Author Archives: pepperedthought

Links of the Week

disney-tumblersI love these retro Disney Tumblers so much I would be tempted to get rid of all my other glasses.

This week has been unimaginably hot – we hit 117° on the day after it rained – so my determination is only as long as I can type before having to go stand in front of the fan again.

Let’s see what morsels I found this last week:

♠ I had to take all the images, documents, etc. off my work computer so they I could upgrade to a newer hard drive, Windows…long story short, one of the flash drives I used for my stuff somehow got corrupted before I could reinstall the items. I was crushed. I tried several recovery programs, but they are just…swoosh…gone. I hope that I can just let it go…maybe it was a good thing.

♠ I am not a huge fan of cumin, but jeera water sounds pretty fancy, and promotes all around wellness, so it could be worth a try. What really struck me was the other part of the story. Let me show you another way.

♠ Did you know that famous painter Johannes Vermeer only painted 35 works in his lifetime? This series looks at a couple possible additions, and the quest for owning something so infinitely rare and priceless.

Tide changes are so poetic, without trying too hard. My favorite:


♠ I am always looking for ways to stay inspired to shoot more film photos, especially in the heat. The latest book published of the Find Rangers Camera Club is just absolutely the inspiration I needed. There aren’t very many of #3 left, but you can get other items, or even submit for #4!

♠ Tomorrow is the new moon. Even if you don’t believe in the power of energies and all that, writing down intentions is a great way to stay on track or to brainstorm new projects. So tomorrow, grab your favorite healthy drink, find a spot where you can think for at least 10 minutes uninterrupted, and get out a piece of paper and just write.

Disneyland Opened on This Day

Walt Disney’s greeting, when Disneyland first opened on this day, as well as footage from around the park opening day.

“A happy place for happy people.”

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th July everyone! Independence is the name of the game.

The other name of the game is goodies to shove in your face. I found a few good ones to share with you.fruit-4th-Collage

 Summer fruit wands, Star Spangled Sangria, red white and blue popsicles and make-ahead frozen daiquirisfrozen-fruit-daiquiris

♠ One more: 10 red cocktail recipes from Design Sponge!


Wrestling Photo of the Month

A new series combining an old obsession with a new: photography and wrasslin.

I wish I knew who took this photo. But I do know it is Bryan Danielson aka Daniel Bryan and Kenta Kobayashi aka KENTA in London, circa 2006. KENTA-gives-Bryan-Busaiku-Knee-Kick-England

KENTA gives Bryan the Busaiku Knee Kick in England, via Wrestling Hurts

Links for the Week

Last Friday got super crazy around here for me, so I saved these links so I could talk about them this week.

Elvis’ hairstylist has some super tips, and captivating stories about his time with The King and his coif.

♠ I have been receiving updates and toying with a “PepperGazette” for a few years now via Newspaper Club. They have just begun a beta that is even more up my alley: PaperLater. “PaperLater is a new service, brought to you by Newspaper Club, to help take stuff you don’t want to read on screen and print it as a newspaper. It’s quick and easy and only £4.99.” I imagine it will be a little pricier across the pond, but I am still willing to pay to print out all these articles I have stacked up, print them into a newspaper, and read it while sipping coffee in a cabin on vacation. Or a hammock in my backyard…whatever.

♠ An interesting read about western psychology’s neglect of male tribalism

Rare recordings of famous authors.

♠ Have you ever tried drawing from a source…upside down? I have learned it helps quite a bit with focusing on lines and contours, rather than how your brain sees it.

♠ Friendships after 50 and the 5 Types of Friends Everyone Should Have. Included with that, I would like to add this amazing friendship after 50:


♠ It is the first post of this series, but I am already invested in the “Half Assed Meals With Jena” on One Part Plant. Yum!

♠ I do love a good challenge! Especially when it comes to working on my photo game.


Happy Birthday Idol: Juliette Lewis

Happy Birthday Juliette Lewis, one of the ladies on my Mt. Rushmore of 90s Girls I Adored and Wished I Could Befriend and Start a Girl Gang.



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