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.

Draw Something Sunday: Ice Skating

Draw Ice Rink By CRash

Last Sunday in January!  Get your ice skating in while you still can!

Saturday Snapshot: Heron

Heron By CRash

Here is the heron from my trip to Titlow Lagoon.  It was very people-shy, flying to a different part of the pond whenever a jogger or a bicyclist (like me) passed nearby on the trail.

Saturday Snapshot: Sun and Tree

Sun and Tree by CRash

Another photo from the snowmobile trip to Mt. Spokane, taken while the boys were climbing through the fog to the top of the ski lift.  There was just enough room for the sun to peek out and join the flock of trees standing on the side of the mountain.

Saturday Snapshot: The White Tree

The White Tree By CRash

First snowmobile trip of the year!  That means lots of snowy pictures. :)  This spot on the mountain was treated to the full force of the wind, so my fingers went numb.  However, all that wind meant that trees like this one got a heavy dose of flocking.

I particularly like this photo because the white tree has a face: two dark vertical spots midway up the tree form the eyes and the larger horizontal spot below them serves as a scowling mouth.  The errant branch sticking out on the left side might be interpreted as a shaking fist.  Overall, I think its expression is akin to: “Get off my lawn, you whippersnappers!”

Nonword of the Week: Boxidemic

Boxidemic: a superabundance of boxes, storage containers, etc. in a particular area.

Example: The family room often experienced a boxidemic when Christmas decorating time came around.

Related nonwords: clutterish, cardbored, overtape

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There is a nonstop boxidemic raging in our basement, but it has recently spread to the main living areas. Containers full of ornaments and holiday doodads have been toted up temporarily to be unpacked, creating an impromptu obstacle course.

I should also note that there is a boxidemic in the garage right now and it is my fault – but it is temporary too (I promise!) and will clear up when I get a new apartment where I can stash it all.

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Sunday Sketch: Christmas Trees

SundaySketchChristmasTreesbyCRash

I went with my dad to get a Christmas tree yesterday – I felt a little sorry for the crooked little trees that didn’t get picked until I realized that they were the only ones still alive.

Total time: about 1 hour.  Process video: