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Happy Valentine’s! Happy Valentine’s!

She may kill me in my sleep, so I declare that the Abarth goes to whoever wins a game of giant jenga.

Grand Tour Season 3 Grand Tour Season 3

Has confirmed that I might be James May.

DOTS(idewalk) DOTS(idewalk)

I took a very long walk yesterday and finally got a photo of my favorite part of the murals on a nearby paleteria.

I saw some things today, Oppo I saw some things today, Oppo

And I’m probably not allowed to share them, but oh my, did I see some things.


It’s seen better days, but I love an Accord hatchback. Liftback? Whatever you call it.

Heat sensitive paint Heat sensitive paint

I got thermal nail polish for (myself for) Christmas and I’m utterly fascinated by it. Red is cold, opalescent is warm. I’m going to chip the hell out of it in very short notice but it would’ve been a constant red on my toenails.

Of Happenings... Of Happenings...

Today was my last day at the job I’ve had for over a decade. I’m planning on some freelance work for a former manager, but the world is wide open now.

Merry Catmas! Merry Catmas!

Ellie got 80-gazillion cat toys:


Most of my house is the same temperature and that’s never happened before! Also (gross picture after the leap) Ellie is recovering GREAT...I think she probably feels better than before her surgery.

Tripawd-ositelock update Tripawd-ositelock update

Ellie is getting spayed on Tuesday and while she’s already being anesthetized the vet wants to amputate her nub-leg. She’s had a lot of trouble with it lately - it almost appears to have exposed bone on the end, but given how much pain she’s in if it’s touched I’m not looking close enough to verify.

Aging parents

Way off topic here:

Better than LEGOs?

Have any of y’all ever ordered from The Block Zone? Because holy crap those sets look amazing.

Life post Life post

Being “management” (team lead? Whatever my position technically is?) as a severe introvert who is detail-oriented rather than big-picture seeing is exhausting.

Wikipedia rabbit hole - Svalbard Wikipedia rabbit hole - Svalbard

Longyearbyen looks like a cute town.

Kind of cool Kind of cool

But kind of creepy.

Houselopnik Houselopnik

If you paint things to the wall (after you’ve screwed them in using a jet engine) you’re an asshole. There was plenty wrong with this house before you factor in the previous owners, but goddamn are they costing me time and money to fix their mistakes.

Girls and cars and LEGOs Girls and cars and LEGOs

I have a bunch of LEGO Speed Champions sets but I usually don’t pay attention to the rest of the catalog. I saw these two sets as I was flipping through it today and I’m pretty impressed. They’re more pink than I would’ve gone for, even as a little girl, but they’re cool nonetheless.

RIP in pieces, old friend RIP in pieces, old friend

Together we visited at least ten states. We camped in Moab, Yellowstone, Theodore Roosevelt National Grasslands, Uncompaghre National Forest, and many Wyoming state parks. We visited Arches, the Badlands (of South AND North Dakota), Wall Drug, and the Unser Museum in Albuquerque.

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