A Little about me… Things I like & things I do NOT like…
This one serves the purpose of the “about me” column…."Yes, Chloe is wonderful. She deserves someone likewise, because she is one of the most strong and genuine people I know….She is a very sexy lady and can hold her own. Once she gets in her head what she wants, she will never settle for less (and can afford not to)."… - Krysalynn • I Love it when people have such nice things to say about me, aww - it’s sweet and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside : ) • I Like 
- the smell of fresh cut grass
- fresh laid tar on a track
- acrylic paints and AD & Pantone markers
- the smell of a black and white dark room
- Science
- Genetics
- Chinese Medicine
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Anatomy
- Biology
- Truth
- Wisdom
- I respect Intelligence and foresight
- laundry drying in the dryer
- Reciprocity
- The Tao
- Respect
- Buddhism 
- God
- the scent of autumn in Georgia - the taste of fresh snow
- Baseball Movies
- Dude Movies
- Music Festivals
- The Beach/ The Ocean (this is my happy place)
- Baskin robbin’s Chocolate Mint Chip Ice cream
- Caramel apple Cider with Whipped Cream on a winter night
- Cigarettes and Coffee 
- Raspberries in a bowl of milk
- Rumchata
- Flowers
- Music Music Music
- Apple Pie
- Apples (in any variety, really)
- Someone playing with my hair
- Bailey’s Irish Cream
- The scent of fresh Gardenia’s
- How Peonies look
- Classic Fashion
- The 1940’s - 1960’s (in general)
- Playing in the Kitchen
- A good Bathroom
- Good service (anywhere)
- the beauty of a well crafted spider web
- Fireflies
- Honeysuckles
- The light of the moon 
- White grapes (frozen too)
- Homemade chicken Soup with a grilled cheese of course! - To shove my hand deep into a canister of dried coffee beans
- the way a super cold canned Coke tickles my throat as it goes down
- the way silk feels on freshly shaved legs
- hiding in a pile of warm clothes fresh out of the dryer
- a soft touch
- The Shampoo @ hair salon
- Pulling my hair from the nape of the neck
- a strong bite (not too strong - I’m not talking dracula here, there is a perfection to the biting technique)
- Playing in a rain storm
- a waterfall beating down on my back and over my head
- the feeling of mud between my toes
- laying in the surf as the tide pulls back
- to stick my finger into a cake or something that has such a perfectly smoothe but soft surface
- kisses between my shoulder blades
- popping my hips out of socket and then back in (this goes for my ankles, wrists and shoulder blades - gymnastics and ballet will make you do crazy things to you joints, but it feels so good)
- a good hug
- cuddling
- The laughter of a child
- a genuine smile
- laughing until it hurts
- holding a new born baby
- food fights
 - the way a wet paint brush feels on my skin
- being held when I’m not feeling good - Dancing like a fool
- Rocking out at concerts
- being aloof at a bistro while writing my books
- jumping off of things I shouldn’t
- climbing mountains
- whitewater rafting
- sailing
- deep sea fishing
- snow sledding
- floating on a current
- driving fast with all the windows down and the music way up
- making my friends laugh
- signing when no one can hear me
- taking care of children with terminal illnesses
- taking care of old people in a hospital or nursing home
- being a mom when my friends need one
- doing well at work
- making my mom proud
- hanging out with my *little* brother
-  Brunch/ Breakfast (Any time of Day)
- Coffee, mmmmmmm coffee (there is a special thing that happens when the aroma mixed with the warmth of a cup of hot coffee hits my lips, it’s truly magical)
- spending a day in the park
- riding a bike with no hands down a steep hill
- motorcycles (shh….my mom would die if she knew I still rode them)
- staying up all night with deep philisophical debate or complete silence enjoying somebody else’s company 
- Writing
- CookingME No Like … - The smell of hospitals
- hard boiled eggs
- cat shit
- asparagus
- cabbage
- cauliflower
- Lack of ambition
- Lack of Work Ethic
- Laziness in general
- Self entitlement
- butane
- the scent melting plastic
- the scent of burnt toast
- the taste of tears - A phone call from my doctor saying: “I need you to come in so I can tell you this…”
- any phone calls that start with : “what are you doing? Are you sitting down?”
- people taking my glasses and putting them on
- dirty sinks
- wet socks
- people who keep me on a string
- Martyrs 
- “Born Again” Anything (for God’s sake, just say “I fucked up and now I’ve learned and am a better person”)
- people saying they’ll call back and don’t (Just FUCKING say “call me later - I’m busy” or “I’ll be busy for a while, I’ll call you in the next few days.”)
- people not keeping there word (I am a trusting person and I expect a certain level of honesty)
- Sheep (followers, weak minded individuals, etc.)
- people who can’t seem to be truthful with their intentions or motivations. • I Loathe…
- Cowards, Liars, and Cheaters. (those 3 the most)
- Passive Agressive nature (if you have somethin’ to say, just say it!)
- when somebody tries to control me or force me into a decision
- to see my brother cry
- the feeling of heart break (the one where you can actually feel your heart sinking into your stomach and all you want to do is throw up)
- the feeling of a tattoo needle on my skin
- somebody saying “I don’t care!”
- Root Canals
- the smell of gasoline
 - the hum drum response of, “you look fine..”
- being sick for any period of time. 
This can be continues later… But now maybe you have a glimpse of a few things that may bother me or make me smile :) . 

A Little about me… Things I like & things I do NOT like…

This one serves the purpose of the “about me” column….

"Yes, Chloe is wonderful. She deserves someone likewise, because she is one of the most strong and genuine people I know….She is a very sexy lady and can hold her own. Once she gets in her head what she wants, she will never settle for less (and can afford not to)."… - Krysalynn 

• I Love it when people have such nice things to say about me, aww - it’s sweet and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside : ) 

I Like

- the smell of fresh cut grass

- fresh laid tar on a track

- acrylic paints and AD & Pantone markers

- the smell of a black and white dark room

- Science

- Genetics

- Chinese Medicine

- Ayurvedic Medicine

- Anatomy

- Biology

- Truth

- Wisdom

- I respect Intelligence and foresight

- laundry drying in the dryer

- Reciprocity

- The Tao

- Respect

- Buddhism 

- God

- the scent of autumn in Georgia 

- the taste of fresh snow

- Baseball Movies

- Dude Movies

- Music Festivals

- The Beach/ The Ocean (this is my happy place)

- Baskin robbin’s Chocolate Mint Chip Ice cream

- Caramel apple Cider with Whipped Cream on a winter night

- Cigarettes and Coffee

- Raspberries in a bowl of milk

- Rumchata

- Flowers

- Music Music Music

- Apple Pie

- Apples (in any variety, really)

- Someone playing with my hair

- Bailey’s Irish Cream

- The scent of fresh Gardenia’s

- How Peonies look

- Classic Fashion

- The 1940’s - 1960’s (in general)

- Playing in the Kitchen

- A good Bathroom

- Good service (anywhere)

- the beauty of a well crafted spider web

- Fireflies

- Honeysuckles

- The light of the moon 

- White grapes (frozen too)

- Homemade chicken Soup with a grilled cheese of course! 

- To shove my hand deep into a canister of dried coffee beans

- the way a super cold canned Coke tickles my throat as it goes down

- the way silk feels on freshly shaved legs

- hiding in a pile of warm clothes fresh out of the dryer

- a soft touch

- The Shampoo @ hair salon

- Pulling my hair from the nape of the neck

- a strong bite (not too strong - I’m not talking dracula here, there is a perfection to the biting technique)

- Playing in a rain storm

- a waterfall beating down on my back and over my head

- the feeling of mud between my toes

- laying in the surf as the tide pulls back

- to stick my finger into a cake or something that has such a perfectly smoothe but soft surface

- kisses between my shoulder blades

- popping my hips out of socket and then back in (this goes for my ankles, wrists and shoulder blades - gymnastics and ballet will make you do crazy things to you joints, but it feels so good)

- a good hug

- cuddling

- The laughter of a child

- a genuine smile

- laughing until it hurts

- holding a new born baby

- food fights

- the way a wet paint brush feels on my skin

- being held when I’m not feeling good 

- Dancing like a fool

- Rocking out at concerts

- being aloof at a bistro while writing my books

- jumping off of things I shouldn’t

- climbing mountains

- whitewater rafting

- sailing

- deep sea fishing

- snow sledding

- floating on a current

- driving fast with all the windows down and the music way up

- making my friends laugh

- signing when no one can hear me

- taking care of children with terminal illnesses

- taking care of old people in a hospital or nursing home

- being a mom when my friends need one

- doing well at work

- making my mom proud

- hanging out with my *little* brother

-  Brunch/ Breakfast (Any time of Day)

- Coffee, mmmmmmm coffee (there is a special thing that happens when the aroma mixed with the warmth of a cup of hot coffee hits my lips, it’s truly magical)

- spending a day in the park

- riding a bike with no hands down a steep hill

- motorcycles (shh….my mom would die if she knew I still rode them)

- staying up all night with deep philisophical debate or complete silence enjoying somebody else’s company 

- Writing

- Cooking


ME No Like … 

- The smell of hospitals

- hard boiled eggs

- cat shit

- asparagus

- cabbage

- cauliflower

- Lack of ambition

- Lack of Work Ethic

- Laziness in general

- Self entitlement

- butane

- the scent melting plastic

- the scent of burnt toast

- the taste of tears 
- A phone call from my doctor saying: “I need you to come in so I can tell you this…”

- any phone calls that start with : “what are you doing? Are you sitting down?”

- people taking my glasses and putting them on

- dirty sinks

- wet socks

- people who keep me on a string

- Martyrs 

- “Born Again” Anything (for God’s sake, just say “I fucked up and now I’ve learned and am a better person”)

- people saying they’ll call back and don’t (Just FUCKING say “call me later - I’m busy” or “I’ll be busy for a while, I’ll call you in the next few days.”)

- people not keeping there word (I am a trusting person and I expect a certain level of honesty)

- Sheep (followers, weak minded individuals, etc.)

- people who can’t seem to be truthful with their intentions or motivations. 

• I Loathe…

- Cowards, Liars, and Cheaters. (those 3 the most)

- Passive Agressive nature (if you have somethin’ to say, just say it!)

- when somebody tries to control me or force me into a decision

- to see my brother cry

- the feeling of heart break (the one where you can actually feel your heart sinking into your stomach and all you want to do is throw up)

- the feeling of a tattoo needle on my skin

- somebody saying “I don’t care!”

- Root Canals

- the smell of gasoline

- the hum drum response of, “you look fine..”

- being sick for any period of time. 

This can be continues later… But now maybe you have a glimpse of a few things that may bother me or make me smile :) . 

The Songs that just GET ME sometimes… Or Every Time….

For some reason there are some songs or parts of songs that just cut right through me… Either the way it’s sung, the melody, the instruments used or the prophetic lyrics and somehow how they correlate to my life. So here are a few… Feel free to add your own.

* “Lay your body down” by Peter Cincotti

" I hope you find somebody who 
Will love you like I do 

Cause I would lay your body down and 
Rock your tears away 
But it´s much too late for now 
To be like yesterday 
And the time is running out and 
We still have to say 
Goodbye”

** “Just Like Fred Astaire” by James 
(I think one of my favorite memories was DJ Jonathan Edwards playing this when I walked in Bazzaar one night, knowing I had had a bad day, seeing him get all giddy and smile, and KNOWING that he played it for me - because it always makes me smile! Thanks CF)

Lovesick
My temperatures high
Just met a girl
Who believes we can fly
Im a millionaire
And when I hold her in my arms
I feel like fred astaire

I believe in happiness
I believe in love
I believe she fell to earth
From somewhere high above
I believe in hollywood
Dont believe that love must bring despair
Cos when I hold her in my arms
Im just like fred astaire

He said love is just a disease
A plague for the naïve
These days no one believes
These days no one believes

Meteors may strike the earth
Nations live and die
Im the boy who got the girl
Who showed me how to fly
We can cross the race divide
Bridge a gap that wasnt really there
Im gonna hold her in my charm
Just like fred astaire.

The Hit List - The songs that play over and over again in my head and my life:

- My Girl (Otis Redding)
- Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
- She’s got a Way about her (Billy Joel)
- Something (The Beatles)
- Love ( The Beatles)
-***Let it Be (The Beatles)
- You Know (8mm)

- Stunning (8 mm)
- Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
- Samurai (The Pretenders)
- Hand Me down (Matchbox twenty)
- Bright Lights (Matchbox Twenty)
- All I wanna Do (Jamie Lidell)
- Freedom (George Michael)

- 40 Day Dream (Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeroes)
- Little Girl (Madonna)
- The beauty of who you are (Marc Broussard)
- Details in the fabric (Jason Mraz)
- Desperately Wanting (Better than Ezra)
- Brian Wilson (Bare Naked Ladies)
- Where I go ( Natalie Merchant)

- I’ve been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)
- Seven Days (Jamie Cullum)
- The General (Dispatch)
- *** To Be With You (Mr. Big)
- The Way I am (Ingrid Michaelson)
- HEY! (Pixies)
- Poison (Alice Cooper)
- Every Rose Has it’s Thorn (Poison) (I know, I know, it’s lame)
- Little Jeannie (Elton John)
- Sister Christian (Night Ranger)
- ** In a Little While (U2)
- *Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
- Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh)
- Write You a Letter (Ray La Montagne)
- I love Every little thing about you, (baby) - Stevie Wonder
- Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
- The World in MY Eyes (Depeche Mode)
-** Fever (Peggy Lee)**
- I’ll fall with your knife (Peter Murphy) - probably one of the best voices ever
- Strict Machine (Goldfrapp)
- Pictures of You (The Cure)
- Human Touch (Bruce Springsteen)
- Bittersweet (Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
- Stand By Me (Ben E King)

- Coffee Spoon (Cold War Kids)

- Let it Be Me (Ray La Montagne)



OMG the list could go on and on….I’m going to stop, rethink and add to or take away from later.

So for today….Because of all the heinous, and I MEAN HEINOUS dental work I’ve been so blessed to receive lately and for the fact that I am working towards a generally healthier me - every day, in most ways (I still drink - because… Sanity) - I am creating a lovely dish that will last the week for lunch/dinner and be soft on my poor little teeth!  (<———- HOW ABOUT THAT RUN-ON Sentence!?!)  Oooh - and it’s healthy and fresh! So here it goes!  I am also making a few other little delights that will serve as quick fixes while I’m on the go go go:

• Mascarpone Homemade Hand-churned Butter (for my whole grain english muffins in the morning… because GOOD FATS)

• Blackberry Compote (Also for my English Muffin Mornings - Antioxidants)

• Mint & Cucumber Mineral Water

• Basil Watermelon Pressed Juice for refreshing deliciousness

And for the Entree of the week:

• Chloe’s Sweet ‘n Smokey Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken

(This will go well with many things: Sliders, Tortillas, Pita, Salads, Breakfast omelettes or all by itself)

So, as you all know - my first and most important ingredient in ANYTHING that I cook is…… LOVE! So today, I am cooking to the spunky and funky sounds of Arctic Monkeys Radio.  Mainly b/c I’m feeling a bit salty, myself.  While I’m more than pissed/worried/nervous/exhausted over the seemingly never ending medical roller coaster I’ve been on this year; I am also trying my best to maintain my positive and perky attitude about life and my apparently aging body.  So, my way of keeping up with the 23 year olds is to listen to great music, get out a little angst with lyrical stylings that have a little mettle to them and some good ‘ole rock ‘n roll edge.  And While the song that I’m putting with this particular blog does not possess the same amount of grit that many of the songs not his station do - it is a very happy song for me.  It just makes me want to dance around my apartment, like a little wood nymph hopping from one branch to the next with a certain sprite in my step.

So “Heart it Races” is key to the very first ingredient to my recipes today… Well, and, not many things can lift my spirits and mood quite like Music and Cooking can.  So YAY!  It’s such a silly song and the lyrics seemingly make no sense, but it’s got a certain mischievousness to the beat and rhythm that bounces back and forth - and come on, it ends the nonsensical little beat with the word “boom”.  So silly and kinda cute… maybe it reminds me of me sometimes - ha! Hope you enjoy… 

Now for the recipe….

3 Chicken breasts (I choose to go boneless and skinless b/c I want lower fat content, but the real recipe calls for skin and bone)

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

1/4 tsp. Onion Powder

2 Sweet Onions (1 finely diced and 1 finely sliced - mix together)

2 cloves of Garlic (pressed through garlic press)

2 tbs. Tomato Paste

2 tsp. Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Chicken Base

1/4 C. Ketchup

1 C. Smokey BBQ Sauce (or be like me and make your own)

1 tbs. Orange Clove Honey 

4 Slices of fresh Pineapple

1/2 C. pressed pineapple juice

Duke’s Mayo to taste (not necessarily a must)

1) Drizzle olive oil over chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste; over medium-high heat, sear chicken 3 minutes on each side.  Remove chicken from deep pan - set aside

2) Add more olive oil to pan; add onions and brown sugar. Caramelize. Once caramelized, add garlic. Once the Garlic become aromatic, add Tomato paste, pineapple, and pineapple juice. Mix well and allow to simmer until thickened.

3) Once mixture has thickened, add BBQ, Ketchup, Chicken base, honey and mayo.  Stir together and allow to heat for about 4 minutes.

4) Put chicken breasts back in mixture, cover and cook on medium/low heat for 23 minutes, then flip, then another 15 on other side.

5) Pull chicken from pot and shred using fork on a plate.  Add back to mixture and cook on low for 10 more minutes.

Choose how you want to serve that deliciousness!

You’re welcome! Happy eating! :)

Cancel you plans, turn down the lights, and make a date with yourself.

Sometimes it’s nice to clear the calendar and just sit back and have some alone time on a weekend night.  While I have been having a very EXTREMELY social few weeks and loving that, I have also promised myself I would make this a year of balance and working on being present and being my best self.  In order to find this balance and (even harder) to hold it, one must take the time to reflect and relax, to re-center, if you will.  I guess it’s sort of like keeping your body in a perfectly pH balanced state, that is uber difficult b/c everything you do and eat has a chemical effect on that very delicate balance.  Such is life and the our daily activities.

I have spent my years being very black and white about many things, and my all-or-nothing outlook with my devil-may-care attitude towards what people think about it has definitely propelled me in many ways - business, for instance, I excel in with this attribute. However, in my personal life - in regards to friends, my ability to be social or be a hermit, or in taking care of myself (in the time and rejuvenation aspect - not the more obvious), this particular attribute tends to be a bit damaging.  

Because of certain aspects of my younger years, I have this amazing ability to disappear from the world and become quite the hermit.  I will still go out, yes, but I will go alone. I will take myself to dinner, coffee, and the movies alone.  I will sit for HOURS in a coffee shop, writing as I watch the world around me buzzing by.  Depending on my particular mood or reasoning for my recession, I can play out my life this way for a few days or for months, and more recently, YEARS. The other side of this is, when I’m feeling like being social and missing my friends and the feeling of being surrounded by love and affection, I go ALL OUT.  Suddenly, friends who haven’t heard from me in months (some years) will begin to get calls, texts, emails, invitations to dinners and to go out.  I will find a way to be in 20 places in one evening, just to be sure I am supportive of all of my friends and their respective events, I will throw my life’s work into being there and doing things for all the people that I care about.  I will let people in again, and I will share what I’ve reflected on and how I’ve evolved. And while both of these sides of me are very necessary and good, I have always been a bit crappy about the balancing act of the two.

Most recently I spent 2.5 years splitting my time between being a support system for a dear person that needed a very nurturing and loving boost in life, working my ass off in a very demanding and not so rewarding investment firm, and trying to make time for a select grouping of friends, while still trying to make new ones in an effort to fulfill the need for local friends.  

As an aside, the funny thing is, all the really great new friends I made, all live out of the country or out of state - leave it to me. HA!  

Anyway, after I made a very conscious and concerted effort to change THAT particular path in my life, I then spent another very intentional 7 months, licking my wounds, evaluating my choices and my next steps.  And coming into 2014, I made some hefty promises to myself and some of my dearest friends - mainly because I can deal with letting myself down (I’ve always been my own worst critic, so nothing new there), however, I do everything in my power to never disappoint or let my friends down.  

The promises are simple: to myself -

• To practice and actually DO the things that I am passionate about (Finish writing my books and publish them, cook more and often, practice my drawing and start painting and creating art again, photography, music and singing)

• To only put my energy into things that bring me joy, instead of always pouring all my energy into things to make others happy. (**One of my greatest traits and yet my achilles heel, is that I have spent my life putting everyone before me. And if it comes to someone I love, be it a friend, family member, or otherwise, I will always put those before myself without even the first thought.)

• To be present and be One with the world and universe.  This one is probably the hardest and is one that I have worked on day in and day out for many years - call it the Tao in me

• To Forgive myself for what I deem the bad things I’ve done or choices I’ve made.  (**This one is almost as hard as the one above)  And sadly, as it has come to my attention through sharing my struggle with this one with some that are very close to me - the things I consider terrible and beat myself up about, most people would say are really not bad at all.  But then again, I hold myself to an insanely high standard and a very strong morality.

•  To take time for me, to love myself more and be a little selfish.  This one’s kinda petty - but ya know, get more manicures and pedicures, get a massage every month, take myself out for a great dinner, always buy fresh flowers to have in the house, buy a new dress.  To realize that it’s ok to cancel my plans because I want to relax alone or maybe with just one friend instead of 10.

For My Friends

• To truly evaluate the Friend list, to cut out the people who only take and never give - no matter how much I love them or how many years are between us (this one was probably the most painful).  And to truly invest and re-connect and make a concerted effort to stay in touch with the ones that I have a healthy and balanced relationship with.

• To bring back Doris Day and the Dinner Parties

• To be balanced in my social life, not to disappear.  I have a friend who actually got very upset with me several years ago and said, “Chloe, you’re like the Sun.  When you are around, you are so bright, you bring so much love and joy into everyone’s life around you.  But then you leave, you just disappear and it’s like a big dark cloud comes - and nobody like dark clouds.  You can’t do that, you have to be a better friend.”  This stuck with me and conflicted me deeply, as I always thought I put every bit of my heart into my friends, but then again, never really considered the times I would hermit myself to be something that negatively affected my friends.  Or made them to feel I was being a lousy friend.  So this is a big promise.

• To truly let the people I care about in.  To allow my friends, the ones I choose to have in my life, to see the real me, the genuine me.  The thing with this one, is that I have a very good base of friends that I’ve known my entire life - so even if we go years without seeing each other, they know me. However, the friends I’ve made along the way, the ones that have been here for 4, 7, 10, even a few that are at that 13/14 years mark - sometimes only get bits and pieces - depending on how I’m feeling and the times and places we happen to spend time together.  It took a few different occasions for me to realize that I have become a ninja at keeping the softer side of myself very close to my chest.  Only dolling the true me out in very small and calculated doses, while readily giving the exuberant, silly, and overtly sarcastic side out like candy.  *This, I say to myself, “Self - you don’t have to be so protective of that sweet natured side as long as you make good and right choices in your friends.” Yes, it’s obvious - but who am I to lie, there may be a reason (a darn good one) for that, nonetheless I learn everyday and work to be better and better and better :) .

• To travel more to see all of my darlings and loves.  To travel WITH them, to finally get a few of them to synchronize schedules with me and go international for goodness sake!  I have lots of places I want to go and I want my friends with me! (This one is increasingly difficult now that we are all older and responsible - pffft)

So there ya go.  I say all ^^^^^ that to say, today is a day of balancing the scales for me.  Last night I had a very fun, however, not so planned night out on the town with some wonderful girlfriends - which threw me off a bit for today when I was supposed to have a dinner party for about 8 people.  After a few of the choice people I was looking forward to seeing cancelled, I felt it gave me a fabulous excuse to cancel the entire dinner party and enjoy a writing date with myself.  To relax, rejuvenate my body and my brain from my recent extreme social activity.  To have some hot tea and indulge in some gelato and maybe watch a movie in my pj’s. Some are disappointed, and for that I am sorry.  However, there will be more dinner parties, there will be another day and night to laugh and play together.  But tonight is all mine… Well, mine and my pen.  Today was lovely and spent having some very deep conversations with a dear, fairly new friend (1 year) - the more time I spend with this particular friend, the more I feel we are getting and will be the best of friends for many years to come.  And friends, my friends, they are the best things in life and I love them all with such passion and hold them in the highest regard, as they have all shown me such amazing love and made me better through their friendship over the years.

So cheers friends, cheers to my loves!

And as for the soundtrack… Sometimes I like to relax to electronic music, trust that this will progress into trance followed by ambient, which will put me to sleep very nicely. :)