28 June 2011

New apartment

Here are some pictures from the first week i was in my new apartment! you can see i have a lot to do yet, but It's coming together. This first picture is of the living room. I like the fact that not all the walls are white!

26 June 2011

Mileage yesterday

I spent yesterday on the cruiser, since my mountain bike apparently has an almost-cracked rim (although after the guy at the bike shop told me about it over the phone, the second guy I talked to when I picked up the bike couldn't find it) and I'm trying to sell it, so I don't want to push my luck and have something major go wrong.  Considering that my cruiser is a single speed, it requires approximately five times more manpower to ride than any other bike.  I shouldn't be surprised that I'm sore today (well, considering the hike to Table Rock too).

Home and back to the farmer's market in the morning with Taryn, Jenell, and Cherie: 4.91 miles

Home and back to the Botanical Gardens to hike with Cherie and Jenell: 2.71

From home to the Rose Garden downtown to meet up with some MAF friends (thanks for inviting me, Mere!), and right back to my neighborhood to have some really great frozen yogurt, then home again, home again, jiggety jig: 7.75 miles

Total: 15.37 miles

The best kind of Saturday!

25 June 2011

It's a beautiful day in Boise

Hike to Table Rock.

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20 June 2011

Moved in

Pictured here you see the only remotely pretty-looking corner of my new apartment. I've been taking breaks from unpacking to go to the movies and the farmer's market with friends. This is how I keep my sanity. Only a few more boxes to go in the living room, and then i am done with the 'public' areas. All I will have left is the bedroom, which is often the hardest because... Nobody can see it. I also tend to spend more than a few minutes every day staring blankly out the back windows over the deck. It's been several years since I've watched a sunset - I'm taking every chance I can get. Needless to say, I'm very happy here! More pictures soon.

03 June 2011

The Mute Button

One of my favorite bloggers, artist Katie Sokoler, is part of a hilarious improv group.  Check out their latest work for the Guggenheim, via Color Me Katie:

01 June 2011


How was everyone's Memorial Day? Did you remember to remember?  Most of the time, I forget to remember - it's amazing if I even remember it's a holiday.  In fact, the only reason I do remember is because I get a day off work.  That's probably not something I should have admitted out loud, but it's the truth.  A bit shameful, I agree.  I don't think I know many (any?) servicemen personally, so it's not often on my mind... except I do know one or two of my uncles served in the war(s).  Maybe my mom will comment on this post and remind me. (hi Mom!)  In case you're wondering, yes, I am grateful for the US military and our freedoms!

I spent the day getting ready to move.   The count-down begins, folks.  T-minus 9 days.  I took down everything from my walls and spackled the little nail holes... which was kind of fun! It made me feel like I was finger-painting.

We've had a few dates to celebrate in our family in the last few days!  Sunday was my parents' 35th anniversary!  woo!  Way to go Mom and Dad!  I can only hope to get to 35 some day.  Yesterday was my Grandma H's 80th birthday.  And ditto... I can only hope.  I think it's great that my grandparents still travel around "at their age" and that they are active.  It looks like fun.

Not much else going on here except workworkwork.  I don't typically work outside of the normal 8-5 bounds, but when I'm really busy, I come home exhausted and don't feel like doing anything in my "free time" of 5:30-10.  And so it feels like I just worked that day and that's all.  Which I guess is ok...  making a living, right?

Alrighty.  Hope you're all doing well.  It's almost summer!  Please send a bit of whatever sunshine you have our way.  We've only got rain, rain and more rain.  But it makes for some great rainbows.