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Aug. 4th, 2008

c'mere big boy

TV Fashion I Absolutely Adore

So we all know Sex and the City for all the gorgeous, and well, radical fashion statements made while on the small (and big) screen, not to mention the steamy sex scenes. Most recently, Gossip Girl has gotten a lot of attention for similar reasons. While I agree that the sex scenes are hot, what did and still does it for me is the fashion in those shows. I absolutely loooove their clothes; and in that respect, I can't understand why they would want to take them off ;D.

Two of my favorite on-screen styles come from slightly less popular (controversial?) shows: Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother and Anna Friel as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on Pushing Daisies.

Lily takes inspiration from many designers for her quirky cute wardrobe and loves to shop for new pieces, much to the dismay of her on-screen hubby, Marshall (played by Jason Segel). Among her muses are Diane von Furstenburg, Marc Jacobs and most especially Nanette Lepore. Stores you might find her shopping at include Urban Outfitters and its uber-stylish older sister store Anthropologie.

Here are just a few examples of what I mean.

On screen style:

Translated to the real world:

I actually think that last one Lily wore this in one of the episodes but I can't seem to find a picture.

Chuck's style is a bit harder to pin down. She takes inspiration from fashion of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Her outfits are almost always in bright colors, as is one of the themes of the show. But while I cannot pinpoint exactly where you could shop to find similar outfits (vintage stores, your local Salvation Army, perhaps?), I cannot deny that I love the challenge.

[ mood | chipper ]

Jul. 23rd, 2008

girl of rock & roll

A Hint of Nostalgia

Does anyone remember Disney's One Saturday Morning from when we were all kids? It used to play on ABC every Saturday from 8 to 12 in the a.m. I came across the intro and felt a sudden urge for nostalgia. Oh how much I miss being a kid and waking up excited to watch 5 hours of television every week.... Doug, Recess, Pepper Ann. Ah...the good old days.

Extra credit: Write a list of as many TV shows as you can remember watching when you were a kid (i.e. aged 6-12 years).

is my list. If you need help, here's a list....I gave up after page 18 or so...apparently there were A LOT of shows in the 90s....

[ music | The Beets - Killer Tofu ]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

Jul. 15th, 2008

secret lovers

My Damn Fucking Hormones

Gaaah!  I feel like I'm 16 again! Faaaaaack.

The senseless giggling and blushing must end.

Details to come later. Maybe.

Jul. 13th, 2008

c'mere big boy

Go! Guillermo, go!

Hellboy II was great. I am quite pleased.

[ feeling | sleepy ]
[ watching | Hellboy ]

Jul. 12th, 2008

omgz, like, scoob!


I'm all against high fructose corn syrup but this is nuts!

[ feeling | betrayed ]
[ reading | Bridget Jones: This Time I Really Have Changed ]

Jul. 8th, 2008

girl of rock & roll

Beauty and the Beast (now satiated by Tortilla Soup)

Yay for leftovers and Campbell's Select. Heretofore, my culinary expertise shall exist purely through the efforts of others that do all the work for me!

Now on to the assorted eye-candies of my blogosphere as promised:

New number one reason to live in NYC: Art is magical.
 1.  NYC Waterfall Project by Danish artist Olafur Eliasso
 2. Telectroscope by
British multimedia artist Paul St. George [this is SUPERCOOL but the exhibition ended June 15th D:]
Both pieces of news courtesy of The Gothamist.

Speaking of Gotham, check out this new poster for the Dark Knight. I absolutely REFUSE to watch anymore DK trailers. I might as well download the movie already if I'm going to that. Only one more week and half to go. Also, midterms are next week and I haven't read a thing yet GAH!. Midterms: 7/17, DK: 7/18 or 7/17 at midnight!

I bought The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (who also wrote Wonder Boys - yes, the one the film by the same name is based on).  I'm only about seven pages into it -- but it reads pretty well, if I can even qualify to make an opinion considering I've read so little. There's a film slated to come out next year. That's not why I'm read, btw. Nor is it b/c it was Seth Cohen's favorite work of fiction, no. Actually the cover of the book is what did it for me: it caught my attention. Ah! the genius of marketing.  I had actually heard of The Escapist (nothing to do with the movie!) comic book hero while researching escapism (yes, I'm that much of a geek), since I'm a fan of the concept  and I read that the book was worthwhile, so there's that. So, now I'm reading it and well, it's better than Twilight. :wink: What isn't, eh?

Which reminds me, I saw In the Land of Women yesterday --partly to see if Kristen Stewart could act (she can't) and partly to see if Adam Brody could play any part other than Seth Cohen (he can...sort of). I also saw the first half of Wanted. But comments to come on that at a later date, if I even get to finish the movie.

ALSO: want to watch The Wackess. It got good reviews on both Slate and Salon (I know, I know Salon :gasp: one of the horsemen of the apocalypse...who knows?) Even if it didn't, I still would have watched it. The trailer intrigues me just as much as it makes me cringe -- plus Josh Peck is in it (lock up your daughters lolz.). In Josh Peck I trust, and really shouldn't we all. I lurve Biz Markie in the bg of the trailer; it makes me smile. But speaking of wackness, what's with Mary Kate (Mary-Kate?) Olsen in EVERY trailer. I've heard that she's only in maybe all of one scene, if that. Maybe she was placed (lolz, MaK product placement) in an attempt to make the film more hipster-friendly....maybe.

In other news, Giant panda survived quake, now gives birth to twins. Aw, yes cute cuddly panda mom gives birth to baby shrimps, I mean oops, and does anyone else think Shichuan sounds too much like Szechuan? Oh no! There's been an eathquake in Szechuan...quick bring out your chickens! :D

[ feeling | legs extremely sore after only 20 minutes of treadmill = me < lametard ]
[ music | Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy ]

Beauty and the Beast in her stomach going "Garrrr! FEED ME!!"

DAMNIT! I lost my train of thought.... BEFORE I EVEN STARTED!

Okay, I am presently looking at my "Easy Suppers" cookbook, but am currently at a lack of ingredients. Or at least I think I am. This ham and potato casserole looked good until I realized that I didn't have potatoes.... :\ plus, ovens scare me. Is there anyway to make a casserole w/o an oven, btw? Please don't say microwave! So, I will probably end up heating leftovers (rice and veggies -- joy! no really...) I already ate some cheese cubes and baby carrots as an "appetizer". Oh the joys of domesticity.  I can only imagine what will happen to me when I live on my own. I see two possible scenarios and both, unfortunately, hilarious. I will either (a) shrivel up and end up looking like Starvin' Marvin OR (b) get eaten alive by wild dogs a la Bridget Jones... or maybe not, since there won't be much to eat. Then again, like any dogs, I'm sure they'll love to gnaw on my bones -- which is great for them b/c that's all I am, really.

But enough of that. As you may or may not know, I am a fan of  myriad blogs (aha! you really CAN use that word correctly in a sentence!) and occasionally, while perusing the many sites that make up my blogosphere, I make a couple of happy discoveries. The first of which I will introduce to you all succinctly (bwahaha, aren't I smug with my big words and what-not).
NUMBER 1: Stacation: (noun) to go on vacation but stay in town. Thank you fred flare for this new word! How could I have lived without it?* *Please note the sarcasm in the above sentence. But it really is a good word -- and I intend on introducing it to my vernacular.

:gurgle: ugh, to be continued at a later time. My hunger is tantalizing close to ravaging my innards.

Jun. 21st, 2008

club sandwiches not baby seals

A Day in the Life

You know that feeling of being superbly dehydrated after a night of heavy drinking. Every morning that I consume coffee the Godforsaken drink causes the same kind of hungover-esque discomfort. It's a real pain in the head. Esp. since I feel so good while I drink it. Ironically, just like alcohol. That's why I can't seem to stop -- the coffee. & by God, I feel sick right now.
I went to go outside to lighten my hair a bit and by the time I got the Tx ready the sun had been replaced by clouds. Grey ones, at that. It's probably going to rain again dammit. Which would have been perfect to rinse out hair.

EDIT: [missing chunk of entry here.]

But my favorite time of day happens to be now: twilight, and it has nothing to do with the book of the same name that I am reading finished reading last night. I've always loved this time of day, I just never knew what the heck it was called. But it makes sense --twilight, two lights, both night and day combined in the evening sky. Also, one of my favorite sounds is that of rolling thunder (at a distance) which is what I happen to hearing outside right now. Funnily enough (note: I may have just made the phrase up right now), rolling thunder sounds a lot like the sound of my brother taking at the large garbage can we have. :\

So have been reviewing The Fratelli's music (LOVETHEM) and well, this is just going to sound repetitively: I love them!

Chelsea Dagger sounds like the perfect song to get completely slammed to. In a pub. After a football (futbol) game.
When I hear Flathead's "Well, just because she feeds me well and she made me talk dirty in a pink hotel, doesn't mean she's got eyes for me. She might just want my bones you see." I imagine it all taking place here (see below).

Also, am watching the beginning of Hotel Chevalier (will watching The Darjeeling Limited next).

This photo doesn't do the scene justice. This picture is better to how it looks in the film, except it's a little darker. I adore the way Anderson plays with light in color in this short movie  (EDIT: same for TDL -- I finished seeing it). I like that Natalie Portman's name in Hotel Chevalier was Alice, like it was in Closer. & her hair was cute in both of these movies. How I wish my own hair was not the curly frizz ball that it is. I could never cut my hair THAT short. But if I could, I would totally cut it like any of those, she had. Or as Selma Blair had it as Liz Sherman in Hellboy.

Lastly, found this picture of the HP GoF gang while I was looking for Robert Pattinson pictures (b/c he is Dear!God!Almighty! Freakin!Edward!Cullen!) and, LOL can you say class picture much? esp. with DanRad and and Rup in the front.

[ mood | head aching immensely but coffee is an evil bitch ]
[ music | The Fratellis  -Mistress Mabel ] 



club sandwiches not baby seals

Yet Another Reason to Live in Chicago

It's like a compilation of all the concerts I've been to and/or want to go to. All in one place.

And more...

[ mood | dehydrated ]
[ music | Feist - Secret Heart ]

Jun. 19th, 2008

club sandwiches not baby seals

I'm siriusly not a fan of prequels, however....

For this one I might make an exception.

Michelle told Monica and I about a "prequel" J.K. wrote about Sirius (swoon) and James, and though not entirely in love with the whole HP series as I was before, I was intrigued. So I looked it up, and it's alright. She (J.K.) clearly stated that she would not write a prequel (or is not working  but I don't think it would be a bad idea, assuming it wouldn't be even close to as fanfictiony as the epilogue (blech). Esp. since the whole story of the Marauders seems so fun and funny (i.e. I am sucking at my use of adj. right now so deal with it, people, ugh and commas too apparently). I would LOOOOOOOOOVE to read a series on the Marauders and it could be called just that -- b/c hey "marauders" is pretty freaking awesome word, is it not? & besides we all KNOW how it ends so it's not like there will be some big anti-climatic ending like in book 7 that will make some of us (ME!) angry with the series. :D

Also, am looking into reading the Twilight series, as I heard is also VERY good.

ps. also finished watching Death at a Funeral and would like everyone to know that I think Alan Tudyk has quite a marvelous arse. Yes, I quite like it, I do.


[ feeling | TIRED! ]
[ music | Jakob Dylan f. Dhani Harrison - Gimme Some Truth  ]

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