Saturday, December 12, 2009

Breaking Crowns

So I was just sent a youtube link from the band to check out their videos and outta the 3 they have up this one is their "crown" jewel so to speak. The video in itself is an inspiring, hipster delight. It's also the song with the most unique sound, the lyrics are nothing to write home about but all in all I really like this band and this song is Amazing. Plus the video is just beyond!

The End Of Business Socks

Why? Why? ..... ???? After only two seasons flight of the conchords is over? :(


Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I've been following this case since it first broke and I can hardly put to words the sorrow and stress it's brought to my own heart and mind while the following went to trial and then were eventually convicted of killing Meredith Kercher. This was a terrible crime and while I fear the real truth of what happened the night of Meredith's murder will forever be a mystery I do feel a sense of relief and peace now for her and her family. I've always looked upon the evidence as well as the relationship that Amanda Knox had with the victim and seen her as the most guilty party. However newer evidence came into play during their trials that made me question the extent of her involvement but I do believe based on the evidence and my intuition that she played a major role in her friends death and while she wasn't the one to physically kill her, she did bring the killers to her door intentionally. I hope that all of these three people seek redemption and enjoy their time in prison!Above all though I think justice was served to Meredith Kercher and I wish the best for her surviving family!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mosaic Abstract

The above artwork is all by Kathleen Jones, It's amazing isn't it!

Love Yourself

Okay so something happened today that really pissed me off. At first you know I was like so what, I could care less what this skinny chick thinks. whatever. Then soon after a few other people jumped in it and started calling me a whale and saying I was insecure cause I only had 1 body shot on this website right and I stood my ground and was like I've got curves and brains and I'm content so keep on running your mouth it's not going to weigh me down like the hate in your hearts. I was happy with that line lol and you know eventually it stopped and I was determined to stay till they all left right cause no one is going to run me off!

Then you know I actually started to feel bad and just got real depressed there for a minute like shit it just got me down you know and then I got mad like who the hell are these stupid ignorant people to get me down on myself. I'm a good person, I'm fun and I've got a great personality and I'm cool with everyone I do my best to not judge anyone and I encourage diversity and uniqueness and you know I am pretty content and secure with myself so why did a 20 minute conversation with a bunch of hateful strangers get me so down?

I wish I had the answer but it really fired me up that those people did get to me. So yea I'm overweight, so what. I'm still beautiful and I still feel sexy and love my body, how many skinny girls with near perfect bodies can say they love their bodies? I have friends of all shapes and sizes and I tell you what when I go shopping with them it's always my skinny friends that break down in the dressing room or go into an immediate impenetrable depression when they have to go up a size in jeans. Now that tells me that women of all shapes and sizes and weights have some type of body insecurities and that we all feel the pressure from the media and our culture to be thin.

It's easier for a bigger girl to come to terms with her weight cause she has more cushion to fall back on but for a skinner girl 5 pounds is the difference between beautiful and disgusting. I feel for all women that go through this. What we all need to do as females is learn to except or bodies the way they are, whether you are a naturally skinny girl that can't gain weight or a big boned girl that can't loose weight. If we were all meant to be the same size we would be but just like there are different colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables there are different colors and shapes of beautiful women in this world and we need to embrace ourselves and love our bodies and not break each other down!

So I'm actually glad this happened today because yes It got me down for a minute but I got back up stronger and more confident in myself. I wish more women could learn to love their bodies and to see the beauty that is in them that is only magnified when you believe in yourself and love yourself. I don't care if you are 100 lbs. or 300lbs. you are beautiful and should love your body!

~These photo's are from Women En Large a lovely collection of nude photographs of large women by Laurie Toby Edison~

Lady Momsen?

Yea so I saw this very uncharacteristic photo of Lady GAGA and I had to take a double look cause for a minute I could have sworn it was goth inspired, barbie framed Taylor Momsen of Pretty Reckless and Gossip Girl. Do you see what I see? Or is it just me?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Things That Shape Me

Lyrics That Mean Everything & Nothing

Bon Iver – Blood Bank
Well I met you at the blood bank
We were looking at the bags
Wondering if any of the colors
Matched any of the names we knew on the tags
You said "see look that’s yours!
Stacked on top with your brother's
See how the resemble one another
Even in their plastic little covers"
And I said I know it well
That secret that you knew
But don't know how to tell
It fucks with your honor
And it teases your head
But you know that its good girl
Cause it’s running you with red
Then the snow started falling
We were stuck out in your car
You were rubbing both of my hands
Chewing on a candy bar
You said "'ain’t this just like the present
To be showing up like this"
AS a moon waned to crescent
We started to kiss And I said...
I know it well
That secret that we know
That we don't know how to tell
I'm in love with your honor
I'm in love with your cheeks
What's that noise up the stairs babe?
Is that Christmas morning creaks?
And I said I know it well
I know it well...

Fiona Apple – The Way Things Are
I wouldn’t know what to do with another chance
If you gave it to me
I couldn’t take the embrace of a real romance
It’d race right through me
I’m much better off the way things are
Much, much better off, better by far, by far
I wouldn’t know what to say to a gentle voice
It’d roll right past me
And if you chalk it up you’ll see I don’t really have a choice
So don’t even ask me
I’m much better off, the way things are
Much, much better off, better by far
So keep on calling me names, keep on, keep on
And I’ll keep kicking the crap till it’s gone
If you keep on killing, you could get me to settle
And as soon as I settle, I bet I’ll be Able to move on
How can I fight, when we’re on the same side?

Too Little, Too Late

I know what I know...
nothings set in stone
a smile can heal more than you'd think
you never really know anybody
even though we pretend to we never really give up
some people leave forever
sometimes you have to fall to feel alright
hearts don't think; they feel
a scar is just that a scar
love can't be erased
pain can't be forgotten
without our past we have no future
sticks and stones don't really hurt as much as words from a lover
we wouldn't know good if we didn't know bad &
The biggest life lessons are learned too late...

Not Your Average Art Show

AJ Fosik Art AboveDreamland of the bizzare...Intestinal American Art Above Outside Inside Art
This above piece is made of Pine Cones, Seeds and Rubber Bands, how cool is that!

The Still Point In The Turning World, I'm not sure why but I kinda love this!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Things That I Know Well

On a brighter note, things are looking up in the job hunting department for me so hopefully things follow through and then I can go wild on Christmas gifts for my family lol that's my favorite part about Christmas seeing my little cousins go crazy opening gifts. Last year i got all of them (5 cousins under 13) books and at first it was so funny cause they all did that "oh cool thanks jess" fake I love your gifts response lmao but when all the other presents were opened they all went back to the books and noticed that they were not normal books, they had games and pop ups and all kinds of cool stuff and then I saw that look in their eyes like okay this is pretty cool. I still beam when I think about it. I love books so it's best to get them while they're young and teach them books are cool lol!
I also put the Christmas tree up a few days ago and my cats are loving the tree skirt.

My new obsession, gallery glass; fairies, angels and dragons... I'm a kid at heart what can I say?