Stick Bug

Aug. 7th, 2010 01:23 am
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Stick Bug
Originally uploaded by peneli

He greeted Jasper as we were putting the groceries in the car.


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So after I finished grad school on July 1st, things got busy. That weekend we went up to Maryland to hang out for the 4th with the crowd. There was marathoning of Star Wars and playing Star Wars d6 RPG. It was dork-tacular.

We drove straight from MD to Jasper's class on Tuesday (7/6) and I spent the day helping him finish putting my engine together and in the car. It was 109 degress outside, and the shop wasn't air-conditioned. Still, I got to be there when the last year of work on my car came together with the engine back in for the first time since January.
His name is Njord
My car, that I hadn't been able to drive in two and a half years.

Wednesday was spent packing and Thursday I hopped on the metro back to Maryland for the epic Dork Vacation.

I was going to write it up, but I'm lazy and I already did some write up on flickr. There was gaming, hiking, swimming, more gaming, more hiking and general nerdery. It wasn't 100 degrees out any day that week. It was awesome. Vermont Trip set on Flickr.

Lye Falls
One of the waterfalls we hiked to.

When I finally got back to VA on Monday the 19th, Jasper picked me up from the metro station in my car. He'd spent the whole week I was up north getting it running. My car works! :) :) :)

The rest of last week was full of doctors appointments, hair cuts, cleaning and reorganizing and so on. Then my family (well, mom, dad and 2/4 brothers) got here and hung out for a week. It was pretty nice.  Monday we hung out and then Tuesday & Wednesday we went to West Virginia to the Cass Scenic Railroad (takes you to flickr again) which was cool. The rest of the week was mostly lazy hang outs, board games and the boys playing Monster Hunter. They left this evening.

ze. Shays #6
One of the trains at Cass.

Now I have two weeks until work starts for my 6th year. Summer has gone by fast!
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Desert Lily, originally uploaded by peneli.

I've been trying to take/post a photo a day on flickr lately.
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Surprise snow!

Snow day today. I was actually putting on my shoes to leave (we had a 2 hour delay originally) when I saw the schools closed email on my phone and the sudden return of the snow that had stopped.  Part of me is all "no! but there's only a week until midterms and I really can't afford to lose any time!" but the part that thinks that snow is pretty and wants more free time to knit is winning.

Surprise snow!
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My photos from the Cherry Blossom Festival a couple of weekends ago are up on flickr.


Fun socks!

Dec. 23rd, 2008 05:10 pm
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Packing makes me grumpy, but fun socks are still fun.

Fun socks!, originally uploaded by peneli.


Nov. 25th, 2008 10:23 pm
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I finished the finglerless gloves I was knitting for myself. They are awesome:
My mitts

Left Mitt

Started a pair for Jasper.
Jasper's Mitts

Salon Con

Sep. 17th, 2008 09:34 pm
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ladies bw bright

Further photos are here.

(Hehe, Aeryn in ridiculous goggles. How topical!)


Jul. 17th, 2008 02:27 pm
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Photos from the June Chicago trip are up on flickr.  Here's a set of all of them.
Cloud Gate
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Sarah is Awesome

I have finally started uploading photos of Salon Con. Right now I have Saturday day up, I'll put the evening/masked ball photos up soon. You can find them all here.

Saturday Wifeys
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RIP: Jasper's Car
Most of you know by now that Jasper was in a car accident a couple of weeks ago. We went this week to get his stuff out of the car so I took a few photos. more car destruction )
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From the semi-wild rose bush that attempts to take over the honeysuckle's space on the fence in my parents' yard every year. Nothing like pictures of the yard you were a kid in to make you miss your family.
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No large - apparently I was dumb and took everything in 640x480 back in the day.

I actually haven't been that Gettysburg-sick in a while, but then I had to go look at old photos.
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landscape: ...and the moon
Spent a while today browsing the photo archives on my computer, to come up with the final list of photos-to-be-uploaded. I have slightly over 3000 photos on my computer, taken in the last 5 years. I'm also missing a chunk of photos that disappeared when my external drive crashed. I used to burn every set of photos to cd as backup too, but somehow I missed that set. Still sad about that.

another in here )
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Late Afternoon Light & Shade 3

Still from Saturday. I love this time of year.

another one in here )


Jun. 17th, 2007 07:22 pm
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From yesterday when I was shooting the patio. The spiderweb was above and just behind me when I took the chairs shot. It's actually quite impressively huge.
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A Portrait of Chairs

A couple of pale blue chairs gossip away the afternoon as the sun lowers and the light lengthens. Their talk is lazy and inconsequential, comments on the chirping birds and new neighbors and the crazy girl with the camera on the edge of the patio. It's summer break, and soon they'll feel the imprint of human weight, but for now they have a quiet moment to themselves.

Some more after the break. )
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