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The Month in Photos: August 2010

August was filled with fun stuff. Had the OC Fair, a day at the Flugtag, lunch
at the Grove, an enjoyable shoot with a new friend, a nice lunch with Nanny
and Ashley, plus a few monkee photos. Click below for the rest+photos!

♥ Random Self-Portrait 080410
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Waiting for N to pick me up after work. Killing time..

♥ Shiva 080810
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Shiva at her usual favorite spot sunbathing.

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♥ Leaves & things at work 081910
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I took a few minutes while on my break to take some photos of the leaves
being lit by the sun. This is the view from our outdoor patio area. Such a
pretty day..

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♥ OC Fair 081310
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Since my photograph had been accepted for the competition at the fair, I got
a free ticket to go. We ended up going towards the end of the fair. As soon as
we walked in we saw the Weird Al 3-D experience which we had to check out.
It was really neat.

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Fried everything!!! Everywhere you went was something else deep fried. It was
hard not to buy one of almost everything to try. And the smells of food were
overwhelming and tempting!

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My fried zucchini and waffle cut fries. They were soo good, but
I could not finish the zucchini.

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Pomegranate margarita that was a perfect after meal drink!

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The rides at night…

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And finally, my photograph hanging in the jellyfish section. Now it
hangs in my living room.

♥ Flugtag Long Beach with Raquel & Louis 082110
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I had always wanted to go check out the Flugtag in the past. When I
found out that it was coming to Long Beach, I definitely made plans to
go. Raquel and Louis joined me for the day as well. We met up early for
breakfast at Creme de la Crepe. It was a really good meal and it was nice
to meet Louis for the first time.

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My cappuccino and our food..

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These were delightfully sinful and soooo good! We decided to share this.
It was stuffed with fruit and covered with nutella.

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Mmmmm…

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We walked around the farmer’s market for a little bit and then headed
towards the Flugtag..

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It was hot and filled with tons of people. We slowly made our way around..

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On the ramp getting ready for take off.

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Jumping out of a plane and landing on the take off strip. It was neat
watching where he was going..

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Flugtag Photo
Once we got to the other side of the pier we saw a photo station with
a trampoline. We realized it was a Red Bull photo station where you jumped
as your photo is taken. I never thought I would find myself doing this, but
I did and it was soo much fun! Wish I would have jumped a little higher to
end up behind the wings, haha! Sooo fun!

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We made our way over to the Pike for a smoothie. It really hit the
spot considering the day was very hot.

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The next few pictures were taken by Raquel and Louis. I just love
this photo that Raquel took of me that I had to share it.

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We walked around the Pike and took silly photos, like this one..haha!

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What a fun day!!!

*More photos can be found at the Flickr set.

♥ The Grove with Kerri 082210
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I had found out that Cirque Du Soleil was going to do small outdoor shows
at The Grove for free. They were doing all the shows in Vegas so I figured it
would be fun to check out. So Kerri and I decided to go check it out. Unfortunately
we got a late start and by the time we got there they were doing the last
performance and it we didn’t feel like staying around so we decided to walk around
instead.

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We made our way to a restaurant called The Whisper that was really tasty.
It was nice and quiet with a comfortable atmosphere and our waitress was
super sweet to us. We stayed there for some hours talking and eating.

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This was my blackberry mojito. As much as I wanted to love it, it was very
very sour, and I loove sour. I really wanted to like it but it just needed something
to sweeten it just a bit. The next round I changed it to pomegranate. That was
sweeter and still very good.

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This was our truffled popcorn and marinated olives. Soo flavorful!

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We also got the artisan board with a mixture of 4 different kinds of cheeses
with candied walnuts and focaccia, the hummus plate with more olives and an
eggplant puree, and the mushroom and truffle flat bread. I ate soo well and it
was soo appetizing.

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The night could not be complete without an espresso..

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And a dessert sampler to share.

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We walked around for a bit to walk off the food before heading home.
What a fun casual day.

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♥ Loki 082210
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For some years now Loki has conquered the wok and made it his own.
There’s no point in taking it away from him, since he always sleeps in it.
He was fast asleep, so I had to snap a few photos while I could. So here’s
Loki in all his uber-cuteness!

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♥ Shoot with Danny 082710
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Danny was introduced to me by Tori since she goes to school with him.
He needed some photos to add to his portfolio. We talked a bit before we
made a date and figured we would flow with the day and see where it takes
us. We met up at the Pike and just started walking and taking photos. I was
pretty happy with the results.

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By this time hours had passed by and we had walked a lot so we decided
to call it a day. I had a really great time shooting Danny! And love having
some more black and white photos to add to my portfolio.

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I took this self portrait at the end of my day once I got home. Sooo very tired
from my busy busy day. It was sooo much fun! Not to mention I also took care
of getting my passport. It was a super productive day indeed!!

*More photos can be found at the Flickr set.

♥ Lunch with Nanny & Ashley 082910
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Nanny and I had planned to grab some lunch to hang out and talk. Ashley
came with us as well and we had a really nice meal. We went to The Yardhouse
and got super full. I had my grilled cheese with basil and tomato basil soup.
It’s always so good, especially with a mojito drink. I had a great Sunday afternoon..

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This was our dessert that we shared. It was soooo good! Chocolate brownie cake
with vanilla ice cream on top. Yummmm!

xoxo Love & Hugs

D

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