If This Brain Could Talk…

Hello again, my lovelies!

Welcome to another episode of the saga of Elle the Space Unicorn. In today’s episode, I’ll be talking about mental health. Specifically, what I deal with, the stigma I have encountered, and how I manage to keep myself traversing the plains of the Serengeti of my life.

***Trigger Warning***: I do speak about mental health and trauma in this post, so for those of you who feel squeamish around this topic, I recommend skipping this post.

For all others, I hope you enjoy! Continue reading “If This Brain Could Talk…”

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Happy Free Pancake Day!

One of my favorite days of the year is IHOP’s Free Pancake Day. I’m a breakfast food addict. More specifically, pancakes and waffles. When I die, I’d like everyone to have a buffet meal of breakfast foods with all the trimmings. I’d also like some breakfast food sprinkled on my grave, but that just spells horror when crows come down and surround my gravestone.

This got dark really fast.

Let’s brighten things up with pancakes!

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Photo by Tookapic on Pexels.com

Continue reading “Happy Free Pancake Day!”

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Credit to Freepik.com

In honor of this amazing day, I choose to celebrate the two women in my life who I thank Goddess for everyday. I hope I honor these women well.

Continue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

Portrait of a Dog.

Author’s note: Sadly, this month has been the most hectic month I have seen in a while. While I wanted to do a multi-post article about Black History Month, time was not on my side to get that completed and will be in another selection to be coming soon. However, I hope this article can help keep a smile on your face and a paw in your hand.

One of my passions is photography. Passed down to me from my late grandfather, photography has been an outlet that could never be graded, nor judged, nor analyzed unless my permission is granted.

Today, I stopped over my brother’s house to wait for a package to arrive. While waiting, I was able to take time to play with my dog-niece, Mocha. Mocha is the sweetest little one-year old beauty. Continue reading “Portrait of a Dog.”

Tick T.O.C. – A Gay Adventure

Hello again, my loves. Have I got a story to tell you?! The night of Saturday, February 23 at around 9:00PM EST, I went to my first gay club in Philadelphia, PA. (I also used an Über for the first time as well, but that ain’t news).

So…

The Über drops us(my fiancé, myself and two friends) off. We walked down an alley, drunk and slurring patrons stumbling and bumbling by. They resembled slow-moving zombies you seen in movies or TV. If it wasn’t seeing their sober friends trying to hold them up as much as they could, I would have grabbed my friends to the safest hiding spot.

We make it around the corner, and there it is. Tavern on Camac, most known as T.O.C. Continue reading “Tick T.O.C. – A Gay Adventure”

My name is Elle, and I’m an Apple® iAddict.

Hello again, my loves! I’m back from hiatus with some tech news.

In light of reading this article Apple Loop: iPhone’s Lost Sales, iOS FaceTime Security Problems, Next Generation AirPods 2 Revealed by Ewan Spence for Forbes, I figured I might as well comment on this article and catalog all of my iDevices.

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Photo by Michał Kubalczyk on Unsplash

First, let’s get to the article. It was such a long read that it took me a couple days to digest everything. Basically, Spence is detailing the reasons why Apple is on its way out of the hands and minds of all of us. I have to respect his view. As a writer/journalist myself, I can safely say that he has evidence to back up his claims(even though it screams “tl;dr“). Continue reading “My name is Elle, and I’m an Apple® iAddict.”

New blog post coming soon!

So sorry it’s been so long, my loves. I recently lost my grandfather and it has been quite difficult around here. But I’m dusting myself off and getting my $#!+ together to come back with brand new entries and hopefully a damn YT video at some point.

Be on the look out, my loves!

xoxo, Elle

Article: Is Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ just harmless nostalgia, or have we all been fooled?

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Facebook’s and Instagram’s “Ten Year Challenge”. The purpose is to see your progression from 10 years ago to today. Simple as pie. Very innocent…right? I took a look at this article from MamaMia.

“Me 10 years ago: probably would have played along with the profile picture ageing meme going around on Facebook and Instagram,” she tweeted.

“Me now: ponders how all this data could be mined to train facial recognition algorithms on age progression and age recognition.” -Kate O’Neill, tech journalist

Yet again, social media trends are bad for you. Like smoking. Or watching Fox News. Continue reading “Article: Is Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ just harmless nostalgia, or have we all been fooled?”

Article: “Super wolf blood moon: What to know and how to watch it”

Photo credit to ABC News Online

As you can tell by the name of my blog, I flipping love space. The universe in it’s entirety has fascinated me since I was a wee one. I’m obsessed with the moon, which is one of the catalysts to urge me to study wicca.

Anywho, we have a spectacular even happening tomorrow. And if you don’t want to witness it now, it’ll be back in 18 years so fear not.

A super wolf blood moon is described as follows:

The term “super” refers to the placement of the moon. This month, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth’s orbit, making it appear larger than normal.

The term “wolf” derives from the Native American nickname for January’s full moon and the wolves who “howled in hunger outside the villages,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

The term “blood” comes from the way the sun’s light bends and refracts off the Earth’s atmosphere and onto the moon’s surface, making it appear red or copper at times. This phenomenon, called “Rayleigh scattering,” is also what causes the beautiful colors of our sunrises and sunsets as well as what makes our sky look blue. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California notes, however, that clouds, dust, ash and organic matter in Earth’s atmosphere may change the expected color of a super wolf blood moon.

Read this beautiful article about this lovely lunar phenomenon here on ABC News. 🌙

xoxo, Elle

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you ever feel bad about yourself, just remember George Bush was once informed that four Brazilian people were killed in Iraq and he responded “How many is a Brazilian?”

Just a bit of Friday humor to end what has been the longest week ever. At least, it’s been that way for me.

More Insta posts to come.

I swear I will start my YouTube videos soon.

My twitter is active by way of blog post shares and ask.fm and I promise to actually make individual tweets. So much socializing, even more for someone as introverted and anxiety-ridden as me.

Anywho, enjoy your weekend and Blessed Be!!

xoxo, Elle