Saturday, November 15, 2008

My happy place

Okay, so this is not a cute - nor a recent - picture. Sorry, Alicia. (The rest of you, lay off, we were roadtrippin'.) I'm posting it because this is my favorite view in the world. It's the Columbia River Gorge just outside of Washougal on Highway 14. Throughout high school, whenever I was sad, frustrated, or just contemplative, I'd go for a drive. I'd usually make a big loop around the Washougal River Road and end up heading east on Highway 14 until I found my happy place. This happy place.

Even now, I usually make Brad take the "long way" to I-84 when we're heading home from my parents', just so I can see this view.

Now, here's my point. Check out the opening shot of the Twilight trailer. (Pause the video at 7 seconds to get the full effect.)


Pretty cool, right? There are actually a couple other shots of the gorge throughout the trailer... a fact which gets me anxious to see the movie.

At first I was super-excited to see my happy place on the big screen, but the more I watch the trailer, the more I'm feeling a sense of loss... like my happy place has been sold out to "the man". Is this sense of ownership totally unjustified? Probably.

Oh well. I've decided that I might as well jump on the bandwagon and claim some bragging rights.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"I shouldn't be wearing white, and we can't afford no ring."

I'm aware that Halloween was over a week ago. I swear, I had the best of intentions to post pictures promptly. Oh well.

Just in case you still care, here's our tribute to knocked up brides everywhere.

And yes, Brad insisted on making that face for every picture. Memories of his hair and teeth still haunt my dreams... but it's all about attention to detail. Also noteworthy: Brad's socks and Tivas, my butterfly jewelry, Brad's pegged pants, and my hairdo that Megan thought was a wig. I don't know whether to be flattered or offended.

I had to include this picture to showcase my tights and boots.