November 25, 2008


san francisco is in my blood. my grandmother was born there, she lived through the san francisco earthquake of 1906.

6 reasons mustahce are sexy awesome

jezebel wrote an article on 6 reasons why mustaches are not sexy, i completely disagree (i also think that eugene hutz & jason lee look hot with 'staches). while mustaches aren't my favorite type of facial hair (beards!), some facial hair is always better than no facial hair in my opinion. here's 6 reasons why 'staches are sexy...or at the very least totally awesome:

6. sasha baron cohen as borat

5. friedrich nietzsche
4. salvador dalí

3. dennis hopper in easy rider
2. jesse f. keeler from death from above 1979

1. daniel day lewis as bill the butcher & daniel plainview
more on mustaches:

November 20, 2008

personal opinion on the big 3 bailout

my opinion: let them go bankrupt. they (the big 3 automobile manufacturers - gm, ford & chrysler) have been dying for years now. injecting taxpayer money into a corpse won't bring it back to life. these companies have been poorly managed by corrupt, money-grubbing ceo's who make more in a year than i will probably make in my entire life. why don't we ask the upper management of those corporations to reach into their deep, fat pockets & bail their own selves out? i agree with senator dodd who said these companies are "seeking treatment for wounds that are to a large extent self-inflicted". there's so many reasons as to why these companies are failing but probably one of the largest reasons is that no one wants to buy their crap. whether we like it or not we live in a capitalist society. if a product can't compete in the free market then that product needs to be changed & these companies are not willing to change. they want more money to keep on doing the same old thing that got them into the situation in the first place. the big 3's products are not desired by consumers & what about the bailout will make consumers begin to desire those products again? nothing. instead of wasting our nation's money (money that we don't actually have & a quick reminder - our country's debt is as of writing this is $10,667,681,498,581.38 - yes, that's 10.6 trillion dollars) we should be investing in creating new jobs for these workers, we should be investing in companies that are burgeoning, like companies that produce alternitive energy for example. why lend money out if we're never going to see it again? the money we're lending them will only get them through 2009. what about next year? & the year after that? maybe we can just call it a xmas present & every year we'll just give them $700 billions as a gift.
if our country likes being a capitalist country then we have to act like one. spending our nation's money on private industries is socialist & if we want to be socialists then we should just buy out one or all of the big 3 companies. then if the nation owns the company and if government can manage to save them from their impending doom then when they do start making money the money will eventually go back to where it originally came from (us, the u.s. taxpayers).
even if i thought that bailing out these automakers was a good idea, treasury paulson has broken my trust once before (remember the last bailout, the one that was called "the second-largest bait-and-switch scheme that history has ever seen, second only to the reasons given to us to vote for the invasion of Iraq". & there is no way in hell i'm going to give him the oppurtunity to break my trust again. fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.
(on a sidenote: i'm neither a capitalist or a socialist. i'm not advocating for either. i think both have their individual pros & cons. maybe i'll talk about that more later...)
more on the big 3 bailout:

November 15, 2008

my early teens

(captured by: jon mocey-hanton)
captured: freshman year of high school 2002
my boyfriend took this photo the first time we "met". (i'd been introduced to him once before but i didn't remember or realize that it was him until a few months? years? later.)

this song was an anthem for me. & even though the sound quality of this video is not so good, i loved it. i saw the distillers about 7 or 8 times in high school & that video captured the feeling of every show i went to (except was a show with garbage & no doubt - it was bad, i left when garbage went on because they sucked & i didn't care if i saw no doubt). i loved going to shows back then, it was like a natural high.


facial hair types

carl sagan on god

"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others — for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein — considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."
- carl sagan's broca's brain 1979

set of three graphite objects

top 4 favorite political pundits

ok, i'll admit it - i'm addicted to the news, mainly political news. whenever i turn the tv on the first channel i (usually) go to is cnn because i know that there will be something interesting (that won't rot my brain) on (with the exception of larry king) and, in my opinion, as far as news corporations go, cnn is the most accurate with the least amount of bullshit (ahem, fox news, rupert murdoch). the only time that i change the channel to a different news program is when i know that there is something better on. here are the four people who have television shows that make me abandon cnn. i wish i could watch them all day, every day & completely replace cnn but unfortunately their programs are only on once a day and last a half-hour or hour.

4. keith olberman
on a weird sidenote: olberman looks like my psychiatrist.

3. rachel maddow

2. steven colbert

1. jon stewart