Summer of Classic Films

This summer I wanted to watch classic films. The reason is, I have always been attracted to black and white films. I remember in school watching Twilight Zone when the teacher’s wanted a break. It intrigued me when I was young. The black and white shows offered a lesson. A twist you’d didn’t see coming or a slow build up to a passionate kiss.

Metropolis

This was the last film I watched before I started classes. To explain it briefly Metropolis is about a creator, his son and a girl. The boy, Fredor is the son of  Joh Fredersen, the master of Metropolis. He grows up rich and naive. One day when prancing about with loose girls, Maria comes with the worker’s children and points to Fredor and says ‘he is your brother.’ She exclaims we are all brothers. Freder was taken by the beauty of Maria and leaves his pampered life to search for her. Workers live underground and work10-hour days. The wealthy live in Metropolis. It was the first silent films I’ve watched and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The movie had a slide that fills the viewer in on what was said. I found myself filling in the words anyway. The expressions were so grand, almost cartoonish.There’s a scene when Maria was running away from the scientist, it was so dramatic, I thought she was going to pass out from all the shaking she did. I laughed. It’s interesting to see how people think of the future and our relation with technology. The idea is still the same, people fear technology.

 

 

Heaven Can Wait

If I choose to watch a classic film, I prefer to watch this genre.  This movie is about Henry, a bachelor…. you can say. He a charming rich, young man with a history of mischevious behavior and nothing would make his parents happier than for him to marry. While strolling through downtown he spots a beautiful girl, Martha. Martha and Henry have a lifetime adventure together.

When watching the film I sympathized with Albert. Albert was originally engaged to Martha, a bit nerdy, he lost Martha to Henry. I have a problem with people taking things. Henry swoops Martha into his arms and they elope. Henry was hot, even in black and white, I see why Martha was taken by him.My favorite line in the movie is when Martha says she has Henry now that he has a tummy. She doesn’t need to worry about losing him to other women. It’s a cute, lighthearted film. I recommend it.

Nights of Cabiria

A prostitute searches for love in the streets of Rome. She hopes for a life away from the nightlife. Every man she falls for runs and takes her money. The movie opens up with Cabiria nearly drowning from her boyfriend pushing her into the river. Cabiria didn’t know how to swim and the pedestrians didn’t know how to do CPR. You see the man holding her upside down and shaking her. One day she hangs with her friends and they go to a service. The Virgin Mary is in front of Cabiria as she pleads for a different life. After the service, she freaks out and leaves her friends. She leaves sure that her prayer will be heard.

I am attracted to Cabiria and her story because you don’t want to give up on love. You can’t give up on wanting a better life. The only person that can make a change in your life is you. Cabiria was hurt so many times and by people that pretended to love her. The worst kind of feeling is to be hurt by someone you love. I teared up when she handed her boyfriend the money and told him to kill her. Essentially she had given up.

I really enjoyed this project. I’ll do more of these in the future.

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below.

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School has started, and now summer has ended. I made a list of things I wanted to do this summer and I’ve completed some and forgot others.

 

 

Travel

The BEST thing you can do with you time and money.

I’m proud of myself for taking the first step of solo travel. Although we

live in the most progressive time, solo women travels are discouraged.

It is the fear that women are too delicate or they could be abducted if they

travel alone. I’m not saying throw caution to the wind but don’t let fear stop

you.

Vintage Movie Marathon

This was a weird goal of mine to watch old black and white movies

this summer. I’ll write a post about what movies I watched and what I

thought of them.

 

Learn Something New

Growing up I never really had a break from

school. I was always learning something with

tutors or workbooks. So now that I’m older I love

learning. Over the summer I took a couple of online

SEO classes and writing classes. I learned a lot for free!

The things I didn’t get to do were traveling to Spain. I really want to

go to Spain or South America. I have been practicing my conversational

Spanish and  the only way to master a language is to use it? Derecha?

But who knows what the future will hold?

Comment below what you guys did this summer?

If I Won A Million Dollars | Powerball

Money is an interesting thing. It’s essentially a tool, it’s neither good or evil. The latest Powerball drawing for 700 Million Dollars makes me think what would I do with that money?

If I Won 700 Million Dollars….

I Would Save and Invest a Large Portion

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It’s important to invest in your future. An opportunity

 

 

like this is once in a blue moon. I could save for major

future investments like a house, and my future family.

 

I Would Travel

I would travel and see the world. I go to Italy, Greece, Spain,

France, and Amsterdam. Exploring this great, wide

world, meeting people and experiencing different places

is important to me. I would spend months away and move

from place to place.

 

I Would Go on a Shopping Spree

I would go crazy in Nordstrom and Fashion Nova.

I would buy EVERYTHING my heart desired.

Designer tops, a cartful of shoes, I’ll have arms of accessories

and bags.  I would find the shyest sales women and have her

ring up my huge purchase.

 

I Would Give to Charity

I’m a firm believer in giving back.

Charity is like paying rent to the World.

Giving back to someone less well off than you

is the least we can do while we are here on Earth.

I would donate to the S.T.E.M education for young

women and Environmental organizations.

What would you guys do with a million dollars? 

The Hunger Games Guide to the Eclipse

Today a few lucky cities will witness the Eclipse. Redmond, Knoxville, and Charleston.

I have composed a Hunger Games guide to surviving the Eclipse.

 

 

 

 

Tip #1

Limit Driving and Commuting During the Eclipse


With visitors coming from all over to witness the

eclipse driving and normal everyday activities will

be difficult. Visibility will be somewhat limited,imagine

a cloudy day when it’s overcast.

Everyone should be cautious of the sudden change and

hold off on any activities until it is clear

 

Tip #2

No Selfies Please

The great Neil deGrasse has said

“Don’t film the Eclipse, experience it.”

It has been verified by NASA that using

your camera or phone may damage the lens

unless you have a UV protectant to cover it.

Nor can you view the eclipse through your

phone.

 

Tip #3

Protect Your Eyes

The most important organ by far.  If you

decide to view the event make sure you

protect and cover your eyes. The solar

glasses are probably sold out everywhere,

but if you can snag a pair from a friend or

go to a viewing party that provides

them you’ll be covered.

How will you view the Eclipse. Comment down below.

My Work Aug 2017

It has been a long time since I’ve posted some artwork. Here you go!

I have to say I enjoy sharing my work with you guys, it encourages me to

create more.

This piece is about the passion of a new relationship. The top left is a soup cup that says ‘ be strong and love much.’ It’s placed over her eyes to represent a thought. She’s been hurt before and now she feels comfortable to love again. When I think of comfort I think of soup.

To the right is the solar eclipse that will take place on August 21. I’m super excited for that. I love major astronomical events.

In the mid-left you’ll see a girl biting her lip as her lover caresses her cheek. Whew that’s hot.

In the middle is a carnation. If you remember in middle school you could buy a carnation for your friends, or crush. Carnations to me have always symbolized an exciting, youthful love.

To the mid-right are mountains and GPS indicators. I love to travel. That will always be a major love in my life.

Toward the bottom is a cute little bird, just singing.

Have you posted any artwork lately? What do you think about the upcoming eclipse? Leave a comment below.

Do We Live In A Throw Away Society?

It’s an interesting question, that I don’t know the answer to. I only have my experiences to put forward a possible answer. I think we DO live in a throw away society. If something doesn’t work or loses it appeal, it is normal to replace it with something shiny and new.  We do this with electronics and relationships.

Our society is moving forward so fast that things lose their value quickly. The latest electronics to the latest clothes and relationships. You can see this attitude in the way we fill our environment with landfills, and the way we treat our older population. We dispose, and throw away.

I’m here to tell you that you can give anything more than one life. Resist the urge to ‘throw-it away.’

Those clothes in the back of your closet donate them to the Salvation Army.

Those old electronics sell them, have them refurbished and sold again.

Plastic! Forget it! Use glass, glass can be used over and over again.

And most importantly don’t forget about Grandma. She maybe feisty but she has knowledge and stories to share.

I find value and magic in old things. When I see an old t-shirt my mind fires up a way to repurpose it. Even when I look at an old building my inner Property Brothers comes out and starts making floor plans and setting a budget. Repurposing can be fun, it your open to it.

If you have time look-up Depression Era tips to frugal living. Frugal living can help you save money and teach you to be more self-sufficient.

Do you guys think we live in a throw-away society? Leave a comment below.

5 BS Facts About Shoes Everyone Thinks is True

1. Shoe’s Have To Be Painful To Be Sexy

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If shoes are painful for you to wear either you’re wearing them wrong or have the wrong size.

 

Many Shoe Gurus have mastered the art of walking in heels. Shoe Gurus can make high heels like your walking on air.

13 Tips That Will Help Take The Pain Out of Wearing High Heels

18 Hacks, tips, and Tricks, To Make High Heels More Comfortable

2. Wear Shoes That Attract The Attention of Men

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We all have different motivations for selecting the clothes and shoes we wear. We select clothes and shoes to express our unique identity. While men tend to

be attracted to long

 

legs, that usually is not the intention of buying heels. When you wear a pair of heels you feel above it all, like you’re a goddess or queen.

What Are The Benefits of High Heel Shoes

One Crazy Advantage of  Wearing High Heels

3. Flat Shoes Are For Quitters

While binge watching a 30 Rock, I remember the episode when Jack found out Avery was pregnant with his baby. Avery, like Jack, is a go-getter. Anything less than perfection isn’t good enough for her and that’s why Jack fell in love with her. During her pregnancy Jack said “And she always wears high heels, because, according to her,flats are for quitters.” pexels-photo-239323

I’m not recommending that you wear during your pregnancy. Flats are a great option. Many flats come in a great pattern while being stylish. I personally prefer flats over heels. Flats and sneakers are for those busy days when you need to get stuff DONE.

4. Comfort and Style are Mutually Exclusive

This is a major myth. Like Myth number #1 shoes can be comfortable and fun. Just like anything you purchase, you examine and try it out. I love buying shoes online but make sure that the website has a flexible return policy.

Zappos Return Policy

Nordstrom Return Policy

5. All Shoes Are The Same

It is easy to believe that all online shoes are the same. If your new to online shopping it’s easy to believe but if you’re a pro like me find unique shoes is a breeze. I can confidently say you can find any shoe, from any brand, from any time period, online. it just takes a little research.

 

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below

Modern Day Dating | the most boring post about love you’ll ever read

This is the most BORING article about love you’ll ever read, or maybe not.

Love is a unique experience for everyone.

What is love?

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Love to me is a connection unbreakable by any circumstance. It let’s someone know that I’m here for you always regardless of what happens. I will be with you no matter what because I love you and we’re in this together.

Why Love?

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Why not…

How to Love?

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In order to love, you need to love yourself. Know your boundaries and know that the other person is not perfect and you aren’t either. If you know this, then let the love flow freely. Love your neighbor, love your dog, love the grocer down the street, just let it all out.

Who Do I Love?

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I won’t tell…


Any advice about love? Leave a comment below

Lately On Instagram ( I’m on Instagram)

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I posted a picture today of this adorable artist

Grace Vanderwaal. Grace Vanderwaal

was on America’s Got Talent when she revealed to the world her majestic voice.  After America’s Got Talent, Grace has sold out nearly every show.

Grace  has the voice of an old Blues singer. She is only 13 and still has a lot of maturing to do as an artist. She possesses the talent needed to make her a Billboard Top Artist but often with fame at a young age, addiction becomes a problem. I hope this doesn’t happen to her.

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LOFT

Grace a talented young girl from Kansas thrown into the limelight by a talent show. That would be a movie I’d watch!

My second most recent post was about my 

FAVORITE pair of sunglasses. I got these sunglasses from LOFT not too long ago. There like a rose-mirrored tint. I was going to the grocery store for sweet potatoes and wanted to take a selfie. They just scream fabulous every time I put them on.

I love Instagram because you can say a million thing with a picture. My account is

fairly new and goes along with my blog and personal life.

Don’t forget to follow me  crissy.b723