“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain”—(via whereintheworldisnancy)
1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below..
A. Two Six-year Senate terms B. Six Two-year House terms C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms
2. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 10-1-11
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time..
We’re down to single digits in the countdown everybody! Hope ya’ll are ready. If you’re not well, that’s what this post is for! Figured it wouldn’t hurt if we gave you some insight on how to maximize your 3-day experience. These are just our suggestions, so take em’ or leave em’.
“It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won’t let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked around in this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”—
It’s the time of year. The time of year that gets everyone talking about it more than any celebrity breakup or drug bust, preparing for it more than for holidays like Easter by planning what to wear over fasting, and planning as if it’s spring break.
If you know me, then you know that sci-fi flicks are not really my cup of tea. I’m more of an indie, rom-com, drama, thriller (sometimes even angsty vamp movies haha) kinda gal… I don’t dig the aliens-take-over-the-world-but-have-to-beat-out-predators-too(or two)-while-realizing-that-humans-can-fight-back-with-their-nukes-and-f16’s movies. Totally not my thing - but, alas - it is TOTALLY my boyfriend’s thing. John is ALL ABOUT the sci-fi films! So is it really a surprise that we went to see the new film, “Battle: Los Angeles” the day that it came out? Nope. (In my defense, I did make a valiant effort to convince him to watch “Red Riding Hood” instead, but he won me over with a cupcake :( no fair.)
Imagine my surprise when the lights turned on and John says to me “we should have watched “Red Riding Hood.” (!!) Normally, I would have said “I told you so!” but I couldn’t, because I actually GENUINELY enjoyed “Battle: LA” waaaaay more than I thought I would! For an aliens-vs-humans kind of movie, I thought it was really well-written. Given: the dialogue was awkward sometimes, the jerky first-person camera scenes gave me a headache, and the acting could have been a bit better… Not to mention, this movie is also HIGHLY reminiscent of “Black Hawk Down”, “Independence Day”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Skyline” (which is one movie I ABSOLUTELY HATED), and probably some other war and alien films I have no interest in seeing… But at the end of the film, as the credits rolled and the lights came on, I realized what I enjoyed the most about this film was that it didn’t revolve solely around the action, the fighter jets, the tough-guy marines, and the oh-so scary aliens. Its redeeming quality was that this was an action film with serious character development. Obviously, you can’t really fit an ongoing epic battle of humans vs invading extraterrestrials and ample character development in two and a half hours, but I think the filmmakers did a damn good job with what they had.
John thinks that I only liked this movie so much since I went in with absolutely no expectations. Honestly, I thought it was going to suck monkey balls. So I guess it could only have gone up from there. But I was also happy to see Jim Parrack from True Blood and Noel Fisher from Shameless on the big screen, since those are two of my absolute FAAAAVORITE shows :) Aaron Eckhart was none too impressive, but he wasn’t horrible either… I think he makes a better district attorney than a staff sergeant. And um, hello? Did anyone else know that Ne-Yo was going to be in an alien film?!
Anyway, I guess the point is that I learned a lesson… Not all sci-fi/action flicks suck. Some are kinda good. :)
Whether you are American, Italian, Egyptian, or Japanese… we are all citizens of humanity. To be a citizen of humanity, you don’t have to pledge your allegiance to a color-specific flag, eat a certain kind of food, or speak a particular language. Being a citizen of humanity simply means that you have flesh that wounds and heals like my flesh does and emotions that can be hurt but rebound like my feelings do. Being a citizen of humanity also gives you inherent rights - like the right to life, liberty, and security of person; as well as the right to freedom of thought, opinion, and expression… And these are called HUMAN RIGHTS, because everyone who is HUMAN is entitled to them. They’re not rights given to you because of your skin color, or because of the God you believe in, or even because you have a penis. These are your fundamental rights just for being a citizen of humanity.
And as citizens of humanity, I believe that we have a responsibility to each other. Our Japanese counterparts have lost so much in the recent earthquake and tsunami: their houses, their homes, their businesses… and even more tragically, they’ve lost their loved ones. It’s estimated that 10,000 people are currently missing, while there are at least 4,000 who have already died. I can’t imagine the devastation and absolute heartbreak that these people must be feeling… So the only thing that I can do is help, even if it’s just a little bit.
I’m working my usual shift tonight at Jitlada, and will be working one more tomorrow night as well. I pledge to donate 50% of all my tips from both shifts to the American Red Cross through http://citizeneffect.org/projects/japan-earthquake-relief-fund. The reason I am using this vehicle for contribution is because Eric Schmidt, the CEO and Chairman of Google, has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations. The great thing about using a site with a matching donor is that you can make twice the impact. Your $5 is now $10, $25 is $50, and $50 is $100. That’s pretty amazing, right?
I encourage you all to donate to the Red Cross through Citizen Effect so that your money will be working double time for you. Instead of buying two venti caramel mocchiatos from Starbucks, give $10 to help your fellow citizens of humanity in need.
I can’t believe it’s already been 3 weeks since I posted about the Naked Palette! Well let me tell you, I’ve been putting it to good use since then! I’ve worn it almost every time I’ve gone out, and I’m definitely loving it! My boyfriend is the absolute BEST for buying this for me <3
There’s actually a lot that’s been going on since my last post - most importantly, my parents have been out of country, which is partly why I’ve been so terribly busy. Managing my own schedule is one thing, but trying to regulate my little brother and incorporate his life more fittingly into mine has been nothing short of a challenge!
One thing that I purchased recently and have been loving almost as much as the NP is the “Destiny Precision Angled Eyeliner” (if that’s not the exact name, it’s something similar). It was part of my first purchase with Coastal Scents and it totally rocked my makeup-loving self! The tip is just fine enough so that you can draw your eyeliner (I use a cream or gel) right up against your lashline, and the bent angle also helps you to have perfect control. I never thought I’d find anything that made me happier than the Bobbi Brown eyeliner brushes, but this is it! And it’s literally a FRACTION of the price of the BB brushes. I also bought the “Pro Fluffy Blending Brush” (again, if I’m off by a word, the name is still pretty damn close), which I’ve used a couple of times since. It’s pretty good, the first blending brush I’ve used that I’ve actually liked, and what makes it even better is the price! The amount of tax you’d pay on a MAC brush is the actual amount of this brush!
Another thing that I did recently is cook turkey chili in my CrockPot! It turned out AMAZING! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but goodness it was so good! I was so scared it would turn out bad, but paired with a sourdough bread bowl, topped with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream… YUM YUM YUM! I had a few friends over for dinner and it was a total success! It was incredibly easy, too! I will definitely be making it again and I’ll put up my exact recipe and pictures when I do! :)
On a side note… We played apples to apples after dinner and I can’t stress how much I love board games! Hahaha. :) Another night of dinner and board games to come soon!
I’m absolutely in love with it. The texture is just right, with plenty of pigmentation so that you don’t need to apply more than one or two layers, and the colors are super flattering. Whether you are using your fingertip, a sponge applicator, or a shadow brush, the colors go on smoothly and evenly. I used to appreciate makeup with silver shimmer/glitter, but lately I’ve been loving golden undertones - which all the shadows (but Gunmetal) of the Naked Palette have. Three of the colors have a matte finish and 9 are shimmery. Virgin, Sin, Darkhorse, Toasted, and Hustle have been my favorite shades so far (but those are also the only ones I’ve tried so far, so my opinion is pretty damn biased ^^;;). They make for a really pretty smokey eye (a natural-ish brown variation as opposed to the classic black/silver/gray). A dual-ended eyeliner pencil comes with the palette as well, one end is brown (Whiskey, a new color just for this palette) and the other is black (Zero, the classic Urban Decay black). I’m none too impressed with the liner - it goes on smooth, but it doesn’t last very long and smudges easily especially on my lower lashline. I resembled a raccoon by the end of the night, which needless to say: made me not so happy. My search for the perfect kohl eyeliner continues! Oh, did I mention the mini Eye Potion bottle that comes with the palette? I love this primer, it’s my absolute fave so having a small travel-size bottle is nice :)
This is what the entire packaging looked like (and my Caboodles makeup case beneath it):
Without the plastic cover, so that you can see the velvet texture of the case:
A shot of the shadows without flash:
Two shots with flash:
And just for kicks… a Hello Kitty treat! Here’s part of the HK collection in my room. <3
HK backpack, HK Pez collection, HK doll, HK lamp, HK earmuffs, HK makeup case, HK perfume (from the new line at Sephora), HK dressed as Badtz Maru, HK, and HK dressed as Pochacco. <3
Believe it or not: I’ve finally got the Naked Palette!
Every single Sephora store I’ve been to has been sold out of this for months, literally. This is my first time even holding one of these in my hands! Naked Palettes are in such high demand, I’ve never even seen one on display. And let me tell you, I’m obsessed. And absolutely smitten with my boyfriend for thinking to buy this for me as a Valentine’s Day gift. He also got me a number of other goodies, including the Hello Kitty perfume from Sephora’s new HK line! Isn’t he the absolute best? <3
Don’t worry: more on the Naked Palette to come! Stay tuned :)
Spent a lot of time with my tutoring kid this week because he stayed home from school due to the flu… Despite my vigilant efforts to ward off his illness - I Lysol sprayed everything he touched, I washed my hands every 20 or so minutes (my dry hands are a testament to that), and I basically overdosed myself on Vitamin C tablets - I am sick. He was quarantined in the living room, while I stayed in the office room, I opened all the doors to ventilate any yucky air, but alas - his sickness > my immune system. Now I have a sore throat, stuffy nose, and fever :(
The worst part is that he went out of his way to touch my things, even when I specifically told him not to because I didn’t want to catch anything from him. HOW ANNOYING IS THAT? Seriously, I’m pissed.
Pre-ordered the iPhone 4 for my brother last night on verizonwireless.com. His friend Zach said that he ordered his at 11:58pm, as soon as VZW opened the order forms, and he was order #4000. 2 hours later, I was order # 25000.
Damn. 25k phones in two hours. That’s a shit ton of iPhones.
Last week, the very-anticipated, long-awaited, and much-rumored lineup for Coachella was released!
Of course, the first rumored names I looked for were DAFT PUNK, BEASTIE BOYS, and KANYE WEST. If you will kindly look at the image above, you will note that only one of the aforementioned will actually be performing at Coachella; alas, KANYE WEST. I think there is a general consensus that Daft Punk would’ve made the weekend that much more wonderful, but I’m pretty sure that even sans-Daft Punk, Coachella will be epic.
Last year was my first time at Coachella, and let me just tell you - it was amazing.
On Friday we watched Passion Pit from like a mile away, because they had a huge audience (which we hadn’t foreseen), a few smaller bands on our way to see THEM CROOKED VULTURES (I have to admit that Dave Grohl might possibly be the sexiest and most talented drummer alive), and then we saw LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, whom we absolutely fell in love with, and we were front row for JAY-Z. At the end of Jay-z’s set, he brought out Beyonce and they sang “Young Forever” together; seriously, it was AMAZING. I was totally blown away by Jay-Z! And Beyonce! She is GORGEOUS and talented!
On Saturday, we woke up, got drunk (while other members of our party participated in some other recreational fun), and mosey’d over just in time to see some random bands here and there (honestly, don’t remember who - I know it sounds so lame, don’t hate me) but mostly, we stuck around Coachella Stage all day so we could be front-row for MUSE, which we were! I’d never seen them live before, though John had, and they totally ROCKED MY WORLD. We were literally like 2 bodies away from them, it was ridiculous!! And then of course I had my life-changing experience with TIESTO. Seriously, life-changing. We were super effing close to the stage, and he is one handsome motherflower to boot! It was amazing.
And by Sunday, we were pretty pooped out from 2 previous days of partying, drinking in the unbearable desert heat, not sleeping much, and walking miles to get back and forth from our campsite to the stages… So we had a pretty laidback day, eating lots of yummy food and walking around the whole field. We got to hear a little bit of everyone that day - like SPOON, PHOENIX, CLUB 75, & GORILLAZ. I distinctly remember sitting on the grass field at the end of the day, the image of the sun setting behind us, the trademark palm trees silhouetted against an orange sky, the ever-rotating ferris wheel to our left, and the mechanical-shark-on-wheels zooming around the grass to our right. And that was the end to our epic weekend.
I can’t believe that an entire year has gone by since then, but Coachella is upon us again!! I am SOOO excited! A lot of people have been griping about the Coachella 2011 lineup, and I used to be one of them; but if you really consider the list (and let go of any grudges because of the Daft Punk disappointment), you will find that this year’s lineup is pretty fucking awesome, too.
On Friday - you’ve got KINGS OF LEON, BRANDON FLOWERS, INTERPOL, CEE LO GREEN, LAURYN HILL (strummin’ my pain with his fingers… one time, one time…?!), SLEIGH BELLS, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, FLOGGING MOLLY, A-TRAK & BOYZ NOISE. See, not too bad, right?? There are obviously a lot of unknown bands, too - and you can’t dismiss the idea that you will find a stage with a band that you fall in love with! Isn’t that kind of the essence of Coachella?
On Saturday, there’s ARCADE FIRE (whom I’ve heard very good things about), BRIGHT EYES, MUMFORD & SONS, & PAUL VAN DYK. Given, this isn’t quite as an appealing day to me, but it’s pretty much the indie-hipster’s wet dream (what’s her name, indie Cindy?). And again, I go back to the point that there are a number of smaller bands who could become my new fave - I just have to give them the opportunity to blow me away :) Obviously, Goldenvoice doesn’t just pick random no-namers; so you have to trust that the powers-that-be would have chosen people with true musical talent.
And this year, I am NOT going to be pooped out by Sunday. I refuse! Sunday is going to be phenomenal. One of my favorite bands when I was in high school was Something Corporate; so it’s only logical that I love JACK’S MANNEQUIN too! And they are playing on Sunday! I am absolutely ECSTATIC. I’ve seen them twice before - once at the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Hollywood and once when they played Spring Fling! at UCR. Andrew McMahon is <3. Seriously, I am like a teeny-bopper fangirl when it comes to JACK’S MANNEQUIN. But let me address the other great names performing on Sunday: THE STROKES, DURAN DURAN, NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY (this pairing seemed random to me, but there must be something that I just don’t know), JIMMY EAT WORLD, & of course - KANYE WEST! (Everyone seems to be wet over the announcement that he’s going to be at Coachella…)
So all in all, I have to say - Coachella 2011 is going to be epic. The music will be incredible. I really do think that Goldenvoice has done a great job assembling a wide array of musical genius to appeal to an even wider audience. You spend an entire weekend listening to seriously talented people, and enjoying the company of other like-minded peeps! You might think it sounds new-age or hippie-ish, but WHATEVER. My point is - three days of great music, three days of partying in good company, three days of MAKING POOP IN A PORTAPOTTY, three days of appreciating the finer things in an open dirt field in the presence of kindred spirits - that’s kinda ridiculous. Ridiculously awesome. Seriously.
I put on the Bella Bamba this morning and I kinda love it! Like I mentioned before, the smell doesn’t really do anything for me so that sucks… But, whatever - the color is very pretty! It’s pink, but almost a coral-ish pink as opposed to a bubblegum pink. It does remind me a tad of Orgasm, but I think that maybe NARS Deep Throat is the more appropriate comparison, since it’s not as peachy as Orgasm. The shimmer is subtle, but just the right amount to be super flattering!
Bottom line: I’d recommend it to my friends; I don’t plan on returning it; and I plan to use it often on sunny spring days!
I want to buy Coralista now!
P.S. Isn’t the weather gorgeous today!? Sunshine makes me smile :) Can’t wait for the dreary winter to be over so I can enjoy warm+sunny California weather again!
Bella Bamba, the latest of Benefit blushes, is my newest purchase! The first thing I noticed about this blush was it’s colorful and flashy packaging: it’s encased in a pink, red, fuschia, and purple box with holographic detail. It’s been a while since I’ve bought blush from Benefit - I think the last one was Georgia Peach, which I loved. This comes in a box that is smaller than the other ones; my Georgia Peach and Hoola boxes are 11 grams (or .4 oz) while the new Bella Bamba is 8 grams (or .28 oz). When I pointed that out to John, he just said “Well babe, times are tough all around…” -_- I guess the trade-off for the extra 3 grams was a mirror. The Bella Bamba box doesn’t open completely like the other blush and/or bronzer boxes (lid comes off), but this one actually has a hinge so it lifts upward and there is a tiny mirror on the inside of the lid. Like all other Benefit blushes/bronzers, this one comes with a mini brush that fits perfectly within the box - I’ve never been a particular fan of using the included brushes, but some people love them.
The first thing I noticed about Bella Bamba was that it smells fruity (?). I’ve never had fruity-smelling blush before; Georgia Peach had a light, sweet scent to it that I reckon was meant to resemble peach; close but no cigar. Not that I’m complaining cuz I love the way Georgia Peach smells! Bella Bamba on the other hand smells like fruity plastic! The plastic odor definitely overpowers any of the sweet notes that were meant to be pleasing to my olfactory sense. The actual color of Bella Bamba is pink with golden shimmer undertones. I’ve seen it compared to the cult-fave NARS Orgasm, which I also own (and love), but this one is definitely more pink while Orgasm tends to be a combination of peach and pink. They both have the shimmer, but I also think that Orgasm has more golden undertones, while Bella Bamba is just shimmery, period.
I haven’t tried it on yet - since I didn’t receive it until the sun had already gone down, and I wanted to see the full effect of it in sunlight… So I will try it on sometime this weekend and post again what I think of the color!
On a side note, I did buy another blush a few weeks ago (in December?) from Sephora that I’ve absolutely fallen in LOVE with. It’s the Dollskin Cheek by Tarino Tarantino in the shade of Filigree. Before that, I’d been using NARS Orgasm nonstop, switching it up sometimes with Smashbox’s Blush Rush in Bare, and my oldest blush of all, Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink. There are a few more blushes and bronzers in my makeup box that I will switch back and forth between, but those ones see the most action :)
"You cut your own hair and suck your own dick, you're like a Swiss Army knife."
Watched “Going the Distance” last night by myself while I was cleaning trying to clean my room. I love Drew Barrymore; she is awesome and petite! She and Justin Long are TOO freakin’ cute together in this movie! Given, this movie was cheesy and cliche and sappy, but if you will all remember, I [heart] rom-coms!
I have to give kudos to the writers because I think the dialogue is great! And Drew Barrymore and Justin Long seriously have really good chemistry! I guess that’s why they got together in real life! :)
Cue! Erin, an intern in NY for the summer, though she lives in San Francisco; Garrett, a NY native who works for a record label. The movie follows their long distance relationship across the country - and the way that the screenplay unravels the shifting dynamics of the relationship as well as the emotions that follow for both Erin and Garrett, is impressive. Even the supporting actors do a great job! Especially Christina Applegate! I love her! She plays the OCD/neurotic/overprotective older sister of Erin, and she’s hilarious!!
One of the best scenes is when they are talking to each other via webcam, both watching that youtube video of the sneezing baby panda! Hahahahah <3 And I literally laughed out loud during Justin Long’s “Faux de Soleil” (fake tan) scene!! (P.S. Surprise surprise, Justin Long has a nice body!) Not to mention there’s a really hot English guy in this movie too!
All in all, this movie was SO cute! I loved it! :) A winning combination of sap, humor, satire, and great writing!
Does anybody, besides John, Tiffany, Jane, and my HALFY, know that I love Grey’s Anatomy?
Yes, I love Glee, too; but seriously, I love Grey’s Anatomy.
Since season 1, when there was just a bar and tequila and two strangers and a one-night stand; through season 2, when there was and was not Denny Duquette; through season 3, where there was no more Preston Burke (because Isaiah Washington is a fag homophobe), no more Chris O’Donnell as a hot vet, and SUPER sadly, no more Doc the dog; through season 4, when Callie goes from being in love with and married to George, to liking women; through season 5, when Izzie has cancer and George dies because he gets hit by a bus; through season 6, when Izzie leaves Seattle, and Seattle Grace Hospital is turned upside down when a man (who lost his wife in McDreamy’s OR and therefore hates him) turns violent and mows people down in the hospital with a gun. Through all of that, I have been a Grey’s fan.
Seven years is an awfully long time to stick to something; and yes, this is just a TV show - but it’s kind of like a relationship, too. First, we had the amazing honeymoon phase. Season 2 was RIDICULOUSLY great; I have re-watched that entire season over and over again. During late night study sessions, that’s what I’d have on in the background. It was perfect: I had seen everything already before so it didn’t matter if I was paying attention, but if I needed a break from John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, I never had any problems closing my books and finding myself (re-)captivated by McDreamy and Denny Duquette. But after the honeymoon phase comes what some people refer to as the “make it or break it” phase. So, there were seasons 3, 4, and 5 - all of which were sorta just BLEH. Season 3 wasn’t so bad, but I was still reeling over the loss of Denny Duquette. And Meredith couldn’t make up her mind between McDreamy and Finn - although the choice became clear on prom night (the most steamy and scandalous sex scene I have ever seen on cable TV to date). Season 4 brought Lexie, whom I absolutely adore, but the season was kinda tainted by the WGA strike… Season 5 was CRAP, even though they did resurrect (sort of) my beloved Denny Duquette… but then they killed off George. That made me SOOO angry because I thought George was great, and T.R. Knight is SUCH a lovely person (I met him at Starbucks one day and let me tell you, he is so gracious and kind). And I suppose that’s when “break it” should’ve happened - but it didn’t because… well, because like real relationships, you WORK THROUGH it, you deal with it, you suck it up and put up with it. You go through tough times together and come out stronger at the end - HAHA yes, I’m really talking about a TV show. And that’s what happened. After the writers’ strike, the creative heads behind Grey’s Anatomy gave me a second honeymoon. :)
The reason behind this entire post on Grey’s is because it recently came back on air after a short holiday hiatus. We are now on episode 11 of season 7 - and let me tell you, it is REALLY freakin’ good. What drew me into the show to begin with was the writing; seriously, it’s so simple but I don’t know why Hollywood gets it wrong so often. Great writers + great actors + great directors = GREAT TV SHOW. That’s like, the simplest equation ever, no? Anyway, I digress (yeah well, what else is new). Well, not really because my point is - Grey’s Anatomy is GREAT. I love the characters; and I love the actors. They are all amazing.
But more than that, I love the writers. They even have their own little blog (www.greyswriters.com) where they post at the end of a show each week. Seriously, even their blog is GREAT (and mildly addicting). I can’t even fathom the kind of amazing magic that must go on in the Grey’s Anatomy writer’s room… Where all the brainstorming and idea-pitching and Shonda-ass-kissing goes on… Oh, to be a fly on that wall!
I watched “Dinner for Schmucks” the other night with John. It was seriously painful to watch. You know those movies where the character is doing something soooo horribly humiliating, it hurts you to watch it and all you can do is cringe, grimace, and peek out of the corner of your eye? And when it’s all over, you feel more embarrassed for just having witnessed the character go through all that crap? Imagine an ENTIRE movie being like that: and you have “Dinner for Schmucks”. Don’t get me wrong - because it was actually very funny. Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell are funny on their own, so together they were hilarious. But I’m tellin ya, it was hard to watch! John and I both left the room during a couple of different scenes simply because we couldn’t bear to watch what was happening; mostly, Paul Rudd’s character was being traumatizingly victimized by the goofy, awkward, and blissfully ignorant Barry (Carrell’s character).
After the movie climaxes in an epic battle between the warriors of mind control and brain control (LOL. :D) the movie comes to a satisfying happily-every-after kind of conclusion. (As I’ve learned most films do…)
I’d definitely recommend this if you’re into the “Get Him to the Greek”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, and “Due Date” kind of humor. :)
Some of my fave quotes:
“Everyone told [Van Gogh], ‘You only have one ear. You cannot be a great artist.’ And you know what he said? ‘I can’t hear you.’ “
“ ’I just need to hear Barry say you can eat my pudding.’ “
"If you are attacked, you should always play dead. People don’t want to punch something that’s dead, it’s instinctual."
P.S. Why is Zach Galifianakis so damn funny? Just looking at him makes me crack up! hahaha. :) and even his name makes me giggle.
On Sunday afternoon, John and I drove out to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center to watch their production of RENT. Neither of us have seen the musical on a stage, but both of us ABSOLUTELY LOVE the movie version with Rosario Dawson. We both own the DVD; and I have no shame admitting that I bought the soundtrack as soon as I saw the movie. :)
The SVCAC is a small theater, but don’t let that fool you! The performers were incredibly talented!! John and I were both very impressed :)
I love love love the music!! Every number has a catchy melody and amazing lyrics! I absolutely love “La Vie Boheme”, “Light My Candle”, “Without You”, and of course, the ever well-known “Seasons of Love”! Though “Over the Moon” was not a number that particularly suited my taste in the movie, I thought that the actress who played Maureen did SUCH a great job with this song on stage! I laughed throughout almost the entirety of the musical, I cried at the scene of the funeral (I won’t say who died since I don’t want to spoil it for anyone… though I must say, if you haven’t seen RENT yet, shame on you! Netflix the DVD, or better yet, go watch it in real life at SVCAC!), and I was sincerely sad when the cast took their final bow.
If John and I have a chance to go see this again before their stint ends in February, we most definitely will! :)
For me, YouTube is kind of like the Bermuda Triangle of the internet. Someone posts a link on Facebook or Twitter, I click it, and one video becomes three, three videos become eight, suddenly it’s midnight and I don’t know where the past two hours have gone. O_O
It happened to me last night.
I watched this compilation of funny animal clips. It’s like a 10-minute long video, so it’s okay if you don’t want to watch the whole thing. But to understand the rest of this post, you’re going to have to watch at least 18 seconds of the video at 1:46.
Aren’t those guinea pigs SOOOO effing cute?! After watching them, I searched for more guinea pigs, and ended up at these two following videos:
Yes, I spent a full minute and 18 seconds watching three guinea pigs fight for a cucumber. -.-;;
The last video I watched was this:
I cracked up so hard at this video! The guinea pig is so cuuuuute! He has fluffed up hair; and he just looks like a gangsta kind of guinea pig doesn’t he!? If guinea pigs had hairstyles, this little guy has a spiky ‘do! Hahahaha! I want one like hiiiiiiim!! <3
But, I’m pretty sure my dad would kill me if I brought home a guinea pig. And I’ve got Chanoozy and Curly. They are my true pet loves <3
I’m ringing in the new year, curbside on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, tomorrow night. The plan is to set up shop, or so to speak - sleeping bags, folding chairs, blankets, a portable heater, hot cocoa, and a bottle of brut.
I’ve never seen the Rose Parade in person; heck, I’ve never really even watched the entire thing on TV. But I figure, what better way to start the new year than by doing something new and adventurous (if not also slightly dangerous because I’m pretty sure it will be freezing and the people will be crazy).
This year, I want to learn to be humble from my experiences, kind to the strangers I meet, forgiving of the wrongs done against me, and generous to the people I love. I’m hoping that 2011 will be a year of exciting adventures, unexpected mishaps, and really (really) good luck.