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Well it's time to begin as the summer sets in, it's the scene set for new lovers

You play your part painting in a new start but each gate will open another.

11/21/10 02:59 pm

Food network is making me want to learn how to cook hardcore.

8/17/10 04:21 am - Writer's Block: Star struck

Why do people care so much about the private lives of celebrities? Is it idol worship, schadenfreude, or something entirely different?

I think it's mainly a schadenfreude thing. I really believe that the reason these people are paid so many millions is not for their work so much, but more to be up on a pedestal to get knocked around, dissected, and have the insecurities of the public projected on. I think we're all on edge, and it helps to have someone you can totally lay into with your pent up hostility. Many people are also becoming more isolated and self absorbed, and with tabloids, you can peek into celebrity lives and as you wish and feel like you know a lot about somebody, without any of the complications or complexities of actual social contact. Another thing is that, especially today, people like to know what these celebrated people are really like, so they can feel just as special when they find out they have something in common with them, or that they're not REALLY so great because they did such and such or said so and so. It's something of a strange and somewhat intriguing social and psychological phenomena we're seeing these days.

7/26/10 01:19 pm

"Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess. Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak. Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost. Because it's something to do to pass the time until she is old enough to experience the things she writes about."
— Nicole Krauss, "The History of Love"

7/21/10 06:14 am

God, I want these mofos. Simple, vintagey, goes with everything kind of shoes.
I love the Fred Perry and Lacoste style of athletic clothing. So cute.

Non-stop list of things I want to buy. Boo hoo.

7/16/10 03:59 am - Writer's Block: Internet Influence

Well, I don't think it's helpful for our attention spans. But frankly, neither is television. People are becoming more and more fixated with instant gratification, but that's the result of our modern, capitalist culture anyway. As always, there are pluses and minuses to this way of life. As people have mentioned, there is more access to a wealth of information, which is a wonderful thing when well utilized. I think that technology is an unavoidable part of our modern lives and it will only get more prevalent and advanced, but we have to remember that we are in control of finding a healthy balance. If you're concerned about it, then cut your use to a minimum for a while and do something that delays your gratification a bit but is equally, if not more rewarding, and emphasize the importance of non-technology oriented hobbies and social interaction with your children.

7/11/10 06:52 am - Writer's Block: Where I want to be

What was your childhood dream? Did you ever accomplish it?

I had a couple... competitive ice skater, ballerina, princess. Anything excessively girlish, really.
Obviously I did not accomplish these things.
I took a ballet class in college, which was fun, but I was no great ballerina or anything.
Ice skating is really not my thing, I actually hated it a lot. It's really difficult, scary and cold.
Princess... well that was just not going to happen from the get go. Haha!

6/27/10 09:53 am

I am totally in love with these mittens:


How can I get some extra cash without resorting to getting a job at a local strip joint?
Seems like they're the only places that are always hiring. Sheesh...

6/26/10 09:03 pm - Writer's Block: City mouse or country mouse?

Do you prefer to live in an urban or rural environment? Why?

Urban, for sure. Although I like to have the rural environment at hand to escape to sometimes.

6/18/10 12:41 am - Writer's Block: Like a rolling stone

Which musicians of the last two decades have had the most lasting impact on music as we know it today?

David Bowie (I guess he's from more like the last three decades), Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Smiths, and Nirvana, I'd say.

6/9/10 10:09 pm

We did some photos on actual cameras tonight, I'm so excited to see how they turn out. ♥
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