Labor Day was just three short weeks ago, just wanted to remind you about those white shoes. I quote this movie all the time and "fashion has changed!" is one of my favs. Bow down to John Waters.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
For some crazy reason I've decided to start training for the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 15th. Never been much of a long distance runner, but I feel like it's something that I need to conquer. I probably won't wear the Wheaties costume while I'm doing it, but it was the only action shot I could find...
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Pittsburgh Penguins opened up their training camp to all the lowly fans this weekend. Hot guys with sticks? I'm there! I'm all about Matt Cooke (#24). Sure he has anger issues and is missing a few teeth... but nobody's perfect! Here's a pic of me with my pixie friend Kristy and a shot of the action.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Can we talk about this airport? Every time I've flown to Chicago or simply had a connection there, it has been a complete DISASTER. Evacuations, delays, cancellations, gas leaks, it goes on and on. I think this airport is cursed, possibly built on an Indian burial ground? Who knows! First the flight was delayed, then they boarded us, then they told us to get off the plane. And don't even get me started on the crazy drunk lady I had the pleasure of sitting by. O'Hare, I love you too. Midway all the way baby!
Other than that the trip was fine. Stayed in the "historic" Hotel Baker. Any hotel that brings me free cookies every night is pretty fraking awesome, but I think the only thing historic about it was the bedspread. Lets get with the times Hotel Baker!
Here's a pic of my tootsies on the skybox at Willis Tower (which will always be the Sears Tower to me and everyone else).
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'm such a ridiculous Prince fanatic, his musical output during the 80's is untouchable. I am also somewhat of a Prince collector as well (ask me how much I plopped down for the ultra-rare Japanese CD pressing of Apollonia 6... you'll cry). Prince had several proteges during the 80's for which he wrote and produced: The Time, Sheila E., Jill Jones, A6, The Family, etc. But I've always been fondest of Vanity 6. They were sleazy and skanky and just didn't give a fuck (and this was all before Madonna made being a skeaze trendy). Vanity was that bitch, period. Brenda was foul white gutter-trash and reveled in it; check out her rap on "If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)" for proof. And Susan... well, I like to pretend Susan didn't exist. She rocked the hell out of that mustache though.
The highpoint of their career was obviously the club classic "Nasty Girl," without a doubt one of the most influential dance tracks of the past 30 years. The Neptunes, Timbaland, Ryan Leslie and The Dream have all ripped off the beat a million times. Hear Vanity demand "seven inches or more" here:
And thanks to the power of youtube, we get this trashy performance from almost 30 years ago. I wish I could have been there! Straddle that mic stand Vanity!
And here's a pic of me, with guess what... my Vanity 6 poster of course.
I think there's something sexy behind me!
I'm a huge Darren Aronofsky fan, even his films that are self-indulgent hooey have something beautiful to offer (see: The Fountain). This has gotten raves at film festivals over the past month and even the mediocre reviews say it's worth watching. I've never been a huge Natalie Portman fan, she just screams "weak" to me, but that seems perfect for this role. The trailer is absolutely epic.
Oh yeah, thanks for giving Winona Ryder a job Darren! If there was ever an actress I'd love to see make a comeback, it's her.
This bitch is perfection. One of the few model turned actresses that's actually worked IMO. I've been waiting for her to be taken seriously outside of trashy genre pics, but it hasn't happened yet. Hopefully her work in Stone later this year will push her over the edge into legitimate stardom. In the meantime, I'll just sit back and enjoy watching her kick zombie ass.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I've been having a love affair with Erykah Badu ever since Mama's Gun (absolutely brilliant album, I highly recommend it). Her video for "Window Seat" created quite a bit of controversy earlier this year, but the follow-up hasn't even made a blip on the radar. Here's the original video:
Here's the follow-up video for "Window Seat (Remix)" and "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)."
Can't wait for the next one! And as a bonus, here's the vid for "Didn't Cha Know" from the aforementioned Mama's Gun.
Mom came into town this past week and we hit up Pittsburgh tourist-style. First up, the Carnegie museums of Art and Natural History. They were both chockful of awesome stuff but the layout was a nightmare IMO. They need to knock down a few walls to make navigating a bit easier. Here I am in the land of the lost...
Up next it was time to hit up the Duquesne Incline. The view is breathtaking up there, rhymes with "blamazing."
We also hit up the Strip District and the Riverfront. Last but certainly not least was the Andy Warhol Museum. J'Adore Andy Warhol, how can I not love someone who revels in all things tacky and vulgar? FYI, my middle names are tacky and vulgar. I am also a huge sucker for anything that involves silkscreen printing, so I was in HEAVEN. Must... have... this... in... living... room...
We topped everything off really classy with Resident Evil: Afterlife. The movie was trash (duh!), but of course I loved it. I would consider going straight for Milla Jovovich... only if she talked dirty to me Ukrainian.
Friday, September 3, 2010
The other day I was getting ready for work and I did a double-take in the mirror. I thought to myself (actually I said this out loud), "Jesus fucking Christ! You look like Bridget Fonda in Single White Female!" It's time to do something with this shag. Obviously Bridget is way hotter and she has a gun, but I can kick ass with my hand mixer.
"Not the dog Hedy! Not the dog!"