Thursday, December 31, 2009

Project 365: Day 172

A lovely Oregon panorama! (Click on it-- it's worth it! My blog doesn't like this format but I'm too lazy to change it right now.)

(This is technically cheating. I actually took this on Jan. 1, but not a single photo from 12/31 turned out. It was a boring day-- rain, cold, mediocre college football...)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project 365: Day 171

There are a lot more photos of the awesome hike AJ and I took on facebook. But I liked this one especially because of the rain-- it started to rain when we got to the top of the hill his house is on, and we stayed pretty dry by staying under the trees. The rain looked like a shiny white sheet. Or an invisibility cloak. So beautiful!
And then you get some bonus pictures:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Project 365: Day 170

Roseburg from AJ's porch.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Project 365: Day 169

AJ teaching me about the woodstove.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Project 365: Day 166

A very Motel 6 Christmas! It was actually great. :-)

Photos of home Christmas from Claire to perhaps follow...'

(VERY LATE UPDATE: a photo of the chandelier I got Mom for Christmas!)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Project 365: Day 164

The view out the back door. Snow! City streetlight glow! I can almost hear the song now...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Project 365: Day 161

Pottery painting with almost all the women in the family, plus Patrick and Connor.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Project 365: Day 160

Our annual Christmas party, with attendant wrapping paper fight. :-)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Project 365: Day 159

Yesterday 6th graders; today 2nd graders! How cute. :-)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Project 365: Day 158

I went to Brian's school today and talked about Egyptian religion It was pretty fun. Please ignore my dippy looking birds on the board. :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Project 365: Day 157

I woke up to find this frost on my back door. In the sunlight, it looked bright white. And cold! Brrr.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Project 365: Day 156

Dad and I went to the Christkindelmarkt to have a celebratory brat and beer. It was so good. And we met a nice German man, whom we talked with for a while about beer and wine and all good German things.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Project 365: Day 155

Home sweet home! And a real, amazing Christmas tree.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Project 365: Day 154

Ok. It's cold in my room. Yesterday's final kicked my butt. Today's should be easier, except for the part where I didn't start studying until yesterday night.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Project 365: Day 153

Today, i took the worst exam ever. Oh man, was it painful!! So then I came home, had some wine, and then made myself cheese and spinach risotto with chicken and veggies in a red wine reduction, steamed broccoli and more red wine. Om nom nom.

Oh, and as a bonus image: the photo ID from our exam today. Feel free to speculate about what it means/where it is/who it is/etc in the comments, if you're feeling bold! 

Image via Don't go here before you guess, or it'll give it away!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Project 365: Day 152

Ok, this is cheating. But remember weebles? Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? Remember them? Well, I spent so long studying that by the end of the night I was wobbling right out of the library, basically incapable of saying anything other than "Weebles wobble! Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!!"

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Project 365: Day 150

MSE library. Oh, soooooo many hours.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Project 365: Day 148

I walked into my room to find AJ working at my desk, wearing the bright pink snuggie and listening to Kelly Clarkson.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Project 365: Day 147

Evalyn made a Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner for the house (and AJ). It was delicious!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Project 365: Day 146

Chris finished his comps. We were celebrating. :-D

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Project 365: Day 145

Today, we went to the lighting of the Washington Monument. (No, not that one. This one. They're both pretty phallic, though.) It was pretty much a big party, lots of food and people and lights and glowsticks and fireworks!
And then I saw these ladies. They're so... Bawlmer, somehow. I love it. They happily posed for me.

And then we went to a neighborhood dive-y bar, where these were my favorite signs.

We also talked to some guys who were building a beeramid out of beer cans. Natty Boh, of course. I think it should be the Egyptologist's wizard staff...

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Project 365: Day 144

Our cable has a "Yule Log" Channel. It roars and crackles and plays Christmas music. Comcast ftw.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Project 365: Day 143

This is how graduate school makes me feel.

Thanks to Maggie for taking this one.