winter
Saturday

9.27.20

Today I went to COSTCO and got some new pillows. I splurged as they were not cheap like IKEA’s. As soon as I got home the first thing I did is to test them and lo and behold, almost fell asleep immediately. I guess it is a sure sign that it is paying off. Next paycheck I am splurging on…

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art detail
Saturday

9.19.20

For six months now I spend most of my time alone and in silence. I live alone. Well, I have a dog, so technically it is not “alone alone” but my dog does not speak back so it is impossible to hold a true conversation. It is all one-sided. I have been working from home and as much as I…

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bird pick
Saturday

6.13.20

Today I decided that I need to quit vaping. My lungs hurt when I run because I am vaping a lot since I don’t have to go outside to do it. Oh, the convenience of the roof over your head. I know it is going to be hell. I am on my last cartridge and I am freaking out already,…

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fire pic
Saturday

5.30.20

Today we had a giant thunderstorm early in the morning. It was booming. Booming like crazy. I thought a war has started — the leftover feeling from when I was a child growing up in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. My dog, scared of thunder crawled closer to me in bed. It was an amazing feeling as it…

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Saturday

8.3.19

In the heat, roads shimmer. You can see the heat rising. Every time the Google lady tells you the temperature count on it to be at least 5F higher. City life is embedded in concrete. In the evening, at least now that it is heading towards the end of the summer, there is a relief with 56F. Wish it stayed…

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star
Saturday

7.28.18

Holly hotness! It seems to me that Oregonians (and I am one of them) constantly complain about the weather no matter what conditions — rain or shine. I do have to disclaim that 100F is bloody hot no matter where you are. And weeks of 95F are dreadful also no matter where you are. I am ready for this summer…

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picture of death
Saturday

5.27.17

My mom is dead. She passed away a few months ago from pancreatic cancer, and the reality of it is just now hitting me with full force. When they say that pancreatic cancer kills with brute force in a very short time, believe it. Since she was diagnosed, it took three months to succumb to it. She was lucky; she…

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after the rain picture
Saturday

5.14.17

It rains in Oregon. A lot. In fact, rain is Oregon’s middle name and last name. I don’t like rain, but here I am, living in Oregon and complaining about the rain. I suspect most of the Oregonians do the same — complain about the rain. Today not only did it rain, but it also hailed. Little round balls of white.…

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