Friday, December 31, 2010

Sting and Police - Like a Beautiful Smile

I love this song.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd;

Like a beautiful smile

That fills I know why
Such a beauty won't die
It's eternity's mile
That we walk all this while

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to thime thou grow'st;

Like a beautiful smile

That fills I know why
Such a beauty won't die
It's eternity's mile
That we walk all this while

Like a beautiful dream

That is just what it seems
We're just floating upstream
On eternity's beam
So long as men can breath, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to thime thou grow'st;

So long as men can breath, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day Number Eleven

A picture of something you hate.

Sigh. The story of my life. :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day Number Ten

A picture of the person you do the most crazy things with.

Oh definitely...

Valerie. :)

Changes.

There are things we can't change. Like the way the wind blows, or the way the sun rises in the east and shines through your bedroom window in the mornings, or snowflakes in December. Or the color red. Or the people you meet throughout your life, some will stay for a moment and then gone the next; some remain. Or the way your breath catches in your throat when you get a chill or that mini heart-attack when you feel frightened. Or, best of all, how you can't seem to prevent your stomach from aching when laughing hard.

See, we can't change change itself. Change is good even though sometimes it doesn't seem like it. Change is life, and life is always changing. You could be changing, I am changing. We are changing. Things don't change without a reason. Everything is changing, and it is time that we all start to realize it.

I'm ready... to bid this year a good farewell. I met many new people, made new friends, and had my share of interesting learning experiences. This year has been a great one... and the next, 2011... is going to be even better!

I leave you with those three words:

Auld Lang Syne

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day Number Nine

A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

Without doubt, my brother.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day Number Eight

A picture that makes you laugh.

Officially the funniest book I've ever read... ever.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day Number Seven

A picture of your most treasured item. Amongst many things, it's a tie between these two.

My maternal grandmother's ring. The one I'd never take off, tan lines and all. Been wearing it since I was thirteen.
And, my current journal.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day Number Six

A picture of a person you'd love to trade places for a day.

Natalie Portman

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day Number Five

A picture of your favorite memory

Papa always made sure that the Christmases of my childhood were magical... and he sure did :)

Merry Christmas, everybody!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day Number Four

A picture of your favorite night. It is a tie between these two.

Bon Jovi concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The last night in Tiberias, Israel.

Ironically enough, one of Tulsa's sister cities happen to be Tiberias, of all places.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day Number Three

A picture of your favorite T.V. show.



It is a complete tie between Dr. House's sarcasm and...


Sam Winchester's smile and/or the way Dean drives that '67 Impala.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day Number Two

A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.

Fally and I. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Doing the 30 day photo challenge.

I detest conformity with every fiber of my being so I have no idea why I'm doing this, but I am.

I will not be able to blog faithfully for 30 days in a row … heck, I don't know if I'd even complete 30 days. Nevertheless, this is a challenge and I love challenges. Yeah, might as well have fun while I'm at it.

Here I go.

Day Number One: 10 random things about you and the most recent photos\ of yourself.
  1. I love fashion. I love clothes. I love shoes. I love the romantic look: lace, flower-prints, skirts, and dresses to name a few.
  2. If developing crushes on fictional characters were a religion, I'd be the most religious person I know.
  3. I love it when people hug me with both arms.
  4. Whenever I'm pissed, angry, hurt, sad, or wanting to deal with whatever I'm feeling at the moment, I'd drink ice-cold water in a single gulp and watch a really funny movie. Or I'd start cleaning up, and I'd do it so well you'd find everything ridiculously spotless.
  5. Sometimes I have all the confidence in the world; sometimes I am really shy.
  6. I used to think I was cursed because I had curly hair. I once burned a gunk of my hair while trying to make it straight. It’s hard to believe I felt that way considering how much I now embrace my every single curl.
  7. I'm a foodie.
  8. Without realizing, I overcame my fears of darkness, knives, and boiling water.
  9. I laugh easily… sometimes at the most inappropriate times. :-/
  10. I love conversations that last until the wee hours. I love the 20-questions game even more.
Oh, right. The pictures. In order, I suppose.

you know my name, but not my story.
[this recent weekend]


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nathie Marbury with Jessica Baldi, age 5.

Yep, me at five years old. I'm telling the "The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and getting my game face on, being serious about winning Go-Fish.

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I apologize if you hear someone laughing in the background. That was just the 26-year-old me. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd.



I can't explain how crazy in love I am with this bookshelf. This is just like a kick for the bibliophile in me.

This made me smile... LOTS!

Apparently today is National Cupcakes Day... among other things, I'd make this on Valentine's Day so whoever is in my vicinity may consider themselves lucky... :)
Some things don't change

l'espirit de l'escalier.

My Italian great-great grandparents are probably rolling in their graves.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I realized something...

I love it when people ask me questions.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I don't know why...

I have no idea who wrote it. I found this by accident and I can't seem to get this out of my head.