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Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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Zoolander was the first movie we went to after 9/11 happened. It seemed the no-brainer choice -- total escapism. I was having a good time, laughing an enjoying the ridiculousness of it all. Then. Then came the moment where the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper used to call "Mama!" when she woke up and I would come to her room and say good morning and give hugs. Now she's a big girl and she gets up on her own. I'm usually already up, writing,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
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Okay, not really wolves. But all dogs are descended from wolves, so it's almost the same. Grace and her dog Monkey came over for lunch and we took Monkey to the nearby dog park. Harper had more fun there than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
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The Holidays were low key around here. After being home on Maui, it was nice to just relax at home for the holidays. Though there was a bit of wrapping/shipping frenzy before the actual holiday! I didn't take many photos,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
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Welcome to 2016! Every new year is full of promise and hope. I have many goals and plans, much of which continue through from last year, with a few new ones thrown in. I won't give you a list, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Julia's Mexico City
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Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest and therefore darkest day of the year. It's been kind of a dark December overall and I'm looking forward to there being more light in the world. December is the month Jen was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
High five (maybe low five?) on the hormone depletion. Oy! And yes, fewer weddings these days...more deaths, circle of life. But cancer can still SUCK IT!
It's been a month of bad news. Two people we know (one neighbor and one work colleague) died very suddenly. The wife of our suddenly dead neighbor now might have breast cancer (she finds out on Friday) and one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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Harper and I spent the last two weekends doing some traditional Fall activities. (Poor Kurt had to work.) First it was apple picking then a Fall Festival at the U-pick farm that we frequent throughout the year. The apple farm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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I'm on facebook and have some fun and lively interactions there. I'm not really 100% sold on facebook, I use it warily and my "security" settings are pretty tight. (I don't really believe I have much security there.) There have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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This week has been SO hot. And only a month ago it actually rained for a day. I can't wait for this much ballyhooed El Niño to kick in. Harper is going to need new rainboots Willoughby likes to play... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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It's already been three months since Harper had her first ever haircut. It was getting a bit gnarly again - those curls like to tangle. Harper was excited for the event, especially because afterward we were going to get pizza.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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This morning I started a blog post about going to the beach in LA vs. going to the beach in Hawai'i. About one paragraph in I realized that it's not that different because I was remembering going to the beach... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Julia's Mexico City
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 Aug 29, 2015 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 Aug 28, 2015 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 Aug 27, 2015 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 Aug 25, 2015 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 Aug 24, 2015 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