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Beautiful Sunny Day

Journal Entry: Sun May 27, 2012, 9:55 AM
  • Listening to: Maroon 5 - Payphone
  • Watching: Heroes and The Borgias

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It's Raining Outside...

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:22 PM
  • Listening to: Pistol Annies - Run Daddy Run
  • Reading: Elizabeth & Leicester
  • Watching: Borgias
  • Eating: Garlic Parmesan Wings

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Is it still January?

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 25, 2012, 6:13 PM
  • Listening to: Catherine Howard's Fate - Blackmore's Night
  • Reading: Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • Watching: The Scarlet Pimpernel (A&E version)
  • Playing: Pub Trivia
  • Eating: Vegetarian Eggrolls
  • Drinking: Lychee Saketini
Because every store has Valentine decor stuffed into every cranny and I am already feeling the love suffocating the air. Which, like everything else, brings my thoughts to the irresistibly lovable Tudor wives and their one husband who had a plethora of loving to give. I hope everyone gives some thoughts to the Tudor ladies on this affectionate holiday that is still weeks away.

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Merry Christmas!!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:05 PM
  • Listening to: Christina Perry - Thousand Years
  • Reading: The Graveyard Book - Neil Gayman
  • Watching: Christmas Story
  • Playing: Monopoly
  • Eating: Lobster
  • Drinking: Southern Comfort Egg Nog
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! May you all be blessed with happiness, comfort and love in whatever shape or form those come in.

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Journal Entry: Fri Nov 18, 2011, 10:03 PM
  • Listening to: Duffy - My Boy
  • Reading: Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
  • Watching: Rear Window
  • Eating: Old Spaghetti Factory - Mizithra
  • Drinking: Arnold Palmer
I am thankful for:

Closest Friends
Tasty Food
and  Disney

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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 29, 2011, 11:46 PM
  • Listening to: Nicki Minaj (feat. Rihanna) - Fly
  • Reading: Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
  • Watching: 1408
  • Eating: Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Drinking: Barq's Root Beer
I finally put up new art!!! :-D

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Hard at Work....

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 23, 2011, 2:01 PM
  • Listening to: The Hush Sound
  • Reading: Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir
  • Watching: Tale of Two Sisters
  • Eating: California Rolls
  • Drinking: Spiced Cranberry Cider
Very zen right now...

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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 17, 2011, 12:18 AM
  • Listening to: Rihanna - Photographs
  • Reading: Little Bee
  • Watching: Ghost Ship
  • Drinking: Lychee Sake Martini
It's time for sleep but there is a cricket behind my bed where I can't reach it. It is so LOUD.......

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Journal Entry: Wed Oct 5, 2011, 7:38 PM
  • Listening to: Adele - Someone Like You
  • Eating: Orange Chicken and Chow Mein
for Jane hasn't hit yet. Will it?

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Flash of Inspiration

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 11, 2011, 9:49 PM
  • Reading: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
  • Eating: Dim Sum
Poetry. My 2nd love.

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Mary I

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 25, 2011, 7:11 PM
  • Listening to: My Love
On August 3rd of 1553, Mary I, the blue eyed and red haired daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, rode through the streets of London hearing the joyous cheering of her people. She was their rightful monarch, and at 37 years old she was magnificent in royal purple and jewels. Mary was a one who tried to see the good in people, and was quite forgiving. She began her reign with a great act of mercy, by pardoning five prisoners from the Tower of London. Mary did not want to have Jane or Guildford executed. Mary wanted Catholicism to be dominant in England once more, but at first was willing to be tolerant with her subject's choice of religion.

When Mary chose to be betrothed to Philip of Spain and a rebellion was led against her, she remained calm and refused to leave London. She kept faith in her people's loyalty.

Then she married Philip and things went down from there. Point is, had she been resolved to not marry, could she have been as great a queen as Elizabeth I later was?

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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 9, 2011, 12:43 AM
  • Listening to: Inventing Shadows

Plump and reddish auburn haired, Katherine was beautiful in her youth, and was the perfect Spanish bride for Henry VIII. Katherine of Aragon was a princess in her own right, having been the youngest daughter of the Catholic Monarchs. She devoted herself to God and husband, and for twenty years she committed herself to the task of bearing the future heir of England, a task that ended with numerous failed pregnancies and one daughter who lived to be queen. She was mother to the people of England, and raised her daughter Mary with personal love and attention that would have been rare for royal children of those days.

Katherine is my favorite because she was the first wife, highly educated and had inner strength that was a force to be reckoned with. Her daughter, Mary I, known as Bloody Mary, has been viewed in the dark shadows of Elizabeth I's golden reign, but had she not made the mistake of marrying a Spanish prince, she could have gone on to be remembered as a great queen. Mary was loved by the people, who gathered and supported her claim to the throne when it had been seized.

I empathize with Katherine, her being the starter wife, the exiled. She had faith and an unyielding will, which I fully admire.

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