Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage Stuff #1: Cold War Era Globe

To keep up with cool fashion people share the love of old stuff, I decided to start a feature called "Vintage Stuff," where I post about the old stuff in my house. Here is the first one!

Photos by me!
I love maps, especially globes. They make such a complex world look so simple. Okay, scratch that, I was trying to be metaphorical. But the point is, isn't this awesome? Look at it! LOOK!

HISTORY OF THIS VINTAGE THING:
My grandma gave this to me a couple weeks ago, and we've been trying to figure out what year it's from. I would say the 70s, but Germany isn't split in two. But in contrast, Vietnam is Indo-China and most of North Africa is one giant blob. Can somebody help us out? Did Americans not consider Germany two countries or something? Maybe this is just a crappy globe.

WHY IT IS VINTAGE:
It's old, right?

What do you guys think? What makes something "vintage"? Do you know what year this globe is from?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Book Review: Looking for Alaska + a dog vomit ancedote

Ok, so I was commenting on blogs a couple of minutes ago, right? So I get up to, I don't know, pour myself some orange juice. But anyway, I get up, right? You following this? And there I am, walking through the kitchen, and then WHOOOOOSH I'm sliding across the tiles! I look down and saw that I had skidded through dog vomit! Thanks, Samantha! Best dog ever!

DISCLAIMER: I love my dog, and although she vomits frequently either on me or my school books, she is still a good dog.
My friend Gabby loaned me this book, Looking for Alaska by John Green. Thank you Gabby!

Here is a brief plot synopsis by moi:
So there's this kid Miles, and he's a skinny dork. He wants to make his life more spicy. He enrolls at the boarding school his dad went to and is almost immediately adopted by cool, smart friends who smoke like there's no tomorrow. He falls in love with this mysterious moody girl, and they plan these amazing pranks together, and then BAM the key part of the novel happens and you will sob your eyeballs out.

I make the book sound less amazing then it is, but trust me, this book is amazing.

My only problem with this book was the main character, Miles, AKA Pudge. I love Pudge. But the only problem is, boys like Pudge do not exist in real life. Like, honestly, when was the last time you met an ego-less skinny dork? NEVER! Because if Pudge existed, he would have girls like me and you who appreciate intellectuals dying to be with him. And then BAM there goes Pudge's humility. 

The beauty of this book however is watching all of the pieces fit together symbolically. This book is pretty much on par with To Kill a Mockingbird.

This is just a terrific novel. My favorite character was by far the Colonel. Just awesomeness.

So I rate this book 4.5 chocolate covered strawberries out of 5 chocolate covered strawberries. I guess you have to cut a strawberry in half then.
What do you guys think? Have you read Alaska before? Do you agree/disagree with this review? Have you read any other John Green novels? Opinions?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

RETURN OF THE JEDI

HEY YOU GUYS HEY!! You probably don't remember me but it's Jenna! From this blog! Which your browser is open to right now! jhfnksjkhhsjdjsd Ok as you can see I've turned into a tumblrhead during my absence.

So, can you believe it, I'm posting? Neither can I! I'd like to thank the awesome Lydia from the amazing And This is Peak for my return. Thanks Lydia!!

I've missed you all!!!! I'm sorry for not being here for you guys!!!!

MY ABSENCE IN A HAIKU:

It snowed, I went to
a "magic show" at the ca-
sino, it was fun.



Anyways, I'm glad to be back. I stopped writing because I ran out of things to say I guess. I lost my vision. Or as Cody Simpson says, "YOUNG ARTIST, SINGER/SONGWRITER, DREAMER, VISIONARY." I don't know how that ties together.