July 2008

So I am on holiday in Seattle for the next 2 weeks. A bit of a working one, but I might be able to get some knitting material along side my love of where I call “home” in the US. If nothing else photos will be in the uploading soon šŸ™‚ In the meantime another one of the memes that has been making the rounds…

1. What was I doing ten years ago:

A newly minted 21 year old… I had recently moved back to Seattle and was back at UW for my junior year of college, after a semester long joy ride to hell I decided to take. Silly girl I was back then šŸ™‚ I was in summer school diving back into what really interested me oblivious to much else. I was working at a pool teaching swim lessons and enjoying my first summer living on Greenlake (a place that will always hold a dear place in my heart) and trying to figure out how to live life.

2. What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

– Check DMV renewal requirements
– Organise the photos on the hard drive
– Cosmetics shop at Nordys
– Relax
– Start to look at my GRE books…

3. Snacks I enjoy:

Nuts, string cheese, pretzel chips, red licorice, fruit leather, baby carrots, edamame, and so much more. I am a muncher…

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

After purchasing/building a house for myself and those I love, as well as a vacation house… I would buy me a new DSLR and set of pro-lenses, put most into savings (I am boring and fiscally responsible like that), set aside enough to do my PhD, travel a whole hell of a lot with the killer photos to prove it and create a charitable foundation to help fund development and women. Then I’d probably volunteer whatever time I had left. Oh and I might do a bit of shopping šŸ™‚

5. Places I have lived:

Scottsdale, AZ; North Platte, NE; Lexington, Kentucky; Seattle, WA; Grado, Italy; Chapel Hill, NC; Firenza/Siena, Italy; Paris, France; New York, NY.

6. Jobs I’ve had:

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor/Water Aerobics Instructor; Personal Trainer, Victoria’s Secret Stock and Visual Display Store Manager, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Specialist/Manager, Graduate Student, Attache aux Cabinet, Research Assistant, and Project Officer.

Tag… your it šŸ™‚


No doubt, you have seen the mosaic meme all across blogland and flickr. I’ve enjoyed from the sidelines – I love to see into people through visual imagery choices- and now I as I am low on content… a participant. If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet and want to give it a try, feel free and send me a link to go look and I will, here’s what you do:

– Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
– Using only the first page, pick an image.
– Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fdā€™s mosaic maker.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name? K
2. What is your favorite food? Milk
3. What high school did you go to? Shadow Mountain
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Eddie Izzard
6. Favorite drink? Gin and Tonic
7. Dream vacation? Maldives
8. Favorite dessert? (Abuela’s) Arroz con Leche
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Professor
10. What do you love most in life? Serendipity
11. One Word to describe you? Unscripted
12. Your flickr name? Stinkerbell1

Et voila!


Photo Credits:
1. Bubbles. 2. More milk 3. Shadow Mountain 4. Forest Green 5. Eddie Izzard IV 6. 1888 Gin and Tonic 7. MALDIVES… the sunny side of life 23 8. arroz con leche 9. Little Professor Hand-held Calculator 10. performative rhizome serendipity . . 11. unscripted love 12. Untitled

To be a little less vague… at the time of my last post, I was playing a game here in NYC called roommate roulette. Current situation is untenable. Current roommate is ok as a friend but as a roommate the disrespect and inconsideration I felt was too much for me to swallow anymore. I was also slightly burned as I found a place, moved myself into that mentally and it fell through. But out of the first round there was one other place I REALLY liked. And over the weekend of agony, I waited to find out if she would offer it to me…

Well she did. Then I distrusted it until there were keys in my hand and checks in theirs. And I think I might have won the roulette on this go round. Distinctly unlike me, I am feeling very positive about what is to come and enjoying things (even though this month will be a bit rough as I have a working holiday in Seattle, friends in town,Ā  a move, and another round of contract renewals). But one thing I definitely know in all of this is that even though my independant self *HATES* asking for anyone else’s “help,” I believe in the power of all your good thoughts (not to mention that with little to consider this a blog about, some of you guys still come round and that alone makes me smile)

So for that… I thank you immensely. And promise to post again soon (I have 101 in 1001 to update if nothing else) Also I give sincere apologies for the lack of a beaujolais photo, it has been packed already… but if it helps this is what I did on my birthday, which was going on around the same time šŸ™‚ 31 is looking like it could be a good year!

Flying Trapeze