Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day of Fall

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Happy first day of fall, friends!

I was just thinking back to what I was up to last year and the year before on this very day. Although there are few blog posts in this time period, I have taken lots of photos to look back on.

Two years ago today, I was in Zermatt.

Two years! Gah, it feels impossible that it's only been two years. Feels like a lifetime. Watching the video made me a little teary. So much has changed, and somehow so little. (I literally wore exactly the same clothes this week. Slouchy jeans + gray sweatshirt really stood the test of time. :)

Life is insane. Even the little bit I know of it.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday at Golden Gate Park

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Sunny day + long weekend + lawn games + friends + finger food + doggggggggs = success. Here's a short video, if you'd like to see.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Birthday, Vova!

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My brother turns 29(!!) today.

Alex is making Momofuku's Bo Ssam recipe all day today, and I'm so so excited to try it with Vova and Jackie tonight! For the first time in forever, Vova and I live in the same city. Being able to hang out, have brunch together at the spur of the moment is just the best.

Happy birthday, Vova! Thank you for being such a smart and wise best friend.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Have a Fun (Long) Weekend!


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Phew. It's Friday.

Is it weird that I feel like a failure for not having big Labor Day weekend plans? Alex and I are going on a long run on Saturday. And on Sunday we are getting together with some friends at a park and playing some games (kanjam, spikeball! yayyy!), eating sausages, and hanging out with dogs. :) Basically trying to forget that summer is ending.

Sending you lots of love, wherever you are.

P.S. I made a playlist of songs I used to listen to in high school, and it's such a throwback. Alex and I have been sharing so many stories we wouldn't have otherwise remembered. Crazy how music can just take you back.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Genetic Engineerinng

Aghhh! So excited for the future.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On Falling in Love


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Atlantic published this letter John Steinbeck wrote about falling in love, and it stuck with me for years. So much wisdom in such a short letter. I've never read a book that's just a collection of letters, but this book might be the perfect place to start.

And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
- John Steinbeck

Saturday, August 13, 2016

26 - A State of the Union Address

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I turned 26 two week ago. My birthday fell on a Sunday this year. I took Friday off work.

Early morning on Friday Alex and I got coffee and donuts and headed off to Desolation Wilderness for the weekend. The view from our campsite to Lower Velma Lake was breathtaking. I literally cried happy tears when I saw it.

We came back on Sunday, sunburnt and dirty, and I had a drawing of Moos and Tig and a merengue torta waiting for me. All in all, it was a perfect day.

I'm going to skip tallying up last year, because I just don't know what to say.

26 years and 13 days later, it's still strange to me how life can be so sweet and so heartbreaking at the same time. I'm truly grateful for my fun life. Grateful for clean sheets, donuts, alpine lakes. Grateful that I still get to learn lots at my job, and grateful to be working for a mission I believe in.

And forever and always, I'm grateful for Moos and Tig and their stinky cat breath. :)

P.S. One thing I totally nailed this year was getting my finances under control. Watsi + Kitten Rescue donation was on time.