Posted: April 6th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Tags: Chrissie Swan, Chronic Obesity, FAT CHICK, Jenny Craig, OBESITY, Weight Wins | Comments Off on CHRONIC FAT: Do Fat Chicks Have More Fun?
Admission! This post was inspired by a FAT CHICK – a self confessed – apparently happy FAT CHICK! Chrissie Swan, ex-The Circle, and regular contributor to Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, penned a piece for the afore mentioned newspaper that has me ever so slightly incensed. The Age’s Sunday Life – Life Matters – is all fluff, it’s meant to lighten up our Sunday read, feel good articles that mix well with coffee, bagels and balmy afternoons. What’s so standout about Ms Swan’s piece is that a half dozen people have so far had a good grizzle about what a trollish, trashy tale this happy fat chick has penned.
Clearly gnawing on fat isn’t a light hearted ramble.
“I’m overweight and happy” Chrissie Swan said “It hasn’t always been this way, I mean, I’ve always been happy, but I’ve lived with the dream of a goal weight hanging in front of me like a carrot (cake) since I was about 11 years old”
Shock Horror, it’s a hard concept to grasp, someone happy being a fatty!?
No one wants to be fat, it’s a myth, no one wants to feel unwanted or worse wanted for being a complete oddity. Being over weight is a complicated place to be. Losing weight is a massive chore, trust me inside this average body lurks a fat person trying to get out. Keeping that fat chick in check is a daily struggle. Emotions, Hormones, Food and even Genes all seem to be against us staying thin. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Flick, Love and Other Drugs, Movie Review, News, Socially Engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Tags: Art News, Blip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Elizabeth Olsen, Flick, Fox Searchlight, Love and Other Drugs, Martha Marcy May Marlene, News, Sean Durkin, socially engineered, That Human Condition, Verity Penfold | Comments Off on Cult of Elizabeth Olsen: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsens latest film is the first feature film from young writer/director Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene is certainly a stylistically assured debut, mysterious, moody, unbearably tense…
One of the benefits of a large family is that, of several children, your more likely to turn out at least one normal adult. A point in case are the Olsen sisters. Elizabeth Olsen is a commandingly lovely actress, wistful, with soulful eyes and a gracefilled figure, Elizabeth cuts a fine figure on the screen.
CONTINUED: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Blip, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Socially Engineered, Verity Penfold | Tags: Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland, Blip, Channel Blipvert Socially Engineered, Favorite New Thought, Finnish Lapland, Flatlight Films, Midnight Sun, Sámi, That Human Condition, Travel, Tune, Vegan Loving Carnivores, Verity Penfold, video, Vimeo, Visit Finland, www.highpants.com | Comments Off on Northern lights over Finland time-lapse
It’s got to be half way through the week, doesn’t it? Fag it, it’s time for a chill, a little midweek meditation. Check this STUNNING time-lapse from those fantastic Finns at Flatlight. It was shot earlier this year in several locations throughout Finnish Lapland. Just to set the mood, temperatures can plunge as low as -50°C in the winter and the sun is not seen for days on end during the polar night (kaamos). By contrast, summer brings out the Midnight Sun and temperatures can occasionally rise to 30°C, although summer temperatures in the 10-20°C are mostly the norm. July is the warmest month. Flatlight Films has created this beautiful time-lapse montage of the aurora borealis, the time-lapse is a commercial for Visit Finland. Lapland is the Wild North of Finland and the last refuge of Finland’s Sámi people, who subsist on reindeer herding. There isn’t too much history to see, the end of the Second World War, retreating German troops implemented a scorched earth policy to punish their Finnish allies for agreeing to peace with the Soviet Union, razed everything in their path. By the time they were done, 100,000 people had fled, 675 bridges blown up, all major roads mined and the capital Rovaniemi had only 13 houses left standing. But then, people don’t come to Lapland for the architecture, they come here for the nature. While there are no craggy mountains or fjords here, the endless pine forests and the treeless rounded fells (tunturi) poking out between them can also be breathtakingly beautiful. Throw us a pair of mittens and a sensible hat and away we go!
Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland 2011 from Flatlight Films on Vimeo.
For more beautiful aurora time-lapses, see:
– The Aurora Seen From The International Space Station
– Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of an Aurora Borealis in Norway
– Time Lapse of Aurora Borealis Over Tromsø, Norway