Thursday, January 03, 2008

Burton Snowboards are Going Overboard!

Do you want to save the world? Have a cause you feel deeply, strongly for? Got an idea you think can make a real difference? Listen up:

Burton Snowboards and Girl Overboard author Justina Chen Headley, in partnership with Youth Venture, are co-sponsoring the Go Overboard Challenge Grant to find the best youth-led ideas to change the world. What does that mean?

Write up your idea, or gather your friends or even your whole school to jot down your ideas and solutions and send them to Burton. They are giving away $1,000 grants to the ideas they like the best. You then use that grand to make your idea an ACTION! Love this!!

For the guidelines, rules and the how-to on the "grant" writing, go to Burton's Go Overboard site:

And feel free to let me know any of your ideas!!

"Let It Burn" Cover

24 year old Singer-songwriter Sara Beck aka Pink Nasty (terrible name, beautiful voice) covers Usher's "Let It Burn" live in Seattle back in September. I like her version better!!! I mean she's got this sweet voice and it's pretty funny, these lyrics sung by a gal. Sort of a "burn" on the boy, no? What do you think? Prefer Usher's version?

Like the sound of Pink Nasty? Check out her site.


I want my lunch to look like these every day!! Did you know in Japan they have made an adorable art out of packing lunches? They pack them in bento boxes, which are lunch boxes that have little compartments for individual types of food or that stack up and they are often decorated with cute Hello Kitty or other Japanese characters. This beats the school cafeteria's lunch any day.

The above image on the left is from a website that takes pictures of her amazingly cute lunches! And the one n the right is from a Flicker group that is all Bento boxes all the time! I've made a few that aren't nearly as cute as hers, but they're better than brown baggin in! I have this bento box called a Laptop Lunchbox. Wanna see...

Tee-hee... I eat healthy! I'm a dork... What do you eat for lunch??

An 8th Harry Potter Book?!

More Harry news... in an interview with Time magazine, JK Rowling said, "There have been times since finishing, weak moments, when I've said 'Yeah, all right' to the eighth novel." Her 14-year old daughter has apparently bugged her to write an eighth too! But she then went on to say that IF she were to write another volume, Harry would not be the central character.

Would you want another Potter book? Or did you love the ending to Deathly Hallows? What do you think could happen in an 8th? What would you want to see happen in an 8th? And not happen? Tell me!

Cute Couple Alert

They're still together... and out for a casual New Years' Eve in this picture. What's the word... you like her? him? Them together as couple? And what about the thing around her head? Headband? Is she about to go do some aerobics?

She's on the cover of Seventeen magazine this month dishing about her relationship with Zac, as well as her good relationship with her Mom, who she was just spotted with at Urban Outfitters shopping for clothes. Curious at all? In the article she says her favorite movie is Anchorman and kissing Zac on-screen is thrilling, not awkward. Hmmm....

New Survivor Cast!!

The new season of Survivor is a Fans Vs. Favorites thing and here is the first look at the "Favorites," aka the past Survivor contestants. Do you watch the show? Are any of YOUR FAVORITES here? Is the show even fun anymore or do you think it's totally tired? Let me know!

In case they don't look familiar, here is the key to which season each of these past contestants were on...

11 — Cirie Fields, 37, Survivor: Panama
12 — Jonathan Penner, 45, Survivor: Cook Islands
13 — Amanda Kimmel, 23, Survivor: China
14 — James Clement, 30, Survivor: China
15 — Ozzy Lusth, 26, Survivor: Cook Islands
16 — Yau-Man Chan, 55, Survivor: Fiji
17 — Eliza Orlins, 25, Survivor: Vanuatu
18 — Jon Dalton (aka Johnny Fairplay), 33, Survivor: Pearl Islands
19 — Parvati Shallow, 25, Survivor: Cook Islands
20 — Ami Cusack, 24, Survivor Pearl Islands

In case you were wondering where numbers 1-10 are, they are the Fans and they are completely NEW contestants we have never met before!

I Got a Puppy!

Her name is Ozzy, she's a mutt, but we know her Mom was a husky. She was going to the pound and we couldn't let that happen! Check out the ICE BLUE eyes!! She's already getting into everything and has knocked down two glasses of water off the table and eaten various things she shouldn't, mostly though, she's destroyed our yard. But, hey, she's cute! And super lovey and cuddly. Anyone else get a new pet over the holidays?? Send me a picture!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Just Do It!

Did you see this commerical on New Years' Eve? I love it because it covers every excuse in the book. That's real-life wheelchair bound UW-Whitewater basketball star Matt Scott. What did you think? Did it move you to get of your bum and do something?

Oh Harry, you're... Hairy!

He's come a long way since his first Potter days. Daniel Radcliffe beat out Orlando Bloom for the lead role in a new movie called Journey which is a true life tale about a young journalist in war-torn Somalia.

Okay so this picture is from his turn in the play Equus, but jimeny crickets, it's just so good I had to post it! Do think he's cute? Or do you prefer Ron Weasly? Discuss.

Super Clea's Corner 2.0

We’re gonna try something new. I’m gonna just talk and talk and talk and tell you all kinds of fun junk I hear about celebs and TV and movies and music and books and comics, and show you wacky stuff I see online. I’m gonna write about fashion trends and hot tips and I’m also still going to write about life as a teen in this here weird and wonderful world. And you can still write me -- in the comments section -- and ask me questions, send me intel, tell me I’m whack, or better yet, wondrous and all around speak out. So, on with the show that is this.

ps - that picture is me, with a frito boat in hand (fritos, chili, cheese, goodness) at Aero Dog, a hot dog stand in a cargo plane in central valley Cali - it was 25 degrees out and the plane is OPEN. Cold! But delicious...