Monday, February 27, 2012

And the Oscar goes to...

So this years Oscars were definitely a step up from last years pathetic excuse for a show. Ugh, I'm still cringing at Ann Hathaway hosting 2011. My favorite moment was by far the Cirque Du Soleil performance, I'm pretty sure they just sold me a ticket by that performance. Aside from some awkward moments (Angelina Jolie's stupid leg, Robert Downey Jr.'s documentary bit, and the mere presents of J.Lo being at an awards show celebrating acting and movie making when her outstanding acting career boasts quality films such as Gigli, Anaconda, and Maid In Manhattan...[come on Academy, where were her nominations for those films?]) So all in all I'd say it was a good show and the films nominated deserved to be there for the most part. I was surprised though that Drive got jilted out of a best picture nomination. Come on that movie was superb! And Gosling...sigh, wonderful.

I was however kind of underwhelmed by the fashion choices of the night. I feel like everyone has been playing it safe the past couple years and no one goes for a show stopping look. Boy I'd show them... if only they would invite me...I'd show them. So here are my picks for best dressed of the night. Feel free to rebuttle or share yours.


I love Rooney Mara's style, she's so high fashion and always looks very bold and put together. All the detailing on this dress was hard to see but really pretty. It almost looks like spiderwebbing...but in a cool way.

There is always a special place reserved in my heart for some Alexander McQueen... side note, how did Tree of Life not win anything? Just watched it and wow, amazing! Jessica Chastane was great in it too.

Next is the ensemble from Bridesmaids. Non of their dresses were spectacular by themselves but once you put them all together they made each other look better. Very Captain Planet of you ladies. ;)
(...with our powers combined...)

Of course Milla Jovovich would look great, being a former super model and all.

It seems like the older gals were on their A game last night; Meryl, Glenn hats off to you broads.

Dang I better get to the gym, Glenn Close is outdoing me.

One that I thought was lovely but didn't get nearly enough praise was Berenice Bejo. I thought her mint green dress was fun, different, and a throwback to old Hollywood glamour. It was like if fireworks and sprinkles had a baby. Marvelous...

And I couldn't make up my mind whether I liked Michelle Williams ruffley bedazzle bow dress. Normally she is hands down my favorite for style and her Golden Globes dress was awesome. I just couldn't fully get excited about this years choice, maybe if it would have been styled different or something... I don't know.


I'd have to say worst goes to:
Viola Davis- the only thing I can think of is Nickelodeon slime when looking at this.

Natalie Portman- I am always pretty disappointed with her red carpet choices. She always picks frumpy stuff or things that are the wrong color for her, or that are just plain boring. And this year...poka dots? Really?! That looked like something a girl could pick up from JCPenney. Step up your game Portman.

Angelina Jolie- Oh God the leg! Why?! Also that dress looked very similar to the rope and scrap of fabric that Ariel washed up in on shore. Mixing a heavy fabric like velvet with the way it's draped just makes it look bulky & messy.

Um, is this girl the daughter of some rifle toting over-protective dad who won't let her leave the house without full body covered? This was like Amish meets Star Wars meets "I made it myself" project. Love you in The Descendants hun, but this dress killed it for me... and not in a good way.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Oh June Bugs, you are probably the only cute, catchable bugs besides lady bugs to me. It's almost that time of year that you will be coming out! You neat giant green beetles are pretty fun. Why hasn't anyone made any jewelry featuring the june bug? I would fork over some bucks for some. You guys gotta get a pr agent or something... I hear cranberries have good representation.

And the whole sounding like helicopters thing could use some work too, get some mufflers. sheesh!

Let the Oscars Begin!

It must be a miracle because it is 2:00 am and I am still awake... or the 5 hour energy I took one tiny sip of (dang those things pack a punch.) I thought I would prep with a little energy zap before a 10pm party (cause I'm an old lady who falls asleep at 7:30 these days) but I think I got more than I bargained for, cause I will probably be up all night now. Check out what we did tonight: a pre-Oscar's party hosted by Eva Longoria at Beso in Hollywood. Wining, dining, red carpet, etc! 

At Beso, for a night of fun and an excuse to wear our fancy shoes. We enjoyed all sorts of fun things including a flamenco dancing show, spanish guitar players, "guess her plastic surgery procedure", and drinks on the nice bartender. Thank you kind sir, whatever your name was...
Oh, roses for me! You shouldn't have Ms. Longoria...

The flamenco dancing was just like that scene out of Mission Impossible 2... except no Tom Cruise... and no top secret espionage mission. So, neat but not nearly as exciting. (Where you at Ethan Hunt?!)

Me and co-pilot Lauren Rodriguez out for a night of fun/making fun of LA cougars.

By the end of the night our lil feet hurt but we made some neat new friends and a good time was had by all. Ohlay!!
(surveying the wreckage to the feetzies)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Let's go to Madonna!

A couple of months ago, due to increased stress levels and the blues, I felt the urge to get in my car and just drive, straight out of town, no definite destination or plan. Just the road under my tires and Los Angeles in my rear-view. However spontaneous I was feeling, I did pause for a moment to throw some necessities in a bag and throw my room mate Lauren in the car for camaraderie. We drove, with windows down, blasted peppy girl power-esque music, and (shocker) had no traffic. Our car pointed North we drove about 4 hours and got to San Louis Obispo at around 11:30, not prime check in time for hotels. We drove all around town looking for a place to sleep. They were either all full or were super expensive and being the cheepos that we are, refused to pay over $60 for a room. Soooo, needless to say we the backseat of my car parked on some residential street hoping to not be discovered or broken into. All in good fun eh?

We did stumble upon this neat little spot in San Louis Obispo that was pretty killer, called The Madonna Inn. It beaconed us from the freeway looking like the "It's A Small World Ride" from Disneyland, but in hotel form, complete with colorful magical lights. All of the rooms are decorated with it's own unique style that are pretty quirky, and awesome! Check out some of my favorites and go visit sometime soon.

[The Caveman]
[Hearts and Flowers] 

[Irish Hills] 
[Rock Bottom] 
[Wilhelm Tell] 
[Canary Cottage] 

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Came across this little gem this morning. Enjoy.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Harold: “I love you.” Maude: “Oh Harold, that’s wonderful. Go and love some more.”

For some reason this movie makes me think of being a kid in the cold northwest and people wearing those weird quilted nylon jackets, and my parents old high school year books, and the smell of garage sales. But what a lovely tale... I would like to watching Harold & Maude right now and drink hot chocolate. But I will have to settle for some easy mac and youtube clips...since my vcr isn't hooked up yet. Mmm, vcr.

(this scene with his mother is the best... <3

"I have here Harold, the forms sent out by the National Computer Dating Service. They screen out the fat and the ugly, so it is obviously a firm of high standards. First, here is the personality interview, which you are to fill out and return. Now then are you ready, Harold? Here is the first question. Are you uncomfortable meeting new people? Well, I think thats a yes, don't you agree Harold? Should sex education be taught outside the home? I would say no, wouldn't you Harold? Yeah, we'll give a D there. Three- Should women run for President of the United States? Well I don't see why not. Absolutely yes. Do you remember jokes and take pleasure relating them to others? Well you don't do that do you Harold? Absolutely not. Do you often get the feeling that perhaps life isn't worth living? What do you think Harold? B? Oh, we'll put down C, not sure. Mmmmm hmmmm. Is the subject of sex being over exploited by our mass media? Oh well that would have to be yes. Is it difficult for you to accept critiscism? Nooo, we'll mark D. Do you sometimes have headaches or backaches after a difficult day? Yes I do indeed. Do you go to sleep easily? I'd say so. Do you believe in capital punishment for murder? Oh yes, I do indeed. In your opinion are social affairs a waste of time? Heavens no! Can God influence our lives? Absolutely yes. Does your personal religion or philosophy include a life after death? Yes indeed, absolutely yes. Did you enjoy life as a child? Yes, you were a wonderful baby Harold. Do you think the sexual revolution has gone too far? It certainly has. Do you find wife-swapping distasteful? I even find the question distasteful. Do you- **gunshot** Harold please! Do you have ups anddowns without obvious reason? Haha, thats you Harold!)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chutes, Ladders, Jesus & Batman?

This is how my family plays board games; losing most of the pieces in the messy storage closet, then coming up with neat alternatives for an eclectic gang of representatives for each player. I chose Batman... sorry, somebody had already called you Jesus.

It's amazing how simple this game is, yet it can bring the strongest of us to our knees.... Yah little kid, you just had to play baseball in the house and break the flipping window? Now I have to start all the way down on square 5! (fist shaking in air) (..."Look what you did you little jerk")

Be Mine? Um...

While trying to hunt down the perfect gifts and trinkets for my Valentine, I came across some interesting alternatives for sending some "love" this season. Here are some of my favorite odd valentines. Oh clever people, what will they come up with next? Har Har Har...sigh....

Source: via Aubrey on Pinterest

Source: via Aubrey on Pinterest

Source: via Poppie on Pinterest

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Music To Your Ears... Literally!

If you are looking for some sweet new tunes my pal ZZ Ward just released some that you should check out. These songs are super catchy, I know I've had them stuck in my head all week! My favorite is probably "Last Love Song," ...gosh, it breaks your heart every time you hear it, but in a good way. ;)

Download a Free copy of her mixtape 11 Roses here:

Also check out these live performances ZZ did for the 2012 Grammy's lounge. Its grrrrrrreat!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunburn in January.

For all of you folks that hate on Los Angeles, who think that it is a miserable, dusty, smoggy, real housewives of oc kind of place to live do I have news for you! Yesterday, January 29th, I did in fact, sunbath next to the pool in bikini appropriate type weather. Now I know being it January, most of the world is battling snow storms, constant rain, and shivering cold spells. But alas, here in the grand city of Angels, I can not only get fro-yo easier than water, I can have summer in the "coldest" season of all. (Muuhahahaha....maniacal laugh...maniacal laugh....)

Speaking of bikinis and great weather, I have found a bit of art that I rather fancy. These photos taken by Massimo Vitali seem to be on topic. I love how they are sort of like a fancier Where's Waldo, but without Waldo. It's amazing how much energy the pictures contain when there are so many people in them. I get that feeling when I am in a big baseball stadium or concert hall. Something about the energy of hundreds of thousands of people, all in such close proximity, all focused sometimes on the same thing... it's almost spooky. It's like a giant but muffled buzz of a bee hive; a low dubious humming. (shiver)

Well enjoy these shots.