Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

“A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness —
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!”
– the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

A good companion always makes everything better – the worst of times become more bearable and the best of times become dazzling memories that stay with you forever. Companions can come in many forms – a significant other, a group of great friends, or an ever-loving pet, just to name a few! Here’s to all those buddies and loved ones who make a good match with you!

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Maybe you have a furry feline companion like this one who you like to cuddle up with?

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Another good match are friends who are willing to jump into the sunset with you!

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A true test of friendship and “good matchiness” is if you can go on a 6 week trip with someone and still be friends when you come back! I’ll always remember our epic trip to Asia!

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A match made in heaven = my sweetest baby daughter holding my finger….

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A classic example of a not-so-good match – socks and sandals! Hilariously modeled by my own father at a (get this) beach wedding. AIYA!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

This week’s photo challenge over at The Daily Post is silhouette – and immediately the perfect photo popped into my mind!

jumping into the sunset

This is a picture from 2008 of me and my friends jumping (we were really into jumping shots back then) at the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. It’s not really a true silhouette shot because you can see that our shadows aren’t totally black… but I think it counts right? This picture really brings back a lot of great memories about our trip to San Diego. We stayed in a hostel and cooked pancakes every day for breakfast in funky shapes. We were there for a conference but we made sure we had plenty of time to have fun… ahh to be a young carefree student again!

A Puerto Rican Ramble – Day 4

ziplining through the trees!

It was our last big adventure in Puerto Rico – ziplining! Definitely a first for me and one that I was looking forward to with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. I decided against bringing my DSLR with me (visions of my camera plummeting to the ground ran rampant through my head) so all pictures I have stolen from my friends who brought their more handy little counterparts. I felt naked without a camera!!!

The company that we went with was EcoQuest which runs the ziplines out of Campo Rico Ziplining, a large estate that’s only a short 5-10 minute drive from San Juan. They have several packages but we went with the Ziplining adventure, which includes a short kayak and some hiking through the woods, interspersed with 5 ziplines of varying speed. We started off at the main office, where we signed off on waiver forms to release them from liability should we somehow snap off the harness and plunge to our doom in a ravine filled with necrotizing fasciitis. Shudder. Maybe I was more nervous about this then I thought. Continue reading