Someone is not happy.
Always post the rules. (check)
Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new questions. (check and I can’t seem to think of 11 interesting questions. Dangit. I tried for like an hour.)
Tag 11 new people and link them to the post. Let them know you tagged them. (Nope, you’re not the boss of me)
1. Describe your dream vacation.
As I’ve spent the majority of my life in a large city I find places where I can be surrounded by nature the most relaxing. Anyplace I can look around and see only nature.
2. If the TARDIS landed on your front yard: Which Doctor would you hope would jump out, and where would you ask him to take you (time, place)?
Doc Brown (is that heresy? He is a time traveling doctor). Definitely Doc Brown and he would take me BACK….TO THE FUTURE…I’m sorry (I’m not sorry) but you know what’s cooler than a TARDIS? A DELOREAN. There, I said it. It had to be said.
3. What’s your favorite dessert?
Anything shared across the table from a good friend.
4. What album or artist do you most enjoy listening to when you are feeling melancholy?
I don’t listen to music when I’m feeling down. I tend to watch TV. Comedies. I find a good comedy can be far more insightful about life than people realize.
5. What is one art form (painting, poetry, whatever) that you would like to either try or get better at?
6. Your house is burning down? Your friends/roommates/family/pets have all made it out safely, and you have time to grab 3 things before the entire place is engulfed in flames. What do you grab?
Wallet, phone, keys. I’m not much of a sentimental person. So long as the people/pets in my life are fine the rest can burn. It’s just stuff.
7. What is the best and worst piece of advice anyone has ever given you, and who was it that gave you this advice?
The best and worst is the same. “Be yourself.” I think TV gave me that advice.
8. Name a movie you were super pumped to go see, but once you saw it and were leaving the theater, you found yourself thoroughly disappointed. Oh, and to make this more difficult, it can’t be Star Wars Episodes 1-3 (Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Jedi).
Iron Man 2
9. Name a movie or a book that you weren’t that excited to see or read, but once you started it, you found yourself completely consumed by it and it became one of your favorites.
10. I’m coming to your city to visit. Name the 3 must-see or must-do things that we will be enjoying while I’m there.
The Huntington Library. The Arclight Theater. In-n-Out Burger.
11. What fictional character from literature, popular fiction, film, or TV do you feel like you relate to most and why?
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too.
They are witnesses in this cruel history of workers being killed. The death toll is now more than 750. What a harsh situation we are in, where human beings are treated only as numbers.
This photo is haunting me all the time. If the people responsible don’t receive the highest level of punishment, we will see this type of tragedy again. There will be no relief from these horrific feelings. I’ve felt a tremendous pressure and pain over the past two weeks surrounded by dead bodies. As a witness to this cruelty, I feel the urge to share this pain with everyone. That’s why I want this photo to be seen.
Click that link. This is a picture that needs to be seen just as badly as the endless failures of global capitalism, which encourages and necessitates the conditions that made this happen, need to be seriously addressed.
note that TIME is only sharing the photo online and in the international print edition. TIME has frequently done the same kind of thing in the past with their cover stories, giving the US readers a far softer version of the news than is presented elsewhere.
so I find it interesting that the quote they choose to share from the photographer is about how the photo needs to be seen, and yet by their design, the people who need to see it most, who are most insulated from the reality that the photo represents — Americans — are the ones least likely to see it.
People should see it. It’s very haunting.(via pink-mama)
Poseidon at play
Happy Mother’s Day!💐 (at Dodger Stadium)