August 2015 archive

Welcome Back to Me

It’s been a long time since I actively posted. My work situation required more of my time and attention. Now that things have settled. A vlog (from way back as well.)

Youthville Chalk Art Festival

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Company Overview: Youthville, a program division of EmberHope, specializes in foster care, parent support, residential treatment and counseling. Our highly skilled staff uses evidenced-based programs to serve hundreds of children and families each year who have experienced severe trauma or whose families are at-risk and need help.

On August 1st, we took a trip to the Old Town Square to watch local artists create chalk art and attempted to create our own “drawings”. It was amazing the masterpieces we saw, and the attendance, considering the heat that day. They had face painters, live music and other booths.

The Chalk Art Fest is a free annual event held to raise awareness and support for EmberHope, and local artists.

Here are some of the awesome sights we saw:

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If you’re interested in learning more about Youthville, participating in events or volunteering. Info below:

Phone: (800) 593-1950

Email: info@youthville.org

Website: http://www.youthville.org

Trainwreck – The Movie

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Starring: Amy Schumer, LeBron James, and Bill Hader

A history of my Amy Schumer fandom: I am a big Anthony Jeselnik fan. Anthony Jeselnik used to date Amy Schumer. How did Amy Schumer get bigger than Anthony Jeselnik? Because we are at the stage of Feminism where being crass is considered strength. Etiher way, she’s still (in her own way) funny.

I saw the trailer for this movie and immediately marked my calendar. When the time came, and I finally got to see it, I was mildly disappointed. It was still hilarious. I laughed so much at one point I cried. Although, it was not lost on me that a Caligula reference was made (Caligula being one of the Anthony Jeselnik specials. I own the DVD. Get over him already, Amy.) Also, the some pf the parts from the trailer that I was looking forward to seeing was even cut out of the movie, suck.

I didn’t hate it, though. Like I said, I laughed. There were very funny parts, just muddled into this pathetic romantic comedy. It was crass, but really, it was sad. She portrayed, which is probably her real life persona, a woman too broken to get it together and too desperate to make it on her own. That part made me cry.

I totally would’ve still watched the movie, maybe on DVD. Not the kind I’d watch again, and definitely the kind I regret paying money at the theatre for.

P.S. To the couple who brought their 8-ish year old daughter to the movie. Shame!

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