alienbooknose: (Default)
2010-08-07 01:23 am
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Stick Bug

Stick Bug
Originally uploaded by peneli

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


alienbooknose: (adventure)
2010-08-01 02:12 am

July Catch Up

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!
alienbooknose: (Default)
2010-05-23 06:07 pm
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Desert Lily

Desert Lily, originally uploaded by peneli.

I've been trying to take/post a photo a day on flickr lately.
alienbooknose: (snow)
2010-01-08 09:17 am
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Surprise snow!

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!
alienbooknose: (train)
2009-04-19 03:25 pm
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Sakura Matsuri

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

alienbooknose: (smile)
2008-12-27 08:50 pm
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, originally uploaded by peneli.
alienbooknose: (insane)
2008-12-23 05:10 pm
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Fun socks!

Packing makes me grumpy, but fun socks are still fun.

Fun socks!, originally uploaded by peneli.
alienbooknose: (dorky)
2008-09-17 09:34 pm
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Salon Con

ladies bw bright

Further photos are here.

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

alienbooknose: (wander)
2008-07-17 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
alienbooknose: (soft)
2007-10-07 04:28 pm
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Cats! and String!

Tessa and Tabitha kill the string!

Tessa actually playing with the kittens is rare, so this was photo-worthy.

More cats and string... )
alienbooknose: (Default)
2007-09-30 01:13 pm
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Salon Con 07


The rest of the Salon Con photos are up!
alienbooknose: (curls)
2007-09-29 01:08 pm

Salon Con 07

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
alienbooknose: (curls)
2007-08-25 01:58 pm
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Naming these two took a lot less time than Tessa...


Dave (note the racing stripe down his back!)

More of them back here )
alienbooknose: (Default)
2007-08-09 11:23 pm
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A litter of kittens was abandoned outside J's work recently. Most of them were picked up by Animal Control or other people, but a couple have been running around, so we rescued them the other night.

This photo was taken when they were still in the "where is this weird place, it's scary" hiding in the carrier phase. Yesterday and today they've really gotten comfortable with us, to the point that the girl (the browny/tortoiseshell one) will pretty much demand attention and petting the moment you show up.

No, we haven't managed to name them yet. No hurry right now, whether or not they stay with us depends on how well they get along with Tessa. Still, I don't even have any ideas for names this time.
alienbooknose: (teachery)
2007-07-26 02:37 am
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That One

That One
Having spent the last few days at a professional development workshop for teachers, thoughts of fall and the return to school are inevitably on my mind. I never did get up all my favorite shots from fall walks in the local park, so here's a couple more.

Read more... )
alienbooknose: (silly)
2007-07-23 05:47 pm
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Remembering Past Excursions

Sakura Matsuri Crew

This is from the DC Cherryblossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) in 2003. I already had a lot of the blossom-focused shots online, but I realized I never uploaded all the people stuff. So those are up in flickr-land now too. Missing going on expeditions like that with my peeps. :(