Left Behind.

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

I find myself in one of my more contemplative moods, after being inspired by a very chilling, yet simple dream I had this morning before waking up. Yes, I do dream more than the average person! Mircea    sleeps peacefully beside me with his “nothing box” pulled out, as I slumber in deep imaginative terror, bliss or revelation…

He is by far the most sensible one in that sense. Why my brain keeps going like a locomotive I shall never know!

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My dream last night finds me at an apartment building, in a condominium, pulling on my socks, getting ready for my high school day. Normal enough, except for the fact that I haven’t been in high school for nearly six years now! Alas, it comes back to haunt me.

I then run into a friend of mine (Eunice) whom I have known since my elementary school days. She tells me, “Yeah, Jo, do not worry, I’ll drive you to school in my car, I am going there too after all.”

Weird Fact: We never attended high school together or even lived in the same city during that point in time.

The dream carries on, we are sitting at a lunch table (still in the apartment building but in the lobby, not in the condo).

Eunice gets up to leave and I assume she’ll be right back. Another girl walks over to take her seat. This girl is someone who caused a great deal of trouble for me during some of my school years. Whether she was actually imbalanced, or just bitter due to her life’s circumstance I will never know, but there she was.

She pulls out a lip gloss (the kind that used to be cool in grade five) with the roller ball on the end. I could see by the packaging that it was strawberry. Holding it out to me she demands, “Try some on it tastes so good!”

“No”, I reply, “I don’t like to share lip gloss.”

She gets angry at me for this comment, as if I have somehow offended her.

At this moment I notice Eunice has not come back and it is nearly time for school. I panic.

When she left, I assumed she would return. Was she actually leaving for school? Did I miss my ride? Why didn’t I go when I could have instead of sitting longer?

What I couldn’t handle, most of all was the sinking feeling of being left behind. It’s not like it should have mattered, me being a few minutes late, or missing a day. It was just an average morning.

Waking up is when it hit me. The feeling of abandonment is one of the worst emotions the human condition can experience.

When someone you love dies you are left behind.

When you fail at a challenge you are left behind.

Yeah, maybe this was a simple dream, but it brought to light that core emotion of “missing the train”.

I do not know about you, but I’m not going to miss mine. Even if I have to wait a lifetime…

-Joanna

Guess Who?

December 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Take a wild guess who this is! Hint: Has very famous family.

Allpix/Splashnews (Photo is not mine)

-Joanna

I’ve Got the Cozies!

December 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sitting here by the window, the rain unceremoniously falling only a little more than a week before Christmas, I began to daydream about a white Christmas. Here are some photographs I found  that will warm (or cool) your heart.

The Stone Farmhouse from "Marley and Me" Tops off cozy and is possibly my dream home!

I take no credit for these photos, they are not mine only pictures from the Internet that I was drawn to!

-Joanna

Cinna-Snap!

October 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

I probably have blogged more about nail polish than any reasonable person should. Here I go again! My new colour for this season is a colour called “Cinna-Snap” by Sally Hansen. I did some price comparison and for nearly four dollars more you can get a very similar version of the tone by Essie, called “Bordeaux.” Personally, I’d rather get the same look for less, and although I love Essie’s colours the coverage is not always that good.

I know, I know, you do not want to READ about nail polish!

Here are some photos!

"Cinna-Snap" by Sally Hansen.

"Bordeaux" by Essie.

Such a comforting, toasty bottle of radiance! I think of being curled up by a warm fire, with a wool sweater and some apple cider…

What colours spark YOUR imagination?

-Joanna

Did Someone Say Bollywood?

October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today the notion came to me that I would looove to imitate some Bollywood looks for one or two formal events. It is a style where too much makeup is never enough (on the eyes especially) flawless skin abounds and it doesn’t stop there! If you feel so apt to add some jewels (or bindi) to the mix, go ahead! Right?

You won’t see me doing my makeup like that to go to church, the mall, or a restaurant. I must say though, a wedding would be a fun place to sport this persona! Maybe I could find a shalwar or sari for that day as well?

-Joanna

Maxi to the Max!

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lately I have really been liking the look of a long maxi skirt paired with a blazer and plain tee. That is not the only possible chic combo of course! I recently purchased a plain black maxi and am planning to work it this weekend, weather providing (or not). Here are a few pictures I found that show others wearing their maxi to the max!

-Joanna

How to Dress Like a Joanna…

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Okay, the title is kind of lame and cliche I know! I just had to share with the world one of my favourite lines of jackets. I own three and annually have  an urge to expand my coat closet. What is this collection I speak of? Soia and Kyo, a Canadian brand from Montreal! It is the sister company to Mackage (was worn often on Gossip Girl). I wore these jackets long before I ever viewed that show but upon watching, I have no regrets! These coats are at the top of their class!

Now for the story behind my title? There isn’t any, except for the fact that I found a creation of theirs, named Joana! Aww, they named a jacket after me! (Yeah, yeah…one “n” not two). There IS one I have my eye on THIS season (the Joana is from years ago…so that is a no go), yet I am unsure how likely it is I will be purchasing it. I am opting for maybe a leather jacket this year?

The "Joana" by Soia and Kyo.

-Joanna