Thursday, September 30, 2010

Love quotes

"Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful."



-Bishop Jeremy Taylor

"I mean, what I always thought was that there was this one, one perfect person for everybody in the world, you know, and when you found that person, uh, the rest of the world just kinda magically faded away and... and you know, the two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble. But there is no bubble, or if there is, we have to make it. I just think life is more than a series of moments, you know, it's... it's... we can make choices and we can choose to protect the people we love and that's what makes us who we are, and those are the real miracles!"

The movie Forces Of Nature

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

- Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Grey's Anatomy Quotes..

I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy. Some kind of guide to tell you when you've crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming, and I don't know how you fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can. And as for rules, maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself.

Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers, you just breath deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed but sometimes the pain gets you where you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn't let up. Pain, you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can't outrun it and life always makes more.

At the end of the day, there are some things you just can't help but talk about. Some things we just don't want to hear, and some things we say because we can't be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say, they're what you do. Some things you say cause there's no other choice. Some things you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.

Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.”


*Can you tell I'm excited for the season premire tonight?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Love and stuff...

A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we hadn't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.

Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)

Ever since I was young I never understood anything about the world, and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever made sense to me was you, and how I felt about you. That's all I've ever known and that's enough, that's enough for me for the rest of my life."


- Boy Meets World

"We ended up having one of those conversations where you feel like there is no use hiding anything anymore, you've just given yourself so entirely to the other person that you feel like running around your apartment and opening up your drawers and closets and cabinets and pulling out all sorts of shameful things and arraying them on the bedspread and shouting, 'Look at this! And this! But love me!'"


- The Big Love

"Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say, find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is, there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived."

- Meet Joe Black

Friday, September 10, 2010

PJ time...

Psst! I have a secret. I watch Jersey Shore on Thursday nights. It's like a double x rated Itailian version of Big Brother. It's mindless, dirty entertaiment. I'm ashamed to say how funny I find the show. It's a past-time the Observer and I both share. Snookie is my favourite. She has no shame.

I hung out with the Observer on Friday. We went to Caseys. Later Des and I met for coffee. Actually I had green tea and lemon poppy seed loaf. They asked us to leave as they were closing. It was only ten o'clock. I couldn't have smelled that bad. On Saturday we went to Caseys again. They recognized us. I went home in my pjs. Getting picked up from the hotel, I realized that a lot of people probably stroll around with their PJ's on. Being comfy is key - even if you're not a hotel guest.

- OCG

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Fall and a sick puppy...

Fall is in the air. I can it. It's been a while since I've blogged. Life is mostly good. The Observer and I have been hanging out lots. We saw Eat, Pray, Love. Can you say, "long movie?" We went to the Ex with my friend Christina. Being Saturday, the place was hot and crowded. The next day we saw the movie Paparazzo. Actually, it was a documentary. I liked it, even though Parish Hilton was it.

We saw Going The Distance this past Saturday. It was sweet. I went to twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of the Observer. I was nervous to see his family, but they welcomed me as they always have. I'm lucky.

On Labour Day, my family had an early dinner. The Observer and I were both asked to be in my brother's wedding party. I'm honoured.

I hung out with my friend Daniele on Tuesday. We went to Timothy's, had coffee and went exploring. There's nothing like an afternoon with a good friend.

Last night I met the Observer for a quick Swiss Chalet dinner. My parents' dog Riley is in hospital with dehydration. Poor thing....feel better sweet puppy! On the upside, the leaves are changing. I love fall!

- OCG