Link

It takes an average of seven tries for a victim to leave an abusive relationship.” - National Domestic Abuse Hotline

Link

rihammond-whiteshadows:

"Rape and other acts of violence…and fear of that violence limits most women in ways they’ve gotten so used to they hardly notice—and we hardly address." ~ Rebecca Solnit - Men Explain Things to Me

I asked my husband awhile ago, “How often do you have a heightened sense of awareness while…

Photoset

The San Diego Zoo!

Photo
Ended the San Diego road trip with a quick selfie at the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur this morning (hello greasy morning face). It was a great trip and now I fully understand why it’s called “Sunny California”…as it was gloriously hot every day with beautiful blue skies, silky smooth beaches and topaz-coloured water. SF doesn’t always live up to the sunny part during the summer and our waters are just a tad chillier than SoCal. I also thank god I don’t live in Central CA anywhere I-5 passes. It’s right up there with Central WA only hotter, drier and dustier. They do have acres and acres of fruit though, I guess they have that going for them. My phone kept blacking out whenever I tried to post pics from the road…thus no pictures during the trip. I will slowly throw them up when I get the chance this week. 

Ended the San Diego road trip with a quick selfie at the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur this morning (hello greasy morning face). It was a great trip and now I fully understand why it’s called “Sunny California”…as it was gloriously hot every day with beautiful blue skies, silky smooth beaches and topaz-coloured water. SF doesn’t always live up to the sunny part during the summer and our waters are just a tad chillier than SoCal. I also thank god I don’t live in Central CA anywhere I-5 passes. It’s right up there with Central WA only hotter, drier and dustier. They do have acres and acres of fruit though, I guess they have that going for them. 

My phone kept blacking out whenever I tried to post pics from the road…thus no pictures during the trip. I will slowly throw them up when I get the chance this week. 

Text

Enroute to the San Diego zoo and saw a mileage sign—30 miles to the Intl Border of Mexico-US. We’ve almost driven all the length of the USA since we drove down from Vancouver, Canada when we moved.

Text

Road trip to kick off the fall.

Changes are on the horizon for the fall, but first, we’re kicking it off with a road trip to San Diego, leaving tomorrow.

Can’t wait for some sunshine, sandy beaches and making animal friends at the San Diego Zoo!

Photoset

Had Korean for an early dinner and wanted to cash in on the beautiful (non-foggy) weather and since we were already in the area, headed to Oceanside Beach to dig our toes in the sand. I wish SF had more days like this!

The impromptu trip meant I didn’t have my nice camera with me, but it’s impossible to take a bad picture of something so perfect already.

Text

Shake it

So, an earthquake happened at 3.20 this morning in the Napa area and it was felt all along the peninsula.

I’m not sure how Anton and I would fair in a real emergency.

I woke up to the rolling waves of an earthquake and somewhat nonchalantly rolled over, poked Anton and said, “earthquake!” He immediately jumped out of bed and ran through our walk-in closet to the bathroom and turned on the light. Meanwhile, I stayed in bed and rode them out for the next 3 seconds or so. Afterwards, I asked him why he ran into the bathroom and he said, “Well isn’t the doorframe the safest place to be in an earthquake?” (Which, in fact, was busted on Mythbusters)

So one of us is probably overly primed and the other is perhaps too lackadaisical…though I am the one who has an ‘earthquake grab-bag’ in the closet and he’s the one that thinks it’s over preparation.  

Video

Kiesza - Hideaway

Love it all.

(Source: youtube.com)

Tags: Kiesza Music
Video

Red Bull 400 - Planica Ski Jump, Slovenia

A “sprint” with lots of elevation gain…looks like my kind of race!