Thursday, February 28, 2013

AHAD: Day 30

Day 30: time

[I haven't yet figured out what to do with my evenings after work. I still feel as though I should be grading or studying or writing lesson plans. The haiku writing at least fills some of that time.]

For the non-imaged:

i don't know what to
do with all this extra time.
have any ideas?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AHAD: Day 29

Day 29: learning

[I'm taking a simple class on Games without Chance. Learning is fun. Even more when it's mathy and creative.]

For the non-imaged:

discovery of
new ideas and creative
ways to analyze.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AHAD: Day 28

Day 28: cake

[Rachel was talking about cake for her birthday. Cake is delicious. I should bake cupcakes soon.]

For the non-imaged:

comes in many shapes,
had on many occasions,
moist and delicious.

Monday, February 25, 2013

AHAD: Day 27

Day 27: deadlines

[I cut this one pretty close. I should stick to writing these the day before. I also scheduled this for Monday instead of Sunday and didn't notice until Monday morning... I'm good at things :) ]

For the non-imaged:

sometimes they are fine
other times they really suck.
so insert words here.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

AHAD: Day 26

Day 26: graph theory

[I spent a lot of time thinking about graph theory at work today. It's a very interesting subject and the graphs can be beautiful.]

For the non-imaged:

started with bridges
now it's abstract dots and lines,
but it's still lovely

Still raining

It's rained a lot during the past few weeks. That means we haven't gone anywhere. And that means that I have nothing interesting to update about. Unless you consider budgeting my money and cutting coupons to be interesting...

I did find a neat website where you can take free courses:
I've signed up for 5 courses so far. They have a lot of interesting topics and I guess you get a certification of completion for most of them. I will print those out and hang the on the wall above my computer.

Anyway, so since it's been raining it's also been a bit cooler outside. Lucky decided to do nothing but shiver the other day and refused to lay on a blanket. My solution was to put a warm towel on his back.
He didn't like that and finally laid down on the blanket.

Kat still enjoys the sunroom. She likes it even more now that I've been using it for drawing.
I'm still terrible with anything besides charcoal, so I doubt I'll share my drawings. I'm trying to use pastels and I don't think I like them.

If you were concerned about Lucky having to go up and down steps now that we live on the second floor, this video is for you. If you notice at the end, he looks back to make sure I'm still behind him. He always does this. I guess I go up stairs too slowly for him.

Friday, February 22, 2013

AHAD: Day 25

Day 25: Sleep

[It might be a side affect from the migraines. Or that I ate some pizza too late into the evening. I have no idea. It's better when this happens on a weekend and not a weekday. Happy thoughts. If you look closely, you can see that I write out each haiku on a scrap of paper. This was from printed out coupons.]

For the non-imaged:

i should be sleeping
but my mind just won't shut off.
these are not fun nights.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

AHAD: Day 24

Day 24: art

[It's difficult to find motivation to practice when a blank sheet of paper is so intimidating. Perhaps I need more courage and to be more carefree. Maybe it's not about motivation.]

For the non-imaged:

learning art is hard
and i'm not good with color.
i should practice more.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

AHAD: Day 23

Day 23: lazy chicken parm

[I was hungry, so I made dinner. Then I realized the recipe fit the structure of a haiku. Below is a picture of my dinner, for your consideration.

For the non-imaged

a chicken patty
with pasta sauce and some cheese
on a toasted bun.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AHAD: Day 22

Day 22: apple pie

[I don't like the phrase "as American as apple pie". I think of Dutch when I think of apple pies. Apple pies are delicious, though. Have a recipe.]

For the non-imaged:

English and Swedish,
the Dutch have had it for years,
apples are "new" here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

AHAD: Day 21

Day 21: Math

[Today's title word is courtesy of Jon. I'm not sure what he expected in return, but this is what he gets.]

For the non-imaged:

you know, there's this thing,
a terrible addiction,
i wish i could quit.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

AHAD: Day 20

Day 20: Lazy

[So many things I probably should have done today... but I didn't. I at least made this haiku. That counts for something, right? I also don't know how I did this to the image, but it looks like black ink on rainbow paper instead of pencil on printer paper. Neat.]

For the non-imaged:

i don't want to do
anything at all today,
but i'm not lazy

Saturday, February 16, 2013

AHAD: Day 19

Day 19: Kat

[She's cuddly today. That might only be because it's a bit chilly out. Off-topic note: I think I like my normal handwriting better than the haiku font that I used last week.]

For the non-imaged

purring on my lap
i'll forget that she has claws
until she wants down

Friday, February 15, 2013

AHAD: Day 18

Day 18: creativity

[Not sure this needs an inspiration comment. As a side note, however, my mind sometimes counts words such as "they're" as two syllables. My mind must not believe contractions exist.]

For the non-imaged:

the creative part
against the logical bits.
together they're great.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

AHAD: Day 17

Day 17: pollen

[Seriously, it's everywhere. And it's February. I guess I get pollen now instead of snow.]

For the non-imaged:

i don't like sneezing
but that stuff is everywhere.
it's not even spring.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AHAD: Day 16

Day 16: wrong hand

[Inspiration: My right hand didn't want to produce a haiku so I let my left hand have a go. It all worked out in the end.]

For the non-imaged:

why is this so hard?
it even makes my hand hurt!
I lack symmetry...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AHAD: guest day 1

guest day 1: banana

i made chicken for kida
so she would love me
now she loves me way too much

[This is an inverted haiku by Rachel. She named the style haiku^(-1). An image of Kida is included below, for your consideration.


Monday, February 11, 2013

AHAD: Day 15

Day 15: timing

i'm sure i'll remember it...

[inspiration: i thought of a good haiku this morning while i was in bed. i didn't want to get up and write it down, so i convinced myself that i'd remember it later. i didn't remember it.]

Text for the non-imaged:

thought of a good one,
too bad i'm in bed right now.
i'll write it later.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

AHAD: Day 14

Day 14: fortnight

i made it two weeks.
this is an accomplishment.
let's see where it goes.

[i write out each haiku as i create it. i seem to be developing a new "font" as well:
some letters aren't figured out yet, such as the "e" and "s". i do like the e in "accomplishment". overall, it's getting there. the title "font" is my normal handwriting.]

Saturday, February 9, 2013

AHAD: Day 13

Day 13: patience

waiting, watching you.
progress is slow, but you try.
i just want to play...

[inspired by the slow download of my game on steam.]

Friday, February 8, 2013

AHAD: Day 12

Day 12: rain

the clouds are falling.
i don't want to go outside,
my curls don't approve.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

AHAD: Day 11

Day 11: shower

a favorite place
always the perfect climate
nice place for thinking

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

AHAD: Day 10

Day 10: tuesday

the worst day of all
a day that shall not be named
(except in titles)

[Day Mythos: In the Beginning]

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

AHAD: Day 9

Day 9: coffee

an acquired taste
that i have not acquired
and i never will

[this haiku topic is brought to you by rachel]

Monday, February 4, 2013

AHAD: Day 8

Day 8: snow

i don't miss the snow.
while it is very pretty,
it is much too cold.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

AHAD: Day 7

Day 7: planning

i should plan ahead.
these haiku won't write themselves.
or maybe they will...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

AHAD: Day 6

Day 6: moving

i think i hate stairs.
why did i move to this floor?
sigh, my legs hurt now.

Friday, February 1, 2013

AHAD: Day 5

Day 5: goals

goals are difficult.
i would stop writing them out,
but i like checklists.
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