Day 290 of Project 365: Toasty.


FunkyPlaid and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary today, or we would have done if we hadn’t been hundreds of miles apart. But I didn’t spend the day sulking; I went to a great local bar for cocktails and chat with Courtney and Robert.

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I can’t wait until FunkyPlaid gets home. Only a few more days now!

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the kettle boil. Zen is easily lulled to sleep if I bring a hot water bottle to bed.

Day 289 of Project 365: Storm buddies.


Zen was very brave during the worst of the storm today, valiantly demanding food and attention in between naps. Wait, that’s every day for Zen.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the ending credits of “Mascots”, which was vaguely amusing but not as funny as I wanted it to be.

Day 288 of Project 365: Storm weekend reading list.


I love it when my library requests come in on a Friday, especially this Friday with the threat of power outages looming. No power necessary for these babies!

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So far, I only got stuck in a little bit of storm, walking home from my bus stop. I was surprised by how much some of the streets in my neighborhood have already flooded. But I have enough food and supplies to last me through the weekend so don’t worry about me!

Writing from: my study in stormy Portland, Oregon. Listening to: rain, rain, rain.

Day 287 of Project 365: Storm prep.


We’ve got a big storm headed our way. I was quite innocent about all of this today but my coworkers kept mentioning stocking up on stuff to last through the weekend so I went to Freddy’s after work.

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Not pictured: Halloween candy. The wind blew it into my basket! Yeah, yeah, and I got fruit and vegetables and tins of soup and crackers too.

Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the gusts of wind and rain hitting the windows.