Monday, June 30, 2014

Music Monday: Patrick Park

Yes, I chose this picture because he's wearing a Pittsburgh hat ;)

"Dust and Mud"


"My Holding Hand is Empty"


"Lets Go"


Patrick Park is from Los Angeles. His album, Love Like Swords, is out now and can be purchased here.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sun in Gemini, May 21 - June 20


Gemini. My fellow Air sign. I once read that Gemini and Aquarius are the best match out of the entire Zodiac. My sister and best friend are both Geminis; I can vouch for the truth behind that statement. Excellent communicators with a penchant for jumping from one thing to the next, they're natural leaders and great friends.

Those with Sun in Gemini or strong Gemini placement in their chart may possess the following characteristics:

  • Flexible
  • Social
  • Friendly
  • Impatient
  • Easily Bored
  • Popular
  • Charming
  • Travelers
  • Distracted
  • Bipolar
  • Talkative
  • Logical
  • Diplomatic
  • Quick-Witted
  • Intellectual
  • Adventurous
  • Curious
  • Unfaithful
  • Energetic
  • Attention-Seeking
  • Fun
  • Humorous
  • Easygoing
  • Generous
  • Confident
  • Balanced
  • Clever
  • Pranksters
  • Flirtatious
  • Unemotional
  • Moody
  • Partying
  • Restless
  • Active
  • Hard-Working
  • Sarcastic
  • Superficial
  • Unstable
  • Stressed
  • Persuasive
  • Youthful
  • Nervous
  • Intelligent
  • Experimental
  • Inventive
  • Explorers
  • Verbal
  • Eloquent
  • People Person
  • Uncommitted
  • Multitasker
  • Politicians
  • Never Satisfied
  • Evolving
  • Loves the Mysterious
  • Dreamer
  • Ambitious
  • Thinkers
  • Independent
  • Individuals
  • Mutable
  • Disappears
  • Two-Faced
  • Procrastinators
  • Ageless
  • Elusive
  • Pretty
  • Imaginative
  • Go-getters
  • High Achievers
  • Smooth-Talkers
  • Honest
  • Insomniacs
  • Critical
  • Dual-Natured/Split Personalities

Famous People with Sun in Gemini:
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Johnny Depp
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Natalie Portman
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Paul McCartney
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Heidi Klum
  • Kanye West
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Colin Ferrell
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Prince
  • Tupac
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Bob Dylan
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Bar Refaeli
  • Adriana Lima
  • Elizabeth Hurley
  • Donald Trump
  • Russell Brand
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Liam Neeson
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Ted Kaczynski
  • Courteney Cox
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Shia LeBouf
  • Brooke Shields
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Morrissey
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Anna Kournikova
  • Judy Garland
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Priscilla Presley
  • Helen Hunt
  • Paula Abdul
  • Anne Frank
  • Anderson Cooper
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Joan Rivers
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Jewel
  • Molly Sims
  • Kate Upton
  • Ice Cube
  • Boy George
  • Dean Martin
  • Dave Navarro
  • Kat Dennings
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Annette Bening
  • Zachary Quinto
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Lucy Hale
  • Gina Gershon
  • Lea Thompson
  • John Edwards
  • Eddie Cibrian
  • Walt Whitman
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Leelee Sobieski
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Michael Cera
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Mr. T
  • Maria Menounos
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Cintia Dicker
  • John Goodman
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Allen Iverson
  • Andre 3000
  • Peter Dinklage
  • David Rockefeller
  • Hugh Dancy
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Tim Allen
  • Kendrick Lamar











Now Playing: "Where Is My Mind" by Pixies
*Definitely a Gemini type of song.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Flick Pick: Charlie Countryman

The other day, I was in a bit of a somber mood and willing to watch something moving on Netflix. The service recommended Charlie Countryman. The title threw me off but the face on the poster drew me in. I've mentioned in the past my alarming interest in Shia LaBeouf. He just does something for me. Where other girls are repulsed, I am intrigued and dare I say, turned on.



The same can be said for reviews. When a film generally receives negative feedback from both audiences and critics alike, I'm more than willing to give it a shot if it looks good to me. This film is a perfect example as to why I'm happy to think for myself; I rather enjoyed it. The acting was superb, the cinematography gorgeous, the message endearing.



Evan Rachel Wood, another one of my favorite actors, paired very well against LaBeouf. As I had recently returned from traveling abroad, I was eager to take in the scenery that the Romanian backdrop provided. While the piece certainly wasn't perfect, the ending more than made up for any misgivings. The soundtrack (The xx, M83, Moby) also did a fantastic job of adding to the overall vibe of the film.


If you're a fan of romance, American films with a foreign feel or you're just a bit of a weirdo like me, check this one out. You won't be disappointed.












Now Playing: "Soul to Squeeze" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sun in Taurus, April 20 - May 21


Taurus. Oh, Taurus. In all honesty, this is one of the few signs of the Zodiac that I just don't really jive with. As a true Air sign (Aquarius Sun/Mercury/Venus/Jupiter) with a Water dominant chart (Cancer Rising, Moon/Mars in Scorpio...), there isn't much that I connect with when it comes to the Earthy Bull. My Mother (whom I very much love) is a Taurus cusp (April 21); we've always clashed. But there's a positive side to everything and I'm determined to learn more redeeming attributes about this sign.

Those with Sun in Taurus or strong Taurus placement in their chart may possess the following characteristics:
  • Generous
  • Stubborn
  • Down-to-Earth
  • Finances (Extremely Good/Bad)
  • Dependable
  • Materialistic
  • Shopping Addicts
  • Practical
  • Conservative
  • Traditional
  • Stagnant
  • Settled
  • Frugal
  • Comfortable
  • Warmth
  • Introspective
  • Strong-Willed
  • Patient
  • Sensual
  • Soft
  • Self-Minded
  • Flirtatious
  • Pleasure
  • Supportive
  • Loving
  • Put Together
  • Stability
  • Strong
  • Determined
  • Loyal
  • Natural
  • Possessive
  • Welcoming
  • Social
  • Artistic
  • Selective
  • Gentle
  • Cautious
  • Charming
  • Attractive
  • Gorgeous
  • Feminine
  • Authentic
  • Caring
  • Well-liked
  • Ambivalent
  • Middle of the road

Famous Sun in Taurus':
  • George Clooney
  • Uma Thurman
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Al Pacino
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Che Guevara
  • Megan Fox
  • Jessica Alba
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Bono
  • Sigmund Freud
  • David Beckham
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Carmen Electra
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Elizabeth II
  • Pope John Paul II
  • William Shakespeare
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Adele
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Cher
  • Renee Zellweger
  • Channing Tatum
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Janet Jackson
  • Barbara Streisand
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Daniel Day Lewis
  • Amber Heard
  • Tony Blair
  • Henry Cavill
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Lilly Allen
  • Christina Hendricks
  • David Icke
  • Karl Marx
  • Sid Vicious
  • Michael Moore
  • Malcolm X
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • James McAvoy
  • Tina Fey
  • John Cena
  • Stevie Wonder
  • George Carlin
  • Iggy Pop
  • Tony Parker
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Traci Lords
  • Jerry Springfield
  • George Lucas
  • Enya
  • Craig Ferguson
  • Tori Spelling
  • Ann Boleyn
  • Orson Welles
  • Bettie Paige
  • David Boreanaz
  • Jet Li
  • Kimora Lee Simmons
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Jay Leno
  • Andie Macdowell
  • Shirley Temple
  • Natasha Richardson
  • Bernie Madoff
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Donatella Versace
  • Rudolf Valentino
  • Ryan O'Neal
  • Ann-Margret
  • Billy Joel
  • James Brown
  • Lars Von Trier
  • David Charvet
  • Cory Monteith
  • Nigel Barker
  • Willie Nelson
  • Socrates
  • Fred Astaire
  • Pete Townshend
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Harry Truman









Now Playing: "No Rest for the Wicked" by Lykke Li

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quoteworthy


"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
-C.S. Lewis 1898-1963














Now Playing: "Come Undone" by Duran Duran
*One of my favorite songs from the 90s. A good one for today.
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