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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rob and Kristen- Au Contraire

I actually don't have any words for this. None.

Intoxication level 8
DuRob will most likely cut me down to the ground.

Yes, Robert looks... well... INTOXICATING in black.
With the longer hair.
The stern look on his face
(And he always looks stern in the pics, doesn't he?)
But I think a part of the reason its such a high intoxication level...
is because he's NOT Edward.
And I fucking LOVE Edward.
But seeing him move past it...
Seeing him grow and get better with every movie he makes...


Yes. This picture of Robert walking is STILL in the top 3 of all walking pictures.

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for "Twilight" Robward.
It was all so much simpler back than.
Rob was kinda greasy and unkempt...
He mis-buttoned his shirts all the time...
He was all wrinkled and adorkable.
He was so incredibly shy and charming and... OPEN about himself.
I miss that Robert.
So much.

But not only has Rob had to grow and change
as his level of 'famous' has grown...
The fanbase has changed dramatically.
We used to all be in it together... you know?
We all just LOVED Robert Pattinson.
And now that has been splintered and shredded.
It's not so much about the love anymore
Now it's Who is right...
Who is wrong.
It just seems to be all about the hate.
Hating Kristen.
Hating Robert.
Hating each other.
Hating people who don't agree with you.
Seems silly to even write it down.
My feelings?
I know I poke fun at the foam...
But I don't make it PERSONAL.
I don't attack individual people
I don't go beyond the Rob/Kristen debate.
I may not agree with you...
I may think you are a wee bit delusional and strange...
(and incredibly bitter)
But I don't HATE you.
And I most definitely could never hate on Rob or Kristen.

So yeah... I'm a bit nostalgic.
And maybe just a little melancholy.

I just love this picture. It's completely Kristen.
I obviously adore Kristen.
I get a lot of shit because I do.
I still find it fascinating how different opinions about an actress
can cause such havoc and drama.
You do.
You don't.
She's not a lesbian.
Blah Blah Blah.
I know I've said this before
(Bear with me... I'm waxing nostalgic for some reason today)
But I don't care if you like Kristen.
I really don't give a shit.
You are entitled to not like someone.
I don't expect anyone to love her because she's with Rob.
(Yes. We all know she's with Rob;)
It's just the never ending bitter hatred I don't get.
The constant barrage of insults.
The way everything that is negative in this fandom
somehow falls at Kristen's feet.
How in some people's eyes...
Kristen IS the root of all evil.

She's just a girl.
A famous, beautiful, talented girl.
A girl who happened to have Robert Pattinson fall in love with her
(For the last time, I might add)
A girl who fell in love with one of the most adored
and fiercely sought after men on the planet.
I get being a bit jealous of her.
Who wouldn't be?
I can admit to it.
But I don't hate her for it.
On the contrary...
I just want her to be happy.
I want her and Robert to be happy.
(Forever and ever)
(0K... so I have that song in my head now)
Seeing Robert and Kristen happy...
Makes me happy.
Not bitter... or angry.
No drama necessary.

Who knows how long I've loved you. You know I love you still.

And finally.
I watched ECLIPSE with the Rob/Kristen commentary.
I admit to being a bit hesitant about it.
I've heard such varying opinions on the whole thing.
Good and Bad.
(of course...)
But I found Rob and Kristen to be completely charming.
They laughed and giggled through the whole thing.
Can Kristen's giggle be any cuter?
Can Rob's laughter be any more adorable?
And from my point of view
(That is what this blog is, after all)
Those were not two people who can't stand each other.
Au contraire mon ami
I heard two people who knew each other VERY well.
Two people who had lots of inside jokes and innuendo
Two people who share not only a love for IN N OUT burgers...
But two people who obviously spend a great deal of time together.
People made huge drama out of Kristen saying 'shut up' to Rob
That only tells me that she was reminding him that they were
being taped... and that he seemed close to crossing a personal line.
I found it incredibly entertaining.
And sweet.
And Adorable.
And everything I thought it would be.
Especially since they weren't even really together when they did it.
They still got each other...
They still were connected.

As for the 'dude' reference at the end?
That's what people cling to as some major sign that they 
don't really like each other in real life?
Robert saying 'dude' was so obviously a joke
He was giggling when he said it...
And Kristen returned it... the same way.
Just more cuteness.
Always more.

So that brings us to an end of another post.
Tomorrow is

I'm not trying to be cryptic or secretive.
I just type my thoughts as they come to me.

This post is brought to you my the letter *T* and numbers 10 and 12

T for Tome.

If you only knew.

I kinda like typing it like that.
I find it fascinating how people are waiting
to see what happens.
They disregard what I have said...
and just focus on what they want to see.

Until then.

Bye for now


SueBee said...

Watching Pirate Radio.

I want to go on record as saying---Tom Sturridge is absolutely adorable.

SueBee said...

Looks like I get the second comment of the day too!

Rob and Kristen are sweet together. I'm ignoring anyone who says differently.

So there!

Hello my friends!

I would give you all tackle hugs but I'm wrapped up in this wonderful blanket. Come give me a hug and I might share my warm blanket with you. ;o)

30 said...

Hi Rose! I do hope all is well. Great pic of Rob up top, I cant wait for Bel Armi also.

I do miss the days when being a part of this fan base was just simple. For me, I dont care if a person has a different opinion. I mean how boring would it be if we all agreed 100% of the time? My issue is more with how that opinion is written, and taken of course. I mean if someone comes off all rude, all knowing, pretending to be all noble with ill intentions at heart. I know for me, I can smell that shit a mile away.

That is pretty much my pet peeve with that subject. It is all in manners, and in the way things are said. I mean I am no way perfect (who is?) but if I disagree with someone I try to say it in a decent way. If someone says hello to me and acknowledges me, I say Hi back and smile. :) We only have control over ARE actions, are words, we cant control others and there class or lack of....

In the end, this fan base is fucken crazy, LOL The few of us sane, mature fans really need to stick together.

angelica1 said...

They are sweet together and that commentary is hilarious. I love her semi-cryptic references to "the thing" on Bella's head and Rob sniggering about it :)

Cata said...

Rose, I love this post. Mainly because I too feel nostalgic for how Twilight was when it all began... The franchise, the fans, and the actors. How simple, and how real it all was. Now it's turned into a circus of insanity and hate, sometimes. Makes me truly sad.

As for Rob and Kristen... well, they seem to be doing AMAZINGLY WELL! I miss how earnest and open they used to be, but I also feel so proud of how they've matured and grown... together.

And the commentary... It was PERFECT. I cannot even begin to describe the smile on my face when I think about it. It was so awesome! I really don't know what people expected... they were being taped after all, so they were being careful. But the few slips from both were so endearing. Each passing day, I love and admire them more!

It makes me happy to see there are more sane fans than not. And There are some that write blogs showing their support and love, like you. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay, loved hearing your thoughts on the commentary. I liked the commentary too. It was nice to listen to.

I loved the laughing, the communication, and the whole "Woofs" comment, obviously in the direction to David Letterman, after his ridiculous errors and bitchy, grumpy old side that he showed to Kristen.

Vangie said...

so what's up?

Melinda said...

Um that Bel Ami still...no words for him...

I love period pieces and he has two coming out back to back. Win!

Love them both and miss seeing their smiling faces. Maybe they will come out of ninja mode soon. I know they have a lot going on right now, so it's all good.

Still waiting on my Eclipse DVD. Post office is behind and so it won't get here till Monday now. :(

Okay need to head back to work. Hugs and toodle for now.

Thimbles said...

Hello Rose & Roselanders, *waves*

Rose: *claps* Brava, to this post. I wholeheartedly agree.

SueBee: I've recently watched "Pirate Radio" as well...I already thought Tom was adorable, especially because of his fierce friendships toward the lovely Rob & Kris, but this man has a quiet, magnetic feel about him. And the voice...wow. I wish good things for his career as well.

As for DuRob...yum..and yay! Can't wait to see Rob in all the BA amoral deliciousness. I tell ya, he'd be *perfect* for a darker, victorian role...ol' jackie boy.

kathy ridings said...

I'm new here but have been reading and giggling for a LOONNG time. I love it and check in every day!! Adore adorkable Rob from Twi interviews. Miss that too.

Love the commmentary. Very real and couplelike (new word) the way they raised their voices freely defending their characters etc. silly possesive Rob came through now and then. "He brought you a gift? He's goin down." and "How much of his eyes do you have to see?" hehe

30 said...

Hi Melinda!

I agree, I wish they would just pop up somewhere so we know they are OK. No pics, no fan sightings. After a while I get a bit worried.

Anonymous said...

Melinda, I think it's the Royal Mail. My Mom's told me they're behind, they have like a backlog. Which is frustrating when you need to give out presents in about a week. The time they decide to have backlogs, and it's almost Christmas time! :O

I hope they come out of ninja mode too. But hey, not too long to wait really, as shouldn't they be heading off for a Christmas break? December will fly by. [:

Vangie said...

yesSueBEE, I SECOND, third and fourth agree with you,i got all teary, when i read what rose had wrote and yes allot of the rob's fan base believe kristen is gay, i am a rob's fan first, and totally got used to the rob hate, he gets the gay and the druggie, but now i just, dust it off my shoulder, that is old news, i so believe kristen and rob love each other, god bless them.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone more excited for Bel Ami than Water For Elephants?

khush said...

rose i want i favour 4m u...please if possible....
eclipse dvd is nt out wer i live n i dnt thnk it will b out netime soon...n definately wnt be out wid ROB N KRISTEN S comentarty....

so if possible cn u pleaseeee.....send me adress of torrent wer i cn hear it...i ve bin trin bt i dn gt...
pleaseee...it will be of hugee help...
im dyin to hear their whole comentary....
n pleaseee do rply to ma request i knw u will.....
i hope u can seriously help me here....rose plzzz try.....

n u cn send me adress by email..
.coz if wnt b able to see ur coment ??


n i do want to hear der comentary...i hope u cn understant y m sooo desperate plzzz plzz plzzz........

loveee u.....:))

30 said...


Summit took down most of the comm links. If I come across them I will post for you, but last I heard they were no more.

JustJen_17 said...

Fabulous post Rose! I totally agree with you about the "shut up" and "dude" on the R/K commentary. I absolutely loved hearing their interaction with each other. Too bad they weren't in the same place. But, so amazing that they have such a connection thousands of miles apart.

I really hope they do commentary on BD 1 and 2. They are so cute and funny. Plus I just adore Rob's accent. And when Kristen imitates the way he says things. So sweet. <3 them!

Hope said...

Priceless...hearing both of them giggle and poke fun at each other during the commentary....loved every minute of it.

Kay said...

Susan!! ((HUGS)) - now can I have some of that warm blanket? It is freezing out!

I agree with you - Tom is adorable in all of Pirate Radio, not just the snippet that made the rounds here.

I loved Rob and Kristen's banter in the commentary - they just get each other.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

katy said...

Hi, Rose!!! great post! and Hi to everyone else. Hope everything is great with all of you!

I also miss when things were simpler! when every single thing were not turned into drama ... but the hatred is what upset me the most and makes me feel really sad.

I can't wait for Bel Ami! and DuRob is going to be the death of me. Loving Rob in the period close.

I said it before and am going to say it again I LOVED the dvd commentary Robert and Kristen are freaking adorable...I just loved hearing their interaction...priceless.

I miss seeing their gorgeous faces!

Hugs to all

Ren Ten Jen said...

Rose you always know what to say and when to say it. So glad you gave your viewpoints on the Eclipse commentary. You nailed it as usual!

I love T for Tome too.

Penny Lane said...

Rob has the perfect look for period pieces. An article, I don't remember which, described his looks as Byronic and I think that is fitting. He should be a natural for the look of Bel Ami.

Just a little over 21 hours to go until the big event begins!

deb said...

Thanks Rose I just love them And love knowing they love each other makes me happy. LOVE the commentary you know they had fun doing it THEY know each other SOOO well I MISS THEM . DEB.

khush said...

awww...thnkxxx...so muchh....
i hope u do find it...
plzzzz.....send me d link as soon as u gt it..
thnkxxx a ton......sweets realyy...i hope u find it...

bev said...


I couldnt agree with you more---on everything. I dont understand the hate for these two wonderful people. Love should make you smile not sprew.


wow tuesday's comments gave me a headache and decided not to post after reading them all. You guys did a good job at weeding out the trolls. I cant believe all the lunacy this fanbase shells out but it only seem to get worse and thats a shame.

I too, love the commentary with Rob and Kris, so great to hear the closeness they share and their sense of humor. Love them so much.

Louisa said...

Top of the morning to ya Rose & Roselanders...I have decided to share my morning coffee with you...this overcast Friday morn.....
just white/ no sugar....thanks! lol

DuRob....I can't wait to see how he has played this role....should be interesting....It seems it such a difference to the other roles he had done in the past.....we shall wait and see...
I hope to get my Eclipse DVD some time today...then I will know what y'all talkin about!...
Have a great day....ALL!

katy said...

Hi, Penny! How are you? I have a cookie recipe that I would like to post on the big event...Can I also participate?

Kami said...

Penny!!! I'm so excited less than 24 hours til the EPIC TOME EVENT!!

could whoever has the blanket please share with me? I have a very spoiled 85 lb dog who thinks that ANY blanket in the house is his and if you leave a spot he takes your blanket...I'm cold and he's all wrapped up in this huge pile of blankies...that he won't let me touch.


Kami said...

Katy I know you asked Penny but yes you can participate..Please everyone who wishes to...please do.

Louisa what in the heck is that a picture of? A Camel or Horse's nose?

Penny Lane said...


Absolutely, anyone can post a recipe.

Since some have asked about other kinds of Christmas recipes, we've decided the first 5 days will be just cookies. After that, post anything else that you might want to share. If your recipe has a history, please share that too.

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beaculen said...

@SueBee, I watched it yesterday..it is soooo funny. Loved all the 60's dancin.lol Rose I loved the commentary and I couldn't agree with you more, they definately know each other quite well. I gotta say the hate is getting really old, and saying your doing it to defend someone who really doesn't need defending is still hate. It's just old. Stale.
Sad. Oh well, cant' wait for the ultimate cookie swap, gotta find some good recipes. thanks Rose.

Kristine said...

I've been married to my husband for 8 years and told him to shut up in a playful way more times than I can count. Weird that we still love each other and are still happily married. Funny how that works. I've also used the word "dude" and he's used it back to me as a joke. I'd be willing to bet Rob is razzing her for using the word often since he is a Brit and they are known for their proper language.

katy said...

Thank you Kami and Penny :)

Anonymous said...

I'm only here for a quickie. Tons of stuff to do around here today.

Rob is looking good in black.. with the serious face. While I'm looking forward to seeing Bel Ami, I'm more anxious to see WFE :)

People who spend an inordinate amount of time obsessing over Rob and Kristen's personal lives are just sad and pathetic. And the commentary? I finally sat down and listened to it and it was adorable. The shut up? I can't believe people are latching onto that like it's some bat signal that those two don't like each other. At the very least.. it's two people who are comfortable enough to tease each other.. because.. and I know this will shock some people.. besides being boyfriend/girlfriend in a serious relationship.. they're also.. *gasp* friends!! I know I've teased a friend before and got told to shut up.. and I'm pretty sure they don't hate me.

She loves him and He loves her.. no mystery.. no bat signals.. no hidden meanings.. plain and easy to see.. AND hear.

And Tom? You're right Suse.. he's adorable. Beyond adorable. I'm looking forward to seeing other movies he's a part of. :)

Okay dudes (hehehehe) I have to go so I can get finished here and prepare for the epicness.


Louisa said...

Just another thing ....Do you see this ---------->
Sorry i have been awfully rude.....This is a pic of my dairy cow D. D say hello to Rose and The Roselanders! lol
Thats a good girl....now run along and go and do as you do......graze
...Its the only pic i think showing her tongue......I just thought that this pic was a little funny and wantd to show you...that D does exist.....look there she is......lol

Kami said...

thanks Lousia I figured out that it was a cow about 5 minutes after I asked. She's a pretty cow, wow words you never expect to say in your life.

Louisa said...

She is a pretty cow....Actually we have been told that...seriously....Apparantly she is perfect with her size and shape ....Bit like what you judge at a dog show!
She is very friendly.....and comes to us when we whistle......just like a dog....in fact...
BTW she love bread.......and she hasn't ever told me if she preferes crust or no crust....she not fussed apparantly.....lol Im just rambling...I know!...

Louisa said...

@Kami...sorry I didnt see your question to what my pic was...Looks like you worked it out and I answered anyway.....so there you go! lol

Super RN Gas Passer said...

HI ROSELAND...I posted a comment...or so I thought...looks like it didn't make it...sitting at the hair salon waiting to get my hair done...anyway...I was giving Rose a high five for her post today. I love the idea of an INTOXICATION numerical scale! Brilliant Rose...I don't think we will ever go under 8...my preliminary assessment for BelAmi is 10 and WFE is 9. (May I reserve the right to go over 10 Rose, if I find that I need to???

Kami said...

Super Rn...It appeared on the blog from yesterday for some strange reason Super...I just read it

jen said...

hi rose, love the blog! Have no clue what a tome even is, I'll have to look it up, but like reading everything none the less. lol

the commentary is adorable. Kristen is a tough shell to crack publicly--try seeing if ANYONE else can publicly get kristen to giggle like a school girl. It's absolutely adorable how much he disarms that girl.

And I loved the "dude" signoff-how awkward doing the commenary in different countries. I thought the dude sign off was adorable, there's no other way to say bye on tape for millions to listen to without it being lame. LOL

Toni said...

Rose your posts are always great! Kristen Robert Robert Kristen the images you put up are always wonderful! I can't comment on the commentary because my DVD doesn't come till tomorrow, but I am sure it will be good.

SueBee- I really enjoyed Pirate Radio. Tom is very cute in that movie!

Tracy- Yay for quickies!

Lousia- Your cow is very cute!

Hello everyone! I am really looking forward to the cookie madness to begin.

Be back a little later.


LJ said...

Hiya everyone!!

Nice post Rose :-)

SueBee, I knew you would like Pirate Radio...how could you not!


I wont be around the next couple of days so just wanted to say whatever 10.12.10 means to you, hope you all have a totally epic day!

Much love to you all,

Barbara Fenwick said...

Dear Rose, loved your blog, and I agree with everything you said. Robert and Kristen are adorable together, deeply in love, and I hope their love will last forever. I still haven't listened to the commentary, no time, but from everything I have heard it is really sweet. Take care all Roselanders and enjoy the holiday.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

KAMI...Thanks...I probably did that by mistake

Robsten4eva said...

Lol i bet when rob said u do a much sexier thing when u get bitten by a vampire then Kristen said shut up..he was prob redfering to him being the vampire and butting Kristen.. NOT BELLA...like when rob and Kris r together!! Then as rose said she didn't want there private stuff to be said on the commentry...lol I bet that's way rob ment lol ...I'll shut up now.

Tracy said...

Hey! I am an occasional poster and frequent reader. Can somebody fill me on on Tome and the date tomorrow? I saw the word Tome written in a couple of the posts but I don't always read all the comments.

My email is TLF4Him@yahoo.com

The other Tracy :)

Tracy said...

Oh, and another great post Rose!

Have a good evening Roseland!

Freddie said...

I guess there’s a part of me that also longs for the innocence that was Twilight. Everything was new and unguarded, as you said. I saw for the first time the other day an old interview that Kristen gave during Twilight promotion, where she gave her impressions of Rob from their first audition. She spoke positively of Rob’s approach to the character vs. the other actors that had read for the part – how his voice had been right, how he’d been soft spoken and kept his head down because he was nervous. It was really nice to hear. She could be open in her comments then. Given the chaos that surrounds them, we would never hear such an interview now. I understand why and support their need to keep things private, because comments like that, spoken now, would be put under a spotlight and dissected. That said, I miss, and am a little sad for, the loss of innocence.

What was fun about the Eclipse commentary is that they seemed more relaxed – whether it because they just can’t help but be themselves around each other, or because they are consciously more open about their relationship. Like others, I took the “shut up” comment to be simply something somebody would say to a good friend - someone you are very comfortable with. The tone was not harsh or unfriendly, but rather playful. I loved the laughing throughout and the subtle teasing. I particularly loved Kristen’s comments about Rob’s big toe – suggesting that her cast was the reason his toe was not right. Obviously, they are close enough that she knows something about his toe.

Rose, I share your melancholy over the fan base. When I first explored the internet for information on Twilight, I was surprised to find such a war of factions – a war that seems to have taken on a life of its own. It is almost the star attraction – not Robert and Kristen. It has become less about them, but rather a need for each side to be right and to win. Rob and Kristen have regrettably become the unwitting weapons of choice in the battle.

Thanks Rose, for this forum where the insanity of the fandoms can be kept to a minimum.

MLH414 said...


I love that pic of DuRob for BA. He looks absolutely gorgeous...and very serious! I can't wait for the movie to come out!! :)

The commentary was very cute and funny...I waited patiently for the DVD to watch it. It was worth it! They were adorable with their shut-up's and dude's, such comfortable banter between the two of them. I can't believe how some reacted to it! You can obviously tell that they were teasing each other. :)

Great post...hope everyone has a great evening. And would it be okay if I were to put up a recipe either tomorrow or over the weekend? I have a favorite cookie one. :)


30 said...
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30 said...

Why do I get the feeling there is going to a ton of crazy, over obsessed Twi fans waiting for tomorrow to come? I do hope they all enjoy cookies LOL


I always enjoy reading your posts. I agree with you 100%.I do think you defiantly say it better and more elegantly then me though. :)

DreamerKind said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane, in simpler times.

No regrets though, today is what we have, and it's very good I agree.


Super RN Gas Passer said...


Kay said...

Beautifully stated, Freddie. :)

Have a good night Roselanders and lurkers - only 16 more hours.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Just reading over the earlier posts...could somebody tell me..maybe I am naive..but what is "butting"? Im thinking that doesnt sound very nice or very appropriate comment.Not trying to stir up trouble.

FREDDIE...I so enjoy your comments. Yes you are eloquent and cut right through to the chase.

SUE BEE...I definitely want to see the Pirate radio movie. sounds fun

HI 30, LIZA, TRACY, LYNN,and anybody else I missed and Hello to any friendly lurkers...hope youve had a great week and that Santa Claus is good to you all!

Penny Lane said...


I did a double take at the "butting" comment too but then I thought maybe the poster meant biting. I hope she did anyway.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

PL...OK...That sounds like a reasonable explanation. thx.

Vangie said...


Rhonda said...

Hello everyone.

Rose thank you so much for this post today. Rob looks amazing in every still I've seen from Bel ami. Can't wait for that movie. I also agree with you on the eclipse commentary..I found them to be adorable and very relaxed and comfortable with one another. There is a sweetness about the way they are with each other that just breaks my heart. I don't need them to make a statement about their love for one another because they so obviously do..and that makes me very happy.

Freddie said...

I’m just popping back in quickly after some Christmas shopping.

30, Kay and Super RN – thanks so much for the feedback. It's nice to have the chance to chat with other people who share a similar interest and express themselves with intelligence and humour.

Hi DK, Lynn, Penny Lane and Rhonda.

Hope everyone is having a nice evening.

*I*Believe* said...

Hi DK, Super RN, PL,Kami, Katy anmd anyone else I missed:)

*I*Believe* said...


Rhonda said...

Hi Freddie,
Wish I were done with my Christmas shopping..can't seem to get there this year. Lol..it's been so cold in my part of Tennessee lately I haven't wanted to be out so much.

olivia said...

Thank you Rose for the thoughtful post. To be a living being is to be always changing. It is a good thing, that is what life is, it is meant to be.

Loved the lines:

"On the contrary...
I just want her to be happy.
I want her and Robert to be happy.
(Forever and ever)"

I second that!

Yes, no drama needed. It makes me smile to see them smiling.
I also appreciate and respect Rob and Kristen for keeping their relationship private and sacred to themselves.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Eclipse commentary with Rob and Kristen. So fun to hear them banter back and forth. Love their voices.

Roselanders who have not seen Pirate Radio...
must see! Sweet Thomas and rocking 60's music, plus the entire cast is wonderful!
Roselanders who have not read WFE or BA.....
they are both must reads!

Hugs to all dear Roselanders!

olivia said...

Dear DK,

Enjoyed the sock reflections and song.
Here is a lovely poem for you that I have used with my students. The Spanish version, of course, is much more melodious and beautiful.

"Ode to My Socks" by Pablo Neruda
(translated by Margaret Sayers Peden)

Maru Mori brought me
a pair
of socks
knitted with her own
shepherd's hands,
two socks soft as rabbits.
I slipped
my feet into them
as if
jewel cases
woven with threads of
dusk and sheep's wool.

Audacious socks,
my feet became
two woolen
two long sharks
of lapis blue,
with a golden thread,
two mammoth blackbirds,
two cannons,
thus honored
my feet
They were
so beautiful
that for the first time
my feet seemed
unacceptable to me,
two tired old
fire fighters,
not worthy
of the woven
of those luminous

I resisted
the strong temptation
to save them
the way schoolboys
the way scholars
sacred documents.
I resisted
the wild impulse
to place them
in a cage
of gold and daily feed them
and rosey melon flesh.
Like explorers
who in the forest
surrender a rare
and tender deer
to the spit
and eat it
with remorse,
I stuck out
my feet
and pulled on
and then my shoes.

So this is
the moral of my ode:
twice beautiful
is beauty
and what is good is doubly
when it is a case of two
woolen socks
in wintertime.


Enjoy your warm toasty sock! : )

DreamerKind said...

How lovely, a Neruda poem for me, about socks. That is a huge win-win in my book!

Appreciate your comments about my reflections (silly and off-handed as they may have been) along with the songs I post.

My admiration for you has greatly increased, with every compliment you've given me, naturally. ;)


DreamerKind said...

Happy holiday season evening to my Roselander family!



DreamerKind said...

Bel Ami

Song & Video

Eva Busch-1940

Thank you/Leotaurus1975

DreamerKind said...


Katy Perry shows why/listen here:

You're such a poet
I wish I could be Wesley Willis
My words would flow like honey
Sweet and laid on thick

You're so edgy
You don't even need a rhyming dictionary
I wipe my hands on your jeans
Cause they are more distressed

So they say you've got OCD
And they claim you can barely read
But you say don't bother me with all of your reality

But it could be so simple
(you were thinking)
Life should be that simple
(Who would have thought it)

I wish it were just so simple
(don't know what you were thinking)
But the point's been missed

You've made a mess
Who would have guessed
That it's as simple as it seems

So what, you're a genius
But you've got a lot to learn

Like the time you lost your apartment
Cause you bought too much Vuitton

You park in a loading zone
You sleep with the lights all on

You cross your i's and dot your t's
All it goes to show

That it could be so simple
(you were thinking)
Life should be that simple
(Who would have thought it)

I wish it were just that simple
(don't know what you were thinking)
The point's been missed

We've made a mess
Who would have guessed
That it's as simple as it seems

I'm not saying that it's a piece of cake
Just take a moment to reevaluate
The possibilities

The situations
The opportunities
That are waiting
Oh, the possibilities

You're in a haze
It's just a phase
You know this maze
Is as simple as it seems

Thank you/ngocapella

Brenda said...

Do fans of Leo Dicaprio or Zac Efron or whoever else (insert name of some random famous person here) all attack each other the way Rob's/Twilight's fans do? It's just so weird.

Great blog again, Rose.

DreamerKind said...

Photographs And Memories

Jim Croce/listen here:

Photographs and memories
Christmas cards you sent to me
All that I have are these
To remember you

Memories that come at night
Take me to another time
Back to a happier day
When I called you mine

But we sure had a good time
When we started way back when
Morning walks and bedroom talks
Oh, how I loved you then

Summer skies and lullabies
Nights we couldn't say goodbye
And of all of the things that we knew
Not a dream survived

Photographs and memories
All the love you gave to me
Somehow it just can't be true
That's all I've left of you

But we sure had a good time
When we started way back when
Morning walks and bedroom talks
Oh, how I loved you then

Thank you/Crinale819

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose.....I would just like to tell you how much I love reading your thoughts and opinions. I come here several times a day just to look at the pics and see if anything's new. I get really tickled by your posts, and I am always sitting here nodding my head in agreement with everything you write. I feel the SAME WAY about these two lovely people, they are together, they BELONG together, and I just don't understand why people would waste time and energy hating someone they've never even met. LOL, maybe they're on the opposite end of the spectrum, and it's for the same reason I spend so much time and energy soaking up every last detail I can get about these two. I just love them. Keep doing what you're doing...we love it!!!
Brenda :)

DreamerKind said...

Humorous Holiday Sayings

"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas." ~ Johnny Carson

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit." ~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying: 'Toys not included.'" ~ Bernard Manning

"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays." ~ Henry Youngman

"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." ~ Shirley Temple

"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." ~ Garrison Keillor

"No self-respecting mother would run out of intimidations on the eve of a major holiday. ~ Emma Bombeck

"The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband." ~ Joan Rivers

"Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present." ~ Unknown

"Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer. Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?" ~ Bill Watterson in Calvin and Hobbes

"The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other." ~ Johnny Carson

"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered." ~ Phyllis Diller

"Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live." ~ Dennis Miller

"Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ." ~ Bart Simpson in The Simpsons

"Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit." ~ Unknown

"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a new job the next day." ~ Phyllis Diller

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year." ~ Victor Borge


DreamerKind said...

Friends Will Be Friends

Queen reminds us/listen here:

Another red letter day
So the pound has dropped
And the children are creating

The other half ran away
Taking all the cash
And leaving you with the lumber

Got a pain in the chest
Doctors on strike
What you need is a rest

It's not easy love
But you've got
Friends you can trust

Friends will be friends
When you're in need of love
They give you care and attention

Friends will be friends
When you're through with life
And all hope is lost

Hold out your hands
Cause friends will be friends
Right till the end

Now it's a beautiful day
The postman delivered a letter
From your lover

Only a phone call away
You tried to track him down
But somebody stole his number

As a matter of fact
Youre getting used to life
Without him in your way

Its so easy love cause
You got friends you can trust
Friends will be friends

Thank you/Fritzes007

wig4usc said...

Funny, when I heard the commentary on the Eclipse DVD, the first thing I thought was this is EXACTLY the kind of banter I engage in with people I've been romantically involved with, including my hubby. Shut up, dude, etc, that was part of the joke! Lots of giggles, the kind of stuff you don't do with just friends. If there was any question, which there wasn't, there wouldn't be any longer for me.

It sounds like I may be one of the few that likes Rob's WFE looks more than Bel Ami. Both look good, but ugghh, those pics of WFE, thud.

Good night, Roselanders, the comments were tame tonight, so relaxing, I'm ready for bed!

DreamerKind said...


I'm looking forward to both films, as I have read both books. It is very interesting to compare films to books.

Goodnight! I'm glad you are nice and relaxed.

DreamerKind said...

@Bren, Gwen & Birdie

Hello, and also, I'm saying an early goodnight to you all!

I am going to take life down a notch or two and sign off for tonight.

Shine on, Roseland.....


Ethel.126 said...

Hi Rose,an Italian song says : "domani,lo so, lo so che si passa il confine, e di nuovo la vita sembra fatta per me,e comincia domani….ma domani e` gia` qui`” “Tomorrow, I know, I know we will cross the border, and again my life will be right for me, and our life starts tomorrow… but tomorrow is today”…. “Tome” sounds good…it seems their + home .. whatever happens, or does not happen, I hope you have a good day .

katy said...
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katy said...

Good Moorning, Roseland!

Kami, Penny, at what time is the Epic Christmas Event? I still have to translate to english my recipe.

Wish everyone a great day!

olivia said...

Good morning Rose and beautiful and dedicated Roselanders!
May the festivities begin!
To those who are fortunate enough to participate today, may the epicness and epicurean experiences be off the scale, and memories of great comraderie be amongst the sweetest that you may have. Have great fun!
Let the recipes begin to flow in.......yum, yum! : )
BB after work with mine.
Love and hugs to y'all and to Smitty, Gruf and Syd too!

Kay said...

Katy -

I know you asked Kami and Penny, but I don't think they'll mind if I answer......the plan is for recipe posting to begin at 12:00 PM EST (4 hours from now). Cookie recipes posted for the first 5 days and then other Christmas recipes after that. You have PLENTY of time to translate. :)

Have a wonderful day Roselanders and lurkers, too. TGIF!

gwen said...

Good morning Roseland(ers)!

Im looking forward to the cookie recipes later.

Have an EPIC Friday to all!

gwen said...
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Annie said...

Good morning Roseland!

Looking forward to the virtual cookie exchange.
Here's to a great Friday everyone.

Melinda said...

TGIF!!! Now if I can just be motivated at work today and be somewhat productive.

Looking forward to what the day brings. I actually have a real life cookie exchange tomorrow so these cookie recipes are going to come in handy. :)

Hope everyone has a great day whatever is on the agenda. Talk to you later.

katy said...

HI, Kay!!! Thank you for the info. Wish you a happy Friday!

Penny Lane said...

It's time for the epic event to begin. It would be nice to wait for a new post but it really doesn't matter.

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. ~Author Unknown

Kami said...

I've got my first recipe ready and waiting and I'll post after you make your posting to kick this off, Miss Penny

Penny Lane said...

Grandma’s Epic Ginger Molasses Cookies

2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup shortening (do not substitute with butter flavored Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbs molasses –regular not dark
1 egg

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
Beat shortening 30 seconds with mixer. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add molasses and egg. Beat until combined. (for easier handling of molasses spray measuring spoon with non-stick spray). Add dry ingredients and beat on low speed until well-combined.
Shape into 1- 1 1/2 inch balls. Dip the balls into sugar.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes until light brown on bottom. Cool on rack. Makes 20-30 cookies depending on size of balls. Tops of the cookies have an attractive cracked appearance. Do not overbake as cookies will become hard, or as Grandma used to say they become milk or coffee dunkers.

Kami said...

Little Granny's Epic Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter cups unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
Shape into 40 balls and place each into an un greased mini muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Rose said...

A new post is coming up shortly...
Just putting the finishing touches on it.


Annie said...

This cookie recipe is from a cookbook I got on a trip to Arizona.

Oatmeal Cookies.


1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda in a bowl.

In a separate cream butter and sugars together until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Slowly stir in dry ingredients, add chocolate chips or raisins if desired.

Drop by large tablespoonsful onto lightly greased cookie shits. Flatten slightly with fingers or back of spoon.

Bake 10-14 minutes.

Makes two dozen large cookies.