Adventures

Let’s Boycott Megabus 

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“Dear Jennifer Liepin,
Please check your email regarding your delayed service.”
A 3 hour delay awaits me ahead of a 7 hour bus ride from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area.

Instead of the original plan to arrive at 7:50p in Burbank, I can expect to arrive at midnight.

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Why You Should go to Urgent Care EVERY Time You Get an Animal Bite

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The last time I received a dog bite… I got a bad infection.

It is very important that I went to the Urgent Care in Cobble Hill, as when I took my bandaid off my clean looking cut was starting to look yellow under the flap of skin covering it.

The doctor pointed out streaking on my forearm – a red line extending up the vein of my forearm. “That is the infection spreading to the rest of your body,” the doctor informed me.
He used to hook me up to an IV of antibiotics.

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Why You May Not Want to Work for the Farm Animal Rights Movement

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Why do I write? I write so people can feel, know, and understand. Share. And sometimes avoid experiences I wouldn’t wish on others. — What was it like working as a Tour Operator for the 10 Billion Lives Tour, run by FARM? It’s been a hard week – between: Quitting the F.A.R.M. job, due to extenuating circumstances. Facing the consequence of my Co Operator being stressed by the circumstances, and now tiffed at me that I didn’t give more notice and have postponed her work through the org Planning to visit my friend in San Francisco, and finding she would … Read More

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Believe it or not, I was bit by another dog.

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That time I went to California.

Was chased by multiple dogs that escaped from under their fences in Bakersfield, Visalia, and Burbank,

But was bit by one

On a leash

Walked by a fit looking blonde woman wearing stylish athletic gear

Walking her dogs

On ritzy Entrada Road

In Topanga Canyon.

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Post-millennial Midlife Crisis & Visiting Old College Friends in Pasadena

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It’s kind of a special thing to be able to examine our 20s. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist who specializes in studying people in their 20s, noted in a TED Talk that:
“80 percent of life’s most defining moments take place by age 35…
The first 10 years of a career has an exponential impact on how much money you’re going to earn…
More than half of Americans are married or are living with or dating their future partner by 30.
The brain caps off its second and last growth spurt in your 20s as it rewires itself for adulthood, which means that whatever it is you want to change about yourself, now is the time to change it.
Personality changes more during your 20s than at any other time in life
Female fertility peaks at age 28, and things get tricky after age 35
So your 20s are the time to educate yourself about your body and your options….”

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Readjusting to Life – Not Living in A Van & A Raw Till 4 Snack

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Sometimes in life it is the simple things that count.

Like being able to relax on a couch.

With a hot cup of coffee and fresh produce throughout the day, prepared in a tiny, albeit working, kitchen.

Simple pleasures in Topanga include fresh produce chopped up and a cup of coffee.
Splurging on a cruelty-free, natural, non-GMO, sulfate free, oil free sunscreen from Derma E

Unrestricted to a 7′ by 2′ footprint of a camper van.

I quit the 10 Billion Tour job (I’ll explain later) and am staying with my parents and friends for a couple weeks before heading out to Vegas, and then Thailand for a few weeks.

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Crazy Viola Davis’ Oscar Speech

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Did anyone else think Viola Davis’ Oscar speech was bananas? “Thank you to the Academy. You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories.” In its full context, it makes more sense, and is pretty respectable, but woah, what a start to a speech.