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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2006|06:29 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*New York*

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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2006|03:56 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
Food, I will miss thee

*Fave breakfast: bagel with schmear! *

*Pretty much my daily lunch *

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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2006|01:01 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
New York City blues

*Bullrun @ Wall Street *

*Brooklyn! *

*Times Square*
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(no subject) [May. 18th, 2006|08:11 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

It has been ages since I last wrote something on this weblog, I know.
The news is I've just come back to Italy. My internship in Manhattan has ended and I am now in the process of having some job interviews in my home city.
These months have been an emotional rollercoaster. Many things have changed in my life and many mistakes have been made...
For the past 3 weeks I have been unintenionally fasting like crazy. Not to sound a "drama queen" or miserable (good Lord, no!), but the pain I am experiencing has shut all the other emotions and physical needs. No hunger, no thirst, no sleep... Just pain for this huge loss.
I probably deserve to feel what I have made other people feel. Have you ever read Dante's Inferno? In the Divine Commedy damneds suffer horrible pains due to their past behaviours, it's called "legge del contrappasso" in Italian, which can be easily summed in "you get what you give".
Errr, I just said I didn't want to sound miserable nor pathetic... Ok, let's step back and let's just not talk about this, okay?

Let's just stick to this: I am back!

*Me a couple of days ago*
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Disappointing couple [Feb. 11th, 2006|01:45 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*Heath Ledger Best Actor 2006?! Are you kidding me?*

I finally had the chance to watch "Brokeback Mountain" yesterday night. After dinner, me and a workmate went to the cinema in the West Village (perfect place for that movie ;-).

Well, my friends, I came out very disappointed. Where the hell is the the "story"?

Let's summarize: two nice cowboylike guys having a love affair in a stunning place called Brokeback Mountain at the end of the '60s.
So WHAT?! It doesn't surprise me that a coming out wasn't the easiest choice to take in those years. I mean it IS hard nowadays too! Forget for a moment all the series with all those nice gay couples. How many people, who probably are our friends or even relatives, are having problems with dealing with their lovelife and the rest of the world?

I've heard people saying this is a touching movie. Why? We all experience the "loss" of someone we love in our lives. This is not moving, sad for sure, but this is the unpredictable and unforeseenable course of life. What's so touching in this movie? I can't really see it.
If you're looking for a real "touching" movie about homosexuality, rent "Boys don't cry" and you'll find what makes a film really "affecting".

What makes this movie so special after all? Is it because the two cowboys are so nice? Is it because they're cowboys?
What the hell is wrong with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger): did he ate a sock for breakfast? I know that being Italian doesn't help, but jeezuz, I understood 10% of the things he said!

Wanna know what the movie is really worth for? The masterly use of the camera in framing scenes (we're still talking about Ang Lee, after all!) and the breathtaking location. Oh my, is Wyoming so beautiful? I don't wanna offend anyone, but after seeing these places who cares of visiting Florida or other states: let's all go to Brokeback Mountain!

I'd really like to know your impressions and comments about this movie. Sometimes sharing perspectives about cinema is more funny than watching movies!
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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2006|12:05 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*Design lamps @ MOMA*

Never trust your first impression, never!
This week at work has been just great. I've finally started working on new projects and got precious advices from my boss. I couldn't ask for more. I love being busy and finally start to learn new things.
Even my collegues have revealed themselves as nice and warming people. They invited me for lunch last Friday and we got to know eachother a lil' bit better.
Everything's just getting better day after day and I couldn't be happier.

Friday the doorman brought me two packages which were waiting for me in the lobby (how could I have imagined I received mail!?).
Thank you so much Jaami ( plush_octops) and Kat ( kat_penguino)! I adore the cd mixes Jaami made me (great selection!) and the gorgeous gifts Kat made me for a swap @ craftster.org (you should absolutely check Kat' journals over at Kat's Meow).

Yesterday has been a super warm and delightful day here in NYC. You could walk outside without your coat and enjoy a wonderful sun. Too bad that I didn't take that occasion to take the Circle Line for a nice ferry trip around Manhattan... Today is too grey and cloudy for long walks and photo shots, so I'll be probably going to the Metropolitan or the Guggenheim which are both in my area.
Has any of you been to the Museum of Natural History? I was wondering if it was worth the ticket.
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(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2006|12:59 am]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*Brooklyn's bridge from Seaport*

Ok ladies, let me tell you that your comments on my previous post enlighted my day and cheered me up. You're the best, and I mean ALL of you. Thank you so much for your encouragements, welcomes and nice words. Here I have found the best people ever.


Today has been quite a good day at work. I finally have an email account and new stuff to work on, so I'm feeling much better.
I still keep being without much appetite at lunch, but I found a great cure and its called PEANUT BUTTER!
I've always thought it was something I would have never liked. I mean: butter from peanuts?! But as I tasted it, I recognized how wrong I was. Jeezus, it's amazing! It's either salty and sweet and its consistence reminds me the one of the Nutella (even if I don't like Nutella chocolate cream). Now I have to hide myself the jar before the situation gets serious! Oh my, how come we don't have anything similar in Italy?

*Financial district from Seaport, my office is in this area*
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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2005|12:15 am]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
red tassel earringstrilayered necklace
*Red tassel earrings + Layered necklace*

January 7th is the date!
Tomorrow morning I'll get my fingerprints recorded at the US Embassy and have a brief meeting with the consul. This means getting all dressed up and stuff (all things that I totally hate since I always end feeling uncomfortable).

I have to anticipate my move to NY for Jan. 7th. I am not ready! With al this Xmas shopping and stuff, I haven't had the time to prepare anything. I still have to buy some working suits (you know, tailleurs, nice dresses and shoes...), a warm coat and many other things.
Unluckily I had to cancel my craft fair scheduled for Jan. 10th. It's a real pity because I have been working really hard to stock tonz and tonz of new jewelry, hats and scarves. I'm considering taking at least all the jewelry and beading supplies with me and mantain my shop open while I'm away from home.

Does any of you own a PO BOX? How does it work? Which is in you opinion the best size?
Is it hard to get one if you're a foreigner? I'm considering renting one from the USPS, but their site doesn't give any information on how to apply.

My first Christmas presents!
This morning I received two amazing Xmas gifts which left me wordless.
The first was from plainmabel. I was so happy to receive a copy of BUST, I've never read it before and I loved it! Together with the magazine there was a super cool cd mix (entitled Ciao Francesca! which was really appreciated by my boyfriend too), a tasty candy bar which now r.i.p. in my belly (yum!) and some lovely beads. Thank you so much Tara for your incredible generosity and the wonderful presents you sent me!

The second package I found in my mailbox came from the supertalented _yankee_girl_. She sent me some amazing charms which I was almost afraid to use, an adorable monkey coin purse, a mint lipbalm which smells so good that makes you wanna eat your mouth, two fabolous brooches and tonz of handmade notecards. I never received so many cute things alltogether! A heartfelt grazie Lindsey, you totally spoiled me!
A pair of earrings I made for myself with Lindsey" charmsCollapse )
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(no subject) [Dec. 18th, 2005|03:35 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*Parrot earrings*

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Rome. Too bad that my PMS is killing me, because it's the perfect day for a long walk at the beach or a bicycle ride. I think I will take advantage of my 'not feeling good' to knit a scarf for my Granny. And speaking of scarves, have you seen the latest creation of Melissa ( iloveaprilfool)? So gorgeous!
That's all for now. Have a great Sunday!
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2005|03:05 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
Big updates for my N.Y. move: I found a temporary flat in Manhattan for January/February. It's quite expensive and I won't share it with other people (which is sad 'cause I hoped to have some room mates), but at least I have a place to call home!
Next step: buying plane tickets.

*Bird earrings + Tassel earrings*

*Pear quartz earrings*

I'm working on some new jewelry for the craft fair and on some Xmas presents for lj friends, stay tuned for crafty updates.
And, before I forget:
HAPPY B-LATED BIRTHDAY mariethebee, get well soon!
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(no subject) [Dec. 15th, 2005|01:48 am]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
If you enjoyed playing and want to know if you guessed right...

*Charlie and The Chocolate Factory*

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The movie game! [Dec. 14th, 2005|09:42 am]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
In the mood for wasting some time playing?
Try to guess from which movie these screenshots are. To make things harder, all the characters are invisible. Comment with your answers (as usual, and don't try to cheat peeping others replies,solutions later in the afternoon)

*Guess the movie?*

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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2005|09:11 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
Famous kids quiz

In case you wondered...

*Avril Lavigne*

All the solutions under the cut:Collapse )
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(no subject) [Dec. 10th, 2005|01:49 pm]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter
blue crochet
*Blue crocheted necklace*

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I'm going to take better pictures this afternoon following the advices you gave me (thank you so much for all the tips you suggested me!).
This early morning I was at the post office sending some orders and some secret Santa' gifts when the postwoman asked me where I bought the red crocheted necklace I was wearing. I explained her I made it for my lil' shop and guess what? She ordered 2 for Xmas presents! Yay for unexpected orders :)
Have a good w.e.
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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2005|11:21 am]
Forget love, I'd rather fall in peanut butter

*Still no progress with my pics: grrrr!*

I've tried to picture 8 necklaces in all the ways I could think of. I tried to follow all the advices you gave me. I even used two different cameras (my beloved nikon 770 and my handy konica), but I fear I can't get anything better than this.
I'm getting a lil' bit frustrated!
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