Gallery Mondays: Marble sarcophagus lid with reclining couple

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Valentine’s Day is coming up this week, so I figured it would be fitting to have some couple-themed art on this week’s Gallery Mondays.

I saw this lovely ancient Roman sculpture of a reclining couple on Museum Mile Day last year while visiting the Met Museum on 5th Avenue in NYC. The sculpture is from the Severan period (specifically 220 AD). I actually went back to the Met this weekend but the section of the museum where this piece is exhibited is roped off, so you can’t get too close to it anymore.

Made of marble, the couple, who are supposed to symbolize water and earth, rests on a sarcophagus lid. The face of the woman is said to have not been finish because her husband died before her.

Heartbreaking.

When I first saw this, I thought that this was basically the ancient version of Netflix and chill. Like, come on. Tell me that pose isn’t similar to the way couples rest on the couch or bed for a Netflix session.

The Met has plenty more romantic sculptures like this one, so if you’re looking for a date idea that isn’t Netflix and chill, you should totally head there for a day at the museum with your boo!

You can still enjoy a your Netflix and chill after you get back home, though 😉

Learn more about the sculpture here.

Fan Art Fridays: Grace Helbig and Chester See (Grester)

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In honor of #NaNoWriMo, every Fan Art Fridays post for November will have a fan fiction story to go along with it. Coincidentally, the cover of the fan fiction is almost the same as this week’s fan art!

YouTube fans cannot stop gushing over Grester. I figured that I would find some pretty good fan fiction about their relationship online, so I decided to go with this piece of fan art I found on Deviant Art.

The artwork was created by Super-Gia, and it’s a cartoon/anime version of a picture from a photo shoot Grace Helbig and Chester See did together. Chester’s cartoon looks so much like him! Grace sort of looks like a housewife that loves to drink wine, but I don’t hate it!

Head over to Whattpad to read this awesome fan fiction by croyden called The Secret Love which is about Grester hiding their relationship from their friends. At this rate, these two will get married and not tell us anything.

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Enjoy! See the original fan art here.

RIP Cory Monteith: 1982-2013

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May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013

I still can’t get over the shock.

This morning I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I stopped on a collage of photos from peoplemag. The photos were of Glee star Cory Monteith. I read the description to learn that they were posted in memory of him.

What? Cory Monteith is no longer with us? No. This can’t be happening, I said to myself.

I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was some sort of sick joke until I googled it. The reality started to sink in for sure when I saw #RIPCoryMonteith and #PrayforLea trending on Twitter. The top photos on the pray for Lea hashtag are tear inducing.

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith had been dating since early 2012.

I can only imagine the pain his parents and Lea Michele are experiencing at the time.

Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Saturday, July 13th.

He was supposed to check out of the hotel yesterday. After staff noticed he hadn’t, they went to his room to check on him. By then it was too late. Paramedics pronounced him dead.

Reports state he was alone when he died. His autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE: (7/16) Monteith died of a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol, British Columbia Coroners Service says.

Cory Monteith was only 31 years old.

Incredibly sad. He still had so much ahead of him.

The Canadian actor struggled with drug abuse and had checked into rehab back in March of this year. He completed his treatments in April and was reunited with his costar and girlfriend Lea Michele soon after.

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Couple both on and off screen: Cory Monteith and Lea Michele

Glee fans all over the world are grieving the loss of this awesome actor.

A statement was released early this morning on the Glee Facebook page:

Statement on behalf of: GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Lea Michele’s rep asks that we give her some privacy during this time.

In midst of all this, we remember that Finn Hudson, Monteith’s character on Glee, never wanted us to stop believing.

RIP CM

Check out how celebrities are responding to his death.

You will be missed, Cory Allan Michael Monteith. Rest in peace.

Brangelina Wedding Guest List Concerns

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Like any bride, Angelina Jolie wants her wedding to be perfect.

So perfect that she would ban some of Brad Pitt’s friends from the wedding.

Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino, and Philip Seymour Hoffman are among the people she wants to ban.

George Clooney is getting a warning next to his name.

A source told The Sun that “Angelina wants the whole affair to be very civilised and is concerned about the habits of some of Brad’s more raucous friends. She thinks that if Jonah and Quentin come, they’ll hit the bar early on and cause a commotion.”

I don’t blame the woman. She probably doesn’t want her wedding to end up like The Hangover movies. Completely understandable.

I don’t think that’s going to fly very well with Brad, though.

I’m shocked at George Clooney’s warning. George doesn’t strike me as the type who would cause a commotion, which is probably why he’s just a red flag and not completely banned.

But then again, I don’t know him personally.

Maybe instead of banning them altogether, she could just make sure they are not allowed more than three drinks that night.

However, I’m not sure how well that would work.

I just hope that whatever happens, the two walk down the aisle happily, without any gripes pertaining to this issue.

Prince William and Kate’s Second Anniversary

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I remember Will and Kate’s wedding on April 29, 2011 at Westminister Abbey. I was a first year student at Bard Early College Queens at the time. I woke up at 6am to watch a portion of the wedding on ABC 7, then took a shower and watched some more as I ate my breakfast.

It was 7:25am—five minutes after I was supposed to have left for school.

But they hadn’t kissed yet.

So, naturally, I wanted to skip school. But my mother wasn’t having it.

I proceeded to grab my school bag and rush through the door. Then I realized I had forgotten my keys.

I ran back to get them, ran across the street and then remembered I left my retainer.

That was a pretty hectic spring morning for me.

Nonetheless, I made it to school on time. With 15 minutes to spare!

When I got home I saw pictures of the kiss, so it was all good.

Prince William and Kate celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 26th with a private dinner in London.

How cute!

The six months pregnant Kate Middleton will be ready to blossom in no time!

I cannot wait to see their lovely offspring this summer!

These two are my model couple. Even though my dad thinks it’s stupid, I have a photo of them on my dresser drawer, along with LIGHTS (Valerie Poxleitner), Demi Lovato, and a my best friend at graduation.

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I love them as a couple, and I hope one day I can share a romance like their’s with the one that I love.

Take a trip down memory lane with a few highlights from the royal wedding: http://eonli.ne/187uUdN

Happy Anniversary Will and Kate!