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Photography Challenge Update: SF Edition October 19, 2011

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I’m doing these a little out of order here, but have no fear, I’ll make sure to post all 30 days worth of the Photography Challenge.

Day 11 – Something Blue
Oh yes, my friends. My something blue is my Tiffany’s necklace I got this weekend after completing the Nike Women’s Half Marathon for the 7th time! Instead of a race medal, all finishers get a necklace in this blue box (handed out by a firefighter in a tux!!) I proudly present my Something Blue!
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Day 12 – Sunset
This was taken out the window during our 6-hour drive back to San Francisco after the race. Taken with my five year old cell phone. (What? This was a photography challenge? he he!) Even so, I was able to capture a light flare!
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Day 13 – Myself with 13 Things
I decided to go with the intangible route. My ‘13 things’ is the 13 miles I walked this weekend with my Hubby during the half marathon.
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I have plans to actually play with my Irving’s nice camera this weekend so I’m hoping to get more artistic. It’s already almost Thursday! Where is the weekend?!

 

Photography Challenge Update October 13, 2011

OK, I’m officially behind on the Photography Challenge, but I haven’t forgotten about it! Here are a few that I missed!

 

Day 5 – FROM A HIGH ANGLE
Taken in the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle over the weekend. It’s a sculpture of real guitars that is about three stories tall.
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DAY 6 – FROM A LOW ANGLE
The Space Needle in Seattle, taken this weekend.
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DAY 7 – FRUIT
TBD (!!)

DAY 8 – A BAD HABIT
I used to bite my nails, but I can proudly say I haven’t bitten them in a few months. The habit has been broken! This was taken after I had a manicure and the lady had to cut them they were so long! Whoops! I love them!
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DAY 9 – SOMEONE YOU LOVE
That’s a tough one. Ha! Kidding! I love this man with all my soul.
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Stay tuned for my Seattle Recap later!

 

Something Green and Something for YOU! October 6, 2011

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First up, the Photography Challenge! I’m having a problem finding time to take pictures during daylight hours. I might have to start taking my photos on the weekend when I have more natural light to work with. That’s photography 101, right?

DAY 4 – Something Green
I was looking all over for a green subject to take pictures of. And then I realized what the perfect item would be. My sprouting chives!! I definitely don’t have a green thumb, but I’m told chives are easy to maintain, so I’m giving it a shot. New chutes are coming up and I’m so excited!
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My herbs may be a sign of spring, but it actually poured in Los Angeles today. I was so sad I couldn’t ditch work in favor of some puddle jumping. The first rain of fall is always an exciting moment here in California. I was giddy when I heard it on my window when I woke up.

And now that fall has officially decided to join us here, I’m hoping it will stick around for a while. I love fall. The rain, Halloween, sweaters and cozy weekends. It’s also football season. Sometimes I put the games on just to hear the commentators. Football reminds me of home when Sunday Football was the thing to do on the weekends. I’m from Boston. Sports are a religion.

We need a team in LA, don’t you think?

Being the official sport of America… Football = FOOD. (Tell me I’m not the only one who gets excited for Superbowl purely for the buffalo dip and nachos that go with it!) But football doesn’t have to equal calories. There are smart ways of indulging without resorting to carrot sticks and water.

 

Here are a few snack ideas for your next big game:

  • Craisins Original Dried Cranberries: Surprise your taste buds with the sweet, delicious taste of Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Made with real fruit and good as a snack or in a recipe, they’re naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free. Plus, they’re a good source of fiber and 1/3 cup is equal to a serving of fruit.
  • Smart for Life protein bars: Eliminates post-exercise hunger, so you gain muscle not fat. Supports healthy cardiovascular function, helps promote weight loss, boosts metabolism and controls hunger.
  • Medifast Cheese Puffs: These sweet and savory products will tempt taste buds and keeps you feeling full plus they offer a daily requirement of 24 vitamins and minerals!
  • HINT Water: Staying hydrated, refreshed and in shape is a must, which is why HINT Water is offering great flavors like Strawberry-Kiwi, Mango-Grapefruit and Pomegranate-Tangerine without adding those extra calories.

 

What’s your favorite Sunday Night Football dish? Tell me in the comment section of this post and I’ll randomly choose a winner to receive a Prize Pack of each of these products on October 31st.

 

Photography Challenge – Self Portrait October 2, 2011

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I’m participating in a Photography Challenge hosted by Our Wired Lives. The goal is to stretch your creativity and encourage you to pick up the camera. Here’s the list of the shots I’m aiming for:

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So here’s Day 1: Self Portrait. It actually worked out that I had to get dressed up for an event anyways.

The necklace was a gift from Irving for Valentine’s Day.
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I’m hoping my photos can get more artistic in the days ahead. That’s the goal anyways.

And I just had to share this dessert I had last night. Oh my gosh, how cute is this?
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I promised it tasted as good as it looked.

 

30 Day Challenge–15 More Things May 26, 2011

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Irving made the most delicious chicken soup today from scratch. Man, it is the healthiest soup and it really does cure everything from a common cold to a bad day. I have to get his recipe to share.

After indulging in the soup and an episode of Secret Life (I can’t wait for the season finale next week!) I headed out for a walk around the neighborhood. I used a new Android app called Runkeeper. It’s pretty neat! I have a Garmin that pretty much does the same thing, but this was really convenient. (It is a battery drain on the phone though).

In about an hour, I walked 3.5 miles.

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And while I walked, I completely cleaned out my google reader. Whew! Multitasking!

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Continuing on with the 30 Day Challenge, here’s part two of my 30 Things About Me. (Here’s the first half!)

  1. When I lived in Europe, I worked in our school dining hall clearing tables and setting up placemats. (What? Didn’t your college have placemats?)  I got paid an American salary but in Euro currency. At the time, when the dollar was strong, this was a major deal!
  2. My engagement ring includes a family diamond with an incredible story behind it. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of the strength, success and love of my husband’s family. Perhaps I’ll save the story for another post.
     
  3. I bite my nails. But I kinda wish I didn’t.
  4. I think it’s incredible to watch my closest friends becoming moms. It makes me feel lucky to be surrounded by such strong women.
  5. In 2000, Ashley and I got backstage passes to a Blink 182 concert and we got to hang out with the band before the show.
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  6. The above pictures were decoupaged onto an awesome jewelry box that Ashley made for me in High School. It stands proud on my bookshelf!
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  7. My mom has a home video of me scooping up sand in the backyard. When she asked me what I was making, I answered "A Tuna Sandwich". True Story.
  8. I’m 1/4 Lebanese, 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Italian and 1/4 Native American (I’m told it was the Micmac tribe from Canada?)
  9. My dad built a "Beer Wagon" from scratch when I was little. It’s the only life-size replica of the model car in the world.
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  10. I took six years of Latin, three years of Classical Greek, one year of Italian and one semester of Arabic. I really love learning different languages! Spanish is next on my list!
  11. I don’t watch a lot of TV in general, but we do get some shows on Netflix and save some on the Tivo. My favorites are: Big Love, Weeds, Entourage, The Amazing Race, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, and of course, The Secret Life of the American Teenager!
  12. I used to play the piano and the flute, but now I don’t even remember how to read music!
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  13. My happy place is Lake Winnipesaukee. I grew up going there in the summer. I love boating, swimming, tubing and walking on the boardwalk. It is definitely my favorite place to visit in the whole world. It’s so peaceful, gorgeous and full of fun, happy memories for me. It was an easy decision to get married up there. Don’t you just want to jump right in??
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  14. My favorite Disney movie is “The Little Mermaid”.
  15. My middle name is Lynne. Kelley Lynne.

Anything else you want to know?

 

30 Day Challenge– 30 Facts About Me! May 19, 2011

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Whoo Hoo! A Fun Challenge Day!

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Ok, here we go! 30 Interesting Facts About Myself! Buckle Up!
I’m going to break this up into TWO posts. Here’s Round 1!

  1. I got cancer when I was 16 and I got to do the “Make-A-Wish” program! My wish was to go to Los Angeles and visit the set of Roswell. It was my favorite show at the time and my family and I got to meet the whole cast and hang out with the crew! It was an amazing trip and ever since then I knew I’d live in LA someday!
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  2. My first car was a 1989 Honda Accord. It had a sun roof and I LOVED it! A lot of good memories in that car (including blasting the heat on a 90 degree day on the way to the beach to make sure the engine didn’t overheat!)
  3. When I was in 5th grade, I got to visit City Hall. I met a city council woman and after being introduced, I asked her if there was any way she could get my street paved so I could ride my bike without running over pot holes. The whole neighborhood got redone within a month!
  4. I LOVED the movie Kill Bill when it came out and I saw it three times in the theater in the same week.
  5. Even though I’m only 28, I have bunions on both of my feet!
  6. I’ve never broken a bone.
  7. I lived in The Netherlands for four months in college and stayed in a 12th century castle.
  8. I played field hockey for three years in High School. I played the sweeper position.
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  9. I ran a half marathon through the park, but I’ve never actually been to Disneyland!
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  10. My freshman year of college, I lived in a quad. Four walls, four girls. It was rough.
  11. I skydived over the Swiss Alps in 2003.
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  12. When Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet came out, I was OBSESSED with the movie. I saw it in theaters and bought the screenplay. We didn’t have HBO or Pay Per View, but I’d sit and listen to the movie on repeat when it was on even though the video was scrambled.
  13. I’d take vanilla over chocolate ANY day.
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  14. I had pierced my upper ear three times. 1.) My friend did it himself 2.) In Rhodes, Greece 3.) Professionally at the mall. I also had my belly button pierced for a year in college, but that didn’t last long.
  15. I was in the Computer Club in 5th grade and in the Rocket Club in 6th grade  (I used to build and launch my own rockets!). I’m pretty sure I was the only girl in both.

Stay tuned for Round II. Anything you want to know?

 

30 Day Challenge-Day 5 A Way Out May 17, 2011

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Continuing on with the 30 Day Challenge, another rather strange topic to discuss on (my) blog.
A Time you thought about ending your own life.

I really don’t have much to say about this because it has NEVER EVER even crossed my mind. I am a very happy go-lucky person and I can’t imagine what could possibly be so bad that there was no way out. There is always a way out. Yea, life can really suck sometimes, but humans are resilient and are often surprised by how strong they can be.

And with that, I leave you with a quote that I saw on Erica’s blog a few weeks back.
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