Thursday, March 8, 2012

'Ugh..You caught me while monologuing!"

I am not sure that I have had time to elaborate on this, but I am a movie-buff.  I like so many sorts of movies that it is a waste of time to even bother with listing.  I am just going to be making more posts about books and movies because those are more of my favorite things! 

My top loves (in regards to hobbies, of course!!)
1- art/craft/creation
2- music
3- books/ movies (these are the same since no one in the film industry is creative enough to be original)
4- dance/singing (these are the same because I am equally TERRIBLE at both! Terry-boool!!!)

So... it's late and I was craving coffee.  By late, I mean 1am, now.  If I drink coffee at 1am, I will sleep tomorrow afternoon at 1pm, and then miss my shift at work.  I  just had this damn fluffy, delicious donut that I wanted to eat and it could only be paired with coffee.  I have a Kuerig, so I brewed a K-cup, poured half of it out, brewed nothing but water, poured half of that out and drowned it all with some creamer.......did I create decaf?  Or will I be falling asleep around 10am, rather than 1pm???

Anyway, as I tried to sort out the whole decaf thing, I thought about films with the most difficult monologues.  I have not seen EVERY film since the dawn of the industry, but I can think of some of my favorites...  Imagine if you had to learn these monologues for an audition!

***  I didn't want to include videos in the post, but you can click on the scene and it will take you to a clip of the monologue!***

#1 - The Matrix: Reloaded.  The Architect Scene. 
 (Because it is unexpected and delivered in such a 'matter-of-fact' tone although it's a HUGE turning point in the film)

#2 - V for Vendetta.  V's Introduction to Evey.
(Because it is hilarious and so complicated.  How can someone be so creative in introduction, however rather than be amused and interested in him, the nature of the delivery only verifies your concern that he is INSANE!)

(because I have seen this movie zillions of times and I still get confused about what she is saying.  Only an actress of great talent can breesze through something this confusing!)

I have seen all of these films 100s of times.  I LOVE them all, but I have to say that my absolute favorite monologue of them all is Down With Love.  The most complex and difficult to remember is in V for Vendetta.  I would get completely tongue-tied with all the words that start with 'V', and I have no idea what most of them even mean! 

Here is a small fact about me that I haven't shared: I think of amazing monologues all the time because my sister works in the theatre industry and I am always thinking of great monologues for her to practice for auditions.

Do you have any favorite lines from movies?  It's always so much fun to laugh and act out your favorite scenes with someone who shares the same interest in genres as you.  I am curious if there is anyone else who has a favorite monologue!

All righty.  Coffee's all done, and so is this post! But before I go, you should know that the title of my post is actually also from a movie!  The Incredibles!  yes, I love animated films!!!

  Good night......... I hope ^_^

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I never get to the point where I am not surprised and EXTREMELY thankful for people reading my blog.  I will be honest... I totally forget to check for comments on a regular basis. I don't blog regularly, and I realize that I don't blog about any one topic consistently, so that may also deter people from reading or following... So, I basically just use my blog as a journal and a place to share thoughts and ideas for passersby.

I used to be hung up on whether anyone was reading and it became an unhealthy obsession.  Then, I thought "Well, I guess I won't post unless I have something special to report....or unless I am starting a new project and then again when I finish".  If I continued to operate on that thought process, you wouldn't ever hear from me again.  So I took some time away from blogging and eventually, I also stopped coming on the site all together.  Well, a couple of months ago, I started checking in once a week...and then a few times per week...and well,

So, I just want to thank all the sweethearts who read my blog and all the Awesome new people who have started to read it.  And to all the blogs I follow (you know who you are), I just want to say I'M SORRY that I haven't been leaving comments, like I usually do. I am slowly working back into my routine the time to read, comment, and post regularly!

Right now, I am currently working REALLY hard on my first give away.  I tried really hard about 6 months ago, and I got 80% finished...and I hit a brick wall.  I couldn't figure out the last few parts of the project to complete it.  I am sure that this time, I won't give up and I won't get distracted!  I hope in either a few days or a week, I will have something to GIVE AWAY :D *Happy Dance*

Again, THANK YOU for being fucking Awesome, and paying me & my little world some attention. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Fling

I wish that I had an unlimited budget to completely devote to fashion.  And then I wish that I would be able to squeeeeeeeze into the size zeroes and twos that you have to wear in order to pull off most of the looks.

But, hey, a girl can dream!  So here are just a few of my favorite spring/summer 2012 looks.  Just a few!

L: Alberta Ferretti; R: Clements Ribiero  Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear Collections
Green is my favorite color and I love dresses.  I will admit that I have never worn a fitted dress like this with any confidence.  Most of my life, I was ashamed because I was bone-thin.  Now, I gots me some meat on these bones, and I am too ashamed of cleavage and booty-meat.

Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear
Obviously, these aren't  clothes you just throw on before you head out to grab a few things from the grocery store...but if I lived the life of some super-rich housewife who only sat around eating bon-bons, while being fabulous as someone else did all my dirty work....this is what I would eat my bon-bons in. This is what I would wear around my mansion, while learning exotic languages because I had nothing better to do than look marvelous and sound smart!

Emanuel Ungaro Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear

These are more amazing looking clothes.  You know...something that would look good with a bon-bon in hand.  Hahahaha!  I am obsessed with truffles and bon-bons tonight, I guess!  Really, these are power clothes. These are my outfits to my important business meetings and the boring ridiculous business evenings out with stuffy old men and their terrible white-collar humor.  I would pretend that everything is funny and all is well so that I could get my promotion while I wore this white gown...

I wish I knew how to sew.  I would create the most beautiful looking things for people to wear.  I will be honest, I think I would have to price my clothing more fairly.  I want everyone to have access to something this magnificent.  You know, the idea of "Fake It til You Make It" totally came from playing dress up!  Pretending to be high quality, high maintenance, well groomed and special in clothes and make up...  You can be anything, depending on your mood and the outfit you have as your accessory!

One day!  One day, I will bring some affordable outstanding fashion to a neighborhood near you!

I Put a HEX on Youuuu!

Hello!  Hello!  How's life in the cyberverse these days?

I have made some posts that haven't had much to do with creativity.....although in my first post in a long time, I mentioned the importance of CREATIVE EXPRESSION.

Well, I have been steadfast in my payment of debts, which doesn't leave me with extra money for supplies.  Normally, if I am just thinking of starting a project, I hit up the craft stores to make sure I have everything I need.  That way, somewhere part ways through the project, I don't have to find the time to buy more supplies if I run out of them.  Well, I needed to get creating again.  So I worked on my Baby Rainbows blanket, knowing that I may run out of yarn....and that is what happened!  I ran out of my rainbow colored yarn.

The good news is I have had the time and money to buy some last weekend, so now I can continue with the project.

The GREAT news is that, while I was waiting on the money and time to come together for me to make it to the store for baby rainbow yarn, I decided to make due with what I already had in my stash.  I decided to start a project for my couch.  I really need a throw of some sort.  It gets chilly in my living room because my balcony window is huge.

I love hexagons.  First, I thought about making lots of little granny squares, but then I re-thought about it.  At this point, I have started several hexagon blankets, but I have never finished any of them.   I hate that edges are all wonky.  I want them to be perfectly straight.  It's almost like the hexagons have put a hex (curse) on me, and I will never be totally satisfied with the end result.  Well, I am fighting back!!  I have nothing to worry about... I can let go of all my tendencies for perfection with this project.  It's MINE! 

Goodness!  My camera does not do these colors any justice.  Anyway, at the moment, I don't have any plans as far as design and combination of the colors/motifs, but I am not worried about that.  I know that I will need about 120 hexagons.  I know I like thos colors and I want it to be darker than lighter, with  more browns than anything else because that would look good on my couch...... other than that... I am just taking this day by day, hexie by hexie until it comes together on its own.  I like to just "be in the moment" with this project. 

I'm going to start connecting them in a few days....  So stay tuned to see what it starts to become as the hexies take on their shape into a nice little throw for my sofa!  Also, if you have  a blog and you like to make things for your home, I am totally interested, so share your info with me and, if you dare, share some ideas!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Back Attack!

It's been a long while, hasn't it?  I know!  I truly do apologize for my absence.  I always seem to back on board with blogging semi-regularly, but then I fall off the boat.  I hate that I never stick to anything, but I have been running extra short of motivation for a very long time.  I am stuck in my head.  I keep thinking of and fantasizing about all the "coulda", "shoulda", "woulda"  moments that I can't get back.  Do you know what that's like?  To spend hours per day, daydreaming of things that you want to change or make happen for yourself, but you feel like you can't?  Well, I am going to start channelling that negative and depressing energy into some art work!  I have been paying off my debts, leaving me short of money to buy art supplies for projects.  But for me not to be productive....well, that's somewhat of a death of my essence.  And we can't have that!

Dance of Dreams, Josephine Wall
I normally don't like "fantasy art", which is what I consider this to be, but I have been thinking of ways to "art" the way that I feel.

I have been in a dream state, and I am finding it harder and harder to wake myself from it.  The truth is, I am happier and more fulfilled in my dream.

Have you ever had a dream that was so great and so real that you spend so much time trying to remember your favorite parts of the dream?  You think about how those parts of your fantasy made you feel happy and you hold on to it thinking that if you focus hard enough, it will become real...

That is where my mind has been for the past 6 months.  Focused on dreams.

Three Graces, Josephine Wall
But I am now committed to coming out of that dream-state.  I want to make more of an effort to create a bridge from my mental happiness that lies deep inside of my dreams to the reality that I experience everyday.

I am such a dreamer!  Sometimes I forget that the things in my mind aren't possible in the real world.  In my mind, I can break dance (don't ask me why!) I can do all sorts of gymnastics.  I am a phenomenal artist and I work with all sorts of multi media.  In my dreams, I am a best-selling author of a graphic novel.  I am a small business owner.  I have my own clothing collection....

Ok, you get it.  I'm pretty fucking amazing in my dreams!  And in one night, I am ALL this and still a loving wife and a caring mother.

Enchantment, Josephine Wall
Now, I am shining a light at the end of my little tunnel. Rather than day-dreaming about the best moments from the dream I had the night before, I am journaling.  I am usually just a words + sketches type of journalist, but I am thinking I might need to use more ways to channel my feelings into my journal.  So I will start trying to art journal...whatever that means! 

I am also going to take time to do the things that I dream about.   If I want to have a small business...then, I better get to creating something to sell!  If I can dance like nobody's business in my dreams, then I better spend more time on my XBOX Dance Central...because that's about as close as I'll get to being spectacular!  *HIGH SCORE!*  If I am all about being an artist and having this graphic novel, then I need to spend time every night sketching and working on my characters so I can get this storyboard together.

In a nutshell, I feel like life is a journey.  Life isn't only about the experiences, but the lessons you allow yourself to learn.  I think that the best parts of life start in a Dream.  It starts with those dreams that are so real and make you feel so good that you know your life will only be content and complete when you have worked your butt off to make those special moments a reality.  So, I have been thinking and dreaming these things for FIVE YEARS.  Now, after thinking and planning, I seriously feel that I should at least give myself a shot.  I am worth the try!  So yes.... I am BACK and I will be blogging semi-regularly about a variety of topics.  The plan is to also give some peeks into my sketchbook...which I NEVER EVER do................. NEVER!  My sketchbooks are usually extremely private, so let's see if I am brave enough and serious enough about my journey to show them to the cyberverse!

FYI:  All of this artwork is done by an interesting artist, Josephine Wall.  She is a great surreal water color painter. Normally, I don't go for fantasy art, but I genuinely think that these paintings really display a visual of my internal mood.