Friday, August 19, 2011

Lets Catch up! Summer break, Makeup school, Glee, and Emails.

Hello lovies,

Summer semester is finally over!!

Even though it was kind of easy for me and I made some great "acquaintances" I am a bit relieved.
I had great teachers and the people in my english class were great but I didn't really get to enjoy summer too much. I tried my best but with classes two days a week and sometimes homework was piled up to the fro of my frizzy hair on a hot summers day. I just didn't have time to enjoy my self and the nice summer weather and summer activities. Let me tell you about the adventures to school...the Train rides would be miserable at first because they would be 20-40 minutes late. Then when they were on time they were packed with tourist and crying babies. Now I love babies don't get me wrong but I like a little peace on the way to school.

I am however going to miss my little english class, maybe i'll see them in english 101 in spring. :)

I have decided to take next years summer semester off from photography school to go to make up school! it's not set in stone yet, but it's being worked on financial wise. :D I discovered it will benefit me So much to go to make up school in the summer before my senior semesters. I will have this certificate to do high quality makeup that will help make my photos look fabulous, and help earn me some side cash working for other student photographers. This is an opportunity I am practically being handed and I can't say no! So I have to go get one of those financial bankers and get the ball rolling for me to enroll for summer courses. :) I know it's so far away but heres a little advice for you high schoolers out there...."PLAN AHEAD OF TIME!" it never hurts to plan ahead, because if your plan fails you still have time to come up with plan B.

September is only 12 days away!!! :D
If September is 12 days away then that means my birthday is only 45 days away!!! hehe little miss Silvia is Turning the BIG 2-1!! too bad I can't enjoy it. I have school. :( and the next day too! I was told I was being held hostage downtown at every bar and a nearby hotel to sleep for a few hours before class. haha ooh I love my close friends and family. :)

September 20th is the first day back of Glee! :)
I want to start doing short review/recaps again but short never happens for me. =/
I believe the season 2 part 2 dvd release is September 13th. pretty exciting.
Oh speaking of glee, I've been really enjoying the Glee project! I wanted to post a blog about the top 6 contestants that I liked most. Maybe I will after this little ramble about my life and other shenanigans.

Your Emails,
You all say you love receiving personal emails as oppose to me posting them on a blog answering them. My heart melts knowing you all love my emails, it makes me feel like i'm helping the youth in some kind of way. I do however plan to do an email response on my blog, i'm just not sure when and when I do let me know if you want your names to be changed. :) I'm a creative writer I can totally give you a dramatic name.

Need advice, and think I can answer it? send me an email: Silviaklopez90@gmail.com
I will try to answer as soon as I can and with the best advice I can, If I can.

Well I must go get some rest because all day I am relaxing, being a lazy bum, and watching a roseanne marathon. This weekend is going to be Crazy with a capital C!

Have a great weekend Lovies!

With all my love,

<3

Silvia

P.s I promise i'm back to normal blogs this time. I hope you enjoyed my english extra credit blogs. :) so far it seems like a lot you really enjoy the one about the iPhone, Xbox, and Lady Gaga.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lady Gaga's You and I video gets creative.


One of the most talked about news in the entertainment world today is Lady Gaga's new video for You and I. Lady Gaga planned on premiering her video on thursday on her 10,000 tweet via twitter. She couldn't stand the wait any longer and premiered the video Tuesday afternoon with 4 tweets away from 10,000 she simply said "F*ck", "Thurs" "Day" ">Link<" and linked the video premiere on the last tweet.

The video is one of the many creative video's she has done in the past but, this one really sticks out the most. Maybe it's because it's a slow country rock like beat, or maybe it's because she really outdid herself in the costume department. Not only was Gaga in a Mermaid fin, she was dressed as a man! She almost looked like Al Pacino. She released pictures of herself dressed as a man before the video released leading the whole debate is that her? or is it an actor?

In the video you can clearly tell it is Lady Gaga herself. The video shows all aspects of her creative side, how strong she is as a performer, and how well she does at putting her visions together in the editing room. Some singers will be there to shoot the video and leave to go out and do something else, Gaga is in the room editing with them making sure it is perfect. Perfect indeed it is. Not only does she have amazing costumes in this video but she really expresses the different sides of love.

She has the forceful side of love, she has the bad side but you just can't resist, and she has the love that sits around listening to her playing music. She really shows her passion for love in this video.

Maybe this will be her next big Video! Her current number 1 video is Bad romance at 406,937,264 views.

The official Television premiere for "You and I" is on Thursday at 7:49 on Mtv.


<3 Silvia

Picture Credit: Screen shot by myself from Vevo video player.

Quotes and info from: Twitter.com/ladygaga and Mtv.com

Video count from: Youtube.com/Ladygagavevo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Are the Bachelor Pad games discriminating?


The Bachelor pad season pad has just began and it is already getting some high speculation from it's latest episode. Monday's episode showed games asking the females to strike one man who they believe is the dumbest. When the females were done the roles were switched and the men had to strike the women who they thought was the least attractive. Not only were these hurtful questions but they were hurtful all together, they were striking each other with eggs filled with paint.

In a man's perspective, most will laugh the response off. From a women's perspective getting hit with an egg by a man that symbols, your not attractive hurts only that much more. One poor girl got hit repeatedly over and over again through out the game, including one really hard throw.

The guy who threw the egg really hard felt guilty later and took her on a date after he won the challenge. how nice? kinda?

Some of the games these reality shows are coming up with are going way too far! Especially right now when we are struggling to teach teens/ young adults about self love. It doesn't help to flip on a disney partner channel and see a show like the bachelor pad making males and females dis each other for money. I can see if it was on a cable network channel such as MTV because thats not a family channel, but this is Disney ABC.

It's understanding that games should be a little hard, but they shouldn't be emotionally picking at your self confidence like that. dating show or no dating show, it's harmful to the person on tv and the people watching.


<3 Silvia

Photo credit: www.daemonstv.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Indiana Smoking Rates Decrease!


Just recently Indiana reported it's smoking rates have dropped 6.2 percent from 2001 to 2010 and dropping more. Indiana isn't the state with the lowest smoking rate, that would be West Virginia. What could be causing the smoking rate to start dropping?

Indiana believes that their contest program helps smokers work hard to quit smoking. They offer cash prizes to those to who can quit smoking. I don't think it's just their program that is helping people quit smoking, some just can't afford to smoke anymore. That 6.2 percent that quit smoking in a decade are the ones that have will power to give up a pack of smokes a day to pay a bill a week.

Think of it this way,

A Box of Kool green cigarettes cost $5.31 today with taxes in Indiana.

I highly addicted smoker will smoke 1 pack a day so heres the math:

$37.17- 1 week
$164.61- 1 month
$1,938.15- 1 year

That is A lot of money! $37.17 a week can pay for gas the pump to last a week. $164.61 a month can pay for a utility bill. $1,938.15 savings in a year can help your child go to college so they wont have to take out loans.

Some smokers are going the right route by quitting as the economy is hitting the rough patches of the road right now. It will not only put money in their savings account but it will save their lives from cancer or any other heath issues.


<3 Silvia

Picture Credit: http://www.smokernewsworld.com/tag/tobacco-smoking/page/2/

Percent/numbers from: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-indiana-health-officials-say-smoking-at-historic-low-20110809,0,4340444.story

Monday, August 8, 2011

Whose to blame Taxi drivers or Pedestrians?


Just recently 2 little children were struck by a cab driver on Michigan Ave. in the Chicago downtown area. The little children are reported to be okay, the 6 year old has a broken femur and the 8 year old has abdominal bruising.

As much as I emphasize for the little children I can't help but blame both cab driver and parents. If the they were struck close the curb after exiting a vehicle why wasn't he cautious of pedestrians? Today cab drivers are on the phone almost all day while driving around, can the phone be distracting them from driving even if they are using a headset?

What were their parents doing that allowed them to both be hit? If they were about to cross the street then why weren't they holding hands? If they were exiting a car why were they exiting on the street side? Every parent knows better to have the children exit on the side with the curb.

Though I fully believe Cab drivers are one of the craziest drivers around because I take one to school every day, I believe sometimes it's the persons fault for getting hit depending on the situation. Some pedestrians just walk in the middle of the street not caring about the on coming traffic, cause they think the law will save them.

Before you know it taxi's are going to have full camera views to prove who was in the wrong.

<3 Silvia

Picture credit: Google search engine (couldn't track original)

Information from: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-08/news/chi-2-kids-struck-injured-by-taxi-on-mag-mile-20110807_1_taxi-driver-mag-mile-chicago-police

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ashton Kutcher shares credit advice with teens!


Tonight the teen choice awards announced it's winners of the nominees voted by teens. Ashton Kutcher was the first to win an award for the night for best male actor in "No strings attached". When Kutcher approached the stage to give his speech he didn't give the normal thank you to all my fans speech, he told the teens sitting in the audience he had some advice for them. "Don't ever charge anything on credit card, if you don't already have the money in the bank!" After his advice he started singing Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and walked off stage while fans continued to sing and clap.

Critics are calling Ashton "wacky" for giving advice like that on an awards show, but I think it's quiet smart. You have a anticipated show that brings in a few million views of an audience of teenagers or younger. We have a debt crisis that will effect the future generations when it comes to school, medicare, and retiring. This is the perfect place to make teens aware of whats happening in the country. If they can ask a teenager or 8 year old to donate 10 dollars to a cancer foundation during the show, Ashton Kutcher can tell his teen fans stay away from credit cards if you don't have money to pay it back.

<3 Silvia

Picture credit: www.zimbio.com

Saturday, August 6, 2011

We celebrate Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday!


Lucille Ball would have celebrated her 100th birthday today. Lucille know as Lucy was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown New York. After a long struggle of proving she was good at everything she has ever wanted to be, Lucy landed a role in her own show title "The I Love Lucy Show" in 1951. The show rised quickly to the top receiving many awards, and many first records including "first longest live audience laugh recorded." The show end in 1957 with a spin off call the Lucy show.

How ever it is you may remember Lucille Ball whether it's by her shows, her red hair, or smile. She is one person who will never be forgotten and will go down it hollywood history for years and years to come. New generations today find the show to be entertaining, sometimes I find myself staying up late to watch the marathon on hallmark on sundays.


Today Google is remembering Lucille Ball by displaying a small retro box that plays 5 favorite scenes from the I love Lucy show. Tv networks such as Hallmark and Tv land are playing weekend long marathons.

I sure look forward to watching a I love lucy marathon while I piece together my Image analysis Essay. :)


<3 Silvia


Picture credit: Google.com & pics-celeb.com

Biography history and years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball

Monday, August 1, 2011

HP free Xbox offer out of line?


Back to school sales have been advertised all through summer, but the end of July and first weeks of August Advertisers like to blow up the commercial world with back to school ads. They have the really cute uniform commercial, college furniture commercial, and then they have the technology commercial for college. The one commercial that makes me want to throw a pencil at the screen, is the HP desktop/laptop commercial offering a free Xbox.

HP names furniture items a college student is bond to buy like a small fridge then suggesting that all they receive is a free ice tray. Then they mention a beanbag and suggest that all they get is a bunch of beans. Then they reveal their big deal of buying a desktop or laptop (mainly laptops) and you can receive a free Xbox. What is HP encouraging college students to do in college?

Isn’t a laptop and the internet enough? Now to add a game counsel to temptation. I think HP went the wrong route with this commercial with college students because it only encourages them to take it to college with them. They are going to want to play it every night instead of college. I rather have spent an hour on facebook than spent three on playing games. Sure it sells their product a little more, but it sells it for all the wrong reasons. For that I think HP isn’t a college friendly product this year.

Apple is offering a $100 app gift card for every purchase of laptop of iMac. With that app gift card you can buy software programs, editing programs, E-textbooks, and even some music. If you have a few bucks left on your card, you can buy a few games such as angry birds. Who doesn’t like to play angry birds to pass time in between class?

Hewitt packer is only concerned about selling their products this year, but really if they would have just put a good sale they would have done fine. They now Dre beats in their speaker systems making their laptops a little more wanted. A good sale and maybe a free gift card for music downloads would have done their sales good. No need to offer a free Xbox! Especially when parents and students are paying a lot of money for school.



<3 Silvia

Picture credit: Google search, techno360.in