We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

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Today is a very special day. Its the 6th month mark of Zach and I's relationship. I'm not calling it an anniversary because it isn't technically a full year. However, 6 months is a significant amount of time to spend with someone. I know some of you are thinking, "Who cares?" lol, but I think it brings up an important subject. 

Summer Road Trip Playlist

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I was driving to see my boyfriend and have lunch with his grandmother, Nonna, today - hence why this post is coming out later in the day. Anywho, I was looking for music to listen to on my hour long drive and I discovered a playlist on Spotify. Spotify, a music app, creates a #ThrowbackThrusday playlist every week and sometimes they are ok but I gave this week's a try and I was blown away. The playlist was a mix of 60's and 70's, rock and folk music. I was impressed because it was filled with music that I grew up on from my dad's influence. The list consisted of a well-blended vareity of songs I had not heard in many years, and included exclusive interviews with members of The Grateful Dead. I was taken back to childhood and summer days, as I drove through the country. I will leave the link for the playlist below so you can use it for your summer road trips. I had a wonderful day spending tome in the country and having southern food with people I love. 

Obedience School

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I am a dog lover. My dog, Mazzy, and I are starting a new adventure this week - OBEDIENCE SCHOOL! My soon-to-be two year old maltese is a bit spoiled and needs some training. Today was our first day at class. Mazzy got to socialize with the other dogs and build some confidence - all in all in went very well.

Suminagashi: The Anciet Japanese Art

Graphic from Pugly Pixel.
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My main goal on this blog has always been to share things that make me happy. Today I want to share a  hapi discovery I made this past weekend. I have always been a lover of art in every form, including visual art. Through my work yesterday on the blog design and using Pugly Pixel, I discovered some graphics in Pugly's store. The graphics were these beautiful marbled swirls called Suminagashi. I'd never heard the term before so I took to Google to find some answers lol. Here is what I discovered:

Suminagashi (墨 流 し) or "floating ink" is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. (from suminagashi.com)

New Blog Look! featuring Pugly Pixels

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I'm sure you have noticed something is different ... no it's not my hair. I updated the blog design! Isn't our Hapi Place pretty?! I personally think its awesome and I put a lot of satisfying work into it. I wanted the blog to be more organized and unique in design. I knew the only way to make it unique from the templates that Blogger gives you in its editor was to use ... coding. AHH!!!

Hapi Update

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I'm sorry I don't have much of a post for you today. I just wanted to wish you a Hapi Weekend and give a little update. New things are happening and I'm very proud of the people around me and there achievements. (That's about all I can say right now.) I can tell you about my secret project! I am part of a new YouTube Channel called the NerdCave Network. I'm am a co-host, along with Zach Dykes, on a new show called Fist of Monkey. It's not a particularly nerdy show, but its a funny talk show that will be filled with fun and informative episodes. I will leave a link below of our video. I'm so excited!

Also, I am going to be starting obedience school with my puppy Mazzy next week! If you recall back to my Making Goals post, this was one of my goals for the summer. So, I'm excited to get that started.  I will share as we progress.


I Am Just A Doer of Things

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I am writing to you from a Mexican restaurant parking lot as I await my boyfriend's arrival. Living an hour away from each other means we have to meet have way quite a bit. Anywho, I'm sitting here checking my email and something weird happened. I posted a new poem Monday night to my page on Hello Poetry. (The site is a community of poets who share poetry and can give feedback on others. It's a pretty cool place. I don't post nearly enough.) I was surprised by the positive response and it was very encouraging. However, I got notice this morning a reader and friend (I call hello poetry people "friend" in correspondence) added me to a reading list, a collection of poetry which he titled "A Notch Above the Daily Fluff". I was flattered and surprised so I sent a note of thanks to him via the messaging system on the website. Again, here in the parking lot, I checked my email and I saw he responded with,

Dancing on Tv and Living in the Moment

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You may or may not know that the TV show So You Think You Can Dance premiered last night (June 1st). I have been a big fan of the show for a long time and wanted to share my love with you all.  If you follow me on Twitter (to which I am brand new), you may have see me for the first time Live Tweet the premiere. I felt a little strange doing it, as I was trying to update my thoughts and followings whilst watching and appreciating the show. It was a bit hectic. I thought it would be a cool idea to just share with you my love for the show. However, I believe in totally immersing yourself in something and being present is the best way to enjoy it. I am not dissing Twitter (do people say diss anymore?) but updating my thoughts and following other tweeting while watching the show was so distracting to me. Maybe I'm just behind on the times but I'm just giving my opinion. Only being 24 I don't think I'm completely detached from what's trending. Yet, if we are so concerned about being minute to minute on what everyone else is doing or documenting in the middle of a memory ... are you fully engaged mentally and enjoying the moment?

Don't Stress, Just Eat That Slice

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Happy First Day of June! I hope your Monday goes well. As a kid, simple pleasures like a Disney movie and pizza at home made me pretty happy. Now at 24 ... well it still makes me happy lol! The happiness comes from a different place though, and I wanted to share it with you today.