Two days, two nights of camping awesomeness up in the Great Basin National park over the weekend. Hoofed up a 2500 ft mountain, only mildly felt like I was gonna die. Beers in the woods, burgers over a fire, and Chris taught me how to play cribbage… it was super, like super awesome super.
On friday I also got a raise at my job, which is also super super. Now I am on the same pay grade as I was at TD, which was decently comfortable, but at a job I like now and can maybe start squirreling more money away for code school/bootcamp/which ever.
Now I’m back in Portland for my birthday, exhausted reading the cards from my family and eating the German chocolate cake I got myself. While its a little lonely there was no way to plan anything for a Monday. Mostly I’d like to go apple picking with a few close friends, so we will see how that plays out. Finished watching Stardust and now I can’t decide between Lord of the Rings, cartoons, or The Craft.
Got a dollar raise at my job because I am apparently a hard worker and quick to catch on~ Its only been three months! Woo~! Next I gotta get my AHC!
Tonight I pack my bag for camping and then I disappear for a bit, then back to town on Monday for my Birthday! Excited!
The show was well worth it. Here’s hoping I hear the alarm in the am
Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Local tradition says that giants who lived on the island refused to be converted to Christianity by Saint Kieran and were turned into stone as a punishment. Another belief says that at sunrise on midsummer morning, the “shining one” walked along the stone avenue, “his arrival heralded by the cuckoo’s call.” This legend could be a folk memory recalling the astronomical significance of the stones.
Construction took place between 2900 and 2600 BC, though there were possibly buildings before 3000 BC. A tomb was later built into the site. Debris from the destruction of the tomb suggests the site was out of use between 2000 BC and 1700 BC. The layout of the stones resembles a distorted Celtic cross.
The stones are near the village of Callanish on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Last night I dreamt that I got to go back to the Burren, back to Ireland. In the dream there were intense feelings of happiness and freedom. The same way it felt when I first got to visit there over two years ago. I think I may have to return there soon, a big part of me misses it there.
a love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms.
Etymology: first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital; from Greek bios, “life” + philia, “love”.
Extra bonus round on “How to spot an artist” pro-tips:
Rubens: "Skinny may be in. But fat is where it’s at."
Michelangelo: "Nude women are muscularly sculpted men with oddly shaped fruits attached on as breasts."
Some days I just want to hit fast forward on. Excited for the next couple of days. But i also wanna fast forward to when i can code better and have a house with grass and chickens and not sleep in the same 3Ft radius as my fridge.
Coming along nicely. Ears, smoothing layer then paint and fur
Grey, chilly, drizzley tuesday morning. A perfect morning to stay in bed with tea and read. But its only tuesday, the end of the week should come faster. Hopefully I can get a bunch of chores done over lunch so I can start paper mache-ing my mask tonight.
- Rid of misc things
- Re Pack/Pack long Johns and Rain Jacket
- Water plands