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Jul. 22nd, 2010

why not?


friendship is a two-way street.

that is all.

Jun. 29th, 2010


Yoga Sculpt

OY yoga sculpt.

First of all, you get two sets of weights, one light and one heavy.

Then you start out with the normal Sun A, Sun B flow, except you hold high plank for a lot longer and then you have to touch your knee to your chest before you come up into Warrior II.

THEN you pick up your weights and from that point on, when you go into down dog, your hands are up on your weights, clutching them, instead of on the floor.

Then you have to do these jump ups, where you basically do a push-up, then jump up in the air!  THEN you have to do these wide armed push-ups followed by reps with weights, then more push-ups, then weights, then holding high plank, low plank, then more push-ups.

After class, you peel all of your soaking wet clothes off of your body and swear to never do it again.

Then the next day, you think, you know what?  I'm going to do that again.

Mar. 15th, 2010


on my mind lately

"My Last Duchess"

That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf's hands
Worked busily a day, and there she stands.
Will't please you sit and look at her? I said
"Frà Pandolf" by design, for never read
Strangers like you that pictured countenance,
The depth and passion of its earnest glance,
But to myselfthey turned (since none puts by
The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)                      10
And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,
How such a glance came there; so, not the first
Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not
Her husband's presence only, called that spot
Of joy into the Duchess' cheek: perhaps
Frà Pandolf chanced to say "Her mantle laps
Over my Lady's wrist too much," or "Paint
Must never hope to reproduce the faint
Half-flush that dies along her throat": such stuff
Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough               20
For calling up that spot of joy. She had
A heart — how shall I say? — too soon made glad,
Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.
Sir, 'twas all one! My favour at her breast,
The dropping of the daylight in the West,
The bough of cherries some officious fool
Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule
She rode with round the terrace — all and each
Would draw from her alike the approving speech,          30
Or blush, at least. She thanked men, — good! but thanked
Somehow — I know not how — as if she ranked
My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name
With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame
This sort of trifling? Even had you skill
In speech — (which I have not) — to make your will
Quite clear to such an one, and say, "Just this
Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,
Or there exceed the mark" — and if she let
Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set                              40
Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse,
--E'en then would be some stooping, and I choose
Never to stoop. Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without
Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands
As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet
The company below, then. I repeat,
The Count your master's known munificence
Is ample warrant that no just pretence                                50
Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;
Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed
At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go
Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,
Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,
Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!

--Robert Browning

I had to memorize this poem and recite it in front of the class in college and have known it by heart ever since.

Mar. 2nd, 2010


hi you guys!

I mean, this is the thing:  today it's just all about breathing in, breathing out and knowing that you're exactly where you're meant to be.

Isn't it?  I think it is.

I have an ocean's worth of love in my heart this morning.  An ocean's worth.  <3  here's a little for you!!!

Mar. 1st, 2010


weekend wrap up


this song.

Dec. 17th, 2009


why this Icon for this entry is the one tattoo I would get


I am a Fire Dragon. Double the Dragon!!

The key to the Dragon personality is that Dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon's curse. Rules and regulations are made for other people. Restrictions blow out the creative spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragons must be free and uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant. An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible, everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas, ornate gestures, extreme ambitions. However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for show. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top. However, Dragon people be aware of their natures. Too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though they are willing to aid when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others. Dragons' generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart. A Dragon's self-sufficiency can mean that he or she has no need for close bonds with other people.



The Fire Dragon is a powerful force to be reckoned with. This is a Dragon doubled! The Fire Dragon can move from calm and collected to combustible in a matter of seconds. In some ways the Fire Dragon is his or her own worst enemy. These Dragons cannot help feeling they are valuable and all-knowing. When they are right their vehemence and vigor is an asset to the cause, and though they value objectivity, they do not always employ the best decision-making measures, and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. They also suffer from recklessness and quick tempers. Yet, when they do keep their temper, emotions, and rivaling spirit under control, they emanate a commanding influence on other people.

Nov. 28th, 2009


this song sums up the story of my life (Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch)

Well I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother standing by
With my brother standing by
I said Brother, you know you know
It’s a long road we’ve been walking on
Brother you know it is you know it is
Such a long road we’ve been walking on

And I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my sister standing by
With my sister standing by
I said Sister, here is what I know now
Here is what I know now
Goes like this..
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love

But sister you know I’m so weary
And you know sister
My heart's been broken
Sometimes, sometimes
My mind is too strong to carry on
Too strong to carry on

When I am alone
When I’ve thrown off the weight of this crazy stone
When I've lost all care for the things I own
That's when I miss you, that's when I miss you, that's when I miss you
You who are my home
You who are my home
And here is what I know now
Here is what I know now
Goes like this..
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, my salvation lies
In your love, in your love, in your love

Well I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
Yes I had a dream
I stood beneath an orange sky
With my brother and my sister standing by
With my brother and my sister standing by
With my brother and my sister standing by

Nov. 25th, 2009


oh animals

The dogs are like, what are you doing?

I'm like...I'm brushing my teeth.

They're like, is there any possible way we could provide assistance? Perhaps if we stand closer to you? Oh, is that your foot? My apologies. What are you doing now?

I'm like...I'm going to bed! We have hung out all day!

They're like, but say, just before you go? How about a bedtime story?

Oct. 22nd, 2009


and now, livejournal friends, some questions for you to reflect on:

In a little segment I like to call Reflections: 2009, I'm posing the following questions to you, to me, to anyone who cares to answer them:

1.  What inspires you?
2.  How have your values and goals changed since college?
3.  Do you have a five year plan?  or How do you feel about a five year plan?
4.  What makes you feel as though you've spent your time in a "worthwhile pursuit?"  Is this part of your career?
5.  What's something you would change about your life right now?
6.  Why haven't you made that change (if applicable)?
7. Who do you look up to/who are you inspired by?

Feel free to copy/paste these questions (and your responses) into an entry of your own, if you like.  If you don't like, well, that's fine, too. 

I'll answer these in my next entry.

Oct. 1st, 2009

Sad Day

weird, uncanny even

It's tough for you to be in charge of your own schedule today, for it seems like your day's agenda has already been determined by others and there's not much you can do about it. But you might have a trick or two up your sleeve now as the imaginative Pisces Moon sends you a blast of fresh ideas. Don't be afraid to take a risk and do something differently, even if you shake up the misguided beliefs that others have about you.


Unbelievably accurate.

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