Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday tunes two-fer

It's no secret that I love everything French. I'm a regular Francophile.

And French men are no exception.

Mais, bien sur!

I find them highly irresistible.

(o.k. maybe not all....Gerard Depardieu, I'm looking at you...)

who me???

But they do have a certain je ne sais quoi. Let's list some qualities, shall we?

1. Schmexy!

           via: francolin.com

Chef Ludo Lefebvre. C'mon,he was the high-light of The Taste (although even he couldn't keep me watching after like 3 episodes) and he's definitely got a bad boy aura.

2. Snappy dressers.

                      via: elle.fr

Vincent Perez. He makes that pinstripe look good. Even in jeans, sweater and a scarf it just looks so effortless. Not sloppy. And they can pull off wearing bright colors without looking preppy/trying to hard.

3. Creative.

               via: funkyhousemusic.com

Martin Solveig. The videos from his last CD Smash were meant to be like a little movie and I never got tired of watching them. Go further back in his career and you'll find some good stuff just check out Something Better and C'est la vie. Heck even Madonna wanted him for her "Hey Now" video.

4. Mysterious.

                                          via: The Guardian

Daft Punk. Who are those masked robots? Haha, I had to throw that in!! But yeah, I love these guys...er...robots...er...

Buuuut, I have yet to go to France although.....I have decided next summer is my time! Already making plans and saving $$$.

Ok, where was I headed with this post.....

Oh yeah, when I hear this song, which I do like by the way, it makes me think not of an American Boy but a French one and my saying this:

Take me on a trip, I'd like to go some day.
Take me to Café de Flore, I'd love to see The Louvre.
I really want to, come pick it with you.
You'll be my French boy.

track #5 on my travel playlist:

And now the two-fer part of the programming:

(I scoured the web looking for the original, could not find it, so sorry about the quality)

linking up with:

Leslyn's Lovely Life


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Save me, I'm lost

In this big world of ours do you ever wonder what it's all about?

Why am I here? What am I doing? Am I living my life according to someone else's wants? Will I ever accomplish my dreams?

Balancing the needs of four other people have left me feeling unbalanced.

I need time to do what I want, to recharge without worrying about others.

I want to get into my car and just drive and drive.

I'm looking for something, wanting something but I don't know what.

I've been feeling sad and unfulfilled.

My heart is heavy, my soul has a hole.

How do I throw off this mantle of weariness?

What do I want out of life and how do I accomplish it?

I need to get back on track but where's the road?

I'm stuck in the mud and have lost my way.

My GPS has charged down, my compass is spinning in circles.

Which way is North?

Which way to fulfillment and happiness?

song #4 on my travel playlist

linking up with: 
Leslyn's Lovely Life


Monday, May 13, 2013

Bout of Books read-a-thon

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books
Time Devoted to Reading:
Two hours a day all week. (I usually read like 1/2 a book every week, so my goal is to push myself to finish 5 books)

Would also like to comment of 5 other participants' blog every day and write a review for each book read.
Books to Read:
Sorceress - Lisa Jackson
The Innocent Spy - Laura Wilson
City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare
From Boardroom To Wedding Bed? - Jules Bennett
Unlacing The Innocent Miss - Margaret McPhee
(I have stacks of romance novels, perfect time to read a couple)


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This is my first time participating so bear with me if things get a little screwy around here! If this sounds fun to you hurry and sign-up the link closes tomorrow.



Thursday, May 9, 2013

The ubiquitous hall pass

Hall pass.

In high school it meant that you were free to walk down the halls from one destination to another as slowly as possible.

But as a grown-up I guess it has now come to mean that you have a "pass" on your marriage. Is it for one night? One week? I don't know.

I'm not a fan of the "hall pass". How many marriages can really survive the whole free-to-do/who-as-you-like? It conjures up images of Indecent Proposal. I couldn't do it because I wouldn't want my husband to do that.

I'm of the jealous type.

But....that being said, if in some weird alternate universe where I could get behind the "hall pass" these are the 5 guys who would definitely be on my radar, if ever given the opportunity.

This is just for fun, y'all.

Johnny Depp, of course. (The only brown eyes of the bunch. Oh, those soulful brown eyes....)

Jensen Ackles aka Dean Winchester of Supernatural fame.

Misha Collins aka Castiel also from Supernatural.

This dude. What's his name? Wait a sec, let me look it up....ok...Tyson Ritter of All American Rejects.

Ummm...had to add him. Thomas Mars of Phoenix.
OK, it looks like I definitely have a type. Messy brown hair, blue eyes and a bit of scruff.
So cute!!
Do you have a type? In an alternate universe who would be your "hall pass" guys?
Inquiring minds want to know!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A song and some (more) fears

Whenever I go on a road trip I like to make a mix CD. It's good for long hours in the car and for making memories.

It's also good for introducing my husband to new music.  ;)

I've started compiling my list since I've got about 20 songs or so to find to fill up the CD and I've got to send a mood so don't know what will make the final cut.

I thought it would be fun to use these "Tuesdays Tunes" in the coming weeks to showcase what has attracted my attention so far.

So, here's.....

#1 - Take You Higher - Goodwill & Hook n Sling

Can't get enough of this one!

Also, I recently came across this blog challenge for May hosted by Jenni at Story of My Life. She has a list of topics for every day in May to help us fellow bloggers get back to basics and maybe not stress so much about what to write! *Thank you, Jenni!*

Today's topic is: The thing(s) you're most afraid of

I did do a post about this very same subject about a week or so ago - before I found this challenge - but as it's just silly stuff (except for snakes. Snakes are not silly).

Let's get serious for a minute.

What I'm afraid of:

1. Dying without having traveled the world.  Traveling all over the globe is one of my biggest dreams and I'd hate to be on my death bed without ever doing that. That scene in Up always gets to me, you know that one where his wife is dying and she never fulfilled her dream. Makes me so sad.

2. Living in a post-apocalyptic world. I'd hate to live in a Mad Max(ion) type of world where everyday is a struggle and you have to fight for everything.

3. Being in the same town, the same house, having the same job for years and years. I'm a nomad at heart and I couldn't possibly put down roots in a town and stay there for my whole life. I gotta move every couple of years or I start feeling hemmed in and get really restless.

I better stop there before I pour out my heart and feelings. It's getting late and I don't want to start to ramble. As it is I'm getting tired and afraid that I've haven't made much sense....

(ha, see what I did there!)

Linking up today with:
Leslyn's Lovely Life