Category: Adventures

Sometimes I may go somewhere and take pictures so you may all enjoy it with me!

More Birthday Shenanigans

With my last post I wasn’t able to finish writing everything I did for my birthday. Although, technically these events were no longer on the day of my birth, they were still a part of the celebration.

The day after, and after I finished work, we went to my grandma’s house to have some ropa vieja (one of my favorite foods). For the cake she got me the usual ice cream cake. Every year for my birthday and my cousin’s birthday, she gets ice cream cake, and we (the birthday people) get to cut the pieces.

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The 18 didn’t fully fit on the cake.

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The day after this, my parents took me to something super awesome!

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A grainy photo of us waiting for the show to start. XD

For a while I have heard that The Lion King was a wonderful musical. Finally, I was able to see it! It really was a spectacular thing to see, and I’d suggest it to anyone. The costumes are what really did it for me. I unfortunately don’t have pictures of anything related to it… but I do have another picture with my mom.

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My selfie loving mom.

I wasn’t able to take a picture of my outfit here because it was crowded. My dad helped me take some around our home later that day.

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Don’t worry, the train tracks aren’t in use.

I’m still working on being less shy in front of the camera.

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Yep… still working on it.

I’d also like to take this time to talk about body positivity. As you can see from my pictures, I have a bit of a tummy, yet I’m wearing a form fitting dress. There are many girls that are skinnier than me that wouldn’t dare to wear such a thing because they believe they are “too fat”. There are also many bigger women that wouldn’t wear such a thing for the same reason. Everyone is beautiful, and even if someone rudely points out your tummy, show off your body proudly and ignore them. It’ll give you more confidence and it will lessen the negative feedback. Also, if you are trying to lose weight for any reason, whether it be for health or for looks, make sure it’s for you, not someone else. If you are criticized for not loving your body because of this, just remember that you do love it, and that’s why you’re willing to do what you believe is better for it. I’m currently trying to lose weight because I’m not exactly at a healthy weight for me height, but that doesn’t mean I love myself any less. I’m still wearing this dress, aren’t I?

Now we’re at the end of my birthday adventure. I hope you enjoyed reading about it, and get something out of my little body image rant. I will also start writing the components of my outfits in all of my posts after this, so if anyone is wondering about my outfit here just ask in the comments. Have a great day little corvids!

-SR

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My Birthday

As usual, life and migraines (I’ve had chronic migraines since I was about three) have gotten in the way of my posting. Nevertheless, I am trying to make time. As I wrote in an Instagram post I would like to do an entry here on my birthday and how it went. I turned 18 on October 14th, but I honestly don’t really feel 18…

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I made this on my phone. 🙂

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Every year I get very excited to go somewhere with my parents. This year, for dinner, we went to Korean barbecue restaurant called Mr. BBQ (how fitting).

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It looks like the light chopped off a part of my leg…

All of the food was really good! I think we took great advantage of the buffet style service they have. We were all really hungry so we must have all had three plates of food…

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Here’s what the table looked like.

Also, if you didn’t notice that sign in the picture before this, you get a free dinner with proof of your birthday! My food was free! (That’s the best kind of food.)

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It says “Tuttibird Shucka”.

My dad gave me this card for my birthday. I know the name seems weird, but my parents have always had very odd nicknames for me. 🙂

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And this is the card opened! My parents normally get me Peanuts themed cards every year because that was something we would watch every holiday as a child. We still watch them sometimes.

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I’m still working on smiling normally in my pictures…

Even though my parents are divorced, they still take me out every year for my birthday as a family. They know it makes me happy, and I appreciate very much that they continue to do this. Not many parents will be comfortable doing so… So thanks, Mommy and Daddy, for giving me this present every year!

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These are from a cute Hispanic café near us.

We obviously couldn’t forget a cake on such an occasion! We had these dulce de leche and tres leches flavored cakes (the Hispanic heritage within me will always love these).

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My dad got this picture right as the candle was blown out. I don’t think it shows up though.

Luckily, the café also sold candles so I was able to make my little birthday wish!

This post is getting kind of long, so I will post the other days’ events later on. I hope everyone else with a recent birthday had a great time!

-SR

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A Trip to the Museum

During the summer my dad and I went to Boston. We normally go to arts museums wherever we go because he is an artist, but this time it was a little different. They had an art exhibit of fashion illustrations! Everything is done by Kenneth Paul Block. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures. There were so many more that I could have taken. These are my favorites from the exhibit though.

Have a nice night!

-SR

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