Tuesday, November 17, 2009
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
I think if everyone lived their lives according to these words, we'd all be happier and little better off. (p.s. the original quote I found and loved was #1)
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
By the way, did I mention they're high school sweethearts? Yup! They're just 22 and they've been dating for 8 years! Since freshman year of high school. Amazing. Isn't that every girl's dream at some point? To marry they're high school sweetheart... it was mine at least. It's like a fairy tale :) I love them both dearly and I'm soooo happy for them! Can't wait for the big day. (And yes, I'm in the wedding party!!)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
So I've gone to the movies a lot lately... well twice in the past couple weeks but that's a lot for me. Anyways... I saw Law Abiding Citizen last night. Another friggin awesome movie! Very intense. A little gruesome. Lots of action. One of those movies you have to pay attention in... like we were trying to figure it out the whole time and we were totally wrong in the end lol but who likes a predictable movie?? Go see it! K? K.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
My wonderful jack-o-lanterns!
a pirate, bat woman & a biker chick
some of my spooky decorations
some of the boys
Little Red Riding Hood & myself
most of the ladies!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here are some things I am currently missing (both short term & long term...)
1. my tan
2. high school Homecoming week
3. playing softball & field hockey
4. my summer clothes
5. Sara & Danny 0:-)
6. not worrying about money or the future
7. not worrying about what I look like
8. TGIF friday night sitcoms with Sarah
9. ridiculous games we made up and could play for days on end
10. my car (currently in the shop)
11. having rules to break
12. my Pop-Pop's old boat
13. how inseparable my old group of friends were
14. the excitement of waking up to snow on the ground
15. trick or treating
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sooo I saw the movie Paranormal Activity last night. Easily the best horror flick I've ever seen. It get's 2 thumbs up from me. I highly recommend it to all you horror film lovers out there. I personally LOVE TV shows like Ghost Hunters... this movie reminded me a lot of the show. Except it takes the concept to a whole new, terrifying level. You must see it! Be prepared to sleep with a light or the TV on though.... just a friendly warning :)
"Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You gotta wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady; standing still. The unexpected is what changes our lives."-Grey's Anatomy
Since my little break from the blog world, one of my best friends in the entire world decided to start a blog of her own. Shannon is a tiny fire ball of energy who has recently decided to jet off to the west coast to follow her dreams. She's always been a Cali girl at heart and I'm so proud of her for taking such a big risk! That said, I'm going to miss her terribly. Hopefully her daily posts on her blog Beach Bum's Diaries will help me still feel connected to her despite the fact that she's hundreds of miles away :) love you shanny!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
1. breakfast for dinner
2. halloween decorations
3. running into old acquantances
4. that rewarding feeling you get after a good work out
5. giving my pup a new toy
6. the sky... the clouds & the sun are so beautiful this time of year
7. fortune cookies
9. people watching
photo copyright me! :)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ok so, I, as a 22-year-old adult, am super excited for this movie to come out. I remember reading Where the Wild Things Are as a kid. That being said, am I the only one who things that this movie is going to be totally terrifying for children?? When I was young, I was scared to death of ET, Edward Scissorhands, etc. I feel like this movie is going to be like that for many kids. I mean, yes, the movie is based off of a child's imagination but I'm not sure an actual child viewing the movie is going to comprehend that. I think all they're going to see are giant furry monsters. Just saying...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
First of all, Lady Gaga has officially lost her damn mind...
Phantom of the Opera?? This was prob her most normal outfit of the night.... as scary as that is.
Some may call this creative and artistic, maybe even metaphorical. I call it creepy.
I'm wondering how she navigated herself on stage with red lace over her face.... this again reminds me of blood. Which is creepy... again.
What does one call this? Is it a nest? Are you a bird, Lady Gaga?
Whew... she's exhausting. To me, there's a difference between being edgy and fashion-forward and completely insane. Ms. Gaga has totally crossed that line.
And on that note... here's some more horrible ensembles (in my opinion).
Kanye, I still hate you. And you look like a tool with that bottle of liqueur in your hand. And as for your girl... what the hell is that?? I guess Amber Rose wanted to know what it's like to be a snake? Ugh.
Stephanie Pratt, you look like a 14-year-old girl dressing in her mom's clothes. Please eat a sandwich.
GASP! Pink and Shakira wore the same dress! To the same event! And neither look too happy about it. Ok, let's play that game... who wore it best?? I'm leaning Shakira.
Oh Katy Perry, you look like a figure skater who's missing her skates. I love the top half, but maybe if it were an actual dress...
Luckily you're hot enough to pull this off. Touche.
Jolene, I love you show Nitrus Circus but the VMAs are not the prom... just saying.
And my very few faves...
Ms. Chung, fab as always.
Amerie with a simple, tastful, flattering number. That color is perf on you.
This black & white wrap mini is oh-so-pretty on your silhouette, LC. And your hair is so chic... very Taylor Swift ;)
Gorgeous, Nelly. Just gorgeous. As usual.
You know you love her, xoxo. Yes Leighton, yes I do. I'm a little undecided on those shoes, though. They're fab, but do they give her kankles??
Tory Burch, you are just so cute.
Annnd that's all folks! :)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Danny Lee Gruzs
May 9, 1987 - September 13, 2008
Today marks the one year anniversary of my dear friend Danny's death. Over the past 10-ish years I've lost several young friends and acquaintances to completely different tragic incidences. Danny and my friend Sara, who died when we were just 13, were the two who were closest to me. While today is incredibly painful, I have to remember the good times I had with Danny and understand that fate had it's hand in his life. I have always been a strong believer in fate... in fact, my tattoo on my foot reads "fate always wins." I think it's my personal justification for so many young deaths in my life.
He was a natural goof ball. He alway had a silly grin on his face and always had something up his sleeve. I can still hear his dumb little laugh, which always made me laugh, too. When he walked across the stage at our high school graduation he threw up his hands and yelled "stay classy North Harford!" Just one example of Danny's silly, charismatic personality. I feel so blessed to have known him and have him in my life for as long as I did. And now he's in a better place where he can watch over all of us. Keep gruzsin' Danny. Miss you everyday.
To all of you who ever consider driving after drinking, let Danny's story be a lesson to you. It's never worth your, or someone else's life.
This is a poem which always seems to comfort me...
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.