capes, coffee, & the color orange

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Friday

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November 2013

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concrete jungle where dreams are made of…

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photoCAPES [something empowering] Not only were we designed to work, but it’s a God-given mandate (#amreading “Every Good Endeavor,” by Tim Keller).

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Now I get it, Alicia Keys.  #NYC is a magical place.  I ran in Central Park every day, ate late-night dinners, attended an amazing “Humanizing Work” conference at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and reveled in the buzz and energy of the city.  Can’t wait to return.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  I recently moved back in with my parents while my condo undergoes some pre-wedding home repairs.  This means I get to participate in “Oma Day” – where my mom watches my nephews twice a week.  Yesterday, upon hearing the arrival of my nephews, I climbed the stairs still in my pajamas, Ugg-footed, and contacts out/wide-rimmed glasses on.  My youngest nephew took one look at me and said: “Auntie Annie, you’re scary.”  He should be commended for honesty.  And put in time out for hurting my feelings.
 
 

Tuesday

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July 2011

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wanderlust [won-der-luhst]: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

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CAPES [something empowering] Just because you like to do something doesn’t mean that the person you love has to like it, too. You can learn this the hard way, or just take my word for it.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] In “summer-bummer” Seattle, you can still sport a sunshiney glow with Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizer (but use every other day to avoid the over-glow).

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Experience has taught me that there are a few things I cannot live without when traveling overseas:

Nalgene Travel Bottlesto hold my mouthwash, shampoo, vitamins, and more
REI plastic sleeves – like plastic bags, but more durable
French Vanilla International Coffee – for some reason, when good coffee is thousands of miles away, this stuff does the trick
Refresh Eye Dropsin single-use containers
Baby wipes – also known as an African shower

 

Tuesday

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July 2011

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I can always find a way to pack another pair of shoes.

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CAPES [something empowering] It is quite magical to hear Lance Armstrong congratulate you on your personal best time for a distance run. Nike+ GPS iPhone application – I’ll see you in the morning!

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] When I travel, I use contact cases to spare more luggage space. Instead of taking large items that I only need a tad bit of, I put a few pumps in my color-coded-cases. This way, I can justify bringing an additional pair of shoes.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I leave for Sierra Leone in 2 weeks. This will be my second time to the great continent of Africa this year and second time to SL. But unlike my last trip to Africa and SL, my layover time has been compromised…unless I can figure out a way to get by customs and into the city of Paris and back to my gate in under 1 hour.
 

Friday

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April 2011

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Tangawizi!

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CAPES [something empowering] You can’t plan surprises. And surprises are so much better than the best of plans.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Swahili is fun to learn…twiga = giraffe…simba = lion…and my personal favorite – tangawizi = ginger. Now you know! Asante sana (thank you very much).

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I recently met a 110-year old grandmother who, in her younger years, hunted elephants with a bow and arrow in the African forests of Kenya. She’s a rockstar.
 

Friday

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February 2011

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40 days out.

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CAPES [something empowering] “The night is darkest just before the dawn.” Be patient with your night; wait out the dark. Light will come.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Seattle’s got soul? Love this basement band, and the blog Sound on the Sound.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] 40 days until I leave for Kenya. Let the countdown begin!
 

Wednesday

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February 2011

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What’s on your dollar menu?

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s important to know your history because sometimes history can repeat itself. But, don’t get hung up on the past because the most important history is the history you make today.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Want a 99-cent meal? Trader Joe’s rice noodle soup + a handful of edamame + squirt of sriracha + teaspoon of hoisin sauce + a few basil leaves = a homemade cup of pho. Yum yum yum.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Girl Talk is playing the Tuesday night of finals week. I have a final to take the day of and two to turn in the next morning before I board a plane for Kenya. Worth it? Yes. A hundred times, yes.
 

Monday

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December 2010

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Select your thoughts like you select an iTunes playlist…

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CAPES [something empowering] You select your thoughts like you select an iTunes playlist – weeding out the bad ones from the good ones. Remember: you are in control.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I got this umbrella for Christmas. Now I’m outside just waiting for it to rain.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] This past year, I did not leave the country once (surprisingly, the south doesn’t count). In 2011, I have some making up to do…Africa and Europe, look out!