Real Life American Dreams and All That Jazz

American Dreams and All That Jazz

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night festivities of American Dreams: A Festival, hosted by the UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute and their newly adopted literary magazine, the Believer. It was nice to get out of my head for a few hours. I love Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s one of my …

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Photography Mission Santa Clara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Soledad

Mission Santa Clara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Soledad

The one thing I already miss about Northern California is the ability to do day trips. It’s so easy to get in your car, be in the mountains, be in farmland, be in the ocean, be at Disneyland, be at the desert, all within hours of each other. I don’t miss the commute during rush …

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Real Life DeYoung Museum

DeYoung Museum

At my previous job, I had Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday off. Those were my days to do errands, chores, whatever. At my new position, I don’t have specific days off and my contract guarantees me a certain amount of hours. It evens out because I work day shift, so I have time to do stuff after work. But …

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Photography Mission San Francisco Solano, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Mission San Francisco de Asís

Mission San Francisco Solano, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Mission San Francisco de Asís

2016 was supposed to be my summer of fun. I was determined to get out of the house to do a fun activity at least once a week, to coincide with my future plans to take up the Artist’s Way again. I maintained my days off from work to plan accordingly. I’m not the kind …

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Wanderlust AWP 2016

AWP 2016

March was a blur to me. I lucked out and got 2 weeks off. 1 was spring break, so that was a given. In lieu of class meeting the week after, we had one-on-one meetings with my workshop teacher. I managed to swing it so that I went to the meeting, and then attended a …

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Wanderlust Silicon Valley Comic Con: Where Science Meets Fiction

Silicon Valley Comic Con: Where Science Meets Fiction

I attended 2 days of the Silicon Valley Comic Con, which was also their inaugural celebration, this past weekend. They’d been hyping it for a few months and I saw electronic billboards on 101 promoting appearances by Jeremy Renner and Stan Lee. It took place in San Jose, so it was a no-brainer for me …

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Wanderlust Filoli

Filoli

It’s been a great one so far. El Niño dipped out just in time. Spring break is usually 1 week long, but for some reason, we have 2 weeks off. Well, that’s not technically true, I’m still doing school stuff these 2 whole weeks. On Tuesday, I ran around and did errands. I felt very …

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Wanderlust The Beat Museum, City Lights

The Beat Museum, City Lights

I had to take some time off from blogging, as you could tell. The car theft left me emotionally drained and I really didn’t have any reserves left in between work and real life obligations to take it back up again. Surprisingly – or maybe not so – I’ve had several nightmares about having things …

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Wanderlust Santa Cruz/Capitola

Santa Cruz/Capitola

So I’ve unofficially failed at NaBloPoMo. I take full responsibility and will try and post enough to catch up. Prepare for the onslaught! Last week was really hard for me, emotionally. I think that’s why I didn’t blog. I wasn’t motivated. It started fine, just ended messily. I feel much better this week. Agent Carter …

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