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Anastasia Frangoulis Demo Reel

Demo Reel from Anastasia Frangoulis on Vimeo.

This is my idea of fun.

The song of the night ‘Video Games’ is the perfect way to cap off my night. Thank you Lana Del Ray, and sweet dreams to all of you.

I heard that you like the bad girls, honey, is that true? Singing in the old bars, swinging with the old stars, living for the fame.. Kissing in the blue dark..this is all I know..

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Roll On

 

I’ve had a famous man on his fire-escape..

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and countless dinner dates…

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Dear September

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Amethyst Eyes

Please take a moment to remember the cinematic Hollywood princess Elizabeth Taylor. She passed away this morning due to complications with congestive heart failure. She will forever be remembered for her iconic beauty, glamour, courage, wit, and of course, her Amethyst eyes…

I’ve always admitted that I’m ruled by my passions.      -Elizabeth Taylor

February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011

In Loving Memory.

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Getting nowhere

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Winter Scrawl

She listened so hard

to nothing, or

to those dissonances of winter that field

the ear and tune the world

with crackling pine; the pine

tree could not be heard

but for a brittle

rendering of the air,

And the snow began uneventful,

then in a longing

for the ground it heaved

down with a hapless sigh.

 She made no address, standing

in a prism of sky

ground tree—vast

and vast but ever intimate—

She, one countless

narrow consequence,

spread with eye and ear

and waving hand.

And inferred that branches

in apparent death, or sky

drawn in unseemly

light, never – when

the quiet got so dense or

time cast itself a blanket

from unrelenting scraps—never

eased into oblivion.

– Meg Sullivan

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New York Minute

As many of you know, and many of you don’t know, I recently decided to take a plunge and relocate to New York. I did what I typically do, I listened to some of my favorite music, looked at the stars, and took their advice..

..planning’s for the poor, so let’s pretend to be rich..

Moving to a big, unfamiliar city is pretty overwhelming at times. It’s most definitely a humbling experience. Trying to navigate above and below ground is sometimes daunting and scary. It reminds you of your tiny size and place in the world, and the ever-present rat race which we are all running in, whether we like to admit it to ourselves or not.

In my opinion, moving somewhere totally out of ones comfort zone is one of the best ways to grow, evolve, and find ones true inner self.

Sometimes I feel like I’m just standing still on a sidewalk, as thousands of people rush by me, and I wonder where are they going, who are they talking to, what are they thinking about, what are they listening to, who’s beating their drum, what makes them cry or laugh or lie or realize?

My best advice to anyone and everyone is this: take the plunge, it’s worth the risk. Who will you be if you never even try? Where will you go if you never even leave? What’s the point of life if you never ask questions?

Yes, sometimes I’m scared, uncomfortable, and lonely.. Sometimes I get homesick, sometimes I sing the blues, but nothing is more exciting than knowing I’ll never look back and wonder, what if?

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Life in L.A.

Life in L.A. is so lonely that way.. 

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The weather is your boyfriend.. 

 

 

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Quarantined..XO

Dear Sexilicious Loves

Please accept my deepest apologies for being so very  neglectful to you all lately… I have been battling with my body.. a ruptured appendix is nooo fun… take better care of your body then I do please… so you don’t end up like me… Quarantined.1. Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed 2. A condition of enforced isolation… it feels good to be back in cyberland with you beautiful people again..I have missed you all very much… enjoy these Atlas Sounds.. and we can be Quarantined and kept so far away from each other together.. as… I am waiting to be changed…

XO-
 

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Computer Sick..

Dearest Sexy-Darlings,

I wanted to write you all, and let you know the reason behind the strange mishappenings that you may notice on Lacenleather…My trusty computer has fallen ill. She is currently seeking a couple of computer doctors to ensure her most effective diagnosis and quick recovery… Please be patient with me; the past two posts, and I predict, the next few posts to come, are being written using a  PC… PC and I often battle.. we do not understand eachother and never will!!!..

Love,

Lacenleather

XOXO

Give me the Pleasure Seekers..xo

Some people just run from the fun things in life.

The boredom they’ve got you could cut with a knife.

There the ones who look up at the jets go by,

But you take me,

I just gotta be with the ones that fly…

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Gulf Coast.. I can’t get you off my mind..

Feeling tiny and helpless as our Earth bleeds from her core… Do whatever you can to help.. nothing is too small.

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Banned in the USA..XO

Happy  Memorial Day!! Remember all of those whom you miss… the American way… I’m gonna be a Cowgirl today..

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RIP Dennis Hopper..XO

Dennis Hopper, May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010

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Inspired myself and so many countless others to become filmmakers. You will be truly missed.
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Denied.. Buddha

My nebulanic brother Mike Thibodeau’s dog Buddha and Co made this video…. sshould make you smile…xoxo

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Broken BP Pipes.. Oil Still gushing.

Twilight before dawn over Mobile Bay

Waiting for the black blood to reach her shores.

Gulf of Mexico.

Mobile, Orange Beach

Shoreline Blues

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Oil Spill

Devastating Gulf Coast Oil Spill, vastly spreading and increasing in size, becoming even more devastating than initial speculations and fears!!!

Documents also emerged showing BP PLC downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at the offshore rig that exploded. BP operated the rig, which was owned by Transocean Ltd.

How far the spill will reach is unknown, but the sheen already has reached into precious shoreline habitat and remains unstopped, raising fears that the ruptured well could be pouring more oil into the gulf than estimated.

The Coast Guard has estimated that about 200,000 gallons of oil are spewing out each day — which would mean 1.6 million gallons of oil have spilled since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers. The environmental mess could eclipse the Exxon Valdez disaster, when an oil tanker spilled 11 million gallons off Alaska’s shores in 1989.

The slick nearly tripled in just a day or so, growing from a spill the size of Rhode Island to something closer to the size of Puerto Rico, according to images collected from mostly European satellites and analyzed by the University of Miami.

On Thursday, the size of the slick was about 1,150 square miles, but by Friday’s end it was in the range of 3,850 square miles, said Hans Graber, executive director of the university’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing. That suggests the oil has started spilling from the well more quickly, Graber said.

“The spill and the spreading is getting so much faster and expanding much quicker than they estimated,” Graber told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Experts also cautioned that if the spill continues growing unchecked, sea currents could suck the sheen down past the Florida Keys and then up the Eastern Seaboard.

The Florida Keys are home to the only living coral barrier reef in North America, and the third largest coral barrier reef in the world. About 84 percent of the nation’s coral reefs are located in Florida, where hundreds of marine species live, breed and spawn.

“If it gets into the Keys, that would be devastating,” said Duke University biologist Larry Crowder.

Ian R. MacDonald, an oceanography professor at Florida State University, said his examination of Coast Guard charts and satellite images indicated that 8 million to 9 million gallons had already spilled by April 28.

Alabama’s governor said his state was preparing for a worst-case scenario of 150,000 barrels, or more than 6 million gallons per day. At that rate the spill would amount to a Valdez-sized spill every two days, and the situation could last for months.

“I hope they can cap this and we talk about ‘remember back when,'” Gov. Bob Riley said late Friday, “but we are taking that worst-case and building barriers against it.”

However, officials with the Coast Guard brushed off such fears and said the estimates were imprecise.

BP suggested in a 2009 exploration plan and environmental impact analysis for the well that an accident leading to a giant crude oil spill — and serious damage to beaches, fish and mammals — was unlikely, or virtually impossible.

The plan for the Deepwater Horizon well, filed with the federal Minerals Management Service, said repeatedly that it was “unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities.”

The company conceded a spill would impact beaches, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas, but argued that “due to the distance to shore (48 miles) and the response capabilities that would be implemented, no significant adverse impacts are expected.”

The spill — a slick more than 130 miles long and 70 miles wide — threatens hundreds of species of wildlife, including birds, dolphins, and the fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs that make the Gulf Coast one of the nation’s most abundant sources of seafood.

Although the cause of the explosion was under investigation, many of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed in the wake of the explosion claim it was caused when workers for oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. improperly capped the well — a process known as cementing. Halliburton denied it.

The Coast Guard said Saturday it had shut down two offshore platforms and evacuated one of them near the spill as a safety precaution.

A sheen of oil from the edges of the slick was washing up at Venice, La., and other extreme southeastern portions of Louisiana. Animal rescue operations ramped up as crews found the first oiled bird offshore.

Several miles out, the normally blue-green gulf waters were dotted with sticky, pea- to quarter-sized brown beads the consistency of tar. High seas were forecast through Sunday and could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds, creeks and lakes that line the boot of southeastern Louisiana. With the wind blowing from the south, the mess could reach the Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts by Monday.

Amid increased fingerpointing, the government desperately cast about for new ideas for dealing with the growing environmental crisis. Obama halted any new offshore drilling projects unless rigs have new safeguards to prevent another disaster.

Officials have said stemming the flow of oil is their top priority, but the seas have been too rough and the winds too strong to burn off the oil, suck it up effectively with skimmer vessels, or hold it in check with the miles of orange and yellow inflatable booms strung along the coast.

The floating barriers broke loose in the choppy water, and waves sent oily water lapping over them.

BP also sought ideas from some of its rivals and was using at least one of them Friday — applying chemicals underwater to break up the oil before it reaches the surface. That had never before been attempted at such depths.

BP and federal authorities said the dispersant was released overnight at the site of the leak, nearly 5,000 feet underwater….AP

Volunteer opportunities

People interested in volunteering in Alabama can call the Alabama Coastal Foundation at 251-990-6002; the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program at 251-431-6409; or Mobile Baykeeper at 251-433-4229.

For Mississippi volunteer opportunities, visit www.OilSpillVolunteers.com and the Pascagoula River Audubon Center Web site atwww.pascagoulariver.audubon.org.

Basic safety training meetings Mississippi — May 3, 2010

— At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County campus in Gautier Monday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
— At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jeff Davis campus in Gulfport at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
–NOTE: Volunteers must go through this training before they can move on to the hazmat training sessions for cleaning wildlife, marshes, beaches, etc.

Additional numbers

  • To report oiled wildlife: 1-866-557-1401
  • To discuss oil related damage: 1-800-440-0858
  • To report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: 1-866-448-5816

please do anything you can to help!!!

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‘This Is Alabama. We Speak English.’

umm.. wow.. no…

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