Kelly Sims

Musings on life, web design, beer and what happens when they collide.

Stopping to smell the roses

I'm lucky to live and work where I do. I try hard not to forget that. Here's a few shots from about 3 stops on my way up Palos Verdes Blvd.

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I've been wanting to get out and see CicLAvia for a while now. Today was perfect, even if the temps hit 95 degrees.

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Every day is a gift

It rained here today, which was unexpected but wonderful. Towards the end of my day, I debated plunking down on the couch to watch tv or go for a walk on the beach and see the sunset. The sunset won and I'm so glad it did.

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Giving Thanks

It is Thanksgiving today, so it seems a good time to think about the things I'm thankful for this year.

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Finding that ON feeling

I've mentioned in previous places here and elsewhere, that I've been going through some serious emotional turmoil the past 6 months. As I expect is normal for most people in situations like mine, I began looking at my life and what it means to be me right now. Plotting a new direction for myself has been difficult.

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Get Geeky Anniversary

This month marks the four year anniversary of the Get Geeky here in the South Bay. Four years ago I started the Get Geeky as a way to bring local tech and creative people together to meet and make connections. Low-key networking without the networking.

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Music Journaling

I ran across a blog post by Frank Chimero about music journaling recently. As I push myself to document more of my daily life, through journaling, blogging, and photos, this music journaling seemed like a particularly good idea.

Music has always been a strong part of my life. I spend considerably more time listening to music than any other form of media consumption, including TV. The idea of making a monthly journal of songs sounded interesting, and so I started January 2013 with a new Rdio playlist called, not surprisingly, # January 2013. The hashtag reminds me it’s a journal list, and not a playlist.

My intention here is to add songs each month, no rhyme or reason to the organization. I really like the idea of being able to look back over a year and see what songs were resonating with me that month. Tying those lists to journal entries I write should help give me some idea of my emotional state and where I was at in life.