Tuesday, December 20, 2005

If this is true...Congrats!


Let the crazy babynaming begin.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Guess which one I am...


In the time honored tradition of "Which Character are You" Quizzes, from Seinfeld to Sex and the City, you knew there was a Footballers' Wive$ one out there.

I'm Chardonnay!!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Report from our Far-Flung Correspondent



GOB Bluth need have no fear...if times got really tough and no one in Vegas would hire him to perform magic. Apparently the Segway is the vehicle of choice for mall cops at one of the Las Vegas outlets.

The Final Countdown

So after an agonizing hiatus for us obsessives, Project Runway will return for a second season on December 7.

Why is that one guy Daniel back? He's so annoying. Jay was in the teaser on the site, but I hope that Austin gets to make an appearance too.

I can't get "Ring of Fire" out of my head...


If you haven't seen this movie, go see it. It's the first movie I've been dying to see in a long time, and I wasn't disappointed.

A new kink in the Seacrest-Cooper tie imbroglio....


This explains everything! Anderson Cooper recently recommended his mother Gloria Vanderbilt's memoir It Seemed Important at the Time to readers of O Magazine, not because Gloria needs the money, but because of the juicy tidbits about his mom's dating life.

Quoth he: "I always thought the worst thing in the world would be to hear your parents talk about their sex lives. It turns out, the worst is learning that your parents' sex lives were more interesting than your own."

He muses at even greater length on the same topic in this Details article. Believe me, the quote about Nijinsky was more of a mental picture than even I wanted.

So he's flirting with Seacrest to spice up his love life, because he's in competition with his mom. That makes total sense.

Come on Anderson, Ryan Seacrest is so 2003

Just because it worked for Nancy Regan doesn't mean it'll work for everyone else.

The Thai Prime Minister refuses to talk to the press because Mercury is in Retrograde

Happy 60th Goldie!


One thing I will say about this gal, she sure knows how to commit...wether it's to a haircut or a man, she's pretty consistent.

My top 3 Goldie Hawn movies:

3. Housesitter, even though Steve Martin's in it.
2. Private Benjamin, because every girl wants to marry a French gynecologist.
1. Foul Play, because I defy you to find a funnier movie (outside of Wedding Crashers).

Blame Ovitz: When Art Started Imitating Hollywood

A good gossipy read about the collision of Hollywood and the Art world in the 80's

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tempting....

But does actually using these cards mean you deserve to get one too?

I'm SUPER!!!! Thanks for asking!


The title of Carson Kressley's new book for children made my day. Notice a blog theme for the week? How did that happen?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there....


Ok, well of course you know this means I have to confess that I was actually watching Ryan Seacrest....interviewing Nicole Richie....on CNN when this PHENOMENAL exchange occurred between the Ryster and Anderson Cooper .....

Cooper: That’s the biggest tie I’ve ever seen, by the way.

Seacrest: Yeah, you know, I don’t know. It’s bigger than my head, isn’t it?

Cooper: No, it works, it works for you. It just, you know, I just noticed it….

Seacrest: Look at the size of your… your bow’s tiny, mine’s huge.

Cooper: I’ve heard that often.

Then it was quoted on Gawker and I knew that millions of other Americans were caught in their own vacuum of shame, also known as it's 7pm and I've already seen the Law & Order rerun that's on and The Biggest Loser doesn't start until 8pm.

PS Will you people out there stop giving Ryan Seacrest more jobs! We don't need to encourage him.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

CUT&PASTE DESIGN COMPETITION

Another reason I hate New York. I'm dying to go to this. It reminds me of this gameshow they have in England for painters...I think it's called A Brush with Fame or something.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Santa Monica Art Auction

Ever since I went to the affordable art fair in London (and didn't go to Frieze...not that' I'm bummed...I ain't no Gwyneth mimic) I'm diggin' this new world. Never mind that I probably couldn't even afford the catalogue if I went, let alone an actual work. But these are also by much more established artists....Calder, HOCKNEY,Ruscha, Stella...whathave you. Wanna come?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Ford on Koons


I am dying to watch this, 11/24 at 10PM--but I can't remember if we get the Sundance Channel or not....I'm thinking no. Man that Tom Ford is one sexy baish by the way (wink, llama).

Maybe I'll revise my wish list after this...

Why I Hate the Hotel du Crap by Brett Ratner

Ok so we all know that it's one of my absolute rock 'n' roll fantasies to stay at the Hotel du Cap. But maybe not so much anymore. This article made me giggle a little, having been also the victim of a Nazi-like French concierge at my last hotel stay in London, at a place not even on the same playing field as the Hotel du Cap.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Worlds are Colliding and I LURVE IT!

How did this escape my notice? Ricky Gervais in Christopher Guest's next film? Can one be asked to endure such bliss? And the title of the mock film, Home for Purim? My existence is complete. The only way this scenario could be improved is if Jennifer Coolidge gets to make out with Ricky; if they're eachother's love interests.

Glorious Discovery...

I am so stoked that you can get the London Review of Books Personal Ads online. Let's just start off with the first one this week, as an example:

"Passionate unicycling ornithologist seeks company of equally inspired stilt walker for hedgerow birdnesting. "

Genius! Can you imagine if they had personals at the Beach Reporter?

"If you've got boobs and like to drink beer at Sharkeez, hit me up!"

I gotta get outta here. It's true, the time has come.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Frogmore Stew


I made this recipe last night. It was pretty good despite the requisite screw-ups I always make whenever I cook anything (like not adding the spice when I was supposed to.) But it's SPICY. Like hella hot. I was proud of my dad, he still ate it anyway. Next time, if I make it, I'll significantly reduce the Old Bay (I'd never used that seasoning before, much less heard of it.) I have a feeling it'll be spicy just the same.

Early Stocking Stuffer Front Runner


Why am I finding all this cool stuff in London now that I'm not there? I don't know why but this really appeals to me. Muji's got Paris, Tokyo and New York too. I would love to have it as a memento of my trip. HINT. Except that one phallic looking thing. Even in London, I couldn't figure out what it was--except there it was all glass. I kept thinking, "What civil planning genius ok'ed that?" Maybe I'll just throw that piece out of the set when I get it.

Ok so you all know that I can't resist a research problem, so I decided to figure out what the hell that thing is. Answer? The Swiss Re Building. And I figured out who was to blame. Norman Foster. To paraphrase Room With a View (the movie): I blame you Norman, I blame you very much.

Move over all you Audi Wagons...


So I saw this Citroën in Wallpaper. And I think it's just about perfect for me. Too bad it's a concept car. But maybe by the time they get around to production I'll be able to afford it. And it even comes in my yellow!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Confessions on a Toll-Free line....


So the PR geniuses behind Madonna's new album due in exactly 2 weeks have set up a toll-free line where you can listen to other people's confessions. I am frightened by this more than by any Queen Mary's "Haunted Shipwreck" I was lucky enough to be out of town to avoid. Fear people, FEAR. BTW think about those two things what do they have in common? I'll give you a hint: Long Beach.

Jason Bateman Undergoes Throat Surgery


Just as long as Buster doesn't get his hand surgically put back on.

In related news, apparently some of the humor is lost if you watch Arrested Development in French.

Arrested was on really late at night in England too. Frankly, I'm surprised they showed it there, I don't think the Brits would find it humorous. Especially Wee Britain.

Monday, October 31, 2005

(Tenative) BOOKPLAN 2006

November 2005
Classic: Clarissa by Richardson
Non-Fiction: The Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem
Contemporary Fiction: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Free: El Capitán Alatriste by Pérez-Reverte

December 2005
Classic: The Red and the Black by Stendahl
Non-Fiction: Freakonomics by Steven Leavitt
Contemporary Fiction: Life, A User’s Manual by Perec
Free: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

January 2006
Classic: The Tale of Genji, Arthur Waley trans.
Non-Fiction: The Peabody Sisters by Megan Marshall
Contemporary Fiction: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Free: Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

February 2006
Classic: Amadis of Gaul
Non-Fiction: White Mughals by William Dalrymple
Contemporary Fiction: Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
Free: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I had an epiphany the day before I left London...

I really REALLY really like things that are lemon flavored. While in London, I was introduced to both Marks & Spencer's Luscious Lemon Licious dessert and Innocent's Detox. Both super-lemony, both daily gotta haves on my sojurn. Ok, so I just discovered the smoothies literally the night before I left. Too bad, that. The link above has a recipie for them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Lock and Load, Madge!

That conniving wench! We all swore her off after her last outing, American Life, didn't we? So how calculating was the unveiling of the cover of her latest album, not due out in the US for another 2 months? Damn her and her Abba samples! I just know I'm gonna buy this album, and I hate her for it.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Nerdy Addictions

Ok...so I have a confession. I'm a PBS addict. My main show that I'm into at the moment are reruns of Inspector Lynley. So I went to check what episode would be airing today, and I saw that another huge favorite of mine, Foyle's War is back for a third season. This is particularly poigniant, because my sister and I were lamenting yesterday how all of our favorite PBS series are over...like Sharpe and Hornblower (ok, so that was on A&E, but it's totally the PBS genre.), and what a shame that was, especially with Hornblower, because as my sister pointed out...there's so much more material to cover. He becomes an Admiral for pete's sake (she's reading the complete 12 book series.)!

All I have to say is what bliss is mine...they've even wrapped the 4th season this past spring. There's going to be plenty of Foyle for the time to come.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Bravo for BRAVO

Ok, I'm a fan. I realized the other day that if I had to make a list of shows that I always watch if they're on...they'd be....1. Project Runway, 2. Inside the Actor's Studio, and as of this second 3. that Kathy Griffin show. Good for them.

Buncha Bananas

So, my new food obsession are these Nesquik milkshake thingys. My favorite is Buncha Bananas, but they can be hard to find. I like the Caramel and Vanilla flavor, but prefer the Buncha. It's getting to the point where I'm having to have like 4 a week. And that's like a $1.70 a day habit! Diet Coke is way cheaper.

OutKast: The MUSICAL!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Teacher too sexy for religion classes

This has a soupçon of the old BYU blame game re women can't wear bags with straps that cross their breasts because it's too distracting. Give me a break.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

I AIN'T NO HOLLABACK GIRL!


Um, where to even begin? In an evening so fraught with expectation...and drunkards...Saturday night, I crossed another "to do" off my mental ROCK 'N' ROLL fantasy list. One thing I will say about my sisters and I out for a night on the town...Don't provoke us, because we will throw down. And we will make illegal video recordings and talk through them. And we will try to sneak down to the pit, only to chicken out and not even try, because of our fear of "Granny, the Usher."

Illegal video soon to follow.

Do you really think men will buy this magazine? Well, straight men?


The New York Times alleges "Vogue Answers: What Do Men Want?"

Monday, July 18, 2005

Like my friend Surfnk8 says....

You know you're ghetto when the lights go down in the movie theater and you instinctively pop the top of your beverage can.

This whole Butterscotch Stallion thing has got me down.

Read it and weep

It's way not cool to link to defamer and stuff like that, but this was just so outrageous and bizzare, makes me just want to yell "EARMUFFS!"

and, the lyric "don't go chasing waterfalls" has taken on a new association/meaning that will not soon be forgotten.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

That makes me really happy...

According to this site, Jermaine Jackson has TWO sons named Jermajesty Jackson.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

August TV Doldrums/Purgatory


INXS: Rock Star

I had no plans to watch this show, but agreed to when my dad asked me if I wanted to watch it, because I'm sorry how freaking funny is that? Apparently he called my sister today to tell her he thinks that "the black guy" is going to win.

I just don't want to have to sit through Brooke Burke and Dave Navarro. But I will say from last night's episode, if you can get Satan's child Navarro to give you the "horns of rock" during the performance...you must be doing something right. And also, a thank you to Mr. Navarro for wearing glitter scarves in two consecutive episodes.

Back to the Drawing Board!

Philadelphia suburb named America's best place to live

Newsday has christened Moorestown, NJ as the the best place to live in America. There should be a clause automatically excluding New Jersey from consideration.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Who Eez.....?


I am totally fine with Pierce Brosnan remaining as Bond. However, it appears that the Bond producers aren't up to his demand of $40 Million a picture. In the last month alone, I've heard rumors that 3 different actors had been chosen to play Bond. So it's fun to speculate. Who would you choose as the next Bond?

Thursday, July 07, 2005

RIP Nan


I'm just jealous because she only missed one YSL show out of the past 60+.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Not of Our Tribe....


I got in an argument with my sister last night about Paul Walker being Mormon. Right...so's Steve Martin. For those non-mormon amongst you readers, it's kind of a cheesy social phenomenon that mormons claim all these celebrities belong to their religion, most likely because we're embarrassed by those that actually do, like Donnie and Marie.

When I was at BYU I had a friend that said that Paul Walker was Mormon because he'd come visit her roommate because they used to be dating. She was a California Mormon, so I didn't think that she would make such a ridiculous claim lightly, like some uninformed star struck girl from Idaho, or something, but I still had a really hard time believing it.

Well, apparently, Walker claims being raised a Mormon in an article in yesterday's USA Today, so I'll buy that for a dollar.

The question then becomes why all the hot ones leave the tribe...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Midnight at the O-a-sis!


46 days....I'm so happy I could cry.

What the Hell is wrong with me? (The second in an ongoing series...?)


There it was on the bookshelf, calling out to me....

Let's take a little look into the way I think, shall we? There are so many books out there that one ought to read, that one must develop skills of discrimination. Jane Stanton Hitchcock is where that discrimination goes out the window for me. Her books are the kind that you stay up all night...well 2 hours, to finish, laughing maniacally out loud along the way. Forget your bodice rippers, your Danielle Steeles, this is what you'll find me reading in the Airport! I am absolutely drawn to Ms. Hitchcock's tales of murder amongst the East Coast élite.

And while I will never understand what the fuss is about vacactioning in the Hamptons, death in the Hamptons is another matter. Maybe that's why I spent all last night into the wee hours watching the Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice marathon on Court TV instead of the local fireworks displays.

Oddly enough, I didn't really have the stomach for Maneater by Brian Grazer's wife (although not a murder mystery, it deals with the West Coast "society"....I know that's not the right word, but what else would you call it?), maybe because I lived it, I don't need to read a book about it. Maybe I don't like it because it's the only book Paris Hilton ever read.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Light in the Piazza



I just saw this film on Friday afternoon (thank goodness for bosses being in Hawaii...) and was delighted. Set in Firenze and featuring a great performance by Olivia de Havilland, its concept was original and fresh. Who knew that a stage version of it won a grip o' Tony Awards this year? I could have done without George Hamilton as Fabrizio, the Italian suitor, but breaking my streak of never having seen him in anything was worth it.

I saw him in Palm Springs when I was in like 7th grade, but I didn't even know who he was, my aunt had to say he was a celeb. She wanted me to get his autograph, but no way was I approaching LEATHERFACE. And that guy from South Pacific plays Hamilton's dad, and I really want an Italian like that, let me just tell you.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Bragina


Anyone that knows me knows I'm a total slut for a good magazine. Especially one with a puckish photo essay. Much as W bugs me for sending me unsolicited magazines and then trying to bill me for them, I must say the oversized mag got me with their newest 60 page "story" on the couple of the moment.

I've got armhair too, just like LIZ!


To save money, I've been trying to come home to eat my lunch instead of eating out every day. The upshot of that is usually I turn the TV on while I'm eating...and usually I end up watching a movie...and sometimes I take a way longer lunch than I should just because I want to know what happens next. Well today was just such an occasion. TMC started Cat on a Hot Tin Roof just as I pulled up to the house.
I had seen the movie before, probably when I was a freshman, or maybe an 8th grader, back in the days of ye olde Paul Newman crush, a phase every woman goes through. This was one of those movies that when you watch as an adult there is just added meaning. I couldn't believe how GAY Newman's character was. I mean, he must have been, to not wanna smash out with La Liz in THAT SLIP. For that time period, it must have been a huge risk playing a character like that. And Burl Ives was such a pervy character!
But it made me giggle a little because it reminded me of Marnie, the movie I love for the simply risible fact that it tries to convince us that there is a woman on earth that doesn't want to have sex with Sean Connery. Please.
I gotta do something else for lunch. See where this always goes?

Teeny Weenie Mobiles


Will someone help me to understand what the thought process is behind getting lifts put into trucks? I guarantee 99.9% of the trucks on the road with lifts like that NEVER go off-roading. My brother once explained to me that by lifting the chassis, and adding stiffer shocks, it actually makes offroading worse, as in you're more likely to get stuck out in the middle of the lone-ass desert. And, uh, ahem...dudes, if you're thinking it'll impress the ladies...all it makes us think is that you're trying REALLY REALLY hard to overcompensate for things that are a lot smaller than your truck....I also guarantee that every man that sees you driving along in one of those teenie weenie mobiles thinks you're a dumbass jerk. So why do you do it? I sincerely want to know. When are you going to stop doing it? I REALLY REALLY want to know.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Hobnobbing

Saturday evening I went with my dad to this cocktail party held by Northern Trust, underwriters for the King Tut Exhibit at LACMA. Of course, the biggest hurdle is always what to wear. My bright idea was to rework a caftan that my 5'10" grandmother got from Greece into a neo-sixties mod cocktail dress. As my mom was out of town (thus the reason I was going to the party) and I'm not confident enough in my seamstress abilites...I roped Charity's mom into doing it. And then I had to work late, so that really didn't pan out.
And seeing as how I'm too fat to fit into any of my clothes...that meant scrounge through Jessie's stuff. I finally found a skirt/shirt combo I could deal with. It was presentable but not too flashy. First and formost, it was comfy. Then I began the process of getting ready. Considering that I haven't worn makeup since my brother's wedding in March, this was going to take some doing. I started getting ready at 3ish for a 5:45 departure time. I used to think the only people that took that long getting ready for anything were Drag Queens.
Well, at the party, I met one of my dad's clients, who brought along as her date a gentleman that my dad golfs with. Through the course of discussion throughout the night, I learned 1)Ms. Client was wearing these Prada shoes I'd seen splashed all over Vogue 2)She's got a townhouse in Chelsea in London, a house in PV, a flat in NYC, and a yacht in the Mediterranean...and a Jet, don't forget the Jet. And her date was an vaccuum cleaner salesman that had just divorced a Countess. That's just a whole other realm so beyond any reality I'll ever know.
The buffet was actually really good...even though I had kebab breath 3 hours later. Of the 4500 artifacts that Carter discovered in Tut's tomb, only 50 were in the exhibit. My favorite was the Dog Collar (predictable). And I really was pleasantly surprized by the little trinkets that were lapis lazuli colored. I love electric blue. I really am not that intrigued by that time period though. It just seems to bizzare and cruel for me to care.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Pauly Shore Update

Just in case anyone was wondering, I did walk around Video Outtakes for like 20 min with Pauly Shore is Dead in my hands before deciding that I didn't want to rent it. But I was totally predictable and got hmmm, a B&W classic from the 40s and a French gangster film.

Friday, June 24, 2005


This is my best friend Charity en route to her cousin's fashion show. I wish you could see the dress she's wearing, cause it's really snazzy. However, I would just like to point out that the plumage coming from her hat is actually gorilla hair. I am not making this up. It's vintage darling, that's what they did back then.

Monday, June 20, 2005

With Cover Art Like that, how could I NOT?


Punk songs covered by french girls to a bossa nova beat.

14" later....

I'm a Donor!

What the hell is wrong with me?


So, saw an ad for Pauly Shore's new show over the weekend. Why am I the only person in america that isn't totally and wholly annoyed by dude? I will even admit to having watched Son-in-Law multiple times. And I'll confess to an internal struggle--well internal in terms of the privacy of my netflix account--every few weeks I add Pauly Shore is Dead to my queue (that word again!) only to remove it a few weeks later, before it can get any closer to actually being delivered to my mail box. What's my problem? Afraid it's gonna be bad? Honey, I know it's going to be AWFUL...I just can't admit to myself that I'm that much of a Pauly fan. Renting it would be my tacit acknowledgment that Pauly still has some bizarre-ass pull on me, and damn it, he does.

Peter Pan's Fashion Pages!

Or, in other words, one hella creepy site. I try really hard not to cannibalize the cool stuff my buds link to on their sites, and instead provide links to their blogs for everyone to peruse, but this made an IMPRESSION on me that I still cannot shake. As Darlene, a frequent poster on Sherpa's site pointed out, dude is 50..that's right 3 years younger than my mom, and from the evidence here provided, I have no doubt that he's a child molester. High points to check out are the burgundy Little Lord Fontelroy, The blue dancer, bunny boi and the purple pixie. And the ultimate glitter star fairy. Aw hell, just look at all of em. But don't say I didn't warn you.

The Opposite of Sex

That was the first place I heard of Bananas Foster, a down home N'awlins specialty. Charity and I tried to find recipies, but they always involved rum. Well, I think this Ice Cream should be forbidden by the word of wisdom too, because the effect on the body is just as awful. Oh, but the way it tastes! I had an ex-something that used to say that Ice Cream calories don't count because all it's good for is filling in the cracks in your stomach. Circuitous logic, but for this stuff, any plausible excuse with which I can justify my behavior is good enough for me. I am such a cliche.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Jackson returns to Lakers as head coach

No Comment. Actually, I lied. Kobe Sucks.

Rob Morrow's Bookshelf


This picture would be so much better without the earrings.

Ok, am I ashamed to admit that every Friday night at 10 pm you will find me plunked infront of the TV watching Numbers, that awful show? Yes.

I actually don't give a crap about the plots, and am just watching it for Rob Morrow. I guess I'm a late comer to the fanclub. Never saw any of the Northern Exposure shows, although I guess I could check them out now on DVD. What keeps me from doing that though is John Corbett. He of Not-Sexy-Aidan fame. Except I will say that Aidan was HOT the second time he and Carrie got together, but I digress.

Can I be even more ashamed that I was surfing Oprah's website on such a deep and penetrating level, that I found Rob's bookshelf? I was impressed that the Da Vinci Code was not on it. Although Joseph Campbell is a tough call, cause it either means he's into lit crit, or it means he's trying to hide the fact that he's an inveterate Star Wars geek. The latter, not so sexy. What is it with this guy and Patrick Dempsey? I'm a total late comer to both, and we just can't get enough of them. Patric Dempsey even as a geeky nerdling in Can't Buy Me Love is DIVINE! But I will not watch that crappy Grey's Anatomy. Even though it landed Patrick on the cover of TV Guide as sexiest guy on TV. That I can agree with. Well, maybe in a tie with Rob Morrow.

Economics of Scale


LA Pillow

The first thing you learn in Econ 150 @ BYU is that it pays to specialize. That's why I'm so grateful that someone out there finally got a site up selling these retro kitschy travel pillows, so I don't have to make one. Ever since Kim Bassinger's character in LA Confidential had one on her bed, I've coveted one. But they're $136!!!! Pricey. And how's this for math....the California pillow apparently takes 40 hours to stitch by hand. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that means that someone's getting paid $3.40 an hour to stitch...and that's not even including materials or a profit margin. Something's fishy....I don't know if I quite believe that it's hand stitched. And you thought english majors couldn't do math.

And it's kinda cheezy to have an LA pillow living in LA. So maybe I can get it for my sister as a housewarming gift when she moves to Vegas. I could get the Ski Colorado one for myself. Or the France or Italy one. Again when I got mo papes.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim - Calendar

Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim - Calendar: "Freestyle Explosion Explodes at the Arrowhead Pond!!!
Don't miss the hot beats and mega-hits as Freestyle Explosion brings together Stevie B., Lisa Lisa, The Cover Girls, Debbie Deb, David Torres (formerly of Nice & Wild), Shannon, Pretty Poison, Cynthia, Sugar Hill Gang, Vaughan Mason and Crew, and Brick to Southern California. This superstar lineup featuring all your freestyle, soul, rap and R&B favorites takes the stage at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on Saturday, June 11th."

Yeah, well, I missed it, I'm so bummed.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Wow, this really is turning into baseball blog isn't it?


So Tuesday night was the season premiere of Queer Eye featuring The Boston Red Sox. I NEVER watch Queer Eye, but had to admit the concept was intriguing. So Jessie and I were in place for some good old down home mullets and homophobia. Man those Sox were uncomfortable. Carson had a few bon mots, but also some ideas that were a little too outré. Like Johnny Damon's stripe on stripe ensemble--Carson trying way too hard. Although I will grant that with a little grooming...I could see what Sherpa sees in Damon. Carson is just way more into pink than any human has a right to be. That's my dose of Queer Eye for the year.

Monday, June 06, 2005

So my new Identity is Art Investor. I've decided, I'm gonna make it happen. Thanks to Domino Magazine for getting me started with a list of Art Fairs.

Best (most affordable) for Newcomers
The Armory Show
MIAMI!!!!
New Art Dealers
Hipster Magnet

Braggadocio


I made this!

This is my gorgeous spring flower spray that I made for my brother's wedding with Apricot branches, tuberoses, varicolored roses and...hmmm...let's see what else... baby calla lillies, and whatever those tiny flowers were. Those were the most expensive of the lot. I have to say I'm very proud of it.


Belated birthday wishes...pimpin in pink!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

This I gotta see....

Shaq goes undercover for Justice Dept. probe While I certainly think that it is admirable that Shaq sincerely wants to a) have a life after the NBA and b) take action against the increasing number of horrible people that prey on children...Riddle me this...How in the world is one of this earth's most easily recognizable celebrities going to do ANYTHING undercover? His size alone would prevent that.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Partypoopers!

Los Angeles Dodgers Fan Code of Conduct

This isn't going to turn into DODGERBLOG, I swear, but I couldn't believe it when I heard on the radio today that there is now an 11 point Fan Code of Conduct that will be posted all over Dodger Stadium.

In the light of recent interactions between players and fans in professional sports, I can see how this might be a wise thing. But it also really bums me out, because it means an evening with 1500 of your closest friends in the Left Field Pavillion isn't going to be what it used to be.

Granted, the last time I was there two weekends ago, I was getting pretty tired of the boorish behavior of my fellow fans in the Right Field Pavillions. I mean, are beach balls really that entertaining? Especially in a game where the bases were loaded 3 times and the Dodgers had a grand slam? but maybe I'm just mad cause I'm too short to see if everyone stands up.

Monday, May 09, 2005

I am so gonna be that Mom!

Palos Verdes Little League
On Saturday I went with my sister to watch my little cousin play T-ball in a local Little League. It only took like 15 seconds before we were totally entranced by the game and yelling directions to the kids on the field. The first thing you notice, is that this is NOT baseball, this is an excersise in ego stroking. The first inning, every player gets an at-bat no matter what the plays are. Some players use a Tee, some get a pitching machine...and no one keeps score (my aunt calls it PV rules).

But that didn't keep us from totally yelling "The play is at SECOND!!! Throw to Second!!!!" or "Don't run with the ball, throw it!!!!" or "GO! GO! Home Home!" It took me a while to realize that the coaches weren't even telling the kids what to do. Just my sister and I being RABID.

My cousin was on 3rd and we were along the third base line...he said to his coach, "Do I have to run home?" My sister immediately says, "YES, PJ, you will HUSTLE!!!!" On the last play he stood still while a runner moved to second and the batter got to first. But, to his credit, earlier in the game he got the runner out at second, and as the last play of the game he hit a grand slam. Not too shabby for T-ball. But I definitely am that girl, once again.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Dodger Game--GRAND SLAM!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Napoleonic ERA



On Saturday I went to the Getty and saw the Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile exhibit. The first time there had EVER been a David exhibit in the US. Can you believe that?

Do you ever somehow just kind of find yourself transfixing on one period in time? I've never been all that into the Napoleonic Era, but all of a sudden, It's creeping into my pop culture choices. In the past month, besides viewing this exhibit, I'm reading Stendhal's Le Rouge et Le Noir (a bit post Napoleon, I'll grant...)and I've watched the whole Sharpe series and viewed Vanity Fair again. Just a strange convergence.

Rita's Water Ice

A discussion with a friend today about Lancaster County Ice Cream (Produced by the Amish...I tried to find a site to make a link, but then it occured to me that the amish more than likely wouldn't HAVE a site...) made me a little nostalgic for Rita's Water Ices that I enjoyed so much while I was in Philly. There was nothing like slurping down a passion fruit gelato made fresh from the fruit after a long hot day tracting the Philly streets in bass flats, panty hose and a DRESS! Open from like April to October, the seasonal treats made my day more than once. I even ate a modified philly sandwich today and pondered going back there for the first time in 7 years. Gads.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Pick Me up for the Week...

I'm Stuck in Rehab with Pat O'Brien

My fav is the checkers game with Whitney.

WTF from about a week ago

Now that Blogger and Hello aren't FREAKING out like they were last week, I can finally proclaim that I MISSED THE MEMO that went around saying Eric Roberts is the new must-have cameo for every video. In the space of less than half an hour, while surfing channels, momentarily saw him in a video for The Killers and Mariah Carey. Don't even bother explaining it to me, because I don't WANT to get it. Don't believe the hype, buddy...you ain't sexy. But that Mariah, she sure is trashy, huh?

Saturday, April 02, 2005

I stand corrected!

So everyone knows if a Steve McQueen movie is on TV, I have to watch it. Well, usually it's The Getaway or some other one, that I don't really like. Today I chanced upon Nevada Smith, which I kinda ignored in the ol' survey of McQueen's oevure that my sis and I conducted back in college, because, I assumed it was just another prison flick. Anyone ever noticed that all his films are prison movies? That means no chicks in the film either. Well, I stand corrected...in this one...he has a love interest IN PRISON. And it's a girl.



In fact, It's Suzanne Pleshette...


Did I already mention to you guys how McQueen checked out my friend's Mom back in the day because they were on the same flight and she looked a LOT like Ali McGraw (to whom he was married then...)? I would so hold that over my hubby's head. You don't like me, guess what, I know someone that does!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Popstrology

Correction! Mine is That's the Way (I Like It) by KC and the Sunshine Band. I don't like that song. But let me tell you, 1975 was a banner year in the Music Industry.

Copying Sherpa...No more quizzes, fool!

Results...: "Deb
You are Deb and you could drink whole milk if you
wanted.


Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
brought to you by Quizilla"

Sunday, March 27, 2005

That's my JAM!


My sister and I just saw the video for Signs with Snoop and JT the other day...The video's ok...but I haven't heard a song that just makes me wanna dance like that in I don't know how long. If Michael Jackson still made music like this people would be a lot more sympathetic to him. When we went to this party last night, this was on strict repeat on the iPod.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Does anyone else do this?

In honor of my newly emerging food obsessions, I'll list a couple more foods that I'm eating a lot of...inexplicably. These are clearly foods I don't mind eating, but don't recall craving. It's not like my Cousin Athena that will ONLY eat BRC burritos from El Pollo Loco.

1. Wheat Thins and Diet Cola...Maybe because I've been in too many offices the past few weeks, but this seems to be my pick-me-up fuel of choice.

2. Taco Bell MexiMelts...Tacos with MELTED cheese. Yummy enough.

3. So for maybe the past 3 weeks I've eaten like 3 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches a week. Considering that before that, the last one I ate was probably like 3 years ago, this is a bit out of nowhere.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Betseyville

Designer Betsey Johnson will open a four room hotel in fishing village called Barra de Potosi near Zihuatanejo, Mexico this year.

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Osbournes on Dr. Phil

Transcript

I am so utterly bummed that I missed this. High Camp at its best, I'm sure it was.

National Magazine Awards

Winners and Finalists Sometimes it's the same-old same-old.

But what if I wanna be Rita Hayworth in Gilda instead?

You are Betty Grable!
You're Betty Grable!


What Classic Pin-Up Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

MADCAP

BLUE RAVEN
This is exactly what a showercap should be...$10 a pop and nothing less than fabulous.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

I want the eboutique to be operational NOW!

Boule Bakery

I've always dreamt of being fabulous enough to order Payard as thank you gifts. Even though this is a patisserie, not a chocolatier, it'll do. I love the blips and whirrs the site makes as you navigate. Scrolling over the sidebar menu sounds like a xylophone.

Brazilian IKEA

etna

Like I need more of a motivation to go there.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Increasingly Bizarre!

Bobby Fischer--We Want HIM!

This poor man's life couldn't be more bizarre if he was the son of Charlie Kaufman and Frank Zappa and Jane Fonda (for good measure!)

It's that time of year again!

Cadbury Creme Eggs

I am not particularly a chocolate freak as girls can be. But whenever these little buggers come back in the store it's like this manic thing and I have to have one EVERY DAY. This week, I've probably had 3 or 4. I like to refrigerate them so that the creme is more solidified--if they even make it to the fridge! My roommate likes the mini-eggs with the crackling outer layer. I admit, if there's nothing else to eat in the house, I have been known to partatke--of the whole bag. But I swear I'm not a chocolate craver. Would I be like this if this stuff was available all year round? And who knew Cadbury and Schweppes were a congolmerate? Chocolate and ginger ale?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Hello Moto


Kathleen on her rad um, Kawasaki I think it is.

The city that can't afford its history

St. Augustine, FL

I don't know why but stuff like this makes me sad.


This was the way lamest part of my trip to Mexico over Memorial Day last year...The Fox Studios outside of Rosarito.


At the Facer's house, just about to tear things up last October.