43, spouse of one JeffreyNonken, mother of two small females, co-cavemate of the two cats Darcy and Geezer. The Nonken Quartet have all fallen for this lovely city.

Plants, food, knives, hapkido (at the EC instructor Master Rick Schubert), autism, and a few other oddities are either hobbies, collections or sources of sanity.

Weird Things I Can Do: I'm working on the call of the Western Scrub-Jay. Flag me down if you see me around, and I'll teach you how. I think there should be more people walking around the streets of Davis going "SquourEEE! SquourEEE!"

I also talk to crows. Sometimes they answer back. I'm pretty sure I have the basics down - I started learning by listening to the crows in Orange County, CA. It seems they have a different dialect or language than the crows in Davis, which doesn't surprise me. The ones in OC seem to have a simpler vocabulary, fewer variety of sounds; the places I lived haven't been inhabited by humans for very long, the crow communities I learned from haven't been there more than 30 to 50 years; only two or three generations in Crow Years. The Davis Crows are more complex in their communication.

You can find me most afternoons behind the meat counter at the Davis Food Co-Op. I'm one of the two females there; I'm the short one with the braid.

"silkensteel" on LJ.

My hair is a lot longer now. It's grown almost six inches since I moved here. I wonder if, despite all the nasty chemicals in Davis water, there's something that speeds up hair growth? Oh, and that picture was taken in Irvine, CA. I need someone to take a more recent picture, one that doesn't involve beer, sausages or classical musicians.


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2005-07-07 10:29:08   I just figured out how to add the Comments thingy! —BlancheNonken

2005-08-10 01:11:52   Opossums Blanche —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-10 21:42:46   I am loving this Wiki thing. —BlancheNonken

2005-08-10 21:50:47   ha ha, i really do love opossums —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-11 11:42:57   Hmm, I think Lost Pets could have a part between Featured Page and Mystery Picture —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-11 11:46:45   I can't figured out how to do it exactly, try asking Philip about adding it on —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-11 20:35:06   oh super, I'll be working 1015 to 315! good luck getting the lost pets page up, i bet he's somewhere in the arboretum, i don't know where he could go, though my dogs travelled pretty far when she ran off, wish i had some time to head out there and search for him, poor little guy. hope you're calling and checking the pound often, I suggest physically going there, when my other dgo ran away they told me he wasn't there and I went and he was. see you tomorrow! —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-12 21:09:11   i think i saw you like, walk out the door, i was bagging and wandering around and not really working, like always. poor doggie, all lost and alone, but you're right, he'll seduce some woman, does he have a collar and everything? —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-14 21:30:48   finally! our paths have crossed! now i've officially met the whole family. —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-15 14:50:15   Did you ever find Alex? —SummerSong

2005-08-15 20:15:24   i'd like to hear your Western Scrub-Jay sound —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-23 18:56:15   Hey, Baskin robbins is open til like 11pm, we should all do $1 scoop night and cider! woo! —MichelleAccurso

2005-08-30 18:44:53   hmmmm might be stopping by then, i'll IM tarz —MichelleAccurso

2005-09-14 21:35:44   ok, we're in the new place - and Alex never found us. :( Anyway, guests with advance warning are welcome. :) —BlancheNonken

2005-11-04 19:25:58   we met at the last BBQ, we shared a wurst, i will never forget. —AndrewBanta

2005-11-21 21:16:53   Hey Blanche, that chicken-fat piecrust thing kind of grossed me out at first, but then I thought about it and it would be fun to try. Have you got a recipe? —EmmaCoats

2005-12-11 23:58:15   Was nice seeing you at the co-op, now I know to never mess with you. Least you kick my ass. —AndrewBanta

2006-01-09 21:09:59   I belive we may be spending Michelle's birthday with you and Jeffery... —AndrewBanta

2006-01-09 21:20:08   yes, we're going to combine on birthday discounts and get cheap food :P see you thursday! —MichelleAccurso

2006-01-31 00:01:55   Oh Blanche, I LOVE YOU. So I tell you now. —AndrewBanta

2006-02-18 21:47:30   Hooray! Michelle is coming back tonight, from her hiatus in Hawaii. We may be going to woodstocks, in which case I invite the Nonken family for her. —AndrewBanta

2006-03-25 21:18:54   Andrew and Michelle need to flirt with me some more. Bah, I feel lonely. —BlancheNonken

2006-03-25 22:36:53   I'll have to swing by "meat" on wed. when I make my weekly treak into Davis... —AndrewBanta

2006-06-17 00:24:25   Hola Blanche! I just found you on here. I will be away for the summer and I will miss you! —JessaRego

2007-04-18 21:48:10   Weeeee! Hullo! —DavidFong