Category: General

  • White-out in Colorado

    As you may have heard, last week we had a powerful windstorm in Oregon. Winds were upwards of 100 mph and we lost power for several hours (some people are still without power now, nearly a week later). Now we’re visiting with Julie’s parents in Denver (acutally Littleton), and today we’re in the middle of…

  • Lessons and Carols

    It’s time again for my Lessons and Carols post. As you may or may not recall, for the past 3 years, I have participated in the choir for our university convocation’s Lessons and Carols service. The choir is composed of volunteer staff and students at Willamette, and we get about 4 hours of practice to…

  • (Belated) Thanksgiving Recap 2006

    Jeremy thought I should be the one to post about our Thanksgiving dinner this year, probably because he spent most of the day out in his studio painting while I was in the kitchen. I guess that’s fair. We did a fairly traditional Thanksgiving feast for the two of us, in thanks for the opportunity…

  • Our Fine Four-Fendered Friend

    This weekend, Jeremy and I rented a car to do errands, take the ferrets up to the vet, and generally get out of Salem. The rental agency gave us a PT Cruiser, a car we had both been a bit enamored of, but after riding around in it for two and a half days, I…

  • Happy Halloween!

    This is slightly belated (we were having some technical issues with an upgrade to the blog yesterday). The Hatfield Library staff generally dress up for Halloween every year. This year’s theme was reality television, not my favorite. But a little quick thinking, and a part of last year’s pretty cool costume… …and here you have…

  • Weekend Update

    Normally weekend updates would be an opportunity for me speak about the artwork that I was able to do over the weekend. This past weekend, however, there was no artwork done. Sad as that sounds, there is a adequate and even jovial reason for it. My brother Shaun was in town for the weekend. So…

  • Introducing JeremyCSparks.com

    I’ve finally registered a new domain and setup a new website that will be more of a professional web presence for my artwork. You’ll notice there is a new link to that site as well in the Links section of this website. Please visit: JeremyCSparks.com If you do get a chance to take a look…

  • Hours Dollars

    I suppose that I should have posted this before now but, as of yesterday, I started a new job at Willamette University. I’m back with WITS (Willamette’s IT dept), and I’ll be working with the Administrative Computing Department: A little scary, but this means that I’ll be supporting the mission critical databases and business functions…

  • Of Pans and Pasta

    In his last post, Jeremy put the onus on me to update you about a few more things we’ve been up to in quiet Salem. I have a feeling he mostly meant for cooking updates, but I am going to sneak in a big ol’ knitting post too (heh heh!–oh wait, that wasn’t very surreptitious…).…

  • August Update

    I haven’t posted in a while… so, I thought it might be a good idea to update my virtual persona. Nothing too exciting has been happening in Salem, hence the lack of updates. I’ve been working full time in an hourly position with the Networking group at Willamette. Should be receiving a full month’s worth…

  • Quick!… Breads

    After Jeremy’s prodigious post on the bread-baking frenzy at our house this summer, I feel like I should write a bit about what I have been up to baking-wise, lest you think I have just been laying about stuffing my face with the fruits of Jeremy’s labors for two months. Yes, I did relinquish yeasted…

  • Baking Bread

    Most of you who know me know that I don’t mind referring to myself as a bread-fiend. I love bread. During the past couple of years, Julie has been learning quite a lot about cooking in general. Wanting to do my part to encourage this behavior, I bought her a fancy bread-baking book about a…