Picture of the Day for 2.28.14

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Books I have to get through. I need motivation. School has made me weary.  #help

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March 15, 2014 – QCRG Roller Derby Double Header – Lake Effect Furies vs. Killamazoo Derby Darlins & Nickel City Knockouts vs. Suicidal Saucies

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Our fourth bout of our eighth season features the Suicidal Saucies and the Nickel City Knockouts in each of their second bouts of the season. Both teams are coming off wins in their inaugural bouts and are looking to keep their streak going. Who will emerge victorious this time? You’ve got to be there to find out!

Also on the line-up is the Queen City Roller Girls’ Travel Team, the Lake Effect Furies in their second bout of the season against Kalamazoo, MI’s Killamazoo Derby Darlins.

Doors will open at 6:00, with the Furies’ bout starting at 6:30, Knockouts & Saucies starting at 8:45.

Front row tickets are $20 each and general admission tickets are $15 each. Front row can only be purchased via our website at www.qcrg.net. And general admission can be purchased directly from any QCRG league member, at Rainbow Rink, or at Terrapin Station.

Part of our proceeds will benefit the MS Society. 

After-Party at the Elks Club (55 Main St. Tonawanda, NY).

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

The Oscars!

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The Oscars are this weekend!  I am not, admittedly, the biggest fan of the show itself – it is WAY too long but I do enjoy the fashion preshows and making my own predictions!

So…without further ado – here are my predictions! (my selections are in bold)

Best Picture

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle

Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Alexander Payne – Nebraska

Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street 

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle

Bruce Dern – Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock – Gravity

Judi Dench – Philomena (I am going out on a limb here because she seems to be an Academy darling but Cate Blanchett will probably pull out the win!)

Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi– Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts – August: Osage County

June Squibb– Nebraska (An Academy long shot but should win.  I think the award is going to Lupita though with Jennifer Lawrence in a veryclose second!)

Who are your picks?

No Seconds #deathrowdinners

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Image Source: Henry Hargreaves

I have long been fascinated with the concept of death row – why it exists, its in’s and out’s, the prisoners & their stories – so when I stumbled across the site of Henry Hargreaves today, it was like winning the death row lottery (weird, I know, don’t hate).  Hargreaves photographed what American death row prisoners requested for their last meals.

I found the images to be so intriguing because they made no judgment about the prisoner.  Rather, the food the inmates selected (or failed/refused to select) gives us great insight into their individual personalities and/or a glimpse into their psyches, if just for a moment.  Pretty powerful imagery, to say the least.

Hargreaves has other amazing photographs on his website including Food of the Rainbow (OMG that rainbow ice cream!) and Gingerbread and Candy Art Galleries – all delectable eye candy that I just can’t get enough of!  Super cool!

I hope you enjoy!  Would love to know your thoughts and hear your comments!

I Just Realized that I Have Circus Blog

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There.  I said it. My blog is like a circus. A wild, silly little circus that is filled with cotton candy, freaks, clowns (no animals unless they are of the human kind, of course, that’s cruel!) and a bevy of other things that make a circus fun and memorable. And I think is terrific. 

I am completely random and I love that about me. My taste is also eclectic so pretty much anything goes! I find inspiration everywhere and in everything. It would only make sense that something I put out into the world (i.e. This blog) would be equally as random and eclectic.

So, in keeping with my silly circus life, I invite you to check out the The Incredible Aging Man! – a 25 year time lapsed video that shows a man growing a little older day by day. Weird right? Enjoy!

Happy Friday!  🙂