Tuesday, November 30, 2010

your best days are ahead of you.

last night i could not sleep. i should have been tired, but my mind was wandering and probing all of my dark and twisty nooks and crannies. 

**like, how did i get to be the way i am? never satisfied. always in search of something new....is everyone like that?**

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." 
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with."
Carrie Bradshaw

**or, will i ever get to the point in my life when i am completely content? i've never felt more lost about who i am/where i'm going/how my life will turn out than i am right now. (i'll blame that on law school. it's becoming a catch-all for all of the little nasties in my life. ie: my short temper and back-chub.)**

"I'll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead."
Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, Holly Golightly

**and, why, for pete's sake, is the midnight sky a pale shade of blond haze after a storm?  has the violent squall jumbled the sky particles so much that the black onyx color dissipates leaving nothing but sand up there? i've always wondered....**

anyway, enough life-pondering for this blog entry. let's get to the good stuff shall we? i mean, after all, that's why you stop by to visit right?!

did you know that you can purchase all of the classics at Barnes & Nobel for the cheap price of about $5.00??? what a steal!! i discovered this a couple years ago and have been on a mission to read all of the goodies. so far, my favorites have been: pride & prejudice (by the romantic jane austin); wuthering heights & jane eyre (by the dark charlotte bronte); and east of eden (by john steinbeck; another dark book, but deliciously layered and complex). so, i was perusing the stacks the other day and found out something just spectacular (that is definitely going on my christmas wish list)....for about $20.00 you can get the classics in hardback and bound in this beautifully unique fabric. i've also seen them at anthropologie (love!). 

here is a list of the current best sellers @ B&N: 

  1. Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Jane Austen
  2. Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Sun Tzu
  3. Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Emily Bronte
  4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Lewis Carroll
  5. Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Oscar Wilde
  6. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Mark Twain
  7. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Frederick Douglass
  8. Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Charlotte Bronte
  9. Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Homer
  10. The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    by Sun Tzu

next on my list: alice's adventures in wonderland & through the looking glass

speaking of classics....i can't wait for the new jane eyre movie to come out (in 2011). it looks spectacularly haunting! although, i will say that mr. rochester looks a little too handsome...but wait-what am i complaining about?!?!

and speaking of movies that i'm excited for....BLACK SWAN!!!! i'm definitely planning a girls movie day for that one-even if it does fall right in the middle of finals. have i mentioned i used to be a ballerina? have i mentioned that the black swan from Swan Lake is one of the best roles ever created? have i mentioned how fabulous/beautiful/talented natalie portman is?? can't wait!! eek!!

currently listening to: ella fitzgerald's rendition of "mack the knife." i love it b/c she totally butchers it-and yet...flawlessly improvises. such a good ditty.  

and finally, for my last trick: i'll leave you with some summer photos i took a few months ago (i've gotta keep this blog one-of-a-kind after all!)...as we sit inside on this frigid winter day, let's reminisce of the warm sun beating on our backs, the sound of concerts in the park, fresh fruit from the farmer's market dripping from our lips, and the refreshing breeze of a cool summer night.
nora jones concert, red butte gardens, salt lake city

piano at the salt lake city farmer's market.

sugarhouse park, salt lake city
walloon lake, northern michigan (the happiest place on earth)

walloon lake, northern michigan

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