Monday, January 24, 2011

Awesome miniature golf shot!

I saw this video on this morning and had to share.  I love me some miniature golf, and this shot is pretty awesome!  Not to mention thier reactions afterwards... I know I would be freaking out just the same!  :-)

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Favorite 4 Minutes of Video This Week 1/21/2011

So I'm not sure if I'm just extra emotional this morning or what... but I just watched this video and I literally had tears streaming down my face during it!  Sheesh... not the way to start off a Friday... but DAMN this video is good!

I'm not expecting everyone to cry while watching it... but my girl Pink just connects with me in a way no other artist does.  This video is so emotional and real... it hit straight to my heart.  And then... afterwards I read a post on her website regarding the video.  What she wrote kicks just as much ass as this video.  I've included her post here so you can read it after the video too. 

Damn.  I love me some Pink.

A Personal Note From P!nk:

I'm sure my newest video for "F**kin’ Perfect" will be much like some of my other videos, which basically means I expect it will ruffle some feathers.

My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. I want art to make me think.

In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.

That is my intention.

You can't move mountains by whispering at them.

Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. (the problem being; alienation and depression. the symptoms; cutting and suicide). I personally don't know a single person who doesn't know at least two of these victims personally. A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab.

Its a problem, and its something we should talk about.

We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won't make it go away.

I don't support or encourage suicide or cutting.

I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can't see another way.. I want them to know I'm aware. I have been there. I see them.

Sometimes that's all it takes.

Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit TWLOHA

She is gonna be one AMAZING mother!  :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Favorite 4 Minutes of Music This Week- January 13th

So thanks to my daily ritual of checking out for my latest celebrity gossip, I came across a video of a young woman named Meghan Tonjes.  She's a singer songwriter from MICHIGAN (woo hoo!) who's recent video features an acoustic mash-up of Britney's "Hold It Against Me" and Bruno Mars's "Grenade".  This video gives me chills, it is THAT good!  Her musicality and way she blends the two songs is perfection.  She has great tone... and certainly knows how to play up to the vulnerability of her voice.  Since seeing this on Perez, I've checked out other links on her YouTube page and listed to other great covers (check out her cover of "Firework") in addition to some original tunes as well. 

So... I knew I was definitely in love with her when I read her bio on YouTube and she ends it by saying "I feel as if the meaning of life can be found during any Meijer trip"!  Any Michigander knows just how awesome this quote is... and especially me because I LOVE me some Meijer (and miss it so much now that I'm in California...*tear*). 

Check Meghan out and support her music!  I think she's a great talent and hope that someday well see her doing big things!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I want a Kindle!

Happy New Year everyone!

Last night I was hanging out with my family at my brother's house and I happened to see and pick up my sister-in-law's Kindle.  I've heard about these... and have thought they were cool, in theory... but I don't read very often, so I've always thought it would just be a waste of money.

BUT... after actually having one in the palms of my hands... I was absolutely amazed!  The screen is something I've never seen before.  I've heard that it looks "like a real book page" but didn't think it was possible.  IT IS!  The technology behind it is amazing.  It is so easy on the eyes, I feel like I could read for hours on something like that and my eyes would never hurt.  I have the Kindle app for my iphone, and I've downloaded a few books... but after a while its hard on your eyes because of the small screen, and the fact that the brightness hurts my eyes.

So what do you think?  Anyone have experience with a Kindle that can tell me if its worth it?  And the more important question is... can it turn a non-reader into someone who may pick up a book once in a while?