Chopin beats & droppin Brahms.


The secret to living richly.
December 31, 2008, 2:05 am
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doesn’t necessarily require a lot of money.

So you’ve washed your face, brushed your teeth, peeled off your day clothes and hopped into the night ones, said your prayers like a good Catholic, or turned off your lights like a good energy saver

or both..

You sneak into the sheets take one last look at the ceiling before you slip into slumber and think to yourself

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Where has the time gone?

Unfortunately there’s no philosophical mapquest to try and locate it. So in the end we try to make sense of everything that just happened.

I’ve been doing this a lot lately. It’s phenomenal, wonderful, and at times disturbing how time can fly. One day you’re wishing you were in elementary school wishing you were in high school, then you’re in high school wishing you were in college, and then you’re in college wishing you were in the working world, and before you know it, you’ve found yourself wishing that you could go back to the days where the only thing that stressed you out was not having a red crayon.

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It seems that everyone has been wishing for the year to be “over already.” And during this time of year, everyone is so caught up in what they’re going to do “differently” in the New Year. Resolutions shemezolutions. You shouldn’t have to wait for a new number on the calendar to resolve to do anything. Be like Nike and just do it.

2008 was not the kindest, nor was it the cruelest year. But I can definitely tell you it was one of the most memorable.

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Instead of looking at 2009 as another year with an agenda, I resolve to play more things by ear.

I also resolve to give more kisses on the cheek, hug tighter, stay longer, smile wider, laugh harder– live better.

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My life will change, I’m going to be 21. I’m going to kick off the years of my life that everyone dreams about doing again. The time of unrestrained enthusiasm with an insatiable appetite to learn. And the gift of youth to start over in the events we make mistakes.

We’re in a recession, but we’re innovative and resilient. Money will go faster than it came. So why not enjoy what requires the least amount of money, but has the most value

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and that is TIME.

May God Bless you with a happy, adventurous, prosperous and refreshingly New Year.

you never know what’s coming for ya ;]

All my love,

Natasha



CRANIUM
December 26, 2008, 1:28 am
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Most Epic Game of Cranium Ever.



HIGHLIGHTS OF TWO THOUSAND GREAT
December 24, 2008, 4:45 am
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Merry Christmas & Have a Happy New Year.

Just wanted to say thank you for making this a truly memorable year 🙂



JT XXI
December 20, 2008, 10:46 am
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TRAN GONE WILD!!

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no party is complete unless it is a pants party.

“I thought it was grape soda”

this woman is DOWN

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group photo!

“I love black people”

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See what had happened was..

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GO MAMA

This was the highlight of my night.

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Happy Birthday Champ.



It took us almost 20 years
December 13, 2008, 2:29 am
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to figure out how to wear this shit correctly

Circa 1991

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Now

all the bitches are doing it

Which reminds me..



The December Playlist.
December 9, 2008, 3:31 pm
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Goin on for the whole month of December, and probably blending into January.

This time of the year makes me feel nostalgic.

(most of these songs can be found on my myspace playlist)

I Know You Know – Esperanza Spalding
Samba – Coralie Clement
Solitude – Billie Holiday
All of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Know You Now – Amy Winehouse
Can’t Forget About Us – Nas
Love to Keep Me Warm – Kay Starr
Freestylin’ – Greyboy Allstars
Superstar Pt. Zero – K-OS
The Scientist – Coldplay
THE ENTIRE CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS ALBUM
THE ENTIRE HARRY CONNICK JR. CHRISTMAS ALBUM
La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful Christmas – Louis Armstrong (entire album)
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Zoey Deschanel and Leon Redbone
I Wish You Love – Rachel Yamagata
If I Was Your Woman – Alicia Keys
All My Time – Paid & Live feat. Lauryn Hill
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra
Get On Up – James Brown
It’s Over – John Legend feat. John Legend
Everybody Knows – John Legend
Heaven Only Knows – John Legend
Life Is Better – Q-Tip feat. Norah Jones
Stay Up (Viagra) – Kanye West
Paranoid – Kanye West
Come Over – Estelle feat. Sean Paul
We Fight We Love – Q-Tip Feat. Raphael Saadiq
Jingle Bells – Fats Waller
I Got Rhythm – Fats Waller
When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Fats Waller
What We Do – Freeway Feat. Jay-z
Yiy – Muhsinah
Paranoid Android – Radiohead
Creep (Acoustic) – Radiohead
Reckoner – Radiohead
Track 3 – Bahwee (flavors album)
Buy You A Drank (Boozey Remix) – T Pain
Didn’t Cha Know – Erykah Badu
Banquet – Bloc Party
Colors – Amos Lee feat. Norah Jones
Stevie Wonder – If You Really Love Me
Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means to Me



The Pain
December 8, 2008, 12:21 pm
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So the here’s the scoop on pain. In my bioethics class there was a quote that was brought up and it goes a little something like this..

“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”

Humans are tactile, sensual beings. We are meant to feel everything, including pain. As much as we try to protect ourselves from pain sometimes, it is most often pain that protects us.

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See, not all pain is bad. What about when you’re laughing so hard your sides hurt, and you’re gasping for breath?

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That is probably one of the best feelings in the world to be honest.

Or what about a mother in labor? Probably one of the worst pains to experience, but the end result is giving birth to new life.

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–The day after a good workout.

And even, love.

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This just might hurt a little. Love hurts sometimes when you do it right.”

– John Legend – Save Room

NO PAIN, NO GAIN.

If we grew up never knowing pain, how would we know reward? How would we know true pleasure and happiness without feeling pain? It is that which makes it all worth it in the end.

And the pain that we feel when we lose something special to us, only affirms its value in our lives.

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Without pain, life would have no meaning.

It makes life real.

But the thing is, we do not have to suffer when we are in pain,
we can choose to grow because of it.

Pain tests us.

We can scar,

or we can heal.

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Life is what you make it.

It’s the “final season.”

Good luck, and keep focused.

This labor and pain is transient, do not be discouraged by what is temporary.