Aries (March 21 – April 19): Your friends tease you about that ridiculous shirt you own, but they’re really just jealous. Keep wearing it.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Your ex that you keep running into is going to be miserable when he/she sees how happy you are without him/her!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You’re usually an indecisive person, but you’ll have to make some important decisions soon. Mentally prepare yourself.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You’ve been feeling a little self-conscious lately. Channel your inner Beyoncé.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): You know if you have to get that homework done eventually. Grab some coffee and get to it.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): It’s the perfect time to try something new – a haircut, a new job, or a complete makeover!
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Ice cream can solve all of your problems… for one night, anyway.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): If you get any more stressed, your hair is going to start falling out. Try yoga.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Your family has been bugging you lately, so get out of the house for a while. When you come back, they won’t be as annoying.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): You usually like to live on the safe side, but we all need a sense of danger in our lives sometimes. Find yours.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): The power of listening to uplifting music when you’re sad is amazing.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Something you did a long time ago is going to come back and bite you on the butt. You know what I’m talking about.
After five years of living alone on an island after having been shipwrecked, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), a millionaire, returns home to a world completely different than the one he left behind. Before the accident, he was a spoiled brat that got everything he could ever ask for and any girl he ever wanted. Now, he sees that the world isn’t the same one that he left behind and the city he grew up in is no longer the good place it had been. To cope with this, he creates a secret identity as a green-hooded man to help end the corruption that has taken hold in his city.
A Robin Hood spin off, this story of Oliver Queen will keep you entranced as you watch it. It holds you and keeps you hungry for more as the story evolves the more you watch it. It’s full of suspense, action and there’s even a little romance for romance lovers. It’s a classic story of a boy growing into a man and trying to set things right, solo, not asking for help from anyone.
Hidden behind a hood and a mask, Oliver will rid his city of evil and corruption, shooting arrows of righteousness and virtue.
Every Wednesday on the CW network(channel 23 cable) at seven pm.
Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller), a former consultant for Scotland Yard, is now a recovering addict living in Manhattan, New York. His father commands that he has a sober consultant live in with him, and Holmes has no choice but to agree to this. Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), his companion, once a surgeon, moves in with him. She’s expecting him to be a regular patient, only to discover that all Holmes wants to do is jump back into his job as a consultant, but now for the NYPD. Watson has no choice but to follow him, and occasionally help him with his cases, for she finds she also has a growing interest in solving crimes.
A new take on the Holmes and Watson relationship, and yes there’s still a bromance, just one of them is a woman instead of a man. There’s crime, drama, and mystery as to the stories of them both, especially on the story of Sherlock himself. This is a show for all you Sherlock fans, for it runs on the characters and the makers of Sherlock even approved it.
Aired on September 27 as a crime, drama, it’s on every Thursday at 9 pm on CBS TV.
When people say Twilight, the responses vary from like to disgust. Five movies have been made from a series of books written by Stephenie Meyer about a human, vampire, werewolf love triangle. Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, must chose between the beastie werewolf, played by Taylor Lautner, or the soulless vampire, played by Robert Pattinson. Hopefully we all know she chooses the vampire, Edward, instead of the werewolf, Jacob. To me it’s a good story in the books, to a point. I don’t want to be disrespectful towards Stephenie Meyer, but the books portray Bella as soulless already, so it’s not a surprise when she chooses the vampire.
The acting in the movie was what killed it for me. Kristen Stewart plays Bella a little too well, the girl who will take the chance on hurting anyone to get what she wants. Robert Pattinson just looked constipated the entire time, not tortured, but constipated. He played Cedric Diggery well in Harry Potter, but vampires are not his forte. Taylor Lautner, as cute and as adorable as he may be, he’s way too serious when he acts out Jacob, too much of a stiff.
It all makes the movies fun to watch when you have your best friend with you and you can crack joke after joke about them.
Now, there wasn’t only drama on screen with the love triangle, but there was plenty of drama off camera with Rob and Kristin. The flames of love were blazing between them, whether it was residual effect from the movies or not. They were in love, going to get married, then the affair happened. Kristen slept with the director of “Snow White and The Huntsmen”, betraying her man. So bad of a betrayal that Rob went to Reese Witherspoon’s house to get away (wonder what happened while he was there). Though it is said that they’re trying to work it out and have a relationship again, Summit Entertainment is not taking a chance and booking them separate rooms every place they visit. They have a lot of faith in them, don’t they?
Twilight to me equals drama, between the cast and the strange supernatural love triangle. The movies are coming to an end, but the off screen drama, who knows if that’ll ever end.
TLC brings us yet another entertaining show. Developing a cult following (like most of their other shows), ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is definitely a show that’s being talked about.
‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ follows seven year-old Alana (referred to as “Honey Boo Boo”) and her southern family, as they navigate events such as the ‘Redneck Olympics’, to the birth of Alana’s seventeen year-old sister’s daughter. The family was first introduced in an episode of ‘Toddler’s and Tiaras’, and when the producers at TLC caught a glimpse of the crazy Georgian family, the network offered them their own reality show.
The show itself is extremely entertaining. It’s nothing Emmy-worthy, but it’s a good way to pass time. If you have half an hour to kill, try to catch an episode. While it’s a good show, watching one episode should be enough. The more concerning part of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is how TLC exploits the family to get more viewers to have a crazy, unique show.
TLC portrays the family as idiots, and seems to mock them via their commercials and even the opening credits for the show. They try to make the family out as a mockery, but you’ll slowly realize, through the show, that the family is more than happy with the way they live. It seems snobby to laugh at a family who live in different, less-urban ways than ourselves.
‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ should be a show to catch before it (most likely) is cancelled. Even though the show provides a couple laughs, it’s energy towards alienating the family should be directed elsewhere.
Exchange students receive lots of new experience during their academic year in new country. I am so lucky to live a year in Minneapolis. I even can’t imagine a better place for me. Everything reminds me of Ukraine, especially nature. Sometimes when I talk to people I feel like they are spies and they just don’t want to tell me that they can speak Russian or Ukrainian. Every moment, which I spend here, I try to memorize all the details. It is so difficult to realize that in some months I will need to say “good-bye” to all these awesome people. Yeah, I know that there are some people, who miss me in Ukraine, but still I have dreamt about studying abroad since I was probably 8, or even younger. Everybody, who is important for me, calls or texts me, because real friendship becomes stronger with time and distance.
In the USA I got acquainted with lots of new holidays, which we don’t celebrate in Ukraine. Last week we celebrated Halloween. It is a really awesome holiday! Next year in Ukraine I will make my friends celebrate it, too. Sometimes people in my country celebrate it, too, but it isn’t an official holiday. I went out with my friends and it was really amazing! All these kids wearing weird scary costumes , who just knocked on the door and received a bunch of candies. It was so much fun! We do something like this on Christmas, which we celebrate on January, 7. But still, we need to sing a Christmas song or tell a Christmas poem to receive a candy.
It is definitely fantastic, when you can find every week new thing to do, new place to go. I love changes. They make me feel alive and happy. I love to travel, to make new friends, to seek myself in this enormous world. I definitely enjoy my time here and I try to make every day perfect, or in another way what is the sense to live?
Recently I have noticed a disturbing trend rising in our neighborhood. There is something that pains me greatly because know that there is not much I can do about it, apart from raising awareness. There is a new branch of a very old art showing up.
But not just any crime. Not only have neighbors told me about this, but I have seen it happen with my own eyes. Petty, vindictive birds, are stealing from the elderly! The amount of senior citizens sitting by the lakes and throwing breadcrumbs and birdseed to the birds has gone down by 60% in the last 5 years alone! Because of this, the birds have decided to get their revenge, bu stealing from the elderly!
It is to my horror and shock that I tell you this, but I can only hope that now that the public is aware of this horrible avian thieves, they will begin to take action.