A-City-On-A-Lake

Things to look forward to in 3D Sinnoh

-floaroma town
-honey trees!!!
-valley windworks
-eterna forest
-the old chateau & rotom’s tv!!
-HEARTHOME CITY CATHEDRAL
-amity square ! ! !
-more contests!!!
-lakes verity, valor, and acuity
-snowpoint temple !
-sendoff spring and wayward cave 👻😱
-distortion world???
-since deoxys (a previously unobtainable Pokémon outside of an event) was catchable in ORAS, maybe we’ll have access to flower paradise or new moon island in-game!!!!
-THE UNDERGROUND

-POKEBALL STICKERS

sitting inside one of my favorite coffee shops with one of my favorite people. it’s raining outside, my dream house is right across the street, i have ben howard playing, and i have time to simply d r e a m. it’s been a while since i’ve had the privilege of time to myself.

i’m dreaming of this house right across the street: it’s wood shake siding, brick chimney, big trees surrounding it, warm lights in the attic, and small front yard. it’s secluded while simultaneously being in the middle of the city. i dream of owning a home just like this very one; minneapolis is good at combining city living + lots of trees and lakes, so i’m thankful that that dream isn’t so unrealistic here. i dream of filling the house with a family and lots of food and laughter and love. i dream of slow sundays where the house smells like warm soup and pjs are worn all day. i dream of waking up early and walking across the street to the coffee shop i sit in right now to have a cup of coffee while i read the newspaper. i dream of flower boxes and cozy friday nights and favorite songs floating throughout the house. i dream of quiet, rainy saturday afternoons where we keep the windows open to hear + smell the rain while we read books and soft, classical music plays in the background. i dream of walking our pup through the neighborhood with friends and then having them over for dinner + wine + real conversation out in the front yard under string lights. i dream of you, of you, of you doing all of this alongside me. my heart hurts with how far i feel from you, with how far all of this dream feels. at the same time, though, my heart is hopeful for this. for you.

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Some states and cities still ban government travel to North Carolina over LGBTQ laws
"We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people," said Washington's governor.

There’s not much good to say about North Carolina’s faux-repeal of HB2, which really doesn’t do anything to protect the state’s LGBTQ citizens. While the governor and the NCAA may be fooled, other people are not.

A number of cities and states are still banning government-funded travel to North Carolina over its treatment of LGBTQ people. (That means it will not send government employees to the state unless absolutely necessary.) 

Those places include the states of California, Washington and Minnesota; Chicago; New York City; Seattle; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Salt Lake City; Cincinnati; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Portland, Maine; Baltimore; Burlington, Vermont; San Francisco; Oakland, California; West Palm Beach, Florida; Wilton Manors; Florida; and Palm Springs, California.  

“California’s law was enacted to ensure that, with limited exceptions, our taxpayer resources are not spent in states that authorize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra (D), said Wednesday in a statement. “North Carolina’s new law does not cure the infirmity of this type of discrimination.”

“We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Thursday. “North Carolina is continuing discriminatory policies and this is not something the state of Washington condones or supports.”

State lawmakers approved legislation last month that repeals the so-called “bathroom bill,” but the new law bars cities from passing ordinances that expand nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. It also bans municipalities and the University of North Carolina from regulating bathroom access without the legislature’s permission.

Tell ‘em. 

Dear Mr. President

Mr. President how do you feel about the women’s march in
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Truth or Consequences

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Washington D.C. On your front door

And many, many more

2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries, from Belarus to New Zealand.

Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to the revolution, you are not welcome here.

Once a year in San Francisco the city drains the lake for maintenance & general upkeep. During that small window of time, every skateboarder in the city jumps on the opportunity to skate these amazing pyramids hidden under typically grimy water. Last year upon stepping foot on the property I was immediately kicked out. This year was different. Thank you to Leif for waking up early so we could skate this.

Leif Hauge - Kickflip

Instagram: @jacob.photo

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  • Both Jet and Zuko encounter something that sparks a the reemergence of an old obsession
    • Jet finds firebenders in Ba Sing Se
    • Zuko finds the Appa poster that tips him off that Aang is in the city 
  • Both go to great lengths to achieve their goals, and become overly obsessed with them
  • Smellerbee and and Iroh try to dissuade Jet and Zuko respectively, pointing out just how unhealthy their obsession is 
  • Jet goes through with his plan, while Zuko sees the truth in his uncle’s words, and backs down. 

If you’re visiting central Reykjavik (which you should), take some time to stroll the streets in the oldest part of the city between the  harbor and Lake Tjörnin (The Pond).  

It still retains many of the buildings from the 18th century, including brightly painted wooden houses (often with painted tin roofs) and gardens with birch and willow trees .

Stunningly Scenic!!.... Yellowstone Nat'l Park Pt.1

Yellowstone represents more about US than Niagara Falls or the Statue of Liberty!! This park is pure magic! Dazzling pools of rainbow colors, steam sprouting from the ground, geysers and waterfalls, generous wildlife, and so much more. Yellowstone is the first park I visited in the States and it still remains the best, I have witnessed so far, by a country mile!
We started our journey from Salt Lake City….the gateway to so much natural beauty in and around the state of Utah. Salt Lake City is the hub of all natural activities in the United States – from the Mighty 5 National Parks (Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef) that cover much of Utah to the breathtaking drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone or from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon, the place is a perfect escapade from the humdrum of daily life.

Fellow Characters:
I was joined by my close confidante, Ritesh Parikh, and by my professor Dr. Partha Bhattacharya from India; ’ Look Ayan! I am an avid trekker to the extent that I even took my wife to the Mawali Pass trek in the Garhwal Himalayan steps during our honeymoon’,. ‘So?’, I asked back. He kept quiet and smiled. His reticence suggested that the trip better be worth remembering and should come close to the Himalayan extravaganza in terms of natural wowness (He was already bored of the humid weather and undulating plains of Michigan) . Parikh on the other hand, was more of a logistics manager. He has already garnered followers with his immense deal-securing skills. Before our trip, he made sure that the hotel, car and other associated things guarantee the best value in their price and that we are not overpaying for them. So there they were in a trip together; 2 people with extremely contrasting traits – one who always talked and joked, the other seldom uttered a word; one who liked to complete a hike as quickly as possible with the impending lunch/dinner motivating him, the other took his own sweet time as he never missed a photographic opportunity. The 'clash of titans’ happened at the end of day one, when there was a fleet of bison behind our car, grazing on the savannas in the Yellowstone Valley. We all were starving and the sight of bison tempted Parikh’s parched taste-buds more into having a sumptuous burger for dinner. Much to his ire, Parthada stepped out of the car to take some close snaps. Devastated Parikh restored to banging his head against the dashboard of our car – a sequence that was hilarious and summed up the antithesis of my fellow travelers. I have undertaken multiple trips with them later, but never together!

Day 1:

Itinerary: Madison Junction - Geysers - Old Faithful - Yellowstone Lake


We drove from Salt Lake city and stayed at a hotel outside the park entrance at West Yellowstone. The next morning we woke up and headed towards Yellowstone Lake. The section from Madison Jn. to Yellowstone Lake contains the heart of Yellowstone’s action. Shortly after turning south at Madison Junction, we turned west onto the one-way road descending to the Firehole River. Numerous springs and geysers line the river and you might see them erupt as you drive along.There are lots of fascinating geothermal features along this road and I will resort to pictures as my words will fail to describe the majestic setting that felt so surreal. The stops and small hikes we did were at: Fire Hole Falls, Fountain Flat Drive, Lower Geyser Basin, Fountain Paint Pot, Great Fountain Geyser, Goose Lake, Fairy Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Sapphire Pool, Upper Geyser Basin, Biscuit Basin and Black Sand Basin.

Lower Geyser Basin – Fountain Paint Pot

Parikh and I in front of Midway geyser Basin

Black Sand Basin

Grand Prismatic Spring is one of the highlights in Yellowstone National Park!! We hiked up Fairy Falls trail to picture Point to get the best view of the spring

Finally, we arrived at the Upper Geyser Basin, and the star of Yellowstone, Old Faithful. Not the largest or most impressive geyser in the park, but consistency makes it a crowd favorite. Roughly every 90 minutes, the geyser sends a plume of steam and water 120-150 feet in the air.

Old Faithful


We continued south until we reached the Yellowstone Lake. The turquoise blue lake is huge and offers spectacular views from every angle. You can see steam coming out from shoreline volcanic activities in one place and distant snow capped mountains in another. A worthy end to a day that has been exhilaratingly beautiful and we kept keep telling ourselves that we are NOT watching TV. We stayed overnight at a hotel near the south entrance of the park.

Yellowstone Lake with Mt. Washburn in the background

West Thumb Basin near Yellowstone Lake