Fashion I ❤: Po Campo Midway Weekender

31 Jul

As a frequent traveler, I’m always looking for well-designed, fashionable pieces of luggage.  And this new bag from Chicago fashion designer Maria Boustead is absolutely darling.  It is apparently intended for gym goers or sports enthusiasts with an expandable side strap to hold a jacket or yoga mat and a separate compartment on the bottom for shoes.

 I personally would be more inclined to simply use it as an easy overnight bag when traveling.  This would have been so helpful when I was traveling and then instantly on the move in Busan or during my overnight layover at the airport hotel.  Having something stylish available to carry a cute set of clothes and shoes and then later your travel clothes when you don’t have time to stop and drop things off at the hotel would be really helpful!  

The Po Campo Midway Weekender

“The Midway Weekender is ready for life’s travels, both big and small.”

There are three colors, all available on AMAZON:

 

BLACK ~ $94.94

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Purse 1

BLUE AND WHITE STRIPE ~ $91.20

 

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Purse 3 Purse 2

 

BROWN ~ $86.45

Bar Exam Upload Failure

29 Jul

So as most of you taking the bar exam are aware by now, the Examsof software and website is crashing all over the country.  At present, states I’ve heard about problems from include:

  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Connecticut
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Rhode Island
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Florida

and others.  

Personally, I didn’t take this exam so I haven’t gone through this problem with the rest of you.  But I do have a lot of my law school year’s classmates who are currently discussing their problems and results on Facebook.  In case it helps someone else, here is what we’ve gathered:

  • Samples of the problems being experienced: 
    • Website crashing
    • ExamSof itself crashing during the Test
    • Error Messages Appearing when takers attempt to upload their test answers. 
    • Conflicting emails and messages about whether or not tests have been uploaded. 
    • Problems with one test uploading and not another.
    • Reports that some tests have actually been lost (unverified ~ this was hearsay from someone who heard someone)
    • Attempts using Auto-load stop working when the option quits appearing.
    • Attempts using the Manual upload stops working when the page won’t load.

 

  • People tried calling Examsof, it took hours to get through if they got past the busy signal or got an answer at all.  Calling doesn’t seem to be worth the time.
  • They so far haven’t been responding to Emails, Chat Questions, or Technical Support calls.
  • The few people who got responses to Facebook comments on the ExamSof Website were told that ExamSof was working as quickly as possible to mend the situation.  They also said not to worry because all the tests are stored on your computer, and can simply be uploaded later.  

At this time several of my friends have finally gotten their tests to upload. Here is how they did it:

  • Repeated attempts over and over until something worked.  
  • Keep attempting Auto-Upload until that option disappears. If it works, good. If the option disappears and you still haven’t uploaded, manual up-load is your only option.
  • Visiting: Examsoft.com/manup and signing in (repeated attempts eventually worked)
  • Verifying that it worked.

What I’ve taken away from what I’m hearing:

  • Just keep attempting to make it work. Most people who got through did because they were patient and just kept trying.  Apparently letting things just keep loading instead of refreshing the page every few minutes is key.
  • The state bar associations are aware of the situation.  So don’t panic yet, they know something is wrong.  
  • Just leave your test answers closed and keep attempting to upload them. 
  • Save all the emails regardless of whether they say failure or confirmation just to show you made the effort. 
  • If you get failure emails after the confirmation emails, it appears that they did load successfully.  Not positive about that, but that’s what I’m hearing.  Calling ExamSof later and verifying is probably the way to go.
  • If it still isn’t working. Stop.  Sleep. Try in the morning. Tell Exam Coordinators. Then try again in the afternoon. Before all other things, sleep and rest.  Stop stressing.  You have to make it through tomorrow, and it is all going to be fine.  

GOOD LUCK!

Art I Love: H’Mong Woman

29 Jul
Hmong Woman

“H’Mong Woman” by Laos artist Vunhuhai (c) 2013 ~ Oil on Canvas

I was having a bad day, now I’m not :)

28 Jul

❤♫✿ Happy Birthday to Me! ♕❤

27 Jul

It is truly ridiculous how much I enjoy being me! :)  Today is stunning (best weather I’ve had for my B-day in my memory), I’m preparing for an awesome trip of a lifetime, for the first time in 20 years I’m not getting ready for a new school year, I’m starting a new job, I have the Best Mom ever,. . . and I have AWESOME BEST FRIENDS! Thank you all so much for being such cool people! ❤ I woke up this morning, looked around, and knew that my life was GOOD!

“7 Beauty Secrets To Steal From India, The Middle East, and Beyond”

24 Jul

“7 Beauty Secrets To Steal From India, The Middle East, and Beyond”

by Byrdie via “Yahoo.com

There’s something about learning beauty secrets from other cultures that makes our heartbeat quicken, which is why we’re sharing 7 beauty secrets to steal from the far East. We’ve already established that Asia is light years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to skincare technologies and innovations—but what about an area of the world where beauty secrets are passed down through generations, lovingly shared by mothers to their daughters? We’re talking about South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, and even areas of the Middle East. There, beauty rituals are more about understanding the importance of ancient, natural-based rituals that have withstood the test of time—because they work.

“Ever since I was very little, I remember my mother encouraging me to use natural things at home,” celeb makeup artist Kirin Bhatty says (she’s worked with everyone from Jessica Paré to Alessandra Ambrosio). “Of course, as a kid, all I wanted were the chemical-laden things my friends had—but now, as a makeup artist, everything has come full circle.” We asked asked if she could share these natural-minded beauty secrets, and lucky for us, she was happy to divulge.

Below are seven beauty secrets you should definitely steal…

#1: Rose water

“To this day, I always have rosewater in my [makeup] kit, as well as in my personal makeup bag,” Bhatty says. “I use it on [my clients’] skin by spraying it from a spray bottle, as well as on myself, as a toner, applied with a cotton ball at home.” She swears by its refreshing, softening, brightening, and toning effects. “Also, it smells amazing,” she raves. “It was something that the princesses and queens used way, way back.” She says there’s no need for fancy formulas—a simple, inexpensive bottle from any market will do the trick. Another tip? She says to keep it in your fridge, to heighten the soothing effect. . . . .

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24 Jul

Okay, I get that this is darling and fun and fan’s would love it. But as a lawyer I gotta ask, is there anything there that lets people unfamiliar with the show know that this is fake? It even has a fake phone message . . . how many people are going to call seeking real help and not realize they dialed a fake law office until it is too late? Surely there are disclaimers, I just didn’t see them in the article (Or the billboard)

‘Better Call Saul’ Billboard Unveiled in Albuquerque (Along With Saul’s Law Office Phone Number)

 

'Albuquerque's favorite lawyer is back in town. New Better Call Saul billboard on the south side of the AHS campus, near Mountain and I-25.' — @varago01/Instagram

Art I Love ~ Coffee in Seoul

16 Jul

“Coffee in Seoul” by Stephen Nicol

FB Adverts

15 Jul

Facebook has decided to advertise EBAY products to me on the side ~ probably because I’ve been out there so much.  Unfortunately, they keep advertising MY products, the one’s I’m selling.  AD Fail, FB, AD Fail.

More Art With Food!

13 Jul

Originally posted on The Journal:

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More art with food! All terribly clever don’t you think?

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