Saturday, May 14, 2011

Docu Time

Documentaries! Oh how I love them. If I could get frequent flyer miles for every documentary I had watched I would be in the Maldives right now writing this post from an internet cafe... too far? I can remember the first documentary I watched; it was called Grizzly Man. Do yourself a favor and do not watch that as your first documentary. It is a fantastic film; however, it is a little grim. Save it for a second or third pick, because I am surprised I am still watching documentaries after that selection. It was definitely more than just a documentary about living in the wild, that guy had some issues. When you watch it you will see what I mean... In the nursing world he has what we like to call bipolar disorder, but it is still a great one to see.
I could do a miniature movie review on each of these. I did that for one of my teachers in Auburn through email. I thought I was doing her a huge favor letting her know an overview of the movie with appropriate commentary for multiple movies I had seen in previous months. I went Rotten Tomatoes all over those movies. Turns out she was just making conversation when she asked what movies I had seen recently. I will save you guys the trouble and hope that you trust in my star system.
5 Stars pretty much means I would highly recommend this movie, it also means that you do NOT need to google this previously trying to figure out what is about. This is fairly specific to the movie Catfish (picture above). This movie is my favorite documentary of all time and do yourself a favor and do not look up anything previous to watching it or watch the trailer. You will see what I mean after you watch it. Maybe I shouldn't have said anything because now it is the forbidden and everyone will do it just because I said not to. Just have a a little faith. 4 Stars means that I liked it a lot when I watched it, but I might have forgotten watching it until just now. It is worth watching, but may not stick with you. Recommended by Others is fairly self explanatory. Keep in mind I have not watched these movies so if they belong in the Don't Waste Your Time category, I didn't know. Last and least category is Don't Waste Your Time. These movies were disappointing and I am happy to know there are only two movies that I can remember in this one. I probably am blocking the memory of the others.
5 Star

· Catfish

· Exit Through the Gift Shop

· Freakonomics

· The Business of Being Born

· The Pixar Story

· State of Mind

· National Geographic: Inside North Korea

· Grizzly Man

· The Blue Planet Series

· Planet Earth Series

· The President’s Photographer

· 9/11 Loose Change

· The Cartel

4 Star

· The Lottery

· Nursery University

· Paper Clips

· Fantastic Flesh

· Disney’s Oceans

· Super Size Me

· Art and Copy

· Dogs Decoded

· Ballerinas

· ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room

· Picture Me

· Van Gogh: Brush with Genius

Recommended by others

· The Art of the Steal

· They Came to Play

· The One Percent

· Food Inc.

· Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

· Restrepo

· King of Kong

· God Grew Tired of Us

· Bigger, Faster, Stronger

· The Cove

Don’t waste your time

· The Parking Lot

· March of the Penguins (It might be too late)

Anyways I hope you guys get to watch some of these and I hope you love them!! Also something fun my friend Leo sent me the other day. Puppies make me so happy and I love these precious little rascals. New posts will be much more regular now because I am out of school for the summer!

Journey with Jesus,


"for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness" James 1:3

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Well, there's a first for everything...

Hey guys,
Let me first let every chemist, alchemist, or owl chemist down by telling you that this has nothing to do with chemistry, making gold, or studying the chemistry of owls. Sorry to disappoint; however, this is a blog where I plan on sharing interesting things I have found on the web and tell a few stories along the way. Not interesting? I know, but I have to have some creative outlet after cross-stitching fell through (Sorry mom, I will finish the apron for you at some point). I will space this bad boy out so it is not so intimidating to read.
The name of this blog basically came from my love of owls. I can't pinpoint the exact age I began loving this flighted creature, but I can sure as heck tell you it was not because of Harry Potter; although I do love Harry Potter. It started after my penguin phase when I realized my ultimate goal of becoming a penguin trainer at Sea World was not so likely. Owls seem to define parts of my personality and appearance. I can be fairly nocturnal, pray for wisdom, am somewhat scholarly (this only applies to the Winnie the Pooh Mr. Owl), and have large eyes. Unfortunately I do not swallow my prey, wrap them up in hair, and vomit them up for first graders to dissect. My very biased view of owls is quite naive really. I refuse to believe they fly away with puppies in their large talons.
Basics about me: Lover/Follower of Christ, 20 years old, nursing student, one brother, both parents. The rest you will find out if I can keep my attention enough to write more blog posts.
Precursor to all the things I will post on here to share with you guys. I use the website more than just frequently and feel like I find the neatest things ever on the web. I have a hard time keeping them to myself so here is what I have for today . Quite honestly the most breathtaking depiction I have ever seen of God's creation. It really puts things into perspective when you see this incredible masterpiece the Lord Himself made.
Perspective is a word I was familiarized with after a mission trip I had taken over Spring Break. It became the "buzz word" on the trip because it was a constant reminder that our sin nature is to be self centered. Changing your perspective to a selfless one completely redefines your daily walk and causes you to become intentional with your actions, consider the long term effects on the Kingdom, and is extremely spiritually rewarding. I love this quote and I learned it from a women's Bible study from a book called "Let Me Be a Woman" by Elisabeth Elliot "Being selfless is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less" I encourage you to consider that as you walk daily with Christ.
Journey with Jesus,

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen - 2 Corinthians 13:14