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A Collection of Quotes: Some of my Personal Favorites…Enjoy!

10 Apr

Some of my favorite quotes: some inspirational, some funny, some girlie….just for fun, enjoy 🙂

“Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.”

“A Girl Should Be 2 Things: Classy & Fabulous” – Coco Chanel

The good life is inspired by love & guided by knowledge ♥

A Beautiful Face may fade, But a Beautiful SOUL will last forever… ツ

“God gave us dreams a size too big so we can learn to grow into them!”

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah

“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”- Johnny Depp

“Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others.” – Deepak Chopra

“Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength”

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ Lady Gaga

“A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.”

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” ~Buddha

“Work hard, be kind, avoid cynacism, and amazing things will happen” — Conan O’Brien

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.”

“Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world!” – Marilyn Monroe

*~ “The essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love & something to hope for” ~*

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone” – Audrey Hepburn

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

~ * ” “There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” * ~

“Some days, there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway!”

‘Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up.’

I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.” – Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, in Anchorman

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~ Kenji Miyazawa

“Be Kinder Than Necessary, For Everyone You Meet is Fighting Some Kind of Battle.”

“God Knows More of Our Worried Hearts Than We Do Ourselves.”

“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”

“Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” ~ ♥

“Surrender is faith that the power of Love can accomplish anything even when you cannot foresee the outcome.”- Deepak Chopra

“I know….right?!?”

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonics so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.”

“Continuous effort — not strength, not intelligence — is the key to unlocking your potential.” ~ Winston Churchill

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

♥ ~* “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope” *~ Psalm 1:24 ♥

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

And my FAVORITE:

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

…and I love pretty much every Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, too!! 🙂

Project Runway: Bye Bye (for real this time) Anthony!

10 Apr

First off: ANTHONY, I LOVE YOU!

I am so bummed that Anthony Williams is gone….for real this time!

For those of you who do not watch Project Runway regularly, Anthony was booted, but since Maya left voluntarily, he was allowed back in to the competition.

I personally think that he deserved to make it to Bryant Park more than Jay (sorry to say it!)

What do you all think? To me, Anthony’s personality shone through in his designs, and, his portfolio was gorgeous! He designed dresses to make a woman feel like a lady – and look sexy and sophisticated at the same time.

Jay always fumbles and seems lost! He has these awesome pieces that still are somehow lacking!

So, since I am obviously not a Jay fan, and Anthony is gone, I’m now rooting for my other favorite, Seth Aaron…but I’d take Emilio over Mila any day!

Psssst…I stumbled across this GREAT Project Runway blog ~ check it out:

http://bloggingprojectrunway.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

A Note to my Dear Internet Troll who Harasses me Online:

10 Apr

Dear Internet Troll, you’re at it again! Fantastic!

I don’t know who you are, but here goes. First of all, if you’re going to say annoyingly childish, rude, and immature things to me, do your research first. I was an English major, and am a well-rounded person who reads  the classics, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Tolstoy, Paulo Coelho, etc. On the other hand, I do enjoy, as you said, “childish” works such as Nicholas Sparks, and things like L.A. Candy….just as I write serious articles AND silly gossip blogs. It is all about balance. Additionally, I doubt you actually knew me in high school, or, you’d know that I am not a mean person at all, a bad person, etc. I also think that, given my health circumstances, I do a pretty good job of NOT whining 24/7, and have a vast support system of people who would agree.

So, again, two rules: if you’re going to harass me, why don’t you:

a.) Take grammar lessons and

b.) Do your homework. If you knew me at all, you’d know that Danielle Steele makes my skin crawl.

HERE’S THE KICKER:

You can no longer leave Anonymous questions on my formspring account.

Let’s see how much of a coward you truly are. If you’re not, go ahead! Ask me some questions with your real name:  http://www.formspring.me/ashboynes

I highly doubt you’ll be harassing me now that I’ll know your true identity. Do you have the courage and conviction to do so? Are you so set on hurting me, and do you believe in what you’re saying SO MUCH that you’ll actually have the backbone to “reveal yourself?” Doubtful.

So, in the meantime, you can go about continuing to obsess over my life, until you choose to say something to me WHILST revealing your identity. (I highly doubt you’d have the guts to do so. People like you usually DON’T do the “honesty” or “grown-up” thing too well!)

Thanks for the laughs, and you may want to, oh, I don’t know, MAYBE work on getting a life of your own.

Love,
Ashley

PS: If you need an English tutor and/or a grammar coach, why don’t you go ahead and contact me? Let’s work together on building those skills 🙂

PSS: Thank you to all of my friends and family, online AND in real life, who DO support me in all that I do. Much appreciated! xoxo

If you’re lost on where this is all coming from, check out my past Glitzburgh blog entry on this topic:

How Social Media Changes Things – Online Bullying, Mean Girls, and Cowards!

Lady GaGa Sells Out Pittsburgh in Record Time! Under 2 Minutes!

10 Apr

Pop-sensation and all around fierce-and-fabulous Lady GaGa has sold out Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center in record time!

Local Pittsburgh news stations – and Gaga’s BFF / Celebrity Gossip Guru, blogger Perez Hilton – reported yesterday that GaGa sold out the new Pittsburgh venue for her September 5th show in under 2 minutes! That’s about 19,000 seats! Tickets went on sale at 10:00am EST and were gone by 10:02.

Tickets are now going for $1500 on ticket brokering websites such as StubHub.com. Many fans are disappointed that they didn’t get tickets. (I, personally, know about 8 people who tried from 9:55 a.m. all the way until 11am – phone and Ticketmaster.com – with no luck at all.) Hopefully, more seats will be released closer to the show, or, GaGa’s “Little Monsters” will SOMEHOW, some way, be able to find tickets on eBay, Craigslist, and the like at a lower rate.

If anyone wants to hook ME up with tickets…..let me know 😉

STEELERS Update: News on BIG BEN Roethlisberger and SANTONIO Holmes cases!

10 Apr

Steelers quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger will learn his fate on Monday, April 12th, 2010. While his attorney suspects that NO charges will be filed; there has been no official disclosure on what the Georgia D.A. has actually decided. A decision has been made in the case, though,  and will be revealed in an official press conference on Monday at 2pm at the Baldwin County Courthouse.

While the details of the investigation have been under lockdown and the parties involved are remaining tight-lipped, Ben’s lawyer claims that “all signs are pointing towards no charges being filed” against Roethlisberger in the sexual assault case. While no official decision has been released, ESPN has already jumped the gun in reporting on this suspicion: that no charges will be filed. Roethlisberger fans are surely hoping that they are correct. It sounds like good news for the QB.

As for Santonio Holmes, he has still been “tweeting away” and still faces accusations that he assaulted a woman in a Florida night club but throwing a drink on her as a verbal, “heated” argument ensued. (Though his attorney is now filing audio evidence to the contrary.)

However, now there is even MORE trouble for Steelers’ receiver Santonio Holmes. Today, multiple sources are reporting that Holmes will face a 4-game suspension at the beginning of the season, for allegedly violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Details are still murky, and it is unclear whether he missed a drug test or was “caught” with an illegal substance in his system.

Fans are growing increasingly frustrated with the Steelers quarterback and receiver. Ben has earned nicknames like “Rapistberger” due to his two separate sexual assault accusations, while many suspect that this will be the last year Holmes will play for Pittsburgh. Just in the past few weeks, Holmes has had the assault charges filed against him, told a fan to “go kill himself” via Twitter, and now, faces a substance abuse violation, in addition to past marijuana charges, domestic abuse charges, and nude photos online.

Steeler Nation can only hope that these guys get it together and shape up in time for the season, so that their personal shortcomings will not be a distraction to the team. It is a shame that these unfortunate personal choices are tarnishing the always-upstanding image of the Steeler organization.

Do these photos below depict what a STEELER *should* represent??    😦

What Kind of Survivor are YOU? ~ Just for Fun!

10 Apr
This was a widget that I found on a friend’s webpage. It is a ‘survior quiz’ to see what type of ‘survivor’ you would be in any given situation. (The quiz was initially intended for anyone with chronic illness but anyone could do it and apply to any area of their own personal life, so give it a whirl!)
My “Survivor Type” was “Connector” and I was compared to celebrities like Olivia Newton John, Elie Wiesel, and Michael J. Fox:

My Survivor Type: Connector  ~ “You are deeply devoted to family and friends and your social bonds give you the strength to overcome any adversity.”

WHAT’S YOURS?

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