Planning my upcoming trip to New Orleans.
My mom (who lives across the country) and I were sick of visiting each other in our own states (her California, me Maine) so we decided to meet somewheres in the US neither of us have been. After much consideration on my part I chose New Orleans because in late April / early May (during my birthday) a huge jazz/blues music festival will be taking place. Along with that we plan on taking a bloody Mary voodoo tour, eating the spiciest food we can find, and attending a few burlesque shows. I will post more about my plans as I make them.
New Blog Readers
Thanks to all of you. I know their still aren’t many but I need to keep positive and keep posting. I plan to get a post every other day. If you have anything you would like me to write about feel free to make suggestions.
My new ds games
1. Watch My Neighbor Toroto if you haven’t already. It is a Studio ghibli film that is wonderful to those who are not hardcore anime fans. It made me wish I was surrounded by people who believed in spirits.
see also Spirited Away
2. Listen to anything by Yann Tiersen. He is the creator of the Amelie Soundtrack and many other wonderful pieces of music.
(Click above to hear)
3. Start a quote collection.
We have to keep one for the new business class I am taking, It’s my favorite part of class.
4. Gala Darling’s 50 Ways to To Rescue the Worst Day Ever.
5. Get more into instrumental music.
Here is an entry in blackciggarette a great livejournal community all about it.
Some other little things to consider.
Buy yourself a new soap in your favorite scent, take pictures of everything you can find of a specific color and make a mosaic, update your inspiration board, go to the library and take out a bunch of nonfiction books on subjects that interest you, buy a really tasty tea, coffee, or cocoa.
2008 is going to be a special year, I can feel it in my bones. It will be a great year for growth, experimentation, celebration, and creativity and I am more then ready for it all. Are you?
Here are some ideas you can use to indulge in 2008
Buy your favorite kind of dark chocolate
Enjoy a cup of well made coffee
Look through any old magazines and make a collage
Take time to make your favorite meal
Go to a used book store with 20$ and buy some treasures
Do the same with thrift stores
Buy a great set of colored pens and use them to write letters
Invest in some beautiful stationary
Buy a Moleskine notebook and write about the things you love
Make a mix at the end of every month that goes with what you did/felt
Collect greeting card that make you laugh and send them randomly to friends
Buy a stuffed Creature (I love my ugly doll) and put him on your pillow to brighten your day
Search in antique stores for trinkets
Find your signature scent (mine is green tea, vanilla cake, and paper back books)
Write notes to your loved ones and leave them around their home
Go shopping for cute underwear and socks
Make a point to take a good picture everyweek
make a photo album
Collect children’s books with a theme (like friendly monsters)
Learn to bake
Buy a plant, and take care of it to your best ability
Decorate a cork board with pictures that inspire you
Listen to old tapes and records
Learn something new like feng shui
In 2007, Jupiter was in your eighth house, which rules real estate, intimacy and large sums of money. It was an intense year. You could have earned and lost a lot of money, paid off (or accrued) debt, gotten married, bought property, or moved in with your mate.
Now, Jupiter enters your ninth house of entrepreneurship, higher education, publishing and long-distance travel. Ready for more independence? Here it comes! Focus on:
- Starting a business
- Applying to colleges or furthering your education
- Traveling the world
- Writing a book
- Pursuing a career in publishing or sales
- Working from a virtual office, or in a job that involves travel
- Exploring metaphysical or inspirational topics