Archive for August, 2008

So Excited For September

August 28, 2008

I’m a big fan of fall. There is nothing better than walking out of my apartment, wearing a sweater and jeans, and feeling the cool, crisp air as I walk down the street. Summer is great and all, but having left school several years back, the only thing it brings back to me are nostalgic feelings of 3 months of fun. Unfortunately, my job doesn’t have a billing code for nostalgia. So I’m forced to work while all the little ones run through sprinkers, or whatever the hell it is I did during summertime before I went and got me a grown up life.

So with September literally around the corner, I’m getting more and more excited for the awesomeness that is fall. This includes great concerts, the changing of colors, brisk days, and, most important of all…

My TV shows are back. Everyone, my TV shows are back!

I’ll talk to you all about the best shows [for me] coming up, but seriously, I don’t care what you watch. You HAVE to be as excited as I am for all the great programming that will consume our lives and leave us as intolerable hermits until the holidays. How can you NOT be stoked for that??

Since the WGA had their strike, we’ve been inundated with reality television. Which is all well and good. I’ll be completely transparent with you when I say that watching people fight over money, bitch out over contests and argue over dumb shit is some of the most entertaining stuff ever.

But then you remember the glory of REAL television. Pithy one liners. Obsessable story lines. ACTUAL REAL CHARACTERS! Because let’s be honest. Reality TV? Furthest thing from real life. It’s like taking those dogs dressed as people and trying to pass them off as distant relatives at a family function. Sure, it might work for a little while, and possibly fool the younger kids. But you know something is up the instant they start to hump your cousin’s leg. And look embarrassed about it.
I’m fully planning on never breathing fresh air until May. Because it has been FAR too long since I’ve been able to gush over what happened on The Office, or freak out because of what happened on Heroes.

So this is as good a time as any to let you all know. I’m in a serious relationship. His name is DVR, and he does more for me than I could ever have hoped.

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Interesting Direction To Take Your Brand

August 27, 2008

I don’t know about you, but Orangina has always screamed “kinky animal sex” to me.

[via Buzzfeed]

Who Wants Free Obama Things?

August 27, 2008

You all might know about this, but in case you don’t, I might just be making your week.

Free Obama buttons and stickers!

Head on over to MoveOn.org to place an order for a free Obama button, and while you’re there, pick up a bumper sticker, as well. If you’d like, you can donate some money and receive even more buttons or stickers to hand out to friends and family.

I ordered mine last night, so I’ll let you know when I receive them. But if you support Barack Obama and Joe Biden, then you should definitely pick up your free support gear.

And if you’re feeling particularly giving, check out the amazing gallery of Obama art. You can bid on any piece, and all of them are pretty awesome. This is my favorite…
I’m so excited for November!

Back To School Sale @ Threadless

August 26, 2008

Or, if you’re in the working world, the “Summer never sucked this much in college” sale.

All t-shirts are on sale for $12 and all prints are $25. You know I love prints, so here are a few of my faves. Gift away, inter-kids.

Candy-Colored Assassins
Concrete Jungle

I’m not even going to get into the number of t-shirts I want, because we all have other things we need to do with our day.

Time Waster Tuesday – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

August 26, 2008

If you have about 42 minutes to spare today, I have a fairly awesome suggestion for how to spend it.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Joss Whedon [executive producer and writer of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer fame] teamed up with his family to produce, write and direct an online musical. This musical, comprised of three acts, tells the story of a super villian who falls in love with the girl who shares his laundry schedule and later falls in love with his arch nemesis.

I can see you guys rolling your eyes and beginning to point your browsers elsewhere. So before you act all Judgey McJudgerson, just listen. The musical comes from Joss Whedon, who is amazing in so many different ways. Also, do you NOT remember the Buffy episode, Once More, With Feeling?? Because everytime someone watches that episode, baby Jesus laughs.

And if that doesn’t sway you, pay attention to the talented cast. Felicia Day [Buffy: The Vampire Slayer], Simon Helberg [MadTV, The Big Bang Theory], Nathan Fillion [Firefly, Desperate Housewives] and Neil Patrick Harris [all things awesome]. Yes, you read correctly. And he sings.

The musical is funny and awesome and is 45 minutes and you can watch it at your desk. So you really have no excuses. And you know what, I’ll even embed it for you right here. Enjoy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.
Head on over to the Dr. Horrible site to sign up for news [rumored sequel!], t-shirts and other items, or to watch it in a bigger format.

Head over to iTunes to download the songs or video. Doing this will automatically subscribe you to future installments.

And if you need more musical incredibleness, head over to Amazon to buy the “Once More, With Feeling” album.

Oiseaux Print Giveaway!

August 25, 2008

This is very last minute, but also very worthwhile.

I came across Oiseaux through Courtney’s blog, DesignWorkLife. The collages that are put together are just awesome and make me smile. And having an apartment that is as well decorated as where many people fulfill their 10-20 year sentencing, finding great prints and such to display at home is always an exciting find.

Although, most of the time, the need for food and subway fare end up winning the battle of what to spend my money on. But not this time! Shelley from Oiseaux is having a print giveaway! Head on over to her site and comment on this post before midnight tonight, and you’ll be entered for a drawing. Even if you don’t win, it’s more than worth it just to check out her great work!

See more of Shelley’s work at her Etsy shop.

Also, I’m becoming wicked obsessed with prints, aren’t I?

We All Knew It Was A Matter Of Time

August 21, 2008

Can we talk about the Project Runway episode that was on last night?

RuPaul (courtesy of BravoTV.com)
Drag Queens. I love Drag Queens.

This show has been on for how long now, and this is the first time that drag queens have been overtly involved?? I say ‘overtly’ because I’m pretty positive Michael Kors likes to dance in some high heels every once and awhile. And I’m leaving Christian Siriano alone in this joke, because I think our minds already went there, so there is no need to address it.

Varla Jean Merman (courtesy of BravoTV.com)

So you guys, it’s happened. Bravo is officially out of the closet. Secretly, we all suspected that Bravo was gay, but we never wanted to say anything about it. But now? Now we know. Bravo is a big ass queen.

First off, watching the designers cope with their drag queens is priceless. Poor Joe Faris, who has Varla Jean Merman as a client, cannot even wrap his mind around what is happening. Meanwhile, across the room, Daniel Feld, who has Annida Greenkard, just makes me feel awkward. Because until this episode, I never noticed that Daniel has the voice most drag queens use when hosting a show.

Sweetie (courtesy of BravoTV.com)

Honestly, I knew this episode was coming up, because several weeks ago in the season preview, they showed Tim Gunn giving the absolute best piece of criticism to ever be given. To anyone. In the history of ever.

“This looks like a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park.”

I died. Tim Gunn, I want to be friends.

There are so many other things that happened this episode that I loved. Suede breaking up and making up with Hedda Lettuce. RuPaul being greeted like a house guest that has outworn their welcome. Daniel fighting with the judges [including RuPaul!] about what is entailed in a good drag dress. And Michael Kors being jealous of almost every single wig, dress, belt and boot.

RuPaul, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Heidi Klum (courtesy of BravoTV.com)

Drag Queen competitions every year, I say! Besides, we all know Michael Kors worked hard to get this episode approved. Let’s not disappoint him next year.

Speaking of, what is your drag name? Or better yet, what would Michael Kors‘ be?

You can see more pictures of the show here

Gonna Be A Little MIA

August 15, 2008

So my iBook is officially dead. End of an era. This means that for the next week, posting will be light, if not non-existent.

Let me just say this, though. My Apple Care warranty ended several days ago, but Apple STILL honored it, and is replacing my hard drive for free! I’m still debating getting a new computer, but how awesome is that?? Apple rules.

And Courtney? I hope you know this means I’m going to be needing about 40 cd’s worth of music. Please and thank you.

Gayle Is An Enabler

August 14, 2008
See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

“Drunk. Oprah, you’re drunk. That is too much alcohol. Please go home.”

Long Story Short, I Need To Move

August 13, 2008

During a long subway ride home, I listened to one woman talk to her mother slash friend slash family member or whomever about “Brad”…”Brad”, someone who no one thought would adjust to New York City…”Brad”, someone who is working very hard at his job, and isn’t getting distracted by the issues happening around him. “Brad”, someone who holds no bearing on my life whatsoever, wholly encompassed my life for a solid 20 minutes. At least.

And then I listened, in detail, her pizza order. It was a medium buffalo chicken pizza, and no, she doesn’t need it delivered, she’ll be by in 15 minutes to pick it up. No, MEDIUM buffalo chicken pizza. MEDIUM. Gosh, can’t they get the order right? For MY SAKE? Because this woman was letting all of Brooklyn know about “Brad” and her pizza order. Note: I live in Queens.

After getting off the subway, I was walking up towards my apartment and passed two of my neighbors sitting on the stoop. I noticed it was a mother and son. It wasn’t until a few seconds later did I notice what was happening. She was grooming him. In the true simian sense of the word.

You guys, she was picking bugs…BUGS…out of her son’s hair!

I nearly threw up all over them. It was that gross.

If you know of any place in Queens that does not have family members of “Brad” or family members that pick lice out of their offspring’s hair a la monkeys, you should let me know. Because right now, both those things are bothering me enough to leave my street.

Ugh. Head lice.