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|Tuesday, February 17th, 2009|
|non c'e` male!
So I don't think I've updated for quite some time! I am currently eating a banana-peanutbutter-chocolate chip muffin in our kitchen in the Florence apartment. I just got back from Amsterdam yesterday, where I spent 2 days straight satiating my munchies on wonderful ethnic food and bagels (and all things not to be found in Firenze). Now I have the rest of the week off before the spring semester starts...I plan to paint a lot, and maybe travel a little more...It was 2 degrees Celsius today and rained all morning. I think I'm finally getting used to it, but spring will be absolutely amazing when it finally comes... Current Mood: pensive
|Tuesday, August 19th, 2008|
I had a really lovely day out with my Aunt! Huntington Library/Gardens, Chado tea,and Vicky Christina Barcelona. I think that obstacles and trials make a day even more enjoyable when they are eventually overcome. Time to seriously start packing and saying goodbyes. I think that after seeing 2 movies set in Barcelona, it is now on my list of places to go...It's getting pretty long. And this may be the first time in my life that I wouldn't mind ditching class every once in a while to hop on a train! Current Mood: thoughtful
|Tuesday, August 12th, 2008|
So I just drove home from long beach and I look up in to the sky, and can't stop looking. the stars kind of dance and wink and move in my periphery. I think my tired eyes are playing tricks on me, but I'm pretty sure I saw no less than 5 shooting stars. Is there some kind of meteor shower event going on, or am I just crazy??
In other news, I watched L'Auberge Espahnole (The Spanish Apartment) tonight, which was something I think I needed to do to get in the leaving sort of mindset. My friend who was in Florence last year gave me his old cell phone! yay! And now I seriously have to go to sleep or something like it, because I am making no sense at all, and this whole day has been a little odd.
|Sunday, August 10th, 2008|
|(Today was a good day, I am very tired)
Yanked from Jeana who said, "Yanked from Amazon, who describes it as a joyful, self-affirming, life-affirming thing (called a Buddhakan)... so I thought I'd pass it along."
TODAY I AM... a grandmother. haha, I was at a family function (family being defined as strangers you let in your home. Today we were the strangers) But anyway, I was playing make believe with this adorable little girl who could not have been any any older than 3 or 4, and she said I was was the "grandma". My own mother was the mother and my aunt was the cousin (my grandma was the kitty). I found it terribly amusing at the time, but later on I realized how old it really made me feel. Like I've suddenly crossed over that invisible line of young versus old, us versus them. Like I don't belong at the kiddie table anymore. Like I'm expected to have conversations about family and career with all of the other adults, when maybe I would rather be running in the sprinklers with the kids.
I AM BEING...Calmly excited for the future. My moods have been a bizarre roller coaster all summer long. But now that my time is somehow more limited, I have more focus. I need to pack, get things done. I'm taking small steps and making lists and truly enjoying my time left at home. Sometimes I'm more scared, others more restless. But right now, calm and excited :)
I AM RELEASING...The need to be needed by others. Or I'm trying. I really hate being dependent on people...and especially since I'm leaving, I want to be as self sufficient as possible. So, ties to people I guess. They may still be here when I get back, or maybe not. We'll see.
I AM CREATING...Some drawings. Not as many as I should be doing...but some. What else...endless lists, piles, plans to see people, goals.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY LIFE IS... how extremely fortunate I am. I have so many people, my parents especially, who care about me and have encouraged and supported me. I also love massages, and I love good Mexican food (aka Carrillo's), listening to good radio programs, smiling in unison.
I CELEBRATE AND NURTURE MY EXISTENCE AS... an artist. Even though I have not painted quite as much as I would have liked to this summer. I think it's pretty much in my bones by now...even though I am a little rusty, it's what I am.
I CELEBRATE AND NURTURE MY EXISTENCE BY... Seeing colors everyday, trying to remember my dreams, eating fabulous homemade concoctions, taking time to read. Current Mood: tired
|Friday, August 1st, 2008|
I am so exhausted. More social interaction in the last 8 or so hours than I've had all summer perhaps! I'm very excited, but it doesn't seem any more real...gotta start packing!! Current Mood: bellini-y
|Sunday, July 20th, 2008|
|peaches and sunshine
I finally got out of the house today! adventured down to Long Beach to hang out with a friend while she sold her beautiful feather hair and hat ornaments
at the farmers market. Got sunburned, ate hummus fool and other wonderful things after eating nothing but fruit for most of the day. We were going to go to Merry's Fashion with Passion"
for belly dance lessons with The Om Sisters
but unfortunately, they were at a show in Hollywood so class was canceled. But the store is pretty amazing in itself, full of tempting tribal trinkets! Glad to be home. Exhausted. Current Mood: content
|Thursday, July 17th, 2008|
Your result for The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test...
You scored 21% Cardinal, 54% Monk, 65% Lady, and 32% Knight!
You are a moral person and are also highly intellectual. You like your solitude but are also kind and helpful to those around you. Guided by a belief in the goodness of mankind you will likely be christened a saint after your life is over.
You scored high as both the Lady and the Monk. You can try again to get a more precise description of either the Monk or the lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.
Take The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test at HelloQuizzy
other than that...fun day at the Getty Villa. Their gardens are so beautiful! Watched a demonstration on fresco painting..pretty neat. Time to eat... Current Mood: hungry
|Tuesday, July 15th, 2008|
|why are my ears so big?
I feel like I have to re-take this darn test whenever I reach a new point in my life, so here it goes!
Current Mood: restless
Deliberate Brutal Sex Dreamer (DBSD)
Sly. Sensual. Guarded. Different somehow. You are The Nymph.
It appears like you're looking for a fling or a casual sexual relationship, but it's not that simple. You're a hungry but also very careful person, and this generates a certain amount of sexual tension within you and in your relationships. In other aspects of life, you get what you want. In relationships, that's not always the case.
It's possible you intimidate potential lovers. Most likely, though, you're a little closed off--therefore mysterious--and, naturally, people find that difficult to get with. Maybe it's just part of your selection process, though. You've been in enough relationships to know to expose yourself slowly.
When you do feel comfortable with someone, though, your torrid sexual appetite will make him very happy. Your cautious nature is also a big asset in a long-term relationship. It might take longer for love to establish itself, but when it does, it's all the stronger.
Your exact female opposite:
Random Gentle Love Master
Always avoid: The False Messiah (DBLM)
Consider: The Playboy (RGSM)
|Link: The Online Dating Persona Test | OkCupid - singles | Dating|
My profile name: : artistchick321
|thoughts and happenings
It feels like it's been ages since I've written here...but I'm in between paper journals, and I'm too lazy to finish one or start another, so here I am. I made strawberry jam today! I still have to taste it, but hopefully I'll get up early enough to make scones to go with it...My aunt from Florida is here visiting, so tomorrow will be full of fun stuff like the perusing the Santa Monica farmers market and maybe going to the beach!
I am currently reading Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati
which is extremely interesting...I'd never really even heard of her before (the book was recommended to me by a lovely collage artist I met at a craft fair) but she was definitely a legend of her own making...a patroness of the arts..a work of art herself. She makes me want to draw again.
I had my first coherent thought about going to Italy today as we were picking my Aunt up from the airport. I imagined boarding the plane. I was terrified. I can't imagine hugging my parents goodbye and then sitting on a plane for more than 10 hours not knowing what's going to happen next, or for the next year! I plan on drinking lots of wine with my crappy airplane food.
other than that...I've been doing very little. Which was close to driving me insane at first, but I've come to accept the fact that being at home and not being stressed out is a true blessing and I will take advantage of it before my world is turned upside down. I just have to try and not be too lazy... Current Mood: complacent
|Thursday, July 10th, 2008|
Your result for The Attachment Style Test...
The Free Agent
33% Anxiety Over Abandonment and 36% Avoidance Of Intimacy
You like to be independent, to play by your own rules. You're not terribly interested in finding a partner and settling down, and it makes you nervous to imagine that someone might depend on you for anything. Were you to find the right partner--someone as independent as you, probably--you'd not be too put out about sharing your adventures with him/her.
Fictional characters with whom you might identify: Han Solo (Star Wars), Beatrice ("Much Ado About Nothing")
Take The Attachment Style Test at HelloQuizzy
|Saturday, May 24th, 2008|
whirlwind, trying to cram as much as possible into my last week in Long Beach. It began with a slight depression at the thought of leaving, but then ran at full speed into Iron Man, birthday bar bash turned dancing party, painting/baking/cowboy grad party, rain rain rain in may, pancakes, my first visit to the Norton Simon Museum (very nice impressionist collection!) lovely afternoon tea, Amelie, and now just chill time...waiting for the adventures that tomorrow will bring (and thinking about packing..ugh) Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, April 20th, 2008|
wow, I can't even remember the last time I posted, but I had a lovely day, and I'm almost too tired to sleep...Just a brief recap--walked down to 2nd street with a friend to go to dollar day at Buffalo Exchange..it was crazy!! But I got 7 things for 7 bucks, including some cute sundresses and my first pair of shorts since I was 10ish? Lunch at a Lebanese place with Rite Aid ice cream cones for dessert (mint chip!)...more walking, tofu BBQing, tennis, baking banana cake (sooo goood), group painting session, and Death on the Nile (only half). The future is growing more and more uncertain as each day goes on, and less and less time is left..what's up with that?? Current Mood: complacent
|Friday, November 23rd, 2007|
ah, another successful thanksgiving :) I was so full...I could only manage one bite of pie, even though there were about 5 different kinds, and more than ten desserts in total. But that's my family.. But I think today finally snapped me out of whatever I was stuck in for the past few days. I'm thankful for that. Current Mood: content
|Monday, November 19th, 2007|
Wow...for the first time ever, I registered for classes with no problems, holds, or waitlists. Amazing! But, unfortunately I'm going to have to decide on one to drop in order to save my sanity. I have my Monday/Wednesdays blocked out as Advanced Life Painting at 9 (with Domenic!), Intermediate Painting at 1, and concentrated studies in Life Painting right after at 4 (with Yu Ji!). I reaaaallllly don't think a 9-7 painting day is a good idea. Plus Intermediate Italian and Comic Spirit on Tues/Thurs..but gosh darn! I want to cram in as much as I can before I leave >:D
We went to the Aquarium today for my Color Theory class. It was fun just oohing and ahhing at all of the beautiful contrasts and compliments in nature... Current Mood: cold
|Saturday, October 13th, 2007|
My computer is having issues. oooh, but it is nice to be online again (however briefly) UM, my life is consumed by color theory and painting and italian,and dreaming right now (I've even been dreaming in Italian!!) Aw man, I missed the rain last night :( Well, that is all for now! Ciao. Current Mood: weird
|Monday, October 1st, 2007|
Current Mood: busy
Your Score: Cheezburger cat
72% Affectionate, 74% Excitable, 64% Hungry
Sure, you deserve one. You helped popularized lolcats from a running gag to an online sensation. Now mainstream media writes asinine columns on this 'phenomenon', students write theses on the topic, programming languages adopt the grammar, and losers write tests about them on dating sites. Now take your cheezburger and never touch the internets again.
To see all possible results, checka dis.
|Sunday, September 16th, 2007|
|dive on in
I spent about 20 hours at school this weekend. UGH. Thankfully, yesterday was very school free :) But I am immersing myself in school (as if I didn't do that already) but I really really want to learn a lot this semester. I want to speak Italian beautifully, paint and colorize like no other, improve my flexibility, and generally kick ass. So yeah, we'll see how that goes.. Current Mood: grateful
|Wednesday, September 5th, 2007|
Allllmost done with the first week of school. Exhausted...but happy. Being social is hard work! But I think I am going to learn SO much this semester. I am psyched.
My roomies and I are all taking random quizzes now! I got the Priss again for OK cupid..I seem to bounce back and forth between that and the Sonnet, depending on my mood..
Current Mood: relaxed
Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?
|Sunday, August 12th, 2007|
I have determined that life is really weird. Current Mood: giggly
|Wednesday, August 1st, 2007|
Current Mood: thirsty
| || || The Sonnet|
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLD)
Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?
Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.
Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.
|Your exact female opposite:|
Random Brutal Sex Master
You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.
ALWAYS AVOID: The 5-Night Stand (DBSM), The False Messiah (DBLM), The Hornivore (RBSM), The Last Man on Earth (RBSD)
CONSIDER: The Loverboy (RGLM)
Link: The Online Dating Persona Test @ OkCupid - free online dating.
My profile name: : artistchick321