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Hollie Baggins-Kenobi
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I live in Oregon with my family. This is my blog for family and friends, focused on my hobbies, reading and writing, chronic illness recovery, and joys large and small. Mastodon: social.coop/@hollie
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I take classes at our local art store, and last week brought in some supplies I’m never going to use for my teacher to look through. She took this big set of gouache (the little tubs, if you’re familiar) that I was never able to get into (it’s not as opaque as I wanted). Anyway she was showing us her sketc... eilloh.net
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@KimberlyHirsh Thank you! :)

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@jean Oh thank you! I got that feeling from it, too. :)

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@jtr Wouldn't it be fun? I feel like people would have a lot of fun just chatting about their favorite books, too.

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@mbkriegh It'd be soooo fun! :D

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@mbkriegh Hahahaha - let's say SPOOKS

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@anniegreens Yay, thank you, I love recommendations! :)

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This is my favorite shot so far.

Looking out into sea as the sun is going down, a big rock on the right side, and in the foreground is a pool of bubbles from a wave that washed in moments before.
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We were discussing the differences between sandy and rocky beaches and I took this photo of the very pretty pebbly and shell-y sand at the base of the rocks we were sitting on, and then cracked up. Greg: What’s so funny Me: It looks like you’ve just been murdered and I’m focused on the gravel Greg: eilloh.net
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@anniegreens Oh that's actually about three hours away from us, but maybe next time we just go there!

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Okay I want to go on a road trip with somebody where all we do is find cute little towns and then scope out their indie bookstores. When the car is half full of books is when we know it’s time to loop back around home. Also there should be a good deal of finding the best cafes, too.

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@z428 Thankfully I have that time! :)

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@jean Oh so cool! :D It's so vast, looking out at that sea. Just blows my mind.

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Sun has set! It set due west: can confirm the sun is still working. Will be conferring with team at NASA on these reassuring results. Instrumentation isn’t everything, sometimes you want firsthand witness reporting.

Sun going down behind the ocean, streaking the sky yellow and gold. A bird is flying by. In the foreground is surf and rocks. Sun has set, and the sky has exploded in oranges and yellows.

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@odd Ha! :D

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Everything smells like salt.

I like it.

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BYE EVERYONE, GOING BACK TO THE SEA NOW𦭠(It’s so gorgeous here! :D I’m in awe!!) (Edit: I just realized I neglected to give our location - sorry old habit from my CIA days* - we’re in Yachats, Oregon, which is pronounced yuh-HOTS, because I k... eilloh.net
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@ChangelingMx Yep, it's his spot. :)

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Cal continues to view the abandoned plant rack as his - he routinely chooses it over his cardboard box, which as we know, is deeply shocking. This rack was on its way to the attic but may never get there.

An orange cat laying on his side in a metal plant rack, upon a folded towel.
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Happy Mother’s Day to moms, weird Aunts, and other caregivers, and massive loads of love and empathy for folks for whom this is a difficult holiday. ð My day has been quiet and nice, chatted with both kids earlier, and Jupes sent me this illustration of Finnegan based on a photo I took. I love it! I’ve... eilloh.net
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Saw the cutest boy at game night tonight

A corgi is laying under a dining room chair, pointed toward the camera, his mouth open like he's grinning. Human legs are around him.
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@jayeless Thank you!! I wish they'd looked that pretty to the naked eye, but heck I'll take it. :)

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For as long as I’ve known him (almost 31 years now), Greg has had people telling him he looks like Jeff Goldblum. I don’t see it unless I squint really, really hard, but a shocking number of people have brought it up over the years. When the kids got old enough to bring friends home from school, these kids... eilloh.net
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Freshly shaved undercut, aaahhhhhh! Took me years to realize the reason I bounced between long hair and pixie was because I hated the feeling of hair on the back of my head. Jupes suggested an undercut: the best of both worlds. Good idea! Was surprised the pile of hair on the floor is still so brown. If a... eilloh.net
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@DaveyCraney Thank you on my kids' behalf! :)

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Jupiter got this amazing shot from the Oregon State University campus just now!

Stand of trees glowing green-yellow, and the sky lit up all purple.
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I’m flipping out with joy internally although you can’t see them this well without the camera. With the naked eye we just see very pale pink misty stripes, but still, I’m overjoyed!! And still aching to get up north and see these with much greater intensity.

Pink and purple aurora in the night sky, over the roof of a house and the tops of some tree silhouettes. Mostly purple aurora that seems to fade into green at the bottom, treetop silhouettes below.

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@the Oh thank you!

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@splinter They ARE

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@ner3y Ha! He wouldn't stand for it but that is an excellent idea. :)

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Saw this car today as Greg was driving me to a class, we loved it. Slogans on the back: Science is real Climate change is happening Evolution created all species Genetically modified organisms are safe Vaccines don’t cause autism Masks are effective against respiratory illnesses Next photo is the very c... eilloh.net
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Greg: music is weird Me: well at least she stays toasty (NICE BUNS, BABY) Greg: oh no, I’ve given you pun material Me: she’s a successful musician so she has a lot of bread Greg: lol Me: her boyfriend is a real slice Greg: band mate, not romantically involved Me: you don’t know what they dough in pr... eilloh.net
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How it started/how it’s going. :)

A corgi has just climbed on top of his human's chest and is deciding how to get most comfortable. A wild Greg is visible at the end of the couch, reading. Corgi is now comfortable, asleep, still wet, his face pressed up against his human's cheek. She is smiling.

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Rain rain, stay awhile. All the green here makes me smile.

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@rogerscrafford Oh, I love the soumd of that! :)

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Dutch Babies and Orange Chai Nice Cream noms.cafe
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@jessekelber @skoobz It's entertaining being on a sailboat going under said bridge and watching several of the drivers put their middle fingers out for you. :)

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@herself Magnificent names!

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It blows my mind that you can press a button on this 4+ million dollar boat (basically an airplane wing attached to two hulls) and, you know, tip the entire thing over and lose the whole crew. Because a button. Was pressed. (Everyone is fine!) The guy that did it is quoted as saying, “While operating the ... eilloh.net
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Now observe the new dance move sweeping through discotheques across Europe. They’re calling it Le Sploot.

It’s very HIP. (aaahaha)

A brown and white corgi lays on a wooden floor, the view is from the top, his back legs outstretched like his hips are play-dough, his head turnd to the right
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@JohnPhilpin Ha! :D

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@anniegreens Oh cool! I've never been there!

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My feed might become nothing but cute Cal photos.

Orange cat curled up on a purple and white Turkish towel that's been folded and is sitting on an empty plant stand. He's looking back at the camera. In the distance, blurred behind him, is a wild Greg sitting at the dining room table.
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Seeing the Violent Femmes in concert: a joyful chronic illness report eilloh.net
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A guy just rode by on his very twenty-first century mountain bike, but he was wearing a brown wool suit and dark plaid ivy cap (I had to look up types of hat so I could specify this), leather boots, crisp white shirt and a ye-olde-tyme style tie (I did not look up ties). I don’t know if he was in costume f... eilloh.net
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@anniegreens It's lovely! So cheery!

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I like to imagine that we’d share thoughts on nature, or mortality, or even our favorite foods, but I think if Finn had the power of speech he would spend 78% of his time directing me to exactly where, on the vast furry landscape of his butt, he needed a scritch. Another 10% would be chastising me for not... eilloh.net
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@Miraz He's okay now! I actually walked him over to the door and we opened it and closed it a few times and that seemed to help. :)

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@odd He is, he's wanting a second dinner but I'm saying negatory good buddy. :)

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@anniegreens Oh thanks! :) So it looks like it didn't make it to Mastodon anywhere.