This summer’s been such a busy one for me that when I got back from summer school, I’d forgotten entirely about all the photos I took while I was in Arcata! I took so many that I’ve divided the posts into 9 categories: Kristina’s house, Allyson’s house, food, friends, feet, flowers, walking dogs in Trinidad, visiting Cotati / San Rafael and a handful of self-portraits.
The above photos are just two of my favorite views from around Arcata, but this post will focus on the ins and outs of Kristina’s house, where Chris and I used to live and I lived again for one month more.
For the first half of my trip Chris and I were pretty adamant about having Skype dates. We would tune in every weekday at noon and watch All My Children together. It was the best!
I dyed my hair a subtle hint of reddish-gold, which was the first time I’ve dyed since I was 18!
Kristina is an amazing printmaker and, in fact, that’s exactly how we first met and became friends: in printmaking class!
This is an A.P. of her homage to Henry Darger. Someday I hope to have a polished version of it hanging on my own living room walls. The cats on the mountain of sugar cubes are my favorite part. Okay, I lied: the cats showing off their buttholes is my favorite part.
To get a better, blurrier look at the print, you can view the full size version of this photo here!
Lots of this happened. On this couch. In front of the TV.
Oh yeah, and that’s Olive sitting behind Allyson, snubbing us. She had lots of time to get to know my camera, so you can expect a Cat File on her in the future!
You may remember the above building from my Bedroom Window set of photographs.
That’s my travel laptop, the Asus Eee PC. You might notice that the screen isn’t much bigger than my Nintendo DS and, suddenly, my disappearance for the month of June seems appropriate!
The upstairs guestroom has the most amazing wallpaper. This used to be Katie’s room, and while we were all living together I was always super jealous of her colonial lego decor.
The back yard was as lush and beautiful as ever, with more happy birds than I’d ever seen. I can only imagine the celebration that took place the day our terrorist cat left town.
Summer in Arcata isn’t anything like summer in Redding, but it’s still hot when you have to hike up 20 hills just to get home from the grocery store. To counteract the sweat, I always took the back way through the community forest home. Beautiful and cooling!
Stay tuned for Part II, where I’ll torture you all with the food I ate :)