I disagree that selfies are vain. It is a celebration of oneself. It is merely a documentation of your physicality, independent from another person’s perspective or point of view at that given moment. It is an expression that you are celebrating everything that you have been through and about to undergo. So go ahead, take that selfie! Find "your angle" if you must, get that perfect lighting situation down, werk it BUT most importantly show the world that light and keep going... There is nothing wrong about loving yourself! #nationalselfieday#selfie#selfportrait#photography#lastdayofspring#sandiego#inspiration#life#yas#selflove#feelinmyoats#werk#pride
I saw a couple of IGers post that today is National Selfie Day. That’s a thing? I’m still getting used to the idea that selfies are a thing. (I NEVER like my selfies.)
I’ve come around to the idea of selfies more now that there is an Isaac in my life. They’ve been popularly around since before he was around, so there’s no getting used to them for him. That helps me be more comfortable with taking them... although I still think I do so awkwardly. (There’s definitely an art to The Selfie.)
When Isaac says to me, “Let’s take a selfie,” it doesn’t feel as weird doing so as when I’m alone in the pic, so I always gladly oblige.
I’m alone in this pic... I guess I was feeling brave that day.
“That day” happens to be exactly one year ago. Summer Solstice of 2017! How serendipitous is that?!
I was on the beach in Florida, and I’d been taking selfies with Isaac just prior to taking this. (I posted those a week ago for his birthday.)
How I wish I was on that beach in the sun right now. Today was not very summery here. It was rainy, cold and dark. 😩☔️ But it’s supposed to turn nice by the weekend, so things are looking up!
There you have it... a photo that kills two calendar birds with one photographic stone!
Happy Summer Solstice AND National Selfie Day!
Now let me see #yoself !
Enjoy the vibrance of the #LastDayOfSpring with this #BeanThread Primavera recipe!
Bean Thread Primavera
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups snap peas, cut long ways
1 cup frozen edamame
1 cup frozen green peas
1 teaspoon olive oil
Fresh bean sprouts for garnish
1 package Dynasty Bean Threads [sauce]
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
¼ cup Dynasty Sesame Oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
Step 1: Bring a pot of water to a boil to quickly blanch your veggies. Add a pinch of salt to the water before you put in the veggies. When the water is boiling, throw in your veggies for about a minute. Strain out and place in cold water to cool. Drain and set them aside.
Step 2: In a bowl, make your sauce by combining all the ingredients and whisking together well. Set aside until you’re ready to make your dish.
Step 3: Take out the bean threads from the package and place into a large bowl. Using a electric kettle, boil water and then, pour it over the noodles, submerging them in water to cook for 5 minutes, drain, and set aside.
Step 4: In a large skillet, add some olive oil and set to low heat. Toss in the chopped garlic and sesame seeds. Cook down for about 3 minutes. Then, add in the cooked noodles as well as the sauce. Mix together to coat the noodles well. Next, add the blanched veggies and fresh herbs. Cook until everything is heated through. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately while nice and warm.