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fini 2 (year)

A few photos and notes to remember the last year. The photo above is me and Marie taken by Snake Oil.

Last January we moved. I think I’m still recovering and getting the apartment organized. Just yesterday I finally put all of the cookbooks on the same shelf! I miss the light in the old apartment, but otherwise the new place is really nice.

We went to see elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park but saw no fights and no blood (sorry Luis!). We also discovered (or re-discovered) the coconut ice cream at Mary Anne’s in Santa Cruz.

We went to two Jens Lekman concerts in two nights. I loved it. (all I can give you is the wikipedia page, his own site seems to have disappeared)

We “ran” the bay 2 breakers this year. N spent the whole time being amazed that such an event is allowed to happen every year.

We went backpacking in King’s Canyon National Park with friends.

One of my best childhood friends got married and all of us were there. I had a lot of fun and even survived the next day.

Bean! She is still loud, demanding and adorable as ever. A perfect match!

I visited friends and fish in Seattle. I always seem to visit the Ballard locks when I’m in Seattle. It might be because I know how to get there, but the fish have something to do with it too. I’m looking forward to seeing them (friends at least) again in April.

I helped tear apart a house in Alaska. Hearty Alaskan folk that they are, they survived 4 months with no stove and just put it back in the week before Thanksgiving.

I finally vacationed with an old friend’s family at a lake up in the Sierra Nevada Mountians. I’ve been meaning to go for so many years.

The annual department camping trip. This year we went to Lassen NP. An active volcano is always a good place for earth scientists.

N’s band played at the Lebowski Fest. You have never seen so many people dressed as Walter Sobchak.

Then there was the marathon:
The Wedding (with it’s associated quilt)
Bazaar Bizarre

Finally to end it all off, a little Christmas Travel

and some hello/farewell freezing cold New Years Even warehouse fun.

I’ll leave you with my most viewed photo (on flickr) from last year, the Mel-o-dee wallpaper. This year saw the bar change hands but the wallpaper stayed. Hooray! Happy New Year everyone!


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ok so i finally jumped on along with the rest of the world. damn you Jessie!! It wouldnt let me post on your blog unless i signed up! Maybe ill post something someday-