Archive for the ‘cali_lovin’ Category

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience

Look up!
Drinkers soaking up the ambience under an epic collection of taps at Hamilton’s Tavern.
Look up! Epic ceiling at ‪@hamiltonstavern ‬in #SanDiego South Park. #beertaps

Colorful lanterns greet tiki lovers and cocktail fans at False Idol.
False Idol

Something shady at Modern Times.
Modern Times

My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience.

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Baby Mine

“Rest your head close to my heart….
Never to part.
Baby of mine.”

Our pack has grown. I love this baby boy with all my heart. I had no idea how much he would change my life. I felt my heart burst when I first felt him on my chest, crying for comfort.
Grateful. #beachbabyphillips
I spent nine months avoiding booze, sushi and eggs benedict. Betabrand yoga pants replaced my office slacks. Morning walks replaced my morning runs. I shared ultrasound details with expecting moms at prenatal yoga at Pilgrimage of the Heart.

My life outside of the newsroom has become a merry-go-round of nursing, dirty diapers and precious naps. I love watching our baby sleep with a dreamy smile. I adore wearing him close to my heart in a wrap. It’s one of his favorite spots for a nap.

I can’t imagine my life without him.

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It was a dark and stormy night

It sounded like pebbles hitting our windows. A November storm pelted San Diego with hail, thunder and lightning.

I used my iPhone to shoot weather video for my show.

It felt like a brief Autumn before Winter knocked her over.

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Eye of the Tiger

Behind the Scenes at KPBS News.

Ok, it’s not the final countdown, but the theme song to Rocky III helps some crew members get pumped for the show.

My last show with our anchor, Dwane Brown. He moves on to NPR West.

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Travel Theme: Dogs

It’s a dog’s world.
When she's smiling.... The whole world smiles with pooch. Daisy's first walk along Batiquitos Lagoon Trail. #dogstagram. Thanks @a_la_mode for the snapping this lovely photo!
Labor Day walk with Daisy at Batiquitos Lagoon.

I melted when my hubby texted me this photo of our dog last week.
Missed my baby girl. #reunitedatlast #dogstagram
I couldn’t wait to see her after her retreat/spa vacation in La Jolla.

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Return to Paradise

MAUI – Waking up next to the Pacific Ocean. Palm trees swaying. Beach run in Lahaina.

#kvphawaii First beach walk in #Maui

My third trip to Hawaii. My first visit to Maui. I feel blessed to celebrate 10 years with my hubby.

Also. I need to resist the urge to check work email. I scheduled some tweets. Hotel wifi tempts me to stay plugged into my life back on the mainland.

This view from our balcony took my breath away. Vibrant sunset colors reminded me to enjoy what I have right now.

View from our room

My inner shutterbug likes to take center stage on vacations.

#kvphawaii Sunset dipped behind clouds. Dolphins jumped by boats. Calm before storm, #Maui flood watch

We spotted three dolphins playing in front this boat last night. Squint. You’ll see it. 

I wanted to start snapping away. I knew my iPhone lens would capture a black smudge. I gave up on the perfect Maui photo and enjoyed the impromptu show. I watched dolphins leaping and flicking their tails. I imagined hearing their laughter. I squeezed Mark’s hand.
My favorite part of my first sunset in Maui.

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Photo Sunday: Entrance

An entrance framed in North Park.
Photo Sunday: Entrance: Street Art

Another entrance illuminated in University Heights.
Photo Sunday: Entrance: University Heights
I love these neighborhood signs in San Diego.

Finally, an epic entrance dwarfing Comic-Con fans at PetCo Park. (File this under doing Comic-Con without a badge)

Hello Snoopy!

My entry for this week’s Photo Sunday: Entrance.

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Travel Theme: Off-Centre

I tried to power thru my cold with a hike at Cabrillo National Monument.

We got lucky with the weather yesterday. Storms clouded rolled in after our Point Loma visit.

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Off the Beaten Comic-Con Path: w00tStock

File this under doing Comic-Con without a badge.

I loved the absurd, sentimental, geeky variety show at w00tstock 7.0.

Of course I wanted tickets to see my Star Trek crush Wil Wheaton.

He treated us to a tale about poop.

Alton Brown entertained us with a lullaby for his daughter.
Alton Brown at w00tstock
Also about poop.
(Mental note: avoid shrimp cocktail at airports. Shudder)

A joke from Paul and Storm’s first act stuck around like a broken record during intermission.
Twitter at w00tstock
Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off‘ was on repeat.

The finale was the perfect exclamation point (middle finger) for the evening.

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Commercial Con

We enjoyed Comic Con without badges.
Avoided traffic and parking fees by taking the trolley.
Paid for cool venues that included cocktails, beers and geek heroes.


Enjoyed cosplayers and their amazing works of art without spending a dime.

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