Saturday, October 16, 2010

kush mexi



Brianna is infinetly better than me at light writing. I'm not even going to bother posting what I tried my hand at. Practice makes perfect?
My brother and I were watching the movie 'Green Zone' with Matt Damon, you know, one of the many war movies/Middle East conflict depictions put out. They were mentioning friendly fire and he asked me if I knew what that meant. I said well no, sounds basic though and in all seriousness he says to me, "Rio, when they claim someone was killed by friendly fire, it really means the goverment had someone take them out."
Oh? Well, ok. Good to know? Pearls of wisdom served by Dalton.
Call me Squinty Mcquint up there, I make myself laugh. Probably make any viewers laugh too.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Easily one of my favorite scenes, as pictured above, from Machete. Gun wielding, hot, Mexican, nurses in wedge heels...hahah. Workin all weekend, kinda bummin on that, but gotta sustain and maintain things.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Influencers: How Trends + Creativity Become Contagious

This looks interesting, discussion on the scope of influence and culture. Spotted the post on Sky Gellatly's blog., I'm an admirer of his writing/writing style, his personal blog in in my links.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm so impressed with this photo, and the photographer who took it, David Rochkind. This photo is taken of some migrants traveling up through Mexico on train. Which is actually very dangerous, many are robbed and vunerable due to how they are choosing to travel.  Ballsy photo.
Open letter to a Bad friend: (and I'm reluctant to ever use such a basic word, bad)

You were the unexpected surprise--- the generous, but covert bad friend. Your issues and person concerns ate up your ability to whole-heartedly be a good friend. Here are my list of offenses.
       First, you told me something that only worsened a very shocking situation. It did not offer any clarity, change anything,or make me feel better. If it did any of those things, this would be different. But in fact, it tore me up. Girlfriend, that is not called tact. I'm not strong, if at all, on 'ignorance is bliss' but that detail you gave me? Not necessary in the slightest.
            Two, a lesser offense, but you have to learn to trust/voice your gut intuitions. I would have appreciated you voicing one of those to me, since I always was proactive with this and it kept us out of much trouble. The one time you chose not to, it could have helped aid in a better end result. I do not blame you, but I hope after taking note of what damage you could have helped prevent, that you are better about this for yourself.
             Lastly, you left me, your friend who had recently suffered a sexual assault, alone with a guy I did not know, while I was in the early stages of trying to heal, SO you could go fuck his friend. I drove you, under false pretenses, and after the fact, you told me I could leave.
           That was the last straw, I could forgiven the other talk/lack thereof, but that was utmost selfishness, and to put it succintly, fuck a friend that would do that, knowing all that you knew.
                 
                     Sincerely,
                          Rio


**Sometimes I'm averse to how much I say/share on the internet, but I'm a writer and this is my blog, so damned if I don't write what I want to.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

sidewalk chalk

Cloudy weather had the sibs heading outside to sidewalk chalk it up, and I thought what the hell, I'm gonna join 'em. Made me feel young again, hah.




Please ignore my feet, they look dirty due to a funky ass sandal tan. The sun here is liable to do that to your feet. But yea, stay gold pony boy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

El Traspatio

The homie Carlos and I are checking out this film on Saturday at the Scottsdale Film Festival, titled El Traspatio, or in English, Backyard. It did very well at the Toronto Film Festival and it concerns a topic that for a long time has struck me, the violence women in Juarez, Mexico experience. The ruthless and undeserving treatment that makes these women victims is mindboggling, but what's worse is how little is done about it. This film is meant to educate.