My Lfe in Photos…

WOW! It’s been what a couple of weeks since I’ve posted? :( … It’s been insanely busy for me! As such, I figured I would do a life in photos to catch you up. <3

 

My bestie and I all ready to go see "Cirque du Soleil in Orlando.

My bestie and I all ready to go see “Cirque du Soleil” in Orlando. 

It was an AMAZING show! Photo Cred: MLD

It was an AMAZING show!
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An Inspiring quote for fifteen years of friendship. Photo Cred: MLD

MAROON 5 CONCERT!!!!! Adam Levine. Need I say more? Photo Cred: MLD

MAROON 5 CONCERT!!!!! Adam Levine. Need I say more?
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Again. ADAM. FREAKING. LEVINE. MAGIC! opened up for them, and they were really good live. Amazing concert overall. :D

Again. ADAM. FREAKING. LEVINE.
MAGIC! opened up for them, and they were really good live.
Amazing concert overall. :D Photo Cred: MLD

Don't judge me, but, I just recently started reading Harry Potter. I don't know what took me so long, but I'm loving the book! Photo Cred: MLD

Don’t judge me, but, I just recently started reading Harry Potter. I don’t know what took me so long, but I’m loving the book!
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For my besties bday, she found this cool, hippie-like place called "The BlueBerry Patch". It was super chill, and a lot of fun with live music and lots of little nooks and crannies to explore. Photo Cred: MLD

For my besties bday, she found this cool, hippie-like place called “The BlueBerry Patch”. It was super chill, and a lot of fun with live music and lots of little nooks and crannies to explore.
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Leave it to me to find good old Cap in the slew of things to see at this place. Definitely a place to visit more often! Photo Cred: MLD

Leave it to me to find good old Cap in the slew of things to see at this place.
Definitely a place to visit more often!
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Now, time to get in the zone. It has been a struggle, I’ve had to push back the release date, but I WILL finish Jax’s story. Hope to have a revised release date soon ;) Photo Cred: MLD

As you can see, it’s been a little crazy. All of this doesn’t even count my normal work week. However, I am refreshed and ready to buckle down and make the next chapter happen. I hope you all are doing wonderfully, and, are having a relaxing Sunday!

xx,
Mel

Word Swag…

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Photo Cred: MLD

Photo Cred: MLD

Photo Cred: MLD

Photo Cred: MLD

Photo Cred: MLD

Have you checked out this app for the iPhone? I’m not sure if it’s available across all devices, but I just started tinkering with it on Saturday. I was on YouTube (as my nerdy self often does), and ended up searching for cool text/typography apps. Technology today: *thumbs up*

I’m really just excited to have another creative outlet :)

…Not an epically long blog post today! I just wanted to share something fun for a Monday <3

P.S. The app is a paid app…

xx,
Mel

Small Screen Soapbox No. 3…

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Friends…. Do I need to say any more? Are there any other words needed to describe one of the best shows of all time? I wouldn’t even say that’s an opinion, it’s a fact! That’s right, I said it! With the ‘friends’ (<— see what I did there?) I have that also love this show, we can carry on whole conversations entirely with quotes from this show.

I cried when this show ended (#notashamed), I cried when Ross and Rachel were “on a break”, I cried when Chandler proposed to Monica, I cried when Phoebe had her last night with David before he was off to Minsk (again)….Let’s just say, I had the feels for so many moments. So. Many. Moments. In the two hundred and thirty something episodes, I learned so many real life lessons. I’ve felt like they were my friends. Which i think is what makes it so relatable. One of those six, or hell, six of those six characters have something identifiable within them. From money problems to love loss; from childhood loves to adult life decisions; from rekindling relationships to learning to let go; Friends is everything…

This is me when someone can appreciate my fanaticism:

Friends

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I find it so hard to pinpoint anything specific regarding this series, because if you’ve seen it. You just get it. Chandler’s sarcasm, Monica’s bossiness, Ross’ over dramatics, Phoebe’s weirdness, Rachel’s naivety, and Joey’s cluelessness, make one enormous package of funny, real goodness. I can however, pinpoint some of my favorite secondary characters: Janice. Oh. My. Gawd. Yeah, she was annoying, but lovable… Gunther! Who didn’t love his on-point sarcasm and hilarious disgust for Ross (Gunther’s love for Rachel runs deep)… Jack and Judy Gellar – seriously, these parents were hysterical. Hello? Playing favorites, aren’t you Judy?…Dr. Richard Burke, so dreamy! … Kathy. Remember the tension via a haircut? (Fun fact: She played Emily Prentiss on Criminal Minds! See my Small Screen Soapbox No.1 here –> My Introduction to…).. And lastly, who could forget Tag Jones and his cute tush? *sigh*

I have some friends who had a least favorite character, but me? None. Crazy, right? Not one main character did I not like. I’ve read so many articles questioning continuity, and sure, when it was put in front of my face, I noticed it, too. However, that did nothing to deter me from expressing its brilliance. It’s such a simple idea: a group of friends, living in New York, living life and facing it’s obstacles. I’ve wanted nothing more than to live above a local coffee shop since. I love this show.

Favorite quotes? So, so, many. Where to begin?

How to you expect me to grow, if you won’t let me blow? ~ Rachel to Ross

Someone ate the only good thing in my life! ~ Ross

I’m hopeless, and awkward, and desperate for love.” ~ Chandler

Ahh… Salmon skin roll. ~ Rachel

Hi, my name’s Chandler, could I BE wearing anymore clothes? ~ Joey

I got off the plane. ~ Rachel <— the feelsssss

PIVOT! ~ Ross (I know this is only one word, but, watch the episode and thank me later. Season 5 Episode 16)

I’m not so good with the advice, can I interest you in a sarcastic comment? ~ Chandler

Oh, I know, this must be so hard. “Oh no, two women love me. They’re both gorgeous and sexy. My wallet’s too small for my fifties AND MY DIAMOND SHOES ARE TOO TIGHT. ~ Chandler

Come on Will, take your shirt off and tell us. ~ Phoebe

See? He’s her lobster. ~ Phoebe

And OF COURSE…..

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GIF Cred: WeHeartIt <3

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GIF Cred: WeHeartIt <3

I leave you with this, Friends lovers and non Friends watchers alike. This show finally made its way to Netflix. You’re welcome.

xx,
Mel

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Time Heals All Wounds…

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They say time heals all wounds…
Yeah?
Time.
It doesn’t heal all wounds
It progressively softens
But never completely heals.
Five years ago
All she wanted was to fast forward the clock
To dismiss the words she continued to hear in her head
The words that beat like a drum
Into a hollow existence
The words that became like
The ripping of her soul,
Into pieces…
The slash up slash she wanted to bear
On her flawless pretty skin
So that she would know this was real
The pain she could inflict
To remind her of this cruel, cold and dark world,
Because time?
Opened her wounds until they bled
And all she could do was taste the salt in her mouth
and use that very salt for sustenance she needed to survive.
Because that salt in her mouth was the only taste that didn’t make her sick-to-her-stomach.
That taste was the constant reminder
That emptiness has taken over her very soul
Hour after hour
All she could do was ask herself
Was he thinking of her when he was with that one
Or that one
Or the many ones who simply became a nameless
Cheap fuck for a limited time only.
They say time heals all wounds
Well, she would like to call bullshit
Because all time has done is soften the blow
All it’s done is
Proven to her how shitty this world can be
How taking someone at their word
Only means you are fooling yourself
You see…
I was that stupid little girl who believed you when you said you loved me
I was that stupid little girl who didn’t know when you said forever
You actually meant
I was your limited time only
You see, I was that naïve girl
That believed every fucking lie you ever told
That naïve girl who believed you when you said
This isn’t goodbye babe, this is just until next time…
Time did not heal all wounds
It simply made it possible for the until next time
To be the separation needed for you to move on
To be that gentlemen you claimed to be
To swing those doors open for your next victim
To charm that next girl who didn’t see you coming
They say time heals all wounds…
Yeah?
Time hasn’t healed them all
It has simply dulled the pain from a gut wrenching cry
To a soft non existent whisper
From the shards of my soul strewn across on display for everyone to see
Into a puzzle of pieces that fit neatly back into a box.
I gave my open gaping wounds
The time needed to heal
But where those scars remain no one can see…
It’s the insides
The underneath my skin
That still feels the dull pulling at my flesh
Clawing it’s way to make it to the surface again
You see I was that stupid little girl who believed you when you said you loved me
I was that stupid little girl who didn’t know when you said forever
You actually meant that
I was your limited time only

Small Screen Soapbox No. 2…

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Photo Cred: Google Images

Ahhhhh….Supernatural. I will openly admit I started watching this show solely for those two beautiful faces you see above. But then, when I it premiered all of those years ago (2005), I was actually digging the acting talent as well. I was more familiar with Jensen Ackles than I was Jared Padalecki, but now, they are the Winchesters. There is no Dean without Sam, and no Sam without Dean.

Through all of the years in watching this show, I’ve always loved the bond they have as brothers. Sans the supernatural aspect of it, they act as real brothers would. They laugh, they fight, they cry… they’re human. Which I think is a fantastic realistic addition. It would only make sense since the premise/motto is:

Saving people, hunting things- The Family Business”

The family business. Hunting demons and sounding crazy to people whilst doing it. Would you think someone is crazy if you yourself had been experiencing strange things, and two good looking men came to your door as someone from the FBI, or any other law enforcement, to inform you of said entity/ghost/demon, etc? I may have poisoned my brain over the years from watching quite a few “unrealistic” shows, because besides the good looks, I would absolutely believe in the “supernatural”. I only speak for myself here, though…

Okay! Moving past that, there is a third main character in the show-although it is an inanimate object. Dean’s baby, which is his 1967 Chevy Impala.

Photo Cred: Google Images

Photo Cred: Google Images

This car has played some of the best classic rock, taken them on-by now-tens of hundreds of road trips, and has witnessed many deep “bro” talks. It plays as central a part of the show as the brothers do. It’s a beautiful car. Just look at it and sigh with me… *sigh*.

Now, don’t get me wrong. We are on Season 10 of watching the Winchesters on the CW, and as much as I love the show, there have been some questionable seasons where things seemed to be all over the map. I wasn’t sure I could jump on board with some story lines (evil angels, good demons, Satan possessing people willy nilly, God doing the same thing, etc.), especially because they were central themes to some degree, but, they always reeled me back in. For this, I will give credit where credit is due. The writing team for this show is extremely talented. To write this many episodes, for this many seasons, and still have die hard fans? That is a huge accomplishment in my eyes…

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Photo Cred: We Heart It #200episodes

On to the Characters…  What a long list it is we’ve seen come and go. With the nature of the business and what the show is about, there have been some fan favorites with recurring roles, and fan favorites that have completely met their demise. I’m still teary eyed about one in particular, but, I will post no spoilers here! For any who watch the show, I’m fairly confident that with three guesses, you could figure out to whom I refer…However, we do have our long lasting, unfiltered, angel with a soft spot for the Winchesters, who goes by the name, Castiel, aka, Cass.

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Just look at those smiling faces :) I read somewhere that his role (Misha Collins) was only supposed to be a small number of episodes, but we fans took to him and he’s still going strong! He has had quite a journey with Sam and Dean as well. All in good fun, right?

Most of the show comes from a dark (obvi) place, with mostly bad things happening. But, what i think keeps fans holding on tight (other than the obvious chemistry they have on screen as brothers/best friends), is the comedic performances that come at the most seemingly inopportune times. Honest to God, I will laugh to tears at a scene that may have originally been derived from a “serious” moment. If you’ve seen the show, let me bring you back to Season 4, with one of the funniest moments, to me, this show has ever had:

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…I’m still laughing, and laugh just as hard, anytime I see this gif, or this scene in the actual episode (“Yellow Fever”).

So, if you’re still reading this, I can assume you are as a big a fan of the show as I am. With it’s long standing running status, it’s hard to keep committed to watching a show, hell any show, for that matter. Life certainly gets in the way. I have gotten hooked to a number of shows only to fall off due to time constraints. But alas, no matter the real life situation, these boys have, and will always have, a special place in my heart. As long as this show is running, I will be just as excited for the 300th episode (fingers crossed) as I was for the first.

Alas, as this epically long blog post comes to a close, an added bonus is, they’ve just recently got signed on for an ELEVENTH season! That’s right, eleven! I read long ago, their original contract was only for five seasons… If that doesn’t speak highly of the show, I don’t know what will. Allow me to hit you with a gif image of my excitement at this news:

GIF cred: We Heart It

GIF cred: We Heart It

Lastly (for real this time), a quote of goodness from this wonderful show:

I’ll find the posse, cause you know I’m a posse magnet. love me some posse…put that on a shirt.” ~ Dean Winchester

xx,
M

Rich in Another Life…?

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At work earlier this week, I got to chatting with one of my coworkers and we got into a conversation about all of the things I enjoy doing and am good at (or at least I think so haha). She told me, “I think you were rich in another life.” That got me thinking…

Was I??

I’ve never contemplated having another life or reincarnation, of any of that stuff, but, really, what if I were rich in another life? Is there a reason over the years I’ve wanted more? Had a passion for a different lifestyle? Been driven at unspeakable speeds to live and see… everything?

So many questions to make one think. I thought it was funny at the time and instantly thought “Blog post!”

What makes us have certain desires? Is it a simple of case of wanting something we can’t have? Or in my case, with more hard work, becoming attainable? I want so much in this life, is it actually a different life still resonating with me, begging to be completed…?

One day, all of the questions will become answers, careers will be made whole, dreams will not simply be dreams anymore. Speak it into existence, right?

Right.

xx,
M