Monday, May 23, 2011

Further proof that I am technologically inept....

So I just now found the stats tab on my blogger dashboard.

Some two years of semi-coherent babbling...
...and I finally notice that something is actually "keeping count". ;)

Well played, Blogger. Well played indeed...

After I got done face-palming myself, I really enjoyed seeing just how many people had been unfortunate enough to stumble upon my slice of the web.
Not the sum of the numbers, but how they were divided is what I got a kick out of.
Wanna know my greatest post? My Pièce de résistance? My Magnum Opus?

Well, according to you, and the rest of the Page to Film post on "The Westing Game."

Trippy, huh?
Either people really like that book, or film execs are secretly thinking about getting a movie in the works and are stopping by for some casting inspiration.
Either way, I stew with curiosity and conspiracy theories...^-^

I also have a pretty good list of of views from around the globe.
True most of the turn out comes from the U.S of A (home-court deal and all).
But lovely folks from the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and Poland keep coming back for more (insanity breeds insanity?) and help round out the top ten.
Love your faces, guys.

Some very honorable mentions include the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and anyone browsing through their handy-dandy iPad. Your love is truly cherished.

Sadly, not one page view from Sweden yet.

But I intend to change that...righttt...NOW!

Rock on, beautiful Swedes. Rock on.

Really and truly though, anytime someone dares to click on any link to my blog (intended or accidental) I am left flattered and very appreciative.
I can only hope the experience is as gratifying to you on your end, as it is to me on mine. :)

I'm not linking the Sweden wiki page to this post because I believe people to be ignorant of the country's existence. Rather because everyone should definitely learn more about the place and people that gave the world both Ingrid Bergman and IKEA.
Just sayin'. <3

Monday, May 16, 2011

Twenty-five reasons I was born too late...

In alphabetical order...

#1. Bogart
"The only good reason to have money is this:
so that you can tell any SOB in the world to go to hell."

#2. Brando
"I put on an act sometimes, and people think I'm insensitive.
Really, it's like a kind of armor because I'm too sensitive.
If there are two hundred people in a room and
one of them doesn't like me, I've got to get out."

#3. Brynner
"Girls have an unfair advantage over men:
If they can't get what they want by being smart,
they can get it by being dumb."

#4. Cash
"How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between
heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm
is no place for any man."

#5. Caine
"Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me.
Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath."

#6. Chaplin
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot."

#7. Cole
"I'm an interpreter of stories.
When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories."

#8. Cooper
"Until I came along all the leading men were handsome,
but luckily they wrote a lot of stories about the fellow next door."

#9. Connery
"I suppose more than anything else I'd like to be an old man
with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.
They know that life is not just a popularity contest."

#10. Conrad
"Marriage is something that goes way beyond the flesh.
Each human being has his own need for security . . .
It's great to have someone to lean on . . .
It's great to have someone lean on you."

#11. Dean
"Only the gentle are ever really strong."

#12. Gable
"Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on,
I'd have had no time to go fishing."

#13. Grant
"I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between
Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each."

#14. Martin
"I've got seven kids. The three words you hear most around
my house are 'hello,' 'goodbye,' and 'I'm pregnant."

#15. McQueen
"There's something about my shaggy-dog eyes
that makes people think I'm good."

#16. Montalban
“If you shake your fist, the other guy will shake his too.
But if you extend your hand to shake their hand, then they will extend
theirs also, and you've made a friend.”

#17. Newman
"A man can only be judged by his actions,
and not by his good intentions or his beliefs."

#18. Peck
"They say the bad guys are more interesting to play but there is more to it
than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because
it's harder to make them interesting."

#19. Plummer
"Unless you can surround yourself with as many beautiful things
as you can afford, I don't think life has very much meaning."

#20. Presley
"Rhythm is something you either have or don't have,
but when you have it, you have it all over."

#21. Redford
"There are certain friendships that are sometimes
too good and too strong to talk about."

#22. Stamp
"As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible.
I'm not sure I ever could, but I certainly
had the ability to pass unnoticed."

#23. Stewart
“I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy,
Doctor, I finally won out over it.”

#24. Wayne
"I would like to be remembered, well . . . the Mexicans have
a phrase, "Feo fuerte y formal". Which means he
was ugly, strong and had dignity."

#25. Welles
"I passionately hate the idea of being with it;
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

UO's "Room Sweet Room" contest...

The girlies and dudes up at Urban Outfitters have put their beautiful minds together and come up with a fun way for us admirers to share some stuff and possibly win some stuff.

*~The Room Sweet Room Contest~*

We commoners send in a pic of our room, fill in the info blanks, and cross our fingers.

My Humble Submission:

My dear brother calls it a "granny" room, but I prefer to think of it as a mid-century/mod/eccentric/classy sanctuary of lost thoughts and fervent wishes.
I collect art, antique books, old photographs, and any pretty thing that has character.
The black and white picture in the lower left box is my own handiwork.
All in all, I think my room is pretty neat (if I do say so myself).

Think you can you do better? Click the link then, fool!


What's at stake?
What's to gain?
A glorious $500 gift card for more UO goodies!


Best of luck to you "roomies"...<3

Sunday, May 8, 2011

We drive each other crazy sometimes...

...But thanks for everything, Mom. <3