Monday, April 27, 2009

she makes me feel old/young at the same time.


my precious bella,
minus 1 tooth, plus new makeup.

and this little bugger is too cute to be cranky
(but she was.)
Happy 4th Birthday Angie!

this or that

i have a new hope.


still recovering from a most wonderful weekend.
{ to be continued }

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I <3 New Hope

act one:
Flemington, NJ

act two:
New Hope, PA

act three:
Lambertville, NJ

Friday, April 24, 2009

[in] place

Have you ever come across a product and thought to yourself: YOU STOLE MY IDEA!

150 + 1

reached 150 posts. pretty nice miss love}{lola!

ps - YES, i really did start a new (venture) blog yesterday on the eve of the 150th.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Just in time.


THE chief operating officer of award-winning NYC-TV played a starring role yesterday in his own law-and-order drama when he was arrested for allegedly siphoning more than $60,000 from the station, authorities said.

Trevor Scotland, 38, former No. 2 exec at NYC-TV, which operates city-owned Ch. 25, was charged with pocketing advertising money that should have gone to the city.

Officials said Scotland kept 80 percent of the more than $60,000 that came in between March 2007 and April 2008, while a cohort pocketed 20 percent.

The money came from at least six advertisers, including Miller Brewing Co.

Scotland, who lives in Brooklyn and joined the city station in 2004, resigned last month. He had earned $99,000.

He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit federal wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years upon conviction.

Scotland was a producer of Ch. 25's best-known show "Secrets of New York," about hidden spots in the city and hosted by Kelly Choi, who always appeared in a black, floor-length slicker raincoat.

Investigators said they are working with the department that oversees NYC-TV to "strengthen internal controls."

Village Voice, North Country Gazette.

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Driving directions to
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when its time to replace my watch

just so darn pretty.
It's like a pretty bottanical trapped inside
a practical men's watch face.

What time is it?

ok. i'm really feelin Fossil these days. who knew!

You want me - don't you.

{ You want me - don't you. }

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

dream the impossible dream


in the next four months:
- pay down debt (so almost there...)
- pay for nursing school (stupid FAFSA)
- pay w/o pay (i know i'm not the only one)
- renovate the kitchen (i like how IKEA tries to make renovation look FUN w/ building blocks)

let us see ladies and gents if we shall succeed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to host an Easter Saturday Celebration:


step 1: Identify yourself.

step 2: Take a deep breath in.

step 3: Record yourself.

step 4: Get the step ladder.

step 5: Get messy with Grandma & Grandpa!

step 6: Show off your finished project!

step 7: Pour pretty colors down the drain.

step 8: Go find the eggs!

step 9: Count your eggs.

step 10: Lead me LORD!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I {heart} Anthony (Bourdain!)

Of course there was the infamous Philippines episode, but upon watching his DC special (this is my fave excerpt) i'm growing very nostalgic to what I think i'm allowed to call 'my second home.'

PS: SAE, SAS, SAL - you like the title of this post?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I love this.

upon telling mama that her uncle sal (lola's brother) was all up on facebook, i suspect she'll soon join us in the 2.0 world.

Monday, April 6, 2009

God's Top 10

i'm not a big forwarder, but this one was helpful for me today, right now, right here. hope its helpful for YOU, too.

Ten Guidelines From God

Effective Immediately, please be aware that there are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please, follow these 10 guidelines

1. QUIT WORRYING: Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

2. PUT IT ON THE LIST: Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can't help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

3. TRUST ME: Once you've given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

4. LEAVE IT ALONE: Don't wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It's simple. You gave Me your burdens and I'm taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.

5. TALK TO ME: I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I'm in control. But there's one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don't forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.

6. HAVE FAITH: I see a lot of things from up here that you can't see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I'm doing. Trust Me; you wouldn't want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a muc h bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

7. SHARE: You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven't heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

8. BE PATIENT: I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

9. BE KIND: Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.

10. LOVE YOURSELF: As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don't ever forget......

Thursday, April 2, 2009

worlds of wisdom #4563

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

{ thank you RS daily thoughts! }