Catch a Falling Star in Joshua Tree

The Perseid meteor shower happened recently so my friends and I planned a quick turn around to Joshua Tree, CA to go see it.

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My Favorite Things: August 2015

I can’t believe July came and went like it was nothing.  Now that August is here, it’s time to join in the fun with Raisa’s and Eirene’s link-up: “My Favorite Things”.  This post also ended up much longer than I anticipated ^^; So here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order 😀

Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance

azizbook Aziz Ansari is one of my favorite comedians.  And if you’ve seen some of his stand-up, the subject of the book is a familiar one: modern romance.  Now this isn’t your typical humor book.  Modern Romance is more so a sociological study with an extra side of wit. This book brings a little insight into what the dating struggles are like these days. Aziz Ansari partnered up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to design and conduct a study on modern romance with the constant change in technology and the ever growing presence of social media.  It’s a large topic to cover in 300 pages but I think they did pretty well with what they narrowed their research down to.

Since I tend to multitask, I opted for the six hour audiobook while I worked one day.  Being able to hear Ansari’s delivery with the jokes in the book was great but I did miss out on some informative graphs and pictures.  I’ll have to read the book one of these days to see them.

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My name is Mara and welcome to a couple bite-sized pieces of my life. 🙂hello

It’s been cloudy and rainy for the past few days where I am.  At times like these, I just want to curl up under my comforter and laze about.  But lazing about has made me restless. And from there, I had the urge to start something new.  Or somewhat new. It’s been years since I’ve tried blogging since I’m practically a social media hermit.  My earliest attempts were the sporadic rantings of a silly pre-teen.  My art blog in college didn’t last very long after I got buried under school work.  Tumblr is my version of instant gratification blogging and so my blog there is a stream of funny gifs, pretty illustrations, and all the egg recipes that happen to pop up my dashboard.

Which brings me here for a blogging do-over.

Now that I have an inkling of clarity, I want to try blogging for several reasons.  I want something to work on.  I want to see my progress as I find fun with art again.  I want a place to share some of my interests and adventures. Hmm… okay but to be real though, this blog will probably end up filled with silly things. XD