Tag Archives: Lunchbox

Empty Spaces…

… are just the availability of room to explore!

Today I took advantage of my solitude in a parking structure to create something unique!



Happy November First!

For those of you who celebrate Halloween, I hope it was a treat!(see what I did there?)

I stayed in and did what I do best: homework.


But now its November: a time to turn back the clocks or turnover a new leaf (I’m on a roll tonight!).

With all seriousness, the beginning of a month and the end of the week are a perfect time to reflect on what was and what will be.

And with an eye on magic, don’t forget: Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Thursdays Are Underrated

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “(Extra)ordinary.”

If you think about it, Thursdays are really something spectacular.

You go about your daily routine, and before you know it, you’re falling asleep so that you can wake up on Friday.

Really, Thursdays are like a weekly Christmas Eve!

Or maybe not.

The point of this post is just to call attention to an object, a location, and a person in my life that, like Thursday, just don’t get the respect they deserve.


This is my dear friend, Zoë, in the USD Writing Center, with my lunchbox.

There is so much more that could be said about all of these objects, but, at least at the present moment, I’ll be brief and simply say that these are A Few of My Favorite Things.

Explosions of Happiness

Every morning, I have to walk up a hill to campus.
It’s a rough hill.
I always think that, eventually, I’ll get used to it. Over two years later and I’m still not.

But the point is, it’s Friday! Hooray! Today, armed with a dangerous amount of optimism, I noticed this planter full of vibrant greens, seemingly exploding with life (even though its Autumn).

Naturally, I had to take a picture*!


*But it has also been edited!*


Well THAT'S a unique flower...
Well THAT’S a unique flower…

Today’s lunch brought to us by the University of San Diego gardeners, and their beautiful creation!

As a side note, it’s a bit harder than I anticipated to find and craft these lunchbox photos. There is so much more to photography than “point and shoot,” and I think it is really easy to fall into that hole if you’re not at least a bit precaution. Plus, whenever I try and take a photo of my lunchbox, people tend to look at me with an odd expression…

Every day brings the opportunity for improvement, though!


Lately, I have been editing nearly all of my photos into black and white.

These subjects are in fact stunningly alive, in both color and, in the case of my pets, in personality.

Yet I’ve reduced them all to black and white.

I suppose there could be any number of reasons for this.

Maybe as I’m returning to the routine of day-to-day life, I no longer have foreign intrigue to capture. Instead, I have the beautifully mundane before me.

Or perhaps my travel pictures are in color so that I can show friends and family, whereas my workaday subjects are more well known, so I can experiment?

Perchance a psychologist, philosopher, or neuroscientist could articulate my attitudes more clearly.

I’m not certain. If you have any thoughts, I would absolutely love to hear (read) them, so please do not be shy.

Lunch at Home

Somedays, I end up home sooner than anticipated, meaning my lunch could just be set aside for another day.

Instead, Jude and I took the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy that San Diego sunshine.
IMG_2519 He was actually very model-esque, showing off his physique and profile…
… for about two minutes. Then he had to go bark at the neighbors (naturally).

Happy Thursday!