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"and fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good but well behaved. we courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. we substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth, seeing in the new pattern ...

*Ash* follows:
lisa events
live music
films
Kelsey music (acts I've seen)
Linda movies (watched in 2019)
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TEA SHELF Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A thin shelf (art shelf from ikea about 21” long)
  • (3) small glass jars
  • (3) short screws
  • spray paint for painting jar lids (optional)
  • (2) cup hooks
  • cordless drill or screwdriver
  • paint jar lids if desired.
  • use small drill bit, drill hole thru center of each lid.
  • measure, mark & drill pilot holes for lids & cup hooks on bottom of shelf.
  • secure lids & cup hooks to shelf.
  • hang shelf on wall using appropriate hardware.
  • attach jars, hang cups & add favorite teas & accessories.
jul 1 2010 ∞
aug 18 2010 +
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  • If I were a season, I'd be Spring
  • If I were a month, I'd be November
  • If I were a day of the week, I’d be Friday.
  • If I were a time of day, I'd be the early morning
  • If I were a planet, I'd be Saturn
  • If I were a sea animal, I'd be a Seahorse
  • If I were a bird, I'd be a hummingbird
  • If I were a direction, I’d be North
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a coffee table
  • If I were a liquid, I’d be Bubble Bath Solution
  • If I were a gemstone, I’d be Paridot or Sapphire.
  • If I were a tree, I’d be a magnolia tree.
  • If I were a tool, I’d be a paint brush
  • If I were a flower, I’d be a dandelion
apr 7 2010 ∞
jul 7 2010 +
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  • Write me little notes on random occasions.
  • Flowers, doesn't have to be a bunch, a single one is perfect
  • Hug me - Just hold me w/o trying to kiss me or otherwise
  • Share Info - If I ask you how your day was..don't be vague, tell me what was good or bad about it, I sincerely want to know.
  • Play w/ my hair or draw letters on my back - Sure it'll make me sleepy and I may fall asleep, but I love it and I'll love you more for doing it. lol
  • Trips to the bookstore and coffee runs.
  • Tell/Teach me something I don't know...I love to learn. If it's something hands on, show me I'll get it eventually.
  • As it happens there are holidays that call for gift giving, please don't wait till the day before or day of to rush out and...
sep 4 2009 ∞
jun 14 2013 +
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  • Yes Man (12/19/08)
  • Gran Torino (01/2009)
  • Defiance (01/16/09)
  • Bride Wars (1/23/2009)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (02/13/09)
  • He's just not that into you (02/2009)
  • 12 (03/04/2009)Ltd.
  • Watchmen (03/06/09)
  • Sunshine Cleaning (03/13/09)
  • Knowing
  • I love you, man (03/20/09)
  • Obsesse
  • The Brothers Bloom (05/29/09)
  • Hangover (06/05/09)
  • Away We Go (06/05/09)Ltd.
  • Year One (06/19/09)
  • Lymelife (07/17/09)
  • (500) Days of Summer (07/24/09)Ltd.
  • Adam (07/29/09)Ltd.
  • Funny People (07/31/09)
  • The Time Travelers Wife (08/14/09)
jan 6 2009 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly - David Nevin
  • Bring On the Emtpy Horses - David Nevin
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
  • Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Curtain - Milan Kundera
  • Dangerous Laughter/13 Stories - Steven Millhauser
  • Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
  • Q&A aka Slumdog Millionaire - Vikas Swarup
  • The Boy In Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
  • Laura Warholic, or, the Sexual Intellectual - Alexander Theroux
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nobokov
  • Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
  • Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger...
may 1 2008 ∞
oct 1 2010 +
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  • Saw Mt. Rushmore
  • Played in a soapy fountain
  • Been camping at Flintstones Bedrock City (SD)
  • Witnessed a shuttle launch from the NASA Causeway viewing site
  • Traveled by train
  • Graduated highschool
  • Watched a lunar eclipse w/ friends
  • Stayed up to watch the sun rise
  • Stayed up to watch a meteor shower
  • Had piece of written work published
  • Seen the Statue of Liberty
  • Been snorkeling
  • Swam with dolphins
  • Fed a stingray
  • Been ice skating in Central Park
  • Been to the top of the Empire State Building
  • Been inside the twin towers :(
  • Got a ticket for speeding
nov 10 2008 ∞
jun 14 2013 +
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  • Play My Guitar!!
  • Drive a manual car
  • Masonic Lodges (Signs, Symbols)
  • The Knights Templar
  • Medici Famiy
  • How Music Affects The Brain
  • Baroque Art
  • Davinci's Work
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Constellations (identifying)
  • American/World History (in Depth)
may 2 2008 ∞
dec 3 2009 +
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  • Kings Speech
  • Barney's Version (01/14/11) Ltd.
  • Waiting for Forever (02/04/11) Ltd.
  • Your Highness (04/08/11)
  • Fast Five (04/29/11)
  • Cars 2 (06/24/11)
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love (07/29/11)
jan 20 2011 ∞
jun 14 2013 +
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  • Alice In Wonderland (03/05/10)
  • How to Train your Dragon (03.26.10)
  • Leaves of Grass (04.02.10)
  • The Backup Plan (04.23.10)
  • Mercy (04.30.10)
  • Sex & The City 2 (05.28.10)
  • Micmacs (05.28.10) Ltd.
  • Inception (07.16.10)
  • HOWL (09.24.10)
  • Rabbit Hole (12.17.10)
  • Life As We Know It (12.22.10)Ltd.
  • Rapunzel aka Tangled (12/25/10)
dec 14 2009 ∞
jun 14 2013 +
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  • If I were a season, I'd be Fall.
  • If I were a month, I'd be November.
  • If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.
  • If I were a time of day, I'd be evening.
  • If I were a planet, I'd be Venus.
  • If I were a sea animal, I'd be a Porcupine Puffer Fish
  • If I were a bird, I'd be a humming eagle
  • If I were a direction, I’d be North
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a futon
  • If I were a liquid, I’d be a smoothie
  • If I were a gemstone, I’d be paridot.
  • If I were a tree, I’d be a willow tree.
  • If I were a tool, I’d be a vice grip.
  • If I were a flower, I’d be cannibis.
  • If I were a kind of weather, I’d be breezy.
  • If I were a musical instrument, I’d be ...
apr 19 2010 ∞
apr 19 2010 +
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  • "Your mother's gonna kiss me in the morning, after this soup" (Dad, on his lentil soup)
  • "she found my heart & won't give it back. it's ok tho, finders keepers." (S.R. aim declaration)
  • "Me & your mom are going to play poker...strip poker" (T.M.I....Ew.)
  • "I"m going to punch Nancy Maddox!" (Poor Dee, Oh Nancy!)
  • "God only made so many perfect heads the rest he put hair on." (Mike Heidrich on baldness)
  • "Stay Classy San Diego" (Matt, Starbucks Barista)
  • "Start where the moon meets the sun during the eclipse. Go 12 paces to the owl’s nest and look for the golden monkey. Below the monkey, the crystals will show the way."(Kurt on where to find toner.)
  • "Good luck, hope you too sleep together w...
nov 24 2008 ∞
apr 27 2010 +
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Dear Baby, I hope someday somebody wants to hold you for 20 minutes straight and that's all they do. They don't pull away. They don't look at your face. They don't try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight, without an ounce of selfishness in it. (Waitress)

  • Singing to Him/Her/Them
  • Reading/telling stories like my mom did to me.
  • Dancing crazily with them around the house
  • Finger Painting
  • Arts & crafts
  • Bubble Baths
  • Dressing them in cute clothes
  • Telling them about God/Jesus..taking them to sunday school
  • Watching them run to "Daddy" upon his arrival from work
mar 4 2009 ∞
jun 14 2010 +
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(From Least to Most Recent)

  • Love is like war; easy to begin but hard to stop.
  • Many pleasurable & memorable adventures are in store for you!
  • Love is a present that can given every single day you live.
  • Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
  • Soon you will be sitting on top of the world.
  • At this moment someone is thinking good thoughts of you.
  • Avenues of good fortune are ahead for you.
  • Your kindness is surely to be repaid.
  • Don't forget to do good deeds as you accumulate wealth.
  • Tell me, i will forget. Involve me, I will understand.
  • What is the speed of dark?
oct 22 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Miami Trip w/ Steven
  • Night After Miami Trip
  • Barack Obama sworn in as President (1/20/09)
  • Resigned: Colliers after 5 Yrs. (01/19/09)
  • Start new job at NAI Realvest (02/02/09)
  • The entire evening & next morning w/ steven 01/28 - 01/29/09) :P
  • My 24th Birthday (02/08/09)...sitting next to steven in church, lunch & the park, pic shopping, xoxo. dinner w/ the fam...the entire day was memorable.
  • Our 1st Valentines together: Carrabbas, long islands, yankee bear, hugs, kisses <3(02/14/09)
  • Spending the day w/ Steven & my sisters...Burned up film reels (Yes Man), starbucks conversations... and the craziness that followed later that evening...oh man. (02.15.09)
jan 19 2009 ∞
jun 14 2013 +
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Overheard in the laundromat:

  • Man to woman - "I want my clothes clean, not washed"
  • Same man to same woman - "Don't talk to me when i'm talking to other people."
  • Steven - "Don't talk to me while i"m thinkin!"
  • Girl who fell - "Don't laugh, that hurt!"

Witnessed:

  • Girl carrying laundry basket, falls on top...her mother and steven held back laughter.
feb 9 2010 ∞
feb 15 2010 +
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  • Evening
  • Happy Go Lucky (10/2008 ltd)
  • Seven Pounds
  • The Spirit
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Wackness
  • Stepbrothers
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • Indiana Jones
  • Made of Honor
  • Sex & The City
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Sideways
  • Life Aquatic
  • Mongol
  • Nick and Norahs's Infinite Playlist
  • Eagle Eye
  • Burn After Reading
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • My Best Friends Girl
  • Pineapple Express
may 1 2008 ∞
jul 1 2010 +
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IT'S A DEFINITE ONLY IF I'M GUARANTEED A BOY!

  • BOY NAMES
    • Ethan
    • Silas
    • James Michael
    • Dorian
    • Sebastian
    • Andrew Ray
    • Liam
  • GIRL NAMES
    • Sophia Elizabeth
    • Evangeline
    • Emmaline
    • Amelia
    • Everly
    • Eden
    • Olivia
    • Ava
sep 2 2008 ∞
jun 5 2014 +
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  • New Zealand
    • Sky Tower, Auckland
    • Napier
    • Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
    • Milford Sound
  • Italy
    • Rome
    • Florence
    • Verona
    • Tuscany
    • Turin
    • Naples
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Greece
  • Egypt
  • Peru
    • Inca capital of Cuzco in the Andes
may 3 2008 ∞
dec 3 2009 +