Art Appreciation and Our Sad Generation

I don’t think that appreciation of the arts should be restricted to a certain age or generation. I think it’s sad that people look down on young adults because we are in an age of technology, and art and poetry and literature is often forgotten.

We look down upon intelligence and assume liking art and music and literature is pretentious and aggravating. We call intelligent people “nerds” and those who appreciate art “hipsters”. It’s aggravating. I don’t think children should be given iPads for gifts. That’s completely ridiculous. I don’t think people should be looked down upon for getting good grades and reading old books and visiting art museums. The problem with our generation is that we rely too much on other people or on other things. We’re spoiled.

The other day I was sitting downtown reading a book. Three people walked past me and literally said, “Who reads books anymore?”

I believe in humans. Just not in humanity.

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You Can Tell a Lot About a Person by the Way They Eat a Cupcake.

So, for my birthday this year I was given a freakin awesome present. I’m not gonna lie. It’s soooo great. I got a laptop!

Which means more blogging! Woot!

But anyways, today I was cleaning the kitchen and listening to music, when I became a tad hungry. So I ate a cupcake. And it made me think a little bit. About how people eat their cupcakes in different ways. I know it’s dumb, but i’m home alone, which is usually when I come up with these ridiculous ideas. It also occurred to me that if you were creepin in a bakery or cupcake shop watching people eat their cupcakes, you could tell a lot about that person just by how they choose to eat their cupcake. So then I came up with a list of ways to eat a cupcake and how that is in relation to a person’s personality.

1. All At Once. These people just shove the entire cupcake into their mouth, sometimes not even removing the wrapper. They are probably a little immature, but also really nice and fun to be around. Or they are just in a hurry…

2. Only The Icing. These people just lick the icing off and leave the cake. Most likely a child. They are carefree and not worried about the future, and have a certain sweetness about them.

3. Only The Cake. These people wipe off the icing and only eat the cake. They are probably focused on the future, and maybe a bit worrisome. These people are hard workers and won’t let you down. I imagine the kind of people who only eat the icing would be bothersome to these people.

4. With A Fork. This one is kind of self-explanatory, so i’ll save myself the trouble. These people are either polite or high-and-mighty. You can usually tell by their facial expressions if they are one or the other. They most likely care a lot about other people’s opinions.

5. A Bite At A Time, Frosting And All. This would probably be the standard way to eat a cupcake, but I wouldn’t say it’s the standard person. These people enjoy the little things, and like to have fun. They also think logically, but don’t take themselves too seriously.

There are probably a million different ways to eat a cupcake, and I could probably pass them off as some sort of cupcake horoscope. But I won’t. Unless anyone wants me too, which I highly doubt. Anyways, i’ll end this now before anyone gets too bored.

 

Why Zooey Deschanel Is Better Than Your Average Electronic Reader

I have not blogged in a while, because I was recently banned from usage of the laptop. It’s quite upsetting, because now I must use my iPod, and if I attempt to post a picture with my post, wordpress crashes. I found this out the hard way approximately two minutes ago when I lost an entire blog post when I attempted the simple task of including a picture with my words. Yet another reason why I abhor apple products. Anyways, currently I am watching Elf, which is quite magnificent considering when I was flipping channels, I was craving a Zooey Deschanel movie. If you don’t know who Zooey Deschanel is, obviously you are an extremely deprived human being. If you haven’t noticed, she is my role model/ hero/ favourite person ever. Well, more or less. I’m not a psycho fangirl or anything, but she is pretty awesome. Ugh. A nook commercial just interrupted my movie time. I really despise nooks. Sure they may be helpful or whatever, but I refuse to get one. Not everything needs to be electronic in my opinion, and nothing beats a good, paper filled, non-electronic book. I feel terrible for libraries. And if all anyone ever buys are electronic books, bookstores will start to close, and those are some of my favourite places to hang out! Zooey Deschanel is so much better than a nook. Here are some reasons why:

1. Zooey Deschanel has the voice of an indie-angel. Nooks do not.

2. Zooey Deschanel has been in some of the best movies ever made. (ex. (500) Days of Summer, Elf, Yes Man) Nooks are only in really lame commercials.

3. Zooey Deschanel has amazing hair that is always perfect. I’m attempting to make my hair that amazing, but it’s pretty difficult. Nooks don’t have hair.

4. Zooey Deschanel can play ukulele and is in a band with M. Ward, who is also on a level of awesome most people will never reach. Nooks will also never reach this level.

5. Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe is probably the greatest collection of clothing any human being will ever own. You can dress up a nook, but they don’t have the attitude to pull off a dress like Zooey can.

Those are just a few of the many reasons Zooey Deschanel is better than your average electronic reader. My friend and I are revamping our style, and Zooey Deschanel is my inspiration. She’s going for a more “bombshell” look, which I could probably never pull off, but the Deschanel look works for me. I suppose it helps that I have a ukulele. Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to watch Elf. I’ll make a style post later.