Friday, March 24, 2006

Something (Else) to be Appalled About

Following the heels of the controversial sculpture hommage to B.S., I stopped in a McDs after school with Amanda the other day, and I noticed a manager sitting down with a girl applying for a job, who had iPod buds hanging from her ears! During the interview!!! As Roe would say, WTF? Didn't someone clue her into interview etiquette?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Quick Hit

I'm reading Johnny Cash's autobiography. Did you know he is a descendant of the first king of Scotland? Pretty good read so far.

Saw "V for Vendetta," didn't like it. I have a feeling it's a case of the comic being WAY better than the film-this just didn't translate well. Hugo Weaving was great, but Natalie Portman just doesn't make a convincing transition from a gal who wishes to remain below the radar to a vigilante. Hair shaving scene didn't help, although I like the way it looks.

Also saw "She's the Man," with Amanda Bynes, who for the tween set, is a class act. While I got tired of her slapstick show on Nick as my Amanda got older, she has aged gracefully and her character's perceptions of how a guy is supposed to act (and her execution of these) are hilarious, even though she in no way shape or form is convincing as a guy.

I want to go see "The Libertine" with Johnny Depp next.

BTW, if you have time, you can watch the 'Scientology' episode of South Park on The Superficial web site (I've got the link to the right.)

Monday, March 20, 2006

Living in NY Is highway robbery

I had to go to work in the city this morning at an ungodly hour and bought some toast in a coffeeshop to go-$1.20 for 2 pieces of bread! Jeez. That's insane.

I'm so ready to move out of the city. I read in Allure today that the French government flips the bill for older women (didn't specify age, but still) to go to a spa once a doesn't that sound more like it to you?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ashley Parker Angel's Earning His Wings

I know it's MTV land, but I like the premise of the show about O-Town's Ashley Parker Angel trying to raise a family and make a record on, "There and Back." The guy's been living with his girlfriend in her mom's home, while caring for their infant, Lyric. It's nice to see someone who hasn't had it easy and finally get their break. When he finally heard his song on the radio, he got out of his car on the boulevard and was screaming at the top of his lungs. I like the song, "Let U Go," which I believe he wrote; the video debuted today on MTV-you can see it at

That's a Mighty Long Title!

I'm perversely curious to read it, but I don't know. In today's Post, Bonnie Fuller said to Cindy Adams over dinner,

"I have four kids; two had life-threatening illnesses. I have a husband, a home, another place in Utah, a huge job. I have no time to clean closets regularly or rotate wardrobe on a sensible seasonal basis. My sock drawer is not perfection, and I don't give a damn."

Later, she says, "Every woman can enjoy her inevitably hectic life and stop feeling overwhelmed. The key to happiness is not balance but, instead, a chaotic, maxed-out life that sees every dream realized."

I'm with Cindy on this one, I'm exhausted just reading this; just because you may have it all doesn't mean you're truly savoring and appreciating it all.

Blogspot formatting

I see on other people's blogs different fonts/layouts that are not in the Blogspot templates. How can I go about doing this?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Proliferation of blogs for stay-at-home dads

I was reading an article on Salon and came upon this web site, I couldn't get over the number of stay-at-home dad blog links there were! I personally like blog of the blue sloth, who had a neat quote from sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein (who was related to my high school teacher!)

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

It's Me on Holiday!

Definitely a lot of fun, great idea, Lauren!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

EWW! Kimmel Slips RIpa ABC Gum

I was watching "Live With Regis and Kelly" this morning and they had Jimmy Kimmel on as a guest, when he puts in his mouth two pieces of gum, chews them and then puts them both into Kelly's mouth! Then she sort of does an Ashlee Simpson/SNL-type dance to distract you from the skeeviness factor. Yick, you heard it here first!