Tuesday, June 30, 2009

top 5 tuesday

Ways to spend my hard-given dollars

5. Food
4. Books
3. Dresses
2. Shoes
1. Comic books

top 5 tuesday

ways to spend my limited funds

5. coffoco
4. art supplies
3. grooming and primping products
2. lunch dates
1. beer

Monday, June 29, 2009

things I care about more than what you're saying VI

How fast your phone connects to the internet, how good you are at Scrabble (because she's jealous), your digestive details, what college Hermione is going to, man-on-the-street opinions, the super cool new app you got for your iPhone, the color scheme of your apartment and how it helps purify your chi, the number of inches you lost thanks to DexaTrim, anything related to Casey Novak, Paris Hilton's new BFF, why the Real World Cancun cast members work at Hooters, the photos of you from that camping trip you went on last weekend, just how often you get manicures or pedicures, lies and the lying liars who tell them, that terrible and self-admittedly illegal home renovation show on HGTV that Melissa and her mom and I stumbled upon in a particularly desperate TV-watching hour, the exact shade of dye you use in your hair, random celebrities pubic hair groomic habits, internet forums set up for unusual interests like growing hair as long as possible, the chemical make up of nail polish, just how they figure out what trains go where and when, the different techniques for making reupholstering chairs and sofas, how you eat a sandwich.

favorite things

wine-colored nail polish, SVU marathons, coffoco, lunch with JLove, being finished with that GD race

Sunday, June 28, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

79. The human body was not designed to run 13.1 miles at a time.

random facts

Today is MJ's birthday, and even though she shares initials with Michael Jackson, she is not he.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

things that should be illegal

Storms coming up while you're trying to escape a tiny island on a ferry boat and trapping you for ten minutes while you think you're going to DIE

Friday, June 26, 2009

random facts

you look like a weirdo reading Secret of the Hittites in public

Thursday, June 25, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

78. Walking around in flats and/or sandals is a great way to get dry, cracky feet and that's gross

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

favorite things

30 Rock, dress shopping, the Victoria Secret Semi-Annual Sale (Bras for 20$ !!!), Lanyard making

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

things I thought were impossible

19. Alfred Hitchcock being name-dropped in a rap song

Monday, June 22, 2009

quotes of our father

Brunhilda, while hiking on Mt. Rainier: "Dad, what would we do if the mountain erupted right now?"
Our father: "Run like hell."
Brunhilda: "Do you think we could outrun it?"
Our father: "No, but it'd give us something to do while we waited to die."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

cultural commentary

["Mike Albo Calls for End to Hipster-Bashing, Hideous T-Shirts," NYMag, 6/11/09]:

""For nearly 10 years, hipsters have settled in our energetic, vibrant, slightly mean metropolis: young women with Feist haircuts and droll expressions, wearing bunchy blouses and carrying huge tote bags; pale, tiny-waisted boys wearing skinny-leg jeans, lopsided hair, droopy cardigans and fedoras, also carrying huge tote bags. Hipsters have been accused of decimating the city, chewing away at its delicate coolness like locusts. This may be true, or this may be a false construction, but it’s time we put our grievances aside ... So, hipsters: go ahead and crowd the city in your cute outfits and messy hair. Just smile more often, and maybe stop wearing those deep V-neck tees. They’re gross." Amen. [via NYT]"

Friday, June 19, 2009

learn something new today

What is the best fruit? Find out here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

under-appreciated potential superpowers

free airfare

Anytime, anywhere, the ability to fly for free. Kind of like what Kirsten has, but for me. That would be a great superpower.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

cultural commentary

[Movieline Newswire, 6/11/09]:

"This Friday, television as we know it will change as all analog broadcasting ceases and the airwaves go digital. Like other major traumatic events in America (natural disasters, terrorism, general elections), most of the country will not be directly affected by the outcome. But with 3 million homes still not ready for the digital transition, the analog anxiety of potentially missing an episode of Wheel of Fortune, Cheaters, or - mon Dieu! - The Bonnie Hunt Show could have disastrous consequences. At least that’s what everyone hopes.

"With little to no data about the telegraph-to-telephone or pony express-to-mailman transitions available to the media, outlets such as USA Today are choosing to err on the side of emotional extremes in predicting the reaction to the impending switchover."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

top 5 tuesday

things yet to do this summer, in roughly chronological order

5. submit grades
4. run 13.1 miles
3. acquire Costco box of Otter Pops (and eat them)
2. go to Reno
1. go to Deutschland (or maybe some other places, dunno)

learn something new today

Was today a good day? Find out here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

lessons I [almost] learned the hard way

77. Hiking four miles in a wet bikini is a really awesome way to invite a yeast infection into your girl parts.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

cultural commentary

[NYMag, 6/11/09]:

""She's 400 years old and she's the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. She's kind of a cross between Patrick Bateman and Paris Hilton. And she's crazy. She's supposed to be French but since she's 400 years old, they said you don't have to do an accent because they figured she can speak English perfectly well by now." — Evan Rachel Wood on her lesbian vampire on True Blood [via Movieline]"

Saturday, June 13, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

76. Sleep is not only for the weak.

Friday, June 12, 2009

cultural commentary

[Brian Lynch via NYMag via Movieline, 6/8/09]

"How are your minds today? Are they good? Not blown, you say? Do you like them that way? Then my sincerest apologies for THIS...

Tina Fey's 30 ROCK is currently the most acclaimed comedy series on television. It's won numerous Emmys and Golden Globes and I think Pulitzers. Critics and audiences alike love the show and its lovable zany characters, and consider it one of the most original comedies in years.

And I guess it is original...if you've never seen THE MUPPET SHOW. Because, my "friends" (in quotes because I don't know or trust you, please don't be offended), Tina Fey's 30 ROCK is quite obviously ripping off Jim Henson's beloved TV show."

(you should read the whole thing; very convincing!)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

guess the show

A friendly neighborhood man in a cardigan introduces his viewers to the wonderful world behind the model train track as well as all kinds of adventures in their daily lives, such as the inner workings of the crayon factory, during which viewers feel secure and loved and like they're learning.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

random facts

The major difference between my closet and one belonging to a 7-year-old diva is probably that my closet is more colorful. And maybe has more ruffles in it.

lessons I learned the hard way

75. If you don't pack your shit, it's hard to move out

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

top 5 tuesday

Things that have been keeping me from studying

5. watching movies/Loony Tunes
4. Naps
3. Playing Mafia while smoking a hookah while watching the sunset
2. Laziness
1. Taking other exams

top 5 tuesday

girly bathroom products

5. Lush Marilyn
4. Bobbi Brown beach
3. All Soft shampoo and conditioner
2. neon nail polish
1. lemon lotion

Monday, June 8, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

74. you never actually "hit the ground running," as they say.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

73. hiking eight miles is hard.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

72. you always need sunscreen in Hawaii.

Friday, June 5, 2009

things that should be illegal

Not eating KFC when you really, really want some

signs of cultural implosion VII

Hitler Halloween costumes, the term "blipster," the number of countries I have never heard of, that people on a college campus have no idea who James Joyce is, people who lay out in bikinis and tan...in Washington...when it is barely 70 degrees, milkshake flavors that aren't delicious, that kids today don't listen to Phil Collins, the "radio war" between KJR and JackFM, that someone would not jump at the chance to study abroad, that someone who was a young child in the early to mid 90's did not watch or enjoy the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, leashkids, that you can't get tots at Taco Bell anymore, visible tattoos in the workplace, the "trend" of hugging people you don't actually know yet, that I read fmylife.com more than I read the newspaper, that a movie called Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus exists, that the Hills will continue post-LC, the new Strawberry Shortcake, that I don't get to take Latin in the fall because people are assholes and take up all the spots in that class, that makeup companies can charge scores of dollars for "anti-ageing" products that are secretly just sunscreen, that someone could graduate from college cum laude (that's "with honors," folks) and not know Benjamin Franklin was never president.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

lessons I learned the hard way

71. showering before working out is counter productive

quotes of our father

Our Father: "Where did your new roommate go to school?"
Brunhilda: "Wellesley."
OF: "Oh that's a good school.

"Speaking of lesbians..."

[after a pause for laughter, Brunhilda asks "were you going somewhere with that, or did you just see an opportunity?" OF: "No, really! I was going somewhere with that."]

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

random facts

Scooters are good for scooting

things our grandmother believes

That even though she's allergic to cheese (a dubious claim in the first place), mozzarella, in pizza form, is probably completely okay.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

top 5 tuesdays

Classic Disney Movies I forgot about

5. Dumbo
4. The Sword and The Stone
3. Lady and the Tramp
2. Rescuers
1. Rescuers Down Under


top 5 tuesday

worst decisions ever

5. loaning that deposed Nigerian prince money
4. my second high school boyfriend
3. having red bull at midnight in a Croatian cave/bar
2. drinking a case of beer before lunch on the float trip
1. suggesting to David's crazy/drunk sister that we finish the champagne table

Monday, June 1, 2009

favorite things

summer weather, bubbles, brightly-colored-plastic picnicware, sprinklers, tanlines, Kokanee