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Hero by Regina Spektor

In Art, Culture, Music, Relationships on June 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Favorite lyric of this song “I’m the Hero of the story…don’t need to be saved.”

I absolutely love Regina Spektor’s music. I have to see her in concert. Hopefully she makes her way to Michigan or Chicago soon.

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Let Me Get What I Want

In Music on June 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I love this song. It’s been remade so many times but this version still stands to be my favorite.

Favorite lyric: “Please, please, please…let me, let me, let me…get what I want this time. Lord knows it will be the first time.”

Hauntingly awesomeness for your Saturday lol

Life Is Short

In Beauty, Culture, Family, Friends, Relationships, Work on June 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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Everyday my friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances complain about just about everything. They either hate their life, their job, their mate, their friends, and the list goes on and on. I am guilty of doing this too. But then, today, as someone was talking to me and unloading a barrage of complaints I looked right through him and had an epiphany. Life is short! Too short to be in any situations that you don’t want OR need to be in. See, the problem is that people fool themselves (or allow others to convince them) into believing that  they truly have control over only a few things. But you are completely in control of your life if you decide to take the responsibility for it. For example, you’re dating someone and you hate the relationship you’re in? Leave! You hate your job and the thought of going makes it hard for you to get out of bed? Get a new job. Create a short-term exit strategy and give yourself a due date to find new employment. You have crappy “friends” that you don’t like because they treat you poorly? Forget about them.

All in all, it’s important for people to remember that constantly repeating negativity will just keep you housed in a negative mental state. You have to think more positive and at least celebrate the things in your life that are positive on a daily basis and more like-minded people will surface.

It’s Going to Be Alright

In Art, Culture, Family, Friends, Music, Relationships, Work on June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

This is one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs. I could listen to this all day on repeat.

Don’t worry about everything! Seriously, only worry about what you can control and even do that within reason. I can give this advice because I’m an avid worry wart and I know the negative effects that it can cause. As the old saying goes “either you’re going to worry about it or you’re going to pray about it…you can’t do both.”

Jealousy: Attractive or Atrocious?

In Culture, Friends, Relationships on June 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Jealousy: Attractive or Atrocious?

In my opinion jealousy is not attractive. I’m referring to the type of jealousy that makes your brain think it’s okay to stalk someone’s social networking sites, repeatedly text/call them demanding their whereabouts, and become exceedingly angry if they do not return your call in the “5 minutes” that they said they would. Robert A. Heinlein said it best: “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” I mean sure, in a relationship every once in a while you may feel the sting of jealousy by seeing your mate admired or complimented by someone else, or at watching their social popularity. But your emotional maturity should allow you to be flattered that others deem your mate to be as awesome as you do. In the event that your mate reciprocates any overly affectionate actions towards that person, then that warrants concern. Otherwise, take your neurosis elsewhere and stop confusing your jealous over-possessive behavior for love.

Racist Shoes?

In Art, Culture, Fashion, Friends, Politics, Relationships on June 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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It amuses me how people seem to effortlessly rally around a “movement” that has zero plans or methods to actually resolve any issues. Before I begin to ramble on about things that actually deserve our attention and action I’ll discuss the latest uproar around a pair of gym shoes designed by Jeremy Scott (a designer who I have been a fan of for some time now) for Adidas. The shoes (as pictured) have plastic chains attached to them and the tagline for the pair says something along the lines of “are your shoes so cool that you need chains?” My honest initial reaction (aside form thinking the shoes are ugly, sorry Jeremy) was that this was a innovative marketing idea and it actually sheds light on the fact that every other day someone is getting robbed for a pair of expensive gym shoes. In recent months, I can think of at least 4 murders that have occurred during a robbery for gym shoes. However, there are an overwhelming amount of people who have decided to boycott Adidas because they feel that the shoes promote slavery and racism and that they make fun of African-Americans. I’m surprised to see that no one mentioned that such anger wasn’t pinned towards designers that have created high heels with chains around the ankles. Why is such a big deal being made about sneakers? I’ve posted a link to Yahoo! below if you want to read further about the comments that have been made towards the Adidas and to see the status of the boycott.

I’m interested to know what you feel about this. Do you think the shoes are racist or do you think that the designer is using his creative freedom to create something out of the norm?

http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/adidas-shackle-sneakers-create-controversy-185000146.html

Happy Friday

In Culture, Friends, Work on June 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Happy Friday

I celebrate every day but my favorite day of the week would have to be Friday. I said “Happy Friday!” to one of the new employees at my company today and she goes “Are you all always this happy? People keep saying ‘Happy Friday’ to me!” I replied “Yes!”

Enjoy your day 🙂

Radiohead in metroDETROIT

In Art, Music on June 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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On Monday, June 11, 2012 Radiohead made my entire year by coming to the Palace and playing to a crowd of well over 10,000 people which included me. I wish I could give you all a set list of the songs played that night but I was completely entranced. And I’m not just saying that because Radiohead is my favorite band. After going to several disappointing concerts in the past 2 years, it was very refreshing to see a band deliver (as expected) an excellent and seamless performance which reciprocated the excitement that the crowd gave them. Towards the end of the show Thom Yorke addressed the crowd saying “We haven’t been here in over 14 years, right?” The crowd erupted in screams. Then he goes “Ok, ok…calm down…we have something for you all” He laughs and then they performed Karma Police. I thought I was going to faint. I wish I would’ve taken more pics but I literally was dancing and singing too much to stop. I definitely recommend seeing one of their live shows.

How You See The World

In Culture, Friends, Music, Relationships on June 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Are you missing something?
Looking for something?
Tired of everything?
Searching and struggling…
Are you worried about it?
Do you want to talk about it?
Oh, you’re gonna get it right sometime.

This is a great Coldplay song. You have to listen to all of the lyrics. Enjoy!

R.I.P. Diamond the Dog

In Family, Friends, Relationships on June 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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If you’re not a pet lover you may not understand or appreciate this post. If you are, you will understand my sadness for the loss of a member of my family. Yesterday night, our family’s dog Diamond passed away after 16 years. I cannot begin to recount the many memories of Diamond, ranging from her literally jumping through a window when she thought my little brother was being attacked (he was wrestling with his friends 2 backyards away from ours smh) to her staying up late with me countless times with a look on her face as if to say “You better not go to sleep. You have to finish this homework.”

Over the years I have come to learn that the love from a pet is so unconditional and humans can stand to learn from their patience, loyalty and unsolicited comical abilities. Diamond will surely be missed.

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