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Recap: November 2017

December 2nd, 2017

Even with (US) Thanksgiving, November felt like a pretty chill month for me. Not much happened early in the month, and then when Thanksgiving came around, I took that whole week off. I realized I hadn’t taken a long vacation this year like I usually do and was starting to really feel burned out. I just needed a break.

Some things I did this month:

  • I treated my husband to a birthday dinner at a Spanish tapas place. We had never been there before, but a coworker recommended it to me, and it was really good!
  • I saw Thor: Ragnarok, and man, that was a fun movie.
  • We had Thanksgiving dinner with my parents, my husband’s parents, and his grandparents. It was at the grandparents’ house, and they have a pretty traditional Thanksgiving dinner – you know, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc etc. Oh, and also four pies. Yeah, it was a lot of food.
  • I did Black Friday shopping online and bought myself new winter tops. Of course, I’m still waiting for winter weather. I’m wearing a T-shirt here sometimes!
  • We also took advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals to buy new appliances, specifically a new microwave, stove, and dishwasher. Such adulting.
  • I got my hair cut and colored. I normally grow out my hair during the winter, but the length and amount I had was driving me crazy! I asked for it to be cut to my shoulders and dyed to a dark red.

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Recap: October 2017

November 1st, 2017

October is one of my favorite months – part of it is because the weather gets cooler and the other part are events like our anniversary and Halloween. This past month can pretty much be divided into 5 major things!

Work User Conference

My company had our annual user conference early in October. Instead of hiring lots of event staff, they encourage employees to volunteer, and it’s a great way to meet the people who use our products. The past several years, I’ve helped out with photography, and I did it again this year along with two hired photographers.

Though not all of the photos have been posted yet, I’ve already recognized some of my photos being used in articles and social media. Some of my past photos were also used in slide decks for the conference. It always feels good to see my photos out there!

Anniversary

October 9th was our 6th wedding anniversary! Unfortunately, it fell right on my work’s user conference, so we couldn’t really celebrate that day. We went to a couple of our favorite restaurants before and after the conference days, so that sort of counted. I might still make a reservation to a nice restaurant to “officially” celebrate though. Better late than never, right? (Fun fact: October 29th is our dating anniversary, and it’s been 12 years since we’ve been together!)

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Recap: September 2017

September 30th, 2017

September was a pretty eventful month for me – most of which I expected, but there were also surprises. First, I took a day trip to San Japan, an Anime convention in San Antonio! It’s fairly close to Austin, so I just drive there and back in one day. I almost didn’t make it because there was a gas shortage caused by people freaking out and buying a ton of gas after hearing rumors that there was a gas shortage from Hurricane Harvey. (There wasn’t one originally.) Yeah, it’s as dumb as it sounds.

Fortunately, I was able to make it and meet up with the cosplayers I was photographing. Here’s a preview from each shoot! (Partial sets are uploaded to Facebook and Flickr.)

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