Saturday, July 31, 2010

Never Forget: Good Times



Remember what I said about Ralph Fiennes...


I said this.

And it's still true.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jane Austen’s Fight Club


And remember, "No hat pins, ladies"

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy...


"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."

- George Orwell

I am Jean-Luc and I wear sunglasses...


Source [FYeah Captain Picard]

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Would you rent a friend?

Would you rent a friend?

After reading this, I’m thinking of renting out my friendship as a side job (I needs extra cash).

Serious offers only!

Some quick eye candy...


Guys starring at you in bed... lovely.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Four Phases of Obsessive Love

The Four Phases of Obsessive Love

Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t get good until phase 3.

Where's Eric Northman?


Eric would help bring that edge back.

Source [One morning made of rose and mystic blue...]

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What I just checked out from the library


Killing Me Softly by Nicci French

The subtitle is “A novel of obsession”… so naturally I couldn’t resist picking it up.

A little trivia: Nicci French is the pseudonym of English husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together.

Sorry Henry


Source [One morning made of rose and mystic blue...]

Monday, July 26, 2010

I love these paintings


Artist Margaret Bowland



Source [imgfave]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Thoughts - True Blood Season 3 Episode 6


WARNING: Spoilers will be revealed. Please ONLY read if you've watched this episode. Seriously.

Here are my quick thoughts as I watched the show. I don't feel the need to do a "review" because I'm pretty sure you can find that anywhere on the internet. Here's what was rolling around my mind as I watched:
  • So we start with a bang - Bill stakes a vampire and Russell easily knocks him down. I really have no idea what Bill is up to... suddenly he will go as far as to stake a vamp to save Sookie, even though he's surrounded by at least 5 vampires? What was he thinking? See, this why Eric will always win, he THINKS first.
  • We also find out Russell is almost 3000 years old. That answers my question from last week.
  • When Russell came into the room to interrogate Sookie, did you see the fake smile on Eric's face? Ha! That made me laugh.
  • Well now, Jessica seems to be getting in to the hang of being a vampire.
  • Oh poor Jesus! His back-story is so sad.
  • So Russell doesn't know what Sookie is... that is very interesting. I wonder how long they will string us along before her true talents are revealed.
  • While Bill was on the floor and Lorena started to torture him, I actually wished he would die. Ugh, I'm kind of tired of him.
  • Franklin is still crazy and I still love him. But I would not have been able to do what Tara did, by biting him... that was gross.
  • Do you trust Jesus? I'm not sure if I do. Maybe he's a narc?
  • Oh! Now the truth comes out about Sam's family. BOOK SPOILERS - If you read the books then you know all about the were-fighting rings. Remember Quinn's back story? By the way, I hate Quinn and his constantly calling Sookie "babe".
  • Tara should have just staked Franklin if she really wanted to get away from him.
  • I really hate those dirty Hotshot people. Seriously.
  • How is Lorena and Bill still awake during the day-light hours? Especially Bill since he was nearly drained?
So what did you think of this episode?

P.S. - Mad Men's new season just started! If you aren't a Mad Men fan, what are you waiting for?

Image Source [Wanna Do Bad Things To You]

Man shakes fist at clouds and yells...


This made me chuckle.

Source [...?]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My family... I swear we are cruel

My uncle is blind... he lost his sight due to glaucoma.

But my family constantly makes fun of him because he's blind.

Just the other day my dad was telling me, "... he told me when he started losing his sight he would have vivid dreams where he could see. Then he started having dreams where people were leading him around and he was bumping into things."

I asked, "so he was going blind in his dreams too?"

My dad laughed and said, "yeah. ahahaha... that blind bastard. hahahaha."

For full disclosure, I laughed too.

Don't judge me too harshly, you don't even know my uncle and if you did you would laugh too. And honestly, he's pretty cool with the jokes.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Can't marry a black guy

Oh Scrubs...

Source [her0in_chic on Xanga]

I wish...

I could find someone who loves ALL the songs I love (every single one). Someone who will take a road trip to no-where just so we can sing really loud to the songs we love (there's something special about singing in the car, I think). Someone who won't care that I can't carry a tune or that I only know 80% of the words... they will simply encourage me to just sing louder.

Yup, I need a friend like that.

Best moments in reading


Source [Design Crush]

Dealing with pressure...

Doogie Horner handled being booed from America's Got Talent very well.

I thought he was pretty funny, especially the eagle joke.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Never Forget: Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert

A Different World

Image Source [Black Fashion]

I'm going to write a book...

and the title will be "Your happiness offends me"...

I've already said too much.

Natchez Mississippi

This photo invokes so many things. It was taken in 1940 in Natchez Mississippi.

I wish I could walk down this road.

Source [Shorpy]

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Math Nerds and Math Enthusiast


Tracy Morgan


"Cool is the enemy of funny. You can’t be cool and be funny at the same time. Only Eddie Murphy could do that."
Tracy Morgan - GQ by Terry Richardson, August 2010

Source [Suicide Blonde]

Zach Galifianakis


"I used to have a joke: That show, The Amazing Race? Is that about white people?"
Zach Galifianakis - GQ by Terry Richardson, August 2010

Source [Suicide Blonde]

This is how I feel today


By the way, Elf is one of my favorite films. It's just so charming.

Book Review: Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke


I honestly feel this was a waste of time reading. The author does little to make you form a connection or root for the main characters. While reading I often felt completely removed from the story, like I was watching a bad movie, but stayed to the end because I already paid my admission.

When the "gentleman" of Secret Desires of a Gentleman blames the heroine for making him kiss her and accusing her of being some sort of witch because he couldn't "control" himself around her, I wanted to stop reading, but I soldiered on.

I could not find any redeeming qualities to this story and was further abashed when the author had the gall to let the said gentleman of the story declare his love for our heroine in a very ungentlemanly way, in front of others (gasp, that's just not done in Victorian times [sarcasm:]). I'm talking, professing love, going on bended knee the whole shtick... and of course our heroine said yes. Ugh.

This is a miss folks. This author can and has done better... I recommend His Every Kiss.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I saw Inception and I liked it


I saw the film Inception and think it was a pretty good movie, confusing at times, yes but still very interesting. It's not a "run out and see it today"' type of film, but if you are looking for something to do, I'd say check it out.

That is all.

Image Source [Booklover]

Curious White Boy by Cree Summer


I was a massive Cree Summer stan/fan in the late 90s… talkin’ massive.

I even joined this stan/fan group called Pirate Sistahs United (I don't think it's active anymore) but I was kicked out because I wasn't active enough on the message boards.

I was getting into the whole wicca, witchcraft, mother earth thing...

but then I stopped... I don't remember why? bored? uninterested? I probably just developed another obsession. I do that often... I'm terribly fickle that way.

When Photoshop goes wrong

Those are the longest arms I've ever seen!

Source [Photoshop Disasters]

One of the nicest things anyone has every said to me...

A couple years ago I was in Uganda on vacation and met an Irish lady.

I was enthralled by her accent.

She was the first person from Ireland (born and raised) I ever met and had a real conversation with. I can't recall what we discussed because I was captivated by her accent.

After a while I said, "you have the sweetest accent I ever heard."

She smiled and said, "I actually love your accent."

I was shocked. I never thought of myself as having an accent. I mean, I'm American.

But those few words made me feel really good... I felt exotic.

It was nice.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I want to wake up to this face


You are beautiful sir.

UPDATE: 20 minutes after posting... I can't stop starring at this photo. His eyes just pull you in... those lips... I don't necessarily care for the tattoo, but who cares, look at that face.

Source [You Are An Object]

Reading is your friend

Source [Pretty Books]

And thus a new obsession is born


I adore Franklin from True Blood.

I so want a Lady Gaga Bad Romance with him.

All that crazy is hard to stay away from, I’m just saying.

Of course this means, I have to learn everything I can about James Frain... everything.

And thus a new obsession is born.

To be a Canadian


A Clockwork Orange


Who ever designed the outfits and make-up for Alex and the droogs was a genius! Talk about iconic.

Anyway, the film is terribly disturbing and I encourage everyone to watch it (ha!).

I like how wikipedia describes Alex, "a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music (especially Beethoven), rape, and ultra-violence."

Maybe I'll read the book one day.

Anyway, I just wanted to post this photo... that's all.

Bonus: List of cultural references to A Clockwork Orange... interesting reading.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Thoughts - True Blood Season 3 Episode 5


WARNING: Spoilers will be revealed. Please ONLY read if you've watched this episode. Seriously.

Here are my quick thoughts as I watched the show. I don't feel the need to do a "review" because I'm pretty sure you can find that anywhere on the internet. Here's what was rolling around my mind as I watched:

  • So it's official Bill isn't "main-streaming" anymore.
  • Why can't they wipe the blood off their faces? I mean I use a napkin when I eat. I swear, these vampires.
  • Eric vs. Bill - we all agree in a fight, Eric would win, right?
  • Dude! Franklin is crazy. Mentally-ill vampires are not cool, but they sure are funny. "Look at how fast I can type muthafucker." - ha!
  • Lafayette and Jesus, how sweet! It's about time something good happened in his life.
  • Jason is a child. End of story.
  • So I'm guessing the season's mystery is what Bill is really up to? I'm pretty clueless because it seems to be straying from the books a bit. He only seems to care about Sookie if she's "with" another man; the only emotion he shows towards her is jealousy?
  • "Will you be my vampire bride?" Such a lovely sentence, eh?
  • Eric flashback! So Eric was a prince; well that sounds about right. Oh no! Dead baby! His whole family was killed by werewolves - and vengeance is born. Eric's back story is now complete. I guess? I can't imagine how it would be to see your father's crown after 1000 years. I'm surprised Eric didn't burn the whole place down right away.
  • And Sookie has a new power (well technically we saw it last season with Maryanne). I can't wait to find out more about that. Apparently Russell is familiar with it. By the way, how old is Russell?
  • And was that Tara biting someone in next week's trailer? I hope she wasn't turned.
So what did you think of this episode?

Images [Wanna Do Bad Things With You]

I like being alone way too much


I feel the same way, I just don’t know if it’s a bad thing or not.

Image Source [danyelsmith]

I don't like this photo

that poor bear...

Source [...?]

Never Forget: Self Destruction

The year was 1989 and the Stop the Violence Movement was on...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

After tea... we duel!


Source [for the love of teacups]

Plus Size Model - Tara Lynn

Meet plus size mode Tara Lynn.

She was recently on the April 2010 cover French Elle magazine and even had a 21 page editorial.

Here are a couple photos I found of her on the interwebs, enjoy!

Learn more about plus-size (full-figured, extended-size, outsize... whatever you want to call it) world.

Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ben Ross, Dec 1953

Source [Suicide Blonde]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Book Trailer - Where's My Wand? by Eric Poole

Where's My Wand? by Eric Poole

This seems like a very fun read!

The Blacks and the Irish


Senior editor for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates recently made a couple posts touching on the plight of the Blacks and the Irish in the United States, well, back in the day. Apparently they were (surprise, surprise) hated and mistrusted by all.

But the thing that intrigued me were the art work from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Now I know the Irish had a rough go at it when they first immigrated to the states, but damn, I didn't know it was that rough. Of course, they weren't slaves so that's good, right? (sarcasm). I wonder how this view of the Irish changed over time, was it because people started changing their last names and "blending" in? And why hasn't this view changed for African Americans? Oh the United States you continue to intrigue me...

Source [The Atlantic: Article 1 and Article 2]
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