Monday, July 22, 2013

Makin' bank

For the past few months, Annabelle has been hard at work designing a new website for Leavenworth Main Street, a civic organization that functions kind of like a chamber of commerce with a focus on downtown businesses and organizations. It has been a service project and a great learning experience for her, but they're so happy with the final product that they also presented her with a fat stack of LMS bucks today:

Check out the website here!

Thursday, July 18, 2013


My neighbors down the street really like squirrels. Over the course of the summer, they have transformed their yard into an amazing squirrel sanctuary.

My favorite part of Ginger's daily walk has become seeing what the latest addition is to their project. It makes me really happy to see that people are willing to go out of their way for animals (and the squirrels seem to really enjoy it as well).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Party like a law librarian

Last night was a fabulous party hosted by Thomson Reuters at the Experience Music Project Museum! This little one wasn't shy about getting down to the sound of the 80s tribute band:

Fred and I had a great time wandering around the exhibits. This guitar tornado is pretty cool:

Space Needle at night:

Last night we were in party mode:

Today we're in a much more casual mode but still having a blast:

I'm really glad Fred came along on this trip!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Seattle Saturday

Today was CONELL, the Conference of Newer Law Librarians, which is kind of like freshman orientation for law librarians. Lots of fun activities and networking, and then after lunch they put us on motor coaches and showed us around town.

Hello, Space Needle:

Right this way to see the salmon on the fish ladder at the Lake Washington Ship Canal:

One of my fellow newer law librarians suggested that the Vine app might be a cool way to film the fish. I gave it a try and decided I liked it:

The area around the locks is really lovely:

This view from Kerry Park is supposedly the one that Frasier Crane had in his eponymous TV show:

This evening Fred and I figured out how to take the bus out to Ballard for their famous seafood fest:

One our way back to the hotel, we took a detour to the same restaurant where we had supper last night (Icon Grill). A microbrew and a mojito:

Perfect ending to a perfect day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Seattle friends

Fred and I are in Seattle for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, but this afternoon was all about getting together with some of my Pacific Northwest message board buddies:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eddie and the iPad

I bought the Paint for Cats iPad app. Harvey couldn't care less, but Eddie is obsessed. Anytime I pull out the iPad, he comes running and tries to get a turn.

Here he is painting:

Here is he just doing some general web-surfing: