Tuesday, December 22, 2009

great post "it was racist"

Lots of food for thought in this post: it was racist.
The references that the author cites sound very interesting.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness

The video is terribly cliched, but the song itself rocks.

Friday, December 11, 2009


A great post on thoughtlessness and racism.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

blah, Iyaz - Replay

Tired and eyes have been a little irritated, so went light on the makeup today. Filled in eyebrows with pencil (Shiseido Inoui ID automatic pencil liner in a taupe), tightlined with liquid eyeliner (Kanebo Kate Supersharp Eyeliner in brown), and added a stain of a warm berry lipstick (Maybelline Lipstick in Toasted Almond). Kind of a fun change.

Iyaz has an addictive song Replay out now.

Monday, December 07, 2009

sequoia e-mook

I have got to start eating breakfast.
Mary J. Blige and Christy Turlington are great.

It's really nice to see the great supermodels returning. There are tons of pretty models nowadays, but Turlington is gorgeous and interesting. I don't like Kate Moss as much, even though she does manage to be a fashion leader.

I picked up the e-mook from Sequoia this weekend. Included as a huroku/gift is a hot pink little tote bag with sturdy leather handles. I'm using it at work for my midday (lunch) excursions, as my little canvas Miffy tote (gift from Lawson by collecting stickers) is a bit grungy and could use a wash. The pink Sequoia tote is much more of a proper bag as it's even lined! For 1200 yen, you can't beat it in Japan. It's probably made in China of course, but it's cute and useful. My Chisato Mori tote has a terribly cute pattern, but it's not as nicely made so I'll use it for shopping closer to hope - easy to toss my wallet, keys and phone into totes as opposed to proper purses.

It's funny, Le Sport Sac bags are really far too marked up in Japan. Much better to buy in the U.S. as Le Sport Sac even has a sale site! Currently down for maintenance. I hope it comes back soon so I can do some holiday shopping. I'll check out Bluefly instead.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Banned books

From Two Women Blogging, the Top 20 banned or challenged books in the US during the 20th century. The ones I've read are in bold.

I don't understand understand the concept of banning books, but in particular I don't understand why you'd ban the following books.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck -read outside of school
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

6. Ulysses by James Joyce
7. Beloved by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
9. 1984 by George Orwell

10. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
11. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
13. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
14. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
15. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm by George Orwell

18. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - tried to read
19. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway


The Maguindanao massacre

Good grief! Inhuman.