Monday, January 26

Soundtrack of my life

I have an unnatural obsession with The Killers. I love their new album and I liked their last album, but I ADORE their first album. When I saw them live and they sang this song, I may have hurt myself jumping up and down. On Saturday, my husband and I were driving and I played this song, expounded on why it is the perfect song and then we sang it together as we drove down the highway.

Also - part of this song is my ringtone. I used to abhor people with songs for ringtones and now I'm one.


Friday, January 23

feigning dedication

I owe a real post, but for now: check this out.

oh, and this.

Monday, January 19

Vacation's all I ever wanted

In less than 3 weeks, I will be here. I love CA, I love wine and I love Sonoma. I even get to stay in this fancy-pants place. I got a super deal, this recession is making my trip much easier to deal with. 

Cannot come soon enough.

Wednesday, January 14


Today, my co-worker told me the story of a person named La-a. Guess how La-a prounounces their name?


You pronounce the dash.

Why not La-hyphen-a?

Monday, January 12

Dianefan - suck it!

WTF is the hollywood foreign press association anyway?

I love award shows. a.lot. I watch the pre-show, the show, the post-show and the fashion recap the next day. I know it's lame, but I don't care. I was especially needing my awards fix this year since it was canceled last year.

Here's my list of everything I loved about the GGs this year.

1. Jessica Lange's sunglasses on the red carpet, Drew Barrymore's hair and their uncomfortable stage appearance.
2. Ryan Seacrest chasing Angelina & Brad down the red carpet and not getting an interview.
3. ZACHARY QUINTO. oh my god. I swear my clothes fall off when I look at him.
4. Anna Paquin winning for playing a character named Sooki. Her tooth-gap is cute.
5. Sally Hawkins from Happy Go Lucky winning! Best cutest movie ever and she was so sweet and overwhelmed.
6. Slumdog Millionaire cleaning up. I'm still pissed that Milk was snubbed for the most part, but this is one of my other favorites this year.
7. Christina Applegate's necklace.
8. Tina Fey's speech. Her dress was not cute, but I loved her speech. Even better, all the tv columnists that took her seriously and wrote about it this morning.
9. Kate Winslet winning twice. I love her.
10. Mickey Rourke thanking his dogs. Mickey Rourke making a speech with his hand in his pants. Mickey Rourke rocking hair that had not been washed in 67 days. ummm, Mickey Rourke in general. wow.

Wednesday, January 7

Anxiety be damned

My life so far this year can be summed up here:

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

***I liked this before I knew it was a Scrubs song. I hate when songs I love become tv show songs b/c no one believes that you liked it without mass media prompting you.

Sunday, January 4

loser. BIG loser.

I have spent the entire afternoon/evening watching The Secret Life of the American Teenager. That's right, an abc family show. With Molly Ringwald. And a pregnant 15-year-old. How is this a family show? I don't think it's teaching kids good things. I went a half-ass ghetto high school and most kids at least waited until 16 or 17 to have a kid.

Anyway, I'm liking it - and I'm a little sad about that.

Friday, January 2

Top 8 of 2008

2008 was a great year for me personally. I was lucky to spend time all over the States (and Mexico) with some of my best friends; I was with people that I love on some of their happiest days. I got a new job that while stressful, challenges me and prepares me for better things. I met some great new people and got back in touch with a few old friends. Music was great, movies were great and some new tv was great.

My top 8 of 2008:

8. Kicking ass with freelance work
7. Wii Fit
6. Vancouver for the first time - love it there
5. Albums from Santogold, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, the Hold Steady and Bon Iver
4. Summer Heights High, I know is was made in '07, but it was brought to me in '08.
3. Milk, the acting in this movie is gut-wrenching
2. Obama
1. Celebrating 7 weddings (and associated bachelorette/shower situations), 2 births and 2 engagements with my lovely peeps

2009 looks to be a year that may bring big changes to my life that I hope to be talking about soon.