Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Total Eclipse (Abridged)

Featured on MSN Today.
I was having trouble finding a link that Blogger would let me embed.
So here is the link to watch it on YouTube (click the post title).

Enjoy! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Open Mind, Open Heart, Closed Mouth

I've been keeping up with what's been going on in the world for some reason lately.
From gay marriage, marijuana legalization, to the protests in Iran.
I don't think I've ever kept on top of a topic for so long. I usually read or watch enough of the situation to just know the gist of what's going on. Only focusing on the "why" it's happening and not the "who" or "what" is involved.

These global issues are usually passed by. Only watched while in a waiting room or read while standing in line at the check out. People need to understand what's going on first before they criticize the situation. I think that it's important to have an understanding of what's going on around you. Be it in the world, your own country, or just your own town/community.

You always hear, "Oh my, did you hear about what's going on in Africa?"
I wonder if people in other countries are saying the same about us, "Have you heard about what happened in America?"
If you choose to agree or disagree, please remember to always have
an open mind,
an open heart, (and you if have nothing nice to say)
a closed mouth.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

I came across this when watching my sister's Senior Video.
They did a really cool sketch with different seniors mouthing the words.
Thought I would share :)

Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97... wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.


Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Horoscope Horror

So this is what my horoscope according to MSN says for today:
May 21 - June 21
Are you technically single, but very deeply involved with someone, dear Gemini? If so, don't be surprised if today you receive a proposal of marriage. Events over the past few days have brought you very close together, and have greatly intensified the bond between you. Your partner may want to legalize that bond. Do you? If there is even the smallest doubt, give yourself some time to think. Acting on impulse is not a good idea right now.

"The problem?" you ask?
Answer: I'm single. I don't know of any guy(s) that I am involved with (as far as I am aware).
I mean, sure I know some guys but..none that I'm deeply involved with.

nice..can we say, "horoscope FAIL!"? lol