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kids ‘n tech

Technology has been a pretty big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother was a speed typist and worked in data entry, and I

Toutes les choses / Open University / M.A. in Translation

Oh là là. Je pense que je suis folle. Un peu, certainement. I’m beginning a Master’s of Translation program in a few weeks, with a focus on French to English

Guernica / Gernika / Gernika-Lumo

After ten years of plotting and planning, I finally got my Guernica tattoo. It’s placed on my left forearm, surrounding my ancient (and very first) Keith Haring tattoo. I’ve declared

The Proust Questionnaire

  10.10.2018   Nikki   living, Writing   No comments

1 What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being cozied up on the couch on a rainy, Autumn, weekend morning with no urgency to get anything done; quietly observing my

one car / public transport FTW

  17.08.2018   Nikki   living, Writing   No comments

We have been a one-car family for nearly a month now. Truth be told, it’s not much to speak of in the Summer when the weather is easy and Husband

on the water

A small handful of pictures from yesterday. Husband and I went on a boat ride for our *9th wedding anniversary and then grabbed The Kid to wander around Foster Island.

Near Death Experience

  13.08.2018   Nikki   learning, living, Writing   No comments

This, the account of when I first met my now-husband, was first written on October 23, 2007 – Edited (lightly, for clarity and re-published in August 2018 as we come

Une Voiture / aka “save gas, pedal your ass”

We are about to attempt a grand experiment. We are selling one of our cars, “my” car, and becoming a one car family. It’s absurd to think of this as

Heretic Parfum

  11.07.2018   Nikki   living, Writing   No comments

I came across this perfume by Heretic Parfum on the Goop website (hush now, we’re not talking about Goop here) and upon reading the description, I knew I had to

nous mangeons

Three day weekends are, in some ways, harder than regular weekends! (Harder to recover from, that is.) I haven’t posted any pictures in awhile or talked about places around Seattle.