Until today, I’d never seen a praying mantis in Washington State. Cool little creature. Very alien looking.

A praying mantis hides well on a stubby brown and green plant, blending in like a fat stick.

Brb. Gotta go shopping for some emo clothes and tall sticks. 🙄 Justice Dept. deems New York City, Portland and Seattle ‘anarchist jurisdictions’

Feel good movies:

All the boys I’ve loved before

Stranger than fiction

Office space

Alien vs Predator

Your mileage may vary. 😂

Good Morning. 🌞 What’s on tap for today?

I dig the new iOS layout. Very bubbly.

Groupings of large and small app icons on the iOS14 app page.

We’re moving out of the purple. Well, that’s something!

Outside, I can hear a man howling like a wolf. ARROOOOOOOOOOOO…

2020, man. 😂

An air quality indicator shows red, or "unhealthy" air. Purple is worse than red.

Petsitting day 5: Simba is wistful for a simpler time.

Petsitting day four: letting it all hang out.

An obese tabby cat lays on her back with her feet in the air.

That awkward moment when the pets you’re sitting say, “You’re not my real mom!”

A tabby cat and an orange tabby cat face away. the orange tabby has a cone collar around his neck.

Poor Simba is in a cone. Extra chin scritches, please! 🐈

Hmm… I feel an urge to re-read Dune.

skyscrapers almost disappear into the orangey gloom of wildfire smoke in Seattle.

Fun Fact: Darmok was the original king of memes. Link

Darmok from Star Trek says: Philip J Fry, his eyes squinted, his thoughts unsure.

According to a recent article in The Economist, drones can be outfitted with special cameras to capture the subtle changes in greenery that occur when human bodies are dumped in the wilderness. Forensic botany drones! Fascinating.

I have a new blank journal waiting so I’m feeling very motivated to finish up my current one. ✍🏼

Wow. I really enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed on Netflix. Such a quirky and uplifting story. 🎥

A photo from today’s walk. ☀️ Ah, the sun! It BURNS.

Yeah, Texans. I know I’m a heat wimp. 😉

A path in the shrubbery opens up to a rocky beach. Distant skyscrapers blend into the blue sky.

We’re playing hooky today. Nature is calling! 🌲

A hiking overlook with low hills in the distance.A sun dappled forest path.

Watching: BTVS Season One 👱🏻‍♀️🧛‍♂️

I ❤️ Seattle

Sunset at the end of a pier. A ferry in the water. A post laden with skinny directional signs is dark in the foreground.A path of reflective water between two piers on the Seattle waterfront. Blue-orange sunset lighting. The Great Wheel in neon to the right.blocky steel and glass buildings reflect the light of the sunset.The Puget Sound at Sunset with a view of The Great Wheel. A seagull soats abobe the rippled blue water.

Well. It seems we’re entering the home stretch, America. So Joe and Kamala can…

Fry says: Shut up and take my money!

Good morning. ☀️

A plastic Godzilla casts a scary shadow on the wall behind him.

I just noticed that my dress matches my book. Ha! 🦖

Anne McCaffrey's Dinosaur Planet resting on a background of Dinosaur print fabric.

Crunch! 📷

Looking upward, a loose cluster of tube segments are painted bright red. A dramatic metal sculpture.

I’m waiting for the leaves to change color.

Cheri's feet (in sneakers) and a grassy field with cottonwood trees.

Writing tip: Email yourself those “brilliant” late-night ideas so you don’t forget. 😂

An email to myself with the subject line "Space Weevils."