Friday, August 31, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Vintage looking luggage
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I went to see the movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," a few weeks ago. I beleive it was August 26th. Sorry I'm late posting this, but to make up for it I will post the excert I wrote on Polyvore the night after I went to see it:
     "Last night was a wonderful night. It was probably the last night that I'll actually get to enjoy before I go back to school, because I still need to finish my summer packet.
I saw the movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" last night and it was such a good movie! I loved it so much! It was so charming; a nice fall setting, an amazing little boy, and 2 great parents. Overall, it was such a great movie, and was so inspiring. It made me want to be a better/more creative person like Timothy. He just stood there and captured the sun's rays, took them in, and just ignored the world around him to cherish those moments. He was polite and had wit. His "Grandfather" said to him "Hello Young Man" and he said "Hello Old Boy." I thought that was so cute. :) He was such a great little kid. I also love how it had a very natural/artistic feel to it. I like mordern movies that make me feel like there's something good about this generation, and this movie made me feel like "I want a family/life like that someday." I seriously think that is one of my new favorite movies. It was a perfect way to end my summer and get into the fall mood.
Also, I wore my new vintage shirt/dress. The one you see in the set is actually the one I got-from Ebay. I wore it with black leggings, brown 70s style mary-janes and put my hair in a bun for a change.
After the movie I went to Pinkberry, because it was practically right next to the movie theatre. Even at night the line was long! I had vanilla frozen yogurt with strawberries, blueberries, and shaved milk chocolate. It was so yummy! I ate it outside on the tables and chairs they had and admired the beautiful summer night. It was a bit cold out, but not too bad.
So now, there's only a week until school starts! I'm sort of excited, I did kind of miss school. I'll be happy just to get back and start writing with pencils and paper and learn new things again."

A Retro Photo

I finally got my poloroid camara out and took a retro-style photo that I've been wanting to take for a while now! Since I don't have Instagram, I had to get creative-and turn to the real thing. On top of the retro looking affects, I'm wearing a totally vintage outfit-the shirt, skirt, and well, the shoes are not exactly vintage, but they are 70s style. And...I was riding my Schwinn bicycle that I just love! I think everything came together quite nicely! I like how the picture came out!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

3 days of Peace, Love and Music

 Various pictures that were made famous the year of 1969.
In the summer of 1969, on August 15th-18th, half a million people attended the festival what we now know today as "Woodstock."Thousands of youngsters came in spite of letting go of their problems, by grooving along to some of their favorite artists, such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Melanie and many more. Many people who came to the festival were looking to escape the troubles of the outside world and be in a place where there was total love, peace, and relaxation. Where you could be yourself, dance around, and just enjoy the music that was being played around you.
Despite the immense amount of people, the rain, the mud, and the startling amount of drugs, people who came for a spiritual journey, accomplished their goal. Despite all the negative things that happened, the positive things ruled over, because they were just so good. Overall, it was a peaceful experience. People were getting along with people, sharing things with the strangers who sat next to them, meditating, and just loving the people they came with.  But better yet, they weren't only trying to change their own lives, they were trying to change the world. They despised the current war going on, they knew it wasn't the right thing for the world, and they knew peace was. These baby boomers knew that if they came together, and attempted a call for peace, they could possibly change the world. And in a way, they did.
I, myself, think Woodstock was such a fascinating event. It was an extraordinary, yet at the same time chaotic event that was just so amazing, it could leave you breathless. I've read an autobiography on the man who was behind the idea of Woodstock, named Michael Lang. His book is called "The Road to Woodstock." It was really interesting to hear how the whole thing came together. Also how it was just seeing the immense amount of people there. The way he described it, just left you thinking..."wow."
I think this event was so amazing, because so many young people believed in peace, and so many young people wanted love, and for 3 days, that's what they got. Now a days, you'd never hear of such a thing. Maybe some youngsters care about saving the world, but not enough to fill a whole area the size Woodstock was. It just wouldn't happen, not like it would in the 60s. That's one reason why I am just totally in love with this era. There will never be another one like it. And I'm sad I never got to live through it. But that's just the way it is. Since I wasn't, it's my job to find my inner hippie and spread peace and love. I guess in our world full of hate, we need those kind of people, and I'm glad I'm one of them. I hope to spread peace and love throughout my lifetime and I hope others who are reading this do too.
As an ending note, happy 43rd anniversary of Woodstock! I hope you enjoy my upcoming (separate) post of vintage pictures from the festival.