive, although I did see a Roadrunner!  It was cute, Dave was sleeping and missed it. We got a little lost trying to find my friends house, but he helped us get there and we hung out with a bunch of people in Santa Clarita, eating Chipotle (an old college favorite of mine) and watching Extract which was decent.

The next day we went to LAl; we ate at Cielito Lindo, the "best taquitos in the world!" according to my mom.  They were pretty good.  We went to a nice graphic novel store and then headed north.  We are getting a little tired and LA was too much.  We'll be back though.  We drove north and spent the night in Pismo Beach, where we got chowder in a sourdough bowl from the Splash Cafe, which was delicious.

We left Pismo beach and drove to Hearst Castle, which was really cool.  Then we drove up the windy coastal California 1, towards San Francisco.  We ate at the Monterey Bay Brewing Company, which was ok but not all that memorable.  We got to San Francisco late and just got a hotel.

San Francisco was great today.  We went to Fisherman's Wharf early so there weren't very many other people there yet and the air was still nice and cool.  We followed that up with a trip to Paxton Gate, a cool little store with wares that can only be described as "mad scientist-y".  We went to Flax, a big art supply store, and then Delessio Market for lunch, which was pretty good.  We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and heading north on the 101, which was long and beautiful.  The trees up here are beautiful.  We stopped at the Eel River Brewery and got some delicious beer (I had a stout that was very smooth and very flavorful, and Dave had an Acai Berry Wheat, which was also delicious) and the best chicken fingers I've ever had.  It was also St. Patrick's day today so our beer was green!  We finally stopped in Eureka and got a hotel for the night. Redwoods tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Road Trip Day 13

Day 13 was Las Vegas.  We were going to stop at the Hoover Dam but it was a sunny Saturday and there were about a billion people there.  So we drove straight to Las Vegas where we hooked up with Aunti Lani and Uncle Brian for lunch and then a tour of the strip.  It was tiring, and when we got back to Treasure Island and our room we kind of zoned out and watched tv for a while.  But then we went back out and saw the water show thing at the Wynn and then ate sushi at the Palazzo which was really good.  It was a fun day.