Monday, November 8, 2010

Fashion: Lauren Moffatt

Oh Man, I am so in Love with this Spring Collection!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ramblings: Big Decisions

Life has a way of throwing things at you from every angle. I am in the midst of that currently.

A week ago I had 5 days left at my current job, with the prospects of signing up for substitute teaching as the only thing on my radar. With a rent that is too much for me currently, winter upon us in Fairbanks, and studying/applying for grad. school for fall 2011 my main task.

Then I got an email saying I was wanted to interview for an AmeriCorps position I applied for back in June, with an awesome program called 'Grow food, Grow Hope' and interviews would be on Wednesday or Thursday. The thing is, this AmeriCorps position is in a small town in Ohio. And Starts mid November. But, I still must interview for it (though, technically they are hiring for 3 positions...soo chances are goodish).

THEN, I get a call this morning about a position at the second story cafe at Gullivers books in town, and have that interview tomorrow at noon. So, there is an in town prospect.

The thing is, I don't know what I really want, staying and going both have pros and cons. It's esp. scary to realize that by Monday I will most likely know what I am doing...

I have to say though, right now, I think Ohio is winning...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekly: Aren't They Beautiful?

Girls I'm In Love with Edition: So I know not long ago I posted about how I love America Ferrera, b/c she is so damn gorgeous. Well Ladies and Gents, I have two more people to add to the list.

Drew Barrymore:
She can just do no wrong in my book. I aspire to be like her 10 years down the line

Kelly Osborne:

can we talk about how amazing she has looked lately? SO amazing. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fashion: I want her hair...


These pictures inspire me to just let me hair grow grow grow...ahh the upkeep would be awful (rats nests, love dreads...) and the dye (in a dry cabin none the less...) but still... I WANT IT. It is just so big and 80s rocker....and, I have a soft spot for that. (Photos Courtesy Blondebedhead)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shares: A small dose of ketchup.

House in a Hill. Nothing more to be said.

Recently discovered photos of someone who had her feet in each shot. I adore this. I might do my own variation, but what should I repeat?

I have a new challenge: I shall make each and every one of these cupcakes. then do the cookies. then the savory. I'm allowed to count a cupcake blog as one of the top five places on the internet, right?

Sometimes design is the only thing that makes me see having children as appealing...

Abstract City Blog is pretty amazing.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shares: A random collection.

I saw the most brilliant floral arrangement today. It was simply outside a home, in a hanging basket, and was based in primary red, yellow, and the a more purple based blue, but still def. blue. Just combined with the green and then wood of the house, it was more divine that you can imagine. And it was so simple. Love it. Will try and get a picture of it, but don't want people to get creeped out of me talking close up shots in their yard...

Also, segueing a bit, if I was to be a photographer (meaning getting paid to for my photos, or getting paid to take photos for an event) (not simply taking awesome pictures for my own pleasure...which I would like to do more of as well....) I would would to be a photographer for weddings, family reunions, and engagement pictures. I would, mind you, be very selective, but I just think those are all such happy moments, and to capture so many people just having fun, and naturally smiling, would be very fulfilling.

Take a look at some of these great pictures from such events: 

I post this for the bouquet. I love this! Just scrounging around for brooches...nice.

I am really thinking of trying to convince EVERYONE that they should go with me as 
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ramblings: Oh, Music.

A) I am stoked that I finally caught on and found Last Pandora... If like me, you are not sure what that is, it combines the best of two awesome worlds. The first is Pandora Radio, which cannot fail at making me happy at work and secondly, Last.FM which tracks all the ridiculous sounds I listen to. In one site. Tis' a good day.

B) Can we talk about how amazing the 'The Mountain Goats Radio' Station on Pandora is? First four songs played where The Mountain Goats, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, and Neutral Milk Hotel. I say that is a pretty good track record, mmmhm Indeed.

C) ...That being said, I really need some new music up in this life of mine. Any suggestions? eh?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Aren't They Beautiful: How Lovely

This Bouquet just makes me happy. I think the colors are one of the most glorious arrangements I have ever seen. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shares: Squid, Jellyfish, and Octopus oh my!

Search on Etsy for these three items just blew my mind. Didn't go through the THOUSANDS of pages, but found these two things pretty early that I had to have:

...Esp. this pillow. I want, I need, oh goodness!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Shares: New Things (to me) That I Like

Super Desserts

Super Desserts play "Yr Heart" from Strummy on Vimeo.

Give Your Mom A Call by Super Desserts from Strummy on Vimeo.


Gap '1969' Jeans
I recently found two pairs, a long and lean and a boot cut, at Value Village for $10 each. Pretty amazing, I must say. I don't feel like personally writing about these (slacker, I know) so just read what this person wrote. haha.

Scott Pilgrim Comics

Jamie Lidell:

Jamie Lidell - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

(Thanks Will!)

And Really, ALL La Blogotheque Shows

Weekly: Aren't they Beautiful?

Because they make my ovaries tingle...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Personal: Safety Dance

My Friends make me so happy. Instead of singing happy birthday to each other, we pick a song that the birthday boy (or girl) loves, and sing that, all group like. Isn't that way better than the traditional song?!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Personal: 'Happy Girl'

So My friend Dan and I went on a Late night Walk to Creamer's Field, a couple miles down the road from my cabin, a few weeks ago. He used some video genius, and created the following video. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shares: I am realllllly craving....

Some delicious Dolsot Bibimbap.

For those who dont know what this is, here is what wikipedia has to say:

Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.[2] It can be served either cold or hot. Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mu (daikon), mushrooms, doraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinach, soybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). Dubu (tofu), either plain or sautéed, or a leaf of lettuce may be added, or chicken or seafood may be substituted for beef.[2] For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other.

A variation of this dish, dolsot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥, "dolsot" meaning "stone pot"), is served in a very hot stone bowl in which a raw egg is cooked against the sides of the bowl. The bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is placed in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of the rice touching the bowl golden brown and crispy.

...obviously mine would be just veggies or with tofu instead of beef. NUM NUM NUM.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shares: It just felt right...

Slackers in one of my favorite movies, and sometimes this song just makes me happy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weekly: Aren't they Beautiful

Those who know me know that for the longest time (well...really the only women to ever top the list) of the most beautiful woman in hollywood was Angelina Jolie. There would be others who came along and they always were very close in ranks for the positions of 2-5:

**Rachel McAdams**Mandy Moore**Kerry Washington**Jean Seberg**Anne Hathaway**Kate Winslet**Natalie Portman**

But finally, Someone has taken the thrown from Angie. This has been growing, and seeing her on the cover of 'Bust' Magazine yesterday at Barnes and Noble solidified it. The most beautiful woman, hands down, in Hollywood is America Ferrera.


I basically want to look exactly like her. I suppose I need to work on the 'Latin heritage' portion first...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shares: NaderPaul

THIS INTERVIEW made me laygh, a lot. Mostly because it was just so natural. I already adore Paul Rudd, but this made me want to see Jon Hamm in more things as well...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Share: More random catch-up, what can I say?

I love how vibrant this is. And that it is by a ramshackled bookcase.

I have decided that turquoise in a kitchen, with the bright red is AWESOME. I think there is too much turquoise in this example, but that they are wonderful to play off each other.

I, in the same respect, love how understanded this is.

This picture simply brought me back to how much I once (and seeing this still have that longing a little bit) wanted to live in a loft area. with bricks as such. sigh* (yes, I know it is the Gossip Girl loft...)

I simply love the richness of these couches

I simply like the interplay of the colors with the simplicity and earthiness. yepp. House Of Turquoise

I stumbled upon this quote today. and ready it. and liked it a lot, because it is something I constantly struggle with, liking what someone else does, and wanting to do it on my own accord. What is funny, as I read it, is the mentioning of Jean-Luc Godard, being that I just finished watching the film 'Breathless' by him, and immediately have netflixed about 4 others to follow up. Wierd how things enter your life, and make sure you notice them.

Shares: Interest Round-up

It has been a while since I posted, and it has been for lack of time. I have been saving things that have caught my eye though, so here we are:

Color Me Katie : Great blog. My friend Kristen actually sent this my way, knowing I would just love it. And I do. I just love how bright it is. and the ideas that she has that pop into her head. Actually very inspirational. fact.

New Dress a Day : I am a sucker for anything that has 'before' and 'after' shots, deals with thrift clothes, and is a challenge of sorts. This has it all.

Bent Object Photo Gallery and Artist Terry Borders Blog Check it out.

Book sculptures books, sigh*

"But after a volley of exhausting complaining, defending, finger-pointing and declaring one's right to creative license, a new conundrum has presented itself: It's hard to even know what an acceptable-size model is supposed to look like anymore. How big is big enough? And when does plus size, in a profoundly overweight population, become just as distressingly unhealthy an image as emaciation?" Excerpt from this article that speaks exactly how I feel about this issue.

Another food article, this one focusing on School Lunches and Revoluntion Foods, Inc.

And finally, We Have Lazers! is awesome. I think I am going to make  a background (or a few) out of posters and paint, and take pictures of all my friends now. This sounds like an awesome project. Or a good Party idea to keep people entertained.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Revisiting: Paper Heart, A Review.

I originally posted the poster and trailer for Paper Heart, starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi back in August as a movie I was excited/looking forward to seeing. Well kids, I finally got it on netflix about a 2 weeks ago and I am happy to say it was all I hoped it would be!

I don't know what I liked best about it...I loved the incorporation of the vinigettes of Charlyne Yi with her homemade puppets and action sequences. Just so simple, yet orginal. I loved Charlyne Yi for herself...she was awkward, and great, and in no way your typical leading lady. I have always, and will always, love Michael Cera, no matter how awkward he is or isn't in real life.

Was this movie totally fabricated? maybe. Did Michael and Charlyne really date (for 3 years as rumor has it) in real life, then break up just last year around the time the movie came out? *shrugs*. Those are all fun things to think about, and add to it, but no matter what, if youwatch the movie, and simply take it for what it tries to give you, it is highly enjoyable.

I say this knowing that there are a lot of people...and I can assume A LOT, that probably dislike this movie, find it boring, or find it just plain bad. Once again, nothing I can do about that, but keep watching it myself, and loving it each time.

A review from a user on IMDB:

"As jaded moviegoers obsess over the staginess of Charlyne Yi's encounters with Michael Cera- and no doubt about it, the scenes between the two twenty-something actors are probably closer to Mike Leigh territory(read: Yi and Cera probably created their filmic selves in a workshop) than it is to a proper documentary(or even reality television)- they'll overlook the fact that the budding lovers have chemistry, an elusive component missing from most contemporary romantic comedies. Yi's moonstruck dorkiness is a perfect match for Cera's suave dorkiness. On their first date, Yi's modifications to her BLT(she holds the B) offhandedly recalls Sally Albright's own culinary idiosyncrasies in Nora Ephron's "When Harry Met Sally"(where the high maintenance woman played by Meg Ryan customizes all her means with something "on the side"). Like the 1989 film, we see old couples telling the story of how they met. Donning anti-Lisa Loeb glasses and some downright frumpy outfits, Yi is anything but high maintenance, aggressively so when the filmmaker can't sway his subject towards the hygienic advantages of a daily shower. Far from being a polished interviewer, Yi somehow manages to record some charming stories that proves love's existence. The conceit behind "Paper Heart" is if the performance artist can find some of her very own. Is Cera the one? The former star of the defunct NBC sitcom "Arrested Development" matches Yi's quirkiness(his riff on Mexican Beach Salad gets laughs) and raises it, with an action that renders the reality/fantasy binary moot. Yi, playing a naive version of herself, projects vulnerability effortlessly, and this naivety is put through the wringer, as Cera abruptly leaves the table and walks out of the eatery. The moviegoer feels what Yi feels; complete utter shock, and discomfort, because moviegoers think they know Cera, who transmits kindness and decency in all of his roles that stems from his self-deprecating charisma. The departure feels real; Michael Cera feels real, because he finally plays another note, a dissonant note that counters his stylized persona of serial affability. Maybe, just maybe, Cera had revealed something about himself that he never intended the public to see: he's a Hollywood phony just like all the rest. Meanwhile, back at the table, Yi, a girl who passes herself off as one of the guys, thinks she gets the joke, and waits for Cera to return; she waits for the punchline, and waits and waits and waits. The moviegoers hold his breath for her, even though he's quite certain that the whole premise was planned. Yi somehow cuts through the artifice of the mockumentary, and makes the scene work on the level of romantic comedy. Her naif and waif shtick is convincing. The moviegoer loves her. Time and time again, Yi's natural charm tests the compartmentalizing of the movie's fiction and non-fiction elements, because her sunny projection of arrested development is unwavering in both arenas. Yi doesn't have a journalistic voice, a serious voice that insinuates a formalism upon the interview format when she's probing Americans about love. She turns journalism into a naive craft. The same "character" who spontaneously(we think) accepts a ride from some reminsicing biker she interviews at a geezer hangout, looks and sounds identical to the young woman who waits with bated breath for her date to alleviate her from abandonment anxiety. Only Cera, perhaps, could get away with playing such a mean trick, as he effortlessly ingratiates himself into Yi's good graces(and ours) by explaining his extended disappearance without being the least bit facetious. He smiles, but it's a sheepish smile; his get out of jail free card.

If Woody Allen wanted to remake "Annie Hall", these two actors would be perfect for the job. "Paper Heart" gets away with a lot. Homemade dioramas are pretty damn twee, but man, those low-rent creations sure are a welcome antidote to the industry's relentless use of CGI effects. Even the twee song works, because the person who sings "You Smell Like Christmas To Me" will capture your paper heart, if you let her."

...And while speaking of Michael Cera, I wanted to go ahead and add this in, because it is GRAND: