April 7, 2012
We just got back from another vacation! This time we spent a week in Seattle, with a stop of a couple of days in Monterey, CA first. These pictures are from the first day of our trip, when we arrived in Monterey. But first we had to go through the Altamont Pass Wind Farm.
January 15, 2012
It’s been a very long time since I’ve been excited about a new phone book coming out. I pick up the phone book maybe three times a year, for those few rare things that it does more efficiently than Google. But if there’s one thing that you could do to get me excited about the phone book again, they did it.
July 17, 2011
All these times we’ve been going to Lake Tahoe we’ve always had to be so careful with our cameras, making sure they stay on shore and don’t get near the water. But this year we actually have a camera that we don’t have to be afraid of taking out on the water, so we’re able to get actual action shots from out on the water. The image quality isn’t the best (especially on the video – ouch!), but it’s better than not having these pictures at all.
July 7, 2011
This summer our big family trip was to spend two weeks at Disneyland. On a trip like this you take a lot of pictures, and then, as I’m finding out, when you get home it takes a long time to go through and process them all. So that’s why I’m here, six weeks after the end of the vacation, finally posting the first set of photos. Hooray for procrastination!
March 24, 2011
On Monday, March 21st 2011, there was a rally in front of the Nevada Legislature Building. A bunch of college students from all over the state gathered to protest the budget cuts to higher education that were being tossed around the Senate and Assembly. I headed down there to check out the party and the spectacle, and I’m glad I did because over 1,000 people showed up! Some are saying that this is the biggest protest/rally that Carson City has ever seen. Students gathered on the lawn in front of the building, swarmed the halls, and even filled the visitor galleries in both chambers.
February 22, 2011
Winter finally paid a visit to Carson City. After six weeks of Spring time throughout January and February, Mother nature finally decided to wake up and dump some snow on us. And it was a good size dumping too, at least 6 inches, more in some parts of town. We went to Lake Tahoe and I sunk in fresh powder up to my thigh! But it’s good to finally get some snow, even though we were getting a taste of Spring and got used to it. We’re having a few sunny days now, so all the ice can melt off the roads, but by Thursday we’re supposed to be back under the grip of another storm system. I wonder how long winter will last this year?
February 20, 2011
The last time I wrote about pogonip, I got a correction that these ice crystals should more properly be considered a hoar frost, or rime frost. It is the fog itself that is pogonip, from the Shoshone phrase for “freezing death”, the idea being that if you breathe it in the crystals will form in your lungs and bad things will happen. I think the etymology is probably correct, but we have built a regional identity around the word “pogonip”, taking this cool frost that forms in a lot of places around the world, and in some small way making it our own.