Monday, June 29, 2009

“Listen to many, speak to a few.”
Shakespeare

Sunday, June 28, 2009

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S. Lewis

Saturday, June 27, 2009

tahoe sunset

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I ended up driving up to Tahoe tonight to hang out with Jess on the beach for a little bit after she got off work. This little boy (who must have been about 2) walked up to me and started just touching me and playing with my hair, much to his parents' horror : ) He was a little cutie.

We headed out to a local sports bar for some dinner/a drink when it started getting too cold for us on the beach where an old man kept trying to buy us drinks. I told him that we were too old to stay out so late : )

Thursday, June 25, 2009

oh yes

"We are so young, so artless when our married life begins!"
Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

netflix

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I've been dying to watch the new generation of Bond movies again. These ones are much closer to the flavor of the books. I wish that they would make some based on the books set in Jamaica...
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why, sophie kinsella, why?

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I would just like to say that I'm really sad that the Confessions of a Shopaholic movie was so terrible. Like, it's kind of depressing the book was so good*, and I'm just not sure why Patricia Field was allowed to use crack while styling Isla Fischer for this movie.

*by so good I mean in an entertaining, light-hearted, guilty pleasure chick lit sort of way. I am in no way endorsing Shopaholic as anything of any literary value whatsoever.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

redbox

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Jackie & I watched this tonight. I love the music. And the cast ; )
"I am tormented by temptations."
"What kind? There is a cure for temptation."
"What?"
"Yielding to it."
Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Monday, June 22, 2009

lolz

Kittens for my tiger
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valerie, did you get this issue yet?


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"How noble, how sublime a woman is when she loves like that!" he said to himself.
Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

thursday

Not having the greatest day ever. Oh well, I get to go home in 15 minutes and I can definitely make sure that this day ends on a higher note : )

netflix

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So far so good. I love/hate the politics. Do you ever wonder what you would have done if you'd been there? Which side would you have chosen? Or whether you would have taken a stance at all?
Oh, and Robert Downey, Jr. is so sexy.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

good friend, good eats/drinks

I love when Andy comes into town because I actually take time to go out for food. Tonight, we hit up Sup for dinner with Manas. I meant to take my camera so that I could take some pictures, but I totally spaced it. I had a chilled potato leek soup with a strawberry salad made up of greens, strawberries, gorgonzola, and a balsamic. I think that it could have been better with some toasted pecans or walnuts or something.

After dinner, we headed back to the West Street Wine Bar which is one of my new favorite places in Reno. If you're in Reno, go check it out. The owners are great, and they are usually hanging out/working behind the bar. Ask Rick for a wine recommendation--he always finds something that I love. I tried something from New Zealand tonight--I want to say that it was a Pinot Grigio because I've been drinking a lot of that lately.
“Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight.”
Karl Lagerfeld

i have the strangest & most vivid dreams

Last night, I dreamt that my family and I went back to visit our old church in Missouri. Very strange...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

patio love (finally!)

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I finally got around to planting one of the hanging flower baskets that my mom gave me. I think it turned out pretty well--I just need to put some plastic in the bottom tomorrow so that it doesn't leak all over my patio every time I water it...

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This owl is one of my favorite things. My mom and I found it at a garage sale when we were looking for furniture for my first apartment. This little guy just makes me smile every time I look at him : )

Monday, June 15, 2009

good monday!

I have been so incredibly productive today, in both my professional and personal lives. It feels very good--I have crossed everything off of my "to do" list today : ) I'm thinking about playing some Mario Kart or 007 tonight after I read a few chapters of Treasure Island.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

“No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.”
Marilyn Monroe
"Magic has to be believed. That's the only way it's real."
A Little Princess

Monday, June 8, 2009

"Happiness is the poetry of woman, as the toilette is her
tinsel."
Honore de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

currently reading

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I need to switch it up a bit and read some non-American literature for awhile : )

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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"It is good to be wanted," she thought. "It will drug me.
But----Oh, is all life, always, an unresolved But?"
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"What if you do drop back? You'll have had the adventure. Don't be too meek toward life! Go! You're young, you're unmarried. Try everything! Don't
listen to Nat Hicks and Sam Clark and be a 'steady young man'--in order to help them make money. You're still a blessed innocent. Go and play till the Good People capture you!"
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Monday, June 1, 2009

netflix

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I'm watching this right now--it is really good! This lack of monitoring my queue is delivering all sorts of surprises to my mailbox : )
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Chanel ads always inspire me on some level. This photograph is stunning.

Rain, rain...

...don't go away!

I'm loving this weather we've been having lately. The days start off bright and sunny, then in the afternoons, thunder/rain storms have been rolling in. If only it would last...
"Life is either a daring adventure or
nothing."
Hellen Keller