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Exit Hiatus

Now that my college life is officially over (for now), I have finally been able to return to some of my more enjoyable hobbies. Mainly, writing. (Blogging included.) I’d like to thank several of you who have reached out to me in the last few days to ask how I was doing, and for your birthday well-wishes. (Thanks Dan!)

First things first, I feel like this blog needs a change, so I’ve decided to change its name. I feel like I’ve outgrown the whole philosophy of living in the moment, and have started facing the world head on. I’m not a kid anymore, though my inner child remains in permanent denial, and the world I live in is not perfect. But it is, it exists and I look forward to learning more from it.

Well, thanks for your patience guys. Take care and have a great week.

Best, Mary


Second Traveler’s Notebook Complete

Hello All,

Would you believe that while I worked on my August Compo Notebook, I also finished my second Midori notebook. Here’s a picture of it.


I plan to make a flip video some time soon. Usually I do this on the weekend but I had work today, and tomorrow’s my birthday. Here’s hoping I have the video up Monday or Tuesday latest. Meanwhile, here’s a sneak peak.



Well, have a great weekend everyone!

Sudden News & Mixed Emotions

Honestly guys, I am still trying to make sense of this myself, but am having trouble figuring out how many emotions I’m feeling exactly. Earlier today, shortly after re-watching Forrest Gump after several years, I received a call from my father. He told me, sobbing, that my grandfather had passed away a little over four hours before. At first, I felt the entire world stand still, and then my brain began to scream because my father, the man who never let anyone see him cry, was sobbing on the phone like a child. My father, who is the stereotypical Latino macho man, was crying and brokenly asking me to find the fastest and most economical roundtrip flight tickets available, ASAP. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about all this. I never met my grandfather, but spoke to him only sparingly on the phone over my lifetime. Often times, he didn’t know who I was thanks to his severe Alzheimer’s. Now, I’ll be planning a trip home soon, to access the situation and make sure that my father is okay.  

Have any of you felt something like this before? 

Almost 5 Again

Its official,  my resident Sandman’s hit the road and doesn’t plan on looking back.  Yet another night’s gone by spent staring at the ceiling, trying to sleep but failing miserably.  A few nights ago I took a couple over the counter sleeping pills and realized that they aren’t that helpful.  In fact,  they make me feel down right uncomfortable.  After taking them I noticed a strange sensation inside my head, like a dull ache that eventually grew to feel like ghost hands reaching inside my skull and moving things around.  Gave me a bad case of the heebie jeebie twitches.  So yeah,  no sleep aids for me.  Yay. 

Watching TV


Today was officially my first day of “vacation” from work. A couple weeks ago I was finally able to request some time off so I can go home for a couple weeks and visit the family. However, I won’t be able to leave till Monday because my sister still has work. Therefore, I’ve spend the last twenty four hours watching Supernatural and (surprise, surprise) Doctor Who. (I finally cracked and decided to give the show a try. Got addicted pretty fast.) So what shows are you watching this summer? 


Hello there,

So sorry for not being around these last few days, guess you can say that I was on a miniature hiatus. Of course, I have a reason for this. (I wouldn’t leave you unless I REALLY had too, I swear.) These last few days I’ve been contemplating starting a web series on my blog, it’s in the beginning stages so I don’t have much written of the actual story, but it seems like a very interesting one. (Strange for the writer to say this, no?) The temp. title is “Waxen Wings” and I hope to at least have part one out by the end of the week. I will be posting a part every other week unless I have a sudden surge of inspiration (I really hope I do), then I may post more than one part, or make the parts longer. I am still deciding on how long to make each part, but I guess that’s something that will decide itself during the writing and editing process. So, thanks a lot for sticking around and taking the time to read this!

Have a great day!


PS: I also just made an email for this blog so please feel free to contact me in case you have any questions, want to chat, or want to submit something!

Quick Update

I have about ten minutes to write something really fast. I just found myself with some free time before my last appointment of the day. (My previous one did not show up for some reason, I hope she is alright, she is not someone to miss an appointment.) Well, yesterday was a lot of fun, as you can tell from some of the pictures I uploaded while I was in San Francisco. The crepe was pretty good in case you were wondering. I managed to get a few things there, though a lot of stuff was still pretty expensive I still managed to spend only about 80 dollars (it’s a miracle really, the old me would have left my bank account empty). The day was really bright too, hot actually, so I was never so thankful for the SF breeze than I was then. (It was hotter too since there were just so many people in Japan Town!) The blossoms were pretty much in bloom, so that wasn’t a huge attraction. What had many people there were all the cosplayers (some looked amazing!) and the events going on (like a live Kendo presentation and visiting musician–a rising star in the Japanese pop-music scene– named Kylee I believe). Well, that’s all for now. Bye.