Friday, February 10, 2017

Netflix- The New American Pastime

Netflix is an American entertainment company founded in 1997. Since being founded, the company has gained an estimate of 93.8 million subscribers and I am also a subscriber! I watch an assortment of series or movies on the site such as; Gossip Girl, The Gilmore Girls, Twilight, Clueless and Stuck in Love. So far, my favorite movie I have seen is Stuck in Love. I enjoy watching this movie because it has diverse perspectives coming from a variety of people featured in the film and it combines the comedy and romance genres. My favorite actress in the film is Lily Collins who plays the role of Samantha Borgens. I think the role she plays in the film is relatable to the life of a young adult and she also has a sarcastic, sassy type of humor which I appreciate.

The movie Stuck in Love is an independent romantic comedy- drama which was released in 2012. The films star actors and actresses include Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff and Logan Lerman. The plot of the movie is: An award winning novelist, Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) has been dealing with many complexities in his life since his ex wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him for a younger man. Instead of writing a new novel, Bill Borgens spends his free time spying on the new couple. Bill and Erica's son Rusty (Nat Wolff) is a high school student hopelessly in love with a girl named Kate. Bill and Erica's daughter Sam (Lily Collins) is a cynical college student who dates guys who have a much lower IQ than her own in order to protect herself from love. The movie shows the transformation the family goes through and proves that " there are no rewrites in life, only second chances".





Samantha Borgens  (Lily Collins)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Favorite Music

There are so many diverse varieties of music in the world which makes choosing a specific genre as my favorite so difficult! However, one of my favorites includes contemporary R&B. The genre contemporary R&B first originated in the late 1970's when artists began to bring in more electronic elements into their work. Contemporary R&B normally includes drum-backed rhythms, electronic influences which are inspired by the genre hip-hop, and smooth, strong voice arrangements. One of my favorite artists which sings this style of music, along with many other genres, is Rihanna. At the age of sixteen she signed with Def Jam Records and in 2005 sold her first album Music of the Sun. She quickly rose to fame in the United States shortly after the album was released. You can learn more about Rihanna and her music on her website http://www.rihannanow.com/ .


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Rihanna at her ANTI cover reveal event.


Rihanna at a family event.


ANTI World Tour - Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Home: Humboldt County

Humboldt County is a close, tight knit community in the heart of the redwood forest. Living here I am surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and trees that are larger than life. I enjoy living in such a small town because everywhere you go, you know someone. We also have lots of events to do here such as, the Humboldt County Fair, Auto Expo, Fortuna Rodeo, Arts Alive and my personal favorite, the Apple Harvest Festival which supports our local cider works business.
If I could change one thing about where I live it would be the major stereotype of Humboldt County; everyone who lives here grows marijuana. Humboldt County is a part of what many people call the Emerald Triangle. The Emerald Triangle is a region in Northern California which is named due to it being the largest cannabis-producing region in the Untied States. As a result of this reputation we've been given, Humboldt attracts more tourists coming here for the marijuana instead of attracting tourists to see our local, beautiful sights such as Trinidad State beach, Indian Island, Richardson Grove State Park, the Trees of Mystery, and many more.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

All About Me!

Hello, to begin, my name is Lauren Tindall. I am a 15, soon to be 16, year old girl living in Humboldt County, California. Humboldt County is a close-knit, tiny, coastal community on the west side of the United States of America. I have grown up living here my entire life with my family. I live with my Father and Mother. I also have an older brother named Chance, but he started attending a college in southern California so he lives down there now. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and basketball. I play a defensive left back in futbol and a pointguard in basketball. I also like to read books such as Harry Potter and Mrs. Peregines Home for Peculiar Children. My family and I enjoy traveling around the globe as well. So far, my favorite place I have been is Cabo, Mexico. In school I am learning 7 different subjects. This year the classes I am taking include; Algebra 2, Global Studies, Chemistry, English, Spanish, Environmental Science, and Advanced Conditioning. With all that being said, that is a little bit of information about me and I look forward to meeting and chatting with the Tangier class!