Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Evils of the World...and Shopping!

I am sitting here at school not wanting to do a darn thing but pass the time with a blog! I went and saw Bride Wars with Christy Gerrard about two weeks ago and it showed a preview for this...


Confessions of a Shopaholic!!!
I looks amazingly amazing I can't wait to, A) Drag my husband to it, B) Go with my bargain shoppin Mom and Sis, C) Find a friend to go with me!!! I love Isla Fisher I think that she is so gorge! She is on the cover of Allure for February and I just think she is so drop dead she really pulls of the red hair and its so pretty I love love it! The one thing I have questions about is that she is with the guy from Borat.....I have never seen the movie but I heard that it's funny but I don't know she may be a little to cute for him, but hey they seemed happy in the pics of the magazine...which means its totally true ;)! The clothes for the movie seem so amazing I think that I would have an over kill of all the designer merch if I was on the set, I haven't been around too many real designer fashions in my day.

On another note...

Nate and I joined Netflix the other day and its so awesome because you can stream movies right to your X-Box instantly. They don't have like everything we've come to find that the selection is very random. I have rather enjoyed Beverly Hills 90210 the way old school one in its first season a ton. We have been watching a lot of Documentaries though, it sounds weird but I was really entertained by them, the ones we watched were:

Maxed Out was as you can tell about credit card debt, which scared me to death. If you are in debt or know someone who is in trouble with debt you should have them watch this it wanted me to destroy every credit card in the world! Credit card companies are horrible on the film they showed a man who was mentally challenged living with his mother and he would get credit card applications! Also they spoke with two mothers of college students (one student each) where on their first day of college like at the beggining of school week or welcome back whatever they call it where they set up all those boothes and you can receive free prizes for signing up for a credit card, well this appealed to their children and they began to use the credit cards and then the problem would get to the point where they couldn't make payments so they would open new credit cards to make a minimum payments. They finally told their parents what was going on and they felt so ashamed they ended up taking their own lives because of the stress. Even after their deaths they still receive credit card applications for their deceased children, saying how they have missed their business. One of the mothers said " I gave you the life of my child isn't that enough?" It was really eye opening to me and scared me a lot which I think was a good thing and will make me more cautious in the future in dealing with credit cards and debt.




This next documentary was about Wal-Mart and how it treats its customers and employees. This was also really eye opening and made me never want to shop at Wal-Mart again! Many of the Wal-Mart brand of toys and products that they sell at the stores or at Sam's Club are as we know manufactured in China. They showed the conditions of these working facilities and it was awful! The workers are paid 3 US dollars a day, they work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week! Wal-Mart takes out of the check money for utilities and rent for the dorms the workers have to stay in, the living situations there were horrible they had to share rooms with many other employees and they didn't have a shower or tub. Now yes these people don't have to work there they choose to but many of them that they interviewed for the movie were from small towns moving to a big city thinking they can make money for their families. You'd think Wal-Mart a multi-billion BILLION dollar company would make their accomadations better for the ones who are making them so rich. Wal-Mart also does not allow over time pay at all Managers were taught how to dock peoples hours so they will only reach 40 for the week if they were over they would either delete those hours or put them on to the next pay period, there are still many cases pending from employees that saught legal action. Many of Wal-Marts do not offer security cameras in their parking lot, on the movie they made a list of the first 4-5 months of 2005 and how many crimes were committed in the parking lots of Wal-Mart stores, the list was enormous. They again are a multi BILLION dollar company and they cannot offer security cameras and an officer to make sure people are safe after spending their money and leaving the store. The stores that did have the cameras and an officer regularly patrolling the area, they saw no acts of criminal activity. Now I'm not saying that I'm not going to shop at Wal-Mart anymore but
I will limit it, I also will not buy anything that I think would happen to be made in China, that also goes for many other stores since I'd assume their conditions are the same abroad. BUY LOCAL!

Alright that is enough seriousness for one day but if any of this stuff interests you you should watch them!! Back to school I go Love Love

7 comments:

Kristy and Dave said...

Morgan, I saw both of those movies on Netflix too! They scared me to death. You should watch The Business of Being Born, that one is pretty crazy too (warning: you'll see a not-so-fit Ricki Lake naked).

I also want to see Confessions of a Shopaholic - sounds like we have the same taste in movies!

Ariel said...

sheesh that credit card one sounds intense. and speaking of credit card debt, i totally want to see that shopaholic movie too! it looks so fun!

p.s. i am going to forget what i just read about walmart so i can keep shopping there :)

Carrian said...

OK I could tell you some crazy stuff about walmart. We don't really go there. That soup recipe I can't post because it's a family recipe that I have been sworn to keep. I wanted you to have it though so don't tell!! haha

Carrian said...

ps did you go get your free stuff yesterday from like nordstrom, dillards macys??

Carrian said...

Sure did!! I went again today and got more!!! You should feel special. You are part of the fam!!

Jeff and Whitney said...

I want to go see that movie too!!! It looks pretty cute. Im sure it will be a wait till DVD one however if Jeff has anything to say about it!

Liz and Adam said...

Ok...I miss you. Where do you even work now? My world just isn't right. I try to call but you never answer...please start answering OK? k...thanks, love love you