the more i live...the more i know that it is a choice to win. it is a choice to be happy. i choose to be a champion. y tu? - ily ak
this was so inspiring...i had to get out my car! color always makes me smile. especially in the middle of grey and brown cement.
noisettes, "never forget you." circa 2009
I came across this and had to share. Madison Sonnier of Tiny Buddha did a great job highlighting "7 Things to Remember When You Think You're Not Good Enough."
I'm giving my inner critic the beat down today. It's so easy to get caught up in trying to be more, do more, have more. I'm so guilty of it. Today, I'm just going to do today.
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R3hab ft. Eva Simons - 'Unstoppable' (From Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game) - Director: Idris Elba
that voice! gorg. -ily ak
i love to be inspired. this does it...all. passing on the gift. -ily ak
you are you. - ily ak
how wonderful is it when you find an artist whose music speaks to your heart! (i think it's because they've created with their heart.) mali music's songs have had me since his "give me" collabo. i googled him and came across some of his other songs back then.
but this song (Yahweh) feeds my soul and moves my spirit. every time. true SOUL MUSIC.
take a listen here. http://www.malimusicofficial.com/music/
Sometimes you find out about something too amazing to share, but too amazing not to--that's exactly what happened when a friend of ours strong-armed us to stop at The Donut Man at 2AM on the way to a shoot location a few years ago. (Ok, he didn't have to strong-arm us too much--we have some serious sweet teeth!) We have formed a pretty serious attachment since...
The Donut Man is a legendary spot in Glendora (a small haunted town) 23 miles east of DTLA (but well worth the drive). They sell a wide variety of specialty donuts, but are known for the seasonal flavors. Strawberry and peach. Meaning fresh strawberries or peaches oozing out of glazed donuts. Such a surreal experience!
Think it's time for me to make my way back out there (again)! Oh--and, I forgot to mention they are open 24 hours to feed those cravings at any point in the day.
Donut Man - 915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740
Manhattan. 1979. Dir - Woody Allen. DP - Gordon Willis.
Not afraid of the darkness. Perfect image. True storytelling.
me, you, michael & debbie (ms. allen- i've never called her by her first name in my life=) dancing the night away...okay so we weren't there...but this picture sure makes me feel like it! a girl can dream....
blasting "off the wall" as i write this. ily- ak
inspiration for a creative sabbatical to paris... dg & jm pack your bags. ;)
So DG and I are HOOKED on Parenthood right now...Yes, I know that we're late to the party. It's such a layered show that focuses on moments that are so relatable and real. It's a nice change of pace from the TV shows I'm usually obsessed with - Luther (IE kills it!), Game of Thrones, True Detective, Orange is the New Black, etc. I watch death and violent crime on the daily. I seem to love it. I needed a break though. There is hugging on Parenthood - lots of it.
The show features the kind of family that I hope to build - a large clan full of love where everyone has each other's back. See it on Netflix, and be prepared to fight back those tears every once and a while. I hate when the music swells and one of the characters says something so deeply loving and true. I start trying to fan the water welling in my eyes, cause I'm a "G", but - they got me!
And "Yay!" to Joy Bryant for bringing all kinds of wonderful to her character, Jasmine. The show even shouts out Alvin Ailey! Love!
BTW - I'm only on Season 3, so don't kill it for me. I will hunt you down and choke you. Everyone that knows me knows that I HATE SPOILERS!
Two gas pedals to the floor no brakes - that's how I've been going lately.
But...I'm sleepy now. Goodnight!
shine on... -ily ak
Oh Lupita! A one woman revolution. I wish I'd had this cover to tape to my wall when I was 13.
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64 yrs later --> i'm dying to see a great love story... you? -ily ak
"true desire in the heart for anything good, is god's proof to you, sent before hand, to indicate it's your's already." -denzel washington