Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
More to come...
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
- Here's a wonderful run-down of the tragic life of 60's icon, Edie Segwick's.
- Eye make-up from the 60's is one of the most quintessential elements of the whole mod get-up. It's dark, lots of mascara, liner, kohl...it's all big, black and bold. If you need a lesson in how to paint some 60's magic on your blinkers, check out this site.
- If you wanna see a video outlining a step-by-step process, check this out.
- OH.MY.GOD...ModCloth has the best (and I'm not exaggerating here), they have the bestest clothes if you want to transform yourself into Edie Sedgwick or any other 60's chanteuse. The prices are really reasonable, some of their is one-of-a-kind so you know you won't catch anyone else wearing what you've got, and the people that run it are a nice bunch of folks. What are you waiting for? Click, click, CLICK!
- This site has everything you need to know about the decade (pity about it being littered with gif's from 98).
- And how could I forget that other mod-icon... TWIGGY! It's funny, because in all her old 60's modelling shots she never smiled. Not that it bothered me, I think the whole waif, lost child look totally added to her charm. But not, she has completely changed and smiles and smiles and smiles.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Although, it is nice to be sitting here alone in the news room, doing my own little merry thing and feeling like I have control...the airwaves are mine...for approximately 6.05 minutes.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Getting knee deep in my new job and with my ISP deciding to shut its door without letting its customers know...yeah, all those things make a recipe for Internet activity impossible!
Not much to update, really though. It reminds me of those times you see people you haven't seen for years and when you two really start talking you both end up saying 'yeah...not much has really changed'.
Although, tonight I'm on my own at work. Edititng, writing and reading the news. Dear God, I'm petrified, excited and positively wrapped that I've been given the chance to do it.
Now that my computer is working...and I've switched ISP's (damn you chilli), updates will be more frequent.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I read Jack now every day
he sings me my lullabies
and helps me dream sweet dreams
of writing great novels
and taking long trips to the middle of nowhere
he makes me realise that it's all just make believe
"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, I ended up having one of those days yesterday where everything went wrong. One bad thing after another. Whats funny is, is that once two bad things in a row have happened, you almost expect more bad thing to occur...so, you kind of jinx yourself.
That said...I had some chocolate on me that I'd bought for my dad and because I was feeling so blue, I opened it, ate some, then wrapped it all back together. I don't think he'd realise though (let's hope not).
Oooo, I also have a new literary love hero: Jack Kerouac. I started reading his masterpiece 'On the Road' yesterday, and I'm quite certain it's going to be fighting it out with 'In cold blood' and 'Catcher in the rye' for the best book's I've ever read award.
Plus, ever wonder what it's like to work behind the scenes at a radio show? Well, take a look:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I'm actually having a ball at work - in that I'm writing copy faster, writing more interesting intro's and I think the main point it, getting more confident about my writing.
I'm curious, is this a general path most new employees take?
Do we all kind of go into a new place feeling like we really don't belong there/can't believe we were hired because we secretly know just how bad we are?
Then we kind go on our merry way, but never quite get into the groove of things because we're too busy critiquing ourselves?
Then, suddenly, it's as if you have a epiphany, you arrive and you do your job and for once, you walk away genuinely pleased. It's a rare, wonderful feeling. One that you try to hold on to and revisit whenever you feel your confidence crumbling.
Then, before you know it, you're not the new kid anymore...you're 'one of the family'. It all happened so fast!
So, do you guys go through that path of work self doubt? Or, do you start a new job totally confident and wanting to kick ass (I know my neighbour does...so I'm sure more people do!)
Anyway, I'm off to meet an old friend before work. Have a wonderful day, wherever you are :)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
You just becomes used to the feelings.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I think this is the cutest thing I've seen all day.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
There's plenty of times when you want something/one you can't have and it's all consuming. More so, because the challenge to get that thing is even greater.
So, if you're going through the same emotional roller coaster that I am, lets take comfort in these links together:
- A few tips from the queen of self-betterment, OPRAH
- This article is written by lifestyle coach Aymen Fares. It's nice and simple.
- How to really get what you want (not sure why the really is in the title, but, there you go)
- Get what you want from ANYONE. I like this blog :p
Oh, and listen to this while you search. Hehe.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
One of the books I got was 'Letters to a young poet' by Rainer Maria Rilke. I studied a few of the letter in my poetry class - and they changed my life. If you're a writer, you need to read this. You really, really do. I consdier Rilke a kind of a spiritual teacher now, I know every person who has read them claims the letters speak 'just to you', and they really do. They will change you life. No doubt about it.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
like the stars,
We flicker in moments
when life can be felt
but for most
stare out dumbly
while we wait
and we wait.
10 thousands years to make a spark alight
in a licorish black sky
oh the patience
oh the fight
Children dream of the stars
and someday, they hope,
to maybe catch that twinkle,
and with eyes squeezed tight
and lips pursed with might
make a wish for their life,
or for candy,
or for dreams.
Not yet abused, by this cynical joke,
It seems possible still,
to touch the lights of the night.
My heart skips a beat,
When those memories of youth
do filter through
But, you learn to block,
and to stop,
and to freeze,
Those damaging thoughts of childhood
oh how they tease, and they tease.
Stars - Les Miserables
Monday, November 24, 2008
Lovers of tattoo's, heed this call.
I'm thinking of getting another tattoo (I have a bow on my left wrist).
I would like to get another one on my right wrist, and I'm possibly, considering getting the word 'hope' written.
And now....in honour of my little plan, here are some lines from one of my favourite movies, The Shawshank Redemption. I think if any movie out the encapsulates hope, it's this one.
Red: [narrating] I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.
Andy Dufresne: That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music?
Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn't make much sense in here.
Andy Dufresne: Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget.
Andy Dufresne: Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.
Red: What're you talking about?
Andy Dufresne: Hope.
Andy Dufresne: [in letter to Red] Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
That said, I will now share with you a few names I'm quite keen on...my poor, poor children.
- Ariel (not sure why, I just love the name. But, since I became a huge fan of Sylvia Plath, it takes up an ever bigger place in my heart)
- Eskandar (this is a new favourite, and I just came upon it when I looked at the authors name on my book of quotes)
- Aida (I think it's strong, pretty, and the nick-name can be Edie, which is also tres-stunning)
- Aurora (Because my mum wanted to call me this)
Wow, huh...I'm going for alot of the 'A' names huh?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
But recently, alot of great, up and coming songs and starts are being used on ad's (which is good for us).
I thought I'd show you a few of my favourite music from ads... paired with the original singer's video (of course).
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I've been sick as a dog for the past two days.
Vomiting like crazy.
Dizzy like crazy.
And now I feel guilty...that I'm kind of starting to dislike my job.
Anyway, have to start at 4am tomorrow...that means waking up at like...3am.
Is that even legal?