Monday, December 28, 2009

“Myriad Harbour” – The New Pornographers

I hope everyone had a super, fabulous, merry Christmas! My decorations are down and put away. Yay!

Not only do I love this song, the video is awesomely cool. Love the artwork.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

“The Royal Tenenbaums”


This is one of my favorite movies. I have seen it countless times. I am not a big Gwenyth Paltrow fan but I LOVE her in this movie. The whole cast is perfect – Gene Hackman, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Gwenyth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Danny Glover, and Bill Murray.

Here’s the trailer -

Margot and Ritchie -


Richie -


Royal, Chas, Uzi, Ari, and Margot -


Eli Cash and friends – I love that “Rock the Casbah” was playing in the background of this scene. Perfection.


Eli’s art – CRAZY!


I think it is funny how all of the characters have so much literal and figurative baggage. They all have a “look” that they carry with them throughout their lives. Margot sports the same haircut, eyeliner, barrette, and fur coat throughout the film. Chas has the red tracksuit and even passes that look on to his two kids (kind of like how we pass our emotional baggage on to our children). Richie holds on to the tennis clothes, headband, and sunglasses even though those days have long gone. Eli has the retro cowboy thing going on. It is telling. The whole movie is brilliant.

Check out Richie’s baggage in this clip…

And last -

One of my favorite scenes and songs in the movie. The song is by Elliott Smith. Richie finally loses his “look” and tries to lose his life.

And the award for BEST SUICIDE SCENE goes to ...

One more day until Christmas!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Killers - “A Great Big Sled”

Here’s another good Christmas song from The Killers -

I hope to finish my Christmas shopping today. Yay!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

“Don’t Shoot Me Santa” – The Killers

This is my favorite Christmas song and video. In fact, I like it so much that I listen to it all year round. Christmas in SoFlo is not quite as sad as Christmas in Nevada…almost.

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Devendra Banhart – Two Reasons to Love

I am really into Devendra Banhart right now. Check out these two videos…WARNING: “Carmensita” is addictive.

I would love to see him live. I don’t think he comes anywhere near Florida. He plays in France a lot…HUGE there.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Random Dining

This is my new favorite dining room. I think the chairs are what make it so appealing. I like the color and the fabric and the shape of the chairs. Plus - they look comfy. For some reason, hard dining chairs – especially ladder back chairs – depress me. I like the combination of soft and hard in this dining room – hard floor, soft chairs, hard table, soft chandelier, hard armoire, soft curtain, hard candelabras, soft floral centerpiece.


photo – La Dolce Vita

This dining / kitchen was featured in Cottage Living magazine. I like the wooden table mixed with modern wire chairs mixed with soft upholstered end chairs. All the lines in this room are loooooooow.


This photo from Metropolitan Home magazine is cool because of the turquoise barstools. Is this not the coolest bar ever? This bar makes me want to become an alcoholic. It is PERFECT!


The next two photos are from La Dolce Vita. I like this dining space because even though it is a walk through space, it still looks finished and upscale. I love the dark gray walls in this home.


epley6LDVThis photo is from Southern Living. These are exactly the kind of chairs that depress me! They remind me of the chairs in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. This chair was juuuust right! At least the end chairs are covered. I do like how they used the super, fancy, silver candelabras with the simple, rustic table and chairs. Nice combo.


This kitchen / dining area was featured in Southern Accents. The banquette is neat. I like the antlers above the range. I also like the painted wood ceiling and the narrow French doors.


That’s it for random dining spaces. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ben Folds video – The Ascent of Stan

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This is a lifestyle related post. I know I haven’t been doing many decor related posts lately; I am just not in the mood. Expect more of the same for a while.

I love this performance of Ben Folds singing “The Ascent of Stan” with WASO. I bought the sheet music to this song and it is scary difficult. I can’t wait for him to come back to Florida!


Sunday, December 6, 2009


Today was Communion Sunday at my church.  Community Church offers open communion which means that all are welcome to participate.  I was thinking about the meaning of communion and realized that for me communion is about forgiveness.  I heard a quote recently about forgiveness that really stuck with me.  Ironically, Mark Twain, said -

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.”


More quotes on the subject -


Voltaire - “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”


Jesus - “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”


C. S. Lewis - “Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”


George MacDonald - “It may be infinitely worse to refuse to forgive than to murder, because the latter may be an impulse of a moment of heat, whereas the former is a cold and deliberate choice of the heart.”


George Herbert - “He who cannot forgive, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

William H. Walton - “To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.”

Eckhart Tolle -“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. it is about letting go of another person’s throat.”

Have a great day!