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4th-Feb-2010 03:18 pm - 30 day mem fail.
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Ok, so I'm bad at doing this every day. Real life seems to get in the way and I feel llike I'm posting for just myself more than anything else.

So I tell you what.. here is what was left of the list:


Day 07 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 - A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - A fanfic
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobbie of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - This month, in great detail
Day 28 - This year, in great detail
Day 29 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - Whatever tickles your fancy

If there was anything you were actually looking forward to my posting, then tell me in the comments. Then I'll just do the requested ones all in one day. :)
30th-Jan-2010 08:41 pm - Day 4 ... and 5? AND 6?!?!?!
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Yeah I suck. So the last few days got away on me. Whoops.

So Day 4 was supposed to be favorite book.

Right now I think I'd put that to being Pride And Prejudice. Not for being a chick book, but for the great love hate relationship that plays out and the point of how easily words, body language, and first impressions can be completely miss read.
All I know is for a wordy read in not so modern of speech, I managed to read the bulk of it in a weekend. Couldn't put it down.

Day 5

Favorite quote...

Found this on a bookmark once. Loved it ever since. It's how we should all live...

"I expect to pass through
this world but once.
Any good thing,
therefore, that I an do
or any kindness I can show
to any fellow human being
let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it:
for I shall not pass this way again."

-Stephen Grellet


And to be caught up... day 6 whatever I want? Ok!

Awesome socks... mmmmmmm.. I think I'm due for making another order too.

http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/edit/index.php




BTW... any of you reading these on my facebook.... you're missing out on embedded videos half the time.(not this time but the previous ones and some coming up) Feel free to follow that link towards the bottom of the posts that say original post. ^_^
27th-Jan-2010 12:20 pm - Day 3: Favourite TV Show
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This is another every changing one. As new things come out, my favourite changes. Currently I'm loving Supernatural.


Each episode is well done in effects and art. Feels almost like little movies. The plot (so far, seeing as I'm only half way through season 4 so no spoilers please!!) is changed up enough that unlike watching episodes of House back to back (or other shows) You don't pick out a pattern so to speak. (Or maybe I just like it so much I don't notice)


And Jensen Ackles is just a riot. ^_^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnmWcWs3fqA



Before I discovered this amazing show my favourite was of the more girly variety, CHARMED. ^_^;
26th-Jan-2010 08:21 am - Day 2: Favourite Movie
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Now... unlike music...this is one that though there are many movies out there that I love and would watch again and again there is actaully one that really struck me a few years ago and I will always hold close.


Trailer + Interview with Selma Hayek:



I loved it for the person it's about, for the actress who played her, her reason for making this movie happen, and the way she portrayed Frida.
This movie also introduced me to Frida Kahlo who since has been a big inspiration for me. Her fighting spirit and how she never gave up.
Her strength to be herself no matter what. Her art that came from the heart. Every time I'm feeling stagnant, or frustrated, I watch this movie and it just inspires me to live and to create.




That and who doesn't love Selma Hayek belting out dirty songs in spanish. ^_^ (Actually she had good reason to in the movie, she was trying to get back at Diego for his first affair) BUt I love that it's really her singing.





*If you ever get teh chance to, the interviews in the special features of the dvd (might even be floating out in the web somewhere) are totally worth it to to see the passion and love with which Selma brought Frida to life and to the public. And what a living relative of Frida herself told Selma about her portrayal of her. *
25th-Jan-2010 10:09 am - Lemmings the lot of us!
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I blame you laradwyer !!! 

Ok ok, I'll do it too. Why? Dunno, just because.  For how much I actually post you'd never guess just how much time I sit in front of this box.  (Well, ok, we have a big shiny flat screen, not a box anymore but sam dif.)  

Anywhoo, here is the list...

Day 01 - Your favourite song
Day 02 - Your favourite movie
Day 03 - Your favourite television program
Day 04 - Your favourite book
Day 05 - Your favourite quote
Day 06 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 - A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - A fanfic
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobbie of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - This month, in great detail
Day 28 - This year, in great detail
Day 29 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - Whatever tickles your fancy



And here is Day 1:

Like laradwyer I have a hard time narrowing down favorites. You'll see this as a recurring theme later on too.  Since as I see more, hear more, read more, learn more, my tastes and favorites are always changing with me.  If you'd have asked me what my favourite was back in green bay, living in that little apartment building I'd have given you a dark brooding answer. Back in highschool, prolly something angsty (or anime related).  As I've found myself and bettered myself my tastes have mellowed and brightened.  Also, certain songs have different places in my heart for different reasons. 

So currently my favourite is....

Amadou & Mariam - Je pense a toi





The blind husband and wife duo from Mail who met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind, and found they shared an interest in music.

The translation:
Je pense a toi, mon amour, ma bien aimee
(I think of you my love, my beloved)
Ne m’abandonne pas, mon amour, ma cherie
(Don't leave me, my love, my dear)

Quand je suis dans mon lit, je ne reve qu’a toi
(When I'm in my bed I dream only of you)
Et quand je me reveille, je ne pense qu’a toi
(And when I wake, I think only of you)

Si je ne te vois pas, je ne peux rien dire
(If I don't see you, I can say nothing,)
Je ne peux rien faire, je ne peux rien voir
(I can do nothing, I can see nothing)
Je ne veux rien savoir
(I don't want to know about anything)
Mon amour, ma cherie
(My love, my dearest)

Certains t’ont promis la terre
(You've been promised the world by some)
D’autres promettent le ciel
(Others promised heaven)
Il y en a qui t’ont promis la lune
(Some promised you the moon)
Et moi je n’ai rien que ma pauvre guitare
(And me, I've nothing but my poor guitar)

 

If you'd have asked me last week it prolly would have been Mika's new song Blame it on the Girls.  Ask me again next week it will probably be something different. :)
18th-Jan-2010 07:34 am - My to-do list for today....
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Busy busy! =D

1.      Clean kitchen

2.      Finish laundry

3.      Pick up front hall

4.      Cut dry wall

5.      Hang mail holder and key holder by front door

6.      Prep bathroom for painting

7.      Paint ceiling  (first coat) (second coat)

8.      Paint counter (sand, wash, and prime first)

9.      Upholster seat for bench (this turned out to be quite I work out! I never new! And not bad for my first time! ^_^ )

10.  Paint framed mirror and shutter doors for jewellery holder project

11.  Finding the perfect sticks to make this:  http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/01/how-to_make_a_jewelry_tree.html#more

12.  Painting a pot for above

13.  Paint sticks (black and clear coat)

14.  Plan and make mosaic on a plant pot.

15.  Make cardboard templates for glass cutting

16.  Glass cutting for little inserts for my bathroom shelf things.

17.  Cleaning and painting the top board of what it my puzzle board cover. (first I have to measure it though to make sure it's the right size)

18.  Spray painting frames and coming up with pretty things to put in them.

19.  Oh I also need to write to MMG (my old 7th grade art teacher who I still keep in touch with to let her know I'm coming to GB)

20.  And eventually getting to those curtains I'm supposed to be working



"So I was sitting there in the bar and this guy comes up to me and he said "My life stinks" and I saw his gold credit card and I saw the way he was looking at people across the room and I looked at his face and you know, what a good looking face, and I just said, "Dude, your perspective on life sucks"."

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Everyone around me has been saying, "OMG thank god 2009 is done, it was such a bad year." And maybe is was, maybe it wasn't. But the "2010 has got to be better" comments I just don't get.  

If during that year, one day could be just as bad as the next, what's to say if the 1st of one year isn't just as bad as the 31st of the last? And so on?

And why can't one day in May have thinks looking better? The 3rd of August? The 17th of July? The 22nd of March? We have months change into new months and days into new days.  Why does is take the end of a year to come, a simple change of numbers, for some to wish for a change when ever day is a new day, a fresh start, to make a difference? Just because we start a new calendar the first of every year shouldn't mean we have to wait that long to change things in our lives. Or at least hope or work for change. Because years and numbers won't make things better. Only we can.


Now I understand that, for some of my friends, a lot of bad things have happened during last year. But what I don't seem to grasp is why just because the numbers on the calendar change, things should be getting better. Not saying I want bad things to keep happening, by all means I would love nothing more than for all my friends to be bless with health and happiness, but, it's just that change doesn't always come when you want it. It comes with work, patience, time, love, and so on. Saying 2010 has got to be better doesn't make any sense to me. It's not really a new or fresh start. just another extension of time. The fresh start is ever day of our lives.



And from knowing of some lives that were very short lived, this is why I don't believe in New Years resolutions, or saying 20whatever will be better... because tomorrow is always a chance to be better.
26th-Dec-2009 09:21 pm - Imagine...
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Was watching Glee tonight. A friend got me hooked a couple weeks ago and have been catching up. Many of you may have seen this already (those that watch it anyways) but I thought this was just BEAUTIFUL. Absolutely beautiful. So I just had to share it.



14th-Oct-2009 07:19 am(no subject)
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Today I will be at the Canadian Hearing Society (just south of Casa Loma) today from 11-3 selling photography! The table fees from all the vendors are going towards United Way.

Map to Canadian Hearing Society

CHS Toronto - United Way Market Day

Wednesday, October 14 2009, 11:30am - 3:00pm   

We will have a variety of One-Of-A-Kind vendors selling their wares!

This is a perfect time to pick up your holiday gifts while also supporting the United Way. 

 Location: 271 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON
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