Patience is a Virtue


So I’m sittin’ here on the couch, typing up a blog post, and I need to look back at an old post as a reference. I then realize that all the pictures in the post are just blank boxes. Hm, strange. My server isn’t slow or anything. I try checking a few other past posts, and realize that some of the pictures are absent from them as well…Aw, crap.

I spent a while this weekend trying to make room in my Media Library folder here on WordPress, deleting almost all the pictures I thought I didn’t need anymore. Well it turns out that when you delete a photo from the Media Library, you delete it from the post in which you included it. Darnflubbernuggets.




If you happened to be checking out any of my past posts, you may have noticed this. Thus, for the next couple of days, I will be slowly but surely trying to retrieve all/most of the photos I previously posted so that my blog can be filled with something more exciting than just words again! I will also most likely be getting a media space upgrade. —>Question! If I switch to self-hosted, do I get unlimited media space? This juvenile blogger needs some HELP.

This will certainly require a ton of patience and humility as my dad just told me. *Dramatic sigh*

I actually had some deep-ish post planned for today, but then this whole ordeal popped up outta nowhere, so I’ll save the original post for next week. But just so I don’t leave you with a pathetic post of my petty problems, here are some moves and grooves as of late!


We did an intense running pacer test in physical education yesterday, and I did fairly well considering I am by no means a runner. In the pacer test, you run back and forth across the gym to a certain marker, and you’re regulated by the sound of a beep. You have to run to the marker by the time the beep chimes, and the time between the beeps progressively gets shorter and shorter, so you have to run faster and faster. It’s as annoying as it sounds.

Besides that short burst of sprinting (that left me pretty tired!), I headed to the gym for an easy 10 minutes on the elliptical followed by some lower body strength exercises (3 rounds of each):

  • 10 bench sits each leg + 25 goblet squats
  • 12-15 Bulgarian split squats + 1 min. wall sit
  • 20 hamstring ball curls + 15 bridge leg lifts each leg

My original post was actually about my workouts and how they still might be more intense than I set out to make them for now. But we’ll get to that next week I guess.

And because food pictures are always fun to look at…



Greek yogurt with sliced banana and cherry butter toffee peanut butter. A classic.



I already started demolishing this by the time I took this picture. It’s curry quinoa (that mom made—it’s delicious!), spinach/kale mix, grilled chicken, and avocado. Simple, yet so satisfying.

That’s all for today, folks. I’ll try not to mope all day. “Always look on the briiiiight side of life!” 

So tell me:

Have you ever deleted something when you didn’t mean to?

Do blogs have unlimited space?

What did you have for dinner last night?


Behind the Scenes: A Full Day O’ Selfies

In a majority of my blog posts, I feel like I show a lot of what goes on right in front of me, but I rarely show what goes on behind the camera lens. I throw in a few pictures of me and my friends/family here and there because I think you would all appreciate knowing what I actually look like. Something that I almost NEVER do is post selfies. That’s right. Those pictures that are the reason why Apple put a camera on the screen-side of the iPhone. I do Snapchat people, but with the exception of a couple pictures in my early Instagram days (before I turned into a wannabe food photographer), I’m not a fan of posting selfies. The main reason is because I just feel a bit narcissistic. At the same time though, I kinda like seeing selfies from other people because it’s candid in a way…if you can actually take candid photos of yourself. 



Amanda from Running with Spoons has the same feelings toward selfies as me, and her “As We Speak” posts inspired this post. She stepped out of her comfort zone to show us selfies as she went on with her day. Also, Arman is hosting a Spill it Sunday that requires at least one selfie for fun. Well, I’m about to spill seflies ALL over you. This post is filled with pictures of me, myself, and I from Tuesday, the day of this week’s WIAW Photo an Hour. I made some of my friends get in the selfie with me because taking true selfies in school for no apparent reason is a social no-no. Although, I don’t care that much at this point. I’m already known as “the girl with the blog who loves food and peanut butter.” I take pride in it.

Behind the scenes in the AM…


Just a touch o’ makeup


Munching on honey crisp apple slices while waiting for my toast


Enjoying the best meal of the day

Behind the scenes at school….


What I think of my AP Calc work (Except I probably look even more frustrated than this 9/10 times).


Study hall buddies Itzel and birthday girl Nicole (with her dinosaur piñata)! Basically, procrastinating my AP Calc work.


Daliza and I are just so happy to be in Italian class!!!


Always snacking with my girl Kristi in Business Calc


Genuine excitement to be headed to lunch with Je’lyn!


My no frills locker. Books. Lunch. Jacket.


Walking to our cars in the frigid air. My face looks the same here as in the lunch picture…maybe it was just frozen like that.

Behind the scenes in the PM….


Smelling Mom’s curry is making me want to EAT


All bun-headed up for ballet

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Not a fan of baby hairs that make me look like Alfalfa


Mis-matched socks to keep my toes warm when I’m sleeping


He’s the last one to whom I say good night 🙂

And that’s a wrap! I actually had a fun time doing this. I guess that’s why selfies are so popular! Also, I’m thinking “Behind the Scenes” might be a good title for my random Thursday Thoughts posts. Better than Loggin’ the Noggin….

Have a wonderful Thursday! Today’s a half day of school for me because of some teacher training things going on. Woot woot!

So tell me: How do YOU feel about selfies? What are you up to today?