Thursday, December 31, 2009

looking back at 2009

new years eve 2008, i picked up this little hellbeast from the airport.

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a year and waaaaay too much money later, he's turned into this little guy.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

my 2010 resolutions

i cross posted this everywhere. (whatever. you love it.)

1. become more cuddly
2. make more money
3. go on legit vacation with said money
4. stop making fun of arson's stamp collection
5. go vegan (again)


these are all difficult resolutions, but i promise to try.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

all i want to do is listen to this song

lady - hear me tonight

oh hey, stuart and i have been watching this on repeat

i know it aired a few months ago, but i still love it. i want to give stains some cupcakes.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

MegaMix: Track 3 & 4

1. R. Kelly - Ignition Remix
2. Outkast - Hey Ya!
3. Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson - Beautiful
4. N.E.R.D. - She wants to move

i love snoop. and that pharrell beat is sick. the song always reminds me of summertime. it makes me want to do some stoop/rooftop drinking.

pharrell kills it with beats and basslines. especially with n.e.r.d. in 'she wants to move.' funky and very edgy.




MegaMix: Track 2

1. R. Kelly - Ignition Remix
2. Outkast - Hey Ya!

outkast is awesome. it was hard to choose which song to put on the mix, because they released a ton of amazing stuff. but, 'hey ya' rose to the top. the song became ubiquitous to the point where it's now a staple at weddings. am i sick of this song? yes. i heard it way too many times. but i still like it.

now, go shake it like a polaroid picture.

MegaMix: Track 1

1. R. Kelly - Ignition Remix

this is a phenomenal way to start. in fact, i think the MegaMix should be called "The Show, The After Party and then The Hotel Lobby. " r. kelly peaked and crashed in the 2000s. hmm, should dave chappelle's "piss on you" be added as well?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

december theme: songs of the 2000s

i liked doing november questions last month. it was fun. let's do it again for december but with something completely different.

it's almost 2010. it was an interesting decade for music. please tell me what should be on the 2000-2010 MegaMix. the megamix can have shitty AND awesome songs on it. the only criteria is that the songs must be from this decade.

ready? set. go!

Friday, November 27, 2009

let's get funky with this friday

this makes me wanna go destroy a dancefloor.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

arson's favorite song

don't deny it arson. you love reggaeton. i saw that sparkle in your eyes when they played it at the plow and stars. (or however they spell it)

it took me a while to figure out who sang this song, but now that i know. oh man. i now have a new song to play when arson is grumpy.

(the video is NSFW by the way.)

WTF

today, youtube recommended steve perry - oh sherry. i don't know how they could make such a mistake. i hate this song so much. i especially dislike the mid-song guitar solo. now this will be in my head for at least 3 months.

running is awesome

on sunday, i ran the rothman institute 8k. it was really exciting and i had a blast. xoxo running. it was my first official race since cross-country in high school, which is almost 10 years ago. back then i averaged an 8 or 9 minute mile, so my 10 minute mile for this race is pretty awesome!

i'm definitely ready to try a half-marathon now. probably in the spring. the 8k was too much fun to not do again. (although i will need a better ipod mix next time around.)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

November Questions: Question 9

Joe asked: "why do i have such a hard time getting up in the morning?"

it sounds like you have a pork deficiency. if you increase your pork consumption, especially in the morning, i think things will improve.

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November Questions: Question 8

Anonymous asked: "So, do you prefer the "straight clay aiken" type, or are you more of a "stoner harry potter" kinda gal?"

oh man, can I have both? that would be a phenomenal hybrid. stoner clay potter and i could produce attractive children with magical singing voices.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Questions: Question 7

Have you met Danilo Gallinari?


Thursday, November 12, 2009

30 Questions of November: Question 6

Stuart asked: "Where do broken hearts go?"

i don't know. but i hope they find their way home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

happy anniversary arson

it's been three years since gay men introduced us at a dive bar. that night i accidentally dumped beer down my jeans, asked for your hand in marriage and boxed your ears in a slap boxing match. and you still called me the next day. i'm so glad we found each other.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

30 Questions of November: Question 5

Stuart said "Let the homosexuals marry, I say. Your thoughts?"

Agreed. I'm not pleased about Maine. I really wish gay marriage could happen by changing a few pieces of paperwork and not by propositions or referendums. It would be simple and cost effective to just add another box to check on a marriage license. Our system is too complicated. These campaigns are just hemorrhaging money. The issue seems to be snowballing with each state.

But, I do think Grover got it right when it comes to marriage...

30 Questions of November: Question 4

Stuart asked "will i ever forgive you for getting the "the touch the feel of cotton" song stuck in my head?"

i think a better question is, will you ever forgive me for getting this stuck in your head?

thanks for your recommendation, youtube

i love it when youtube tells me what to watch. sometimes they are spot-on. and sometimes they are just ridiculous. here are some of their suggestions for me today:

radiohead covering the smiths



will smith - will2k



prodigy - firestarter



Nena - Irgendwann

30 Questions of November: Question 3

Stuart asked: "Why do people litter, buddy?"

- laziness
- a lack of concern for the environment
- a penchant for squirrels


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

30 Questions of November: Question 2

last night arson could not stop singing "the touch of cotton" commercial as sung by aaron neville. he asked that i add it to ephemera. it's more of a request than a question, but i'll play. here you go arson...

30 questions of November: Question 1

Joe asked "How can I figure out whether my marijuana use is causing my depression or my depression is causing my marijuana use?"

this is a tough one. at first glance i thought this was rhetorical. similar to "if a tree falls in a forest ..." type question. marijuana and depression seem inextricably connected. but i think you can solve this one mathematically. you just need another variable.

x + marijuana = depression
or
x + depression = marijuana

x = ?
marijuana = 1 lb
depression = 0

Based on my calculations, x = a Giants loss. it's possible that x can equal other stuff too, but right now it's definitely the Giants.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

let's play 30 questions

i'd like to do 30 entries in 30 days for the month of november.

how to accomplish this? plz ask me questions. there are 30 days in november, so it would be awesome if you asked me 30 questions. one for each day. thx.

guidelines: please keep questions in english. feel free to ask anything. even really awkward questions.

you can comment on this entry with your inquisitions.

new favorite word

mantrum

language NSFW

Friday, October 23, 2009

<3 music <3

i clearly have a <3 affair with music. sometimes i forget about artists/songs and then remember them and heart them all over again. this is what i used to love, and have recently rediscovered:

bjork - hyper ballad



underworld - two months off



q tip - feelin



grab the mic -olllllddd tupac



sean paul - deport dem




what have you rediscovered lately?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

a song to get stuck in your head

you're welcome?

just sayin'

i'm suddenly feeling the need to become a huge yankees and/or angels fan. (can't imagine why)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

discussion topic: will smith - switch

released in 2004, this track is different than will smith's other work. why? i spied a timbaland in there. will has better flow in this track. and a better bassline. it's not jiggy or miami. a little edgier but with that same commercial appeal. i like.

just the song:


video which will probably be disabled soon:

oh my god we're back again...

oh hey, i've been busy lately and forgot to blog. what am i doing?

- job interview in nyc
- missing my lovelies in nyc
- road trip to buffalo
- twitter!
- heavier workload at the job in philly (still waiting for the increased pay)
- accepted bridesmaid role in my buffalo bestie's wedding
- extended hours at the gym to become hottie bridesmaid
- applying to phd programs for policy analysis
- wallace turned 1!!
- visit to pittsburgh for girls weekend
- running again, just hit 8.5 miles. got awesome advice to eat a gu to achieve more mileage (thanks pinky!)
- running an 8K in november
- really digging the new zero 7 album
- sudden unexpected <3 for jack johnson

so what are YOU doing?

Monday, August 24, 2009

remember how awesome this song is?

eric sermon feat marvin gaye - music

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

MAJOR LAZER

me a zombie, me eat your braaaains

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

i love jokes about gorillas

A gorilla walked into a bar and ordered a beer. The bartender was amazed to hear the gorilla speak, but brought him a beer anyway.

The gorilla finished the beer and handed the bartender a twenty dollar bill. The bartender just couldn't believe that a gorilla knew anything about money, so he only gave back one dollar in change.

"Hope you enjoyed your beer," he said to the gorilla, "We don't get too many gorillas coming in here."
"At nineteen dollars a beer," said the gorilla, "it's no wonder."

i cannot stop watching/laughing at this

the nightman cometh





just wait, you'll be singing the AHHHHH-AHHHHHH!! part in no time

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"The Wise are Who They Are"

"There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it. For within the Ugly Duckling is the Swan, inside the Bouncy Tigger is the Rescuer who knows the Way, and in each of us is something Special, and that we need to keep."

- The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff

Thursday, August 6, 2009

grossness - part #1

new segment of the blog: gross things found in philly. this segment will produce a lot of blog material. i bet i could even create a separate blog specifically for this topic. but i won't.

grossness #1: a urine soaked subway seat with sunflower seeds scattered below.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Let's See If He Comes Back, Okay?
Jew for Jesus, holding out pamphlet: Here, have one.
Woman: Hmm?
Jew for Jesus: It's about Jesus!
Woman: Oh, I'm not interested in him. I thought it was about Michael Jackson.

--The High Line

Overheard by: emily
via Overheard in New York, Jul 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hearts and stabs

hearts
- DFA remixes of everything
- window views
- cute cairns
- dr tomov, my new favorite
- sweat fitness
- a renewed love for portishead's 'third'
- word of the day emails
- white wine sangria

stabs
- dust
- daily headaches
- homeless people who throw crab legs on the ground
- bullshit politics and nepotism
- living in an expensive world with a drained bank account

monkey win

fail owned pwned pictures
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odd dream

odd dream last night:

a lady asked me to walk her bulldog while she was away. she said he wouldn't be much trouble to walk because of his older age. i agreed, but a mean german shepherd attacked the bulldog. i screamed and yelled at the german shepherd's owner to control her dog, but she couldn't hear me. the german shepherd bit the poor bulldog on the face, and i couldn't get control of the german shepherd's leash to pull him off of the bulldog. when the other owner finally realized what was going on, it was too late. the bulldog was very hurt and i felt awful. the dream moved on to other things, but i felt really sad, guilty, and a failure as a dog-sitter.

after typing it all out, i know what this dream means. i didn't at first, but now i do. it was pretty disturbing though! i really like german shephards, too. this dream would have made more sense if it was about a mean akita. akitas cannot be trusted.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

beats

i <3 electronic music. always have. but in the last few months, i've strayed for the sounds of kings of leon, mates of state, beatles, and tv on the radio. (a weird mix for lola f.) this morning, i woke up in desperate need of facemelting beats. here is a mix of my favorites, both new and old.

pendulum - slam



congo natty - junglist



roni size - brown paper bag



electro remix of of timbaland - the way i are



and then some acid jazz to close it off: deejay punk roc - the world is my ashtray

Saturday, July 18, 2009

music to love

thanks to stuart for giving me a heads up on this one. michael jackson + telepopmusik - remeber the time (sleeper heartbroken remix)

MJ at PARTYCMYK

it's a little rough around the edges, but very awesome.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

heart/stab for 6.29.09

heart
- new neighborhood and cozy apt
- music discussions with stuart
- top hat on market st. (best. music. evaaaar.)
- dog parks
- nate's dubstep mixes
- dancing my booty off to michael jackson on sat night
- sunny weather

stab
- aggressive homeless
- being broke
- superfresh = neither "super" nor "fresh"
- wasps that sting
- money money money. blech.

Friday, June 26, 2009

r.i.p. mj

no one could blow up a dancefloor like mj. classic and legendary in every way. pop at its finest. i have lots of happy memories associated with michael jackson's music. (from childhood to full grown.) i plan to always celebrate his intimidatingly awesome catalogue of music... what he accomplished in his very short lifetime is truly amazing.



Thursday, June 25, 2009

oh hey...

sorry i've been m.i.a. my little friends. i've been busy with work and moving. but i still care about you. enough to post this super awesome photo from failblog.

fail owned pwned pictures
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

happy hump day

it's wednesday. we're almost over that mid-week hump! enjoy some young mc.

Getting stabbed? There's an app for that.

via fark and walb news.

Clerk shoots man after cell phone deflects knife

"A Roswell liquor store clerk's cell phone may have saved his life. Police said when the would-be robber tried to stab the clerk at Beverage Mart in Roswell on Monday. The knife dented the cell phone in the clerk's pocket, but did not injure him."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

nsfw. nsfw at all.

wow. it's glorious! reno 911 is amazing.



Monday, June 1, 2009

what did you do this weekend?

- friday night airport goodness. stuart the travelmonster landed in philly around 1am from south carolina and borrowed the car for a funfest in delaware. i consumed a ridiculous amount of caffeine and had a lovely time listening the the disco radio station and driving to south philly. i heart road trips of any distance.

- saturday morning: ran 5 miles. i am adequately trained for the badges of honor 5K this upcoming saturday. it is in south philly/fdr park area. i get a free tshirt and arson promised to bring wallace and come cheer for me.

- saturday afternoon: greek festival - cheap eats, huge portions and really delicious. i especially loved the loukoumades. arson liked the souvlaki. there were whole lambs roasting on a spit! we wanted to bring lamb home for wallace, but it was not ready for carving. bummer.

- saturday night: wine and such with arson's high school biffie. we went to moriarty's again. everyone who was not named lola firmingham got sick and vowed never to go to moriarty's again. WIN.

- sunday afternoon: arts & crafts fest at penn's landing. my favorite jewelry designers, loyalty and blood had a booth. i bought two really awesome necklaces and restrained myself from a pair of earrings. i also ate blue water ice and had blue teeth for at least 30 minutes. it was great.

- stuart the travelmonster returned with the car on sunday afternoon. we ate food. it was nice. then he left, which was not nice. after all the excitement, arson and i retired to the couch and watched the science of sleep. cool visuals. weird plot. weird stuff. not really my type of movie. not sure who would like that type of movie, actually.

- and now work. bleh.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

happy 28th birthday arson!

please enjoy a photo montage of your favorite things.
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hearts,
lola
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Monday, May 18, 2009

beards that i like: the billy zane beard

billy zane has done a lot of great things: back to the future, titanic, zoolander, twin peaks. yet, billy zane's beard is especially terrific. i prefer this look to the straight up bald/no facial hair look he sometimes rocks.

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hey stuart, thanks for visiting

it was awesome to see your face. thanks for taking us to dinner and playing with wallace. i think he misses you. and your delicious flesh.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

beards that i like: the lumberjack beard

i saw a dude with a lumberjack beard on the subway this morning. it was super awesome. he did not weild an ax or wear flannel, but then again i would worry if he had an ax on the subway. (sidenote: wasn't there an ax attack on the subway last fall? maybe it was a hammer?) anyway, arson, grow a freakin beard already.

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have some kylie with your wednesday

i <3 kylie. i was grouching, but then youtube recommended i watch this video. thank you youtube. sometimes you know me better than i know myself.

i usually want to do one of three things whenever i hear her music:
1) gay clubbing
2) running
3) thruway driving over 75 mph

Thursday, April 23, 2009

beards that i like: the jack sparrow beard

i really dig dudes with facial hair. moustaches, beards, little chin hair, excessive sideburns. i tend to like guys that could easily pass as lumberjacks. i've been trying to convince arson zarley to grow facial hair. but since it's all "hipster" and "cool" to have a beard, he won't do it. (and that makes you even more of a hipster, arson... you won't get an ironic beard because they lost their irony.)

but i digress... at arson's suggestion, i will now devote some of my blog to facial hair. to start things off, here is the awesome captain jack sparrow beard. it's long, twisty and beaded.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

prepare your mind to get blown

Thank you people of the UK for inventing the Lippi Selk Bag. I cannot handle the awesomeness. It's like a snowsuit but with a certain stealthy mobility. I can confidently say that I would wear this thing. A lot. Maybe in public.

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radiohead covers portishead

this is really cool. radiohead's thom and jonny covering portishead's "the rip" from third. it's my favorite song from third, so i find this particularly awesome.



here's the original from portishead, live via BBC2

Thursday, April 16, 2009

playlist for 4.16.09

pj harvey and tricky - broken homes




esthero ft dj krush - final home




unkle - in a state



ian brown & unkle - reign

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

best workout video ever?

as you may or may not know, injuries are keeping my running at bay. i did about 5.3 miles the other day, but my body is clearly pissed at me. to replace my fun runs, i just purchased the pit, a UFC workout video. yessssssss. i'm going to be just like bas rutten!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

movie review: body of lies

i watched body of lies last night, starring leo dicaprio and russell crowe. instead of telling you what i think, i'm going to insinuate it with a series of questions. let's have at it.

- why was this movie so long?
- why was the ending so anticlimactic? he bought vegetables. that's not even good enough to warrant a *spoiler alert*
- is this why i fell asleep?
- wouldn't russell crowe's character be better played by richard dreyfuss?
- do you really need that many vaccination shots for rabies? if so, why haven't i been vaccinated 18 bajillion times?
- are we supposed to believe that leonardo dicaprio can easily pass as middle eastern with a simple change of hair color and facial hair? this reminded me of team america.
- why do i want to watch this again? i feel like i missed things. there was a lot going on.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

shamwow guy v. chompy hooker = hooker win?

vince shlomi, of slapchop and shamwow fame, was busted for felony battery of a prostitute in a south beach hotel.

"According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she "propositioned him for straight sex." Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly "bit his tongue and would not let go." Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue."


Follow the smoking gun link above for mugshot goodness. amazing.

i think shamwow's profits are gonna triple...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

i thought we were lacking in 2pac

happy 5 month birthday, wallace!

today marks 5 months since the little guy hatched. in a few short weeks, wallace (aka humpers macgee)will get neutered. i eagerly anticipate this event. i hope he calms down and stops mating with my northface fleece.

lick em while you got 'em, buddy.
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available apt: center city, $1550+ utilities, includes crackhead vomit

around 12:30pm this afternoon, i found a lady vomiting next to the front door of my apartment building. she was a very large lady, and it looked like she had some sort of rash.

my neighborhood is awesome.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

what the??

i'm not sure if this is ephemera-friendly material. is this the kind of direction i want to go with my blog? probably not. it's really weird on so many levels. turtles make sounds? what is that thing? what is going on? whyyyy?

turtle rapes shoe

omg yesssssss

fail-owned-laundry-fail
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green hearts and stabs for 3.17.09

hearts
- puppy day care for entertaining wallace for the day
- the russian lady who does my eyebrows
- remedy tea bar grey and blue: earl grey tea, lemonade and blueberry juice. it's delish!
- renewed hearts for "secret single behavior" (aka things i used to do before moving in with arson zarley.) like listening to nsync when i get ready in the morning.
- pen pals!

stabs:
- arson zarley is away for the week. come baaaaaack!
- the workers at remedy tea bar. yikes. does smiling hurt your face?
- people who ride bikes on the sidewalk. unless you are under 10, it is just dangerous.
- landlords/realtors

Monday, March 16, 2009

it is likely that i already linked this...

but i had to do it again. i can't stop laughing. failblog is amazing.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

i don't know where this came from, but i like it

i found this picture on my desktop. i assume arson zarley placed it there. this is the tiniest babiest bunny i've ever seen!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"his name shall be cheesus"

thanks to gawker for this one. it's a collection of newscasters reporting on jesus sightings. pretty awesome.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

hearts and stabs for 3.10.09

hearts
- cherry tomatoes
- apartment hunting (although this may move to the stab column quite quickly)
- workdays that fly by
- etsy.com
- running again!!
- cuddles from the pup
- oldschool vids, like shanice


stabs
- lack of adequate sleep
- puppy bites
- capital one, wtf is this interest rate hike?
- odd march weather: sunny then snowy
- getting cornered into uncomfortable conversations
- city of philadelphia. (still hatin' on you.)
- and, doesn't anyone do mall tours anymore?

Monday, March 9, 2009

whaaaaaaat? whyyy?

from boingboing (who claims it is real) i find it suspect yet I CANNOT LOOK AWAY.

items from the street that i have wrestled out of wallace's mouth:

- half eaten chicken wing(s)
- rock salt
- french fries
- hair weave
- pretzels
- dog (maybe human?) poop
- feathers
- plastic pens
- cigarette butts
- red grapes
- napkins
- plastic bags (only white. he is afraid of the black ones)
- concrete rocks

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wtf?

nine inch nails on dance party usa. (thanks to gawker) check out those sweet moves. i didn't realize "down in it" was so dance-able.

T.O. signs with Buffalo, yet hilarity ensues...

Friday, March 6, 2009

m.i.a. v. disco dancer

i think i dig the original just as much as i dig m.i.a.'s version. both are so awesome. i especially like the glaring guy in the original. (it's probably safe to assume that's jimmy.) watch the following for disco awesomeness...

m.i.a.




disco dancer

welcome back, warm(ish) weather

it's friday, it's nice out, and we turn the clock forward this weekend. (more daylight!) this calls for a dance party...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

half-assed movie review: burn after reading

burn after reading started off on a great note. i dig john malkovich a lot, and his character completely slayed me. (frances mcdormand is pretty cool too.) but i got distracted while watching this movie and eventually fell asleep. so i didn't actually finish it. (besides, i pretty much gave up after i saw george clooney's chair invention.)

anyway, did people like this? is this a "good" movie? should i try again? cause at this point, i'm ready to send it back to the netflix gods with 1 star.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

everyone is blogging about it, so why can't we?

the mcgangbang

there is a mcdonald's right across the street from my apartment. i wonder if they are aware of this? it sounds disgusting/epic. it's like the turducken of burgers

how much money would it take for you to eat one of these?

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(and ew. i really need to move to a different neighborhood. one without mcdonalds)

Monday, March 2, 2009

hearts and stabs

hearts
- snow!
- infomercials. i didn't know i loved them until arson zarley pointed this out. whenever we watch tv, i have to pause and watch things, like the time life motown collection.
- reading terminal. that place never ceases to please. stuart firmingham visited yesterday, and we had a lovely time wandering the place and eating muffins.
- muffins from reading terminal
- another fantastic episode of tool academy. vh1, you rock.

stabs

- the recession. fix ya life.
- people who spit and throw garbage on the sidewalk. i had to pry a disgusting piece of chicken out of wallace's mouth the other day. one might say "teach your dog not to each garbage off the street" and they would be right. i am part of the problem here. but the little guy is 4 months old. he eats anything. and littering is wrong.
- the location of my cubicle at work. it sucks. i might get less distracted if i moved my desk to the rooftop bar at vango.
- does anyone else remember old britney? i think i miss her. don't get me wrong, i heart new britney. i just loved old britney too.

another heart...

Friday, February 27, 2009

slanket v. snuggie v. wtf blanket

thanks to gawker for posting this. it made my morning.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"stop having a boring tuna. stop having a boring life"

movie reviews

arson zarley and i had a very movie weekend.

1. zack and miri make a porno
i like that this was filmed in pittsburgh. i also like the actors. but whoever wrote, edited and directed this film (ahem, kevin smith) really blew it. the movie made sense only after watching the deleted scenes.

2. how to lose friends and alienate people
i didn't dislike this movie, but i didn't fully enjoy it either. maybe it was snaggletooth? it probably was. although, it made me laugh out loud and i definitely plan to use the phrase "Elephants" to get me out of awkward situations from now on.

3. the descent
i don't know if we technically "watched" this movie. it was more fast forwarding until the creepy monsters came on screen, then hitting play. crawly zombie monsters = pretty awesome.

Monday, February 9, 2009

it's the little things: hearts and pet peevs

hearts:
- winterfresh flavored gum
- when ipod shuffle reads my mind
- rice cakes of all flavors
- when the lady in the cube next door swears and yells at people. it's amazing. she is so quiet and then BAM! it's all eff this and eff that. she once threw a ruler. it was awesome.
- warmish february weather
- wallace, the adorable little hell beast
- my newly acquired iphone. HOW DID I LIVE WITHOUT IT? SERIOUSLY.
- related note, iphone applications... restaurant locator, bathroom finder, notes...
- sleeping

pet peeves:
- people who use the word squirel as a verb. as in "he is squireling that money away"
- the position of the computer on my work desk
- sidewalk hoggers
- kmart on market and 10th. i just accidentally bought expired salad dressing from this godforsaken place. not a week expired but 3 months. that's ridiculous. i will give stores have a 2 week grace period when it comes to expiration dates. but 3 months???
- the new sirens on all the ambulances. wow. loud.
- potential iphone issue: drunk emailing. i wrote a collaborative drunk email with my friend this weekend. we were having a conversation that we didn't want to forget, so we wrote an email to ourselves. WHY? NEVER DO THIS.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Der Schtudio Katts!

happy weatherman day to you!

to celebrate, i gently suggest that you watch an awesome video on gawker to celebrate. it compiles a bunch of great clips.

or watch this one, with the wonderful and mysterious schtudio katts.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

i love you, tool academy

have you seen vh1 recently? please start watching immediately. vh1 clearly stopped caring and will air anything. it's GENIUS. i can't handle the awesomeness of tool academy. it's everything i've ever wanted from reality tv, and more.

thank you, vh1, for making my dreams come true.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

update on things and/or stuff

- sorry for the sparse posting. blogging is difficult when a 3 month old cairn terrier is pooping on your rug.

- i have a love/hate thing going on with my job.

- when the virus ate my old compy, i lost portishead's third album. this makes me blue, as the record is amazing. must trudge though snow this weekend and visit aka records to buy a hard copy of the album. screw itunes.

- stuart, plz come visit philly and meet the dog before he is full grown. you've got to see how tiny he is in person. wallace fits comfortably in a small backpack.

- i am throwing a valentines day ice cream social at work. the flyers are awesome and i'm really looking forward to making my own sundae. hell yeah.

- do you have any friends/contacts at DC think tanks? of course you do. let's network.

have some kylie...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

i can't be the only one who misses melrose place, can i?

Madonna and Child

Heads up to stuart's ladyfriend (nickname pending?) for this one.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

movie review: no reservations

last night, wallace and i watched no reservations. i was in the mood for a light and predictable romantic flick, so i assumed this movie would bring that to the table. (look! i made a pun!) but it didn't. the plot is semi-adequate and the casting is terrible. aaron eckhart is really awesome in thank you for smoking. but as a whimsical and unpredicatable chef? meh. perhaps i couldn't get over his awful hair. and don't even get me started on CZJ. blech!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

what i'm listening to...

- ar rahman: ringa ringa
- girl talk: warm it up
- busta rhymes: dangerous
- jesse g: that's hot
- bowie: oh you pretty things
- mates of state: now
- beatles: twist and shout
- loopless: pink blue hotel
- van morrison: virgo clowns

Sunday, January 4, 2009

hearts and stabs for 12.4.09

hearts
- early grey tea with lemon
- challah french toast
- puppy cuddles from wallace/T.L.G. (the little guy)
- sunny weather
- newly installed hooks on my closet door (thanks arson!)
- ganesh

stabs
- puppy teeth piercing the skin
- cold and windy weather
- pilots and navigators from southwest airlines
- the city of philadelphia

Saturday, January 3, 2009

say hello to wallace

on new years eve, i picked up wallace from the airport. hes pretty awesome.

wallace enjoys purina beneful, eating shoelaces, pooping on the christmas tree and being carried around. wallace dislikes sleeping in crates, cold weather and the word no.

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