September 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Today was butterfly day. Walked past a small clump of flowers teeming with butterflies and bumblebees. #atlanta #theironyard #walk #lunch (at Atlanta Tech Village)

Morning World

September 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Up early, atThe Ironyard, turned in my homework, and I am slowly grasping CSS, html, I actually knew more than I thought. Plus I learnt git and github, and the power of taking a nap.

Not sure why people all leave home at the same time to drive in traffic. Wow! Traffic is not great, but a good playlist and Waze make things a lot easier.

Banned Book Week

September 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Today driving to meet Greg for breakfast, at the unholy hour of 8am!, I was listening to NPR, and there was a brief discussion of Banned Book Week. I knew this was happening and I even wrote very serious paper on it for my Library Science class last year. I feel incredibly strongly that information should be available to all. I might find it offensive, I might think it is ‘bad’, but I cannot say you cannot read it! Often I look over the band book list and realize I have read almost all of the books for school, college or entertainment value. Some I found boring, some I loved, but all shaped my thinking process, and that is important!
Just looking at the list of top ten books from 2013, is sad:

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

So many kids books.

But looking at the Top 20:

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell
11. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
15. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway


Is even worse, all those classics. Read a banned book!

September 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Elephant ears on my lunch break in a park near #Atlantatechvillage #lunch #Park #elephantear #quickgreeneryfix (at Atlanta Tech Village)

September 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Elephant ears on my lunch break in a park near #Atlantatechvillage #lunch #Park #elephantear #quickgreeneryfix (at Atlanta Tech Village)

Talk

September 25th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

We had a talk by John Saddington today encouraging us to be open to possibilities, happenings and our digital presence.
Plus I got this adorable picture:

I am a tiny potato, and I believe in you. You can do the thing.

New World

September 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

So I entered a brand-new world yesterday, I started at The Iron Yard in Atlanta, to learn front end development. What that means, is I am learning to code! Very different to Wax’n’Facts, and whole new group of cohorts.

September 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

On the wrong format tiny catapiller! #morning #sightsoutside #stripes #legs #manylegs #catapiller

September 4th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Last day 😞 sad to say goodbye to #waxnfacts but excited to start new chapter in my life. I will miss all my customers and coworkers. #goodbye #records #lastday #atlanta #coworkers (at Wax’n’Facts)

Labor Day Weekend and Updates

September 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

So after my big news last week Instagram Post that I was quitting Wax’n’Facts, I still had Labor day weekend to get through! I had requested off months in advance so my last week was only going to be three days long, but I am going in today for a bit, just to help out.

Labor Day weekend has so much to offer it seems weird. But instead of Dragon Con I choose the Imagine Music Festival. Something different and I did it on a whim. I bought tickets on presale with no dj’s announced or bands, not even a venue. It was so worth it! It was well run, and fun, and beautiful. The park looked lovely, the security was lo-key, the people were enjoying themselves and there was lots to see: stiltwalkers, hula hoop girls, people dressed up and barely wearing anything, so a lot like Dragon Con in that way :).

Imagine Music Festival 2014

Imagine Music Festival 2014

Saturday I got there early to catch Phuture Primitive, then saw DieselBoy and a bit of Araab Muzik. Greg and I decide to go get coffee at Dancing Goats at that point, and as we did the heavens opened, and it poured down. We sat it out and they closed the festival for about 40 minutes. We then wandered back and saw Megan James(Purity Ring) DJ. Greg left, and I stayed to watch the people and saw Minnesota, and Shwayze(awful) and then Ethan Kath(Crystal Castles) who was brilliant! He had the whole crowd just going wild. I saw Caspa, Seven Lions and Beats Antique, and at barely 10pm, I was exhausted and home I went.

Sunday I woke up all raring to go, so went to Dragon Con for a few hours! Went to the Comic Alley, the Artist Mart and the Vendor Halls, it was great, I didn’t buy anything, but enjoyed wandering around and seeing stuff. Though my toe took a bruising from some guy standing on it. The crowds were insane!

But at about 7pm, back to Imagine Festival, and caught Rusko! and RJD2 who was my highlight. He was so great.
RJD2 short movie .

Then dinner at the bookhouse and home to rest.

Today I will work a few hours, but Thursday is my last day!!!!

September 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The highlight of #imaginefest for me! #rjd2 ruled. He came out played with a #midicontroller then played on four #turntables, all live. #amazing #sundaynight #atlanta (at The Masquerade)

September 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The highlight of #imaginefest for me! #rjd2 ruled. He came out played with a #midicontroller then played on four #turntables, all live. #amazing #sundaynight #atlanta (at The Masquerade)

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