Saturday, February 28, 2009

interest is key

I wanted to see what this whole photography thing was about so I took a class. It seems like a bit of a fad at the moment, and everywhere I turn I see people with SLRS slung around their necks. I'm trying to understand why this is. I'm trying to get why Canon is advertising SLRS via not-the-greatest-questionable-celeb: Avril Lavigne. SLRS are pretty expensive... and Canon seems to be selling them to peeps like its the new sliced bread.

So first and foremost 'am-I-artsy-if-I-buy-a-dslr?'
To Canon & The Man: Why is it necessary to buy a camera to prove that you are trendy or 'artsy.' OK maybe you are into photography, which, I think is great. And if you are, you'd obviously know how incredibly technical it is. My prof explained that when you look back into history of the first photographers and artists, they were engaged in far more activities than just those subjects. For example William Talbot who developed the Calotype process (first negative and positive photographic process) was not only a photgrapher, but also an MP, botanist, classicist, physicist and Egyptologyst. Not to mention all the people who came after him were chemists and physicists etc.

So why make this distinction? Arts OR Science...Why is it split in our school system? For God's sake, ever heard of the term: renaissance man?!?

I guess I am getting carried away. Some people just want to take photos with a camera that is above what regular consumers use but below professionals. May it be pictures of their friends, family, squirrels in trees, whatever. But I think, if that is the case, its necessary to take a genuine and serious interest in it. I'll sit with my friend who actually is in photography and look at peoples pics on facebook, and its astounding how crap a lot of them are... Even though they are using such a fine piece of machinery. Because apparently SLRS are like Photoshop. They have zillions of features that hardly get used. Isn't that slightly depressing? Thats why Canon is bugging me a bit. Cus people out there will buy em, spend all that money, and then The Man wins. I do commend them for their advertising though. Even though no one really cares about Avril anymore...

(side note: I do not mean to be controversial. I'm just pretty annoyed w/ media at da mo)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"The People's Dictionary"

Today I had a tutorial for my Philosophy of Film class. We were discussing a reading, and this one girl who was trying to prove her point, kept using the word 'irregardless'..."irregardless of that fact, he still blablabla (etc).".... She said the word almost 3 times while taking her stance and I immediately stopped listening to her and started to wonder if the word "irregarless" actually IS a word in England (I had to question it b/c they spell 'skepticism' -->'sceptisim' and I was completely thrown by that). Anyways I went home and and then it, and NO 'irregardless' is NOT a word in England. Nor is it anywhere else.

Leo+Kate+Revolutionary Road = Oscars

boys & girls. it is completely imperative you go out and watch Revolutionary Road. It is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009


do you feel me?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I hope karma keeps a tally. I'd like to know where i stand right now on that tally... has my bad karma evened out yet or what? Who do I contact for this information? There must be some kinda email addy or something.
Music is off & onto a h-drive.
Reaaaally pissed about HP's death now.
Ugh wonder if ill turn into a mac user... all brainwashed & ish

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

RIP the HP

It been finalized. My dear ol HP is gone. (P.S. HP should stand for hazard prone). It was a good 2 and a half years. I made my best mix CDs on that computer. I shared endless hours with it watching great but soemtimes pointless and weird movies, i.e./ James and the Giant Peach.
I really thought it would pull through though. After that time in '07 when I spilt water on the screen - completely certain it was forever effed- it stuprised me. Resilient lil son of a gun. The water damage vanished within a week and THATS when I knew my HP was a keeper.

Anyways. Those days are over. Im not as upset about its death as I am about the fact that I may not be able to get my music off that lil ucker.
The guy at the computer place said he can probs get it off though. So I have faith. I always have faith in computer specialist peeps. Comps & how they work is so foreign to me...The fact that there are dudes out there who "get" computers really amazes me.

I just wish I could talk to my computer and ask him why he did this to me. Maybe the computer guy can somehow communicate with him and tell me what the deal is. I guess I never really thought about its needs.. Perhaps I should have done all those update install-ey things to make him feel cooler and more accepted amongst his other computer HP friends..

I've learnt a valid lesson. You can't depend on anything or anyone. Just yourself. And cold chocolate milk.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

england hates me

seoo. The other day i got internet in my room and was prettttty ecstatic because i was without it for a week. Apparently, I have bad karma or something because yesteraday evening i found that my laptop would not turn on...

Monday, February 2, 2009

why is everyone blogging about cupcakes today?

so im in leeds (wadup), england (wadup wadup). ON Saturday i went to liverpool to the Tate museum and saw a Picasso. A reeaaal mfing picasso. AH and a couple paintings my Jackson Pollock and stuff by Andy Warhol. YAaawhh

I have also learnt that my fam back at home have replaced me with a cute little dog called Ralphy...