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The Unfollowing

This is one smart ass girl who has your back. You just need to listen to her.

This is one smart ass girl who has your back. You just need to listen to her.

Encouragement can go a long way. So here it goes to you who decided to un follow me. That wasn’t cool. Being stranded seems ruthless. After all I wrote for you and you have the audacity to just unclick. Come on….. I laid my life out there for you to learn from and the best you can do is…leave me now.
You know you have taken a big chunk of my heart. You just threw it all away.
Dolly Parton has written my emotions for you in many a country song. She just does not know it. For it is clear, you moved onto another blog without a thought of the hurt you left. Dolly sing it girl.
I just have one question. Do you have any regrets now that you have left me? You know a blog like mine is hard to find. Really, how could you end it all this way? Oh shit that was two questions. Well, what does it matter? You aren’t here to read this anyway.
I just have one thing to say. I need you more now than I ever did. Give me another chance. I promise to blog my heart out for you.

( disclaimer: Since writing this I was told by one of my followers that Word press may be the culprit behind some of the un following! Aghast! Say it isn’t so!).


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Flip-Flops And Life

I am a 70's girl stuck in 2014.  How do I learn to belong? Can you pick me out?

I am a 70’s girl stuck in 2014. How do I learn to belong? Can you pick me out?

Running late for my dental appointment, I grab my socks and I thought my shoes. As I start the engine and travel down the road, I realize the shoes were a figure of my crazy imagination.
Laughing out loud to no one but myself, I don’t turn around. Frozen in time, I look down to my bare feet and think who cares?
I could say I don’t care about shoes and I do not care to choose, but reality is I was in a hurry.

“Alesia, put something on your feet if you are going out to play!” Living in Hawaii–who cares, right.
“Ok, mom,” As I run out with flip-flops in my hands and no socks. The flip-flops never made it to my feet usually.
It was 1971 and who gave a you know what about shoes. We lived in Hawaii and we just wanted to have fun and playing with the other kids without shoes on was the norm.
Those were the days. No one held this girl down. No shoes for sure did. Being on your own time and really no time source to tell me different made me feel like nothing could go wrong. Reminiscing of the days of old, I still realize how I loved those old days. Backing up in my mind, everything was going my way. I could do whatever I wanted to do.

“Damn.” I said to myself realizing I was not going to turn around for my shoes just because I was going to the dentist. You could call it crazy, but I called it freedom and memory freezing even if just for the 15 minute drive. The sun was beaming down on my car hood and it was just a beautiful day. Who cares if I have any shoes? I sure did not. After all I am just an American woman wanting to mess with your mind and show up barefoot.

Oh..That's where those flip-flops ended?

Oh..That’s where those flip-flops ended?

“Alesia, time for supper. Come in before your food gets cold!” Man, moms know how to mess up a good tether ball tournament going on with my friends on the Barracks we lived in. All the children I played with hovered around that ball and string.
“Ok, mom!” I shouted. My friends were so kind. They crowned me the champion for the evening tether ball match. I took that championship home with me with a big smile on my face. Walking into the house, my mom looks at my dirty 9-year-old feet. OOPS!!!! No flip-flops on.

Walking into the dentist office and then sitting into the chair, my dental hygienist does not even notice I am barefooted.
She starts talking about some old man’s world book series where men would turn into young men and become super heroes.
Geez, I felt like a super hero just then. I got caught outside without my shoes on and no one cared!

Honolulu 1971. Ahhh! The life.

Honolulu 1971. Ahhh! The life.


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Victoria, Canada on Display

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy some photos with my Nikon. If you are looking for a lovely vacation getaway, Victoria, BC may be just the right town for you. Many of us who do live in the Pacific NW enjoy visiting this city by land, boat, or air. This trip was by boat. I think I have captured a great feel for the city in these shots.


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Love At First Sight

Have you seen my love? It was just for a moment. A memory so sweet. If I had my way baby, you would still be in my life or at least a tweet.
Oh–you got my eyes looking. Oh-you got my eyes dreaming of your post on Facebook. If only for the moment-I thought of you. Oh-my eyes than got burning. It was from utter delight. The sun was shining as was its right. It shined oh so clearly on you my baby, my love at first sight. I closed in for the capture to my surprise. You were stopped for a moment. Frozen in time. Then my black eyes saw you, my love, drift out of sight. The memory left me, but the photo I got was so precise. You were my love at first sight baby and took me so far. Only 16 years old, you drove me around and crazy. Oh–my love at first sight.

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

What was your first car you ever drove? I drove a Ford Pinto!

For those who have memories of their first love AKA first car..


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OH Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy was definitely on display on my recent trip to Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria has done a fine job with marking historical monuments to its own history which does include war-time remembrances.


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Our Time

The space needle is really straight!  My camera says otherwise.  Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

The space needle is really straight! My camera says otherwise. Life through colored lens can deceive, but we can know the truth.

Put your head up. Take a deep breath. There is always new possibilities out there.
I know. This sounds challenging. Guess what? There will be victory.
We are in a new era. Recognize that this is your wake up call. Keep your ambitions high.
Remember you are part of the solution. Send a message to yourself and clear your head of
anything that pressures you in what is your time, my time, and our time.
We will prevail.
It is our time. We are a force to be reckoned with….
Inspired by: A sleepyhead needing her own courage to get out of bed this morning and facing chronic pain.
So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out....NO SUCH LUCK!

So I thought I got the camera turned just enough to straighten the shot out….NO SUCH LUCK!


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High Tea

High Tea is a must when visiting Victoria. The grand tea room, with the fine china and portraits of Queen Elizabeth’s grand parents hanging on the walls made for authenticity. There is also a beautiful view of the harbor to look out at that inspires one to relax and enjoy the ambience.
The tea service included finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and a tray of various desserts. It was such a treat! See for yourself:

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