Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Twelve Commandments

As I thought about my own happiness and positivity through the power of The Happiness Project calendar I worked on identifying the principles that I wanted to guide my own happiness and to make sure that my path was clear. if you have not read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Moi, I suggest you give it a whirl! Here we go.

1: Be Danielle. Never lose sight of who I am.
2: Let the past go. It is there for a reason.
3: Act the way I want to feel. If I want to be happy and perky, act happy and perky!
4: Be polite and always smile. It makes me feel good.
5: Identify the problem I am having and work it out.
6: Lighten up! Everything does not have to be so serious.
7: There is only one thing in this world -- love.
8: Be fair.
9: Forget about results. Just do what I love!
10: Be compassionate.
11: Understand that people will not like you and that is okay.
12: Embrace the geek inside.

What twelve commandments do you live by?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Things I Love Thursday -- March 22nd Edition

Bonjour and hello to my fellow readers! I am writing to you from a fan air filled bedroom in lovely New jersey where I am enjoying the weather and feeling my creative muses pouring out of my fingertips. I really should have written this yesterday after my MRI but I was feeling very lethargic and blah. get that mood out of my system, here is a list of things that i have made me squee with love this week. Do you write these lists every week fellow reader? If you do, let me know. i would love to read it! Let us get on with the show!

Here is what made me squee with love bursts this week.

~~Having an MRI done. Okay, you are properly saying to yourself "what you like having tests done on you?" Now of course I do not but this was interesting and scary to say the least. I have had problems with my right knee recently and my orthopedic doctor suggested i go have an MRI done to see what exactly is going on and what needs to be done for treatment. When I walked in, i had to fill out the standard paperwork and asked about if I had tattooed eyeliner. I do have a tattoo but what I learned was sometimes the ink in tattoo eyeliner heats up in the machine when you are having a head MRI which might cause discomfort. Anyway, I was brought into the room with the machine and freaked out! It is this big closed tube. It kind of looked like a bigger washing machine. I laid down on this conveyor belt and my right knee was propped up in a cuff. Then a blanket was placed over me due to all of the oxygen flowing in the machine and then i was pushed in. I was scared at first due to my head and being in a dark closed tube but my head did not go in so I calmed down. The test took 25 minutes and it was so noisy I tried to make lyrics ala Dane Cook with a car alarm. It did not work though. I have a follow up appointment on March 28th. Let us cross our fingers and toes that everything is okay!

~~Having a barista at my favorite Starbucks apologize for not remembering my usual drink; thus getting it for free!

~~1 week until my birthday!

~~9 days until my trip to Miami, Florida with David.

~~11 days until Spring Break!

~~Having countdown for special events in my life.

~~Doodling in notebooks.

~~Finding the good with Mercury Retrograde. In case you do not know what Mercury Retrograde is, go here: How to Survive Mercury Retrograde by Gala Darling

~~Wearing sunglasses again.

~~The views at McNally Jackson bookstore...meaning the men that work there.

~~This song:

~~My new Bake and Destroy tank top!

~~Seeing a friend I have not seen since 2011 on Saturday! We are going to Alice's Tea Cup followed by Barnes and Noble and Midtown Comics and any other fun we can have throughout the day. It is an early birthday date for me. So excited!

What are you squeezing with love with this week?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Things I Love Thursday -- March 15th Edition

Why hello there my follow readers! Here is what I am in love with this week --

~~This video.

~~The new petite desserts at Starbucks
~~Having random conversations with strangers.
~~Making playlists inspired by my lovah NYC.
~~Helping someone with the trendy game Draw Something.
~~Having my drink ready for me as soon as I walk into my favorite Starbucks
~~Just having time to chill out either by myself or with David.
~~Old time glamour.
~~Getting back into keeping a money spent diary.
~~Daylight staying out longer.
~~Staten Island Chuck being right about Spring arriving early.
~~Saying until next winter for hats, scarves, and gloves.

What are you in love with this week?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

List of Fours

List 41: Fours.

1. four places you've visited.

2. four things you wish you could get paid to do for a living.

3. four things you are looking forward to.

4. four people who inspire you the most.

Danielle's List of Fours

1: Paris, France, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles
2: Photographer, Writer, Movie Screener/Reviewer, Translator
3: Traveling to Miami, Swimming with my mom, Starbucks dates with my love David, going to movies.
4: Mom, Dad, my brother, and various bloggers/tweets.

I went to David with these questions and here is what he said.
1: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, California, Boston, Las Vegas
2: Sports broadcaster, doctor, athlete, movie director.
3: Traveling to Miami with you, baseball season, traveling to Colorado or Seattle with you, and spring
4: My family, you, my friends, and my students. Honorable mention: New York Giants and Tom Welling.

Your turn, si vous plait....

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Things I Love Thursday -- March 8th Edition

Whoa! i have not written a Tilt since February 16th??? That is just unacceptable! I am so sorry for this. i have been dealing with a tear in my knee and between doctors appointments and resting my knee, I have not had a chance to sit down and write. So with that said let us begin!

Here is what I am in love with this week:

~~Meeting Mayim Bialik! She is one of the most down to earth women I have ever met. Plus she is smart and knows it!
~~Pomegranate blueberry juice. Happy!
~~Seeing friends I have not seen since before Christmas.
~~This video

~~Having conversations with 6 year olds that make you laugh.
~~This perfect weather day!
~~Chicken salad sandwiches.
~~Fig Newtons Thin cookies. Perfect size for dunking!
~~Getting into The Hunger Games trilogy

What are you so much in love with this week?