Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Let's see, since we last visited in Minneapolis, I've started a new quarter at school and got to visit Seattle for the residency required for the course. Let me tell you a bit about that:
I took Amtrak with two other students - they are a year ahead of me in the program which comes in handy. In Seattle, we room at the College Inn with another Montanan from Butte. And it's remarkable 'cos we all get along so well. I love to hear what they have to say about what they're doing in Library school and otherwise. The only other 3 people I could stay with in a tiny room for a few days are probably my sisters and my daughter. Here are my buds at breakfast at the College Inn:
That's Stephanie, Lee, and Michelle. And WHAT HAPPENS IN SEATTLE STAYS IN SEATTLE! But of course, nuthin' happens. We are very studious people.
I have the privilege of being in a class with Steph and Michelle, and our project is about reference books for people who brew their own beer. Heh heh heh.
Steph and I had part of Saturday to mess about before we got back on the train - mostly finding new and exotic food (when you're from Montana, almost anything is new and exotic) - and shopping (but rarely buying) at Pike Place Market, and Westlake Center, and gee, just the bookstore at UW.
This is a giant vat of squeeky cheese curds being stirred - yummy later on the train (but reely squeaky).
And some Pike Place Market scenes: peppers...
and exhaustion from overstimulation when we finally got to the train station.
Just for the record, when Steph and I got on the train we had brought our dinner. And dinner was:
A California roll (sashimi) – 12 pieces, with soy and wasabi, naturally;
a salmon wasabi wrap;
a sampler from the cheese shop (four kinds of cheese)at Pike Place Market;
a gourmet “rustic” chocolate bar (that means that it’s more “grainy” the clerk said) with peppers in it;
three bottles of sparkling water, and one can of sparkling orange juice;
Ummm, a giant brownie;
Oh yeah, a fresh, round loaf of foccacia bread to go with the cheese;
About a half pound of squeeky cheese curds,
And I think there was something else but I forget. How could I forget?
So when we got off the train in Whitefish, we had to go out to breakfast, just in case there was a forgotten corner of our stomachs.
And I started a new blog - but I'll tell you about that later. Happy H&RBlocking! Love, Mary
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Thus the tapioca, which the package calls "soothing." That must be because of the warm milk. It came out a little soupy...
but apparently PJ is interested anyway, also probably because of the warm milk. Get out of there, PJ!
Yes, a little tapioca feels good going down. Maybe that professor will finally post our readings tomorrow so we can get started. Or not. Here ya go, PJ.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
So, 4 degrees above zero (Fahrenheit), with 25 mph winds making a wind chill of -15, and what do you do? Do you call it off? Nope. See E here. The rest of us were freezing just standing there. There is also an extended video of people jumping on KTSP's website, but they cut away about 2 jumps before E.
We were so cold from waiting to watch the jump that we didn't stay around much after E did her dive. It took awhile to warm up. The warmest part of the day came in the afternoon, when the temperature came up to 5 degrees.
Well, gotta go pack now. Tomorrow we fly back to Montana. Work and school loom ahead. : ( On the other hand, at least it's warmer there! : )