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Friday, August 28, 2009

The first week of pergatory.

Well, normally I LOVE school, but starting ninth grade, I have hated it. I am taking all these super-duper hard classes, most of my friends have just ditched me for better people ,(except for Britanny Wood, whom was my first best friend when I moved to Bountiful) and to make matters worse, I have symptoms of pneumonia, and these weird lumps in my neck , which are getting bigger, and cancer runs in my family. And to top it all off, my mom made me stay home today so I have schoolwork that I am missing. BLECGHG.

But not all is bad, I saw a girl who was sitting at lunch all alone and whatnot, and I sat next to her, which made me feel good. .


I really want to watch my favorite movie right now... It is called The Triplets of Belleville, (or Les tripplettes de Belleville, in French) Its this awesome French cartoon, that is amazing, and well....rated pg-13. But hey, it is about the French Mafia, for pete's sake! Mafia's are brutal! Whe n you watch it, you must remain open minded, because it is bizzare, but the art is beautiful, by Sylvian Chomet. Gah! I love him! He has a similair style to my favorite local artist Trent Call. his website is and he is amazing.
Now I am going to completely change the subject.

The Killers concert is in 27 days! AND I might see The Artctic Monkey's with my sister! Kings of Leon are opening for them.

Modest Mouse , Vampire Weekend, Weezer and Ingrid Michaelson's new albums are coming out soon! ( at least I have something to look forward to..)

But then, we go back to the subject of school. Ew. Iam super depressed because of it. School is horrible. But hey! At least I have Maryn Bean's mix to listen to while doing homework! Yay!

-Lexi-Lupa! Thank you for letting me rant.

Maryn told me to post writing. So I post writing.

Followers- here is a recent essay I wrote for Honors English. Sorry there are no indentations, but well, you can't indent on here.

The Inconvenient Truth (About Modern Technology)

  I discovered something extraordinary about modern technology. Not only do I believe it correlates with recent spikes in obesity in the United States, but it also helps corrupt minds and impair our communication skills. Why, you may ask, did I have a sudden change of heart towards these villainous energy guzzlers and time wasters? It all started with a conversation between a dear friend and confidante of mine.This friend is one who enjoys writing and reading. Not only that but she also enjoys watching television, giving advice to people via text message, listening to her iPod, and perhaps writing a similar honors English summer essay..... all while updating her facebook profile. She is very fun and extremely gifted in the field of literary arts. She is a great listener, but when she gets a text message, she turns into a sponge, absorbing not her surroundings but that of a 2-inch by 1.5 inch screen. It’s almost like she has been teleported to a different dimension, one not fueled by the lively laughter of her friends or the swaying of a tree in the wind, but rather a tech-savvy world filled with "lol’s" and "brb’s" and "g2g’s". She has entered the Twilight Zone.

Every day more and more people are being ensnared by the ‘Twilight Zone’ of technology, and it doesn’t help that every time you turn on the television, the media tries to entice you with some new-fangled search engine or a new website to watch videos. But little do we know that with every ‘tweet’ and every post, we are ever so slowly becoming more and more addicted and more and more dependant on our technological devices. And then we do what every addict does, we crave it. We have technological withdrawals. And we find more ways to access it, so we can be signed in, tuned in, and plugged in as often as we can, because (being humans) we are so curious that we have to know what is going on with everyone around us at all times to feed our addiction and consume our lives entirely.

The output of such a system overload has caused our brains to have too much tedious and unnecessary information in replacement of logical and expedient information that could save our communication skills and sometimes even our lives. For example, instead of reading about an incoming earthquake to the Bountiful area, we are bombarded by redundant forwarded messages of "if you don’t send this to twelve people, you will die at midnight!" and surrounded by video messages of a dancing and singing President Obama.

I recently saw the truth of what was happening to out generation while watching television. A sophisticated looking Alec Baldwin walked across the screen wearing a business suit and sporting a suave smile. The commercial was advertising for Hulu, a knock-off version of Youtube. It proceeded with Alec Baldwin stating that people needed to watch Hulu in order for our brains to turn into mush. After that, the "aliens" (Baldwin) would eat our brains. I will admit that the commercial was humorous, but while sitting on my couch amidst chuckling to myself, I realized that that was exactly what was happening to our society. (Well, minus the aliens of course) And this company actually admitted that they were out to get our money and technological attention, causing another distraction to our world, causing more unnecessary information which causes less work and more laziness resulting in obesity. All it is is just one giant distraction that reels us in like fish and hooks us before we have the chance to swim away.

But if you are looking for a way to get un-hooked there is a solution, and you aren’t alone. There is a technological Nikorette, and it is there, just look outside the nearest window, and you’ll find yourself there. You have the power to break free from the addiction and find something better to do with your life, because help is not always just a click away.

Monday, August 10, 2009


This is what I have been working on lately. I call it Brain soup. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm not sure what to add. Any suggestions? Please?


Becoming Jane- a great film!

Ahh, yes. Becoming Jane. Such a wonderful film. With such a talented and attractive leading male role. That's right. His name is James McAvoy. The above picture is one I drew of him.

The picture above that picture is a photograph of James in the film Becoming Jane. The picture above that is a photograph of James as a fawn. Yes, a fawn. From The Chronicles of Narnia.
Anyways, the film Becoming Jane. Gah! Everytime I watch it I think I might cry. So sad, so sad. It is a true story about the life of Jane Austen, the popular novelist from the 19th century.Not only did she fall in love with the Lawyer's son Thomas Lefroy (James), she pledged to run away and elope. I won't ruin the ending for ya, but let's just say that she remains single throughout her entire life. I recommend it entirely, but I must advise you to bring kleenex if you are planning on watching it any time soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My life is boring and monotonous. Why not blog about it?

Hello one and all. Welcome to this blog for my centennial first post. The name is Lexi-lupa. I design and hand-ink my own bags. well, I can't really think of anything to say, so I wll end it here.

Listen to Metronomy, they are awesome.