Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I gotta say it was a good day

Does this man not freak you out? I watched his new show the other night before bed, and I had some creepy dreams. The face with the voice does serious damage, FYI.
Creepster host of Sweet Genius on the Food Network
Even with the bad sleep, I had a pretty good Tuesday. I made some returns at Target. While there I also got a Starbucks to bring around while I shopped. I decided on the Pumpkin Spice Frappucino. Good choice. When the guy handed me my drink he said "you're all set", I was confused because I could have sworn I had not paid him. Then he told my the register was down, so I got that pup for free!! Dammit, I knew I should have gotten the Venti!

After Targ, I got my nails done and then made an expensive trip to the grocery store. It had been about a week since I saw my g'parents, so I swung by there too. My sweet, fragile "Bump", gave me $10 as I was leaving, and then Nan walked me to the door and hand me a C-note. I love that woman. But shhh, don't tell my g'father.
I <3 my grandparents!
 Last night, we also had our Glee night again. This time Gwen made apple crisp (w/ pumpkin ice cream) and pumpkin beer! So amazing! Wish I could say the same thing about the GD episode though. Another let down. I've decided I'm giving it 2 more episodes to give me 4 Top 40/current songs that I actually know and like. If not, I'm done with Ryan Murphy and his damn glee club. The preview for next week's show seems to have Coldplay's Fix You. Amazing song! That's 1 down, 3 to go.
Homemade apple crisp with pumpkin ice cream....yum!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Glee premiere was anything but Gleeful

On Tuesday I was so excited for the Glee premiere that I wanted to make celebratory cupcakes. I found this adorable recipe online. This was their final product:

Mine didn't come out exactly like above, but I don't think I did too bad, presentation wise:
View photo.JPG in slide show
Also in the pic are the Slushies Gwen made...with cherry vodka...better than at McKinley High, I'm sure!

After watching however, I wasn't so excited. The song choices were a major snooze, and I'm annoyed that both Sam and Zizes both got super quick and dumb absense explanations.

Today, I came across this little YouTube ditty, and realized that these 4 min were more entertaining than the 45+ min of the actual show. Sesame Street is still bringing it...

The Letter G

Monday, September 19, 2011

Emmy Awards 2011 Winners and Losers

Red was the color of the carpet and apparently of the night as well.
RED GOWNS photo | Adrianne Palicki, Angela Kinsey, Kate Winslet, Lea Michele

I'm loving the dress on Lea Michele (Far Left, in Marchesa) and Kate Winslet (L, in Elie Saab)

Soft, pretty lilac was also a popular color:

DRAPED LILAC GOWNS photo | Wicked, Julia Stiles, Rashida Jones

My Best Dressed:
Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton in Zac Posen

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan

My Worst Dressed (Even though I could have added another 10 woman, I'll keep it even at 4 each):

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn in Carolina Herrera

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski in J. Mendel

Emmys 2011: What All the Stars Wore!: Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler in Peter Som
God, I love award shows!

New York State of Mind

I have never been a big fan of NY, too big, too loud, too many people. If it weren't for my little Pierogi, MZ living there with her hub, I'd never visit. This weekend they hosted a 1st anniversary party at their neighborhood dive bar. The ride down there, whether it be by bus, train or car, is like death to me. But Martha would do just about anything for me, so I wasn't about to miss her big night. I'm so glad I went, because when all was said and done, the wknd as a whole hit my Life Top 5 list.

Friday night we went to Pio Pio, a glorious Peruvian restaurant. Their menu has one main item on it: chicken. I have no clue what they do to this chicken, but sweet jesus, it is amazing! Like finger-licking-good amazing. I'm getting hungry again.

Saturday was the big day. How do you start out a day at MZ's? On the couch, in front of the tv. Her wonderful, sent from Heaven husband, went out and brought us home breakfast. So we sat and eat and tv'd for a few hours. So enjoyable. Then Chris and his best man took off for their day and Marth and I headed out for ours.

Marth wanted to do something nice before the big night, so we decide to treat ourselves to a little pampering. Marth got her nails did and then we went to a salon and both got a wash and blow out. After the salon, we went to Shake Shack. Soooo amazing. Better than I was anticipating. We planned to go to Bloomngdale's and hit up the comestics section for a free makeup application, but Sephora is right nextdoor to SS, so we just went there. Luckily for us, the rep for Urban Decay was in the store and she did a whole face for both of us. We couldn't believe how great we looked. Marth got a heavy eye and nude lip and I got the cat eye look and bright lip. Both of which we have never had before, so it was a nice change of pace.
Cat eye and a bold pink lip
 So for $40, we each got a wash, blow-dry and a full face of makeup. Definitely recommended for a special night out!
That pretty much gave us nothing to do to get ready, so we met W. Hartford's finest, Ally and Rob and went back to the apt. We had some drinks, watched Clueless, threw our dresses on and literally crossed the street to the bar. I'm a pretty easy girl when it comes to plans, I'll do just about anything, anytime.  Having everything done FOR me is pretty much at the top of my list of amazingly awesome things!

The party was so fun, just a small group of Martha and Chris' close friends. Weddings are usually filled with 2nd cousins and friends of your parents, so it was nice to just have an intimate group there to celebrate with them. I'm really happy I went. Marth and Chris are always such great hosts and they are great friends of mine, so I would have been sad if I missed a chance to toast (a lot) their 1st year as a married couple.

I had so much fun in fact, that I made up an entire new life for myself while talking to strangers at the bar and totally kept it going! FYI, I am a very successful entertainment lawyer with a undergrad & law degree from Yale. Holler!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

To stop or not to stop.

Driving lesson of the day. When there is a stop sign: friggin STOP! I don't understand what the issue is. My favorite is when you're driving along, no one in front of you, no one behind you. Out of nowhere is bat out of hell driver who blows through their STOP SIGN to cut you off. Then suddenly, they warp into the Sunday stroll mode, where they're going 20 mph UNDER the speed limit. Are you f-ing serious? What was the rush to go slow? I doubt it was a failure of your brakes. Dink.

2nd driving lesson of the day: When there isn't a stop sign: DON'T friggin stop! Why why why why why why? A-bag.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer shows are over and so is Taylor Swift.

So not surprising to anyone, I have a (long) list of people I can't stand. For time's sake, I will narrow my list down to just two celebrities who have been up in my business this week. 
---->Taylor 'Annoying as Sin' Swift.
Now I know she's all nice and innocent and sweet as pie, blah, blah, blah. But enough already. Enough with the giggling, enough with the sparkles, enough with all the awards, enough with crowning her the greatest thing since (insert super awesome singer of your choice) Enough!
---->Kim 'Attention Whore' Kardashian
This bitch is nuts. She is such a money grubbing, spoiled rotten brat. Everything about her is fake. Fake hair, fake eyelashes, plus 8lbs of makeup and clothes that are always one size too small. I can not believe she found someone to marry her.  With all that said...I can not stop watching that GD show. I'm trying to convince myself it's because Khloe and Kourtney are actually funny and constantly abuse stupid ass Kim, but I'm not quite sure that's it. Whatever the reason, my ass draws the line at buying their shit.

Like the end of summer isn't bad enough, the finales of my summer shows are starting to air, which makes me incredibly sad. The big winner this "off-season" was Suits on USA network. Great for men and woman, with legal jargon, expensive man toys and pretty girls for the boys and for the ladies, two words: Harvey Specter. Watch it.

The best part of summer shows ending? Fall shows beginning! Bringing my DVR down to 0% is a mission of mine over the next week. Gotta make room for my babies. And also some newbies. I have a few shows that I'll be pushing with my Must Watch list:


Community, NBC, Thurs: Joel McHale from Talk Soap, enough said.
Happy Endings, ABC, Weds: A fresh, actually funny, take on Friends. Literally 6 friends, 2 are married, another couple used to be together, except in Chicago. This is a must, must watch.
Glee, FOX, Mon: duh. Knock it all you want. Then watch it once. Hoooooked.

New Girl, Fox, Tues: Zooey Deschanel. Wasn't really crazy about her until I saw the pilot. But once I did...
Up All Night, ABC, Weds: Christina Applegate and Will Arnet (Amy Poehler's hub) dealing with their new baby and all the madness that brings. I <3 both of them!

* a small caveat: it's difficult to get into a drama a few seasons in, but that's what Netflix or Hulu are for.

House, FOX, Mon: Dr. House is a crazy lunatic and he's finally paying for it. If you're looking for a series to get into, this is it.
Criminal Minds, CBS, Weds: If you can handle murder and mayhem, mixed with great, fleshed out characters, watch this series.

The Secret Circle, CW, Thurs: It's the CW, so it's pretty much a show full of teen angst, which means it's right up my alley. It's also about witches or black magic or something crazy like that. Basically, it's The Craft, in 2011 TV form. Awesome.
Hart of Dixie, CW, Mon: 1) CW again, therefore, awesome. 2) it stars Rachel Bilson, Summer from The O.C. love. 3) Set in the South. The sweet, fancy, gosh-golly-gee South. Not the dirty, KKK starter kit, South.
American Horror Story, FX, Weds: A psychosexual thriller with Dylan McDermott. They began trying to sell it with commercials stating it's from the creators of Glee. They finally began pushing that it's from the creators of Nip/Tuck*,  That's what sold me. That and the fact that it's a psychosexual thriller.

*which are the same people, believe it or not

Off for a GNI with Linds and Tara and new recipe: Wine Cupcakes! If I were disciplined, I would see how many cupcakes it would take to get a buzz, but let's be honest, I'll be chugging the left over wine from the bottle as I eat them.