The Capilano Suspension Bridge

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday! 🌎 Where have you traveled to? Where is your next trip to?img_0791

Taken at The Capilano Suspension Bridge located in Vancouver, Canada. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is 140 meters long and is 70 meters above the river. It truly is an amazing experience, it was a little scary at first, guess I’m scarred from watching movies where the something happens on a bridge lol. It was hard to get a steady photo on the bridge with so many people walking, it gets shaky and kind of moves side to side, not like a swinging motion or anything. On this day it was foggy, rainy and cold but I wouldn’t change the experience for anything!! ☺️

I will be traveling to Iowa next week to visit some family. I know, Iowa is not a place you hear people traveling to very often but my family moved there years ago from California, not really sure why but they did. My cousin texted me in the morning and said “I woke up and it was -7, don’t forget to pack a sweater”. Ummm.. a sweater?! I’m from Florida, I need long johns, beanies, gloves, like ten jackets and if I could layer shoes, I would layer at least 4 pairs.  I am going to FREEZE!!

Anyway, Happy Wanderlust Wednesday and continue to wander!

 

Happy New Year!! 

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Woohoo!! Many have been saying that 2016 was a really crappy year and well, I hate to jump on the bandwagon but it certainly was not my favorite either. A lot of bad memories but buried in those bad memories are some great highlights and since it’s a new year, I’m going to be positive! It’s a new day, set new goals, realistic goals though. LOL. I’m just saying, there are a lot of people out there with these outrageous goals that even they question whether or not their goals are attainable. Challenge yourself but not to the point where you will want to give up. One of my professors in journalism always said “don’t forget to KISS” aka “keep it simple stupid.” So yea….simple yet challenging.

Anyway last year I said I would keep up with my blog and that TOTALLY did not happen. Aside from working a 9-5 job, I decided to go back to school to pursue a bachelors in accounting. I have been doing accounting since I was 17 so it just made sense to make a career out of it, also for a reliable source of income. I guess eventually we have to grow up.  I love my job but accounting is just not my passion. I have an itch for something else, something crafty, something that involves being hands on, something creative but I – like a lot of people in the world – don’t know where or how to start. If I can keep up with my studies I will be about 2 years away from graduating, so it’s on!! In the past I have always said I want to do this and I want to do that but I just never do. Not because I can’t get to my goals but because I end up biting more than I can chew and not setting goals. So now I have them!! I have to stop looking for the opportunity but instead create my own opportunity. Time to hit the books, get back into shape and pursue something I’ve been putting on the back burner for a long time now. This year is the year, this is your year, this is my year! 

So here’s to a new fierce and fabulous year, to a year full of new adventures, to a year full of happiness and laughter and of course, success! CHEERS!

I am ready for you 2017! Bring it. 

Constitutionality of Arbitration

Makes you wonder what is happening to our rights. There is a loophole for everything….

Learning Constitutional Law

By K. Torkzadeh

Last week we covered the topic of arbitration in our Consumer Law class. At first, this method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) seemed like a viable way to deal with the many problems of our legal system. Arbitration offered a way to resolve legal disputes outside of the court in a faster, cheaper, and more flexible manner. Then, we started reading consumer complaint cases and delved deeper into the issues of arbitration. My original favorable opinion towards arbitration quickly evaporated, specifically in the binding arbitration context of consumer contracts. I instantly questioned the constitutionality of arbitration.

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) is a statute that allows for private dispute resolution through arbitration. http://www.adr.org/sp.asp?id=29568 The arbitration decision is binding and the parties give up their right to appeal. The FAA requires courts to apply contract law standards in arbitration disputes and also preempts inconsistent state law. Many consumers…

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Different life stages-Health Check

Relationship

The point of a wellbeing check is to discover, avoid or diminish the impact of wellbeing issues. It resembles getting your auto adjusted before it separates. A wellbeing check for the most part includes:

overhauling your restorative history and looking at your health issues

performing tests if required

a subsequent meet-up any issues distinguished

counsel and data on the most proficient method to enhance your wellbeing

There are various wellbeing checks prescribed at various phases of life.

Wellbeing checks in your 20s and 30s

While you are in the prime of your life and the keep going thing at the forefront of your thoughts might be wellbeing issues, that is precisely why wellbeing checks at this age are essential. Knowing some key data about your wellbeing status can fill you and your GP in as to whether there are any wellbeing issues you have to begin taking care of now…

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Taco Tuesday!

Brilliant and great alternative to real tacos. Might I suggest home made taco seasoning — cut back on sodium.

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Hello lovely readers!

It’s Tuesday which only means one thing…TACOS! Being from Texas, and currently living in San Antonio, I have a certain love for tacos (and Mexican food in general) that sometimes gets the best of me and my belly. I made this delicious taco bowl to satisfy my cravings and keep down the calories as well. It is super easy to make and very filling! Here is my recipe that yields about 4-5 bowls:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (I get 93% lean)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Half an onion, diced
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 can of black beans (I get the jalapeño lime flavored)
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • Shredded cheese 
  • 1/2 an avocado, diced
  • Spinach/lettuce (a couple handfuls per bowl)

Steps:

  • Brown the ground beef and add the packet of taco seasoning 
  • While that simmers, make the frozen corn (directions on bag)
  • Add…

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Credit Card Rant

Ever been a victim of fraud and/or theft? ‘Twas my first today. I had to go through the frustration of having to cancel cards and dispute charges. WHAT A PAIN!

Let me first start by saying, thank you to the jerk that stole my cards at Starbucks. THANKS!

People I tell ya, people. Some are so pleasantly kind while others are just straight up assholes. You know, it would never occur to me to steal someone’s identity or personal belongings.

I spent six hours studying, researching and writing papers at Starbucks yesterday and after all that, my ass left my card holder that contained money, my debit card and credit cards. I didn’t even notice that I had left it until 10 PM when I went to pay at the register at Ross. Thankfully I had some cash on me, so I didn’t look like a dumb ass with a bunch of random crap and nothing to pay with.

Upon paying, I immediately called Starbucks to see if anyone had turned in my stuff, I literally left there two hours before but no answer. I spent four hours this morning calling the store to find out about my stuff and still NO ANSWER! WTH.

Finally, after dropping off my sister at the airport this afternoon, I drove my ass straight to Starbucks and while waiting in line to speak to a manager, I called the store. Of the five visible staff not one person picked up the phone. I was stunned, I couldn’t believe it. So I asked why they were not answering the phone calls and the shift manager [who was so freakin’ rude] told me that the phone must not be working yet I just saw her look at the phone as it lit up, obviously it was ringing and maybe on silent, come on, really?

I asked about my cards and she said to give her ten minutes to look, which actually meant “give me ten minutes while I empty out every garbage can that you can see sight and then I will assist you.” I was livid. Ultimately, after waiting she went behind the counter and checked [which took her two minutes] and said that no one turned in my cards.

Of course not.

What in the hell happened to having a conscience? What direction is mankind heading in? It’s questionable for sure. I actually thought that maybe, just maybe, the person who came across my belongings would turn them in. NOPE.

Why didn’t I just call and cancel my cards? Because I wanted to give humanity a chance to prove me wrong and that there is still good in the world.

Anyway, someone got a hold of my cards and whoever this little s**t is paid their Amazon bill and also racked up a nice tab on Amazon with my credit card. Oh, but it gets better. They needed my address so that the payment could go through, this smart imbecile! They paid for a full report on me from Peoplefinder.com which includes not only my full name, date of birth and previous address but my current address, people related to me, and telephone numbers.

Umm…What? Is this legal?

Can someone please explain to me why it is that easy to get someone’s personal information?! I’m quite disturbed and this makes me wonder, how often do people obtain these records and how many people are being stalked?? LOL. But seriously, does it look like I want to end up on the I.D. (Investigation Discovery) Channel?

This dummy just paid their bill with my debit card, luckily my online statement provided me with an Amazon payment confirmation number that can be traced. I want to laugh but at the same time, I’m so angry. What is this person thinking? At least go buy some groceries or something.

Ugh, I want to believe that that there are ethical people out there and I am sure that there are but I keep running into these types of situations that make me question people and their motives. It’s giving me a sour taste in my mouth of what our future holds. I sound like a pessimist, sheesh! I can’t help it. I really love life, the world, and everything in it but wow, just wow.

So back to these online reports, it’s scary as hell! Does anyone know if there is a way to get that information off the internet and if so, HOW?!

 

Learn How to Make Turmeric Tea & Calm Your Nerves

Most of us have Turmeric in our spice cupboard, it’s great for colour and taste when added to curries but did you know there have been over 3,000 studies on the amazing health benefits? I love mine with warm Almond milk and a spoon of Honey. Source: Learn How to Make Turmeric Tea & Calm […]

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The Magical Food That Is…Apple Cider Vinegar!

Well hello everyone, We made it through Monday- good stuff. Today I’m going through all the beauty benefits of the miracle product that is apple cider vinegar.  I’ve been drinking this pungent little guy for many years, as it has so very many health and beauty benefits from helping with your cold to aiding in […]

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