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I’m Still as Pretty as a Turtle

Saturday is my 25th birthday. I’ll be a quarter of a century. Wow. (Yes, this picture is of me when I was a baby.) My mom is here visiting with my fake!daddy in tow. This time, she let him get … Continue reading

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I Do Dream of Electric Bunnies

I’ve been thinking about solace, and the times I had solace. Solace is something that I want in my life. I want a “happy place” to go to. When I was growing up, I largely did two things for solace … Continue reading

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Five Things to do in Seattle in the Fall

It’s definitely fall. I’ve started wearing a scarf and mittens and my office heater is working away. This was the view from my balcony a few weeks ago when the leaves were just starting to change. Five Things to do … Continue reading

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Pants Magic: Another Adventure in Photoshopping

One of my biggest work projects is to take the raw clothing photos from the photographer and edit them by removing the background (and mannequin) and color correcting. By color correcting, the photographer only takes one photo of a product … Continue reading

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Register to Vote and Check Your Voter’s Registration

I believe it’s the patriotic duty of every eligible citizen to vote. When I turned 18-years-old, I was so excited that I could vote, especially since I was 17-years-old when George W. was elected the first time. My frustration was … Continue reading

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Friday Hope: DonorsChoose.org

Today is dark and drizzly here in Seattle. I remain even more disillusioned about yesterday’s VP debate and the current bailout. A link from a friend pointed me to a website called DonorsChoose.org, where public school teachers in the United … Continue reading

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Welcome October. L’Shana Tovah. And Where Did September Go?

Seems like September was a blur and I was busy almost every weekend. Brief highlights included: Jason’s 28th Birthday My maternal Grandpa’s 80th Birthday Putting the finishing touches on my house and the not shown working on my car My … Continue reading

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Photoshopping Magic

Thanks to access to Photoshop, anyone can subtract (or add) wrinkles, freckles, frown lines, or those 10 extra pounds off a photo. The Seattle Times recently did an article called Photoshop: Memories – the way we want them about a … Continue reading

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Seattle: Not Just the Big Unfriendly City

When I was growing up, I always said that I was going to move away to a big city and never look back. Which is just what I did in my move to Seattle. (Okay, you can argue that Seattle … Continue reading

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Personal Accountability Starts with Education

I’m a news junkie. Okay, I’m an NPR-listening and blog-reading junkie. I’ve been listening and reading many different commentaries on the collapsing financial structure. I probably shouldn’t be. I think it’s adversely affecting my mood. (Also I really hate the … Continue reading

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