“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland. I read the book recently. For some reason I couldn’t stop laughing at the very casual mention of Alice happening upon a caterpillar sprawled out on a mushroom, enjoying a hookah. Lewis Carroll either had a unique vision for his tale, or was on a serious acid trip. Either way, I love it.

So much to learn from it.

“I have an excellent idea. Lets change the subject.” – The March Hare
“Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.” – Doorknob
“Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it…” – The Dutchess
“I Give myself some very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” – Alice


Rain? Splendid!

loving all the rain we’ve been getting……

I finally got an umbrella at my friend Janet’s garage sale the other day for 25 cents. Now I wont get soaking wet waiting for the train when I go back to SLC. I’m really loving being home though.

i love falling asleep to the sound of it….and tonight I’m falling asleep to the real sound of it, instead of my white noise machine.

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
– Langston Hughes

Sweet Sunday

Spending a lazy sunday with my doggy. Oh how I love him.

Its fun to pretend like there’s something in the forrest and exclaim: “OH! GO GET IT!”. He falls for it every time. He thinks he’s such a ferocious beast. He really is though. He’s the only poodle I know of that goes rabbit, squirrel, and spruce hen hunting. Oh, and something we discovered about him recently… he absolutely LOVES eating dandelions (when they’ve turned to seeds – not when they’re yellow). We couldn’t stop laughing. I picked about 8 of them and he just kept mowing them down like they were doggy treats. Silly pup.

This weekend Richard, Dad, and I stumbled across some old treasures (at least I think they’re treasures). Old dial telephones, cool glass bottles, old school stereos, umbrellas, ect.  I found this old polaroid which had been collecting dust for at least 25 years. I’m skeptical if I’d ever use it. I’ve always wanted a polaroid though.

Gone Fishin’

Dad and I went fishing this morning at Kasilof beach. Actually let me clarify. I don’t fish. My job usually involves walking alongside the beach while keeping a close eye on Dad and his net. And at the first signs of struggle, I rush down to the shore with my handy lead pipe and club them to death. (Its really not as terrible as it sounds) It was a slow day for salmon due to the commercial fisherman being in the vicinity for the past few days – so I had a chance to have some fun with my camera and play on the beach!

Its a creeper seagull! Look at his unsuspecting friend!        These italian guys kept floating up and down the river going: “Here feeshy, feeshy!”

While I was waiting for the fish to come rolling in I decided to do some beach combing.

Guess what? Nutritionists and many studies have proven that salmon caught in the Kenai waters of Alaska are the healthiest in the WORLD. Lucky us!

Rawwwr! Chocolate!

On a day where I really want to kick back and relax from a long days work, I tie my apron on and whip up a batch of zombie cupcakes.

Actually its Evan’s 19th birthday tomorrow. He likes chocolate cake and talking about the zombie apocalypse, so its a perfect combo. At his work he announced that his sister was going to make zombie cupcakes. He then came home and said, “Hey Annalise, you’re making zombie cupcakes for me.”

I like to think that each one has its own soul and personality. (Don’t they look like the guys from “Plants vs. Zombies”? indeed they do.)

Iv’e really been terrible at taking pictures since I’ve been home. I might be going fishing tomorrow and will most definitely have to document that.

I wanted to take a picture of the sun “sort of” setting around midnight….but it was already hiding behind the trees by the time I grabbed the camera. Oh well.