Sunday, August 31, 2008

Creation of Energies

When I'm around people now I feel that I can almost read their energies.

People have different amounts of space that they occupy; thereby, creating their energy.

And I feel that I can feel that energy. The different layers, levels and complexities to it. How beautiful and precious it is.

I just adore the people I encounter.

Or maybe I'm just stoned off my gourde? Hahaha.

By the by, this is the second image that appears on Google image search when you type in "life force". AHAhahahahahaha!!!!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Oh, Conventions!

Yeah, I totally didn't watch this. I tried to start on Monday, but my attention span on controlled substances runs on empty. Here are some highlights.

Seriously, he gives me chills. He makes me tear-up. He makes me have faith in my country again. And that's like moving a mountain for me.

Here's Joe Biden's speech. I must admit I'm impressed. It's so fucking refreshing to hear two good orators after eight years of utter incompetence.

Love my girl Michelle. We tight. I think she's a heartfelt speaker. Not robotic and scripted, but puts conviction behind her words.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pot Psychology

I discovered this awesome web-column (?) on this website (which is linked from another website. Jesus. Fucking internet).

Anyway, soooo funny. And it doesn't hurt that Rich, the squinty gay, is cute to boot! Seriously. Fucking funny.

Why can't I do this for a living? Getting stoned and just recording myself saying funny things. I'm on board.

The Highest of Pot Psychology from Pot Psychology on Vimeo.

Filler Space

You Are the Innovator

You're the type of person who is always a step ahead of everyone else.

You thrive when you're experimenting with new designs, ideas, and attitudes.

You are a creative person with many talents. You have to have artistic outlets in your life.

You need to create - whether it's writing furiously or redecorating your home. If not, your life becomes chaotic.

You tire of doing the same thing every day. You change your job, friends, and personal style often.

You are at your best when you have a focus. If not, you develop a flaky artist's temperament.

What Your Bed Says About You

Outward appearances are a concern of yours, but not your primary concern. You try to take care of yourself and your home, but it's not an obsession.

You are an organized and disciplined person. You do the right thing because you want to, not because people expect you to.

You are very high maintenance. You like everything a certain way, and you're grumpy if things aren't the way you like them.

In relationships, you tend to be quite dominant. You enjoy taking charge.

You tend to be a down to earth, practical person. You think in terms of what is actual.

You are a total homebody. You are happiest when you're at home.

You Are Iced Tea

You are very active and energetic. You enjoy keeping busy!

You can handle difficult tasks well. You do what needs to be done without a lot of fuss.

You are casual, welcoming, and unpretentious. You are approachable and friendly.

And while you are laid back, you aren't sloppy. You are poised and understated.

What Your Driving Says About You

You are generally an easy going, laid back person. However, you can't help but feel a little jealous and competitive sometimes!

You are a fairly aware person, but you can't help but make judgment errors from time to time.

You'd like to think you're a fair person, but you occasionally think you deserve a special kind of justice.

You can be a rather tense, grouchy person - but you try to maintain your dignity.

You dislike authority and authority figures. You hate being told what to do. You hate being punished even more.

You are somewhat focused, but you are also a bit scatterbrained. Distractions can get you in trouble.

You are a very responsible and conscientious person. You often consider the feelings and needs of others.

Your ego is normally in check, but sometimes you get a bit egotistical. You tend to be a little self-important at times.

Get Excited!

These new posters for Australia came out this past week. Awesome! "IIII can't wait, can't wait." I love Baz Luhrmann.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pineapple Express

What is to say but the fact that this is a great stoner movie! Fun, fun, funny!!! Go see it. ***A***

Saturday, August 16, 2008

So Happy?

Okay. I've been thinking about "being happy" recently and what that really means.

I think people around me have been observing my behavior and my actions and have been concerned if I'm happy or in-touch with my obligations. To this I must address my current conscience status.

I believe that I'm doing well. I'm currently in a spot where I'm both secure and be able to move on in a moments notice.

Back when I was more ego driven, I would always feel as though I couldn't play the game (of life). As though life were a chess game, I felt I couldn't play, but because I was overwhelmed with the pressure of playing, I was always worried how to make the next move.

Now I know that I can play, and that I've been playing, and that I will win.

Let me get back to my point.

When people ask "How's it going?" or "How are you"? I've never been able to give an accurate portrait of how I feel and I'm always stupefied to stop and think about it.

This all leads to the absorption of the current moment. A lot of people associate happiness to what they've accomplished, accumulated, amassed, etc. in their life, to their feelings about themselves. This leads to making feelings about yourself. (Feelings are made, not natural).

So, when you ask, "How are you"? I add my current "wealth" to what I associate as to being what's important. And what is important is what makes you happy, right?

What is important? Being in the moment. (My point. *ding* *ding* *ding*)

Rationally absorbing the emotions you experience from one given hour of the day to the next is important. I now recognize when I'm experiencing emotions, rather than giving myself over to my emotions.

This is a monumental break-through. It is freeing, while also making you feel guilty that others can't see yourself acting in a way that's best for you.

I know I'm fortunate enough to have vocal enough people in my life to raise their concern for me, and bring those concerns to me. This questioning of my status helps to reflect on my current reality and center myself. That is why there is meant to be more than one person on the planet, not to better the unit, but to better the individual. Thus bettering the whole.

These are all very big break-through's. Be impressed.

I just wrote a novel.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Dark Knight

Alright, I'll admit it, I've been slacking when it comes to writing this review. It's been a week since I've seen this film and words absolutely fail me.

I think the reason why the Batman franchise failed in the 90s was because it was taken out of the hands of its creator, Tim Burton, and took a 180 degree turn. Burton definitely was taking the character to the place where mass audiences could understand the character of Batman. Sadly, it was given to Joel Schumacher and began resembling the 1960s Batman television series, a comical, satirized version of a kids cartoon book.

But then came this new incarnation of Batman on screen by Christopher Nolan, and the audience is introduced to a much darker, and thus more relatable, character. This Batman took his guilt and pain from his parents death and made it his mission to destroy evil by becoming a symbol of something evil would fear.

The Dark Knight picks up where Batman Begins left off. But this time, Batman is a sensation in Gotham City. A hero who's imitated and feared. Until, that is, an opposing force rises to the occasion to challenge "The Batman".

Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker is untouchable and is something that should be seen. This was a great thinking actor who treated the character as real as you or I.

And this gets to my point about every actor in this franchise. I believe the filmmakers and the actors they have chosen have given great respect and attention to something that could have easily become a farce.

All actors have an understanding that these characters are humans, no superpowers, and are driven by different philosophies and motivations.

My hats off to Christian Bale and Gary Oldman for expanding upon characters very well-tuned into in the first film.

Kudos and praise to Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart, as Two-Face, for creating real characters with relatable drives.

Beautiful and well-crafted work of art. Rumors run rampant on the interweb that Johnny Depp is being sought after to play the Riddler in the next film. Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penquin. Perhaps Catwoman too? F*** YEAH! ***A***