Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bound to You, Christina Aguilera

Disclaimer-- This post is not aimed at anyone exclusively--but is more in regards of a behavior (even I have been guilty of it).  

It's been quite a while since I blogged --which happens to sound like a bodily function problem.  "Don't look now, Timmy the Tooth has blogged all over!" 

Truth be told I got bugged by writer's bad blogging habits. It seems like a lot of bloggers are like the Latter-day Kardashians... Rather than contributing something of worth to the world, they just fill the world with void explanations on why they should be noticed. Sometimes this happens in a holier-thou-manner of style, full of their flashy importance.

Crap I just lost 4 followers with the above statements. I guess the remaining 2 of you are either skimming or actually interested in what's next.

And yes! I get why some people blog. It's a great way to journal life's events, create buzz for products, and inform both customers and family.  But it gets to be toooo much sometimes. Far too many details are shared with the unknown.  What does your recent post really say about your motives of posting? Are you posting wisely, or do you just post hoping for a comment?

I think this is the last time that I throw a pebble into the river of life.There may be another blog project in the works, but I don't know if I will link this blog to it.

I leave you with my Haiku that influenced the blog: 

Restless stream running
Small pebble uncovered
The sunrise of love

So, Small Pebble Uncovered, I guess I am no longer  [Title of Post]

Monday, February 28, 2011

It Catches Up With You, The Social Network Soundtrack

I was late on the Social Network movie train, so I got a ticket (Thanks biblioteca)! It was late Sunday night and I knew if I didn't take the time to watch it that night I wouldn't get to seeing it.

(Thoughts on the movie in Tweet: "Great soundtrack and unique way to tell a story. Kept my attention but not a movie I would see over and over again. Glimpse into life of the lonely #SocialNetwork")

As the film credits appeared, my 2 AM decision was to body-slam my pillow as we slid into dreamland together. 

This is when I realized how dangerous it was to watch the movie before going to sleep. began as I was living in an apartment alone. I had a computer next to a sliding glass window, and every time I entered or left my bachelor pad, I would update my Facebook status about where I was off to, or what I had done (Anyone who does this frequently is asking for a break-in or practical joke to occur).

As I was out and about I would notice this same people who seemed to always dress in black shirts and Jncos (yes circa 1998). They would follow me no matter where I went. Movie Theatres, check. Driving to work, check.  Workout at the gym, check-licious. 

Then one sunny afternoon I was walking from work through an alley. The dark figures appeared and informed me that I needed to go with them. I yelled for help and they quickly ran away.  I was freaked out at the abduction gone awry, so I immediately posted a new FB status about what had happened, and where I was off to. 

I pulled up into the local library parking lot and walked in. I went to go find a book to read when I encountered the dark figures again. This time they were more demanding that I go with them, and kept trying to pull me in their direction. I broke free and ran to the bathroom.  I updated my FB status about how I needed help, and began posting on friends walls asking if I could stay the night at their house.  

By nightfall I was in the comfort of a friend's house when we heard a knock at the door. It was the dark figures. By this point I began to realize that someone was watching my Facebook profile, with my locations and conversations. At this point I received an email notification about a post made on my wall. 

"Mark Zuckerberg to me: I will find you and kill you any way I can."

At this point I woke up with semi-dried tears in my eyes. First thought, "Never watching a movie right before I go to sleep again!"  My next immediate reaction was, "I hate the Facebook."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Somebody to Love Me, Whitney Houston

I really hope I find someone like this to dance with...

Start @ 25 seconds in...

One Short Night, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

It's way too late for me. Sundance movies tend to be shown really late, or really early.  But when they change my perspective on life, it's all worth it. I loved tonight's documentaries and plan to blog about them.

But I digress. Here's the Readers Digest version about how you can view a full length Sundance documentary and its accompanying panel with the directors and subjects of the film: 

"Life in a Day" will be broadcast in HD and streaming live Today (Jan 27, 2010) at 8 PM EST (6 PM MST)

From their press release, 

" 'Life in a Day' is a user-generated feature-length documentary film, shot on a single day, July 24, 2010. Supported by YouTube, it enlisted the global community to capture a moment of their lives on camera. “Life in a Day” brings together the most compelling footage into a 90-minute film, crafted by Macdonald, Executive Producer Ridley Scott and their team, to offer a unique experience that shows, in beautiful and, at moments, harrowing honesty, what it is like to be alive on Earth today.


To view the film, visit their Youtube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/lifeinaday

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Human Nature, Michael Jackson

Here's an easy way to get your fix of the Sundance Film Festival without leaving your house.  There are a lot of the competitors from the Short Film competition on Youtube or Vimeo.

First up is one of my favorites.  I am mesmerized by the sharp and witty humor the creators used. It's pretty genius.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco

One of the best times of the year is coming up.

It's time for Utah Park City to get artsy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is almost here!

Sundance movies are not for everyone. Some of the content, or the way the movie is portrayed is not going to appeal to everyone.  For me it's works of art, and an outlet for them.  BUT if you look hard enough there are plenty of diamonds in the rough.

Some of the recent diamonds are: (500) Days of Summer,  Napoleon Dynamite, An Education, Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work, Little Miss Sunshine, Man on Wire, American Teen

For my loyal blog readers, I want to share a little bit of the creative work with you! Surprisingly a lot of Sundance movies/shorts  will be going viral this year.  For example you can stream a full documentary and panel about how several people live for 24 hours. There's also a short that's full of shell-fully good charm that went viral in 2010.

In the coming days, I will post the where and how-tos on these!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Animal, Neon Trees

Can I let you in on a little confession?

I really love the Jazz bear.  . When he walks onto the court my face lights up and my eyes follow him where ever he goes.  I think it's hilarious that he can mess with people and we all just laugh, beacause HE is the BEAR!

Thanks to a friend I saw this today.  It's pretty awesome, and offers a lesson to be learned; don't mess with the Utah Jazz Bear!

Body-check this minute viral video out:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow

Today two things bother me, and one just happens to to be one of the many bad offenses Ke$ha does daily.
Bad questions look like this...

I honestly hate when people preface a conversation with,  "Sooo, I got a question..."  WHO CARES IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION,  I RATHER BE ASKED WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW!   

In addition to this, I have grown tired of indirect questions and answers. As a customer service representative I talk to a lot of people, trying to find out information.  One of my pet peeves, is when I ask a simple question: 

"Are we shipping the order to Address X?"   Then comes the non-sensical flood.   
"Well, I don't know.   I think I want it to come to my home address but Trixie said we could ship it to her.  Ship it wherever you want."  
 Usually I will ask the same question, "So we are shipping the order to Address X, correct?"     
"Yeah that should be fine.."   


Also some questions are not even an inquiry and I feel bad for answering them.   

"Just so you know, If you are in the area, Target has a great deal on cookie dough."   
"…Are you asking if I should pick some up?" 
"That's great thanks! I owe you!"

In the past, I have been guilty of these behaviors, but like a Tree-logger, I am choppin' this bad habit down from my life. 

Let's become a  bit bolder and grab a hold of the questions we ask and answer.  Now I have some habit cutting to do,  TIMBER…

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Everywhere But Here, Nick Lachey

I love a good deal as much as the next person,  but I have serious issues when someone stockpiles 120 boxes of pasta.

You may have heard the buzz behind TLC's special (not a season show...yet),  Extreme Couponing.  It follows 4 people who shop at their local stores and get upwards of 90% discount on their groceries. This amounts to someone buying $5,000 worth of groceries for only $243. 

I am a sucker for buzz and odd reality television, so I decided to watch the show. I have never been more annoyed and had anxiety from viewing a tv show. 

It just does not make sense for people to do the following: 
  • Take a day off work so one can clip coupons, and shop in a single store for 6 hours. 
  • Pulling 7 grocery carts, and having store employees assist you by pushing them for you. 
  • Taking 2 cars to pick up groceries which included some of the following:  1000 boxes of cereal, 168 toothbrushes, and over 200 bottles of water  OR Pepsi
  • Making your spouse feel stupid by moving their belongings so you can "store" your freebies
  • Going dumpster diving for coupons with a pregnant woman. (Dumpster diver and her husband looked and mentioned a lot of Mormon keywords... BAH!)
The show is absolutely disgusting, as it exemplifies America's need for products being overpackaged, and consumers living in excess.
I was so annoyed by the show, I wrote TLC an email. That is my rant for the months of October, November, and December.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Oh Santa, Mariah Carey

I realize it's past the special season, but for me I thought this video was a little special. It's from the NYTimes (my favorite news source). If I could afford getting the paper delivered to me I would.

I digress... Enjoy this sentimental and warm-hearted video:

Miracle on 22nd Street

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