AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Yesterday, 9:00 PM (ET)
just having left the AmericanAirlines Arena, i understood what fans get from following sports. the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs. this was the sixth game of the NBA Finals, which could had been the championship game for the San Antonio Spurs. it’s just a basketball game, and i do not follow sports, but these finals are exhilarating. in particular this sixth game. rapid, rapid heartbeats; i am still on a high. in a matter of seconds, the Miami Heat scored, and tied the game which went on overtime. the San Antonio Spurs were about to win and take the trophy. in a matter of seconds, the Miami Heat took the win from the san antonio spurs, 103 – 100. not minutes, just seconds. that is all it took for the Miami Heat to turn the game around. they did not give up. this thursday is the final and decisive game. one team will win the championship. champions or not, we must not ever give up. life is a game in which we must never give up. things can turn around in just seconds. the alternative is to win. to ‘never give up’ is the best play in life for thebestdressup now!
If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again. ~ Daphne du Maurier
if only. but, it’s just not possible to relive a particular memory in the same exact way as the very first time it was ever experienced. precisely why we ought to make our moment so present, that we need not relive it all over again. even the smell of a particular scent, can’t be exactly duplicated. life is not a controlled environment. that’s the beauty of the present. and the next present. it’s unique. it can’t be duplicated. the best is to make the present relevant and fresh. a summer breeze. capture it. it has a scent. so fresh. take a deep breath. if only…every breath is a present now for thebestdressup now!
in miami and swept in rain. can’t bear this weather much longer. this weather does not suit miami. everyone here is just so spoiled with continuos sunshine. this city is not designed to tolerate so many rainy days. thunder and rain; at friends for dinner. just the best to have friends, that cook for you, offering much delight to these dreary weather days. conversation flowed as dinner was savoured. films were discussed. which brought to mind, that on these countless rainy days, snuggling in bed to watch Snatch, Cinema Paradiso, Don’t Move, Roman Holiday, Quartet, Inglourious Basterds, Gran Torino, Amores perros, 8½ (1963), Swept Away, Il Postino: The Postman, The Usual Suspects, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, My Fair Lady, There Will Be Blood, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, El crimen del padre Amaro, The Crying Game, The Town, Midnight in Paris, I Am Love, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Ghost Writer, The King’s Speech, The Secret in Their Eyes, and The Social Network would be a very cozy option. i realized how dreadful it is to continuously complain about the weather. not much can be done. nature is an uncontrollable force. best to make the best of rainy days. and i can see that these days can bring light, if just on a screen. these can be luvFAB rainy days. mostly if i won’t need another film list. swept in rain has cozy options for thebestdressup now!
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~ Seneca
infinite reasons why we travel. man has been traveling since the beginning of time. we travel for anniversaries, art, birthdays, business, climate, discovery, family, friends, food, love, music, and pleasure. these are just a few of the many reasons we travel. i travel because i must be a gypsy of sorts; perhaps because i know i am not lost. i know that the reasons to travel can’t always be explained. traveling is the journey is for thebestdressup now!
last night, Hermes, threw a party in the miami design district. the theme was ‘a man’s world’. the party celebrated men and their world. Hermes threw an amazing party. the venue, the music, the crowd, and yes, food and drinks, were just right. men do have their own unique ‘fashion’ world. Hermes displayed a wide range of possibilities that can make a man’s world ever so stylish. yes, at a price. but last night, it was all by and for the pleasure of Hermes. men rocked last night. a man’s world is for thebestdressup now.
i received a gift in a shopping bag from a sports clothing company, Lululemon, printed with sayings and adages, and one caught my attention. friends are more important than money. friendship, as when ‘friendship’ was extended for the very first time ever between two individuals, is indeed priceless. this is the root from where i draw a definition of what friendship truly is. friendship such as this, can’t be bought. it is an emotion that embodies love and loyalty, and its essence is genuine. money can’t buy a friend. friendship is a human bond, as such imperfect. and as such, must be celebrated and tolerated with its merits and faults. who refuses a wanting and willing friend has not understood that one can never have too many friends. has not understood true wealth. a wealth obtained without a currency exchange. a friend is what everyone aspires to have. friendship is something money can’t buy. friends are more important than money. how absolutely brilliant, for a commercial establishment that sells a product, to reminds us that there are things, tangible or not, that can’t be bought. all the money in the world, can’t buy a luvFAB friendship. appreciating the importance of friendship is for thebestdressup now!
this bag says a lot. quite a lot. it says something important. friends are more important than money says a lot to thebestdressup now!
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
just because it’s coming at you from any which way; must caution be heeded? although we are alerted, i find that much caution can cause one to stumble. to proceed, a bit of courage is surely needed. imagine the way. do find a direction. look both ways. make your move. finding your direction is a luvMUST for thebestdressup now!
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. ~ Tom Wolfe
years ago, when i embraced cooking, i realized that everyone was most appreciative of a home cooked meal. i cooked a birthday dinner that was quite a delicious success, that i then decided to offer birthday dinners to those i held dear. i so enjoy creating and cooking menus to suit who is being celebrated. cooking a feast is not the least, but the best, to celebrate a birthday of someone dear. appealing. cooking a luvFAB birthday feast is an expression of love for thebestdressup now!
You should never fast-forward into the future. Because every time you do, you rob yourself of the journey, the present moment, which, in the end, is all there really is. ~Alyson Noël
what would we do if we could see the future in a crystal ball? we worry about the future, not knowing if there is one. i have a crystal ball…best to be in the now. to be here now. just be thebestdressup now!