Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Trippin'

Why hello there! I was gone for a bit, did you notice? Here are some pics from our trip out West.


Taco night, Part 1, with Josh and Sarah in Western Mass.

Somewhere in Ohio. (OH. My. God.)

Three blind mice in a weird taxidermy and curiosity shop in Andersonville.

Taco night, Part 2, with Kathy and Martin in Chicago.

When we arrived in Boulder on Friday evening, there was a sudden rain shower and then, no joke, an enormous double rainbow arched all the way across the sky. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it was huge and glowing crazy bright.

Katie and li'l Zoe at an art opening in Boulder.

Our apartment isn't all set up yet, but here be the wall of books.

What have y'all been up to?

18 comments:

  1. ah yes, double rainbows, one of the few reliable pleasures of the Real America... congrats on successful move. I honestly can't remember anything I did last week; nowadays I spend most of my time in a haze of apprehension that has effects -- twitches and memory loss -- that are surprisingly like a morning after.

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  2. I guess that's fine, if you can't remember or didn't prefer life pre-haze? Thanks for the well wishes.

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  3. Welcome to the west! I was moving further west myself during this time period, from Idaho to Portland, OR. Will be curious how Colorado strikes you.

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  4. Little-known fact: eating tacos and kissing babies makes you turn blurry.

    Congrats on the move!

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  5. Hey hey! Have fun in Portland. Do you have a job there? I heard there are like no jobs.

    So far CO is tres beauteous. You don't sweat!

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  6. Turning off my flash also has that effect. Thanks KR!

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  7. I'll be teaching guitar (banjo, uke etc.) Thanks! & hope you enjoy Denver & that it inspires you.

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  8. Hey, Elisa. I was on Pearl Street Mall on Friday and saw that same double rainbow. Glad you had a good time. That set of frame samples in the Katie and Zoe picture looks so familiar . . .

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  9. I believe the shop was called Mercury Framing? Katie's art is for sale in the gallery space up front -- she also has a piece at the Denver Art Museum right now. She's amazing! Her full name is Katie Caron.

    Glad you can verify the rainbow's existence. Hope I bump into you soon!

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  10. Mercury Framing it is, I'll look for Katie there. Hope to see you around once you get settled. I'm a contributor to the next issue of DU's Copper Nickel, maybe they'll have a release party in Denver . . .

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  11. Let me know if they do, I'll be there! (Even though they keep rejecting me!)

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  12. Hey! Is that a copy of Mailer's "An American Dream" I see on your shelf? We have something in common. I was a compulsive book hoarder once myself until I read about the tragic demise of writer Al-Jahiz.

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  13. Wow - impressive eyesight. John is the book hoarder among us, I'm always plying him to buy fewer. Did you notice they're alphabetized?

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  14. Thanks. My ophthalmologist says I have great "blur recognition."

    Alphabetized? By what? Mother's middle name? Yukio Mishima after David Mitchell? Ha!

    I "collected" thousands of books in my first decade post-college, thinking that someday I would read them all, which I never came close to doing. The sheer volume of my library did, however, impress the few erudite chicks who visited my bachelor pad. Now, with the exception of a few sentimental favorites, I only keep on hand maybe 20 or 30 books, enough for a few month's of reading.

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  15. [Homer Simpson] Mmmm... taco night. [/Homer Simpson]

    The double rainbow looks pretty brilliant even in the blog-size photo.

    I saw a triple rainbow once after a thundershower here in Minneapolis. It was summer, mid-evening, the sun was low in the west but still bright. It was one of those things where it was still drizzling lightly where I was standing, but the sun was out. The rainbows filled the whole sky in the east. (The third rainbow was very faint, and only lasted a few minutes, but it was definitely there. The remaining double rainbow was pretty bright and persisted a while.)

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  16. That's exactly what it was like here, still drizzling but sunny. The brighter rainbow actually extended beyond the normal spectrum -- like it started looping beyond violet. Crazy!

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  17. Welcome to the west! Beach is out here, if you need it.

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