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A Photo Shoot and Food Exploration in Downtown Los Angeles: Personal Challenge, Day 46 (11.1.12)

On Dia De Los Muertos, I headed into downtown Los Angeles after work.  I didn’t go there to celebrate the holiday, I went to assist a friend with lighting techniques. The test photo shoot took place at the LA County Courthouse–my first time there.  There are tales of it being haunted but I didn’t get any strange vibes from the

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Chicken Noodle Soup To Cure What Ails You: Personal Challenge, Day 30 (10.16.12)

With an upset stomach (still from the Pastrami the day before) and elevated stress levels from a bad day at work, I decided I needed comfort food.  (Bland comfort food) Before embarking on my next food trial adventure, I stopped off at home to change out of my “teacher” attire and into more weather appropriate (and comfortable) clothing (90 degrees

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I’VE STILL GOT A TICKET TO RIDE . . . FOR 2.5 HOURS: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 24 (10.10.12)

After a few days of using the Metro to get around Pasadena and Downtown LA, I contemplated taking the bus to and from work.  I used the Metro Trip Planner but because of JPL and the Arroyo Seco’s placement between my home in Altadena and my workplace in La Crescenta, there was no real easy way to get to work. 

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I’VE GOT A TICKET TO RIDE: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 23 (10.9.12)

Today started off great.  The weather cooled down and it finally felt like Fall.  I actually wore a sweatshirt this morning.  I was in a good mood despite my sore body. But then the sun came out and my mood got worse (it must be opposite day).  I had a freak out about finances and rising gas prices.  Since my

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Let’s Go Ride A Bike: Personal Challenge, Day 21 (10.7.12)

Today didn’t exactly start off the way I had planned.  I woke up, ready to participate in CicLAvia, an event that temporarily moves cars from the streets of Los Angeles.  The streets are open to bikers, pedestrians, roller skaters, skateboarders, and joggers.  I was planning on joining a new group of friends in a bike ride through the streets of

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