Thursday, February 28, 2008

About to go 1929 on your ass

There's been all sorts of talk about economic recessions and such over the last couple of months. I for one think that not only is a recession possible, it's inevitable. Our economy is already incredibly fragile considering most of the country lives on credit, in other words, money that doesn't really exist. Now the FDIC is expecting up to 100 bank failures in the next 12-24 months. Not only that, but internationally speaking, the dollar is worth very little. I realize the idea of total economic collapse might be a little extreme, but every single moentary system that has ever just made money out of thin air, like the Federal Bank does for us, has collapsed, and become worthless. I don't hate America right now, but I'm certainly not a big fan. I'm proud to be an American who believes in the principals the country was founded on. I'm not proud of our current administration, at almost any level. Oh well, I really don't know what I'm talking about, but I've just been thinking about how much more it could suck to be in America over the next couple of years. Seacrest out.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Lohan and nothing else

Recently, Lindsay Lohan did a photo shoot for The New Yorker recreating Marilyn Monroe's famous "Last Sitting" photo shoot done with the same photographer for both Monroe and Lohan. At first look I was a little amazed at how attracted I was to her. She is naked, but the pictures don't feel slutty or cheap, they feel revealing and uncompromising. I also don't think they could have picked a more perfect person to recreate Monroe's famous shoot. Physically speaking they're different, but in terms of their reputations with work, with substance abuse, depression, all while being a starlet, I'm not sure you could've found two more similar folk. I realize that remaking something might not seem that impressive, but I would like to point to countless movie remakes that turned out terribly to explain why I feel more respect for her after this photo shoot.

The shoot:

Don't call it a comeback

My new favorite song comes from a lady who calls herself M.I.A. I don't know what it stands for, but right on. The song is called "Paper Planes" and I love everything about it. It's quirky, borderline guilty pleasure, and I'm also finding depth in the couple of the songs I've heard. Here it is...

Charlie is lost in the trees

Called GVSU today. They couldn't tell me over the phone if I got in or not. They had the wrong address for me, so they sent either my letter of acceptance, or my sorry charlie letter to the wrong place. Gave 'em my new address... so before the week is out, I guess I'll know. We shall see what shall be seen.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Will Charlie be sorry?

Not to many hours from now I think I'll be finding out if I got into GVSU or not. Obviously either yay or nay would change my life, but I'm really pulling for yay... but ya know, it's nice to want things.

... and that aint bad.

Well, The Oscars, I got 10 out of 24. Considering how ill informed I was this year, I did better than I thought. Two best acceptance moments for me were Glen and Marketa winning best original song for "Once" and Diablo Cody winning best original screenplay for "Juno." Congrats.

For the record...

Here are my guesses for who will win awards tonight at The Oscars.

Actor - Leading
Daniel Day Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"
Actor - Supporting
Javier Bardem - "No Country For Old Men"
Actress - Leading
Julie Christie - "Away From Her"
Actress - Supporting
Ruby Dee - "American Gangster"
Animated Feature
Art Direction
"Sweeney Todd"
"There Will Be Blood"
Costume Design
"Sweeney Todd"
"No Country For Old Men"
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
"La Corona"
Film Editing
"No Country For Old Men"
Foreign Language Film
"The Counterfeiters"
"Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End"
Original Score
Original Song
"Falling Slowly" - "Once"
Best Picture
"Michael Clayton"
Short Film - Animated
"My Love"
Short Film - Live Action
"Il Supplente"
Sound Editing
"No Country For Old Men"
Sound Mixing
"No Country For Old Men"
Visual Effects
"Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End"
Screenplay - Adapted
"The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"
Screenplay - Original

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What is it?

I was trying to imagine someone asking me "so, how are things going?" and imagining my response, and I came up with this.

My life is a rope. Right now something is pulling that rope. As each day passes the force pulling that rope away from me is getting stronger and stronger, and the rope is sliding through my hands faster and faster. The rope is burning my hands. The harder I hold on, the more the rope burns, but just as the rope moves faster, I hold on tighter. I sense that eventually my hands and body will be consumed by fire from holding so hard on to the rope. I resolve however that I will burn with a smile on my face because through all the burning, and the pain, I never let go of the rope...

... c'est la vie, hehe.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Will I be ready? Am I ready now?

I think about going on adventures, going all the places I'd love to go, and having an amazing journey on the way there. I wonder sometimes why I don't just go now. It's so easy for me to say "well, I should wait till I'm financially stable" or "well, I've got school to finish up." Sometimes though, I want to take the hard road and just say "fuck it" and go. In the end, I'll die whether or not I dropped everything, got on a bike and just started riding, or if I stick to school, put my head down, and make money doing god knows what. Also though, in my life, I don't want to spend all my time jackin myself off, fullfilling my own fantasies, I want to help people that need it. I realize I shouldn't put my life on hold or anything, if we were in opposite situations I wouldn't want someone else to just give up there dreams for me. I do feel like I could absolutely make room to help others though. I still wonder though what the hell I'm waiting for. I keep passing the days thinking "all in good time, it will happen." I think about it though, and that's all life is, just a series of passing days, and if I just keep passing them saying that tomorrow will be the day, I'll become that which I hate. I hate the idea of being just a something for someone else, and a nothing to myself. Who knows... now I guess I'm just going to go sit on the couch and read about other's adventures... but one of these days, hehe.