Monday, October 28, 2013

What to Watch: The Road

In the spirit of Halloween, how about something truly horrific: The Road (2009).

I morbidly love apocalypse movies. My favorite one is Children of Men, and just recently I saw The Road. I may be crazy, but I definitely want to get my emergency preparedness on.

Much like Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, Viggo Mortensen holds on the some semblance of the world before. He has babied and sheltered his son (as much as you can post-apocalype), who sees in black and white, and does not have a sense of survivalism.

"You mean you wish you were dead? ... You mustn't say that. It's a bad thing to say."
Viggo Mortensen says. Why would that be a horrible thing to say given the circumstances, especially when you yourself say that you won't be around forever.

I love the look of natural contemplation 25 minutes in right before Viggo drinks the Coke.

And what about the child actor when they show how skinny he is?

Perhaps the creepiest part is during the end credits where they play the simple sounds of birds, and mowing the lawn. A typical day in suburbia.

Indulge in the opening scenes pre-apocalypse. The rest of the movie is very gray.

Five Stars. Did not disappoint.

Maybe I'll do a "What I'd do during the Zombie Apocalypse" post.
Does anyone else enjoy contemplating that scenario?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Wondering what part of me thought this was an attractive color combination...

I'm not sure what part of me thought this was an attractive color combination. I'm guessing this was around 6th to 8th grade so mid-90's to early 2000's

Cannot believe it's been about 10 years. :-)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY Makeup Palette, AGAIN!

I made another palette! This time it's from a hardcover book tutorial. I depotted all the Dollar Tree eyeshadows and glued them in. (It's not magnetic.) That's okay. I'm thinking of making tons of these and selling them -those will be magnetic. I'm having some good, clean fun with this DIY stuffs. Yeah, I know this one isn't exactly Etsy material, but I'm hoping that's because it's the first one. (First is the worst...)

[EDIT: No pics, but I didn't do a phenomenal job on them anyway. The pictures have been lost.]

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Save Ferris

Save Ferris is a ska band from the 90's -I guess it's more early 2000's since it came out in 1999. I haven't thought about these guys in a hot minute. If you've seen 10 Things I Hate About You you're slightly familiar with them (along with Letters to Cleo). 10 Things, by the way, another phenomenal soundtrack. And while we're on the topic of 90's teen movies, my faves are 10 Things, Can't Hardly Wait, Get Over It, and Josie and the Pussycats. Wow, I could totally go for a throwback movie day.

Well, I've been meaning to re-listen to Modified for a while now, and let me say that it didn't disappoint. Still as good as it was back in the day. Back when Best Buy was the bestest place ever(!!!) to get CDs. If you were into Pop Punk, you'll like the album -sometimes the guitar leans more pop punk than ska (has to do with the rhythm). If you're looking for something with a lot of energy, definitely listen to this. Somehow the lead, Monique Powell, has energetic yet soothing vocals.

This album is great if you're recovering from a break-up and you're either a.) not that devastated, or b.) not feeling devastated anymore. This kind of energy is a little unexplainable for me, but it's amazingly appropriate (not too in your face, mellow, but upbeat).

SERIOUSLY. SECOND CHANCE. LISTEN. Hopefully, you'll love it as much as I do.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Movie: It's Kind of a Funny Story

A movie I would have to recommend watching is It's Kind of a Funny Story. I wanted to see this movie when it first came out, and now, considering the circumstances, it's very relatable to me. I'll admit, I teared up at at the end of the pizza party scene.

The very end of the movie is pretty much what's going on with me right now. I need more "create" in the Connect, Consume, Create lifecycle. I may have fewer posts on here, or maybe today was just some writer's block. Either way, subscribe through BlogLovin'. And if you're interested in another movie related to mental illness, watch Warm Bodies and think of it as an allegory to depression and recovery. (When placed in that light, I was moved to tears.) Warm Bodies is just a phenomenal movie to begin.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Updatement: I'm back.

Well, this hiatus was extremely unexpected. I was hospitalized once again -the mania is living up to it's name. Now try to pair that with ADD. I couldn't count past sixty.

I get SAD in the summer. I hope this blog will keep me busy for years to come especially for those summers. No longer will a great outfit be wasted!

Been down in the dumps lately, so I'll try to get engrossed in the blog. I automatically try to have an optimistic voice and it actually helps. Expect more posts.

Also, check out my G+ for quick little snippets of stuff I like.

Something more entertaining to come. Promises.