Monday, January 25, 2010

Such wise words

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

(If anyone knows where this quote originates from, please let me know- I could not find out!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Always the years between us. Always the years, always the love, always the hours"

I love this movie

No really, I do! I know what people say about it ..and yes it is a bit off..I realize that.

And yes, I do realize that I may be the only person to really truly love this movie.

I dont care. I love it. Its so beautiful..

The casting is perfect. The dialogue is fantastic. The music is haunting.

I watched this movie last night ( yes I own it..on VHS of all things) with my wonderful husband who has sat through so many movies he would NEVER choose to watch like..Rent...A Chorus Line..How to Deal..Mamma Mia..and even An Affair to Remember!!
all with very little complaining!

he really truly is an amazing man..

That wasnt my point! My point is that there is one line in the movie that I absolutely love, and I have been thinking about it all day. It may be my new motto

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard"
It is so true
there are so many things that Nicole Kidmans character (Virginia Woolf) says that just floor me. but that one is the best by far.
And though my heart belongs to Meryl Streep in most cases, Nicole Kidman definitely steals the show in this film..She is a perfect Virginia Woolf in my book (ha).

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

7 Months ago today

I was doing this

and it was so lovely!

I know 7 months isn't a milestone anniversary - but every month anniversary is special to me:) I dont know why..I just get excited and feel the need to do at least ONE special thing to commemorate the occasion

I LOVE this guy

So so so much! He is the bees knees- the best part of my day- my best friend - my infinite supply of hugs - my therapist - my comic relief - my chef - my daily reminder that I am fortunate in so many ways - my "it" and my forever and ever

( by the way, even though its practically impossible to embarrass the dear boy, he would KILL me if he knew I put this picture case you're wondering, he's watching basketball. And apparently he's really enjoying it ;) )


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Do you ever feel out of place?

I do

Every day

I don't mind, really.. I'm pretty used to it. Actually, it can be comical at times.

For example: When the Classical music station on tv(yes I do turn our hd tv at work to the classical music starts playing one of your FAVORITE songs and you say "oh my gosh I LOVE this song.." out loud....and people give you this look like..are you serious? this is so lame..why would anyone actually "love" one of these songs? you feel a little out of place..yeah?

( in case you were was The Young Persons guide to the Orchestra by B. Britten. I adore it- its just so fun! I can thank my music history teacher for that one)

So, I'm a music nerd.

ah...and then you comment on the amazing sunset outside..and a co-worker snidley remarks "yeah, I'm surprised you're not taking a picture of it!"

just a little out of place.

but you know what? I have a thing for sunsets, the sky in general- I find them to be absolutely breathtaking, and I like to capture them for myself, and sometimes share them with you! I dont see why thats so strange...

I also happen to have a thing for music- through the influence of my Dad, NPR, and my college experience I have a greater appreciation for things such as classical music..and yes, sometimes I do listen to it when I work out. have you ever heard Mozarts symphony no. 21 mvt. 1 through headphones? its spectacular!

this is when I begin to miss college again, and my amazing friends in the music department. they'd understand:)

Again, I dont mind too much. I just wish I had more in common with my peers sometimes...

ah well. In the meantime, as I dream of being surrounded by like-minded folks, I can be content that I have so many fantastic blogs to run to when I need some creative energy, and soon I will be back in school surrounded by artists again..

I hope this doesnt make me sound whiney..or somehow egotistical or ..something super lame like's not meant to-promise!

Taken at our FAVORITE place for brunch -Gaylords...oh,now I'm hungry!

Monday, January 11, 2010

If only I was brave enough...

and talented enough, of course

Glee is having open auditions!

that would be way too fun...but way way way too scary.

ahhh well-it'll be fun to see what people send in! rest assured I will not be one of them...;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I HAVE HAVE HAVE to have one of these!!

I shouldn't say that. I dont HAVE to. but I so want have no idea

This is the most fantastic etsy store I have seen in quite a while

Polaroid Jewelry

and this is the loveliest neckalce I have seen in quite a while

I can't wait to come up with a bit of spending money...anyone want voice lessons or knitting lessons for cheap? ? I can even knit you somethin'! just lemme know;)

as a side note I thought I should mention that listening to the classical music sirius station at work while drinking Jasmine and eating rosemary olive oil potato chips ( i know it sounds like a weird combination, but it works) is absolutely lovely- especially since getting to work was so scary! silly ice..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

O Dear

My blog has gone downhill, my friends..way. way. downhill. I will attempt to fix this soon..until then..


Although I must admit the end of the Christmas season has gotten me a little down..Its always nice to see a nice clean slate in front of you..

My new years resolutions this year are:

1. Be a kinder spirit
2. Have a more productive attitude
3. Be more artistic
4. Play video games with my husband
5. Cook more

thats it. plain and simple

Have a lovely day!