Monday Finds


Here’s some stuff I’ve found around the interwebs:

Ever want to know how to cite a tweet for a paper? Yeah, that’s where we are now in life.

I finally saw “The Iron Lady” over the weekend, and is it bad that I was more excited to see this movie, and this movie than Meryl’s flick? I left the theater not impressed with the movie, but impressed with Ms. Streep.

I saw this on dooce.com and on Tumblr, and now this makes me want to learn how to do it in Photoshop. If Jack Nicholson doesn’t make you want to jump out of your skin, or evoke nightmares, just go away.

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Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers

Swoon.

I would like one of these please. Preferably, Harry Potter, Amelie, Wizard of Oz, or Benjamin Button.

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Stop the Uggs

Please. For the children.

This video has yet to get old. I hope they go on tour again, and that they come somewhere in my vicinity.

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Jared Leto in My So Called Life

Yes. And this. Never gets old…except that he is 40 now, and looks 25.

I’m on Spring Break, so now I can get back to blogging, reading non school related books, and catching up on TV/movies.

–I finished “Commencement” by J. Courtney Sullivan. I loved it, and read the review here.

–Next up, finishing “Paris was Ours” and “Inspirations: Selections from Classic Literature

Words to end my findings:

A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William Stafford

If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.

For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of childhood
storming out to play through the broken dyke.

And as elephants parade holding each elephant’s tail,
but if one wanders the circus won’t find the park,
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognize the fact.

And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider–
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.

For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give–yes or no, or maybe–
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.

back to the 90s.



During the 1994-1995 tv season, my sister and I watched one show with much fanaticism-My So Called Life. We quoted the series, sought out the music on the show(days of pre-iTunes), and taped the episodes when it aired on MTV. When I would see Claire Danes, AJ Langer, or Devon Gummersall in any of tv or film after MSCL ended, they were alway Angela Chase, Rayanne Graf, or Brian Krakow(side note: I was a Felicity fan, too, and Devon Gummersall was on it for a split second–I remember when his face came on the air for the first time and I shrieked “It’s Brian Krakow!). I became Claire Danes’s biggest fan. I combed fan websites on the Internet(yes, these were the 90s and really bad websites were out there). I wanted Rayanne Graf’s hair. More than anything, it was all about Jared Leto. TOTALLY. Mr. Jordan Catalano. He was one of the boys in my locker. On my bedroom walls. Ripped out of magazines. It was his eyes, his hair, his sexiness that oozed and poured forth from the page. Even at 12, 13, 14 years old, I felt it.

Fast forward, to, oh, this past Friday night. I have always heard of 30 Seconds to Mars(Jared Leto’s band, along with his drummer brother Shannon Leto, and bassist Tomo Milicevic) and would read about it in US Weekly or just see on a blog. I downloaded one song, and would listen to it when working out–was a fan, but give me my DMB, my Avett Brothers, or Sara Bareilles.

Oh how things can turn on a dime.

I was waiting on Elizabeth to come pick me up for the Rock 4 Love benefit concert at the Hi Tone, so I killed time by watching MTV–the video below came on:

Now, I do believe in God and my Catholic faith, but I totally understand the girl at the end of video about “Some people believe in God, and I just turn up the music” (paraphrasing). These are the moments in music that I can’t get enough. The chills, the connections you have with the singer, the music, the people standing around you in a pit, or a crowd. The song is great message. I went and bought “This is War” the latest 30STM album. If you are a friend of mine, and this band comes anywhere near Memphis, your butt is in the car with me. Who wouldn’t just want to see Jared Leto? Favorite songs: Vox Populi, Closer to the Edge, Kings and Queens, Hurricane.

By the way, Jared Leto is 39 and his brother is 40–WHAT ARE THEY EATING AND DRINKING???

So, here’s the music and the moments.