.Behind the Redwood Curtain.

On the weekends lately PBS has been playing old Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremonies.

I’ve seen one for Ellen and one for Tina Fey. Both were hilarious. PBS is so weird.


Tonight for dinner we:

Grilled a whole chicken that I rubbed down with “Calaveras County Chicken Rub” on the baby webber.

Made mashed sweet potatoes with roasted garlic and honey.

Baked fresh biscuits also with honey (my neighbor back home cultivates bees and gets honey, om nom nom)

Steamed some green beans.

So good.


Adam’s bouncing like a mad man on the couch rocking out to Run DMC’s “It’s Tricky.”

Coffee before food = silly man. There was also coffee before food because we finally cleaned the fridge and realized we have no food.

You know who did get breakfast? My neighbor’s chickens and giant ass rabbit. Organic salad mix, local organic head of butter lettuce, organic baby carrots, green bell peppers, scallions, half a cauliflower… downside of your fridge deciding it wants to be a freezer, all the vegetables die. The strawberries literally froze, then melted into syrup.


Yesterday I took Trixie over to meet my friends’ dogs Decker and Sydney.
Sydney (a ~2ish mini Australian Shepherd not pictured) was not a fan of dogs getting in her space so she didn’t get to play. 
Decker on the other hand was super stoked on playtime with Trixie. He’s almost 5 months and a shepherd, hound, rotti mix (they think) and super awesome.
These two ran each other dooooown for over 2 hours; Trixie could still use more dog friends! View Larger

Yesterday I took Trixie over to meet my friends’ dogs Decker and Sydney.

Sydney (a ~2ish mini Australian Shepherd not pictured) was not a fan of dogs getting in her space so she didn’t get to play. 

Decker on the other hand was super stoked on playtime with Trixie. He’s almost 5 months and a shepherd, hound, rotti mix (they think) and super awesome.

These two ran each other dooooown for over 2 hours; Trixie could still use more dog friends!


The problem with my house is that it’s warm here in the summer, and like most Arcata houses there is no AC or swamp-cooler.

I literally woke up this morning at 8 to a room that was reading at 88 degrees on my room thermometer… at 4am it said it was 78….

It’s like a death box.


I had a job interview on Thursday…

It’s for a kindergarten position.

I’ve never gone to an interview before…

I think it went well.

I just really want a job…

and to leave Arcata (which is why I didn’t apply for ANY jobs here.)


jacquelynstuber:

Yak Men

Arcata, California

July, 2013

I’m not going to lie, these men piss me off so much. They yell at people in town when they drive too fast past their Yaks. 1) Your yak shouldn’t be walking around on pavement all day 2) Just because you’re homeless with a yak doesn’t mean you have any reason to yell at me. 

I also don’t like it because if you manage to stumble upon the area of the woods that their inhabiting (the police on horses make them move and attempt to keep them out of the said woods) they will scream at you and it’s scary.

(Source: jacquelynstuber.com)


  • Me:Speaking of Kanye West...
  • Courtney:...
  • Me:You know how he says, "Couldn't afford a car so named her daughter Alexus."
  • Courtney:Yeah.
  • Me:Well, 'Couldn't afford sushi so named his daughter Nori."
  • Courtney:I still think North is a dumb name.
  • Me:The next one is going to be South-by South West, but South-by is going to be spelled like Sotheby's.

enginedynamicsinc:

July 20 th 1969 : Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong became the first to actually step onto the moon six hours after landing on July 21 1969.

I’ve seen a few posts about today being the day the final book in the Harry Potter series came out, but come on, Moon Landing/Walk much more important realistically.

enginedynamicsinc:

July 20 th 1969 : Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong became the first to actually step onto the moon six hours after landing on July 21 1969.

I’ve seen a few posts about today being the day the final book in the Harry Potter series came out, but come on, Moon Landing/Walk much more important realistically.


Made lamb kebabs with Deck Family Farm meat that was part of a larger wedding present.

Then peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions.

Seasoned the meat with: salt, pepper, aleppo pepper, coriander, cinnamon, dried garlic (that i turned to powder), and I drizzled it with lemon juice and honey that I heated together.

Served with: Pita; Fage (yogurt) mixed with: lemon, sumac, ground sesame seeds, and minced garlic; lettuce.

I bought a cucumber but forgot about it, oops.

aaaaand Honeydew melon.


Trixie is officially bathed for the first time in a couple months.

The water was a lovely shade of brown when I started rinsing out her soap.

She is so shiny again.


pandorasaurus:

HP World savings with redwoodmagpie!!

Last night on our way to dinner Adam and I were discussing how we want to go to HP World. Then we were like, “Well who should we get stoked on this with us?” and he suggested our moms. I said, “Yeah that could be fun… or, Courtney.” So we texted her, “Start saving, Harry Potter world in two years or less.” Obvi Court already had some grand plans to save for, but best start throwing dollar dollar bills in there.
Edit: Florida, Courtney asked CA or FL too, and I was like Floooorida I need all the parks. View Larger

pandorasaurus:

HP World savings with redwoodmagpie!!

Last night on our way to dinner Adam and I were discussing how we want to go to HP World. Then we were like, “Well who should we get stoked on this with us?” and he suggested our moms. I said, “Yeah that could be fun… or, Courtney.” So we texted her, “Start saving, Harry Potter world in two years or less.” Obvi Court already had some grand plans to save for, but best start throwing dollar dollar bills in there.

Edit: Florida, Courtney asked CA or FL too, and I was like Floooorida I need all the parks.