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extremely random / I met an Egyptian today.

Quotes from my two favorite presidents:
"I never give them hell, I just give them the truth and they think it's hell" -- GUESS! and no googling either!!!
"In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." -- Teddy Roosevelt
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." -- also Teddy Roosevelt, what an admirable man he was.

By the way, when they say "don't eat for at least three hours before you sleep" they don't know what they're talking about. It's not about when, it's about what. And eating puts your body in relax mode (I forget all the fancy terms), so it's actually a good way to send yourself to sleep. I find it well-nigh impossible to get up if I waited a long time after eating to sleep, because my body's running on empty. Just make sure your last meal is rich in protein with low fat and low carbs, because the excess calories from carbs could be converted to fat.

I adore the little bat "Bartok" from the animated movie "Anastasia."

Oh my gosh I have to go to this hotel. It's so sumptuously beautiful it makes me want to burst -- into tears or song, I don't know, probably flight. I love hotels anyway, even the little two-star ones. Something about all the travel that they symbolize. I am a nuevo-gypsy, after all.

I met an Egyptian today, born and blood. She was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. I don't know how old she was -- her wise spirit makes me think she was about 40, but her face and form could have passed for 20. And yes, her face reminded me very much of the famous bust of Nefertiti.
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She complimented my hair, and as she was leaving she said she'd have to borrow me sometime for her portfolio -- she works as a skin care consultant or something like that. She said I have 'that porcelain doll look.' I was flattered -- I've never really thought of myself as having nice skin. I like it more and more. I've decided that if I can't have dark chocolate skin, then I'll just have alabaster skin. I'm an extremist.

feelings: crazy
sounds: Fuel: "These Things"

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writer_lilies ══╣╠══
I met some Egyptian women when I worked at Sam's Club a few years ago. Geez, the things you remember. ^^; They were buying this HUGE mirror. I also remember they actually had the eye make-up on and everything. I could tell they weren't just playing dress-up by the accent and names. It was just an interesting experience. They were very pretty.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I've always been fascinated with ancient egypt... I felt a little bit like I was meeting a celebrity.
jedibubbles ══╣╠══
"I'd give her a YA! and a HI-YA! and I'd kick her, sir."
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
lol! Ever since I read this, I've been quoting that all the time and perplexing Ben. I adore the way he says that!
eternitywaiting ══╣woohoo╠══
Bartok is the coolest. Hank Azaria did the voice, and I love Hank Azaria with an unnatural passion. :-)
aubkabob ══╣╠══
meeeeeeeeeee, tooooooooo.

it's a secret.

i don't understand my obsession love for hank, but it's an underlying love that's JUST THERE.
eternitywaiting ══╣nerds╠══
See, I attribute it largely to having been raised on The Simpsons, then falling head-over-heels when he guest-starred as David on Friends. He was such a geek, and geeks just slay me. *ahh* :-)
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
!!! He was David on Friends??? The one Pheobe fell in love with? The scientist guy? How cool is that!
eternitywaiting ══╣nerds╠══
Haha, I figured you'd recognize the reference. :-P

He has a tendancy to pop up like that...he's never a leading man, but he'll get some nifty supporting roles. And gotta love a science nerd! :-D
aubkabob ══╣╠══
actually, i think that about fits the timeline of my hankness, too. i'm going to marry me one of those geeks, boy howdee. preferably a tall silly one, like conan.
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
see, you guys are perfect for each other. Now friend!
aubkabob ══╣╠══
hee hee yes'm! *races to userinfo*

haven't met a single one of your friends yet that i haven't absofreaking adored. should show fantastic character that all wonderful people want to be near you :)
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
hee hee, I think it just shows that I am muchly picky. ;-)
aubkabob ══╣╠══
sometimes, i think i should be. there's so many people on my friends list that i don't feel that i have much in common with, although i would never take them off of my friends list.

i think that's why i make alternative journals, so that i can have one specifically for my GOOD friends, and then keep aubkabob for the times that i feel like i want to talk to the masses and be miss popular.

maybe this comes from having almost zero friends in school, so i crave attention and praise? could be.
belenen ══╣shimmering╠══
There are probably about 20 people on my friends list that I'd LOVE to meet and spend at least a few days with, and probably about 30 more that I'd adore to have a long conversation with, and the remaining 20 (when you ignore the secondary journals) I like but would feel awkward around because I don't know them well enough. But they're ALL awesome. I consider myself so blessed to have found each one.
aubkabob ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
yeah man!
adalena ══╣╠══
I read something about not eating before bed cuz it means you body can't break carbs, I also read that dairy can give you nightmares, dunno how true it is though!
aubkabob ══╣╠══
THE ONLY FOod i've come across (hullo, capslock) that gives me nightmares, oddly, is Twizzlers. they generally have me waking up in the middle of the night, sobbing, virtually.

i've also had WEEEEEIRD honkin dreams after eating yogurt right before bed. maybe it's the live cultures?
adalena ══╣╠══
Yea could be esp with the yoghert, What's a twizzler? I dont know if we have them here!
aubkabob ══╣╠══
um... name brand of licorice, cherry flavored. woops. strawberry. the red flavor :)

aww, that reminds me of when i worked at wal*mart eons ago and would constantly snarf down handfuls of berry and watermelon twizzlers. *wistful sigh*

not that i should miss them, sugar is evil, really.
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
I think I read something about dairy not actually giving you bad dreams, but just it has something in it that stops you from sleeping. So when you do sleep then it's not deep sleep, its dream type sleep. And most dreams are bad I guess. Can't remember the figures but its something like 80% of dreams contain violence/murder? It's been a while since we were studying this.

Seems to work for me though, eating dairy = dreams
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
huh. I might just try to eat a little dairy before bed then! My dreams are usually good or at least interesting. I rarely get nightmares.
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belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I know... but I'm not telling myself that I'll never get to go, I'm telling myself that it may be in the distant future, but I WILL go. Words have power, so I'm going to try using that to my advantage. ;-)
sadisticembrace ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
It'll match the one I send you!
mimimandy ══╣╠══
Is the quote about giving them hell is Harry S. Trueman?
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
yes! Very good. ;-)
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
My aunt insists that she can't eat before she goes to bed, but you're right; it is really what you eat that's important. If I don't eat before I go to sleep, I too am starving in the morning....and that's not a good start to the day!

I once knew an Egyptian guy. He was pretty good looking.

I used to wish I was some exotic woman from Somoa. But then I accepted the fact that I'm a white German/Polish woman and made the best out of it. White skin is very beautiful. I never go tanning. Those tanning bed places scare me.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I always wanted to be Egyptian and have dark skin -- but I also wanted emerald eyes and long bone-straight black 'asian' hair. ;-)

Recently I've accepted my paleness and decided to celebrate it rather than trying to darken it every summer (I never go to tanning places, but I often used that 'suntan lotion' that helps you tan rather than burn via the sun).
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