January 28, 2010

ok so i do realize that i’ve been failing ridiculously at updating this thing. but ever since school started my life has just been completely consumed by my schoolwork. but i promise to start posting more again once i get my life together {if that’ll ever happen} but there will be more! so keep checking! i haven’t forgotten! ❤


These are not the droids we are looking for

Originally uploaded by Stéfan

I love checking out this guys flickr set, Stormtroopers 365. It’s so clever and done so well it’s inspired me to get my own little stormtrooper figure. This photo is just one of my favorites in the whole series. I just had to blog about it. Great work Stéfan! Keep it up!

Looks like Dudley Dursley, aka Harry Melling has shed a few pounds. I must say he’s gotten quite attractive.

In an interview with Telegraph he admitted that the producers of Deathly Hallows almost recast him because of the weight loss.

“It was nearly two years ago,” he says, refusing the offer of breakfast. “I was doing a show at the National Youth Theatre, playing an old man. Before that I had played fat clowns and I thought, ‘If I want to have the career I would like, I am going to have to lose weight.’ I was just starting drama school, and found I was moving around a lot. I also started to eat sensibly. The weight just dropped off. I went from 16st to 11st 5lb.”

He hadn’t appeared in a Potter flick for a couple of years, so when the producers saw him again they didn’t even recognize him.

[H]e had changed almost beyond recognition, to the producers’ alarm. “They did this double-take, ‘Oh my God, we are going to have to do something,’ and I felt very guilty. They could have recast, but instead they padded me out.”

Wow, I’m rendered speechless. Who would have thought?

15 cool facts about dreams:

January 18, 2010

1. You forget 90% of your dreams. Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.

2. Blind people also dream. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

3. Everybody dreams. Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think, you are not dreaming, you just forget your dreams.

4. In our dreams, we only see faces that we already know. Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

5. Not everybody dreams in color. A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the 1950s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results began to change in the 1960s. Today, only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media.

6. Dreams are symbolic. If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

7. Emotions; The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
8. You can have four to seven dreams in one night. On average, you can dream anywhere from one or two hours every night.

9. Animals dream too. Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleeping sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they are chasing something in a dream.

10. Body Paralysis.

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a normal stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eyes. REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of a night’s sleep.

During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order to prevent the movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for this mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.

11. Dream Incorporation. Our mind interprets the external stimuli that our senses are bombarded with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means that sometimes, in our dreams, we hear a sound from reality and incorporate it in a way. For example you may be dreaming that you are in a concert, while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.

12. Men and women dream differently. Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.

13. Precognitive Dreams. Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70% have experienced déjà vu. The percentage of persons that believe precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher, ranging from 63% to 98%.

14. If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.

15. You can experience an orgasm in your dreams. You can not only have s e x as pleasurable as in your real life while dreaming, but also experience an o r g a s m as strong as a real one, without any wet results. The sensations felt while lucid dreaming (touch, pleasure and etc..) can be as pleasurable and strong (or I believe even stronger) as the sensations experienced in the real world.

post before bed

January 17, 2010

just finished eating some chipotle and i’m now watching sex drive.

i really want my tattoo but my parents are not havin it. i think i’m going to get a white ink tattoo so they won’t really notice. then i’ll finally tell them and then they can’t say anything about getting my actual tattoo! genius right? problem is, i now have no idea what i want to get for my white ink tattoo. something small of course and preferably beatles themed. suggestions?

what were you thinking?

January 13, 2010

I’ve been wanting a tattoo for a long time . . . but it’s tattoo’s like these that prevent my parents from supporting me.

Seriously people? My god . . . no offense if these are yours but how are you going to feel about these in like, 20 years?

ok ok ok I just discovered this and had to write a post about it.


Just take that in for a minute . . .

Yes you read right. Adidas has officially released their line of new Star Wars apparel including footwear and some jackets. They are SO SWEET! I wish they’d come out with a woman’s line, otherwise I might have to buy the men’s shoes…that’d be a little odd. But whatever! I’d totally do it! These kicks are freaking fantastic! Check ’em out!


Check out the rest of the apparel here.

Well, I have officially finished my first assignment . . . an hour before it’s due. Welcome to college! I head back to the beautiful city of San Francisco tonight. I’ve missed it. But then I had back here tomorrow. fail. Oh well. I know the commute’s killer but that’s the price you pay for a good education, {well that and the ACTUAL price you pay…you know, money wise}

But parking has been such a bitch I can barely handle it. The people here are vultures when it comes to finding a spot. It gets to the point where if you aren’t a cold-blooded parking spot stealer beez you could be looking for parking for an hour. Luckily I found a spot today only my mini cooper could fit into. Man I love that car. I would love to have an old one though. I have an ’02 and while I love it to death it’d be so sweet to have one of the originals.

Just like that little bad boy. I would die for that car {well not really because then I’d be dead and could not therefore drive it but you get the point} I saw one in a used car dealership in Santa Cruz and I should have stopped to look at it but I was sadly running late and when I went back later of course it was gone. I should have known an adorable piece of machinery such as that couldn’t wait around for long.

Half an hour until my next class. Humanities in the Middle East is the name. It’s actually incredibly fascinating and I think my teacher’s going to be freaking sweet. {she’s the one who made the star wars reference last class} I’m standing in the library, {who the heck knows why they have standing computers but whatever} and now my legs hurt real bad. I need to get in shape. Luckily I had my body conditioning class this morning. Sadly I woke up late and didn’t have time to eat breakfast before hand so I felt like I was going to pass out but it’s alright. I feel awesome now. Ate some yogurt so I’m good. Ok I’m starting to ramble again. Write more later.

As my Italian professor would say, “ciao”

white ink tattoos

January 12, 2010

i just wanted to make a quick post about this picture of a white ink tattoo i found.

it really makes me want one. that is all.