Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dig Out Your Soul

Oasis' new(ish) song "The Shock of the Lightning" makes me extremely happy because it isn't total shit like most of the recent stuff that have put out and it sounds a lot like the Oasis that is one of my favorite bands ever (and kind of like the Foo Fighters, or am I totally crazy??!
And in a surprising turn of events, it appears the approaching release of their new album, Dig Out Your Soul, has caused Noel Gallagher to stop being the biggest dickhead in the world and offer their album for "free" on their Myspace page a week early (very surprising after all of the ...wonderful... things he had to say about Radiohead's pay what you will release). The full article is on the New York Times Online and the album will be up for everyone to hear tomorrow! CANNOT WAIT.

Dig Out Your Soul trailer:

Oh, and when you thought it couldn't get any better, they have announced their tour dates and are playing Philadelphia ON MY BIRTHDAY. Happy Birthday to meee :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Coen Bros. did it again!

Seriously, if you have any sort of self respect, go see Burn After Reading AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. It was sooo funny, and I am slightly obsessed with Brad Pitt's character (even though I have a slight dislike towards him in recent years due to his relationship with a certain individual...). But the story was really different than most of the dribble that comes out these days (however, I am still entertained by that stuff, too) and every character was really good, although their behavior patterns made me slightly depressed.

Dexter is one of those shows I never really made a huge attempt to get into. While I have seen almost episode due to the obsession my roommate(s) and friends have with the show, Dexter's sister, DEB (played by Jennifer Carpenter aka dumb bitch from Emily Rose), makes me want to rip my hair out... so it kind of kept me away. But last night there was a gap in my TV-watching/homework-doing schedule, so I decided to watch the season premiere. It was pretty good, yet as always... totally over the top and unbelievable. But, I guess that just makes it slightly less predictable than "crime dramas" of the past (Law & Order <3). I have yet to decide if "totally over the top and unbelievable" is a good thing or a bad thing, I guess only time will tell...

Friday, September 26, 2008

I wanna go

In my geology class we have been learning a lot about volcanoes... And well, while it makes me very glad that I do not live in Washington State, they are extremely beautiful and interesting.
It really makes me want to go to Hawaii (along with a bunch of other reasons) to see the Volcanoes National Park, and take a helicopter ride into a volcano (eee!)...

I am considering maybe trying to go to Hawaii as my college graduation trip... however, I also REALLY want to go to:



Has anybody been to any of these places? If I were to go to Greece and Croatia, I don't really know how to go about planning the trip, and I am also wondering if there are any other places that would make sense to go to during the trip...
Liiike, perhaps Istanbul, Turkey?

Do travel agents still exist?!?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reasons to smile!

Today on my lunch break I picked up!:

Extended cut with a second disk!?!? UGH this makes me reeeally want to skip my evening class :(

And tonight starts a new season of my favoritest show forever and ever:

Tonight's episode is going to have guest star's (I'm saving myself for) Luke Perry and Sara Gilbert (and everyone knows about/mocks my ROSEANNE obsession). SO excited! However I really wish I didn't have a German exam to study for tonight because I do not want it to interfere with my busy TV/movie watching schedule.


SEEING MY FAVORITE COMEDIAN/AUTHOR AND HOPEFULLY MIDGET. Seriously, Chuy HAS to be there... right? Anyway I hope that I get to meet Chelsea Handler and drink lots of Ketel One with her.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Gallopin' Gertie

In class my professor showed us this INSANE video of the Tacoma Bridge collapsing in 1940. It is really scary to watch because the entire bridge is literally twisting around until it inevitably snaps and collapses. AND on top of that, in the video you can see the craziest person alive TRY TO DRIVE ACROSS THE BRIDGE. Thank godddd for advances in engineering because all of this was caused simply from wind not being taken into consideration during the design phase. Makes me a leeetle more scared to drive in bad weather!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different

While there was a lot of talk surrounding Lifetime's original movie, the biography of Coco Chanel, I think the fact that it was THREE HOURS LONG probably scared most people away. But since DVR is the best invention ever, I watched it. While I enjoyed it simply for the fact that it was Gabrielle Chanel's "life story" (to a certain extent), I think that there was more I didn't like about the movie than liked. My biggest gripe... Audrey Tatou played a young Coco Chanel, so fittingly, she had a French accent. Fast-forward to post-World War 2 Coco... Shirley MacLaine, who made absolutely NO attempt at a French accent. Strange that the head of the Parisian fashion world spoke like she was from Ohio, huh? As well as this, like most movies/TV shows/etc, it focused too much on the ~love~ story, when I (and probably a lot of other people) wanted to be seeing the foundation of her fashion empire. Not that this was ignored, but it certainly wasn't a big enough focus in the movie. I guess if you are absolutely a Chanel addict the movie is worth watching, but otherwise, don't waste your time.

Oh and side note... last night I had a dream that Chanel had a store similar to the Marc Jacobs accessories store and I got a nylon oversized Chanel clutch for $220. But since that obviously is not and never will be reality, I have decided I would like a Chanel bag for my college graduation/birthday/Christmas. So if anyone plans on spending over $2k on me this winter, a Chanel bag would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 15, 2008


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - It's All About Poop

Whoooo is as excited as I am?!?!?!

Because I like clothes much more than minerals

The very last of my New York Spring 09 RTW picks!

Badgley Mischka:

Sooo bright, I love it!

Donna Karan:

Helmut Lang:

L'Wren Scott:

Amaaazing ruffles.

Ralph Lauren:

Favorite trends from Spring 09 collections... Neons and jewel tones, lots of shorts, dark florals, tons of ruffles/bows, reworked retro one-piece bathing suits.

Come back when you're tan, or tall, whichever happens first.

Entourage has been one of my favorite shows since the first day it aired, but like many series, it has definitely started to lose a lot of steam since its beginning. In fact, the new season premiere on September 7th I was debating whether or not I should watch the new episode last night. But I am very glad that I did! It was a hundred times better than the first of the season... Which leads me to my dissection of the show; what it needs more of and less of:
More - Ari Gold (and his interactions with Lloyd and others, loved the Mark Wahlberg appearance), Drama being INSANE, Turtle
Less - E and Vince. Yes, I do realize the show is loosely based around the livelihoods of these characters, but less face it... Vince is boring and E is just SO ANNOYING. I heard many rumors that this season is going to concentrate more on E developing his career as a manager and Vince failing as an actor (which seems true as of last night), so let's just hope they don't revolve the stories around this TOO much... that would be a surefire way to not get signed on for another season.

And lastly, obviously very excited about my favorite GG Princess being on the show:

Loooove Meester!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gossip Girl Spoiler!

I saw this on Just Jared and uhm I AM SO MAD!


Whatever, I will deal with it once Blair and Chuck are together.

Friday, September 12, 2008

More More More Fashion Week

J. Mendel:

I really like this but it sort of seems like a more F/W look to me...?

Tommy Hilfiger:

Someone needs to give this model a sandwich.

Vera Wang:

Zac Posen:
I am COMPLETELY obsessed with this entire collection/him.


Fashion Week is giving me an insane urge to shop. Someone, please, KOP trip asap?

Thursday, September 11, 2008



Hervé Léger by Max Azria:

I would really like to see how this looks on someone who isn't a 5'10" size 2.

Jonathan Saunders:


Sari Gueron:


William Rast:

A celebrity line that, while totally a Diesel/Rock&Republic/Alexander Wang rip-off, is actually pretty good. Well done, JT.


Marc Jacobs:
Definiiiitely one of my favorite collections for Spring 09!

Peter Som:


Marc by Marc Jacobs:

Narciso Rodriguez:
This is another one of my favorite collections...

Tory Burch:

3.1 Phillip Lim:

Michael Kors:

Nanette Lepore:

Oscar de la Renta:

I actually liked this even though my LEASTFAVORITEMODELEVER was modeling it, so I felt it noteworthy.

Oh, and BY FAR, the biggest disappointment = BETSEY JOHNSON (Sorry Erynn!)

All photos courtesy of Style.com