Archive | February, 2009

Who’s sex is on fire? KoL’s sex is on fire!

28 Feb


Oh lordy are they attractive. Nathan has gorgeous eyes. Matthew is adorable with fantastic dimples. Caleb is sex on legs (what a difference a haircut can make). And Jared is…*sighs* I didn’t know it was possible to fit that much hotness into one family.

I swear I’m going to be using that phrase do describe someone who’s UBER attractive for the rest of my life, or at least for the rest of the year. Some other girl would be like, “oooooh, he’s hott.” Then I’d go, “he’s so hot his sex is on fire.”

I would think that would be quite painful though.

Now that I think about it, that song makes a lot more sense.

But after briefly stating that Libby and I got tickets to Sasquatch earlier, I felt it obligatory to elaborate. Mom finally let Libby and I go one day by ourselves, since everyone else is LAME. She’s actually going to see a friend who lives down by the Gorge for the day while we rock our asses off.

Who I’m psyched to see:
KINGS OF LEON (duh)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Decemberists
Bon Iver
M. Ward
Devotchka
Vince Mira (this awesome kid who sounds exactly like Johnny Cash. Look him up – it’s kind of amazing)
Owl City
Tim and Eric
Oh and…CRYSTAL CASTLES! They just got added to the dance tent. I’m so ready to dance my ass off to some Alice Glass.

There was actually a scene in Skins where Crystal Castles was playing at one of Bristol’s many raves. Scene from “Sid,” series 2. This scene actually almost made me cry, but you’ll see if out of context, so it doesn’t make that much sense.

I still would have liked to see Demetri Martin, but it’s nice enough that I get a new set of funnies from him once a week on Important Things. That’s quenched my thirst for new jokes enough. That alphabet mnemonic was wicked.

Anyway, I need to write a paper comparing and contrasting Ed Wood and Day for Night. It might be a bit of a chore, since Hollywood Video didn’t have Day for Night. Great. I’ll just have to go from memory from last quarter. Gah.

❤ Abby

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Sweet Adeline, a year later

28 Feb

I felt like posting this, since it’s almost been a whole year since we made this film, actually, I think it was exactly a year ago.

Enjoy!

Oh, and I got my Sasquatch tickets for saturday, and I’m STOKED to see Kings of Leon, because Jared Followill’s SEX IS ON FIRE!

Nevermind.

❤ Abby

My Unhealthy Obsession With Skins

27 Feb

I freaking love the new series of Skins. And I finally found episode 6, “Naomi,” last night at like…midnight. I felt like I’d share it with you, because this was one of the best episodes yet, except there was a complete lack of Freddie. That’s alright, because Naomi and Emily are perfect.

They won’t embed, so here’s the link. Streamskins.com They have all the episodes from the three series, so if you feel like taking a gander at Dev Patel’s first shot at acting, it’s all there.

Enjoy!

I probably shouldn’t get so obsessed with a show that only lasts ten episodes per season, and then the cast will probably change every two years, but it’s so amazing that in England, they have a show that doesn’t give a fuck about how racy it is, because that’s how a lot of teenagers lives happen. That’s the problem with the FCC. They keep real life off television. It’s so funny, because this lifetime movie was on the other day that I stumbled upon, and it was called “Cyber Seduction” (I know, the shittiest title ever), but it had Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan) as this high school student who was obsessed with looking at internet porn, and in the movie, the “porn” that he was looking at was merely scantily clad ladies. Not even naked ladies, or people having sex. Like ads for underwear. Lifetime decided to tackle an issue like addiction to porn, and they didn’t even allude to what porn actually is. Fucking FCC. It’s not like Lifetime comes with basic cable either.

Why do the English do everything better? The music surely is. I think the only thing that they don’t do well is food. The Italians kick ass in that department, and then the Far East. I love pork dumplings.

Anyway.

This song is on the promo for series 3 of Skins, and TV on the Radio are also going to Sasquatch this year, and it would awesome and fantastic and magnificent if someone would fucking go with my sister and I, because my mom’s being a twat and won’t let us go by ourselves.
TV on the Radio – Halfway Home

❤ Abby

I’ve been waiting around for three hours

26 Feb

I wished we had the real BBC. Or E4. Whatever.

I’ve been waiting around for three hours for someone across the pond to upload episode 6 of Skins tonight, which aired at 10 p.m. UK time. Which is….um…8 hours ahead of us. It’s not like the internet goes on a delay for the different time zones. No, I was able to find out who won Top Chef last night at 8 o’clock my time, but I didn’t, because I wanted to be surprised.

And boy was I surprised. Both sadly and pleasantly surprised. I really really really wanted Carla to win, but after she gave into Casey’s suggestions, I knew she was screwed. Carla needed to cook her food, and she didn’t.

And Stefan was an ass. The thing I didn’t like about Stefan was that because he was so cocky, he never really seemed to stride for greatness. He always seemed like he was half-assing everything. His food didn’t reflect that so much, but his attitude did. Hosea always tried his hardest. And he was never really unpleasant. He was always a nice person. So Carla was Mom’s and my favorite from the beginning, but Hosea was my second favorite, so it ended out nicely.

Speaking of Top Chef, Fabio was on Ellen today, and he made this actually tasty-looking tofu dish. And Ellen drank almost an entire bottle of gran marnier. Quite hysterical. I’m excited to see the reunion next week. Maybe not quite as excited as I’ll be once someone posts episode 6 online, but that’s beside the point.

I rediscovered my journal this morning, and I hate that I leave months between entries. The last entry – seriously – was October 2, right after McCain picked Sarah Palin has his running mate, and that’s what I blabbered on about. I had just started school, and was still working at Petco. I don’t want to leave these huge chunks. But then again, that’s what the blogs are for.

But in a way, I’ve forgotten how to journal, because the thing with a journal is that you can truly write whatever the fuck you want. There is no censor, no filter, no audience. I don’t want to do that again, leave a good 5 months between entries. If I keep going at that rate, all the journals I have now will last me the rest of my life.

I will end on this mnemonic. It’s fucking hilarious. Again, I ❤ Demetri Martin.

Always Beware of Cats Darting Erratically Forward Going Halfway Into Jungles, Kathy, Lest Mopey Neighbors Open Poorly Quilted Radioactive Sunlamps To Ultra-Violet Waves or X-rays, Yo Zach!

Yes, it is a mnemonic for the alphabet, in case you forget.

Also, I have two days to figure out who’s going to Sasquatch with me, or else the price of the tickets will go up after the first day. I’m going, so I need at least 2 more people to go. Preferably three.

❤ Abby

We’re Both In Love With A Sexy Lady

24 Feb

Yeah, this song makes me laugh, especially when Jemaine breaks a smile on the basketball court. It’s hot.

It’s freaking hilarious.

I’m glad I can count on Flight of the Conchords every week to make me laugh. Unlike other shows that aren’t consistently funny or satisfying (GREY’S ANATOMY). I just wish that our BBC got more shows than Doctor Who.

Like Skins.

So, I’m officially OBSESSED with the third series. Mostly because Pandora is hilarious, Cook is insane and Freddie is FINE. I mean…OH. MY. GAWD.

Sighs.

I absolutely hate Effy, because she shags everyone, but I’m pretty sure I could watch this ridiculous show all day. If you’re computer savvy enough or just happen to live in the UK, you should take a gander. Although, I must warn you. It’s not a very tween or parent-friendly show. Or if you self-shelter yourself. It’s pretty damn racy still in the third series. But it’s got really good music this series, especially in episode 5. And attractive english-italian boys.

I’ve recently discovered The Script, a Irish band. They’re quite good. Almost remind me of One Republic mixed with The Fray and a dash more hip-hop feel. Odd mix, but it works.

The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved

❤ Abby

Oscars: In a nutshell

23 Feb

So, last night was FANTASTIC! I wasn’t expecting much from Hugh, since John Stewart did just an awesome job last year, but Jackman brought the house down!

The musical is back!

My favorite part of the whole night – apart from when Slumdog won best picture and Dev Patel was holding Rubina up on stage so she could see over everyone and he started to cry – was all the montages dedicated to romance, comedy, action, and documentary genres of the year. I could not stop laughing when Seth Rogan and James Franco got all awkward when they watched the scene from Milk. I love them. And my sister just about shit herself when I screamed for her to come downstairs to see RPattz present romance for 2008. Damn he’s nice to look at, but can’t speak for shit.

There were a couple times that I teared up – the first being when Heath Ledger’s family came to accept his award for best supporting actor, when Dustin Lance Black accepted the award for best original screenplay, and when Sean Penn accepted for best actor. I was unaware of the protesting going on outside the awards pre-show, and when my mom filled me on what exactly he was talking about, I got really sad. I just thought he was being cheeky when he called the whole theater a bunch of “commie-loving homo son-of-a-guns.” It made me really sad, but at the same time, really happy that he won. I was inspired by the return of Mickey Rourke and all his glory, but I thought that Sean Penn was amazing as Harvey Milk. For a pretty damn outspoken straight man to play an optimistic gay man – Harvey Milk – and not do it mockingly at all is pretty awesome.

I think all the films that should have won did – Benjamin Button cleaned out mostly in the pre-production stuff, the visual and technical stuff, but Slumdog won 8 out of the 10 nominations they had. One of which being the other song that was nominated, so it couldn’t have 10/10 either way.

Now onto the fashion. Specifically I noticed that lots of women were wearing silvery or white ensembles. And lots of mermaids. Not a big fan of fabric explosions, but maybe that’s just me.

BEST DRESSED

Penelope Cruz

Come on, a 60-year-old dress? And it still looks this good? The shape wasn’t too billowy like SJP, yet not too flat. Very classy. Penelope was purely stunning.

Anne Hathaway

I liked it because as sparkly as it was, the dress wasn’t flashy. Simple hair with a red lip paired with her porcelain complexion, Anne looked like a doll on the red carpet.

Amy Adams

I really liked the geometric shapes on the bodice, and red is surely her color. The necklace wasn’t overpowering because of the simplicity of her hair and makeup.

Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt)

Honestly, I thought her dress was kind of average, but the shock of green on her ears made the dress pop, and it can’t hurt if you’ve got a gorgeous man on your arm.

Evan Rachel Wood

One would never know that Evan was dating Marilyn Manson a year ago, and she was all gothed out. Certainly not last night, is this stunning white gown. Similar to Natalie Portman wrapped bodice, but with Anne Hathaway’s porcelain skin.

Natalie Portman

Yet another simple but beautiful style. Not many people would go with this color, but it works. As does the faux-wrapped bodice. Love her.

Frieda Pinto

I love her, and this blue number suits her wonderfully. The color on her skin tone and the almost Indian-inspired jeweling makes perfect sense.

WORST DRESSED

Reese Witherspoon

Why, Reese, why? The dark makeup paired with the confusing construction and odd fades of blue looked a mess on stage. It looks like it was a pretty dress at one point, but then got torn apart and reconstructed poorly.

Jessica Biel

It looked like a sack. That’s all.

Beyonce

WTF? I’m all for showing off the curves, but this is just ridiculous. Uber tight and a strange upholstery fabric, this dress misses the mark by far too much. Sasha Fierce wasn’t all that fierce last night.

Viola Davis

Prom anyone? The color wasn’t the greatest on her skin tone, and it made her look really shiny, and not in a good way.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum wore this. Seriously. Too little fabric, too much bling, and too much red. Red shoes paired with a red dress? Come on Heidi. You know better.

Amanda Seyfried

Sadly enough, RPattz out-beautified her up on stage when they presented romance 2008. The bow is awkward and overpowering and the length makes her look about 3 feet tall.

HIT OR MISS? YOU DECIDE.

Marisa Tomei

The dress is beautiful, but Marisa looked incredibly uncomfortable in it. She didn’t really “make it work” as Tim Gunn would say.

Miley Cyrus

Honestly, I wanted Miley to show up looking like a hot mess, but when I saw this, I paused. I’m not sure exactly what to say about it, because she doesn’t look bad, but the sequins may be too overwhelming.

Jennifer Aniston

Dress:GORGEOUS. Jenn:a little too plain. Her hair could have used a little more oomph and the complete lack of any sort of accessory makes the look unfinished.

So, yeah. That’s my take.

❤ Abby

Someone give me a name for this movie

22 Feb

I’ve made yet another soundtrack to a movie that is yet to be made. Cause I’m lame. And I’d never be able to afford the rights to all these songs. Yeah. Sure.

1. Boarded Doors- The Morning Benders
2. I’m Good, I’m Gone- Lykke Li
3. Altered Beast- We Are Scientists
4. Let’s Vanish- Oxford Collapse
5. Professional Suicide- Ladyhawke
6. Everything- A Cursive Memory
7. Rosie’s On Fire- Boy Kill Boy
8. Taken For A Ride- Tally Hall
9. Black Hole- She & Him
10. Like Eating Glass- Bloc Party
11. Phantom Pt. II- Justice
12. Worth the Wait- We Are Scientists
13. The Sex Has Made Me Stupid- Robots In Disguise
14. Stress- Justice
15. Stay Where You Are- Ambulance LTD
16. Tonight- We Are Scientists
17. Be Somebody- Kings of Leon
18. An End Has A Start- Editors
19. Textbook- We Are Scientists
20. Flowers & Football Tops- Glasvegas
21. Credits- Gavin Castleton

I really am lame. I’m in the middle of writing my paper of the self-identity of Johnny Depp’s Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow. I have the coolest assignments. I get to watch movies – specifically movies with Johnny Fucking Depp in them. I rock.

This is really short, but I will MOST DEFINITELY BE BACK TONIGHT after the Oscars, because I’m so damn excited. Although, my sister is only excited because I’ve read the Robert Pattinson will be a presenter, and Zac Efron will apparently be apart of a musical medley towards the end. I’m not sure why the fuck why, but it will surely get good ratings. Surely.

I might even live blog the awards on my Twitter page, since it won’t really be spoiling anything for anyone, since we’re on the west coast and we’re the last ones to see it anyway. It’s like at 5 over on the east coast and 8 over here. Ugh.

Listen to these songs, and they sound oddly similar. I didn’t realize that until I listened to them back to back.
Lykki Li- I’m Good, I’m Gone
Ladyhawke- Professional Suicide
It’s weird.

❤ Abby