Thursday, July 31, 2008

Picture of the Days

As you can see, I made a Picture of the Day section where I will put up a picture that expresses my current mood, ideas, or anything of that nature. If you have any suggestions of a particular photographer, painter, or designer, tell me. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Inspiration

Anthony Bourdain is my first and last love. Anyone who can bash on Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay without being the number one story on E! is my hero, no doubt. I can't get over the way this picture epitomizes his very existence. Gourmet food, yet still keeping his rough-around-the-edges, painfully-blunt self clearly visible. If you do not watch Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, you need to look it up pronto. On the show, he goes all over the world and experiences the people's traditional lifestyle. But what just puts the cherry on top for me is that he says the things that you are too afraid to say. I can remember last week, I saw an episode where he was interviewing people to be his personal guide during his adventures and he came across a woman who wanted to show him, and all of the people in the world with cable for that matter, her own country of Saudi Arabia. He simply said, "Why should I go to Saudi Arabia? It doesn't seem like a rollicking good time." His face was without the slightest bit of kidding.
As a thank you to those who are taking the time to read my posts, I will let you know a wee secret of mine... I have a list posted on my metal bed hung up with magnets titled My Goals in Life (I never share it to people by the way). Number one reads 1. Meet Anthony Bourdain and be the next "him".

Monday, July 14, 2008

Is It Just Me?

I cannot help but to think of the good-'ol-school-days. While I was thinking about classes and boys, a question popped in my head. Why does it seem like a lot of teenagers dress the same? I don't know what it is like at your school, but at mine, alot of people dress in ONLY and I mean ONLY! American Eagle and Abercrombie & Fitch. Why? I ask myself. Are they afraid to show their individuality? I think so.

So, I'm not really sure what direction I am going in with this post. Just another thought to ponder...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

So, I went to Montreal...

Canada, for the International Festival of Jazz this past weekend (it's the largest jazz festival in the world, might I add). As I explored the Jazz Fest, I noticed many strange things, one of which was

a man on stilts dressed like a spider. Considering I am totally creeped out about spiders, I wanted to get away from it as fast as humanly possible!

The Jazz Festival is held in Montreal every year and lasts for 11 days. Even though it's called the jazz festival, there is really all kinds of music there. I would say it's more "world" music. The crowd is very diverse, with people from probably every culture you can think of there. The photo above was taken at the closing concert of the festival. There was a crowd of several thousand people including tiny babies to 90 year olds. The crowd was very happy and well-behaved, dancing in the streets and just enjoying the music. One of the things I noticed is that something like this could never happen in the United States for the following reasons:

1. There would be way too many drunk and roudy people there for parents to bring their small children.

2. People would be talking loud and obnoxiously and most likely dancing "dirty."

3. Young people would have to be careful because of pervs on the loose.

Personally, I thought it was amazing how people didn't have to worry about getting mugged or harassed walking back to their hotels.

McDonald's. They're everywhere! How much you wanna bet that one day they'll take over the world?

I was walking down as street when I saw this. It must have been about a block long. I love urban art!

We also went to Old Montreal. It was very quaint and reminded me of my days walking down the streets of Rome --with gelato shops and all!

All in all, Montreal was superb and I suggest one year you go there.