This really cool lady with a rock and roll attitude was featured on StylelikeU today. She made that coat below.
Review of the Hunger Games
I saw The Hunger Games tonight. I was very worried going into it. I hate horror movies, and I didn’t want to see all the kids die. However, my verdict is I loved it. Rue was amazing. Katniss completely changed my conception of how I had imagined her in the book. Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss was strong and healthy—embodying survival of the fittest in a literal way. Peeta was...
People’s thoughts are like grocery stores – they can sell whatever they want but...– Ragen Chastain
S Factor thoughts
My S Factor class tonight was so fun. I wish everyone could experience what goes on in the dark inside that room. First of all, my teacher J is amazing. The first time she came to my class when I was just starting out and she was a substitute teacher one week, everyone’s jaws dropped. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing. She was flying around the room like a fireball, lost in...
Amazing Cover Letter from Da Vinci
Incredible letter today on LettersofNote from Da Vinci: My Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently seen and considered the achievements of all those who count themselves masters and artificers of instruments of war, and having noted that the invention and performance of the said instruments is in no way different from that in common usage, I shall endeavour, while intending no discredit...
Horses At Midnight Without A Moon
From nedthoughts, a “poem to welcome spring”: Horses At Midnight Without A Moon by Jack Gilbert Our heart wanders lost in the dark woods. Our dream wrestles in the castle of doubt. But there’s music in us. Hope is pushed down but the angel flies up again taking us with her. The summer mornings begin inch by inch while we sleep, and walk with us later as long-legged...
spring night, you could hear mermaids sing
delta of venus
two ancient creatures
Mt. Eden, Still Alive
Weekend in Review
This weekend I went to the US Memory Championships. This is something I have been interested in for a long time and even trained in for fun myself using the book How to Develop a Super Power Memory by Harry Lorayne. I still use the peg board system of numbers that are associated with images and letters/sounds that I learned from him to memorize things and remember certain passwords and what not. ...
my junior year
Have u seen the “love the way you lie” music vid? It’s kind of cool. I like it a lot. Rihanna didn’t want to star in it because it hit to close to home, she said. That vid really resonated with me. I relate to it. I especially liked the part where they have their hands up trying to touch the sunlight (partially pictured above). The lighting and coloring in it the whole...
love the way you lie
John Steinbeck's Advice for Beginning Writers
Dear Writer: Although it must be a thousand years ago that I sat in a class in story writing at Stanford, I remember the experience very clearly. I was bright-eyes and bushy-brained and prepared to absorb the secret formula for writing good short stories, even great short stories. This illusion was canceled very quickly. The only way to write a good short story, we were told, is to write a good...
From John Steinbeck
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material. from a paris review interview
Book Review: Train Man
I recently finished the book Train Man. This book was recommended to me by Reid, after I told him what happened to me on the train in D.C (protected by a chivalrous stranger from a drunk guy resulting in fisticuffs). The book Train Man is about the same thing, but it takes place in Japan. It is a wonderful story. A total nerd is sitting on a commuter train with a few women aboard when a drunk...
The faces behind temple run
Imangi Studios’ Natalia Luckyanova (pictured left, with husband and business partner, Keith Shepherd— the creators of temple run We are a company of three people. My husband, Keith Shepherd (above right, on the right), myself, and our amazing artist, Kiril Tchangov. We are completely self-funded. Keith and I were both software developers and we always wanted to start our own business....
my incredibly cool, nice, and famous dj teacher.
pics from the stwrd
Ragen Chastain, the blogger behind Dances With Fat, is moving to L.A to pursue her dream of becoming an…actress i believe? No doubt she will succeed, or if she doesn’t some amazing blog posts will come of it. I am in awe. Fat hero, as they say. Here is part of what she wrote today about it: Prejudice against people of size tries to dictate the things that we’ll never be – dancers, ...