Hello! My name is Jory, and I'm a interaction designer living and working at the foot of the stunning Wasatch mountains in the northern chunk of Utah.
This is a blog about the life I'm building with my husband, my dog, and small hive of bees. We bought a 115 year-old pioneer home in 2014, and are now in the perennial process of sort of updating and sort of restoring it and sort of getting in way over our heads.
I split my formative years between Utah and Arizona, and work as interaction designer at a large-ish internet company, and do freelance illustration on the side. I studied graphic design and German at the university where I now also serve as an adjunct instructor in my "free time." I really like folkore, hermetics and handicrafts; I'm usually down for a geekout on any of the above, so feel free to drop me a line.
The name of this site comes from my favorite folktale, that of Baba Yaga. She was said to live in a house on hens legs: sometimes it faced the mountain, sometimes it faced the road, and sometimes it walked solemnly about. I've always loved that imagery — a home with a mind of its own, something unpredictable, something unexpected.
So yeah, it’s a blog. Pretty standard stuff. If you’re feeling it here, maybe you’ll also like some of these blogs-we-enjoy-reading / people-we-enjoy-creeping-on (it can be a difficult line to keep):
Last but not least, all content on this here boondoggle is authored/created by me, unless otherwise noted; the views on this blog do not represent the views of any of my various employers; don’t be a dick with copying; you know the drill. Rameses! Colossus!
RT @dirtbagg: 👍 Decent human males, look at how patriarchal systems benefit you in ways that may not seem readily apparent 👍 👍 Look harder 👍
RT @breathski: One day I was out and I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks.I thought, 'dang,that would do for a dog train.'
RT @sampaints: Imagine the press photo of Bernie Sanders that Shepard Fairey will make an intern trace.