Friday, December 31, 2010

A Toast.

This is a toast to 2010, my have you been lovely to me. I have to say that without a doubt this year has been the biggest for me yet. I feel like everything I have worked for has culminated in this past year giving me more happiness, creativity, and love than I could have ever hoped for. It has also had me more lost, and confused than I have ever known myself to be, but hey it's all a part of the journey.

 To trying my luck...
 To my best friends, may we always feel this pretty.
 To the arrival of Atropa Belladonna, for my life will never be the same. I love you.
 To all the good looking men in my life.
 For that smile.
 and for scotch.
 To being smart.
 Mostly, to being finished.
 To being 24 and happy.
 To love.
 To old friends in familiar places.
 To Maggie and that snowstorm.
 For Forever.
 To the Mont Blanc and Percy Shelly.
 To being naked in the Mediterranean.
 To eating in France
 and to smoking in Amsterdam
 To dreaming...

With Love, Rose Blacque.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Expostulation and Reply

Expostulation and Reply -William Woodsworth
"WHY, William, on that old grey stone,
          Thus for the length of half a day,
          Why, William, sit you thus alone,
          And dream your time away?

          "Where are your books?--that light bequeathed
          To Beings else forlorn and blind!
          Up! up! and drink the spirit breathed
          From dead men to their kind.

          "You look round on your Mother Earth,
          As if she for no purpose bore you;                          10
          As if you were her first-born birth,
          And none had lived before you!"

          One morning thus, by Esthwaite lake,
          When life was sweet, I knew not why,
          To me my good friend Matthew spake,
          And thus I made reply:

          "The eye--it cannot choose but see;
          We cannot bid the ear be still;
          Our bodies feel, where'er they be,
          Against or with our will.                                   20

          "Nor less I deem that there are Powers
          Which of themselves our minds impress;
          That we can feed this mind of ours
          In a wise passiveness.

          "Think you, 'mid all this mighty sum
          Of things for ever speaking,
          That nothing of itself will come,
          But we must still be seeking?

          "--Then ask not wherefore, here, alone,
          Conversing as I may,                                        30
          I sit upon this old grey stone,
          And dream my time away,"
my nature.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'd be Paid.

if I had a dollar for ever time I thought of you...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Skinny

I do not care what they tell you, Skinny is the new Skinny. I know that some of you are still riding the coattails of excuses from the holidays, but it's over. The holidays are over. So throw out your left overs, put down those homemade hand delivered cookies, and vanquish your figgy pudding my friends!! Nothing will ever taste as good as being skinny feels. Why wait until the first of the new year to start your resolutions to be healthy and exercise? Why wait when right now happens to already be here today?
Here's some thinspiartion for you :)


in case you didn't know what figgy pudding was. this is what you should vanquish.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Let The Sunshine In

Woke up this morning to a beaming blue sky outside my poorly insulated window! I have been missing and waiting for the sun since I came home from Minneapolis. Let it be known that this marks the start of something and the end of something else. Though I cannot share what those things are, be happy in the cycle and the flow of the universe for the sake of all. Let your sunshine in, no matter where you may be.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

I want.

 All I want for Christmas is this hand crafted leather bound 15th century styled book filled with hand made botanical pages for me to fill with anything I can dream up. Thanks Santa.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

see it.

 i have a sneaking suspicion that i am spending these raining days inside of your mind rather than in my own life. see, can't you see us here....
i can. and have. for days now with no end in sight.

Monday, December 20, 2010

science mondays.

if only we all looked this good under a microscope. true to it's lovely fashion, my good friend scotch, is even more beautiful up close and personal. have a glass over ice, right now.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I could wait ages for answers and then find the questions, do everything backwards. The way I think of you is stranger than the things I think, and I haven’t seen a healthy way out of this since last winter. If everyone had a way of being, and your way was counteractive to mine, then what’s this magnet doing here? Stuck between us like some lost piece of fool’s gold. I find it funny the way you look out the windows when you’re upset as if there is some sort of clarity coming for you. Sorry, but we’re all alone and the only person you can turn to left fifteen minutes ago, in the dead of the night like some over rated over studied final scene in a play. Fine. I didn’t want you anyways.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays

These photos are from our magical Holiday Party thrown by Laura and Maggie on the snowiest night I have ever seen. I seriously doubted that anyone would be able to make it being that the entire city had all but shut down. Thankfully Mil saved the day, once again, and drove around town to retrieve all of our lost and lovely friends. How the rest of you made it there is truly amazing to me, I tip me party hat to you... I hope you enjoy these moments, I most certainly have..
What if nobody shows up?
 the friendship bracelet beading sweat shop

 Happy Holidays from Megan and Erin
 and a Happy New Year...
 A roudy game of spoons
 We threw this Holiday Party in the middle of a blizzard... Brrrr..
 We weren't sure if anyone would show but we were determined to have a grand time in any case
 Those that did attend, and mostly thanks to Mil, were gifted with friendship bracelets :)
 See Megan loves hers.
 I love these few shots of us ladies. Love you all!!

 Happy Holidays from Kalin and Nick
Laura and Brook your smiles are sparkling

 this one is priceless, fucking perfect
 I like this look on you Richard
this is what I feel like sometimes

i love your looks. i love this night.
i love these times. i love this life.
Mr. Zac Marben, and below, the lovely Rebecca Bates
The notes you left on the fridge were amazing! I loved the grocery list that included brains, turtles, becca bates, and helmets.
my it has been a long time that we have all been friends..
This series of dancing shots really round out the evening.
In case you cannot tell in this photo, Richard is playing the spoons.

they love each other

this is a full on dance line, conga, snake thing..
with Brandy in the lead
and now Brook.. :)
shake it.
Maggie wondering where everyone went at the end of the night.