AAAD Reader and amazingly crafty and creative bride Kim and Zak's wedding was incredible. Full of handmade details and fun confetti, I had a great time seeing all of her hard work come to fruition. Luckily, so did OnceWed. Take a look at Kim's wedding up close as I put together a list of my favorite wedding blogs for all of you who have asked for a roundup.
The Pump Energy Food company in New York "prepares fresh, nutritious food that tastes really f'ing good. We make all our food on premise. We bake our own chips, prepare our own sauces, we even cook our turkey for 12 hours." So, they made this hilarious video to get some buzz. I love the Acai part. How DO you say that?
Dudes. On NYE, over at Anne's house, we played a very fun game called The Name Game, which is like charades and Catch Phrase but with celebrities whose names you choose. ANYWAY, I could not help from laughing about my, I will say it, amazingass choice, of none other than Balki Bartokomous. Balki, making my Friday nights that much more awesome in the late 80's/early 90's (Little Caesar's also brought the magic! magic!), had such an amazing optimism, wardrobe, and accent, that I am so freaking thrilled to see these two dudes in Seattle re-create the entire Perfect Strangers opening present-day. Enjoy, my friends. Enjoy this video much more than my choice of BB was enjoyed on NYE. Apparently only a few of us were able to remember Balki and his last name, let alone act him out in 10 seconds. Ah well. Next year.
45-minutes into day two of I-Hate-You-AT&T, I am back with internet at home. Ahhh. It was feeling really 1995 up in here for way too long. Surrounded solely by books and magazines. Phew. Back to life. Anyhoo...it's time for a special AAAD shout-out to Reader Lynn on her birthday. Lynn, you are awesome and I look forward to seeing you every morning at the office, as we drink grotesque coffee and share our hopes, dreams, and complaints for the day.
Lynn's new blog is a wonderful treat. Her post on Forever 21 and its role in the lives of American young women is truly a great read. Rock that effin' sweatshirt, girl. Own this year.
Last night I wanted to catch the new hyped-up show on MTV, The Buried Life. It was okay. Kinda inspiring, kinda manic. BUT, after that premiered another new series on MTV, My Life as Liz. According to MTV, "My Life as Liz" explores high school life through the eyes of Liz Lee, a precocious, sometimes sarcastic, always witty teenage girl trapped in a conservative Texas town. Ever the outsider, the series explores Liz's attempt to make the best of her senior year by carving out a place of her own among her more "normal" peers. While Liz's off-kilter outlook and impeccable comedic timing make her journey of self-discovery an often humorous one -- her openness and honesty allow viewers to bear witness to the truest and most tender moments of being a teenage girl.
Yeah, yeah. She lives in Burleson (home of Kelly Clarkson) and is pretty wise beyond her years but incredibly witty and entertaining to watch. There were two episodes on last night which I soaked up every second of and I was left thirsty for so much more. If you liked Mean Girls, Welcome To The Dollhouse, or anything involving Ellen Page, trust me, give this a go. I can't wait for the next ones. OH, and that being said, if you never rented American Teen, it is SO time to watch that as well.
Yesterday I had lunch with my mom, who is the epitome of All Things Awesome. However, if there was one teensy thing Mom could improve upon, it would be her memory with phrases, proper nouns, and other bits-of-words-mixed-together that she, well, has a hard time recalling correctly. An excerpt from our convo at lunch today:
Mom: "Yeah, I mean it was totally an example of...what did you tell me that phrase was?"
Me: "I have no idea what you're talking about."
Mom: "It rhymed. About girls and friends and stuff...Oh, I know. Gals before balls?!"
Me: (dying laughing) "Mom. NO..."
Mom: "Is that not it? I was thinking it didn't rhyme that well."
Me: (through laughter) "Chicks before dicks."
Mom: "That's it!! I'm gonna tell that to the girls at school!!"
Not to be confused with The Sartorialist, ladies and gentlemen, please set your bookmarks now...The Catorialist is here! Just look at these fashionable kitties, strutting their stuff on streets and in bushes all over the world. Fab.
I saw this face dance on my tv this past weekend as I turned on The Men's U.S. Figure Skating Championships. I wanted to take a look at Evan Lysacek (Nastia's boytoy) in action, but was more distracted-slash-intrigued-slash my-eyes-are-burning-is-that-glitter-and-feathers? hot mess that is Johnny Weir. Am I late in the game to just now be jumping on the "who the hell is Johnny Weir" bandwagon? I don't know. Anyway, the skating was excellent, tensions high as this competition had a strong roll in deciding the U.S. Men's Olympic Figure Skating Team (Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek, and Weir), and the commentators were of course, totally into it.
So, triple salchows and excitement aside, it left me quite curious about these men and especially Johnny. Luckily, Sundance is just beginning a new series, Be Good Johnny Weir, which "Lights, camera, axel! The eight-part Sundance Channel original documentary series, BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR explores the life of one of America's most outspoken and colorful sports figures, three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and World Medalist Johnny Weir." The series airs Mondays at 10:30pm e/p beginning January 18. Watch the trailer below. Is Johnny the Lady Gaga of skating? I'm kinda thinking yes. I can't wait.
I have really enjoyed watching the Golden Globes tonight. Lots of good dresses and of course, the classiest of speeches by Meryl Streep. Lately I am even more intrigued by how many women pull of a red lip when I feel so silly when I try to. Anyhoo, January Jones really nailed her look and I am truly lovin' her black headband to complete her timeless look.