Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keith Olbermann on Prop 8.

I'm a bit slow on the uptake here but, I just found this tonight.

You want to sanctify marriage? You want to honor your God in the universal love you believe he represents? Then spread happiness...


I think he's said it all.

Sunny Side Up!,

A Lesson Learned.

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Why do I always do this? I pour my heart and soul into making someone else happy and they drop me quicker than they picked me up.

Eh, I wasn't expecting it to work out anyway. After all, I plan on moving to Georgia permanently one day so, his inclination to stay around the area was already at odds with my interests but, Jesus, we only technically went out TWICE so, the lame excuse about the two of us not having a lot in common doesn't make since because you cannot tell those things after TWO DATES and a few talks on the phone.

Its actually quite obvious to me that all he wanted was a lay. What else am I supposed to think after what happened? To be honest, I wasn't feeling him either.. as mean as this may sound, he was too simple for me. I want to travel, engage in rousing conversation, experience new things with someone who is similarly minded and with his penchant for drinking and laying around the house, it obviously wouldn't have worked in the long run.

The thing is, there was no long run and that is what I wanted, its what I want. I was willing to compromise my values, interests, my entire self for the possibility of making it work. I've always been this way and I should know by now that betraying myself always lands me back in this spot.

As I sit here thinking, I'm afraid I might have intimidated him with my intelligence. When I would initiate conversations he would always lapse into mundane, day to day banter while leaving my questions and curiosities in the lurch. So, I can only thank God that this wasn't a long, drawn out deterioration of a years long relationship where I was being led on a la another certain individual who no longer communicates with me.

Whatever. I'm sick of attracting rump roast when I deserve filet mignon.
I'm willing to wait it out if it means I'll come across a lasting, compassionate, nurturing relationship with time. I'm young, they're out there, I just need to let them come to me and discontinue the whole taking a step down thing in order to please someone who really doesn't deserve me anyway because, if they deserve me, I will not HAVE to lower myself; and neither will any of you.

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stockholm Sweetheart.

Looking at this charming lady brings to mind fairy princesses and cotton candy.
I also have an insatiable urge to pinch her cheeks!
And the collar of that coat is just DARLING!

What looks on the street or in the fashion world are calling your name these days?


Sunny Side Up!,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Favorite Famous Couples; Dedication 1.

There have been so many remarkable couples spanning the last century who have left their imprint on the hearts and minds of all who were aware of their exsistence. This is the first post in a series dedicated to those who have inspired me the most.

Lucille Desiree Ball & Desiderio Alberto Arnaz e de Acha III.

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Lucy & Desi became legends of their own time with the premiere of the first and perhaps, best loved television sitcom of the 20th century, I Love Lucy , on October 15, 1951. Unbeknownst to them, the long shot endeavour that was birthed in order to allow these two love birds to work together as opposed to being perpetually seperated by their careers [and also, by teaming up for this project, taming Desi's notorious womanizing nature], they had unleashed a legacy of laughter and unending enjoyment among the American and, a few years into production, the international audience that has carried on into the present day with I Love Lucy still being aired through syndication not only here in the U.S. but in over 80 nations worldwide, including Britain, Central America, Germany, and Japan.

Besides their television shows, Lucy & Desi owned their own studio, which they christened Desilu , and that company produced and housed the production sites of such popular 50s and 60s television favorites as The Andy Griffith Show , Our Miss Brooks , and even, due to Lucy's own good sense, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek .

I Love Lucy itself ceased production in 1957 but the beloved characters; Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel expanded in the continuation of ten years of escapades with The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour , which allowed for 13 hour long segments which expanded their popularity by another two years with this show coming to an end in 1960, the same year that the Arnazes 19 year union dissolved.

Despite the fact that Lucy and Desi could not live together forever in wedded bliss, they were famously in love with one anopther and it is widely acknowledged that, regardless of the fact that both remarried; Lucy to a mediocre stand-up comedian, Gary Morton and Desi to yet another redhead, Edith Mack Hirsch; they never ceased in loving one another very deeply and they remained extremely close until Desi's death in 1986 from lung cancer and Lucy followed suit barely two years later, a week following a seemingly successful heart surgery when her aorta ruptured in the early morning hours of April 26, 1989.

And so, a decades long love affair ceased to be on that date; April 26, 1989; with Lucille Ball's death, because Lucy remained faithful to Desi's memory for the rest of her life, despite their many ups and downs.

The world and the entertainment industry owe a lot to these tireless pioneers of the craft, what with Desi's many innovative ideas in television production, including the three camera filming method which is still in use today on many, if not all, of your current favorites; and Lucy's comedic genius and eye for the type of entertainment that would have staying power when she approved the making of Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

These two remarkable human beings are remembered by the vox populi today with respect, reverence, and love and appreciation for the sacrifices that they endured in their personal lives to bring us, their adoring public, such everlasting joy and happiness which, as long as their are individuals like myself and the many other lovely people I have connected with as a result of my own devotion and historian-like tendencies.

I leave you with a heartfelt observation, simple but obviously impeccably true, that Desi made many years after the heyday of himself and his legendary former spouse, in an interview:

I Love Lucy was never just a title.

Sunny Side Up!,

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tres Jolie.

This beautiful little french girl tells us a story concerning Tigger, frightening trees, dying and going to Heaven, and an orange ring.

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

Sunny Side Up!,

When Legends Gather, Indeed!

I thought this image was incredible.
Nat King Cole and Ol' Blue Eyes at the piano.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Sweetiepie Restaurant opens in New York City next month & with inspiration for the place being extracted from American classic film and their wondorous sets, the opportunity for you and yours to dine in a giant bird cage, and with the food being inspired by 'restaurants of the past, many of them in California [ed: Julie grew up in LA]. The Fountain Coffee Shop in the Beverly Hills Hotel is one of them. Shwabbs, Walters Coffee Shop, etc."; if I resided in New York City, I would be at the door on opening day!

Here's an interview with Mark & Julie Janklow, the proprietors of Sweetiepie, from The CoolHunter. Another thing, Mark's uncle Warner was the famous retauranteer behind Tavern on the Green and The Russian Tea Room! So, if you live in New York City, hightail it over there & let me know your opinion on this culinary adventure!

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, November 10, 2008


I've spent my entire morning taking notes [yes, I literally wrote stuff down in my notebook.] on How to Improve Your Relationships: 7 Awesome Tips from the Last 1900 Years , from The Positivity Blog.

I hope you find it as useful and enlightening as I did!

Sunny Side Up!,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bruno Dayan.

Bruno Dayan is a new photographer that I was lucky enough to discover through the incomporable Gala .

Aren't these photos scrumptious?

Sunny Side Up!,

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know all about Meee..

Haha. What movie is THAT from, kids?

Anyway, Ingrid posted these questions in her regular feature, Getting to Know You. So, I decided to do a short post for the sole purpose of participating and plus, its like a type of questionairre and I FREAKING LOVE THOSE.

1.birkenstocks or designer shoes- Designer shoes because, despite the fact that I can only afford birkenstocks, I find them hideously ugly and I would perfer to go shoeless.

outside or inside- This depends completely on what the weather is like.

hoping or planning- Planning because, one never gets anywhere hoping for things without planning a way in which to acheive what they are hoping for.

carrots or peas- Peas because, although I do like carrots, sometimes they leave that really nasty weird taste in my mouth..I can't explain that taste either but, its atrocious.

cheese or chocolate- Cheese because, I've never been a chocolate lover in the first place.

wristwatch or intuition- A wristwatch because, I like to be certain and I am not inclined to guess or go with my gut.

milk or juice- Plain, light SOYMILK because it is so good for you and doesn't have any of the animal hormones that cow's milk contains nor all the additives, sugars, colorings, and calories of a juice.
..Unless I get to have a Naked juice which is a different thing altogether.

creating or viewing- Viewing because, I'm not exactly the artistic type.

walking or running- Walking because, if you go at a brisk pace, you get just as much exercise as if you were running and it saves an awful lot of wear and tear on your knees and joints.

bouncing or rigid- I am partial to bouncy objects myself.

cozy or breezy- If its a light spring or summer breeze, I'll take that. They can often be cozy.

fancy or hearty- Mealwise? I like homemade, healthy food that leaves you satisfied so, hearty.

chuckle or guffaw- Both are swell.

whisper or announce- I like to whisper things myself.

lick or bite- Oh, a mixture of the two of course!

snuggle or grope- Same as above.

sing or listen- I do enjoy singing.

kiss or hug- Kisses are my preference.

wonder or discover- Its best to discover answers to things that we first wonder over.

anticipate or achieve- Believe ACHEIVE!

Sunny Side Up!,

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am about to go and exercise a right that millions of men and women across the country have given there lives to keep intact.

Regardless of your political affiliations, I hope that today, you too, choose to have your voice heard.

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Very Own.

originally uploaded by pbeens .

See the above image?

Imagine me as the female subject in that photograph.
I have my very own man friend as of yesterday.
I'm happy.
and, a bit flabbergasted.
Its all happened very quickly, you see.
We met on MySpace.
We met,
watched August Rush [well, half heartedly, anyway.]
and decided to persue this for all its worth.

I think I've stumbled across a good thing here, really.
and truly.

Andrew is man friend's moniker, in case you were wondering.

Sunny Side Up!,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Norman Parkinson-Works 1930s-1960s.

The above photograph is included in this astounding set.
Absolute vintage eye candy!

Sunny Side Up!,