Friday, May 27, 2011

Where you'll find me....

So, I've moved!

Yeah, you read right, I moved. Well, my blog has anyway.

You can now find me HERE!

Go, look around, comment, stay a while. Would love to have you!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Date a girl who reads

Stole this for this lovely lady. Go check out her blog!

This quote has been shared quite a few times on different blogs and every time I read it, I smile. It makes me want to grab a cup of coffee, snuggle in and lose myself in the world of books. So, grab a cup of coffee, snuggle in and find yourself in this quote. [Note: I don't condone lying to your significant other, being a book snob or insulting women's intelligence by assuming they don't know what they are talking about. ]

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You'll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She's the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That's the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She's the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she's kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author's making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce's Ulysses she's just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or if she would like to be Alice. (I do have a problem with this paragraph. Nothing like insulting women's intelligence.)

It's easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by God, she's going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. (Also, not a fan of this part...)

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She'll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she's sick. Over Skype. (Or on a random Thursday while you are getting ready to head out for beer and nachos with friends, as she is dancing half-naked around an apartment... )

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn't burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you're better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

- Rosemary Urquico

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stories from the mirror

Everyone should do this.

It started off easy enough. A minute is a lot faster than I thought. I have this deep set wrinkle above my right eyebrow, a little to the left. I have that because I use to frown a lot. Why you ask? Because I was unhappy with everything in my life. I was so unhappy with everything in my life that I started cutting. Yes, I was a cutter. June 24 of this year will mark 4 years that I have not cut myself. It also happens to be my 28th birthday. I have my ex-boyfriend to thank for that. He told me he wouldnot date me if I continued to self harm. So, I stopped. I went to therapy and started taking meds. I struggle with this EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I have learned to love myself and those around me. I stuggle with depression but am strong enough now to ask for help or tell someone when something is off and/or wrong. Looking back, I glad I went through it. It has made me into who I am today. I am in a much better and happier place now. I am surronded by people who love me for who I am. I love them back. I am so thankful for everything, and everyone, in my life. I'm turning those frown lines into laugh lines.

Oh, this is my 200th blog post! I know it doesn't seem like a lot to some of you, but I never thought I'd get here. Here's to more writting!

Wine and Love v2

Wine and Love it brought to you by the lovely Nora. Go check out her blog and participate!

* Time. Where does it go and how I can get more? That is basically all I have to wine about this week.

* Takeing care of my sick roommates
* Dancing
* Learning to coupon
* Saving money

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wine and Love v1

Wine and Love is brought to you by the very lovely Nora. You should participate!!

* Worry about money
* Worrying about if I'll have a job in a few weeks
* When I feel like there is nothing I can do to help my friends
* Not hearing anything for my sister about the food we sent her at work on Mother's Day
* Not hearing anything from my mom about Mother's Day

* Choreography is coming along nicely for all the pieces I am in this gala
* Saturday morning practice
* Learning to budget and meal plan (siounds crazy, I know)
* Joining a virtual book club

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ten on Tuesday: Movies!

This week’s questions are provided by (the lovely and gorgeous and newly engaged!) Nora and, as always, hosted by Chelsea. Can I just say that I absolutely love these questions?! So much.

1. If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It would have to be The Devil Wears Prada. I love love love that movie.

2. Let’s say someone wrote a screenplay about you; what actor/actress would you choose to play you and why?
I would pick Sandra Bullock. I think she is a great actress and so funny. She can play both dramatic/serious and funny.

3. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in theaters?
Fievel Goes West; I know it's not a movie, but it is the first thing I remember seeing in a theatre. My grandmother took my sister and I to the movies in her tan truck and I got to hold her cigarette case.

4. Did you ever make out at the back of a movie theater in middle school/high school?
Nope, sure didn't

5. Are you a Netflix-er, Blockbuster-er or a Redbox-er? (Or none of the above?)
Netflix and Redbox!!!

6. Name one actor/actress who you would give anything to have a dinner date with.
I can't pick just one. It's too hard! Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Deep, Anne many more

7. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
I think it would have to be this girl who was a mermaid and she grew legs and came on land, made friends, fell in love, ect., ect. It came out years ago. For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of that movie. I saw it with one of my best friends. We both walked out of the theatre wishing we could get the hour and half we sent in there back lol.

8. Do you sneak snacks into the theater when you go?
Heck yeah. I use to work at a movie theatre, and I know they make no money off of tickets sales. That is why the concession stand is so high. So, I suggest you bring snacks.

9. Movie theater popcorn: love or hate it?
HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!! I can't tell you enough how much I hate it.

10. What is the all-time best Disney movie in your opinion?
This is so hard! I love all of them, but I would probaby pick The Little Mermaid.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ten on Tuesday:Chelsea's questions

Today’s questions are (hosted and) provided by Chelsea

1. What is the weather like in your city today?
It's rainy and chilly today! The current emperature is 55 degrees; with a low of 48 and high of 62.

2. Do you like the zoo?
Although I haven't been in a very long time, I do like the zoo. We use to go a lot when I was little.

3. Do you eat coconut?
On German chocolate cake and coconut cream pie. Also as flavoring in snow cones. That's about it.

4. Have you ever hammered a nail? Are you good at it?
Yes, I have. I think I am :) I've even drilled stuff too!

5. Does your family have a vacation destination that you visit often? They usually go somewhere in Florida.

6. How many pillows do you sleep with?

7. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Make sure the alarms are off, check my phone for missed calls/texts/e-mails, ect., use the bathroom then walk Broly

8. Will you send your kids to summer camp?
I think so.

9. What do you put in your baked potatoes?
Butter, sour cream, chesse, bacon, chives

10. Did you take swimming lessons as a kid?
I think so. I love swimming.