Friday, October 29, 2010

Beings are cruel and they don't even know it.

On my venture home with a few friends I noticed a bird flapping around on the ground. I thought it was funny that he/she wasn't flying away with us walking so close. So I took a closer look. What I thought I saw was a bird snacking on something, little did I know I was totally wrong. Then I noticed he/she was trying to fly away, but something was holing it down. As I leaned closer to help nudge what I thought would be a heavy stick on his/her feet, then I yelped. I couldn't hold it back because what I saw was a bird stuck along with a mouse to a Glue Trap. It was horrible. I didn't know what to do. I looked at my friends in disbelief. How could anyone be so mindless to throw a glue trap outside (and just use it in general) Glue traps are one of the cruelest methods of killing animals that exists today. It traps any small helpless animal on the glue, sometimes ripping parts of skin and fur completely off, and if the animal doesn't get away with missing body parts or fur, it is left helpless for days until it dies of starvation or dehydration. We all sat there staring, and I decided we couldn't just leave it there. So I told one of my friends to run and get a scissor so I could cut him/her free. When she got back we where all where she had left us surrounding the small scarred bird. I grabbed the scissors and begun to cut. I couldn't handle it though. The bird was flipping and probably twisting his/her feet to the point of breaking them. I passes it to one of my friends who finally got the bird cut free from the dead mouse. He/she was still hurt badly and wasn't flying away and stuck to a good portion of the glue trap. When they convinced me that I had done all the good I could for the bird by freeing him/her from the dead mouse they got me to go home. I called my campus security to inform them of the bird they will probably have to put out of it's pain close to my dorm and their reaction was almost like I was crazy for caring about this. This is a huge problem, just because the bird can't knock on whosoever door did this to him/her and tell them that he/she suffered because they where too lazy to properly dispose of the glue trap, doesn't mean it wasn't completely ignorant of them to do.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Best fimls I have ever seen.

I don't know what it is about movies, but I am in love. I worked at a video store for a good portion of my adolescent life so I spent most of my time watching movies. I am the same way with songs but I could never create a top 5, 10 maybe even 100 list. So many good movies have been made since A Horse in Motion, and here are just a few...

Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers
Man oh man anything Claymation is flawless in my opinion, but all of the Wallace and Gromit series is fantastic. My favorite of them all is, The Wrong Trousers, the scary overtones and great finish is inconceivable.

It Happened One Night
I fell in love with this movie when I was young. I had a huge crush on Clark Gable and watched all movies involving his being. But overall it's a feel good movie, slow moving, but very well done and pretty cute. I suggest watching when you are sick and just need to curl up in bed and watch old black and white films like this one.

This version of Alice was incredible. First off all the animals are stuffed! It's creepy dark and an interesting take on the story. I am a little bias on movies that have stop-motion and they always make my list of favorite movies, but hey it takes so much time it almost hurts to think about the hours put into it. Also it is dubbed, which doesn't take away from the film at all, just adds a layer of awesomeness.
Reservoir Dogs
Simple and yet complex. I love most all Quentin Tarantino. It was really hard to pick what one to put on this list, but it came down to Kill Bill 1 & 2 and this one, but because this one stole my heart first, I had to choose it.

Moulin Rouge
Musical adventure and the Moon sings. If you have yet to see this go do it. Now! It gets better each time. All the stringing together of all these songs and the atheistically pleasing sets and costumes is brilliant.

Cold Mountain
I was introduced to this movie by my good friend and not only is Nicole Kidman in it but it also some how manages to also fit
Jude Law and Jack White. Adorable love story very cute.

This film was a take on Allen Ginsberg's life and showing the mirror like reflection to his most famous poem Howl. I really enjoyed seeing where the director decided to take the poem. It was sweet, snappy and real.

Little Nemo
This movie I am sure I made my parents watch at lease 100 times, no lie. It's about a boys dreams that transcend reality and brings him on a great journey with his flying squirrel.
The Virgin Suicide
Beautiful soundtrack and filming. The story is insane and leaves you a bit torn and sad. Without giving anything away I will say it's great!

Pretty much the best movie ever. The story of the sweet "do-gooder" with an amazing soundtrack. Also for us English speakers is a subtitle film, but is still amazing. It's adorable and you can't go wrong with the roaming gnome.
Pan's Labyrinth
Freaky. Also a movie in subtitles because my second languages are lacking. But still an amazingly creepy movie. I picked this photo just because this is possible the creepiest part in the whole film, this creature eats children, but this movie is about a young girl going through her life in this, "labyrinth".

So many of my favorite movies involve something creepy and with this film it has it all. A big ol'creeper who wants to capture human scent and yadda yadda yadda well then the end happens and all I can say it giant orgy.

Marie Antoinette
Great Soundtrack. Great costumes. Crazy detail. Kirsten Dunst. Enough said. But I must put my two bits in about an image in the film I have yet to get out of my head. It's early and the Radio Dept. is playing and they are all in a meadow, it's early and it's simply the new moment I am striving to have.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Things I like about Fall

Oh Fall, I love it. So many things to still look forward too. I have already busted out my sweater collection! Long skirts are more fitting on me anyways. I'll add more photos as Fall continues, but here's a preview of more great things to come.

Punpkin Carving

Sweater Wearing, and I finally got my Pin Curls to turn out.

Leaves changing

Gaga for Gaga

This is a mosh up of photos my mommy took before I left for the show. If you're wondering I had glued the glitter to my face, yes it stained under the lights. Yes is was worth it.

It has been too long since I was within 5 feet of Lady Gaga. The concert was amazing to say the least. Also they took my photo for the LadyVirgin site...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

College is all right

I thought St. Kate's particularity would be the most nonsensical move ever, but it can't be all bad when I get to do stuff like this for art.

ode to Peter Cottontail

I made the decision last summer to go out and get a tattoo. It started out being a mark on me that had no meaning, other than it was a ceramic that belonged to my grandmother and a story I was read when I was little. Now it has completely grown with me though and created meaning for itself.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

precious things

Finally quitting my job at Walgreen's, I have had time to look back at how I spent my days when I had nothing but time. Recalling all the fun excursions across St. Paul, late nights, and dress up parties I began to really miss it and started looking through all my old photos. I have now made the decision to go back to this simple time, focus on school and friends, money I will worry about after school. :)

Breakfast at the only Mexican restaurant in China

Tubing with my best friends

Pie MakingDress up

Hand holding
Sun bathing
Interesting hands

Chilling at a friends house

Being on top of the world
Lake walking with my pops

Wondering where all the fancy buildings went
Getting checked for ticks
Camping with best guy in the world
Not actually getting our fortune read
Time spent on outfits and with friends

Monday, October 18, 2010

Flashy Ladies

My first few days at St.Kate's I some how managed to find the handful of girls who weren't wearing sweatpants and flip-flops.

Zora Rabb
Janique Corser
Jackie Delgado
Janelle Taggart

Mell Green