17 December 2010 @ 12:12 am
Today I love...


Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given me this past year. It's been hard, and every single one of you has been there as I've slipped, tripped, skinned my knee, and cried. You've each, in your own way, picked me up and pushed me onward when I just wanted to stay put and sob into my pillow. Thank you for wiping me off, keeping me fed, making me laugh.

Your cat stories, your family stories, your personal stories have helped to cheer and guide me. Your jokes have made me laugh so hard I cried and couldn't breathe. You've made me smile and you've made me want to dance.

I am surrounded by such love and support, and it's all because of you. Thank you for everything; I couldn't have made it through this year without you. You are all stars, and you are all in my heart.

Current Mood: loved
22 July 2010 @ 12:58 pm

These are a few of my favorite things...

♥ coffee dates ♥ pretty shoes ♥ floppy hats ♥ flirty skirts ♥ kitties ♥ greyhounds ♥ sour gummy worms ♥ eiffel 65 ♥ being a potato whore ♥ cheering people on ♥ harry potter ♥ ellen page ♥ batman ♥ winning a contest I entered on a whim ♥
Current Mood: chill
20 May 2010 @ 08:45 pm

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Honorable Mentions ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Sam  ♥  startrek_diary  ♥  rereading good books  ♥  well-written essays  ♥  Frank Abagnale, Jr.  ♥  Thomas Paine  ♥  tumblr  ♥  cake  ♥  Harry Potter  ♥  having a home  ♥  ice cream sandwiches  ♥  using "blasted" as a curse  ♥  Potter Puppet Pals  ♥  cat macros  ♥  The Princess Bride  ♥  The Sandlot  ♥  old black and white movies  ♥  watching the sunset  ♥  growth
Current Mood: loved
01 April 2010 @ 12:09 am
♥ Dumb Little Man did a two-part series on Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein

The Barefoot Philosophy from Zen Habits; also, Mindful Eating

♥ Le Love: This is gorgeous. Also: when your always the one that's alone
When they ask you whether you have a boyfriend, or lament at how a young and pretty girl like you could possibly be single, its hard. Hard to bring together what you know about yourself - that you're worth it, that your good the way you are - and the fear that maybe you are doing something wrong.

♥ From Violet Blue's Tiny Nibbles, Info on Penis Sizes! Blog is NSFW. I suggest checking out her most popular/shared posts. They are all definite must-reads! Also, for some Christina Aguilera eye-candy check out Deconstructing Christina Aguilera's sex accessories.

Cute Chekov/Cupcake. Who knew I'd ship it?

♥ _Sam linked me to PARTY CAT. Omg this is full of so much awesome!

♥ From Scientific American, Rethinking Human Sexuality. This was a fascinating read! It is about bestiality and animal-human relationships though, so if you find that uncomfortable stay away.

Some Brief Responses to Google Queries from Yesterday

♥ OBB has an interesting piece from one reader about why her husband doesn't wear wedding ring. It's very thought provoking!

♥ Chris Pirillo had a funny, honest, and thought-provoking interview with Violet Blue

♥ One thing that always upset me during Halloween at PC would be the mothers coming to me complaining that their daughters wanted to be superheroes, doctors, police officers, and dinosaurs. So many of them were seemingly devasted that their daughters had no desire to be pretty pretty princesses. What's so wrong with a girl wanting to save the day, save lives, or be the hero? Why should they be confined to towers to wait for Prince Charming to rescue them? TIME features an article about the Pinkstinks Campaign, and while I love pink I think the message is a good one. When I was growing up my parents pushed me to be whatever I wanted. I took dance, gymnastics, and ten very memorable years of karate. I wrote bad poetry, took acting classes, and went for four months without washing or brushing my hair because I was "goth punk" (don't ask). She let me wear baggy black t-shirts, Mardi Gras beads during August, long scarves, and blue hair. And I love myself. I believe every girl (and boy!) deserves that same love and opportunity.

When I was nine, I asked my Dad, ‘Can I have your movie camera? That old, wind-up 8-millimeter movie camera that’s in your drawer?’ And he goes, ‘Sure, take it.’ And I took it, and I started making movies with it, and I started being as creative as I could, and never once in my life did my parents ever say, ’ What you’re doing is a waste of time.’ Never….. I know there are kids out there that don’t have that support system. So, if you’re out there and you’re listening, listen to me: If you wanna be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time.

- Michael Giacchino's Oscar acceptance speech

♥ talking with Beth ♥ seeing long-lost friends ♥ Robo hamsters ♥ role-playing ♥ sexy shoes ♥ dressing up ♥ dressing down ♥ azaleas ♥ Sarah-child ♥ grattitude ♥ pokemon ♥
24 March 2010 @ 11:30 pm
♥ Powergirl
♥ things looking up for my friends
♥ having so much free time
♥ new furniture~
♥ I'm going to get a hamster!
♥ I have awesome friends
♥ mirrorverse
♥ Sailor Moon
♥ Wonderella
♥ my cats
♥ vanilla soy chai tea lattes
♥ Eli Wiesel
♥ mix cds
♥ Stargirl
♥ Toy Story
Current Mood: loved
04 February 2010 @ 08:02 am

Bon jour tout le monde! Time to get my fat ass off this couch and thoroughly ROCK THIS SHIT! (also, soooo many apologies for my lack luster French. It's been yeeaars since I've been in a proper class and I have quickly lost any and all abilities I've since had to effectively use the language.)

First off, WHAT IS TILT?????
What is this, you may ask? This is where it all started, way back in 2007! (iCiNG is like a grandmother in blog years! If Grandma iCiNG was a real person, she would surely look like this!) It all kicked off with a simple list of obsessions & happies which I wanted to share… & it has grown into this behemoth online phenomenon! In addition to nonpareils leaving their love-lists here, people also do miniature versions on Twitter & even post their own lists on their own blogs! It is cute to the max.

So this is a list of the things that are making me smile this week… & I’d love for you to write & let me know what’s making YOU happy right now, even if — ESPECIALLY if — you are a Things I Love Thursday virgin!

[livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary

♥ Sarah-child

[livejournal.com profile] theoreticalpixy

♥ cuddling with my cats when I'm not feeling well

♥ walking away only to find a cat in my laundry basket


Here's a nifty Sailor Senshi dollmaker

&hearats; Meta. My faaaaaavorite brand, even when I don't have money to buy anything. I just need to look in my closet and I am overwhelmed by love.

♥ Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

♥ The Playgirl's Guide to Radical Self-Love!
I say, it’s time to romance yourself. It’s time for the greatest love affair you will ever know. It’s time for a personal revolution. I say, you deserve to be your own darling! Get enchanted! Bewitch yourself! I say, if not now, when?
Let’s get busy adoring ourselves.

Gala baby, you blow me AWAY!

05 November 2009 @ 11:59 pm
More correctly, ONE thing I love.

I present to you, via [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary, a wonderful piece of internet filth co-written by [livejournal.com profile] kinkme and myself. It is Texas Constitution PORN. Consider yourself warned.

Okay, it's not quite porn, but this is my state's JUDICIARY SYSTEM we're talking about! )

I don't... I don't even have words.


♥ ♥ ♥ surprise visits from friends at work ♥ Christmas ♥ singing Christmas carols ♥ my darling cats ♥ debating the advantages of pulling a Caroline McKenna and storming into his office and kissing him for all he's worth ♥ being in charge ♥ singing at the top of my lungs ♥ driving with my windows down ♥ autumn colors ♥ phone calls ♥ the feel of having my violin against my skin again ♥ nanowrimo ♥ writing, words, language ♥ faux-80's pop ♥ dancing in my underwear ♥ remembering the feel of his hand on the small of my back ♥ candy ♥ the sound of the time clock after a productive day at work ♥ the feel of a good pen against smooth paper ♥ surprise letters ♥ couragewolf ♥ pokemon ♥ pillow fights ♥ campus kittens ♥ shakespeare ♥ ♥ ♥

Current Mood: tired
29 October 2009 @ 01:54 pm

 Black Alice Runway Show // having friends join me in NaNoWriMo this year // "We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen." Lady Chatterly's Lover // Neil Gaiman // "If this girl can give a soul to those who have lived without one, if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly, if she can strip them of their selfishness and lend them tears for sorrows that are not their own, she is worthy of all your adoration, worthy of the adoration of the world." The Picture of Dorian Gray // "you're kind of adorable" // [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary // Halloween // e.e. cummings "Since feeling is first" // finding old bits of costumes // "you're exotic" // Mulan // "Aw dude, I just read that whole thing over and I'm welling up slightly. Gaila is so awesome." //  

and! and!
Have I ever mentioned
how wonderful
you all are to met
every single day?

I love you more
than I have words to say ♥

15 October 2009 @ 11:59 pm

Cettte semaine, j'adore♥♥♥
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♥ ♥ Photoshoot: Circus Master @ eglAutumn Loli @ egl“And if you don't love me now, you will never love me again.” - HP Lovecraft ♥ Power Girl's cat ♥ [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary ♥ tumblr ♥ chombies ♥ "When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very real. That is why there are night-lights." - JM Barrie ♥ Golden Girls ♥ autumn ♥ sunflowers ♥ chocolate swirl ice cream ♥ cuddly cats ♥ Trans-Siberian Orchestra ♥ driving with the windows down ♥ ♥



Current Mood: loved
08 October 2009 @ 11:06 pm

Per Aspera Ad Astra </*\> through hardships to the stars )

&hearts♥♥ What is T.i.L.T.?
      "If you’re wondering what Things I Love Thursday is about, I’ve learned that expressing your appreciation for things — no matter how small or trivial — makes you feel really good, & helps to propel you forward. It’s good for you, so get on it!"


      "[W]e make lists of the things that make us smile, make our heart flutter with excitement & make us dance spontaneous jigs in the middle of the street! Then we share them with one another. I think one of the best ways to get excited about your life is to take stock of the things in it which are already magnificent, fabulous & delightful! If you do it regularly, it starts to become a way of thinking — you feel that your life is already full of glory & wonder, rather than lacking. It’s one of the best ways I know to start feeling real happiness."
Current Mood: je t'adore...
16 April 2009 @ 12:18 am
♥♥♥ )
22 March 2009 @ 10:38 pm

S by *theluckynine on deviantART

"Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us."

- Watchmen, Alan Moore

I fail at doing this on Thursday, so I'm moving it to Sunday. Title totally plagiarised from Fefe Dobson. )

♥ apartment searching ♥ ikea ♥ late night documentary watching ♥ swapping music ♥ free pizza ♥ cuddling with cats ♥ lady gaga ♥ the new scans_daily ♥ book clubs ♥ buying socks ♥ ice cream ♥ lovely spring weather ♥ blooming flowers ♥ dinner with friends ♥ new hairstyles ♥ jay leno ♥ clothing with cats ♥ window shopping ♥ doing laundry ♥ drinking water ♥ dancing in my underpants ♥

"So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on to top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."

- Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A.Milne
27 February 2009 @ 12:29 am
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night & day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; & never stop fighting.”

- e e cummings

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' – Karen, age 7 )

"Decide to fall in love with the world & it will swoop you up in its arms & smother you with kisses. You will get all your joy & excitement back a million times over. This is real, this is how it works. Even when you feel hard & cold & angry, you have more love to give away than you could ever believe possible. It is infinite like galaxies. Just give it away. Imagine cartoon hearts in hot pink & vivid red floating out of your chest & popping over the heads of everyone, showering them with hope & blessings & encouragement, & your life will begin to change. It will become this sparkling carousel of magic & wonder.

I love you & I believe in you & you deserve to be happy, always."

- Gala Darling
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07 February 2009 @ 08:03 pm
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The heart is always right-- if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart-- because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.

- Osho

(and yes, I know this is terribly late! I'm so sorry!!)

Did you think that rats do not have hearts? Wrong. All living things have a heart. And the heart of any living thing can be broken. - The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo )
29 January 2009 @ 10:58 pm
In lieu of one missed TiLT and several super duper lazy TiLTs, I bring you this: a giant collection of thought-provoking and mind-exploding things to get you through your next week, if not the rest of the month.

Want to believe in something, Love the world the way it is."

Melina Marchetta

☆ Waking up to find this in my inbox:

You're so awesome, heeeeeee! Thank you!

Hyper-love & bunny kisses,
Miss Gala Darling.

☆ Planning meet ups for my darling rufflebutts.

☆ Corresponding with Robert.

☆ Neopets!!! I'm totally hooked! Friend me here: [moi!]

☆ Making mix cd's!!!! Anyone want to request one? 8D

More love under cut ♥ )
15 January 2009 @ 10:20 pm

In the words of Charles Dudley Warner :

"No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property."

My darling cat probably cannot come with me, but I may soon have a new place to hang my proverbial hat (and store my huge collection of shoes!)
Current Mood: hopeful
08 January 2009 @ 12:54 am
It's Thursday!!! Time for Things I Love Thursday!!!!!!!!

'"How do you know it's love? Maybe you haven't learned anything after all."

"She expected a joke, an impassioned protest, an airy denial. Instead he looked gravely into her face and replied, "I've no surety that it is. I know only the parts of what I feel; I may be misnaming the whole. You dwell in my mind like a household spirit. All that I think is followed with, 'I shall tell that thought to Eddi.' Whatever I see or hear is colored by what I imagine you will say of it. What is amusing is twice so, if you have laughed at it. There is a way you have of turning your head, quickly and with a little tilt, that seems more wonderful to me than the practiced movements of dancers. All this, taken together, I've come to think of as love, but it may not be. "It is not a comfortable feeling. But I find that, even so, I would wish the same feeling on you. The possibility that I suffer it alone—that frightens me more than all the host of the Unseelie Court."'

- War for the Oaks, Emma Bull

Long one to make up for my lack of listing )
18 December 2008 @ 11:27 am
More Things I Love )

Hope you guys love this stuff because I love all of you. Christmas presents are forthcoming, albeit most of them a tad late. If I'll be seeing you this weekend, expect it then. If not, I'm out of packing supplies, they'll be there before the end of January, most likely much sooner than that. I'll let you know when I send your stuff out.

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to all of you times infinity~! ♥ ♥ ♥
11 December 2008 @ 04:46 pm
TiLT )
04 December 2008 @ 09:50 pm

"He kissed her.

A kiss about apple pie à la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven't eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears all over your legs."
    - Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels/Weetzie Bat

Cette semaine j'adore.... )
Current Mood: love