Thursday, January 24, 2013


The only other film I watched of David Cronenberg's is The Fly.  I refused to watch any more of his films after that because I just found it gross.  Until, Cosmopolis.  I found it to be very entertaining and superbly acted by Robert Pattinson.  I didn't understand why people were walking out of this film.  To me, its not about finance.  Its about a man who is trying in any way to make emotional connections with people, his job just happens to be in the financial world.

Have you seen Cosmopolis and what did you think of it?


Recently, I've read about the artist who painted the portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge.  For whatever reason he and his family are being bullied. Why? For painting a portrait of a person who came and spoke with him? He took some photos of her,they both agreed on the photo that they liked and he painted her portrait from her photo. IMO, it's a great portrait of her. What's wrong with it?

He did his job. No one should have to be bullied for doing their job.

Let's also take into consideration, the fans that like Kristen Stewart . There is absolutely nothing wrong with liking Kristen and wanting to see her have a successful career. However, there is absolutely NO REASON for her fans to bully others. Kristen shows the public what she wants the public to see. It's a shame that she wants the public to see her in her vehicle with a married man and father.

She could set an example and be a great spokesperson for many things seeing as people look up to her.  I see a person who doesn't know herself (she copies others in terms of dress) and clearly cannot handle the pressure that she is under in any type of dignified manner.

She gets called out because she is shoved down the throats of the public and the public knows when they are being played. As a whole, they are tired of her game.  It doesn't make them "wrong" nor does it mean they have to "see the light".

It means that EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion. They formed it based on the information shown to them and what they BELIEVE to be the truth.

All in all, bullying needs to be stopped. Those who do it need to get in touch with themselves and find out why they do it.  Have respect for others differences.  We all might find out we're not different after all.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Hi Everyone!

I came across this post on Facebook today and wanted to share it.  I agree with him.  What happened to taking responsibility for oneself and children?  What happened to education in this country?  Before we go blaming the government and each other.  Let's look at some positive, meaningful steps we can take to work together.

Thought I would also include this:  Nothing will ever get done if we're not all in this together.

They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. 
I can't even talk the way these people talk: 
Why you ain't, 
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what?
And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from??
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .....
I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ......... And all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.
Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..
We cannot blame the white people any longer.'
Dr.. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.
It's NOT about color...
It's about behavior!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Twilight Saga: For Love or Money?

I have been following the Twilight Saga since Twilight premiered in 2008.  I see "Robsten" as purely a promotional tool.  Their "love story" followed the books practically to a tee.  However, it has ramped up with the fairly recent events of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders.

So alot of people screamed and yelled and threatened and rightly so.  Cheating should never be used to manipulate mass groups of people.  So within a few months we get a photo like this today:

These photos have also made people act insensible.  Let me tell you something then you can think whatever you want.

When Summit acquired Twilight they had no parent company to ask for money for productions.  So they had to find a way to make their own money.  So what did they do?  They looked at what the fans wanted/liked the most:  The love story between E/B.  The fans wanted Edward and Bella to come to life and no matter how that happened.  it was going to and has happened.  Twilight made Summit more money in total than the first 5 films Summit did.

The one thing people don't realize is as a human beings we are ruled by our emotions and our default emotion is love ( I love this, I love that...I have to have it) so Summit knowing that Robert and Kristen are not together in real life suggested to the public that they are.  "Robsten" has always followed the books.  In Twilight, Edward and Bella meet Edward wanted to kill Bella but loved her anyway.  So Rob and Kristen meet and Rob had an "instant attraction" to Kristen even though being told by Catherine Hardwicke he couldn't be with her because she was underage.  (Never mind that she also had a boyfriend and seemed more attracted to Nikki Reed anyway)

In New Moon, Edward leaves Bella for her safety.  So Bella turns to Jacob.  She then goes and saves Edward from the Volturi.  Rob goes off to film Remember Me and Kristen is still with Michael.  However, she realizes her "true love" and goes to Rob at his Remember Me premiere.

In Eclipse, Bella must choose between Edward and Jacob and everyone fights together to save Bella from Victoria.  Recently, we have seen Kristen be caught with a married man.  (Bella kissed Jacob and now Edward is fighting back) Well since it would appear to be set up and Summit can't have their "epic lovers" looking like a set up. Rob went and did his promo for Cosmopolis and was asked by everyone and their brother how he was feeling.  He shared ice cream with Jon Stewart and did other hilarious things on his promotional commitments.  During this time, it was widely rumored that they shared a home.  Let me ask this:  Why would Kristen need a home of her own?   Simple.  She never lived with Rob in the first place.

Why would a person who claims to be so fiercely private allow photos that were taken by a pap and SOLD to a media publication?  Easy.  They are playing the narrative of everything is fine in E/B's world as it is in R/K's.  Someone also had to have the paps on speed dial.  These photos were taken at I'm assuming HER home.

So now everyone is angry or happy depending on what they believe to be true.  Just remember emotions trigger impulses.  Hollywood is the master at triggering impulses.  Impulses make HW alot of money.  The fans got what they asked for.  They just didn't think they were going to get screwed over in the end.  Enjoy the films for what they are.  Entertainment.  If Rob and Kristen go their separate ways at the end of this and end up with different people, be happy for them.  They are continuing on with their lives.  If one or both of them continue on in HW and you wish to be a fan of that person's career.  Then by all means do so but do so in a positive way.  These two people are people, not puppets.  They are not here to make your world a better place.  If you want your world to be a better place then YOU must be the change in your world that you wish to see.

If you feel that you were mislead by one or both of the actors and you choose to dislike them because of your feelings.   They get paid to mislead you.  Their job is to make you believe something that is not true. Do not hold them personally accountable for it.

When all this ends and whatever happens to the actors happens.  Just remember that a studio that was not so financially well off was asked by the fans of a film to essentially lie to them so they could feel better.  Do not blame anyone for your feelings except yourself.  Your feelings and the way you handle situations is the only thing you have control over in this fandom.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Random Things

I have a very eclectic taste in music but I prefer music that helps to relax and motivate you.  Here are some songs I enjoy.

Friday, September 14, 2012


According to this article, the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed topless.  She and William are "angry" according to the source.  However, I have a problem with people that are in the public eye that still think they have any semblance of privacy.

They don't.  Her privacy as she knew it is gone.  I don't know what they think when they decide to go galvanting around naked.  First, its Harry in Vegas and now her.  I don't think they completely understand that a precedent is set within their family that they must follow.  Although Prince Phillip also showed off his jewels as well.  (He was wearing a kilt) so maybe it runs in the family.

A friend of mine sent me the above article last night.  Its a discussion about a book written by Lenore Skenazy titled Free-Range Children.  I haven't read the book and am only basing my opinion off the article but the author advocates allowing children to have unsupervised play dates alone in parks.  The children do have phones though in case of emergencies.

I can see this issue from both sides.  I understand allowing children to have a sense of freedom within their daily lives but then again kids are not safe nowadays look at the case of Leibby Kletsky

Where is the happy medium nowadays for our children?

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I have just finished a workshop on writing.  I will publish on here some writing exercises that I have worked on.  I am open to any constructive critiques.  :-)

Here is the first one:

My feet ached so bad I couldn't wait to get home, remove my shoes, watch some T.V., and get something to eat. I had recently moved in with two women I worked with and didn't realize one of them was a hoarder until I shared an apartment with her. She also had a cat that she never took care of. After working a late night/early morning shift, I opened the door to the apartment, slipped my shoes off my feet and left them by the door.
As I stepped on to the carpet, I felt something warm and squishy under my sock, it also smelled like the city dump had decided to use our apartment for their new landfill. Once I flipped on the track lights in our common area, I gasped in absolute shock, her cat had relieved himself all over the carpet starting at the front door,continuing into our living area and ending at the bedroom door of our other room mate.
Throwing off my socks I threw them in the garbage. Walking into the kitchen to get some disinfectant and water I started screaming at my room mate, Meghan.
Meghan, get out here right now!”
What's wrong?”
What's wrong? Have you been keeping an eye on your cat?”
No, why?”
Well come out here and see what's wrong!” “Your goddamn cat just shit all over!”
Can you clean it up?”
Fuck no! I'm not cleaning it up!”
No! He's not my responsibility, he's your responsibility!”
Well, I'll clean it up in the morning.” “Just leave it there, everything will be fine.”
I don't know what part of this you want me to leave there.” “Rachel is going to have a nice gift waiting for her when she comes out of her room.”
Like I said, just leave it there!”
I don't mean to be mean but were you born with out one bone of decency in your body?” “I think you should call your parents and have them come pick up the cat anyway. You know, I feel bad for your cat. Is this how you are going to treat your children when you have them?Why aren't you out here yet?”
I don't want to see the anger on your face!”
Its not anger that you will see, its annoyance. Meghan, I have a serious question for you?”
If you can't take care of yourself, which you seem to have problems doing. How can you take care of an animal? I don't mean any disrespect toward you but we've dealt with a flea infestation, you don't clean the litter box, and you have not fed your cat in two weeks, at least. If I wanted to and I probably should, I should turn you into the proper authorities for animal abuse. Do you want me to do that?”
NO!” she screamed at me flinging herself into the living room with tears in her eyes. “No, please don't do that. I'll call my mother in the morning and make arrangements for her to pick up Foxy.”
I'm sorry that it had to come to this.”
That morning Meghan called her parents. They came to pick up Foxy the next day. As I let Foxy out of Meghan's room to come lay by the patio I had no idea that would be the last time he would lay in the sun.

and the second:

Michael did not want this point in his life to happen unexpectedly. He had known Gloria since childhood and had always thought she would be an excellent wife but when she went off to nursing school and he went to the police academy, he did not think he would see her again. Over the years, he often thought about her and what she would be doing or not doing with her life. He enjoyed the single life and the career that he had on the police force. They both began a torrid affair with each other despite Gloria's marriage to a physician and her claims that she loved her husband but he did not understand her wants and needs within their marriage. “I'm pregnant.” she said to Michael that afternoon. “Congratulations.” he replied. He knew he was no where ready for fatherhood and all that it entailed. “So aren't you excited?”she said. “Whatever “excited” means.” his voice showing signs of frustration as he walked out of her house intent on not looking back.
Michael gathered up his snacks and drinks that he was going to eat on the midnight shift and took them to the counter. Behind him, Gloria and her husband walked in. She walked through the aisles like she was lost and her husband stood in line behind Michael waiting to pay for the gas. She finally joined her husband in line. “Excuse me sir, but don't you work at the hospital on the security team?” her husband asked. “You seem familiar.” “Yes, I do.”Michael coolly stated. Gloria looked at Michael and then back at her husband. She looked like she was a prisoner being lined up to be executed. “Darling, this is Michael Issacson. Michael, this is my husband Dr. Eric Daniels.” “Pleasure to meet you sir. My wife tells me a lot about you.”
That will be five dollars.” the attendant said. Michael took the bill out of his wallet and proceeded to walk toward the door. Gloria looked at her husband and quickly told him that she had left something in the car that she needed to get. She caught up with Michael in the parking lot. “Hey! I didn't like the way we left things today and if you're the father I want us to be on speaking terms at least.” “What do you mean if I'm the father?” “It means I don't know who the father is. It could be you or him.” “For your sake, I hope its him.” Michael replied getting into the car. He never saw her again.  

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