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Miscellaneous updates from NYC.

1. Just barely made it to ABC Carpet & Home before it closed. I took some photos but can't seem to get my iPhone to talk to my work-issued PC, so unfortuantely I can't show you the lights I found that I think will work in my kitchen. The are sort of vintage-y and mercury glass-ish and small in scale. Thinking one over the sink and a group of 3 hanging from their long skinny cords as the pendant light for the center of the room. Pending approval of my better half. I trust his good taste.

2. The weather. I was walking down the street around 8am and these little chunks of ice fell from above me. When I looked up, I saw more coming down around me. It was the weirdest hail I've ever seen. I swear to god, these were long and rectangularish and were big. They looked like diamonds. Seriously. It was like Elizabeth Taylor died, went to heaven, and spilled her jewelry box. Or something. It was the damnedest thing ever.

3. Impactful is not a word.

That is all for now.


kate said...

1. finally, someone with sense stating that word as a non word! Thank you!!!

2. That incredible photo of E. Taylor just makes me want to dress up fancy, make myself a martini and listen to the rustling of underskirts as I walk. Divine

3. won't chime in on the lights, there are enough cooks in your kitchen on this one.

p.s. i'm new to your blog and already quite addicted- thanks!

Emily said...

Impactful should be a word. Inocuity is, so impactful should be.

Also since you're in NY, check out
(not my blog but such great inspiration)

Can't wait to see your lights!

Rachel said...

Love the picture of Liz! Like Kate said, it just makes me want to dress up.

Have a great time in NYC!!

By the way, the lights idea sounds cool... pending approval, of course.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Hi! I was an English major.......I like that word! If everyone uses sneaks into the dictionary!

are you talking about icicles?

pointy things......they do of awnings.....railings........interesting.

I think no one I have seen is as gorgeous as E Taylor. And really, to me, a sad life.

That face is perfection.......if you ask me!

Oh......kate said not to chime in on the I won't!

If we find out that Elizabeth Taylor died........we will know she communicated with you!

I vote "impactful" can be a word......shorter than....."makes an impact" I right; is that what it means? I like it!!


ps I have no idea how to change the wrong email is is a goal.....not there yet!

LexyB said...

Hail. Sounds nice and cold. It's sweltering in southern hemisphere. In fact, you could say the weather here is impactful.

CHIC Sensibility... said...

I'm not loving walking in this snowy muck. I can't wait 'til spring. Great pic of Liz.

Anonymous said...

Why did you have to get 39 people jumping all over the place to provide you with lighting ideas and then you go ahead and do what you were going to do in the first place?

Typical human.....

Ivy Lane said...

The description of the lights sounds like they are gonna be perfect! Can't wait to see 'em!

Kwana said...

I'm sure your lights will be perfect. Too bad you're here in NY while it's so cold. The weekend will be so much better. I'm so over this weather.

Watch looking up at the pretty diamond ice. Could be dangerous.

the quarter rat said...

No, impactful is not a word, anymore than gift is a verb.

p.s. You were mentioned in the NYTimes today...

i suwannee said...

you see us in the nyt today?

Decorina said...

Impact isn't a verb, either. Drives me crazy.

Anonymous said...

I just come here for the Penelope-Bianchi-The-English_Major comments. Penelope, you keep using the ellipsis. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Oh and ""?? Really??

projectgirl said...

D. -
your lights sound perfect, excited for you, the big lighting dilemma was a tough one to crack.
here's an off-topic Q for you (apologies):
Wither Nick Olsen's blog now that domino is no more? He should keep it up, it's another fave of mine & i know you love it, too. have you heard from him?
Last & least: once heard Stedman Graham (mr. oprah) use the (non)word "evolvement." repeatedly. ugh, just stop it!

Anonymous said...

I find that the ellipses render the text unreadable. I went to Penelope's blog, and I just can't follow it.

Anonymous said...

Emily: I'll bite. Inocuity is not in my dictionary. Can you provide a definition, por favor?

design citation said...

you were probably hit by some horrid child snapping icicles off his a/c unit and throwing them at you. what else is there to do when you grow up in this city?

Anonymous said...

Well, it seems the Republicans are able to continue the destruction of the country even without George W. Bush in the White House.

As a member of the Decorno community and concerned for all of our livelihoods, I would like to encourage you to consider writing/emailing your representatives and encourage them to do the right thing for the economy.

We don't need more tax cuts when we don't have jobs. We don't need a home purchase tax credit when we don't know if we will have a job to support a mortgage.

Its all about jobs.

And when our jobs are gone, we need expanded welfare, health care, and food stamps. Again, not tax cuts.

Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.

hello gorgeous said...

Hold on. You're in the NYTimes today?

Yep, right here:

It's an article about Domino's demise. *tear*

{maison classique} said...

Your blog is very impactful. (hehe). Funny blog. Im adding you to my blogroll.

Decs said...

Well, well... the New York Times.

They kind of barely mentioned me, so that's no big trick, but holy cow, look at the love they gave our beloved Isuwannee! Jamie is famous.

Anonymous said...

Armageddon Thru To You

If you've been wondering why it seems like the world around us is unraveling, it's because the last days as foretold in the bible are now upon us. Just as it was 2000 years ago, many were unable to discern the signs of Jesus Christ's first coming (Mat 16:3), as will many concerning his second coming, which will occur very soon. Yes many have proclaimed a similar sentiment many times in the past, but their errors have no bearing on today other than to lull you into spiritual apathy, and that too was prophesied to occur in the last days.

If you're not a believer in Jesus Christ because you're an atheist, consider that the underlying impetus for your disbelief is most likely borne of pride and here's why:

When we die, if you as an atheist were right, then there is no upside or downside for anyone regarding the afterlife. We will all simply cease to exist

However if we Christians were right about our belief in the afterlife, then we will be given eternal life and you as an atheist will receive eternal damnation

Given the choices, the position held by an atheist is a fools bet any way you look at it because the atheist has everything to lose and nothing to gain. It is tantamount to accepting a “heads I win, tails you lose” coin toss proposition from someone. And that someone by the way is Satan (see Ephesians 6:12).

The only way to explain the attitude held by an atheist is pride, pure and simple. The intellectually dishonest and/or tortured reasoning used by atheists to try and disprove the existence of God is nothing more than attempts to posture themselves as superior (a symptom of pride). And as anyone who has read their bible knows, this is precisely the character flaw that befell Lucifer, God's formerly most high angel. (Isaiah 14:12-15). Is it any wonder then why the bible is so replete with references to pride as the cause of mankind's downfall?

Pride permeates our lives and burdens us in ways that most of us seldom recognize. Ironically, pride is the one thing that can blind someone to things even the unsighted can see. And sadly pride will blind many with an otherwise good heart, to accepting the offer of eternal salvation that Christ bought and paid for with his life.

In any event, if you're an atheist, I wish you only the best for every day of the rest of your life because for you, this life is as close to heaven as you'll ever get, but for believers in Christ, this life is as close to hell as we'll ever get.

If you're not a believer and follower of Jesus Christ because you are of another faith, please take the time to very carefully compare your faith to Christianity and ask yourself, why is the bible the only religious book with both hundreds of proven prophecies already fulfilled as well as those being fulfilled today? No other religion can claim anything remotely close to this fact. Many Christians who are serious students of bible prophecy are already aware of the role and significance of bible prophecy in foretelling end time events. God gave us prophecy as evidence of his divine holiness to know the begining from the end (Isa 46:10). God also believed prophecy to be so important that to those willing to read the most prophetic book in the bible, the Book of Revelation, he promised a special blessing (see Rev 1:3), and this is the only book in the bible that God gives its reader a special blessing for reading. Something to think about.

Don't risk losing Christ's offer of eternal life by not accepting him as your savior and by thinking that the bible is nothing more than a compilation of unrelated and scattered stories about people who lived 2,000 plus years ago. If you take the time to study (not just read) the bible, you will literally be shocked to learn things you would have never imagined would be revealed in it. Did you know that like parables, God also uses particular months and days in the Jewish calendar, Jewish Feasts and customs, solar and lunar phases, celestial alignments, gematria (Hebrew numerology) early bible events and more as patterns and models to foretell future events?

Consider the following interesting facts about the bible that testify to its God-inspired authorship:

Did you know that in Gen 12:2, God said he would bless Israel?. How else can you explain the grossly disproportionate level of success achieved by Jewish people as a tiny minority in the world, especially after all they have gone through? And how can you explain the success achieved by the tiny nation of Israel, surrounded by enemies outnumbering them 100 to 1 and yet still they remain victorious in all their wars?

Did you know that as evidence to indicate that Israel is the epicenter of the world from God's point of view is the fact that languages to the west of Israel are written and read from left to right as if pointing to Israel, and languages from countries to the east of Israel are written and read from right to left, again as though pointing to Israel. Just a coincidence, you say? I think not.

Did you know that the six days of creation and seventh day of rest in Genesis is a model for the six thousand years of this age (ending very soon), that is to be followed by a 1,000 year millennial reign by Christ (see 2 Peter 3:8)? Adam was born sometime prior to 4000 B.C., therefore our 6000 years are almost up.

Did you kow that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is hidden in the meaning of the Hebrew names listed in the genealogy of the book of Genesis (Research it online)? To deny this was God-inspired, one has to instead believe that a group of Jewish rabbis conspired to hide the Christian Gospel right inside a genealogy of their venerated Torah, which is not a very plausible explanation.

Did you know that solar eclipses, which the bible describes as the sun being black as sackcloth, and lunar eclipses, which the bible refers to as blood red moons, have prophetic meaning? Research it online. God showed Adam (and us) his plan for man's redemption through the use of celestial alignments. (research Mazzaroth online)

Did you know that much of the symbolism in the book of revelation refers to planetary alignments that will occur when certain events occur as prophesied? These planetary alignments also explained the birth of Christ, just search out The Bethlehem Star movie on the Internet.

Did you know that the references in Eze 39:4-17 and Rev 19:17-21 in the battle of Gog/Magog and Armageddon respectively, in which birds of prey will eat the flesh of the dead in battle from two enormous wars is based on fact? The largest bird migration in the world consisting of bilions of birds (34 species of raptors and various carrion birds) from several continents converge and fly over Israel every spring and fall. Coincidence? I think not.

Did you know that Hebrew numerology, also known as Gematria, and the numbers with biblical and prophetic significance are hidden in the Star of David? Google the video called "Seal of Jesus Christ"

Did you know that the seven Churches mentioned at the beginning of the Book of Revelation describe the seven stages the Church will go through?

There are literally hundreds of hidden messages in the bible like these that testify to the fact that the bible was God inspired. You can find them yourselves if you only take the time to look into it. Remember Proverbs 25:2 "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings".

And finally, if you are Catholic, or one who subscribes to the emergent Church or seeker-friendly Church movement, please compare the doctrine taught, advocated or accepted by your Church, with the actual bible, notwithstanding some new-age version of the bible. And remember that although the bible is often referred to as the living bible, the word "living" was never intended to imply in any way that the bible "evolves" over time to meet, or be consistent with, the standards of man. It's just the opposite.

Well, am I getting through to you? If not, the answer might be explained in the response given by Jesus Christ in his Olivet discourse when he was asked by his disciples why he spoke the way he did (in parables, etc.) in the book of Matthew 13:10-16. What Jesus said could have easily been paraphrased more clearly as "so that the damned won't get it". Why did Christ respond the way he did when asked why he spoke this way? Is there something about pride (the bible says there is) that closes one's heart to seeing or hearing the messages supernaturally hidden in bible parables, models, typologies, and similes, etc.? That should give you something to think about, but don't take too long. Time is now very short.

If it sometimes seems like there are powers at work behind the powers we know, remember what it says in Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." If you study the bible, it will become clearer.

And by the way, if you are a scoffer, this too was prophesied to occur in the last days. See 2 Peter 3:3.

Thank you and God Bless you!

S. said...

was that... just... Jesus spam?

Lolo said...

Jesus. Holy crap. What the hell is wrong with Armageddon T.T.Y.?

Okay, I'm tapped out.

Anonymous said...

WTF? Why, Armageddon, why?

Penelope Bianchi said...

Oh Wow! It takes me awhile.......

"anonymous" said about me:

"Anonymous said...
I find that the ellipses render the text unreadable. I went to Penelope's blog, and I just can't follow it."

That is very interesting.......I do use ellipses constantly......however...I have no blog! NO BLOG.

No wonder he found it unreadable! IT IS!!! IT DOSN'T EXIST!


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