Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Tumblr Reblog: What's Underneath the Drunken Shell?

As honest as honesty goes:

[...] The thing with shells, they grow to protect something tender inside. I get tougher on the outside not because I don’t care; it’s because I care too much. I’m not hopeless; I’m too hopeful. I’m not apathetic; I feel almost everything because I’ve been down, I’ve been there, and I still struggle.
It might not be the “cool” stance to take but that’s who I am. If you didn’t care, you wouldn’t even worry about it. And, others who say they’re detached - are they really? Or, is it something they need to say to protect them from feeling too much? And, if you feel too much, there really is no point where you can turn that off. Not without obliterating who you are; without losing your true essence [...]
by Drunken Soberness

Friday, February 11, 2011

Taking Care on One's Self

"[...] there haven't been many moments in my life when I've been able to sit back, relax, and forget.

Tonight was one of them. It was bliss. For a stolen evening, I was [me] again. Eating good food, enjoying good company, pretending I didn't have a care in the world. One thing I've learned is that the harder your life gets, the gentler you have to be with yourself when you finally get some downtime, or you can't be strong when you need to be."

- Karen Marie Moning in SHADOWFEVER

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Original Work Posted

Last month, I've told you about sharing some of my original writings with you here (see this post). I've just added another one to the list called "Remaining Innocence".

Sometime I wonder whether I should tell people ahead of time what the story is about because I intentionally make them vague. However, I think it's better to leave it to your intrepretation and get out of your way. However, if you have any questions about any of the stories I write, just leave it on the comment for the story's page and I'll answer them.

This story is a bit darker and closer to the sensuality of what I normally write. I still kept it clean so don't worry. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Digital Christmas

This video is awesome (thanks to my friend, Liz). I found a few social media things referenced in this video that I actually use:

Instant Messaging

What about you?

Hope you enjoyed the video. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Have the Best Kids - Relatively Speaking

This year has been a bit difficult for me. Work has been demanding and so has my personal life. I was having a hard time getting in to the Christmas spirit due to the ever-growing list of things I need to do plus the challenge of not having enough funds to buy presents. I was getting depressed and feeling a bit like a failure as a mother.

Last night, my kids did such an awesome job cleaning up the house, finishing the Christmas decorations and just taking major items off my home to-do list. I’m one of those people who are not in to big presents. Of course, I appreciate anything I get but my love language tends to be more on acts of love than anything.

I am so grateful and proud that my children know me well enough to have picked the best early Christmas present EVER for me. It’s exactly what I needed to finally get in to the holiday mood. So, thanks Luc and Xira. You guys are awesome!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way – you can tell Mommy exactly what you need, how many parties are you planning in the house, and how much food am I required to cook? Come on, I’ll be okay with it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nineteen-Forty-Four Loko

The oncoming death of Four Loko got you jittery? Not into ludicrous abominations like alcoholic whipped cream? Fear not, friends. The great minds at The Whiskey Monologues have a solution for you: Introducing the Nineteen-Fourty-Four Loko. It’s got caffeine, alcohol, and sugar, and you make it yourself! It doesn’t come in nasty flavors or brightly colored cans, it only comes in Awesome.

Nineteen-Fourty-Four Loko
2 parts black coffee
1 part whiskey
1 tablespoon of sugar

Mix in a glass and drink. Repeat as necessary, maybe until arrival at Blackout City, and congratulate yourself on not getting diabetes.

This comes from the Whiskey Monologues site. Just click on the title above to get to the original site.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Get Ready for the Weekend Wednesday 120110

Driving Tours of America Edition

Technically, this not a Weekend Wednesday post because it doesn't really give suggestions for things to do in Los Angeles for the upcoming weekend. However, I'm sharing great ideas for possible DRIVING TOUR vacations you might want to take next year. I know it's a bit early for summer vacation with the Christmas holiday just around the corner. But, I've always been a supporter of "planning ahead" so...

These ideas are actually complied by Debra Ronca for "How Stuff Works" and here original article is here. I'll just highlight her top 10 list here (which I agree with, by the way) and highly recommend you access the original link above.

In descending order:
  • The Hawaii Belt - Big Island, Hawaii
  • Overseas Highway - Florida Keys
  • Finger Lakes Region - New York
  • Pacific Coast Highway - California
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road - Montana
  • Skyline Drive - Virginia
  • Seward Highway - Alaska
  • San Juan Skyway - Colorado
  • Brandywine Valley - Pennsylvania and Delaware
  • Patchwork Parkway - Utah
Ronca, Debra. "Top 10 Most Beautiful Drives in the United States" 03 November 2009. 28 November 2010