22 May 2010

Saturday Seven

Saturday Seven

* weekends
* warm days
* counting all of the change in my purse so that i can buy two ice cream cones
* find people to create writing groups with
* teal nail polish
* Lush's Volcano foot mask
* Sarii & when she visits <3

I also love that Google has a Pac Man theme going on right now :)

18 May 2010

Curious Tuesday 5/18

 Curious Tuesday
Gala Darling started a new weekly thing called Curious Tuesday where she asks a series of random questions that she and her readers answer. Since I sometimes feel the need to have prompts to get me writing, I decided to post my own responses here. I'm not sure if this is going to be a regular occurance. But either way, if you do Curious Tuesday, too, be sure to go on over to GalaDarling.com and let her know!

1. Who is your #1 crush? I have so many different crushes guys, I'm sticking with my go-to. It shouldn't matter that he isn't real or that I created him: Jonah Burroughs

2. Have you ever tried online dating? How did it go? Any tips? Yes, I have. This is definitely going to be a topic I'll need to touch base on some time, perhaps in the near future. I can't say it's worked out very well for me so far, but I'm not giving up. My last venture left me a little too heart broken, but actually it kind of broke down my independant-woman-I'll-just-stay-single walls and made me want to look looking. Tips I'd have: Be very clear as to what you are or are not looking for. Also, don't be afraid to send people messages. Worst case scenario they don't respond, but just remember that might! And that might lead to a lot of good times.

3. Are you sentimental? Do you keep the things other people give you? I am very sentimental. Sometimes I try to keep it to myself, I get very nostalgic. I look over old pictures a lot. I do keep things that other people give me, and sometimes I have a hard time letting go.

4. As a child, what were your primary interests? I had a lot of imaginary friends and imaginary boyfriends. I loved playing outdoors and riding bikes and swimming.

5. What are your top 3 guilty pleasures? American Idol, the Twilight series (I know, I know!) and taking lots of naps.

10 May 2010

Life is Short

my friend Ari's kid, Trent, enjoying rice with his hands
because, why not?

Life is short, so only eat the best tasting foods, wear the best looking (or most comfortable) clothes, and spend time with the people who you enjoy the most. Let's take a moment, right now, to appreciate being alive. If you are reading this now, you are alive and that is a blessing.

- this marks my return to blogging. It's been a long month and a half, but I'm coming back strong-

<3. Melanie

28 March 2010

Sunday Seven 08

Sunday Seven
(and alliteration edition!)

I've been taking it way easy these past few weeks, drinking orange juice, blowing my nose a lot and reading books. Oh, I've also been working and whatnot. But not writing. And barely thinking. Anyway, here's that I loved this week!!!

♥ Simply Orange juice
♥ sick days
♥ Silly glasses
♥ staying in bed
♥ sleeping in the middle of the day
♥ Saturday pay

24 March 2010

Things To Do When You're Sick

Things To Do When You're Sick

* drink a lot of Simply Orange juice
* catch up on blogs
* send someone a care package (and keep the germs away from it!)
* watch an extra lot of TV
* watch New Moon (or really, catch up on movies)
* IM people on facebook/ google chat
* drink a lot of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water
* eat Popsicles
* write silly lists
* track down the last name of an old old friend
* take many showers
* look up yoga poses for Bronchitis (or whatever illness it is perceived that you have)
* attempt yoga poses (I haven't done this part, yet...)
* think about eating lots of fruits and vegetables
* feel bad that it's sunny outside and you're home and your dog has those puppy dog eyes and you can't take him for a walk because by the time you pass your neighbour's house you'll probably be out of breath
* wish you weren't out of breath so you could clean your room
* buy new books and read them
* give yourself a manicure
* don't change out of pajamas
* complain on facebook about how terrible you feel
* take some more naps
* watch music videos on youtube
* make smoothies
* blow your nose even though there's nothing to come out
* do a lot of coughing
* cut back on talking
* take lots of ibuprofen
* look up ideal computers on the internet (because youve spent so much time on your laptop you are typing faster than the screen can show the letters you type)
* wish there was a lot more ice cream in your freezer than there is (read: none)
* bribe people to buy you orange juice
* reschedule all of your plans indefinitely
* go to the doctor and tell them what your diagnoses is
* take extra vitamins (and realize you should always be taking them)

21 March 2010

Book Suggestions

I have piles of books in my room, a small stack in my personal drawer at work and a line of them in the back seat of my car. I've been rereading my favourites and ignoring the books I own that I've yet to read. And still I find myself at Borders too frequently to even count, wondering what I can read today. So I'm asking for book suggestions. My personal Penny suggested Steinbeck's East of Eden, so that's on my list. I just bought The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addisen Allen.

A few other books on my to read list:
Some Place to be Flying (I'm actually half way through...) - Charles de Lint
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn

So tell me, what books should I add to my must read list?

16 March 2010

Breathe Me

Breathe Me

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
I hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me


I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Good evening! I am sick this evening and about to curl up into bed and hope that sleep will come and make me well enough to work two jobs tomorrow. Yes, silly me decided to go back to scooping ice cream as well as my current salary job. I love it. But I don't really love all the hours. Regardless, I thought I'd post a song in my absence. I was recently made away of this song earlier over dinner with my friend Krista. I think it's very pretty and the lyrics are relatable, at least during certain times of life.

Song by Sia. I haven't had the chance to look at the site just yet, beyond just the main page. But it does look festive and colourful! Watch the video here.