Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Book Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

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Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Rating: 4/5


A fast paced vampire novel, which I really enjoyed reading. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Note: Sorry for the non-review.

Warren Beatty

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1960s

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You lose

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The scariest thing about distance...

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This is painfully true... so painfully true.

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...without anybody trying any funny business

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“I just wish I could start a relationship about twelve years in, when you really don’t have to try anymore, and you can just sit around together and goof on TV shows, and then go to bed without anybody trying any funny business.” - Liz Lemon

Liz Lemon never fails to entertain me... and speak to me...

Cover: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

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Nina Simone

The Animals

Santa Esmeralda

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monk praying for dead man in Taiwanese bus station

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Book Review: Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March

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Seducing the Duchess by Ashley March
Rating: 1/5

I don't know if it was the mood I was in or if this was simply one of the worst books I've read. I don't want to be cruel, but damn, this book was agony to read and it just went on and on even though we knew there was going to HEA. Ugh, I was so angry, I just started reading the dialog because I could care less what was going on in the minds of these characters. This book has really put me off the regency romances for a while... I just can't do this again. Yeah, that bad folks.

I'm a nerd, and, uh...

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I'm a nerd, and, uh, I'm pretty proud of it.

When I mention I'm a nerd to people, for some reason they don't believe me (I guess I don't give off the nerd vibe, whatever that may be). But then they spend a little time with me and are like, "ooooh, I see now."

Gif Source [it is not safe here]

Monday, March 26, 2012

She helped me forget the undertone of loneliness in my life.

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We use to spend hours talking. We never got tired of talking, never ran out of topics – novels, the world, scenery, language. Our conversations were more open and intimate than any lovers'. I imagined how wonderful it would be if indeed we could be lovers. I longed for the warmth of her skin on mine. I pictured us married, living together. But I had to face the fact that Sumire had no such romantic feelings for me, let alone sexual interest. Occasionally she'd stay over at my apartment after we'd talk into the small hours, but there was never even the slightest hint of romance. Come 2 or 3 a.m. And she'd yawn, crawl into bed, sink her face into my pillow, and fall fast asleep. I'd spread out some bedding, on the floor and lie down, but I couldn't sleep, my mind full of fantasies, confused thoughts, self-loathing. Sometimes the inevitable physical reactions would cause me grief, and I'd lie awake in misery until dawn. It was hard to accept that she had almost no feelings, maybe none at all, for me as a man. This hurt so bad at times it felt like someone was gouging out my guts with a knife. Still, the time I spent with her was more precious than anything. She helped me forget the undertone of loneliness in my life. She expanded the outer edges of my world, helped me draw a deep, soothing breath. Only Sumire could do that for me.

- Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami

I love this novel... it currently goes into my top 10 favorites. I wish I had a connection with someone like that.. to talk with for hours about everything, how Sumire would call him on the phone at 3 a.m. to just ask him questions or just talk... I don't necessarily want to experience the unrequited love (that hurts), but everything else, I want in abundance.

Indeed.

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You ain't afraid to go into court downtown and testify against one of Barksdale's people?
Omar don't scare.

Oh The Wire... you were awesome.

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Trained Drinking Monkey

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Good lord, if this was real, I'd buy one immediately. Smoking or non-smoking monkey! Hahahaha!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Turkish Star Trek

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Book Review: The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek: The Next Generation #13)

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The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek: The Next Generation #13) by A.C. Crispin
Rating: 3/5

The crew is dispatched to discover what happened to missing ships and Data is attempting to write a romance novel. Yup, good times.

A fun, quick Star Trek TNG novel. This was less "sci-fi" and more "general fiction" feel, but I liked it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tom Hardy

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Sometimes when I see him I only think, that dude was cloned Jean-Luc Picard.

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In other words...

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The Cos

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It all starts with a smile...

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Interesting combination

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USED BOOKS and GUNS

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I'm going to have a party...

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"I'm going to have a party, and no one's invited but me."  - Blackadder 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

These two

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I was a big X-Files fan in high school... I did believe.

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Car Book Shelf

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Dutch design studio Denieuwegeneratie thought to convert a car into a tall bookshelf for the interior of their newly-built Dutch Mountain underground villa. By removing its engine, cutting out a large rectangular window in the roof, and placing the vintage Jaguar upright, the once active vehicle is transformed into an intriguingly attractive storage unit and shelving space. The trunk even serves as a lower cabinet.

Source [My Modern Met]

Amy

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Jean Dujardin

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I saw The Artist this weekend and I really enjoyed it. It was fresh, new and fun! I would encourage people to watch it in the movie theaters instead of at home. You see it's a silent film (there is background music) and I think if I watched it at home I would become easily distracted, but in the theater you can completely focus on this wonderful film. Of course, I'm probably projecting, you might not have a problem watching this at home.

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Cover: Spanish Harlem

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The Drifters

Aretha Franklin

Cliff Richard Das ist die Frage aller Fragen (in German)

To smoke the weed

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"Several girls meet at a vacant house in Geneso, N.Y., to smoke the weed."


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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book Review: The Believers by Zoë Heller

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The Believers by Zoe Heller
Rating: 3/5

When the patriarch of the family gets sick we follow the lives of his children and wife. Along the way we learn about one's decision to study Orthodox Judaism, one's battle to find happiness, one's battle to stay sober, meanwhile the matriarch has to deal with a secret which is revealed while her husband is ill.

I have to say this isn't my favorite Heller book (I highly recommend Notes on a Scandal and Everything You Know) but I still found it rather enjoyable with only mild glimpses of boredom.

There are so many...

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Henri-Marie-Aristide

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Henri-Marie-Aristide by Edgar Maxence, 1894

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Cover: I Only Have Eyes For You

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The Flamingos

Art Garfunkel

Judy

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Go tell him he's cute...

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Basquiat

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Book Review: Broken April by Ismail Kadare

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Broken April by Ismail Kadare
Rating: 3/5

The story of an Albanian man who commits murder and has to suffer the consequences of the traditional law of Kanun. This book will give you insight into some old Albanian traditions.

How my brain works...

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for reals...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Literally...

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10 Most Shocking Cases of Anorexia

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This is really some sad stuff.

Book Review: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Rating: 2/5

Ugh. I don't know what it is with me but if a book is considered "literature" (said between clenched teeth and nose in the air) my brain just refuses to enjoy it. Now, I like the "idea" of the Lord of Flies - a group of school boys are marooned on an island and we watch how they fair. That's a solid plot for a story but, Mr. Golding didn't make the story that entertaining or appealing to me. Perhaps I wanted more dialog, but the dialog I got was broken and at times I had no idea what those boys were talking about (I thought the boys were "well-to-do" why didn't they speak in sentences?) - but perhaps that's why it's literature, way above my pay grade, I just don't get it. Or maybe literature, like "high art" is just about concepts and I get the general idea but the path to it is strange and dare I say a bit boring to me.

But high art and perhaps literature is an acquired taste, and over time I shall develop an admiration for it...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

likes me enough to kiss my face

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Reading in front of the fireplace

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is something I've never experienced but I really, really want to. By god, my next house will have a working fireplace!



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Famous Photo: Famine

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This photo was taken by W. Willoughby Hooper during its great monsoon famine of 1876-78 in India.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

My Visit to the White House

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My mom got invited to one of the White House Christmas parties and she took me (thanks moms). Here are a couple of my pictures.... sorry I'm late posting this, but you know me, lazy. It was pretty cool, basically they opened up the White House and let us just walk around and do whatever we wanted, not to mention free food and drinks.


There was a miniature (sometimes not so miniature) Bo in every room.


Here's Bill hanging out with the band.




I love this portrait of JFK.

The Presidential seal looks pretty cool... it's there, just in case you forgot you were in the White House.

The Red Room.

The Blue Room.


It was funny when this guy pulled out a dollar bill and was comparing it to the portrait of George Washington.


President Obama and First Lady Michelle gave a quick little speech. Sadly, my goal of actually touching Michelle (you know I'm an uber fangirl for her) was not realized, this was as close as I got.

It was a good day.


Want to see more photos? Here ya go - check out all my White House photos.

Book Review: Bossypants by Tina Fey

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Bossypants by Tina Fey
Rating: 4/5

Spent the last two weeks driving to work and listening to this audiobook... I gotta say, it was rather enjoyable. Dare I say, probably, more enjoyable than reading it. She gave the right tone, did voices, inserted clips (the SNL Palin/Hillary skit) and I'm pretty sure extra dialog not in the book.

Dexter Gordon

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Update: For some reason (a brain slip) I had this post titled "Dexter Morgan"... I guess I had Dexter (the TV show) on the brain, sorry about that.

Young Colin Firth

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