Saturday, November 28, 2009
I'm not a creepy domestic chic that wants to get married tomorrow, I just love looking at pretty things. I love flowers, dresses, and vows in general, so I guess that came together to bestow upon me the wedding bug. I helped my cousin plan her wedding a while ago, and it was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. All that to say, I'm in love with this new wedding dress designer. Her name is Stephanie James, and her dresses are works of art.
Check them out:
And she blogs too!
Most of her dresses are 50s style, and her veils and fabric flowers are divine. If I ever get married, I'm so considering a pillbox hat :)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
“It’s really important to be free. I think freedom…freedom of mind and spirit and really taking chances and fully understanding that at the end if you don’t take those chances, if you’re not free, if you get enslaved by your own insecurities or society or things that you’ve been taught or any kind of thing, if you don’t stay free than at the end no one’s going to congratulate you for going through life in a really proper way. You’re not going to get a prize or anything like that it’s just going to be you’re loss. And so knowing that to really try and stay true to myself and to constantly be on the lookout for loss of freedom, even if it’s by my own self, like when I make myself enslaved in some way, to break out of that.”
This was her response to "what's most important to you in your life?" And I was thinking...what's most important to me in my life...because obviously WOW FREEDOM'S A BIG ONE! Is there anything that could be bigger? I was thinking about it, and everything I came up with was impossible without freedom. Even LOVE, without the freedom to express love, it would struggle to survive.
Listening to her speak, even with the scattered "y'knows", and "like" this, "like" thats, reminded me why listening to people matters, and to not be fooled by giddy laughter and a big smile, people can be nice and smart. People can be nice and smart. Like REAL nice, like talk-to-you-in-a-happy-voice-even-if-they-don't-know-you-very-well nice.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This brochure is being presented not for the sake of showing something, but because the ideas expressed within its pages are becoming increasingly important as the years go on. The actions of citizens shape government by letting those in charge know what the public wants out of its country. Actions made by American citizens that are uneducated could actually destroy the democratic principles and go against the vision our founding fathers had. It sound extremely cliché, but a country that is, in essence run by the people, relies on its people to sustain it. As long as people are informed of the issues and decisions concerning American politics, and maintain real human relationships with other people in their community, democracy is indeed sustainable. This brochure is an attempt to encourage Civitas, or freedom acquired by being a community leader, and was initially a project designed for welcoming new American immigrants into the country. It is very important that EVERY American understands his or her rights, and it’s equally important for Americans to become involved in their government to sustain their rights and liberties. Consider this a reminder of why it’s great to be an American, and why it’s important to stay conscience of politics in these changing times.
Amazing right? Peace, love, and Jonas
HAHAHA....that was a joke...I hear they're nice people...but I'm not a "fan"...per se...their old stuff was better
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
They are all so beautiful,
Slender like blades of grass, gracefully dancing across the floor.
I wait until the next set of girls moves up, and I sneak behind all of them
I don’t understand the steps.
This is all so easy for them
Like baby food.
I watch in awe
I wish I could move like that
I laugh at myself inside
For signing up
And laying out all my money
Thinking I would just
Learn it all
I could keep up!
But here I am.
I clumsily follow the next routine
Missing all the turns and jumps
At the end we’re supposed to free style.
I stop where she stopped teaching
And watch the other girls move like poetry in motion
Elegance dipped in youth.
I’m as still as a statue
Fighting back tears
It moves me to near crying
I’ll never get there
“NO!” I shout back to that little voice
“That’s not true…I’ll get there!”
I’m bigger than all the other girls
It shouldn’t matter
At my age
But it does
Cuts like a razor
I “dance to the music” in my own room
Move to words that raise goosebumps when I’m not the 15th girl
Who makes partnering uneven
I’m too uncomfortable
They’re all so beautiful