Camping on a “school” night

Gotta love those summer camping trips- leave work at 5, race up a mountain for some camping, then wake up early the next morning to race down in time to make it to work by 9am. Summer in AK makes them even better, since it’s daylight practically the whole time!

Here are a few photos from a recent Thursday evening trip up a mountain with my sweetie. It was so great!

We hiked up around 8pm amongst these beautiful meadows full of flowers. The town below was totally covered in clouds, and we were NOT expecting beautiful weather once we popped up above the cloud line.

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The trail in context:IMG_4825 IMG_4818 IMG_4816IMG_4810

The sun started to set into the cloudsIMG_4851

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Our destination! The small cabin structure at the top-IMG_4832

View from the cabin..IMG_4853

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It was a beautiful and fun trip! And I made it to work on time on Friday morning. Success!IMG_4869

 

Self-indulgence is OK on a Saturday

“To dance is to be out of yourself.  Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.”
–Agnes De Mille

FINALLY have some decent pictures of me actually en pointe.
Try not to look too hard at my technique.. there are some pretty annoying little things (and probably big things too, to be honest) that bug me in at least a couple of them, but we had limited time and I was too sore to keep taking the same pictures over and over again just because I was looking behind my arm instead of in front of it, or didn’t quite have my leg all the way into a real attitude yet when we took the picture, or WHATEVER. :P

Also, thanks to Mugdha for the amazing photog skills and willingness to be a tad self-indulgent on a Saturday afternoon with me…

Happy yucky Monday!

My new favorite thing. Ever.

Sorry for the superfluous amount of pictures… I’m in love. Big time. They’re just so pretty, don’t you think?  I sewed on the ribbons this weekend..

I have my first pointe class on Wednesday, and I will post some more pictures soon (hopefully some of me actually dancing in them).

For now, enjoy these… I certainly do :)

*lovesick sigh.

Turkey Break (part 1)!

I’m finally back in NorCal for some wonderful R&R.  Spent the first few days in SF with the boy, and then tonight we’re heading home for thanksgiving (and he’s going to meet my parents!).
Yesterday we did a little exploring.  It was fun, but apparently the boy has been afflicted with a terrible disease.  It’s called dumbface.  It results in his utter inability to look cute, serious, or smile in a picture.  Especially if I look good.
On the ones where we’re trying to be silly, he suddenly smiles, thus ruining another cute picture. Sigh. What a little goofball.
Sometimes, I give him a mean teacher look and he behaves. Sometimes.
We have a lot of fun planned for the next few days, so stay tuned.
And, sorry I haven’t updated in a while, school/ work has been craaazzyy. Now that I have a couple of days off, posting should get back to normal. Hopefully.
<3 <3 <3

Life lately according to my iphone

Rockstar Diaries does this awesome little thing where she posts iphone pictures of her life, and I thought it was really cute, so here you go!
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1. dressed up for rocky horror
2&3. awesome halloween drawing (with ballpoint pen!)
4. deadmau5 pumpkin at our carving contest!
5. my view. nbd.
6. winterwear, summer weather.. oops
7. my apartment’s awesome pumpkin
8. bookstore cats are the best kind of cats
9. boy got me flowers! <3