Hola there :)
I think I've already had a blog before, but that was years ago and I wasn't very consistent with it. My friend recently started blogging (recently- as in a few months, I think o.O) and so I decided, why not jump on this blogging bandwagon that seems to be making stops all over the world? I think blogs are a wonderful tool which people (anyone) can use to get their ideas across to masses. They could be characterized by youthful vitality, be a catalyst for change, a place to realize that there are so many others out there with the same ideas, or it could be an inspiration. But all these results are possible only if a blog is substantial in its content and meaningful in the message it tries to get across, not to outright convince people to thinking in a certain way about a particular issue, but only to convey one's ideas and thoughts. I think this blog will be good for me as I'll be able to "hone my writing skills".
Sooooo enough harping about things that don't really have to do with MY blog in particular.. What will my blog be about? I have no idea yet. Honestly, I thought it would be pretty cool to have my own personal space on the Web. Regardless if people read it or not. =) So for now, I have a feeling my blog will be pretty random (just like me).
So here's my first "post" (yes all that preceded was just a prelude): =)
Should I start with a book review?
I've been reading Deluxe by Dana Thomas for a month now (yes, a month. I know) and it's a pretty interesting exposay (sic) [still can't figure out how to get the accent on the vowels with this laptop of mine :)] of the designer fashion industry and all that happens behind the scenes. Where they really produce their stuff, what the company history is, how fashion expansion started, what was the cause behind advertising fashion, the fake industry, perfumes, the phenomenon of the HANDBAG (<3)>
Call it hypocritical, but I actually am all for animal rights and don't believe in wearing animals and having them die just so I can wear them passively. The only skin I don't mind wearing or carrying around is leather since it comes from cows and calves whose meat is used as food, something people need to survive no matter how SEMI-vegitarian I may be. I'm not an expert in slaughtery or tanning but I do have the assumption that if an animal is killed for food, people won't actually throw away their hide (I don't know what happens to the hide when an animal is slaughtered, maybe it's not fit to be used as clothes or whatever, but technically I think it should be fine to use :| ) and thus that hide can be used for fashion purposes. Plus, cows are not endangered or threatened (although you never know, it could happen) and so killing them is not a major issue, especially since they are eaten by people (for all you queasy people, I hope I'm not being to blunt or graphic 0:-) )
Interesting, looking back now at my entry I see that I started off applauding the merits o f blogging, and now I'm discussing cows and what should be done with their hides. Random, I say. Random, indeeeeed. Mission accomplished then. :) Partially at least.
Also, I haven't been able to watch any movies that I wanted to in a very long time, so here's a sort of list of what I need to watch:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
New in Town
Pride and Glory
Tales of Despereaux (I think that's what it's called)
I also have a couple of Italian movies and one Russian movie that's on my list.
I'd love to watch more foreign arthouse movies but I have no idea where to get my hands on those!