Liquid Pools That Shimmer

Majestic ripples. Waves of time spreading outwards. Timeless and hidden soothing the mind.

Blues And Greens

Wayward and alone. Agreed solidarity. Bold and beautiful. Creative and alive.

A View of Paradise.

Tropical pools. Bamboo trees. Rocks and waterfalls. The sun blazing high above.

Northern Lake

Misty mountain top. Lake of dreams. Enter the green valley and become one with nature.

Tree of Life

Never ask why. Fate surely has other plans for you when a mystic light is shining on you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Olivia Munn leaves Attack of the Show

Attack of the Show loses one of its most popular and attractive co-hosts, breaking geeky hearts all over the Internet and the cable world.

What made G4’s weekly live television program “Attack of the Show” so special and lively over the past four years since 2006 was not only that the show covered topics like new technology, pop culture, daily news, prodigies, previews of movies, games, and digital media, but was the fact that it had a special chemistry between the host Kevin Pereira and Olivia Mann.

AOTS’s popularity grew as co-host Olivia Munn became every geek’s dream girl fully manifested as a half Chinese-Irish descent chic that seems to really like cool nerdy stuff, and hang out with the guys. Munn was born in 1980, raised in Tokyo, Japan, went to the University of Oklahoma, and began her acting career as Lisa Munn and has professionally changed it to Olivia Munn since 2006 as her rising star and popularity have grown. She replaced host Sarah Lane in 2006 and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Olivia Munn’s increasing popularity on AOTS was getting noticed by Hollywood and fashion magazines. Featured on the cover of Maxim magazine and commercial endorsements. Film roles were now offered to her and TV guest spots. Munn was gaining a huge fan base following and some speculated they would only watch AOTS as long as she was there co-hosting and occasionally wearing a scantily clad superhero outfit. She promised her fans that she would always stay with AOTS feeling a family bond with the G4 network.

That became her famous last words as she became more famous over the next few years. In the 2008 horror film Insanitarium, Munn had a significant role as a nurse at an insane asylum and more recently, starting with Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 2. The NBC network, announced in May 2010 that Munn will star in a half-hour comedy television series called Perfect Couples to begin broadcasting on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. time slot on Jan. 20, 2011. Munn appeared on the Daily Show as a new correspondent on June 3, 2000. On July 6, 2010 Munn became officially a published author with her book, titled, Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek. After July 2010 Munn was suddenly absence from the AOTS.

For the next several months, nobody at the G4 network gave any clues about Olivia Munn’s extended absence. Instead, host Kevin Pereira had to make do with a variety of attractive female co-host and lightheartedly acknowledged Munn’s noticeable absence from the show. Despite inquiries by fans and people of interest, there was no official announcement from G4 about Munn coming back to the show. Interestingly enough, photographs and posters of Munn still dominate the studio sets and websites. The lack of a no-show was becoming quite obvious to most people who could tell the wheels of fame were definitely rolling for Munn.

Host Kevin Pereira finally broke the news on December 6, 2010 about a startling revelation. Candace Bailey will take over as the new co-host for AOTS. Kevin Pereira will officially welcome Candace Bailey on Attack of the Show, starting January 11, 2011. Bailey beat out other popular condenters for the co-hosting gig like Alison Haislip, Carrie Keagan, Morgan Webb, and Sara Underwood. Many fans wish her luck, but often worried about the chemistry between herself and Pereira. Bailey is considered eye candy by fans and a bit too skinny for their preferences.

Some fans don’t blame Munn for going on to bigger and better things. Diehard geeks will always follow Munn wherever she goes. But some disgruntled fans have stopped following her on Twitter and Facebook and recall her promise to appear on the show one last time before ever leaving, but instead phoned in her last appearance on AOTS. Munn never officially said goodbye to her fan base on G4. It is quite obvious that when your career and popularity is skyrocketed by fortune and fame, that ultimately you have got to ride that train to whatever direction it takes you, and leave the past behind. Olivia Munn is doing just that and is working on publishing her own magazine called Hey Olivia, which is scheduled for publication by MYMAG.

Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek
HEY OLIVIA! (MYMAG, Volume 3: Olivia Munn)
Maxim January 2010 * Wet & Wild Olivia Munn Hangover Survival Guide * UFC's Rachelle Leah * Hometown Hotties Champion Stephanie Pratt (Volume 145)
Jedi Junkies
Playboy July/August 2009 Olivia Munn
Iron Man 2 (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

T.S.Garp © Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.

Personality Development and Behavior Patterns (Part Two)

Our personality and our behavior are based on patterns from past experiences that have affected us on the emotional level.

Ultimately, we have to take an assessment of our own developing personality and discover what’s motivating us. When psychologists research this type of question regarding what drives us, the answer usually comes up to be on an emotional level. Emotion can greatly affect your motivation in so many ways. Your mind may be the builder, the thinker, the architect, but your emotions express your true feelings, your dreams, and your desired goals. Emotions and motivation can play a pivotal part in how you conduct your life and experience of it.

To paraphrase the late great, Eunice Kennedy, “Never try to stop someone in pursuit of their dreams, only try to encourage them to do the best they can, completed in a reasonable amount of time, and move on to the next journey”. This is truly words to live by, most parents and teachers get this, but there are still those few, friends, rivals, and certain relatives, that fail to impart and encourage you to actively pursue your dreams. This could be a tragic mistake in the development of a young personality into adulthood who suffers from a lack of needed encouragement to pursue a dream. The world would surely lose a future doctor, scientists, humanitarian, actor, artists, writer, philosopher, and perhaps future president of a great nation.

Statistically it is known that a great majority of people are not living out their desired goals and dreams. There is a sad but true consensus that nobody is truly happy with their present job. Many people are disconnected emotionally with the jobs they find themselves doing and realize they are not satisfied or happy with it. Finding yourself in a career that is only motivated out of necessity, in an unhappy environment, stifling your individuality and creativity can only lead to depression, dissatisfaction, and disillusionment. Positive action is needed and fears need to be gone. Associating with other people that have similar goals and ideas can be a great motivator. Working with similar minds and attitudes in an environment that is advantageous to success and emotionally fulfilling can only lead to accomplishing your goals quicker.

Understanding your own personality traits and what truly motivates you can help determine your true purpose and unlock the fear of goals and endeavors that truly moves you. Look at the real reason why you’re inspired by something. Is the reason an emotional one or by something else? Are you motivated by a love? Money? Self worth? Competition? Having a healthy competitive attitude is a good personality trait to have that helps give you a needed push for growth, but having an overly aggressive competitive nature can be misguided, and often very costly.

Deciphering the real reasons that make up your personality and motivation is the key. Why did you decide to buy that particular house? Why did you buy that particular car and color? Why did you decide to marry that person and not the other? What characteristics are you attracted to that you see in other people that affect your emotions? How did you decide to pick this particular career versus doing some other kind of job? These are the types of questions you need to ask yourself, in an open and honest manner, regarding personality traits, self-worth, self-esteem, and self-motivation. Discovering what truly inspires your personality on an emotional level, can guide you to a more satisfying outlook on life and personal endeavors.

There are many psychological theories that debate on what really motivates people and how they are affected by internal drives that determined their choices in life. On a completely emotional level, what really motivates us in achieving a desired goal is based solely on what’s beneficial, pleasurable, and gives us a feeling of accomplishment that is comforting and rewarding at the same time. Nevertheless, it is your indelible personality and your emotional state of being, that will ultimately decide how you view your past, how you live in the present, and how you see yourself in the future.

Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees, Second Edition: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Encouraging and Recognizing Employee Excellence
Motivating People to Be Physically Active - 2nd Edition (Physical Activity Intervention Series)
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams
Living Your Dreams, inspirational affirmations to empower your thinking, relieve stress, and deepen your spiritual life while you drive! Give a unique gift, under $10, that uplifts with positive, faith-filled affirmations!
Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame
The Self-esteem Companion: Simple Exercises to Help You Challenge Your Inner Critic & Celebrate Your Personal Strengths
The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem
Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community

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