diary of a manic obsessive.

3.30.2010

rando thought: hell break loose vs. hell freeze over

my Bazinga Baby sent me a link to this amazing little essay for me to read & have a laugh while on a break from work.
i was so taken back by it, that i sent it to a bunch of my bffers (JenBunny, AmeCakes, NaNa & GiaPet), my 'rents & even to everyone in my office.
i think that y'all will REALLY think it funny!
[it seems to me,
that this student MUST 
have minored, or at least dabbled, 
in Philosophy, as well] 
HELL EXPLAINED BY CHEMISTRY STUDENT


The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.
 

how great is THAT?!

luvs it*

say cheese!

i need a new camera...
one that's going to be a helpful little assistant with taking photos of me in all my cute 'fits, Bazinga Baby while i still have his face to take photos of (heart... cracking... into... pieces...), all my luvly ladies, that dog Holly, life, luvs, & of course, my upcoming roadtrip:
Bazinga & Spanky do America!
[formally known as "Trav & Spanky See America"]

so, anyway... i think i'm going to take a slice of the tax return pie & buy myself a digi cam!
& i'm think'n of get'n this one!

anyone have this cute lil number? 
it's got 14.1mp, 4x zoom [not the best...]
it's SO cute!

i'll let you know if i get it tonight!

luvs it*

3.29.2010

book three: How to (un)cage a girl

i finished book #3 a while ago, but, as you all know, i haven't had much time to write anything or update you.
i hate that i barely have time to talk about this book, but here are the basics.
it's written by my idol, my word goddess, Francesca Lia Block, who wrote my favourite, amazing, life changing book, Weetzie Bat, which you've all read my gush about a ton.
This is a collection of poems to fans, friends, inspiring angels, FLB's children & even herself.
it's a great book to have, but i suggest having it, keeping it on your bed side table, & dipping in to read a piece or two when you need something beautiful in your brain.

have you read it?
what did you think?
[any books to recommend
i add to my list of "to read",
please comment them! 
-you can also see my 
virtual book shelf here!]
luvs it*

3.25.2010

stretched.

i'm getting that feeling again.
stretched too thin.

no time to do what i need to,
not enough time to do what i want to.
can't keep up with anything.

i have to soak up all the time i can with trav before he leaves.
i feel like i'm dissapointing everyone.

i miss you bloggies.
i WILL miss him so much.

i kinda miss me.

sad face...

sorry, for being depressing.

blarg.

3.24.2010

break something.


it hadn't been one of those days, until the inevitable shit storm came,
crashing against the windows,
taking down tress,
knocking out the power,
flooding the freeway.

"i hope you know i pack a chain saw..."

what gives people the fucking right to feel so god damn entitiled? 
who are YOU to say anything?

fuck'n haters.

doesn't luvs it.

hope the boyf can cheer me the f up while we shop for a roadtrip book.

3.22.2010

meet: bazinga*

i've been a terrible bloggie bitty, & i'm so sorry. i've missed you all, & i hope you'll understand, when i explain.

as i said, in my relatively cryptic really vague Foto Friday last week,
i have some *big news*!!!
[are you ready for it?]

Spanky nabbed herself a DUCK! 
whooooop!
i'd like you all to meet him, officially...

meet: Bazinga!
yes, Bazinga IS my friend Trav
[funny how things happen, eh?]
the night before i posted the Foto Friday, saying that i was no longer going to Vermont to see Hoss, my BFF [well, i thought he was my BFF], dropped an "F" & made the slick move to
"BF".
:)
it's a bittersweet story, because as you may have read, he's moving to California on April 9th. -i'll be road tripping with Bazinga, on his drive/move to Cali. I'll be going as far as Oklahoma [stop me if you've heard this one before] & then... he's off. 3,000 miles away.
i seriously do not know what the hell i'm going to do. 
it may get pretty blue in these parts for a while, luvrs.
:(
but, 
now is not the time to think about it!

Spanky, why the HELL are you calling Trav "Bazinga!?"
Well, funny story. Trav is one of the only other people i've ever met that also watches the hilarious show, The Big Bang Theory [watch it, luvs it.]. One of the main characters, Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons, as luvd in Garden State.) & Sheldon's favourite "in your face" word is "Bazinga!" - which, like any annoying friends/couple, we like to say... often.


well, that's basically my *big news*. i'm so sorry that i've drifted off to a land of non-blogging. I'm trying, as best i can, to soak up all the time i can with him.
i'm torn, about this, because i feel myself getting more & more & more attached, every damn day. Plus... people such as "She Who Shall Not Be Named" & others aren't too thrilled with us coupling up
[right? fuck them.]
even She Who...'s boyf, who's [supposedly] Bazinga's best friend, chucked my bag on the bar floor "so it didn't get wet from the spilled booze" [ahem... ya, ok....] & then found great entertainment in chucking peanuts at me.... because, y'know, he's awfully mature...
but i'm nervous that i'm going to be a reason why some of his friends, who don't care for me anymore (due, mainly to She Who...) are going to end up avoiding him, because he's always with me.
i've told him that i think it's really important for him to make some time to hang out w/ other friends, without me around, before he leaves. he doesn't seem to agree.
[i don't really know what to do about that...]

We went to NYC on Saturday, to see AmeCakes & to meet up with his cousins. After a shit-tastic night at the local bar the night before [haters be damned!] it was really nice to have the company of people who were "Pro-Bazanky" [pahhh!!!!] rather than so, unrealistically anti.
see the adorable tweet that brightened our lives?
AmeCakes:Out w @Spankyluvsit and her man! They are the cutest, most non annoying couple ever :)
 [& i didn't even have to pay her to say it!]
Anyway,
I'll post more as soon as i can. there is a lot going on, but i've gotta get it, somewhat, sorted out in my noggin, before i can spill it out over this canvas.

aren't we cute, tho?!
luvs it*

3.19.2010

toones: Armada Latina - Cypress Hill

AmeCakes has been "Listening Around":


for those of you that don't know, AmeCakes is one of my band of DABs 
[down ass bitches].
At her new job, she's constantly finding out about all the up-&-coming uh-mazing tooones, & she's sweet enough to tell me about a lot of them!So, here's today's "toones", brought to you by my girl AmeCakes:

Armada Latina
Cypress Hill ft. Marc Anthony & Pitbull

[available on iTunes as a single!]
keep an eye out for the album release:

[also, make sure to take a peek
at their other songs on 
their MySpace page!]
AmeCakes has promised to keep me updated on any news of releases, so i'll be sure to relay them to you!

luvs it*

3.18.2010

fyi deals: Donkey Tees


stop on by Donkeyts.com to get yourself an awesome Hangover tee [or some other silly tee]. I'm a remote sales rep for this site, So if you don't get to use the "Hangover" code, you can always use:
Spnkylvsit

my favourites are:
[i actually own this shirt. 
i bought it to wear on the plane
home from Vegas last year.
haha.
i was actually prettty pissed
that i couldn't find it this morning
to wear to work.
haha.]

[sometimes they annoy me, 
but, as a rule,
i'm basically kool with
any ironically stated,
obvious shirt.]

sorry that it's a short post right now. i'm even more sorry that i haven't told you *the news* yet, it's actually been the reason that i haven't been able to, bc it's taking up most of my time, & i'm REALLY super sorry that i haven't been organized enough to announce my 100 followers giveaway.
it's all coming, soon enough, but, in the mean time, please enter my mini St. Patrick's Day giveaway!

luvs it*

3.17.2010

st. patrick's got jokes!

What do you call an Irish man that sits on your deck?


Patty O'Furniture!

[hahaha... ya, def already a lil drunk...]
 
luvs it*

happy st. patrick's day!!!

i hope you all have a very lucky St. Patrick's day!

to celebrate, i'm having a SPECTACULAR surprise st. patties give away!!!

i'll keep the giveaway open for 2 weeks, so please enter by March 31st!

to enter:
  • follow this blog
  • leave a comment!
extra entries:
  • tweet about this giveaway to @Spankyluvsit & comment again to let me know!
  • follow @Spankyluvsit on Twitter!
  • become a fan of Spankyluvsit on Facebook & write on the wall!
  • blog about this giveaway! (two extra submissions)
  • send me a photo of you DECKED OUT in your St. Patties attire, to Spankyluvsit@gmail.com!

can't wait to see who wins!!!!!!!!

have a FABULOUS St.Patrick's Day & enjoy one of my FAV songs, of all time, by the Dropkick Murphy's, who i was lucky enough to see in concert last year!

[not gunna lie, i'm already a little drunk...]


luvs it*

3.15.2010

toones: Sky Ferreira

AmeCakes has been "Listening Around":

for those of you that don't know, AmeCakes is one of my band of DABs 
[down ass bitches].
She used to work with me, but left me this January for greener pastures  
[lol, or... greyer, since she left for the big bad city].
Anyway, at her new job, she's constantly finding out about all the up-&-coming uh-mazing tooones, & she's sweet enough to tell me about a lot of them!
So, here's today's "toones", brought to you by my girl AmeCakes:
Sky Ferreira
she doesn't seem to have anything available to buy yet, but i'm really looking forward to hearing more!
you can listen to her tracks on her MySpace page.
[my fav is def, Happy Dre
a sick rendition of 
Happiness is a Warm Gun,
set to the Still Dre beat.]
AmeCakes has promised to keep me updated on any news of releases, so i'll be sure to relay them to you!
luvs it*

3.12.2010

Foto Friday: he luvs me...

{image from Medulla, via weheartit.com}
this foto friday is pretty personal.
i may have some *big* news. 
more later... enjoy the foto for now.
[ps -
this "new development" stopped me 
from seeing Hoss, in VT... 
he's pissssed, but... 
look at that pic... 
how could i leave that!?]
luvs it*

100!!!

yes!
 
don't worry luvrs, more info to come,
GIVEAWAYS ON THE WAY!
 
thank you ALL for following! I luv you all so much!
 
luvs it*

3.11.2010

thirsty thursday: Shamrocktini

not going to lie, nothing in this is at all, even close to what you really SHOULD be drinking on St. Patty's day...
but i'm assuming that everyone knows how to put Jameson & Bailey's into a shot glass, drop it into a Guinness & CHUG, CHUG, CHUG!
 
Shamrocktini
 
for the girly men:
 
paraphenalia:
  • Add 1 to 1 and 1/2 oz of melon flavored vodka (such as Van Gogh's Melon Vodka)
  • Add 1 oz melon liqueur
  • Add a dash of orange juice
Shake or stir quickly and then strain into a lowball or martini glass

luvs it*

"it's get'n hectic in here, it's get'n, chaotic..." -b.spears

there's SO much going on, i barely have the time to write about it, but i HAVE TO!

first things first: As you all know, i can't just post peoples actual NAMES, i have to have nicknames for everyone. I've been posting about Trav as Trav, which, is weird, bc he needs a nickname... i don't think i'll have one for this post, but i'll be working on it.

this is going to be one of those bullshit posts, where i give you a bunch of teasers, promise to write about them all, in length, later, hopefully do, but probably give you more tib bits with lots of apologies.
[ugh.]

basically....
a) i'm going to Vermont this weekend, driving up to see Hoss.
we'll see how that goes, but i think it'll be fun.
i downloaded Alice in Wonderland on audio book for the 5 hour drive  
[ugh.]

b) i'm going to Oklahoma in April to see a very very good friend of mine that i haven't seen in for-everrrr!
[luvs ur face grrrrl, can't wait to seeee you!]

c) i'm DRIVING to Oklahoma rather than flying. Trav is moving to CA [::tear::] as i think i've mentioned & i'm an absolute MESS over it. i've been spending about 90% of my time with him lately, & a light bulb went on over my little blond head!
instead of flying, i'll take an extra day off & drive to Oklahoma with Trav!!!
i'm so f'n excited.
he says that i have to plan our stops.
me?! 
i don't have the slightest idea where to start!
but.. i know i wanna stay in a sick, crazy, ridiculous, themed motel, like in Goofy Movie or in Rock of Love Bus!

Otherwise...

d) i'm planning a trip to Portsmouth, NH with my number one lady face JenBunny for the end of April.

the girl that's never been anywhere is going places, babaaaay!

sorry that this post is hella lame... i'm trying to keep you all up to date, but it's hard!!!

luvs it*

3.10.2010

sent my dreams first class shipping

i finally did it.
i finally had the perfect words, the time, the guts to write to my hero,
Francesca Lia Block
author of Weetzie Bat, Violet & Claire, How to (un)cage a girl [book read #3], & a bazilliondy other amazing books
she's just amazing. i'm so, unbelievably in awe of her.
writing to her has been a goal of mine for sooo long. 
i'm kinda freak'n out a lil bit that she's going to read something that i've written!
I sent her the Liminality: Alive in Wonderland piece that i wrote, as well as another poem.
was that a good idea?
why am i bug'n out?!?!
ahhh
keep your ;;fingers crossed;; for me that i hear back from her!
luvs it*

3.09.2010

tinkle worthy: Zac Galifianakis

I've been toying with the idea of how to talk about those hilar dudes that aren't really... ducks... but any girl with a sense of humour can't possibly live without.
they may not be able to get us out of our pants... but they can, most likely, make us tinkle in them!
so, my first Tinkle Worthy funny fuck:

Zac Galifaianakis
the Hangover, Youth in Revolt, Up in the Air.[& more
 Galifianakis hosted Saturday Night Live this week (Saturday, March 6th) & his opening monologue was hilar.

So far, we've only seen him in a few things, but he's def about to take off, landing him in the ranks with other tinkle worthy funny fucks; Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, & Will Ferrell.

luvs it*

trav vs. dave grohl

i told Trav, a while ago, that he looked like Dave Grohl...
 
he said "no i don't"....
other people said "no i don't..." 
i said "yea... ya do..."
i think i'm pretttttty spot on....
bazinga!
luvs it*

3.08.2010

3 is the magic number


all i need is 3 more followers to hit 100 & announce my giveaway!!!

here's a hint of something in the giveaway:
who will you be, numbers 98, 99, & 100!?
 
luvs it*

fyi deals: Fishes Eddy

 ma got me these a while back:
luvs it*

3.06.2010

Ambar in Wonderland

my lady, Ambar wrote a great review of Urban Decay's Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows.

if you don't already, please make sure to read her uh-mazing bliggity blog!

i'm off to count my pennies to see if i can get this eye shadow set!
[& if i can find it still in stock anywhere!]

luvs u ambar*

season premiere: How to Make it in America

i FINALLY caught up with the new HBO show...
it's a 30 min show on at 1030 on Sundays staring my sexy hot future husband [he's # 2 on my list after Shia],
Bryan Greenberg.
probably the coolest thing about this show, is how i heard about it. Straight from the mouth of my future hubby himself! B. Greenberg had Kid Kudi [who plays Domingo] come out & sing a duet with him & then they announced the show at the concert of his i went to with JenBunny last summer. The concert was at the Highline Ballroom in NYC.

it's a great show that really unfolded nicely so far.  It follows B. Greenberg as Ben Epstein & his best friend Cam, played by Victor Rasuk [Stop-Loss], as they attempt to "Make it" in New York City.
i'm personally, so far, in luv with it.
 
if you have HBO, give it a watch. it's really good & i hope that people watch it so it sticks around.

luvs it*

3.05.2010

Foto Friday: Alice in Wonderland pt. 2

 
hahaha, had to.

luvs it*

Foto Friday: Alice in Wonderland

Are you sick of hearing me talk about Alice in Wonderland yet?! haha

psh! it's Foto Friday, hellooooo!
well, i've shown you many photos, some from my girl Annie Lebovitz, some from good 'ole WeHeartIt.com, but you haven't had a chance to see MINE!

here is a photo that i did as part of a collection for my Digital Photography course in college. The collection was about Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folk Tales.

Alice in Wonderland
[i got an A+!]
 
what's YOUR favourite Alice photo?
e-mail to Spankyluvsit@gmail.com to submit (or to buy a print of this photo! haha!)
luvs it*

3.04.2010

Down the Rabbit Hole!

Here i go!!!
I've scheduled this post to go up right before i take the plunge...
down the Rabbit Hole!!!
see you when i'm back!
"after this, i shall think nothing of falling down stairs!" 
-Alice
luvs it*

Thirsty Thursdays: Alice in Wonderland

Obviously the Thirsty Thursday is gong to be about Alice in Wonderland...
Here's a recipe for a drink that i've never had, but i plan to order tonight, before the movie!
Alice in Wonderland Cocktail
paraphernalia:
  • 1 part Amaretto
  • 1 part Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
  • 1 part Southern Comfort 
served on the rocks
Wonderland Cocktail
paraphernalia:
  • 2 oz Absolut Vodka
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • club soda
    Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice. 

    Mad Hatter Cocktail
    paraphernalia:
    • 2 parts Vodka (freezer temp)
    • 1 part Cointreau
    • 1 part peach schnapps (archers)
    • 1 part Bacardi
    • 1 part Mango juice
    1 part vodka, peach schnapps, Bacardi shake well with ice - 1 part vodka, Cointreau, mango juice shake and serve.
    White Rabbit Cocktail
    paraphernalia:
    • 3 ounces Vodka
    • 3 ounces Vanilla Liqueur
    • 1 ounce milk
    served on the rocks.

    Of course, you could always be lame...

    Iced *Tea* Cocktail
    paraphernalia:
    • 1 to 2 parts Earl Grey-infused vodka (see below)
    • 2 parts lemon soda (E.g., Limonata, Squirt, Fresca, 7-UP)
    • a sprig of mint (optional)
    • a thinly sliced lemon (optional)
    • a splash of simple syrup (optional)
      To make Earl Grey-infused vodka: For a 750 ml bottle, steep 4 tea bags for four to five hours (or until it's brewed-tea color; don't let it sit too long, or it will get bitter and tannic).

      Simple syrup is equal parts by measure of sugar and water, heated to dissolve the sugar, and cooled.

      To construct cocktail:
      Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour one to two parts vodka (depending on how strong you like it over ice. Add two parts lemon soda as a mixer. Add lemon, mint, and/or simple syrup if desired.

      [source: Chuck from Yahoo Answers]
      or just a hot tea with gin to make a "Tea Frog" or whiskey to make it Irish!

      luvs it*

      ur wish: Jackie*

      "I want to open my own bakery.

      I want to open my own bakery one day because i love to make all types of delicious baked goods. 

      I also hope to be able to contribute some of the money i make to helping a good cause and changing the lives of people. 
      As in, 
      changing the world one cupcake at a time!"
      [make sure to keep up with all the wishes
      by clicking on the "wish" icon on the sidebar.
      Submit your wishes to be posted - info here -
      also, read my wish & how i hope to donate to 
      the Make a Wish foundation with your help!]

      luvs it*

      3.03.2010

      Wordy Wednesday: Lewis Carroll

      He may have been positively Mad, but there's absolutely no way that ANYONE could say he wasn't a genius of words.
      to celebrate Alice in Wonderland week, i'm bringing back Wordy Wednesdays, and naturally, today i'm posting about:

      Lewis Carroll
      author of Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
      He often gives us "very good advice", even if we "very seldom follow it":

      "Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards."
      "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
      "Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
      "I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then."
      "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

      made us believe in imagination:

      "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
      "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
      "In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
      Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?"
      "One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others"

      & wrote some of the best poems in literary history, which i have posted on The Q:

      All in the Golden Afternoon
       
      Jabberwocky

      You Are Old, Father William
      & my favourite poem of all time...
      The Walrus & The Carpenter

      So Lewis, we celebrate you today, & this entire week. Your words of wisdom over power any sort of creepy undertone, in my eyes. 
      [the real Alice, Alice Liddell. Photographed by Lewis Carroll]
      & with that curiouser & curiouser notion, i thank you for leading me down the Rabbit Hole & into Wonderland over & over again.

      luvs it*

      3.02.2010

      too hot tuesday: Johnny Depp*

      Gee... who could POSSIBLY be the Too Hot Tuesday yum-duck on Alice in Wonderland week...

      ok, duh.
      i don't have to tell any of... anyone... that one of THE SEXIEST men on the f'n planet is, absolutely:
      Johnny Depp
      helloooo. He made us tear up in Cry-Baby, taught us not to judge too quickly in Edward Scissorhands, entertained us with dancing buns in Benny & Joon, kiiiinda made us wanna vom in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas... but it was ok, because he made it up to us by enchanted us as a hot irish "river rat" gypsy in Chocolat.
      He's whisked us off to the Caribbean, invited us into a Chocolate Factory, took us back to Fleet Street & taught us to fly to Neverland... now, on Alice week, he's taking us on an adventure in Wonderland.
      [ya... i'd basically follow him anywhere...]
      In his 7th collaboration with one of my visionary genius idols, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp will be playing a seriously fantastic role, The Mad Hatter.
      [ok, maybe he's not "hot", per-se, in Alice...
      but it's it kinda even hotter than he can
      be so weirdly magnetic in a 
      seriously orange wig? 
      maaaaybe it's just me...]

      That's not all, homeboy has two films in post production, one filming, two in pre-production & a whopping 14 FILMS in development!
      [one of which is, obvi, with Burton again -
      Dark Shadows potentially in 2011]
      YoWzA!

      my luvs, i ask you, who else is as freak'n kool as Johnny Depp?
       
      he's so balla, he turned an unfortunate tat into one of the slickest cover ups ever, with a quick ink fix, he makes being a  
      "Wino Forever" 
      soooo fuck'n hotttttt!

      personally, i can't freak'n wait to see what this scorching hot Duck of a Million Masks does next!
      what's YOUR favourite Johnny Depp 
      movie, moment, character... anything?!

      if you have any suuuuper scrumptious photos of this weeks THT, please feel free to either upload them on the Spanky luvs it* facebook fan page, or e-mail them to Spankyluvsit@gmail.com
      & always, if you wanna nominate a drool worthy celebu-duck for a Too Hot Tuesday, shoot me a message via e-mail with a few photos, and a short nomination paragraph!

      {2 days, 1 hour & 17 mins until 
      i fall down the rabbit hole!}
      luvs it*

      ur wish: Angel*



      "It took me a long time to come up with a wish, at first I thought of material things, there are so many things I long or, I lust for, but thank God, I do not need, it seemed useless to waste a wish on something un-useful, so here it goes. 
      My wish is the ability to lose the fear that drives my life.
      In simpler words.
      I wish to live life fearlessly."
      [make sure to keep up with all the wishes
      by clicking on the "wish" icon on the sidebar.
      Submit your wishes to be posted - info here -
      also, read my wish & how i hope to donate to 
      the Make a Wish foundation with your help!]
      luvs it*

      3.01.2010

      Manic Monday: Alice in Wonderland

      it's Alice in Wonderland Week!!!!

      it's no shock that i'm obsessed with Alice in Wonderland.
      you've all seen it here before, it's a pretty obvious obsession
      [for me & many others]
      but, since the new *Tim Burton* version is coming out shortly, everyone seems to be even MORE manic about the tripped out story of a little girl lost.
      so, i'm bringing back Manic Mondays to celebrate:
      Alice in Wonderland
      As a child of the Disney generation (if that's even accurate), my initial thought of Alice in Wonderland is the, semi-terrifying, 80 min long, animated version from 1951.
      i've always luvd the story of the girl named Alice, even if it is a liiiiittle weird...

      i luv the imagination, the implied horror & excitement in a topsy turvy world, & the gratitude we can have when we finally get home again.

      Of course, i'm not the only one who's found inspiration pouring from the seams of Wonderland.
      the Lewis Carroll original is, arguably, one of the most provoking stories in literature, inspiring everything from:

      Music


      Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit 
      [one of my personal fav songs ever.]


      Aerosmith's "Sunshine"


      GWAR's "Phallus in Wonderland"
      Art


      Salvador Dali's "A Mad Tea Party"
      [collection of Alice in Wonderland inspired images part 1 & 2]

      Jewelry, Fashion & Photography

      Annie Lebovitz Alice in Wonderland Photos for Dec 2003 Vogue
      [more here!]
       
      watch the impromptu Mad Tea Party where Disney released a preview of 
      Alice is the New Black 
      line.
      view other pieces by Tom Binns's Alice in Wonderland line for Disney Couture at Creative Contrast and Boutique for you, & see some of Tom Binn's work as well as more Swarovski pieces at the Disney Store!
      [Also, follow @TomBinnsDesigns on twitter for updates on new gorg pieces.]

      Science

      there is a medical term called "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome" a "disorienting neurological condition" which has symptoms of seeing things in disproportion.
      personally, i think i have "White Rabbit Syndrome", since i'm perpetually late!

      there are a million other ways that Alice in Wonderland has applied, inspired, enlightened culture, but there's no need to overwhelm!
      i imagine whatever is next is going to be amazing...
      i can only hope that it's a Cirque du Soleil!

      Do you know of any others, that i didn't mention? 
      Do you have any fabulous photos, news or links to share?
      e-mail them to Spankyluvsit@gmail.com!

      Continue with me through Alice in Wonderland week & look forward to reading about my trip down the Rabbit Hole to be posted this weekend 
      [i'm seeing the movie Thursday at midnight!]

      luvs it*
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