Monday, February 23, 2009
Posted by kellieanne at 8:05 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
I am a lucky gal. I know it. I have a wonderful husband. He's a gem. So, with it being Valentine's Day and all, I though I woud share 10 reasons why I totally scored (these are in no specific order):
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
On Thursday we can all celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birthday. In commemoration, the University of Utah with scientist from Utah and Harvard are doing presentations on why, as humans, we were born to run.
Why are we born to run? Low shoulders, a flexible upper body, but more significantly, the muscle in our butts, called the gluteus maximus are the reason we can run and not fall forward on our faces. So, by this logic, having a little bootyliciousness going on is a good thang, sista.
I think I will do a little celebrating of my own. Mmmmmmmm, another pound of chocolate from See's ought do the trick.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This was actually posted on another friends blog - Tonja Merryweather - but I had to post it on mine too - so I can go back and watch it over and over. It's quite facinatingly done with pictures - stop motion animation.
When she woke up from the "dream" I wonder if she was tired?
* The song is "Her Morning Elegance" is by an Israeli, Oren Lavie.
* The video was shot all stills - roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.
* It took 4 weeks before shooting to create an animated computer generated storyboard for the video, with 3d dummies for the characters.
* It took only 2 days of shooting for the live actors on set to re-create the 3.5 minutes computer sequence, frame by frame.
Posted by kellieanne at 12:38 PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
If I remember the saying right it goes, "nothing in life is certain except death and taxes." Well, we've all faced taxes, but if you are reading this blog entry there's a pretty good chance you have never seen death.
Death is described as the total cessation of life processes that eventually occurs in all things.(Thank you google.) This doesn't answer what death looks like, feels like, what we'll see or where we will go (Of course, I have a strong opinion about those.) Throughout history this lack of information has motivated humans to make up figures to represent death.
Enter the Grim Reaper - the black-cloaked, scythe-wielding personification of death. His job is to put a face on the whole ordeal. I guess my question is this - why is he so grim? Why couldn't he be the least bit happy that he is paying you a visit? AND - Why the heck is it a guy?
I'm sure your question today is more along the lines of "What the heck, Kellie? Why are you writing about the death and the Grim Reaper?" Well, while reading an article today I learned a new word. It's kind of an interesting one - psychopomps. At first glance I thought it was psychopoops. I still am laughing at that misreading.
Anyway, a psychopomp is a spirit, angel, or deity whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife. Many are animals. Certain species of birds - owls, sparrows and crows - appear more frequently as psychopomps than other animals. I kind of like the idea of being greeted by a soft cooing owl at deaths door than a mess of bones mysteriously held together in a black cloak holding an hourglass with the last grain of the sands of my life falling to the bottom.
I researched representations of death briefly and found that the Grim Reaper is just one of many personifications of death. There are positive forms and yes, there are women.
So, if I'm free to choose, I'm choosing the cute owl.
Posted by kellieanne at 10:15 AM