This time of year, while being my favorite season (Fall), drives me crazy. Having the sun set before 5-5:30 PM in the evening sets my internal clock all kinds of out of whack. With the countdown to Thanksgiving here in the states at a little over a week and a half left, I’ve been searching through recipes by the dozens – looking for something unique to try this year. It’s a little thing my friends and I do each year, have a little Turkey Day cook off. This year – I intend to win. 🙂
I spent some time yesterday people watching. Just found a nice spot down on Cannery Row and sat back, with the sun shining down and the sounds of sea birds and surf providing the soundtrack, and just watched. Watched as a mother held the hand of her child who was not quite ready to walk alone, as a group of friends decided which restaurant to eat lunch at, as an older couple slowly walked hand in hand while others passed them and smiled.
Too often we go about our lives with little thought to what or who else is out there. And then tragedy strikes, and we’re reminded that not all is as picturesque as a day by the ocean, people watching. It’s the awful things, like the horrible events in Paris, that make my heart hurt. That made me want to stay home, where I would be ‘safe’. The thought that there are people who prey on the innocent to make a dramatic statement or to foster terror, is not a new one. Just one that seems to fade away as time passes. Until the next time, then it all comes rushing back. And that IS terrifying. Though to not go on living, as heartless as it may seem to continue on, that’s just another way the terrorists win. So we live, but we don’t forget.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost someone and those coping with the aftermath of fear. Know that you have the support of a world united with you.
It’s been a while since I did a purely decor post. I got so many decorative pieces from the creators in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and I wanted to highlight some of them on their own. Everything you see in these pics – except for the skybox itself – is from FGC. I decided to put together an astronomer’s room / office. Take a closer look below:
When I saw the set Kibitz had made for Fantasy Gacha Carnival this time my first thought was – Scheherazade. She who married a king and was saved from death by keeping him intrigued with tales she told each night. That’s the simplified version. Of course my brain works in a disjointed, yet related way and had me leap from Scheherazade to Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from Ali Baba to the Aladdin, and now I have “Friend Like Me” from the Disney version of Aladdin stuck in my head. See how that works? Completely understandable, right?
I admit it. I am kind of a sci-fi geek. Maybe a little more that “a little.” I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad. My favorite movie is The Fifth Element. I read Lois McMaster Bujold. Sci-fi is love. Just saying. So when I saw this coat from Sweet Lies I thought – and this is where the little light bulb clicks on over my head – Jupiter Ascending. While it may not be the most brilliant of stories , the movie sure did have some serious eye appeal. (And no, I am not just talking about Channing Tatum.)
Fantasy Gacha Carnival is almost here and let me tell you, are there some truly beautiful and fantastic things coming your way. SO. MANY. SHINY. THINGS. The theme for this round is Silver, Gold – Angels and the Dark Side of the Moon. For my first FGC post I nabbed this set from FDD Stories. I put in on and felt like a fantasy version of Wonder Woman. Funnily enough, a friend of mine said the same in voice to me as I was thinking it when I put this on. 😀