Welcome to the Jungle

26229750_10159725390380063_5468251040388574190_nYou may remember last year when I wrote that Huffpost essay about my best friend getting married. Somehow within a blink of an eye, last weekend the big day finally came. And all of the emotions plus some were felt in all of the good ways.

So there’s a lot of awesome parts about the bride and groom- Kim and Greg. They actually met while singing karaoke. She belted out ‘Somebody to Love’ and he was so amazed he paid money to cut the line to get on the microphone to ask her out.

Needless to say, they’re a couple who are in perfect harmony (sorry, couldn’t resist a musical pun). Our friends always joked with Kim that when it was her turn to be married one day, she was going to sing at her own wedding. Well she did, but it was the absolute perfect surprise to her groom. Halfway through the reception, she picked up the microphone and told her groom ‘I wanted to sing a special song that really let’s you know what you have in store with me being your wife”

Welcome to the Jungle Baby!

I may be biased because she’s my best friend, but I think you’ll agree she killed this song.

Also, the video and the band playing behind Kim is an epic cover band called Bigg Romeo from Philadelphia. Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/biggromeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Favorite shots from 2015

 

Below are a few of the most memorable photos I’ve taken over the past 365 days. From capturing the resiliency of the human spirit at my job at Penn Rehab, experiencing childhood through my nieces eyes, enjoying year two as a crazy cat lady,crossing off items off my to-do list and watching two of my best friends walk down the aisle- it’s been a year for the books- photo books that is!

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101 Things That Happened in the Last 365 Days

Facebook now has a new app that will create a short video clip about the highlights of 2014. To be frank, 2014 can kick rocks. Most of the year was spent dealing with stress, unhappiness and grief. But somewhere in the middle of the emotional roller coaster of the year, I managed to do a whole bunch of cool things. 2014 can only be summed in one cliche, corny phrase- Life Goes On. 

Here’s a 101 memorable things that I did this year. Thank you for reading my ramblings, commenting on my essays, and/or being in my life this year.  I’m still wrapping my mind over some of the shit that went down over the past 365 days, so I won’t even try to guess what 2015 will hold. 

101 Things That Happened in the Last 365 Days

 Participated in a vegan chicken wing eating contest- This was a disaster, no one warned me that seitan expands once it’s wet. But it benefited Philly Roller Girls, so it was for a good cause!

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Participated in a cupcake eating contest.It was my first large amount of sugar after clean eating for 40 days, let’s just say that night I wanted to die

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Went on an upside roller coaster- I actually tried frantically to get off the Batman Coaster but the attendant didn’t hear me so I was stuck going through with it

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Went to Six Flags- We meant to go to Belmont Beach, but the signs for the safari seemed more exciting

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Had an article go viral- I was annoyed about how much online dating sucked, and wrote an article about it one night after work. Apparently people like that kind of thing.

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Got published on Bustle

Got published on Literally Darling

Found out I was a social introvert

Took photos on Citizen Bank Park’s field before a Phillies Game 

Missed a plane transfer

Had my article and face appear on Yahoo.com

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Flew to California

Put my feet in the Pacific Ocean

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Went in a hot tub under the stars at night in California

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Had my face appear on a HuffPo email 

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Snapshots of 2014- Part II

I take a lot of photos. And I mean thousands, each year. Before getting a point and shoot in 2004, I always had a disposable camera around. Now with cell phones, and my DSLR, my photo obsession as grown even more. Here are a few of my favorite personal shots from 2014. Even though it was a tough year, there were many memorable moments!

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Hump Day Round Up- 9/24

giphy (21)The week is half way over and I’m still trying to get myself together. After family emergency over the weekend, and a broke-down car on Monday- my beloved schedule that keeps me steady has been shot to hell. Let’s just say the internet and funny GIFS have been helping me not snap at everyone who enters my bubble this week.

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