Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Aqua & Mint (and a book!)
Blouse: Forever 21
Crochet cardigan: Bebe (old)
Mint jeans: ASOS
White leather pumps: Nine West
Lips: Clinique lipstick and lipgloss duo: 18 Mystic and 76 Shy
These pictures were taken yesterday. The weather was unusually cool for July, so I took advantage of the cool weather and layered up a bit with my look. It just happened to be an unusually difficult day for myself and my loved ones. I'm not going to burden you with any details, so let's just keep it at that :)
I wish I could be more open to my followers about my personal life but I don't know if it's right at the moment. Aside from my own personal issues, I found a dead baby deer at the trail I run on. That may not mean anything to any of you so let me explain a little. For about a year on my daily run, I would see a female deer. I never thought much of it and seeing her just kind of became a part of my every day routine. Throughout the months I noticed that she became bigger in the stomach area. I assumed that she was just plump from eating so much. Some time went by and she kept on getting bigger. Then one day, I didn't see her at all. Instead I was delighted to see two newborn baby deer (fawn, but I like to call them "baby deer" because it sounds cuter) in the area that she normally hangs out. I couldn't believe my eyes! They were so tiny and cute. And they were still damp! It was amazing. For the next few months I watched them grow. I would see them just about every day. I was even able to get a few feet away from the two babies and their mother. Their mother would just stare at me with her big pretty black eyes and sniff the air. I would even joke around to my boyfriend and say that they were kind of like my pets...after all, I would see them so often. But for the last two weeks, I didn't see them. I kept thinking about them and I was worried. So it was very hard for me to come across the mangled corpse of a baby deer on the side of the road. And I can't help but get a little angry at the people who speed up and down that road. I cried my eyes out when I got home.
I always try to stay positive. Even when life throws swings at me. A happy attitude during the darkest times says a lot about your character. And I happen to be smiling right now :) I don't like to let things ruin my day (no matter how difficult my day gets).
Anyway, enough about me and my bad day. As I promised, here is the snippet I was going to share with you guys. I started reading "Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True" by author, activist and media analyst Mark Dice. You may have heard of him when he made headlines for sending controversial letters to the troops overseas and when he confronted Danny Bonaduce about the attacks on 9/11. And in this link he asks many Americans why the Fourth of July is celebrated (you'll be embarrassed to hear their responses). So here is an excerpt from this book that I found to be very eerie and true:
"Where we once discussed politics and religion with our friends and neighbors, such topics have become taboo and are replaced with the enticing entertainment of celebrity news as most people feel that it is more important to know about who our favorite celebrities are dating than it is to know what bills are being introduced and voted on in the halls of Congress or out own city council. It's interesting that while people seem to be getting dumber, computers are getting smarter.
We are becoming a nation of morons who can't think for themselves, and are being dehumanized into nothing more than a mentally enslaved workforce who are constantly being monitored, databased, and kept in line by the fear of the omniscient Big Brother technology that has gotten so advanced and so cheap, that the watchful eyes of surveillance cameras are mass produced, almost as if they were disposable.
At a presentation at the 2010 DICE Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain), an annual meeting of videogame executives, Jesse Schell, the former Creative Director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio, gave a speech on the future of gaming and talked about how in the future, 'Before too long we're going to get to the point where every soda can, [and] every cereal box is going to be able to have a CPU, a screen, and a camera on board it, and a Wi-Fi connecter so that it can be connected to the Internet.'
He concluded his speech by saying that our children and grandchildren will be able to know exactly what books we've read, what foods we ate, and practically everything we've done in our entire lives. He gave this speech not to warn people about these Orwellian technologies, but he was extremely excited about them, and looked forward to them.
'You have no idea what books your grandparents read, or where they went on a daily basis, but these sensors that we're going to have on us and all around us everywhere are going to be tracking and watching what we're doing forever,' Schell said. He concludes by saying that because we will all be constantly watched and our actions and interests databased forcer, that we'll possibly be better people and be nicer and make better decisions because of the fear of judgment from others. Is this the kind of world you want to live in? Well, it's the kind of world that's rapidly approaching.
This book is meant to serve as a warning for what is already here, and what is soon to come. It is to encourage people to think about how to possibly precent or minimize dramatic hazards to our lives by the very technology we have created. It is my goal to give you an accurate forecast of the coming storm so that you as an individual, and we as a society and species, may be better equipped to handle it when it hits. It is my hope that we do not lose our privacy, freedom, or our humanity in this 1984-style New World Order."
I couldn't have said it better myself. This is a very interesting and chillingly honest book. I highly recommend it.
Alright, I think I wrote entirely too much. That's all for now. Thank you for reading this (and a big thank you to those of you who actually read every single word on this post...it's really long, I know!).
Have a great Wednesday!