29 September 2008

.a current joy.

Bollywood dancing is a truly enjoyable, feminine way of dancing. My fascination began a couple of years ago when my cousin introduced me to belly dancing. We spent an hour prancing around her room to Indian music--and had smiles plastered on our faces the entire time. I love dancing in any way possible, but belly dancing is something so beautiful and captivating that truly celebrates the beauty of a woman.

I rented this DVD from the library and LOVED the workout. I don't even know if I could call it a workout. I'm not an exercise person (as many of you know) but I actually LAUGHED as I danced with this one. It's a blast. There's such a simplicity to belly dancing--almost like it's instilled in a woman.

My dream, someday, is to be able to dance like the beautiful Aishwarya Rai.

Yeah, right. Maybe not.


I've had so many post ideas lately! Inspirations, shall we say.
The first ones was this:

hese were a pleasant Autumn surprise I found at... Anthropologie...but I resisted and didn't get them---even though the big owl was only $12. (I'm regretting it now.) They reminded me of Bridget (who I've only met once, but shared a connection with.)

I had never really enjoyed owls until she started writing about them. In fact, in a matter of a year they are a SUPER popular and I discover owls everywhere! (Including Target, which is much better prices.) Needless to say, this Bridgetreminder brought along a dream later that night. In my dream we were in a house and I saw her little guy Finn running around barefoot. I smiled, said hello and he looked up at me and said a very, VERY complex, sophisticated, not-likely-for-a-1-year-old-say. I still can't remember what it was, but I was impressed.
I think it was because of this commercial:

I love it! At the end of my dream I kept telling Bridget how impressed I was of Finn...little genius. (Which he truly is.)

the end.

19 September 2008

What I'd Like to see For Christmas

My brother and I were catching up on the phone last night. In the Fall we tend to browse apple.com trailers and see what is to expect that winter. This was one that he told me about. It's incredible and I can't help but want to watch more.

My favorite movie from the summer?

I saw it 4 times.
Once with my sister and cousins,

Another time with John (I really kind of made him, but he says he liked it!)

And a very late showing with Our dear Kate who was visiting for the weekend
And lastly, with these precious friends right before Rachel's wedding!

It was a great movie! I totally recommend seeing it.

17 September 2008

NOTE TO SELF: When having bratwurst, grill the entire package. They make the best leftovers.

Autumn is finally waving it's breeze from around the corner. I have already tried to create an atmosphere that invites the Fall leaves (although they will never come.) and makes me believe things are changing. I have truly tried to embrace the early setting sun and cooler mornings and ignore the 100 F heat and inability to wear anything warmer than a pair of jeans.

I'm not complaining. I truly love the fall in Arizona....when it gets here.

After a recent trip to Kansas, I told John that the real deal isn't that Scottsdale is too big, it's just that I, myself, am a small town girl. That's all there is.

I keep trying to trick myself into thinking Fall is really here. I try to imagine it is in some other places.

So, remembering fresh fall days like this one in Ohio,

And try to enjoy warm days like this one. It IS beautiful just not the Fall I fondly remember.
Though Monsoon season is a blessing...
And thankfully, Prescott is only an hour and a half away,
Oh well, grass is always greener on the other side.
Lord, help me to be content.

Today, John and I woke up late (10:30) and decided to go to Border's for Seattle's Best Coffee, a "Maple Mocha." It was delightful. When I ordered the drink the guy behind the counter responded with, "Oh, you don't want that, it tastes like french toast loaded with syrup." I looked at him and then at John. "Oh, she'll love it then." John quickly responded. I didn't even know what to say to the employee. I mean, truly, come on. The whole point of going to Borders in the first place was for this drink (annnd a coupon that said buy one get one free) so why would I suddenly change my mind because it tasted like French Toast? I happen to LOVE French Toast.....drowning in syrup. It was amazing. But it hardly looked like the picture, ;)

At any rate, I do believe Autumn is my favorite season.

the end.
and i take entirely too long doing this blogging thing. goodness.

15 September 2008

Welcome To My Worst Nightmare

...I wonder if you can even rent this movie anymore?
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