Thursday, February 10, 2011

Starting Over

The Amazing Morgan Karr with Starting Over, by my new discovery of a awesome songwriter Will Van Dyke!

It’s been a long time coming

So today I passed my drive test, and got my P's. It’s been a long time coming, but I got there. WOOT!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"The past isn’t past; it’s still shaping the present. But even more than that, I believe that the study of history is essentially an exercise in empathy. You have to imagine what it was like to be a peasant in eighteenth century France. Or to be King Louis XVI, or to be Marie Antoinette, or Robespierre. What the study of history forces you to confront is how people who are acting rationally, who think they’re acting in their own best interest- and in many cases think they’re acting in the best interest of their countries- can end up killing so many people, and in many cases killing themselves! I believe that thinking about those questions makes us better at living our own little lives even if it is in a less fancy costume."

- John Green,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Twenty Something

My whole life is right in front me.
I can go anywhere.
Two whole decades can’t prepare you for the moment,
When the page is blank before you,
And you’re barely even twenty-something.
Nothing’s standing in my way.
No one’s holding me back.
College ended and there’s no one here to tell me
Not to hit the bars and rent some cars.
I’ll fuck around
But then I’m gonna change the world.
It’s the generation twenty-something ascending.
We might be young. We might be poor.
But we know we deserve much more than what our parents have.
Who knows what that’ll be?
But we’re ready to discover
If there is life after the Wii.
‘Cause as long as we’re still young and fresh
And twenty-something, we’re free.
This is it. This is what’s hot.
It’s your moment. It’s your decade.
But you’re only twenty-something til you’re not.
Hurry up. Do it now.
If you don’t, if you blink,
Then it’s over.
Show me something I can get behind.
And I’m already there.
I have more free time than I know what to do with.
I’m in twenty different places
But I guess it’s ’cause I’m twenty-something.
Single with a bach’lor pad.
Now I just need a job.
I’ve got time to kill until my life becomes more real.
The time is now for wearing heels,
For roommates, drugs,
For chance encounters.
Raise a glass to the generation twenty-something ascending.
We might be young. we might be poor.
But we know we deserve much more than what our parents have.
Who knows what that’ll be?
We’re the target demographic.
We’re the reason for tv.
We’re obsessively and definitely twenty-something and free.
Don’t think about tomorrow,
There’s enough to do today.
I’m young, smart, on my way.
This is my day.
You blinked.
You’re not twenty-something.

This is it. This is what’s hot.
It’s your moment. It’s your decade.
But you’re only twenty-something til you’re not.
Hurry up. Do it now.
If you don’t, if you blink,
Then it’s over.
Don’t think about tomorrow,
There’s enough to do today.
I’m young, smart, on my way.
This is my day.
You blinked.
You’re not twenty-something.

Raise a glass to the generation twenty-something ascending.
We might be young. we might be poor.
But we know we deserve much more than what our parents have.
Who knows what that’ll be?
When you’re twenty you’re just starting…
When you’re twenty-four…
You’re twenty-five…
You’ll never feel more perfect when life starts at twenty-three.
Because we’re ready and we’re waiting
And we’re twenty-something and free.

-Kerrigan and Lowdermilk-

This song is finally appopriate to my life and I want those things, now I just need to go and get/find them. =)

Friday, September 10, 2010

What happened in your birth year?

This website that i stumbled on with Stumbleupon! Allowed to look at the year you were born, or any year really, in a story like manner, and it's really beautiful.

In 1990, the world was a different place.
There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Stumbleupon, for that matter.
In 1990, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was Ghost. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the poster.

Remember, that was before there were DVDs. People were indeed watching movies in the cinema, and not downloading them online. Imagine the packed seats, the laughter, the excitement, the novelty.

Do you know who won the Oscars that year? The academy award for the best movie went to Dances with Wolves. The Oscar for best foreign movie that year went to Journey of Hope. The top actor was Jeremy Irons for his role as Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune. The top actress was Kathy Bates for her role as Annie Wilkes in Misery. The best director? Kevin Costner for Dances with Wolves.

In the year 1990, the time when you arrived on this planet, books were still popularly read on paper, not on digital devices. Trees were felled to get the word out. The number one US bestseller of the time was The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel. Oh, that's many years ago. Have you read that book? Have you heard of it? Look at the cover!

In 1990... The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns. Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc and Warner Communications Inc The United Kingdom and Argentina restore diplomatic relations after 8 years. Police seal off Brixton in South London after another night of protests against the poll tax. East Germany holds its first free elections. The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba. Portrait of Doctor Gachet by Vincent van Gogh is sold for a record $82.5 million. The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty. The Detroit Pistons defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals. Underwater volcano Mount Didicas erupts in the Philippines. In Rome, on the night before soccer's 1990 FIFA World Cup, the Three Tenors sing together for the first time. The event is broadcast live on television and watched worldwide by millions of people Alberto Fujimori becomes president of Peru. Nintendo releases the NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 in North America. The video game of the day was Final Fantasy.

That was the world you were born into. Since then, you and others have changed it.
The Nobel prize for Literature that year went to Octavio Paz. The Nobel Peace prize went to Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev. The Nobel prize for physics went to Jerome I. Friedman, Henry Way Kendall and Richard E. Taylor from the United States and Canada for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics. The sensation this created was big. But it didn't stop the planets from spinning, on and on, year by year. Years in which you would grow bigger, older, smarter, and, if you were lucky, sometimes wiser. Years in which you also lost some things. Possessions got misplaced. Memories faded. Friends parted ways. The best friends, you tried to hold on. This is what counts in life, isn't it?

The 1990s were indeed a special decade. The Nineties saw the beginnings of the World Wide Web, originating at CERN. Email becomes popular. The Soviet Union dissolved. Living standards in East Asia and Europe generally improved. The Cold War ends. Iraqi forces invade Kuwait. A UN coalition force led by the US was sent to the Persian Gulf, and aerial bombing of Iraq began. The Kosovo War took place. The Ethiopian Civil War ends. Dolly, a sheep, is cloned. The Global Positioning System GPS becomes fully operational. Genetically engineered crops are developed for commercial use. Intel develops the Pentium processor. The Java programming language is created. Microsoft released Windows 95. In Los Angeles, riots occur after the police brutality case involving Rodney King. Great Britain hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to China. East Timor breaks away from Indonesian control. US president Bill Clinton was involved in the Lewinsky scandal. Dogme 95 becomes an important artistic movement in European film. Teen soap Beverly Hills 90210 has its long run. Baywatch becomes the most watched show in history. On MTV, reality television makes its beginning. Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa. Germany was reunified. The prediction of computer bug Y2K spreads fear.

Do you know what was on the cover of Life that year?

Do you know the lyrics? Do you know the tune? Sing along.

There's a kid outside, shouting, playing. It doesn't care about time. It doesn't know about time. It shouts and it plays and thinks time is forever. You were once that kid.

When you were 9, the movie The 13th Warrior was playing. When you were 8, there was The Parent Trap. When you were 7, there was a Disney movie out called Mulan. Does this ring a bell?

6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... it's 1990. There's TV noise coming from the second floor. Someone turned up the volume way too high. The sun is burning from above. These were different times. The show playing on TV is America's Funniest People p. The sun goes down. Someone switches channels. There's The Bradys on now. That's the world you were born in.

Progress, year after year. Do you wonder where the world is heading towards? The technology available today would have blown your mind in 1990. Do you know what was invented in the year you were born? The World Wide Web.

Usin' and confusin' beats that ya never heard
1990, put a smile on your face like ultra bright
You're just fessin' man
I don't even wanna hear about it, you're just fessin'


That's from the song Best Foot Forward by DJ Shadow.
In 1990, a new character entered the world of comic books: Gambit. Bang! Boom! But that's just fiction, right? In the real world, in 1990, Emma Watson was born. And Alex Teixeira Santos. Emily Mae Young, too. And you, of course. Everyone an individual. Everyone special. Everyone taking a different path through life.

It's 2010.

The world is a different place.

What path have you taken?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We Are One Body

So over the weekend I attended the Antioch State convention. It was a wonderful experience fill with awesome people, inspiring talks and great times. It was a weekend off, to take a step back from the rush of normal life, to slow down and appreciate.
Earlier this year I attended a weekend for Antioch and although I was really quite sceptical at first, I went it with an open mind, as always, willing to try something new.

The state convention is basically a larger, slightly less jam packed version of the weekend. There were talks, liturgies and meds on Hope, Faith, Mission, Love, The Rosary, Sexuality and Self-image. Topics that wouldn’t normally be discussed in day to day lives, and not ever mentioned at school, for fear of offending. The talks are done by people around the same age, speaking truthfully without of fear of judgement, as there is none to give.

The people at Antioch all share similar values and they are friendly and kind, open and accepting. It’s really a lovely environment.

During one of these med, in pairs we had to answer some questions, they really got me thinking… because at that moment I really didn’t have any substantial answers to share. So with that in mind here are the questions that were posed to us:
- Tell your partner a bit about your life aims
- Describe a relationship you would like to try and improve
- Share a goal you have for the future. Concerns? Plans?
- Gifts that you have that you feel a call to share.
- How has your mood been lately? What struggles will you need to return to after the Convention?
- What gifts would you like to have?
- Share a world issue that concerns you. How can you use your gifts to make the world better?
- Name someone who inspires you… what gifts do you see in them?

I’m not going to lie; I did answer some of them, not to the extent that I wanted to. Some I was not able to answer because I genuinely didn’t know what I could say.

So I’ve decided that an aim that I want to achieve is to be able to answer these questions with clean decisive answers.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Ryan Scott Oliver New Fav Person!

Have a listen. The Harmonies will blow your mind!



Hemming and Hawing

The Ballad of Sarah Berry

The Song of the Dead Fairy


Thursday, July 29, 2010


So again we went back to Sorrento, to our winter house, Teewah.
The weather was a bit shit but that doesn't matter, because we had heat floors! I love the kitchen, it has a huge island bench, a open layout dining room and sitting room. Thelounge room is located a few steps up and then the bedrooms are off from there. I always have a fab time, very relaxing, with good times always. We also went to the Sorrento Day Spa, which was fabulously relaxing, five pools of different from 37 Degrees up. Definatly worth another visit.
What I like most about these trips is that even though we don't really see the people too often, it's always comfortable.

The Peeps!

Straight too it.

Yumm.... Lemon!

Artistic! Plus No double chins.

Me, Nique and Millie..being HAPPY!

Totally Pimping it.

Wait wait... make it straight...concentrate.

Jenga TOWER!

Artistic.. with booooooze!


I < 3 Teewah