Sarah Jones: One woman, eight hilarious characters - TED Talks 2009
Video Description: In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an
opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college
student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances
from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers
give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.
Below directions from the blogsite: Secret Mummy Business. Don't ask me how I came across a parenting website.
1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add
2. Seal the top with a lid.
3. Shake. ( glow sticks at
the Dollar Tree. used a mason jar that I had left over from the Salt Art
in a Jar project. )
**WARNINGS AND TIPS: “Be sure to read the warning on
the back of the glowstick package. The ones I used were nontoxic but
will stain clothes. Also, I used glowstick necklaces with the thought
that it would be easier to cut than a thick glow stick.”* idea from Beth
This idea was found on Squish Preschool Ideas on Facebook
I can't tell you how uncomfortable it is to hear the far too upbeat - ultra promotional voice of TV hosts. Adding to the cringe is the getting fit for the New Year pieces. Inauthentic enthusiasm! Yes, they are essentially trying to gain and sell, but together we'll do our best here to bypass the plastic cheer and focus on the workout! Now THAT'S authentic positivity!
When you pay attention to how pretty vegetables and fruits are, you may feel a sense of humility. I feel grateful that I can afford to purchase food, I feel grateful that fuel exists and comes in various sizes, shapes, colors, textures. Touch your food!
I'm sorry that I don't know the source of this image. If anyone does, feel free to inform me and I will add the source.
I love persimmons and hate eggplant. Regardless I think the eggplant is one of the most aesthetically pleasing foods there is. This image makes me feel good, and I find to be inspiring. It is my screen saver, and I love being greeted by it when I turn on my computer.
Food is art, and you will appreciate it more when you get your hands around it. The next time you are at a market, start touching your food with intention and awareness. You'll appreciate it all the more.
When I first learned about Natasha St. Michael, I found her to be a little ditzy. I feel guilty for saying this, but it was my initial impression. The more I listened the more I saw that she is an enthusiastic individual who wants to help those interested to be at their best.
The Farmhouse was built in 1903 before Hollywood was Hollywood.
It sat on 300 acres of avocado grove.
What remains is the house, some small sliver of the once massive lot
(albeit still a very good sized yard)
and one massive 100+ year old avocado tree in the backyard.
Also, in the backyard are meyer lemon, nectarine and guava trees.
I learned about The Farmhouse too late. The 5th and final conference took place On November 2nd of 2013. I came across the website mid November. The events are intimate. A back yard with 100 participants listen to 10 speakers who each tell their stories for 30 minutes. No visual aids, no bells and whistles.
Vegan food was served and rules emphasizing politeness and consideration were laid out.
I knew little about him and hadn't given him any real thought until I saw that he had been a speaker at The Farmhouse Conference number 3 - 2012.
THE WEBSITE DESCRIBES YOUNG IN THIS WAY.
Convicted “eco-terrorist” and former fugitive tells his story — the whole story — for the first time. In 1997, after Peter Young was charged with Animal Enterprise Terrorism
for freeing thousands of mink from fur farms, he was faced with a
decision: submit to the court and face a possible life sentence, or run
for it. He chose the second one. In an attempt to live his life to the fullest before the
government took it away, Young spent 8 years perfecting the art (and
science) of living well as a wanted man. For years lawyers told him
never to discuss his years as a fugitive, and he never has - until now.
From freight trains to book tours, these are the stories of one man's
attempts to live a lifetime of adventure before a possible lifetime in
From his origins in Silicon Valley, Peter Young has worn the
hat of activist, punk rocker, fugitive, hobo, speaker, author,
entrepreneur, eco-terrorist, publisher, prisoner, and purveyor of
unpopular opinions. He is a contributor, founder, and guilty party
behind many projects guided by principles of freedom for the self and
all life, many of which are anonymous and none of which will be listed
here. Above (almost) all of them, he is most proud of heeding, almost
without deviation, the advice once given to him personally by Bill Nye: “Peter, don't ever work for another man”.
Peter Young at The Farmhouse Conference number 3 - Hollywood, CA -2012.
The last conference invited the alumni of all conferences. Young returned. It hurts that I wasn't in attendance.
Farmhouse Conf5 - Update from Conf3 Alumni Peter Young - Hollywood, CA -2013
ALTHOUGH THE FARMHOUSE CONFERENCES HAVE COME TO A CLOSE, A NEW ERA HAS BROUGHT IN, Barn Talks. A CONTINUED STORYTELLING EVEN WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION, AND OF COURSE, AND IN A BARN. AWESOME. I LOVE STORYTELLERS, AND INTIMATE SETTINGS, ARE GOLDEN.
I've noticed that every year, someone posts a video of this kind. I can't imagine there will be a year where we aren't pushing against this, but I do hope we are moving forward. Tag you're it --pass this on.
WANT THE SAME BASIC RIGHTS AS THE RAPIST." I shouldn't be crying
because rape should not exist. As strong as these women are for banding
together, they shouldn't have to know such strength. A man rapes &
moves on w/marriage, kids, perhaps more rapes. A woman shatters &
spends her life trying to sleep w/out nightmares, love w/out flinches,
walk outdoors w/out fear. I want to roar, but all I have are these puffy
eyes cradling tears. Can you imagine a world w/out rape? Neither can I.
Pass this on.
Dearest Social Media, As I made a mad dash from work this afternoon, I was unable to escape the barrage of "Happy New Years!" and "See you in 2014!" I
never make resolutions but I certainly have goals. The goals I will
have at midnight will be the same that I have now. I don't see New Years
as a new beginning or a welcoming but rather fluid time that we have
assigned as a marker. Some make attempts to clean the slate and this I
have never understood. Perhaps because I never felt the need to clean.
But in the midst of "any regrets?"
--which I don't have--my attention has been idling. It's always strange
when I am working with a patient who is my exact age. Today I spent
time with a person, who had placed their face in a camp fire in
attempt to save their soul. This person now has insight into their
actions and is very aware that psychosis secured a spot in a psych
hospital on New Years Eve. This highlighted the fact that we all have
ways of doing, undoing, and renewing. In the end hopefully we gain
insight and grow. Per Ms. Maya Angelou, "when you know better, you do
better." I think the sentiment is not suggesting that all will learn the
lesson but rather any change made is due to the knowing that you needed
to. So, whether you are getting drunkity-drunk, or banging pots and
pans, watching a ball drop, or rebelling, --or a combo platter of any
of these--I hope your moments are grand. Conceptualize time the way you
will have it. Love, light and a bit of wonder.
The great folksinger, storyteller, activist, and deceased U. Utah Phillips once said "keep track of people that you owe." This made a lot of sense at the time, but over the years I have come to understand that just because a word exists, we needn't assign profound meaning.
Phillips spoke strongly about the labor movement in the industrial era, as well as the "Wobbly" - IWW - Industrial Workers of the World movements. A union organization that believe in fair wage, fair labor, quality of life. He spoke fondly of hobos and "tramps" and the foot-based history that never made it to our history books.
Our forefathers and mothers are individuals I am not indebted to. With the exception of owing monies or some formulated contract such as, "You help me move, I'll buy you a cup of coffee", I think we owe each other nothing.
Magazine title Mother Jones is based on an actual woman named Mary Harris Jones or Mother Jones. She was an agitator, not an organizer as Utah Phillips would say. In1902 she was called "the most dangerous woman in America" by Theodore Roosevelt rallying mine workers and their families against mine
owners who enforced unfair labor laws. Jones died at the age of 93.
(americanswhotellthetruth.org) Portrait by Robert Shetterly
What do we owe this woman? Nothing! I am grateful, I am thankful, and I admire her spunk, her grit, her fire, her love. Not only is it impossible to owe a dead person, but what is it could I possibly owe? Also; I have a hunch that she did not make such strong efforts in the hopes that she would be praised and congratulated.
An amazing lyric line, and a humble idea. Ultimately I think it is wrong. I would hope that we would live our lives with generosity, altruism, and empathy; but who can enforce this as law or demand? There are no "shoulds" here. I understand temptation, and earnesty, but ultimately you do something benevolently or you don't. You may even been charged with an exclamation, "you owe me!", but why? I certainly walk lightly in terms of inconveniencing others. I consider a person's feelings, but a favor granted is not a favor owed. Why? Simple. It is nonsensical and it is a terrible way to maneuver through life.
If a person does not greet you with gratitude it may hurt, and you may be confused. Feel free to approach that person and ask what happened there, but know ultimately that there is nothing that they have to do for you. Going forward in discussion with a person who understands that there is no real need to owe, will be an interesting and challenging task. I am not immune to frustration but with truth in mind, I will work towards a clearer and cleaner way of life. Move, dance, and find free spirit with me. If you choose not to, you don't owe me a damn thing!
I believe story telling is an art form and blogging is a medium in which to share stories and ideas. Within this blog I hope to cover a spectrum of topics. From the serious to the silly. Here you will read my views and inquiries about subjects such as feminism, other various socio-political issues, psychology, spirituality, sexuality, and general interests such as film, art and music. You will also be exposed to my obsession with cupcakes, tea, books, Hello Kitty, and quirky day to day journeys. I enjoy learning from others as I am constantly attempting to introspect, grow and evolve. During this process I will be jotting down musings on this blog. Pull up a comfy chair and a spot of tea and join me!