Archive for August, 2015

A Weekend Without Reception

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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LaPush

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This weekend was one for the record books, and we didn’t have reception to Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook it. In fact, a weekend without reception is what made this one for the books. I tagged along with Bri, Matt, Western Cultured and friends for a few nights in La Push, on the Olympic Peninsula.

I first heard of La Push in Twilight (don’t go there, it helped get me through homesickness in China), so when extended an invite, I got my hashtag search on. This place is photo paradise, so count me in.

Daily activities included laying in the sun, catching waves, taking photos, rolling joints, hikes, cooking fish, listening to music and making conversation. The scenery was straight out of a movie. Such good energy and no social media, does this exist in 2015? LA I miss you, but maybe not so much anymore…

Still new to Seattle, in transition and living the startup life, my social life has been slim. I felt especially appreciative of such a great crew. It felt good to get off the grid and get back to my roots.

More importantly, it felt good to get back to humanity. If you haven’t tried it recently, turn your phone off. Talk to your neighbor. Ask questions. Tell a joke. Make eye contact. It’s more fulfilling than likes on the Internet.

Thank you everyone for such a great weekend. Lets get off the grid again soon.

♥ BB

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Saturdays Are For Girls Who Surf

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

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A couple snaps from our Girls Surf Saturday a few weeks back!

Girls-only days are my favorite (no offense guys) because it means less stress and encouragement to try new tricks. This day was a pristine example. I’ve surfed for a few years but never really carved because I a) didn’t know how and b) hate trying new moves with a boat full of spectators. All the optimism and increased estrogen pushed me to carve and you know what? I did. I carved, and I carved, and I kept carving, until I caught an edge, but I came up smiling and stoked to stick new moves.

Sometimes all it takes is a little step outside your comfort zone to realize things aren’t as difficult as they seem. This applies to life too.

Thanks Nicole for the tow, hope to have another girls day before summer wraps!

♥ BB

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Stick Figure & Slightly Stoopid

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Proud cousin moment! My cousin Kevin (AKA Kbong) crushed it with Stick Figure and Slightly Stoopid at last week’s Marymoor Park show.

So great to hear the guys perform again, especially in my home state. Thanks Kevin for tickets, and thank you Western Cultured for hooking both bands up with fat sacks of Super Lemon!

Who else was there to #LightUpTheMoment?

♥ BB

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