The Road Not Taken.

One of my favorite poems:

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

When I read this poem sometimes and reminisce about my life and how I got here, the myriad of paths I could have taken throughout the years, I remember something important: Thank God I took the one less traveled by because Frost was right, that has made all the difference. 

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Rain.

Reasons to like rain:

  • No drought.
  • Plants get watered automatically.
  • Free car wash.

Reasons to hate rain:

  • Everything gets wet.
  • Mud.
  • Gloomy day.
  • Slippery roads.
  • Slow traffic.
  • More car accidents.
  • Cold.
  • Dirty splashes.
  • More easily catch a cold.
  • Flooding.
  • Enlarges potholes in the road.
  • Canceled events.
  • Leaking roofs.
  • Slippery tile flooring.
  • Extra gear to wear/carry, like umbrellas and rain boots.
  • Wet seats where rude people put their wet umbrellas to rest.
  • Trail of water wherever people go.
  • Sinkholes.
  • Watermarks all over the car when it’s over.
  • Landslides.

I hate rain. 

How To Make A Snowman Using Your Freezer

Think it is impossible? Well…you are wrong.

1) Accidentally leave your freezer open like this.

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2) As a result of your accident, the freezer will probably ice up like this.

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The freezer door being open creates frost. When frost build up occurs its because warmer outside air is getting into the freezer and the moisture from that warm air cools and condensates then freezes into frost or ice.

3) Use a knife to chop off all the ice. Be careful. knives are sharp and ice can be very stubborn.

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4) You may need to clear out the contents in the freezer to really get all the snow.

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5) Collect all the snow in bowls.

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6) Put everything back nicely in your freezer.

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7) Make 3 different sized balls using the snow.

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8) Put the snowballs on top of one another, dress up you snowman, and give it a face.

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Hairclip = Mouth
Post its = Hat
Eyes = Candy Eyes
Scarf = String/Ribbon
Arms = Chopsticks

9) You can do more than one type of design.

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10) The end. Enjoy. Just saved you money and a trip to tahoe.

C’mon AT&T!

Oreo and I went on another hiking trip today, this time to Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley.

Lately, I’ve been too busy exploring the rest of the Bay Area that I forgot about the massive parks that surround me. I keep thinking that people who live near Golden Gate Park are lucky to have such a beautiful park that I forget I live right next to Redwood Regional Park and Tilden Regional Park (among others).

Anyways, during our hike, I was able to keep track of our progress as to not get lost or lose the car again and it dawned on me: I have service in the middle of nowhere.

Okay, yes, it’s not really the middle of nowhere, but considering that at home, half the house has amazing service with full bars while the other side of the house is a dead zone, it’s amazing that there’s service where no one is living. What’s up with that, AT&T?!

I do appreciate getting service at the park though! It would certainly come in handy if I get lost with my dog. 🙂

Hope AT&T sees this and service is better at the house. Fingers-crossed!