Adam the Alien

The random thoughts of Adam J. Manley, better known as Adam the Alien. This is a secondary blog for fleeting fancies. Be sure to check out the main website at www.AdamTheAlien.com.

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Proof that beauty can result from disaster, the #36PitFire made last night’s #moon a gorgeous shade of red. It was eerie to see this dark, blood-red moon rise over the horizon in the smoke from the forest fire. #nofilter #latergram #Canby #Oregon #EstacadaFire #Estacada #fire #ForestFire

See all those clouds? They aren’t clouds. It’s smoke from the #36PitFire over near Estacada. What you SHOULD see on a day like today is blue skies and a perfect view of Mt. Hood. This photo was taken about an hour ago; as I post this, there is no longer even a tiny splash of blue in the area this photo covers. I can’t go outside for very long without getting dizzy, at least when the wind shifts the smoke back in our direction. It’s really weird; I don’t think there’s ever been a forest fire this close to home in my life. Plenty of fires in the state, and the region, but never so close to any place I’ve been living, here on the farm or otherwise. I hope everyone I know who lives closer is staying safe, and staying out of the smoke. Even if the fire (currently burning over 2,300 acres, and zero percent contained) isn’t posing an immediate threat, the smoke is at horrendous levels, depending on where you are and where the wind shifts. #Canby #Oregon #Estacada #EstacadaFire #ForestFire #fire #summer

Today in 2008, I was hiking in Kauai. 6 years later, the vlogs I recorded there have never seen the light of day. They were never edited, never uploaded (even unedited). The drive the footage was imported on has long since died, and I’ve yet to even re-import the tapes (because wow, tapes were still a thing). Someday, my friends…someday… #flashback #memories #Timehop #Twitter

Goodnight, #Tacoma. Sleep well. Stay beautiful. #Washington #photography #cityscape #MtRainier #PugetSound #PacificNorthwest #PNW #MountRainier #skyline #dusk #ShootTheT

Tonight’s view of the #moon over downtown #Tacoma, as seen from my partner @anakalypse’s window. #Washington #PacificNorthwest #PNW #photography #dusk #cityscape #ShootTheT

This is the view of Mt. Rainier from my partner @anakalypse’s apartment. #Tacoma #Washington #MtRainier #MountRainier #mountains #photography #nofilter #PacificNorthwest #PNW #ShootTheT

Sibling #selfie! Got to hang out with my older sis today, and it was awesome. #family #Tacoma #Washington #AdamTheAlien

Wicket’s attempt at looking like a sage, wise dog just end up looking freaking adorable. #dogs #animals #family #Tacoma #Washington #adorable #cute

A motivational #selfie taken in #Tacoma’s #Tinkertopia yesterday. #Washington #latergram #PacificNorthwest #PNW #AdamTheAlien @commander_rr

I picked up some fancy bracelets out of a bin marked “power rings” at #Tinkertopia in #Tacoma today. Think #Thanos will be coming after me anytime soon? Well, I’m ready for him. I may not have the full set, or the gauntlet, but I’ll bet this packs a wallop. #selfie #Washington #AdamTheAlien