Full deposit returned in exchange for my minty fresh apartment. I am scared of the water, and predatory sea creatures freak me out. So naturally I went scuba diving, uncertified, when I was 17. Continue reading this postFABLE FIGHT: Mirror Mirror vs. Wrath of the TitansIt’s a box office battle of mythic proportions this weekend as remixed fables and fairy tales go head to head. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.
The need to protect privacy is talked about a lot. Sometimes we do not have much control over our personal data. We have personal data stored at banks, doctor’s offices, schools and even with employers. My roommate/close friend fell for it and is now out $1500. The scammer apparently said “don talk to anyone else about the situation and go to the apple store and buy $2000 worth of apple gift cards”. The dude calls me crying asking if he could borrow $500 and tells me he can tell me why he needs it.
This isn your fault. You did nothing wrong, and while I understand why you nervous, it okay. You okay. It’snot that my friends aren’t good enough. On the contrary, I am fortunate to surround myself with people who are loyal, kind and authentic. But consciously or subconsciously, I realize I am always choosing to preserve and protect the most precious bond of all that between me and my son.
I drove up the 5 today, San Diego on my way to Portland. A lot of stuff right by the freeway was absolutely torched. So many things so close together. But what Nike has achieved in promoting its “Pro hijab”, is that a globally recognised brand has mainstreamed what is generally considered as an oppressive and marginalised garment. Within a context of intensifying levels of Islamophobia increasingly directed at Muslim women, it’s inconceivable that Nike would not have expected the inevitable political and social backlash. Indeed, the ensuing controversy might very well be the best marketing for the latest Nike product..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileJust when you thought Mark Wahlberg had solidified his status as a self deprecating semi comedian (his hilarious Date Night cameo and starring role in this summer’s best comedy, The Other Guys), he decides to get serious again.In the trailer for his new movie, The Fighter, the artist formerly known as Marky Mark tries his hand at Oscar highlight reel acting and sort of succeeds.The film features Wahlberg as real life boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward and Christian Bale as his half brother, Dickie Eklund, a fellow fighter whose ring side dreams were dashed after he became addicted to cocaine. It seems to be a polished, positive take on Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler with Wahlberg filling Mickey Rourke’s Sean Penn beaten shoes and Amy Adams doing her best Marisa Tomei.Interestingly enough, Aronofsky was originally attached to The Fighter, but dropped out for unknown reasons (presumably to shoot the highly buzzed about Black Swan). David O.