Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rockabilly Club?

If I move back to Fairbanks, I want to start a rockabilly club.  It would be a social club where we get together to work on projects (sewing, crafts, cars, etc), go out to eat/drink, go to car shows, etc.  I'm wondering if anyone is interested.  I haven't come up with a name yet.  I guess once I know for sure if I'm moving, I'll make a post on craigslist.

If you're in Fairbanks and you're interested, post a comment and let me know.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Moving???

I might be moving back to Fairbanks, Alaska.  If my dad gets the job he's bidding on, then he'll hire me at just about twice of what I'm making.  It's not something I can just pass up.

What ever happened to my guy?  I broke it off with him.  I like him too much and I don't think he likes me enough.  I felt a little disrespected.  I tried to make plans and he kept shooting them down.  The only one who seems to know how to express my feelings is Roy Orbison.
 Guess its back to being alone.

His Christmas present is still on its way.  Its a custom order.  I don't have his new address, so I think I'm going to mail it to the Fairbanks dojo he trains with.  I mean, I don't know what to do with it and it was kind of pricey.

My Top 15 Rockabilly Films

If I had to select some films to explain rockabilly, these are the ones that I would choose.  I hope you enjoy!

1. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
This is a musical of an alien invasion by meat-eating plants.  Most people might have missed the early version that featured Jack Nicholson in a bit role as the dentist's eager patient, but you're probably more familiar with the Rick Moranis version.


2. Grease (1978)
This one is a little obvious.  It's essentially a musical about teenage relationships and Rizzo dealing with possibly being pregnant.


3. Cry Baby (1990)
This is a film about two cliques that don't get along: the drapes and the preppy kids.  Its a musical, its fun, and it has Johnny Depp.  You'll see sexy women, lots of singing, car racing, and Traci Lords hitting that triangle.


4. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Elvis and his attitude.  A classic.


5. Roadracers (1994)
This isn't a super well-known film, but its fucking awesome.  It stars David Arquette and Selma Hayek.  Robert Rodriguez directed this film in 13 days and this was Selma Hayek's first American film.


6. The Wild One (1953)
This film stars Marlon Brando.  Its about two rival motorcycle gangs.  Its also a classic.


7. Six-String Samurai (1998)
In an apocalyptic future - the Russians nuked the US as we're told - the person who rules America is the King of Lost Vegas (was previously Elvis).  Mix in some awesome martial arts with sweet music by the Red Elvises.


8. True Romance (1993)
This Tarantino film is about true love and selling some drugs to get a start with the future.


9. A League of Their Own (1994)
A film that empowers women by sticking them into a man's world - of baseball.  This is a great example of some of the mentalities among the rockabilly crowd, though I think we're WAY more lenient now.  And as we all know...."There's no crying in baseball!"


10. Wild At Heart (1990)
This is a film about two lovers who have to fight to be together.  Sailor is a criminal and Lula is under her mother's thumb.  It stars Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern.   Don't miss this one.  "This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it's a symbol of my individuality, and my belief... in personal freedom."


11. Stage Door Canteen (1943)
This is about a few soldiers passing through a club called the Stage Door Canteen before heading off to WWII.  There are so many famous people making cameos in this film its insane!  I always enjoyed this.


12. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day come across a murder plot while vacationing.  Alfred Hitchcock films are awesome.


13. Psycho (1960)
Another Hitchcock film.  This is his best film in my opinion.


14.Where The Boys Are (1960)
This is my favorite beach movie.  A group of college girls go to the beach for spring break and meet up with boys, love, and trouble.  Frank Gorshin is in this film too!


15. Pick any film made about a music from this time period.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Ray (2004)
Great Balls of Fire (1989)
Walk The Line (2005)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fatties Aren't "Curvy", They're Convex

I came across this article on Yahoo News yesterday and it made me mad.

What Plus-Size Women Really Want to Be Called By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff

It's all about how plus-sized women are now wanting to be termed "curvy". I think this is absurd. The term "curvy" is for women with the hourglass figure. Women with this figure can range from skinny to plus-size, but to call fat women curvy is an inappropriate use of the word. I propose using the term "convex" simply because fat women have a more convex shape.

People are going to hate this blog post, I know it. It probably won't matter if I tell you that I was, at one point, very plus-size - mainly convex in the butt/thigh region. If you're pissed about this post, really consider how you're using your words and also consider why you look the way you do. I am short, a bit stocky, but my bust-waist-hip ratio has me placed as having an hourglass figure. Its taken me years to slim down (eating right and going to the gym) to get to where I am. Am I curvy? Yes. Am I plus-sized? Absolutely not. I'm a size 6 and I am still working to get down to a size 4. For those of us who work hard to stay healthy and fit, and who happen to be curvy, having a bunch of fatties call themselves "curvy" makes it an insult. I've mentioned to people that I'm curvy and their responses are always the same: "You're not fat." I am not fat, though I feel I still need to work on a few areas to beat the cellulite, but I never mean that I am fat when I use the word "curvy".

A study done in 2005 at North Carolina State University found that out of 6000 women 46% were banana (rectangular), just over 20% pear, just under 14% apple, and 8% hourglass. Click here to read.

I think America needs to grow a backbone. Its grown soft and emo. If you are fat and you feel sad/angry/embarrassed by your size, then its up to YOU to fix yourself by eating right and working out. I personally went to a natural medicine doctor and found that I had a thyroid problem (we got it fixed without permanent pills). I now work out about 6 times a week and I eat paleo. I'd use the term "diet", but if you're already pissed then you might misconstrue that word just as you have "curvy". Funny how if I was to say "deer is a major part of a mountain lion's diet", you'd know that I just meant diet as "usual eating habits".

Let me show you some examples of "Curvy" and "Convex" women.

These are curvy women.





These are convex women.





Sunday, December 22, 2013

Almost Christmas

Its almost Christmas, so I thought I'd give you an update on what's going on with me. First off, my book is out!


You can find it on Amazon.com, just look for The Professional Ghost Investigator by Jessie Desmond. It's $9.95, but you might find it for a better price on Amazon. I need some book reviews on Amazon. If you buy the book, please leave a comment!!!

I've been working on a resort idea that is based on fantasy Medieval/Renaissance/Fairytales. I'd divulge more, but I'm a little paranoid of people stealing my ideas.

I am alone for Christmas. That seems to be a new usual thing for me. Last year I was alone too. This year I will not only be by myself, but I get to work. Yip-pee.

I want to get the word out: I'm looking to move. I need a job lined up in order to do that. I have a BA in History and a BA in 2D Animation. I would love a job as a researcher or with an archaeology team or at a museum. I just want to be paid at least $15/hour (hopefully more). I don't get sick (its been 2-1/2 years since I was last sick). I like to be outside, go hiking, camping, etc. I enjoy writing reports. I will gladly work long hours. Any location. I am willing to relocate and can be moved within 3-4 weeks.