Archive for October, 2010

zombie dream

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Maybe because it’s Halloween, maybe because I just finished a book about zombies (Handling the Undead), maybe just because, I had this unsettling but mostly nice dream that K (& me as well? I couldn’t tell) was a zombie. He was sitting on my couch, very cold and clammy and dead feeling, but we were having a nice conversation. What a relief to find an email from him this morning. This was just one part of a very elaborate, plotty dream that left me feeling exhausted when I woke up this morning.

took the brain slugs to a halloween party

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Piles of candy reminded me I should get started on the next care package–K likes Hot Tamales. And cinnamon toothpaste. I use a cinnamon shampoo I keep meaning to send him too.

saw the sky

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

something I know K & I both see every day

this was a nice pre-sunset, colors were way more amazing than this in person.

more jar food

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

chili & cornbread….

A growing trend! Though this does not seem to be jarred for preservation, just for preservation presentation.

watched planes in santa cruz

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

it was a very clear night, even though this isn’t a clear photo! lots of planes and stars.

then this deer wandered into my headlights.

missing things from home 4

Monday, October 25th, 2010

On my last day in Denver it was really cold! Missed both the weather and our heater while watching my mom’s little fake woodstove. The glowing logs are kind of mesmerizing.

missing things from home 3

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Missed my electric kettle, but enjoyed how a regular kettle can keep water simmering. Would like one of those big hot pots someday.

armoured car

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

While on our way to lunch, something (rock? meteorite? who knows) bounced off the passenger side window and shattered it. Thought about the vulnerability of vehicles, planes, bodies.

missing things from home 2

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Missed my electric toothbrush. But enjoyed the unfamiliarity of doing without.

missing things from home 1

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

While in Denver, I missed a few things from home, an experience I’m sure K & I share. Mostly these were luxurious, electronic gadgety things. I’m sure he misses much more basic stuff.

Missed our heated toilet seat! It was really cold in Denver, & the toilet seat was colder. Thought about buying one for my mom.

contemplated death

Monday, October 18th, 2010


Had the sentiment behind this great t-shirt in my head all day, especially during my hospice gig.

plum preserves

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I’ve been following the ministry of food blog at the Imperial War Museum (& I got to see the show when I was in London). After a giant plum dump from our CSA fruit box, I made jam today. Canning and preserving seem like wartime activities, but nobody’s really doing stuff like that during this war. Food supplies aren’t such an issue when all the bases have Burger Kings.

It’s a beautiful color.

singing bowls

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

listened to the singing bowl composition at yerba buena.


Thursday, October 14th, 2010

ha ha ha, one of my packages took so long to arrive it was interpreted as an early birthday gift. oh well. Let’s see if that cake in a jar can really last a month!

K reports he has spent the last 3-4 birthdays in the same little room on the same base. Thinking good thoughts abt 2011–a different venue, at least–

desert in october

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Unusually hot weather today, yesterday, day before–let’s call this a three day exercise in sweaty contemplation of deserts elsewhere.

October 11, 12, 13.

air show

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

was subjected to blue angels noise & lack of parking spaces in SF today, forfeiting a lovely lunch at Green’s and just a smidge of hearing health. Glad I don’t hear that super loud noise every day.

cake-in-jars finished

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

ready to go visit Beth & Annie and participate in art exhibits, and maybe even get eaten. Still no word from K if the carrot cake survived/was edible. His birthday is this week.

cake in a jar for beth & annie

Friday, October 8th, 2010

sending purple cakes to their wedding to the moon on Oct 23.

smaller jars seem prone to overflow!

rally at school

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I used to go to anti-war protests but I can’t remember the last one—they don’t exist anymore. But should. Anyway, the war has certainly contributed to the budget crisis currently compromising the UC system.

Forgot my camera, but here is a picture from Occupy CA. Our rally was pretty small, really, but there was an amazing pie eating contest put on by the faculty, where pies represented the budget and contestants with names like “Executive Compensation” and “Yudof Housing Budget” gobbled everything up.

You can actually see me in the photo, sitting on the concrete divider closest to the main buildings wearing a grey jacket.


Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

such an uneventful day. may we all have peaceful days like this…

sick @ work

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

glad my job involves just standing around, talking, and listening. definitely could not have coped with some of the high stress work K has to do with worse colds than this.

planning purple jar cakes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

decided to extend K’s cake-in-a-jar to Beth & Annie’s purple wedding. spent time compiling list of things i need. will be including lavender in the batter.

plane paintings

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

jarred by disturbing add-art show this week! Planes crashing into my equilter order.


But the equilter order was lovely!

day of whispers

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Made it to the PO to send off cakes in jars, after perusing & rejecting the library’s 50 cent book sale selections. I was hoping to add some books to the box. Flat rate boxes are extra satisfying when they’re heavy with books.

No voice today; wrecked it lecturing for 4 hours in a row, or, have a cold. Jury is out.

cake in a jar: at last

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I’m not sure my jars are sealing properly, but, worth a shot anyway! Behold, cake batter being mixed:

jars being boiled:

cake in a jar!