Day 58: Rice

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ImageBefore I met my husband, I ate rice every day with almost every meal. It’s an Asian thing; rice is an essential pairing to any meal. 

After dating my husband, I slowly converted to eating brown rice, quinoia, and salads. (My husband is a health nut) and I have been fine not eating it, but there are times that occur most randomly, when I just crave rice, and a lot of it. So I would make some rice or grab some elsewhere, and made sure the race to meat/entree ratio was 2 to 1. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does… watch out.

This picture was taken at a local Asian grocery. Somebody actually thought it a good idea to adveritse rice this way. But hey – what do I know…. 

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Day 57: Happy Hour

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Whoever came up with the concept of Happy Hour is genius.

February is my anniversary month for being at my company. 7 years. I needed a drink

 I didn’t expect to stay at my company for so long, I took it right out of college, it wasn’t too bad of a job and I was good at it. Over the years, my job sent me on a couple of trips overseas, gave me a few promotions,  supported my shopping adventures, and the next thing I knew.. BAM! 7 years. Where has the time gone?

I feel like I’m at a pivotal point in my ‘career’: I’m almost turning 30, I’m starting to ask myself if what I am doing is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. My obvious answer to that question is ‘no’, but I think my biggest characteristic flaw is that I’m not a risk taker and tend to play it safe.

I am hoping that I am not going to be in the same spot in life 7 years from now, but know that in order for my life to change, I need to create change, not just wait for it to happen.

Anyways, I’ll get off my soap box. This picture was taking during my Happy Hour celebration for my anniversary. I never go to these type of after work functions, but decided I probably should, since it was supposed to be for me.

Day 56: Alleys

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ImageWhen I first started working in the city, my mom would call me up to say ‘hi’ and check up on me.

Mom: What are you doing?

Me: Walking to the bus

Mom: Are you walking by yourself?

Me: There’s people around

Mom: Don’t go walking in the alleys.

My mother is one of mothers who worries a lot, which – every good mother worries about their children, but my mother gets overly worried.  I was probably in my early 20’s when she advised me not to go into alleys. It’s not like I ever had a reason to, and like I said – I understood why she worried about me, but sometimes I would say things just to mess with her.

Me: But it’s the only way to get to my bus stop

This would only worry her even more and she would go on to tell me about some story she heard on 20/20 about something happening in an alley. I would assure her I was joking (after which she would say something along the lines of that’s not funny, it was on 20/20).

Anyways, this alley lies in between a piece of shit parking garage that has the best rate for valet parking in town, and a Marriott Hotel. My windows to my office look out in the direction of the alley, and according to my coworker, a lot of interesting things occur in this particular alley. Word on the street is that one time, some homeless people were going at it in the middle of the day, as people were walking by. Gross. Fortunately, I was not there to witness this

Day 55: Portrait of Gage

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It seems only fair that if I took a picture of one dog, that I take a picture of the other.

My dog Gage never takes any photogenic pictures, in my opinion. In past photographs, he has held nervous looks or moved so the picture has become blurry, so a majority of pictures taken I never was satisfied with

However, I decided take a picture of him before I gave him a treat and took this picture.

I think what grabs me about this picture is the portrayal of these intelligent eyes that seem to be knowing that something is going happen, that I’m going to give him a treat. Or perhaps its a look of wonderment, like what are you going to do next?  I don’t know, it’s subjective what his expression is saying, but regardless of what it’s saying – I think it’s a great picture

Day 55: Portrait of Coco

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ImageYet another portrait of one of my dogs.

In this photographic journey, I’m trying not to take pictures of just my dogs, but it’s hard not to when I think they do really cute things all the time. I guess it’s all part of being a dog owner.

Which makes me think how I would actually be if I had a kid, would I be one of those parents who take pictures of their kids doing exactly the same thing, only to overly flood people’s social media newsfeed?

Perhaps I don’t understand because I don’t have a kid and if / when I have a kid – I would maybe do the same thing. I don’t know. It’s hard to say. But as of now, I only have dogs and am trying to not do what I think is annoying for other people.

This picture was taken when I took my dogs with me on some errands. Every time I leave, I come back to find my dog Coco sitting in the driver’s seat of my car. This is one of times. I was trying to make the picture more interesting by having her paws on the steering wheel, but she didn’t get why I was making her do it, so that actually didn’t happen.

In the end of this photographic journey, I hope to expand my photography to more than just portrait shots of my dogs. But like I said, it’s just so hard when they continuously do cute things.

Day 53: Hockey

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I don’t usually watch hockey; it’s not my sport. I do have friends that like hockey, like my friend Matt, who plays as well.

This shot was at one of his charity game with his recreational team. His team did pretty good. although during the last 2 seconds of the period, the other team got a penalty shot putting the game to overtime. But, during the sudden death, his team was able to pull through.

Day 51: Tom Fords

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There’s this rap song out called “Tom Fords” by Jay Z. Ever since then, I have wanted Tom Ford sunglasses.

I’ve tried to convince myself that I want them because they’re good quality (I just got them), that they make me look good (which they do), and they’re highly functional (which they’re not… I live in Seattle), but the truth of the matter is  that I wanted because of the rap song.

I had tried on Tom Ford Sunglasses on a past trip to Disneyworld a few years back and out of all the sunglasses I tried on, the Tom Fords were the only ones that looked really good on me, but I passed the option to ever pay them since they too expensive for my taste.

Since I had heard that song, I had a renewed want for the stunner shades and perused the internet/stores until I found the perfect pair. Now that I’ve gotten them and tried them on, I can testify that they are amazing. I don’t know what it is about them that gives me this sense of yea, I’m the shit when wearing them, but that is exactly how I feel. I would wear them all the time if I could, but I don’t want to be looked as ridiculous for wearing shades in cloudy Seattle. But, then again… who cares? They’re friggin’ Tom Fords.

Day 50: Words to Live By

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When I was single and ready to mingle, I used to go to Happy Hours at least once a week. Now, I almost never go – opting to go home because I have things to do. That’s married life I guess, or being an adult. I went to a Happy Hour for a coworkers birthday at this place called “O’Donnells”. It was a pretty cool spot with good food and drinks and was even more fun with the company that was there.  Like I said, I never go to Happy Hours – but I am friends particular coworker so – kind of had to go, and it ended up being fun.

The pub had all these cool signs and pictures. but I found this one most interesting. Often times, people talk about work far too much outside of work. But I fee like sometimes you just have just leave work at work. You’re social life is more fun that way.

Day 49: Zara

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ImageThe thing about working in the downtown of any city, is the convenience of shopping. Or for the husbands that fund these shopping expenditures for their wives who work in the city, an inconvenience. 

I first time I heard about Zara was on a business trip to Hong Kong. 

You’ll love this store, my gay coworker had told me. 

I did, as he predicted. However, I bought nothing as the 2 and 1/2 week business trip that I was on had already warranted too much spending, and I was trying to watch my cash flow.

I tried to look for the store in the states, but found that the closest one was in Canada, which was only a 2 hour drive away, but- how often did I go to Canada.

A couple of days ago, they opened a new Zara in downtown Seattle. I only just go to go today and boy, did I do some shopping. They only allowed for 6 items at a time in the dressing room, so I brought 6 items of clothes, 3 different times. I ended up only buying one item as, but it was fun taking a look at all the stuff they had. Although, I realized only after buying my item that I bought a similar item a couple of days ago. I’m not going to return it though..