Originally posted on for the love of nike :

sporty and refined

sporty and refined

sporty and refined

sporty and refined

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

country v. city

The outfit pictured above is an interesting concoction of sporty (with the Nike top) and a bit more refined (with the wide leg high rise paints from Anthropologie). I topped it off with an American Apparel bow, a necklace I found on a thrifting venture, and some Urban Outfitters wedges. Since I paired opposites in my outfit, I thought it’d be fitting to have comparisons in the following photos. The pictures of scenery from both country and city life offer another interesting juxtaposition- and let me get out a little Texas and Chicago love at once.

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If you are a Francophile, and you like French cinéma, bossa nova film scores, and race cars (in that order), then this is the movie for you (if not- well, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere).

The main character spends a lot of time behind the wheel of a couple of Mustangs, in particular:

But also a Brabham Ford F3:

And a GT40:

Une filme de Claude Lelouch (yes, that Claude Lelouch).

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Originally posted on PhotoPoetics™:

It’s award season. I never watch awards shows. I figure I shouldn’t have to sit through 3 hours of over-the-top, scripted, rehearsed programming to learn who has been chosen by their peers to take home a statue. I know I sound jaded but I just can’t help thinking about the other things I could do with that time. I read the results after the shows are over, which takes about a whole 10 minutes.

On top of this, I’ve never understood the whole process behind each award. If only it could be this straightforward:

Francina at Seasons Poetry has nominated me for two blog awards, the ABC Blogger Award and the Genuine Blogger Award. She is a regular visitor to my site and she always leaves supportive comments. I appreciate every word of encouragement she has given to me.

Thank you for your support and for sharing my work…

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Originally posted on letters to alfie:

I know you won’t mind Alfie if tonight I write this letter to someone else.

Dear Nick,

For many people today is just a Tuesday; a cold, wet, icy Tuesday in February.  However for the many people who know you, today is much more; it’s the day you came home.  When I read on Facebook today that you had landed back in England, I breathed a sigh of relief that would have filled a balloon big enough to make Richard Branson green with envy.

When we met about 18 months ago, I didn’t expect that we’d become such close friends in such a short space of time.  And not having had someone I cared about in the armed forces before, I was totally ignorant of the impact of what was happening in Afghanistan and Iraq on the families and friends who are left at home.  Four months dude!!  Even for…

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Judge to rule on Sandusky request to ease house arrest, allow visits with grandkids

4theloveofearth:

that is the most disturbing thing I have ever read on here.

Originally posted on This Just In:

A Pennsylvania judge is expected to rule Monday on whether to ease restrictions in the house arrest of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that would allow him visit with his grandchildren while he awaits trial on child sex abuse charges.

Sandusky has been under house arrest since December when he was charged with sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year period, allegations that led to the firing of the Nittany Lions heralded head football coach Joe Paterno only months before he died of complications from lung cancer.

Judge John Cleland has said he is aiming for a May 14 trial for Sandusky, who has been under house arrest as part of his conditional bail release.

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4theloveofearth:

Reminds me of my childhood ice skating good times!

Originally posted on Linda Staats' Photo Blog:

Our winter landscape is brown this year because of our snow drought.  And from a photographer’s viewpoint (at least this photographer), brown is not the most photogenic of landscape colors, especially in winter.  But my attention was caught this morning when I looked out our front window.   A few years back we planted a small magnolia by the window.  Because it’s early February there’s nothing special about this magnolia — it’s way too early for it to bloom, and it’s only sticks and tips of branches right now.  But I saw it much differently this morning when I looked out the window.  The sun was backlighting the magnolia and the branches seemed to be dancing in the light — they were thin and random and their tips were haloed with the sunlight.  Even the reflection of the side window frames seemed to add an ethereal quality to the setting before me. …

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