Saturday, February 24, 2007

Winter Storm Warning

There has been a lot of Buzz about the winter storm hitting Minnesota this weekend, we even cancelled going up to Two Harbors (damn it) for fear of being stuck in snow, freezing rain & 50 mph winds in the no-man's land between Duluth and the Twin Cities. So when I woke up at 3:00 a.m., I checked out the window to see if it was snowing. It had, in fact, already snowed...maybe a half inch. When I got back up at 7:00, it had not snowed any more than that. However, judging from the dark, swollen look of the sky, It looks as though we are about to be Fucked by Snow. All I could think was "I wish I'd stocked up on Chicken Wings."
What? I just woke up.

I wonder how Sleep Goblin and D.S. are faring, and if Wisconsin has in fact been Fucked by Snow yet.

So we may be staying in today...not that Brian could go anywhere since he sprained his ankle and is still kind of limpy. I'd like to pile up on the couch with Chicken Wings (damn it), Dr. Pepper, and a pile of movies...starting with Cleopatra, not because it's a good movie because really? It's not. No, I think my desire to see this movie stems directly from the fact that I'm still watching Rome on HBO. Also, I always thought Rex Harrison was totally Hot as Ceaser. What? Shut Up.

Ahh, Liz.

This is a much earlier version starring the Vivien Leigh. Has anyone out there seen this one? I'd like to watch it but I'd like a little feedback first.

Second in line for my fantasy viewing party would have to be Cry Baby aka an awesome movie/musical and the first movie I ever thought Johnny Depp was hot in. Yeow. By that time, Brian may have thrown himself off the roof. The only musicals he likes are Wicked and Grease. I managed to get him to sit through The Sound of Music with me...and I think he'd probably rather die that watch South Pacific or Guys and Dolls. His loss!

Three great reasons to watch this movie...Ricki Lake, Johnny Depp (the Winona Years) and Tracy Lords, yes that Tracy Lords.

Buy Me this Shirt!!!

Rounding it off owuld have to be How to Marry a Millionaire. Because I have a sincere appreciation for beauty, and this movie is packed with the 3 most awesomely beautiful women of their day. I like to think of it as an earlier, much earlier version of Charlie's Angels. Except instead of fight crime they try to find rich guys to marry. And Monroe was even hotter in Glasses.

Marilyn and Betty Grable.

Movies would be more fun if they still advertised like they used to, no?

And now...

Come to mama.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


I actually have been working on this retrospective on the Emo "movement", but right now I'm too tired to finish it. We're having a site visit tommorow from a huge company we're trying to woo, so things at work are crazy. I spent a half an hour under my desk yesterday bundling cables. It was so much fun, like camp! You want to hear something funny about my work vs. home life? Has everyone seen that Emerald Nuts commercail where Robert Gulet 'messes with your stuff'? If not watch it here. It's funny. This is, I'm neat. I'm not crazy psycho neat...I just don't like clutter. Everyone at work notices this (since I'm pretty much alone in the 'no clutter' camp) and says "Wow, your place must be soooooo clean". I just give a little 'heh' and go back to work, but what I'd like to tell them is that Robert Gulet visits me in my home, in the guise of Brian. We got a visit this past weekend from his mom & sister, and mom noted "It does NOT look like Brian lives here! You must have to tidy up all the time!" Well, she would know. Still...vindication!

A few other notes...
  • Could we just please please please bury Anna Nicole Smith already? Stop fighting over her's CREEPY.
  • I want to see the movie 300 so bad it's not even funny....
  • I'm a little shocked to discover I'm laughing harder at the Colbert Report than I am the Daily show.

Next time...Emo!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

One year ago...

It was one year ago this week I was hopping on a plane to spend some quality time with the new man in my life Bobi. It was without a single doubt the best time I have ever had in my life. He was romantic, attentive, respectful, funny, and most of all...adorable! So one year later how does he stack up?

The same, only now I add 'messy' to that list.

So, taking a look back for this very happy landmark...

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Why your ass should be watching Heroes...

I know I blog about nothing but TV anymore, and it's not as though I'm not reading (Kate Atkinson's Not the End of The World) or listening to new music (Lily Allen's Alright, Still- look out, Stefani). But what takes up most of my time otherwise spent shopping, hanging, going out to dinner, etc. is now spent protecting my supple Southern skin from the dry, dry, superdry cold air. That means a humidifer and lots of tv.

I had a mild curosity about Heroes when it premiered on NBC...which I believe I missed so I could watch Battlestar Galactica (damn I miss DVR). Bri wanted to see it as well, though in his words..."for the Japanese guy". We sort of let it slide and just forgot about it. Then when BSG went on mid-season Hiatus and we finished Season 1 of The Office, we decided to check out The Japanese Guy.

Oh my god! I totally love this show! Anyone who knows me knows I love comic books...and what I love about Heroes (besides the hotties, but we'll get to that in a sec) is that the whole show is shot like a comic book Storyboard. It's creative, it's funny, it's sexy, it's got action, it's everything I've ever wanted in a television show (give or take a plot contrivance here and there). I just read that Eric Roberts would be joining the cast. I can only hope he's evil. And Gay. I had to endure the movie Spun and the only thing that got me through it was Eric Roberts as a Queen of a Drug King.

Which brings me to the other reason to watch this show...the hotness!

Issac Mendez - played by the lusciously named Santiago Cabrera.

He's the artist who paints the future, and comic books, and has bushy hair so of course I love him.

Peter Petrelli - played by Milo Ventimiglia

If you watched Gilmore Girls (and if you haven't then WHY haven't you? Go rent the DVDs Now!) you might know Milo better as Jess, Luke's brilliant-but-socially-malajusted nephew. He's hot here too. And a good actor. His character is sort of like Rogue from the X-men, but without the Hand issues.

Hiro Nakamura and Matt Parkman - Played by Masi Oka and Greg Grunberg

I put these two together because this photo is sooooo cute. Hiro can teleport, bend time and space, and make Waffles sound like the most fun thing in the world (Waffles, Yahoo!). Matt can read peoples thoughts, but his character arc is just plain dull. I love Greg Grunberg though, my love goes back to the days of Felicity.

Nathan Petrelli played by Adrian Pasdar

You might remember Adrian from his role as Chopper in Top Gun. Or, you might not. He plays an aspiring politician who can fly faster than the Concord, and Peter's older bro. Point in fact...he's hot, he's a jerk, he's got a super long head AND...he and Milo Ventimiglia play up the inappropriate brother touching to the point where even the guys on Supernatural are like "Dude". I think they do it on purpose, just to fuck with the audience. And I love them for it.

I'm not getting into Suresh, though he is hot, he's just boring.

I hope I've at least halfway convinced you to abandon your monday night activites in favor of my new addiction. If not go to NBC's Heroes Page where if I'm not mistaken you can watch (or preview) episodes.