Sunday, May 31, 2009

I stumbled across this today, and was completely oblivious prior to this stumbling that this organization existed. It's a movement for change through the help of music and art. Helping the world realize that we aren't all that different through the help of music and art. Playing for Change sells their CD and documentary DVD at Starbucks and other various websites/stores. How I can go to Starbucks every week and not have known about this, I am not sure, anyways...

Check out the site,
and if you have time, watch the introductory video they feature on the main page. I found it to be very inspiring. But then again, I find music to be very inspiring. We can go far with music.

One of the songs featured in the documentary:

Playing For Change | Song Around The World "Stand By Me" from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

quotes- "amazing"

"If you can't be kind, at least be vague."
...Judith Manners

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and it looks like work."
...Thomas Edison

"Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none."
...William Shakespeare

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
...Mark Twain

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
...Thomas Edison

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
...Sir Winston Churchill

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
...T.S. Eliot

"Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic."

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
...Winston Churchill

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
...Mark Twain

"Humour is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place"
...Mark Twain

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
...Martin Luther King Jr.

"The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you."
...Bette Midler


Obviously I edit what I post, but I like to share.
It's an odd feeling.

I guess you can say it's liberating to show others your personal stuff, even if it isn't the most personal of all of it. It's a start.
I got suckered into getting me ears pierced today. I don't like needles. You can probably guess the rest of the story, so we'll leave it at that.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I am still an internet junkie, but will be taking it easy for the next month. I'm working on some personal issues and have a bus pass, and am going to be doing a lot of adventuring. I'll update you with any cool stuff I see when I do go on the internet, and with my adventures and stuff when I can.

So, basically, I will still be here, but maybe not every single day.

Have a happy night,

Memorial Day Trip.

I visited San Pedro on Memorial Day with one of my many fun friends. We hit up a little coastal spot that was down the street from the notorious Sunken City. We were going to go cruise over there (to Sunken City), but I'm still working on my courage on going against THE LAW.

I'm such a wimp,
I know.

I made friends with a bunch of families that were there, and helped them catch little crabs (just for fun). We let them go after, don't worry. :)

The only picture I took of myself that day, surprising, right? I was watching said friend investigate the Seal-like thing that was ahead of me. We weren't sure if it was dead or not. Unfortunately it was. (Dead)

I enjoyed watching this family, especially the little girl. She was really funny.

Super steep, slightly unstable stairs that took us to the coastal action

My feet.
An album is never complete without a picture of them.
Yuh feel me on that one?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Abandoned Houses Project.

The abandoned house project began over ten years ago in Detroit. It started out as a hobby for a photographer in the area and has bloomed into a form of activism, or way to raise awareness to others about the abandoned house phenomenon. Want to check out the site?

Make sure to click his ABOUT link to read the full story on how his project got started. I found it to be extremely interesting. :) ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Today I discovered that the mood ring I bought from the Time Travel Mini Mart actually works. Me and my friend had discounted its accuracy after days of the ring just, or green.

Well, today I was wearing it and I felt really---off. I was hanging out with two friends and we had gotten Mexican food and then went back to one of their rooms to hang out for awhile, when I looked down at my hand.

I almost screamed.

My ring was red for awhile which is "nervous, anxious, fidgety" and then turned a deep black-like color which is "tense, angry, stressed." That definitely did not please me. I felt lost, more lost than I have been feeling lately.

My dear friend started pulling out her kid stories from the book case nearby and read to me. She read the Little Engine That Could and the story about the mouse and cookie and a Knock Knock story. My mood started to go back to normal, to the blue color. The desirable blue color- "happy, cheerful, jubilant, playful."

We had ring checks every half hour or so for the rest of the night.
I am pleased to report that it remained in a safe color range from then on.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Just something fun to watch.
The song by Death Cab For Cutie is just an added bonus,
to aid in the fun.
(it's available in HD, just fyi,click the link)

Death Cab for Cutie - Little Bribes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Sand Dancer

A mini documentary on sand artist Peter Donnelly. He creates HUGE sand drawings by waiting for the tides to go down and has to finish them within 3 HOURS, because that's when the tides come back up. It's pretty crazy, and ultra inspiring.

I'd travel there to see him draw something.
Enjoy :)
I have been wandering websites during my spare time, which (it seems) that I may have a lot of that. I came upon this website

and with that website you can make cool things like:

...and then I made this one:

(and try not to get too dizzy)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Joyous Afternoon with Angus :)

I have been enjoying this song all morning. It contains thoughts and feelings that I find very, very enjoyable to hear on a day like this. Enjoy people.

Enjoy it for me,

Sleeping In by The Postal Service

Last week I had the strangest dream
Where everything was exactly how it seemed
Where there was never any mystery of who shot John F. Kennedy
It was just a man with something to prove
Slightly bored and severely confused
He steadied his rifle with his target in the center
And became famous on that day in November

Don't wake me I plan on sleeping
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping in
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping in

Again last night I had that strange dream
Where everything was exactly how it seemed
Where concerns about the world getting warmer
The people thought they were just being rewarded
For treating others as they'd like to be treated
For obeying stop signs and curing diseases
For mailing letters with the address of the sender
Now we can swim any day in November

Don't wake me I plan on sleeping
(now we can swim any day in November)
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping in
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping
Don't wake me I plan on sleeping in

Friday's Day summed up.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

aspirations, inspirations and serenity.

Yesterday I wore my converse to school.
I hadn't decided if I was going to look for a ride,
or walk the ten+ miles home from CSULB.
So I wore the shoes.

I ended up asking a friend to breakfast.
We first went to coffee cup, too long a line;
we ended up at Eggs Etc.
Fun little place it was.
Weekday special= excellent for 4.99

A quick jaunt home
hop, skip and maybe a jump (or two)
and then we were in Echo Park
at the Time Travel Mini Mart.

Walking the street (not scandalously)
we found shoes, graffiti, and doodads unmatched.
A few streets down
A couple homeless people later
A sip of Horchata
and a full sun set into motion
we were back at Kramer.
He missed us.

Traffic forever, and ever and ever.
Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I finished my last final and..

That is what my face looked like.
I kid you not.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

facts on life?

Fast Food Dream.

I dreamt that I went to a fast food restaurant with two guys. I was supposed to be making out with one of them (apparently). It came time to order food. I ordered first and then moved to the far right, to wait for it. The food, to wait for the food.

The other guy came, not the one I was going to make out with, and stood by me.

Our food came.
We went to a table.

Next scene we were kissing.
Just sitting at the table with spinny chairs and kissing.
Kind of awkward when we started to spin away from each other.

But then a realization occurred.
We stopped.
"You aren't who I am supposed to be kissing."
"I'm not?"
"No, you are not. Where did he go?"
"...he was never here. Well, he was. But he left. He didn't even order."

Then we started kissing again,

I think it is a metaphor for my life.
Interpretations welcomed.

I want her talent.

Give me it NOW.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quotes I try to embody.

Get mad, then get over it.
~Colin Powell

In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
~Mark Twain

Sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
~Author Unknown

I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
~Author Unknown

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
~Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


before, I meant mind.

I somehow lost my

yeah, mind., not really.
I got that from a movie.
I have a very distinct voice in my head right now. I am not sure who it is, but I like it.

I absorb it.
I will embrace it.

I will continue thinking with this voice until finals are over. I think it is helping me. I think this voice is smart. I think this voice knows its shit.


have a good day :)

I am basically the best sleuth I know.

hopefully today's geology test goes alright,
I somehow managed
to lose


My best friends and I
Refuse to be lunatics
We will rule the world

Monday, May 18, 2009


I won't let them rain on my parade.


we all deal with things differently.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Don't tell me I didn't tell you.

warning: feeling very anti-people ish today.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I typed in horoscope on google and clicked on the first link that came up. I then found the Aquarius tab, and read my reading for the day:

Thanks to the strong influence of the moon, you’re likely to underestimate a situation today. You’ll feel that you should take the lead, but in this instance you’d do better to take the back seat. By doing this you will learn something that is definitely to your advantage!

I'm taking the back seat today, I guess. I think that I already messed up on that. I CAN'T HELP IT! But from RIGHT NOW I am taking the back seat. So, I guess, if you want to talk to me you better call me. Or something.

...back seaters don't initiate,
I think.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

note to self:

The dog wouldn't wake up this morning, so I could not go looking for zombies on the streets- too risky by myself. I played make pretend in my head instead. It was alright fun, for like, two minutes.

Then I went to bed.

Don't you hate it when it feels like the ENTIRE world is sleeping and you are

I'm going to go wake up the dog and look for zombies.

At least it's SOMETHING to do.

Tru Dat!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I go in and out of phases CONSTANTLY of where I want friends and where I do not want friends. Right now, I want the friends that I have, the ones that I have found a strong interest/bond in and with. I don't feel like getting to know others, I don't feel like putting up with unneeded bullshit for people that I don't care about. I feel bad saying, or admitting, that but it is the truth.

As a result of this consistent phase, wanting and not wanting friends, my personality changes. I go from being very outgoing, happy, a pleasure to be around to irritated, annoyed, bitchy and a pain. I want my space. I want to sit by myself. I want to think about things.

[[More things that are on my list of things that I am trying to fix]]

I believe that it is these qualities that keep me from liking anyone for long periods of time, relationship wise. I like things in spurts, in bits and pieces; I like things to change. I mean, there are times when I really want the same person and things around me all the time, but mostly that's not the case. At least, that is what I have discovered when writing things in my journal and talking to my sister and some friends.

I am still figuring things out.
I'm definitely going to be back editing this tonight.

Like I said:
I'm still figuring things out.

I do.

I mean, who doesn't?

What My Dreams Are Like

Thank you Artist for bringing them alive.