Photo Challenge: Early Bird

I was in Phoenix last April, and of course woke every morning around 5:30am. You can’t turn off the east-coast time! So, I made the most of it by snapping pics. Here’s one taken at 5:46am, April 2014.


Other Early Bird Submissions on the Daily Post Photo Challenge page.

Northern girls love their leggings


I could never live down south, because I have invested so much in leggings.

Opaque leggings
Fleece-lined leggings
Sweater leggings
Colorful leggings

Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Rangoli at the Indian temple at Diwali last year. They make these intricate designs by hand.

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Photo Challenge: Scale

Remember when I used to do PhotoFriday? I used to love it! Looking forward to hearing the new theme for the week, and keeping an eye out everywhere I went to find something that would match it. Or, instantly remembering a picture I had taken that would fit the theme; but still looking for something new & fresh. It makes you keep your eyes open & more aware of the world around you.

Well, I just discovered this new one called Photo Challenge. This week’s is called Scale. I just found this site, and so kinda looked through old photos to see if I had something applicable. I instantly thought of my visit to the Taj Mahal. Where I have pics of myself & family that I took, where it gives the optical illusion that I’m holding the whole Taj in my hand. Or holding it up by pinching the tip. Haha. But I’m not into putting pictures of myself on here, so I thought I’d find something else.

I found this one. When I was younger, my aunt had given me this tiny bottle of Oil of Olay (that’s what it used to be called). Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid. Then, the world went anti-oil, and everything was oil-free, or like in this case, the word oil was simply removed.

I keep this tiny bottle still in my travel bag. I wash it out & re-use it still. I wonder if that’s ok… ?? I mean, with the old plastic and all?


Gotta love the Macaroons

So, I got a text from my sister today that she joined Instagram. So, OF COURSE, I asked for her Instaname to follow her, and asked her to follow me back!

She then scrolled through at least a hundred (maybe more) of my photos.

And I got a notification that she liked ONE. ONE.

Out of over a hundred, maybe over 200 that she saw. I’ve posted almost 300, but this one was from 2013. I know, because in 2014 I made a resolution to try not to post as many food pics. So, this was before that.

This is the ONLY picture that my sister liked:


Guess what, y’all. My car just crossed 100,000 miles! You were all there when I got it.

I just wanted to share this moment too:

corolla 100000 miles

Diego at the DIA

I went to the DIA on Friday for the first time. I’ve been wanting to go for the year & a half that I’ve been in Detroit. (Did I mention I live in Detroit now?)

Anyway, I finally go to go. And guess what I discovered?!?!?!


Apparently, everyone knew this. Except for me. It took going in, taking a map, scanning through what was there to figure which direction I was going in, and gasping when I saw the “Rivera Court” on the map!!! I went back up to the ticketing counter, and said “What is this? This Rivera Court. Do you mean Diego Rivera?”, and he just smiled & replied yes, that there were murals done by Rivera there. So, I *calmly* walked there. As fast as I could!

dia diego

It was amazing. So awesome. I want to go back & stare at it every day now.

Apparently, it took him only 11 months to complete it. I’m so in awe.

men are wrong

I saw this question posed today:

man wrong

And I have the answer!

Yes.  The man is still wrong.  Because a woman will somehow, someway find out what he said.Remember men, the woman will ALWAYS find out!

Baw hahahahaha!