Windham, NY Devastation.

Main Street, Windham

As you may know, the town of Windham, NY was devastated by Irene, along with many of their homes and businesses. My family has a house up there and it’s a place that I hold close to my heart.
The bridge behind the church.
I’m particularly upset to see the pictures of my favorite Windham Breakfast spot. “The Catskill Mountain Country Store” suffered major damage. It was a family-run restaurant, that always served the freshest farm grown food.  The best part of this restaurant was their “looking zoo”…. comprised of pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and miniature horses, all rescued from local shelters.

The Catskill Mountain Country Store

2010: Friends feeding the goat in the “looking zoo”
2011: Homeless goat, after the hurricane. 😦

If you wish to help the town rebuild, please donate at this website.

Favorite Lady Gaga Quotes

In honor of seeing Gaga tomorrow…. 
(Thanks to my sister for the AWESOME B-day present). 
Here are some of my favorite Lady Gaga quotes.

Dream big. Be true to yourself. And kick some ass while you’re at it.
– Andrea

“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.” – Lady Gaga

“I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”
— Lady Gaga

“‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!”
— Lady Gaga

“I used to walk down the street like I was a f’ing star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”
— Lady Gaga

“I’d wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public.”
— Lady Gaga

“I would rather die than have my fans see me without a pair of heels on. And that’s show business.”
— Lady Gaga

“A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush.”
— Lady Gaga

“That’s the most Warholian thing about what I do… I embrace pop culture. The very thing that everybody says is poisonous and ostentatious and shallow, it’s like my chemistry book… and I make what I believe to be art out of it.” — Lady Gaga

I am a feminist. I reject wholeheartedly the way we are taught to perceive women. The beauty of women, how a woman should act or behave. Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft-spoken and loud, all at once. There is something mind-controlling about the way we’re taught to view women. My work, both visually and musically, is a rejection of all those things. And most importantly a quest.” — Lady Gaga

Do you have a favorite Gaga quote? Or just an inspirational quote in general?
Leave it in the comments!