Friday, July 30, 2010
I am hooked on Hipstamatic shots. This is one amazing IPhone apps that turns your phone into the coolest camera in the world. You buy some "lenses" "films" and flash for less than $6.00 and you can turn ordinary shots into something special. You can choose lenses that imitate Holga cameras, that play with light, colors, textures. There is one film that imitates a Polaroid look, other that give photos a black and white grainy feeling. You shoot the simplest thing and it looks amazing. Anyone can be a cool photographer!
One of the most interesting things about our cable system is that it shows West Coast feeds of US premium channels which makes for an interesting thing: we get to see sof core porn movies while having breakfast. And truth be told, there are morning when I don't feel like watching the news, so I tune to these odd movies. And the oddest of these are the Busty Cops movies featuring Nikki Nova, a pastiche of silicone enhanced females having mostly lesbian sex. The plots are non-existent. I read online that many of them are edits of many movies and videos that through the use of a narrator are clumsily put together into a semblance of a movie. These movies are incredibly stupid, sometimes they are sexy, but they are always interesting in a " I can't believe Showtime is showing this" kind of way.
Tonight I will record a movie I've wanted to see for a long time. In fact, I wanted to see it when I was 8 years old. At that time I was a fan of Peter Cushing Hammer movies. The old ones being shown on tv and the new ones at movie theaters. But there was this one that I was too young to see. It was rated R so it was off limits. I remember seeing the ads in the newspapers and wondering what the movie was like.
Well, tonight TCM will show it really late at night. And hopefully I'll see it tomorrow. I realize it's probably a terrible movie. The fact that it has never received a DVD release should tell you something. But still here it is. A "new" Peter Cushing movie in a way.
I will write about it tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I went back to Miami last weekend and had a wonderful relaxing time. I guess for me it works as a perfect weekend getaway. One to do very little except go to a spa, read a bit, take long walks, shoot a few photos here and there. Miami reminds me that a quiet, crime free, cool life is possible within a Caribbean Latino culture. It shows me all that Puerto Rico could have been but never will be. A place of quiet, respect and peace all set to a Latin beat. The best of both worlds. The order and respect of the United States and the fun things of the Latin American culture. Miami makes me happy, but it makes me sad to think of the island in which I live.
I guess this is a follow up to my most recent post. I am taking what I did in Facebook and applying it to my life. I am staying away from the negativity and the toxicity of some people. And I seem to be trying to do the same with all things toxic: toxic food, toxic thoughts, toxic actions. Anything that goes against my physical and mental health is set aside.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
These days social networks have become an outlet for political diatribes. Every person giving their opinion, most in a particularly aggressive way. And this was making my Facebook experience a real pain. Luckily I discovered a button that "hides" all the comments and updates from annoying people. And I basically 'hid" 90% of my contacts.
When I visit a social network, I want to see what's going on in that person's life. Maybe share a joke or a curious articles. But I don't care about what you think about the government, the governor, the president. I just don't
So now when I go into Facebook, it's a wonderful experience. It's an escape from the world, not a reinforcement of all that is bad in it.