Books

One of my favorite things to do is curl up with a good book. I’ll often stay up all night to finish a book if I am really into it. Sometimes you just need to know what happened! If you have any good suggestions send them my way. I am always looking for a good book. Maybe it is my need to be entertained.

I read this quote the other day and just had to share it. It really states how I feel about books.

I read all of those books I always wanted to read, or reread… And I feel full. Until I finish a book. Then I feel a certain desperation to start a new one. To have company. ~Jill Davis

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Locks of Love

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So yesterday was Valentine’s Day or as most people like to call it Tuesday. Because yesterday was all about Love it reminded me of one of my favorite traditions in Europe where a couple will take a lock, write their name on it, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key in the river. The way I interpret this is it symbolizes that they will be together forever. Super Sweet! I found these little symbols all over Europe. I think I first fell in love with them in Paris on a bridge near the Louvre. It made me wish I was in Paris with that special someone so we too could take a lock, write our initials on it, and throw away the key locked together for all eternity (or until the city decided to come cut our lock off with a bolt cutter because the locks are becoming overwhelming). In Florence I found these locks everywhere not just on bridges. If there was a place near the river to place the lock there would be a group clustered together.
Here’s a link to Garance Dore speaking about the Locks. Hope you enjoy!


Paris


Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
~John Berger~


Capri, Italy

Capri is Capri, nothing more to say… It is a piece of Paradise on Earth. The sun, the fragrance of the Sea, the food, the people. Walking in the narrow streets in a full moon summer night let you wish you will stay there forever. ~Max B~


New Orleans


2011 Louisiana REALTORS Convention RECAP

2011 Louisiana REALTORS Convention RECAP.

I thought I would share this great information Nobu Hata presented at our Convention. I know a lot of you are looking for good apps to use and he went thru quite a few. You don’t have to be a REALTOR to find use out of most of these apps.

I will say I love instagram and postagram. Sent a friend who just got married a postcard with her picutre on it using postagram. She loved it!


Me- the ever sentimental saver of all things. I’m learning (though not easily) that you have to be able to let things go. If I can’t learn I’ll spend my whole life hurting, and that after all, is no life at all.
~Mary Oliver

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I just think this video is AMAZING! Makes me want to pack a bag and travel across the globe right now discovering new things.

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Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening the doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
~Jan Myrdal~

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Jazzfest let down

So Saturday was my day of music. I went to-day two of JAZZFEST in NOLA to see Amos Lee and Jason Mraz. I took tons of pictures but something happened in the transfer between my camera and my computer! So sad. I always hate losing pictures. I’m just glad I wasn’t super close to either of the bands to get those great pictures because I would have been really sad then.

Anyway, Amos Lee played first and he is just amazing! I loved every minute of his performance even though I didn’t know any of the songs he sang. He just has such a soulful voice. I’d go see him again.

Jason Mraz was a total let down and he is who I originally went to see. So as you ,ight have guessed I left deflated. Not sure if I am a Jason Fan any longer. Sure there are a couple of his songs that I will always like but I would think twice about going see him again. I felt he tried to be Dave Mathews type jam band and I just didn’t expect that from him. We left before he was finished and before he played any songs I knew.

Not to worry we drove all the way back to Baton Rouge and went to the Varsity to see Better Than Ezra! They never disappoint! They have changed their set list up recently and don’t play some of my favorties but that’s ok I just love Kevin’s voice and humor.