Nonword of the Week: Windhale

Windhale: the action of opening your mouth to take a breath, only to be slapped in the face with a sudden gust of wind.

Example: The “severe cross-winds” sign was no joke, Chelsea soon discovered, as she found herself windhaling great gulps of chilly air.

Related nonwords: over-breezy, airhater

Let’s just say my first trip across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge minus the protection of a car left me a bit wind-blown…

Windblown Puppy

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Disclaimer: I do not condone idle word-mangling. Please mangle your words with care. Should not be attempted by the faint of heart or those with reading disorders. Side-effects include peculiar looks, disapproving frowns, essay markdowns, and utter confusion.

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Saturday Snapshot: Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge by CRash

Out of all of the dorms/apartments I’ve lived in, this one has the best view.  Here’s a zoomed-in shot of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, taken from my new balcony.

Friday Evening at Titlow Park

CRashTacomaNarrowsBridge

It was a gorgeous clear day, so I biked down to Titlow Park to watch the sun set over Puget Sound.  I also took my iPad along, and did a quick speedpaint of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge at sunset.  It took somewhere around 30-45 minutes, and was tricky since the light kept changing as the sun moved closer to the horizon.

Once again, the uphill bike ride home was killer.  The park is great incentive, though – near enough and pretty enough to make it worth the exercise on the return trip.  Might this become a self-imposed workout routine?  Only if there are more clear, sunny days like this one!