Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sandra Lee is batshit crazy

I've been on vacay, y'all! I have so much to report, but in the meantime, I am sitting on my rumpus watching Food Network. Sandra Lee is on at the moment, creating her signature brand of garbage nosh, and I just have to say that she is the worst. Need evidence?

That cake might be racist. It's definitely gross.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A lil adventure

Today I had a staff retreat at a site in Petworth, a neighborhood in DC that some of my coworkers (mostly the ones who live in the 'burbs) seem to think is marginal at best. I like to live on the edge, so I opted to take the Metro and walk to the meeting rather than waste money I don't have on a cab. And it was delightful! Everyone was most friendly and the walk was lovely and totally uneventful. I was about a block from the Metro on my way back home this afternoon, thinking "I didn't even get sexually harassed, this neighborhood is great!"... when I got sexually harassed. But it wasn't even that insulting! A man drove by and took a moment to slow and holler out his window, 'Where can I find a pretty lady like you?'. Sadly, he drove off before I could respond, but my reply would have been thus:

1) Sir, your taste is questionable.
2) At the Ophelia store, duh.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This was nice

Just went to check out info on getting a marriage license in DC, and saw this on the website:

NOTE: Pursuant to the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, L18-110, effective March 3, 2010, same sex couples may apply for marriage licenses in the District of Columbia.

That is very nice. That is a very good thing! Hooray for marrying whoever you damn well please!

Keeping good company

Danny DeVito and I have the same favorite flower!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Andrew WK Party Tips!

Buzzfeed has 101 more party tips from Andrew WK! Sample:

I love these things!

I found this last summer

Or maybe Sydney found it (ETA - Yes, Sydney found it). Either way, we both thought it was hilarious. And it still is!

The Four Minute Drug on Post It Note Stories.


ETA - Sydney found it.

Here's a video I love

The pelvic thrusts he does are what make it extra special.

Leave Bieber Alone!

It's been some time since we've had a proper Bieber update, and unfortunately this one bears sad news. Those awful trolls at 4chan have been pranking the Biebs! First they managed to get 'Justin Bieber Syphillis' to the top of Google's search list. The Biebs hasn't even hit puberty, how can he have the syph?! He probably wound up learning what sex was from that little trick, 4chan! Not a nice thing to do to a 9 year old.

Now, however, they seem to have brought an entire country into the pranking mix, by bombarding some random poll with votes saying the Biebs should go to North Korea on tour. Internet, you know he can't go there! Not cool. Here are some choice quotes from the article linked to above:

Given the fact that almost all citizens of North Korea are denied internet access and there are restrictive controls over all media, it is unlikely that any of the votes have actually come from within the country.

It is highly unlikely Bieber would be given permission to enter North Korea.

It is not known if Kim Jong-il is a fan of Justin Bieber's music.

At least now we know what the hell Kim Jong-il's problem is - lack of Biebs!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'll take two, please!

Sooner rather than later, Sam and I will have to get to work on a whole lot of details for our upcoming nuptials. One of the many things we'll have to tackle is the creation of a wedding registry. I've got mixed feelings about the tradition of wedding registries, so I have not been looking forward to this task - until today. BEHOLD, readers, the first item that will be going on the list:

Class in a glass! Thanks to Michael K at Dlisted for bringing this, and so many other magical things, to my attention.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wild Saturday Night

I'm watching Sesame Street clips on YouTube and drinking wine.

Can I borrow John John for a couple of hours? Just until he craps his pants. That's all kids do, you know. Be adorable and crap themselves.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sam is FAMOUS!

Apparently someone took a photo of Sam when he was walking to work. Being the generally out to lunch fellow that he is, he didn't even notice... til he popped up in the City Paper. Go check him out!

HI MY LOVE!!!!!!

This is just glorious

What could be better than a litter of puppies running at you?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Excellent marketing idea

From a gym in New Jersey:

Seriously, though, we are all in agreement now that Mel Gibson is the worst, right? And we will never pay to go see one of his movies again, and we will resist the temptation to watch Mad Max when it comes on basic cable late at night, right? Okay, good. Just making sure we are all on the same page.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here is a photo I took last summer

I'd forgotten about it. I dig it!

Hi Sam!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The World Cup is finally over

My fiance is a big fan of soccer (I'm an American, I'm not going to call it football, cause I'd just sound like a jerk). Needless to say, the World Cup was on pretty much nonstop at our house... and sadly, I paid zero attention until the very end. And what I was missing, it turns out, was the extreme hotness of the Spanish team. My stars and garters, these men are easy on the eyes! I mean, seriously, check out this GQ emmer effer:

Yowza! However, Sam doesn't really like to hear me talking about other men being attractive, which is understandable. So let's turn our attentions instead to one Fernando Torres, who plays for the greatest soccer club known to man, and of whom Sam thinks highly:

I think highly of him too. Sam will be so proud!

Even I think this is stupid

I'm a total germophobe. I wash my hands many more times a day than the average person, I'm guessing. And yet even I think that this is one of the stupider products to come along in some time (except of course my nemesis THE KINDLE!):

WTF? I really don't get this. The draw is the idea that you would stop the spread of germs by not having to touch a soap pump... but unless I really don't know how handwashing works, in general the next thing one does after touching the soap pump is wash one's hands. Am I right? Does anyone linger in the bathroom after scrubbing and rinsing and drying to have some QT caressing the soap pump? Also this thing is like $17, whereas I can grab me some traditional soap for $1.99.

SCREW YOU, Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispenser! I shan't fall prey to your idiotic appeals to my hypochondria!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Sudden Rivalry

Well well! My dear best friend and I have found ourselves on opposite sides of a bitter divide. Our respective men are supporting different teams in the World Cup final! Syd's boyfriend is backing Holland, and Sam is all about Spain. What to do? How will our friendship survive when this chasm separates us?! I'm off to put my feelings of woe into a script for the next Lifetime Original Movie, Vuvuzelas Between Friends: The Syd and Amelia Story.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Overheard in our kitchen

Me: Blah blah blah, something something you, my boyfriend.
Sam: Excuse me? "Boyfriend?" Oh that is SO 2009!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Amazing Things: Andrew WK's Twitter

The magic of Twitter strikes again! I recently began following Andrew WK on Twitter, and his feed is hilarious. He provides motivational advice and helpful tips on making sure you are partying efficiently. I shared with Sydney how much I was enjoying it, and she sent me this link to a Huffington Post piece to show that I am not alone in my intense admiration. I mean, really, how can you deny this man's essential truthiness:

I know how I'll be showering tonight! Party hard, people!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Google Image Search for 'Patriotism'

One of the first results:

Happy birthday, America!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mad Men returns soon!

A great show, no? Videogum was kind enough to remind me that I could once again Mad Men myself. I didn't do it last year, so this was new to me. Here is Ophelia, the Mad Men Version:

Yep, that looks about right. I've been invited to the only kind of event that will have me - a garbage picnic - and I'm clutching a donut. I'm so glad I'm awkward no matter what the decade.

Oberlin in the News

I love nothing the way I love an Oberlin shout-out, whether it be on a pop culture blog ridiculing hipsters, or a Northern Ohio newspaper reporting OC LARPers trying to rob a drugstore for blood.

OC on Hipster Puppies!

Thanks to dear old friend (and prolific reader of this blog) David for the heads up on this one. Aren't dear old friends the best?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

And another

I think I actually found this one myself? Imagine that!

Unhappy Hipsters

Good times.

Tumblr not from Syd

This gem comes to me via my dear college professor and mentor, David Walker:

Catalog Living

Gary and Elanie are my new favorite people!