“Over the last almost 18 months, you are the one person whom I gravitate towards because you ARE honest with me. Even if I don’t like what you have to say, you’re honest”

This is the text message I received from Ugo before we decided to start dating for real. And it’s one of the best traits you can compliment me with. Tell me you love my honesty or my intelligence and I MELT INSIDE.

So Ugo and I started dating. We have a movie date tomorrow night. We shall see how it goes…

Must Love Dogs

If I were to venture into online dating again, I would pick the clichéd title above as my tagline. I don’t know that I ever saw the movie with same title, but since having to care for the two pups I have, I have come to love dogs more than before in my life and I feel I have grown because of it.

Thai is my female German Shepard mix and Oscar is my male Toy Min Pin. I got them by inheriting them. Oscar was the dog my sister got for my nephew, but like all of her dogs before him she lost the interest in caring for him. Thai was my mom’s dog, but my mom found love and now lives with her boyfriend in an area that people seem to have pets in, but I am told by her they cannot. So my dogs essentially were abandoned. One a pure bred prince from a special breeder and one a rescue mutt from counties away.

I love my dogs and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Conservative Christian Political Ideology

Oklahoma Republican State Representative George Faught on defense of a new anti-abortion bill is quoted,

It’s a great question to ask, and, obviously if it happens in someone’s life, it may not be the best thing that ever happened. But, so you’re saying that God is not sovereign with every activity that happens in someone’s life and can’t use anything and everything in someone’s life, and I disagree with that.

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Turning a new leaf

Last night I was on my way home from a friend’s house. I had a rough day and it was good to see her. I was driving down the highway listening to the Lacrae radio station as I have been prone to do lately. He is a Christian rap artist who my friend actually introduced to me. A song of his came on that I hadn’t heard previously so I did as I’m prone as well to do when I like a song — I played the song on repeat all the way home. The song is “Take me as I am.” It touched me and I did something I have not done very much in my life, I prayed.

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I called out of work Friday because I was violently ill with a stomach bug. Fast forward to waking up Saturday morning and I felt way better. It was my day off and by afternoon, I decided to join my friend and her two boys at the beach. By 5:30, I was looking like a lobster because of a sunburn. Today I go back to work. They’re going to be like, “Hmm sure. Stomach bug. Yep.”


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Pacific Northwest

Lately, when having conversations with customers at work while diagnosing and troubleshooting their devices, we get onto topics such as if they are local and if they like it here better than where they came from or if they are from here, do they desire to live anywhere else. I always mention how I’d love to live in the Pacific Northwest, but feel silly because it’s a kind of redundant term. I mean it could be called the North Pacific, right? Either way, we would laugh, my customers and I, because being in South Florida on the east coast, many of our seasonal residents and recent permanent residents are usually from the North East.

Then today I was checking out YeahWrite and read an entry where the blogger was talking about the current weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest. I feel vindicated as I didn’t make up this redundant term myself and that actually is what people call it.


I would more than likely love to live there. I would even deal with the cold. I find photos of the area absolutely amazing and love reading novels based in the area. Being surrounded by forests and rivers and lakes and mountains — cold would be worth it.


In other news, I am going to start working toward a goal. I usually just work, eat and sleep and dream of having an actual career. It’s time to stop dreaming and to start doing. I am going to start saving for a professional camera and take my photography to the next level. I purchased two courses on Udemy a while back on photography and I am going to use my time between work and socializing to go through them. Also, I am thinking maybe take some coding courses for web development. As it will probably take a bit to save for a professional full-frame DSLR camera.

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