Strawberry Farms Forever

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Let me take you down, cause I’m going through a bit of childhood nostalgia.

In Southern California, one of the first signs of spring was when the strawberry stands would start popping up around our neighborhoods, selling the sweetest, juiciest strawberries you ever tasted! Well, as developers bought up that farm land, there were fewer and fewer stands around town. So it was a real treat to go visit Tanaka Farms for some strawberry picking, meaning we could choose our own strawberries and taste test them along the way!

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The morning began with checking in, paying our $18 and receiving a plastic clam shell container to hold the berries. Then we boarded the tractor pulled wagons…

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Making History, Herstory

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In 1987, the month of March became Women’s History Month to recognize the role of women in American History. A lot has been written about the women’s suffragette movement for equality, including the right to vote. (Really America, you had to wait until 1920 to make that a thing?!) I’m truly grateful for the sacrifices made by the women before me, but that’s not what this blog is about. No, we’re here to celebrate the fun contributions women made. And there’s plenty to celebrate!

Feel free to play Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun in the background while you read this!

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Splish, Splash, Rainy Day Dash

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I live in Southern California, so any little bit of rain becomes headline news. Along with the mocking headlines like this one, which of course came from NORTHERN California.

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Notice how I chose to be petty by not making a hyperlink to their site? For a more scientific approach to understanding how the recent wet weather has affected California’s drought conditions, I give you this link.

Say what you want, but this last storm was legit. Mud slides, flooded streets, freeway

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Cupid’s an Introvert

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If making reservations three weeks in advance, paying extra high prices for a prix fixe meal for two, and going back home feeling bloated for what should be a romantic evening is NOT your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day, relax. Apparently that’s also true for millions of others who don’t want to deal with this romantic rat race. So introverts rejoice!

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Slice of Heaven

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Put on your stretch pants, and get ready to dial your favorite pizza delivery joint cause February 9th is National Pizza Day! Not to be confused with National Pizza Month in October.

It would seem every day is pizza day in this country given how much pizza we eat every year. Hey, how much pizza do we eat every year? Who made the world’s longest pizza? The answers are right here in the latest “Seriously Have Some Fun Trivia!”

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Mental Fitness

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This new year began with many resolving to work on their physical fitness (my flabby self included), but what are we doing about our mental fitness? It’s no secret that as we age, our minds become more forgetful and not as sharp and…uh, what was I writing about? Oh yeah…

We need to keep our minds sharp in this ever evolving, technology driven age we are currently living in. So I dug around a bit to find some handy apps that could possibly improve my brain function. Figured it’s more productive that being on social media. And less exhausting, depending on what your friends are ranting about.

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The Secret Truth

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Chocolate is terrible, sunny days are awful, and I hope I never get a raise at work. That’s right. It’s National Opposite Day! The day where you say exactly the opposite of what you really mean. And if you think I’m playing an early April’s fool joke on you, check out this link, https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/opposite-day/

The most important thing to remember is that if you are going to celebrate this day in the spirit it is intended, make sure the people you speak to are in on it. Otherwise, you may lose a friend if you say that you hate her new haircut!

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