Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cha Cha Cha Changes

Currently working on redecorating my studio.  
I think I'm off to a good start...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm famous!

Ok not really, but this is pretty awesome.  Robert and I did little photo shoot with his cousin, Michael Samaripa of InnerLightCreations, over the weekend.  Now I can be a little awkward in front of the camera, but Mike did a great job of making me look good!  Check out his blog post for more details on the shoot. 

Aren't we so cute?

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Morning Special

Where is my Motivation?
by Alex Mobley

There is a hill in the distance
that I want to climb
at the top stands a prize
something I can't yet reach
between me and that hill
there are many obstacles
some that will test my will
strength and perseverance
can I reach the top?
the answer is unclear now
this journey has not begun
yet it is near its end
the hill moves every second
as if it is unattainable
unable to be approached
incapable of being climbed
not by me or any other
but it is so inviting
green, and covered with flowers
flowers that smell wonderful
when will I reach this hill
without moving forward I can't
I wont ever reach it
never be able to climb to the peak
reach for that prize
know that what I did to get here
was merely a test asked of me
by myself 
a motivation that had to be found
only within me
not forced out by others
where do I find it
thats for you to learn
but without that hill
it wont be easy to know

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Soul Searching?

I'm sure some of you regulars around here have realized that I haven't been posting as much as usual.  I feel like I haven't been myself since the start this year and I haven't been able to get out of this rut.  I've been trying to figure it out for a while now and have come to the conclusion  that I need to pursue new endeavors for the Dainty Librarian store.  As much as I love it so so very much, it has become more business and less creativity than I would like.  I'll be selling the rest of my sweatshirt stock with the hopes that I'll have a new plan by then (or maybe tomorrow).  Thanks for all of your support dear readers, I'll still be updating the blog!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Have a drink with me!

Dress Target :: Sweater F21 :: Earrings made by me

Sometimes you just need a happy hour!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

Robert, Sweet Pea and I had quite a nice little weekend.  I was so excited last week when Robert asked me out on a date for Friday night.  We went to the Blue Dahlia Bistro to try out their "cheese board" and some wine, then we went to the Highball for a cocktail and finally made it to the Alamo Dafthouse for a special screening of "Castle in the Sky" (directed by the same guy who did my favsie "My Neighbor Totoro").  We started off Saturday morning right with breakfast at the Omelettry and then ran a bunch of errands.  I finally got Robert to sit down and watch "Amelie" with me and he also fell in love!  How did you spend your weekend?

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Morning Special

Dealing with Life
By Alex Mobley

Don't ever break the silence
it will only bring on violence
created by the masses 
until it one day crashes
taking all their lives
or maybe just their minds
altered from a place
that brings about a space
where all is what we want
nothing too much to flaunt
showing off our skills
that burns and rots and kills
the things that are not a need
for there is no such greed
to be out of the norm
showing an unruly form
such as isms concerning race
sex, age or saving face
nothing can stop this land
becoming a national brand
others continue to trail
with most about to fail
because we can not help
just talk and scream and yelp
to convince to start anew 
with their own chance to brew
a step up in common life
needed to keep the knife
out of hands showing blood
avoiding the final flood
making life a little tougher
but ending the lasting suffer

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Unfortunately our little Sweet Pea is feeling under the weather, so she only made to the end of the street and back to our house.  We're hoping it's just a little cold from being at the animal shelter.  Anyway, I hope you are all feeling better than Sweet Pea and enjoying this lovely lovely day!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

New Addition

Today Robert and I brought a new member into our little family, her name is Sweet Pea.  We found her yesterday at the Austin Animal Center shivering in the cold and we knew we had to take her home.  So far she is very shy and enjoys cuddling and putting her nose in between our legs or arms.  Isn't she the cutest?

Se gets very lovey around me, like she already know I'm her mama!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Morning Special

by Alex Mobley

There is nothing like it
that feeling you get
when you finally realize
what you have is real
not some fairy tale hoax
or rom-com falsehood
from your feet
all the way to your head
you know that it's right
you can never live without it
it drags you out of bed
makes you want to smile
gets you through the tough times
even ones they cause
scream it because you can
tell all of your friends
what they wish they had
but some have not felt
the way you do inside
the way you do outside
it's impossible to explain
even those who have tried
still get caught up in the lore
the word has real meaning
but the emotion is what gets
everything out in the open
cherish it while you can
take in every single moment
you don't know how lucky you are
it doesn't disappear
it grows with time
it can run so deep
that no matter what happens
it's impossible to rid
yeah it's called love
but like I said
the word is just one thing
it carries meaning 
that only you two share
because you created it
and it will live with you
forever and always

Friday, February 10, 2012

One Whole Year

Earlier this week I alluded to the fact that this would be a big month for Robert and me and that is because we are celebrating our first anniversary together!  So if you don't mind, I'm going to gush a little about our relationship...

I had signed up for the online dating site Ok Cupid because my darling friend Sarah suggested I should. (Thanks Sarah!)  I went on several first dates and only a few seconds dates, but I never really connected with anyone.  I was at a point where I was getting tired of all the strange messages and then this happened:

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    hello.Feb 10, 2011 – 6:25pm
    Hi! I like your profile, I'm a big Vonnegut fan myself. I haven't checked out all his books but I just started reading Sirens Of Titan. :) Anyway, if you want, message me back. 

    -Rob or hox85 or Rob :) 

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    Feb 10, 2011 – 8:50pm
    Sirens of Titan is fantastic. I highly recommend Cat's Cradle and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as well.
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 2:11pm
    I will check those out. So your new to Austin? How is this wonderful city treating you so far? Catch any bands yet? I love Austin, yes I was born here...but there is just so much to do and see!
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 2:38pm
    I've lived here about 6 months now. I've caught a couple shows, but nothing that was super fantastic, unfortunately.
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 2:48pm
    Yeah I guess its kinda hit or miss with the venues around here. I went out to Emo's a week or so ago to see my favorite band play. But I'm waiting for SXSW to start, lots of free shows! I'm Robert by the way, Whats your name? 
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 2:59pm
    I haven't been to Emo's yet, but I feel like I need to at some point. 

    My name is Roxanne.
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:09pm
    Hi Roxanne, its nice to meet you. :) Emo's is cool, I like it because its laid back. I'm not a fan of dance clubs, so i find sanctuary in bars that i don't have to bust a move in. And that's my lame attempt at humor. So it goes, right? :)
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:10pm
    Yes it does.
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:19pm
    So I know that you have no idea who I am. Obviously I'm some guy that keeps asking you weird questions. But, maybe we could sit and have some coffee together, or tea. I would love to know more about your art, i am always looking to meet another creative person! If not no big deal, i know meeting people online can be weird. :)
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:22pm
    I wouldn't mind meeting you. Isn't that why we're all here?
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:25pm
    You are right! Ok, well when are you free?
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:29pm
    I'm working on a project right now, but I'm sure I'll be needing a break soon if you want to hang out today.
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:33pm
    Yeah that sounds wonderful. I Live down W 38th street. There is a nice coffee shop called cherrywood coffee house down the street. Are you in the area?
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:36pm
    Oooh, love that place but I haven't been for a bit. I'm not too far from there. Does 5 work for you?
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    Feb 11, 2011 – 3:38pm
    5 is great! I will see you there. :)

I could tell after spending some time with him that he was a genuine person and I really appreciated that so we moved on to dinner.  The next day we went to the movies and shared our first kiss and the day after we got ice cream, searched for a photobooth and kissed a whole lot more.  Just 4 months after that day we moved in with each other and I couldn't be happier.  Robert is so wonderful and puts up with my crazy spells.  We have ups and downs like any couple, but I still can't believe how much I love him considering we've only been together for a year. I feel so fortunate that we found each other.
We've got a big weekend ahead of us, so hopefully I'll come back with some fun photos!  Have a great weekend everyone!
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