Saturday, August 2, 2014

20 Different Uses For Vaseline

1: (The usual use) Sinuses: Put it on your chest to help you breathe a little easier!
2: Soften dry, cracked, peeling feet: Rub vaseline on your feet, put socks on, and leave it over night.
3: Dry, crusty nostrils: Dip a q-tip in some vaseline, rub that in your nose, then blow your nose. Voila!
4: Softer elbows/knees: Rub vaseline on dry, rough, or discoloured elbows/knees to soften them up!
5: Remove eyelash glue: Gently rub it over your eye (DO NOT use menthol vaseline for this!).
6: Post shave: Rub a little vaseline on your skin after shaving to soothe and soften.
7: Makeup stains: Use a little vaseline to remove makeup stains from your clothes!
8: Longlasting Jack-O-Lanterns: rub vaseline on the open cut edges to keep them from drying out.
9: Stuck rings: Just use a little vaseline to take a stuck ring off!
10: Atopic Eczema: Applying vaseline can help improve the condition of eczema.
11: Rashes: Apply it to rashes caused by things like poisin ivy to soothe them.
12: Extend your favourite lotion: Mix your choice lotion with a little bit of vaseline to extend it.
13: Makeup Remover: Use a little vaseline to remove makeup, but don't forget to wash it off after!
14: Chapped lips: Rub some vaseline on dry, chapped lips when you don't have any chapstick.
15: Hard-To-Open nail polish bottles: rub it under the cap to make opening the bottle easier!
16: Tattoos: rub it on new tattoos to heal and protect them!
17: Protect hairline when dying your hair: rub it around your hairline to prevent dye stains!
18: Split ends: rub a little vaseline on the ends of your hair to help repair split ends.
19: Massage: give yourself, or your honey, a nice relaxing massage! Take turns!
20: Rejuvenate nail polish: rub it on week-old painted nails to vamp up the gloss again!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Why SeaWorld Is CRUEL!!!



Why SeaWorld Is CRUEL!!!


-The orcas spend most of their time in SeaWorld tanks sluggishly afloat at the almost shadeless surface, with no protection from the burning sun, usually resulting in severe sunburns, which are hidden from sight with the help of black zinc oxide, which matches their skin and is also used to protect from the sun. The only problem is that they already HAVE the sunburn before the people at SeaWorld put it on them!

-Some of the Orcas were kidnapped from their oceanic homes, and ended up dying!

-A scientific study showed that diving with dolphins causes them extreme stress, due to the close proximity which prevents “them from resting, feeding or nurturing their young.” SeaWorld was informed of this, yet this still allow guests to "dive with the dolphins!" at the Discovery Cove location in Orlando, Florida.

-SeaWorld imprisons innocent dolphins and whales to small tanks, which are typically only 40 feet deep (definitely not enough room to do all those slavish performance moves that they are forced to do!), which are to them as a bathtub is to a human being! These precious sea animals ordinarily swim 50-100 miles DAILY!

-All male orcas in confinement have COLLAPSED DORSAL FINS, which is a sign of unhealthiness! Yet, SeaWorld tries to cover this fact up by saying that's it's COMMON and NATURAL!!

-There have been OVER 100 ACCIDENTS at SeaWorld, many of them ending with DEAD trainers.
The CDOSH (California Division of Occupational Safety and Health) stated it was “only a matter of time” before people were killed when interacting with these abused creatures.

-Trainers practically RAPE the whales. ON A REGULAR BASIS. They masturbate them to collect sperm, and then force insemination on the females at a MUCH younger age than they would even breed in the wild.

-They STARVE them. They use food as a treat only if the whale does a correct behaviour.
In one such situation, a younger male whale would get attacked by the other 2 whales because he would mess up in his performance, because none of the whales would then be fed. They would also use food as a bait to lure them into their underwater "cages".

-A lot of orcas die while "marine cowboys" are trying to capture them. One such incident was Shamu's mother. She was shot by a harpoon and killed. The man, Ted Griffin, even hired men to cut open the dead whales' bellies and fill them with rocks, so that they'd sink and their murders would never be discovered.


"SeaWorld is full of it. No company that claims to care about animals would capture them, tear them away from their families, keep them in cramped tanks that are too small and too unnatural, and force them to perform tricks for audiences. I mean, who does SeaWorld think it’s foolingOrcas at SeaWorld gnaw at iron bars and concrete out of stress, anxiety, and boredom. No matter what SeaWorld says, these animals WANT OUT.  For orcas at SeaWorld, every day is the worst day ever. Next week, raise your voice for the inmates orcas and give SeaWorld the worst week ever. Text* ORCA to 73822 (in the U.S.) and 99099 (in Canada), and each day for the entire week, we’ll hit you up with a way to take action against SeaWorld." - Peta2.org

To find out more, please watch the film called "Blackfish".

Another cruel water park is The Aquarium of the Pacific.  How could a company that claims to teach people to respect wild and exotic sea creatures, also offer promotions (free admission) if someone were to eat fish at a certain restaurant?!?

Orca Head Banging

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Few Words About American Horror Story

American Horror Story description:
AN ANTHOLOGY SERIES.
Anthology definition:
A collection of poems.

My opinion:
That is perfect!


Last week, I finished American Horror Story season 1 in one night. My boyfriend's mom has it on DVD, so that made it easy, but now I have to watch season 2 online. I just got passed the opening scene of Season 2, Episode 1, and I decided to write this before continuing. I was never really the kind of person that liked keeping up with all these TV series', but ever since I started watching Breaking Bad with my boyfriend (out of pure curiosity), that has changed. At first we were repelled by the very name, because of all the hype. But then we decided to see what all the hype was about, and we got hooked, and watched almost 3 whole seasons in 2 days. In my opinion, Breaking Bad is like a "Gateway Drug" (for TV series'), ironically speaking, since it's also a show ABOUT a drug. Then we tried to watch American Horror Story together with a friend, but we had to stop in the middle, because we had to go to my boyfriend's band practice. Then just last week I decided to finish the episode (alone, since it wasn't really his cup of tea), and I ended up watching the whole series. At first, Violet's personality (and the fact that she has both a boyish voice and looks) kind of irked me, but she also reminded me of myself when I was younger, and so she kind of grew on me. I love her little romance with Tate (modern day Romeo and Juliet, anyone?); and come on, who WASN'T practically BEGGING for her to die so that she could be with him?! That's what I thought! (That's not a spoiler, that's just what I was actually hoping for the whole time I was watching. Bad, I know..) I'm a little bummed that
our little Vi isn't in Season 2, but apparently she's in Season 3; The romance continues! Yay!

The (horror) show must go on!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My Admiration Of Gerard Butler Renewed

Gerard Butler! I remember the first time I saw him in a movie,
ever. It was in "Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life".


Even as a young girl I found him rather attractive, and in P.S. I Love You, he was positively charming and charismatic. Yet ever since he starred in The Phantom Of The Opera, my young life had never been the same. I'd first seen the movie on a vacation in Las Vegas, with my parents. I'd always been fond of musicals and such. That movie has always triggered the waterworks, so please: Make no attempt to watch The Phantom Of The Opera without crying. It is impossible. By the way, he's a wonderful singer.. soooo.. If the storyline doesn't depress you, then his angelic voice should do the trick.



 I remember that there would be times when I would watch it over and over for days and cry that Christine didn't go with him, and mostly over the fact that I had a mad crush on him (which is currently coming back to me, as I have yet again been going on a "movie binge" of my dear Phantom; I've watched it every morning for the past 3 days,the third time being with my boyfriend.. which probably wasn't a good idea, because I cried like a baby. Anyways, I had to get over my crush as a young girl, because I was only about 11 and I had calculated that by the time I was legal (and could officially marry him), he'd be about 44. (Ahem, which he is now, and I am legal.. coincidence that I suddenly have a crush on him again? I think not. More like perfect timing!) *sigh* What a cruel world. But even in his forties, our dear Mr. Butler still looks as heavenly as ever.



 
I also just recently (a few months ago) watched a movie (with my mom...) he was in a few years ago, with Katherine Heigl, called "The Ugly Truth," which was really funny (add another point to the 'Reasons To Love Him' list, along with great singer, seductive accent, nice body, charming, witty, and so much more).


Just a bit more eye candy:

One of my favourites, because just look at that little dimple and his smile. <3

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Woman is the Reflection of her Man ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

This quote made me tear up a bit. It's so beautiful.

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighed about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

All Religion Is Fallible

I suddenly had a very strong urge to write about this subject, and I hope it will open the eyes of others, just as I feel as if my own eyes have been opened. I have always found it hard to actually believe in religion, so believe me, I honestly think something has brought these thoughts to my knowledge so that I could share with you all. Firstly, why are so many religions similar, and if they are so similar, how can they be considered right or wrong. With so many similar religions, it would seem as if those said religions are null, because there are too many false stories about them and you would never find the truth behind them in those nasty, tangled webs. One religion says it is the right one, while another says, no, that one is. Yet they are so similar and say they are not. Therefore, are they not both wrong? That's what I have just realized. And how can anyone be so sure there is ONLY one God, when many myths or "mythos" clearly speak of more than one God. And if one religion may be right.. who are we to say that another might not be.. that even the Gods of the myths might not be real? They may very well be. I have felt there presence. I was raised in a Christian home, to believe in the God YHWH (I spell it like this because, to many, it is offense to spell out the actual name, so I hope to appease any angst, knowing already that the topic of this newer post may be to some, already offensive enough. Please understand that I do respect all religions, even if I do not agree.) It's not that I don't believe He exists; I believe in the idea of Him. in fact, I am not sure of any religious or spiritual belief yet, and am still searching for the answers, like anyone else who has felt the sea of questions floating about them, and had the desire enough to leave the drowning unknown and search. I have studied a few different religions, and find that the Christian faith has always been more appealing to me.. that, and paganism (surprisingly enough...), which, by the way, is not some "evil, unintelligent, raving mad, lunatic devil worshiper". I just don't see how anyone can say "Oh, you're wrong, and we're right!" to each other, and not realize that, MAYBE, they are both wrong; Not see the flaws of their own beliefs. And another thing, if you can get so offended and angry over one comment about your religion, should that not be proof enough that even you question your own standing on faith, or that you might feel shame, or that you might not be strong enough in said beliefs. All religion has holes in it. They ALL do. Every belief, passed down from ancestor to descendants, has been skewed by time. Have you ever played the game where you tell someone a rumor, and they pass it on and they pass it on, and so on and so forth? That is like religion. Always question your beliefs. Always research them. Always see what events have stood the test of time and appear the same in everything, every myth, every account of events, every gathering, every belief. Always research and meditate and develop yourself. Let insight become your friend. Learn about your self. Ask yourself if your really think all the events in your life are just coincidence. Ask the powers that be, what is your purpose? Ask them to reveal it to you. Ask the Gods to talk to you, to touch your life, to work with you. Even if you are not necessarily spiritual; right now is a heavily spiritual time in your life where you need to acknowledge these powers around you; for they are swirling around you like energy and light to your blind, limp and lost form. The hourglass is running out.

Hurry.

By the way, almost as if to further punctuate my point, I found this wonderful link that I feel represents perfectly how you shouldn't feel forced to believe in only one thing, though the followers of it might
say you need to. "Can I Be Christian and Pagan?"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

All About Loki (With Pictures!!)

"Go ahead and eat a Loki sandwich!"

-from an online fan-fiction.


I don't know what it is with me always preferring the villain, especially if he's as suave and masculine as this one is, especially when played by a stud with a mischievous smirk; I was actually surprised to find out how many other people (girls) liked him. The only thing that I think is sad, is that those girls are putting those emotions upon Tom Hiddleston, when they need to realize that it was just a character he played. I am sure he will not always want to be known for just the role of Loki. I had read the same kind of comment from Harley's Joker (Anthony Missiano) a Joker Cos-player from New York, how he felt that girls projecting their feelings about the Joker onto him. I guess it all comes with the job description of acting the part of a sexy villain character. Oh well, Tom Hiddleston, I applaud your determination! (And your evil sexiness.)

Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief

Anyway, if you really think about it, Fandom people in real life can be really nice and timid, but give them the anonymity of a keyboard and a WiFi connection, and EVERYBODY LOSES THEIR MINDS!!!(Nolanverse Joker Reference)

Calmest thou raging ovaries!


"I am Loki of Asgard and I'm burdened with glorious purpose."

Full name:
Loki Laufeyson


Aliases:
Scarlet Witch; Gem-Keeper, Walter Lawson, Lester, Loren Olsen, Tyfon, Father Williams, Willie ,Tso Zhung, Satan; has also impersonated hundreds of others.


Identity:
No dual identity; regarded as a mythological character by the general populace of Earth

Citizenship:

Realm of Asgard

Place of birth:
Jotunheim

First appearance:


Venus #6 (1949), (modern) Journey into Mystery #85 (1962)

Origin:


Journey Into Mystery #112-113 & 115 (1965)

Played by Tom Hiddleston in: 


Thor (2011)


The Avengers (2012)


Thor: The Dark World (2013)





(To be honest.. I liked him at first, then one of my brothers told me he was played by
a girl.. Wait, what? confusion! but that was a lie anyway, so HA! I still like movie Loki.)


Loki and Thor have even been the object of a funny spoof video by OneyNG on Youtube.

-"Loki, Let's sing some Karaoke!" -"NO!"


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Thoughts on the Idea of "Fame"

What person at some point in their life doesn't think or daydream about being famous? Some people go their whole life doing the craziest of crazy things hoping to be noticed, even for the fools-gold "fifteen minutes of fame"; and of course the excuses "I just love what I do," "I just want to make music," "I just like acting," seem to be really popular with a lot of celebs, singers, musicians, and bands, but we have to realize that if it were JUST about doing what they loved, they probably wouldn't have pursued being in movies or being quote-on-quote 'famous'. singers and musicians wouldn't play shows if it were JUST about playing the music, because with that logic they would have still been practicing in the garage (or run-down studio). There had to be at least some desire inside of them to perform in front of PEOPLE, to get the recognition they believed they deserved. It's sort of like the logic: "Oh, I just blog for myself," that's a half truth. I partially it because I like it, but I mostly do it so that people will read it. Why write a blog post for no one to read it? If you're putting something out there, online, in the media, or what-have-you, you obviously want people to see it. Which is a desire for recognition and being noticed, being acknowledged. Now, the desire to JUST be famous, not even having or developing any particular skill, not living your own life, just devoting all time to getting every 15-minutes-of-fame session that you can, that's different, and that's terrible. They say that no publicity is bad publicity, but what they really mean is use any bad situation to redeem yourself and make yourself look good, that just shows everyone how much you just want popularity instead of building a NAME for yourself like the rest of us have to. I've had times where I thought I wanted to be famous, but of course I snap out of it and I realize, fame might be fun up to a point, but at the end of the day, I would be afraid to deal with stalkers and scandals and no privacy and confrontations and rejections, and everyone knowing or wanting to know who I'm dating, what I'm doing, how I work out, what's my diet, where I live, where I'm going, and so on. I'm a human being for crying out loud not a genie. It is scary, and although I can still say, someday I'd like to be recognized (not famous, just recognized), I like that I'm taking it slow; I like that I'm not jumping into millions of photo shoots and auditions (could you imagine the stress?!); I like that slowly, I'm marketing myself and gathering my own following myself.  If there ever comes a day when "Amy Rosanova" is a household name, I'll be satisfied knowing that I worked for the privilege.


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Noah" Movie (2014) Review

I recently went to see the movie "Noah" in theaters, and all I can honestly say was, although at first it started as a good movie, the story line ended up being COMPLETE bullshit.  Firstly, if people are going to make Bible-based movies, why would they change the whole story line? Not just this guy, Aronofsky (an atheist, by the way), but anyone making a faith-based movie at all. My question is though.. why would an atheist want to make a Biblical movie, anyway? Well, here's the thing, this guy thinks of the event as merely a fable that was told in many different religions. Also, I'm pretty sure that was a subliminal message to evolution during the "In The Beginning" part.

He's even been witnessed cussing at people during "Noah" interviews,
saying things such as "Anything you're expecting, you're f---ing wrong!"
..Heart warming, I know..

  So, basically in this movie, God is displayed as an environmental extremist.. although I'm vegan, an animal rights activist, and all for living eco- & enviro-friendly, I honestly have to say that killing the entire planet's inhabitants over picking a flower or cutting down a tree is not what God had in mind. He wasn't going to annihilate all of humanity over "what we've done to mother nature", trust me. I'm not a religious Bible-spouting person, as you may already have noticed.. but if you plan to make a Bible-based movie, AT LEAST stick to the flippin' story line! Not only that, but Noah goes into the city and sees a young girl being dragged and about to be sold and raped and does NOTHING. Why would any religious being want to watch something so sacrilegious?!
By the way, SPOILER ALERT, if you're a typically squeamish person, nothing makes you want to jump into the church camp van like seeing people tear apart live animals and ripping out their guts and intestines. How's that for "uplifting"? Also in the "plot twist"? Contrary to Genesis, Shem, Ham, and Japheth have NO wives. Only Shem has pre-marital sex (not that I'm judging, but isn't that against the commandments?) with his girlfriend "Eelah", who was supposedly barren, and she becomes pregnant; When Noah finds out, he threatens to kill the child to honour God.. "What a twist!" Right? Whereas, in the Bible, God EXPECTED them to multiply! My advice, don't waste your money on promoting this [cringe-worthy] disaster of a movie. Try seeing "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" with little Joey and little Rosie instead. The only thing I took from this movie was that the guy that played Shem was really cute. Grade: F-

Genesis 6:5 says “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” 

Genesis 6:11-13 says: “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” 

Genisis 7:13 says: On the very same day, Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark.

THR had this to say: In recent weeks, the studio has held test screenings for key groups that might take a strong interest in the subject matter: in New York (for a largely Jewish audience), in Arizona (Christians) and in Orange County, Calif. (general public). All are said to have generated troubling reactions. But sources say Aronofsky has been resistant to Paramount’s suggested changes. “Darren is not made for studio films,” says a talent rep with ties to the project. “He’s very dismissive. He doesn’t care about [Paramount's] opinion.”

My Top (Seven) Favourite (male) Celebrities!! {REVISED} Plus #VoteLoki

I may be spoken for, but that doesn't mean I can't admire a cute actor
from afar! Who are my top 5 Celebrity Crushes? Let's see, shall we?!

1: Tom Hiddleston..

I just.. I have nothing to say.. This guy is just amazing..
I remember, the first time I ever saw him portray Loki in "Thor", I
was utterly starstruck.. I still love Loki to death. I'm just speechless. <3
*Crush Alert*

Also, please #VoteLoki to win Favorite Character at the 2014 movie awards!

 http://favoritecharacter-vote.mtv.com/



2: Evan Peters

This guy has starred in the hit series "American Horror Story" and even
played Quicksilver in the newest X-Men movie: Days of Future Past.
He's very talented and cute!




3: Jay Baruchel!
This guy has that scrawny-but-sorta-sexy je ne sais quoi going on! Although
awkward at times, he uses it to his advantage with a bit of sensitivity, and
that cute voice doesn't do any harm either. Favourite movies include: This Is
The End, She's Out Of My League, Knocked Up, The Sorcerer's Apprentice,
but I have to say he looks his absolute cutest in Fanboys! Just aww, look at
that baby face! Now stop pouting before you give us all a heart attack!



4: Johnny Depp!
Oh, the infamous, hunky Johnny Depp! Of course, he'd be on this list!
Whether he's a tall, dark, and sometimes aloof pirate, or a pale, smooth-
talking young doctor, he's always charming, sensual, witty, and even a
wonderful influence; I found the perfect reply to the question "What do
you believe in?" when I watched Sleepy Hollow: "Sense and Reason.
Cause and Consequence." and also morality.. Although, in Nightmare on
Elm St., Johnny goes on to say "Morality sucks!" Sometimes, it does,
Johnny, but this time, it paid off!


5: Gerard Butler!
I remember the first time I saw him in a movie, ever,
It was in "Tomb Raider: Pandora's Box"; even as a
young girl I found him rather attractive, and in P.S. I Love You,
he was positively charming and charismatic. Yet ever since
he starred in The Phantom Of The Opera, my young life had
never been the same. (Read more here: )



6: James Franco!
First of all, please show me a girl who didn't absolutely ball their eyes out
when James' character, Harry Osborn, died in Spiderman 3... Anyone?
No? That's what I thought. James has that certain ambiance going on for
him. He's got the smile, the confidence, the wit, the talent, and all the girls
chasing him, and this guy knows it!




7: Jude Law!
Who could ever possibly forget the incredibly magnetic 'Gigolo Joe'?!
From a mechanical lover boy in A.I. to a simple father type in The
Holiday, I've gotta say that David Jude Heyworth Law, is quite a catch,
no matter what kind of role he plays! And c'mon.. who could resist that
adorably sexy smile?!




8: Leonardo DiCaprio
If you are completely oblivious to the one true movie that gets a Leo fan
from the get-go, I have one word for you: Titanic. Bad boy types almost
always attract good girls. I don't mean abusive, obnoxious guys. I mean
adventurous, strong, independent, and even a little rebellious!
Now eat your flippin' heart out!



Did you know that all of the guys above are now in their 30s
(Tom, James and Jay), 40s (Gerard, Leo and Jude), and 50s (Johnny Depp)?
Maybe not in the pictures above, but let's just say that they're
aging pretty well. Still hard to believe Jay's in his 30s! Why
are the attractive guys always older?! Not that I'm complainin'!