Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. ~Ivana Trump
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu
The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. ~Sara Sheridan
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. ~ Tammy Faye Bakker
As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation. ~ John Battelle
“It doesn’t matter how many times you leave, it will always hurt to come back and remember what you once had and who you once were. Then it will hurt just as much to leave again, and so it goes over and over again. Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life.” ~ Charlotte Eriksson
I know my life is full of awkward pauses, and I think it’s hilarious. ~Josh Hutcherson
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell
It seems my entire life has been spent waiting. Waiting for the day I would become a teenager, waiting to leave home to go to college, waiting for college to be over so I could live as an adult. Waiting, I’m always waiting for the next big moment. Does life even have big moments? Well, I reckon it does, a wedding day, child birth, winning the lottery. But what about us average people? Why do we spend so much time waiting to become something else? Do you know what I mean? My life will be “complete” when I lose weight, find a man, or any other of the many goals that keep us from realizing our full potential right now. It seems I’ve waited my entire life, and through it all, I was here all along. By waiting, I’ve let my life pass by, day after day. Looking back I see as I waited for my life to begin, I missed out on a lot of the living in that before mentioned childhood, teenage-dom, adulthood.
What I failed to realize all these years is those little glimpses of life, the moments of joy and clarity, moments of acute indecision and pain, that is as good as it gets and frankly it’s the best possible way to live. While I’ve been waiting for a life of epic proportions, some by-line worthy of a movie of the week life, I’ve missed the best part of all, I closed my eyes to the real “big picture.” My life, your life too, it isn’t written in the big moments we have, it’s written in our homes, our cities, the faces and places about us, in our dreams and prayers, fights and secrets. This life we live, this mundane pedestrian life, no matter what we wait for, right now is the most precious moment we will ever experience. Heck, I reckon I oughta make the best of it from now on. Have a wonderful weekend!
I never did understand why only men should receive good tidings and not the fairer species, so I resoundly wish a good will to all! Yes, once again its time for the now infamous Peace On Earth Hunt. Year five actually, in Second Life terms I think that means it started in the Paleolithic era. I used to try to “do” hunts all the time but never really found much of anything I am afraid. Not meaning the designers gifts weren’t amazing, I saw them blogged from here to kingdom come with envy, I just mean apparently my seeing-eyestick couldn’t access the nook and cranny the gift was so deftly cemented in to. But a few weeks ago I thought I would try again. I can’t recall which hunt it was, I burned its traitorous name from both my long term and short term memory. There was a clue the item was, I dont know, but basically supposed to be near the piano at Tres Beau. I just love Tres Beau, so I hopped on over there and got to work. An hour later, sweating from the labor of lifting and relifting all parts of the piano looking for the gifty, a tear fell down, and downtrodden I went home in acute embarrassment. They seriously need to consider an impaired hunt for those of us that are huntually challenged, I would stand here now and confess my impediment if the makers of these hunts would just once have a clue like, “see that gift box sitting right under the right paw of the mountain lion who hasn’t eaten in weeks? Thats the gift.” Well, praise the Lord and pass the tax rebates, I heard a little rumor yesterday, Sequoia Nightfire, CEO of POE5 realizing the impaired weren’t allowed to be involved with this whole Peace on Earth thing and Good Will to just those who could find the stuff, created a nice comfortable “lounge area” where people like Cao can relax in a big fat Lazyboy chair, scarf down Cheetos and heckle the other hunters hunting and pecking through the debris looking for the gift, and as they hunt away, I can pick up the gifts comfortably from my armchair. Yu-AY! The hunt runs from December 1st, 2012 to January 6th, 2013 so plenty of time for the rest of you to find the goodys! Have fun!
Recently I did an article in Trend magazine on Winter attire and one of the amazing models pooled for the shoot was Mozart Loordes. After all was done, deadline met and everyone looking smashingly well-heeled and well, me just being there looking cute, I was speaking to Moz a little bit. He was telling me about his store GlamDammitt, a store he and Lexi Vargas co-design for. I believe the store has both clothing and jewelry, with styles for men and women, so its a one stop shopping experience. Moz very kindly offered me two pieces of jewelry, the first the adorable earrings and ring I wear in the first picture, the stores POE5 offering.The emerald earrings are festive and have a very nice celtic feel to them, the golden and diamond ring I think I will wear to every runway show I am in from now on, pithy and sweetly it says”Calm down, Merry on.” I could use this ring in real life when the holidays turn to stress laden gift giving. Whats not to love about having a nice laugh in the middle of the merryment? The second piece, “Twiggy” works both with casual and formal attire with its glamorous gold and black metal rings, interlaced with pearls. A perfect focal point to most styles! If you get a chance, stop by Glam Dammit, I know you will find something perfect! And while there, hunt for the POE item and Be Merry! Here, I even included the Taxi! Taxi: