Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 11 of 365.

1.) The day after one of my brother's get togethers when all of his friends go home.
2.) Mondays.
3.) Trips to the library, coming home with seven books to dive into.
4.) When my dog howls for me just because I'm next door for a few minutes.
5.) The fact that I continually get compliments about my diverse music taste over at .

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

If SHE Can Make It, So Can I!

Yoko's gonna do her thing all over you."
REALLY John? And, just what is Yoko's thing may I ask? Spewing the musical equivalent of a really nasty projectile vomit into the ears of thousands of innocent individuals? Assailing the ear holes of every dog within a 100 mile radius?

She kind of sounds like she's in the process of dying while experiencing the most intense orgasm known to the history of human sexuality near the end there. On a morbid note, this would be a swell piece of music to commit suicide to because, while I was listening, I had the fleeting thought to do just that to be completely honest.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watch This Film! (My Favorite Scenes in Film, 2)

Yours, Mine, & Ours; 1968.
Starring Lucille *cough KRISTA'S BFF cough* Ball & Henry Fonda.

Part 2:

& parts 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 10 , 11 , and 12 .

I guarantee you won't be sorry.
Lucy's drunk scene is priceless, don't miss it!
If you, for some unknown reason, can't spare an hour in a half for a decent movie, you MUST watch part 7 which I've mentioned. I highly reccomend it.
Hurry and catch it before they find a reason to delete it.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 10 of 365.

1.) The smell of gasoline, in small doses anyway.
2.) The scent of freshly blooming lilacs on a warm, sunny spring day.
3.) A newborn baby's breath.
4.) The smell of something with garlic as a main spice being cooked.
5.) The special aroma of perfume, cooking, and all good things that associates itself with my mother.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Hey, its ART!

I adore burlesque. Bulesque today is primarily defined as a more artistic form of the striptease and is mingled with vintage pinup elements. The performances revolve around one specific theme. At times, fire breathing acts, comedy routines, and other forms of satire are included although, primarily, today's form focuses on the beautiful ladies and the physical feats that their pronounced flexibility allows them to perform.

All of that to say that this video of a show that was done in Medulin, Croatia that is sexy but still classy but, if underwear and pasties offend you, skip it:

I would kill to go to a performance myself. Just the right bit of the sleaze factor without being classified as smut.

You can see tons of videos of two other wildly popular entertainers, Fanny Tastic and Michelle L'amour at YouTube or visit the site of Frenchie Kiss who is one of the instructors at Studio L'amour where you can schedule classes!

gypsy rose lee Pictures, Images and Photos
Gypsy Rose Lee , the muse for the incomparable Broadway musical Gypsy and the most recognizable name in the world of burlesque.

Thanks to Behind the Curtain for turning me onto the above modern day entertainers.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 9 of 365.

1) After what I found out today, I'm very greatful for my generally good health.
2) Oh. My Lord. Blip is my newest obsession & I'm pretty sure that it will always be in my top ten favorite Internet places.
3) I fucking LOVE hula hooping in my bra and panties, the frilly ones that are black with pink edging.
4.) When people that have been MIA from my group therapy turn back up.
5) The guy who drives me to my therapy sessions through thiat transportation service. He's a sweetie. I wish he was my dad.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Pros & Cons of Online Retail Therapy.

These arrived on my doorstep yesterday:

Carnival Dress- $39.99 (No longer available on website.)

City Lights Ballet Flats - $29.99 (Which I have to return for a 6 as opposed to 6 1/2. See me roll my eyes?)

Sweetheart Roses Ring - in purple- $11.99
All items from Modcloth .

I have a confession to make. I spend money frivolously on clothing any chance I get which granted, is not very often. At least I pay my bills first and foremost though which makes it not half as bad, right? Sometimes I feel guilty though but, I know I shouldn't. I mean, I also give to others as much as possible so, you couldn't really call me selfish. I decided this list would get posted so as to remind me of the good and bad points of something that, if left unchecked, could be a very big vice.


1. It gives one something to look forward to in an otherwise mundane, routine exsistence.
2. In turn, it brightens one's mood.
3. It assists in building one's good credit.
4. It makes for a wardrobe that is nearly entirely unique and often unexpected.
5. Which, in turn, makes for great conversation starters. (Lord knows, I can use all the help I can get in that respect.)
6. A gal can get, in most cases, exactly what she's been coveting as opposed to settling for something 'close to it.'


1. Its hard to judge what size will be appropriate. This goes mostly for shoes because with shirts, pants, dresses, you can go by your measurements.
2. In that same vein, when an item arrives and its not the right fit, its a hassle to box it back up, ship it back out, and await the proper size's arrival.
3. With the web right at one's fingertips, its a frequent battle of resisting temptation.
4. That credit card bill that arrives promptly at the beginning of each month. (If we could eliminate this one small detail, I could handle all the other piddly cons on this list.)

Hmmm, seems to me that the pros outweigh the cons, eh?
Well, that makes me feel better, I must say & much less guilt ridden.

And what about you, love?
Share with me some vices of your own.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I've one thing to say on this subject.

If I were Jessica, I would not pay any mind to what people are saying about her hot, curvy figure. However, I would consider firing my stylist. Those mom jeans are atrocious and to my mind, animal print is NEVER a good choice. EVER. Otherwise, yay for a healthy woman in Hollywood!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Picture Post: Spotted & Hearted.

I used to do these regularly & then I stopped because I haven't seen any imagery that REALLY set my heart a-flutter but, that has changed so, the picture posts have returned.







first two LOLITA
third riot right rite clip clit click
the rest were just tucked away in a file on my computer, can't remember.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

If You're a Hardcore Feminist, perhaps you won't find this as hilarious as I do.

I'm one that usually doesn't go for the dry humor of British television but, this segment from a 90s comedy program; Harry Enfield and Chums , off the BBC is great.

There are similar videos to be had here and here .

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 8 of 365.

1. I have a movie to keep me occupied this evening, Fiddler on the Roof to be exact. (TCM at 8 EST. in case you too are interested.)
2.) I got a valentine in the mail today from my sister and nephews.
3.) I went to the gym four times this week, not quite my goal but damn close.
4.) All of this working out pays off. My arms are getting muscle definition, my legs are muscle packed, and my stomach is shrinking.
5.) I now have not one but TWO dresses headed my way.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Favorite Scenes in Film, Part 1.

Victor/Victoria is the 1982 Blake Edwards effort starring his charming, lovely wife; Dame Julie Andrews as Victoria/Count Victor Grahzinski and Robert Preston as the GAY Parisian Toddy, who takes this lowly wretch off the streets of Paris, turning her into an uber-successful "drag queen." The film also features Lesley Ann Warren portraying Norma and James Garner taking on the role of King Marchand.

There are a slew of incredible scenes including; The Shady Dame from Seville , Le Jazz Hot , or my personal favorite,

You & Me

Oh, its also endlessly quotable with such gems as;

Norma: I think that the right woman could reform you.
Toddy: You know, I think that the right woman could reform you, too.

King Marchand: I just find it hard to believe that you're a man.
Victoria: Because you found me attractive as a woman?
King Marchand: Yes, as a matter of fact.
Victoria: That happens frequently.
King Marchand: Not to me.
Victoria: Just proves the old adage: "There's a first time for everything."
King Marchand: I don't think so.
Victoria: But you're not a hundred per cent sure?
King Marchand: Practically.
Victoria: Ah, but to a man like you, someone who believes he could never, under any circumstances find another man attractive, the margin between "practically" and "for sure" must be as wide as the Grand Canyon.

King Marchand: If you were a man, I'd knock your block off.
Victoria: And prove that *you're* a man?
King Marchand: That's a woman's argument.
Victoria: Your problem, Mr. Marchand, is that you're preoccupied with stereotypes. I think it's as simple as you're one kind of man, I'm another.
King Marchand: And what kind are you?
Victoria: One that doesn't have to prove it. To myself, or anyone.

Quite a switch from Mary Poppins , isn't it?

This movie just happens to be on Krista's Top 10 Favorite Films of All Time so, if you haven't seen this campy yet elegant masterpiece in all its glory, I highly suggest you do, my dears.

EXACT quotes via.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dear Deer.

Kate Micucci is an actress on the television program, Scrubs which obviously, I don't watch. I do, however, watch adorable videos such as this one created by the adorable Ms. Kate. Dear Deer:

I am officially cuted out for the day.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 7 of 365.

1.)Burning a ton of calories in just over half an hour.
2.) Homemade bread with soup.
3.) My mother will be returning my credit card tomorrow.
4.)At which time I shall begin my spring wardrobe with a Summer in the City Romper.
5.)New friend requests on Last.FM.

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Lovely Lana.

I am not a fan of Ms. Turner's acting. I am, however, a fan of all things lovely. Hence the posting of these breathtaking photos.


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Emilie Faif

I don't know how but for the past few days I've been bombarded with incredible works of art! I happened across one Emilie Faif via Crustation . I always visit the artist's site in search of anything that I, personally, may view as extraordinary and with Emilie, the Hollywood Kiss installation took my breath away.

So, head over to the above link, click on Emilie's name at the bottom and prepare to lose your breath with not only Hollywood Kiss but LACE creation and Landscapes print as well!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 6 of 365.

1.) I finally got a hula hoop today. (Last one too!) So, I'm going to teach myself that to add a bit of fun variety to my exercise routine.
2.) I got that paper to fill out and send to Harrisburg requesting my GED transcripts so, after that's done, I'll be all set to apply for college!
3.) My mother was in a bad mood today and instead of snapping back, I stayed calm and told her she was hurting my feelings. She apologized.
4.) I finished Wonderland and started Revolutionary Road.
5.) I made someone vey happy today by offering a sincere compliment.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Passport, please?

I must admit, embarrassingly, I have never traveled outside the U.S., sans Canada so, when I set my eyes on these breathtaking photographs of cities from around the world, I felt like going to get my vaccinations and heading to "anywhere but here."

Pisa, Italy:


London, UK:

Katarina 2353

Oia, Santorini, Greece:

Giuseppe Finocchiaro

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia:


Go see all the rest here.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jean Shin.

I happened across artist Jean Shin today and, I fell in love with quite a few of her art installations. I'm really more of a 'classic' art lover as opposed to modern art, if you know what I mean but, the way that Jean takes completely UNartistic articles and transforms them into things of amazement and wonder should appeal to anyone who enjoys any sort of quirkiness the way I do!

There are a slew of works to view on her site, linked above but, a few favorites of mine are:

TEXTile; comprised of 22,528 recycled computer keycaps and 192 custom keycaps, fabric, with a customized active keyboard & interactive software:

Soundwave; Comprised of melted records on wooden armature:

Chemical Balance II; Comprised of Prescription bottles, mirror and epoxy:

Be sure to go see what else she's created!

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Grace in Small Things; 5 of 365.

Ahhhh. Today is one of those days, you know? A day where its damn near impossible to find grace in anything. However, here we are:

1.) I love how every time I go near my dog Whitey, he stands on his hind legs and 'reaches' for me with his front paws.
2.) I love the tangy, minty fresh feeling that toothpaste leaves in my mouth after I'm finished brushing.
3.) I like how the above statement starts out sounding like one of those commercials for Orbit gum.
4.) I like finding surprisingly enough, really good movies on On Demand's Free Movie section to watch because, television sucks it.
5.) I love hot tea at 10 PM.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 3 & 4 of 365.

1.) The fact that last night, I purchased the following mini dress (and, I've always wanted a mini dress, mind you.) in this lovely paisley print in order to ease the stress that comes with transitioning from winter to spring because, its a swell stress reliever. Hey! I bought it to better myself, 'kay? ;-)

2.)Whenever my kitchen is stocked with scrumptious apples, grapes, pears, and other miscellaneous fruit stuffs to add to my vanilla yogurt as a delicious alternative to a great big piece of cake.
3.)The fact that my cat woke me this morning by snoring at an incredible sound level for a cat and, in my drowsiness, allowing that dream I was having to continue ever so slightly into the first few seconds of consciousness because, he sounded so similar to a male of the human persuasion.
4.)In all seriousness, my therapy sessions and the fact that I've finally kicked myself in the ass enough times to return to them on a regular basis because, although I often do not want to go that day, when I leave, I'm ever so glad I went.
5.)Taking walks on days that are fairly decent for such an activity with my IPod blasting in my ears, causing me to speed walk to the beat.

And number 4:

1.)The satisfaction I feel as I close the cover of a book that I've just finished.
2.) The excitement and joy of choosing what I would like to read next.
3.)I know its bad but, I love cracking my knuckles. It feels good, I can't help it.
4.)Every time someone is surprised by my taste in well, everything.
5.) Waitress , (2007); and Andy Griffith portraying a dirty minded, lovable old curmudgeon of a man.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

All About The Beatles.

I adore these guys:
That's right, I love 'em.

Since birth, the greatness that was this 1960s mega group has been ingrained into my being. My father was an avid fan and as a small child, I was all about blasting some Penny Lane on my family's old record player.

So, I've been thinking, IF you enjoy these four mop topped boys from Liverpool the way I do, I have a question or two.

Ready? Okay!

1.) If you can, (and I know its hard, admittedly, I can't pick just one myself), what Beatles song really set your feets to tappin' with the most vigor and enthusiasm?
I flip flop on this issue every few months or so. A few months ago, I was very much about the Psychedelic Era Beatles, a la Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, For the Benefit of Mr. Kite, and When I'm 64. Now, this month, I can't get enough of their later, more guitar infused, rocking songs like Revolution, Why Don't We Do It in the Road, and Let it Be.

2.) In a similar vein, what ERA of The Beatles do you prefer?
I've always had a taste for their later endeavors as opposed to their early 60s poppy sound. When I think about it, I guess I am definitely a late 60s kind of gal. The longer hair, the slight beard? SO much more attractive then their closely cropped couiffures and their smooth as a baby's bottom faces in my mind.

3.) Favorite Beatles moment or memory?
I think its hilarious how John Lennon stated that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus Christ." and every Alma, Mildred, and Rose in America proceeded to ban such 'filth' from their child's record player. I don't know why I love that moment so much so, don't ask why. I'm just badass in that general fashion.

4.) What Beatles records do you have in your possession?
Nowadays I get most of my music transferred to the almighty IPod but, I have my share of Beatles CDs including; Beatles, 1; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, and Beatles: Anthology.

And, last but certainly not least by any means;

5.) Who is YOUR favorite member of The Fab Four?
No words needed, am I right?

In conclusion, I leave thee with some of my favorite goodies:

Helter Skelter:

I Am the Walrus:

Visiting India:

Apology for the infamous Jesus Christ statement:

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Grace in Small Things; 2 of 365.

1.) Old music redone by today's artists, with a modern twist; a la The Puppini Sisters.
2.) Burberry Brit , and the way it smells on me.
3.) Singing along to my favorite songs in the car & then when the song is over, my mother looking at me and saying, "Hey! That was good, Kris!"
4.) Older ladies from the south, especially Georgia, and their adorable accents and sweet dispositions.
5.) Born in a Trunk Medley from A Star is Born, (1954).

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