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[01 Jul 2008|04:16pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

one year ago today I walked into the Big Brother house for the first time...

I'll pour my brains out later...

I ♥ Daniele...

[12 Jun 2008|02:39am]
I ♥ Daniele...

what's the point of holding onto what never gets used?? [26 May 2008|11:27pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

"He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."

Time goes by so quickly as you get older. When you're four years old, all you have to compare time to is within those four years. As you grow older, you have more time to look back on and compare, and in return time goes by quicker. I think at certain times this is good, certain times this is bad, sad, thought provoking, ... I could go on and on. Time brings emotions. Time brings thoughts of the past and thoughts of the future.
------ It has been four years since I graduated from high school. Many of the classmates I graduated with are now graduating from college. It is actually slightly depressing and slightly motivating. The fact that I dropped out of the university I was attending after high school, is a more complex situation that it seems. A lot of people drop out of school because it is too hard or they just don't want to go, or other reasons along those lines. When I was attending college, I just moved out of my grandmothers house, I was paying for everything on my own and most of my classes were all lab classes. Having an art major is ridiculously expensive. I'm not making excuses I just could not handle the bills on my own and was (and still kind of am) scared of loans. One thing I do believe though, is that school is not for everyone. I know plenty of very successful people who did not attend any college. I do plan on going back to school personally, I just don't think school is imperative for every person. Excuse me while I realize I'm beginning to ramble... Basically as we get older and see people you use to be on the same page as, now, entering a new chapter, it makes you want to get a tighter grip on your life and the direction it is heading.


I'm actually in a really good spot in my life right now. I feel like I've learned so much, grown up so much, and become such a new person in the last year. I have so much more to learn and so much more growing up to do... and that will come in time and time will eventually come, but never end.

Umm if you haven't heard the new Death Cab CD, what are you waiting for?! It is epic.

I think one reason music has been such a big part of my life is that people are feeling what you are and it reminds us that other people can relate. Sometimes everything they say is everything you feel but didn't know how to say. Sometimes it is just the music you need to take you away...


"We accept the love we think we deserve."
2 + I ♥ Daniele...

Vous au moins, vous ne risquez pas d'être un légume, puisque même un artichaut a du coeur [02 May 2008|08:56pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

"you don't have bones of glass. You can take life's knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton."

Oh my goodness! Talk about an unknown hiatus right?! I had no idea I would A. get so busy B. get so indolent or C both.! haha. Sorry I suck. I will do my best to get back on the ball, I promise. Please be patient with me catching up on everything though, I literally have over 200 messages to catch up on and a ton of friend requests.. between that and myspace, this may take the rest of my life.. This entry is ridiculously long and detailed so go get some popcorn and relax... And awaaaay we go.

If you still care abour my trip to Kail's in February click hereCollapse )

Okay and now to update you on my life’s happenings since February?? ...NOT!! I’m sure it is way too boring and well, quite frankly I don’t have the patience. Basically I’m skipping three months and jumping right into the end of Big Brother 9. See, that works. Okay, well you all know I was a huge Adam fan since day one, even ask Howie. I don’t know if it was the “Soulmates my ass!” or the “Yeah you really do stink” comment that sold Adam for me. So I was correct in rooting for him and Baller came through for me, because I know for a fact most of you were not on his side until about the middle of the season, and if you try to argue, you’re a liar! So this past week, I spent a lot of time hanging out with the BB9 cast, one cast member more than the rest *cough* I will “honestly” say I was very impressed and possibly even surprised at how much I truly liked everyone. Now mind you, I did not have to live with the jerks ;) hehe. To make it easier, I am just going to make a list & here we go...
Jacob. - He was terrific. Had to have been one of my favorites. Complete butthead/sassypants! But we all know how much I appreciate that. Jacob is a ton of fun. He spent most of his time with Sharon and her family too..

Jen. - Obviously I had been chatting with Jen for awhile since she had gotten out of sequester. Now this girl knows I was not a big fan of her on the show/feeds, but hey that’s the game right? I loooove Jen! She is a complete sweetheart and has a huge heart.

Parkerazzi. - Talk about sassy! HAHA. Parker is a character and not nearly as boring as he was on the show. :D He’s hating me right now! But hey that was a compliment!! He’s great.

Bueno. - Amanda is a total doll. This girl! Haha. She cracks me up, I’m not going to lie. She is coming back to Cali in a couple weeks and we are hanging out.

Alex. - I never talked to him. Haha, jk. All I have to say is ooooobviously we all know he is my favorite. <3

Allison. - I really did not get a chance to talk to her much. I spoke with her briefly after the finale, and then she had to go back home right away. As far as I could tell, she seems like a very nice young lady.

Matty. - Freakin Boston. This kid is crazy, and as he said, he’s “not as much of a jerk as I was portrayed”.. granted he hasnt watched the show but still.. haha. No really, he’s a sweet guy, ladies give him a chance ;)

Chelsia. - Had a lot of fun with her as well. I truly believe Big Brother brings out the worst in people and I know a lot of people do not necessarily love the girl, but she was sweet as heck to me. I’ll take it! haha.

Josh. - Yes, he was as bosssay and prissy in person, but we all know Dani loves her gay boys. Josh had a really hard time getting all the information coming out of the house. Him and I had a very nice talk about it all and he’s got a good grip on everything. His mother is wonderful as well! (actually, all the moms were so great, i really loved them all!)

James. - The first thing I told James was ... “I’m not gonna lie... I wanted you out of the house so you wouldn’t beat my veto record!!” haha. I was impressed with James I truly did not think I would like the guy, but he is funny and he is totally down to earth.

Natty. - Very sweet girl. Her and her sister Colleen look and sound so much alike its crazy. You can just tell that they have very big hearts and as much as Natalie got crap, I could never not like her, you could just tell her heart was in the right place.
Sharon. - To be honest, I did not really talk to Sharon. Not sure why, I don’t think she really liked me... hmm. Anyways, I thought she seems like a sweet girl. Still saying babieeeeees.

BigShe. - Sooo much tinier in person! She has to have been about 5’2. Very sweet lady and yes, I gave her permission to date my dad after she asked if that’s okay haha.

Ryan. - Ryan is very quiet.. go figure. really nice guy and very much in love with Jen.

Ballller. - Adam is crazy. He is a ton of fun and exactly how he was in the house.. except I didn’t see him pick his nose or put his hand down his pants. OOoor did I?!

So to wrap this ridiculously long blog up.. THANK GOD BIG BROTHER 9 IS OVER!!
Haha, no really.. I was more than ready. I am hoping next season is more about gameplay and people who don’t just keep handing everything to each other. I had a great week getting to know everyone though and will certainly stay friends with most of them.. I talked to seven of them already today! haha. It is much easier to be friends with house guests from other seasons because I did not have to live with them and we share a very similar experience, but I have no reason to hate them. :]

((SIDE NOTE 2: for all the acquiring minds.. yes I did talk to Amber at the wrap party. She apologized to me for a few things and I explained to her that I do not hold anything against anyone for things that occurred in that house. If you do something to me outside of the house, that’s different.. that’s real life. Funny how reality is so far from reality.))

And to answer my question of the day from forever ago...

Q.:Do I believe in love at first sight?
A.: No.
Like most of you non believers, I have the same theory.. At first sight it is only lust, not love. It is impossible for a real love to occur within an instant without getting to know a person. You need to fall in love with all their bad habits, want to kiss them even though they have morning breath, and all learn to accept the fact that they sometimes snore for love to occur. I'm not into that skin deep kind of love. Don't get me wrong, if I see myself spending my life with a person, they better be pleasing to my eye, come on, I'm going to have to wake up to that face every day for the rest of my life.. haha. Love is so much more though! There has not been one person in my family who has only been married once, everyone has been through one or more divorces. If I get married, I want it to be forever.

“At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts. .”

♥ Daniface.

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Question of the day: What's the one stupid question you've always wondered the answer to, but can't get it?
I ♥ Daniele...

<3 <3 <3 [06 Jan 2008|11:14pm]
[ mood | dreamy ]

If you are not a current owner of this CD, I advise you to go right now + purchase it. This girl is amazing. And this CD will change your life, I promise.

listen to this:


"Oh, it looks like rain tonight and thank God
'Cause a clear sky just wouldn't feel right"

I ♥ Daniele...

"dreamers often lie" [04 Jan 2008|02:10am]
[ mood | awake ]

look back on the biggest part of my 2007..

”You can be anywhere when your life begins. When the future opens up in front of you. And you may not even realize it at first, but it's already happening.“


Where do I start? Seriously…
Okay well, What a year 2007 turned out to be. It pretty much had everything from adventure, to heartache and family affairs, not to mention television, and my dog is no longer a man. So with that quick recap, I can ‘honestly’ say that the year 2008 is a new chapter in my life, completely different from what it was in 2007. I am entering this year with my chin up, a smile on my face, and a skip in my walk. I am ready for what life has to hand me. I have learned so much in this last year and grown in many ways. 2007 certainly had its high highs and low lows, but doesnt every year? Am I making any new years resolutions? The answer is no. I feel as through resolutions for the new year are just futile. If a person really wants to change any aspect of their life, they will do it because they want it bad enough, not because it’s a new year.. or new beginning. Everyday is a new beginning, so I do not believe in new years resolutions.

So for the new year, my dad and I went to Las Vegas. I had been there before, but this was my first trip since I have turned twenty-one. Our friend Robyn was staying in the same hotel, a few of my friends decided to drive up, and Kail would also be arriving for a day or two while I was there, so I was pretty excited. Vegas is CAAARRRAZZZY! Seriously, it was a lot to take in. I had a lot of fun, but it is not what I am use to.. nor would I want to get use to it. Went to the Palms on new years and hung out, unfortunately Kail’s flight got cancelled so her and Darren did not arrive until the next day. Luckily I got to spend a few hours with them my last day there. But I still need to drive my chinchilla up to Rainbow, so I will be seeing my wonderful Harbicks ever so soon.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ..”

Since we are on the subject of the lovely Harbicks, I’m not going to let this moment pass. Firstly, I must mention the fact that this entire family is hands down one of the greatest families I have ever encountered. This summer when I would talk to my dad about who I would be staying in contact with after the show was over, Kail’s name always came up.. but was followed by emails occasionally. I never thought I would grow to love her so much. Now, the word love brings me to my second point. Kail and Darren were high school sweethearts and it is so beautiful how you can see such a strong love in their eyes for each other even today. This is the kind of love every person searches for, the eternal kind of love. I’m sure they have endured problems, just like all of us; but these two know what matters, and that is each other. Don’t think I am kissing Kail’s butt either, if I wanted to do that I would just text her obviously! ☺ I just wanted to let everybody know that true love does exist; you just have to find it. If you don’t believe me, ask Kail!!!

Have you seen Juno yet?! If not go see this movie now! I just got back from watching it and it was wonderful. It has everything from great humor to tear jerking moments. Oh and don’t forget a superb soundtrack. So really, go ch ch check it out!

Oh and if daniface was a crayon, what colour would I be?! I’d be one of those crayons with glitter in it and it would be glittery pink, like a Barbie pink. Why? That is my personality; shiny, girly, distinct, and fragile.

I think I ought to end there or else this is going to get redundant and just too long and annoying. You know you stopped reading a few paragraphs ago anyway! Pssh.

“Trust me. Everybody is less mysterious than they think they are.”

♥ Danielebell.

Band of the day: A Fine Frenzy
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Question of the day: Do you believe in love at first sight?
2 + I ♥ Daniele...

[02 Jan 2008|08:51pm]

incase you havent seen it.
I ♥ Daniele...

"And I'll sing songs to help me stay up all night long, cuz I don't want to go to sleep." [28 Dec 2007|12:06am]
[ mood | amused ]

” Sometimes the road ahead is paved with anything but good intentions.”

Let’s start with Christmas. For those of you who think I was so anti Christmas spirit this year and just not happy about the whole situation… you are correct. But alas, it is finally over. Auooo. So, come Christmas morning I am awoken by my alarm, I did not feel like beginning the day, so I fell back asleep. Fifteen minutes later, I am again woken up, but this time by a text message from a friend. Christmas texts put me in a good mood, so I decided to get up. It was family day pretty much. Drove to my grandmas, saw the grandmom, saw Vincent. Then I drove up to see my mother. I hadn’t seen my mom in a quite a long time, and you know what inspired me to go see her? all of you. It’s sort of ironic how my relationship or lack there of, to my now fixed relationship with my father, inspired so many people to pick up where they left off in their own family situations. By all the letters and kind words of how my situation helped so many, it actually inspired me to fix the rest of the untended relationships in my life. So it all comes full circle. Anyways… So it had been awhile since I had seen my mother, for situations that involved a third party... but I can’t express to you how much I have missed not only my mother, but my brothers, and sister. So, we are on the right track. This summer has taught me so much. All of the letters and stories of how so many lives have been changed from the happenings of this summer have made me look at my life in a completely new perspective. Life is way too short and as hard as it may be to brush things off and just move forward, well, you pretty much have to. Prioritizing!! Important!! After spending some time with that side of my family, I drove back to the grandmom's house and had dinner with her and my dad.

Favorite Christmas gift? My new car air freshener thanks to my girlfriend Whit. Lololove it.

New Years looks like it will be spent with my favorite family. The Harbicks of course! Yeah so it looks like I’m going to Vegas, my dad mentioned it, I wasn’t really feeling it, but when Kail called and said she was going, that’s when I decided to go. ♥ Not really a big Vegas fan, but I can’t wait to see Kailness and the family. Should be fun fun fun.

I want…
Has anyone read either of these? I lololove Victoria, and Schulz is supposed to be one of the best books of the year. Hmm. Need to go to Barnes and Noble. I was just wondering any opinions from those who have already read either of these. Let me know..

If I had a theme song, what would it be? Cindy Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Obviously!!!!! At least on my good days. ☺

And that’s where I end this entry, With my favorite little dead girl Lenore. (Obviously my favorite comic book. Ch ch check it out. Roman Dirge = ♥)

”Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” --- Marie Antoinette

♥ Daniele donato

Band of the day: Spoon

Question of the day: If you were a crayon what colour would you be?
I ♥ Daniele...

it's always winter, but never Christmas. [23 Dec 2007|03:16pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

” i could use a hero right now. and you could use someone to save, someone like me....”

Let me start out by saying my dad said something to me the other day. It was one of the best things I have heard in a long time. He said, “Emotions screw up everything that’s logical.” Um Hello. Isn’t that the epitome of truth. You can definitely relate that to so many of life’s ever so diverse situations. I wanted to share that with you because, well, I don’t really know why. As much as it is vague, it is clear.

So, I finally got my internet and my cable installed in my apartment. And I got a bed, and a fridge. It’s coming along. So when I finally get cable, there is nothing on! Haha. But at least I got it in time for all the new shows to start. If you only knew how obsessed with tv I am.. it’s quite sick actually. And a bed??!! I don’t think you realize that this is the first time since June that I’ve slept on a full sized bed for more than a week. Going from my bed in the little room, to hotel rooms, to sleeping on Lindsay’s couch, to sleeping on the floor. Ahh wonderfulness.

If I could change one thing about ME, what would it be? I wouldn’t be so stubborn; I would change the way I deal with problems in my life. I’m passive. I hate confrontation. I am that girl. If you give me a moment to step outside, regroup and calm down, I will be okay. I need space when I’m upset or I get freaked out. I think that is why I tend to walk away from problems and sometimes forget to return and fix them. At times, certain issues seems to be ‘more trouble than they are worth.’ I believe that can be true at times, but it’s good to talk about problems or they all build up and you go a little nutty; oh, you know exactly what I’m talking about don’t you?

”It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and... all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone... But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so... the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie.”

So, New Years is approaching quickly. What is everyone doing? Or more important, what should I do? Just Kidding… or aaaam i?! I really am not sure what I will be doing to celebrate, probably nothing special, as usual. New Years is overrated in my opinion. It is just another day. Lame.com I actually want to get away. I wanted to go on a trip with my dad, but I don’t see that happening anymore. He is rather busy as of late. Therefore I will go somewhere by myself. Buuuut I need to decide where. I don’t care, I just want to peace out of here for a while.Speaking of holidays, I am more than ready for Christmas to be over. Not feeling it. I tried, I failed. End it already.

For those of you wondering, I got a new phone!! Yay! My sidekick 3 officially broke and so now I have a sidekick LX. Lololove it.!! A million times better than all three of my past sidekicks. I’m addicted what can I say. They are for losers like me that don’t like to talk on the phone. Well, this entry is short, not much to say really.

”Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”

everyone have a great Christmas!!!!!//Holiday season//whatever you celebrate.

♥ da daa dani.com


Band of the day: A.C. Newman ♥

Question of the day: If you had a theme song (as in this song plays whenever you enter a room, when you walk down the street exc) what would it be?
I ♥ Daniele...

[11 Dec 2007|02:59pm]
[ mood | tired ]

What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.

WOW! Life! ……. _____________________________________________
____________________this is how I feel. “Honestly” life is so chaotic right now. I want to remember what it feels like on solid ground. Can anyone tell me?
“In the morning I wake up and in the night I sleep… since the day that I was born.. repeat, repeat, repeat..”

Do you ever wonder…. [you finish this sentence]…what if…..how come…..what happened….Am I making sense yet? I doubt it. But this is how I feel.

We don’t ever stop to breathe anymore. You gotta remember to breathe or you’ll die.

What is my favorite word? Serendipity: ‘a fortunate accident’. I think that is the most beautiful thing in the world. “Some of the best things in life are total mistakes”

you can’t fail if you don’t give up

So the new apartment is lovely. Very empty though… as in.. furniture, appliances.. and company. At least I have my televisions.. no cable yet though. HA. And Melissa will be moving in on the first, so for that I’m happy. I had to go buy 100 additional hangers.. um yeah I still have huge piles of close to hang up I think I need at least 50-60 more. Why do bedrooms only have one closet? I want a closet like Alicia Silverstone had in Clueless.

Christmas shopping completed? Um try yet to begin… I don’t want to.

Have you heard the song “Ride” by Carey Brothers? Mmmmmm. That is one song that you close your eyes to and you fall through the ground and into your own place.. a place of utopia. For just that 4 minutes life is beautiful. I put it on my space for you. Ch ch check it.

Today my dad and i were on Reality Remix with Kennedy.com. loooove her. seriously she is the best. I'll let you know when that will air...

this post is pointless because… I feel so much, but can’t put it into words. Not even words you would understand, just words.. it’s all floating thoughts and fragments and pictures and scents and moments in time with my own soundtrack. And at this point, where I’m loosing you, this is where I let you go...
Xo dani

Question of the day: If you could change one thing about YOU what would it be?
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Band of the day: Joe Brooks. (tell him you luv him because of me)!!
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2 + I ♥ Daniele...

I'll be the one to keep you, one disaster less.. [01 Dec 2007|03:54pm]
[ mood | blah ]

”Floating and fighting, like a kite on a string
Till you cut through my tether and changed everything
From the sky you looked small, but I loved you the same
So I darted back quickly to spell out your name
And when they say that I'm just a terrible kite
You'll tell them you're proud of my marvelous flight.”

Okay, so there’s a topic that has been on my mind so much lately. It has come up numerous times with numerous people recently. Topic: Insecurity. “Honestly” if anyone can relate to this topic, it is yours truly. I once was the most insecure girl in every situation. Seriously, I was always so intimidated by other females, always feeling inferior to pretty much anyone. Always looking around wondering what people were thinking about me. Walking, staring at the ground everywhere I went. You know I don’t think any person looking in the mirror sees themselves the way the rest of the world does, whether good or bad. Most people see every flaw and scrutinize themselves everyday. Why are people so insecure? What makes us this way? Do we do it to ourselves or is it hereditary? I for one can say that I overcame my insecurities a couple years ago. Let me tell you how and why… If people love\like you, they feel these ways for a reason. Everyone else, well, quite frankly is not worth another minute of your time. Confidence is one of the most attractive qualities a person can possess, even if you have to fake it. That is pretty much how I overcame insecurities, by faking confidence. Walking into a room and suggesting with body language you own this place and do not care what other people are thinking of you. We waste so much time caring about what other people think that it stops us from being whom we really are inside. I honestly think that no person should ever change who he or she really is for anybody. If people want to know an improved version of you, it is not you they want to know, it is somebody else. Does this make sense? Basically every person is different and there is nothing wrong with that. Don’t be insecure about the person you are, be confident that you are who you are and every person in your life loves you because of that. Now please do not get me wrong. You have to understand there is a clear difference between confidence and arrogance. The dictionary describes confidence as “the belief in oneself,” where as arrogance is said to be the “display of superiority.” Confidence is alluring, arrogance is unbecoming, and insecurities are trifling and most definitely every person has the ability to over come them. I don’t care who does or does not believe me, but I put everyone on the same parallel. I don’t think any person is better than me, but on the contrary I do not think I am better than any one person. To me, all people are equal, just different. “There is beauty in everything, just not every person sees it.” That is one of my favorite quotes ever! How true is it, seriously? We choose what we want to see in things, situations and people. Unfortunately by doing this, we miss so much beauty in the world.

What do I want for Christmas? Oh dear.. I just want to be happy, you know, all the time. But don’t we all? Material wise.. I could list a million things considering I have nothing for my apartment. So um everything an apartment needs. I want my apartment to feel like “home”. I want a pair of pearl earrings because I lost mine in the ‘butter me up’ competition, and I want a new mac book because mine has viruses. I think it may have gonorrhea.

. “Everything I’m not, made me everything I am”

lolol♥ve dani d

Band of the day: Copeland [this is one of my 2 favorite bands]

Question of the day: What is your favorite word in the English language and why?
4 + I ♥ Daniele...

All I can do is Keep Breathing.. [30 Nov 2007|10:59am]
[ mood | amused ]

”I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

I haven’t been sleeping well. You know when you lay down close your eyes and your mind starts racing? It gets stressful. How do you get your brain to just stop and let you relax and go to sleep? How about that feeling where you know you’re doing what is best, but you want to do the opposite? That’s a great stress finder too. Oooh life. I know you know what I mean.

I have slowly been getting more and more into the Christmas spirit. Not sure if it’s because I made my Christmas CD, because the weathers been getting cooler, maybe because I’ve been listening to more of our buddy Frank. Either way I’m glad because Christmas is my second favorite holiday as I have previously stated. I have decorations and such, but I don’t think I’m going to get a tree this year. I’m more concerned with getting furniture. Anyhow I think I would like to burn a copy of my Christmas 07 mix for one “special” person here, but the question is how do I decide who? Any ideas would be lovely.
Oh and I never told you my favorite Christmas songs. Well. Haha…
1) Zebrahead – “I hate Christmas” &
2) Home Grown – “Christmas Crush”
I know, I know but seriously they’re bolth just so funny. :]

At work, we make stockings every year. It’s quite fun, we turned it into a wall of us. HA, yeah we took over the wall in the center of the store and pretty much went nuts with it. But hey we’re working hard. Hooves. NOT Hoovers. But don’t you like the center? Ooor Doo you? My friends from work are crazy (ie amazing). Ps Fussel is our manager.

Do you ever listen to music you hadn’t listened to in a very long time and it just takes you back? I love that. It’s like driving fast down an empty freeway with the windows down, wind rushing through your car, music blasting loudly .. something like Frou Frou “Let Go”… That my friend just makes all life’s problems go away, I promise. It’s weird how music has the ability to completely change the scene and situation you’re in. For those three to five minutes, all your worries are far away. Contentment at it’s finest. Mmmm.

[side note: Please everyone, stop reading so much into everything on my My Space, take that however you want, just know, everything is usually not what you think, Come on people, I’m way more cryptic than that]

. “Hold . your . breath . you . know . how . long”
time to go play in the rain.. auuooo.
♥ Daniele [not Danielle]

Band of the day: Ingrid Michaelson

Question of the day: What do you want for Christmas?
6 + I ♥ Daniele...

Your War is Won [28 Nov 2007|07:44pm]
[ mood | dorky ]

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"And me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look for, 'cause it's not where you go. It's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something, and if you find that moment... it lasts forever..."

Don't you wish you could drive past that everyday? Yeah me too. Oh wait I can. That's home. Good ol' Huntington Beach, driving down pacific coast highway. HB = ♥

Remember when people always use to say, “High school will be the best times of your life” and you were always like yeah yeah shut up get me the heck out of here NOW! Let’s all sigh at the same time.. *le sigh* What I wouldn’t give to go back to high school. When the only things that mattered were: 1) what you are wearing and 2) did you do your homework. Life was so simple. Superficial.. well, yes of course, but goodness was it easy. It was happier times right? I mean what made you cry? A bad grade? Breaking up with your one month steady boy/girlfriend? Awwww. As Justin says, Cry me a river. Those times are so pure and “perfect” right? Ha. I will never have friends like the friends I had when I was in high school. Thank God I still am friends with a few of them. Now you have to understand that I went to the same school for thirteen years of my life. Our graduating class was an enormous ninety-nine students, thirty-three of whom had gone there for thirteen years. These people were not just friends, these people were my family. It’s funny how you think you will be friends forever, I mean how could you not? You learned how to read together, you went to ninth grade camp together and snuck out of your cabins, you went prom dress shopping together for goodness sakes! People change. People grow apart, and the saddest part is that some people don’t grow up. They stay the same as they were in high school and you have no choice but to leave them behind. You simply don’t fit in anymore. The ironic part is that not fitting in isn’t always a bad thing. I used to be all in sorts and confused as to why I did not always fit in, but think about it, sometimes you don’t want to fit it. Okay I’m rambling again, I tend to do that a lot. You’ll find that out really soon if you haven’t yet. What I’m trying to say is why do we always want to skip ahead? APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU’RE IN! It’s going to be gone sooner than you realize and all that will remain is but a memory. Sorry, I’ve been reminiscing a lot this week and that is what came of brain chaos.

So I figured out what Christmas is missing! Frank Sinatra!! Of course, how could I forget. I promise you, go put in a Sinatra CD and it will feel more like Christmas, if not I will give you your money back. So speaking of Christmas and music.. auooo I finished my o7 Christmas CD. Unfortunately I cannot post the track list yet because I need to make a cover for it. But if I get too lazy to do that I’ll just end up posting it later. Oh and how much does Christopher Cron rule.com for giving me a song that’s only supposed to be released in Japan? [For those of you who have yet to do so, check out my friend Chris’ band Melee : http://www.meleerocks.com/ or ♥ watch -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQGeZn_q0R4&feature=related -- It’ll change you’re life I swear]

Getting into the mood of Christmas I figured I’d list a few of my all time favorite Christmas movies for you to go rent:
- Home Alone. [obviously]
- Serendipity.
- All I want for Christmas.
- Jingle all the Way.
- Love Actually. [duh!!!]

And And And.. Drum roll please…. I finally found an apartment! That is a huge weight off my shoulder. So I will have an empty apartment with just a humungo television. That’s how I roll. I move in on December 5th. Excitement is oozing out of my every pore. You don’t understand that I have not had my own space since before June! I’m so happy, now I can move on to the next task of needs to be accomplished.

I have been getting a lot of questions about bands I listen to. Asking for recommendations and such so I am going to start putting a band that I recommend at the end of every post. Yay. Sorry this was a long boring post.

♥ daniface.

Band of the day; Melee [of course]

Question of the day: Favorite Holiday Movie?
4 + I ♥ Daniele...

"I got a hunger and I can't seem to get full." [25 Nov 2007|09:50pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

"You write such pretty words,
But life's no storybook.
Love's an excuse to get hurt.
And to hurt.
Do you like to hurt?
I do, I do.
Then hurt me."

Do you ever have one of those days where you just need to get away.. from everyone, everything, from life? Yeah me too. Beaches do wonders for thinking and escaping. I used to go there at night just to stare at the waves with my iPod and racing brain. It had been a very long time since I had done that, but a good friend recently reminded me just how much it can help and take you away.
It's kind of perplexing how epiphanies come in bunches. I usually don't get them one at a time. Is that normal? I want so much! I want so much out of life. And I wont stop till I have it all. Do you know what I'm talking about? Passion. For life. To help others, to go places, to make a difference, to do something. mmmm.

A lot of you asked me what I'm thankful for. What is Daniele Donato thankful for? My word I'm thankful for a lot.
-I'm thankful that after two liver transplants, 12 years later my grandmother is alive and well when the average life span after one transplant is only eight years.
-I'm thankful that I was never handed anything in life so I can appreciate value.
-I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head + everything that comes with it.
-I'm thankful that a stupid reality show taught me that in life you need family even if they're not what you think is the typical definition of family.
-I'm thankful for every person in my life.
-I'm thankful that I know my downfalls and that I am going to try to work on them.
-I'm thankful for all the obstacles life throws me, for trials, and for tears, because I always say 'whatever tears you down only builds you up that much stronger' you make choices in your life, you choose your own paths and those paths determine the person you become. [but of course I'm not thankful for all of this at the time it's happening haha]

I think in life that you have this vision of what is to happen. I'm talking about in every aspect and situation of life. You have this idea of what it's going to be, or rather what it is supposed to be. I think that is how we get hurt so often. We get this fictitious idea of how perfect each upcoming situation in our life can be, but when it doesn't turn out "perfect" we are let down. But why can't it be flawed. Why can't we be happy with imperfection? Isn't that what makes us all different to begin with? Our imperfections. If every person were perfect, life would be so grey. It makes people different, and it makes life and it's situations different. Like i said, it's just how you handle it. Sorry, I'm rambling. I guess what I'm trying [not succeeding] to say is that I'm thankful for whatever is handed to me. Perfection to me, is being flawed. I'm not looking for utopia. I'm content with a life that is flawed.

Oh, and thanks for all the get well wishes. It's definitely not strep throat. I've had that before and it's not that at all. Just a very bad cold. :[ I'm getting a bit better though. I think I've OD'd on OJ. hah. another ps,. i took that picture ^ in Rainbow. Oooh Kail. I need to go visit Kailness. Love Her guts!

"Sometimes There's so Much Beauty in the World I Feel like I Can't Take It, like My Heart's Going to cave In. "

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Question of the Day: What does perfect mean to you?
2 + I ♥ Daniele...

Thanksgivingness. [23 Nov 2007|03:01pm]
[ mood | sick ]

"No true fiasco ever began as a quest for mere adequacy. A motto of the British Special Air Force is: 'Those who risk, win.' A single green vine shoot is able to grow through cement. The Pacific Northwestern salmon beats itself bloody on it's quest to travel hundreds of miles upstream against the current, with a single purpose, sex of course, but also... life"

So yesterday was Thanksgiving [obviously]. What did i do? Well, I woke up early and of course I felt awful. I woke up with a headache, a cold, and a fever.. terrific. [ps thats not what i'm thankful for]. Annnyways... So in the morning I went with my grandmother to her church. Every year at her church they have this big set up where they invite the homeless as well as people who just don't have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving for a big Thanksgiving dinner. So I went with her to go help feed the homeless and talk with them and all that kind of stufffff. It was nice, I used to go with her and do that a few years ago, but I hadn't gone the last few years. It really makes you appreciate what you have. In more ways than one.
After that I went back to Lindsay's house for dinner. A lot of her family and friends came over. We played a few games with everyone too, that was fun. Have you ever played Apples to Apples? That's my favorite game.. pretty much in the whole world, so go get it if you don't have it. I promise you will love it. ♥ And Lindsay and I watched Because I said so, that movie was cute.. not the best, but cute.

What else?

I went back to work .. one day. hah. It was okay though, I can't complain. I just need to wait till I move back to good old HB till I start working more because it's a little too far from where I'm staying.

My second favorite holiday is Christmas [my first is my birthday doi]. This year I'm really over the holiday madness. It doesn't feel like Christmas, I don't want to wait in lines, stress out, or receive any presents. I don't know it's depressing this year. I'm just ready for January I suppose. ooooh dani.

"You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you're still smiling." Aaaaand Stamp. i lololovvvvve that quote.

Question of the day: What are you Thankful for?
I ♥ Daniele...

Back.. [21 Nov 2007|07:24pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

your life is an iceberg. all you see, and all you will ever see is just at the tip. but if you believe, you have the ability to turn it all around. life can be so much more. life can be anything you want it to be

Wow.com can you believe it because I can't. I really didn't think I'd start on this freaking site again. It's funny having a "public journal" but not having anyone really know about it, you don't think its going to get out to the entire world. It makes you feel.. vulnerable and.. weak. Nobody's supposed to know what's my cryptonite except me. :] I figured I wanted to start a fresh journal though. Chapter 2 if you will. Love me or hate you, you obviously care enough to read.

this journal is me. this is who i am. i don't care if I offend you. If you don't like it. go away. Here I will express my emotions and deep thoughts. But mostly I'll just talk about my days and this is now my diary room. :D stay tuned...

♥ dani

Question of the Day: Well, it's time for Dani's Christmas CD 'o7. What should go on it this year? Suggest some "modern" songs, i always am up to add more to the playlist.
4 + I ♥ Daniele...

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