Sunday, September 21, 2014


If you're reading this post, you should know: I cheated. But just a little bit. I hopped in a time machine that I discovered at the Alameda Flea Market, and traveled back in time in order to post these photos and short summary closer to September 19th. On this day in history, my workplace declared an all-office Creativity Day. We were forbidden from coming into the office to do work and instead, we had to partake in a creative activity—learn something new, try something new, express ourselves, visit a museum, take a class, make something, etc.

The Marketing Team decided to attend a class on cheesemaking.

It was splendid. As is anything involving food. Unfortunately, I am at a loss for how to describe what we did, what we learned, what steps we followed. BUT, I now better understand the passions of little mice. Cheese is good. So friends and family, I highly encourage you to pursue cheesemaking.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

SF Street Food Festival

So about a month ago...(Yep! I've been here a whole month. WHAT?!)...I went to the San Francisco Street Food Festival in the Mission with dear friend and fellow Texan transplant, Laura. The Mission (a neighborhood, BTW) was sunny and lovely, the food was diverse and all AH-MAZING and finger-licking food, and by the end, our tummies and feet both hurt. In the best way.

I have since forgotten what we ate so just peruse these photos and be jealous of my new life here. #californiacool

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Salvation Mountain

The experience of visiting Salvation Mountain, and true significance of this place as intended, created, and maintained by Leonard Knight will not be communicated through this blog post. There is just no possible way to limit this place into simple sentences and words. How will my words fail?

The vision of Leonard Knight.
His legacy.
The people who maintain Salvation Mountain
And the people who visit.
The heat that hangs like a fog over Niland.
The town of Niland itself.
All of Slab City + East Jesus + its people.
God in this place.
Salvation Mountain's construction.
Our "guide."
And his talk for blasphemy in Hollywood,
And the upcoming SF earthquake...
Our whole conversation with said "guide."
Salvation Mountain's proximation to the Salton Sea.
Parallels between Niland and Israel (as per guide's suggestion).
Leonard Knight.
Salvation Mountain.

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Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: "God Is Love." Leonard's passion has lovingly created this brilliant "outsider art " masterpiece resplendent with not only biblical and religious scripture such as the Lord's Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner's Prayer, but also including flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Salvation Mountain must be seen to be fully appreciated as those who have made the journey will attest.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Street Food Festival Part 1

Here's a food post. I have since lost the names of the event, the restaurants and food trucks, and the food I ate. But I assure you... it was good.

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