bird pick
Monday

5.24.21

Writing because I am procrastinating doing my strength exercises. They are tough but only take half an hour. The benefits are tremendous. I have a bad back and if I don’t do strength training it starts hurting. Besides, I gained a lot of weight so that adds to the situation. Can you imagine me with a double-chin? I can’t. That’s…

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heather lake
Monday

5.17.21

I miss hiking! It has been a long time since COVID hit the world and going on the hikes became difficult as on weekends everyone and their mother was on trails. It simply became so crowded that all enjoyment went out of it. Besides, not everyone was wearing a mask. Now that I am fully vaccinated I can start hitting…

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bird pick
Monday

4.2.21

Taking on more duties at work. It kind of sucks as I am used to my regular workflow. It’s ok though. Take one for the team I guess. Not that it will be rewarded or appreciated in any way. Such is life. I’ll just continue looking for another job. There is one that I am going to apply to this…

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buddha picture
Monday

2.22.21

Monday is here and it is a Monday after my week-long time off. It was wonderful not to work for a week. Tomorrow I am buying a lottery ticket. Even though I started working again it is not busy. Granted I have plenty of projects besides tech and pedagogical support of the faculty but feeling way unmotivated especially that I…

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post_image_fall
Monday

10.5.20

Today I took some time off work in the morning and went on a two-hour urban hike with my beastie. It was beautiful. The leaves are turning. The Fall is here. Fall is my favorite season here in Oregon since winters do not have snow. When I was living in Alaska it was winter. I loved -40F and deep snow…

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walking shoes
Monday

8.10.20

Today I paid off all of my student loans. I can’t believe it! It took 20 years. Now I can start saving for travel! I can go to so many places on my list! Europe is first. Great Britain and Ireland to be precise. Then to Nordic countries. South America for some reason is not appealing. Everyone goes there and…

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Monday

5.25.20

Today on a walk with my beastie I came across a wandering stray dog in one of the neighborhoods of Hillsboro. The dog was beautiful but had no collar and had beginnings of what looked like mange and a wound on top of his tail. He did not come to me but came to Opee and Opee stood there not…

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heather lake
Monday

1.27.20

I came home from work early only to find out that my dog is laying by the window observing the shitty weather that we had for months now and refusing to go outside. I can’t say I blame him. It’s shitty — raining and cold. What I am wondering about is how long can he last without doing his business.…

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tree
Monday

12.10.19

The rainy season is finally here. According to my Google lady, it is supposed to rain non stop for at least 2 weeks. The difficult part is not the rain though. Rain gear can fix that. The difficult part is grey skies. Just like in Alaska the dark fucks with your brain here it is the grey. Might be the…

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ice
Monday

12.2.19

It’s December already. Winter is here to stay. It’s cold in the mornings and everything is frosty. But it is offset by the sun in the afternoon. Hopefully, this trend will continue. I just had a 5 day of the weekend because of Thanksgiving. It was lovely although I did not get out of town which I should have done.…

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