Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I don't even know what to say, except LOfreakin'L.
Monday, June 22, 2009
This is not your childhood Disney movie. It is SO MUCH BETTER. If these photos are any indication, Tim Burton's re imaginging of Alice in Wonderland is going to be a visual masterpiece. I can't wait! The movie is due in theaters March 5, 2010.
Images via SlashFilm.com
Images via SlashFilm.com
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Counting cards isn't illegal. It's frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane... Maybe since 9/11 when everyone got so damn sensitive. Thanks a lot Bin Laden!
The boy and I are * fingers crossed* going to Vegas in 3 weeks!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today, June 16th, marks the day I was chosen as "Worst Comment of the Day" by the Jezebel.com editors.
Here is the comment, unedited --
"I always thought 6 was the perfect size. I thought this because that's what size Julia Roberts was in Pretty Woman, and I found her so amazingly gorgeous in that movie. And even then, 6 is tiny, but 6 is much more healthy than 00."
Now, before I post the smack down I received from Dodai, let me first say I understand how my comment could be taken negatively. Jezebel is very sensitive when it comes to equating clothing size with health, and they make it a point to knock down fat shaming or thin shaming too. I should have known better than to add that last part, "but 6 is more healthy than 00." Of course a 6 is NOT healthier than a 00, it's simply a different NUMBER. I quickly clarified this within the thread, by stating that my comment referred to what I thought was the "perfect size" growing up, as it was said to be a size 6 in movies like Pretty Woman, and books like Sweet Valley High. This soon turned into an intelligent, informed convo with fellow commenters.
However, somehow I was nominated as Worst Comment of the Day. Hey, fine, you don't like what I said, I'll deal. What I DON'T have to deal with is the public shaming from Dodai. Here is the full post:
"The very appealing and incredibly appalling comments of the day, Tuesday edition:
Best Comment Of The Day, in response to Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: "I normally hate period pieces, this one I actually enjoyed." We say: You're giving it a standing ovarytion? • Worst Comment Of The Day, in response to Vogue & The Size Zero Problem: "I always thought 6 was the perfect size. I thought this because that's what size Julia Roberts was in Pretty Woman, and I found her so amazingly gorgeous in that movie. And even then, 6 is tiny, but 6 is much more healthy than 00." We say: Seriously? You were just a kid, but comments like this DO NOT HELP. There is no "perfect" size. And there is no, across-the-board "healthy" size. Everyone is different, and what's right for a woman in Samoa doesn't work for lady Thailand or a chick in L.A., and your comment proves that the more we listen to Vogue, craptastic flicks like Pretty Woman and Anna Wintour, the more completely and utterly fucked we are. Christ."
Now, does THAT harshly worded, PUBLIC smack down fit the bill for my comment? Was it so "utterly appalling"? Have I left all of woman kind "utterly fucked" because when I was 12 I thought Julia Roberts was gorgeous in Pretty Woman? Well, apparently so.
Jezebel prides itself on being pro-woman, anti-mean girl, but today I may as well have been told to wear pink on Wednesday's. Look, I understand that commenting on the site comes with the risk of also being called out for being offensive or down right stupid. But I have been a loyal reader/commenter for YEARS and I am not given the benefit of the doubt? Instead I am used as a scapegoat for "sizeism" in America? Yeah, I feel like I've been hit by a bus. So NOT fetch.
Also, a big THANK YOU to fellow commenters coming to my defense! I really appreciate your kind words and virtual hugs! :)
I am already Green with envy! We saw a sneak peak of this shade on the Chanel Runways during Fall Fashion Week, and now it's really happening!
According to Style.com:
We just received word that after much speculation by this blog and every other Chanel nail polish-loving media outlet the world over, Peter Philips’ dreamy jade lacquer from the brand’s Fall 2009 collection has indeed gone into production and will be released as a limited-edition offering in October. It will be joined by a Jade Rose shade as well, although we’re a bit more excited for the original minty green that we spied back in March. It might just be the next frenzy-inducing color in the company’s long line of cult favorites that have helped carve out the politics of polish.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I picked up these cuties on my lunch today at Target, and they are ADORABLE! I have been on the look out for a nude wedge, and these fit the bill! They have metallic thread throughout the shoe, and it jazzes them up a bit. The bow in the front is just too cute. These will go perfectly with literally everything all summer long for only $24.99!!
You can purchase them online too!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!
What a season! To go from 10th in the conference months ago, to Champions. THANK YOU!
So proud to be from THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
How funny is this? Police in Moscow are using card board cutouts of Brad Pitt to deter speeding in dangerous intersections! America, take note! ;)
Russian police employ Brad Pitt to fight speeding
MOSCOW — Brad Pitt is accustomed to stopping passersby in their tracks. The Hollywood heartthrob's next job is slowing traffic in Siberia - or so Russian traffic police hope.
A Russian newspaper reports that cardboard cutouts of Pitt dressed as a traffic cop have been placed by the most dangerous intersections in the city of Omsk.
It's the latest move by authorities in their endless battle against speeding. Traffic accidents in Russia are among the highest in Europe.
The campaign seems to be working. Omsk officials say accidents are down as star-struck drivers ease off the gas to gaze at the unusual image.
The paper, Argumenty i Fakty, quotes Dmitry Ziryanov, a local official who came up with the idea as saying Pitt is "kind of like a colleague for us."
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Sunday, June 7, 2009
After an inspiring two wins in a row against Detroit, the Pens failed epically last night losing 5-0.
They looked like a minor league team out there! Actually no, make that a High School team! I really hope this doesnt turn out to be a repeat of last year, and it is MUST WIN on Tuesday in the Burgh!
NEVER GIVE UP! LET'S GO PENS!!
And for the Malkin Fans, here is his Mom's lucky borscht recipe!
Evgeni Malkin's mother's lucky borscht
Thursday, June 04, 2009
By Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin loves his parents, Natalia and Vladimir, being here from Magnitogorsk, Russia,to watch him play -- in great part because his mom can cook for him. Just after scoring a hat trick in Game 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes, Malkin told the Toronto Sun that was the key to his success: "Every time before a game, I get great cooking. Great Russian food" (that day, a beef entree with soup).
His mom says (via the translation of Penguins sales account executive George Birman) that this is her son's favorite.
1 pound any kind of meat, cubed (approximately 1 1/2-inches)
3 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded
8-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 medium beets, peeled and shredded
3 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
6-ounce can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sour cream, for topping
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Fill a large pot halfway with water (about 2 quarts), add the meat and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cover the pot. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Add the cabbage and the can of diced tomatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the beets, and cook until tender. Add the carrots, the white sugar and the raw garlic. Stir in the tomato paste and water until well blended. Add skillet contents to the soup and bring to a boil, cover and turn off the heat. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Taste, and season with salt, pepper and additional sugar, if desired.
Ladle into serving bowls, and garnish with sour cream and fresh parsley.
-- Natalia Malkin, via the Pittsburgh Penguins
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09155/974739-34.stm#ixzz0HlmvIHGg&C
Thursday, June 4, 2009
As Tiffany of I am Style-ish demonstrated so well in her outfit today, the Tissue Boyfriend Tee from JCrew is a MUST HAVE this summer!
So casual, yet chic. You can spice it up with necklaces and scarves, or keep it low key with flip flops.
I picked up the bright aqua and black, and I think I need white and tea rose too! They are currently $19.50 in store, and there are a few left at $14.99 online.
Here is another great example of how to dress up this tee:
Monday, June 1, 2009
Glory Be! A Heathers sequel!
The original Wino, Winona Ryder, has finally come out and said she is A-OKAY with doing another Heathers!
Said Winona Ryder in Empire Magazine:
"Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works. I swear to God. But for some reason the writer Dan Waters and director Michael Lehman don't want to talk about it. I've been wanting to do a sequel forever. There is a story, and Christian has agreed to come back as a kind of Obi-Wan character."