Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hey tú

Hey tú
by:IGNACIO PEÑA


Hey tú
Tú que piensas que sábes tanto
Que me mires como un extraño
Y problema de atitud
hey tú
qué importa lo que otros dicen
cuando ya la razón que existe
Se lain(?) detras de tú

No sé
quien dice o quien te lo cree
no es tan dificil darse cuenta que
nada estaba bien
quien fué
quien dice experto de que
ser un imbécil no se puede evitar
ser imbécil es tu micro final

Hey tú
que conoces el universo
que te piensas que es el centro
Hey tú
que te crees tu unico defecto
limitarte hacer perfecto
el defecto eres tu

No sé
quien dicen o quien te lo cree
no es tan dificil darse cuenta que
nada estaba bien
quien fué
quien dice experto de que
ser un imbécil no se puede evitar
ser imbécil es tu micro final

Hey tú
que piensas que sabes tanto
que me mires como un extrano

No sé
quien dice o quien te lo cree
no es tan dificil darse cuenta que
nada estaba bien
quien fué
quien dice experto de que
ser un imbécil no se puede evitar
ser imbécil es tu micro final
ser imbécil es tu micro final

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

















































Teaser Official WB Release


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ABC Family Preview

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling.

The book title was announced on 21 December 2006 via a special Christmas-themed "hangman" puzzle on Rowling's website and confirmed shortly afterwards by the publishers. Rowling has stated that the final volume relates so closely to the previous book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, that she feels "almost as though they are two halves of the same novel." It features the adventures of Harry Potter as he attempts to bring an end to his nemesis, Lord Voldemort.

On 1 February 2007, it was officially announced that Book 7 will be released in English-speaking countries around the world at 00:01 British Summer Time on 21 July 2007. In the U.S., however, the book will be released at 00:01 local time. The book reached the top spot on both the Amazon and Barnes and Noble best-seller lists just a few hours after the date was announced. American publishers Scholastic announced an initial print run of 12 million copies, together with an advertising campaign including the staged release of the seven questions most debated by fans.

Rowling left a signed statement written on a marble bust of Hermes in her room at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh saying; "JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on 11 January 2007". In a web update on February 6, 2007, Rowling stated "While each of the previous Potter books has strong claims on my affections, 'Deathly Hallows' is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series."


Inside Flap:

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety , and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him… In this final, seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectactular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.

Back Cover:
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with?

Book Covers
from left to right US cover, UK cover, UK Adult cover [wtf?]

Usefull links related to the book:
the-leaky-cauldron.org
Final 'Harry Potter' cover revealed

Book 7 Spoiler : Does Harry Die on book 7?




CountDown...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

About Meth...

Today... I was roaming around the net and found that some guy named Shawn Bridges died from meth use. A former trucker whose documentary chronicled an agonizing descent as methamphetamine ravaged his body has died, optimistic to the end that his story would keep others from the highly addictive stimulant. Now? What is meth? I know that most of you do know or shoul know about this but for those that doesnt know I will just add some info on this "new" drug.




History

Methamphetamine was first synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagayoshi Nagai. In 1919, crystallized methamphetamine was synthesized by Akira Ogata via reduction of ephedrine using red phosphorus and iodine. The related compound amphetamine was first synthesized in Germany in 1887 by Lazar Edeleanu.

One of the earliest uses of amphetamine occurred during World War II when the German military dispensed it under the trade name Pervitin It was widely distributed across rank and division, from elite forces to tank crews and aircraft personnel. Chocolates dosed with methamphetamine were known as Fliegerschokolade ("flyer's chocolate") when given to pilots, or Panzerschokolade ("tanker's chocolate") when given to tank crews. From 1942 until his death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given daily intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician, Theodor Morell, as a treatment for depression and fatigue. It is possible that the Parkinsons-like symptoms which Hitler increasingly developed from 1940 onwards were related to his use of methamphetamine.

After World War II, a large supply of amphetamine, formerly stockpiled by the Japanese military, became available in Japan under the street name shabu (also Philopon (pronounced ヒロポン, or Hiropon), its tradename there.) The Japanese Ministry of Health banned it in 1951; and its prohibition is thought to have added to the growing yakuza-activities related to illicit drug production.[8] Today, methamphetamine is still associated with the Japanese underworld, but its usage is discouraged by strong social taboos.

In the 1950s there was a rise in the legal prescription of methamphetamine to the American public. According to the 1951 edition of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Grollman, it was to be prescribed for "narcolepsy, post-encephalitic Parkinsonism, alcoholism, ... in certain depressive states... and in the treatment of obesity."

In the 1960s significant use began of clandestinely manufactured methamphetamine and methamphetamine created in users' own homes for personal use. The recreational use of methamphetamine peaked in the 1980s. The December 2, 1989 edition of The Economist described San Diego, California as the "methamphetamine capital of North America."

In 1983, laws were passed in the U.S. prohibiting possession of precursors and equipment for methamphetamine production; this was followed, a month later, by a bill enacting similar laws that was passed in Canada. In 1986 the U.S. government passed the Federal Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act in an attempt to curb the growing use of designer drugs. Despite this, usage of methamphetamine expanded throughout rural United States, especially through the Midwest and South.

Since 1989 five federal laws and dozens of state laws have been imposed in an attempt to curb the production of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is easily “cooked up” in home laboratories using pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, the active ingredients in over-the-counter drugs such as Sudafed and Contac. However, preventative legal strategies of the past 17 years have steadily increased restrictions to the distribution of pseudoephedrine/ephedrine-containing products.

In 1997[9] and 1998, researchers at Texas A&M University reported finding methamphetamine and other amphetamines in the foliage of two Acacia species native to Texas, A. berlandieri and A. rigidula. Previously, methamphetamine and some of the other amphetamines found had been thought to be human inventions.

The US federal standard, as of January 2006, restricts the amount of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine a person may purchase in a specified time period, and it further requires that these products must be stored in order to prevent theft.

Illicit production

Methamphetamine crystalsMethamphetamine is most structurally similar to methcathinone and amphetamine. When illicitly produced, it is commonly made by the reduction of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Most of the necessary chemicals are readily available in household products or over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines. Synthesis is relatively simple, but entails risk with flammable and corrosive chemicals, particularly the solvents used in extraction and purification. Clandestine production is therefore often discovered by fires and explosions caused by the improper handling of volatile or flammable solvents.

Most methods of illicit production involve hydrogenation of the hydroxyl group on the ephedrine or pseudoephedrine molecule. The most common method for small-scale methamphetamine labs in the United States is primarily called the "Red, White, and Blue Process", which involves red phosphorus, pseudoephedrine or ephedrine(white), and blue iodine, from which hydroiodic acid is formed.

This is a fairly dangerous process for amateur chemists, because phosphine gas, a side-product from phosphorus production, is extremely toxic to inhale. An increasingly common method uses the process of Birch reduction, in which metallic lithium (commonly extracted from rechargeable batteries) is substituted for metallic sodium, to circumvent the difficulty of procuring metallic sodium.

The Birch reduction, however, is dangerous because the alkali metal and liquid anhydrous ammonia are both extremely reactive, and the temperature of liquid ammonia makes it susceptible to explosive boiling when reactants are added. Anhydrous ammonia and lithium or sodium (Birch reduction) may be surpassing hydroiodic acid (catalytic hydrogenation) as the most common method of manufacturing methamphetamine in the US and possibly in Mexico. Hydroiodic acid "super lab busts" receive more media attention because the equipment employed is much more complex and visible than the glass jars or coffee carafes commonly used to produce methamphetamine with Birch reduction.

Industrial scale methamphetamine/MDMA factory in Cikande, IndonesiaA completely different procedure of synthesis uses the reductive amination of phenylacetone with methylamine, both of which are currently DEA list I chemicals (as are pseudoephedrine and ephedrine). The reaction requires a catalyst that acts as a reducing agent, such as mercury-aluminum amalgam or platinum dioxide, also known as Adams' catalyst. This was once the preferred method of production by motorcycle gangs in California,[citation needed] until DEA restrictions on the chemicals have made this difficult. Other less common methods use other means of hydrogenation, such as hydrogen gas in the presence of a catalyst.

One obvious sign of an operating Meth lab is an odor similar to that of cat urine. Meth labs can also give off noxious fumes, such as phosphine gas, mercury vapors, lead, methylamine gas, solvent fumes; such as acetone or chloroform, iodine vapors, white phosphorus, anhydrous ammonia, hydrogen chloride/muriatic acid, hydrogen iodide, lithium/sodium metal, ether, or methamphetamine vapors. If performed by amateurs, manufacturing methamphetamine can be extremely dangerous. If the red phosphorus overheats, because of a lack of ventilation, phosphine gas can be produced. This gas, if present in large quantities, is likely to explode upon autoignition from diphosphine, which is formed by overheating phosphorus.

Until the early 1990s, methamphetamine for the US market was made mostly in labs run by drug traffickers in Mexico and California. Since then, authorities have discovered increasing numbers of small-scale methamphetamine labs all over the United States, mostly in rural, suburban, or low-income areas. The Indiana state police found 1,260 labs in 2003, compared to just 6 in 1995, although this may be a result of increased police activity. Recently, mobile and motel-based methamphetamine labs have caught the attention of both the US news media and the police.

These labs can cause explosions and fires, and expose the public to hazardous chemicals. Those who manufacture methamphetamine are often harmed by toxic gases. Many police departments have specialized task forces with training to respond to cases of methamphetamine production. The National Drug Threat Assessment 2006, produced by the Department of Justice, found "decreased domestic methamphetamine production in both small and large-scale laboratories", but also that "decreases in domestic methamphetamine production have been offset by increased production in Mexico." They concluded that "methamphetamine availability is not likely to decline in the near term."
Black Market distribution

A rocket used by smugglers to quickly discard meth.Methamphetamine is distributed by prison gangs, motorcycle gangs, street gangs, traditional organized crime operations, and impromptu small networks of users. Because of the ease of synthesizing meth from over-the-counter medicines, its clandestine manufacture is very common. The government of North Korea has allegedly been linked to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, and plays a role in distribution networks throughout Asia and Australia, and even in North America.

In the U.S. illicit methamphetamine comes in a variety of forms, at an average price of $150 per gram for pure substance. Most commonly it is found as a colorless crystalline solid, sold on the street under the name crystal meth and certain other names. It is also sold as a less pure crystalline powder called crank, or in crystalline rock form. Colourful flavored pills containing methamphetamine and caffeine are known as yaba (Thai for "crazy medicine").

At its most impure, it is sold as a crumbly brown or off-white rock commonly referred to as "peanut butter crank." Methamphetamine found on the street is rarely pure, but adulterated with chemicals that were used to synthesize it. It may be diluted or "cut" with non-psychoactive substances like inositol.

Medical use


d-Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine is used medically under the brand name Desoxyn for the following conditions:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
Extreme obesity;
Narcolepsy

10mg DesoxynBecause of its social stigma, Desoxyn is not generally prescribed for ADHD unless other stimulants, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin®), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®) or mixed amphetamines (Adderall®) have failed.


Tolerance

As with other amphetamines, tolerance to methamphetamine is not completely understood, but known to be sufficiently complex that it cannot be explained by any single mechanism. The extent of tolerance and the rate at which it develops varies widely between individuals, and even within one person it is highly dependent on dosage, duration of use and frequency of administration. Many cases of narcolepsy are treated with methamphetamine for years without escalating doses or any apparent loss of effect.

Short term tolerance can be caused by depleted levels of neurotransmitters within the vesicles available for release into the synaptic cleft following subsequent reuse (tachyphylaxis). Short term tolerance typically lasts 2-3 days, until neurotransmitter levels are fully replenished. Prolonged overstimulation of dopamine receptors caused by methamphetamine may eventually cause the receptors to downregulate in order to compensate for increased levels of dopamine within the synaptic cleft. To compensate, larger quantities of the drug are needed in order to achieve the same level of effects.

Side effects

Immediate, Chronic, and Overdose Effects
Common immediate side effects.:

Euphoria
Increased energy and attentiveness
Diarrhea, nausea
Loss of appetite, insomnia, tremor, jaw-clenching (Bruxism)
Agitation, compulsive fascination with repetitive tasks (Punding)
Talkativeness, irritability, panic attacks
Increased libido
Dilated pupils
Side effects associated with chronic use:

Drug craving
Weight loss
Withdrawal-related depression and anhedonia
Rapid tooth decay ("meth mouth")
Amphetamine psychosis, mainly due to sleep deprivation
Side effects associated with overdose:

Brain damage (Neurotoxicity)
Formication (sensation of flesh crawling with bugs, with possible associated compulsive picking and infecting sores)
Paranoia, delusions, hallucinations
Kidney damage (from Hyperkalemia)
Death from overdose is usually due to stroke or heart failure, but can also be caused by hyperthermia or kidney failure.

Meth Mouth
Main article: Meth mouth
Methamphetamine addicts may lose their teeth abnormally quickly, a condition known as "meth mouth". This effect is not caused by any corrosive effects of the drug itself, as per commonly repeated myth. According to the American Dental Association, meth mouth "is probably caused by a combination of drug-induced psychological and physiological changes resulting in xerostomia (dry mouth), extended periods of poor oral hygiene, frequent consumption of high calorie, carbonated beverages and tooth grinding and clenching." Similar, though far less severe symptoms have been reported in clinical use of other amphetamines, where effects are not exacerbated by a lack of oral hygiene for extended periods.

Like other substances which stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, methamphetamine causes decreased production of acid-fighting saliva and increased thirst, resulting in increased risk for tooth decay, especially when thirst is quenched by high-sugar drinks.

Sexual Behaviour
Main article: Methamphetamine and sex
Users may exhibit sexually compulsive behaviour while under the influence. This disregard for the potential dangers of unprotected sex or other reckless sexual behavior may contribute to the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Among the effects reported by methamphetamine users is an increase in the need and urgency for sex, the ability to have sex for extended periods of time, and an inability to ejaculate or reach orgasm or physical release. In addition to increasing the need for sex and enabling the user to engage in marathon sex sessions, methamphetamine lowers inhibitions and may cause users to behave recklessly or to become forgetful.

According to a recent San Diego study, methamphetamine users often engage in unsafe sexual activities, and forget or choose not to use condoms. The study found that methamphetamine users were six times less likely to use condoms. The urgency for sex combined with the inability to achieve release (ejaculation) can result in tearing, chafing, and trauma (such as rawness and friction sores) to the sex organs, the rectum and mouth, dramatically increasing the risk of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Methamphetamine also causes erectile dysfunction due to vasoconstriction.

Addiction
Methamphetamine is potentially addictive, particularly when injected or smoked. While not life-threatening, withdrawal is often intense and, as with all addictions, relapse is common. To combat relapse, many recovering addicts attend 12 Step meetings, such as Crystal Meth Anonymous.

In an article about his son's addiction to methamphetamine, a California writer who has also experimented with the drug put it this way:

This drug has a unique, horrific quality. In an interview, Stephan Jenkins, the singer in the band Third Eye Blind, said that methamphetamine makes you feel 'bright and shiny.' It also makes you paranoid, incoherent and both destructive and pathetically and relentlessly self-destructive. Then you will do unconscionable things in order to feel bright and shiny again.

Former users have noted that they feel stupid or dull when they quit using methamphetamine. This is because the brain is adapting a need for methamphetamine to think faster, or at what seems to be a higher level. It is possible that daily administration of the amino acids L-Tyrosine and L-5HTP/Tryptophan can aid in the recovery process by making it easier for the body to reverse the depletion of Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin. Although studies involving the use of these amino acids have shown some success, this method of recovery has not been shown to be consistently effective.

With long-term use, abstinence often leads to slow thinking and depression, which in turn requires that the addict use more meth to 'fix' it. A chronic pattern of such behavior is known colloquially as "The Vampire Life." It is shown that taking ascorbic acid prior to using meth may help reduce acute toxicity to the brain, as rats given the human equivalent of 5-10 grams of ascorbic acid 30 minutes prior to meth dosage had toxicity mediated, yet this will likely be of little avail in solving the serious behavioral problems associated with meth use that create many of the problems the users experience.

Serious drug addiction correlates with poor hygiene and general self-care, and even minor health problems can lead to serious complications when left untreated. Striking health problems popularly associated with methamphetamine addiction, such as severe tooth decay or massive skin infections, are caused by unsterilized needles and a lack of hygiene. Even long-term use does not generally result in outward symptoms, but may lead to hypertension, damage to heart valves, and increased risk of strokes.

To combat addiction, doctors are beginning to use other, less volatile forms of amphetamine such as dexamphetamine to break the addiction cycle in a method similar to methadone for heroin addicts. There are no known drugs comparable to naloxone that blocks opiate poisoning, and is sometimes used in treating opiate addicts, for use with methamphetamine problems. Since the phenethylamine Phenteremine a constitutional isomer of methamphetamine, it has been speculated that it may be effective in treating methamphetamine addiction. Although Phenteremine is a central nervous stimulant that acts on dopamine and norepinephrine, it has not been reported to cause the same degree of euphoria that is associated with other amphetamines.

Routes of administration

The usual route for medical use is oral administration. In recreational use, it can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, dissolved in water and injected (or even without water, in what is called a dry shot), inserted anally (with or without dissolution in water; also known as a booty bump), or into the urethra.[26] The potential for addiction is greater when it is delivered by methods that cause the concentration in the blood to rise quickly, principally because the effects desired by the user are felt more quickly and with a higher intensity than through a moderated delivery mechanism.

Studies have shown that the subjective pleasure of drug use (the reinforcing component of addiction) is proportional to the rate that the blood level of the drug increases.[citation needed] In general, smoking is the fastest mechanism (i.e., it causes the blood concentration to rise the most quickly in the shortest period of time as it allows the substance to travel to the brain through a more direct route than intravenous injection), followed by injecting, anal insertion, insufflation and swallowing.

"Smoking" methamphetamine actually refers to vaporizing it to produce fumes, rather than burning and inhaling the resulting smoke, as with tobacco. It is commonly smoked in glass pipes, or in aluminum foil heated by a flame underneath. This method is also known as "chasing the white dragon" (as derived from the method of smoking heroin known as "chasing the dragon"). There is little evidence that methamphetamine inhalation results in greater toxicity than any other route of administration. Lung damage has been reported with long-term use, but manifests in forms independent of route (pulmonary hypertension and associated complications), or limited to injection users (pulmonary emboli).

Injection is a popular method for use, but carries quite serious risks. The hydrochloride salt of methamphetamine is soluble in water; injection users may use any dose from 125 mg to over a gram, using a small needle. This dosage range may be fatal to non-addicts; addicts rapidly develop tolerance to the drug. Injection users often experience skin rashes (sometimes called "speed bumps") and infections at the site of injection. As with any injected drug, if a group of users shares a common needle or any type of injecting equipment without sterilization procedures, blood-borne diseases such as HIV or hepatitis can be transmitted as well.

Very little research has focused on anal insertion as a method, and anecdotal evidence of its effects is infrequently discussed, possibly due to social taboos in many cultures regarding the anus. This is often known within communities that use meth for sexual stimulation as a "booty bump," "keistering," or "plugging," and is anecdotally reported to increase sexual pleasure while the effects of the drug last.[27] The rectum is where the majority of the drug would likely be taken up, through the mucous membranes lining its walls. (See Methamphetamine and sex for further information on other risk factors.)

Legality

Australia
The medical use of methamphetamine is not recognised in Australia.

Canada
Methamphetamine is not approved for medical use in Canada. As of 2005, it falls under Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The maximum penalty for the production and distribution is imprisonment for life.

Hong Kong
Methamphetamine is regulated under Schedule 1 of Hong Kong's Chapter 134 Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. It can only be used legally by health professionals and for university research purposes. The substance can be be given by pharmacists under a prescription. Anyone who supplies the substance without prescription can be fined $10000(HKD). The penalty for trafficking or manufacturing the substance is a $5,000,000 (HKD) fine and life imprisonment. Possession of the substance for consumption without license from the Department of Health is illegal with a $1,000,000 (HKD) fine and/or 7 years of jail time.

The Netherlands
Methamphetamine is not approved for medical use in The Netherlands. It falls under Schedule I of the Opium Act. Although production and distribution of this drug are prohibited, few people who were caught with a small amount for personal use have been prosecuted.

New Zealand
Methamphetamine is a Class A controlled drug under the New Zealand Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. The maximum penalty for production and distribution is imprisonment for life. While in theory a doctor could prescribe it for an appropriate indication, this would require case-by-case approval by the director-general of public health. In New Zealand, Methamphetamine is most commonly referred to by the street name P[28] (short for "pure methamphetamine"[29]).

South Africa
In South Africa, methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule 5 drug, and is listed as Undesirable Dependence-Producing Substances in Part III of Schedule 2 of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, 1992 (Act No 140 of 1992).[30] Commonly called Tik, it is mostly abused by youths under the age of 20 in the Cape Flats areas.

United Kingdom
As of 18 January 2007, methamphetamine is classified as a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 following a recommendation made by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in June 2006. It had previously been classified as a Class B drug, except when prepared for injection.

United States
Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. It is available by prescription under the trade name Desoxyn, manufactured by Ovation Pharma. While there is technically no difference between the laws regarding methamphetamine and other controlled stimulants, most medical professionals are averse to prescribing it due to its notoriety.

Illicit methamphetamine has become a major focus of the 'war on drugs' in the United States in recent years. In addition to federal laws, somes states have placed additional restrictions on the sale of precursor chemicals commonly used to synthesize methamphetamine, particularly pseudoephedrine, a common over-the-counter decongestant. In 2005, the DEA seized 2,148.6kg of methamphetamine.[34] In 2005, the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 was passed as part of the USA PATRIOT Act, putting restrictions on the sale of methamphetamine precursors.

On November 7, 2006, the US Department of Justice declared that November 30, 2006 be Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

Legality of similar chemicals
See pseudoephedrine and ephedrine for legal restrictions in place as a result of their use as a precursors in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine.


Podria Hablarte

Podría Hablarte
[Luchar por ella?]

Lyrics available thanks to Sissi :)
by: Draco

y la madrugada se vuelve
cada vez mas íntima

podría hablarte de la luna
pero prefiero que la admires

podría hablarte del amor
pero prefiero que lo sientas

[Refrán]
podría hablarte del amor
pero prefiero que lo sientas

hablarte de la verdad
pero prefiero que la busques

podría hablarte de la libertad
pero prefiero que la gozes

hablarte de la paz
[fin del refrán]

podría hablarte del odio
pero prefiero que lo ignores

podría hablarte de la amistad
pero prefiero ofrecerla

podría hablarte de la verdad
pero prefiero que la busques

podría hablarte de la vida
pero prefiero que la vivas

[Refrán]
podría hablarte del amor
pero prefiero que lo sientas

hablarte de la verdad
pero prefiero que la busques

podría hablarte de la libertad
pero prefiero que la gozes

hablarte de la paz
[fin del refrán]

podría hablarte de la libertad
pero prefiero que la gozes

podría hablarte de la paz
pero prefiero que la sueñe

[Refrán]
podría hablarte del amor
pero prefiero que lo sientas

hablarte de la verdad
pero prefiero que la busques

podría hablarte de la libertad
pero prefiero que la gozes

hablarte de la paz
[fín del refrán]

Monday, March 26, 2007

Dejarte ir.

Llevo dias con esta cancion en palpitando en mi. La cancion que postie de Te tomare un foto y las ganas que me dan es de salir corriendo cometer una barbaridad y lograr mi objetivo. Me autocastigo escuchandola porqueme hace llegar a ti aunque no estas. bendigo cada pensamiento que cruza mi mente porque tantas cosas cruzan mi mente que es increibletodo lo que uno puede desear en 4:30min de una cancion. Como muchas otras veces lamento que no la hayan creado antes. Es un regimen que siempre tengo en mi. Es como las cosa que intentas borrar de la computadora que como las pusistes en el trash can supuestament se fueron pero un buen programador puede sacarla aunque las "borrastes" asi es esta cancion. Esta tocando las fibras que me ponen depresiva. Mis emociones se vuelven un fracaso y me convierto en un drama queen instantaneamente solo queriendo escucharte porque no puedo hacer mas. Las fotos maldicion.... tan cierto para no olvidarte te tomare una foto.. aunque te olvidaras de mi... te olvidaras de mi. Todo lo que me dijistes ya no regres y quiero la indiferecia si solo quieres herirme... ahora quiero tu regreso... siempre he querido el regreso pero de que si nunca te marchastes y nunca llegastes. Alguna vez en mi vida te dejare ir. Te dejare marcharte. quiero indiferencia si solo quieres herirme. recordare por siempre... this bullshit makes me cry ir ruins my life... always... so emotional. I just wish I wanted to get free from your memory. Fucking song... breaks me down. llevo todo el dia en estas... cuando te dejare ir. tendre que quemar todo pero no funcionara porque estas dentro de mi eres el area intocable que nunca esta accesible a lodemas porque te pertenece no importando cuantes veces intente sacarte hechas raices y vuelves a nacer en mi. te extranho mas nunca contestaras el telefono porque sabes que te extranho pero solo con escucharte tengo para no dejarte ir.

Mi antiguo refugio se profano.

Recuerdo cuando el internet era un refugio para mi. Un lugar para desahogarme y conocer personas. No se que pasa en el proceso de dejar la virtualidad a un lado y volverse algo personal. Es ahi que las cosas cambian, la gente cambia. Es bonito conocer personas hasta el punto de poder llamaras amigos. Algo dificil ya que no los vez ni los puedes palpar fisicamente pero siempre hay algo que nos une a esas personas por miles razones o motivos. Es mas bonito poder llamar esa personas un gran amigo y alguien por quien te preocupas aunque realmente ni siquiera le conoces. Es triste que cosas como estas se pierdan por simplezas. No se como todo llego a donde esta pero es muy lametable se que tengo que ver en parte del decaimiento de toda esta relacion. Me resulta un poco increible que algunas palabras han sido malinterpretadas y bueno tomar ciertas acciones tampoco son las mas adecuadas. Entiendo que es facil hablar de la verdad pero es dificil decirla y expresarla a plenitud. Es facil tener gente que te sigan sin saber que esta pasando solo porque alguien lo dice y ya. Eso no es liderazgo. Es bonito tener un persona a tu lado que te escuche todas tus complicaciones aunque no la apruebe aun asi le das el consejo aunque sea un poco abusivo para la misma seguir aceptando esa conducta pero coomo hace a la persona feliz uno le deja tranquilo aunq sabe que terminara mal. Proclamar la verdad y la sencillez es algo super facil. Pero ocultar algunas cosas esenciales no es decir la verdad.. solo decir lo que los demas sepan. En fin que estoy perdiendo mi tiempo pero tenia que decir algo de esto. Es facil decir y llamar a las personas orgullosas, egoisas y egocentristas solo porque no hicieron lo que tu querias eso es bien facil y es mucho mas facil cuando tienes seguidores fieles a tu lado que no cuestionan mas alla y se dejan cegar por palabras incompletas o creen solo lo que les conviene o resulta necesario. Claro estar 4 horas haciendo algo para beneficio de otros y por una simple frase todo se vaya por la borda 4 horas y trabajos sin hacer para complacer a otros. Claro decir para que no jodan mas es peor que mandar a alguien para el carajo sin razon, justificacion o motivo alguno solo por acumular puntos para cuando chatees y te den lo que quieres o para que la persona se calle o no se queje mas de sus pendejases... ironico. pero asi son. yo la egoista... porque creo que no tengo que compartir todo lo que se. Yo la egoista porque no quise seguir las reglas, egoista si lo soy para lo que me da la gana y eso lo saben muchos. Cuando no hay nadie que escuche y estoy ahi entonces soy humilde y tremenda persona. Pero cuando no sigo las instrucciones de los jefes soy la peor... ahhh mierdas y mas mierdas para variar. Y mira que estoy en otro lado y no se porque sospecho que terminara en otro lugar y con otra vision en la cual sere llamada anticristo proque la redentora del lugar lo dice haha... lifeless. Solo atiende tus deberes I have no life pero no tengo responsabilidades ni personas que dependand de mi. Aprovecha mas tiempo con ellos que calentando placeres que no consigues en otros lugares. Hay cosas pasajeras y cosas esenciales la familia es una de ellas. y digo que aun no entiendo como se llego a esto despues de tantas cosas juntas y habladas ahora somos extranhas. tenes el trono si es lo que querias pero noticias... nunca pelie por el. Lo que pelie fue mis ideas y la idea de tomar decisiones sin tener que preguntar. la democracia es buena pero la dictadura tambien. todas tienen sus cosas y hay que hacer un balance lo privado es privado y no para el mundo conocer. Por eso sellama privacidad. Me canse de buscar la vuelta sali y volvi al mismo lugar. espero que el camino aparesca algun dia si quiere aparecer. O mejor no ya no vale la pena seguir esperando. Aunque hay gente que nunca entiende los NO y se aferan a ellos demasiado con la inutil esperanza de que cambiaran las cosas cuando sabe que NO lo haran.

Back in the days when the internet was cool.

It is weird to see places were you used to have a lot of fun and met good people be like it is now days. So sad. I feel guilty in someway since I have been part of this falling process.. misunderstandings and lies always make this things possible. I dont want a throne I just wanted to keep my friends. But when people take things in other ways and want things done their own way this kind of things happen too. I wont say or ask for forgiveness since I have not done anything wrong. I have been there so many time and to see it like this hurts me in some way. I fought along others for something and now it is all doomed and worthless, so sad to say and accept but things and people are like that. You give them a little power and then all goes to hell. Anyways I dont know if I would like things to change or if I could turn back time what will happen. I feel so frustrated cause this isnt what i wanted honestly it wasnt. People out of control. I lost a few friends because of these people that used to have a very special place in my heart and life now I dont feel nothing for them just pitty cause i dont know what the hell happend to them. I hope that someday they come to their senses. Another thing if you cant talk upfront dont use third person o plural words when you are just talking about me. That is useless and childish. I cant say that I havent been childish but then again. What the fuck is wrong with you girl. It is easy to call and judge people just because they dont do what you want. I dont have to share everything that I have or know. I dont have to ask you for your approval of anything. I dont have to beg you for anything. I dont need a groupies to defend myself, I am on my own since I can remember. You havent been the first and wont be the last. I do have things to say but why should I waste my time were I am not wanted. Before I was loved everyone loved me but now that I am in a bitchy mode cause I had to no one can accept that the good girl haves her day. Lots of things people dont know and go on with half of the story. First ask then act people dont be so stupid and follow senseless people orders. I am not the kid that when you cry your life out ignores you and you beg him just to feel love or wanted. that aint right. I have issues but you are over the top and drag others to your troubles. But well I was a good friend when he ignored you, argued with you now you use him to call me names... that what i got after writing about your whole "issue" defend you against him and all that shit. You are sad. I dont have to ask for other to play along with me to make other jelous No i dont need that. I dont have people that depends on me. Fuck you... and all your drama I have enough troubles in my REAL life to have another one on my virtual life... so get over it. left now you own it. Isnt that what you wanted. It was never about a competition. If you aregoing o say the truth say all the truth not only one side of it cause that is a huge lie anyways...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Te Tomaré Una Foto

Te Tomaré Una Foto
by: Tiziano Ferro
cd:Nadie está sólo


Recordaré por siempre aun si no querrás
Me casaré contigo no te lo esperas mas
Te he buscado y te he encontrado, todo en un solo rato
Y por la ansia de perderte te tomaré una foto
te tomaré una foto


Recordaré por siempre y sé que no querrás
Te llamaré porque tu no contestaras
Ahora me hace reír pensarte como un juego
Te perdí y entonces ya te tomo otra foto

Por qué escaparías pequeña ahora desde mi mano
Y un día se transformará veloz en un año

Y te olvidaras de mi
Cuando llueve, perfiles y casas recuerdan a ti
Y será hermosísimo
Por ti tienen un solo sabor alegría y dolor
Quisiera
Solo que ahora pueda pronto irse esta noche
Y lo que siempre me dijiste nunca mas regrese
Y quiero amor y todo lo que siempre sabes darme
Y quiero indiferencia si solo quieres herirme

Reconocí tu mirada en otra semejante
Aun si estuvieras aquí te sentiría distante
Y para ser mas honesto me siento muy pequeño
Mi pesadilla mas grande mi enorme sueño
Somos hijos de mundos distintos de misma memoria
Que ingenua dibuja y borra la misma historia

Y te olvidarás de mi
Cuando llueve, perfiles y casas recuerdan a ti
Y será hermosísimo
Por ti tienen un solo sabor alegría y dolor
Quisiera
Solo que ahora pueda pronto irse esta noche
Y lo que siempre me dijiste nunca mas regrese
Y quiero amor y todo lo que siempre sabes darme
Y quiero indiferencia si solo quieres herirme

No bastará el recuerdo
Ahora quiero tu regreso

Y será hermosísimo
Por ti tienen un solo sabor alegría y dolor
alegría y dolor
yo Quisiera
Solo que ahora pueda pronto irse esta noche
Y lo que siempre me dijiste nunca mas regrese
Y quiero amor y todo lo que siempre sabes darme
Y quiero indiferencia si solo quieres herirme

Y quiero indiferencia si solo quieres herirme

Sunday, March 18, 2007

300 [movie]

Movie based on the epic graphic novel by from Frank Miller [creator of Sin City, "300" is a retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand of democracy. The film brings the graphic novel to life by combining live action wth virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Gerald Butler as King Leonidas and Lena Headye as Queen Gorgo [King Leonidas wife].


I was specting this movie for some time. I saw the trailers and went crazy to see it. I am studying graphic art so this kind of movie is a MUST see for people that deals with computer graphics animations and such. But that wasnt the only reason. The other thing that made me watch this movie was the Frank Miller factor. I love Sin City so you can guess that I would obviously see this movie. Then i you add the fact that it is base not only on a graphic novel but also on history itself makes it a totally must see movie [i am a history freak :)]. Then add to that the fact that democracy came from those battles. Anyways. I went to see it yesterday with my sister. Sadly I had to see it on the front seats [which I hate] but it was there or there no more optons cause the movie theater was full [we went there a little late in fact] well I sit there and watch the beging and it was all a trip for me. I have to say that I love the movie and maybe it doesnt have all those efects that kills us but that doesnt matter people might say that it aint good but I also dont care.. I love the movie cause it stayed thru to the graphic novel.

Many people say that the movie doesnt follow the real history but that is exactly what it is supposed to do since it aint based on the real history just on the graphic novel [people gehat straight besides no one will ever get the facts the exact way they happend so get over it, thanks]. The soundtrack is so important and perfect in this movie cause it takes you right to the emotions on the scenes. The movie is totally quotable [thing that i love], the actors where good too I love the Queen Gorgo character she kicked but made herself be respected as a queen and as a woman. To the stupid man she killed on the movie good for you traitor bastard, well deserved. I have to give props to the movie cause some how now everybody is interested in mythology and history since this movie came out so you teachers out there take advantage of this. The photographic takes are perfect, awesome and gorgeous. The sarcastic lines were so well played like the shadows line, that was so well done. The directio was good, photos, stills, scenaries... man everything. The only thing i have to complain is that the movie theater should have a sprinkler system for movies like this one so when they kill some one they get activated and you get all the "blood" splatter in you that would be the closest of being on the field... hehe] Bloody scenes are gorgeous too. all they wanted was freedom and to be remembered and boy that happend it is 2007 and we are still talking about them ;) King Leonidas was so smart and so gorgeous..[haha].

I have to say that it is charge with sexuality content in a good/bad way it depends on the eye of the beholder. I have to admit that i love those spartans that physique this actors had in order to make the character real. Man did they look good ahh perfect gorgeous King and whole crew note that some of the crew aint that young but so darn good looking huge bodies that i would surely love to oil [[[ehhhh]]]] anyways.. the guys also had a little view f the mayhem at the persian camps with the ladys licking kissing etc etc scenes so you guys cant complain. Oh one thing the scene where the king and queen are like "working" out the kings issues is superb but i even said to my sister doesnt that look like fancy porn[?] but it is well clean done. I should use this line here... This is madness. Madness? That was Sparta. :) I fancy some spartans... Mr. Xerxes the god-king looked so freaking gay... but his body was gorgeous too of coruse the guy playing him is brazilian [arghhh.. cute Rodrigo Santoro] so props to the "bad guy too"

I was talking today with a friend about the movie he didnt like it that much and he told me that there are rumors about people saying that this is movie is another way for people get other visions from the Irak people since Irak was Persia and the Spartans would be like ehhh the USA represented there... etc... i dont wanna touch this subject but I think that people are getting too carried away with all this war thing. First it is fiction mixed with ancient history soget over that just watch the movie and yeah it is violent but come on we have this or even worst violence now days. If tat war didnt happen maybe we would be still slave or whatever I dont know but just hae fun go spend some times at the movies and dont go aroundtryig to find hundreds of meanings to the movies or books or comments that people make. If you go around saying things well people will be more curious about it and will go and see it sooo. If you feel the movie is wrong just dont go to see or even talk about it but dont ruined it for the ones that are trying to forget about our fucking daily news and troubles... thanks... well i guess that is for now :D

Some Clips from 300




Lulin en el Paraiso

Liquido Azul Films presenta la Premiere del Documental Narrativo "Lulin en el Paraiso" del cineasta puertorriquenho Philip Escobar Jung. Una co-produccion de Alemania-Puerto Rico, apoyada por el canal 3 SAT-ZDF y la Corporacion de Cine de Puerto Rico

Cuando: LUNES 19 de MARZO 8:30 PM
Donde: MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO (MAPR)
ADEMÁS: FOTOGRAFÍAS por SALVI COLOM
AFTERPARTY: KALI LOUNGE 10:30pm Ave. Ashford 1407 Condado

ENTRADA LIBRE

SINOPSIS DEL FILME:

LULIN, un chico de 12 años de edad, vive en uno de los lugares más bellos del mundo: VIEQUES, una pequeña isla en el medio del Mar Caribe, parte de Puerto Rico (un Estado Libre Asociado de los Estados Unidos de América)

LULIN sueña con pasarse el día "surfeando" y nadando en el mar. Pero el aparente paraíso de LULIN tiene su lado oscuro: durante más de 200 días al año, la Marina de Guerra de los Estados Unidos (US NAVY) hace prácticas de bombardeo en las playas de la hermosa isla. Y cuando las bombas caen, LULIN no puede ir a "surfear"…

Rodado en tecnología digital y adheriéndose a un lenguaje visual íntimo y poético, LULIN EN EL PARAISO es un documental narrativo sobre la vida y sueños de un pequeño chico en una hermosa isla del Mar Caribe.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Prime

Prime

So this movie I was watching it yesterday is about this girl that get divorced then meets this guy younger than her that ends up being her psychiatrist son... etc.. but that isn't what i like about the movie what i liked was that the story around it that there is people that you meet in your life at some point that you get to love and even if the relationship doesn't work out what both of you had was yours for a life lesson. It was an experience that you need. You grew with it and became a better person (both sides). No matter what happens every time you remember that someone you can say that you loved him/her and that you learned more about you and about others. Most of the times this type of experiences makes you do things you ever thought you could or even imagine you would give up so in the end you learn about yourself and your visions of life. You end up seing life with other eyes and have a wider view of things. You chage but is it for your own good. I love this and that all is surrounded by art He is a painter (frustrated) which makes it more awesome for me cause i can sure relate to his side of the stories a lot. But when at the end you see they dont end up together but still they remember all the good times and that they learned from each other you have to say this movie is good. Maybe it is cheesy but I loved the message.. It also talks about a lot of issues like the difference of age in couples since she is 10 years older than him. It also highlights the religious factor of his family. The over protective mother. the rational father and co. This is real love.

Directed and written by Ben Younger. The Cast is Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg.

A quote of the movie: "I gotta tell you, you are making me nervous in way I am not familiar with. " -David Bloomberg [Bryan Greenberg]

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Read my mind

Read my mind
by: The Killers
cd: Sam's Town


On the corner of main street
Just trying to keep it in line
You say you wanna move on and you say I'm falling behind

Can you read my mind
Can you read my mind

I never really gave up on breaking out of this two-star town
I got the green light
I got a little fight
I'm gonna turn this thing around

Can you read my mind
Can you read my mind

The good old days
The honest man
The restless heart
The promised land
A subtle kiss that no one sees
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well
I don't mind if you don't mind 'cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go can you read my mind

It’s funny how you just break down waiting on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway with magic soaking my spine

Can you read my mind
Can you read my mind

The teenage queen
The loaded gun
The drop dead dream
The chosen one
A southern drawl
A world unseen
A city wall and a trampoline

Oh well
I don't mind if you don't mind 'cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you jump tell me what you find when you read my mind

Slipping in my faith until I fall
He never returned that call
Woman
Open the door
Don't let it stay
I wanna breathe that fire again

She said
I don't mind if you don't mind 'cause I don't shine if you don't shine

Put your back on me
Put your back on me
Put your back on me

The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun
Can you read my mind

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sobre la internacionalización de la Amazonia

Sobre la internacionalización de la Amazonia

Declaraciones de Chico Buarque

No todos los días un brasileño les da una buena y educadísima bofetada a los estadounidenses. Durante un debate en una universidad de Estados Unidos, le preguntaron al ex gobernador del Distrito Federal y actual Ministro de Educación de Brasil, CRISTOVÃO "CHICO" BUARQUE, ¿qué pensaba sobre la internacionalización de la Amazonia?

Un estadounidense en las Naciones Unidas introdujo su pregunta, diciendo que esperaba la respuesta de un humanista y no de un brasileño.

Ésta fue la respuesta del Sr. Cristóvão Buarque:
"Realmente, como brasileño, sólo hablaría en contra de la internacionalización de la Amazonia. Por más que nuestros gobiernos no cuiden debidamente ese patrimonio, él es nuestro. Como humanista, sintiendo el riesgo de la degradación ambiental que sufre la Amazonia, puedo imaginar su internacionalización, como también de todo lo demás, que es de suma importancia para la humanidad.

Si la Amazonia, desde una ética humanista, debe ser internacionalizada, internacionalicemos también las reservas de petróleo del mundo entero. El petróleo es tan importante para el bienestar de la humanidad como la Amazonia para nuestro futuro. A pesar de eso, los dueños de las reservas creen tener el derecho de aumentar o disminuir la extracción de petróleo y subir o no su precio.

De la misma forma, el capital financiero de los países ricos debería ser internacionalizado. Si la Amazonia es una reserva para todos los seres humanos, no se debería quemar solamente por la voluntad de un dueño o de un país. Quemar la Amazonia es tan grave como el desempleo provocado por las decisiones arbitrarias de los especuladores globales. No podemos permitir que las reservas financieras sirvan para quemar países enteros en la voluptuosidad de la especulación.

También, antes que la Amazonia, me gustaría ver la internacionalización de los grandes museos del mundo. El Louvre no debe pertenecer sólo a Francia.Cada museo del mundo es el guardián de las piezas más bellas producidas por el genio humano. No se puede dejar que ese patrimonio cultural, como es el patrimonio natural amazónico, sea manipulado y destruido por el sólo placer de un propietario o de un país. No hace mucho tiempo, un millonario japonés decidió enterrar, junto con él, un cuadro de un gran maestro. Por el contrario, ese cuadro tendría que haber sido internacionalizado.

Durante este encuentro, las Naciones Unidas están realizando el Foro Del Milenio, pero algunos presidentes de países tuvieron dificultades para participar, debido a situaciones desagradables surgidas en la frontera de los EE.UU. Por eso, creo que Nueva York, como sede de las Naciones Unidas, debe ser internacionalizada. Por lo menos Manhattan debería pertenecer a toda la humanidad. De la misma forma que París, Venecia, Roma, Londres, Río de Janeiro, Brasilia... cada ciudad, con su belleza específica, su historia del mundo, debería pertenecer al mundo entero. Si EEUU quiere internacionalizar la Amazonia, para no correr el riesgo de dejarla en manos de los brasileños, internacionalicemos todos los arsenales nucleares. Basta pensar que ellos ya demostraron que son capaces de usar esas armas, provocando una destrucción miles de veces mayor que las lamentables quemas realizadas en los bosques de Brasil.

En sus discursos, los actuales candidatos a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos han defendido la idea de internacionalizar las reservas forestales del mundo a cambio de la deuda. Comencemos usando esa deuda para garantizar que cada niño del mundo tenga la posibilidad de comer y de ir a la escuela. Internacionalicemos a los niños, tratándolos a todos ellos sinimportar el país donde nacieron, como patrimonio que merecen los cuidados del mundo entero. Mucho más de lo que se merece la Amazonia. Cuando los dirigentes traten a los niños pobres del mundo como Patrimonio de la Humanidad, no permitirán que trabajen cuando deberían estudiar; que mueran cuando deberían vivir.

Como humanista, acepto defender la internacionalización del mundo; pero, mientras el mundo me trate como brasileño, lucharé para que la Amazonia, sea nuestra. ¡Solamente nuestra!"

OBSERVACIÓN: Este artículo fue publicado en el NEWYORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY y en los mayores diarios de EUROPA y JAPÓN.
En BRASIL y el resto de Latinoamérica, este artículo NO fue publicado.

Ayúdenos a divulgarlo.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blue Veins LIVE

This is the BEST version LIVE of the song Blue Veins by The Raconteurs.
It was shot on Holland. Check from the 3:20min to the 6:00min is the best part of the video.

ps: DO WATCH!!!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Cosmopolitan [cocktail]

A Cosmopolitan is a cocktail made with vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, cranberry juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice or sweetened lime juice. Informally, it is referred to as a Cosmo.

History
This origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. According to the International Bartenders Association the original recipe is based on Absolut Citron.

Most sources credit South Beach, Florida bartender Cheryl Cook with the original creation. In an online interview, Cheryl Cook states she created the drink in 1985 or 1986:

“ What overwhelmed me was the number of people who ordered Martinis just to be seen with a Martini glass in their hand. It was on this realization that gave me the idea to create a drink that everyone could pallet and was visually stunning in that classic glass. This is what the Cosmo was based on. ”

Her original recipes called for "Absolut Citron, a splash of triple sec, a drop of roses lime and just enough cranberry to make it oh so pretty in pink."

The next person involved in the creation of the drink was Toby Cecchini of Manhattan. While working at The Odeon in 1987/1988, Cecchini worked from a poorly described version of the Cook's original drink, and developed a slightly different version using Cointreau and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Cecchini's version has become the common standard method for preparing the drink.

An alternate account names the creator as Neal Murray of the Cork & Cleaver steakhouse in Minneapolis in 1975.

The Cosmopolitan gained popularity fairly quickly, traveling from Miami to San Francisco, to New York. It really gained in popularity in the 1990s, and was further popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the the television program Sex and the City.

Preparation and serving
Cosmopolitan is usually served in a large cocktail glass, also called martini glasses. For this reason, the drink is sometimes mistakenly categorized as a type of martini.

Using high-quality vodka and Cointreau or Triple Sec with pure cranberry juice will result in a clean-tasting drink. A wedge of lemon or lime, or a twist of orange or lemon peel, are commonly used to garnish.



Cosmopolitan
Type: Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume: Vodka

Served: "Straight up"; without ice
Standard garnish: Lemon slice
Standard drinkware: Cocktail glass
IBA specified ingredients†: 4.0 cl. (2⅔ measures) Vodka Citron
1.5 cl. (1 measure) Cointreau
1.5 cl. (1 measure) Fresh Lime juice
3.0 cl. (2 measures) Cranberry juice

Preparation: Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon slice

Yardley Of London Flowering English Lavender


Yardley Of London Flowering English Lavender
Bar Soap, 4.25 oz

* An exhilarating, soothing herbal scent.
* Gentle Soap Has Natural Moisturizers To Help Soften And Smooth The Skin
* A favorite for generations.

Today’s scent is lighter, fresher.



You guys most have been wondeing what the help is wrong with me putting a blog for a bar soap. Well the reason is that this Yardley Of London Flowering English Lavender is my Ambien [Ambien is a pill for people that cant sleep or have trouble sleeping...]. I bought three bars the other day at Walgreens, I usually bought the oatmeal one which is also good really good leaves your skin so soft. But then I always looked at the Yardley Of London Flowering English Lavender and wonder if they were good hey do have a strong Lavander smell but that is the whole point. I went on the net searching for pics for this blog and I found at amazon.com that they sell them but people say the quality have changed that it used to be stronger [the lavander smell]. Now I wish I could get one of those stronger smell soap bar. But theyalready announc like they wont be mking them any more like that cause it is kind of expensive i guess "Today’s scent is lighter, fresher." Anyways this is so good after going to bed it is the only thing that help me sleep. HOnestly i go right to dreamland I dont even hear the alarm on the morning. So for now on it will be Yardley Of London Flowering English Lavender for me.

Thank you LONDON!!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Malt o Meal Marshmallow Mateys

I dont know who invented the lucky charms cereal with those marshmallows but I do know... they are awesome of course that is what i tought when I wasa kid. Strange that when I was younger my parents never ever bought us [my sister and I] this cereal. I guess we like never eat it completely we just ate the marshmallows.

Now that I am older I finaly understood that I cant just eat the marshmallow alone cause i would be wasting a great value of [ehh what is it call ahh yeah..] fiber and oter ehh vitamins. So now I just eat the fiber then the marshmallow. Now days I am hooked not on lucky charms cause I found a way better and sweeter cereal the Marshmallow Mateys from Malt o Meal. They are cheaper and dont occupied to much space so I can buy lots of bags of it so I never run out of them :D.

This cereal have become my breakfast, snacks, midnight snacks, lunch and even dinner some days cause I dont feel like cooking so I rather eat cereal. The right way for me is leave the marshmallow for the end. That is the biggest kept secret from kids that have been eating this longer than I have. Anyway dont you ever loose your chance the experience of eating a bowl of this cereal in your lifetime. return to your childhood dayswhen marchmallows got you high on sugar. Be happy again and remember the good days. I am doing that right now... :D

thanks.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth.

Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.

If that sounds like a recipe for serious gloom and doom -- think again. From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. That man is former Vice President Al Gore, who, in the wake of defeat in the 2000 election, re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," Gore also proves himself to be one of the most misunderstood characters in modern American public life. Here he is seen as never before in the media - funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the surprisingly stirring truth about what he calls our "planetary emergency" out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

With 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America just behind us, it seems we may be reaching a tipping point - and Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore's personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life - convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.

Why I enjoyed this movie:

I enjoyed it cause this is like the cry wolf story. Since when we know that we are the ones making this global warming worst and worst... every single day we hear and read about this. Peope still dont realize that this is affecting us today and that if we keep at this pace well then there wont be no tomorrow. The goverment is way too worried about war when in the future probably their will be no land to fight for, to live in, nothing to eat, drink, etc. For example Katrina that was a warning for the US.

Even when here in Puerto Rico I see the damages this whole global warming and unplanned constructions and other illegal or just not well thought things are done. First when you see all this house breaking just bacuse a river used to run where that house is right now you can see that all this is so wrong. Huge companies buying lands and constructing were they can't makes you wonder what happens with the goverment offices that are supposed to be taking care of those places or rivers. We dont even recycle at our houses. There is no huge and serious program that makes us recycle [here in PR]. Usually the people that make manifestations about this kind of stuff are called rebels. Most of the times they are ignored by the goverment but the worst thing is being ignored by the people that have no concience about this.

If we dont take all this seriously there wont be no Island no place to be proud of because it is so green a real paradise. Still we say that Puerto Rico doest it better. Right we have lot of trash in our vertederos, no control over the trash and plastics, we keep letting all this huge company buy the goverment on their campaing so they dont have any problems developing their housing problems. We let the car industry sell more and more cars each day. If there is like 5 people in the same house that equals 5 cars on the street.

The caribbean wont exist; Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominica Republic, Jamaica and Islas Caiman all gone. India and all those contries that have massive hurracaines, typhoons and tsumnamis is part of this warming too. Petroleo digging too it makes wholes on the earth then they are afraid of the earthquakes when the earth is just trying to fill the empty space the petroleo used. People think!! Hybrid cars wont do the whole work. No using hairspray wont do the job. Even when we are on the edge we still have time to save earth for this future generations that are rising.

It is kind of selfish to think that you wont be around for when that happen and dont do anything about this. The poles are melting the water levels are rising. the deserts are gettin bigger and we wont find any oasis. Anyways... Just watch the documental. It is wonderfull, eye opener. I had watery eyes when I watched the documental cause it feels that it is too damn late.

People get this straight...
This isnt about Al Gore, politics or politicians. This is about saving our world, our home, the planet. Mars is near but there is only one EARTH and like Dorothy said: "There is no place like home."

More Info:
climatecrisis.net/blog/


E-Nix

E-Nix
Writer & Hip-Hop artist


Nace en el 79’ y pasa parte su ninez en Newark, New Jersey. En el 93’ se muda a Puerto Rico. Desde el 93’ reside en el pueblo de Bayamón. Comezo a escribir segun ella relata desde que esta en escuela elemental [6xto grado], comenzo principalmente con poesías, spoken Word pero luego le intereso el género de los ensayos. En cuanto a música, esto rapeando desde que estaba en 7mo grado. La escritura la motivo a seguir esta carrera del hip hop porque siempre le han interesado dado a que le fascina la lectura y cree firmemente que una lleva a la otra. Confiesa que leia mucho y en la escuela y siempre le pedían alguna reseña sobre lo que leia y de ahí fue desarrollando la escritura. La música, pues en verdad, fue algo de lo cual se enamoro desde muy chiquita, sobre todo la música urbana y de ahí salio su interés por dedicarce a ella. Donde ella se crio eso era todo lo que tenía para ntretenerce, me cuenta y anhade -Por lo menos los varones, y yo pues, media tomboy al fin, absorbía todo lo que ellos hacían y decidí que también podía hacerlo.

Sus Influencias como artista e individuo gira entorno a las cosas que le suceden. Dice ser muy observadora y se nutre mucho de las cosas que ocurre en nuestro país, en su casa. Sobre todo, los asuntos políticos, asuntos de la psiquis. Pretende evocar en las personas una pausa, "Vivimos tan ajetreados que no pensamos, pasamos por alto las cosas que suceden, que realmente tienen un impacto en nuestra sociedad. Quiero que la gente aprenda a pensar objetivamente y críticamente. Ahora claro, desde que regrese a la iglesia, mis palabras suelen ser más dirigidas a dar mi testimonio y demostrar que hay buena música dentro del movimiento Cristiano. Quiero que la gente reconozca eso."

Escogio el la escritura por que en cuanto a la escritura, pues se identifico mucho con la poesia y ensayos y tiene que ver mucho con su formación escolar. Durante la universidad se enamoro de los ensayos de Luis Rafael Sánchez y Ana Lydia Vega. fueron grandes inspiraciones en las cosas que escribe y en su estilo. En cuanto a la musica dice que hay una necesidad de más voces femeninas dentro de si género (hip hop). Muchas cosas las vemos desde el punto masculino y ella quiere traer nuestro punto femenino sobre la mesa.

En su proceso de crear la vision que quiere lograr es buscar una reacción de pensamiento, "Quiero hablar con contenido. No rapear por hacer música. Ni escribir por gastar tinta. Quiero que cuando yo termine la gente diga “Wow…yo también pase por eso” o “Wow…deberia darle pensamiento a eso”. Quiero empatía." E-Nix procura llevar en sus trabajos el mensaje de poder atrevernos a decir lo que pensamos, sin represarias, sin miedo. Que podemos hablar y crear sin limitaciones, porque todos tenemos una historia de la cual alguien se pueda identificar.

A la pregunta de que como considera que es este genero tomada o considerado en su pais E-Nix afirma -"Que el Hip Hop no es visto nada bueno. Hay una mezcla de lo que es Hip Hop, Reggaeton, y uno es intercambiado por otro con frecuencia. De hecho el Hip Hop es toda una cultura, creada con un fin positivo, darle quehacer a los miembros de gangas de los '70. Con el tiempo y el comercialismo este proposito se perdio, se distorsiono. En cuanto a la escritura. Vivimos en un país donde no se lee. Si se nos puede dar por los oídos mejor. El trabajo escrito ya no es valorizado como en los tiempos de Sánchez, Ferrer y Lydia-Vega. Muy lamentable. Sueño con el día en que retomenos la literatura y la passión por los libros y dejemos nuestros Ipod’s descansando."

Por lo que ella entiende que esta reaccion de la gente al genero es que ellos reaccionan de esta manera a lo que no conocen. Eso es un hecho. Se dejan llevar por los estereotipos erróneos. Hay una falta de educación masiva. Desearia poder cambiar el estereotipo que tiene la gente. Llevaría al género a su propósito inicial, el hacer un cambio positivo.

De la literatura, sobre todos los ensayos, quisiera que hubiese un ‘boom’ de ensayos. Que la gente no los viera como escritos aburridos ni tediosos, que la gente vea la fluidez, y mucha veces la jocosidad de los mismos (como en los de Sánchez). Le cuestiono que si algun evento social o politico en su pais ha afectado o influido sus trabajo" dice que todos los días. El abuso del poder, la ‘democracia’ de nuestro país, el dime y te dire de los gobernantes es una influencia constante.

"Cuando amenazaron con subir la luz nuevamente, escribi un ensayo titulado: Hasta Cuando. Que habla sobre hasta cuando vamos a seguir dejando que se nos atropeye y se nos trate de ignorantes. Casi todos mis trabajos escritos tocan temas influenciados por eventos asi.

Musicalmente estoy trabajando una canción sobre la falta de sensibilidad de este país, donde celebramos que esta semana hay 4 menos muertos que la anterior. La canción relata sobre como la televisión, la politica y los sucesos de nuestra isla, nos han desensibilizados de manera extrema. "

De no estar escribiendo o creando musica dice que seguiria el campo de la psicología, la cual fue su concentración en la universidad. Ya que le gusta leer extremadamente y ferozmente. Cuando tiene tiempo libre me gusta mucho la fotografía, algo que estoy empezando a desarrollar ahora. Siempre lleva su cámara encima con ella a todos lados.

Coopera mucho con una entidad llamada Alianza de Autismo de Puerto Rico, compuesta de padres como ella, con hijos autistas. También comparte mucho con el ministerio Ministros de la Calle, que se dan la tarea extraordinaria de ministrar en las calles de nuestro país. Usualmente no observa mucha tele, pero durante la primeravera y verano se vuelvo freak del deporte de la pelota, y lo sigue como toda una fanática extrema, pero no practica ningún deporte en lo absoluto.

Ahora mismo, no pertenece a ningun grupo, ni companhia. Musicalmente hablando, participo con Ministros de la Calle en sus presentaciones pero hasta ahora todavía no puedo decir que soy parte del grupo, todo es un proceso. Otro proyecto en el cual le encantaria es el de recopilar mis ensayos y poesías y hacer un libro. Ahora esta en el proceso de escribir al menos 4 canciones más de lo que será su segundo intento de hacer un disco. Que espero que salga antes que termine el 2007. Habran varias presentaciones que se van a estar dando donde ella tendra el honor de participar.

Algunas de sus meritos y logros son los siguientes:
•Gano 2ndo y tercer lugar en el certamen literario de la UIPR. (Poesia)
•Grabe mitad de mi disco en el 2002, pero aborte la mision.
•Ha participado en las últimas dos producciones de No-Mel Syndicate y Boricua Bomb Squad.
•En cuanto a presentaciones, varias, pero mi memoria no me da para recordarlas todas, hacen dos semanas estuve en Taller Cé.

"Hagan las cosas porque les nace. No por obligación. Ustedes no viven con la gente. Usen sus talentos para bendecir y expandir. He aprendido que nada en esta vida es para siempre y que debo aprovechar el tiempo que me queda para hacer las cosas bien." - E-Nix

Para mas informacion sobre E-Nix:
myspace.com/marypleavesthebuilding
supercalafrajalistic.blogspot.com [Blog]

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