Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fresh Prince Mini Reunion!

I'm just going to put this out there...

If you do not watch this, you hate the 90s and you don't like to smile.

At all.

Proceed.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ridiculousness on Dating Sites

I remember reading a guy's profile on a dating site awhile back and he wrote, "I do not like sitcoms." This was years ago. It still bothers me. How is this even possible? Did this man not grow up watching The Cosby Show and The Jeffersons and then transition into Friends and Seinfeld and gradually come to appreciate Community and Arrested Development?

Maybe I'll start using this blog to expose the ridiculous things people say on dating sites. I won't name names. That would be cruel. But, I feel as if the general public deserves to know that there are people out there who HATE LAUGHTER. 

My gut reaction to that guy's profile was to BLOCK him... that's how strongly I feel about laughing in general. Even (especially) when the chips are down, what is more important than humor? Water? Maybe. But I know I can't live without laughter. It's just about the only constant in my life at this point. Love has come and gone, but laughter remains. 

The day I stop laughing is the day I know I've truly given up. If I ever write, "I do not like sitcoms" on my dating profile, just ship me off to Siberia, because I'm done.


The Magic of Harry Potter

It's tough to explain the magic of the Harry Potter books and movies to someone who hasn't experienced them. Scratch that -- it's impossible. My best friend had been trying to get me to read the books since 2005. My response was always, "I'm a grown woman. I am not reading a book about wizards."

Well, I read the first one, and then I read the next one, and less than a month later, I had read all seven books and watched all eight movies. 


I read obsessively. I have read more books in the past year than most people read in a lifetime. I majored in English, so for four years, it was practically my job to read obsessively. These books were easily the best reading experience of my life. 


Here are some bloopers from the movies. They show some of the magic, but not nearly all of it...





Thursday, June 20, 2013

5 Things From The Internet - Thursday Edition

1. I remember writing once that Woody Allen made me nervous, and that I loved that about him. That's how I feel about Erik Charles Nielsen. I can't help but laugh! I legitimately laughed out loud three times while watching this. I love this guy! From one English major to another... bravo, buddy!



2. I tried so hard to pick only one of these photos, but I couldn't do it. 51 Animal Pictures You Need To See Before You Die -- Look at all of them -- because no one does lists better than BuzzFeed. No one.


3. Watch Russell Brand dominate (and I do mean DOMINATE) on Morning Joe:




4. This is an accurate quote about my favorite TV drama, Breaking Bad, which returns August 11th for its final 8 episodes: "No series has ever snatched a character away from an audience that loved him and then made that character so irredeemable. None." - Salon's Blue Glow Awards


5. Today, especially, I REALLY need to believe that this Freddy Mercury story actually happened:


You can't read that and then NOT listen to the song again. It's against the rules... of music:
Queen - The Show Must Go On


Monday, June 17, 2013

Bootlegs

Listening to a 1975 Kansas City, KS Springsteen show, I am reminded why I will always listen to bootlegs. Without them, I would never get to hear Springsteen say gems like this:

"Hands over your hearts. You gotta pledge allegiance to a song like this, you know. You just don't play this song. You pledge yourself to it." - Bruce, re: Gary US Bonds's Quarter To Three



Incidentally, I had the pleasure of seeing Bruce perform with Gary US Bonds last year in New Jersey. Still the same intensity. Still the same love for the music... 38 years later. Let's see where Justin Bieber is in 38 years...


Sunday, June 9, 2013

5 Things I Collected From The Internet For You...

... because everyone LOVES lists!

1. These guys are still cooler than you will ever be. 

The famous photo was taken on September 20th, 1932, during the construction of the RCA Building (now the GE Building) in Rockefeller Center. The workers, without safety harnesses, are 69 floors (840 feet) above the street.



15 minutes later...
Credit: BuzzFeed
2. You should take this quiz to see if you can tell the difference between Jennifer Aniston's hair and Brad Pitt's hair. I only got 4 out of 10 right, and Jennifer Aniston is my hair idol. 


3. I feel like this article was meant for a very select audience. I don't know anyone with a pet turtle, and if I did, I'm not sure how many of them would be willing to crochet an outfit for said turtle. However, if you're going to crochet an outfit for a turtle, Bowser is the correct choice.


4. I got 5 out of 11 right! And, as I suspected (and tweeted about months ago), I do not recognize Maroon 5 without Adam Levine.


5. This guy is so done (credit: Imgur):