Andreas (aka Strngelove) emailed me this photo he took of me, Haltia, Whoretense and SadieDog at the Shadow Falls campground in B.C. last week.
kevyn: (Default)
( Aug. 4th, 2008 12:14 pm)
Me wearing my new CPAP.


kevyn: (Default)
( Jun. 27th, 2008 03:42 pm)
(For [ profile] kennapea)

I scanned my face and everything I was carrying on my person for the Face Your Pockets project ( At the time, I was carrying a pack of cigarettes, a lighter, my high school class ring (FKHS 1986), a Cingular cell phone that doesn't work, my keys, a handkerchief, my wallet on a chain, and a little LEGO figurine of Hagrid attached to the chain.

Note: Dr. Perry gave us the following assignment, to write a letter to her, telling her about ourselves and what we want out of the class.
Click to view letter )
Forty years ago today, on March 23, 1968 at 15:15 Central Time at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, I came into the world.

And the world's never been the same since.

Actually, I'm surprised I made it this far. I never expected to see 30, much less 40. But, every day I get out of bed, and say, "OK, I'm still alive," and keep going. Seems to be working!

For my birthday, the Captain took me to the Chuckanut Manor Bed & Breakfast out on Chuckanut Drive, over in Skagit County last weekend. It was wonderful. We sat on the balcony and looked out over the water (which you can see in the photo), ate yummy food, drank and smoked a lot, and had a blast in the Jacuzzi hot tub. It was *the best* birthday I ever had, bar none, and I have the Captain to thank for it.

He took the photo at right of me at the B&B, holding the pink umbrella he gave me for Valentine's Day.

For lunch today, he took me to my favourite Asian buffet. Yum!

What a great birthday!
kevyn: (Hagrid)
( Jan. 18th, 2008 08:57 am)
Mom sent me an email this morning, and it started out, "Good morning Hagrid."

It's the first time she's ever called me that.

I knew making her watch Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone over Thanksgiving would explain things to her!
"Then I will tell you a great secret, Captain. Perhaps the greatest
of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules
that make up this station, and the nebula outside, that burn inside
the stars themselves. We are starstuff. We are the universe made
manifest, trying to figure itself out. "

--Delenn, Babylon 5

The Hagrid of Sehome Hill has come into my head as an idea.


Well, after the rough start, mom's visit today turned out to be pretty good. We went to breakfast at IHOP, where I convinced her that I was serious about finishing school. She agreed to postpone some dental work she needed so that she could keep paying my housing while I am in school for the next couple of quarters. I am grateful, and told her so.

It was a beautiful, sunny (if slightly cold) day, so I took her on a tour of Bellingham (click here for photos), and then we went and picked up the turkey at Haggen's. Mom also took me to Rite Aid to buy me various household things I needed (shampoo, ibuprofen, stamps, paper towels, etc.) Thanks mom!

Then we went to Kokii's for dinner. Kris did most of the cooking, and while we waited, we watched the first Harry Potter movie. She'd never seen it, and didn't get why everyone kept calling me "Hagrid." So we showed her, and she was delighted.

After dinner, we went back to my place, and called my brother in Japan over Skype to wish him and his family a Happy Thanksgiving (even though it was afternoon the next day there!). The Skype call to Japan worked pretty well.

Then, mom went to Motel 6 to sleep. She was exhausted, because she'd been traveling almost nonstop since yesterday, and had had very little sleep. I'm glad I convinced her to get a motel room -- she was going to sleep on my floor, and that would have been uncomfortable for us both!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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