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01 January 2018 @ 09:30 pm
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Current Location: Planet Earth
Current Mood: hyperhyper
Current Music: Barcelona - Come Back When You Can
31 December 2017 @ 03:14 pm
There is one thing that all good scrapbook pages do: they tell a story.
A scrapbook is a story and scrapbooking is storytelling.
Scrapbookers today are preserving yesterday for tomorrow.

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Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Amber Run - Just My Soul Responding
20 January 2017 @ 10:37 am
Hi friends.
Today is Friday so I should post my Flist Friday, but I cannot think about a single question to ask you that is not connected to what is happening on this very Friday! I wish I could divert your minds, and make you think about something different, maybe something fun,... I'd love to turn off my phone and stay in my LaLaLand one more day, but I know I can't and I won't!

I am going to miss this man!
I feel like I want to make him proud so today I'll go out into the World and be the best version of myself and - to quote Gandhi - Be the Change that you Wish to See in the World.

As I said in a bunch of comments already today: If life gives you lemons, we make lemonade! And that's what we'll do. We'll keep moving on. We'll be the best version of ourselves. And we're going to make it! No matter what!
We need to move forward and evolve and help others to evolve too, we can't stay in the past. We now understand the situation better. We gained knowledge of what the World is today and what people think. If we give our best in the next 4 years, we can make the difference.

Have a great Friday and go be that change!

Here some great quotes from this great man who guided us for the past 8 years! Thank you Obama!

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Current Location: Secret
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Marionette (Demo) - The Civil Wars
14 January 2017 @ 06:13 pm
Hi. I am alive!
I'm breaking the radio silence to do a quick meme...
I just saw this meme at favoritexrecord and it seemed fun and quick, so I decided to give it a go!

Opening Credits: Avalanche by David Cook
Waking Up: [GoT Soundreack] Service of the Gods by Ramin Djawadi
what a weird awakening...
First Day of School: Cold in California by CAM
Falling In Love: My Fault by Imagine Dragons
Fight Song: 20 years by The Civil Wars
Breaking Up: Mi Mancherai (I'll Miss You) by Josh Groban
this works SO DAMN WELL!
Prom Night: Silver Spring by Fleetwood Mac
Moving Out: Sun Skip by Lindsey Stirling
Life: (wo)Man on a Wire by The Scripts
Mental Breakdown: Trouble by Coldplay
this works - again - pretty well!
Driving: I Need You To Love Me by Barlowgirl
Flashback: Under my Skin by Trading Yesterday
Getting Back Together: When You Come Back Down by Nickel Creek
I love this song <3
Wedding: Feels Like Coming Home by Jetta
Birth of a Child: Mars by Sleeping At Last
Final Battle: Faded by Barcelona
Funeral Song: Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Cary Brothers
Final Credits: Wasted and Rollin' by Amanda Shires

What about you? What's your soundtrack?

EDIT: I am still extremely busy and I am trying to keep up with your journals... Thank you for your patience! And sorry yesterday I missed the flist Friday... Have a great weekend! <3
Current Location: Secret
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Wasted and Rollin' - Amanda Shires
09 January 2017 @ 05:12 pm
This is going to be my last update for a while!

I'm going to be very busy in the next couple of days with Eric home and other things so I don't feel like making promises and I rather play on the safer side... I hope I won't be away for long (I will still try to comment your post daily) but it might be a couple of weeks! Sorry!

Eric - as I said - it's home and we have so much to catch up on. He is finally on holiday and he is in the recovery stage after 2 months of working hell. It's good to have him home and I can't believe we stayed away for that long! We did nothing all weekend long. That was so good and so needed!

I didn't watch the Golden Globes last night, but I woke up today with this link to the acceptance speech of Meryl THE-QUEEN-OF-EVERYTHING Streep, and I kept it together until the end when she quoted her dear friend Carrie Fisher "As my, as my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.” (TRANSCRIPT). I'm not even going to comment about what the Donald said about it, because it would mean I am concentrating my energies on the wrong person! Thank you Meryl! You're awesome! I also loved Hugh Laurie' speech and I have to say I don't have a problem with what Tom Hiddleston said in his, and not just because he carries around that face, but because it wasn't that big of a deal... He just said he's glad he's part of that group of people who help their own way... What's the big deal?!

♨ I'm in the last 100 pages of Somerset and WOW! What a book! Over 600 pages and still it flows like a river! I am very invested in the story and I didn't expect that! A great book indeed! Wow!

♨ Eric and I started The OA on Netflix yesterday and we're only 3 episodes into because Eric likes to take it easy (I would have watched it all in one day xD) and it is BRILLIANT! Please give it a try! So far it' very good and I didn't expect that! My shows are also slowly coming back and soon I'll be behind everything! I officially erased Blindspot from my list... I wanted to finish season 2 but I don't think I can make it! I am not very happy with Sherlock either right now (and not because of that thing that happened... It goes deeper than that)... But it's just 2 more episodes... I can make it... So far the only shows that are coming back this January and I am excited about are Suits and Lucifer.

So, that's it from me for now! I really hope I'll be back soon and, again, I am sorry if I won't be super active around here!
Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Crazy Ex Girlfriend - Sexy Gettin' Ready Song
06 January 2017 @ 03:50 pm
Hello Flist! Happy Friday!

The week is almost over, and I hope you all are going to have a splendid weekend off!

Before I start with the question of the week, I wanted to share a piece of news. Here, at the International Airport of Fort Lauderdale, today there was a shooting and people died! I am glad no one I knew was at the airport today, but the thing scared me more than expected! I live 10 minutes away from the airport, and I can still hear outside a lot of police cars, and ambulances and sirens in general outside! It is scary! And, even if I didn't know anybody there I feel a sense of connection with these people! And I'm taking it almost personally! They caught the guy but I need to know why he did it, and how was it possible that he made it to Gate 2 with a gun! I know none of you on my FList were traveling down in Florida or out of it, so I am pretty sure you're all right! <3

But let's move to a brighter topic. Here's your question(s) I have for you today:

What are you reading at the moment?
What is your favorite genre?
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016

I am now reading Somerset by Leila Meacham. This is a prequel of the book (I think) made her famous: Roses. It's a very long book and I am very proud of myself for picking it up! It's over 600 pages and I am already 200 pages into it. It's a very easy read... If you are a fan of movies like Gone With The Wind, this might be the book for you!

My favorite genre is probably Historical Fiction, followed by SciFi and Romance (but not the kind of romance books with a Fabio on the Cover... I need more in a book that just romance).

I have set a goodreads goal and I set it again to 30. Last year I ended up reading 40 books! This year I want to read more than that, but I want to start with 30 and see how I go before changing it!

The 3 books I've enjoyed the most this past 2016 were:
- The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
- The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz
- The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss

I can't wait to read your answers! Stay safe this weekend! Love you guys <3!
Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Aphex Twin - It Happened
02 January 2017 @ 11:40 am
Last year I set my Goodreads Challenge to 30 books.... When I reached my goal I set it up to 36 and I ended up with 40 (38 plus a short story and a graphic novel) I set my goal at 30 again this year, but I will probably change it down the line! Thing is I am starting with a book that is 606 pages long! So I feel a little bit overwhelmed already LOL!

I'll soon do either the book meme or a personal top 5 of the books I've read this year (and I'll do the same for shows and movies probably), but for now: Here's what I've read this month:

Lord of the Flies
Originally published: 1954
Author: William Golding
Genre: Classic
(reading time Nov 27 - Dec 18)
A great classic! I loved going back reading some of these books this year! This is another heavy one! A book that must be read multiple times on our lives to allow us to reflect on something very important about the human kind. I'm glad I did it this year, I'll probably come back to this book again later on in my life!

The Princess Diarist
Originally published: October 18th 2016
Author: Carrie Fisher
Genre: Non Fiction / Autobiography
(reading time: Dec 19- Dec 23)
I wanted to put my hands on this book as soon as I've heard the rumor Carrie was writing it... I have to confess I was way too interested in the truth about her and Harrison, especially if given in the form of diary pages written by a 19 year old Carrie...

I enjoyed this book more that I expected... I wasn't after all expecting a lot of details about how they did it, when they did it, how many times, how was it,... but I appreciate the way it was written. I've never read anything from Fisher and I enjoyed her way of telling stories, she's - as much as this adjective might sound weird when used for her - candid... she tells you thing for what they are... she seems True to herself and to her fans...

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The Little Bookshop on the Corner
Originally published: Feb 11th, 2016
Author: Jenny Colgan
Genre: Fiction
(reading time: Dec 24 - Dec 31)
This was a surprisingly good read! A very light book, highly recommended. The characters are very enjoyable and feel quite real and have layers! I enjoyed the dialogue and the whole narrative. A very good book!

I wasn't expecting the romance and I wasn't expecting it to happen that way! The only "negative thing" I can say is: I felt the end was a little bit rushed, 50 more pages would have not hurt to explore a little bit more Nina's situation in the romantic department... It feels like it happened too fast and it wasn't properly trigged!

But it was a good book and I really enjoyed it! I will read more about this author!

TOTAL of BOOKS READ 2016: 38 / dec: 3
TOTAL of PAGES READ 2016: 12651 / nov: 833
Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Amber Run - Shiver
31 December 2016 @ 11:59 pm
Think about the year that has passed. All the memories, the entries and posts that made the year special.
Think about all your past layouts, default icons, memes.
A Scrapbook is a way to help you remember all of that, in a single post.


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Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: banners - light
Hello guys!

Sorry, last week I've missed FList Friday! I've been very bad and I should make amend by asking you the WORST QUESTION EVER!

Well, it's not the worst one... the worst ones are the questions you get asked when you see some members of you family after a long time (usually at Christmas) and they ask you:
(if you are in school) How's school?
(if you are out of school) Are you dating someone?
(if you are daring someone) When are you guys going to get married?
(if you are married) When are you going to have kids?

It's like you can't do anything right!

So my question is:

What are you doing for New Year's Eve?

I told you it was bad!

I am doing absolutely NOTHING! I hate NYE and I'm never going to change my opinion about it... You feel like you have to have the best of times and you never do! I tried go clubbing, dinner with friends in restaurants, dinner with friends at someone's place, parties at my place, drive all over the city just because the streets were empty and gas was not that pricy, spent it with my family, spent it with strangers, spent it with a lot of people, spent it with a few,... I was so happy when I was working on that night... So I could say "oh, no sorry, I'll be working, yes, I know... it sucks... maybe next year?"!

That's why I left Italy before it! So I could do nothing! I hope you had better experiences and this question is not as bad as it is for me! The only thing I can say is I'm glad this year is almost gone! Welcome 2017... You have to do very little in order to be better than your precedessor! So take it easy :)

Sorry. Now I have to go cry in that corner because this gif of Rose is too painful and I don't know why I'm doing this to myself!

Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Amber Run - 5 am
25 December 2016 @ 12:08 am
Hey you guys!!!

I just wanted to wish you all who celebrate it:


I hope you had a great one! And, for the ones of you who don't celebrate it, I hope you'll have a fantastic normal day too!

I will be sending Christmas with my family for the first time in 6 years and I couldn't be more excited! There's going to be so much food! OMG I'm full already!

I just wanted to say I am glad I came back on LJ this year! It was great getting to know my new friends and reconnect with the old ones! Thank you for being part of my year! I can't wait to start the next one and get to know you all better!

Current Location: bed
Current Mood: gigglygiggly
Current Music: Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas