Everyday Musings

We are all emotionally unstable

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“That’s most interesting. But I was no more a mind-reader then than today. I was weeping for an altogether different reason. When I watched you dancing that day, I saw something else. I saw a new world coming rapidly. More scientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But a harsh, cruel world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could not remain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go. That is what I saw. It wasn’t really you, what you were doing, I know that. But I saw you and it broke my heart. And I’ve never forgotten.”

-Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

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What would you do if you had 3 weeks to live?

2012

Directed by Lorene Scafaria

Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley

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I think the idea of a romantic comedy set in a time when the world is just about to come to an end is brilliant. It isn’t the best film ever made and I thought it weird that they’d pair Steve and Keira up cause that’s kind of uhm, gross. But the thing is they actually worked. I had no problem seeing them together and stuff. And I never thought I’d say this but I found Steve really charming in this movie. He just had something with his brooding, sad puppy acting that allows me to find him really adorable. I know, ack, but I guess I’m entitled to my own opinion here. 

(Shout out to old school CSI: Las Vegas fans! I was so excited when I saw Will Petersen aka Gil Grissom in a cameo appearance as a trucker)

(Forgive me if you disagree but I think Steve had this Jared Leto-ish vibe going on in this scene. Totes sexay. HAHA)

Oh and check out the film’s soundtrack right here. I was like singing along to The Walker Brothers, The Beach Boys, and The Hollies. Amazing, amazing. 

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DIY

Hi all! The procrastinator in me decided that updating my blog is a lot more important than completing a comparative analysis paper on Jean Piaget’s and Lev Semenovich Vygotsky’s theories on cognitive development. See, being a student of Family Life and Child Development is definitely not all fun and games. The kids are cute but the readings are horrific. But okay, going back to my post…

Notice how I never or rarely blog about my artistic skills? That’s cause I have close to none. I can color inside the lines and that about sums it up. Okay fine, I can draw lines too. Yesterday, I came upon a plain looking canvas back in my closet and I decided to try doodling stuff on it to give it more attitude and the result was like woah worthy of posting for all the world to see. HAHA okay it isn’t all that but it’s kinda okay if you base it on my standards. 

So here’s the finished product:

I opted to go with an aztec design since I was better with shapes and lines rather that natural figures. 

Here are the materials I used:

1. Plain canvas bag

You may iron the bag first to create a smooth surface which will make drawing easier.

2. Colored markers

I had a slight problem with markers since some weren’t really fit for canvas. I advise using fabric markers or even paint if you want. I was lucky though to have Letraset Promarkers but I only had like around 6 colors since these were pretty pricey but they really worked well with the fabric so I used them for the larger details. 

So there, yay! Sad that I’ve come to the end of this post because that means I really have got to start working on that paper. Ciao!

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"They say death is hardest on the living. It’s tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it’s impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It’s what makes things so bittersweet."

-Grey’s Anatomy (09x01), Going going gone

I thought that because I knew Mark was bound to die, I wouldn’t really be that affected. But because of the backtracks and rare footage and the reality that McSteamy would be no more, I grieved the entire time I was watching the premiere episode. 

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Thanks to the wonder that is tv.com, I was able to create a schedule of my favorite shows that’ll premiere this month. My sem break will be spent couch potato-ing. 

Thanks to the wonder that is tv.com, I was able to create a schedule of my favorite shows that’ll premiere this month. My sem break will be spent couch potato-ing. 

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thewideeyedwanderer asked: Hi there Lonesome Wanderer! :) I like your blog name :)

Hello to you too! I like your blog name too! Sounds familiar :) 

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There is a word in German: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. And the closest translation would be…’Lifelong Treasure of Destiny.’ And Victoria is wunderbar, but she is not my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. She is my Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, you know? It means…’the thing that is almost the thing that you want…but it’s not quite.’ Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously.It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm…filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body…in your hands…in your heart…in your stomach…in your skin…Have you ever felt this way about someone? If you have to think about it, you have not felt it. Everyone does eventually. You just never know when or where.
Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother 08x01

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Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.
John Greenleaf Whittier

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