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Shims on the coast 2014
[Photos by Mum Jinx]
I gave a presentation on The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in the afternoon at Coast Library. Alas, due to a complaint from a modern-day Puritan we could not give samples of even the lowest proof of cocktails, so the attendees just got to taste Luxardo cherries. Despite the sample setback, the event was a success and the small crowd enthusiastic.
There were great questions, including one on the history of an obscure drink or possibly dessert or possibly both, the Knickerbocker Glory, which I'm researching in the picture below.
It was very windy but lovely on the way back to my folks' house.
That evening I was able to provide a private sample to thank my parents for their help with the event.
River's End 2014
A lovely stop on the way north this evening!
Photo by Mum Jinx.
social browsing 2013
This is an interlude of relaxation after the stockings, before our drive back home.
Photo by Uncle Larry.
Winter familytime 2013
Having a marvelous relaxing time visiting with my family. My low-key background activity is adding photos into my blog from Flickr.
feasting with family 2013
Joe and I brought a small Wagyu beef roast to my parents' house. They prepared it, along with fresh crab, Hollandaise sauce, and broccoli for the four of us and my aunt and uncle to enjoy. Boy oh boy did we!
(Photo by my mum)
Family at the Christmas Revels 2013
Relaxing with my mum 2013
Facing forward 2013
Reading aloud 2013
Photo by Joe.
new game 2012
family holiday time 2012
First Feast of Christmas 2012
Family at the Christmas Revels 2012
Photos and captions by cousin C'Anna.
Thanksgiving conversation 2012
Not sure if that photo is from Thanksgiving day or day before or after. Here's a photo from the same holiday from cousin C'Anna.
H.C.'s Girls Brunch 2012
[I got my nails painted.]
Me and my beloved great-uncle Art 2012
Train trip to Shafter 2012
XOXO: Panic 2012
Photos by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.
Dinah gazes toward the creek 2012
family time 2012
Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012
A conversation 14 years long 2012
Have we met?
I asked that question here on this site in September of 1998 in a post one month before MetaGrrrl.com would turn into what we would later call a blog.
I say I've never met Karawynn, Jamie, Carl and Justin. What the fuck does that mean?
I sit next to someone on the bus, I shake hands with a co-worker's client who I'll never see again, I chat with the bank teller and somehow these are people I've met?
My body doesn't encompass me.
I don't have to breathe the same air to be in the same place as you.
Have we met?
What a different world we live in now. We've been through radical changes in politics, technology, and cultural norms. Our days have transformed as the non-present world becomes present through these magic devices in our pockets. I live in a different city. Have a completely new career. Am in another relationship.
What hasn't changed? Many of those people that some folks used to say I'd never met are still a part of my daily life.
So here's my question for them, and for you, what has made these "virtual" connections so strong?
How has the way we built the web and the mobile internet and our tech-centric cities strengthened and weakened those chains since that year, 1998, when it seemed like maybe this world wide web thing might be sticking around?
Birthday celebrations for my lovely dad Paul 2012
Right. I've got my new workout video. 2012
Well, of course. 2012
It has just occurred to me that obviously @glenda would be the best person to be with in the event of zombie apocalypse.
RT @glenda: Just remember: It doesn’t matter who they were when they were alive and uninfected. Shoot them. Cold. Also? Cylons.