Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fuck Yeah Kissing!

I never submit / contribute anything to sites because I feel like my contributions just aren't that good enough. But there is one site that I did submit a story to and I'm glad they blogged it.
On the tumblogs, there's a wonderful page called Fuck Yeah Kissing, a place to post stories and photos of your first kiss or your favourite kiss or whatever involves kissing. It's not vulgar at all and I love it because I think kissing is one of the best activities a couple can do. So, feeling all nostalgic, I decided I would submit (one of) my favourite kissing moments, hoping it would get posted and it did! I came across it today, as a matter of fact.
How exciting! I probably could have written it better but I got swept up in the moment, replaying it in my mind over and over just to get the details right. I remember it as if it were yesterday (when, in fact, it was 10 years ago). What makes it feel like a not too distant memory is that I drive by the area it took place on my way home from work as my back road / scenic route to avoid the highway. I can still remember all the little details because it was so cinematic (in my memory, at least) that of course I would remember every single thing. And it was a cinematic kiss with my first true love. Why not share that? Especially on such a great site.
Thanks for posting my kissing story, Fuck Yeah Kissing, and keep up the good work!


I'm eagerly awaiting the reunion special now...

Who didn't see that coming? I mean, honestly. How could you not know that Daisy would pick Jeremy Lee over Flex and 12 Pack? How?
I missed the first 15 minutes or so and started watching just in time to see 12 Pack get left at the airport (ice cold!). And then there was the battle of Flex VS London. I knew once 12 Pack was gone that it would be London in the end. I mean, who could refuse this:

All dreamy and coordinated. She had just spent time with him so his crazy spark of lust, love and mohawks was still lingering in her heart. And Natasha's words still echoed in her brain sending shock waves that couldn't be ignored any longer: "Sex addict". Who doesn't want that in a mate? She's struck gold, that there Daisy has! That lucky girl. I knew she'd be thinking with her va-jay-jay instead of her heart. But we all have priorities, right? And London is there; available, waiting, wanting, lusting, writing songs about her...Wait. What? Yeah, it's easy for a girl to get swept off her feet by someone writing songs about her. I definitely know (and miss it but hey...).
So, to no one's surprise, London won and (hopefully) they will live happily ever after. And even though I was rooting for them to end up together, this still made me sick:

Get a room, you two! You're making everybody sick with your rabid dry-humping. Good thing bronzed out Flex wasn't there to enjoy all that action. Oh well. I'm sure he'll be great comedy relief during the reunion show and he'll happily get back with his ex. Let's hope Daisy will bring him back to torment the new contestants on the inevitable Daisy of Love 2.
I still love you, London. Sex-crazed maniac and all. *Swoon*


PS - London was the 4th Dreamboat in the She Loves You tumble blog Dreamboat of the Day series. Too bad he can't be a repeat offender. Or can he???

Friday, July 24, 2009

My 14 year old self is squealing with glee!

With all the hype concerning Comic Con this year, I'm trying to stay on top of all the... *ahem* New Moon stuff. I know, I know, I'm a total Twi-hard, it's true. (It's all Oni's fault, btw.)
But anyways, I've been a little distracted at work as of late and the only thing that really eases me is tumbling through the internets and seeing what's happening. Thanks to some of the tumblrs I follow, I'm getting caught up in all the New Moon Comic Con stuff - which led me to the actual New Moon site today. Holy shit girl, hold my drink! This site rules! Enter the house of Cullen for this beautiful masterpiece:

(Larger version)
I fell in love with Jasper's face. I mean, everything about Alice, Jasper and Emmet is beautiful. And Edward's pain and disappointment. Even Carlise's calm but disturbed look is just so...wonderful to me. I always wondered about that scene when I was reading the book and now, here it is. And what's crazy is that the site spins you around this room over and over and over. You can't stop. It's great. And then you can take a trip to La Push where it spins you around there too. I ♥ it!!! It's just making me even more ravenous for the damn movie to come out. I can't wait! It's going to be awesome!
Okay, okay, that's enough fan-girl shit today. I just thought I'd share the birthday scene screen caps I did of the home page. BTW, the little Cullen crests next to everyone pulls up a little bio of their characters. It's cute. Check it out so we can squeal about it together! Tee hee!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

The State finally arrives on DVD and the world is right once more

The State finally came out on DVD on Tuesday and I got my hands on it last night. Joy! I don't think I've ever been this excited about a DVD coming out EVER. My 18 year old self would be so proud.
In the summer of 1999, one of my friends had this (I believe), and we used to watch it ALL the time - except for the Porcupine Races sketch musical thing that made our ears bleed (but I'll probs watch it on the DVD). It would get us all riled up for whatever we had planned for the night. If we saw my arch nemesis, we'd use the Inbred Brothers' What am I doin'? What am I doin'?! or if we went to get food, it would be Chicken sandwich, Caaaaarl!.
The State brings back some of the happiest memories from my (weird and awkward) teenage years so I'm really excited that MTV has FINALLY decided to put it out on DVD for future generations (and the loyal fans who have been waiting FOREVER). I mean, they're all familiar with the cast if they've seen Viva Variety, Stella, Reno 911, Wet Hot American Summer or many many other comedy gems. You know they'll start quoting Louis like crazy (and possibly Barry and LeVon too: "Awwwww yeah, $240 worth of pudding" ect, ect) but I hope they appreciate it as much as I did when I was their age.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And on the 6th day, there was Ewan McGregor

I've been managing to keep up with my Dreamboat of the Day thing at the Tumblr.
To honour a conversation Double D and I had yesterday about the movie Down With Love, I have decided to make the 6th day Dreamboat Ewan McGregor.
Those eyes, those lips, that voice!!! Mr. McGregor has made a shitload of movies and not all of them are great (sorry, Ewan!) BUT - most of them are pretty freaking awesome. I have listed my top 5 here. Of course, it was hard to pick my top 5 but I had to because he has done a lot of really good ones.
My favourite Ewan memory is when I learned that my aunt is BFFs with Charley Boorman. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! Charley Boorman participated in the Long Way Round series with Mr. McGregor himself as they rode their motorcycles across the world. It was a great show. And where was their last stop along the way? Why, NYC, of course. Who did Charley call when they arrived? My aunt of course! Craziness, pure craziness. I'm 1 degree away from Mr. McGregor. *le sigh*
But I digress. I should really be mentioning the movies where he *ahem* "exposes" himself. Those are probably his BEST roles. Just kidding! Although, some of my favourite McGregor moments are the ones where you can see his junk. Here are a few examples: Curt Wild's entrance into Brian Slade's world in Velvet Goldmine, the only watchable scenes in Young Adam are the ones where Ewan is sexing up the ladies (that IS one of the main reasons I bought that movie but I should really give it another watch because I only saw it once and once was enough when it came to Tilda Swinton - Sorry!) and, of course, the Pillow Book.
The Pillow Book came out in 1996. I was 16 or so when I found it at my house the next summer. You see, my Mom had a habit of renting foreign films from the local Blockbuster and it became very apparent to me that foreign meant pornographic / semi-pornographic after I accidentally (I swear it was accidental - it was one of those "Once you see it, you can't un-see it" movies) watched Paris, France. ANYWAYS - after that eye-burning experience when I was 14, I knew that foreign = dirty, dirty movies. So, I decided to take a look-see at The Pillow Book. And I think that's when my infatuation with Mr. McGregor began. Not only was he nude, he was also handsome and it was a beautiful story.
So to honour Mr. McGregor's acheivements (and our convo, Double D), Ewan McGregor is the Dreamboat of the Day today. I will leave you with one of my fave songs from Moulin Rouge! and the other song that makes me cry hysterically every time I watch/listen to it (because it speaks to me in a way that I can't really explain except with the initials DDM):

Happy daydreaming with Mr. McGregor!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Daisy picks her final 3

So, Little Miss Daisy is taking 12 Pack, London and in a (scripted) twist, Flex to Hawaii for the finale. I knew London would end up in the final 2 / 3. I just knew it. And didn't our friend Natasha from Paris Hilton's first season look all...well, Natasha-y? I mean, camera ready? All I kept thinking was, "All Natasha wants is to be on TV. And of course she'd be friends with London. Of course she would!" That may take London down a notch for me. I was a Natasha fan on Paris' show but I'm a little over her appearances because it's looking a little fake to me.
ANYWAYS - how fucked up was what Daisy said about Sinister??!?!?!?!? I know Sinister has anger issues and whatnot but damn, she was stringing him along? DAMN. That's crazy. She freaking drove him and his best friend Chi Chi apart, she led him on and she let him down. Sinister was actually my main choice (after London left) to make it to the end and now - he's home, crying in the arms of Chi Chi. Imagine what he was thinking when he saw that episode air. I mean, after giving your all for someone and crying on camera and putting it all out there, imagine hearing the person you were fighting for saying that they basically took you that far because they felt sorry for you. *Frowny face*
Oh well. The finale is going to be awesome because Flex hates London and blah blah blah. And as much as I ♥ London, I'm a little over him because of his friendship with Natasha. It just proves that everyone is trying to get their 15 minutes and they'll do whatever it takes. *Sigh*. Remember when TV was good?


Friday, July 10, 2009

The origins of the "Dreamboat of the Day"

The other day, my BF and I were trying to find something to watch on TV when we stumbled upon Cartoon Network's new "Real" thing that they're doing. I stopped in the hopes that it would be Destroy Build Destroy so that I could check out Andrew W.K. and lo and behold, it was what we had stopped on but it was...a little boring. Well, at first. The best part would have to be (of course) when they're blowing shit up at the end! But the only reason I stayed on it was for one thing: Mr. Party Hard's smile.
I will admit, a few years back I HATED Andrew W.K. with a passion. My thought was, "Who the FUCK sings about partying ALL THE TIME??? Who?!" But someone showed me the then controversial I Get Wet album cover and I put aside the grossness of his always sweaty white jeans and tee and thought to myself, "Man, that guy is hot - even with a bloody nose". But I still didn't like his music.
So, I went on with my dilemma: being very attracted to Andrew W.K. but hating his music until one Warped Tour summer in 2002 or 2003. I was on my way to Tiger Army (I think) and I looked over to the main stage where Andrew W.K. was performing with none other than my friend Roury Miller on his shoulders. Something happened to me that day. Something awesome. I ditched my friends who were on their way to Tiger Army (I think) and went over to Andrew W.K.'s audience. Everyone was smiling and having...fun! It was the greatest thing I had ever seen! I forgot about hating his music and LOVED it. I loved all of it - the show, the crowd, the sweaty jeans and tee, the long, greasy, sweaty black hair, the partying - EVERYTHING. Like a moth to a flame, I bought "I Get Wet" and played the hell out of it. I still do, actually. But there is one song in particular by Mr. W.K. that gets me all riled up: Make Sex. Well, it's not really a song as much as it is the world's greatest anthem - next to Party Hard, of course!
A year later (I think), I went to see him at the Masquerade with my BF (one of the few shows he's accompanied me on). It was AWESOME. I didn't think they'd let people get on stage but when you get enough punks rushing it, you're not really going to dodge them. So, needless to say, I got up on stage and shared a mic with Mr. Andrew W.K. himself! We somehow got smushed together, sweat and all, on the drum set. It was painful but worth it - especially when he read my shirt ("Vincent Price is a Pimp"), smiled and said, "That's the raddest fucking thing I've ever seen!" I will always remember that because it was the greatest fun I had (at that point) at a show.
So, after reminiscing and being charmed by his smile, I decided that I would start a "Dreamboat of the Day" on the Tumblr with Andrew W.K. to kick it off. It was also an excuse to post that particular photo of A.W.K. Wowzers meowzers!

Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it up.

Today's Dreamboat: Michael Pitt. He's a whole other story for another day :)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grover Goes to School

Okay, I may or may not have written about this before but I love the book Grover Goes to School. I thought about it today when I was participating in Kind Over Matter's Giveaway Thursday. The task was to list your "Favorite Book the younger version of yourself loved to pieces". I racked my brain for everything that I had read in my childhood and "Grover Goes to School" stuck out like a sore thumb.
The story is classic: He tries to make friends on the first day of school but the kids are mean to him and it's basically the worst day ever. I'm tearing up just writing this! It's crazy! I thought of this book for the first episode of CSI: with Laurence Fishburne as a new cast member. He was totally like Grover! Halfway through the episode, I made the connection and started bawling! My BF ran into the room to make sure I was okay and when I tried to explain how Dr. Langston was just like Grover in "Grover Goes to School", I started crying even more! I love that book more than anything and I would give anything to find my old copy with the audio tape that came with it. (Honestly, I think it's in my brother's room. Prepare to be raided!)


Doe Deere + Unicorn = Best Birthday Theme EVER!!

My favourite beauty blogger had a birthday recently and in her truly fabulous style, she had a fairy tale theme where she was my favourite thing in the universe: a unicorn!
As much as I love reading her blog, I haven't been lately because I've been sidetracked by many things so today, I decided to check in after about 2 months and there she was, in her unicorned glory! She always has the best makeup tips and tutorials and her articles are always inspiring to me simply because it's wonderful to see another talented woman doing what she wants in the way of art, fashion and everything else! It seems like she never sleeps because she's either modeling, working on her cosmetic line: Lime Crime, traveling and everything else you can imagine!
Her makeup tutorials and tips are the BEST! (My favourite was the Becoming Fafi tutorial - which loosely inspired my red and black Valentine's Day look). I try to play with the styles she does every time, I just have a hard time blending because I have NO experience on my own - Oni and Lala always did it for me - and when I did it on my own, I would lose patience, hence all the monochromatic eyelids (if you've seen me out and about). Every once in awhile, I try to utilize the bright colours I have acquired but I keep the blending to a minimum. Doe Deere's tutorials are so helpful, they make me forget what a pain blending is and it makes the whole process fun for me - even though I'm still clumsy in the blending department. But in doing her tutorials, I've noticed that what I always knew was right: What I can do on one side, I can't do on the other. Examples: In knitting, I can't knit the same thing twice right away (sleeves, gloves, ears...), when doing cat eyes with liquid liner, I have to draw them on with pencil first to make a line to trace with liquid liner later or else I'm in the bathroom for hours trying to make it symmetrical, with eye shadow, I always end up uneven somehow (one side looks amazing and the other side looks sloppy or heavy), when I'm making notes / postcards, I can't make the same design twice - no matter how much I ♥ it, it will NEVER come out right.
So, when I'm doing Doe Deere's make up tutorials, I try to do each part at the same time on both eyes. It's hard and annoying and I usually end up starting over on one eye or putting my own spin on it. Either way, she is an inspiration to me in many ways and I hope that she can be an inspiration to you. (Maybe next, I'll take her fashion advice and stop being such a chicken and start dressing the way I want to again. But it was so much easier in high school...*le sigh*)