I tried these on this weekend while C was dealing with his problematic new glasses at the eye doctor – he looks very handsome in them, but apparently can’t see out of them. Kind of a problem, though they didn’t bother him in Hawaii when all he had to look at was the beautiful beach. Now that he is back at work they are causing problems for staring at computer screens. The solution is clearly to spend more time in Hawaii staring at the beach.

I’m ready.


Too bad they are $600. I’d have to wear them everywhere to get enough use out of them. Sitting in my cube, flopped on the floor in hot yoga, picking out overpriced vegetables at PCC, perched on various bar stools in the neighborhood. I think that sounds justifiable.


Weekend Potpourri

Potpourri is a fun thing to say. And it makes me think of Jeopardy.

This past weekend was pretty uneventful, but pretty fun. Lots of movie watching.

Friday night we made vegetable pasta. It was pretty good, a little boring but very vegetable-y. I like food like that, a little bland.


The weather was nice and sunny all week last week and got cold and cloudy on the weekend. Oh well. Seattle behaving as expected.


Saturday afternoon we went to see Oblivion at Cinerama. It was fun! The movie was kind of dumb, but it looked really cool and sometimes that’s all you really want. I love Saturday afternoon movie days. Especially because we usually get a doughnut before the show.


After the movie we did a little shopping. Here’s the dude couch at Anthropologie:


Then we headed home for an early dinner at the new restaurant in the neighborhood, the Sixgill. The food was really good and I had a cider that was very nice also. Then we went home and watched Iron Man. But I fell asleep.

Sunday I made mini fritattas with the leftover vegetables from Friday’s dinner. They were good! But I’d use goat cheese rather than pepper jack next time. Pepper jack was just what I had on hand.


The rest of Sunday was pretty lazy, ending with beers and nachos.

Chop Chop

I got my hair cut!


I’ve had really long hair for a really long time, and have been wanting to chop it off for the past few months. My hair is wavy and thick, and when it is so long I hardly ever do anything with it, opting instead to pile it on top of my head in a bun that I hear is unattractive. What’s the point of having so much hair if it’s just pulled back all the time?

I like getting my hair cut, though I sometimes suffer from lying to my hairdresser about how likely I am to do my hair, and how much I know about styling my own hair.  In reality, I know very little. Straightening is hard. My hair almost never looks the way it does after a cut (see pic above).


That’s what my hair looks like before the chop. Pretty! But unrealistic.

It usually really looked more like this:


Minus the feathered headdress.


Self styled.


More self styled.


And self styled again. So the self styling is not nearly as professional as the after cut picture…oh well. The whole point of chopping my hair off is so I could realistically do it and not knot it on top of my head like a librarian stereotype.

Anyway, I ordered a fancier flat iron.


I went to Hawaii for a week!

It was amazing, so beautiful, so relaxing.

We decided to take this trip almost on a whim – we’d been discussing vacations, throwing ideas around. California? Michigan? (kidding, but not really). Then I found some really affordable flights to Maui and the planning got more serious. After some trepidation, we just went for it!


We stayed at the Maui Kaanapali Villas.  I really liked our hotel – it had a nice big pool, the hotel room had a kitchen, and there were wonderful chairs for overlooking the ocean. Our flight to Maui  arrived in the evening, so the drive up to the hotel was in the dark. We pulled up to the front of the hotel surrounded by tiki torches and hopped out of the rental car in 75 degree weather – it was a pretty exciting moment – “I’m in Hawaii!”

Since we arrived in the dark, the first morning was spent exploring the beach. Hawaii is 3 hours behind Seattle, so I woke up around 5 every day, which was perfect – up early to enjoy the peaceful morning.


Early morning on the beach.


I spent a lot of time on the beach, swimming, some snorkeling, just walking up and down and checking out the other hotels. We tried stand up paddle boarding, and that was really fun. I saw a bunch of turtles and lots of neat fish.


Beach during the day.

We watched the sunrise from the top of the volcano one morning. We got up at 3 am to make it up there in time!




It was worth the early morning.

I drank some Mai Tais at the hotel.



And I ate some pineapple pancakes.


No pineapple hot dog though, though I regret passing by a sign for those.


Spent a fair amount of time reading here.



Went for a drive.


Almost got eaten by a ray. The Maui Ocean Center was a really great aquarium!


Sunset from the shuffleboard court.


The pool at night.



Beautiful sunset from the beach at the hotel.

We stayed for a whole week, and it was perfect. It was a good amount of active and relaxing – plenty of swimming and sightseeing, but also lots of staring out at the water. Because the hotel room had a really nice kitchen, we wound up cooking in a lot of the time, which not only saved money but was fun. Pretty perfect to be able eat your burritos on your lanai.

I will definitely go back!

This Weekend

Sadly enough I’m at work on a weekend, trying to figure out how to customize MARC records to particular specifications. Jealous?


The main reason I need to do a little work this weekend is I’m taking 6 days off, starting on Tuesday, for my trip to Hawaii! So I really should not complain.

The weather has been dreary, which is fine, since I needed to stay in and clean and snuggle the cat.


Rain, rain.

Started out Friday evening with margaritas for dinner. Fun, if headache inducing.


Then I spotted a narwhal and insisted on taking lots of pictures of it. I was excited. And I’d had 3 margaritas.


And most of the rest of the weekend has been spent hanging around the house.



No complaints from me or from this cat faced cat.

Last Weekend


Sorry it has been so long since my last post – I keep meaning to make this a regular thing, but then I suppose I don’t have much to say. I mean, I probably do, but putting pen to paper(?) is hard to do.

Last weekend I went to the arboretum. The weather was really beautiful.


photo(4) photo

Then I went out for Mai Tai. I’m headed to Hawaii next week! I’m so excited. Last weekend was really beautiful in Seattle, but we are back to grey today.


And just in case you forgot how cute this thing is, here’s the cat faced one:


Ok, I better get back to work. Must answer all the emails before vacation time!