Wednesday, March 31, 2010

great scott, watson!

how adorably elegant has emma watson become? i love her. i am not really a harry potter fan but i feel so excited and proud that she has become so gorgeous and normal.
poor thing got so much crap for this dress. i mean look at it. its amazing. who knew the wind would blow it open (showing adorable little boy shorts, btw) and sitting down would cause loose boob slings?
burberry ads are pretty much my favorite anyway...but this campaign is amazing. i actually sat and tried to calculate how i could manage buying a true burberry trench. i cannot possibly ever buy a burberry trench.
i love how burberry uses the same back drop for so many shots. they are all like, "what? we're effing burberry. the name and the plaid sells itself. duh."
the boys are a little creepy but i have loved everything that has come off of this line even more than usual with sassy little emma.
GASP! get it girl. please do not go apeshit and ruin it for yourself. you have way to much going for you.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

bored games?

board games are fun! my friends and i used to have a night where we would play often but it has dwindled...adulthood, blegh.

so my nephew turned 10 this week and per usual he requested a movie that cost $24.99. i am morally opposed to spending 25 of my hard earned dollars on a 90 minute animated movie that he will throw on the floor and scratch within a week or two. so i opted for a board game, specifically, perfection...
the little nephew and i had a blast with it! we played it most of the night and giggled and he jumped and it was fun. but older nephew is not much into it...
he will play monopoly to get money and stuff...and he was actually reading a book last night. but video games, nintendo ds are all that boy thinks about. sooo hard to relate. (i am hoping once he is old enough to appreciate music we can totally bond there)
i miss the old school board games. most of them are still on the shelves but they definitely do not get as much attention as the hot at the moment trading toys. i am glad my little nephew and i can giggle and have fun with the game that we so know is going to pop up at a certain time. but it is fun to "be surprised" and play it over. and over. and over again!

Monday, March 29, 2010

mmm: you still have my attention.

so i have been slightly pissy with politics the last few years...i HATE elections but believe in them...scandal after scandal, like powerful people making poor choices under pressure is surprising? i had to take a break.
so even though the whole "compromised" health care bill was passed. barely. it was passed! yea!

and hey, let's not forget who's been taking shit from every side and, in my opinion, balancing the shit storm quite well...(looks so much better in blue)

i still dig mr. president. these two are classing up the white house (thank GOD) and not leaving a bloody trail of those who got in their way...could this last?
so welcome to man meat monday, president obama. you have earned it.

but you sooo knew you had it if there was such a thing as man meat monday back when these babies were shot. afro and a panama hat?! yes, please!
thanks again for your hard work. please don't make me regret this post one day.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

my mind is racing.

i l.o.v.e. spring do not get me wrong. but i get this melancholy feeling right in the beginning...the summer is coming and that is so exciting...things are blooming (in my guest room! yea baby plants!) flowers flowers...but the crispness that is still in the air is a little sad to me. i also get nervous for those that make the jump into spring/summer when it isn't quite here yet. (like please. flip flops are not here yet.)

maybe that's how i am feeling. i want to jump, but i don't want the frost to come again and make me feel foolish. i am good at playing worst case scenario and have carefully planned out, complete with dates, my garden plans. i want to go with my gut but i fight the urges and bring myself back down to the practical. i am totally obsessed with it and feel stress at the thought of it not working out the way i hope it will...what if i get caught by the late cold spell? what if my precious babies get washed away? what if i am doing it all wrong and didn't read enough or plan enough? metaphor much?

this song has that melancholy hopefulness i am feeling now...i dig it. (get it? dig it? bahahaha)

Friday, March 26, 2010

just like me.

this is my paternal grandmother. i never met her but all of my older cousins took double takes when i visited them as an adult because they said i looked so much like her. she used to care for them while their mother (this baby) worked and was single momming it. one of those cousins posted this picture for the family reunion/70th birthday celebration of said aunt.

when i saw this picture i gasped at the resemblance...and i wish i had that fancy hat and wavy hairstyle as well. and that fabulous fur (i will sooo wear a (vintage) fur while holding a newborn, i know this gramma and i would have been pals)...

anyhoo, i also hear from my mother that i look exactly like her mother and have seen pictures of my mother as a teenager that make me gasp at the resemblance. i think this is neat.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


texts from last night is so totally one of my favorite websites to visit while distracting myself from working at work. here are a few favs:

(515): I wish facebook had a fuck off button.

(215): i got kicked out of Barns and Nobles cuz i put all the bibles in the fiction section

(843): Grinding on my ninth grade teacher. Dreams really do come true

(401): Renamed my iPod as 'the titantic' so when I plug it in it's says 'the titantic is syncing.'

(864): So i guess my mom went into the kitchen and asked me why i was making mac and cheese at 4 in the morning and apparently i yelled at her to "get the fuck back bitch you don't know my life"

(315): So i just bought beer on a credit card, using a fake ID, while wearing my name tag from work. All 3 have different names on them. God i love my boobs.

and some from good ole va:

(434): why are there goldfish crackers all over my bed?
(540): you decided you wanted to name them & keep them as pets.

(757): At McDonald's last night the guy gave you the wrong kind of McFlurry, so you screamed at him, "YOU MCFUCKED UP."

this website makes me laugh a lot. and i am super glad i am not in college anymore. and that we did not have cell phones or texting in college. and that i made it out with a degree alive.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

enough already.

so i totally blocked most of my uber conservative i guess i totally forgot that time i was on public assistance for a decade while the government and my fellow americans fed, sheltered and cared for my children's medical needs because after living life like an irresponsible train wreck for a while i now found this creepy jesus that allows me to say things that hurt others, ostracize my children and generally make others feel sick to their stomachs facebook friends from my facebook feed. it was empowering.

i was going to delete said persons but i decided against it. keeps me balanced.

Monday, March 22, 2010

mmm: broady with an A

isn't he adorable? i looove the awkwardly tall, skinny dudes...always have...
not so much the awkwardly tall, skinny hair but it's a cute shot..
ummm and HELLO! nice move mister brody. halle is super hot.

he looks exceptional in a suit.

and a weird lather jacket/plaid pants/sweatshirt/sweater combo...

is is wrong to think he was a babe in a holocaust remembrance film? i mean, i totally respected and enjoyed the film. but i totally respected and enjoyed it more that he was the hottie role. sorry, but i did.

Friday, March 19, 2010


i am officially a nerd. and i am fine with this. i think i am on the cooler end of nerddom, like, maybe i hide it well and it only comes out spurts because i generally prefer to be a nerd alone and be fun with people because i think that is what people are for. anyhoo, me=nerd. whoda thought?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

st. patrick

st. patrick: the patron saint of ireland, though actually never canonized (like many) i believe...rumor had it he was a slave, then escaped and was all mighty and perhaps a little sketchy allowing rich ladies to become nuns (gasp!)...maybe he was just dreamy and wanted some company? patrick's day one of my favs, the celebration of ireland and the irish (although, again patty boy may have been celtic or welsh)...

at one point i read that this is a day for "solemnity and a holy day of obligation." i do feel obliged to wear my green care bear shirt and have a extra beer, thank you! and i wish you the following:

Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

happy st. patrick's day, friends! remember: a good holiday is always one that is not completely validated or substantiated but encourages celebration, inebriation and the donning of seasonal clothing.
"may you live as long as you want and
never want as long as you live"

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away

(i love identifying with my irish half. just fits me and my green eyes and my fair skin and my namesake, duh.)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

waiting on the world to change.

tonight i will be attending a john mayer concert with my bff, h. in the highly likely event that john sees me up in the nose bleed section, falls instantly and madly in love with me, offers to pay off my house and my debt and insists i go on tour around the world with him...this will be my last post. each and every one of you are very special to me and thank you for being in my life.

if not, i'll see you folks tomorrow.

Monday, March 15, 2010

mmm: lucas.

so. i am not going to lie. when i found out chad michael murray divorced sophia bush i lost the imaginary respect i once had for him. and i am only a cmm lover of the shirt hair. HATE the puffy head look they gave him. bad choice one tree hill hairdresser. bad choice.
and it totally ruined a bit of the show because i became obsessed with whether or not they were pretending to love/hate or whether they really were loving/hating...

i mean. i am not going to let this stop me from lusting over him. i'm not crazy or anything...

BUT. he totally has the same old yucky why do i think you are hot cause you are grossing me out but yes, maybe i would like to lie my face against your chest but only for a minute because you look like you kinda, do you have an extra cigarette i could bum?

so as with many, many, many other men: i love to hate you, cmm.
(picture courtesy of bff h.)

Friday, March 12, 2010

the stars are back.

in honor of the clear skies and bright stars and the air being not blistering and bearable for outside gazing...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

sweet smells.

i bought a hyacinth plant a few weeks ago. i keep it in my bedroom cause they are my favorite flowers and the purple looks super awesome against my artichoke green. it has doubled in size and the fragrance of the plant is overwhelming. my room smells like heaven when i enter, not sleeping dog. another set of bulbs i planted last year sprouted out in front of my house despite the debris that was above it.

i think the hyacinths are trying to tell me something...they are determined and not wasting any time being fabulous. wise little plants.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

missed the frog brigade...

i can't really pick a favorite primus song...but i love this video, like a lot. they are so freaking creepy. i think this is one of the best music videos ever. any band that dresses up frequently is aces in my book.

a looong time ago i was set to go to a les claypool show in dc and i got in a fight with the guy i was dating and he wanted to go to effing concerts all the time anyway and this particular day i was just like WHATEVER. but in retrospect of all the crap he dragged me to i really wish one of them had been a les claypool anything. regrets.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

awww, shucks.

i had another cat lady moment...
i was talking to this boy i went to hs* with who has adequately- NO exceptionally** maintained his hotness over the years- last weekend and we were talking pets and fur and when i responded with details of my brood he kinda stood back for a sec and said, "damn! what are you the cat lady?!" arghhh.

*this boys last name conveniently rhymed with the word puck (another -uck word!) ...we called him ___ -uck, sexy creative!!! so i'll have you know the nickname went from an unofficial, teenage girl label to an official, oops! did i just say that aloud?! nickname. pretty sure he thought i was making fun of him. i was not. and i am not ashamed that i revealed his nickname a decade later.
**seriously boys you are doing a terrible job of staying cute. it is getting a little discouraging.

Monday, March 8, 2010

mmm: scottsman

nathan scott.
i have never seen you act in anything else so i have nothing else to call you.

you are a babe. thank you for being on one tree hill.

you make north carolina hotter.

except this shirt was a poor choice. unless you are going gay dance clubbing with me. which i am totally into...

this one is for the club as well. but that is fine.

i heart your tight shirts and so do my friends. goodbye.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

i wish that i could be an outlaw...

merlefest is coming soon. warm weather + yard work= bluegrass. that is how i roll on yancey street. will this weekend allow me to begin another round of making my neighbors think i'm a weird-o country bumpkin?! let's hope so!

there is a HILARIOUS story about me at 19, this song, the repeat button on a stereo, a ride that forgot to pick me up and a bottle of jack daniels. ok. that pretty much is the story. but it is waaaay better when my old roommate tells it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

wait for it...

"i'm snuggly bitch! deal with it." marshall, how i met your mother

so i am few seasons behind.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

it is simple, really.

as i have been mentioning, my quest for a more simple, stress free life has been progressing naturally. at first, i was pursuing it with my usual, aggressive, immediate nature and had to screech on my brakes cause, duh. kinda missing the point there.

i really (finally) started reading books on my bookshelf i have wanted to read or reread at the beginning of this new year.
and i was immediately drawn to this one. my reread was so fascinating. the things i underlined and emphasized as a 19 year old were so confrontational. so in your face. (imagine that.) believe it or not, i have softened quite a bit. i like to think that i am much more engaging. maybe? a little?

the end of the book gets a wee bit muddled and you get lost a bit. but i am so glad i held on to this one. such a wonderful read at this time in my life (then and now). and the book was published when i was born which i love even more. it's timelessness is both scary and hopeful.

here is my major decision from the book this go round: to buy as little new clothes/household items as possible.

i have found i often talk myself out of purchases because i have one in that color or style or could find it somewhere else cheaper so why not make a thing out of it?

i love thrift stores and the treasures they hold. i get sniffly and sneezy and feel grimy afterwards but i love the beautiful dishes and vases and items i have acquired at thrift stores over the years.

now i am not going to get too crazy...there are some things that will still be purchased new like...

socks! even though i don't really wear sock very often. (and seriously, i have bought enough shoes to last a lifetime. i am taking a break. seriously.)

and the obvi...

i am not going crazy or anything.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

gimme, please.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

it's all happening...

despite the fact that there are some (LYING SOBs) weather persons out there predicting more rain/snow dramarama: i am in spring mode and nothing will ruin it for me. i have sufficiently blown half of my tax money on spring project materials. i now have a wheelbarrow. my guest room will soon become a mini greenhouse. i will spend lots of time laying on the deck in the dark.

but most shall now mean something different (as will be evidenced by my spring/summer inspired tunes).
here is my first choice. sure, this song is super fun to walk the dog too, even fun to chair dance to at work...but how much awesomer will it be heading up route 311 to my favorite place in the world with the windows down in flip flops once officially changing my attire to dresses and skirts only in say, may? SO MUCH AWESOMER.

whilst walking back up the hill from my car post lunch today, i busted a mini sweat. heLLLOOooo march (soon to be spring)!!!

p.s. lately, i have been a bit nostalgic for the days when i too, lived a more bohemian lifestyle. going into work late, hanging out even later, always having tons of cash on hand, the camaraderie with the restaurant co-workers you was such a fun time. but then i remember after 7+ years of that shit i wanted to go postal at every shift and it is nice to have health insurance.

Monday, March 1, 2010

dos amigos

i HAD to make a separate post for the couple shots. after watching rudo y cursi i was reminded of these lovely, beautiful mexicans and i feel it is my duty, as an american, to ensure that all other americans are exposed to their hotness.
and the movie truly is good. two brothers have all of their dreams come true only to find that they do not know what to do with the the things they have always dreamed of...
so diego and gael have been in tons of movies together, they are bffs and all...

i had to keep the shots i posted clothed because i didn't want anyone to break their computer screen with squeals...
let's just take some time to remember that drunken scene from y tu mama tambien... remember? need to watch it again? i agree and fully support your decision.
their che movies are ahhhmazing as well.
o dios mio.
best. bffs. ever.