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Friday, March 18, 2011

Here's to the Girls

it has become very clear in the past couple months that i have some amazing women in my life. for some reason its acceptable in our society for women to tear each other down. well i no longer accept this. i am so happy to have pillars of strength around me in my friends and family of women. you know who you are ladies. without you i wouldn't be who i am today. and i guess this is just a little thank you for being who you are and giving me love when i needed it the most! so to heres to you!!














Monday, March 7, 2011

NOOK

I recently went to the dark side and got a eReader, the Nook to be exact through Barns and Noble. i was against this whole idea for a very long time. i love reading and i love having the book on my shelf and rereading them again. as we moved a week ago the amount of book i have and we moved was a bit insane. and i even cleaned them out too... Sad. Another reason that altered my original hate for the eReader was a plane ride. In the next year i will be on many plane rides and as well all know weight of your luggage costs more then my rent these days. And books weigh a lot so why not have 5 or 100 in something that weighs 11 onces. My mom and dad have one so they let me barrow theirs for a couple weeks to see how i would like it. I caved and fell in love.

Here are some of the reasons i love the Nook. If i ever have a problem with it i can take it to any Barns and Noble and they will fix it. I can share a book with any other Nook owner for 14 days. You can go into any Barns and Noble and reda and book for free for anh hour. there is an easy touch screen navigation at the bottom. 10 day battery life. 2GB memory which can hold up to 1500 books, magazines, and newspapers. I sync it with my computer so i always have a back up system with my books and they also save on BarnsandNoble.com. Also the price of books is so much more reasonable. Instead of a new hardback being 26.99 its 15.99. And older books are around 5 to 10$. And a nice added bonus was a lot of books that are public domain are free on the Nook. All the classics. Right up my alley. They also have very stylish accessories and i had to get the right cover for me. So naturally i got the Alice in Wonderland one. 

I didn't need the 3G because i don't need internet all the time. WiFi is fine because all i need to do is buy the book once then turn it off. Also i felt there was no need for the nook color. At least for me. For one the price is too much for me and i read in black and white why do i need color? At then end of the day i am very pleased with this. Greg thinks i have a new boyfriend in my Nook. hahaha. No electronic can come between us Greg, if you are reading this. But i do love my Nook.

Disney Dream Portraits

Annie Leibovitz is one of my favorite photographers. From 2007 to 2011 she has does these Disney dream portraits with various celebrities as different Disney characters. i am sure you have seen them in a variety of magazines over the years. Disney hired her originally for there “Year of a Million Dreams” campaign. it clearly did so well she has kept doing them even after year of  million dream is over.


Queen Latifah as Ursala from the Little Mermaind

Jeff Bridges as the Beast and Penelope Cruz as Belle

Alec Baldwin as the Magic Mirror and Oliva Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White

Jennifer Lopez as Princess Jasmine and Marc Anthony as Aladdin from Aladdin

Beyonce as Alice, Lyle Lovett as the March Hare, and Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter

 Gisele B√ľndchen as Wendy and Mikhail Baryshnikov ad Peter Pan and Tina Fey as Tinkerbell (although she is hard to make out)

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie from Aladdin

Rachel Weisz as Snow White

Jessica Biel as Pocahontas

Roger Federer as King Authur

Julie Andrew as the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio while Abigail Breslin poses as herself as an apprentice fairy

David Bechman is Prince Charming  from Sleeping Beauty and almost all other Disney Princess movies

Julianne Moore is Princess Ariel and Michael Phelps as a mermaid from the Little Mermaid