Saturday, August 30, 2008

Seattle Critical Mass

Yesterday was the last Friday of the month, meaning five thirty finds me and Adam in downtown Seattle for the Critical Mass bikeride. It was my first Seattle critical mass and it was great, we rode all over downtown and let a lot of people know this is a biking town and they should join in...or at least drive safely around us.

We had a police escort, too, since last month's ride ended in a bad driver-biker mixup. (a driver wouldn't wait for the mass to pass and drove through the "corkers" barricade, running over two bikers, endangering the mass of riders, and causing some of them to react in defense).
See wikipedia for more info on Critical Mass in general and for a short summary of the July 2008 conflict in Seattle.

Bonus finds: two piroshki's and a location for free bread behind a bakery :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

mini frogg

Is this a mini frogg?

I think so!

Monday, August 25, 2008


I went with Adam to visit his family in Ithaca, New York. It was nearly a family reunion with Adam's sister Andra and two kids George and Oliver in town from Seattle as well as Adam's brother and sister-in-law Shay and Tirzah and their daughter Adelaide in town from Beijing, China.

Here is everyone on a boat tour of the Thousand Islands area.

It was great to meet Adam's family better and I really liked Ithaca. We ate delicious, fresh food, went to outdoor concerts and dancing, played with kids, and went kayaking....

...boating, and swimming in Cayuga Lake!

(did you know there is a Cayuga duck that lays black eggs?!).

We also went overnight to Thousand Islands, which was beautiful and I swam in the St. Laurence River.
Here are pictures of some of the other things we did:

We went to the Ithaca farmers market and ate veg food!

We saw the colorful block prints by Silk Oak. I got a vegetable bag and flower shirt.

We saw Addie's "pirate eye"

On the way to 1000 Islands we went to a farm.
The goats were holdin' down the fort.

future goat-herder:

The Barlow Family:

One of the Thousand Islands?

Saturday, August 23, 2008


A long time ago, some funny people made a funny ad that represented my life, in a way.

I thought about this picture a lot this summer as I was packing and sorting through things in Utah and taking my last BYU class ever, American Heritage.

I did my best, but looking back probably could have done better.

Here's my bro Ian and me moving to Seattle!! Thanks Ian :)

Everyone should move on a full moon.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Hello! I live in Seattle! I've been here for a while but I am just getting around to posting about it.

First off, it's great here. I love it. It rains and storms but since it is summer there are also a lot of hot sunny days. I live in a little wooden attic like a cabin in the city--just where a mushroom girl should be.

I get nearly everywhere by an appletree-and-blackberry-lined bike trail. I work three days a week in a mycology lab :) and the other days I explore the town, buy food, and hang out with Adam.

There is every kind of food you could want here. I loved the Eritrean food served on a 16'' diameter sourdough pancake/plate.

When you live in Seattle, you get more visitors. I have lived in my house for 3 weeks and I've had 4 sets of visitors. You are all welcome to stay! I have 4-day weekends, we can hang out!

(above) Eli visiting and cooking with me and Adam.
(below) Matt and Joe, my friends from high school!!! It was so so fun to hang out with you guys, thanks!

Plus, there are tons of cool outdoor places to go camping, climbing, swimming in lakes, sailing, etc.

Here is me and Adam playing 'our favorite game' at Lake Wenatchee.

write me if you want to visit!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


dang, I wish I had named my blog "like a bat out of hell."  

Isn't that the best phrase?