Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Enjoy the heat, and enjoy "Heatwave" by Chiddy Bang feat. Mac Miller
Thursday, May 26, 2011
who wants to groove with me and see them in concert this summer???
However, despite the fact that "Never Say Never" is currently at the top of our Netflix queue and we have (multiple) pictures of biebs on our fridge, the commercial for his new perfume just rubs me the wrong way. Here are my reasons:
- There is a underlying vampire-y thing going on in this commercial. You're above that, Justin.
- Let's remind ourselves that Justin is 15 (16? 17?) years old and I'm pretttty sure he's trying to do his "sexy face" at 0:06- not sure that you're old enough to pull that off yet young man.
- Biebs is wearing a leather jacket. I don't trust people in leather jackets.
- I am digging his purple kicks but totally takes away for the tween sexiness (can't believe I just wrote tween sexiness...gross) they're going for.
after watching the video, here are our thoughts on what "Someday" actually smells like:
Kristen: desperation and tears
Stacey: puberty with a hint of sugar
Krista: jolly ranchers
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- the Boston Red Sox (okay, they're number one)
- SportsCenter commercials
- Wally the Green Monster
- Big Papi (aka the nimble giant... or David Ortiz)
- all of those things combined into one:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
In mourning that Gossip Girl is on its summer hiatus? We are too. Luckily, it took us a full week to process what went down in last week's season finale...
- Krista: Why is she back?
- Kristen: …why are her ears bigger?
- Stacey's favorite Georgina line: "I haven't been this bored since I believed in Jesus."
- Georgina is the Barney Stinson of Gossip Girl. She has a playbook! Oh, hey Barney! The Badger, the Melon Drop, the Spanish Prisoner.
On the Bar Mitzvah…
- Krista: whatwhatwhatwhat WHAT are you doing?
- Kristen: I want to be bar-mitzvah Blair's friend.
- Stacey: what is this bar mitzvah?!? Mazel Tov, Joseph! At the future bar mitzvahs of my future children, they'll do the hora to Adele. And I plan on dancing like Blair mid-hora circle. Gossip Girl needs a good Jewish influence, and I accept this position.
(Also, please note that the three of us will be the new Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and start crashing fancy DC bar mitzvahs. On it.)
- Kristen: They're still at the party, Charlie is still crazy, apparently, and the band is playing some song Krista and I will probably google later.
- Stacey: How the heck did Charlie get a bartender's bottle of vodka, pour spout included? She probably would have fallen out the window already. She's a little unsteady on that ledge there. And how is she not schwasty anymore?
On Chuck Bass…
- Kristen: One thing you really don't realize until you've watched the entire first season of GG in an extraordinarily short period of time with your roommates--Chuck's hair has REALLY gotten better. It's almost comical how much better, actually. (and how Vanessa's never did get better at all...)
- Stacey: Chuck Bass, when did you become so dashing and gentlemanly?
- Krista: so torn between Chuck and Louis.... Blair can take Chuck and I'll have Louis. k, good plan?
And on the other men of Gossip Girl...
- Stacey: Sweet slicked back hair, Nate. And good job on backup in the warehouse… way to stand there and look pretty.
- Kristen: No one gives Chuck any credit, but to be fair, its Nate and Dan who can't seem to keep it in their pants. They're powerless before the women on this show. Both have hooked up with Serena. Both have kissed Blair. Both have had weird, unfortunate relationships with Vanessa. Speaking of crazy, unfortunate relationships...Georgina is back.
- Stacey: take me to Barcelona with you, V!
- Krista: aw she's gonna publish his book- you sneaky bitch
- Kristen: GO HOME, VANESSA. Stop reading everyone's shit.
Final thoughts from Stacey:
- reunion at the van der Woodsen/Humphreys!
- Hi, Serena-san!
- Serena's new love interest looks too much like Dan… and Serena wouldn’t read or understand Fitzgerald
Final thoughts from Kristen:
- Are we supposed to believe that a Zippo lighter is going to set the entire effing building on fire? Does that seem right to you?
- Leave NY, Headmistress Kweller? Don't we all remember what happened when Serena left New York last time? Connecticut didn't end well for anyone. And nothing good came of Serena's gallivanting around the world with Carter Baizen, looking for her Papa van der Woodsen.
Final thoughts from Krista:
- go hommmme Raina...it's been real with you, kthanksbye
- during a commercial for the new X-Men movie: "are they making a POWER RANGERS movie?!?!"
- S and V searching for the crazies together- YAYYYY TEAMWORK!
Cool, we're going to go finish season one and rewatch the entire series… in the next week. We're ready for season five now.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Here are two of my fave songs that have been featured. Hopefully they make your Monday as breezy and mellow as mine is.
"Powerful Stuff" by Sean Hayes
"Before I Knew" by Basia Bulat
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
- Treat ladies with respect: Dwayne “Hopalong Gretzky” Robertson is the perfect example of this. When that hulking ogre from Iceland targeted poor, delicate Connie Moreau in D2, he hops off the bench, lasso in hand, to defend her honor. Chivalry is not dead, ladies and gentlemen. But as Connie did remind us, she's not a lady, she's a Duck.
...but not ashamed enough to not post "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112 as my selection for this week's Throwback Thursday. As I've gotten older I've certainly developed an appreciation for the original song by Sting and crew, but nothing will EVER beat this 1997 collaboration (in memory of artist Christopher Wallace) in my heart. Check it here for the original. Two throwbacks for the price of one!
and as a bonus, a video that combines what I loved in the '90s (Doug) with what I love today (doing the Dougie):
And now, for quite possibly the best music video to come out of 1990 -- this is my jam.
(I don't think it'll be too difficult, but yes, that will be my hairstyle for the next week.)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
this song + the fact that I just discovered how to make mochaccinos from the coffee machine = solid afternoon
Pretty sure that I'm responsible for at least 100 of the 392 current views. Just ask Stacey about when I was on the verge of tears a few weeks ago because I couldn't find my sweet dancing asian boy and had to search through months of gchats to find the precious link.
I can only hope that my future children can move like this and have the courage (read: swagger) to dance to songs with lyrics totally inappropriate for their age. Yeah, I'm going to be a great mom.
Watch It. Love It. Repeat As Needed.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kristen: I think it's going to be Burt because he's been fabulous and he already has a heart condition.
Krista: If it's Mike Chang, I'm never watching Glee again.
Kristen: BOYCOTT! Fuck that!
Krista: What if it's Karovsky?
Kristen: Not Karovsky, I love him!
Krista: Yeah, but someone might kill him.
Kristen: It'd be a hate crime. And I won't even entertain the thought about it being Britney.
On Kurt's clothing choice...
Kristen: Does he have widgets or skulls on his pants?
Krista: Kurt should only sing Beatles songs.
Stacey: Is his vest tie-back?
Kristen: He's also wearing combat boots.
Stacey: And parachute pants?
Krista: Sorry we didn't listen to your song, Kurt, we were too busy looking at your outfit.
We also think that Kurt's hair makes him look like Jimmy Neutron.
She's the best.
Krista: This makes me want to watch Dreamgirls.
NEWSFLASH: Finn is Canadian. And a Canucks fan. Day is made.
At the funeral...
- Sue's wearing real clothes!
- hair joke #2
- Finn and Quinn are still together? Missed that.
- from behind, Sam looks like Sue Sylvester.
- Kristen: Mike Chang can't sing, but he sure does do the brooding look well.
- Kristen: When Rachel sings and she's crying, it kind of looks like her face is melting.
- Krista: I want to be on Fondue for Two! If only!
- Krista: Remember when Teri pretended to be pregnant and she wasn't? Can we hope that in the future, there's a Glee version of "Welcome to Miami"? (Kristen: Bienvenido a Miami.)
We're ready for the season finale.
Hunger Games. Glee style.
props to Zebiz for the pic
BUT DID YOU KNOW? Someone else shares our love. Osama bin Laden loved Whitney so much that he was a, ready to make her one of his wives, b, targeting Bobby Brown as one of his major public enemies, and c, slightly stalking her so he could meet her. Not sure that this is the right look for a mastermind terrorist.
According to one of bin Laden's wives (not Whit): "Whitney Houston's name was the one that would be mentioned constantly. How beautiful she was, what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is just brainwashed by American culture and by her husband Bobby Brown, whom Osama talked about having killed, as if it were normal to have women's husbands killed."
But would he make her feel like a million dollar bill?
Apparently her music didn't cut it, though. Not appropriate.
I just wonder what Osama would've thought of this interpretation of Million Dollar Bill:
Some more Whitney to get you through this rainy Tuesday....
Monday, May 16, 2011
if you're digging this song, also check out:
You and Me (Kristen's life theme song of the moment)
All Yr Songs (my other fav, which may now be bumped up to #1 since this video reminds me of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...)
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I also have a fascination with Mike Posner and am kind of digging his cover too- check it out.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
We're just going to go ahead and say it: we were all gems when we were younger (pictures to come soon). And, being the good 90s girls that we were, we more than bought in to the American Girl Doll craze. The Hairpin just told us what our doll choice said about our childhood selves, and what all of this boils down to: we love Swedes and ethnic diversity.
Stacey- Story of my life: "Whatever superficial motivation led you to choose Kirsten, you quickly learned that life as a Swedish immigrant in Minnesota is not all lingonberry pie and ice fishing," and "Girls who had Addy grew up with an acute sense of the lack of diversity in early-'90s consumer culture." So basically, I was precociously aware of the lack of diversity with these dolls since I wrote a letter to the American Girl company because I wanted there to be a Jewish American Girl doll. I even created the story line for them. No dice. Ten years later, they created one (I think -- actually, I know because I check up on them regularly), but I'm pretty sure they used their own story. And they didn't send me one fo' free.
Kristen- I had Kirsten too. My Scandinavian fixation started at such a young age… I also had a hand me down Samantha, which is ironic considering she's the designer jeans of American girl dolls. My sister and I were admittedly partial to Samantha because she looked the most like us and had the best wardrobe (and Molly was nerdy). My little cousin Caitlin now has my beloved Samantha and Kirsten dolls, so the legacy lives on.
Krista- True Life: On my first day of third grade at my new school is Boston, a group of girls came up to me and said "You look like Molly, the American Girl," to which I peered at them under my red glasses and bangs and just stared. (I later made friends with them after I realized this wasn't an insult and was surprisingly accurate) I also would always wish on pennies at mall fountains for a Kirsten doll and never got one, not sure what that says about me…
Granted, we do have a soft spot for the original American Girl, Felicity. We learned to love everything colonial at William and Mary, and we may or may not know some people who decided to go to school in Williamsburg because of Felicity Merriman. Just saying.
As with all dolls, there were hair mishaps. I took Kirsten's hair out of her braids because I was convinced I could do the same hairstyle. It never looked the same, even after my mom tried to fix it. My hair training didn't include Swedish braids. And Kristen's mom saved Samantha from a curling iron fiasco that may have left the Victorian girl a little on the bald side. It's not our fault that we wanted our dolls to have curly hair like us! They didn't include that option in the Build-Your-Own American Girl Dolls! I'm sensing a little bit of hair discrimination.