we hiked over six miles in a coastal forest today and saw only five other people the entire time. nearly perfect.
A small stump in the middle of a forest trail, with two big roots stretching north. The stump has an otter-like face carved into it.
A hiking trail through a coastal forest, lined with clover.
A raised boardwalk trail through grassy wetlands, leading toward a forest under blue skies.
A beach with small, crashing waves, coastal cliffs in the distance.
took an impromptu trip to Astoria for my birthday. it’s the kind of town where, if you sell house plants and succulents, you also sell energy crystals. the only good coffee shop closed down in December, but it’s still beautiful here.
The ocean from a pier, under a cloudy sky. The land stretches in the distance, with a visible forested peninsula. A few barges can be made out in the mist.
A pair of sea lions laying on a wooden platform underneath a dock. One sea lion rests its head on the back of the other.
A steep, gravelly road stretching down until it meets the sea. Forests line the left side while houses and driveways line the other.
The view of a coastal Oregon town from high atop a tower under the cloudy sky. Nearby forests coalesce into mist, with Washington just visible on the horizon.
woke up yesterday to another of our chickens having passed away overnight 😞 we’re not sure what happened this time, and we’ll probably never know. we don’t think she was eggbound, but there was definitely something wrong with her. we don’t know if she was sick or if there was something else wrong with her reproductive system. i know they’re not pets, but it’s still so hard. thankfully, we don’t think she had been suffering badly, but i feel so bad for our last chicken; she’s all alone now 😣
Depositors will have access to all of their money starting Monday, March 13. No losses associated with the resolution of Silicon Valley Bank will be borne by the taxpayer.
imagine having such bad brainworms that, hours after starting a bank run, you buy shares of that bank because your bank run lowered its stock price https://twitter.com/torrenegra/status/1634573234187407369
An excerpt of the linked tweet. One section is highlighted: "1:30 PM: SVB is a solid bank. I know their CEO, Greg Becker. Great guy. I figure this is a temporary issue caused mainly by people panicking. They'll recover. I buy shares of SVB at what I consider significantly low prices."
made poke last night with a slab of toro i found in my freezer… from december 2020… it tasted awesome and i didn’t get sick 😳
A bowl of tuna belly poke with cubed marinated toro, sliced cucumber, seaweed salad, and minced fresh toro. Sliced green onions are scattered all throughout.
twitter went down hard for a while and i didn’t even notice because i barely use it anymore. neat!
first time having conveyor belt sushi since The Before Times. the last time i was here was February 2020 with my girlfriend and her sister and we were all like “we should do this more often!!!” 🙃
<script> tag with a CDN-backed URL? now it’s a hellscape of NPM dependency trees and remote ESM imports. every year we stray further from the light
i loved watching Station Eleven, but i’m so glad that i decided to read the book, too. i just finished it and the last few chapters made me start to cry multiple times. what a way to capture the terrible, fleeting beauty of our world.
i would’ve been happy with a light dusting 😳
A residential street with a light dusting of snow in the grassy areas.
The same residential street later on in the day; snow has begun to stick even on the street and sidewalks.
A snowy backyard, with a couple inches of snow lining the ground, trees, and fence.
A very snowy park at night. A picnic table has 5 to 6 inches of snow, illuminated by a gas lamp, as snow continues to fall all around.
made (vegetarian) tamale pie for dinner last night and realized that i had no idea what it was supposed to be until i actually saw a recipe for it. i’d been mislead into thinking it involved polenta, so i’m glad i finally made it for myself, because i think it’s even better with the cornbread topper!
A dutch oven full of vegetarian tamale pie, a bean-based chili topped with cornbread and cheese melted until its golden brown.
A bowl containing a serving of vegetarian tamale pie, with chopped fresh cilantro scattered on top.
just downloaded an archive of my Instagram data that i requested earlier today and… it includes everything about my account except my photos? what.
ME: builds a complicated posting interface on his website including asynchronous image/video uploads
ALSO ME: never actually posts