Saturday, February 8, 2014

honey, tangerine, maple sugar candy


It felt like a short day, and it was shorter than usual, but not so long. Boss left to do an install and will be gone snowboarding so Friday was going to be light. Don't want to run a bunch of stuff wrong, ya know? I weeded some things that are going to be applied to stuff. Cut some stickers. Ryan and Jeff ran the job.

Did a little art supply errand in the evening. It was a nice night to walk.


Jeff called and said I didn't need to come in to work, as they were all planning to leave at noon and there wasn't much for me to do. Yay! Day off from work, and I was already up and showered and dressed. I got in touch with Ryan to see if he wanted to hang out (he has irregular hours).

Oh, and it was raining. Rain rain, so much rain. But so much needed rain!

So I drove down to the Tannery, and met up with Ryan. We walked up to the Pogonip Trails and took a little hike. It was mildly raining, but not so bad. I occasionally used my umbrella. It was totally a Mom friendly trail. We had a few mountain bikers pass us, but none going at Nate speed. We hiked up the trail till 1, then headed back. I reclaimed my camera from Ariel (I left it in the car after the Welcome to Night Vale LA trip), and then Ryan and I headed downtown for food and fun.

We got out of the rain at Zoccoli's and had warm sandwiches. I introduced Ryan to the blessed existence of maple sugar candy. He had never had any! What a loss! We decided to catch the 4:20 showing of Monuments Men at the Del Mar, but as we had an hour to kill, it was book store browsing time! We ran into his friend Daniel who I think I may have met previously a while ago. I browsed cards, and looked at books, and made mental notes about books to get excerpts of for my Kindle. I'll still buy books, of course. I just...really like samples. There was a stop in at Logos too. No purchases, just browsing. I should get a proper book about David Hockney. He is one of my major art inspirations. I should know more about him.

Then movie time came around! Yay! And it was a good film. All the art destruction scenes had me in tears. It wasn't as flamboyantly cinematic as other war movies are, but in a way it didn't need to be. It felt like a good supplement to movies like Saving Private Ryan. Like, hey you've seen all this stuff already, so we don't need to take that route. It was more funny and endearing, but also heart breaking thinking of all the lost and missing art. A good, important film with many talented actors. I'd recommend renting it.

There was an hour between this movie getting out and the showing of the Oscar nominated animated shorts screening that was happening at The Nick, so we grabbed a quick beer at 99 Bottles. I checked off #91, which was Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Ale. VERY tasty, highly recommend it. Tasted like a beer orange.

The animated shorts were so good! I loved the Japanese one Possessions and the UK one Room on the Broom. Feral was disturbing. I hope either of those first two I mentioned win. They also showed some short listed ones, and the Irish one The Missing Scarf was brilliant. Very fun note to end a lovely day on.

I drove Ryan back to the Tannery.

And holy hell, I don't know if I've forgotten how to drive in the rain, or if Santa Cruz just has really terrible roads for rain driving! It was really hard to see the dividing lines. Don't worry! I went slow and all was well. Just like, dang. Santa Cruz also has really horrible road sign placement. No one told them to put the signs of the streets on the stop light pole above the intersection. Noooo it's way over to the side and you can't read it till you are half way through the intersection. It's an old gripe, but it's still a gripe.

What a day! I'd like more days like this, but OHHH I forgot, I also bought some local honey at the Homeless Gardening Project store front. We printed hats for them. I didn't buy a hat. But local honey is apparently good for allergies due to introducing local pollen into your body in a good way. So I'm going to try a spoonfull of it in the morning and evening, and see how my snuffles go. It's tasty stuff, either way.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

what the eff, Wednesday

Bought Burger King on the way home, and it sit the cold night, long day spot. Mmm.

It is damp in Santa Cruz! And it is scheduled to rain tomorrow! There is a drought right now, so some rain is very much needed.

Work was long and a bit nerve wracking at times. I did hats, then I moved to screens, then catching shirts, then vinyl, then more burning, and more catching, and more vinyl, and burning, and coating. Lots to do, and I got home late after. So my evening has been fast food, and relaxing.

Why isn't it the weekend already? Gaaahhh.

My Alpacasso needs a name

Another rather solo day, which wasn't so bad. I was able to put on my podcasts, as no one else was in the studio. I counted in a 14 box order (which had pieces for 4 different sub orders). I did a bunch of hat transfers. I weeded and papered some vinyl. Taped some screens. Not a bad day. A bit cold, but not bad.

I guess Santa Cruz decided to bring back winter for the time being.

Tonight was house meeting night! Dinner was made by Jeff, and it was tasty rice and curry chicken and salad and mmmm very good.

And the house meeting went very well!

I showed Tara my Alpacasso stuffed animal and she was all :O over how cute it was.

Monday, February 3, 2014

can always count on Mom to comment on my blog

Edamame is just the best thing ever. Had a nice little lateish night snack of it.

At work I played Electric Six, Odd Owl, Gorillaz, and Beck. And finished with some podcasts when I was the last one there weeding vinyl. Almost done weeding!

I also counted out some shirts and sweatshirts. We got a huge shirt order in today, so we got some overhall print jobs coming soon. That'll be good. I also did two big banners, but they didn't need to be banner taped, so that's good!

At home I snacked. Watched Archer and Spoils of Babylon.

Now I shall cozy up into bed. Trying this whole getting to bed earlier thing, and being well rested. Also, reading is cool!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

winner winner chicken dinner

The Seahawks annihilated the Broncos, so that is awesome! I was refreshing the score and just saw it go up and up and up. Go Seattle! Go sports! I was wearing my Seattle socks and the only sports team shirt I own: Ravenclaw Quidditch.

The first thing I did in the morning was leave to get foodstuffs for crock pot cooking. Can't get too late a start when you have 8 hours of slow cooking ahead of ya. So I got the chicken going, then I showered and had some tea and breakfast. And I had some pasta later on. And some celery and creme cheese. And more tea. And some lemonade. I spent a lot of the day consuming food. But I think I've been eating light lately, so that's a good thing?? It's hard to find that balance of eating too much, and eating not enough to sustain my days energy. Either way, I have easy meals for the week! Yay!

It was rainy/moist in Santa Cruz! It's been a drought, so it some moisture has been much needed.

Bummed about Philip Seymour Hoffman dying. He was such a talented actor, and still relatively young in terms of having a great, full career ahead of him.

hourly comic day

Sharpie and Tombow markers.

An Alpacasso is this plushie line, and the large one came on super sale so I bought one, and damn it is a really big plushie! And so soft!