A bit of free time, a little make-up and some adjustments on the effects and such and…whoa-la! I made an Andy Warhol version of myself! What I can’t believe is that I actually changed the main picture to my website. Since I first compiled this website in February 2007, the picture of me with Kiyomizudera behind me has been the photo for my header. I was a bit sad to change it today, but did so because:
- If you haven’t noticed, I don’t live in Japan anymore.
- My hair is much shorter and I am growing my bangs out (a very painful process, might I state for the record).
- I feel like a website named “On The Bright Side” needed a much more pop-out main photo thingy going on.
The only reason I remain sad for changing that photo is because:
- There are still days when I miss Japan and Kiyomizudera is one of my favorite places.
- When you have a favorite photo of yourself which makes you happy, you should look at it often!
- I really don’t think anyone other than me is going to notice or even remember what that photo looked like! Oh well!
Ha! Anyway – hope you like the new artsy version. Comments welcome!
On the Bright Side,
This morning I realized that the hit counter on my website said 9995. I posted a note in my facebook status, wondering who would be number 10,000. Pete totally cheated and logged on three times. Jeff claims he would have had it had Pete not cheated. I made sure I didn’t log on for hours, as the last time I hit a milestone, I was the one who was the lucky “winner”. Oi.
At some point during my life in Japan, I created a blog, On The Bright Side. Last year, shortly before I set out on my travels in March 2008, I established this website to more easily and thoroughly communicate with you the life adventures I am so fortunate to enjoy.
I just want to THANK YOU for stopping by and taking time out of your day to visit On The Bright Side, check in with me and keep in touch. It means a lot to me, as I really enjoy posting these stories – sometimes great, sometimes silly, sometimes even a bit sad. They are just bits and pieces of my life and I am happy to share them with you. Now, if I could just get you all to leave more comments! That’s the goal for the next 10,000 hits!
In all sincerity, though, thank you. I’m grateful for your friendship and for your continued clicking. May you be the lucky one who logs in hit number 20,000! : D
On the Bright Side,
Work Station – The dining room table has been serving as my office, since I’ve returned to San Diego. At least I have a view of the pool!
Hellloooo! How’s the month of August treating you? Have you been enjoying summer? Have you gone on vacation? I hope you are surviving the heat and have had a chance to enjoy some leisure time with your loved ones.
It’s been just one week since I’ve returned from my travels. Still a bit weird to be back. In this short time, I think I may have created an unhealthy relationship with my Mac. Oh my Mac.
He went with me on my world travels, survived the humidity, saved all my photos, helped me book all my hotels and flights and allowed me stay in touch with you. He’s a good travel buddy. A Powerbook G4, he’s a little heavy, but nonetheless, he travels well. We survived five months together with nay a squabble.
Now I’m with him morning through night, pounding away on his keyboard, creating newsletters, videos, resumes, cover letters, endlessly researching employment opportunities online. I’ve even reorganized my photos from my travels. My poor Mac barely gets a wink of sleep!
You can see my work station here in this photo. You’ve got the ever-present cup of coffee on the left, with my calendar, notes, dictionary (for all those resume action words!) and pencil cup. Then that red book on the right is my travel journal. I’ve been using it as a reference for stories in my newsletters. Next to that is a travel guide for Spain. Still considering it. Finding some possibilities. The guidebook serves more as a geography reference. On the lower right is my binder with all my notes. My big TO DO list is on top, constantly reminding me that I have A LOT to do!!!
On the Bright Side,