Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Reading Rainbow

here is my new reading list after i finishing my current book. i will give my current books name and review when i finish it. but 1st "take a look its in a book"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hallow's Eve 2009

this past halloween me, greg, lindsey, and caylin went out on the town to celebrate my favorite holiday. i went as dorthy, caylin was hermione/girl version of harry potter, lindsey went as a ladybug, and greg was newsie.

we both go back and forth from the mythical world and real life


my girls


the coolest pumkin ever carved, ever

dorthy loves her papers, floozy


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Devin & Gravce Navarro

my cousin devin navarro married grace saroni on sept 5th 2009. it was held at the citrus groves in san bernardino. this place was absolutely beautiful. the colors on the trees couldn't have matched more perfect. his sister chelsea looked stunning in your pink brides maid dress. my my aunt and uncle ruben and annette couldn't have been more proud. it was a beautiful ceremony followed by a lovely reception. i wish them all the happiness in the world.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

back to my roots

last week i started my new job at pmts. i am a mentor for the students since i got my education there i already feel at home. i really love to teach, especially anything in the arts. hair is an art in case you didn't know. i also feel you don't really know something until you can teach it to someone else. i want to master my craft. this also keeps me up to date with new products and new techniques within pm or just in general cosmetology world. i work night school. which i love because if anyone knows me well, i am not a morning person. i am super pumped about my new job. i am still working at my salon 3 days a week. so i will be one busy hairstylist!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

cyt camp

june 29th thru july 5th i was a counselor for cyt camp. i have been going to this camp since i was in middle school and for the past couple years i have been working there. its an amazing theater camp cyt puts on every year. this year we did the show godspell. a big part of this camp is team competitions. every team had a color, this year we made them double colors. my team was red and black. (oh and we won) here are some pictures from camp. heads up i am suppose to be in those outfits!! this year was a blast, mainly because i got to work with one of my very best freinds, carolyn. animals in our beds almost every night. when i say camp i mean camp.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ode to Herman

to anyone who has ever met me knows i LOVE animals. and 2 years ago i got one of my own. not a family pet that we all took care of (rip george) but my very own. herman hubbard. i love this little guy probably more then its possible for me to type in this blog but i am sure you get the picture. ladies and gents.....herman!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Historicly Inaccutrate

one of my favorite things is history, more specific is history movies. i watched the movie The Patriot the other day and it got me thinking, what movies based on history are very inaccurate. every year, hollywood pumps out "historical" epics so distorted, propagandistic and self-serving, you have to wonder just how stupid they think we are. now i know that hollywood takes liberties in making a better movie, i get that. but there has to be some movies that just miss the point. i did some research and i found some.

The Patriot

Revolutionary War figure Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion was the basis for Mel Gibson's character, but he wasn't the forward-thinking family man they show in the flick. He was a slave owner who didn't get married (to his cousin) until after the war was over. Historians also say that he actively persecuted and murdered native Cherokees. Plus, the thrilling Battle of Guilford Court House where he vanquishes his British nemesis? In reality, the Americans lost that one.

10,000 BC

Director Roland Emmerich is usually a stickler for realism (see: sending a computer virus via Macintosh to aliens in Independence Day). So we hate to inform him that woolly mammoths were not, in fact, used to build pyramids. Heck, woolly mammoths weren't even found in the desert. They wouldn't need to be woolly if that were the case. And there weren't any pyramids in Egypt until 2,500 B.C or so.


Emperor Commodus was not the sniveling sister-obsessed creep portrayed in the movie. A violent alcoholic, sure, but not so whiny. He ruled ably for over a decade rather than ineptly for a couple months. He also didn't kill his father, Marcus Aurelius, who actually died of chickenpox. And instead of being killed in the gladiatorial arena, he was murdered in his bathtub.

The Last Samurai

The Japanese in the late 19th century did hire foreign advisers to modernize their army, but they were mostly French, not American. Ken Watanabe's character was based on the real Saigo Takamori who committed ritual suicide, or "seppuku," in defeat rather than in a volley of Gatling gun fire. Also, it's doubtful that a 40-something alcoholic Civil War vet, even one with great hair, would master the chopsticks much less the samurai sword.


This one movie has given entire Anthropology departments migraines. Sure the Maya did have the odd human sacrifice but not to Kulkulkan, the Sun God, and only high-ranking captives taken in battle were killed. The conquistadors arriving at the end of the film made for unlikely saviors: an estimated 90% of indigenous American population was killed by smallpox from their infected livestock.


Let's forget the fact that kilts weren't worn in Scotland until about 300 years after William Wallace's day and just do some simple math. According to the movie, Wallace's blue-eyed charm at the Battle of Falkirk was so overpowering, he seduced King Edward II's wife, Isabella of France, and the result of their affair was Edward III. But according to the history books, Isabella was three years old at the time of Falkirk, and Edward III was born seven years after Wallace died.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

In 1585, when the movie takes place, Queen Elizabeth was 52 years old - Cate Blanchett was 36 when she shot the film - and was not being courted by suitors like Ivan the Terrible (who was dead by then). And though the movie has her rallying the troops at Tilbury astride a white steed in full armor with a sword, in fact she rode side saddle, carrying a baton. She was more of a regal majorette than Joan of Arc.

2001: A Space Odyssey

According to this film, in year 2001 we would have had manned voyages to Jupiter, a battle of wits with a sentient computer, and a quantum leap in human evolution. Instead we got the Mir Space Station falling from the sky, Windows XP, and Freddy Got Fingered. Apparently the lesson here is that sometimes it's better when the movies get the facts all wrong.