Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vintage Pictures of the Day

A dance hall full of Jitterbug dancers taking a break from their dancing shoes and dancing to 
what seems like a slow song
A pair of ballet flats, penny loafers, and saddle shoes...this picture inspires me to
go out and get myself a pair of loafers and saddle shoes again! Wish I would have 
kept mine from High School!
  The original caption on this picture said that this was a jitterbugger 
using clear nail polish to keep her socks up! Very clever!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oh You Handsome Devil!

Viva Moz!

Vintage Pic of the Day

Jacqueline Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy
"Fun at the Beach"
This picture made me smile from ear to ear when I saw it. It captures a mother, and a daughter having fun, with no worries in the world...just the two them...

I Believe...

I Believe…

That just because two people argue,
It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue,
It doesn’t mean they do love each other.

I Believe…
That we don’t have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe….
That no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe…
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe….
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life..

I Believe…
That it’s taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe…
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them..

I Believe…
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

I Believe…
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe….
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe…
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe…
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe…
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe…
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you’re down, will be the ones to help you get back up..

I Believe…
That sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe…
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had
And what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I Believe…
That it isn’t always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe…
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I Believe…
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe…
That you shouldn’t be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe…
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe…
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don’t even know you.

I Believe….
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe…
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe…
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.

via Makes. Me. Smile 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Monday

Happy Monday dahlings! I hope you had a lovely Spring weekend wherever you are! and wish you a productive, wonderful week ahead!

Fondly yours,

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fiddle Dee Dee!

On Wednesday night, we watched Gone with the Wind(1939) in class and most of the students in the class are either straight out of High School or in their early twenties, so of course for the most part you heard a lot of sighing and what not because they were about to sit in their seats watching an 'old' movie for almost 3 hours, but an hour an a half later, when we reached the intermission, I noticed that their attitude had changed. They were actually willing to give up our ten minute break in order to continue watching the remainder of the movie. I overheard comments on how they were really liking the movie, and how they couldn't wait to see what was to unfold after the intermission, and I thought... my oh my see what happens for judging a book by its cover?!

I had already seen Gone with the Wind years back so I knew what to expect, but I've got to admit that I could relate to their attitude toward the movie at first as one very lazy Saturday afternoon (pre-baby days) while channel surfing, I stopped at TCM and saw that their feature presentation was Gone with the Wind , and for a few minutes I sat on my couch going back and forth from some other channel back to TCM contemplating on whether or not to give this movie a chance... I thought there is just no way I am going to sit three plus hours on my couch, watching this "period" piece of a movie, but then I thought, well how bad could it be? it's got Clark Cable in it, and the dresses are lovely, and the scenery looks beautiful...and well, heck why not? I've got nowhere to go, no one to see, so alright, let's give it a chance. So I quickly grabbed some snacks, and tuned back to TCM, and sat down on my comfy couch, ready to give this movie a chance and three hours later I was with tissues in hand wiping the tears off my face...

So...what's the point of this whole Gone with the Wind rambling you ask? Well in so many words, it's that  if you haven't seen it because you're put off by the length of it, or because it's a period piece, or whatever your reason may be for not watching it yet...I sincerely advise you to watch it. This is truly an epic movie, a poignant, touching story, and I assure you that if you have three hours to spare someday, you won't regret sparing them to watching this wonderful movie.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vintage Pic of the Day

 This photo from 1883 shows the completed head of the Statue of Liberty, on display in a Paris park.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Love Love This Song!

She and Him
Volume Two

I think I've listened to this song 150 times today! I'm so happy She and Him's Volume Two is out today! Yay, I can finally download the album to my iPod ;)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Vintage Pics of the Day

 Goobie and Mama
Circa 2010

Okay, okay so these aren't truly "vintage" pictures, but I made them look vintage thanks to a fellow darling blogger who I just discovered Seadoll at I've Got an Island.  You too can give your pictures that vintage touch by visiting Bakumatsu Koshanin Generator.  I've always had a thing for spending hours editing pictures, but now since a little someone takes up most of my time, I've had to put that little hobby of mine on the back burner....but...when I have the time, or am bored, I go back to my picture editing! so... I am loving and enjoying this site very much! Thanks again Seadoll :)

I don't usually like posting any pictures of myself because eh, I'm just feeling a little on the frumpy side and I don't feel very 'pretty' these days...but... I found the courage to share these two pictures that I edited on the site.  The first one is the little miss and myself.  It was taken about a month  ago when were home having a tea party in the kitchen. She grabbed the camera, and said 'cheeese' and this is the result of that shot :) The second is of moi, before date night with the mister.  Hope I didn't scare you ;)

Have fun editing your pictures!

Wishing you a wonderful evening,


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy 22nd Month Goobie!

Happy 22nd Month Goobie! Two is just around the corner!Thank you as always
for the happiness you bring to my heart each and every day! 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Audrey Friday

Wishing you a wonderful almost Spring weekend dahhlings!

Vintage Pic of the Day

Montgomery Ward Catalog (1943)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Pic of the Day

"Stay a little Longer"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through

Random Thought...

It’s a shame that kids nowadays will never know the pleasure of slamming down a phone. 
The click just doesn’t cut it.  
Which is why I always have a spare rotary phone handy for just such occasions.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Vintage Pic of the Day

"Follow the Leader"

This picture is too cute for words, don't you think? :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good Night...

Sweet Dreams Dahlings...

Death Takes a Holiday

"Love is greater than illusion, and as strong as death!"-Death

Last night, we watched "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934) in class, and I absolutely loved it. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you do. It is a romantic fantasy based on a screenplay by James Maxwell Anderson starring Fredric March and Evelyn Venable .

It tells the story of "Death" paying a visit to an aristocratic family and guests for three days, and transforming himself into a mortal.  During Death's three day holiday, his quest is to experience what 'life' is all about, but most importantly to find out what Love is, and if it is a game worth playing.

As the story unravels, he falls in love with the beautiful and ever so pensive Grazia.  Experiencing what Love is for the first time, Death is left with the decision of whether to take Grazia with him once his time as a mortal has expired.

The story is beautifully acted out, and although it touches on the matter of death; (which I think most of us are taught to fear), as you watch this movie, you will find yourself smiling, and possibly leave you with a different outlook on death in the end.  

If the plot sounds familiar to you, you are absolutely right, as a remake of Death Takes a Holiday was made into Meet Joe Black (1998).  While the stories are alike in many ways, the ending is different and I think that after watching Death Takes a Holiday, I fancy it more than Meet Joe Black.

If you have seen Death Takes a Holiday, what were your thoughts on it? 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Farewell Lost Boy...

Corey Haim 
December 23, 1971-March 10, 2010

I couldn't believe the news this morning when I heard that my childhood crush Corey Haim had died at the young age of 38...but what was even more sad was to hear that he had died of a drug overdose, and that his mother had found him unresponsive early this morning.

He had had an ongoing battle with drugs throughout the years, and it is just so unfortunate to see that the demons he tried to fight off, got the best of him in the end... I pray that he rests in eternal peace now.

Farewell Lost Boy...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Peek a boo...

Hello Dahlings,

How do you do? Just peeking in to say hello to all of you, hoping that you are all doing marvelously well and that you are having a good week so far.  I also would like to thank all of you who sent your sweet get well wishes; they truly meant a lot to me and brought a smile to my thank you so very much once again :)

As far as how I am doing...well.. I am happy to report that I am feeling a lot better than I did last week, but I'm still feeling a little achey and blah... Turns out, I sprained my neck pretty bad, so I ended up being prescribed anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant meds which have left me feeling a quite loopy!

I am hoping to return posting, once this loopy feeling fades away and I return to my 'normal' self,  but in the meanwhile I have a lot of blog hopping to do so be on the look out for a visit from little ol me ;)

Fondly yours,