Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cancer Sticks



I started smoking in October of my junior year in High School, meaning I've been smoking for about 2 years now. These past two years, as enjoyable as they were, have caused me to get sick much more often, and have a constant stuffy nose. As of Friday, November 19th around 5 p.m. I have smoked my last cigarette, making this my 9th day cigarette free. Let's see how long I can make this last.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Corner House Duo





So my darling boyfriend and I started a duo, and here's our first official performance as a band :)

And this one is of Kelly and I messing around after :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes


What a grand band! He's my Brother and She's my Sister opened, with I unfortunately hadn't heard of (and is definitely worth checking out), and it escalated from there... I got to touch Stewart Cole's hand, and Alex Ebert (lead singer)went down into the crowd and sang with my boy as he held my hand, as we all danced around him. The last song performed was "Brother", and he asked us all to join him by sitting on the floor, and sang sitting in the middle of everyone. Couldn't have asked for amazing show.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Concert for a Cause Turnout



I apologize for my lack of recurring updates, but here's how the concert went: fucking amazing! We ended up raising about $2,500 dollars (more than our club has EVER raised before in a single event) which will all go to Partners in Health considering that Oxfam America is no longer taking donations for Haiti.

Thank you to everyone that attended and helped!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh, So Many Things to Discuss



First, and most importantly, Concert for a Cause: HELP REBUILD HAITI is coming up in only 5 days!!! So, if you live in Naples, FL, don't miss it! Because:
  1. It will be fun!
  2. Local music and the such should never be missed (unless the bands reaaaaaally suck)!
  3. I will be selling awesome bookmarks and t-shirts, with my awesome give-hand-thing design on them!
  4. ALL the proceeds are going to Partners in Health and Oxfam America. If you're going to donate, you should donate to the right organizations, and these are DEFINITELY the ones to be donating to.

In other news, I decided to go to USF St. Pete because even though I got into all those sick art schools, I can't pay them. But hey! St. Pete is nice!

XOXO,

Carmela

P.S. Here's what the front of the bookmarks looks like!


Oh, yay!



My online portfolio was featured on this (CLICK ME!) website today, and therefore as a thank you to, here's a link to Dell Printer Ink Cartridges . They actually have some pretty sick stuff, so check it out!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Redundantly Named, but Quite Brilliant Band

Being a huge fan of National Public Radio (NPR), I've been signed up for their newsletters for quite some time. As I opened up the one I recieved this week I saw that they were offering an 11 song music sampler, and I immediately downloaded it (you want it too? click here). I listened to it with some enthusiasm, but it wasn't until I heard "Airplanes" by Local Natives that I went absolutely crazy. That song is genius! Therefore, I recommend you download the sampler, and check them out along with the rest of the bands. I promise you'll like it. And if you don't, well, damn, I don't know what to tell you.

Xoxo,

Carmela

P.S. Don't forget to vote for me! Voting is open until March 27th, and you can vote as much as you'd like! <3

Monday, March 22, 2010

Students Together Opposing Poverty Club


Check this out: My poverty awareness club is finally being recognized for being awesome. Click on the picture for a link to the article from JustGive.
Xoxo,
Carmela


Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest 2010


I am one of the three finalists for the 12th grade for the nationwide Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest 2010! Whoever gets the most votes wins, so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE vote for my design! CLICK HERE to vote! Voting starts on March 22nd and ends March 27th.
xoxo,
Carmela :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I Am a Little Sickling

So for now, I shall sulk in my bed dying until I am dead, and then like Jesus I shall come back to life all normal and not-sick-like.

BUT, tomorrow I have some very big, important news about something I truly hope YOU will take part in and help me out with.

Now I go back to watching March of the Penguins and then to reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. I recommend both of these. They will make you happy. Or, at least entertained.

XOXO

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Relieve Me



I found out last night that I was accepted at California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA) and I am ecstatic! Plus, not only was I accepted, I also got a scholarship for my portfolio!

This is beyond fantastic!

And now I go off to celebrate by working all night. Grr.

<3

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It Must Be February



Oh, yay! Finally when I come to the conclusion that Naples, FL, has absolutely no decent, even remotely nice and dateable boys, I meet this kid. And through what? A total freak accident, because if I hadn't been working, or my best friend had decided to not come visit me with her boytoy, or if my mother had decided not to let me out, I would still have the same view as I did Friday night before 8 p.m.

BUT, due to the fact that I WAS working, and my friend DID come to visit me, and my mother decided to LET ME OUT (even thought I'm still sorta grounded), I met this absolutely adorable boy who I hope will not get bored of me too soon.

And, now I have a Valentine's Day date! I am quite giddy. Good luck to you all in this month of love.

<3

P.S. Even thought, I still agree with the fact that "Valentine's Day is a holiday created by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap". (Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Oh, stress.



How lovely it can be. I attended National Portfolio Day at Ringling College of Art and Design on Sunday, and that ended up being lovely. My stress had been building up and extended way beyond anything truly possible, but after the positive reviews I recieved everything got just a tad better.

But then, oh no, I go and find two more schools that I want to apply to (California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute). Grr. I have spent all day today filling out the applications for the first and submitting my portfolio, convincing my teachers that I need more copies of those much-needed recommendation letters, and all that fun stuff. Tomorrow shall be spent doing the same for the latter.

Wish me luck? <3

Saturday, January 16, 2010

People

Once again the one that counts is the one not counted, and I become the mean and irritable bitch everyone adores. “All praise Jesus!” and fuck off, because I’m not dealing with your imaginary friend. You people make my veins want to pop out of my skin. You make my blood run fiery hot, attempting to boil and burn your pointless thoughts through my insides.

You dis-fucking-gust me. You think you know your shit, and of course I think I know mine, but the bottom line is neither of us does. Or anyone else in this shithole we call earth for that matter. We are all mindless children of this god-fucked universe. We are nothing. Except for perhaps James Franco because he is beautiful. Truly, he is.

But now, to the real topic: the base of my unneeded essay which I must write to satisfy my hunger for, whatever.

People: Alive, dead, running, screaming, shitting, whatever else comes to mind. They are absolutely fascinating. They are assholes, saints, sinners, lovers, friends, parents, children of someone or something, givers, takers, abusers. There is at least one detail about each of us, of you, that makes us special. Different. Stand out, negatively or positively. Remember that.

Monday, January 4, 2010

These:

people and their haircuts, and clothes, and purse dogs, and heels they can't walk in but still do. These people: Are they real? Do they have thoughts and hopes and dreams? Sometimes I doubt that they do... but they must right? Don't we all? We are certainly taught to...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

FML New "Charlene" Del Sol Work Rules

1. No visible piercings.
2. No visible tattoos.
3. No music is to be played except for music approved by Charlene.
4. Do not clock in more than 5 minutes before your shift starts.
5. Clock out if eating except when given permission not to.
6. Only work scheduled shift unless the have the approval to switch with someone else from Charlene.
7. When customers are in store- do not discuss anything other than our merchandise and store with another employee.
8. Spend most time outside and selling clothing.
9. You must wear a Del Sol shirt to work.
10. Charlene is in charge of all store operations. Call her prior to calling Michael or Lisa (bosses) about the store.
11. It does not matter who rings up a sale on your shift- we are a team- all sales count as team sales.
12. If you take a water please finish it before taking another one.

Now whatever, some of these rules were necessary, but others are definitely not! I've worked at Del Sol for 2 years and piercings have never been a problem... three of us have visible piercings, and no one has ever complained about them. Ever. Now for the music thing, we are not allowed to play our iPods but we are allowed to play Charlene's, which is filled with heavy metal. Does that make sense? I think not. Clocking out when eating? Half of the time that we work we are at the store by ourselves, therefore when we eat we're still working. So what, we're supposed to clock out, clock in when a customer walks in, and then clock back out when we go back to eating? Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh. As for rule 11, that could not be further from the truth. We all know that the sales that we make are checked up on, even though we don't recieve commision.

All these corporate rules... they're bullshit. I applied at the job because of how laid back it was, and all of a sudden this monster comes along and ruins everything? And I'm not alone here! No one is happy with this ridiculous corporate rule-ness Charlene crap. Since we have corporate rules, shouldn't we at least get corporate benefits? Like getting breaks? Or discounts on the merchandise? Or sorry, these are "Charlene's Rules". So maybe we should get "Charlene Benefits", like being able to bring our entire houses into the back room. She has it overflowing with her stuff- hairspray, vitamins, hard-boiled eggs, clothing, tangerines, dirty dishes. It's irritating.

Anyway, end rant.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

To-Do Life List

1. Go to Miami- clubbing and beach
2. Visit all must-see cities in Europe
3. Get a pack of black unflitered Gitanes (preferably in France)
4. See Radiohead live
5. Go on a road trip around the U.S.A.
6. Buy a pair of Jimmy Choos
7. Get more tattoos on torso
8. Work for a magazine such as V -or- Start my own magazine
9. Meet someone that looks like James Dean
10. Fall in love
11. Get a motorcycle license and drive a purple Vespa
12. Go tagging
13. Make my own clothes and screenprint
14. Learn to sew
15. Meet a boy that won't bore me
16. Dye my hair electric blue
17. Get a 6-pack (ab-wise)
18. Make a huge collage on a wall
19. Keep my best friends after high school
20. Be more laid back
21. Be happy
22. Quit smoking before I turn 25
23. Get enough scholarships to go to college
24. Live in New York City or San Francisco
25. Grow my hair out until it's long enough to tie

Friday, January 1, 2010

Waiting on Tal-Yuh Once Again

I was outside in my driveway, sitting cross-legged and smoking a marlboro smooth (100), and I thought: You look like a helicopter. But not to anyone in particular, just like a random thing someone would say to another person. How in the world could someone ever look like a damned helicopter? Am I insane? I don't even really know what a helicopter looks like! Well, I mean, I do... But, a HELICOPTER? Really? It's certainly fun to say, but there's no way someone could look like that...

Unless they were wearing one of those weird helicopter-hat things.