Searching for Normalcy

"And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art…" – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

you might roll your eyes at this February 23, 2009

Filed under: Music,Video — Lulu @ 4:04 pm

“The Reasons” – The Weakerthans

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Scrappiness February 19, 2009

Filed under: Scrapbooking — Lulu @ 4:05 pm

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.

I love this picture so much.
boys& trains

This is not so much a favorite. It was just kind of thrown together, but I really wanted to use that quote.
IfYouPressMeToSay

My mom emailed some pics of she and my dad at home in Panama, so I just made a quick page with them.

inpanama

I love this page. It was a horrible picture of us, but I converted it to B&W and cropped just our faces, and then I actually liked it.
pure

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.)
i_adore_you

Okay, well… I guess that’s it. Peace out, yo!

 

XOXO February 14, 2009

Filed under: Personal — Lulu @ 4:07 pm

TR1eff

“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!

 

wise words

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Lulu @ 4:06 pm

From Elise.

 

Faith and desire in the swing of your hips February 12, 2009

Filed under: Music,Video — Lulu @ 4:08 pm

Matt Nathanson – “Come On Get Higher”

 

spoken word wednesday February 11, 2009

Filed under: Spoken Word Wednesday — Lulu @ 4:11 pm

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).

 

getting in the mood

Filed under: Life,Music,Personal,Video — Lulu @ 4:10 pm

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.

*sigh*

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.