“Have you ever been collared, and dragged out into the streets and thrashed by a naked woman?” -Elizabeth Taylor as Leonora in “Reflections in a Golden Eye”
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Recent Past: Queen of Cups
A woman capable of deep romantic love. A passionate woman in the creative arts. A woman who leads first with her heart and then her head. Love for one's mate and children Sense of protectiveness for friends and loved ones. Dedication. A woman in search of a long-term commitment. An attractive woman. Creative arts and alchemy. A loyal woman on your side.
A few days ago, I had a buddy of mine pull cards from her Christian Tarot Deck. Nothing serious, it was just for kicks. She had me ask a question I desired the answer to in my mind. Three cards are dealt representing the past, present and situations. Out of respect for my personal life I'll withhold the present and future situations. Since the past is the past, I felt comfortable sharing this. How crazy is this card meaning? I've been telling my Dad it's crazy how sure of myself I always was, now not so much. I just operate on auto-pilot and keep in mind what that beautiful woman in the past would've done. The Queen of Cups was just a subtle reminder of how pure and bright eyed I was. There's something very authentic and rare about that. I'm just proud that my sense of self was set on a strong foundation, one that was built by my own hand. I'm proud to say, this was me my whole life. This is how I know that "the woman who leads first with her heart, then with her head", isn't gone. No, she's still there underneath the rubble, moving on brick by brick.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I've received a few emails,tweets and messages from readers asking me generally the same questions. After awhile it began to occur to me that while I somewhat share my personal experiences with you all, not much is know. I'm horrible about answering all of these. I get so caught up in my life. So after months and months of inquiries, we, your editor in chiefs decided it was time to conduct interviews to familiarize you all. So please feel free to get acquainted.
Twisted Sister: Tia
Writer, Dancer, Serial Laugher, Pin-up enthusiast, Aspiring Designer, Self proclaimed film historian, Comic Geek
1. How long have you been blogging?
For about 2 years now. It's been...interesting. Blogging is not as easy as people think.When bloggers/authors tell you to keep writing to develop your flow and your voice, it's true. There's a big difference in my writing from 2 years ago and now.
2. What do you usually prefer to write about?
Whatever intrigues me or whatever I feel must be said. I've always felt like I've had a very strong voice so I'm quite vocal about alot of my insights. Our generation is very priveledged but also very ignorant, so anything that counteracts that ignorance intrigues me. Lately my own life lessons have been on the marquee, they never used to. I always tried to look like other fashion/media blogs, but that isn't me. The blogs I love visiting most are written by people who take the time to share and put effort into what they create. I like to empathize with people, it makes me feel. So if I experience something that our generation shies away from, I say it. If I like something visually, I post it, whether it be vintage or new.
My Mom and Dad of course. They raised me so obviously alot I do stems from them. My Dad actually inspired me to fall in love with comics and classic rock. My mother sparked my old Hollywood obsession. We watched Rosalind Russell's "Auntie Mame" when I was 8 and I became enamored. My parents inspired me to be inspired by others. Anything sparks me it seems: Tim Burton, Disney, The 7th letter crew (graffiti artists), The Addams Family, Elizabeth Taylor, macabre, Marvel, Grace Kelly, Madonna various time periods...literally anything.
4. What do you want people to take away from reading your blog?
I want them to take away the fact that you don't have to be like everyone else and that everyone goes through growing pains. We all go through growing pains, survive them and continue to live. And through living, the lessons we learn and the things we see can be beautiful. You don't have to put on a facade on Facebook/Twitter and showcase only glorious details of your life to seem a certain way. Our generation lives in a fake reality with these sites. You only see what a person allows you to, and that fucks with your brain after awhile. It does that to me. I always feel like I should be out doing the most and looking a certain way, when really I'm doing damn good. On my blog I can be me, I don't have to be 100% positive or funny or happy, I can be ME. Human nature is complex and Facebook doesn't touch that. So in short, I just want my readers to learn something new or identify with my experiences. You know? It helps to know that you're not the only 20 something woman with these interest, thoughts and battles. The 20s are no joke, full of hard knock lessons. Grab a glass of wine or some Jameson and scroll through our blog. It'll give you some hope and possibly some laughs.
More interview goodies inside!
More interview goodies inside!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Pretty much I waited an entire year to get my cheeks over to AT & T park for Fanfest 2012. I came, I saw and I conquered all from 10am-3pm. I brought my kid sister and co-blogger, Kenya along for Giants mania.
Before I go any further, I have to thank her for trudging along and running rampant over the park for my Giants obsession. Especially my damn Tim Lincecum fever. She only had 2 hours of sleep and she painted a smile on her face and nodded anytime I wanted to do something. She knew exactly how important this was to me. Sister, I love you from the bottom of my heart.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
When it comes down to it, I have 3 favorite TV shows of all time. 3 shows I could never get tired of, and 3 shows that each have a character that I use as an archetype of a boy I’d fall in love with.
Those three shows are:
“That 70’s Show”
“Boy meets world”
But “Boy meets world” teaches me just as much as it did when I was a kid. I think a lot of people feel the same way, which is why the show remains relevant like other classic shows.
As usual, a lot came to mind while getting my nightly fix of “Boy meets world”.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Cory: She gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She was always talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything.
Monday, February 6, 2012
At times when I see pop culture incorporate a "Brando-esque" character into their works, I get upset. Nobody seems to pay homage to what a great artist he was, especially in his prime. The only Brando my generation know is "The Godfather". During that time, Marlon Brando was extremely depressed, self loathing and obese. People like that Brando because he is a parody. It's kind of similar to what pop culture has done to Michael Jackson. What happened to celebrating the good in someone's legacy. Yeah, those times are apart of their lives but lets try and remember what brought them to our attention. Brando was probably the most gorgeous man of his time. If he were alive and young he'd still have no competition. That's called breaking the mold. :)
Respect people for their talents, don't mock them for their demons.
Thursday night, was as always a night to remember thanks to DAMSF.
DAMSF is a night my good friend Paymaneh “Bibi” Khalili created to celebrate the various cutting edge arts around the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
DANCE. ART. MUSIC. STYLE. FASHION.
It happens about every 3 months. All of us artists head out to serve as audiences and entertainers. I’ve performed multiple times at this event and as of recently, been helping running the show. The fact that Bibi is an amazing renaissance woman who works so hard to bring LA nights to Bay makes me proud. Thank you so much for holding this event. It is the ONE night I feel that all of us artists are so encouraging and positive to one another.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
This was basically me and my friends on Superbowl Sunday. We did nothing! Lol
I miss you all my little readers, I've let life happen and take me a few places in order to bring up some more posts. Blogging is a peculiar thing. You can either live to blog or live and then blog. I choose to live and then blog. What's life if you can't enjoy it because you need commentary on it every second? It's too sticky. But Kenya & I have been doing great here and living well. So far the new year has been beautiful! I've got some cool posts to share within the next week, some are on events and others are reflective.
Thanks for reading!