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Gael posted her Spain travelogue. Her and my dad performed at a music festival there last summer with artists from no-such.com. There's some funny stories and great photographs, check it out! (Mouse over photos for explanations).

I had my wish of waking up to a blanket of snow this morning. It was a bright blue sky which made the sea look stunning when contrasted against the snow. The Cascade and Olympic mountains were visible and very snowy also. I could even see Mt. Rainer peeking over Indian Island. It really is so beautiful here.




We heard from a neighbor that a woman across the street owned a black kitty, so with a bit of dread we asked the woman if it was her cat that adopted us. She said it was, but that she had developed allergies to him (yes, we found out it's actually a "he") so she's been putting him outside. She told us he was born July 17th of last summer and his name is Otis. The good news is she's going to let us keep him! He doesn't respond to the name Otis, so we're probably going to rename him.

We're so happy we don't have to give him up. We've fallen more in love with him today. He is so good natured, more relaxed than any cat I've known.

Right now I'm drinking a glass of red wine that Philip & Jackie (Max's parents) brought over for us from France and listening to the O' Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Going to watch the modern retelling of Othello on PBS in 15 mins.
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On January 28th, 2002 09:14 pm (UTC), localcharacter commented:
Beautiful pictures. I wasn't going to borrow Karen's camera again after Saturday's problems getting the pix out.

In the first one, the snow on the bluff kinda looks like sand on a beach, going right out to the water. I thought look, somebody built a little model dock--and I live here and know exactly what I'm looking at!

Othello, huh? The Shakespeare group is doing that next month. I won't be here, waah! Wish I had a TV. Not really, though.

Congrats on Otis! I think it's a great name.
On January 28th, 2002 10:04 pm (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
"Sit on a potato pan, Otis!"
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On January 29th, 2002 01:06 am (UTC), nomi replied:
...is that an inside joke, or something? ;)
On January 29th, 2002 08:20 am (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
Straw? No, too stupid a fad! I put soot on warts.

(they're palindromes.)
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On January 29th, 2002 10:56 am (UTC), nomi replied:
ah, gotcha. :)
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On January 29th, 2002 01:06 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. I can see what you mean about the bluff looking like a beach, especially in the thumbnails. I'm not entirely pleased with how the photos came out. I haven't had the camera long enough to know what settings are good for snowy sunny days. The manual is still in London, so it's just trial and error.

The modern version of Othello was good and predictably heart breaking. I'm not sure I have felt quite that numb since Dancer in the Dark.

Where are you going next month?

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On January 29th, 2002 06:18 am (UTC), localcharacter replied:
New Yawk City to visit my cousin, then up to Vermont to see my favorite aunt & uncle.

I've only been to NYC twice in my life, and the last time was 12 years ago. Time to hit the museums, bookstores, and restaurants.
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On January 29th, 2002 10:58 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I've never been further East than Idaho, unless you count a brief stop in Dulles airport in Washington D.C. on my way to Belgium.
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On January 28th, 2002 10:03 pm (UTC), ex_snej373 commented:
Waaah, I wish I had a nice blanket of snow at my house.

(We did get snow in the mountains all around last night. D. took the kids up into the Santa Cruz mountains to play. The snow was very thin but soft & fluffy. I missed it though, being at work.)

Your new cat sounds much less neurotic than ours. Congratulations.
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On January 29th, 2002 01:10 am (UTC), nomi replied:
The weekend snow trip looked gorgeous (and fun) in your pictures. Not much hope for that here, unless I go the Cascades or Olympics. Although I may go to Eastern Washington to visit family before winter is over and there's always a good several feet of snow there.

Our last cat was rather neurotic as well. Or at least very very crotchety.
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On January 28th, 2002 10:16 pm (UTC), huevoscarlos commented:
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Othello, huh? The Shakespeare group is doing that next month. I won't be here, waah! Wish I had a TV. Not really, though.

Waaah, I wish I had a nice blanket of snow at my house.

Separadas at Birth?
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On January 29th, 2002 01:12 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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Hehe well they have known each other for a long time. Hmm.
On January 29th, 2002 08:22 am (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
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Worse: frosh-year roommates...
[many a year ago]
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On January 29th, 2002 01:12 am (UTC), atlaz commented:
Those photos are nowhere near as bad as you'd lead me to believe you know. In fact that're really good. :)
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On January 29th, 2002 01:13 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Silly, I sent you them and some cat photos while you were on icq. You didn't even notice apparently. ;)

... oh, and thank you. :)
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On January 29th, 2002 01:15 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
Oh, you said they were cat photos on the message that came with them so I didn't notice the others amongst the other photos I have in the same directory.
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On January 29th, 2002 01:23 am (UTC), nomi replied:
btw we drank the Fitou wine your parents gave us, was that your dad's fav? The label looked familiar.
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On January 29th, 2002 02:14 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
My dad likes Fitou but they got that especially to bring over when they went to France with Grandad.
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On January 29th, 2002 02:23 am (UTC), nomi replied:
ah, okay.
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On January 29th, 2002 03:16 pm (UTC), gael commented:
Yup - I think that little cat is gonna be good for all our spirits!

Your pics came out great! :) My fave is the icy shrub popping up through the deck.
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On January 29th, 2002 04:56 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you. :)

I have a bunch more, I can show you them later if you want.
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On January 29th, 2002 07:35 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
*bleep*
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On January 29th, 2002 09:38 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
hi cy ;)
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