Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A little more Shakespeare

Shakespeare at the lake last Sunday. This year it was "Two Gentlemen of Verona." Not my favorite of his but it was worth the trip and a few tickets in the cheep seats.

 We sat way in the back and whoever leveled the chairs did a horrible job we were sliding out of our chairs through the whole first act, after intermission we gave up and spread our blanket in the sand. Next year we'll pay extra for better seats. 

My love and I 
I really like this picture for some reason =)
Oh and my new hair, I cut it again, this time into a pixie. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Oregon Caves

Last weekend I went away to the mysterious state of Oregon. My friends and I traveled a great distance in our magical locomotive machine (a VW jetta) and arrived in the city of Ashland. Here we were witness to amazing talent of many performers as they entertained us with their rendition of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and a uproarious interpretation of the Marx brother's genius in a play titled "Animal Crackers." This was my second year at the plays and I hope to experience many more plays in years to come as the experience is well worth the journey. Unfortunately I did not take the opportunity to document my adventure in Ashland via photograph, but I do have a picture from last year that I will exhibit so that you may bear witness to the wonderful architecture of one of the theaters in which the play "As You Like It" was performed. 
As you can see it is an outdoor or open air theater which made the experience so very lovely. They used the whole stage and set during the performance. There was a monstrous, many cog, clockwork suspended above the second balcony which was used to show the progression of time during the play and I would have loved to take some pictures of this but regrettably photography was forbidden during the play. 

On the second day of our stay in this wonderful place we again boarded our magical locomotive machine and took a journey into the hills that surrounded this theatrical city. Our purpose was to explore the caves that had been discovered many years ago in these hills. The journey took us through a few small villages that were cute in size and stature as well as interesting in presentation, as they were filled with small shops and dinners and surrounded by fields of livestock. 
The caves themselves are know as the "Oregon Caves," and were worth the two hours spent in the confides of our machine ( I made great progress on a scarf I'm knitting). When we arrived at our destination we had a  hour long wait before our tour and used this time to explore the lodge and gift shops, both of which were rustic and historic in nature. I was able to take some photos of this little adventure which I will share with you below. On a whole the vacation/adventure was very enjoyable, though I do sometimes wonder if my friends are actually trolls in disguised as they sometimes bear the temperament of this ill humored creatures. That is the price you pay when you chose to travel in the company of others and is usually counterbalanced by the joy of having someone to share in the experience. 

Pictures of the caves and area about:

 Back in the early days of exploring these caves people used to sign this formation, using it as a sort of guest book. Some of the signatures were very old, this one is dated Aug 28th, 1892! At one point the parks dept. tried to clean them off but something in the pencil or ink that was used left a permanent stain on the rock. I, personally am glad. Even though in signing the rock the essentially killed it, stopping it from growing any larger, I like to think that the people didn't know what they were doing and now it has become part of the caves history. 
 I thought this formation looked like fangs! 
 You had to climb 45 steps that were almost completely vertical to get to this chamber, which they called Paradise Lost. The formations in this area reminded me of a school of jelly fish. 
 I took this picture because when I looked up and saw it in the dim light I thought it was a bat, unfortunately it looks to be a leftover part of a timber that was used to support the tunnel we were in. No bats on the entire exploration, I was very disappointed! 
 This deer was waiting for us as we exited the caves. At first everyone thought he was fake, then he started to move about and pose while everyone took pictures of him. He could have charged 10cents a picture and made a killing! 
 The whole gang of adventurers poising at the exit to the caves. 
 We got photobombed by a deer! 
This was the view from the nature trail that led back to the lodge and visitors center.

Thus concludes the summery of my adventure in Oregon.
Did any of you out there in blog land have any adventures this summer?

Friday, July 27, 2012

I love the postman!

He/She brings me such wonderful things! 

My love and I are off to Ashland Oregon now, I'll post pictures and more when we get back

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

corners of my home

I thought I would give you a tour of some of my favorite spots and comers of my house. There are alot of things I don't like about my place, mainly the color of the walls but it is a rental so there's nothing I can do about it.There are also a lot of things that I love about my house, like the abundance of space!  Today I'll start with my bedroom and hopefully over the next few weeks I'll be able to take you through the whole house. 

Monday, July 23, 2012


We finally went and saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Both G. and I read the book a while back so when we saw the trailers for the movie we were intrigued. 

The movie was fun and very action packed but to say they took artistic liberties with the story line would be an understatement. Also I am starting to wonder if CGI animation hasn't ruined special effects. It seems as though now that they know the producers know that they can do anything they want to they feel the need to do just that for shock and awe value.  Over all I would give it a 7 out of 10 on my vampire movie rating scale. 

We saw it at the discount theaters in Carson City and I was impressed with the facilities. I used to work at this theaters when I was in high school and the building has gone through some renovations since then. They downsized a bit from 10 theaters to only 4, but these are of higher quality then they were when I was working there. Even though you have to wait a little longer to see the movie you want because of the fact that it is a discount theater it is well worth it. The two of us got into the movie and got treats for under $20! 

Last weekend another carnival came to the park next to our house and I took some pretty cool pictures that I forgot to post so here they are. 

One of the games was shooting zombies with paintballs! 

Friday, July 20, 2012

summer reading

so far doing good
How's your summer reading going? Have any recommendations? 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

finished projects

I was in need of a jewelry storage solution so here it is

 An old frame and some chicken wire from the shed

A shelf , spray paint and some cup hooks
Had all these things on hand so I think I came up with a pretty resourceful solution.

How do you keep all your jewelry organized?