Risks

“I don’t believe in writing or creating something to suit a particular audience. If you create for someone else, you second-guess yourself. The more confidence you have in your ideas, the more risks you take. The more risks you take, the more you are rewarded.

There is joy in going where you are uncertain. There is reward in the vast unknown.”

Keri Smith, The Reward of Risk Taking

Lola goes to the harbor

In light of the beautiful weekend we’re about to have, here’s the third and last of the Lola Likes series: Lola goes to the harbor, which was taken on a similarly beautiful day in Baltimore. I’d insert something witty in here, but St. Patty’s was a bit rough on me, and I promptly fell asleep when I got home from work yesterday. Yes, I am now grandma status.

Have a great weekend!

Lola Likes, episode 2

My friend, upon viewing the first episode of “Lola Likes,” commented on how hyper she was.

I think the second episode sheds more light on the savage beast. You see, Lola’s a Gemini (like me!), which means she has split personalities. Just like how my personalities are awesome and even more awesome, Lola straddles between excited jumping bean and lazy lump of fur.

She gets especially excited when she sees visitors, other dogs and her “I’m going outside!” trigger — her leash and harness. Her second personality is a bit more calm, with a weakness for belly rubs and naps, honed from years of living with Phil, the master at all of the above. She reminds me of a cat actually. A French fry-eating, potato chip-loving, snow-frolicking cat, who happens to look like a Jack Russell. Or be a Jack Russell. Or something.

Point is, she has a chill side. Of her litter, she was the one afraid to venture away from her siblings. She doesn’t mind sleeping in as long as you do, burrowed under the covers, curled into a ball against your stomach.

So, here’s episode two of Lola’s life in Baltimore. The third will be up Friday (I know you’re super anxious). Happy Humpittydooda Day!