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Some Insta-moments

I love Instagram! But I don’t post pictures very often… I’m kind of picky about what I put out there.. it needs to feel right. I hate blurry pictures, and I rarely post pictures of the people I’m with. Not that I don’t love them, but I want my account to have a certain mood about it. I’m not trying to be pretentious here at all (trust me, I’m not the world’s best photographer!!), but I’d like  it to be a display of how I see things, be it a flower, an animal, or just something I can’t take my eyes off of. (Cue Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons!)

Anyways, here are a few pics from my account. If you want to follow me, you’ll find me at @anki_hm 🙂

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

Daytrip to Cannon Beach

Daytrip to Cannon Beach

The Hotcake House in Southeast Portland

The Hotcake House in Southeast Portland

PSU Campus

PSU Campus

Some December Instagram pics

Christmas Day breakfast!

Christmas Day breakfast!

Old school! Christmas music on cassette!

Old school! Christmas music on cassette!

Our tree... (I wish)

Our tree… (I wish)

 

Creepy Santa! If you've been naughty, he'll come visit you.

Creepy Santa! If you’ve been naughty, he’ll come visit you.

Follow me, @webangel81

And finally, some words of advice…

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Baby it’s cold outside

 

My Facebook feed is cluttered with status updates about the weather. Yes, it – 7 outside, it’s freezing but come on. Why the need to post hourly updates about the freaking weather? Such a pet peeve! Sorry weather nerds, I really don’t give a shit. Perhaps it’s because I’m from a country where a “storm” doesn’t mean rainy wind gusts – it means huge waves on the fjord, shut down ferries, trees falling, houses creaking, planes cancelled or not being able to land. It seems “weather” is viewed differently in the U.S., and even though I’ve lived here a while it never ceases to amaze how much people just freak out. (Yes, Americans freak out about everything, but you know what I mean.) It’s snowing – OMG! We need to cancel school, delay buses, tell people that they need to put on extra clothes or else they’ll die. Seriously – this happens every year. Enforce the use of studded tires, include weather driving when taking the driver’s license test (use a “fake ice field” for training – it’s awesome!) and for crying out loud – learn to deal with snow/ice/frost – we’re people living on a planet and we have weather! Adapt already!

 

/rant over

Snowmageddon!!!

Snowmageddon!!!

Music Monday: The VLA

OK, you guys. I’ve been a horrible blogger lately. I’ve just been too busy with things… but that’s good, right? And when I have some downtime I watch Netflix. Seriously…. the N and I have a pretty serious relationship going on. I just marathon’ed through “The Killing” (AMAZING) and now, thanks to my lawyer friend, I’m hooked on “Damages”. Thanks, Snehata! I know how fascinating litigation and fiduciary matters are to you but damn…. now I can’t get myself away from my laptop. But you know, it ain’t all that bad. I’m refreshing my memory concerning all the legal jargon, so it’s all good. If anyone wants to discuss anything in relation to negligent infliction of emotional distress or what you might find unconstitutional, ping me! If anything, I’m a pro at everything  categorized as “immigration or visa matters”. Seriously!

If by a miracle you will NOT need my services, I suggest you crank open a bottle of wine and enjoy a glass or two listening to this song…. which also happens to be the theme song of “Damages”. Ding ding!!!!

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Californication

 

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Music Monday: The Killers

It’s no surprise that I’ve been a longtime fan of The Killers. This is not a new song, but it fits my mood tonight.

 

Finally!

Aussie hottie and the star of “The Mentalist” Simon Baker finally got his star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame! I should have been there as his sassy sidekick, but ya know I’m busy with other things, so Naomi Watts stepped in.

Congrats!!!!  ❤