This video is very touching. It made me cry.I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days saints, also known as Mormon. I would like to define a few words:
Wards: Wards are congregations that are divided into groups of 250- 500 people. Every Sunday depending on where people live, they will go to the location closest to them. Usually, the same lesson is taught on the same day in every congregation during Sunday School. Heavenly father: This means God.
Anyways, this isn’t a conversion onto Christ lesson ;) I posted this video because of the message behind it, which is charity. I’m not really a cheerleader type (I’m the antigen) but seeing Stephanie in her wheelchair participating in a vigorous sport where healthy, beautiful bodies are emphasized, warms my heart enough to want to join her! It made me cry to think about how she only has one year to live. Can you imagine that verdict?In a world where perfection is an emphasis, Stephanie stands out beautifully against the crowd. I know that God loves her. I believe that God loves these precious individuals the most. In today’s world, it is easy to get absorbed in ourselves, and forget about others in the hustle and bustle of daily life. However, reaching out to people like Stephanie will bring in so much joy in our lives. I know this for a fact. As I have let go of the selfishness in my life, by helping those in need; I have found more happiness! Unconditional happiness is obtainable. It’s about reaching out and forgetting ourselves.
This is the Robovie-II grocery shopping assistant an android developed by the Advanced telecommunications research institute international. Robovie-II was invented to assist the typical human being on a typical day at the grocery store. This android does its owner’s grocery shopping with the assistance of its handler. To get started the shopper first gets a grocery list ready via the help of a mobile device, and in this way the grocery shopper tells the robot what they want before actually going to the supermarket. The user’s data is wirelessly transmitted to the waiting robot which then greets the grocery shopper at the supermarket and then begins shopping with its owner. Is the robot apocalypse coming? I don’t know but these robots sure are getting smarter by the minute.
Week 3 reblog: Very interesting video. The Japanese are obviously way ahead of us technologically; fortunately they’re using it for the betterment of mankind. This would be a very convenient addition to any supermarket, but even more so of great assistance to those in need. Although I don’t think I’d need one, I’d for sure try it out just for kicks. It would probably also prevent the use of guys having to go along to the supermarket with their wives. “I’ll just stay here and watch the game. The Robovie-II can help you out and won’t bitch half as much.”
Mars 19- Cool beans, when I become a multi-billionaire I will buy one. The cool thing is my little brother is in a robotics club and is actually learning how to build miniature models of those things. Now if he could just learn Japanese…
Suzy Lee is the inspiration behind “We are Going to Be Friends.” Jack White dedicated this song to her. There is a little asian girl sitting next to him on the couch. How adorable!
Anyways, I love this song! It’s about simple love. The kind of crush you had on that boy/girl in your kindergarten class where you gave them a valentine with the 101 Dalmatians on it. That said “Will you be my Valentine?” Something cheesy-stacular like that!
The other day a special friend of mine made me a CD for Valentine ’s Day. He remembered I mentioned this song and put it on the mix! (And indie rock music, which I have yet to delve into). I think this gift was a great idea, not gaudy, but simple and the best valentine gift ever. I prefer it to a stuffed obese bear and a helium balloon; though helium is fun to breathe in and then sing songs…
Not everybody has heard of Autumn Leaves, but most who have are more familiar with the more upbeat jazz version. This is Eva Cassidy’s interpretation of Autumn Leaves, and it is by far my favorite. I have also come across what is probably a high school show choir concert singing a lovely, powerful arrangement of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBtVvrZDF8
A little background, Autumn Leaves is the Bluecoats drum corps song. This song keeps us all connected, and we have a powerful emotional attachment to this song. I get chills every time I listen to it.
Eva Cassidy’s version of the song has a simple guitar accompaniment that sets a somber mood, already totally different than the original jazz version. In this video she is performing live, and you can feel the emotion clearly in her eyes and voice. It feels as though the piano solo in the middle is reflecting on the more merry memories of the past. The light even faded from her face and blends her into the background. Right after, she begins to sing even more passionately and has a very distant expression. Clearly she had a certain memory that was brought up when she heard Autumn Leaves for the first time, so she decided to write her own interpretation of it. In doing so, she was able to share to her audience the inner tragedy of separation. Excellent performance, excellent arrangement.
Which is why the Bluecoats connect with this song. The last time we were together as a full corps, we circled up and sang this for the last time.
(Both videos are off YouTube, and I do not know which school is in the second link)
Mars19: I love this song mucho. Well performed, I love deep alto voices.
I performed this song with my band the Stardusters. I love singing Billy Holiday song’s because I have the same rapid vibrato. Her voice is as delicious as chocolate.
Anyways, the message I believe Billy was trying to convey through this song was the importance of money and self-efficiency. Back then in the day, it was hard to earn a living as a black woman in a white supremacy society. It was ridiculous. If you haven’t read “Their Eyes were Watching God” or “Black Boy” I would recommend them, they’re a real eye opener.
Nowadays, the racial barrier isn’t as thick as it used to be, but it is still hard to earn a living if you come from a low socio-economic status. This fact is something that all college students can relate too. Either students are mooching off their parents to pay for their education (I definitely am) or they have to work full time to pay for school. It is more difficult for those individuals; however, they are completely free monetarily from their parents. God bless those children. “Momma may have, Papa may have, but God Bless the child that’s got his own, that’s got his own.”
In some aspects though, it’s hard being monetarily dependent on parents to pay everything (lack of independence). I want to be more self-reliant and be able to spend my own money on all my gizmos and gadget for music school. So I teach music lessons.
Speaking of which, anyone want a lessons in piano, guitar, singing and sight reading? Haha, I’m not supposed to post this :P
Hi College Writing classmates. I’m Chris and I’d like to think of myself as socially unclassifiable. Every time someone has tried to tell me who or what I am, they learn something about me that throws out their whole theory. Typically a person who dresses and acts the way I do doesn’t aspire to spend a few years living in the woods either by myself or with my best friend(she thinks I’m insane for wanting to do this by the way), nor does a person want to be a high school history teacher. I do realize that people will try to classify me after reading this, and that’s OK; honestly, I wrote this hoping you readers will try to classify me. I’m arrogant like that.
I chose this picture because that’s the kind of place I want to live for those few years after college. It’s a picture of the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area; swampy, warm, and absolutely teeming with wildlife. It isn’t what people normally think of when they hear forest, but that area is a perfect example of my favorite kind of place in the world, so I don’t care what people think; it’s forest regardless.
Mars19: I think this is a gorgeus picture, and I think it is great to live a life trying not to be classified. I like to spend my time observing people and trying to figure them out. People who are orginal and insightful are what interest me the most. Complete Conformity, takes away the interesting parts about people.
I feel the need for escapism from my hectic schedule. I need an outlet. It has been raining hard for the past couple of days and I have seen several beautiful reflections in the puddles. There was a particular image I wanted to take a picture of but I didn’t have a camera.
Instead, I decided to display this music video that relates to my desire for escapism and relates to the images I saw. This video is titled “Somewhere Only We Know.” My interpretation of the video is that the artist has a desire for escapism as well, “Oh Simple thing where have you gone? …So tell me when, you going to let me in. I’m getting old and I need something to rely on.” I feel the same way. I am getting old. I forget about the simple things in life and focus solely on my hectic schedule. I get so involved that I forget to meditate and think about what really matters to me in life.
There is a quote in the song, “This could be the end of everything!” In a sense I believe that my life’s meaning will end, when I cease to focus on the things in my life that are most important. To find meaning I will go find the simple thing.
I am multi-talented. I can cook, draw, sing, play piano, touch my nose with my tongue, play guitar, and write.
I also have flaws to my character, I commit the whoredom of comma splices, I am a klutz, I sleep too much, and my active imagination wonders...
I love to eat, I'm religious, I love to teach kinder music. I'm majoring in Music Education at UNT.