Saturday, August 30, 2014

miss fisher and friends

I’m at Pulali Point for the weekend. I’ve put some things away in the drawers and bathroom cabinets. I have books to unpack here and there. I wonder how long it’ll take me to get settled when I get my stuff from Santa Cruz. Books, clothes, art, things, this, that. It’ll be good to have someone living here.

Didn’t take all my stuff from Seabeck. I’m not soloing it here just yet. Sounds like there are job prospects here and there. Hopefully it won’t take me so long to get a job. I like working and I like money to buy things.

Maybe Celia and I can start some bee hives!

I unpacked and had two bowls of tasty chowder for lunch. And salad and burger and s’mores for dinner. Celia came over and brought ice cream. Now Ma, Pa and Auntie are watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I’m working on my first blog at Grandma and Grandpa’s desk. I’m not sure where my main studio space will be. I guess this area will be my dry sketching computer space and the garage will be the larger space for my skuzzy desk and chair. I want my books to be in a place where they will stand all pretty and not get musty and mildew. I wonder how this place will be to me as I’ll be living here.

It’s so gorgeous.

Friday, August 29, 2014



Slept in and when I woke, Ma & Pa were gone on shopping errands. So I moped about in my pajamas till they came home. I made myself breakfast, but there was a second breakfast of poached egg on toast with melted cheese! Yay! In the afternoon we ran some rope buying errands. I got a replacement rope for my bag. It frayed and snapped at Yellowstone. The new rope is slick yacht rope, and not my bag opens and closed much better! I saw the new sailboat, the Elendil. Very cute. I'm looking forward to sailing on it. We saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Enjoyable a second time around, and a first time for Mum and Dad. At home we ate leftovers and relaxed. Already my entries are much shorter than they have been.


Met Karen for sushi in Bremerton! Sushi and gyoza and a side of rice and catching up. Mostly catching up on my end. We need to meet for lunch again and have more discourse. We barely scraped the surface. But now I'm back here, so it shall happen. I picked up some chocolate at Amy's Decadent Chocolate and returned home. I helped stack firewood with Dad. Dinner was chowder and oh Mom makes great chowder! Then we all sat about and read and did computer stuff. I've been watching telly. Catching up on this and that.

Need to go have some adventures because dang, two days and two paragraphs! But I've mellowed at home for a while before. Moving to Pulali will be a new thing. Did I mention that? I'm moving into the Pulali house and I'll be looking for work over yonder.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

back in the 'Beck

I need to get back int he daily blogging habit, now that I have regular access to wifi! Wifi, a bath, a bed, food. All that good stuff. I am in Seabeck, Washington for the next few days. Then I pack up and go to Pulali and drop my things off there, and then I go down to Santa Cruz, get my stuff, and come up and settle in and then I go and find a job so I can buy things! And pay bills!

My parents were camping at Takhlakh Lake near Mt. Adams in Washington and I set out on the 25th to meet them. I went up I5 then over onto 90 and then 23, and boy were the roads bad! Just miles of dirt washboard. Way worse than Theodore Roosevelt NP. Come on! My poor car, it has been through so much and right here at the end, this? But I got to the campsite and was greeted with much enthusiasm. We had ribs for dinner and cocoa and did a bit of kayaking on the lake and there was an osprey.

I set up my tent and slept in there, instead of in my parent's motorhome. A nice conclusion to the trip. One final use before it gets put away for a little while. It has served me well, if only I could have pitched it more often. I was woken up on the 26th to a plate of bacon coming through my tent flap. Mom knows me so well! I got up for pancakes, and we took a little stroll to the lava flow and meadow. Up on the flow was a gorgeous view of the areas and the mountains. Glad to be back in Washington.

I was first to depart. Got some gas and the gas station had cheerwine! Booyah! Gas and snacks and away I went. Not many hours of driving to do. Got a speeding ticket. 66 in a 55. I was unsure what the speed was and was keeping pace with the rest and I got nabbed out of the lot. I think I'll ask for a court date. I have the time to show up whenever and argue it down. Clean record, first infraction, and I thought it was 65. 48 states and I get the ticket in Washington! Bah! Oh well.

So I5, then 101, then 3? I suppose. Allyn towards Bremerton then into Seabeck and home. Did laundry. Unpacked. We ate dinner and went to bed.

Today, the 27th, I gave my car a lengthy car wash. I worked hard to scrape the bug splat off. It was really securely on there. But oh on a whole my car looks so much better! And it will be tops once I can empty it out and give it another vacuum. It's not many miles from a quarter million now. I helped Dad with the electrics of the van. He said that if he took a trip like mine, he'd be sleeping for three days.

Dinner was clams and garlic bread with garlic butter popcorn for dessert. We watched the So You Think You Can Dance finale and oh they are all such precious darlings. I wish they could all win! Such great talent.

Oh I also went into town with mom for groceries.

So a few more relaxing days in Seabeck. And by relaxing I'll be helping out around the house and with getting the van ready to tow a Uhaul up from Santa Cruz.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I'm at Serenity's. It is Monday afternoon. I'll soon start packing up to head off to meet Mom and Dad in Washington for some camping, and then that will be that. This trip is coming to its close. And it is closing in a great way. These past few days in Portland have been wonderful. I met Trillian V.G. for brunch at City State Diner for brunch. I had french toast. We talked Trillian things and art and similarities and puns and other things. We had a brewski at Beulahland and arrived right as some sort of sports was finishing up. There were sketchbook drawings and a photobooth photo was taken to commemorate the event of the first Trillian Summit.

I met up with Mel and we roamed this vintage store, then we went to her place and I met her dog Rita. We went over to the west side and got Sushi Ichiban, which is the sushi that arrives on train and you pay by the plate. We played tic tac toe with someone else by putting the game on the train as it went about and they would pick it up and make a move and put it on the train and it would make the loop around all the tables. Very fun! Powell's remodeled the front, so I got to check that out. It's much more shiny and ... well shiny. I oogled the books but did not buy any. Mel got some great deals on books of various collections. We headed back to hers and hung out there for the rest of the evening. Had brewskis. Tabitha came over. I met Alain, Mel's boyfriend. We all watched Drunk History. I returned to Serenity's late, but that was okay because I met Toon (my first roommate) at 1pm for brunch the next day so staying up didn't affect my timing all that much. Toon and I caught up over more diner food, which is the best food let's be real. Then we watched Drunk History and I saw Ibanez, who has gotten a bit paunchy over the years. She showed me the light show backdrops she has been working on.

At 5 I met Chris at Roadside Attraction. Chris moved out of my Newport house in Santa Cruz when I was moving in, and we've stayed in touch because he is a cool dude. It was an open hang out invite, but he was the only one who hung out. And he was invited along to a pasta dinner at Serenity's. Jessica, Wintry, Serenity, Turner, Me, Chris. Good bunch of people. We watched Little Shop of Horrors because it is the best movie.

I'm currently a bit on call to maybe give a life to Morgaine to take her dog to the vet. I met BT for coffee at Courier Coffee. Put gas in my car. Well didn't put gas in my car because you can't pump your own in Oregon. Someone else put the gas in my car, and he liked my ice cream sandwich sticker.

So soon I'll be heading out and up and over into Washington and this chapter is wrapping up.