from a mountain in the middle of the cabins // panic! at the disco

Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,

Theater arts junior Bridie Corbett talks to the voices in her head, as the mother in the student directed play, WASP during rehearsals Tuesday night in the Studio Theater. Steve Martin wrote this critique on the social culture of the 1950’s in the early 1990’s.

Art lesson: color theory.  Geniuses from eons ago studied color, and came up with a color wheel that explained the relationships of colors to each other.  Colors are divided into two categories: cool and warm.  By combining the warm stage lighting on the actress above, and the cool colors from the old image in the projection, Holder was able to create a dynamic and visually appealing photograph.  

When asked how he got to the photograph, Holder said, “I had been shooting all night with the 70-200 and I wanted to get some variety so I put on the 30 prime.  It gave me the opportunity to get closer and it put her in the foreground and the projection in the background.”

The wider lens gave the composition more room to breath, and for Casey to get close enough to create the low down perspective and get all of the elements in the photograph to come together.

He said, “The lighting for the play, WASP, was done very well, and she has a very warm lighting on her.  I like how she looks warm and inviting and how it contrasts with the background which is an almost blue.  It has that ‘Pleasantville’ vibe and makes her seem so much more alive compared to the cliche’ 50’s scene behind her.”

Thieves piss me off.

Someone stole the laptop that belongs to the guy who was sitting near my desk at the library; he left for about five minutes to go to the bathroom or something. I feel so bad for him and I wish he would’ve asked me to watch his things for him; I had no idea he left and was too absorbed in reading to notice movement in his general area. It’s not his fault this happened. Fucking thieves. So inconsiderate. :( I’d rather someone steal cash than my laptop, since it contains EVERYTHING: my classes, my clubs, my pictures, my music. The poor guy :((( He was devastated; he probably had all of his work on his computer. Earlier I was annoyed because he kept coughing but now I feel horrible for not being more alert. I wish I could have prevented the theft. What a SCUMBAG. Maybe their financial situation was desperate, I don’t know, but I would rather beg everyone I know for money before stealing. It really comes down to the size of the person’s ego. 


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Chili Verdict (from our meeting on Tuesday)

So, at our meeting, we tasted two kinds of chili to decide which one would be used at the UTA Homecoming Chili Bowl this Friday. :) One was my recipe, and one was Char’s. 

The verdict: mine was voted to have the better texture, and Char’s was voted to have more of a spicy kick (what they look for in a chili contest, for sure!).

So we are going to combine the recipes, using Char’s spices and my ingredient composition, to create THE ULTIMATE VEGAN CHILI. 

We should have named it “ULTIMATE VEGAN CHILI” (yes, with caps), but we had to submit a name last week and “Chili de Compasion con Las Habas (aka Boss Bean Chili)” won. The rules for the chili contest state that any chili with beans HAS to have “beans” in the chili name. Wtf, I don’t even know. Isn’t it more important to make sure that common allergens should be labeled?

“Actually, they should just have all the ingredients listed for every chili at the contest. Haha that was such a vegan thing to say!” But seriously…LABEL ALL THE INGREDIENTS!

Anyway, where was I going with this post…oh yes, we are going to win the chili bowl. :)

Got to see Anderson Cooper today and ajslkdfjsdjf it was amazing

he is literally one of the most inspirational people I know and ahh hearing him talk about his work in journalism and reporting from the front lines was just so inspiring

and it was also fun to see the other Anderson Cooper fangirls in the audience (a couple of whom got to ask him questions!)