"This is our decision to live fast and die young, we've got the vision now let's have some fun!"
Time to pretend - MGMT

I am leaving to their concert right now. I'm so excited!!!!

Infinite x's & o's...


Like, Paris Hilton.

I have never been a huge Paris Hilton fan, nevertheless, for reasons unknown I really liked this and several photos from October's Nylon, a piece called Ms. President.
It had to be Nylon.

Infinite x's & o's.
 M.B. Whimsical.


changing, growing, posing...

I have always been a firm believer that you can be whoever you want to be. 

However there's always the question how? Is it just not in you?

Let's say you¡ve always wanted to be an athletic wake-up-at-6-to-go-running person, but you¡ve never really been an exercise person and let's face it: you don't really enjoy running.  I bet if you really want it then you will be able  to achieve it.

Is it brain-washing yourself into liking something you didn't use to?

Do we just like the image of being like "that"? 

Are we fated to be the way we were born, or can we transform ourselves into someone else? And until what point do we become poseurs

I am certain that during our lives we grow, we make mistakes, we adapt, so therefor we change, we do change, but how much does our "inner essence" change?

This should really be the preamble for a long article called "How to become who you want to be". But I'm not there yet. 

I can't help but keep wondering if "getting there", being who you want to be, implies that much change. 

I can't write that guide, and I think that it'd be rather hard for anybody to do so. 

But hey, I'm just 18, there's a lot of road to be paved ahead, so we will write it, we will write that guide as we go. Each one of us will. 

Infinite x's & o's...

 M.B. Whimsical.



I love music. I'm always scouting for new songs, writing them on napkins, or in my cellpone... So I figured out that instead of doing a regular Things I Love Thursday I'd do a music special of the songs I'm loving these days.

  1. Today - Joshua Radin My sister, who's getting married next April is looking for a song to dance to at her wedding. A friend of hers suggested this one, and I loved it. It makes me smile, even when I doubt she uses it.
  2. Steady as she goes - The Raconteurs Never heard nothing from them until last week when I was wandering around You Tube searching for Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol vids and there was one with this song, luckily for me, the author posted the song name.
  3. Electric Feel - MGMT I'm going to their concert in about two weeks!!!
  4. Champagne Supernova - Oasis One of my all-time favorite songs. I love, love, love it so much.
  5. Any Other World - Mika Very inspiring!
  6. Lights Out - Santogold I had never really payed attention to this song until the other day and it's awesome. It makes me wanna dance.
  7. Breathe me - Sia A little sad, but it's a good song to listen to when needed. 
  8. La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaff Classic. I got obssesed with it since I saw Sabrina (starring Audrey Hepburn, not Melissa Joan Hart, thank you.) I like the Tony Benett version a lot too.
  9. Monarch - Feist It just fills my heart with glee!
  10. They can't take that away from me - Tony Bennett/Diana Krall This song has been sung by too many artists. I absolutely love this song. It makes me feel like a child again, having breakfast in my pijamas on a Sunday with my family. 
  11. Pink - Aerosmith Can you believe I just discovered this song? Shame on me! I heard it on the radio on my way to school a few weeks ago and as soon as I arrived school I downloaded it
  12. Hotel Roosevelt - Augustana Another all time favorite. This song's far too great.
I'm cutting it here, but believe me I could go on forever.
Any music suggestions?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.

10 ways to fix a crappy day.

(Pic from Getty Images)

As spontaneous as life can be, there are days that we can just categorize away and tag them as "bright", "historical", or "lazy". Yesterday wore a huge "crappy" label for me. 
It wasn't one of those everything-happened-to-me-and-wa-wa-wa days, it was one of those days you're just tired, sick, and sad for no reason at all. One of those days you just need to cry, and cry and cry until all that, well, crap, that had perhaps gotten accumulated from the past days for silly things like not sleeping well, being too hard on yourself, or not eating properly, is washed away. 
And so I did. I cried for no reason at all until it all went away. Today I woke up feeling healthy, happy, energized and loving life.  But yesterday while I tried to figure this out I came with 10 ways to fix these crappy days.

  1. Cry, cry , cry until you fall asleep or you burst up laughing.
  2. Watch an old hollywood film. (Right now I'm loving Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn, who else?)
  3. Create a mood/inspirational board, which is just a cork board or whatever full of things that inspire you make you happy, and little treasure you find around. 
  4. Grab a pen and let your hand roam freely. Don't stop, don't read, just write.
  5. Call a friend and talk about silly things, just goofy, silly stuff that make you both laugh.
  6. If you have money to spare go buy yourself a leather jacket. ( I did yesterday)
  7. Go for a run with a Happy Place Playlist.
  8. If you live by the sea, go take a dip. Close your eyes and feel the sun and the salt. Let the water swing you gently.
  9. Sing out loud & rather out of tune "La Vie en Rose" by Edith Piaff.
  10. Doze off to Friends or Sex and the City, the ultimate lift-me-up sitcoms.
What do you do to fix these kinda days?

Infinite x's & o's...
 M.B. Whimsical.