Saturday, March 29, 2008

What to do, what to do?

It's quite the beautiful day...

My photoshoot got canceled, my apartment is actually clean, my roomie left for the day, and now I have nothing to do.

I think I'll go to the market, pick up a nice cantelope and maybe walk around my island.

I'm kinda in a great mood even though my shoot got canceled.

Maybe I'll even start a new book.

PS...I finished The Time Traveler's Wife and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. It is SUCH a great book! I swear, even my guy friends that read it have loved it, too.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Veronicas

It's been a busy week...and only getting more crazy this weekend. I have a friend up from Nashville, last night I had to shoot The Veronicas at Hiro Ballroom, tonight I begin my West Coast Swing classes (uh, hello, Lacey Schwimmer wannabe), tomorrow I have a photoshoot from 11:30 till about 7 at night, and Sunday I get to show my friend around NYC.

Let me just start by saying (in a very Justin Smith-kinda way), The Veronicas: totally cute. I just started listening to their music this week, and I love it! They might not be so well-known in the states, but in Australia they are like (as one of their managers? said) the "Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of pop-rock music." Apparently, they're all over tabloids, fans go balistic, and everything down unda. Really, they're friggin' adorable. Check out this video our friend Ryan from Take the Crown is in (I bet you'll be dancing around with your hands up in the air by the end):

Monday, March 24, 2008

Simma down, son

Is it just me or is there something wrong with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Claudia Schiffer doing THIS kind of photoshoot together.
Isn't she old enough to be his mom?
Ok, maybe not. She would have been 11 when she had him...but still.
Maybe I just still picture him in 10 Things I Hate About You and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

*edit: Parker just brought something to my attention: I should not be talking. (I pretty much only date younger guys) Eeep. :-P

Sunday, March 23, 2008

This is for my peeps

A peep show from me to you. Chicks dig them.

Project Peepway + a microwave = one hot mess.
(borrowed from

Whoever makes these are my hero.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bar none bar car

After almost a decade of traveling via MTA: Metro North, I never knew a single train ride could be so exciting. James and I might be taking the bar car from now on...just saying.

Setting: Metro North
Scene: the bar car

A vexatious woman, her husband, and child were jabbering away about whatever it was they were so buoyant about, when all the sudden, she fumbles in her seat. The half-full plastic cup of red wine she, one minute, had in her hand was now splattered all over the floor, her 10-year old son, James, and 2 other surrounding buisnessmen. She (over)apologetically wiped down the leg of one man's dockers and proceeded to mock the incident over and over again. Thankfully she left with her family after about 30 minutes.

Not too long after, we're at a stop, the doors open and people are exiting the train. Next thing you know, we hear "Stop the train! Help! My boy!" Or, at least, that's what I thought I heard. Apparently, a small child went after something he dropped on the track and fell in the crack between the train and the platform. They quickly retrieved the boy (he didn't fall all the way down), but sure caused enough excitement to get the conductor's attention and the passengers out of their seats. Phew, that was a close call.

Well the fun didn't stop there. Next thing we know, there is a full-on fist fight between two grown men. They were balding and in their 40's or 50's cursing up a storm and throwing punches at one another. All I kept thinking was: "OMG, do they have a gun?" I suppose that mean's I watch too much CSI and Law & Order? Anyway, two MTA employees broke them up, and wouldn't let anyone off the train until the police arrived to escort the two overbearing men off board.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

But mom, the elephants made me late!

I swear, I'm not lying!

No, really, its true! I have proof!

The other night I was in a cab for 45 minutes (I'm too lazy to do the whole subway thing at 11:00 at night, especially when it takes an hour to get there) on my way to Angels & Kings. When I asked the cab driver what was taking so long, "Just go down 2nd'll take 10 minutes!" I said. His response, at first, made me kind of angry.

I thought the he was messing with me when he said, "The animals are coming. The elephants are walking through the midtown tunnel." I mean, I know I'm gullible, but come on! In all my four years of living here, I have never heard such a thing! Little did I know, he wasn't just grinding my gears. He was telling the truth. When I got to AK and explained my story to Rob and Katie Brown, Rob totally confirmed that it was, in fact, true.

Of course, I didn't want to look totally stupid in case I was "falling for it" again, so I went home and googled that ish...lo and behold: Myth true! The dang Barnum Bailey circus and their elephants caused me to be tardy. Geez, this sounds worse than the "dog ate my homework" bit. I swear, after all my "late" excuses, this one was sure to get their eyes rolling, but hey, I have documented proof this time!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Don't Panic, but Trainwreck gets Pretty. Odd. tomorrow

..and I'll be takin' pics.

With that said, you should definitely come out and dance with us...cause if you do, you'll get to dance to the new album "Pretty.Odd." from Panic at the Disco a week before it "drops".

No 30 second clips, this is the real deal!

Come hang, you never know who might drop by!

DJ's Erica Dagley and Rob Hitt.

$5 PBR + Whiskey Shot
10:30-11:30 and 2:00-3:00am



I forgot how much I love Spill Canvas

Saturday, I got to see them play at Irving, stirring up old memories in my head. It was nice, though, to just listen to some live music. I feel like it's been a while since I've been able to do that without being attached. I enjoyed it.

Angela and I decided it was "couples" night. Everywhere we looked were lovebirds hand-in-hand of a somewhat, very NYU-type crowd.

Yellowcard was headlining, so they came on last with an acoustic set to close the show. My favorite part was seeing a father lift his 10-year old daughter in his arms to see above the crowd. She was tapping her feet and singing along with Ryan's lyrics. She was so happy and excited; it was adorable.

After the show, Ang & I treated ourselves to a treat from Max Brenner (a brilliant Chocolatier <--- I made that word up...I think). Seriously though, if you've never should defintely at least one point in your life. It is pure heaven. We skipped the chocolate waffles, chocolates pizzas, and more for a simple yummy cup of hot chocolate (basically fluffy warm chocolate that melts in your mouth). I went for the milk chocolate, coconut flavored brew made with soy.....mmmmmm. We loved it so much, we went again the next day.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fred on Patrick

As much as I DESPISE the holiday....and though, the Vatican officially changed the date this year (yea, St. Patrick's day is not allowed to be in the same week as Easter hence why it was celebrated on Saturday), my boy, Fred wishes us a Happy St. Patrick's day.

PS...don't ever expect me to make a St. Patrick's day post again. Fred, I did this for you.

Vid Dig - Week 3/15

My week's Vid Digs:

Not only is Lupe Fiasco's lastest song is amazing, I love the video. Something about him has always caught my ear/eye. I hope people are as obsessed with him as I am.

When are Missy E's vids ever boring? N-Ever. I've been replicating her videos for as long as I could remember (Yalixa, Jeanette, Dorthy T...Get Ur Freak On circa 2001...If only we had a YouTube of this).

Any dancer knows, Janet can do NO wrong. Creative geniuses are always on her end. The beginning of the video reminds me of a reference to Le Petit Prince, my first and favorite French book I read.

...and with this all said, I'm announcing my comeback. I start this month.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

In case you didn't hear...

...Parker and J. Mack are engaged!!! Yes, it's true...and I'm confirming it (in case you haven't read her blog already).

We got the amazing news last night via cellular phone at about 11pm. I was utterly speechless. Immediate phone calls were made...some squealing was involved. You have no idea the excitement (and the tears) that came out today as Jessica, Jesse, Erica, Kelly, Christy, and I celebrated at Nizza with drinks. We wanted the whole story, and Jesse told us every detail. Major big ups for the planning and preparation on his part.

Dear future boyfs, please call Jesse Mack Johnson when anticipating proposal.

Dude, we're gonna have a Curbside wedding!!!

This is for real

Let's not lie, here. What I'm about to write, usually makes me depressed. Yet today/last night it is a different case. Without going into super detail, let's just say I am super happy (wait, "happy" isn't even a good enough word for this)....I am super thrilled/ecstatic/overjoyed for two amazing people in my life. When I got the call I was completely SPEECHLESS.

In the future, I see one hell of celebration.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

You know your fierce when you...

A) look like a hot mess
B) look like a tranny
C) look like Ferocia Coutura
D) all of the above

omg, i wanna die of barfness.

Grosso-roo! Punky would say.

A 35-year-old Kansas woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body was stuck to the seat. By the time he called police, she had a phobia about leaving the bathroom.

"She is an adult; she made her own decision," said her boyfriend, Kory McFarren. "I should have gotten help for her sooner; I admit that. But after a while, you kind of get used to it." The case drew nationwide attention after Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the woman's skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom. /AP

Thank you Decker Doo Da, for bringing this to the daily.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ride 'em cowgirl?

Yup. Yum.

Sunday was brunch at Cowgirl with the Parkers. Jessica, her parents, Jesse, Erica, Kels, and I indulged in some super-sized, super-yummy foodz. My OJ came in a jar, Erica's coke came in a glass the size of her head, and Mrs. Parker got her Tiramisu.

Afterward, Dagger, Kels, and I did some shopping. If all goes as planned, Erica and I have some pretty sick outfits planned for Tuesday's:

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Alternate ending for the win!

Ok, so I know the ending to I Am Legend was different in the movie from the book, but I DIDN'T READ THE BOOK!

Seriously, if you want to peep that alternate ending before the DVD comes out with it attached: go here.

It friggin blows my mind, and I like this ending much much more. How come Joanna didn't tell me that she........hahaha, I don't wanna spoil anything, you gotta go watch.

(Joanna is my friend on the lab table...I still get creeped out watching her)

Awww...this reminds me of Christmas.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Two words: Vampire Weekend

I completely left this out of my "'currently listening' list" from yesterday, but whatever, they totally deserve their own post, now.

I just popped this CD into my compy for the first time last night. Let me just be the first to say, YOU WANT to own this. If you haven't already heard the buzz around this band, they will be 2008's force to reckon with. Their self-titled debut album is seriously amazing. They're like a refreshing burst of tropical flavor (I feel like I'm writing a Starburst ad) and they're my Peter Bjorn, & John for 2008. I'm really excited about them. Thank you to my music savvy friend, Angela, for introducing them to me. I'm in love with them if not for their baby-faced mugs, but their uber carribean-like tunes.

Slightly disturbed

...but more intrigued.

This video is friggin rad:
Santogold's L.E.S. Artistes, directed by Nima Nourizadeh

PS...Watch the whole thing. And, yes, I got it from Perez.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Currently hating:
This website - no matter how many times I redo it, it never seems to be what I want. Prepare for another revision somewhere in the near future.

Currently loving:
Christian Siriano - A) I just want to be his BFF, B) I hope that someday he will make my wedding gown so I can look fierce for my new hubby, and C) I would have lost all my faith in Project Runway and gave up watching it for the next 10 seasons if he didn't win....but he did

Currently listening to:
A Fine Frenzy - I haven't been into a singer/songwriter like her since my obsession with Leona Naess.
MGMT - People just won't stop talking about them, but I understand why. I have this on repeat.
Yann Tiersen - This is the kind of music that creates beautiful dreams. It is perfectly placed in my "sleep well" playlist.
Once Soundtrack - As if the movie wasn't good enough, is it fair to say the soundtrack is even better?
My American Heart - You've been to my myspace page, right?
This Will Destroy You - I'm on an entirely mellow kick, and I do love this. This might be great for those days I love to spend walking on the promenade of my island and just breathe the air.

Currently digging:
Mugshots at Angels & Kings. It just seems so approps.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Forget the world!

The last couple nights have consisted of tipsiness. Dear lord, how did I get drunk two nights in a row? Is that even poss in Jiscillalaland? My plans were all completely innocent.

First, some mexican eats really satisfied my cravings. Then, one hour later, I had no idea I enjoyed feet/my margarita so much that it was hard to part with it. My palate must have been subdued by the Sangria prior to. The kicker was when I confessed, "I used to dance in a cage" ...and that's when you know you've gone too far. Oof with a capital "O."

As for last night, I planned a low key Trainwreck due to the previous night's shenanigans...but then Shayla came along and thought it would be good to come and get me drunk again. Um, did we talk about dog shows at AK? Yes, I believe we did. I didn't know how far in I was until I got home and typed something of the likes of this: "im syvyuslly sdyonrf hoe ftunk i sm tihjy noe...i, yoo lsyx yo gihutr ouy kryd," "spabebaristoomucheffot," and when I finally got something right: "woooooooooooo i speeleedit right." Hmmm, something tells me I should take it easy for the rest of the week.

Anyways, besides all my mumble jumble, I got some good mugshots from the night. Hopefully, my compy won't be the tard it's been the past week or so and let me post them.

Goodnight, Jackie.