The Third-Class Carriage by Honoré Daumier is so awesome. Its from 1860-63 where trains just came into the world. This is in Paris and it shows the effects of industrialization. Its at the MET and it was so cool to see this. LOVE it.
Third-Class Carriage by Honoré Daumier
Definitely makes me want to take art history again.
Pocahontas starring Mel Gibson and Christian Bale.
I guess I never realized Christian Bale was the voice of Thomas.. Interesting. I love this movie even if the story is completely wrong. I still like it. I love the songs in it too. I think I love it because I've always loved learning about Native Americans and have always been pissed at my stupid White Ancestors that took over. Maybe the following lyric is why I like wolves. haha. Who knows.
"Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon..." - Colors of the Wind, Pocahontas
TLC. I like a lot of the series on this network. You must think I watch a ton of TV. Yeah, sometimes I do. Ooops. It all started with Trading Spaces - which I don't watch anymore. I liked it at the beginning with most the original people and Paige Davis. Then, it was What Not to Wear - which I still watch! But I really don't like the new hairdresser.. I miss Nick Arrojo. He was cool. And I watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 all the time. Those kids are so cute.
Now, my new favorites are Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress. I'm loving all the cake shows. Even Ultimate Cake Off. Those cakes are bad ass! And Say Yes to the Dress, I just like looking at all the dresses and how some of them just look horrible on some people. And some of those ladies are bitchy! haha.
"They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk." - Gene Roddenberry
First and foremost, HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!! I love Patty's Day. Orange and Green everyone! :) I love Ireland its so beautiful and I would absolutely love to go there someday soon. Especially to Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. LOVE it! Follow the leprechaun to find your pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow! hehe
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. It was painted around 1482. This is my favorite version of the birth of Venus. I love the colors and the whimsical artistry. Its as if you can see the wind blowing the flowers around her.
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, 1482
I also like her coming out of the seashell out of the sea foam. I think its a classic.
"If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue." - Peter Ustinov
G.I. Jane starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen.
I like this movie because one, its based on something that really happened; two, it shows the story of this brave, strong woman that overcame such difficult hurdles to become a Navy SEAL. She is super tough and works really hard. Its definitely my favorite Demi Moore film. Her character impressed me so much that she made me want to go into the military when I was 9 years old. haha. I always wanted to be someone of that kind of strength.
Awhile ago, for some reason, I got addicted to HGTV. I'm not addicted anymore but I was. I would watch any series. They all interested me. I was hooked.
Now.. My favorite series on there are Color Splash and Holmes on Homes. Color Splash is hosted by David Bromstad. He goes into homes and completely makes tired rooms into amazing spaces of color and creativity. He also makes his own piece of art for the room that's pretty cool.
And Holmes on Homes. This guy, Mike Holmes is super cool. He goes to homes where people have hired a contractor and everything to redo their home and something goes awry a long the way. The clients end up with a house that is not finished or done completely wrong. Mike Holmes comes along and fixes everything for free. He tells you what's wrong with it. I think its awesome.
The other shows are okay. But those two are definitely my favorites. Have you guys seen these shows?
So I've looked up some blog topics to get me to be more creative in my writing. Because I really suck lately. I don't know what to write about. So I found around 30 ideas. Wahoo! :) I'm thinking about doing another weekly blog post about Art. I'll still do my Favorite Movie Mondays. But I'm going to try out a weekly art post.
I took Art History in High School and I loved it. I love learning about art, I love looking at it, I love making art. My teacher was awesome. She was so eccentric and fun. We went on a class trip to New York City to about 5 museums. It was awesome. New York is definitely one of my favorite places to be. There's so much culture there. The Met is amazing. And the MOMA is awesome too. So my first art piece I'd like to show you is The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. Dali is one of my favorites. I would love to go to his museum.
The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali, 1931
Take a look. What do you see? Look again. I love how he bends the clocks as if he's bending time. Do you see the ants?
"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." "I don't do drugs. I am drugs." - Salvador Dali
I definitely had a movie-filled weekend. Thursday night, I saw Alice in Wonderland with my sister and brother. It was pretty good, I liked it. I didn't love it but I think I would still buy it. I loved all the wonderful colors, the humor, the cinematography, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. Tim Burton is amazing.
Friday, I saw The Princess and the Frog at the theatres I used to go to as a kid that was pretty hoppin' back in the day. Now its not so great but it could be awesome if some money was put into it again. It only costs $1.25 per movie. So it was cheap which is nice. But I felt like I went back into my childhood. I went with my sister. It was a good Disney princess film. I don't think I would buy it. It was funny and cute though.
Later, I rented a few redbox movies. Julie & Julia and The Hurt Locker. I was attempting to see as many Oscar noms as I could before Oscar night. I did pretty well actually. I usually suck at seeing most of the nominated films before award night. My mom and I went to Papa Murphy's to order some pizza. A lady in the back was cutting up onions and all of us customers were almost in tears, the smell was so strong! We had to go outside to wait for our order. My mom, sister, and I watched Julie & Julia. It seemed long. It was a good story and it was okay. I wouldn't buy it. And I know I may be one of the few that does not like Meryl Streep. But it did make me want to learn how to cook more and challenge myself.
Saturday, my sister and I watched The Hurt Locker - the one that beat Avatar and won all the awards. It was good. It was definitely a film people should see to understand some aspects of the war. It was really intense. I loved Jeremy Renner in it. I'm not sure if I would see it again, but I can totally understand why it won so many awards. Its intense, touching, sad, real, etc. My mom was watching it today and I could hear it in the background. I noticed that the music is really good. I looked it up and its by Ministry. So check it out.
As you can see, I created a signature. Do you like? My next few posts won't have it since they're already scheduled though. Oh well.
"There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. If I'm gonna die, I want to die comfortable." - Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker)
The Prestige starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson.
I love this movie. Its so intense and has some confusing twists. Its really creative. Yes, it can be a bit graphic or disturbing -- this is why my mom doesn't like it. But I tend to like more of those movies that are action packed or really make your mind think. Plus, who doesn't love Bale or Jackman? Come on.
Well. This post could be very boring because its just an update. Who knows, maybe that's what more people want. I still don't know. There are a lot of changes going on at my work right now. They'll be in effect beginning March 7th. My current manager is being laid off - her position was temporary anyway. I'm happy about it. She was not a good manager at all. I'm getting a new manager and supervisor.. This lady from HR is going to be the Juniors Sales Supervisor and this other manager, Sharon will be over her. I'm not sure about this HR lady, Jenn. But Sharon seems to be on the ball and structured at least. She's hard to read sometimes but I hope its a good change.
A lot of other things are happening with all the other managers too and the Merchandising Start Team's hours are getting cut. So that sucks for them. And I'm expecting some people to be quitting soon because of some of these manager changes. We'll see. I need to quit. I need to find a better job and soon. I'm stuck in this rut and I need some help out. So ya know, if you know of any awesome jobs in the Salt Lake area, let me know! :)
I'm not going to school this semester because frankly, I don't have the money. At all. It sucks. Hopefully I'll be able to return this Fall. I really need to finish school. My Diagnostic Medical Sonography program should only take me two years.. Once I get that, I'll have a career and be paid great! So I really need to work hard for that goal. I think that's all the updates I got. This year is going by so fast, I can't believe St Patrick's Day is almost here already! Maybe it'll bring me some good luck, eh?
"May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you." - Irish Blessing
Wow. It seems like I blog about music and movies a lot lately. I need some new topics. Any suggestions?
I found out about another band coming to SLC! 30 Seconds to Mars! They come here a lot and I've never been able to see them live. And I really would love to go this time. Tickets go on sale March 6th and they are playing at the Rail Events Center on May 8th! I'm going to quite a few concerts already this year, and I really would like to see this one too. It'd be cool if I got a new job that paid me more, then I could do fun stuff like this all the time. Any job help? :)
Gotta love some Jared Leto. Haha.
"I've always had an understanding and a connection and a good relationship with gay men and women. And I don't want to censor myself about the fucking subject because I don't have a problem with gay or straight or any of that." - Jared Leto
I have a new layout! Do you like it? Its still blue.. But I like the shapes and scrapbook-ish feel of it. I found it off of Shabby Princess. You just download the kit and you can put it together yourself. It took quite a bit of work, I must say. But I think it turned out well. And I did my Gandhi quote and Monroe quote as pictures on the sidebar if you scroll down. :)
The Olympics are over. Sadness. They were fun while they lasted. London 2012 next! Woot! Back to work today after two days off. Blah, Blah, and Blah. And I'm sure you're sick of hearing that, so I'll try be upbeat about it. Less than a week and I get to find out if my new supervisor and manager are better than my last one. Hopefully so.
I'm excited for Thursday night! I get to see Alice in Wonderland at midnight! I hope its good. But there's not really a movie I hate with Johnny Depp. So let's keep that streak going!
In other film news, there are whisperings of another Fast and Furious movie in the mix. Its called "Fast Five." Universal Studios has greenlighted the film with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the cast; along with Director Justin Lin. I think it has the potential of being great. I just don't want the series to be ruined by another bad sequel ie. 2 Fast 2 Furious. Chris Morgan has handed out scripts for a 5th and 6th sequel. I guess we'll have to see how this 5th sequel does. It will be disappointing without Letty in it. I still think they should bring Vince back. Here are four different links about the upcoming sequel forecasted to be released in theatres 2011.
Dances with Wolves starring and directed by Kevin Costner.
This is an amazing story. I love it. I think its one of the best movies out there, its so well done and has a great story to it. And I love learning about Native Americans and I always get really pissed off at my White ancestors for their complete stupidity. If you haven't seen this movie, you need to.
"Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not thieves or beggars. They are not the bogeymen they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guest and I enjoy their humor." - John Dunbar