Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I was out window shopping today...

which is how any interesting story starts. I was with a friend and we were looking around in a vintage op shop. There were some really awesome pieces that I loved. They were kind of individual, obscure things, and it got me to thinking. For those of us who enjoy unusual clothes, why? Is it because we honestly like them rather that what's commonly on offer? Is it a constant and desperate search for individuality that makes them so appealing? It's understandable, in a society that generalises so much.
That thought got me to a more interesting point. People who like to be alternative like to stand out. They want to be seen and noticed for who they are. Compliments are welcome to them, as to any person. So if they want to stand out and be complimented then they want to be liked. Which means they are seeking approval after all. Perhaps not every one's, just someone who can tell them they look good. I should say us, because I am in no way trying to separate myself from this group.
I don't think we're as different as we often like to think we are. I'm in no way saying that no one is an individual. It's just a speculation upon what it is to be different. Defiant? Brave? A bid for attention? It's definitely not for me to say. But it was a damn cute cardigan!
Cat xx

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

That's time management for you...

It's nice and early on Tuesday morning because for once I actually got up at 6:45 when my alarm is set. There's so much lost time in a morning. So many missed opportunities. I could get so much done if I just got up earlier. I could do music practice or homework, go riding/jogging, clean my room, put more time into my make-up. The list goes on. There are people who basically have a full day before I even get out of bed. I mean, this is on weekends, but still. In fact, that's the other thing. These things I'm talking about, I could easily get done on a weekday when I'm only getting up 45 minutes earlier. What if I got up at 7:00 on weekends? That's up to four hours extra time to get things done. In fact, maybe I should give it a go...nah.
Cat xx

Monday, April 27, 2009

So to talk about something recent...

Let me tell you a bit about "The Boat That Rocked". A British film made by the creators of "Love Actually", "The Boat That Rocked" is a fictional film based on real pirate radio stations in the 1960's. These stations were set up on boats just outside British law, meaning they could play whatever they wanted. At this time they were the only stations to play rock and pop music all night and all day. The film follows the characters on one such boat. They deal with the tensions of living together, with being for the most part without women, and discover dug up secrets. There's also a coming of age theme, as one character discovers love and life. Meanwhile the British government is desperately trying to find a way to close them down. The film is entertaining and interesting, but runs about a half hour longer than it needs to. It was monotonous at times, but definitely worth seeing.
Cat xx

I reccomend...

Gilmore Girls. It's finished now, but you should definitely try and get your hands on it and watch it. It follows mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory (both actually called Lorelai) who have a very close relationship. Rory was born when Lorelai was sixteen and they've lived in the small town of Stars Hollow for most of Rory's life. The two girls are funny and smart, the townsfolk are hilarious and eccentric and there are alot of relationships introduced throughout the 7 year run. There are a myriad of reasons to watch it. The witty scripts, funny characters, the realistic relationships, the comedy. But if for no other reason, watch it because I asked you too. Anything is worth a try right?
Cat xx

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I don't understand...

Club Penguin.I mean, waddling around in penguin form, talking to people you don't know and earning fake money so that you can buy cartoon belongings? Really? and they have "famous penguins" too. My little sisters on it and now and then she'll start squealing something like "Oh my god I met Candace!!!". I ask her who Candace is only to get the reply "She's a famous penguin", as though this should be obvious to me. And then there's Club Penguin boyfriends and Girlfriends, Club Penguin sisters, Club Penguin Mothers. I don't know who's behind this, but something sinister is going on.
Cat xx

Cirque du Soleil...

was absoloutelty amazing. I mean, I expected many of the tricks, but some of them looked completely impossible, no matter how long you had trained for. There were trampoline tricks, massive sticks, singing, clowning and those massive ribbons that the performers hang off. It ticked all the boxes. And you know what? I didn't see them puffing that much! I mean, were they bred for this or something? It was incredible. Awe inspiring. My head is still spinning.
Cat xx

This is...

My very first blog. Aren't we all lucky? So I'd like to warn you now that if you're easily annoyed this is not the place for you. I tend to go on about nothing which happens to be not only my greatest vice but my biggest talent. I started a blog to get my thoughts out where they could be heard. I've had enough of excuses such as "No one will read it anyway" and "I don't have the time". I do have the time, and if nobody reads this oh well but the only way to find out if anyone will read is to try, right? So I hope to fill you in on many of my thoughts on music, books and just life in general soon,

Cat xx