Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Domestic Flair

Cool logos at Second Use:

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More Stuff From Second Use

Detail of light fixture:

Cool looking metal posts:
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Saturday At Second Use

After our thrift store excursion, Dave wanted to stop in at Second Use. I always like to go there, because there have so many cool things. Dave actually looks for things we could use, I just look for things that catch my eye.

Here are some old glass doorknobs:

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Thrift Store Art

Neither of these pieces made it home with us.

Detail of spilling cherries:

Super 70's owls:
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Thrift Store

I am telling you, going to a thrift store armed with a camera really makes the whole experience so much more fun for me. I still get to admire all of these treasures, without having to bring any of them home.

Some of the fine china I grew up with. (Safeway specials):

Now why do you suppose someone decided to give up this hat?
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More From The Office

This is from the other side of the building.

The view across 4th Avenue:

I've always loved looking at this rooftop garden:
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Saturday Morning

I worked for a few hours on Saturday morning.

Got there early enough to see this foggy sunrise:

I love all these reflections on the building across 5th Avenue:
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Alki. Lovely. Lucky me.

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Blue Skies

They've been M.I.A. for awhile now, and I'm more than happy to see them back.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Old Is New Again
Thanks to Mom and Pop's Christmas cash, I have a new scanner. Allowing me to give a second life to family treasures such as this beauty taken in the winter of 1962. My dad is the one standing up wearing a red vest and tie. Next to him is my mom, pregnant with yours truly. Also pictured: Dolly Mom, Granny Mabel, Auntie Ann (with cat Charlie draped over her shoulders) Granny, Granddad, Uncle Dave and Auntie Mary. I'm guessing that Uncle Mark is taking the picture...
(I can see that I come by my dislike of having my picture taken's clearly a family trait.)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Robin 'Hood 2007

It seemed like they were everywhere (at least along 57th) this morning.

There are five in this tree:

And just one here:
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Beach: Trees and Snow
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Up Close and Personal
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Sled Dogs and Snowmen

These happy huskies are finally getting a chance to do what they love:

I had to wait awhile to get a shot of these two without other people posing with them.
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More Snow at the Beach

The longer I was out, the more company I had at the beach:

Look at all of these footprints:
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Alki = White Sand Beach?
Not quite. But there was snow everywhere this morning.

Lawn chairs are unnecessary...plenty of people were out walking, but no one was sitting...
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Sisters at Sunrise
Kim and I flew down to Bend for the weekend to visit Granny and Uncle Dave. I took this shot from my bedroom window on Saturday morning. It was very cold down there too, so I didn't go out and take any pictures. Just this one. We did have another great visit though. It's always so good to see them. Especially since we didn't get to see Granny at Christmas.
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Monday, January 08, 2007

Recreating A Favorite

This was my attempt to recreate the Viet Chi's ginger chicken. It used to be the lunch special on Mondays (and was one of my favorites). The Viet Chi lost their lease almost a year ago, so I figured it was time to try to make it myself. For the first attempt, I got pretty close. I marinated skinless, boneless chicken thighs with a lot of fresh grated ginger, crushed garlic and soy sauce. Then I chopped up the veggies: cabbage, carrots, onion (they had broccoli in theirs, but I skipped that this time) and some more ginger (slivered instead of grated). Braised it all (marinade too) in a little chicken stock for about 40 minutes. I served it over rice and topped it with some soy sauce, chili paste and chopped peanuts. Like I said, pretty good, but there's room for improvement.
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