Born old, sadly wise.

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Meditative selfie.  (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Meditative selfie. (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

An oasis does not require a filter.  (at Dessert Hot Springs)

An oasis does not require a filter. (at Dessert Hot Springs)

Apparently Al Capone used to hang here during his hey day. To only picture him deep in thought in a meditation maze amuses me.  (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Apparently Al Capone used to hang here during his hey day. To only picture him deep in thought in a meditation maze amuses me. (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Fall Goals 2014

1. Survive Fall classes/Ensure all is set for a Spring graduation. 

2. Figure out another genius educational scheme to defer school loans.

3. Start piano lessons. 

4. Study/take Foreign Service Officer Test. 

5. Confirm IBR app is complete. 

6. Start planning for trip to Europe this Summer. 

7. Perfect Spanish via Spanish one-on-one classes. 

8. Buy a new phone, maybe?

9. Plan day trip to Salvation Mountain. 

10. Use SD Ghost Tour Groupon.

11. Plan weekend Joshua Tree trip with Brittany and co.  

12. Plan long weekend trip to either Lake Tahoe, Wilbur Springs or Santa Fe con mis padres. 

13. Budget ! Create and actually use excel sheet for such purpose. 

14. Breathe and be grateful :)

#basknbake (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

#basknbake (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

distant-traveller:

Milky Way over Yellowstone

The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming,USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The above picture is a 16-image panorama taken late last month. If the Yellowstone hotspot causes another supervolcanic eruption as it did 640,000 years ago, a large part of North America would be affected.

Image credit & copyright: Dave Lane

distant-traveller:

Milky Way over Yellowstone

The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming,USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The above picture is a 16-image panorama taken late last month. If the Yellowstone hotspot causes another supervolcanic eruption as it did 640,000 years ago, a large part of North America would be affected.

Image credit & copyright: Dave Lane

(Source: apod.nasa.gov, via unicornsvalley)

250daysapart:

I’m so proud of you, miss you a lot #250daysapart #distance #army #shapes @squarefx

My cousin on the left in the Greek army.

250daysapart:

I’m so proud of you, miss you a lot #250daysapart #distance #army #shapes @squarefx

My cousin on the left in the Greek army.

Clever swine.  (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Clever swine. (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Hot spring’n with my bbz.  (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)

Hot spring’n with my bbz. (at Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, California)