Saturday, March 31, 2012

~MOVIE TIME





Unbelievable yet true:
I have never seen Casablanca--
how about you?

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

~TRIVIA FOR THE DAY




Armadillos have four babies at a time
and they are always all the same sex ☺





Creepy but postable:



Strange but true:
a pic of Clint Eastwood with an armadillo...



And last, but definitely not least:
the armadillo cake from one of the funniest scenes
in movie history in Steel Magnolias...


After the release of the movie, the "bleeding armadillo" cake became a very popular groom's cake.  Here is a recipe for one on eHow.com (?!)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

~SONG & DANCE FOR THE DAY

  




This song (the Coldplay original) was used for a piece on So You Think You Can Dance; here is a video in which the choreographer relates the story behind the work.  At the end of the video (after the performance), the judges share their thoughts as well.

Here is a better-quality video of the performance.
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When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse


And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you


And
high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you


Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I...


Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

~A JOKE A DAY MAKES THE LAUGHTER STAY




What do hippies do?

Click here for the answer!

*Photion source

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

~POESY FOR THE DAY




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~TRAVELING IN STYLE



Hello Kitty car, ftw! (^..^)

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~SIMPLE



...I like that...simple things is so overused.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

~I PECKED--I MEAN PICKED--THIS ONE JUST FOR YOU





I came across this whimsical photograph whilst tumblr-ing tonight (you may click on it to enlarge it).  At first it looked like the colorful items in the box were little packets of sugar or something, and the little bird was pecking at one of them.  And then I looked closer and realized they looked like slips of folded paper.  So I thought, hmmm, perhaps the bird is pecking, I mean picking, out a fortune for someone.  I googled, "birds that pick fortunes," and this youtube video came up. 
¡Qué interesante!





Here is a blog post wherein the author recounts her Mexican bird-fortune-telling experience ☺

Here is a precious bird-fortune-telling photo on a royalty-free photo site (superstock.com) ☺

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~FASHION INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY


miu miu shooz
 
 











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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

~QUOTE FOR THE DAY



 

Lessons History Teaches

1.  When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.
2.  The bee fertilizes the flower that it robs.
3.  Whom the gods would destroy, they first make
     mad.
4.  The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind
     exceeding fine.

*The source of the axiom in #3 can be found here (see the "Misattributed" section).

*The history and meaning of the axiom in #4 can be found herehere, and here.

*Photion reblogged

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

~SONG FOR THE DAY



The song, "Please Come to Boston," was written and recorded by Dave Loggins, and it has been covered by quite a few artists.  The version I first heard was Reba McEntire's, and I think it is rich and affecting; plus, it holds true to the song's original country/western roots.  However, I had always thought that this song could really benefit from the warmth of an R&B treatment.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered a cover by Babyface which features Brandy!  This version is pretty, but it could be a bit more robust; perhaps another R&B artist will give it a go one day.  I was surprised and delighted to find that Tori Amos has performed the song, though darn, it doesn't appear she ever recorded it, and it's not available on iTunes.  In her hands, the song becomes quiet and is laced with a delicately haunting quality.  Kenny Chesney took a stab at it, and the result has a certain energy and spunk that I like.  Confederate Railroad's rendition is a tad boring, but they do imbue the song with a touch more smooth and melodic musicality than some of the other country/western versions, which tend to be a bit jerky and staccato.

A few of the following videos are poor quality, but they still impart an overall idea about everything ☺
 




 







Please come to Boston for the springtime
I'm stayin' here with some friends and they've got lots of room
You can sell your paintings on the sidewalk
By a café where I hope to be workin' soon
Please come to Boston
She said "No, would you come home to me"

And she said, "Hey ramblin' boy now won't you settle down
Boston ain't your kinda town
There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me
I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"

Please come to Denver with the snowfall
We'll move up into the mountains so far that we can't be found
And throw "I love you"-echoes down the canyon
And then lie awake at night till they come back around
Please come to Denver
She said "No, boy, would you come home to me"

And she said, "Hey ramblin' boy why don't you settle down
Denver ain't your kinda town
There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me
'Cause I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"

Now this drifter's world goes 'round and 'round
And I doubt that it's ever gonna stop
But of all the dreams I've lost or found
And all that I ain't got
I still need to lean to
Somebody I can sing to

Please come to L.A. to live forever
California life alone is just too hard to build
I live in a house that looks out over the ocean
And there's some stars that fell from the sky
Livin' up on the hill
Please come to L.A.
She just said "No, boy, won't you come home to me"

And she said, "Hey ramblin' boy why don't you settle down
L.A. can't be your kinda town
There ain't no gold and there ain't nobody like me
No, no, I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"

"I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"

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~FLOWER-POT HIGH RISE

 
Take a look-see at this vertical garden on the façade of the Superbudea concept hotel in Hamburg, Germany.  I hope someone has a watering can with a looong spout!


Long vertical garden ideas in Totally New Hotel Concept Superbude Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

Long Vertical Garden used more pots Ideas in Totally New Hotel Concept Superbude Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

Here is another shot

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~QUOTE FOR THE DAY



 
"I will hew great windows, wonderful windows, measureless windows for my soul."

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~QUOTE FOR THE DAY




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Thursday, March 8, 2012

~SONG FOR THE DAY

 




You've got a fast car
I wanna a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero, got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
Me, myself, I've got nothing to prove

You've got a fast car
I've got a plan to get us out of here
Been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
Won't have to drive too far
Just cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

See my old man's got a problem
Live with the bottle, that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
His body's too young, to look like his

My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You've got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speed so fast it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You've got a a fast car
We go cruising entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
Now I work in the market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speeds so fast it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You've got a fast car
I've got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I'd always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me'd find it
I got no plans and I ain't going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

So remember when we were driving, driving in your car
Speeds so fast it felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You've got a fast car
Is it fast enough so you can fly away?
You gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way


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tracychapman.com

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

~QUOTE FOR THE DAY




Based upon what I've read about Nietzche (the little I've read), I don't agree with all of his views, in particular those concerning Christianity.  In fact, I think secular philosophy in general can be a bunch of phooey.  However, I am really in appreciation of this enigmatic quote, and I "second that emotion."

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

~ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVES...




Stella Tennant by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1995

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Friday, March 2, 2012

~MUSICIAN OF THE DAY: AARON NEVILLE

 
 





 
 




I think Neville has such a pretty voice, and it's funny how what comes out of his mouth is not what one might expect based upon his brawny, gym-honed appearance.  Don't get me wrong, I don't think his voice lacks masculinity, but there is a dichotomy there that is really unique ☺


Bio on wikipedia

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