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Q U O T A B L E - I found this quote by Jihan Zencirli of Geronimo! Balloons when I was reading a great interview she did with The Everygirl. If Jihan's name or her company sound familiar, it's most likely due to this amazingness. Aside from the wonderful, magical creations Jihan dreams up, this interview is a wonderful look into how a loving gesture to a friend turned into a thriving business. The interview also includes honest tips on owning a small business and building solid relationships with your community, no matter what your service or product.

N O T A B L E -  Nora Ephron. Joy recently sent me an article from the New York Times written by Nora's son, Jacob Bernstein. The article details Ephron's last days before her death and is a beautiful tribute to a mother from her son. Please read when you get the chance. The article reminded me of one of my favorite books that I read last year, The End of Your Life Book Club. It also reminded me - please don't throw tomatoes - that I haven't read any of Ephron's work. Well, so as not to continue living in shame and embarrassment, I immediately went to the library the next day after reading the article and checked out all the Ephron books they had in stock. So far, I was able to check out I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, and I have the book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, on hold when it's returned. I can't wait to dive in. Tell me, do you have a favorite Ephron book, or movie?


image source: Nora Ephron from The Atlantic Wire


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  1. Oh, I'm so glad this article meant as much to you as it did to me! I love both of the books you checked out, as well as her earlier work (did you know she wrote for Esquire?). Sleepless in Seattle is my favorite movie, and every autumn I watch You've Got Mail. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see her speak and when I left, I remember thinking, "The world is so lucky to have someone like that." She was so real and vibrant and smart and funny.

    And I love that quote. I'm a firm believer that my favorite people are the curious ones. Off to check out her work now. xo

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  2. Christine DinsmoreMarch 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    ooh, i am definitely going to read that article but i might wait until i am alone as i suspect it may make me cry. tomatoes can be thrown my way because i consider myself a movie buff but didn't really know about nora ephron until her passing. sad : ( but knowing now, i would have to say silkwood, hands down is my favorite. 

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  3. Is it bad that I don't even know who Nora Ephron is? Sorry! Off to check her out. How you're well T! Xx

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  4. I haven't "read" Nora either...just seen so many amazing movies. My girlfriend and I practically grew up to Heartburn. "You want monogamy? Marry a swan." Neel teases me to no end about the Carly Simon in that movie, but whatever. ;) I should read more of her stuff. I think you've inspired me. And awesome quote. It reminds me of myself, actually. When I worked retail, the women I worked with teased me endlessly that I asked so many questions of our customers. "What are you getting this paper for?"  (It was a boutique office supply store) I'd ask, and then gush...."Oh, so exciting..."

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  5. I have to admit I didn't quite know who Nora Ephron is but my friend Google helped and I have seen some of her movies. Guess I have to catch up on my reading as well. Just signed up for my local library :)  Also love the quote from Jihan Zencirli, it's so true we have to ask questions in order to engage with one another and truly connect. Have a great week! xx

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  6. I love the quote from Jihan Zencirli. I think lots of us have a genuine desire to connect with people... And the balloon pics on pinterest are amazing. I have bookmarked the article written by Nora's son to read soon. Hope you are well honey xx 

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  7. You and I can duck rotten produce together, then, because I haven't read any Nora Ephron either! I keep meaning to! Does that count? Let me know how you like "I Remember Nothing" when you finish it. I'm sure you'll love it, everyone loves her writing. Another great voice that was taken from us too soon :(

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  8. I'm pretty sure I teared up something horrible when I read Jacob's article on his mom. He captured her spark and essence perfectly - what a lovely way to live on

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