Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shimmey Schwimmer

I can’t believe I went an entire season without posting about Lacey Schwimmer.

As her biggest fan of all times, I’m quite disappointed in myself. For those that don’t know my love for this girl, I’ll give you a quick rundown: she was on 2007’s cast of So You Think You Can Dance (where my obsession began), she inspired me to learn West Coast Swing (in that I’ve only been able to take one master class), we have a number of mutual friends (obviously we’re besties by 6 degrees of separation), and she was on this season’s Dancing With The Stars as one of the “professionals” (partnering Lance Bass). Did I mention the several (ok, two) occasions in which walking out of Broadway Dance Center, people had either asked for my (meaning Lacey’s) autograph or congratulated me (Lacey) on getting on the show? For one, I don’t think I look much like her, but I’ll definitely take it as a compliment. I was so stoked when I learned she booked the Dancing With The Stars gig. I’ve never watched the show before because I’ve never been interested in the whole celebrity thing, I just care about the quality of dance. But now, if Lacey stays on, I’ll be watching it pretty much every week.

Anyways, before I keep rambling on about this poor girl that now has an insane weirdo stalker…I loved their section of this number she did with Lance in the finals. Seriously…she inspires me. I’m itching to get back to dancing.

PS…Lacey & Lance were robbed of this season’s title…they so shoulda won the finale. Brooke Burke did not impress me one bit.

And just because this HAD TO BE the most impressive showstopper of the season where Lance was totally up to par with Lacey. The entertainment value, the choreography, the musicality…I was totally left speechless…freakin’ fabulous. I’m the biggest dance nerd ever.

It's true.

I dig dudes with beards.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thankstriptafane!

Hope everyone had a lovely Turkey day and stuffed your faces with good eats
I love this song I found, and it just reminds me of Thanksgiving in a weird way…maybe because it’s title is a food? I dunno.

Mandy Ventrice - “Cupcake”

Then, just because it’s fun:
I always wanted to go on the Price is Right…but with Bob Barker. Drew Carey is just not the same. Stuff like this ^ happens with Drew Carey…Bob gets the crazy old ladies that wins trailers and trips to Checkelslovakia. Obviously, that’s more fun to me.

Then why…why would you ever do this to somebody you’re supposed to love?

both via the Gabs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Break (stop) Dance

I came across this video on a favorite blog I follow, Design Your Trust…and realized it’s one of my friends, Del, that I used to dance with at BDC. He’s pretty freakin’ rad and has danced with everyone from Gwen to M.I.A. Check out this cool video him and his friend made.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tie me up!

In Alexis Mabille, please!

I’m in love with his Spring 09 line. His French flirtiness is combined perfectly with a powerful Paso Doble inspiration. Like, ohmigod, I just died…just throw me in my coffin wearing one of these.

Gimme gimme gimme!

The bows down the back of this second dress sends chills down my spine.

This fabric is absolutely amazing…so unicorn!

I’m all about his sensuous style.

Details. Details.

So beautifully tailored…

so beautifully designed.

Where did you go?

You don’t have to spend a million bucks to have a great video.

Where Did You Go?

I’m not a huge Valencia fan…but maybe I should be.

Twilight more like Twi-dull

Oh Twilight, how you’ve failed me. I rushed out to the movies as quick as I possibly could before I could get the wiff of all other opinions out there…and I’m just sad to say I agree.

I literally went the day it opened in theaters trying to avoid being swayed into other people opinions before I saw it for myself. I was hoping I could defy society and rebel against what others were saying already after the midnight showing and say “Hey, what are you people…morons? Twilight is da bomb diggity!” Oh, but no…I was utterly disappointed like every other Twi-hard out there.

First off, this movie was geared directly to and ONLY to those who have read the books. If you haven’t read them, there is NO POINT whatsoever in you even wasting your money. Seriously, I really don’t understand how one could follow what the hell is going on. None of anything was explained.

The acting was horrible. It was like watching a high school play. I cringed at the efforts. Kristen Stewart as Bella was okay, but she had her moments where she overdid it a lot. I understand the book made her seem so painfully awkward, but for the movie’s sake, it wasn’t necessary half of the time to take it where she did. Robert Pattinson was…well, for me, he was basically just hot. I was too carefully examining how beautiful he was to pay any attention to his acting. But other than that…it was an overall fail.

Of course, movies are never as good as the book, but I can’t even begin to say how much this movie did not do the book any justice. Stephanie Meyer is no Stephen King, but she knows how to grab her audience. I’m in love with the storyline and so much was missing from the movie, not to mention distorted. No humans were actually killed in Twilight (and I’m saying that as I have yet to read the others), important details were skipped over…and I could go on and on about all the discrepancies, but I just won’t.

I will still buy the movie when it comes out in DVD. I will still be obsessed with the story. I was just left feeling unsatisfied and sadly so. How bout a picture of Edward Cullen’s face to cheer me up?

Ok, much better!

I am, however, still stoked on the soundtrack! Did anyone get to see Paramore perform again on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Decode is my freakin’ jam!

And one more random thing…this awkwardly amazing interview/conversation with Hayley and Robert Pattinson from Twilight:

Artist on Artist: Robert Pattinson & Hayley Williams

I can’t help but smile when I listen to him talk. He’s so Ed Westwick (or
Chuck Bass, if you will). I have a legit crush.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friends or Enemies...the penguin addition

This is all I have the energy to post, but it’s pretty amazing and makes up for my lack of effort.

This lil’ bugger outswam the killer whales…and more miraculously just decided to chill wit da humanz. Can I adopt him?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kitteh Unicorn

You dirty little hipster, you

I always love the irony of a hipster interview.

They have been the brunt of ever joke, the word itself is dirty, and people act as if they’re scum. I always wondered why people can’t admit they’re a hipster…ever. At least people are over being “emo.”

I don’t understand what makes this genre so bad…I can’t really say, though, cause I’m not a hipster.

via Patrick I Love Your Blog

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Things the dagger needs to own

Antler Headband via Knight Cat

Hamburger Dress via Knight Cat

HotDog Handbag
via Something Changed

My Little Pony Lollipop
via Milk

A Scrabble Bench
via Free People (this one’s for Parker, too)

Deer Rucksack
via Stella McCartney for LeSportsac