Nerdvember Day 5: Indiana Jones

Inspiration: Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark Components: White tank top. White button down shirt. Khaki. Brown leather jacket. Keffiyeh-ish hand-woven scarf from Thailand. #Nerdvember Day 5: Indiana Jones. A lazy one. LOL #settostunning A photo posted by oakley boren (@oakmonster) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:00am PST Challenges: Southern California weather is swinging like a teenage girl’s mood. So, I couldn’t possibly wear the jacket AND the scarf at the same time. But that’s okay though. I don’t want to wear a leather jacket indoor when it’s 90F outside, and the scarf was just perfect to protect me from the...
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#Nerdvember: a Creative Challenge

I’ve learned about #Nerdvember from my network of geek girls about a week before Halloween. #NERDVEMBER is a month-long contest we run over on Instagram. Participants are challenged to post a photo of themselves in a geek-themed outfit every single day of November. Outfits can range from something obviously geeky like wearing a Batman shirt or Star Wars leggings, or more vague, like an outfit inspired by a character through the use of a specific color palette. Of course, I’m in. But I’m not in it for the prize. I’m in it because I’m a geek. And I need motivation...
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The Hobbit Diet: Journey’s End

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And it was done. YAY! The FIRST of my 2014 goals off the list. Let me conclude this journey properly in the same style of the series with the 5 Thoughts. #1 The question I get a lot is if eating all day helps lose weight. It wasn’t my goal to begin with so I couldn’t tell ya. I usually fluctuate from 110-115 lbs. through the whole month. I’m back to 110 again after it’s all done. But then again, I wasn’t working out during most of the month. MAYBE if I had stuck with my usual workout schedule and...
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Day 31: The Final Feast

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5 Thoughts Wow this month went fast! I can’t believe this challenge is over. I actually followed through with this 2014 goal. Yay me! I’m going to celebrate in style today and eat really, REALLY well! Bring on the feast! I haven’t over indulged in a meal this whole month…until now. Holy over eating, Batman… Now what am I going to write on my blog? LOL Today’s Photo As I said, best nostalgia for your buck. Breakfast The last of the leftover pork chop and vegetables. Second Breakfast Orange juice. Elevensies Shin Sen Gumi 1/2 bowl ramen with an egg...
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Day 30: Today By Numbers

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5 Thoughts ONE more day at work before the weekend. We can get through this! TWO more days on this challenge. THREE is the speed of which I use to forward through Prisoners. That movie was much too slow even for a “slow burn.” FOUR thirty was my beauty appointment. Not 4:45 I thought it was. Whoops. FIVE forty five is my dinner appointment at Curtis Stone’s Maude next Tuesday. My coworker Alex has been on a waiting list. Once she got them on the phone, we pretty much picked apart the rest of the availability for June. Today’s Photo...
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Day 29: Benadryl Haze

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5 Thoughts You know today is going badly when you started sneezing right after you used your prescription allergy nose spray AND eye drop. I know that a day of sneezing fit is tiring. I didn’t know how much worse it would be when you add coughing to that too. I love my job and I adore my team. It’s so good to get to have lunch with all of them. Benadryl is a miracle drug. Benadryl usually makes me sleepy but somehow today I was extra drowsy. But then again, I had TWO other allergy meds already in my...
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