Sometimes you sit at home in a world that only exists in a collective imagination. (Credits below.) Sometimes you go out into the real world and inhabit what a joyful fever-dream of a Kevin Costner-obsessed, seven-foot-tall clown who will never speak, only sing and grunt … Continue reading Days 253-259 of Project 365: Myriad mundanities.
Work today was rather instructive: I researched a plant that grows outside the library which turned out to be Solanum dulcamara, also known as bittersweet nightshade. It isn’t as toxic as deadly nightshade, but still isn’t anything you want to be snacking on in a parking … Continue reading Day 248 of Project 365: Bittersweet nightshade.
We escaped the oppressive heat in Portland for a brief coastal sojourn with friends in Florence, Oregon. On the way we stopped in Yachats for lunch. The day was sunny and a veil of mist draped over the coast. It was at least 30 degrees cooler than what we had … Continue reading Day 233 of Project 365: Yachats.
A squirrel launched itself at the side of our house today. Twice. It made the sound of a Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary being flung at the wall, which is not how I generally use a Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary so it made me sit up and pay … Continue reading Day 212 of Project 365: Squirrel patrol.
I enjoy unwinding from an intense day filled with “how do I do this thing that I normally know how to do but don’t yet know how to do in this context” with this walk to the bus. I didn’t see any ROUSes, but while … Continue reading Day 174 of Project 365: Walkability.
I didn’t get to much of what I had planned for the weekend, but that’s okay. I’m still figuring out how much free time I have now. And I’m realizing just how tired I can get by nine o’clock in the evening. What happened to me? … Continue reading Day 171 of Project 365: Carpe rosa.
Hello, beauty. We’ve been waiting for you. Writing from: the living room. Listening to: Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
So I spotted this sign on my new commute today. Aren’t nutria basically Rodents of Unusual Size from “The Princess Bride”? Thanks, creepy old sign from a horror movie, but I already wasn’t about to feed any giant bite-happy water-rats. Writing from: my study. Listening … Continue reading Day 167 of Project 365: Please do not feed.
FunkyPlaid and I took my mom to Edgefield today, where she and I received hour-long massages at their spa. We were left languid and dreamy, and as we wandered the grounds in search of FunkyPlaid, we encountered this tiny bunny. The rabbit was in no … Continue reading Day 159 of Project 365: Slow like a bunny.
Someday I will get tired of posting pictures of roses in Portland. Today is not that day. And now I have new contact lenses after way too long, so I see everything. Writing from: the living-room. Listening to: the “Hamilton” soundtrack in my head, as … Continue reading Day 155 of Project 365: Rose City redux.