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valentine's day, Friendship month & day, International Woman's Day

I've haven't liked Valentine's Day since elementary school (back then it was SO fun! once a boy who I thought hated me gave me this giant heart-shaped box of candy conversation hearts and I realized that my aunt was right -- boys do torment the girls they like!). Not because of the falseness or commercialism or exclusion-of-singles that most dislike it for, but because of the overwhelming amount of cynicism that comes out! Even some of my usually-so-idealistic-and-cheerful friends get sour on V-day. And I've never been close to anyone who liked it, so it doesn't seem like a holiday to me. Still, if it was all violet and stars instead of pink and hearts, I would obsess over it and count down the days and go out shopping every year on February 15th! Sadly, there is no such holiday (Halloween always mixes in orange, ugh, and usually skulls or pumpkins).

So to change the subject (and hopefully bring some cheer) did you know that February is International Friendship Month? I also discovered that the first Sunday in August is World Friendship Day! so mark your calendars ;-)

Oh yeah, and next month, the 8th is International Woman's Day which I was hoping to do a big celebration for, but I think it'll have to wait until I've saved up more money.

I've had a crazy-busy and interesting week but for some reason have felt blocked and haven't written. *frustration* Hopefully this silly little post will uncork me.

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bezigebij ══╣╠══
Something about your violet and stars comment made me think of Anouk's song "Lost". Not sure how popular she is outside of NL...

musical -- poetic
belenen ══╣musical -- poetic╠══
ohh, I like that! I'll have to look into her music.
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belenen ══╣giggling╠══
hee hee thanks! :D
winternightsky ══╣╠══
Lovely pictures, I think she's improved.
brightlotusmoon ══╣╠══
Yes, she looks very beautiful with Bel's roundness. Angelina is so thin it sometimes scares me.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I agree also. The roundness of Bel's face complement's Angelina's perfectly.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
thanks! :D
lodestar -- angelina jolie
belenen ══╣lodestar -- angelina jolie╠══
I agree -- I think she runs herself ragged nowadays. :-/ I miss the Tomb Raider era, when she was so strong-looking... and even more, her Playing By Heart era, when she was slender-curvy. *sigh* I actually look forward to when she quits acting, even though I will dearly miss her work -- I think the pressure to be thin has really gotten to her (plus the working-too-hard).
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
wow, thanks!
gypsyapple ══╣╠══
It kind of irks me how a lot of people are so down and dreary about Valentine's day. I just treat it as any other another day, whether I'm in a relationship or not.
So February is friendship month! that's crazy. I've never had so many friends in my life until this month, how neat :).
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
yes exactly! I dislike cynicism.

and cool that you have more friends in your life now than ever before! that's definitely something to celebrate. ;-)
shioneh ══╣summer╠══
oh, your morph so well with angelina :-) when I was playing with this before, I thought that you would. Me and Angelina don't morph well at all, which makes sense to me also. I love both images so much, they look really right, as though a belenen&angelina cross actually exists somewhere ;-) I especially like the second.

My face morphed with Christina Ricci's doesn't really look that different from my actual face, weirdness!

I like me and Kate Winslet:

I hope you uncork soon, love.
shioneh ══╣tenderness╠══
Hannahbel McSnowmoore ;-)

phydeau ══╣╠══
ooh. nice. :)
bel bites happy apple hannah
belenen ══╣bel bites happy apple hannah╠══
The faces of IMG_1376 and DSC08597 combined together -

*is better at placing points* :D
hannah loves bel!
shioneh ══╣hannah loves bel!╠══
So you are! It's so so interesting to see us mixed!
gem_night77 ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
that was actually Angelina's makeup, overlaid on my face ;-) it was eyeliner.
phydeau ══╣╠══
WOW!! Those are some amazing morphs!

Happy V-day, even though I also loathe the holiday. Consider yourself the recipient of a virtual violet glittery box of chocolates from me.

Say . . . If I was to morph my face with a celebrity, which celeb would you pick for me? I kind of want to do this, myself.
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
thanks! :D and I'll pretend those chocolates have mint in some and peanut butter in some and coffee-hazelnut in some... now I'm getting hungry!

I'd pick Matthew Perry -- your icon reminds me SO MUCH of him! It's a compliment, 'cause I adore him ;-)
delicatexflower ══╣╠══

wow you and angelina would make a beautiful
woman together! haha. i always thought your
eyes reminded of angelina's wise and open
eyes ;)
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
awww, thank you! ♥
darkpool ══╣╠══
Sooo, how far away are you from Atlanta again? Because I'm coming to Atlanta, next week.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
ohh, I'd love to meet up! when/ where in atlanta? are you driving or flying?
darkpool ══╣╠══
We're flying on the 23rd. Don't know where we'll be staying yet. Jason is going to be going to a work conference Till Wednesday. The conference will be at the Omni hotel and the CNN center and we'll be staying some where nearby. So I'll be pretty much be myself for a couple days (with the baby of course)
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
dunno if you have internet, but I've been on a strange sleeping pattern the past few days -- up in the middle of the night and asleep in the middle of the afternoon. It's really frustrating. If I can change my schedule, I'd love for you and me and Ben and Jason (and baby :D) to go to dinner on Wednesday!
darkpool ══╣╠══
That would be awesome. Do you know of any good ethnic restaurants near hear? Particularly Thai or something unusual,. We've seen a lot but it's hard to determine which, if any are any good.
belenen ══╣hopeful╠══
I really don't know anything in that area, but kudzu.com says that Top Spice is great, and it's only about 10 minutes from you guys ( 1529 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 ) Wanna meet there?
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