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California for Christmas

Opened my email this am to find this message:


I tried your Yahoo account and it came back, so now I am trying your gmail account. Hope it works.

From: B.
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 8:49 AM
Subject: Christmas

Hi Amanda:

I’m so excited that you and your dad will be here for Christmas. I just hope the weather cooperates so that you can see what a beautiful place California is.

Attached is your ticket information. If you would, please print out your dad’s and give it to him.

See you soon.



The tickets were attached to the email for a Delta flight on 12/13/13 to Orange County, California for Amanda and her dad, Thomas. Same last name.

cookiesAs most of you are already aware, I will be staying in California for the holidays again this year. It is certainly not a decision I take lightly as I am a true believer that this really IS the “most wonderful time of the year”. I thrive on the hustle and bustle that accompanies preparing meals, wrapping gifts and going out of your way to show people you care. In spite of the miles, I do hope that all of you know I am always thinking about you, and am grateful for the time we are able to spend together.

While you are imbibing in the holiday’s finest food and drink, or taking part in serotonin-boosting gift giving, be sure to exercise your ability to be in the present moment. Never miss an opportunity to tell people how much they mean to you, and express gratitude to those that enrich our lives. Keep an eye out for how that opportunity may present itself – it may pop up as a misdirected email!

Love & Light.

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A Glitch in the Matrix

While stopped at a light today in Ocean Beach I decided to pull out my Nexus 4 and take a couple of “winter is SO BRUTAL in San Diego” shots for my frigid Pennsylvania counterparts.

I was shooting one after another as cars and crossing pedestrians continued to get in the way of my perfect envy-enducing scene, when I noticed that the preview on one of the photos looked, shall we say…odd. The light changed to green, and I pulled in to a parking space about half a block away. It was then that I noticed two of the photos had a fuzzy, dark spot in them.

Could definitely just be a piece of something on the lens, right? I took some photos right after these though and the spot wasn’t there. Spot has not returned all day.

Could also have been some kind of software glitch or something, it WAS super sunny (and perfect, haha).

Could also be…no. Could it?


Curious to know what you think it could be!

First Shot

Second Shot

Shot 3

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Ta-Ta (For Now)

This is not your typical, “I hate Facebook and I am quitting” post. Instead, it’s more of a, “I have a ton of work/life things I need to focus on and you all are too damn exciting; see ya in a few” message.

I co-own/run a growing business. Damian is laying bricks over at Breadcrumbs. I’m within calendar sight of my 1000th day of yoga practice. We are starting the Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenge this week. We are phasing out the stick-whatever-frozen-Trader-Joes-item-is-in-reach-in-oven evening cooking mentally and switching to eating actual food. A trip to PA in happening in August. That’s a lot, and it hardly encompasses “everything”. Continue reading

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My π

I woke up this morning to view my Facebook feed and see the following image of my Dad. Happy, smoking a cigar in one of his favorite places, The Outer Banks. Today marks four years since I last saw him, and I miss him terribly.

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