Starting this post off with a gratuitous photo set of myself.

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This month was a hot one, literally. I feel like my sweat glands have been in overdrive the past few weeks, and the power bill even did a little jump. Our A/C has been working overtime, but I still wake up feeling hot and uncomfortable in the middle of the night. You'd've thought I was going through menopause! Suffice to say I am wholeheartedly looking forward to cooler temps. On the bright side (pun intended), I got a chance to see the solar eclipse and appreciate some afternoon rooftop views (pictured above). I also saw some gorgeous sunsets that same week.

In TV Land, I semi-binge-watched: The Defenders (Netflix), Sherlock (BBC) and Ballers (HBO). They all fulfilled different entertainment needs for me: with The Defenders, I got the gritty action I enjoy every now and then (although the storyline was mediocre at best, imo); with Sherlock, I was glued to the screen for hours at a time, while still keeping my brain active and guessing; with Ballers, I got to look at The Rock for 2.5 seasons. Of the three, I mostly highly recommend Sherlock all if you need a new show to let autoplay for a few hours... or days...

Also, I'm not one for the horoscope hype, but this little note was forwarded to me recently and it felt right on time.

It is not my job to control the outcome of how my work works in the world. I make it a practice to release my expectations of what my work should do so that I can enjoy what it does do. - Chani Nicholas

In other monthly news, I mastered my omelette-making skills, made a delicious batch of coconut flour pancakes (needed another use for that coconut flour I bought besides my favorite mini pizza recipe) and checked out a local meadery named Viking Alchemist. I had never tried mead before, but I am officially a convert. It's the perfect middle-of-the-road libation between beer and wine.

Also, Raven got an ear infection and kept me one night, flapping here ears repeatedly. I finally had to escort her out the bedroom and close the door so I could get some sleep. She's almost back to normal now, but it has been a pain in the paw to deal with.

So that was August.

ETA: September wallpapers here, here, and here.


  1. HA, when I paid my electric bill last week, I told myself that it's time for fall! It's been a bit warm in New York too! I wish I was a coconut person, because the pancakes sound heavenly. I'm in need of a date/restaurant night before school and the dramatics start over the next few months.

    Rare photos of Disa: LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR SKIN THO!

    1. I made sure to get my good side, lol. My skin is always a work in progress, but I love it all the same.

      And I'm actually not a fan of coconut flavor either! The flour is super light though, and it's easy to mask that flavor with other ingredients (cinnamon/vanilla for sweeter dishes, garlic/onion powder for savory ones) so you really don't taste it. Plus, once you add syrup to the pancakes, you can't tell it's not regular batter IMO. Which is great because regular pancakes always sit on my stomach and make me feel like twice as heavy - these didn't! Xx

  2. I watch Ballers religiously. I am wanting to watch the defenders but I'm not in a super hero mood. I'm stuck in a romcom mood. You should binge watch Atypical. It was surprisingly amazing.

    1. I've heard great things about Atypical, but honestly... Netflix originals don't quite satisfy my entertainment appetite. So I'll probably add it to my list but save it for a rainy day. Thanks for the suggestion! Xx

  3. Hi. Glad you decided to grace us with selfies. I struggle often with the omelette and still have not mastered the art. I like your choice of a "taco style," I usually go for the "burrito" but may try your way instead. Thanks for the Netflix suggestions, but I'm binge watching Narcos.

    1. Making an omelette is a true art form. 😂
      I've heard good things about Narcos, too, but always skip past it for some reason. I have such a picky entertainment palate!

      Are you back in America, yet?!!


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