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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30: A song that reminds you of yourself

Living the dream, indeed!

Since I was a kid–whether it was the influence of TV shows like “CHiP’s” and Saved By The Bell, Silicon Valley’s tech scene, or bands like The Beach Boys and nearly every 3rd-wave ska group from Orange County–I’ve had a romantic infatuation with the Golden State. Apparently, I’m not alone. In fact, since the 1850s, Americans (and foreigners, alike) have looked at the West Coast with a pioneer spirit. After visiting Los Angeles for the first time in 2008, I made it my mission to eventually move here. For me, “Go west, young man, and seek your fortune” was more than a historical metaphor, it was an imperative–a directive. This classic by The Mamas and The Papas (and covered innumerable times since its original recording) serves as a metaphor for my own young adult life: The literal grey skies and the brown leaves of a Georgia winter or the more metaphorical condition of my life in my mid-20s.

EJ & Beth’s Wedding in Morgan Hill, CA

To celebrate the union of my “little brother” Eric, The Barbie and I took the doggos on a little weekend trip to the southern tip of Silicon Valley and the wine country town of Morgan Hill, California. Naturally, we found a few vintners to sample and surprisingly many of them were quite dog friendly!

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Solid life advice

You never know where you’ll find it!

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 98: Something of your favorite color

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Pacific blue.

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Dancing to “Thriller” at Sgt. Pepper’s

A few sheets to the wind at a dueling pianos bar, Atari was invited to come on stage and celebrate Halloween by dancing to Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller”. The results were…interesting.

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“In This Fleeting Moment” sculpture in Laguna Beach, CA

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An Instance at Griffith Observatory

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 62: The last place to which you traveled

IMG_20160508_132422776McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. One of the handful of places we stopped on a weekend tour of the central coast. Phenomenal scenery and a helluva drive!

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 49: Where you live

Orange County, California.

Okay, so technically, this is Huntington Beach, but it is in Orange County, and it’s just down the street, so there.

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Beer by the beach

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