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Shady Tipping Practices- What Really Matters

Shady Tipping Practices- What Really Matters

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I managed a restaurant for some time, and I prided myself on the restaurant’s appearance, quality of food, and well-trained waitstaff. I made sure to interact with our customers as much as possible, to get feedback and find out where we could improve.

Social media and the service industry have always had a rocky relationship.

By now, most people have heard about the 20 cent tip left by Eagles…

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Sep 5
Water Therapy

This morning I woke up and went to the beach with my swim fins in hand and walked into the water.

Water Therapy

This morning I woke up and went to the beach with my swim fins in hand and walked into the water.

Aug 7

Impending Seasons and an Afternoon Escape to Corson’s Inlet

Impending Seasons and an Afternoon Escape to Corson’s Inlet

The weather’s been quite mild recently. With low humidity and pleasant temperatures, it almost feels like September. Fall-season catalogues are coming out, and I’ve even noticed a pumpkin beer or two on taps. Transitional anticipation seems to be buzzing just beneath the surface of this summer. While I’m just as excited for everything to be nutmeg-laced as any self-deprecating lover of #PSL,…

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Tour de Taco 2014

Tour de Taco 2014

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Everyone knows that I am an absolute fiend for Mexican food. From the most authentic hole-in-the-wall taqueria to high-end restaurants, I don’t discriminate in my pursuit of delicious tacos, chilaquiles, burritos, and enchiladas. I don’t know why I’m so enamored with Mexican cuisine, but I stopped asking that question a long time ago and focused on finding the tastiest food. As such, I couldn’t…

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Things I Love Thursday: Summertime lights.

Things I Love Thursday: Summertime lights.

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My bed is under an east-facing window. No alarm necessary, sunlight wakes me up each morning. Simple phone photos don’t do the light any justice, but each time I snap a picture, I hope maybe it will look halfway decent. There’s something pleasing about a picture not being able to capture the full experience of a quiet moment- even better if that moment is spent alone. This morning brought a…

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Things I Love Thursday: Solstice

This time of year is my absolute favorite. Everything is abundantly green and alive. Temperatures reached above 90 for the first time this year.

Lucid Dreams and Seaside Musings in the Underworld

Last Friday night, I found myself without plans. I didn’t want to suffer through the weekend traffic jam heading to the shore, and I wanted to go to yoga Saturday morning.

Lucid Dreams and Seaside Musings in the Underworld

Last Friday night, I found myself without plans. I didn’t want to suffer through the weekend traffic jam heading to the shore, and I wanted to go to yoga Saturday morning.

Things I Love Thursday: “You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.”

Things I Love Thursday: “You can’t hate your way into loving yourself.”

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The world makes me feel crazy, but hey aren’t these begonias something else?


A quarter life crisis exasperated by job seeking, job finding, job seeking again, and a new age of inadequacy compounded by social media. How many followers how many likes? How much validation before I can drift off to sleep. I check my phone while I drive a car and get pissed when other people do the same thing. 

It…

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Things I Love Thursday: Dreamy and dreaming.

This week I love: Warm breezes. I’m still pleasantly surprised when the wind blows warmer these days.

Things I Love Thursday: Dreamy and dreaming.

This week I love: Warm breezes. I’m still pleasantly surprised when the wind blows warmer these days.

love letters to surfing: spring meditation

love letters to surfing: spring meditation

Everything feels. There are colors where was gray. I feel dizzy and shake my head when I look from tree to tree. I only know the names of a few kinds of birds. Yesterday, for the first time, the wind blew in my hair and warmed me.

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I walked down to the ocean as the storm clouds drifted in.

I put on my new 3/2 for the first time since November. No booties, no gloves, no hood. Waves were awful,…

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