Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
How rare is it that you can find a movie that will make you laugh out loud one minute and want to shed a few tears in earnest in the next, all over a flippin' awesome soundtrack?! These don't come along very often, and I recommend seeing it at all costs...although $4.50 with a student discount (shhhhh...) was worth every penny and then some. Even if it's not in your town, put it on your mental list for Netflix or the local video store or library for when it hits DVD. You won't be sorry. (Sidenote: It's pretty language-heavy, for those who may, for some reason, think of watching it with parents, ultra-conservative relatives, or Quakers.)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I'm about to finish a book that my pal Ann Marie let me borrow. It's called Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig and is her memoir about having OCD and how it sort of bled over into her religious convictions as a confused child. I was expecting Sedaris-style humor and totally outlandish episodes from her life, but I have to say that it was a bit of a letdown. The cover is mega-cool, though. There were only two or three instances when I laughed out loud. Don't worry, though--the boardroom is waaay in the back.
I wanted to share a quick excerpt that is exactly what I've said before and will probably say again: If I had my way I would never have to drive at all. My plan was to make a lot of money doing something I was actually good at--the tetherball, maybe--and hire a chauffeur. Driving just didn't interest me at all.
Reading on my lunch break is one of my favorite things. It's very calming, and I've made my way through many a book. Plus, it's cheaper and healthier than going out all the time. Give it a try if you can spare the time.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It continues to blow my mind that we, as a people, made it to the moon. While I'm not the biggest fan of NASA and space exploration when so many other, more (ahem) domestic problems abound, I appreciate this accomplishment. Plus, even though luxury handbags have little to do with spacecraft, except maybe the price, it's a neat concept. When I first saw this ad on the back cover of a magazine, I had to stare for several minutes and take it all in.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Today I decided to run the hose along the ceiling and in the corners. I even got brave and wheeled the operation into my brother's room. Yikes. It was necessary, though, because he was bringing down the property value.
Then I tried a new home-y trick that I learned from Ideal Bite, which is a great eco resource, by the way. They send eco-tips and tricks by e-mail on Monday-Friday. Sometimes they're a little far-fetched, but I always learn at least one new thing. Check them out! I filled up a cheap spray bottle with vinegar and attacked the little weeds that pop up in cracks in the concrete outside. I am anxious to check back in a day or so and see if it works. Vinegar is great for cleaning, too. It's super cheap and does not hurt the environment...except for those pesky weeds, fingers crossed.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
This show is the brainchild of Tina Fey, who has crazy-mad specs appeal and really needs no introduction. It's loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live and follows the cast and crew of a fictitious variety show. The star power of the regular cast is off the charts, but they bring on big-name guest stars (like flipping Oprah) all the time.
Plus, I want to be friends with Kenneth (The Page) Parcell. This character is the best part of the show. He's extremely naive but super energetic. Plus, he's from the South and is addicted to TV. We have a few things in common, at least. Check out this quick video of some of Kenneth's sound bites.
30 Rock is smart and witty and really has something to say about life. It's won Emmys and has my endorsement. What else do you need to know? Give it a whirl, won't you?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
As I cleaned my way through our more-cluttered-by-the-day house, I realized two things. If you don't stay on top of dusting and editing, things have a tendency to get away from you...and quick. Also, my mom is way too sentimental and holds on to too many tchotchkes. Empty space means nothing in this household. Here are a few of said trinkets:
These are some of her porcelain dolls. She's thinks they're precious and valuable. I think they're creepy. Plus, I don't care what anyone says; their eyes follow you. One is actually a Christmas tree topper. See if you can pick her out.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Anyone who knows me fairly well probably already knows that I sort of have an addictive personality. If I like something, then I really like it and want to learn all about it and then buy tons of it (where possible). That's why I proclaim to have sweet teeth instead of just the one and never jumped on the liquor/nicotine train. I would, however, like to conduct the method train and invite you all to join me.
method (intentionally lower case) is a brand of eco-friendly home products, and I simply love them all. The brand has a focus on gentleness to the planet while being impossibly stylish and fun. I have bought all kinds of their products, including soaps, mops, candles, and their book, and I fully support and endorse method. I even gave a new mom the method baby line for her little bundle of joy (and sensitive skin), and it was a big hit.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
1. Forget to wear SPF outside. I rarely head out in the daylight (very Twilight of me, no?), but sometimes I catch myself in the rays without proper protection. Tisk, tisk.