This Week’s Picks: May 12, 2013

Hello Friends!
Three exams down and one more to go + writing competition. I do have one thing to say:

Yes. I am alive, like Mooshoo from Mulan. Thank God. God is good. It has been a rough set of weeks, but we are almost at the other side.

My brain cells are a bit toasty (if you know what I mean? I can’t describe it– not fried; just toasted 🙂 No butter). Normale…
My mind lately:

I saw a squirrel attack some girl; I saw the girl talk back to it. Normale? Normale.

I was at the store yesterday trying to find work clothes, and I tried on a dress that didn’t want to come off. It was so embarrassing. I was probably in the fitting room for seven minutes trying to get this dress off. I thought I was going to have to walk up to the register in it and have them scan me, so I could go home, and cut it off. Normale? Normale.

I had three epiphanies on a super strange “thinker” day (when other people don’t want to think and distract themselves, I actually sit on a bench and ponder my life. I think we must always face ourselves). Normale? Normale.

After the exam today, I began cleaning like a maniac. Deep-post exam cleaning, while listening to a webinar from California on immigration and housing law. H&M actually sells bras that aren’t in the style that cut off the circulation in your bust (unlike other stores in the city). Normale? Finally, normale. Apparently, New Yorkers really like the medieval-bust-about-to-explode look and feel.

My legal writing prof gave me my last assignment, and he still wrote “Gabrielle.” Apparently, he has NOT watched High School Musical. What happened to the ‘A’ at the end of my name?

“Her name is Gabriela, and she is very nice.”-Troy Bolton, High School Musical 1

Have an amazing week. -Gabriela Y.

1] God is open to dialogue with us. If we ask Him for Truth, revelation, guidance– drying the fleece is no problem for Him 😉
Judges 6
36 So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said— 37 [asking for a sign] look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.” 38 And it was so. When he rose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece together, he wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowlful of water. 39 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.” 40 And God did so that night. It was dry on the fleece only, but there was dew on all the ground.

2] Choices

3] Still stuck on Scusa Ma Ti Voglio Sposare…


5] Beauty and Timing

6] Ora Che Non Vivo-Jammin’

I am currently loving Nicoleta Nuca. I found her, because she does a cover on a song I fell in love with. Enjoy the song and Nicoleta, an incredible Moldovan.

Ora che non vivo


8] What a beautiful photo illustrating motherhood and femininity. I want one of these someday. True Bellucci style.

9] A fantastically deep movie. It has the power of a chick flick but the depth of a serious and eye-opening conversation. I feel like every line was funny or deep.

10] I am a huge Demi Lovato fan. Her new album was released today. These two songs are my favorite.

“Our love runs deep like a Chevy…cause that’s the way we like to do it, we’ll never break, because our love was made–made in the USA.”

“I can’t sleep tonight, wide awake and so confused
Everything’s in line, but I am bruised
I need a voice to echo, I need a light to take me home
I kinda need a hero, is it you?
I never see the forest for the trees, I could really use your melody
Baby I’m a little blind, I think it’s time for you to find me–
Can you be my Nightingale, sing to me I know you’re there.”

[My amazing grandparents who sent me all of the High School Musical movies…I don’t think they know how much I love those movies. I am a big believer in singing feelings that can’t be spoken.]


Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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