Things Are Going to Change – Post Six-Hundred-Fifty-Three

We’ve had quite lovely weather as of late; though I do hate the heat. Give me 60 degree weather any day of the week with a slight warm breeze, and I’m a happy girl.
Things have been very hectic lately. Work is stressful, and watching Zorro is fun, yet scary. I watched her fall off the counter today and land partly on her side. I couldn’t catch her in time.
I’ve been working towards publishing something. I bought a book by a man who has sold every kind of writing possible, and decided to put his two cents into the wonderful world of how to become a successful writer. So far it’s been very helpful. I just need to take a moment (hopefully tonight) and put his advice into practice.
I also recently bought a book pertaining to the study of the Cherokee language. Did you know that r and I think b are very rarely used in the Cherokee language, if at all?

Things are getting tougher, yet better each day. This month I begin to save up for school in January. I’ll hopefully have about 1,300 saved in time, which will be enough to take 2 classes and hopefully have a little saved for the next semester. I’m very excited to get back to learning. I’m also saving for a Rosetta Stone language (Hindi,) that way I can begin learning that in my spare time.

I love learning. So much. ❤

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. Expect some changes soon on the blog. I may be posting more and more of my work, and posting more links to view my work. Here’s one I’m sure you may be familiar with. Take a look at it here.

Oh Dear . . . – Post Six-Hundred-Fifty-Two

So, as I was dozing into a ‘blissful’ sleep last night, my sweet cat Zorro decided to cuddle with me.
Well, I’d noticed about a week ago that her nipples had become very.. urm.. prominent.
And then, last night, I noticed her tummy felt a little.. round. And firm. And baby kitten-ish.

Oh dear mother of God was my only thought.
So, I think my baby girl is pregnant. Lovely, isn’t it?
Yesss and no. Not sure what I’m going to do if she is, but we will see.

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. If she IS pregnant.. does anyone want kittens  in the Portland area? Zorro’s kind of the cutest, so her kittens are bound to be adorable.

Haven’t You Ever Told? – Post Six-Hundred-Fifty

THE IT LIST

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it
Participating in Relay for Life
Eating breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York
Reading (at least) 1 book in a different language
Reading all 93 books that Jacqueline Kennedy edited
Visiting my great grandmother and great grandfather’s graves
Reading all (original) Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books
Creating a 50-line poem with a photo associated to each line
Creating a daisy chain
Sending a post script to Postsecret
Writing a poem in another language
Being a part of the Holi Festival

I sent in one of my secrets. It feels lovely, to be honest. It’s almost like playing a part in a fantastic masquerade.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Film Is a Glimpse of What Used to Be – Post Six-Hundred-Forty-Nine

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A local church sign. 

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Local art at a transit center. 

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A passenger’s view.

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I’m sure all you locals know this guy (;

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Reflections.

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And a quick last one of my favorite person with my favorite expression of his. (:

 

I. Love. Film.

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

Pi is Endless – Post Six-Hundred-Forty-Eight

So, as you know, I was reading ‘Life of Pi’ for the BBC 100 book list. I have to say it was the most amazing book I’ve read thus far. And I just found out that a movie is coming out this November for it! Oh please, Ang Lee, I beg of you: DO THIS BOOK JUSTICE! 

Ahem. Anyway. Moving on . . .

If you don’t know already, the book revolves around a young boy who is stranded in the Pacific ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Not even kidding. Does that not sound phenomenal? It starts off with a man wandering all over India. He meets a man who tells him “Let me tell you a story that will make you believe in God.” What? Really? I believe the man wandering was an atheist, so I’m sure he was a bit skeptical about a story being able to sway him so powerfully to the opposite side of his faithless spectrum.

The end . . . was bottomless. It was never-ending. As one of the critics’ said, it makes you not want to stop reading once the pages run out. Seriously . . . I suggest you read this.

So, I read ‘Life of Pi’. I went from phenomenal book to a dreadfully boring and frustrating ‘classic’ called ‘Vanity Fair’ by William Makepeace Thackeray. I’m having such a hard time with this book that I almost want to just throw it out the window and move on. At least in this last chapter it took on an interesting turn of events that is slightly more amusing than everything else that has gone on.
Can anyone tell me why ‘Vanity Fair’ is a classic? I’m not being rhetorical; I just can’t seem to find a reason as to why it’s so great. I shall drudge on, though!

Au revoir,

Gigi