Saturday, May 9, 2015

moderate villain


More work from home! I had vidya game walk throughs going and I looked up this and that for work and knocked out a good chunk of work...stuff. I'm not going on site again till next Thursday.

There's a bunch of Bald Eagles taking up in the trees out front. They fly and fight each other a whole bunch.

I should leave the house some time. Go see a movie and go grocery shopping. That'll be nice.

I dyed my hair too. Refreshed it. I followed the directions more this time. The "put on roots first for 20 minutes then the rest". Last time it seemed like it didn't stick to the roots as well, but this time it seems even. I like my dark hair. Makes me look like a villain/femme fatale.


Accidentally turned off my alarm, so I slept in. Was very warm and cozy. I spent the day tidying and cleaning. I hung up clothes, swept the floor, vacuumed, made the beds, scrubbed the counter tops, washed towel. Generally made my living space look nice. It was getting a bit cluttered. I'm no neat freak, but I don't like messes so much. Cleaned, listened to podcasts, didn't work from home...

Tomorrow will be another shrimping day! yay!

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Truckin' along with my at home work. Still in a mental funk, but I'm getting stuff done.

Got a nice email from the boss.

It was a sunny day. I had an avocado creme cheese sandwich. I didn't mix the two, I just sliced the 'cado and put it on top. And made some cinnamon sugar to put on toast.

I listened to gameplay overviews instead of podcasts while working. Sometimes it is just nice to hear people talk about whatever and not have to pay full attention.

Think I'll dye my hair tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

first swim of the year


Did the distance to Trader Joe's (and also dropped off some library books. Nice day to get out for a drive. You didn't notice it but I just paused in my typing because I remembered I bought a nicer beer from TJ's. I look forward to enjoying that. Returned home. Lounged about in my brown short pants. Later on in the day I popped over to Celia's to help her with her roof moss. I was on a ladder carefully scraping away. I pulled a hula-hoe out from her supply of tools and that prooved MOST excellent for scraping off and pulling the moss down. Best when you are below/low on the roof. Not for when your vantage is above the moss. It got so many big chunks off! So Celia brushed from the top, I scraped from the bottom. Only one section really left (sure there will always be moss to remove, but the many year build up of it, that's what needs to be off). I feel so happy that I found that tool useful.

And in the evening I swam out to the raft. It was very cold. I took a nice hot shower after and settled in for evening TV.


Sorry I got distracted during my blogging.

I did some work from home. Did some laundry. I'm from home all this week, so that's nice. Uhhh. I'm sure I did something else. Hmmmn.


Had a better day of working from home (just more productive, got into a groove of things with podcasts and stuff). Had potstickers. It was rainy and gray. I changed the desktop wallpaper on my phone. I got some of the ginger beer (non alcoholic) from TJ's and it's very tasty! Ginger is such a good flavor, I don't indulge in it enough.

I just got distracted again by downloading apps and realizing that the date that this thing is going to happen on is the same date as this other thing that is going to happen and I'll have to double dip.

Okay, I think that'll do me in this of another very short multi day blog post.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

doggies doggies every where


Packed up Bodi, who was excited for the drive. Forgot a box of stuff though. Oh well...I'll bring it next time I'm on site. But yeah, Bodi was returned to Bainbridge Island! He was excited, then gave the cold shoulder (this time I picked him up, it was more a matter of me removing him from Boss, whereas before she had been gone for the day by the time I took him home), then returned to his usual antics.

I photographed things. I did research things. I talked to my boss about a thing at the end of my shift that was important. I'm going to be looking to finding more local work and will phase myself out of this job...no immediate time frame BUT I made my intention clear. Work has been causing my anxiety, so a change was needed and what better day than on the anniversary of my leaving Santa Cruz for my cross country road trip? Can you believe it's been a year?

I accidentally dropped my eyebrow brush behind the sink and it fell where I can't get it, so I bought a replacement. And my copy of SuperMutant Magic Academy arrived at Liberty Bay Books, so I picked that up. Hurray for local booksellers! Then I bought a ticket for the 8:30 showed of Avengers: Age of Ultron (7:30 was sold out), got some McDonald's, then went and saw the movie...

...which left me very whelmed. Like...the effects were killer, the stunts were awesome, and some scenes were so Heironymus Boschian in their detail and all over action. And the sass level was great...but there wasn't a sense of real danger or that the heroes wouldn't triumph. It was lacking something. The Marvel movies are too big now and thus lack individuality and specialness. It's one big show and it can't go one forever because actors age. Anyway. Yeah. No need to see it again in theaters for me.

Next movies I'm looking forward to: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Jurassic Park 4.

Returned home and did my home thing.


Dad said shrimping started at 9am. He arrived at 8:15 am. I was in bed then I hear a knock knock hello?

But I still dozed in a bit. Then I made breakfast and a bit of coffee for Dad when he came in from setting the shrimp pots. Then he went back out. Brought the first bucket in, beheaded them, then went out, got the rest, beheaded those. So many shrimp! Very good first day of shrimping. He got the large pot boiling, and I was on 2 minute timer duty. We got those babies cooked in no time, and wow they were delicious. I ate so many shrimp. Sprinkled garlic salt on a few of them. Num num. Shared with Celia. Our permits were met, I tell you what.

There was a lounge break. And a look at boats break. Then Dad and Celia and I piled in the van and headed to Linda's cabin for dinner. I met Reed (Linda's grandson) and Gabriel (Linda's rescue doggy). Ohhh Gabriel was a cute doggy. Friendly, small, with little black eyes. Melted my heart. Dinner was healthy and tasty and there was cake. Dad is staying over, so there should be breakfast! I think tomorrow I'll make a grocery run and clean house. Everythings looking cluttered to me right now, so it'd be nice to sort things away.