14 01, 2019

Museum Monday: Zed the Mammoth

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Meet Zed. This ice-age Columbian mammoth is massive and was around 47-51 years old when he died (usual life expectancy was likely 60.) He was found at the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles back in 2006 when the LA County Museum of Art was expanding and building a new parking garage. He likely died while wandering into a stream to drink water, unaware of the danger lurking below the surface. He ultimately became stuck and died of exhaustion or starvation. Luckily for us, scavengers didn't go after his bones, and he likely was quickly covered up. He is

11 01, 2019

My Top Instagrams from 2018

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Surprisingly, my dog Tessa didn't make the cut, but a co-worker's cute puppy did. The rest are a nice mix of my interests: Halloween, Museums, Weird Light Up Sweaters, Comedy Shows, and my first ever NFL game! Be sure to check out more here and to follow me!

7 01, 2019

Travel Missteps: Meow Wolf Dreams

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One Christmas Eve in 2017 I found myself overwhelmed by the spectacular immersive art exhibit called Meow Wolf, House of Eternal Returns. It's hard to describe. You start by being told the Charter, a sort of government organization investigating a family and their home due to portals to other worlds that have opened up in their home. As you wander the exhibits Charter minders and lab assistants monitor you. I explored this place for hours. There are no maps or instructions, you just wander around. Maybe you hit a wall and it makes music. Press a button and lights change. Duck under a

5 01, 2019

Souvenir Saturday: St John Clay Works Necklace

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I've written before on the handmade pots I made on my various trips to St. John, but wanted to share one other item I got from the Maho Bay Clay Works. This lovely clay necklace wasn't made by me, but I got as a lovely reminder of my time in St. John. Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

4 01, 2019

Joe King of The Fray in Orange Light

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I attended the 12.1.18 Take Note Colorado The Fray concert at The Ogden Theater and managed to get a front row spot even though I was by myself and didn't go as early as I used to. I didn't get my normal spot, instead, I was closer to guitarist/singer Joe King.  I don't have a ton of photos of Joe, so I enjoyed playing with the light timing to get this shot of him singing. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

3 01, 2019

Changes in Hotel Security Policies

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In December 2017, I did a lot of traveling. Anaheim, Charlotte, and Santa Fe. One common theme I found was the new security systems in place in the wake of October 2017's Las Vegas Shooter situation. Now, in many hotels staff are required to enter hotel rooms once a day, regardless of the guest's wishes. It started at the Hilton Anaheim. I had spent the day before at Disneyland, and so was gone all day. That day I was going to be working from my hotel room for most of the day, before heading off to a client meeting. I

1 01, 2019

2018 Year in Review

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2018 was a Year of Culture for me: 10 museums (California Science Center, LA Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, The Getty, The Getty Villa, The Last Bookstore, Next Stage Gallery, Denver Art Museum x2, Denver Museum of Nature and Science x2, Molly Brown's House) 5 plays (Hamilton, Aladdin, Love's Labour's Lost, Book of Mormon, White Christmas) 4 trips (Puerto Vallarta, Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando) 3 concerts (Dandy Warhols, The Fray, Scottish/Highland Bands) 3 theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure) 2 comedy shows (Lewis Black, Steve Martin & Martin Short) 2 ghost tours (Brown Palace,

1 01, 2019

December 2018 Recap

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This was a weird month. I didn't feel very Christmasy even though I did a lot of Holiday things. I think it was the weather. We didn't get snow until December 31st. Rocker Santa Isaac Joe Dave This month I went to a The Fray concert. I went alone for the first time, but still managed to get front row, but a little left than center that I would normally get. I had so much fun! Sadly didn't score a setlist this time. Tessa turned 10 years old! How is that possible!

23 12, 2018

November 2018 Recap

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I tried to keep the month more low key. I added more automated lights and plus to my smart home setup and then mostly started experimenting with watercolor paints (I'm pretty bad at the moment.) I also got this amazing Hogwarts light up Christmas Sweater:   View this post on Instagram   Geeking out over my new Christmas Sweater! A Hogwarts one with lights! A post shared by Lili (@liliontheloose) on Nov 28, 2018 at 4:51pm PST But I did do some fun outings this month: Hanging Out Went to a Tiki Bar and did some Pool while my boss

23 12, 2018

October 2018 Recap

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Fall is my favorite season. Its also Tessa's as she loves to eat leaves:   View this post on Instagram   It's going to snow tomorrow so made sure Tessa got to do her favorite fall activity: leaf eating. A post shared by Lili (@liliontheloose) on Oct 13, 2018 at 3:07pm PDT What's new this month is that I discovered Bullet Journaling this month. Essentially it's using a journal as a productivity tool with some art thrown in. Of course, that meant many trips to craft stores, and discovering AliExpress (and buying way too many .10 stickers and washi tape.)