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It rained hard today (Day 6)

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It rained hard today (Day 6), originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

I was walking back to my office from a meeting this afternoon, and it was raining pretty hard.

Winter is here in the Pacific Northwest. The [...]

Semi-dramatic weather over UW (Day 4)

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Semi-dramatic weather over UW (Day 4), originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

With the time change, the sun is way low on the horizon, getting close to setting, when I am leaving work.

My camera can’t fully capture [...]

We are the challengers of the unknown

If I could write, this is what I would write about: A sunny morning with the mountain out and Seattle misty and shining across the water; Neko Case challenging the unknown in my ears; a gull swooping and riding the wind in front of the boat.

(song: “Challengers,” The New Pornographers [listen!])

Pour éclairer tes yeux de rêve

Dogs are snoring, and so is G. I am up late (but not that late) because Ten Things I Hate About You is on, and because I had a cup of coffee at about 3:30, and because my Friday night bourbon is accompanying me. (Julia Stiles has amazing hair in this movie.) I have an [...]

I was thinking about the easy courage

Spring seems to have arrived in Seattle while we were in Reno last weekend, and it’s made me realize it’s almost a year since we moved into this house. It’s been sunny and warmish and gorgeous, with blooming tulips and lilacs and green growing things, and the light has been coming into the house at [...]

Movin’ myself closer to a real untimely end

I feel silly for having a whole category called “weather” — what kind of person writes about weather often enough to have a whole category? — but today I thought about how it exists because of use warrant, since I created it when I was tagging old posts from when I used MT, but it [...]

but till then i look up to the sky

three unrelated paragraphs day:

i feel like it hasn’t rained in forever but it is finally raining today. i had forgotten that i like waking up to rain-sound. unfortunately the lovely greyness of today also made me very lethargic so i didn’t get as much homework done as i had hoped. this is the Term of [...]

‘cos there’s no sure footing

look what i did!

the snow gods have heard my call for Sunday Snow Day and have allowed me not to have to go to work!
if only i could get the i-don’t-want-to-do-my-reading gods to listen.

(song: “outro (with bees),” neko case)

if you don’t know where you are, you might be lost

in direct opposition to ‘most everyone else ever, as far as i can tell, i am pleased that it appears to have decided not to snow, at least today. on the other hand, i was kind of excited about the idea of a snow day, so i’m declaring sunday to be Snow Day even if [...]

waits another week to fall apart

last night as i walked home from john & laura’s house, it was cold and windy and the air smelled like a wood stove. it was comforting and wintry and i was happy.
it was also winter on saturday night as i stood outside the art museum in the middle of the night in the rain. [...]