Monday, June 23, 2008


Shelby and Truvy
Originally uploaded by ClaudiaMarie
This is what I might look like with straightish long hair and bangs.. if my hair were fake, had to be bobbypinned to my scalp and fell out of my head every time I tried to brush it. hah. Anyway, this is a picture from when I did Steel Magnolias a couple months ago. I was Shelby and this is my friend Susan who played Truvy. Goodtimes. I just recently got around to uploading MOST of the pictures. I might share some more soon. :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

foolz of the internetz

Sometimes people on YouTube make me angry.
Like this guy, who left this comment on my My Immortal cover.

Honestly? Because there are like at least 30 people that disagree you, buddy, check the comments. Okay, even if something I did really, truly sucked, don't tell me what I should and should not try. I will do whatever the hell I want. & I'll have you know, filadelfiooooo, that I've been freaking playing that song for 5 years now at gigs and I have no intention of stopping now. SRY!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Bringing Children's Art to Life

A South Korean photographer, Yeondoo Jung, did an entire series of photos based on children's crayon drawings.

This is an excerpt from the web:

"Jung’s new series of photos, “Wonderland” (2004), presents costumed adolescents posing in sets based as closely as possible on children’s drawings. He collaborates with many people to bring to life the boundless imagination in the drawings. For four months, Jung oversaw art classes in four kindergartens in Seoul and collected 1,200 drawings by children between the ages of five and seven. After pouring through them, he carefully selected 17 drawings and interpreted their meanings. Then he recruited 60 high school students by passing out handbills at their schools in which he invited them to act out the scenarios in the children’s drawings. In order to recreate faithfully drawing details such as dresses with uneven sleeves or buttons of different sizes, he convinced five fashion designers to custom make the clothing for the photo shoot. He also made props unlike any scale found in reality but similar to those in the drawings.

“Wonderland” changes fantasy into photographic reality without the aid of computer-generated graphics. The works, entirely made by hand, are a tremendous group effort similar to a stage production that captures the sudden changes in the actors’ forms, in the midst of people going about their lives against the backdrop of the city."

Click here and scroll down to see the rest of the photos.

Misheard Joe Cocker

I didn't think this was going to be as funny as it ended up being. Just trust me on this one. 30 seconds in, the madness ensues. Talk about misheard lyrics! This made me laugh a ton.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Need an optimism boost?

Do you ever feel like you'll never be good enough? That no matter what you do, you'll only end up failing, again and again? I despise that feeling. This video is a nice ego-booster.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Metal Fan

I just saw this on Threadless and thought I would share since I think it's extremely hilarious.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

take me out to the ball game...

Last night, my good friend Diana and I went to an Indians game. We played the Minnesota Twins. We lost 5-8, but it was a good game and a fun time. I love the atmosphere of the ball park. Like my new red sunglasses?

Mmm, $4 ice cream cones (rip off... but they were good I guess)

The mandatory "stand-in-front-of-the-field-after-the-game" picture

I really want to see this movie!


& knowing M. Night Shyamalan films,.. if there is a twisty ending... no one better tell me!

I love Beetlejuice.

Lydia Deitz

You're such a dark, angsty teenager.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Reading = sunburn

Yesterday was a warm and sunny day in Cleveland. I decided for the first time this summer, I would lay out in the sun and attempt to get a tan. I donned my swimsuit, got comfy with my lounge chair, my raspberry-apple vitamin water, sunglasses and a book. Well, I got completely wrapped up in what I was reading, and ended up staying out there for waaay too long. It wasn't until that evening that I turned red. I resembled a lobster and boy did it sting! I'm feeling a bit better today, but I'm still rather magenta colored. I'm posting a picture that I took last night. Check out those tan lines! Ouch! It's actually kind of humorous, because I've never been one to burn. On summer trips to Cedar Point, I'd end up with a nice tan, while my friends who spent the day constantly lathering themselves with sunscreen and wearing big t-shirts, still ended up burnt by the end of the day. So, I've learned my lesson this time! Gladly, it's already starting to fade into a tan, so it's all good, as long as I don't peel... or wind up with skin cancer...

What was I reading you ask? (Well, maybe you didn't ask, but I'm going to tell you anyway!) One of the things I love about summer vacation is having the time to read for myself again. During the school year, I'm always loaded down with so much homework and reading for school, that I rarely have time to read for pleasure. So far this summer, I've read both of John Green's novels: An Abundance of Katherines and Looking For Alaska, the latter being the one that assisted my getting burnt. I liked both books, but Looking For Alaska was my favorite of the two. I can't wait for Paper Towns! Before that though, I've decided to read Gone With the Wind. Believe it or not, I've never seen the movie. I've wanted to for a long time, but this summer I've decided that I want to read the book first. I prefer to read books before I see the movies made about them, otherwise I probably wouldn't read the books. There's something kind of off-putting about knowing the outcome of the story. However, I love seeing a movie after I read the book. I better get started on Gone With The Wind soon though, because it's 1037 pages! It's kind of sad that it's so gigantic and heavy, so I can't stick it in my purse. I usually like to carry paperbacks with me to read if boredom strikes while I'm out and about. Oh well.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The 2nd Ben Robot Whenever-I-Feel-Like-It Photo Shoot Challenge!


Yes, folks. It's that time again. Time for me to copy BenRobot's crazy photos. :)
This time it's Amy Winehouse style. Click HERE to see Ben's pictures and you can click on his pictures to see the original Amy Winehouse photos that he copied.

Pose #1 - "Where's my Blaaaake?!?!?!?"

Pose #2 - "I'z got my liquorz at 3 a.m."
(yes, I know it's vitamin water...)

Pose #3 - "I do not likez how air tastesez"

Pose #4 - "I'z be proud of myselfz for not loosin another toothz"

For the record, I actually really like Amy Winehouse. She has a fantastic voice and some really great music. Her CD, Back To Black, is amazing. It's a shame she's gone a bit nuts lately. Oh well.

Then, I was inspired to make this: