17 August 2011

Weird Birds


Just a quick note that you should go check out the blog that my boyfriend Kevin and I started today, and will be updating weekly throughout our adventures!   

16 August 2011

tuesday's instax: back to the ice tomorrow


I start the week long journey back to Antarctica tomorrow.

Tomorrow also marks exactly one year since I first stepped foot onto that crazy, coldest, highest, driest, windiest continent. 

Today I'll be oscillating between packing and enjoying things I know I'm going to miss.  Just one last tuna melt with fresh dill and tomatoes.  Just one last stroll up behind the house into the mountains.  Just one last Montana sunset.

Oy.  Summer is over for me.

14 August 2011

some pictures of some really yummy food

Since I'm leaving Montana in two days to start the week long journey to Antarctica, I thought I'd post a few pictures of some the delicious food I've been eating in preparation for seven months of expired, processed crap.  Don't get me wrong, I'll be in Antarctica, where having several choices in a cafeteria type setting is pretty luxurious, I suppose.  But still.  I miss good food more than anything else down there (except for my peoples, of course).
 
 grilled salmon, quinoa, and farmer's market salad

 balcony barbecue in seattle

 grilled salmon pizza with garlic scapes

 sushi in seattle

 breakfast pizza and a mama-made smoothie

 mangosteen

 absolutely, hands-down, one hundred percent to-die-for green chili made by kev

 sometimes an ice cream sandwich beats everything on a hot summer night

 green chili eggs benny (leftovers transformed into a bangin' breakfast)

and last, but not least, my friend emma recently introduced me to the pickles at jimmy john's.  
i am a huge proponent of pickled anythings, and alas in antarctica, there is only the occasional sweet gherkin.
pickles, i will miss you.

11 August 2011

for now: montana skies









I leave for my second season in Antarctica in six days.  Somehow this has completely and utterly snuck up on me, and tonight involved a walk up the mountains behind the house (with some whiny coyotes a little too close for comfort) during which there was some venting and some verbal stressing.  But it's good.

Believe it or not, Antarctica is going to be a chance to settle down for a while after six fantastic months of being on the move.  I haven't consecutively been in one place for over two weeks since... probably Antarctica.  And this year Kev and I will have our own room, a place of our own.  Quite the upgrade from the 6'x6' corner we had last year, divided off from a room shared with three others with sheets.

Things are good, but things are busy.  For now, here are some photos of the glorious Montana sky and its many different faces.