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Movie Monday: Big and Small Screen

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/07/2015 at 12:00

Tomorrow is the Big Day, as my family and take off to my Dissertation Defense!

Meanwhile, we actually caught three films on DVD during THANKSgiving weekend:

Initially, I only was interested in Aloha, mainly for the Air Force (not to mention Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone who I especially liked as Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man, and Rachel McAdams from The Notebook that we watched on our first Movie Night with my parents as empty nesters a decade ago) ~ but I ended up sticking around with my folks for the rest to make the most out of our time together (and ended up getting hair inspiration from the other two movies ~ especially from Blake Lively as Adeline, a.k.a. Amanda and Jenny).

After I present my sports study, these are the *NEW* football flicks that I must catch that are relevant to my research:

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Motivational Monday: Non-Trick Treats

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 11/02/2015 at 15:33

We can’t go wrong with positive reinforcement …

Childhood Examples

Lately, rewarding myself helps ease the toughness of a rigorous project!

Adult Examples

Great timing since I just progressed onto my next series!

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3:33 ~ make a wish!!! ✌

Go, *Dez Bryant* ~  in his return to the field for NFL ☼Sunday☼ yesterday!

Study Saturday: Conscientiousness

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Study Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/26/2015 at 08:00

During this week’s conference call with my dissertation chair, she called me

conscientious.

I not only accepted this ~ to ♥heart♥ and absolutely at face value ~ as the best compliment from her (when we were discussing the running and re-running of my statistics for my research results) but also am ensuring that I live up to this standard.

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker †prayer† that contains the word conscientiously from my Doctor of Philosophy friend who I idolize

When my cohort members and I were admitted into our doctoral programconscientiousness* happened to be one of the personality traits for which we tested and that we studied in our leadership theories literature. It comes from the (1b) Big Five psychometric assessment that uses the “OCEAN” acronym:

  • Openness (or Originality)
  • *Conscientiousness (or Consolidation)
  • Extroverion ~ I’ve also consistently tested high for this in the (2) Myers-Briggs (as an ENFJ for Extraversion • Intuition • Feeling • Judging) both when I took it as a psych minor for my undergrad and again in doc school
  • Agreeableness (or Accommodation)
  • Neuroticism (or Emotional Instability) ~ the reverse of this attribute as leaders and doc students is ideal to deal

According to the (1a) instrument provided by my doctoral degree program, someone who is conscientious is “achievement”-oriented and “self-disciplined” ~ so this implies that conscientiousness involves intentions (definitely something for which I strive).

Currently, my conscientiousness has stuck with me through school ~ as both a scholar and an educator!

Grey's Cat

Throwback: Some timing that Grey’s Anatomy premiered its 12th season this week ~ I actually reported on it during my 1st year of doc coursework (my Grad Cat is the #PhotoBomb #BombDotCom shortly before baby sis Stat Cat‘s birth Annie-versary) ~ this is an example of a presentation aid that I just covered with my speech students

This past week, I taught my students about literary terms, so I tied them into ♪music♫ and pop culture:

Asyndeton in ♫George Strait‘s ♪The Chair♪

Irony in ♫Alanis Morissette‘s ♪Ironic♪

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Jeremy Lin‘s How to Fit in the NBA

Personification plus Alliteration and Assonance in Funny Face that featured Audrey Hepburn!

If it (Quality magazine) won’t speak to me, it won’t speak to them.

~ Ms. Prescott, Editor-in-Chief

D for

  • Down * Dreary * Dull * Depressing * Dismal andDeadly

Banish the Black Burn the Blue * Bury the Beige

  • Think pink * Red is dead * Blue is through * Green‘s obscene * Brown’s too boo

Now I know that my advisor wasn’t trying to flatter me, but her acknowledgment meant encouragement … of the ♥heart.

I challenge you fellow servants and leaders to consider which personality traits that you have in order to enhance your strengths and improve from your weaknesses!

Site Sources

  1. Big Five/OCEANhttp://ipip.ori.org/ and http://oaks.nvg.org/big-five.html
  2. Myers-Briggshttp://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/

Another Reference (when I minored in psychology)

Oldham, J. M., & Morris, L. B. (1995). The new personality self-portrait: Why you think, work, love, and act the way you do. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Addendum

After I helped lead my †Church† in prayer at Vigil Mass, Fr. Bob, our Pastor, greeted me as “Soon-to-be Dr. Dispo” ~ to which I replied, “GOD-willing,” and “to glorify GOD.”

Happy Belated Birthday to our Fr. Kumar, our Parochial Vicar!

Movie Monday: Vacay Vids

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 07/13/2015 at 19:36

On my way to SA yesterday 🚘

I entertained myself by playing movies from my iPhone 6+ 📱

Wong Fu‘s Everything Before Us 🏰

WF's Everything Before Us

From Wong Fu Production‘s Everything Before Us: Inspiration behind one of my grad photo poses 🌲🌊⛵️

& also from my iTunes saved to my 6 📲

Followed by Fast & Furious 6 🚗

Fast 6

Action on the road as I’m on the road! That’s how I roll … & rock! 🏁🎤

#WongFuOnVimeo ◀️ #DISPObustAFlow 🎤 #WhileImOnARoll 🚙

¡Bien viaje! 👌🏽

Workout Wednesday: Sprint in Stilettos ~ Jurassic World-Style

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 06/17/2015 at 09:00

Run in heels!

Heels

♪These heels weren’t made for running…♫ Would you be caught in the Jurassic age sprinting in (a) platforms (east & west) or (b) stilettos (north & south)? Gotta ♥love♥ my glitz & glam collection of shiny spikes

That’s exactly what Bryce Dallas Howard did in Jurassic World ~ which hit box office record-high revenues in its debut weekend ~ as her character, Claire, ran amidst dinosaurs.

This bombshell daughter of Happy Days actor and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard shows us that not only can she rock out nude pumps (one of my recent footwear options for my dissertation defense), she can race in them as well! Here’s more Heel Hype

  • On The Late Late Show, the Howard junior’s cast mate, Chris Pratt, mocked her in his own run-in-heels rendition
  • On Inside Edition, one of the hosts did a series of ankle-strengthening exercises to boost her own potential stiletto-sprinting training:

Lunges are essential.

Calf raises also help.

While skinny heels aren’t particularly my first choice to login miles (obviously, those and platforms aren’t the most practical), some of us runners and good-cause advocates may have raced in them to raise funds for awareness and research.

[Sidestep note: I’m probably one of the only people into pop culture who still hasn’t seen it yet could’ve with my Jurassic fan Bestie ~ but am predisposed with my research now]

Dino Run = Dyno-mite!!!

Movie Monday: Audrey Hepburn

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 06/09/2015 at 01:50

Since my Bestie‘s Big Bro told her that she looks like Audrey Hepburn, I, like our HIMYM Bro Barney, 👔 had to make my 🎬movie mission👊🏽

🏁 Challenge Accepted! ☝🏼

Therefore, I had to introduce Evie to her celebrity lookalike😎 who I’ve idolized since I, as a speech pro,

  • admired her while watching My Fair Lady👒 in my very first junior high speech class
  • appreciated Tiffany & Co. more, thanks to Breakfast at Tiffany’s💍

Both Hepburn’s timeless⏰ beauty💁🏻 and the Tiffany💎 blue hue are inspirations behind the interior decor at my 💇🏻hairdresser’s salon

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Yesterday, we hit Hastings to find a couple of her classics💽

  • Funny Face🗼 for $ale
  • Sabrina💃🏻 for rent 

 

Audrey Hepburn

Funny Face on Chanel-inspired red quiltstitch👛 & Sabrina on Tiffany blue

 

For a tid-bit on Hepburn’s early life, enjoy her adventures from WWII childhood to performing🎫 her way to 🌠stardom! 


Wong Fu Wednesday: Everything Before Us

In Community, Public Interest, Relationships, What's Hot, Wong Fu Wednesday on 06/03/2015 at 23:30

Today is THE DAY!

Wong Fu Productions officially has released its first full-fledged feature film, Everything Before Us!!!

Watch this world with DEI (Department of Emotional Integrity)

This cool crew of artistic Asian dudes (starting with Phil Wang, Wes Chan and Ted Fu) and babes have created a slew of shorts, skits and vlogs that millions of faithful viewers, including yours truly, have enjoyed ~ especially for me, the ones about exercise:

DISCLAIMER: These are bound to crack you up!

In everything before their movie, they’ve established emotional connections, especially comic relief, and even some serious stuff…

They’ve featured some of my fave music and on-screen peeps, including Jen from Head to Toe and even the guy who plays the dad (Randall Park) on Asian sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, as well as have cast diverse ~ consisting off, but not exclusively Asian ~ actors, like the gentleman from a Super Bowl XLIX commercial. Therefore, some folks can give credit to Wong Fu for their big breaks!

Here Wong Fu addresses about their new flick’s FAQs:

I was happy to check out their live chat:

… And just stay in the loop as they gave us the scoop from the very beginning of making-the-movie:

Movie & Musical Monday: Classics

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Movie Monday, Musical Monday, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/25/2015 at 12:00

Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

With the hype of recent releases🎥 and upcoming summer blockbusters📹 on the 🎬silver screen, there’s no doubt that theaters🎫 will be packed, especially with students being off…

I’ve enjoyed my share lately and look forward to more, but with these excessive ⚡️thunderstorms☔️ (i.e., Texas floods), I’ve preferred to stay home with my own media collection.

vinyl

Speaking of 📀movies💽 & 🎼music🎵 🐯Asia🐅 (with whom I celebrate my 9th 😻Annie-versary😍 mañana) & my fave film together during her 🐱kittenhood🐈 was 🐵Curious🙈 🙉George🐒 in which 🌺Jack🌴 🎸Johnson🎤 is featured on the 💿soundtrack🎶

At Hastings Entertainment (where I worked in high school and college), I’ve taken advantage of my vinyl📻 discount ~ as I’m a vintage gal!

Disney

I relate the most to these Disney 👸🏻princesses/heroines💃🏻 because they have dark hair 💁🏻 like yours truly, + who can’t resist the shared spaghetti🍝 scene between 2 🐶K9s🐾

Plus, I play my timeless Disney 💎classics💍 to lift☝🏽️ my spirits😇 sometimes. We’re never too old to watch these animations📺 based on

♪A 🌈dream💭 is a wish your 💝heart💖 makes♫

👣Footnote: An underlying meaning behind The Little Mermaid🐚 is the life lesson of adapting to another cultural civilization🏯

Flick Friday: F is for … 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/01/2015 at 12:00

Fast & Furious 🏁 * Full Force 💥 * Family 👪 * Friendship 🌈

The sky is the limit in Furious 7 as the gang take on sworn enemy Shaw ~ living by their mantra: 💭
 
Ride or Die 👊
  
As Turetto would say:
 

I have a group of racers, NOT killers. 🔫

    

  

Super Car Pre-Race🚗 Paraphrase🌇 [not exact lines]
  • Brian (the late, great Paul Walker): $3.4 million, goes 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, & there are only 7 in the world. 🌏
  • Dom (Vin Diesel): You can’t lock up a beast. 🐯 

  

Leadership Lessons [since I study and teach it]

Roman (Tyrese Gibson) is NOT an effective leader because 

  • insists on making decisions ~ authoritative 
  • claims to delegate ~ laissez faire = lazy 
  • stays on aircraft✈️ while the rest of his crew go airborne🚀 ~ lack of setting an example 

  

  

Speaking of leadership, the opening feature that Edwin and I watched at the Drive-In before our main event also showed lessons:

 

   Home 🏡 

 

This animation actually starred the vocals of actors Jon Parsons (Sheldon Cooper from CBS’ Big Bang Theory) and Steve Martin, plus singer-actresses Rihanna and J-Lo! 🗼 

Without revealing too much {I wouldn’t want to spoil it for the kiddos}, a seemingly-unlikely character eventually becomes an emerged leader whom his purple peers look up to over their appointed leader after showing them how valuable friendship (pink) and happiness (orange) can be! Plus, who doesn’t like to dance? 💃
  • 📒Ford-Brown, L. (2014). DK Guide to Public Speaking. Professional Speaking in Groups (pp. 444-458). Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Side note: Although F7 already has been out on the 🎬big screen🎥 for almost four solid weeks, this has been my first time to fit it into my schedule. Definitely. Worth. The. Wait. 🎦

Una más: Both of these aforementioned films featured exotic babes with curly ringlets: Home starred a native of Barbados who was a 😻cat🐈 mama (Happy Early Mother’s Day💐 to us as well), and Furious 7 had a hot hacker with a sizzling accent! Underlying theme of the night! 🌠🌙🌌

Movie Monday: The Best Man Holiday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Movie Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/02/2015 at 16:30

The 🎅holidays🎄 may be over, but The Best Man †Holiday† is the perfect 🎬movie🎥 for any season and reason!

Best Man Holiday

The Best Man †Holiday† on Blu-Ray: purrfect on snow day!

Last weekend, our latest ❄️snow⛄️ series out of a countless many, I popped the 💽DVD📀 in because

Yet this is by far one of my fave flicks for