Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Do Your Own Thing" - My Tribute to 70's Culture

Learning about the 70's in U.S. History has definitely sparked a nerve in my brain. A while ago I posted a picture of a 20's girl and said that I would have been the best 20's girl but I changed my mind. I want to be a Hippie from the 70's (minus the bad parts)...

So here is a tribute to 70's culture. It has a bunch of stuff I have learned in class and also some of my own research. The pictures are my favorite part ;)


I realized as my history teacher started playin
g seventies music in class that not only did I recognize almost all of the songs but I also had most of the lyrics in a little drawer in my head. I have to thank my parents for making sure I know all of the seventies music ;)

These are all of my favorite seventies songs! (Not in any particular order)

-Simon & Garfunkel
'I'm on your side, when times get rough, and friends just can't be found, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down'

- Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

- Gloria Gaynor
'Then I grew strong, and I learned how to get along!'

- Alan O'Day
'Undercover Angel, the answer to my prayer, you made me know, that there's love for me out there (somewhere) yeah, somewhere.'

5. "Y.M.C.A"
-Village People
' Young man, are you listening to me?'

- Wild Cherry
'Play that funky music white boy, play that funky music right!'

- John Denver
'Sunshine on my shoulders, makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry'

- The Carpenters
'Just like me, they long to be, close to you... la la la la la la la close to you...'

'Baby come back! You can blame it all on me! I was wrong, and I just can't live without you...'

10. "LET IT BE"
-The Beatles
'When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, Let It Be.'

-Elton John
'Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet? But they're so spaced out, B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets'

- Looking Glass
'Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you'd be, yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea."

- B.J. Thomas
'Raindrops keep falling on my head, and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, nothin' seems to fit, those raindrops keep falling on my head, they keep falling'

14. "WAR"
-Edwin Starr
'War, huh yeah, what is it good for, absolutely nothing, uh-huh!!'

15. "ABC"
-Jackson 5
'ABC, as easy as 1,2,3"


Hip clothing - Tie-Dye, bell-bottoms, peace signs, and love beads
Illegal substances - ya know, drugs
Pray to Buddha - became buddhist and most of them actually practiced the religion.
Poor - lost money because they didn't believe in materialism.
In the middle - most hippies were middle class college students
Exiled Materialism, War, and Technology! - they were against these things
Simple life - they wanted a simple life but not working and then smoking all day usually made their lives more complicated.

(There would be a sweet picture of a hippie here but I didn't dare google hippies...)


This is a famous piece done by Andy Warhol.

"POP" or popular art in the seventies consisted of simple, colorful, and comercial images. This picture is of celebrity Marilyn Monroe.

I just really liked this picture and quote by Andy so I decided to put it on :)

Well, that is the end of my seventies tribute.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hundreds of people die every day.
But it's not until we begin to loose one we love that we actually notice death.
It's hard.
It's sad.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Crayons are Yummy


Every moment that you're here

I feel ashes on my ear

Subtle difference disappears 

I used to think about you and me forever

Improper medicine for you and me together

Do you wanna shoulder this weather?

I'm inspired by the things that upset her

You're no measure 

This song just makes me really happy for some reason. I am not sure why but it really does.

I really wanted to post again today because I haven't posted for so long.

  1. Money really is everything.
  2. I hate missing school, but don't mind when there is no school.
  3. I make a lot of lists but I really like them. The are straight and to the point without a paragraph of commentary.
  4. I wish I had a heart shaped balloon right now.
  5. My feet = nastiness
  6. I need to shower.
  7. Awkward situations are awkward but hilarious :)
  8. I like special little things... if you know what I mean...
  9. Sometimes I feel super stupid
  10. I need to study and stop blogging.
  11. Bye. Bye.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3 Days of Waiting...

They can conquer who believe they can. - Vergil (One of Rome's greatest poets.)

Todays thought processes:

1. Why do I destroy every pen I have by chewing on the end of it until it is shreds.

2. I would sure be nice to have a sting ray as a pet.

3. I am all about competition, all I want in life is to beat everyone else. It's sad but so true.

4. I need a life change. Like a style change.

5. I want a wall to write on. Like a real wall, no stupid virtual things like Facebook.

6. I admire the life of my student teacher. He does whatever he wants, and owns the consequences.

7. I wish I was one of the Beatles, or at least married to one of them. They're amazing.

8. Why do we learn trivial math lessons in school when we should be learning about real life.

9. Why does it have to snow in Utah in the middle of April.

10. I wish I could reverse time and take back a million yesterday's.

11. My best friend is cutting her hair and it is going to be so cute!

12. Why is it that every song I ever hear I automatically start thinking of a dance you could do to it.

13. I even understand how to put movement to plain words.

14. Stupid decisions lead to really stupid consequences. That's life.

15. Good Places to Kiss: Cornfields, in the rain, on a ski lift, bridges, old buildings, roof tops.

16. I want to hike Timpanogos this year, even if my knee doesn't want me too.

17. Gas should definitely cost less.

18. I need a really good book to read.

19. Persuasive essays are very impractical. I will never understand how to write one that is good.

20. I am the biggest procrastinator in the world! I just pull it off really well and still get good grades.

21. I need to take Financial Literacy Online.

22. A Capella results will be posted tomorrow.

23. I really want to live in New York one day. Or Greece, or LA, or China.

24. I love fresh paper... especially if it's lined.

25. One of the best things in life is having someone who really cares about you.

26. I love the smell of summer rain, and I really want it to be summer and rainy.

27. I over think everything.

28. I wish I could know everything and not have to wonder.

29. Waiting is painful but receiving or getting there is the best feeling in the world.

30. I could spend hours on end in a dance studio and never get bored.

31. The End.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Random Sunday Thoughts

What if gravity pulled us to the ceilings instead of to the floors and the sky instead of the ground. but everything else was pulled to the ground. Only the humans walked on the sky. Then we would have to do everything upside down. Think of all the science we would have to learn about if this is what really was. Wow confusing.

"Please just don't play with me, my paper heart will bleed. This wait for destiny won't do. Be with me please I beseech you! Simple things, that make you run away, Catch you if i can."
Have you ever wondered what would happen.
Ever pondered the simple things in life the happiness and joys.
And stopped to smell the roses or the lavender bushes.
Right here right now is where you are supposed to be, live here like it's all that matters.
Try to remember the last thing you said, to prepare for the future and forget the past.
Sometimes all you have to do is breathe and rest, dream for a while then get to work.
Tough to think about it, so try to forget it all.
Realize that not everything is about you and your dramatic plans.
Inside you know that reality won't bend just for you and your wish.
Never thought about the consequences of being human.
Going to bed is not as easy as it was when you were young.
Sometimes you have to just live, not over think life.

An Organized List:
  • I feel like everyone is trying too hard to be happy, including me. I tend to hide pain and sadness. I like to be happy but sometimes we have to realize that it's okay to be sad or angry and it's okay to feel pain.
  • I wish that I was older. People tell me that I should enjoy being young. I do like being young but I still wish I was older. That didn't make sense. Oh Well.
  • I feel like I get everything I want. I am so lucky to be who I am and know all the people I know. Thanks for all the people that spoil me to death. I really don't deserve it at all.
  • High School is harder to handle than most adults think.
  • I think I have ADD and OCD.
  • I don't like to complain but I complain way too much.
  • I wish I could read minds. But I am glad no one can read mine.
  • Sunday's make me feel lazy. I am not sure why but they do.
  • I am so glad I have my license.
  • When I die I for sure don't want to be cremated. I want to be buried whole.
  • I really want to be a dancer. I want to be famous and live the dream life. I want to do what I love for the rest of forever.
  • Blue is a gorgeous color. It also has multiple personalities (shades which I think is cool.)
  • I am sick of everyone abbreviating their words. Totes, Ugs, Strugs, Nast... I feel strongly on this subject. I don't like it.
  • I am done being disagreeable. Goodnight.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Picture Love

This is a picture I took in the mountains while I was picking up trash. Excuse the Vodka bottle... actually don't excuse it! I like this vodka bottle and I like this picture a lot.

This is another picture I took on a mountain excursion. Even though I took this picture on a perfectly normal sunny day, when I turned it black and white it reminded me of a rainy day and I really like it.
This picture I got off the internet... I thought it was really cute I really really want the girl on the lefts dress it is so adorable.

This picture I used for a 20's project I was doing and I decided to put it on here because it is adorable. I would love to have been a 20's girl. They dressed so cute and everyone was prosperous and things were more simple and not complicated like today. This is the decade I want to be in right now.
This picture just has a an energy that caught my eye. I know that might sound really weird but I really like this picture. The umbrella is my new best friend. I want it to be mine.
For those who know me well this picture need no explanation. It's ballet shoes and I love to dance. Even though I used to drag myself through ballet... I am actually starting to really love it. I think it's the teacher I have had this year, she is really awesome and she has shown me that ballet has a really good emotion too.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.


I used to laugh aloud when you were around now you're far away
Can't even hear me
With every other word you said to me as i fell asleep
Now they're fading whispers
I can't remember
I believed we were in this together
Giving everything for a chance at forever

I'm a dreamer
Who should've known better
But i thought you had a dream here too
I'm a dreamer who should've known better
Cuz now i have to live i have to live
In this dream without you

With every other word you made me yours
With every wish you breathed
And every promise
Yeah yeah
How did you read my mind
Tell me every line that i longed to hear
Well you were so convincing
But you left me empty
I remember when we were both so naive
And now you're telling me that you never believed

I'm a dreamer
Who should've known better
But i thought you had a dream here too
I'm a dreamer who should've known better
Cuz now i have to live i have to live
In this dream without you

And then it all becomes too much
Couldn't you fight a little harder for us
You traded dreams for reality
And promises you couldn't keep
And nothing was the way it seemed

I'm a dreamer
Who should've known better
But i thought you had a dream here too yeah
I'm a dreamer who should've known better
Cuz now i have to live i have to live
In this dream without you
I should've known better
Oh and i thought you had a dream here too yeah
I'm a dreamer
Who should've known better
Cuz now i have to live i have to live in this dream without you

...................... I enjoy to scream this song in lyrical class with Danielle by my side. Oh we love to dance to it too, it brings out the best is us.


I decided to no longer do the 30 day challenge thing... its weighing down on my creativity.