So I've lost 11 more readers...hey, I would dump me too! I know I've been very MIA but so much has been happening lately, and well who knows when or if I will revisit true blogging again. But to those of you who still stop by my page, thank you :)
In more recent events; five days ago, my co-worker/friend passed away, and her passing has immensely made an impact on all of us at work (we're a small group)and I personally am having a very difficult time accepting and realizing that she is gone.
Her name is Taliya Tandelier Nelson, born on March 3, 1979 from St. Louis, Missouri. She moved to California four years ago with big dreams for herself and managed to accomplish during her short stay here. She was a very independent gal, with a charm unlike any other person I've ever met. Her naivete was the cutest. Things that you and I take for granted, say like going to brunch on Sunday, was a whole new experience for her. She was so full of life, and wanted to experience so many things, but sadly that life was snipped short this past Sunday, when she lost her battle. It makes me terribly sad, and angry that her life was cut short in a matter of two weeks. How can someone so young, and so full of life, and full of dreams just be gone forever?
Taliya Tandelier Nelson
I miss her already...She will always remain in my heart, just as her unforgettable gregarious, unique laugh will forever be emblazoned in my mind. Thank you for all the memories Miss Taliya...farewell my dearest friend...
Like the petals of a flower in full bloom, we are all delicate souls. Unique in our own ways but easily broken if handled without care. Our beauty radiating in the light as we maneuver around the darkness that obstructs our path from our destination. Our roots expanding within the ground as we live on daily, trying to breathe, trying to survive another day. -Author Unknown
George Peppard, Audrey Hepburn, Patricia Neal (Mrs. Failenson)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
I've been so out of the loop for so long dear readers that I just found out that the talented, husky voiced Oscar winning Patricia Neal passed away on August 8th, 2010 at the age of 84. TCM is hosting a tribute in honor of the late Neal this week, so be sure to tune in and see this extraordinary woman in some of her memorable roles. She had quite the extensive resume, working opposite some of the most well known actors in the industry including Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Paul Newman.
Neal was born January 20, 1926 in Kentucky and named Patsy Louise. A name that soon got a revamp once she entered the business. She began her career at the age of 21 starring opposite Ronald Reagan in the rom-con John Loves Mary. She then went on to star in The Fountainhead with Cooper and eventually Hud, which earned her an Academy Award.
Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper
Patricia Neal and Paul Newman
Neal's life was defined by a combination of triumph and tragedy. She endured the death of her first child daughter due to measles and the calamitous injury to her son who was struck in an accident and was brain damaged. Thereafter, she suffered three massive strokes which left her in a coma for three weeks and left her semi-paralyzed and unable to speak. But through it all, she was able to walk and talk again with the help of her husband British writer Roald Dahl, and in 1968 she returned to the screen as the bitter mother in the screen version of Frank Gilroy’s play “The Subject Was Roses.” Once again she was nominated for an Academy Award.
Patricia Neal and Martin Sheen
The Subject was Roses (1968)
Patricia Neal died on August 8, 2010 in Edgarton, Massachusetts from lung cancer. She was 84 years old
This is such a relaxing song, and is one of my current favorite playlist songs right now :) It kinda reminds me of an 80s song, but I can't put my finger on which one..but anyway I hope that you're having a relaxing evening dahlings and that you enjoy this song too :)
Today I am 25! errr...I mean 'thirty-something' ;) ! lol. This Birthday girl is ready for a fun filled weekend with family and friends! First stop, Disneyland! Baby, the mister and I will spend the day celebrating at the happiest place on earth! and yes, I will be wearing my mousketeer ears! =D and will eat one of those big turkey legs, and eat those yummy churros they sell there...and any other goodies my little heart desires!
Saturday, I am attending my cousin's baby shower for her 3rd little monkey, and after that there are talks of going out in the evening with the family, and then I'm supposed to go out gallivanting with my best friend. We are planning to paint the town red like we used to! I can't wait! Then Sunday, my dad, my younger brother and his girlfriend have invited me to lunch...so as you can see...there is one common denominator here...and that is, that there will be lots of food, family, and friends!Ah! so much fun! Well dahlings, this birthday girl must get her beauty sleep...I have a date with a mouse in a few hours, and I must look my very best!
This post is for a courageous little boy; Vince. I have never met him, but have chit chatted with his mama Roxanne regarding her cute, handmade hair bow creations. I know she loves this little handsome boy with all heart heart and soul...and it broke my heart when I found out through a fellow blogger that Vince recently underwent emergency surgery for the removal of a brain tumor, and is now undergoing chemotherapy. It is unbelievably heartbreaking to see that such a sweet little boy could sustain such tribulations at such a young age, but he is doing it! He is such a brave little boy, and I am sure he will fight this battle with all his might alongside his mama, papa, and new little brother, Louie.
Dear readers, please keep this little fellow and his family in your thoughts and prayers to whoever it may be... and ladies, these adorable, and fun hair accessories you see below are handmade by the very talented Roxanne, and are available for purchase. So if you could spare a few minutes and you'd like to show some extra support to this loving family, please visit Roxanne's Etsy page http://www.etsy.com/shop/originalcenz. Surely you can imagine that the family would greatly appreciate any extra assistance they can receive as I am sure that the medical costs for little Vince will continue to grow.
Vince, I know you WILL conquer this fight! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family. May God bless you and your loved ones little darling.
If you love Holly Golightly as I do, then get out there and get a copy of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M, Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman. I heard about this book while perusing NPR's Arts and Life section earlier today. Someone on their staff had written this article on the book, so naturally I was inclined to read on :) Have any of you out there read this book? I must get my hands on this book soon...note to self...add this book to your birthday wish list ;)
"Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings; Hepburn herself felt very conflicted about balancing the roles of mother and movie star. With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, "Moon River" composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good. Indeed, cultural touchstones like Sex and the City owe a debt of gratitude to Breakfast at Tiffany's.
In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting Breakfast at Tiffany's as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star."
Hello darling readers, yes, it's me! I'm alive :) I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! I'm so sorry for the Houdini act, but so much has happened since my last post, and I honestly did not have the opportunity or energy to post anything that might have been the least interesting on this blog. I've peeked in a few times to briefly post on my other blog; Mad Men Fever, but other than that I've been offline. I am hoping to post more regularly soon, but please bear with me while I regain my bearings and make my way back into the blogosphere! ;)
How is everyone's Summer going so far? Summer on this side of the woods...well, it hasn't really been Summer...I think that this is the first sunless Summer I've ever experienced in my life here in 'sunny' California. We've only had about a week and a half of typical 'hot' Summer days so far. The rest of the days usually start off gloomy, and when the sun finally makes it's way out, the days turn out to be pretty mild; in the upper 60s, or mid 70s. Don't get me wrong though, I enjoy having mild Summer days, but I also like true Summer days when it's so darn hot you want to spend your days by the pool, or at the beach, drinking ice cold lemonade or freshly brewed iced tea to your heart's content! What do you enjoy doing when it's pipping hot?
Well my dear readers, it's great to be back, and I hope to be here more regularly; posting and catching up on your wonderful blogs! I hope you are all having an enjoyable, fun, and memorable Summer, and that your week is coming to a relaxing end.
I know, I know I am a day late on Audrey Friday! and by half an hour I'd be two days late! I'm so sorry, and apologies for the short post..and well, I'm not supposed to be online, but I needed to take a break from the books because I wanted to let you know that for the next few days I will be on a blog hiatus due to an upcoming final exam next week. I've two papers to write, and stuff to memorize for the exam eeeek! The mister has a final as well, so this weekend will be very eventful as you can tell! Luckily, the grandparents were more than delighted to take Goobie of our hands for the day, which has allowed us to focus and really study! but anywho, I found this fantastic illustration of Audrey yesterday which I want to share with you... I had copied the link where it came from, but I lost it, so apologies for not giving credit to the artiste who created this wonderful piece, but I hope you like it as much as I do! Again, please pardon my short Audrey post this week, but I will be back with full force once this final exam is over with :)
I hope you are all having an enjoyable fantastic weekend!
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe.
“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty."
Marilyn Monroe Tidbits
Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson Also Known As: Norma Jeane Baker
Birth date: June 1, 1926 Birth place: Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, California Death date: August 5, 1962 Death place: Brentwood, CA