7.19.2009

We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds

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So I have been working at a fancy lighting store for the past week, and I kind of love it! Not only do I get to meet the most interesting people, but sitting at a desk surrounded by the glamourous sparkle of crystals is not a bad way to work. I love chandeliers. I would put one in every room in my house if I could, they add just the right amount of whimsy to any style.

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I especially love this picture... bats are my weakness!

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And this one... octopus!


All images found at weheartit.com unless noted.

7.17.2009

Are you restless like me?


Sleep has been a hard thing to come across for me lately. It seems as if my internal sleep clock is backwards. I tend to become very sleepy while at work, but at night I'm wide awake! Staying up until the wee hours in the morning, and making it very hard to wake up when the alarm goes off at 8am. I tried using valerian root for some time now, but since the bottle is all finished, I'm really trying not to buy another one. I hate relying on a pill to make me fall asleep, even if it is an all natural herb.


So I tried looking up some pictures for visual stimulation, and found some very interesting results! If you type the words "sleepy girl" into the search engine at flickr.com, you will find a very odd amount of girls sleeping on the subways in China and Japan.




There were lots more, but you get the point! I just found it odd. Maybe girls in China and Japan have the same sleep schedule as I do.

The next search I did was for "yawn". I had to change the search to "yawn girl" or "yawn man" because apparently there are a LOT of pictures of animals yawning! Most of them were cats or tigers and just looked like they were screaming though! Like this little guy:


But what a way to make yourself sleepy! I think I yawned 15 times while browsing through the pictures! And I just made myself yawn right now, just typing about it! Hmm, another weird phenomenon, contagious yawning. Why DO we yawn anyways? I know because were tired, but what exactly does yawning accomplish? According to this article, it's because when we are bored or sleepy, our breathing is shallow, and "the sudden intake of oxygen [when yawning] increases the heart rate, rids the lungs and the bloodstream of the carbon dioxide buildup, and forces oxygen through blood vessels in the brain, while restoring normal breathing and ventilating the lungs." But they also state that fetuses in a womb have been known to yawn, when they don't even breath air yet! I guess it's just going to remain a mystery.

Well, as they say, I'm off to never-never land, whatever that may mean to you. To me, it's a sparkly land of magic, fairy-tales, and beautiful scenery, where you never have to grow up. Like in Peter Pan, but with a Fantasia twist. You know, flying ponies and dancing fairies, stuff like that.


I wish you all the sweetest of dreams!


Goodnight!



7.13.2009

First Post/ Reawaken it with play...

This summer I have been dreaming of relaxation, fun, and whimsy.

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Like curling up in this hammock, reading books all day long, with a glass of lemonade in hand.
I have a thing for lots and lots of pillows and
comfy blankets.

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Or frolicking in pretty dresses, chasing bubbles,
kites, or balloons.
I like to feel like a kid sometimes, it brings
excitement and wonder into my life.

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Maybe even picnicking in the grass, making flower
chains and pointing out images that the clouds form.

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But there has been nothing as big as dreaming of
going to a far away land, escaping from the mundane life of living in the same city forever.
I wish to travel, everywhere. To see places big and small, popular or quaint, to learn from different
cultures, and experience things never though of
before.

But nevertheless, this summer has been full of
stressful thoughts, and looming deadlines.
Empty pockets, and wishful thinking.
So I'm going to take a deep breath, and let it go.

I have a new motto to live by:
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Play |plā|verb1 [ intrans. ] engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose : the children were playing outside | her friends were playing with their dolls.[ trans. ] engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment : I want to play Monopoly.amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretense : the boys were playing cops and robbers.

Yes, reawakening the possibility of a fun summer with play sounds like a good idea indeed.
And actually, playing cops and robbers sounds like a good way to start =)