Monday, April 23, 2012

Instagram Intro

a flower in my yard, Instagram style :)


Hellooo Blogland....
I'm Cynthia.
I am a long time resident of beautiful San Diego, crawling toward my late 30s (ahh!!).
I live with my boyfriend of over 15 years, our 2 (part time) labradors, and a part time "mother in law", in our house of almost 2 years ownership and never ending renovations (big and small). I've been half assedly writing a food (mostly restaurants, little bit of cooking) blog for a little while now. I've also been half assedly (geez, yes it's a word blogger) contributing to a book review website started by one of the lovely bloggers I follow.

In the past few months I've stumbled across a bunch of great "lifestyle" blogs written by a bunch of great ladies. I used to think I had to have something really special and new or interesting or hilarious AND well composed (AND over thought and over analyzed and over edited and over self criticized) to write. I thought too much about it and never wrote anything.

Lately I've realized I find all of these ladies interesting to follow, and they are pretty much just documenting their lives, which are fairly normal. (I hope that doesn't sound insulting, I am basically trying to say they are INSPIRING and wonderful women!)

And, really, it's not exactly true. Some of them DO lead very cool and unique lives...
I love Megan, a California girl living and loving in Scotland.
I love Ashley, who moves every 3 months to a new city for her husband's job.
I love Nicole, who is currently studying in Barcelona!

The list could go on...and on...and on. I think I have around 200 blogs on my reader now between food, books, comedy, lifestyle, and whatever else happens to catch my eye.

** DISCLAIMER**
One thing these ladies all seem to have on me are some kick ass photography abilities. I have an oldish, cheapish point and shoot but I get lucky once in a while. :-) PLUS, now that Instagram is on Android, I have that, too. Instagram, making so-so picture takers looks like photographers for a year or so (sometimes - well in my case, sometimes).

So yeah...here I am.
Slowly climbing into the more local, loving, relatable, blogging world and hoping not to drown!

Here are some of my first IG pics. I've only been on it for about 2 weeks.
They might tell you a little bit about me.
(They will, for sure, tell you that we love food! haha)

Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere! :-)
Easter Breakfast French Toast

Opening Day at Petco, I love baseball.

Studio Diner, breakfast served 24 hours.

I love poppies. :-)

Steamed muscles with insane broth, @ JRDN.
Lovely necklace, from the aforementioned Megan!

Fondue at home, yum!

I got my book signed by Jenny, The Bloggess!!

Our 2 fur babies at the beach.

Crab cakes for dinner at Bay Park Fish Company.
I drive 50 miles a day round trip to work. My car is one year old.

I'd love to meet new people, so please say hi!