Friday, December 21, 2012

I've moved!!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I am sorry to inform you that I've created a new and wonderful blog. You can go here to get to it:

Aubrei R. Albin

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope every is having a great day thus far! I plan on hanging with my beau and my Fam Bam. Looking forward to good food, great conversation, sun and some fireworks. :) I'll be blogging tomorrow to let you in on what I've been up to for the past few months. Let freedom ring! Be safe and enjoy! XO


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Friday, May 4, 2012

God made Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir

I found myself recently at one of my favorite wine bars in Seattle. The dim lighting and candles places on each table, set this relaxing and tranquil mood. It was a little after 10 p.m. and I had just sat down. The background noise consist of the people that filled that room, the mix of artist like The XX, Band of Horses and Bon Iver playing on Pandora and the clinging of wine glasses as each party commerced in a harmonious Thursday night. I ordered a Cabernet Sauvignon, as usual, I don't even know why I bother looking at the menu sometimes. Once my wine was placed in front of me, I took in the atmosphere and let the smell enter my nostrils. It was nice to be able to enjoy this time for myself. I'd been coming here for 5 years and every visit was better. Like fine wine ages with time, so does The Black Bottle. Not to mention the staff. They seem to be getting cuter and nicer. :) And it's nice to be able to share one of my many  secret hideaways with you. Hope you're all having a wonderful Friday. XO

"Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, and the laughter ring louder because they are there." ~ Judith Viorst

Monday, April 23, 2012

A kiss to build a dream on....

I can see it's been awhile since I have updated my blog. For a few months I've had to deal with a break up, a move, and trying to start a new business, while trying to accomplish writing a novel. Not only have distractions and writers block gotten in my way, but my passion for something I once loved diminished before my eyes. I began to lack in empathy and the arts of creativity. My perspective adequately equipped me with bitterness and   distaste for picking up a pen or pencil. I suppose over the past few weeks, I've grown out of that dark phase that lurked above me like a murky cloud or the smog that covers the once radiant LA skies. I think what helped was the few trips I have had recently. Being on an airplane or a city bus; watching the people come and go. It has brought inspiration and newfound attitude into play. The me I once was months and months ago, is slowly finding it's way back. I feel like maybe I had lost my way, lost myself in my relationship and with the person I had spent 9 months of my life with. When I think of all the time that I wasted and all the time that has gone by, I become sad. But only for a minute. Then the me, that girl every one I know loves so much, the one that is open minded and optimistic... comes back and realize that this was a growing experience. Many more where that came from. But also, no need to dwell on what has already come and gone. Like the quote I love so much and live by (and is also tattooed on me), "A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes. Therefore, I have nothing to be sad about at all. Only to be grateful there is more on the horizons. <3

Hope everyone is having a great Monday full of sunshine and love. XOXOXO <3

         "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you cab appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

                     ~Marilyn Monroe
 A kiss to Build a Dream on ~Louis Armstrong <3

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Want me to throw a lasso around the moon....

It's that time of the year again, and you know what that means! Sitting once again single on your couch, with tissues all around you, stuffing chocolate in your face and watching the classic Notebook, wishing you had someone to cling to. For some it's the opposite. And why shouldn't it be! As girls in grade school, we spend our days daydreaming of Valentine's Day after the Christmas and New Year's Eve Holidays pass. We wish the boy we had our eye on would get us a card or write us a letter that confesses his undying love. And we wait patiently at our desk to see if he sent us flowers. Television advertisements and romantic movies glorify this so called "holiday" to plant a seed in our fragile young minds from the very beginning. But why shouldn't it be like When Harry met Sally, or It Happened One Night? Why shouldn't it be like a 1940's black and white movie where we are swept off our feet and ride off into the sunset? Even Disney movies hype it up that we get to live happily ever after. In pretty much every movie! So there is no way of getting around it, we were doomed from the start. Let's face it, this day does not make single people feel any better about "love". How about instead of putting so much thought about being in love with another individual or actually being in a relationship, we focus on just LOVE  in general. For instance, I love my new laptop. I love the guy at the Starbucks for making such an amazing latte. I love the person who held the door open for me today. I love that even though it is somewhat raining out, the beauty of the sound and smell of the rain makes up for it being so shitty out. I especially love, the people I have in my life and the things that make me…well, ME. So wipe away that grim look on your face and go do something for you. Or maybe for someone else who wouldn't expect it. Don't do it out of expecting something in return, do it because making someone happy (including yourself), is more gratifying then waiting for something to happen. Even if it is just holding the door open or giving a smile, that small gesture will go along way. 

Happy BELATED Valentine's Day!!

Love, Aubrei

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love cannot be loved without "le singing"...

And February is not the month of love without CUPID! Awe... February. My favorite month of the year (besides October), with so many things going on. We get to enjoy a few holidays:

  • Groundhogs Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • Valentines Day
  • Presidents Day

I also have many friends and family with birthdays during this months so I'm jammed packed with lots of productive things to do. But then again, February wouldn't be a great month without LOVE. Put on your rose colored glasses because you have a pass to fall deeply in love, helplessly and unconditionally!! Weather it's with your boyfriend/ girlfriend, husband/ wife, someone you don't know or just met, Or even yourself. Let the love in and enjoy the passion in the air.
Happy 1st of February!!!!
Luvs & Hugs!

Aubrei R. Albin

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
~C.S. Lewis