Charly Kayle

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Hi it’s Charly, welcome to my page. When I’m not hanging with my five furry family members, I’m volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or vineyard, and I’m here, interacting with you!

by Charly Kayle posted Jul 31 2014 6:00AM
That's what happens when I'm in a hurry to get ready for work.  I'm rushing so much, I knock over my eyeshadow palette and dump all the colors on my lap.  Now I have to change my top to match my new multi-colored jeans!  :-)
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 30 2014 8:30AM
Mmmm, seaweed! Yes, it's 8:15am and this is my breakfast.  I've gotten enough strange looks from people walking into the control room, that I thought I would just post it for all to see.  It's not unusual, considering I've been up since 2:30am, so this would be my lunchtime.  That means in actuality, I completely skip breakfast.

 * EXCEPT FOR COFFEE!  God Bless coffee. *  

I also eat a banana every day, assuming I've been to the grocery store recently. If not, I've always got chocolate-covered banana slices in the freezer.  
 God Bless Trader Joe's dark-chocolate banana slices!  
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 29 2014 3:38PM
Original artwork by Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios  
I just adore these bears.  Their faces show the love I feel for our state.
 

  
My bears.  I've been fortunate to have lived in many places all over the country, but once I got to San Francisco
, I knew I was "home". heart 

Disclaimer: I am not a paid endorser of 3 Fish Studios or Annie Galvin artwork. Just a fan, and she doesn't even know it.  Yet! 
 
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 28 2014 6:00AM
Thanks to "vanity sizing".  
Over the years, many brands have been increasing the inches in their sizes, as the general population gets larger.  (Note: not more people, but bigger people.)  And they aren't consistent or uniform in their changes!


When I try jeans on, I'm always amazed how one size fits perfectly in a certain brand, yet I need to size up or down in another.  And some brands just don't fit my body-type at all, no matter what size I try.  This chart makes sense!  

Find more detail with a Top 25 Retailer List in DailyMailOnline

Infographic credit: Jenna Josepher 

 
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 25 2014 6:00AM
Kashi says, "Bah! Humbug!"  (above) 

Marco the Christmas Devil isn't any happier.  (below)


That answers that.  We'll save Christmas for December.  

Now tell that to the retailers! laugh 
by Charly Kayle posted Jul 24 2014 6:00AM
Photo credit: Bart, flickr 
DRILLING!!!  DRILLING!!!   DRILLING!!!   DRILLING!!! 
Early morning construction in our office building, on the floor below us. Sooo distracting and unnerving.
This is what's going on...


Photo credit: Enrique, flickr  
But THIS is what it sounds like to us!..... 

Photo credit: Carl Wycoff, flickr
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Topics : Politics
People : Carl Wycoff
by Charly Kayle posted Jul 23 2014 10:00AM
A little "sunflower energy" is a great mid-week pick-me-up!

Drinking in the beauty off Hwy 80 in West Sacramento


Photo credits: Grace Calles of California Travel Videos
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 22 2014 3:20PM
Gus & Sasha at 6 months old - June 2010  

Some days are better than others, when you're grieving the loss of a loved one.  Today is one of the bad ones.  

I lost my fiance, Gus, suddenly and traumatically about 6 months ago.  I've learned how to cope and get through day by day, but I never for one minute forget.  Some days, the fog covering my mind and heart is so thick, I feel like concrete weights are holding down the corners of my mouth when I try to smile (not to mention my eyelids).  It's like pushing through mud - exhausting!  

I tried to write something fun and light today, but I can't break through the heaviness.  You can only ignore or push emotions away for so long, until they gain momentum and steamroll over you.  

That's how grief is, and everybody is grieving some sort of loss in their lives.  

Since we are ALL experiencing stress and discomfort at some level, let's practice a little compassion for one another.  
Love and compassion can move mountains.      
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by Charly Kayle posted Jul 21 2014 1:00PM
The Golden Gate Bridge Plaza steps welcome visitors in 22 different languages. 

A closer look... 


Up close and personal... 


Now if I hit the "selfie view" on my phone, the pic turns around and it's me with my sister, Celeste, who was visiting from Mechnicsburg, PA.  She didn't want to ever leave!

Photo credits: me  Jan 21, 2014
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People : Celeste
by Charly Kayle posted Jul 18 2014 1:00PM
"World Peace Tye Dye
Original artwork by Bill Cannon Fine Art   


"Peace Love Cats"

Original artwork by April Murphy - AEM Gallery 


"Peace Love Dogs" 
Original artwork by April Murphy - AEM Gallery  


"Peace Toast"  
Burnt Impressions, Inc
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