user image

i like to blow bubbles and make lists.

somewhere in asia there is a photograph of me doing a headstand in front of st. peter's.

nina follows:
  • leather-bound LOTR
  • Hitchhiker's Trilogy
  • Female Figure with Head of Flowers
mar 31 2011 ∞
mar 31 2011 +
  • Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. -Lucille Ball
  • Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. -Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. -Anon.
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius
  • Without music, life would be a mistake. -Nietzche
  • You are the music while the music lasts. -T.S. Eliot
  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. -Aldous Huxley
  • When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images becomes inadequate, I shall be content with silence. -Ansel Adams
dec 8 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +

Trapeze

  • Mermaid sequence
      • Bird's Nest
      • Mermaid
      • Angel (front)
      • Angel (back)
      • One-Knee/One-Elbow
      • Candlestick
  • Gazelle
  • Splits below bar
  • Stag
  • Dead hang
  • Upside-down X
  • Birds nest
  • Trapezius angel
  • Split down
  • Rajah

EXTRA TRAPEZE:

sep 9 2010 ∞
oct 20 2010 +
  • Corteo
  • Cirque Reinvent
  • Midnight Sun
  • Alegria
  • La Nouba
  • Varekai
  • Journey of Man
  • Saltimbanco
  • Dralion
  • Quidam
  • Nouvelle Experience
jun 30 2010 ∞
jul 21 2010 +
may 31 2010 ∞
may 31 2010 +
  • dear writer's block: why do you suddenly leave when i start playing bluegrass music? i don't understand. despite my confusion, i am grateful you have decided to take this brief hiatus. see you soon! love, nina.
  • dear reese's seasonals: you make life so much better. love, me.
  • oh hey, voice. i hope you're enjoying your vacation. i don't really need you right now, anyway. buon viaggiare! love, me.
  • dear olympics: please stop distracting me from doing my work. thanks. sincerely, nina.
  • dear pete townshend and roger daltry: you put musicians a quarter of your age to shame. still. love, me.
  • dear marvel heroes multivitamins: your packaging promised me dietary supplements in the shapes of spiderman, captain america, and ironman. i was excited. instead, i...
apr 1 2010 ∞
apr 1 2010 +
  • forge
  • phalanx
  • smash cut
  • Dolomites
jan 3 2010 ∞
jan 19 2010 +
  • A couple of weeks ago, our school librarians upped the ante when it came to getting girls to read. Their solution? Print out a life-sized Edward Cullen with a speachbubble saying 'Yes, you CAN borrow out books for the holidays." The next day, we came back to find that someone had stuck a Hufflepuff badge on him. The day after it was a sticker that said 'HI! My Name Is ... Cedric'. On Wednesday, I came in to find a yellow and black scarf around his neck. The culprit? My best friend. MLIA.
  • Today, I was taking a nap. I awoke to my 20 year old brother bursting into my room screaming "Troll in the dungeon!! TROLL!! In the dungeon...thought you'd want to know..." then proceeding to collapse onto my bed. Glad that degree in Computer Engineering is getting him somewhere. MLIA.
  • Today I was late for school. The guy on t...
dec 23 2009 ∞
dec 30 2009 +

the COMEDIES

  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Love's Labour's Lost
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • A Midsummer NIght's Dream
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • THe Merry Wives of Windsor
  • As You Like It
  • Twelfth Night
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Measure for Measure
  • Troilus and Cressida

the HISTORIES

  • Henry VI Part I
  • Henry VI Part II
  • Henry VI Part III
  • Richard III
  • King John
oct 26 2009 ∞
apr 1 2010 +

USA

Italia

mar 7 2009 ∞
dec 23 2010 +
  • 'Let thy song be love. This love will undo us all.' -'Troilus and Cressida' III.i.109
  • 'He eats nothing but dove, love, and that breeds hot blood, and hot blood begets hot thoughts, and hot thoughts beget hot deeds, and hot deeds is love.' -'Troilus and Cressida' III.i.128-130
jun 18 2009 ∞
jun 18 2009 +
  • 'Well there was a time when you let me know / What's really going on below / But now you never show that to me do you? / But remember when I moved in you? / And the holy dove was moving too, / And every breath we drew was hallelujah.' -'Hallelujah', Jeff Buckley

---

  • 'Well, maybe there's a god above, / But all I've ever learned from love / Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you. / It's not a cry that you hear at night. / And it's not somebody who's seen the light; / It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah.' -'Hallelujah', Jeff Buckley

---

  • 'There's a long, long trail a-winding / Into the land of my dreams, / Where the nightingales are singing, / And a white moo...
apr 13 2009 ∞
mar 13 2011 +
  • 'Behind Blue Eyes', the Who
  • 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • 'Blue Red and Grey", the Who
  • 'Dancing', Elisa
  • 'Sweet Avenue', Jets to Brazil
  • 'Strange and Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell on You)', Aqualung
  • 'The Story', Brandi Carlile
  • 'Buon Giorno Principessa', Nicola Piovani
  • 'Valerie", the Zutons
  • 'Nightingale', Norah Jones
  • 'Dream a Little Dream of Me', Mama Cass
  • 'Happy Ending', Mika
  • 'Unchained Melody', the Righteous Brothers
  • '99 Red Balloons', Goldfinger (originally by Nena)
  • 'Hallelujah', Jeff Buckley
  • 'If I Ever Leave This World Alive', Flogg...
dec 21 2008 ∞
jan 13 2010 +

to FINISH:

  • House of Leaves - that guy
  • Evil: An Investigation - that guy
  • John Adams - that guy
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard
  • The Maytrees - Anne Dillard
  • L'Inferno - Dante
  • Comedy - Andrew Stott
  • Metamorphoses - Ovid
  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families , Phillip Gourovitch

To READ (because i own them):

  • Impro - Keith Johnstone
  • The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
  • Falling Man - Don DeLillo
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Italian translation) - J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Italian translation) - J.K. Rowling
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy - Irving Stone
  • Will and the World , ???
dec 8 2008 ∞
dec 29 2009 +

And whoever that man I love is, he will be sitting in the audience.

Our eyes will connect for the slightest second We'll remember

We don't have to be here much longer. You and I, we will soon go somewhere else.

I'll feel a shot of warmth in me. like a dying fire that with one breath he can keep aglow.

I know that no matter how many faces are in a crowd, I'll find his.

I'll find his.

jun 29 2011 ∞
jun 29 2011 +
  • Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. -Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939
  • Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. -Rose Franken
  • People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. -Douglas Yates
  • Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little. -Hannah More
  • He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. -Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina)
  • Love me and the world is mine. -David Reed
  • Love is not consolation. It is light. -Friedrich Nietzsche
feb 2 2011 ∞
feb 9 2011 +

BRAY

  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Rebel Angels
  • the Sweet Far Thing

CLARE

  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
  • A Clockwork Angel

COLLINS

  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay

CONNOLLY

  • The Book of Lost Things

HANDLER

  • My Horizontal Life
oct 28 2010 ∞
dec 30 2010 +
  • The neap tide is upon us. The leviathan nears. Catterjunes.
  • come hither heidi, and floogaloom!
aug 2 2010 ∞
aug 2 2010 +

dresses:

skirts:

tops:

bags:

  • basic tote (pattern or applique design of your choice) - starts at $15 but price will vary based on size & design of applique
may 31 2010 ∞
jun 1 2010 +

In true Nina fashion, I'm going out with a list, this time of quotes that I have encountered over the past 4 years. Enjoy.

  • Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. -Lucille Ball
  • If you can planning a career in the theatre, you must keep certain core principles in front of you: you must watch. You must listen. You must share. You must learn to breathe together with others. You must respect your work. You must respect the creativity in the air around you. And you must relearn how to play. -Chita Rivera
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -e.e. cummings
  • You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West
  • Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you w...
may 21 2010 ∞
may 22 2010 +
  • Spain history
      • Catholicism in Spain
      • Spanish Civil War
      • republic, 2nd
      • Franco
  • golden flower symbolism
  • madeja
  • laurel symbolism
  • Andalusia

LORCA

  • poetry
  • other plays

DEATH

  • spider symbolism
      • Spanish, catholic, Gypsy culture
feb 3 2010 ∞
feb 3 2010 +

2010

  • The Lovely Bones
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

2009

  • Transformers 2
  • Star Trek
  • Up
  • Angels and Demons
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Julie & Julia
  • The Hangover
  • Watchmen
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • 500 days of Summer
  • Taking Woodstock
  • Pirate Radio
  • The Invention of Lying
  • All Saint's Day
dec 28 2009 ∞
jan 12 2011 +
  • forearm stand
  • headstand into forearm stand
  • forearm stand into hand stand
  • headstand into forearm stand into handstand
dec 28 2009 ∞
dec 28 2009 +
  • pernicious
  • debauchery
  • lechery
  • caesura
  • curmudgeon
  • lacerate
  • dirigible
  • pyre
  • myrrh
  • bock
sep 1 2009 ∞
dec 25 2010 +

what i know (monologues):

  • Portia, Julius Caesar II.1.261-303
      • 'Is Brutus sick? And is it physical...' through '...ad not my husband's secrets?'
  • Rosalind, Love's Labour's Lost V.ii.831-844
      • 'Oft have I heard of you...' through '...pained impotent to smile'
  • Pucelle, Henry VI Part I V.iv.36-53
      • 'First let me tell you...' through 'Will cry for vengeance at the gates of heaven.'
  • Feste (prose), Twelfth Night I.v.40-50
jul 2 2009 ∞
jul 2 2009 +
  • Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter and Apples
  • Peanut Butter and Nutella
  • Walnuts and Figs (at least in gelato form)
  • Prosciutto and Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Prosciutto and Honey
  • Pecorino Cheese, Honey, and Pear
  • French Fries and Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter and Cheerios (eaten out of the jar)
  • Pretzels and Honey
  • Pretzels and Bookbinder's Horseradish Mustard
dec 18 2008 ∞
oct 12 2009 +
  • Water Fountain
  • Shaving
  • Laundry Tub
  • Foot Wash (this works especially well if your foot is bleeding)
dec 8 2008 ∞
apr 19 2009 +
  • Audition
    • Monologue
    • Movement Piece
  • Deposit Tips
  • BDay card for Liza
  • Production Meeting --- 730pm via Skype
  • Clown Nose
      • Find new box
  • Laundry
      • Put away
  • Clean Computer
mar 26 2011 ∞
mar 28 2011 +
  • Basil
  • Tomato Vines
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Hair
nov 9 2010 ∞
nov 9 2010 +

via savethewords.org [http://www.savethewords.org]

  • scavity : unluckiness
  • murklins : in the dark
aug 20 2010 ∞
aug 20 2010 +

David Lindsay-Abaire

  • Rabbit Hole

David Rabe

  • In the Boom Boom Room ^^^
  • Sticks and Bones
  • Hurlyburly
  • Those the River Keeps

Craig Wright

  • Orange Flower Water

Martin MccDonagh

  • Lieutenant of Innishmore

David Margulies

  • Collected Stories ^^^
  • Model Apartment
  • Sight Unseen
  • Women in Motion

Patrick Marber

jun 1 2010 ∞
jun 16 2010 +
  • the red pyramid , rick riordan
  • the awakening , kate chopin
      • 813.4 C549an
  • curious incident... , haddon
  • let the great world spin , colum mccann
      • 823.914 M129L
  • the pillars of the earth , ken follett
      • 823.914 F667p
  • a separate peace , john knowles
      • 813.54 K73s
  • the aeneid , virgil/fagles
  • the iliad/the odyssey , homwer/fagles
may 29 2010 ∞
may 29 2010 +
  • Snow- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Smile- Lily Allen
  • _Fireflies- Owl City
  • Sexy Back- J.T.
  • Anything from Newsies
  • Scotty Doesn't Know-
  • I Kissed a Girl- Katy Perry
  • _The Last Unicorn
  • Umbrella- Rihanna
  • _Gives You Hell- All American Rejects
  • Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis
  • Hey There, Delilah- Plain White T's
  • Girlfriend- Avril Lavigne (and lil mama.. obvs)
  • On the Radio- Regina Spektor
  • What You Say- Jason Derullo
  • Bad Romance- Lady GaGa
  • We Built This City- Jefferson Starship
  • Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
  • _Alma Mater- Clearly a Musical Genius of Epic Proportions
mar 10 2010 ∞
mar 10 2010 +

Jovanotti - Safari

  • A Te
  • Mezzogiorno

Jovanotti - Buon Sangue

  • Come Musica
  • Mi Fido di Te
  • La Valigia
  • Un Buco Nella Tasca

Anna Tatangelo - AttimoxAttimo

  • Attimo x Attimo
  • Corri

Anna Tatangelo - Ragazza di Periferia

Giorgia - Spirito Libero

  • Girasole
  • Vivi Davvero
dec 30 2009 ∞
jul 22 2010 +
  • Nina and the Tims
      • bluegrass and/or indie and/or alternative
  • Hagseed Hence
      • punk/alternative
  • High Tragic People
      • emoface.
  • Sleep Rock Thy Brain
      • emokids.
aug 15 2009 ∞
jan 28 2010 +

ITALIA

AREZZO

  • Chiesa di San Francesco
      • Piero della Francesca frescos
  • La Giostra di Saracino
      • June or September, although I think the June one is during the Hell-Yeah-We're-Aretini Festival so that would be cool
  • Aqueducts
      • preferably reprising either of my past forays onto the structure
      • why not both at the same time? could be interesting.

ROMA

may 10 2009 ∞
aug 19 2009 +

AY/AH

  • Arezzo, aqueducts, Accademia dell'Arte, Apollo e Dafne, angels, almond tea, amaretto gelato, acrobatics,

BEE/BI

  • being Italian, batman, Baci (chocolate or otherwise), Bernini (Gianlorenzo), Beethoven, Botticelli, blueberry tea, basil,

SEE/CI

  • clowning, commedia dell'arte, cremi, crepes, Caravaggio, Catcher in the Rye, corner brownies, Chronicles of Narnia, chai, Converse, Chincoteague, circles,

DEE/DI

  • Della Palma Gelateria, doing the Nina dance, Dandelion Wine, 'Dream of the Witches Sabbath',

EE/EH

may 14 2009 ∞
aug 6 2010 +
  • Stalk people on Facebook. This act has become increasingly easier with the introduction of the new Facebook, which essentially allows you to stalk with the least amount of effort possible. Gotta love technology.
  • Take multiple food/tea breaks. Make them really long.
  • Download music.
  • Make a list.
  • Skype your family (that's bound to take awhile).
  • Clean your room.
  • Pack. This is especially useful if you need to make a list before you start packing.
  • Examine the new Busted Tees products.
  • Make collages in Photoshop.
  • Upload pictures. Be sure to take your time with giving each picture a witty caption of some sort.
dec 8 2008 ∞
jan 3 2010 +