Rowling & Gilbert

Amazing website TED. Here are two talks from TED, by two amazing, inspiring female authors, and favorites of mine. JK Rowling and Elizabeth Gilbert.

JK Rowling at Harvard Commencement.

Elizabeth Gilbert, author Eat Pray Love.

 

Dr. Who Versus Wagner

Can I watch Dr. Who and write a paper on Richard Wagner simultaneously? This is the question. I was just commenting that I had lost touch since the new doctor came on board, and I moved from Los Angeles to Louisiana. Then low and behold BBCA is airing the last two seasons 2010 and 2011. I now have over 20 Dr. Who’s to watch. ūüôā Want to anyway.

I have spent the day researching Wagner for a paper I have to write for my Theater Directing class. Ik new a little about Wagner and The Ring Cycle but not much. Since I am a visual person, instead of writing the paper, I made a Power Point presentation. very cool, I like to keep those skills in tact. We are to give an oral presentation of the paper so the pictures and video clips aught enhance the paper.

So after this I have to write the paper, can I watch Dr. Who and write about Wagner???

Here is an awesome clip from the documentary Wagner’s Dream.

Wagner and The Doctor?

Thank You

 Degas

I just wanted to say “Thank you” to all my new friends and followers here at WordPress. I really appreciate your “Likes,” and would love to hear your comments. Again you have my gratitude for your support.

Peace & Peanut Butter!

Sindy

I Want Candy

Well since I have to study History this summer that is what I am inspired to write about. The Louis the XIV post was not vastly popular….but so the *^%$# what! LOL Yesterday I had a quiz and put the reading off all day, I just did not want to read it prior to taking the quiz.

It was mostly about France, the French Revolution and¬†Napoleon. A lot of battles with strategies (BORING) but I did like the part about Louis XVIII and Marie. Apparently the first couple of years they didn’t¬†consummate¬†the marriage because he had some skin on his¬†uncircumcised¬†penis that hurt if he had an erection. But¬†Marie’s¬†¬†brother called a doctor in from Austria, who snip snip and fixed the issue. A child was born a year later.

Anyway I knew a lot of this already from the historically accurate movie, Marie Antoinette. (JOKING) However Sophia Coppola (I am seriously jealous of!) made a very entertaining film, which has a fun soundtrack.

Let them eat cake, I think not, but I want candy!

Poor girl, she was just shy and misunderstood. Those “Mean Girls” just bullied her.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422720/

Too School for Cool

I am taking a History class online this summer, which I was considering dropping as this isn’t my favorite part of history. I thought I was taking the class I dropped last semester which is from known history through the Bronze Age,¬†Sumeria, Ancient Greece and so on, because I already had the text book. LOL ¬†However I did not pay attention when registering and low and behold this class is the second half of the text book. So I have decided to take this one until it gets close to the Drop date, and I will see how I am doing. So far, so good as I recently took an exam, after only reading the lecture notes and scored 92 out of a possible 100.

So good old King Louis XIV was in one of these chapters and it reminded me of a great movie I saw not to long ago Vatel. Oh the opulence and decadence of this monarch.

The Sun King

King Louis XIV

Everyone always goes on about The Palace Versailles and how it is so beautiful. Umgh to me, it is garish and gaudy! Much to frufru.

It is like Donald¬†Trump’s¬†Manhattan apartment.

So the Trumps must certainly be the reincarnation of the family of the Sun King. LOL

So anyway….if you like Period movies, see Vatel. I really enjoyed it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190861/

http://coilhouse.net/2008/03/design-decadence-vatel/

Peace and Peanut Butter!

Sindy