A Vacancy at Google’s Bates Motel?

The Lemonade Chronicles

Google wants to give me nightmares. I’m sure of it. Perhaps it’s just my admittedly overactive imagination. But I can’t be the only one.

It’s these now omnipresent little numbers or silly words that must be copied and typed precisely in the course of some online registration or other. You know the numbers and words of which I write. Always seemed a bit over the top to me, like having to place one’s belt in the gray bins at airport security checkpoints. Suffering the ignominy of clutching your drooping jeans’ wasteband with one hand while shuffling through the metal detector in sock feet. Then trying to reassemble your life with just that single free hand on the line’s other end. Flashing your fellow travelers with information identifying from where you purchased your undergarments. You are wearing undergarments, by the way, aren’t you? It’s about as far from a fancy Marky…

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Happy Sunday

Glam Meets Girl

Happy Sunday Lovelies,

I hope you have had a good week.

Last night my family and I went to see The High Kings perform in The Dolmen Hotel in Carlow. I wore this little number that I picked up in Zara during the January sales. As you can probably tell by now I adore Zara, they have great quality clothes for a reasonable price. This is not the type of dress that I would usually wear but it was perfect for this occasion.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend xo


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New Orleans: A taste of french-style Beignets at Cafe Du Monde


A visit to the original 1862 coffee stand ‘Café Du Monde’ in New Orleans was one of the best part of our trip to this lovely city. It has the old world charm and serves the best beignets ever.

cafe du monde

A sunny winter day and from across the street, we saw the long line to get a table at the café. And we were in within a few minutes. A lady seated us at the table for four, enough space to put our gear down and enjoy a perfect Nola evening.

Ordered the ‘Beignets, Café Au Lait and Hot Chocolate’, and waited for the deliciousness to arrive. After about 10 minutes, the lady was there with our plate of Beignets and to our surprise, she told us that they only accept cash. It was quite different, we paid the bill and took a sip of the tasty hot chocolate.


The French-style beignets were generously dusted with powdered…

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The Falling Thoughts


A lady entered her million dollar house

With all the shopping bags in her hands

Her body was a live’ add of all the famous brands

She just bought a watch for 5 grand

She called her nanny to give her a hand

Nanny had tears in her eyes; she was in pain

The lady asked her, “what happened?

With  the picture in her hand

She asked to borrow 500 dollars

As her mother passed away in Thailand

The land lady said, “oh honey”

You  are in pain, I can understand 

We’re broke,we just bought a new land

Tonight my husband and I are 

going on vacation to Switzerland

You can grow big and expand 

but remember; if you don’t share

You are useless like a swamp-land


© 2015 thefallingthoughts All Rights Reserved

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Magicopolis – The Magical Wine Bar

Faith's True Tales

“For those who possess, the predisposition… I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death” – Severus Snape. A wizard’s mere presence was mesmerizing. They were mysterious, with an allure to keep you quiet at their attention. They were unforgettable and would always be kept close to our hearts.

Before Hogwarts, I believed magic meant a show like EFX, a $45 million Las Vegas spectacular bringing the best illusions and special effects to a larger than life stage. Years later, I saw Penn & Teller and was left underwhelmed. I thought maybe magic was dying, or just the Vegas dazzle I was used to. Of course magic didn’t always have to be big and showy, but it definitely had to awaken something deep from within.

My friend decided to surprise me…

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9 Creative Things to do When You’re Stuck Inside During a Blizzard

Mary in Manhattan

New York is the greatest city in the world. Until everything shuts down, that is, and leaves you alone in your apartment with nothing to do.

LUCKILY I’ve compiled the ABSOLUTE TOTES BEST OMGZ things to do while stuck home alone in the blizzard, namely #Jonas2016.

1. Get creative in the kitchen: what can you make with a jar of olives, salsa and half a bag of pita chips? IT’S LIKE YOUR OWN PERSONAL EPISODE OF CHOPPED!!!!!!!!

2.  Try out a new look; you never get a chance to really take the time with your makeup and hair so utilize this snow day.

3.  Play a game you would normally play with another person…BY YOURSELF. C’mon it doesn’t take a genius to figure out you can just get up and switch sides of the game board after every play!

4. Plan your next trip…it doesn’t hurt to dream a little.

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Documentary Photography – Ellis Island, The Forgotten Days

Edge of Humanity Magazine

This documentary photography essay was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Larry Racioppo.

Click on any image to see Larry’s projects and photographs.

From project “Ellis Island” by Larry Racioppo.

Measles Ward Measles Ward

Around the 1880’s, a new wave of immigrants began coming to America.  These groups originated from Southern Europe and were predominantly Italian.  From 1880 to 1924, 4.5 million Italians, (almost one third of Italy’s entire population) immigrated to the United States.  Southern European immigrants were mostly uneducated peasants who practiced Catholicism.  Their dark hair and skin color made them easily identifiable.

These Italian immigrants called Ellis Island “L’ Isola delle Lacrime”, the Island of Tears.  This term was used to describe their treatment upon arrival to Ellis Island.

The National Origins Act of 1924 was mostly directed at Southern European immigrants and limited Italian immigration to approximately 5,500 people per year.

In 1954, the official closing of Ellis Island marked the end of legal mass immigration to…

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