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I have not posted anything on my Tumblr for 5 (seemingly long long) months. That’s not to say that I haven’t kept up with blogs or Tumblr or Twitter or any other social network; it just merely goes to show that when one finally gets a job…it can eat away at your free time. 

It is a new year and with each new year comes a new sense of beginning and possibilities. We have all set our goals before us and some goals have already drowned in a sticky mess of unrealistic despair, while others play the course quietly. To evoke real change, I am a firm believer that you must want that change to the very core of your soul and must be ready to meet every obstacle and advancement with the same strength and smiling face. 

I hope to continue this exercise in blogging and enlighten, not only myself, but readers and followers on our journey through life and the internet. 

Stick with me….2012 will be a year of change and a renewal of hope. 

-Always Smiling, Sami

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We lost Billie 52 years ago today. RIP you beautiful songbird. 

Billie Holiday- Gloomy Sunday

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"Goodbye pay check…hello accessories!"

- Me, July 4, 2011 —-I spent too much on items I don’t really need, but I desperately want. A girl has to treat herself, right?
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A shout out to the binary code that makes Pandora function, without all you little 0’s and 1’s I might never have heard this song. 

This song….pure joy in my soul. 

Perptuum Mobile - Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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Cutest couple ever. 

(Although I am mad jealous of Jamie…swoon Michael Pitt)

Cutest couple ever. 

(Although I am mad jealous of Jamie…swoon Michael Pitt)

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One word: PANTSUIT PANTSUIT PANTSUIT

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This is far and away one of my favorite rom-coms. 

Of course, it doesn’t exist on DVD, but bite your thumbs at Warner Bros, because you can find it…and that’s why the internet was created. 

It’s no My Man Godfrey, but it’s hard to top William Powell. 

Carole Lombard is comedic gold and this movie doesn’t feel dated in the least. 

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I watched Love with the Proper Stranger  again last night and it is such a beautiful, quiet love story. 

Also…it has Steve McQueen who is God’s proudest creation. 

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The one and only Babs. 

No one can top the level of theatrics she incorporates into her singing.