oscars – a break in my tradition aka baby wants to sleep instead

I’ve seen mostly all of the oscar nominated films this year as usual, but tonight I’m breaking my annual tradition by going to bed and not staying up for the 4am live show. I will watch the replay in the morning, when I’m hopefully up and making breakfast before my yoga class. I figured baby wouldn’t mind sleeping thru the live telecast (esp. since I was waking up at 5am to watch world series games in October) and would prefer going to some prenatal yoga instead.

My main hope is that 3 Billboards doesn’t win picture (or anything except for Sam Rockwell) and that director and picture are for the same movie (I don’t like when they split). Oh and also that the correct best picture winner is read this time too (still shoulda been La La Land). And it would be neat to see Johnny from Radiohead win an oscar for best score, and I wouldn’t mind seeing Greta Gerwig and Ladybird get some love either.

Now to get ready for the red carpet, I mean, for bed…

one month til due date!

Ok well that was actually yesterday – Feb 23 – but since I haven’t posted in ages I think I can be forgiven. And instead of typing out anything I’m going to post some funny preggers memes instead. 🙂 Time is zipping by, can’t believe I’m in the ninth month already! Baby is a little over 2.7kg and putting on body fat. My bump is looking more and more like a watermelon these days.

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There was a supermoon last night but don’t fret if you didn’t gaze up at it last night as i’m sure it will be nearly as glorious tonight. Supermoon is also a bit like how my preggers belly has been feeling lately. (ah pregnancy jokes!) If I wear a big/loose shirt then my bump is mostly hidden but when I am dressing and see myself in the mirror I nearly don’t recognize my body…well that’s an exaggeration but i’m definitely pregnant these days! 🙂 Last night as I was laying in bed with my hand on my belly I felt the baby kick and it was his strongest one yet; felt my skin push out a little bit onto my fingers. What an amazing thing to experience. They say the baby can hear my voice and loud sounds now, but I wonder if baby can feel the moon energy too?

WS or bust!

We only waited 29 years, but finally our dodgers are going to be in the World Series again! Since our boys in blue beat the cubs two days ago (in an epic kiki-riffic game 5) we’ve been catching up on our sleep and enjoying not waking up at 3 or 4 am. And yesterday I was all in a happy they won the national league penant finally glow. So glad to be excited still at this date in October….This is the 5th year we won our division but the first that we’ve made it this far. 🙂 It all starts again in LA on tuesday (well for us it’s technically 3am Wednesday) and I can’t wait. It will be with either the yanks or the astros who play game 7 tonight.

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Let’s go DODGERS!!

Uh oh another super delayed post, almost as if I don’t keep a blog anymore! 😉 well as usual, sorry about that (I’ve been busy yadda yadda) and this post is going to be short with just this link about films set or partially shot in istanbul , which of course includes a lot of 007 which makes me happy.

We’re getting close to our year anniversary of moving to bodrum, we’ve got a big life change happening (I’m 15 weeks preggers!) and ma mere just had a lovely visit which involved a lot of september swimming (fall is so great here). Oh and the dodgers won their division with the best record in the NL for the 5th year in a row. Let’s get that WS ring!! I’ve been growing my nails out in preparation of biting them. 😉

ps: Oh and here’s another link with a gorgeous blooming Gingko tree in China.

pps: happy October/Ekim! (already?) Woke up in the morning to the rain, and now there’s big puffy clouds and wonderful smells of wet earth and plants.

total eclipse of the sun

Well in a very small area of the continental US only (west thru east which is more rare for eclipses), so us peeps in turkey are outta luck, but that’s what the internet and live streams are for! Happy solar eclipse day!

*updated with some screenshots of the live stream(not in the right order by the way), not the same as watching it of course but still magical!

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lunar eclipse

There’s going to be a partial lunar eclipse tomorrow – August 7 – and it will also be a full moon then. The new moon is in aquarius, and this month is for leos (especially my birthday sweets on the 8th). You won’t be able to see it in the US, but we should see a bit of it in Turkiye and that’s grand. Then on the 21st there’s going to be a solar eclipse, and that is only for parts of the US to see – lucky! All in all, it’s a magical month and I hope it brings good fortune to you all, esp. my honee. Happy early bday! <3


I have never heard of the Hooded Merganser bird before, but today while playing my brain games I came across a photo of one. So cute and silly, so I thought I would share. There are so many beautiful and strange creatures in this world <3

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That scary deprem/earthquake was a week ago plus today, and yesterday evening a crazy rain/hail/lightning storm hit istanbul. seriously, it was crazy! Things seem to be mostly back to normal here in Bodrum land and the streets and beaches are crowded so that’s good. Hope all are fine in istanbul too. 🙂Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 10.12.05 PMScreen Shot 2017-07-28 at 10.11.50 PM

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winter is here

That’s a line from Game of Thrones, which just recently is back after over a year (sonunda/finally), and it’s wishful thinking on my part as it’s super hot and humid here in Bodrum. I knew it would be hot here in the summer, but darn, why you gotta be always around 37C/98F? Definitely missing cold weather and cold pillows and the need for blankets and pants and long sleeves. Hard to even imagine actually, but at least all the summer fruits like watermelon and honey melon and nectarines and cherries are taking over the pazarlar/farmer’s markets. mmm!

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