Thursday, August 13, 2009

Photos for Sale!

I have started to use Etsy again and wanted everyone to know that I will be placing series of 8x10 photos up at my profile. The first series going up is the Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno followed by various subjects; landscapes, nature, architecture & more!

Check out what's currently up.

Thank you for your support.

~Miss Melly

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Strange people are afoot at the gym....

Why...why...why do I have to see people's weirdness?

I was feeling extra-motivated last night and went back to the gym.

After a 20 minute cardio stint on the elliptical, I moved onto the weight machines to work on upper body.

Yes! I feel the burn! I'm sweating, listening to Beck, breathing properly; completely minding my own business when along comes "Old Man Skinny Britches" in the vicinity.

He takes down one of those big exercise balls, sets it down right in front of me, lays down on his back, pulls up his sweat pants to his knees and puts his feet up on the the ball. I should have known this was not going to be any good and left then but I stayed and watched in horror as Old Man Skinny Britches proceeded to take of his gym shoes...and socks...and then pick at each foot. Clearing away dead skin, taking off sock fuzzies and my personal favorite; PEELING OFF A BAND-AID!

That's when I ran away because I felt the vomit almost erupt. I did have to go back and spray off the weight machine thatI was on and the last I saw, Old Man Skinny Britches was rubbing his naked heels along the floor like a dog would drag its ass across the floor...seriously?!! Why me?!!!

Just another reason why I Hate Feet!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Official Launch of the ZR Inc Etsy Store...

My husband and I have created a calendar and have leaped into the 21st century ((finally)) and we are selling it on

If you need an 18-month calendar featuring photographs of the exquisite monuments and sculptures at the Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno in Genova Italy, please stop by our Etsy store here today to purchase one. Thank you for your support.

-The folks here at ZR Inc

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cimitero di Staglieno Calendar Teaser - Reserve Yours Today!

Click on picture to see larger poster...
.:Miss Melly:.

My Life - The Soundtrack

Happy Friday to everyone! I have filled out this survey for my life's soundtrack. I am very much into music and as a lover of all forms of music, it was hard for me to funnel down my choices to these categories. But I feel it is a good representation of me and my love for all things music. Enjoy...

My Life: The Soundtrack

Opening credits: Star Wars Opening Titles - John Williams

Waking up: Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Average day: Regular Joe - Indigo Swing

First date: I Like You - Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys

Falling in love: Let's Get Lucky - Dragonette

Love scene: Sadeness Pt 1 - Enigma

Fight scene: We Will Rock You - Queen

Breaking up: Love On the Rocks - Neil Diamond

Getting back together: Nasty Naughty Boy - Christina Aguilera

Secret love: Into Temptation - Crowded House

Life's okay: Good Morning Sunshine - Aqua

Mental breakdown: Ordinary - Mary Me Jane

Driving: Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

Learning a lesson: Live & Let Die - Wings (ft Paul McCartney)

Deep thought: Numb - Portishead

Flashback: Hey Pretty Remix - Poe

Partying: All Star - Smash Mouth

Happy dance: Happy Happy Joy Joy - Ren & Stimpy

Regreting: I Will Not Take These Things For Granted - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Long night alone: Why Should I Cry for You? - Sting

Death scene: I Grieve - Peter Gabriel

Closing credits: Down Once More -/Track Down this Murderer - From the Broadway Musical Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Cimitero di Staglieno 18-Month Calendar...Do you want one?

"The Cimitero di Staglieno is a profound necropolis located in Genoa Italy. Dating back to 1851, when it was first opened, Staglieno's over 18,000 square meters is more museum than burial ground with hundreds of statues and monuments honoring the wealthy Genovese families buried underfoot."
We here at Z-R Inc (John & I) have put together quite a nice calendar for 2009. We had so many great pictures to choose from that we extended it into an 18-month calendar! Included are tidbits on the history of Staglieno and some of the more famous monuments there.
The calendar will be ready just after Thanksgiving and are the perfect gift for your family and friends. If you are interested in purchasing this calendar, please send me an email at
Just a few sample pictures:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Moon(stone) in June(stone)...

The Moonstone is one of the June birthstones; the others being the Pearl and Alexandrite. I have a particular interest in Moonstones though because a) my birthday just happens to be in June; b) they are a bit more unique than the pearl and c) were highly used in Art Nouveau/Victorian jewelry. As you know, dear readers; I am a vintage devotee.
There is much lore associated with Moonstones and I am all about lore, mystique, superstition, symbolism, signs, pictograms and most especially magical healing properties…I could use all the healing assistance I can get.
The Moonstone can do a variety of different things from helping epilepsy to guarding against sun-stroke.
The ancient Romans believed that Moonstones were drops of the moonlight due to the way they seemed to have a luminescent glow from within.
Lovers are supposed to kiss each other with a piece of Moonstone jewelry in their mouths to ignite nightly passion. I’d kiss just about anyone for this lovely gemstone!
It is also associated with change, intuition, passion, creativity and just about every ardent emotion you can find on the Internet.
This leads me to the point I am trying to make today. I flat out put an antique Victorian Moonstone ring on layaway. It is exquisite. Even though it is a very old ring, it was not handed down to me by any fabulous Great-Grandmama or wise elderly Hobbit. I will just have to create a magical story about it. Not like the Fellowship of the Ring or that scary movie The Ring. My story will embody the splendor this ring emanates and the power of the wearer. It will now be my story.
Thank you to Isadora’s for their wonderful site full of spectacular jewelry. Please check them out, send them some love and create your own Power-of-the-Wearer story.
That is a picture of the actual ring I have started paying off. By mid-November I will have it on my hot, little finger while in the midst of NaNoWriMo...perfect! I'm writing about moonlight lovers from the days of yore...
( - National Novel Writing Month)