Bluebutterfliesandme Blog Picks

There are so many blogs I enjoy. As you may know I ran out of picture storage on bluebutterfliesandme

so I will use this one to honor some of the blogs I read and talk about. This rather new visitor to my blog wrote eloquently of his imaginings of his readers, he inspired me to write this blog picks post. So he is first.

Bottledworder

http://bottledworder.wordpress.com/

A super hip, educated and traveled New Yorker, (although he may be from elsewhere) he paints vivid images with his telling of his observations, memories and imaginings.

The Playground, a life reconstructed

http://katyandcara.wordpress.com/

Cara B writes about her life as a young woman in Manhattan and shares of her friend Katy who passed a couple years ago. Cara is also a great writer, she should be published. Every post is gripping. It is the darker side of Sex and the City. I hope you don’t mind that description Cara? Read it.

theadventuresoftransman, Just another middle aged guy raising a family…except I gave birth to mine

http://theadventuresoftransman.com/

Transman is a great writer and usually makes me laugh. He is totally original and genuine. Funny! Read it.

Thoughts from a Cafe

http://goodoldworld.wordpress.com/

TD is an artist, and writes and shares from the heart. He was my blog crush but he keeps talking about this Julie. lol

He taught me that you can have music on your blog.

eyesOfOdysseus

http://eyesofodysseus.wordpress.com/

odie a hairless cat and odie mama have an amazing eye for photographic layouts, they make some spectacular choices. odie mama challenged her readers to tell a story about one of her posted images, so sprang our collaborative writing project here.

http://eyesofodysseus.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-question/

and my Writing In Progress blog research and story background, history and inspiration

http://writingworksinprogress.wordpress.com/

Moving on………..

Andrea in Wonderland

“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”

http://adreainwonderland.wordpress.com/

She’s crazy in a good way. A couple of my favorite post she tells about her obsession with the French. I really liked Andrea when the first post she had the guts to call Game of Thrones, Game of Yawns, that’s right she was brave.

That is just a hand full there are SO MANY so don’t think I didn’t pick you… there is Kira, Lily,Renard, Karen, Fae…… on and on.

MORE LATER……

 

 

 

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Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever Cemetery was a nice place to visit though you don’t want to live there. (lol) Bad joke.

I always enjoyed going there, except for my best friends funeral, but it couldn’t have been a nicer or more beautiful and appropriate setting. He loved film, the Business and Hollywood, like me, we shared that. We shared that,  our wacky out there ideas regarding existence, and vampires. Anyway this post isn’t about that relationship, that is for another time. Had I gotten to work here, like I wanted to do, I might still be in Los Angeles but…it was not meant to be.

This is one of the mausoleums. I don’t know why but I think they are beautiful. I am a energy sensitive person and I never felt creeped out her but peaceful.

Douglas Fairbanks Memorial

The Johnny Ramone Memorial Statue

Hollywood Forever has lots of fun and interesting events. In the summer they show films. In the movie Valentines Day they  Shirley MacLain and Hector Elizondo attended a screening.

They have a celebration on the Latino holiday Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.

 Photo by Christopher Victorio

If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area you most likely know about it. If you are visiting go.

Here are some links:

http://www.hollywoodforever.com/

Cinespia Calender

http://www.cinespia.org/calendar

Party Crasher

So, ok….I have already shared my secret self on my other blog, so I will tell you one of my favorite stories.

It must have been seventeen years ago on the Fourth of July, I was with my friend…hmm… Carrie, we’ll call her, her boyfriend…..hmm…we’ll call him Larry and five of his friends. We all went to eat at a seafood restaurant in Malibu. Two of Larry’s friends were twin actors…hmm..let’s call them Bob and Rob, said they knew a couple of parties we could check out.

Once we were finished eating we got in our cars, we were in two separate cars, headed to a party in Santa Monica, or south on Pacific Coast Highway. Larry was driving with Carrie and myself, as we got a couple miles down the road, his friends called and said they had a better idea, let’s go to Danny Devito’s Annual Fourth of July Party. Well that sounded fantastic. The twins said he had a big fireworks display on a barge out in the water and food and booze. So I asked Larry, “Are we invited?”  Larry was a professional procurer of the best tickets for all events intown, so he knew a thing or two about getting in places. He said “No, but we’ll figure it out.” Bob or Rob, I really could tell them apart told Larry, still on the phone that their was a list and the shuttle pick up was at the Albertsons parking lot and that we had to think who might be on the list.

The movie poster is a big clue. The writer smiles. I said, “Well Danny DeVito just produced Pulp Fiction, so lets say we are guest of Quentin Tarantino.” I was very apprehensive of this party crashing notion, I mean how the hell were we going to pull this off. How embarrassing if we were discovered. We get to the parking lot where we saw the shuttles and people with head sets and clip boards. I am like “Oh shit, oh my god!”

Larry used to the crashing activity approached a girl with a clipboard and said ” Quentin said we would be on the guest list.” She looks on the list for a couple of minutes and says “Yes it says Quentin plus eight.” The girl looks up and ask “He is not with you,” and Larry says ” No, he said he would just meet us there” or something like that, it was seventeen years ago. She says “OK let me check with them, it will be just a minute.” This total thing was a crazy crap shoot and now she is having the other end of the head set checking the party, looking for Tarantino. (lol)

They can’t find him at the party and the girl doesn’t know what to do us. We held our ground. About this time a limo pulls up and I hear the girl say to someone, “Al’s here.” Well (big chuckle) Al Pacino had just pulled up and all the little wannabe important head set people, were thrown in a tail spin. Ms. Head Set, we’ll call her says to the other end, “Al is here and I am just going to put Quentin’s guest on the shuttle.” we all loaded in the van and headed to the party. DeVito lived on the beach just down the road. We agreed that when the van pulled up we would scatter in pairs, which is what we did. So the Head Setter’s never got to check us.

It was a great party on the beach, he had two houses side by side and there were hundreds of people there. There were families, show biz folk and celebrities. They had hot dog carts, ice cream carts and keg beer. The thing is I was so paranoid that I was afraid to talk to anybody for fear of them asking me who I knew there. (lol) So I just hung out with …hmm..Carrie and celebrity spotted.

The fireworks out on the ocean were awesome and beautiful. So if (and I doubt it) Danny DeVito ever reads this…I had fun at your party, sorry we crashed. But the real funny kicker is Al Pacino saved our butt. Oh and Quentin thanks for having us as your guest.

Deviant

Without deviation from the norm,

PROGRESS IS NOT POSSIBLE!

Frank Zappa

Structural-Functionalism

 

Social integration is the attachment to groups and institutions, while social regulation is the adherence to the norms and values of the society. Those who are very integrated fall under the category of “altruism” and those who are not very integrated fall under “egoism.” Similarly, those who are very regulated fall under “fatalism” and those who are very unregulated fall under “anomie“. Durkheim’s strain theory attributes social deviance to extremes of the dimensions of the social bond. Altruistic suicide (death for the good of the group), egoistic suicide (death for the removal of the self-due to or justified by the lack of ties to others), and anomicsuicide (death due to the confounding of self-interest and societal norms) are the three forms of suicide that can happen due to extremes. Likewise, individuals may commit crimes for the good of an individual’s group, for the self-due to or justified by lack of ties, or because the societal norms that place the individual in check no longer have power due to society’s corruption.

ups and institutions, while social regulation is the adherence to the norms and values of the society. Those who are very integrated fall under the category of “altruism” and those who are not very integrated fall under “egoism.” Similarly, those who are very regulated fall under “fatalism” and those who are very unregulated fall under “anomie“. Durkheim’s strain theory attributes social deviance to extremes of the dimensions of the social bond. Altruistic suicide (death for the good of the group), egoistic suicide (death for the removal of the self-due to or justified by the lack of ties to others), and anomicsuicide (death due to the confounding of self-interest and societal norms) are the three forms of suicide that can happen due to extremes. Likewise, individuals may commit crimes for the good of an individual’s group, for the self-due to or justified by lack of ties, or because the societal norms that place the individual in check no longer have power due to society’s corruption.

Well I dont really know where I am going with that thought, as i was veering to the subversive. I was going to post about Abbie Hoffman. I am going a little retroactive here, like going backwards in my experience of pop culture and the world.

Peace & Peanut Butter!

Sindy

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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