22 06, 2019

Souvenir Saturday: Silver Earrings from Luxor

By |June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Souvenirs, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I got these beautiful silver earrings from Moses a top recommended jeweler in Luxor. You can find it across the street from the start of the Souk and a few shops down. If faces the wonderful Luxor Temple. These now make it into my regular rotation I love them so much! Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

17 06, 2019

Museum Monday: Amargasaurus

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Dinosaurs, Museums, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This Amargasaurus fossil is really fascinating. Known from only one skeleton that was mostly complete, it has a unique feature of two parallel rows of tall spines down its body. A long time ago people thought that these spines supported a sail, but now it is thought they were defensive structures that jutted out of the body. One part that was missing was most of the skull, so this is an assumption of what it looked like. Museum Monday is an every other week series about museum news, objects, and reviews.

10 06, 2019

Travel Missteps: What you don’t want to see on a beach vacation

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Travel, Travel Missteps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I had been shopping for clothes for my upcoming Egypt trip, and I had found the pretty swimsuit top at an outlet mall an hour outside of Miami. I was already a bit shaken up after a fiasco with my Uber, so as soon as I got back to my hotel, I eagerly threw on the swimsuit to head out to the beach. Except...I couldn't. The dang security badge was still on! And there wasn't any nearby stores that could take it off. I was pissed. Thankfully I had an old ugly swimsuit as a backup, but it was a good

25 05, 2019

Souvenir Saturday: Han Solo Carbonite Lunch Box

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Souvenirs, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Today is Geek Pride Day! So I wanted to share my Han Solo Carbonite lunchbox and X-Wing straw I got for lunch a few years ago when visiting Disneyland. Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

27 04, 2019

Souvenir Saturday: Murano Glass

By |April 27th, 2019|Categories: Souvenirs, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The small Venetian island of Murano is known for its fine glasswork. On a rainy New Year's Day I picked up these small quarter sized pieces of Murano glass that were created into necklaces as they were the cheapest "Murano Glass" I could afford. Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

22 04, 2019

Museum Monday: Design of Star Wars Costumes

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Museums, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A few years ago the Denver Art Museum had a great exhibit called Star Wars: The Power of Costumes. In honor of the upcoming Star Wars Day I wanted to share some of the great designs and drawings that were displayed. My top favorite was this design of a shell like hairstyle for Padme. More early Padme designs, I like the bottom one of the one below, based on a victorian dress. This design was actually created by George Lucas himself, and the museum did a good job showcasing the materials used to make the costumes. Another unused design, this proves