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Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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Remember newspaper advice columns? (Remember newspapers?) I used to skim the crossword/horoscope/advice column pages when I was a kid and always was intrigued when in the Dear Abby or Ann Landers section there was a short paragraph that was titled... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Julia's Mexico City
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This bad boy is parked in our neighborhood and it instantly brings me back to fun summer times on the Big Island. My parents were divorced so in the summers I would visit my dad, stepmom and two older sisters.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
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For one reason or another, I've gotten behind on my early morning writing. So this my transition week to get my momentum going again. Waking up pre-dawn* has been a little tough, but not bad. I've had years of training... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper can now dress herself fully - pulling a shirt over her head in the correct direction was the last hurdle - and prefers to choose her own clothes. I say AWESOME! Sometimes the results are striking. Here are some... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
All true on the cost front, no doubt. And sure, I'll go back to that Bean - he'll never recognize me!
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Harper asked me an existential question the other day. She didn't realize it, of course. We were driving along, listening to the soundtrack of this little indie film called "Frozen" - have you heard of it? We were listening to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
Two months ago, Kurt and I were watching TV on a Friday night and Harper was asleep. Since it was June, the front door was closed to the cool night air. A few minutes after 9, I heard the screen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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How is it the middle of August? Wasn't it just May? Yowee! Catching up with the Harper-Doodle. She's the apple of my eye. She and Willoughby are getting along great, though Willoughby is still pretty frisky at times and there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Have I mentioned I'm a bit obsessed with subscription boxes? I LOVE them! Okay, I don't have a lot of experience. I subscribe to three currently, two of which are new new new: StichFix - A personal stylist! The box... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper's hair has been growing since before she was born without a cut (we could see her curly hair in sonograms!), but finally it was getting a little out of hand. Curl maintenance is challenging enough on grown up hair,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper turned 3.5 in early June. I felt it called for a half-birthday gift and it seems like she's ready for some pushbike action. So we popped down to the bike store and she picked out this lovely bike (sans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Because we have our own lives too. Sort of. Eddie Izzard was in town a few weeks ago and I went with Jacquie. We had nosebleed seats at the Hollywood Bowl. But Eddie is AMAZEBALLS and did a Q&A for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Probably not what you expected from the title. Silly Willoughby. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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We had a lovely chilled out Papa's Day on Sunday. Kurt had to work on Saturday so Harper and I spent Saturday morning at Ikea buying critical things for the home - candles, small wine glasses, a stuffed pig, etc.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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In LA there is a weather pattern called June Gloom for the West LA/Santa Monica side of town. It's cloudy and cool in the mornings then it get sunny toward the afternoon. But I'm referring to my June gloom. Starting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
Updated to add: Harper and I were playing pretend/superheroes and she suddenly shouted "I'm Dark Gator!" The other night Harper had a bath. It was Kurt's turn so I was out in the office catching up on emails or work... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Hi friends - a charity that I support and volunteer for is having a fundrasier in honor of Mother's Day. Get your family portrait done and support a great cause at the same time. If you donate and come to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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It's been a while since I continued the "Getting to Know You" questions from this article. (Previous questions answered here.) Today's questions are: 16. What do you value most in a friendship? Openness. Being able to laugh or cry together... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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And this is a new favorite picture. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Frozen came out in November of 2013 and girls ate it up. It's a movie about two powerful women, Anna, who is funny and resourceful and brave and Elsa, the queen, who has scary but amazing powers and who sings... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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We are huge Breaking Bad fans. When we heard there would be a spin-off about Saul, we were excited and now that it is on, we love it. I love it. Any time we sit down to watch something, it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here. After we met Olaf, the snow was ready to play in. I should say "play" because while it was snow (very icy snow) and this was Disney, you couldn't do much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. What California Adventure is complete without celebrities? We bumped into our share and Harper seemed to enjoy them, though she preferred to have at least me by her side while posing. As... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Okay, I actually live in the right place for many things. The main thing is the movies. I always wanted to work in the movies, so here I am working the movies. But the weather never suited me. I always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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(See Part 1 here.) After departing Cars Land, we meandered over to Paradise Pier. (Seen here from borrowed image.) Along the way we stopped at Ariel's Undersea Adventure which is a nice relaxing "sit in the giant clamshell and watch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City