Happy 21st Birthday, Logan!

LoganSnowmobileStylizedByCRashHappy birthday to my little brother –
Finally of legal drinking age!

Sunday Celebration: 100 Posts!

100 Posts on CRash Landing


Wow!  I can’t believe the blog has made it to 100 posts already!  That’s pretty good, considering its one-year anniversary is coming up in about five weeks.  An average of one post every 3.3 days is better than I expected for my first blog.  To celebrate, here’s a little image containing all of the Saturday Snapshots that made it into the first hundred posts. :) Here’s to the next hundred!

Happy Car-iversary

Crunched Car By CRash

My dad pointed out that today, 12/12/12, is the three-year anniversary of the purchase of my car. Apparently it  thinks that gives it license to be a diva for a day.  I spent a good 15-20 minutes in the parking lot of Target trying to get it to start, but it just didn’t want to get moving.  After what it deemed an appropriate waiting period, it deigned to start again, with no apparent problem.  (We have ruled out the battery but still aren’t sure what its issue is.)

Aside from this new starting hiccup, I like my car.  It’s a 1997 Nissan Maxima, bought used, and is holding up pretty well for being 15 years old.  It isn’t especially fancy – but then, neither am I. Sure, we’ve had our problems (like when the synchronized backing-ups of myself and a coworker crunched it a little – see above), but generally we get along just fine.  It’s been with me to Arizona and back, and I hope we can travel on down the road even farther.

Here’s to three more years!


Happy Birthday, Dad!

Have fun on your birthday – but not TOO much fun!

Saturday Snapshot: First Snow

First Snow of 2012, Mead WA

Photo of the first snowflakes of the year at our house, shot on the night of my birthday using my birthday present: a new Canon digital camera.  It captured falling snow at night, which my old camera would have been hard-pressed to manage.  I did a little more processing on my computer because I liked this one with high color saturation.  Thanks Mom and Dad!

Birthday #23

Chelsea, November 1989

23 years ago…

All in all, it was a very good day. I got plenty of sleep, went to Sandpoint (lunch, molten chocolate cake a la mode, used bookstore visit), and had a yummy homemade dinner with peanut butter brownies for dessert. Oh, and awesome presents. And lots of well-wishing from friends and family. And the first snow of the year here in Spokane!  A very good day.

Sunday Speedpaint: Smokey

Happy birthday to my friend Amanda! (4/30)  I drew a one-hour speedpaint of her old cat, Smokey.  I wasn’t able to have a kitty of my own growing up (family allergies), so I was always excited to see Smokey whenever I visited her house.

Again my recorder acted up, so only the ending of the process was saved – the making of the background.  I need to find a new video program that’s less glitchy.