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Ten On Tuesday

For fun, and in honor of my supernerd husband, I’m participating in this week’s Ten on Tuesday questions from Chelsea at Roots and Rings (on Wednesday). 1. Mac or Windows? (Or Linux for you super geeks!) I like Mac, but I know my way around Windows better. 2. What drew you to that operating system? I started using the Mac OS last year when my husband “made” me start using a Mac. He did partition it though, so I have access to both Mac and Windows, but I rarely use Windows anymore except at work or when I have to use it to do a task the Mac can’t/doesn’t do easily. 3. Mice – Wireless or Wired? Mouse pad or none? Wireless mouse! And a pad for sure. I am spoiled at work with a mousepad with a wrist rest. It’s glorious. 4. Other than the Internet – What do you use your computer most for? Watching Netflix, editing photos. 5. What’s one computer-related thing you wish you were best at? (CSS, Photoshop, Excel, etc.) I wish I was a Photoshop rockstar. Too bad I thought it would be too hard to get a degree in it (I would have been right though, those graphic arts people lived in the journalism school’s Mac labs). 6. Describe the first time you ever used a computer. I vividly remember the computer...

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Know Me More In 20 Questions

I’m not immune to surveys or memes. Let’s just call this a get-to-kn0w-me questionnaire! Feel free to re-post, I got this from Sarah at Charm of Charleston. 1. Name 3 things you are looking forward to:        Healthy Living Summit        Maybe seeing Journey & Foreigner in concert right after I fly back from HLS!        This is little, but getting back to the gym after lazing out this week. 2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be? To have gobs of money and open a nonprofit dog farm where people could drop off unwanted or lost dogs and they could play and run around until someone adopted them. 3. You have $200.  You have to spend it on yourself, you can’t donate it, and it can’t be something you actually need.  What will it be? I would buy some nice shoes! Not because I am a shoe freak, but because I keep wearing the same 3-4 pairs til they break. 4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood? Getting to spend fun time with the husband, especially when I don’t have to beg him to get out from behind his computer! 5. What is your bedtime routine? Set coffee maker to start at 6:25 a.m., brush teeth, plug in phone, set alarm, make sure I have water on...

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Life Goals When You’ve Already Done What’s Expected

From the time children are born they have goals to achieve. First it’s as simple as just growing, then they need to learn to walk and talk so that they can so to school. Once in school, the goal each year is to keep advancing to the next level. Then comes time to set sights on getting into a particular college. Until senior year, the goal is to get good enough grades and have the maximum amount of fun possible, maybe test the limits of your alcohol tolerance. Then comes that next goal looming in the horizon: the entry level job. Or maybe it’s yet more schooling in the form of a graduate degree. School’s up, you’ve got the job. The next goals start to become fuzzy for different people at this point in life. Some people see landing a spouse as the next goal, where others would prefer to secure their first home. Some people still yet, want to go back for more schooling(!). I have set my sights for, and attained all of these goals I’ve mentioned here (with the exception of yet more advanced schooling past a bachelor’s degree). Graduated high school, college, got an entry level job, bought a house, got married, got a better job, and now I am wondering what’s next. Children are not in the plan, so I feel adrift in life...

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Some-Little-Nothing: What to Do in Columbia, SC This Weekend

Costs some The Cooking Channel show Eat Street will be filming the new Saturday morning tradition in town- food from the Bone-In Artisan BBQ Truck paired with morning-to-lunch weight cocktails to enjoy inside Baan Sawan. Delicious food plus a chance to be filmed eating it? Score. I haven’t personally tried Bone-In yet (and obviously wouldn’t eat anything with a bone in it), but the husband found it worth the walk from the Horseshoe to behind the RCPL the other week! Try a tasty tomato at the second annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival! Happening Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at City Roots, there are a ton of tomato-y activities going on and plenty of other food as well, which you can read about on the TTF site. It will be well worth the $10 for advance tickets, or $15 at the gate. Costs a little Relax inside a cool, dark independent theatre (nothing showing Harry Potter) and screen the Tree of Life at the Nickelodeon at 2:30, 5:30 or 8:30 p.m. on Friday-Sunday and beyond. Cost = $7.50 Cool off with some fro-yo from one of several fro-yo locations that have popped up all over the Midlands like a bad case of acne. Yogenfruz is opening up a location in Lexington in July, but don’t act like you can’t throw a plastic spoon without hitting one. Just a warning, the toppings...

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Photos From The Canon

As part of my plan to up my photography game, I finally got around to uploading some photos from the Canon. I love them. Peaches Post rain sunset behind my house   Cheese and onion stuffed squash on a bed of spaghetti and red sauce   Radar...

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April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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