Monthly Archives: July 2013

Looking Awesome #jumpingfails

Have you ever thought about the pictures that never make it onto Facebook or Instagram?  You know, the pictures that never get taken or are so horribly ugly that they would NEVER be posted.  It seems we use the Internet only to broadcast our cool or funny or beautiful moments.  But the awkward, the disappointing and the embarrassing- those moments are rarely captured on film and if they are, they are usually quickly deleted.

But what if they weren’t?

What if we took pictures of our failures and let the whole world see how pathetic we can be at times? Continue reading

Summer Reading Recommendations

If you’ve been following this blog for a while or you know me in real life, you know that I am a big fat nerd when it comes to books.  However, I learned last summer that lots of you are big fat nerds too.  So let’s be big fat nerds together and talk book recommendations.

It’s been a month since school has been out which means I’ve had lots of time for reading.  I’ve read some wonderful stories and some not-as-wonderful-but-still-rather-enjoyable stories that I’m sharing with you now.  My goal in this is purely selfish.  If you are a fellow book worm, I want your recommendations too!  If you are not a bookworm, feel free to disregard the rest of this post and tune in later when I’ll write more about Costa Rica. Continue reading

The Runs in Costa Rica

No, not THAT kind of runs.  I mean, we did drink the water, and there were some moments we were so scared we nearly crapped our pants, but this is not a post about that.

See, I spent last week in Costa Rica on a trip that can best be described as an epic adventure/laugh-fest.  Our group of seven spent a week exploring beaches, waterfalls, ocean depths, rivers and rain forests. We tromped far from the beaten path where we rarely encountered tourists or even English-speakers. Continue reading