Books, Films, and Other Things You Should Discover, In No Particular Order

  • Volbeat (music)
  • Autumn by David Moody
  • Martyrs (film)
  • Yourself
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (author/philosopher)
  • John Saul (author)
  • John 5 (music)
  • Dawn of Ashes (music)
  • Hocico (music)
  • Grendel (music)
  • Psyclon Nine (music)
  • Bhutan (country)
  • Caodaism (religion)
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (book)
  • Vincent by Tim Burton (short fim)
  • Sugar (short film...adorable!!)
  • Spider (short film)
  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (book)
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (book)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Living up to the randomness promise.......

So, today I come to write to you all with a bit on my mind-so I apologize if this is a bit long.

To begin, I shall get this off my chest. I keep hearing all day and night long, nonstop, about how "illegals aren't bad people" and how "illegals don't bring crime here" and all this nonsense. Sure-many illegals crossing into the country probably ARE just trying to start a new life. HOWEVER. We are worried about the ones coming in here and bringing their crime.

Today, we had a Pinal County deputy officer (with the Sheriff's office) pull over a car that had illegals in it. Upon approaching the vehicle, the illegals pulled out an AK-47 assault rifle and shot the officer in the stomach. They then fled. SWAT teams had to storm the area, because of them running, and as far as I'm aware, they are STILL attempting to find the illegals. I ask every single one of you that opposes the new immigration bill (which isn't new at all-remember? Federal law, since the Industrial Revolution) how they are going to stand up and say "illegals don't come here and commit crimes." Here are the links to all of the news stories about the officer and what happened:

Al Sharpton is coming here to hold some protest against the new law. Joy. Hope that works out for him. *insert eye rolling here* Dear Al Sharpton, if you ever somehow come across this blog, I'd just like to tell you that one, not all white people are racist, and two, I find it very offensive that if a white person DID get discriminated against (which we constantly do-think about it) you wouldn't stand up for us based on the color of our skin. You are not the martyr you think you are, sir. I respect you for standing up for something you truly believe in-but I disrespect you for not finding the will to reevaluate what you say all the time.

On to other things. I've been watching an episode of Wife Swap-must be brand new. I didn't know they still created this show lol. They took a "goth" family (and I use that term lightly, because they are more contemporary goth than most goths really are-could just be for the tv show though), where the boys do ballet (because of the parents), and mixed them with a "regular" family, that forces hockey on the entire family and neglects the daughter-who is the only girl, and dances. I really hate the hockey parents. They sit there and tell the sons they are losers, and suck, and all of this other horrible stuff. It's not only at hockey practice either-they have "_____ sucks as a ______" song at home that they sing to each other, and they are always putting each other down. In the end of the episode, both sides were of course more accepting and lenient with each other, but...meh. Once you make yourself into a cold-hearted person on television, it's hard to convince people otherwise. Haha. The goth side, well....I felt bad for them, because the other couple was extremely mean to each of them, just because of the way they dressed. Moral of the story: Goths are not bad people. We deserve just as much love, acceptance and respect for being us as "regular" people do. Oh-and coming from a family where two of three kids are jocks, and I was the only dancer....I felt greatly for the neglect shown to the daughter when it came to her dancing. I'll simply leave it at that, because I don't want this blog to turn into a big melting pot of negativity, haha.

On to the last for the evening.......good news came about today. My dad stepped down from being a K-9 officer, due to a great deal of harassment from uppers at work. We were told today they are going to retire the dog, and we get to keep him. YAY!!!!!!! The worst thing in the world for my dad would be to give up Bodhi-and that would have been hard on us too.

I know I mentioned I might give a movie review tonight-but, those were on my mind more so than any films were. I didn't sit down to watch any today-maybe tomorrow though. If you are hoping for a title to check out, I always recommend Zombieland. Hehe.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don't have much to say for once.......

Ahhh, so the time comes to keep my word and formulate a post on here for all the world to see. What to talk about tonight.......

I keep reading about all of these cold cases of children that went missing 20, 30, 40 years ago. How horrid it must be for those families-to have your child, or brother, or sister, etc., just disappear off the face of the earth. It makes me want to start hiking all over the world, and look for them-just to bring peace of mind to their families. I can't imagine going that long, without even the smallest clue as to what happened to the child, or where to look, or anything. It makes me thank the gods that my nephew, and niece, and dance students are all at home, and safe. What has this world come to...seriously?

No new films to report tonight. I haven't watched any since "Pot Zombies." Lol. Maybe tomorrow night will be a film review.

I've been on an aggrotech trip today. This music always seems to enter my soul and move me in ways that most music doesn't. If you haven't ever heard of aggrotech, check the list at the top of this page for a few band ideas. Psyclon Nine, Dawn of Ashes, Hocico, and Grendel are all aggrotech bands...there are plenty more out there. You can run a google search for "aggrotech" and find hundreds of bands. With any genre out there, not all of it is good, but 98% of it me at least. Then again, I'm different from the norm, so not everyone will agree with my tastes, lol.

My apologies to all-there really isn't much on my mind tonight, except missing my fiance. On that note, I shall keep it short for tonight, with the promise of a better post tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sorry this one's a bit later than yesterday's posts were.......

So, I've come up with the thought that I should post these towards the evening and/or at night, mostly so that if you decide to be a die-hard fan ;] you won't have to check this blog 876257863874658746 times a day waiting for a new post. Lol!! Right now the time on my clock is 7:28 pm, and this shall be the time I make new posts.'s really the time I will ATTEMPT to make all of my new posts..give or take an hour. That way, you know if you read a new post in the morning, there won't be a new one until about this time of day.

Newest vow of the evening: I will do my absolute best at answering every comment that any of you leave for me. Once my dance students (er..the older ones of course, since this might not always be censored haha), fellow dance teachers, friends, loved ones, and..well, hopefully some randoms that just like what I have to say, start coming on here it might be harder to respond-but I promise to do my absolute best to try and answer all of them. I'm not expecting fame out of this of course, so hopefully this entire paragraph doesn't sound that way, but I do know and love a great big group of people, so I don't want anyone feeling neglected. <3

I changed the font on here today. If any of you guys are still having problems, with the font type, or the colors, or anything at all, please let me know and I will fix them as soon as I get your comment.

On to the news of the day: Due to the immigration bill that got signed here in Arizona..which WAS A FEDERAL LAW ALREADY, mind you, people are attempting to get people to boycott random things. Example: the government of AZ. REALLY?! How exactly does one go about boycotting a government? Are you going to say no to their stimulus packages for the day? Didn't think so. Will you turn down their funding for the day for your schools, city governments, construction, etc.? Didn't think so either. Please, someone explain to me exactly how you are going to boycott the state government. I'm curious how that's going to work out for you.

They're also talking about boycotting the company that makes Arizona Iced Tea. REALLY?! Newsflash: that company is not even from Arizona. Congratulations, you just made yourself look stupid. It's called research: try it. ;]

Oh-and one more thing before I step down from the rant session about the new bill WHICH WAS ALREADY A FEDERAL LAW. People are smearing refried beans on the Capitol's windows, and then drawing swastikas in them. Not only is that disgusting...VERY disgusting...and a waste of yummy food, but that is a bit over-the-top don't you think? I am by no means racist, but when you act like an imbecile be expected to be treated like one. The second I see anyone doing that, you better believe I'm saying something about your ignorance.

If you don't like the bill...go to another country. If you don't like that you might actually have to get your immigration papers...leave and go back to where you came from. If you think every police officer in this state has time to pull over every person...because this bill applies to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and not just Mexicans...then you are seriously the type that thinks the entire world revolves around you, and you need to stop being so ignorant. Police officers do not have the time to ask every single person they see their immigration status. If they did, they would have been asking that of everyone for years-since this has been a federal law (which supersedes state law!!) for years and years.

Enough of my political ramblings. That isn't why I created this blog in the first place, haha. There isn't too much else going on in my little slice of the world right now. I'm reading a book for the book club that myself and a few friends are involved in: Hostage to the Devil by Malachi Martin. It's pretty interesting so far. I think I'm a bit over-conditioned though. Many of them are saying it has scared them, whether they were edgy while reading the book or at another time when it came to their mind. As for me, it hasn't bothered me yet.

Chrix, my fiance, mentioned to me tonight that we should move to another country. I told him I'm willing to do that-we can always come back and visit friends and family here. He mentioned England, and Tuscany, and a few other places. I told him wherever he would want to move to, I'd be up for it. It's not that I hate America, it's just that I've been here my entire life-I've never even been to Canada or Mexico. There is so much of the world to see, and experience, and while we will be able to travel to many places, you can't fully experience life somewhere until you throw yourself in the middle of it. Besides, I can speak Spanish, and Portuguese, and if we moved to Italy, Italian would not be hard for me to learn at all. England, well let's be honest-you still have to learn a new language, because their slang is different over there. Haha!!

Watched a "film" tonight with Chrix entitled "Pot Zombies." Don't watch it. Seriously..don't watch it. While the thought of marijuana and zombies might seem fun....this film was HORRID. I don't know what the heck was thinking when they uploaded it. The film was supposed to be about weed laced with radioactive ingredients, and when you smoked it, it turned you into a zombie. Let me tell you what: first of all, the movie was very offensive in the means of how the women were spoken to and about. Secondly, the music was horrible. You cannot allow your movie to go from a punk rock soundtrack, to death metal, to country music. Sorry-not going to work. And lastly, I will end this by saying..if you are sitting down to see a B-movie (I know, I should've known, but some are pretty decent) and you see "Directed by Justin Powers" come on...just save yourself the time and effort.

Now I know some of you will go watch that "film" anyway. Don't say I didn't warn you. Haha!!

Hmm. Don't have much else to blog about, so I'll end it here for now. Did I mention that if you want my views on a topic, I'm willing to write here so you can see them? Just let me know what it is you're looking for. =]

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A little bit of a side note.......

So, as you may have noticed, I added a list at the top of the page that has things I'd recommend to you. In all honesty, it is a mess of randomness to attempt to help cure your boredom haha. Any of the short films you see posted can be found on youtube, and I promise to note otherwise if they are not. The books can also be found at your local libraries, or bookstores, or wherever you decide to purchase books from, of course. Anything that is not a book or film, just might need to do a bit of research to find out more (or just let me know you're curious and I will forward my own links to you haha.) Enjoy!! ;]

And so begins an epic blog of randomness.......

I've been contemplating beginning a blog for awhile, at last, with some encouragement from people I value dearly, here it is. Don't expect this to be a strictly one-subject blog...I'm far from being a one-subject thinker. ;] What will, in fact, show up on here? Well...anything is game.

I suppose it would be best to formally introduce myself, but I think the "about me" over there on the side has done that well enough, hasn't it? Probably not, because it's a bit random lol. I'm 22 years old, currently awaiting the magical Financial Aid Fairy to come and drop off some grants and scholarships so I can head back to school for biochemistry. I'm an avid reader, an avid researcher, and an avid life student. Lately I've been a walking encyclopedia apparently, so things here...well, they just might get interesting haha.

Enough about I tell everyone, if you stumble upon me whether it is here, on Facebook, on the paranormal boards that the Paranormal Research Society runs, or anywhere else-the best way to get to know me is to spend some time with me, or to just ask away. That is always the best way to get to know a person I suppose. Since there isn't a way to message me on here that I am aware of, I'll leave you with my Facebook link:!/profile.php?id=100000902853574&ref=ts , and a promise to keep this blog updated as much as possible.