Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just saw the trailer for Julie and Julia.

Looks adorable.

Can't wait to see it.

(I wish my grandma were still around to accompany me. She loved her some J.Child.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


My friend Dan directed me to and told me to search for my name. Click here for the results.

Sure, these results actually have nothing to do with me, but a girl can dream...and a girl can be inspired to live up to her mighty name and try her hardest to be the "coolest person you will ever meet".

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I found a new, awesome website today and you all need to check it out-

It led me to "Why the West is Boyle'd", an article about Scottish overnight sensation, Susan Boyle from the Asia Times Online. This is an Eastern perspective on this current Western obsession.

Here's a blurb:

Churlish resentment of high culture comes from the slacker's desire for reward with neither merit nor effort: the sort of artistic skill that requires years of discipline and sacrifice is a reproach to the indolence of the popular audience of the West. Better voices than Boyle's can be found in a thousand choirs and amateur theatricals, but the crowd has embraced this late-hatching Scottish songbird as a symbol of its own aspirations.

There's no doubt about it- Americans (and pretty much Western civilization in general) live in a bubble...a big, powerful bubble, but a bubble still. So it's interesting to get another take on all this mumbo jumbo we so easily get caught up in and distracted by.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Marijuana Pepsi

The Freakonomics Blog is the gift that keeps on giving: they posted a blog featuring this article about a woman named Marijuana Pepsi. Sometimes it isn't all in a name.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Quote of the Day

"To begin with, it's worth noting that all the insanity around us notwithstanding, there will be a moment when this age will start to make sense. That brave new world will look very different than it does now. And- though this may be the hardest thing to imagine, what with the economy in shambles and creeping anxiety about ideas we hold dear- in some ways it will look better. But it is also true that there is no book of answers we can take off the shelf, peruse and then snap shut with a nod and the acknowledgment, Now I understand this age. No, in an era in which the inevitable- when the world's most solid looking financial system tumbles into chaos in less than a year, when countries we thought pleasant turn dangerous, when our lives seem constantly assailed by fresh risks- innovative spirit matters a great deal now. Yet there will be many dark days ahead when it will be hard to get too far from that old unnerving aphorism of Mao Zedong's: A revolution isn't a dinner party."

- Joshua Cooper Ramo

(Idealistic? A bit. An interesting perspective? Sure.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

WARNING: Adorable

The weather here is unseasonably cold, rainy and generally miserable so I'm here to warm your hearts with this link to Coo over adorable creatures as golden slumbers fill their eyes...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Must Watch!!!

About this time last year I was in New Orleans' Upper 9th Ward with a work group from my church. It was (as I've previously mentioned) a profound experience. Since then, NOLA and its resilient residents have claimed a spot in my heart.

Although I was there in New Orleans and heard stories first hand, I was still incredibly moved by Spike Lee's documentary, When the Levees Broke, as there are so many stories from so many angles to be heard. After my visit last spring, I couldn't help but wonder how in the world such a sloppy response to such a devastating natural disaster could have occurred in these United States of America. This film begs that exact question through first hand accounts from the residents and rescuers themselves.

If you can't get to New Orleans, watch this. Heck, if you have any free time whatsoever (and I know you do!), WATCH THIS!

PS-I rented this from Blockbuster, so it's not hard to find!