Friday, September 24, 2010

From the desk of .....

Twitter.... Twitter....
What to tweet about.

Start with a quote? Go with some thing viral? A witty observation?
Something cheeky? Oh save that for Julian.
Will LeVar like it?
Ohhh what to tweet.

Julian, you can tweet later.

Now back to work.

You know that's a typewriter, not twitter.
I'm rehearsing.


We all know Austin's love of the ocean, here's what others who love the oceans and waterways are doing this weekend.

The Ocean Conservancy's 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup is tomorrow, Saturday, September 25th.

It all began with one woman walking along the beach of South Padre Island, Texas. Appalled at the amount of trash she saw, Linda Maraniss immediately felt compelled to do something about it. As a former employee of Ocean Conservancy (then known as the Center for Environmental Education), she knew something about solutions. Teaming up with like-minded people, she organized a beach cleanup. In a mere two hours, 2,800 Texans picked up 124 tons of trash along 122 miles of coastline. Since 1986, that effort has rippled out across the globe, and over a quarter century has grown into a much-loved and much valued experience that nearly half-a-million people look forward to each fall—with more joining each year.

Since then every September, more than half-a-million people in 100 countries pick up millions of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways all over the world—and collect data on what they find.

The Conservancy has additional cleanups scheduled throughout the month of October, check out the map and schedule on their website.

And for those not near the coast, there are waterways wherever you are from. Sometimes we forget that every river, creek and stream interconnect to our oceans, so any place there is water there is opportunity to protect and preserve our waters.

Ocean Conservancy

Have a great Austin Friday!

pictures: OMG, ANJ

28 comments:

seaside said...

What a great message - I have done this as well with a different organization near me, and I tend to pick up trash generally near the beaches, lakes, rivers, etc. if the sight of it becomes too much for my sensibilities when I'm walking (which it usually does.) :) Thanks!

Sensitive Julian said...

Gentlemen, LISTEN to me. LISTENING is key. Just LISTEN to her. And then HOLD her.

Take her out to a romantic dinner this weekend. Don't worry about the money. Money doesn't matter. What matters is that she feels loved.

Ted said...

The Awful Truth - Adam Levine: Stop Thinking Jake Gyllenhaal is Gay!

Delicious Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman and recent Jake Gyllenhaal party pal, sat down with Out magazine, and while chatting about his music and hunky looks, he took a time out to clear up some absurd rumors about Jakey G.

"Will everyone stop thinking that dude is gay? Seriously guys. How immature is it of the media to perceive this guy—it has to be because of Brokeback, right?"

Well, that or...

Sexy bike shorts? Just kidding!

"He's one of my oldest friends, and it's very weird that they have this—it's very immature and infantile the way they treat his whole situation," Levine tells Out about the media.

"If him hanging out with his bros means he's gay, it's like further perpetuating that weird homophobia that exists in our culture, which is just stupid. So, yeah, he's my buddy. I f--kin' love the guy."

Can't argue that Adam has a point there.

Perhaps if J.G. took a cue from Adam and hit the town, rather than opt for a steaming cup o' brew people wouldn't goss! Then again, why should he pretend to be a guy constantly on the prowl when he's not?

"I've also been perceived as a womanizing whoremonger or whatever, some sort of weird dude," Levine also told the magazine. "That's just weird. I'm young, successful. I've been having fun and hooking up with girls. It's like, Leave me alone. What, do you not want me to do that?"

Here, here boyfriend! And for the record, we think your sexy looks help, not hurt the band (another issue he talked about in the mag).

So does Mr. Levine, notorious for wooing the ladies (and a good one at that we hear, kudos Adam!), quasi-bashing the Jake gay rumors nix him as Crotch-Uh-Lastic, Parrish Maguire, Seymour Plow-Me-More or any other closeted B.V. in your guys' minds?

Methodical Muser said...

Nice to know that Austin, ahem, I mean Julian has his priorities straight.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
-Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jersey Tom said...

When it comes to Jake's sexuality how come I have never heard a yes or no from him or others. Always ALWAYS gibberish.

gyllenbabble said...

C'mon, people. Jake's not gay. He's just not straight.

wft2 said...

C'mon people Jake is a enuch, he has never had sex!

wft2 said...

C'mon people Jake is a enuch, he has never had sex!

half baked said...

Looking for some cupcakes or cookies with rainbow frosting on them, to celebrate National Coming Out Day? Don't head to Just Cookies in Indianapolis. The bakery, inside Indianapolis' City Market, refused to accept an order from a gay student group at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Why?

According to the man who owns the bakery, rainbow cupcakes and cookies celebrating LGBT pride violate the values of the bakery.

"I explained we're a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that," said co-owner David Stockton to a local Fox television station. He then added that it's his bakery's decision to decide what is obscene. Apparently rainbow colors fall under that label. "We have our values, and you know, some things ... for instance, if someone wants a cookie with an obscenity, well, we're not going to do that."

MORE

prairiegirl said...

Thanks to those thinking of my friend & co-worker, Roy. I was talking to my little buddy about him this afternoon and she was telling me about some other co-workers who had gone to see him and 2 ladies were disappointed that he did not remember them. But I told her that high doses of morphine can put you out of it. And when you're that close, you drift in and out...it's not his fault. And he remembered Mario, squeezing his hand with a very good grip.

I know that Roy heard my words so I am so glad I was able to share my faith with him and I just know my joking about the office supplies had to give him a smile. That was my hug.

**sigh**.

Well, these doggies tonight have just driven me nuts-o. In and out, in & out, in & out. Whining. Crying. Barking. In & out, in & out, in & out. I'm not sure what the issue has been but I've had just about enough. lol.

prairiegirl said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
prairiegirl said...

And where is Adam getting this idea that "the media" is doing all this speculating about Jake so unfairly?

It's certainly not CNN. It's not USA Today. It's not People magazine. It's certainly not on Wake Up With Al on the Weather Channel. It's not Time magazine or even Rolling Stone. It's not Entertainment Tonight with ol' Mary Hart. That show is about as vanilla as Just Jared. I don't think it's Tiger Beat magazine nor is it Showbiz Tonight or Fox News. Or Hannity & Colmes. Oprah. Ellen. David Letterman. Most of the before mentioned media types play to the PR-projected Jake, in their compliance to not stir up waters.

So who exactly is Latrine referring to when he points a finger at "the media"?

Is he speaking about the likes of Ted. Michael K, maybe? Seriously, who is this big group of "media" that Adam is referring to?

He has got to be talking about the internet.

prairiegirl said...

Well, everyone's at their high school football games, I think. That just gives me an open field to run on.

I had to go back and take down my comment from two days ago which was not thought out thoroughly at all. If I had taken time to think it through, I would've not said some of the exxagerated things I did.

Just going by what I can see, I just find it extremely hard to believe Jake partaking in an illegal substance like what Ted was talking about. Someone who shops constantly at Whole Foods, worked out intensely for over a year for PoP then continued to do the yoga thing almost to the point of obsession, looks as reasonably healthy as he does now, who maintained the work schedule that he did for the past two years, and is not seen partying heavily; not only that but has been in total seclusion for the entire summer -- just does not seem likely to.

I don't know. I don't care to know.

Man. Rotten little Jingles is right now behind me, standing in the doorway, whining, howling & crying to beat the band. He doesn't want out. He's straining his vocal cords, I do believe. LOL.

I think he wants me to turn in. Oh, there he goes again. He's working himself up into a lather and I'm just sitting here typing and now laughing. It's comical. He's going hoarse.

**sigh**. We just had a few stern words. And now there is quiet.

Special K said...

Ted's most recent. Well what's interesting is that Ted left Toothy out of that list of BV's didn't he? Hmm wonder why. And like so many people pointed out that Adam never said Jake wasn't gay, just for people to stop pointing it out... and there is a difference.

Think Adam was stung by gossip that happens to any guy who's seen with Jake. They are assumed to be dating him, and think that's the rub for Adam. And as other have pointed out out it's all about Adam, Jake's just a point in the rhetoric.

the real m said...

Here is what ent lawyer had to say about jake. "I don't think it is because of Brokeback. I think the gay rumors started long before Brokeback. I don't think the rumors will go away until Jake gets caught having sex with a woman in an airplane bathroom and the next week gets caught having sex with a female hooker in his car. I think then the rumors would stop. I also think Adam is wrong that people think Jake is gay for hanging out with guy friends and even if people did think that, how is that homophobia? Homophobia is an irrational fear or hatred of homosexuals. I don't see where Adam is going with that at all, and you would think a reporter from Out Magazine would have called him on it because debating whether Jake is gay is not homophobia." Pretty much what we have been saying.

Destiny, I did see the article on those sites. I just expected to see a lot more commenters weighing in. I think Ted will keep the spotlight on Toothy for a while now, as this is somewhat of an attack on Ted. Notice he did not mention Toothy, his most famous vice in that spiel today.

the real m said...

PG, I replied to your email and look forward to hearing from you. I am so sorry to hear about your ailing friend. Treatments have come a long way so don't give up hope. We had an employee first diagnosed at stage 4 in multiple areas, but she is actually back to work and doing fine.

Special K said...

Just call it and evening with AUS10 and Adam.

AUS10NICHOLS: Javier Bardem makes my ovaries quiver and vibrate.
about 2 hours ago via web

adamlevine: @AUS10NICHOLS it astonishes me when you talk like that...but yeah me too...
about 1 hour ago via Echofon

AUS10NICHOLS: @adamlevine I'm organizing a flight with you, me and Javi for a romantic weekend to Oviedo.
39 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

adamlevine: @AUS10NICHOLS ok I have to draw the line here...
38 minutes ago via Echofon ·

and i don't mean kitty cats said...

If someone is uncomfortable with being associated with someone that has gay rumors swirling, they wouldn't tweet someone that has been rumored to be the BF on the internet for years.
That interview Levine did was no fluke and was done with Jake's and his peoples OK IMO, too obvious.

And not only the rumored BF but tweeting about another actor they are "crushing" on who had gay rumors floating around and marrying professional beard Cruz and rumored to be at least be BI, the rumors haven't been silenced in some circles: double bearding with a child on board.

Both are internet savvy and know they are being "watched".

So Adam wasn't trying to distanace himself as the tweets show but his attempt to butch jake up in time for LAOD PR.

It was done as a favor, too many stories about Adam and skanky women for him to care about waht people think, besides he has known Jake since they were kids, something lazy bloggers seem to forget.

Look for Adam and Jake pussing hunting stories

hurt ? said...

they are both tired of gay rumours, pretty obvious! but why being so serious? gay rumours aren't isult! right guys?

unlikely said...

Anytime Jake is correlated with the word gay just brings up the rumors again. So if PR was involved with this interview they are even more outrageously (recklessly) incompetent that we thought.

Adam Levine has now placed the gay spotlight on himself as well. In addition to being amazingly defensive about the subject of homosexuality, many comments around the blogs and celebrity sites are discussing how Levine "doth protest too much". I suppose the next explanation for Reese's planted story about Jake smoking pot was to help his career as well. Make him more accessible to a younger group of movie goers. Give me a break.

look around said...

Sure they are. If they're hurled at you in that way. Take a cruise around the web. You'll see plenty of that.

lumberjack said...

Of course not and I don't think Adam cares as speculated or Austin for that matter based on his tweets.

But it's obvious jake is bothered and prolly asked Adam to do hi a fav when he found out he was doing an interview with out.com

This is the same Levine who said a few years back in the Advocate or Out that he wishes he was gay because hanging out with guys was easier or something like that.

So now all of a sudden gay by association bothers him?

His comments came off as homophobic and heavy handed but maybe that was the point, to really butch up his buddy, Pt. 1.

Jake's PR is clueless we all know that. Jake and Adam hunting for pussy even though Adam has a GF, doesn't matter.

There is a reason Jake is in hiding, he is preparing for pussy-hound Jake for LAOD

PS: Adam and Austin are clueless and infantile as well, shits and giggles eh?

boobyann said...

Well then they're homophobes not "fans." They "accuse" him of being gay as if it were something to be ashamed of. They know perfectly well it's hurtful in a million ways large and small.

Because he "bottomed" for Heath, he has borne the brunt of criticism. Some people will never get over it. These are not fans. These are sick, despicable pieces of crap.

They accuse him of lying about his sexuality and being 'closeted' which is a f#*king insult, when he has said on more than one occasion that he is not gay.

Jake's been the personification of "grace under pressure" and he's never abandoned his convictions as if they were a suit of clothes you take off or put on when it's expedient.

So all those so-called "fans" you're referring to, "JF," can shove it where the sun don't shine until they choke to death on their own venom.

tweet!!!!!!! said...

You really need to stop going to other sites and cutting and pasting other peoples comments here and on WFT2 SK,if so at least link and give proper credit!

What is your hang up with that site and the owners and commenters there anyway? It was bad enough when you tried to set up blogs and posting videos on youtube using there names but now pretending they posted those quotes here when all you did asw cut and paste? And don't forget back in '07 when you and other posters here used their names to post on other gossip sites. How old are you again?

From twitter:

Sittin next to jake gyllenhaal right now. He looks like a lumberjack. He's with some twunt named Fanny who's drunk & littering everywhere

The pussyhunting has begun!

Special K said...

Jack, this tactic didn't work before and isn't going to work today.

destiny said...

I totally agree with everything you said PG about Jake and Adam.

That interview Levine did was no fluke and was done with Jake's and his peoples OK IMO, too obvious.

So let me get this straight. Adam went into the interview, plotting how to get the magazine to ask him about Jake, just so that he could let loose with a pr/Jake approved party line. Seriously? And what, Adam arranged the interview so that he could help out his pal Jake, rather than promote his new cd and tour? Seriously?

TWEET!!!!!!!! said...

No Destiny, Adam helping out Jake came after. He just used the interview to help him out.

Adam has been interviewed by gay magazines before, the fact that the interview just asked him about hanging with Jake and he went into a tirade instead of just saying we have been friends since grade school is suspect. And no follow-up questions either....

BTW, most of the interview was to pimp his CD although that one question got the most attention.

Oh well PR is PR, Adam doesn't seem to bothered by it since he made those jokey tweets/retweets to Austin about Javier, LOL!!

Both Adam and Austin are full of shit and are playing games

austin's twitter said...

AUS10NICHOLS: Disappearing into a magical merry place called Baldhead Island. Goodbye.
about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®