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@sarahshotts I am getting a not found when clicking on your blog link :(

But congrats on finishing your summer course!

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I heard there was a heatwave going on across the country right now.

I spent quite a few years in the Middle East (in my namesake city) where heat is the norm. I grew up in the East Coast (of the US), where we had 4 seasons, and summers were hot and humid. Continue Reading →

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@TravelEssayist thank you! I do feel like I can spend hours in this store just perusing everything.

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@TravelEssayist It was a pleasant surprise seeing a SF-based post on here. Always makes me happy to see someone in the same locale as me :)

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@crossingthethreshold it's interesting to see this because sometimes I stop myself from blogging / posting my writings because it's not as upbeat as everyone else's, and I don't want to be such a downer or rain on anyone's parade.

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@TravelEssayist these are great!

(also, I was about to edit my comment because I saw that Kimberly said the same exact thing. that was unintentional on my part.)

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@lucas I've gotta know... how much do you love that X100VI?

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A (somewhat vintage) collection of photographs from my walk this past weekend with the Ricoh GRIIIx.

Pride rainbow flag hanging on a light pole. Trees in the background.
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@ndreas thank you Andreas, I really appreciate it 🙏🏽

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“You look tired today.”

It wasn’t meant to be offensive, just an observation from a co-worker whom I respect, when we got on a video call today. The truth is, I’m exhausted. I’m typically really good at hiding how I’m feeling on camera, but not today.

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I have always loved reading, even as a child. I remember reading under the covers until 2am, way past lights out and my bedtime. I would go to the library after school and put my name down on the waiting list for newly released books. I’d (im)patiently wait for my turn. Continue reading →

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📚 Book 18 of 2024 - Finished A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (⭐3/5)

Book 3.5 of the ACOTAR series. Not much really happened in this book and I probably could’ve skipped over it, and it would’ve been fine.

Highlighted quote:

“I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this.” Her hand rested on her heart, and my eyes burned.

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Pinole Pride 2024 - I went to a small town Pride / Juneteenth event this past weekend 🏳️‍🌈.

Pride rainbow flag hanging on a light pole. Trees in the background.

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📫 I’m really good at keeping my personal email inbox(es) under control, but have a really difficult time handling my work email(s).

For the love of all higher powers and the universe, STOP CLICKING ON REPLY ALL.

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🫨 Trying to unwind after a long day, and all of a sudden, the house shook a bit.

M 2.4 earthquake epicenter a couple kms away from our location.

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@sarahshotts ah I didn't consider the stickers losing stickies. Might have to post more journals for future writing so they don't go to waste lol.

I've considered patches but I wouldn't know where to out them. Do you sew on clothes you typically wear in general, or somewhere a little bit more decorative?

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@alexink Do you have a special place for all of the pins and stickers you've collected?

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile and your comment on my photo of my new pins yesterday on Mastodon was what inspired me to finally write it. So thank you! ☺️

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@alexink just make sure you're not accidentally doing the rain dance...

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@ner3y thank you! They're definitely great additions to what I have so far!

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@peterw thank you! there was a booth at a Pride event I went to. Not sure if they have an online store since they said they were just asking for a set amount of donations for these. Their website is gaypinkspots.com though!

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I used to LOVE collecting stickers. Every time I traveled or visited some place, if they had stickers, I would get at least one. Over the years, I started facing a dilemma that I never truly faced when I was collecting other things like magnets or keychains: where do I put them? Continue reading →

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Yesterday: Bought 5 new pins to add to my collection in honor of Pride month 🏳️‍🌈

Five Pride related enamel pins
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Weekends are an interesting concept for me. By the time Sunday night rolls around, I’m already counting down to Friday afternoon, which marks the start of of my weekend. I spend the whole week wishing for the weekend, but why exactly? Continue reading →

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I’ve been drawn to various combinations of blues and orange hues recently.

But my all-time favorite color is still, and always will be, purple (just in case you were wondering).

A blue and orange restaurant building that says Marty's Grill
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@amerpie a lot of friends I've made in my adult life have come from some sort of work setting (whether mine or my partners). But then there other half of it are also people I've met online (used to be via Instagram)... the photography community whether it be street or food.

I'm super new to the IndieWeb space but I, too, have e-met some really awesome people that I already call my friends and would like to meet in person one day.

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@sarahshotts welcome Sarah 👋 Love your typewriter!

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📝 // 060124-060724

Our (over the range) microwave took its last spin this week. No one told me I needed to pause/stop it before opening the door. In hindsight, that probably would’ve been a smart thing to do. Alas, this is one of the things I am not smart about.

Read it here 👉 WeekNotes008

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@alexink I love how quirky this is!

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@amerpie I've been an Amazon Prime user for ages and have never used the Photos storage! I'll check it out, thanks!

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@alexink I think when they first bloom, they might but they currently don't right now :( (at least none that I can smell) -- I do love the smell of a typical rose though!

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@chiawase thanks Chi! It always catches my eye every time I walk past it so I figured I might as well take a photo.

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Red and green contrasts 🌹

a photo of what appears to be a red type of rose with greenery in the background
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@amerpie Aw I loved this post! I don't get to see old family photos often since they're at my parents but I treasure the moments I do get to look at them. I don't have enough photos of me as a child since we moved a lot and I guess things kind of just slowly got lost in the process.

I, too, love the On this day feature. I clean out my phone annually so photos never stick around too long on my phone for that, although I do have the Day One On this Day feature and that's where I look back on the photos I've taken. These days, I try to be more intentional with the photos I take because if I take too much at an event, I get overwhelmed and don't look at them... so I try to practice awareness with every snap (although it's not always the case).

These days, my phone is full of my dog's photos... and those, I do tend to look at often because she's such a derp lol... but I can very much relate to this post.

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@Miraz @alexink @tinyroofnail I feel so seen as I, too, have car, purse, pocket, and various room chapsticks... and yet, I still lose them all all the time.

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@alexink the mountains with snow during the winter is only a few hours drive, if I really wanted it. Autumn is what I miss the most (even though it feels like it all year around) because it's my favorite season and watching the leaves change colors is something I sorely miss.

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@anniegreens it's never too late to join!

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@bryan beautiful photos!

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@kimonostereo I almost got the GRIII but didn't know how I'd do with a a 28mm lens. I wish I could afford 2 lol -- I also was quite intrigued with the HDF version. Been seeing some good photos come out of it online, but I guess I can just get a pro-mist for mine if I wanted the same effect.

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@alexink it does, maybe a few weeks throughout the year, but for the most part the weather is consistent.

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📷 Stumbled upon a tree with this fruit on my walk today.

Does anyone know what it is? It looks similar to a lychee, but I don’t think this is what it is (but I could be totally wrong).

Update: it is an Arbutus unedo or “Strawberry Tree”

some sort of rounded fruit on a tree
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🗓️ // 052524-053124

A little bit of everything for last week’s recap from shopping for the perfect mattress to a visit from a former co-worker. Contemplating turning this into Weak Notes because I have no idea how often I can keep this up. We’ll see.

Read it here 👉 WeekNotes007

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🐶 Does anyone else use their fur babies as test snaps after buying a new camera, or is it just me?

I’m still trying to understand the controls of the Ricoh GRIIIx, but here’s one SOOC. Still debatable if Cocoa likes it or not.

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📸 Just picked up the Ricoh GRIIIx that I put a down payment on to reserve earlier last month. Super stoked to create with this camera.

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Wrapped up May’s WeblogPoMo challenge yesterday with 31/31 posts completed.

Last three posts below:

  • Days 29 and 30 were just housekeeping posts: part 1 and part 2. You’ll find an index of all my posts mentioned here.
  • Day 31 is my Challenge Retrospective, as well as what’s next for me.
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Happy Pride Month to my LGBTQIA+ family 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

You are seen.
You are heard.
You are loved.


Trees covered in different colored banners by the trunk in celebration for Pride Month
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📚 Book 17 of 2024 - Finished: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (⭐4/5)

Finished last night. Book 3 of the ACOTAR series and I think this is my favorite book of the series so far.

Highlighted quote:

I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have … The wait was worth it.

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Days 27 and 28 of WeblogPoMo2024

Almost at the finish line…

  • CampSnap Camera: my favorite no frills, screen free digital camera that encourages me to stay in the moment.
  • The Sound of my Voice: my thoughts on Micro.blog’s new audio narration feature. Contemplating whether or not to use it.
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⚾️ Oakland Athletics

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Days 26 of WeblogPoMo2024

A little less than a week left of this month’s challenge and still (kind of) going strong. Excited to change things up a bit in June for the JUnited: A Blog Love Letter challenge. Looking forward to discovering new blogs that people in the community also enjoy. Stay tuned!

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Days 24 and 25 of WeblogPoMo2024

  • Week Notes 006 - this week was a heavy week so this is a short one.
  • Overthinking my superpower - in my need to balance my heavy posts the past few days, I needed to write something lighthearted to take my mind off things. What would your superpower be?