Showing posts from September, 2012

Fall Into Golden Yellow And Oranges!

I meant to salute Fall on my page yesterday! But this one forgot, she was editing her etsy page. Seriously, I think I have become obsessed with editing my etsy page and crocheting! It's almost scary! Any how, I have tons of things to do so I am going to get lost, But

H A P P YH A P P YH A P P Y   S E C O N D   D A Y   O F   F A L L !
best, Jo

Saving Money With Your Kindle!

I am in very tight financial chains, so when school started I started thinking of how to avoid buying books. In college I depended on the library. Because I was an English lit major, I found most of my books either put on reserved in the school library by my thoughtful professors, or I reserved them in the public libraries. When all else failed, I made new friends who had the book ;).

This time around I wanted to do something different. I had fallen in love with the Kindle during the summer when I borrowed my boyfriend's to read the Songs of Ice and Fire series. The idea of having all those fat books in one place was very, very satisfying. Also it is super light and can be read comfortably with the use of a single hand! It's probably why I finished reading all five books in less than three weeks. (And also that I've no life.)

When school started, I got a Kindle. I have been able to download all my books for two classes for free.99 (quoting Kanye West). Unfortunately, my t…

Cause Of Current Excitements

I am going to miss all the green, the smell of the green, sunlight at night, watching people eat out, all the roof-top parties that TONY's always telling me about, and just the making of plans to go to the beach, though I never :(, oh and flip-flops, I always miss wearing them!

But I am much more excited about layering! Give me a few months and I will be screaming for summer, but now I want enough cold so I can sleep without the stupid fan sputtering nonsense, I hate the AC more. I want to go out wearing six things without breaking out in rashes. I want to wear my converse with socks and not feel silly, I want blazers! Oh I thrifted this amazing blazers and I've been dying to try them on properly!

And most importantly, I can't wait for the TV show Hart of Dixie to start! I don't know who I am rooting for anymore, George or Wade? I know this little tricks that series love to hook us with, and yet I fall for them all the time! I guess, I do like to fall for them.

I am …

Brooklyn Book Festival's Opening Night Party

I went dancing yesterday evening! And it chased away my little depression into a deep well. As the title elucidates, it was the opening  night party for the Brooklyn book festival bookends. I only found out about it because my friend did, and wanted to go together. I thought it did be more bookish than partying, I don't know, but writers do seem to love to talk, especially about dead authors.

It turned out to be a lot of drinking and networking and some dancing. I was part of the one percent who wasn't trying to find a job. Perhaps I should have been, since I don't have one. I was high on water, because this girl drinks not.  And danced a few hours away.

Talking about drinking, here is something you ought to know. A lot of people are of the mind that people who don't drink have very little fun at parties. This is absolutely not true. For one thing, I don't need alcohol to dance a night away, or to build up courage to talk to people. As a matter of fact all I need …

Moping In Harmony

I am a little down at the moment.  Imagine me sailing a lonely canoe on an angry tar-like river, on a dark evening where the moon refuses to show her sweet cheeks...or perhaps she's showing it, I'm just ignoring it.

It's nothing. I am usually here every now and then, when everything feels a bit much.  And I try to suck some pleasure out it all. It can be quite pleasurable! I would usually crochet away the moment (things to give away on Christmas!) or read something that falls along the coming-of-age genre, if one can call that a genre on it's own! Oh I don't care. I am sad! I can mope things up.

There will be dancing too. Dancing to silence, dancing with silence, and to the music of voices in my head trying to tell me to quit the silliness; "You are young, with less pimples today than you had yesterday! Gee Jane! Why the heck are you stuffing your mouth with cotton?!" And I usually reply with something along the lines of "Oh shut up! You stuck-up ba…

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What to Wear?!

I was just thinking now, as I pondered what to wear to school tomorrow, that I may add a "How-I -Wear-it" section to the blog. I have come to the state of mind that a lot of fashion blogs and vlogs these days are just soooooo head bump the wall sad. Everyone wear the same thing! Like seriously, they just copy each other, make the same videos and ask us to copy them so we can all look generic together!

It should be to inspire and encourage you to reach into yourself and let your creativity swagger with all confidence. Not to keep running to Forever 21 everyday. I am not one to care much about "in-the-season" looks. Dude, I rock what I want. I've been accused of trying too hard to look different, but the truth is that I don't try. I just wear what my mood inspires. Many times, I wait for things to go out of season before I wear them! Example,  if for some ridiculous reason, I should buy a fish-tail dress, shirt, skirt, or a peter-pan necklace now, I would wa…

Free Awesome Music Albums at Freegal

I'm on a roll today! This is my third post today, and hopefully, last post for this week! I just really had to share this exciting info. with you!

Here's a former detailed post on how to download music from NYPL's Freegal music. And here's a quick  briefing anyways: It's a music store attached to libraries, and through them, offer you three free music a week! You need to have a library card and a password to download their music. Here's a link through NYPL (click on Freegal Music).

I was working on getting my free weekly music from nypl's Freegal when I noticed that they had some amazing albums that cheapsters like me would appreciate! Below is a list of some current popular albums and singles.  I am all over Karmin's Hello! So much energy!!

Here are a list of some available albums, and singles on Freegal that might be of interest to you. And there are ways to get more than three songs a week, crack your brain a little ;)

1. Lenka - Two
2. Walk Off The…

Broadway Week 2012

The cool thing about this promotion is that you get to pay a single ticket price for two tickets, now through September 16th!!!! That's awesome. However, the best way to really take them on their offer, is to buy tickets early. If you should procrastinate, the early birds buy out the good shows and seats, and leave  nothing but the okay performances, and ok seats (unless your 'ok' seat is behind a giraffe, then you might as well walk out and go hang-out with the tourists in Time Square!) Please click here to be directed to the website for  participating and available shows! Best of luck, mate!

Short Book Review: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

For Austen, I fell hard, owing to her  Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice. I believe I can read a copy repeatedly, throughout my lifetime without ever getting tired of it. The sparks between Elizabeth and Darcy is enough to keep me in harmony. One can't help but wish to be Miss Bennet! I have had several 'what-would-Miss-Bennet-say moments, ' because I've  known her  to come up——and quickly too——with smarter comebacks than I ever seem to manage.

But this is not a review of Pride and Prejudice, it is of Mansfield Park.  I recently finished a copy of Austen's 'infamous' romantic novel and henceforth, I don't think it at all possible to ever think the name Fanny without thinking of Miss Price, and her dull, painfully annoying, mechanically proper nature. The perfect dependent.

What's wrong with Mansfield Park is that it lacks a Lizzy. You don't get to love Miss Price, in fact, sooner or later, you loath her! However, she is the heroine and we…

Fashion's Night Out 2012 is Here!

Gosh, I almost forgot!!! I was thinking about it a few weeks ago, and now that it is tomorrow, I almost forgot the whole thing! And so, NY Fashion Week Spring 2013 starts tomorrow!! Materialistic much? Yes, thank you!

Now that I am absolutely broke, I can do fashion's night out without any fear! No money = No temptation to buy expensive things that would push me into a well of regret when the man-made lights give out to the sun.

Now, I have two questions: 1. What to wear? I have soo many looks that sometimes It's confusing what to go for; like should I be super boyish, super girlish, a mix of both or my favorite, grandma/hobo?!  And 2. Should I go alone or with Friends...alone means, I do whatever the HECK I want. With friends means, compromises, compromises, compromises.... Well I will go figure it out! I hope you go out tomorrow, and enjoy the night. Do behave, and curb the desire to swipe your plastic frequently, there's nothing fashionable about having a great wardrob…

Broadway Review: Chaplin the Musical

Since I quitted the Ethel Barrymore Theater on West 47th Street last Thursday night——swimming in pure ecstasy, brought on by a very satisfying performance of Chaplin the Musical ——I have been itching to write this review!

First of all, you must understand that this is the best musical I have ever seen. It gave employment to all my emotions. Yes, perhaps I will spit this same gibberish about another production some time in the near future, but at the present, I am still high on the production of the Tramp on Broadway.

Like most Broadway shows, the musical started about seven minutes late, unlike most, the matter is spilled  in about two and a half hours, including a fifteen minutes intermission. The hours, I did not feel, just as you too, wouldn't; I was on an emotional roller-coaster. I laughed, teared up, giggled, blew my nose, Awww-ed, booed, and the rest of the audience were with me.

 Written by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan, the music is also written by Curtis, and di…

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