Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Monday, January 02, 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017
When I was going through my pictures I came across this blog that I have forgotten to add anything into for years. I came across many posts of Charlie and pictures throughout the years. This was such a great find in my time of need and desire to consume all the memories of my eldest fur-kid. Because of this I have proposed myself to write more and do more blog post.
You are welcome to stop by and read up on the original intent of this blog which sub-title I have not changed since first creating this blog... " Ramblings of the day and ongoing written gibberish from Araceli Arroyo" I will more than likely include pics of my other dogs so I can continue to preserve our memories. Thank you for visiting.
Note to self: Stay strong and fear not the feelings in your heart. Give voice to those thoughts and emotions that you tend to suppress in your heart.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
I felt very conflicted on many of my picks for who I thought should win and who I thought would get selected to win.
Best Picture - I was most entertained with American Hustle and also thought directing of all the various actors was a great undertaking in it of itself - But I think Best Director will go to Martin Scorsese for Wolf of Wall Street.
Best Actor I was torn between Bale and McConaughey - I think they will give it to Matthew McConaughey
Best Actress, was toughest choice for me for different reasons. Sandra Bullock held the entire picture practically by herself. For most of the film it was only her character that had to maintain the suspense and entertainment of the film, Bullock did a great job to do so. Blanchett was great at playing neurotic troubled woman, but found the character role itself predictable on only on two gears - crazy or numb, with no in-between emotions. I think who should win is Meryl Streep. I know she was won many already, but she does an excellent job at choosing meaty roles. She is un recognizable and raw in August Osage County - I think they will give it to Cate Blanchett.
Supporting Actress - I was surprised at Roberts performance and am satisfied with getting an Oscar nomination. Lawrence was great but not enough for an Oscar this year. Squibb stole the movie in Nebraska but the wining performance should and will probably go to Lupita Nyong'o.
Supporting Actor - Great performances for all the nominees. This was another I was very conflicted with. New comer Barkhad Abdi is amazing, Hill captured the character perfectly, Cooper was crazy, Fassbender plays a cruel soul like no other but I believe Jared Leto will win for his excellent rendition of Rayon, his character in Dallas Buyers club.
See my complete official ballot picks - http://oscar.go.com/mypicks#user=araceliarroyo&ushare=19ca60e6325f2d41fd6407c3da99509db3cc222b335684e8440557
Monday, April 04, 2011
Curious to know which record I received? Boogie Oogie Oogie, by A Taste of Honey. Granted Disco has not been esteemed as great music in history but this is probably why most of my favored songs on constant iPod rotation are dance songs. My love of music and genres thankfully expanded since then but I hold a very fond memory for this particular song because of the fact that is was my very own.
Who gives records today? I know that is probably what you are thinking. Honestly, I don't purchase CDs as often as I use to either unless I really want the cover art or there is a great sale. The principle is the same though spend the time with a child and enjoy music together.
When one of my nephew was three/four he would visit me and I remember playing songs and dancing/jumping on the bed with him a bit as well. Hey 'm an auntie I can break the rules a bit! He is now nine and he also remembers screaming Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone" at the top of his lungs. Probably not the best song either, don't judge me. Note he also likes some Rolling Stones courtesy of my wide varied collection. I can only hope he also expands his taste across genres. His little brother who is four now actually favors "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles and "Fireflies" by Owl City, so I think we'll be OK.
- My two cents for today.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Best Motion Picture (Drama) - difficult to choose
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - should and will win
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - should win
Colin Firth – The King's Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter
Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) - will win, Alice is close
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical - Should win
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical - Should win
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Should and will win
Helena Bonham Carter – The King's Speech
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Melissa Leo – The Fighter
Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Should and will win
Correct pick :)
Michael Douglas – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Jeremy Renner – The Town
Geoffrey Rush – The King's Speech
Best Animated Feature Film - Should and will win
Incorrect pick :(
How to Train Your Dragon
Toy Story 3
Best Director - Motion Picture - Should win
David Fincher – The Social Network
Tom Hooper – The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan – Inception
David O. Russell – The Fighter
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Difficult choice should win
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network