Hearst Castle weekend snapshots

A quick tour of Hearst Castle for the 900th time this year at the suggestion of visiting relatives. It's crazy how many random facts I've come to learn about this California site (for instance, the dining room served as an inspiration for the dining area at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies). Lately, I've also come to realize how much of an introvert I actually am. This has all led me to analyze my relationship with my peers. I can't seem to relate to most people my age. I know being in your 20's is a weird time but honestly, I could write a list of reasons why I find it difficult to interact with some other 20-somethings and our current pop culture. Watch this space.






I'm not going to say this month has flown by but I'm really looking forward to the start of a new month. I'd like to give sort of a sneak peak of things to come on here... let's just say I'll be making it a point to talk a lot more about my upcoming trip to Ireland. I also want to continue with frequent outfit posts and maybe even some random "life perspective" type posts, if you're interested? I hope you'll stick around!


(Disclaimer: Some of these pictures were taken by one of my cousins.)

Happy Birthday Djinn Djinn

This face. This little guy. This little 4-legged creature. I call him Djinn Djinn ("Jinn Jinn"). He also has many silly nicknames- I often lovingly refer to him as "Feet Ears" because like the name suggests, his ears tend to smell like feet (his feet, by the way, smell like corn chips). He has turned me into a crazy dog lady (I was terrified of dogs when I was younger) and today is his 5th birthday (approximate- we don't know the exact date). It feels like yesterday since I first adopted him but at the same time, I can't even imagine I ever lived life without him.

The photo above was taken the day we adopted him. He was 8 weeks old and slept and slept and slept. Whenever he was awake, he would always find a way to get into trouble. Not much has changed since then...

Djinn Djinn's first bath! He smelled like a little puppy (you know the smell?) straight from the Animal shelter so we decided to bathe him. He only weighed about 2lbs- we were sure he was going to grow up to be a chihuahua (even the Vet thought so)! I had plans to put him into a basket on my bike and ride around with him so he could happily enjoy the fresh air. He had other plans, though. Now, weighing in at 19lbs, it turns out he's a little too big to put into a bike basket. Plus, he's a grumpy old man who doesn't enjoy things that "normal" dogs do (i.e. walks, other dogs, dog kibble without fresh meat in it).

Obviously as a crazy dog lady, this post could easily turn into the length of War & Peace. But, I know, I know...ain't nobody got time for that. So to sum it up, I put together a few of my favorite photos of him in this collage. You can get a good feel for his personality in every one of these photos. 

Basically, I just wanted to tell the world how much I love my little buddy. I hope he has a great 5th birthday...but who am I kidding? EVERY DAY is his birthday...

P.S. STILL trying to figure out the HTML stuff so that I can change the ugly colors of the comment section on this blog. Thanks for being patient with me!