Category Archives: Life

1980s Alphabet Answers Revealed…

Just a few of my 80s films on VHS

Here you go folks, the answers to the 1980s Film Alphabet from my previous post:

A: Airplane  B: Back to the Future  C: Coming to America

D: Dirty Dancing E: E.T.  F: Flight of the Navigator

G: Ghostbusters  H: Honey I Shrunk the Kids I: Indiana Jones

J: Jumping Jack Flash K: Karate Kid  L: Labyrinth

M: Mannequin N: Nightmare On Elm Street O: Octopussy

P: Princess Bride Q: Q:The Winged Serpent R: Rambo

S: Short Circuit T: Teen Wolf  U: Untouchables

V: Vice Versa  W: Weird Science X: Xandu

Y: Youngblood Z: Zelig

xo

Jane

How well do you know the 1980s?

Work by Stephen Wildish

When it comes to the 1980s, I am crazy, madly, obsessively, head over heals in love with everything having to do with that decade! Yes yes, even the crazy poofy hairstyles, the electrically modified tunes, the outrageous outfits and cheesy teen movies! I will never get enough of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! These are just *some* of my all-time favorites.

Recently, I persuaded my loving boyfriend to purchase a DVD special of Pretty in Pink since the only version I had of it was on (drum roll please) VHS! Sounds ancient right? I probably shouldn’t say this out loud or even  on the web but I still own quite a few movies on VHS. Not that I can watch any of them, but I do recall a time when it was time rewind a movie I would use a VHS tape rewind machine. Feels like a flashback in time!

When I saw this “1980’s Film Alphabet” by Stephen Wildish, it brought a huge smile to my face! I was able to name a majority of the films, but some pictures left me stumped. How well do you remember the 80’s? Try it for yourself! I will post the answers tomorrow! Good luck!

xo

Jane

Keep your head up

No matter how many times you may fail, never give up on yourself! Trust me. Ever since I was a little girl, I told myself that no matter how many times I may fail, I must never give up. Sometimes it may take you 100 tries before you finally succeed–and that’s okay. You will know that you put your heart, energy and effort into your accomplishment.

You will be so proud of yourself knowing that you kept on pushing until you fulfilled your achievement. No matter how many people, obstacles and challenges that may be standing in your way, know that you will get there in time, with a little bit of patience and a pinch of luck.

For some of us, certain things come easier than others. We as humans are capable of doing incredible things. No matter how hard things may get, giving up is not the solution. If you are trying to do something and the way you have been going about it doesn’t seem to work, try another route. When you show persistence and perseverance that expresses determination. Stand tall, pick yourself up if you have fallen or failed and keep your head up high.

All great individuals in this world have failed before they reached their full potential.

Tom & Jerry: If you start to feel trapped, take a deep breath and make a plan for that day. You are only human. Do your best 🙂

Wishes in the Air

Balloon-ing Around

Make A Wish

As a child, I remember being told that if you let a balloon free into the sky and made a wish, it would come true one day. I never understood how this could be possible as a child, but I wished anyways.

I’d like to think that there is a collection of balloons high up in the sky somewhere with my many childhood wishes still floating–maybe one day they will come true. In the meanwhile, I’m working at making my dreams and wishes come true and not letting anything or anyone stand in my way of making them a reality.

**Here’s a super cute clip from one of my favorite Disney movies Up featuring Carl & Ellie. Always be grateful for love, when you find it, appreciate one another and treat each other with devotion, loyalty and never lose your passion for one another.

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Remember, Never Forget–The Holocaust

Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

We must never forget the inhumanity that took place during the Holocaust. No matter who you are, what religion you practice, the color of your skin, the language(s) you speak, your economic standing, where you live, your choice of sexuality, regardless of your age and gender–all people must learn about and teach one another about what happened during the Holocaust. This week I started an Internship at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York, NY as a Communications Intern within their Marketing and Public Relations department. It is an honor to be a part of a team where I can express my skills, learn from experienced and dedicated professionals as well as share a passion for educating all about the Holocaust. Continue reading

A Mother’s Love

I am grateful to have a mom whom has been a nurse for twenty-five years is such a selfless and extraordinary woman and individual. She will put her needs aside to take care of her family. No matter how she is feeling herself, she will do everything in her power to make sure her husband, daughters and parents are feeling their very best.

When I got sick this past week with food poisoning from a chicken caesar wrap (side note: DON’T EAT SANDWICHES THAT HAVE BEEN IN A GLASS SHOWCASE ALL DAY) my mom was there by my side, making sure I was warm, brining me tea with honey, making me breakfast and comforting me. Continue reading

Love At First Roll

For years a dear friend of mine attempted at convincing me to try sushi. However, I had these pre-fixed notions of what it would taste like and time after time I refused. That was my first mistake. Not trying sushi was just a cover to everything else in my life at that time (almost a year and a half ago) that was furiously rolling downhill.

I denied myself the pleasure of trying anything new. Prior to even giving sushi a chance, I had already written it off my list. In fact, for many years my list consisted of a routine I had been used to and the thought of incorporating change scared me desperately. I feared trying something new, something that was outside of my comfort zone. What I know now, is that I was terrified of what I would find. What I found was a love for the Japanese sushi roll and an extraordinary zest for life.

From the first bite of the well-known Shrimp Tempura roll, until the very last, it was an instant love affair. Till this day, almost a year and a half later, my heart can not refuse sushi. Some may find this a little off the hinges crazy, but to me it makes logical sense.

Shrimp Tempura Roll

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