Monday, July 20, 2015

Won't that be cool?

Summer recap is still forthcoming. But this happened, and it deserves its own post:

The Slippery Slope from Jessie Jensen on Vimeo.

Joseph and Ada proving that it's a slippery slope from female ordination to children baptizing dogs.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Catching up

I just got back from the annual summer trip up to my parents’ place, but before I recap that I suppose I should get the blog caught up on the last, oh, six months or so. Major life events that happened since New Year’s (in chronological order):

1) I won my company’s region-wide silent movie contest! That’s going on my resume for sure.

2) Annie came to visit! We went to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, soaked in the hot tub next to a roaring fireplace, went on my favorite hike (Pinnacle Peak), ate at all the best restaurants (Joe’s Farm Grill, LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles, Cornish Pasty, Postino, Frost Gelato x4), and even spent a day in Tucson at the Desert Museum (BKs Sonoran hot dogs happened en route, of course). We expressed an interest in the touch tank to the 80 year old docent at the gate, but he scathingly shot it down. “I’d go to the raptor show instead. I mean, unless you really wanna fondle a starfish…” (We went to the raptor show.)

3) Jon got a real job! His old job, in fact! Now that we’re both back with our old companies, it’s like Statia never even happened!

4) When Jon got re-hired, I immediately ran out and bought a piano. I’ve wanted one for ten years, and I could finally afford one, so I bought one, dammit. So far she’s gifted me hundreds of hours of joy. Best purchase of my life.

Right after signing the paperwork

Directly following delivery

Her name day. This is collage is one of my favorite things I've ever done.

5) I cut my hair. The day after the chop, I managed to style it like this. Haven’t been able to recreate it ever since!

6) Jon had a work trip to Vegas and I tagged along so I could spoil my nieces for a weekend. Annie was there, too!

7) My parents gave us a car (thanks again, parents)! They uncharacteristically bought a new Acura despite the fact that none of their other cars were very old, and we reaped the benefits.

8) I posted a few times at BCC. All of my posts are listed here. I’m especially fond of this one

Post Script: As you may have noticed, the blog has sort of gone dark. But I’m still active on Twitter and Instagram. Twitter more so than Instagram. I'm also figuring out the social media balance/overlap that feels right to me, because how annoying is it when someone posts all the exact same pictures and commentary on Instagram, Facebook, AND their blog? 

Summer vacation recap forthcoming!