Monday, May 30, 2011

Linky Dinks

This weeks links are probably gonna have you thinking I went off my meds or got into someone else's, because they are all over the place. Before I jump into things I have to post this Pic of Tom Hardy as Bane in the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

This has me sooo stoked!!!! I was really curious how Bane's appearance was going to be handled and this looks PERFECT. Tom Hardy looks like an absolute beast, he's amazing!
Ok, now that that is out of my system onto the insanity.

  •  Love beauty products?? Hate paying the hefty price tag for a product only to find out it's not for you??? Say Hello to Birchbox. Every month you will get sent a box containing 4-5 large size samples of high end products to try. It's $10.00 a month and totally worth it.
  • I am a film lover, freak, some might even say psychopath. Bottom line, I love me some cinema. For that reason, I adore Comingsoon.net. This site keeps me in the loop with current trailers, set pics and tons of info.
  • My obsession with candles is borderline sickening. My all time favorite candle is one I found at a small shop that is simply called "Leather". I lit, it burnt and now it's no more. Ergo Candles are great candles that have been filling the void. They are totally soy wax and burn nice and clean with delicious scents.
  • My friend Clare directed me to The Oatmeal, I have no words, just give it a test drive :)
  • HBO has been my love as of late. With Game of Thrones  being f***ing epic right now and True Blood returning June 26th, this network can do no wrong.
  • You must check out 1 girl 5 gays on the LOGO network. This show makes me laugh hysterically, cry like a child and most importantly think. It is incredible.
That's it for now kiddos, see you on the flip side!!!!!
-Jess

     

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Holy long time no type!!!!!
I have had an extremely hermit like existence as of late, which doesn't exactly make for great material to write about. That is until I went away for the weekend to a city that shall remain nameless.
I have visited this town many, many times in my life due to extended family living there and have always left with the impression that the town was dull and honestly kind of dirty.

This time however, I ventured to a wonderland called "Downtown". Amazing what crossing a bridge can do. For the first time I was seeing tons of outdoor cafes, specialty shops and the sculpture walk. I am a sucker for art of any kind, so stumbling upon this was a beautiful surprise. From what I gathered every year this city obtains about 50 sculptures from various artists around the country and swaps them with the previous years to display and be voted on by the public. The sculpture with the most votes becomes a permanent piece in the installation.

I am slightly pissed that I have not known about this for the past few years. Hell, I was too dense to explore this section of town before, but these piece were beautiful. I wanted to share a few of them with you and get your thoughts.

The detail on his face was beautiful. I literally cried looking at this one. Farmers daughter, what can I say.

This one made me smile, shes dancing with such abandon.
Sgt. Pepper about to be devoured.












I really look forward to returning every year to see the new installation. I no longer view this city as dirty like I once did, I guess that was me being close minded. Going off my regular routine there was the best thing I could have done. Lesson learned,  step outside your comfort zone and you are greatly rewarded!!

-Jess




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