notes&snapshots

due to the timing of our move, we missed those steamy hot days of the boston summer and now we’re missing out the sudden drop in temps and random cold days of fall in new england. while there are some trees with yellow leaves around town and visually on some streets it does ‘look’ like fall - it definitely doesn’t feel like it.
last night smogs and i complained to each other about the monotony of the weather here in northern california. every morning it’s grey and cool. by 11am every day it’s sunny and a warm 72 degrees. every evening it cools down again as the sun sets. day after perfect, beautiful day. who could imagine getting tired of this? and yet - we kind of have.
right before bed we had the windows open and that fantastic pre-rain smell started to drift in. around 7am this morning it was actually really raining real rain drops. it was fantastic and we laid around for a bit in silence just drinking it in. we’ve been missing the sounds and smell of rain for a while now.
of course, now it’s 11am and the sun is creeping out a little later than normal - but it’s on it’s way. another beautiful day. but dang if i haven’t been missing our annoying and unpredictable new england days. and the apple picking. i’m really missing the apple picking. View Larger

due to the timing of our move, we missed those steamy hot days of the boston summer and now we’re missing out the sudden drop in temps and random cold days of fall in new england. while there are some trees with yellow leaves around town and visually on some streets it does ‘look’ like fall - it definitely doesn’t feel like it.

last night smogs and i complained to each other about the monotony of the weather here in northern california. every morning it’s grey and cool. by 11am every day it’s sunny and a warm 72 degrees. every evening it cools down again as the sun sets. day after perfect, beautiful day. who could imagine getting tired of this? and yet - we kind of have.

right before bed we had the windows open and that fantastic pre-rain smell started to drift in. around 7am this morning it was actually really raining real rain drops. it was fantastic and we laid around for a bit in silence just drinking it in. we’ve been missing the sounds and smell of rain for a while now.

of course, now it’s 11am and the sun is creeping out a little later than normal - but it’s on it’s way. another beautiful day. but dang if i haven’t been missing our annoying and unpredictable new england days. and the apple picking. i’m really missing the apple picking.

(Source: thinkseasonal)


so i just started watching veronica mars for the first time

i know. it’s 2014. first we started with a little alicia florrick to bring us to the start of this decade and now i’m going way back into college shows i missed out on.

anyways, i can’t believe i missed this show the first time! they played the streets on the first episode! why wasn’t i watching? this show is so me! especially 2004 me!

so now i’m on the second episode and they’re talking about the rich kids and she called them ‘oh-niners’ because their zip code ended in -09 and i was like WUT? because i’m from the northeast side of san antonio. alamo heights slash 78209 adjacent. and all my life everyone called that side of the tracks the oh-niners. and we called their HEB the gucci-b. and well, i was like, wut? is this a thing that happens in other towns too?!?!

so of course i googled and it turns out the director of veronica mars is from san marcos and probably had friends who were -09 adjacent as well and that’s where he got it from. HA! so oh niners is not a common term for rich people. it is a san antonio thing that just snuck its way into this cult show from 10 years ago that i never saw until yesterday. cool.

*09 story digression: once i was at an 09 fiesta event in some school parking lot and it was full of rich people or something, i dont know. but in the crowd of people i saw one tall, blonde man standing in line for funnel cake. STEVE KERR. king of the bulls 3s of yesteryear. (this is when he played for the spurs). i think i took a picture of him from the next fajita stand over or something. and that was the closest i ever got to michael jordan.

AND UPDATE: vintage paris hilton is on this show too!?! lolz even more!


climateadaptation:

Drought is flexing it’s summer muscles. Late summer rains will help.

living in california for the past two months, i only have a faint memory of some light drizzles a few nights during our time here. everytime we go hiking i’m still shocked by the cracks in the ground visible all over the hills, due to the dry earth.
and never mind texas, where my house’s plumbing actually was cracked due to the months and months of dry soil.
droughts are really very scary. i hope these forecasted rains do show up.climateadaptation:

Drought is flexing it’s summer muscles. Late summer rains will help.

living in california for the past two months, i only have a faint memory of some light drizzles a few nights during our time here. everytime we go hiking i’m still shocked by the cracks in the ground visible all over the hills, due to the dry earth.
and never mind texas, where my house’s plumbing actually was cracked due to the months and months of dry soil.
droughts are really very scary. i hope these forecasted rains do show up.

climateadaptation:

Drought is flexing it’s summer muscles. Late summer rains will help.

living in california for the past two months, i only have a faint memory of some light drizzles a few nights during our time here. everytime we go hiking i’m still shocked by the cracks in the ground visible all over the hills, due to the dry earth.

and never mind texas, where my house’s plumbing actually was cracked due to the months and months of dry soil.

droughts are really very scary. i hope these forecasted rains do show up.


ROI for cat toys

$200 6ft tall cat tree: 2 minutes of play while he climbs to the top and then stares down from his perch as king of the castle. used approximately 1x per week

$0 twist tie from loaf of bread: 30 minutes so far of play while he flicks it around the house and pounces on it from room to room. used anytime we give him one*.

also of interest: remote control mouse toy, no interest. laser pointer, 5 minutes. plastic tag from new clothes, 15 minutes. plastic bags, forever 3am licks.

*supervised only! he doesn’t try to eat them, but JUSTINCASE never alone.


life update: we’re basically newly addicted to this show. today due to his injury, smogs has been laid up on the couch the whole day running through a marathon of episdoes. everyone except peter is the best!
who knew ‘the good wife’ was so great? (oh wait, everyone.) i can’t believe this show is like 6 years old! View Larger

life update: we’re basically newly addicted to this show. today due to his injury, smogs has been laid up on the couch the whole day running through a marathon of episdoes. everyone except peter is the best!

who knew ‘the good wife’ was so great? (oh wait, everyone.) i can’t believe this show is like 6 years old!


my monday night rambling

we’ve been living in this cali college town for almost two months now. really about 7 weeks. and living should be in quotes because i’ve spent 2 weeks since arriving here back in boston and 1 week home in texas.

it’s been great and beautiful but also hard and weird. we have this great space with a pretty garden and a lovely elderly landlord and two skinny kitties in the yard who sometimes let me pet them but mostly hang out right outside of reach. garden fresh tomatoes - every day!

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I remember my mom reading these when I was little. And I remember her giving the set as a gift to her bro. I never knew my own bro finished the series until I picked this one up at half-price back in July. 

And now I’ve finally finished it tonight. Crying for Ayla and Durc now. Also more scared of earthquakes. 

Starting the next book tomorrow, no doubt. I hear it gets better for her. I really hope so. Damn Broud. View Larger

I remember my mom reading these when I was little. And I remember her giving the set as a gift to her bro. I never knew my own bro finished the series until I picked this one up at half-price back in July. And now I’ve finally finished it tonight. Crying for Ayla and Durc now. Also more scared of earthquakes. Starting the next book tomorrow, no doubt. I hear it gets better for her. I really hope so. Damn Broud.