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Breaking Dawn Pt.2-Twi Harder

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Warning: If you're looking for a serious take on the "saga", please look elsewhere.  It's been a while since I've seen a movie that I spoke out loud in the middle of (in the theater, but mostly under my breath so as not to disturb the other invested patrons who had also spent hard earned money on this experience) and I'm about to release my snark puppy on the world, so if you're a seriously-in-love with the saga fan or can honestly claim to be Team Edward or Team Jacob for life (I'll leave it to you to put in Team Edward/Jacob tattoo in Google Images and see what wonders await) what I have to say may or may not be to your liking.  I take no responsibility for your reactions or feelings. And there will be spoilers.

Well, I broke my own rule and I only have myself to blame for it.  My rule was simple.  DO NOT give in to Stephenie Myers.  I'm not sure what possessed me, honestly.  I mean I have a theory, but that's all it is, no solid proof.  M…

Today's Music Obsession-Erato

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If there's one thing the Swedes do even better than sporting Fair Isle sweaters and making it seem bearable to live in a nearly arctic climate, it's pop music (Yes, I'm looking at you Max Martin and ABBA).  It seems to be as much a part of their DNA as blue eyes and blond hair, but I usually forget about their pedigree in the bombardment of American artists.  In the last couple of days I've been listening to Passion Pit's newest release Gossamer pretty much on loop (because that's what you do when chained to working in a cubicle) and somewhere along the way, while vacillating between whether I preferred Love Is Greed to Hideaway, It's Not My Fault I'm Happy wanted in on the race and it turns out that Erato has done the backing vocals on some of the album.  Because acoustic/A Capella versions of songs are basically the Honey Pot to my whimsical Pooh Bear life, I went trundling down the Internet Superhighway to find out more.  Erato, it turns out, isn…

Paris Pt. 3-Street Level

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It's best if you plan on doing a lot of walking.  There's something just waiting to be seen around every corner.  And let's face it, to our American eyes, even Parisian street art is in a class of its own. So pack some reliable shoes and plan on really taking in the sights.  
Everything from the sidestreets:






to the Street Performers:





To the People:







To the spontaneous art:



Is worthy of as many second and third glances as you can spare.

And forgive a girl her Vespobsession:



Two bubblegum pink ones.  It felt like I'd hit the scooter jackpot.  I will have one of my very own someday.  Hopefully before I have to tow a walker on the back.




















Paris Pt. 2

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Paris is a city that just begs to be photographed.  The historic architecture, the Gothic undertones, the modern juxtaposing the antiquities, it's a place filled with some of the most beautiful aesthetic combinations in the world.  Here are my Top 10 places you'll probably want to see before you board return flight

1. The Eiffel Tower


 2. Sacre Coeur Basillica


 3. The Opera House

4. Notre Dame

5. The Louvre 
6. The Musee D'Orsay



7. Pont Des Arts

8. The Champs Elysee



9.  Gare Du Nord
10. Montmarte (including the Moulin Rouge)