Friday, July 22, 2005

I am a BOHO Fanatic!
I read an article about Bohemian Fashion because I have been really getting into it lately and I thuoght it would be smart to find out where it came from. Thankfully, this guy already did the research for me and all I had to do was read the article. lol. But it's really cool. Only downside is that its apparantly getting popular, so its not that original anymore.. >_> Oh well.

"The boho look made its stylish debut on the back of Anita Pallenberg in the 60s. Often called the sixth member of the Rolling Stones, Pallenberg was known for her individual style that gave bohemian the funk it needed. Long before Pallenberg, the term “bohemian” came from the term La Bohème in France. It was used to describe the bands of gypsies that traveled through Bohemia — now the Czech Republic. “Bohemian” refers to a stereotypical way of life for artists and intellectuals. The lifestyle is rooted in the American “beat” movement of the 50s. Members of the movement, beatniks, rejected conventional middle-class values and embraced radical and exotic customs. “Bohemian” stands for a free-thinking, free-being philosophy that favors unconventional habits and clothing. In the past, bohemians often wore out-of-date, unfashionable clothing that defied mainstream fashion trends. This grew into a widespread embrace of haphazard mixes of colors and fabrics by many artists. Now, the boho look is a perfect balance of intentional messiness, artistic creativity and vintage chic."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

That's life
Well, yesterday was the ultimate bum day of the century. I did not wake up until 4:00 PM because, well, when I did wake up I couldnt think of a reason to stay up so I kept going back to sleep. Then the entire day I lazed around the place and watched TV/Movies. On the plus side, I did get to watch "Runaway Jury" with John Cusack and "I.Q" with Meg Ryan. Both pretty good movies. I found myself like I.Q. a bit better because for one thing, I adore Meg Ryan (though I also love John Cusack so that factor singles itself out) but because the movie was about Meg Ryan being the neice of Albert Einstein it appealed to the funny and gave me a good laugh. I went to bed at 4:30 ish and woke up at 11:00 so I could go with my ma and my sister to help organize my ma's new place.

Everytime I go there I get an overwhelming urge to either decorate - because her place is so drab - and to get my own place! The concept of having my own life, and my own place is just fascinating [but I am sure that is mostly due to the circumstances we are going through now.] But today I just measured and cut some shelf liners for her cabinets while Crystal watched 'Funny Face' starring Audrey Hepburn. I realized our love for Audrey runs in the family; our Grandma Rose apparantly loved her, as did my mom, my sister, and as do I.

As for the rest of tonight, I intend to watch "Million Dollar Baby" and possibly some Lord of the Rings, read some of "Must Love Dogs" so I can finish it before the movie comes out, and maybe do some writing. Then, I will sleep ALL day tomorrow until about 4:00 or 5:00 where as I will get ready for bible study, go there, then come home and do something similar. Except Thursday I will get up a tad earlier to go to the Chicago Hang out day. And lastly today I did my weekly weigh-in on the cursed scale. I lost 3 lbs all together, but only one since last week. I think its a good steady pace, one or two a week, but not as fast as I would wish. lol. Oh well, 3 lbs is 3 lbs, and that's 3 less lbs I have to work off later. Woot.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

A Call for Surgery, Prayer, and Forgiveness.

Well, this morning, right before church started, Crystal and I got a call from my dad saying he had to go into surgery TODAY. If you recall from a while back, they said, (specifically Dr. Kain said) that another surgery for him would be suicide. Well, now, if he doesn’t get one he WILL die, no doubt. It’s because of his hernias or something. So today they are performing the surgery. Dr. Kain is performing the surgery. My Dad is scared, obviously... And I am scared. The chances of him making it out are "50/50" they say. But those aren’t very good odds. Right now, I’m pretty upset.

>>>Edited Post: we got a call from my aunt and my Dad made it out of surgery alive. I guess he had a colon-octomy or whatever it's called. His colon was swollen so they had to do surgery on it.. I assume that means it was not for the hernias. Um, Dr. Kain said now is where things get tricky (as if the surgery wasnt tricky enough) Um, the worry he has now is my Dads body being able to heal. I wont talk to my Dad for the next few days though, because they have him sedated. But that's the update as of yet.

Friday, July 08, 2005


This guy, a sex offender from a while ago - in Boise, Idaho - kept a blog and they just recently found it and released it to the public. I was reading a little of what he wrote, out of curiosity, and I am shocked. It is crazy though. He sounds terminally depressed, and possibly demon posessed? I am actually fairly sure he was, at least in the end, demon posessed because he wrote: "God has shown me the right choice, but my demons have me tied to a spit and the fire has already been lit," . I think this guy needs a lot of prayer. But after I thought that, I was reading an article about his situation and they recently found a body that may be his. He may be dead... I was immediately overcome with a sense of grief, or something like it.. A weird feeling actually. This guy could be rotting in Hell right now. For all eternity. It just boggles my mind, I dont know what else to say. Anyway, here is the link:

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

A Fools Paradise

The world is a fool’s paradise. Nothing is what it seems, just a fraud worth living for, a game worth playing to reach the end, or a movie worth watching for the ending credits. The world is a whore easily bought out for a cheap sin. It is Hells Alley. Satan’s playground. And Sin city.

It is a story only told on dark nights to children looking for an easy scare. There is no climax, just an ending to a long awaited theme that never arises. In worldly terms, there is no true happy ending to the story. Just lives worth talking about on dark nights.

For the world, life is meaningless – especially to those who think the world is all there is, who make the world into a hidden treasure that they think they stumbled onto in a field in a momentary strike of luck, or who believe there is no evil existing. For the world, life is a nightmare and everyone is just waiting to wake up – hopefully to a place called Paradise.

Paradise is a place that some can only dream of though, and most assuredly not wake up to. It is the epitome of what is right in the world and what is perfect outside of the world. Paradise is a place of bliss, felicity, and joy - all qualities lacking here on earth. It is a place worth dreaming about, because its definition is a place worth striving to get to. Heaven. It is a beautiful, spiritual, everlasting communion between the blessed dead and God.

One question remains in my head though. Why, if earth is so utterly lacking in even fractions of joy and perfection, would people choose to ignore the Paradise existing all around us to dance with demons in a sinful lust? Furthermore, if people can manage to find joy living on earth, in its grotesque manner of war and hate, why deprive their souls and hearts any longer to the hope and knowledge of there existing a real Paradise just over the horizon of our perception?

Monday, July 04, 2005

Well, today Dad went [is in the process of going right now] back to the hospital. His breathing has been weird since Wednesday afternoon. I have been telling him to go in since then, but he said it was fine. Finally, now that he is almost throwing up again, he is going in. Crystal is going to drive him. I knew this would happen, but it still stinks. Cant catch a break.

Besides that, Happy Fourth of July everyone! Cleo is barking like crazy! Its really annoying. And Crystal got back today, from the Cornerstone concert. She went with Dan and Josh. It sounds like she had fun. The funny thing is, when I ask her how each band was, it always turns out to be a band that wasnt there. For example, I'd say, "How was Seventh Day Slumber?" and she'd tell me they werent there. Them, alone with Sky Harbor, Insyderz, Ever Stays Red and other bands who I would much have loved to see.

Obvious prayer requests: Dads health, the youth groups bible reading at home, the youth groups unity, the churchs' unity and example of love, Tom Cruise, work to continue in Romania, the Czek team, Steve in the Philippines, Jackie in Ireland, the college students finances, my junior year of high school to be a good one for God, my crush to fade away, Gospel for Asia, Devon Street, Kids Club, Frankin Park Team, Chicago Team, etc. Just to name a few.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Things I love:
1. Bohemian Style clothing/decorating
2. Vintage Style clothing/decorating
3. Classic movies
>>>(a) Cool Hand Luke
>>>(b) Casablanca
>>>(c) Breakfast at Tiffanys
>>>(d) Original Psycho
>>>(e) Pillow Talk
>>>(f) Moulin Rouge
>>>(g) Lord of the Rings 1,2,3
>>>(h) Down with Love
>>>(i) Big Fish
>>>(j) Finding Neverland
>>>(k) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
>>>(l) The Green Mile
4. Minnie Cooper Car
5. Gold Jewelry
6. 1940's fashion
7. Hollywood concept
8. Classic Photography
9. Big Band music
10. The word Pseudo [i.e. psuedo intellectual]