Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Poll

What are you being for Halloween? What are your plans?
-You can respond with what your kids are being or what your pets are being.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloweenie


Today I woke up thinking, man, I hope no one exposes themselves to me tomorrow! Then, I wondered, well, what kind of Halloween would I be having if no one did?

My last two Halloweens I had some close encounters of the, uh, male kind. Read story here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ah, the Office

Being back in an office environment has made me realize how much I miss the antics of the daily grind. I now work in a small creative office and our receptionist is the nicest, cutest lady. What makes her a great character is the stuff that comes out of her mouth. She looks like your grandmother, very cute and little, so nice and polite, but she says stuff that make me close one eye and and cringe a little. Here are some recent examples:

My key doesn't work. Her response, "Well, it must have some hickeys on it!" Hickeys?

Me: "Hi, would you mail these out for me?" Her: "SQUIRTANLY!" Squirting....

Other sales rep: "What time is Mr. So and So coming in today?" Her: "Two O'cock!" Cock-a-doodle do.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Totally new idea

Ok, I went in another direction. I think I want to be Medusa for Halloween. That's cool right?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

HSM 3

Rip on me all you want, I had to see this movie to review for GG. That being said, I LOVED High School Musical 3. Seriously, I did.

I walked into a PACKED theater yesterday afternoon expecting it to be ok and to be annoyed by all the chatter. However, that was not the case. In fact, I really enjoyed that the movie opened with a shot of Zac Effron and everyone screamed (so it covered up my scream). More screams when he took his shirt off. He's hot. Take me to jail, he's hot. Move over Kevin Bacon, this kid can flippin' dance. Wow.

Everyone in this movie is ridiculously good looking. The plot is a little sugary yes, but I love the songs and the dancing, and the excitement vibe of a high school setting. It really was a fun movie. So, if you have to take your kids, nieces or nephews, or little siblings, DO it.

Did I mention Zac Effron's hot?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Poll again

Ok, I am seriously struggling with my costume for this year. Probably because my costume in 2007 was my favorite of all time. Honestly, how could I beat this one?



Is this real?

This was forwarded to me today in an email. Do you think it's real? Either way, it's funny/terrible.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin...the new Jackie O?

Are you following this? Apparently, Sarah Palin's campaign wardrobe cost around $150,000 and was funded by the Republican National Committee (slideshow of latest wardrobe here, story here). The Committee reports that the duds are being donated to charity when the campaign is over.

My thoughts:
1) Who cares! Seriously, if the RNC wants to use their dollars to fund their "spokesperson" go ahead. She looks great, I doubt if wearing a parka or a hockey jersey would look as good.
2) So she shopped at Saks and Neiman Marcus, so what? Ok, like Mrs. Palin would be rockin' a $49.99 special from Kohl's by Daisy Fuentes or Apt. 9. I don't think so. Can you imagine the secret service chatter? "We're in Juniors, no, jewelery, men's, hoisery...man all the departments run together!"
3) She would be under so much fire if she didn't look perfect, and let's face it, she looks perfect.
4) What if she and Johnny Boy get elected? Then do the clothes get donated? Then what?

Partisianship aside, Sarah Palin, I commend you on your wardrobe. You have perfected the look that is both professional and feminine. God bless America.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dunkin' beatin' Starbucks?

What do you like better: Dunkin' or Starbucks? I'm talkin' just coffee here, no lattes, no cappuccinos, just straight coffee. I totally agree that Dunkin' has amazin' coffee and believe it tastes better'n Starbucks (just plain coffee).

Blog road block

I can't blog at work.

This is really putting a damper on my mood during the day. I am not sure what the reason is, but for some reason, I just cannot log onto my dashboard and post. Perhaps that's good so I am not distracted, but in actuality, I just write down ideas to blog about later and writing takes longer than typing.

Halloween Costume Poll

What should I be for Halloween? Here are my favorite 3 for now:
1) Amy Winehouse
2) Sarah Palin (as Ms. Alaska - I have a gold gown)
3) Oscar the Grouch (complete with can)

Please vote. Include in your vote if you think people will know who Amy Winehouse is.

Thank you.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

100% Alaskan Seal Pup

Click on various items in the "oval office" with the sound on. Funny no matter who you you are voting for in November.

Like a Phoenix, Axl rose rises from the ashes

It was my fault for adding it as a PS at the bottom of my last post, but I need to let EVERYONE know that GnR's** long coming album Chinese Democracy is due out November 23...seriously.

Two of the songs from the album have been released into the world, one I have heard myself at the end credits of Body of Lies. A track titled "If the World" plays are the credits rolled and it sounded pretty sweet. Although, I must admit when I heard the actual singing start I fell back into my seat and almost teared up. It was a big moment for this big fan. Thank God I was by myself so no one could have made fun of me and ruined the moment.

The other cut is "Shackler's Revenge" is going on Rock Band 2, which of course means I need that game immediately (click here for the entire song library).

Also, Dr. Pepper's marketing team is still backing up the claim that if Chinese Democracy is, in fact, released in 2008 everyone in the United States will receive a free can of Dr. Pepper. Well, on November 23, you will find me listening to the new CD, sipping away at my Dr. Pepper.

**Disclaimer - this is the the new Guns N' Roses that Axl actually owns, no Slash, no Duff, but still.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lies, nudity, and Nazis

Body of Lies was fantastic! If you want to read my official review go to the Gossip Girls website and check it out. One of the best movies I have seen in a while and Leo just absolutely kills it.

Also, caught the second half of Eastern Promises with Viggo Mortensen who stars as a Russian mobster (doppelganger) in this flick. Another great movie. Now I just have to watch it all the way through. Spoiler alert (or warning depending on who you are) full frontal male (Viggo) nudity in a very violent scene. Whoa. Try watching that with your boyfriend and his dad....un.com.fer.tbl...

Two movies coming out that I will be seeing are Valkyrie, featuring Tom Cruise about some Hitler stuff (very interesting), and Defiance with Daniel Craig and Liev Schrieber also about some Nazi and WWII stuff (very intriguing).

So, long story short, go see Body of Lies, it gets 5 stars from me.
P.S. As the end credits roll, as if the movie wasn't good enough by itself, a new song by the famed recluse W. Axl Rose is featured. It was perfect.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hail to the Master

Thank you Kylee! You have fixed my issue and now my blog is awesome again. You are fantastic. Let's all marvel at her work (see my header above).

I owe you big time!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ok seriously

I have been trying to upload a picture in my title background for about 4 days. It just can't be done. I have the image and it uploads and displays fine in a test blog (and dear, sweet Two Pretzels blog THANK YOU!). I have changed my template several times.

It will absolutely NOT display for me.

What's up? I need some help. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller....

Monday, October 13, 2008

A series of uncomfortable events

Kicking off my second week at the new job, the sales team went out to lunch today. We went to Mezzmerize, a Mediterranean restaurant on Dussel. This place is VERY nicely decorated and the food is outstanding. Go there. I digress.

So, out to lunch with the new co-workers and I order a salad. Safe, right? Not so much. This salad comes out and it is ENORMOUSLY embarrassing. The plate might as well be the serving dish you use for the Thanksgiving turkey. "Huh, huh. Anyone want some?" I say over top of my heaping pile of leaves. Have you ever ordered something at lunch and it was HUGE? Like, huger than everyone else's and causing you uneasiness? Ugh.

After work, I hit up Urban Active (aka the best gym in Toledo). Now, when I change in the locker room, I find a corner where no one is, shimmy and wiggle out out my work clothes, into my workout clothes, never exposing anything, and never, ever facing outward. I was minding my own business when this woman comes up to my corner. Stands right next to me and just strips. Naked. Totally naked. She proceeds to put her clothes on my headband (on the bench) and water bottle. Now I'm FORCED to talk to her. I try to be discreet, but am absolutely faced with full frontal nudity from a woman that I have never met. Wow. I tried to ask the bushwoman if that was her water bottle or if it was mine all while avoiding eye (or anything else for that matter) contact.

On one hand, good for you for being so comfortable with your body. On the other, I am not that comfortable with your body so get your own corner lady. I'm taking my monstrous salad and getting out of here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

GO ROCKETS!


UT Rockets beat Michigan today at their home field! I know Michigan is terrible this year, but we'll take it!

GO ROCKETS!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Dad (aka the Captain, aka the Mustache)!

Last weekend we got into a discussion about where the actual Happy Birthday song came from. In the late 1800s, two sisters wrote a song called "Good Morning to All" meant to be easy to remember for grade school children. Here are the lyrics:
Good morning to you,
Good morning to you,
Good morning, dear children,
Good morning to all.
Pretty easy children. Either way, getting sung to on your birthday is slightly embarrassing, no? It wouldn't be your birthday if no one sang, but I wouldn't be sad if I never had to hear that song again.

Tis the season

When Pumpkins Drink:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nice to be home

Today I stopped at Beaner's (ok, fine Bigby) to get a nice latte to treat myself. I ordered it skinny vanilla 120 degrees, and it came out perfectly. Ahhhh. It was one of those experiences where I wanted to write the manager a thank you note....wait, maybe I will.

Dear Manager,
After living in a shit-hole hotel in Massillon trying to perform a thankless and fruitless job, my only comfort in that town was to get a latte from Panera. I tried to no avail to order a skinny vanilla latte at 120 degrees, only to have been met with either a dirty look, a confused look, and always the incorrect coffee product (usually extra hot, 2% latte, not vanilla at all). THANK YOU for having a lovely, competent staff and making my drink perfectly. I love you.

Sincerely,
Iris Took of Lukewarm Latteland

Pardon me while I barf

First let me say that I think Eva Longoria is absolutely gorgeous. Now, let me say that all this press and wording calling her "curvy" and having some "extra pounds" is enough to make someone want to eat an entire pizza and then lie about it. What is she, a size 2? Get a life, Hollywood.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Appaloosa

Appaloosa starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons and Renee Zellweger is a pretty good movie. In fact, if you want to hear my entire opinion about it, you can read my official review about it on GossipGirls.com.

What? Isn't that the same website that my sister Sal works for? Yes, friends, it is. I was just seeing so many movies for lack of anything better to do and posting my thoughts on my blog, that another very special GossipGirls employee (Mr. Staunch) encouraged me to submit them to be published on the GG site. So there we have it. I am now an official movie critic and my little recaps can be seen on the movie review section of this Toledo-based celebrity gossip hub.


Monday, October 6, 2008

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone that listened to me complain, helped me with ideas, tolerated my hopelessness, and just for being there.

Here is the short of it: Last Friday morning, I quit my job. Last Friday afternoon, I got a new job. Officially, I was unemployed for 5 hours. It was a crazy day, filled with interviews and phone calls, and it really turned out much better than expected. So now, no more scary hotels, no more Monday morning 3 hour drives, I am gainfully employed by a Toledo company...and I am happy to be home.

So, again, thank you to all of you (you know who you are) for your support. It really means the world to me.
I just opened up my hotmail and I received FOUR emails with this video in it. I must post it for your viewing pleasure:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Who you calling a ho?


POLL:

This weekend my sister, aunt and I were having a discussing on the ever pressing topic: are nude hose ok to wear? Is this a fashion blunder? Now, let's all agree that NO hose are acceptable to wear when one has on open toed shoes or sandals. Just say no. Also, the general rule is that your hose (if nude is the shade) need to SOMEWHAT match your skin tone. Orange legs, white arms = disaster.

I said that I think it is perfectly fine to wear a very, very sheer skin tone complimentary shaded version of the stocking in a professional setting. My sister disagreed. At a wedding or going out, just go bare. Sister agrees. Sheer black is preferred, but if you wear nude you are not committing any crimes, right?

Please weigh in on this. I wish I could call Stacy and Clinton.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What I've learned today

Sometimes when you agonize over a situation, and agonize, and discuss it to death with friends/family (and annoy them to death), it actually turns out alright and it seems you've worried yourself over nothing. The weight lifts and you move forward.

Here is a haiku:

My choice is clear now
What I should do
Tomorrow it's done

PS It is ok to laugh at my attempt at a haiku.