Thursday, September 11, 2014

Home Again

I'm back from vacation. Franny and Piglet spent pretty much the entire day like this. I think they may have missed each other.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Preparations, Ahoy!

I am frantically trying to get my shit together, so I can leave for vacation. Part of that meant running errands to get stuff I needed for Franny, because I'm taking her with me. She also got a new collar, which she agreed to model for me. Very sporty. 

Monday, August 25, 2014



Frances makes it difficult for me to leave for work in them morning, with all her cuteness.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Giant Ragweed

Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

Giant ragweed, or what we called horseweed, when I was a kid. It is trying to kill me.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Art Box

Art Box

I've had this same Art Bin art box since college. The interior is covered with ground-in graphite and charcoal. I washed it thoroughly. It still looks filthy, but at least the surface residue is gone now and won't rub off on stuff I put in it. I'm going to Minnesota in a few days, to visit family, and I needed something portable and easy to stow some art crap in.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Harriet Brown



As I was cleaning and sorting and getting rid of mountains of crap, I came across a box of photos I'd forgotten about. These are some of my favorites. Harriet was the original bosslady, and Elliott was her willing minion.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Wednesday was a good day.

Milling About

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

Tree in Fog

Trees in Fog

Dead Tree in Fog

I walked to work today, to avoid driving home this afternoon during the chaos of freshman move-in. As I was walking, the fog started to descend, and by the time I got to the edge of campus, it was pea soup. Absolutely gorgeous.

I've been averaging about 6 miles a day, according to my FitBit. I think it's probably pretty close to accurate, after comparing it to what my pedometer says. Most of that is split between walking to and from work, with a break in the afternoon to walk around in the stacks.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Loading Dock Tree

Tree By Loading Dock

I've been walking in to work (and home again) as much as possible. When I do, I enter the building through the loading dock, where this little tree lives.