“The Reasons” – The Weakerthans
Scrappiness February 19, 2009
Thursday already?? Wow. Where has the week gone?
Well, I don’t really have anything major to talk about (because my life is just that exciting), so let me share a couple of recent scrappy pages.
My mom emailed some pics of she and my dad at home in Panama, so I just made a quick page with them.
This one I’m going to frame and give to my niece as a gift. I knew I wanted to scrap this picture of the first dance at her wedding from the minute I saw it. I wanted to keep the page simple so the picture would really stand out. (I’m almost tempted to keep it! But I won’t.)
Okay, well… I guess that’s it. Peace out, yo!
XOXO February 14, 2009
“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare… perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend, through quiet ways… Perhaps… love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping through its green sheath.” – Anne of Avonlea
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Faith and desire in the swing of your hips February 12, 2009
spoken word wednesday February 11, 2009
I know, I know. I haven’t posted a Spoken Word Wednesday video in ages. Sue me.
Anyway, with it being Black History Month and all, I give you “So I Run” by Will da Real One Bell. This guy is an awesome talent, and one the nicest, shyest people you’ll ever meet in person (I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him and he is a sweetheart).
I’m not really a Valentine-y person. I mean, I like the IDEA of Valentine’s Day – you know, a whole entire holiday dedicated to the celebration of love and all that – and I like the decor and colors (pink rules!) of V-Day. But I don’t like the commercialization of it. That pressure placed on people to make it such a perfect and special and unforgettable day… that you have to try and top again the following year. THAT, is just ridiculous.
To me a great Valentine’s Day is not about a $500 meal at the finest restaurant, a 7-lb box of Godiva chocolates, or a bouquet of flowers so expensive that you need to take out a second mortgage to pay it off. It’s simply about spending time with the ones you love and care about. Not just your spouse, significant other, etc. But also your parents, your siblings, your dear friends. Everyone that is important to you. That’s why I love the grade school tradition of giving Valentines to all the kids in the classroom. Because everyone should feel special and loved on at least this one day.
I wanted to make cute Valentines to send to all my friends and family. A little happy mail, if you will. But, just as I predicted last month, my crafty mojo “done up ‘n went”! It’s kind of like my creativity and craftiness has finally taken off on an extended Caribbean holiday, where I expect it is laying by the pool, getting a tan, sipping on fruity tropical drinks with exotic names and paper umbrellas, and flirting with a cute cabana boy named Rodrigo.
Oh, well… In that case, I leave you with the next best thing. This lovely, sweet, new song by the Plain White T’s. Fanless dedicated it to me, (and yes – I did get all choked up. I’m a girl; I do those things. Isn’t the weirdest feeling in the world when you have tears in your eyes, but also the biggest smile on your face??) and now I want to dedicate it to you, the ones I love. You know who you are. Trust me. Watch this. It will make your heart smile.
i was there! February 10, 2009
On Saturday, Fanless and I joined Tere and Max for a trip to Robert Is Here in Florida City. I believe when Cubans tell you something is “en casa del carajo,” they are indeed directing you towards Florida City, because this place is F-A-A-A-R!!! But I digress. Here is our outing, captured in photos.
“Hang on, let me just shift into 2nd gear.”
”Alright, we’re off!”
Duck… duck… GOOSE! (Get it?? ‘Cause they’re ducks and… Oh, never mind.)
After our experience at Robert Is Here, we decided to go grab lunch at The Mutineer on US-1, since none of us had ever been there.
Here’s Max creating his next masterpiece, Venus in Crayola.
Pictures can not fully capture the seventies “Love-Boat-ian”-lounge feel of this place. Even the muzak playing over the sound system had the aura of polyester and gold medallions oozing from it.
But the food was good! I had the Gorgonzola Steak Sandwich.
And Fanless had the Hot & Spicy Shrimp and the Sauteéd Gator. (Normally I always take a bite of his food. Because that’s what I do. This time he was like “try it” “no” “come on, try it” “no” “just one bite” “no”…)
So that was our day. How was your weekend??
seeing RED February 5, 2009
Tomorrow, February 6th, is National Wear Red Day, in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
From their website:
Join with millions of women, as well as companies, organizations and cities across America onNational Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. By wearing red and making a donation, you’ll help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.
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