Monday, February 28, 2011

Art in Alcoholism

“The Vine”
by: Carne Griffiths

It’s about alcoholism.
Drawn in ink and alcohol- vodka, brandy, & whisky.

[effin amazing.]

Move Me


I want one.

Say It With Me

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”
— Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arbitrary Mind Picks #88

1. What seems like the right thing to do could also be the hardest thing you will ever have to do in your life.

2. Sure, money isn't everything and it can't make people happy- but it helps.

3. If you know what the problem is then fix it.
-easier said than done.

4. You know how much you love someone based on how bad they can hurt you.

5. Hedonism is bad for you. Then again, so is smoking... but people do it anyway.

6. "When you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself."
There are too many things about that phrase i wanna pick at but i can't allow myself to get into it right now. But i will say this- this is why i depend on nobody but myself.
Yes, perhaps i have issues.

7. I am introducing homemade pasta to a circle of friends at a dinner party this evening. I hope they're ready to have their minds blown.

8. I may complain about a lot of things when it comes to raising Dylan on my own... but everyday this kid shows me just how darn lucky i am that he was made for me.

9. I miss butterflies in my stomach.

10. Vodka is my off-switch.

I am the closet full of secrets i choose to keep.
I am the things i do when i think nobody is watching.
I am the things i think about but never dare say out loud.
I am the music i listen to or that one song that's constantly on repeat.
I am my favorite sweater and that scarf i bought the other day.
I am my favorite color and my most treasured pair of shoes.
I am the friends i've kept in the loop as well the ones i've decided to let go.
I am the people i admire and the ones i dislike.
I am that one person who i choose to love.
I am part of the soul i see in my son's eyes.
I am that mug of coffee i have first thing in the morning each and every day.
I am what i put in my grocery cart.
I am the scent i choose to use.
I am what i do every day.
I am what i dream about doing everyday.
I am who i am even when i'm drunk.

I am the best version of myself that i could possibly be... and i know this because i'm striving to be happy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"The most desired gift of love
is not diamonds or roses or chocolate.
It is focused attention."
-Rick Warren

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Yes, Please

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness.
We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
— Chuck Palahniuk

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Holstee Manifesto

*crossing fingers*

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

The Geek In Me

Love On Fire OR Love Up In Flames?

This piece is made up of approximately 2,500 match sticks and a total of 24 hours.

Love on fire represents romance and passion or destruction and jealousy.

"Awww" Factor

“My valentines #confession ..The only thing I wanted to change about my wife when I met her was her last name.”
-Rev Run, Vday Tweet

Arbitrary Mind Picks #87

1. "Ay... sira ang break pads ko..." (Oh no... My break pads are shot)
-not exactly what i'd like to hear my cab driver say when we're rolling down the mountain on a winding street.

2. Weddings have a crazy effect on me. Like, i mean, cuckoo crazy.
I just figured it out.

3. Maintenance is just as hard as the journey to losing those unwanted pounds. Sadly.
All that pain worth fitting into your clothes? -Yes. Sadly.

4. "I'm staring at my 27 year old self" is a phrase i've been saying a lot lately. You know what? I think this is actually a really dope age.

5. I have a serious unpacking problem. Shit, i think i just have a problem with anything that involves organizing clothing. Who am i kidding?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"There are 2 things a man can never hide: the fact that he's drunk, and the fact that he's in love."

Love To Me Is Growing Old With You

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." --Buddha

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.

Why secondhand bookstores smell good

Perfumes: The Guide

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I have finally landed back at home after a grueling week and a half in the city.
I have eye bags that can pass for cheeks and i'm sick with cough and colds. Lovely.

I'm so exhausted i can't even put it into words.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
— Oscar Wilde
“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
— Sarah Dessen


When Stress Burns My Brain Just Like Acid Raindrops