Monthly Archives: February 2012

kitty bummers

Written on February 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm, by

My kitty, Al, is turning ten years old in May. I picked Al out as a kitten in 2002 from a “rescue” listed on craigslist, which really turned out to be a weird lady way out in Gresham, OR who had one of the foulest smelling houses I’d ever been in. “Smudge,” as he was Continue Reading »

McLane Creek Nature Trail

Written on February 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm, by

Last weekend, I went for a walk at McLane Creek, a nearby nature trail, with my housemate Erin. We ended up going off trail and getting a little lost but it was worth it. I need walks in the woods like this in the winter after long, stressful weeks of work and classes to remind Continue Reading »

bowling with K!

Written on February 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm, by

A few weeks ago, I caught up with my buddies at K Records for a night of bowling. I just popped in for a bit after work and only bowled a few turns (what up, gutterball, a spare and a strike!?). I grabbed my Fuji Instamatic to document the fun and I’m so glad I Continue Reading »

an afternoon in cabela’s

Written on February 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm, by

One of the first excursions I made out of Olympia after Snowpocalypse 2012 was to go to Cabela’s with Sarah Cass. I remember reading my father’s Cabela’s catalog when it arrived monthly in the mail when I was a kid. I was in turn fascinated and disgusted by hunting equipment. When Cabela’s opened a brick Continue Reading »

Snowpocalypse 2012

Written on February 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm, by

About a month ago, Olympia suffered through a rare heavy snow storm, which turned into a devastating ice storm. Trees cracked in half, roofs collapsed, and general chaos ensued. Evergreen didn’t have classes for nearly a week and the community college campus was closed for over a week; between MLK Day and the first class Continue Reading »

feathered backyard visitors

Written on February 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm, by

For the past few weeks when I have had some extra quiet time, I have sat poised by my window, camera in hand waiting for my little bird friends to show me their best side. They’re pretty cute, huh? These are some of my most frequent feathered visitors to Baumann’s Birdseed Banquet. The little dark-eyed Continue Reading »

Toppenish and Snoqualmie Pass

Written on February 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm, by

After the WWE show in Yakima, Sarah and I drove a little further east to Sunnyside, Washington and stayed at a hotel there for the night. The next day, thrift stores on our mind, we stopped at a couple locales ultimately ending up in Toppenish. A sign on the highway beckoned “Mural Museum.” We were Continue Reading »