All posts filed under: summer

The tomb of the unknown soldier

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Where to even start with this incredible place? Like really, I don’t think I have ever seen a building as huge with as much detail and thought taken into every millimetre of the perimeter! This building just cannot be misses, while walking around Rome, every point with a view, this was to be seen. I honestly think my house would fit into this building 50 times over! Standing next to it, in all its greatness, was just something in itself. When I was in New York the building were big and tall and wide but this is a different type of building, this was there to be seen, this stood a purpose of holding the body of a soldier that once fought for Italy, although from what I read, no one knows who this unknown soldier actually is. He must have been pretty special to have this as his tomb! From every edge of the building it was clear that it was in a prime location with beautiful views…

Is it really THAT important to wear sunscreen?

Originally posted on Pretty Little Lewis:
Short answer: yes! And you should be wearing SPF 30-50 everyday. Here’s why: You may not think twenty minutes in the sun could possibly do?that much damage. But you are wrong. Even a few seconds of sun exposure without SPF protection will mutate your cells and could lead to a form of skin cancer later on. Gross. It can take up to 30 years (what!!) for sun damage to appear on your skin. Which means those years you spent at the beach with little or no sunblock (and you thought, hmm I don’t really get freckles or dark spots so I must be all good!) will catch up with you. You are not invincible! Start slapping it on now to avoid future #skinproblems. The sun causes dark spots on your skin. So if you’re trying every kind of spot cream and skin product to try hide them, the easiest solution is just to exfoliate, and load up on sunscreen. You should be wearing sunscreen EVERYWHERE. Not just your face,…

Bye! See you no more

Originally posted on Let's talk about the L word!:
In the end, I’m just afraid that she’ll end up lonely or undeserved, or both. No one will ever be good enough company for her, not as good as me, not as understanding as I am, not as in love as I will always be. Maybe I’m just so full of myself, that’s what she probably thinks when I express myself like this. Loneliness is not found by having no one to touch, but instead in letting yourself be touched just so you can confirm that that touch, it means nothing and feels even less. Loneliness is not something you create, it’s a sensation others allow you to experience, for they don’t get you, they just can´t read you. To make someone feel deserted, it’s not hard at all, people being merely themselves, they may make you feel null, oftentimes, and that’s how it’s always been with her. I once was one of those people as well, a normal guy, a man that I fortunately stopped being from the day I looked at your aqueous tinted…

So Long, Summer!

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
Yesterday was my last day of summer. It was the last day of my Turning My Life Into a Pinterest Board series, the last day of nervousness and excitement over starting my new job, the last day hopefully of a long and hard season of my life. Yesterday, I had one final, lazy, summer day. Lunch and some quality time with Drew, a few errands, lots and lots of Gossip Girl in bed, staying up later than I wanted, and I even snacked as if I didn’t spend more than a few days creating long posts about cooking and fitness and over all healthy living this week. Honestly, if my life last night was a Pinterest Board, no one would have repinned it. Even though I spent yesterday doing everything I said not to do this whole past week, it was a perfect way to end the summer. Mostly because, at the end of the night, I felt lethargic, bored, and kind of guilty. It drove home my point that I wanted change and…

A ‘Kini Body

Originally posted on How Do I Grown Up:
This summer I bought a bikini. It happened. To christen this hallowed occasion, I’d like to share my thoughts from the dressing room as I put on the first bikini I’d worn since age five*: Things that are wrong with my body: Belly Fat Thunder Thighs Stretch Marks Thin Hair Upper Arm Jiggle Uneven Skin Tone Ever Reappearing Lady Beard Right Eyebrow Higher than Left Bunions Gigantic Feet Left Calve Larger than Right Hairy Arms Hooky-Downy Nose Surgery Scars on Stomach Wait wait wait wait. Wait. Just wait…Calm down… Things That Are Perfect About My Body: It’s Mine It’s Beautiful Suck It, World! *Actually a solid story: apparently my parents and grandmother and I were camping and I was throwing an epic bitch-fit about swimming. I didn’t have a swimsuit so my parents calmly tried to explain, to no avail, that I couldn’t go swimming this time. My grandmother, having raised five boys, rode out the yelling while calmly crocheting a tiny bikini which she then dressed me in…

A Summer Wedding in Vermont

Originally posted on Sadie's Been There:
Newport, VT Last weekend I visited West Charleston, VT for the wedding of a childhood friend. Until last week the only weddings I’d been part of were those of my parents’ friends and aunts and uncles. Now, quite suddenly, weddings within my cohort are taking my schedule by storm. This Vermont wedding was the first of four I’ll attend this summer alone, and everyone getting married in these weddings is within my age-range. I have been both honored and anxious to be included in everyone’s celebrations. It’s admittedly been a little challenging going from zero to sixty, and to transition from never having glimpsed a wedding registry to navigating the world of shower and wedding gifts, weekender travel details, and resisting over-committing. What I will say is that this wedding in Charleston was an incredible experience to kick start many years to come of wedding festivities. Vermont is gorgeous year-round, but the beautiful blue skies in combination with the intense green of the leaves and the clear mountain air provided an excellent little window into Charleston…