Meet Pike

A small Yorkie sits on nick's chest while they sit on a couch in front of some stairs

After over two years we decided that our family needed a dog again. Yesterday we picked up this little cuteness widget, whom we’ve named Pike (after the Starfleet captain and the public market).

Like our previous pooch, Mr. Darcy, he is a Yorkie, although it looks like Pike will end up being quite a bit smaller once he’s full grown.

He is very snuggly and wants to sleep on our laps, chests, legs, or wherever he can curl up into a tiny fluffball.

Playing on Nick's lap with his favorite toy, a small pink rope chew from Kong
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The Pigeon Stays at Home

One of my son’s favorite author-illustrators, Mo Willems, is doing a daily video stream for everyone under quarantine called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. The first episode dropped today. This is apparently part of of his role as The Kennedy Center’s Education Artist-in-Residence.

We very much enjoyed watching as a family and I think we’re going to try to build this into the home school day with Seattle Public Schools closed until at least April 24th. I joined in and followed Mo’s instructions to make my own pigeon and doodle some many-legged creatures.

Pencil drawings of three different creatures with many legs
A quick sketch of the pigeon
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Vegan Cheezy Chorizo Pasta

Made a tasty dinner from an It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken recipe. Andrle has made it before but this was my first time trying my hand at it. Delicious flavors, super creamy, vegan… and Theo liked it too!

Mixing the spices with the crumbled tofu
Ready to bake
Cashew garlic sauce on Trader Joe’s gluten-free penne
Close up of baked tofu crumbles
Mixed the pasta and crumbles with some quick steamed 🥦
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Warren 2020

A pen rests on the bubble next to Elizabeth Warren on a ballot

Excited to vote for Elizabeth Warren this Super Tuesday in the Washington state Democratic Presidential Primary. She’s got the progressive plans!

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Wheeeeee!

Nick dangling from a zip line with arm outstretched  on a sunny day in a park

Convincing the kiddo that the zip line at Cowen Park is fun and not scary.

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Living Computers

Nick wearing a Mac classic shirt in front of a Mac Classic
Nick standing in front of a Cray-1
Apollo Guidance Control Computer
Program reads 10 PRINT "HELLO, WORLD" 20 GOTO 10 RUN
Writing a “Hello, World” program in BASIC on an Apple ][c
Old shell says cat hello.txt secret about box
Leaving a secret on one of their legacy machines
Graphite G4 running down scaled Myst
Original Myst running on a PowerMac G4
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Makin’ Maki

Seven pieces Maki on a grey plate
Closeup dipping a piece in wasabi tamari

Got a book on vegan sushi from the library and decided to try my hand at some futomaki with sushi rice, pressed tofu, english cucumber, carrots, and daikon.

Bed of sushi rice on a sheet of nori
Chopped veggies on a cutting board
Closeup of the ends of my uncut maki rolls

Pretty happy with how this turned out. I don’t think I’ve tried making my own since an engineering student event on campus REDACTED years ago.

I used half as much wasabi powder in the tamari to make a dipping sauce and it was still almost too strong for my tastebuds!

It was Theo’s first sushi; he stuck with plain tamari and mostly liked it, though after a few pieces he started passing on the seaweed.

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Make Me Go

Sleepy bed head Nick drinking coffee from a Make It So mug

Celebrating Picard day with my Make It So mug. I’m sleepy because I got paged last night.

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Snowperson

Rooftop snow person built with three balls, bamboo stakes, and work gloves.

Yes Anna, I would like to build a snow person! ☃️

Nick rolling the main ball of a snow person

Our rooftop deck in Queen Anne was a nice flat surface. Almost two inches of sticky snow perfect for construction had accumulated.

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Snow

Sticky overnight snow clings to a tree.

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