Ok, so the charger thingy for my laptop melted. That’s right, it melted. I’ve spent a couple of weeks without My Beloved, but yesterday a replacement charger arrived from Hong Kong and HUZZAH! I can play on the internets again!
Christmas = excellent. Will write more when I get the photos transferred.
Visit from my family also = excellent, apart from the fact that the weather was total crap the whole time my brother was here. He spent ten days here and couldn’t even catch one glimpse of Mt. Rainier! My parents are still here though, so I’m crossing my fingers for some clear skies…ugh, they’re going to go home thinking that all the talk about rain in Seattle is actually true (ahem)! Speaking of Rainier:
Journaling: I remember it like it was yesterday – our plane landed at SeaTac Airport and I finally got to see our new home. It was a beautiful clear day, and as we drove from the airport I saw Mount Rainier for the first time. My jaw literally dropped. Towering majestically over everything else in sight was this huge, beautiful volcano. Since that day, whenever I see Rainier, I feel at home. The ultimate experience so far was watching the sunrise from Noble Knob. I had spent a sleepless night in the tent and was experiencing some, ahem, fear-of-heights issues, but seeing Mount Rainier bathed in that early morning glow was like getting an injection of pure serotonin. Getting a glimpse of her is the highlight of any hike! | 10.02.07
(Two corrections: the correct date is 09.02.07 – oops – and calling Rainier “her” just seems wrong to me now…I get a more masculine feeling from Rainier. Anyway…)
Seriously, I’m obsessed with this mountain. It is just so beautiful. Whenever I catch a glimpse of him (heh) I let out a little involuntary “aaah”. After reading Bruce Barcott’s The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier, I’m relieved to learn that I am not the only one to harbor such weird and intense feelings for this volcano.
Random bits of information:
1) Not scrapbooking drives me crazy. Therefore I am signing up for Lain’s January’s Layout-a-Day Challenge, and you should too (it’s free and there will be priiiizes!)
2) Dan in Real Life is a bloody great movie, and not just because Sondre Lerche made the soundtrack.
3) If you live in the Seattle area but haven’t taken the underground tour at Pioneer Square yet, get your bum over there ASAP – we went today and it was so cool :D
4) My personal soundtrack these days, not that you care:
Eddie Vedder – No Ceiling
KT Tunstall – Change
Paolo Nutini – Alloway Grove
Rufus Wainwright – Tiergarten
Eddie Vedder – Long Nights
Willy Mason – Oxygen
Gorillaz – Last Living Souls
Eddie Vedder – Guaranteed
Sondre Lerche – Modern Nature
Nick Drake – Northern Sky
BigBang – To the Mountains
5) I need to get some sleep. G’night and Happy New Year!