Wednesday, December 24, 2008

OMG track Santa!!

I am fucking nuts for NORAD Santa.  It is like the thing to do on Christmas eve, ok?
Basically, the site puts up a map of where Santa has been, and some videos of Santa at various locations, AND you can track Santa in 3-D with Google Earth!  There are also games and other interactive things-it's way more pimped than it was when I first started watching. 
Santa's already been around a lot of places: New Zealand, Fiji & Japan!
Here is a video of Santa at the Great Wall of China:

According to Google Earth, Santa is currently in Afghanistan!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Macaulay Culkin is my Christmas Prince

Ok, so we all know that 'Home Alone' is one of THE BEST HOLIDAY MOVIES EVER, if not one of the best movies ever, in general. Parents forget their eight year old kid at home when they go to Paris?  What might seem like an impossible premise is well executed in this John Hughes written movie.  Not only to we get to watch the cutest little kid on the planet doing silly fun little kid stuff that's to be expected when left alone (watching 'filth', eating 'junk' and riding a sled down the stairs) but the movie has a lot of heart (creepy neighbour didn't kill parents, he is just estranged from son, and with Kevin discovers the importance of family-especially around Christmas).  Of course the most fun of the whole film is watching Kevin beat the shit out of two crooks with cleverly placed traps (all signs point to Kevin being a total maniac, by the way).
The movie is so epic that LFO dedicated a line to it in their epic song 'Summer Girls'.
But Home Alone isn't the only Christmas movie starring Macaulay.  Does nobody else fucking love 'The Nutcracker'?
It's a total Christmas classic! The crazy ass Grandfather! The Mouse King!  The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy!  I was fucking obsessed with this movie/story book/ballet when I was little (went ever year).
So, yeah, Macaulay Culkin is basically my fav little Christmas BF.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Comes but Once a Year

If you're like me, and I hope that you are, you are fucking crazy over holidays.  Like, if you're like me, you go nuts getting into the spirit of holidays and going out of your way to squeeze every last festive ounce out of all seasonal activities.  After milking Halloween and Nov. 25 (Soon to be the intergalactic holiday of Empress Katina) Christmas comes around, and it is the crown jewel of events.Now, I like to watch a lot of holiday movies and listen to a lot of Christmas music to become completely absorbed in holiday festivities.
So in a few blogs before Christmas I'd like to spread the che
er sharing my absolute favs from my childhood until today.
I'd like to start with 'A Chipmunk Christmas', definitely one of the best holiday movies ever made.  Of course, I mean the 80s version, not the 2007 version with David Cross and Matthew Grey Gubler, although I'm sure it's swell.
The story is as timeless as the Chipmunk's musical styling:
Alvin, the leader of a famous musical rodent trio, gives his golden echo harmonica to a boy dying of cholera.  Alvin has to raise money to 
buy a new harmonica to play a solo at Carnegie Hall on Christmas eve.  Hilarity ensues.  Seriously, there are wise cracks in this movie I doubt I appreciated as a child (Dave wanting to apologize to Alvin, who he fears he has been to hard on about Alvin's wanting to buy himself a gift and checks on Alvin who is dreaming and calling out "MONEYYY MONNEYYY MOOONNEYYY")
Mrs Claus buys him a new one, and Tommy (the aforementioned sick boy) is cured by Alvin's kindness.
A total tear jerker.
So, obviously, the soundtrack (volume 2) has been a staple to my Christmas' since as long as I can remember.  The songs totally get me in the Christmas mood, and I don't even find the Chipmunks voices annoying AT ALL (is that so bad?) I've included my two personal favorites for your listening pleasure:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Exams got you down? Me too.

GIF animations generator

It's been a long day.


Last night my sister dressed up in all my clothes and went to readymix.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One Day We're Gonna Live in Paris

My 18th Birthday Party at Hotel Fort Garry.

Hello Handsome

That is all.

Friday, December 5, 2008

typewriter, tip tip tip tip

In conclusion, Bollywood should dominate.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Glasses Twins

Me & Garcia are glasses twins.
When I first saw the show and that this girl had my glasses I was all
"whhhhyyy is the quirky fat girl wearing my chic glasses?"
But seeing as Garcia is the baddest bitch on the block, it's really a compliment.
I think we should all aspire to be a little bit more like Garcia.  She is a foul mouthed flirt and I love her and her crazy style to bits.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh Mandy

You guys,
best news ever.
I was looking through Steve n' Trish's CD collections for some Bruce Springsteen (I'm obsessed with Born to Run by way of the Adam Green cover) and found a treasure I'd never noticed before.
And when I say treasure, I mean like, the fucking crown jewels x a bijillion. 
I found this:
That's right, children.  Gideon from Criminal Minds or Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, has at least one CD to call his own.  I'm putting this on high rotation.
Like, my mom vaguely mentioned that Mandy Patinkin was some sort of musical theatre type, but she failed to mention THIS MASTERPIECE. 
Here are my favs thus far, but then again, I've only had the privilege of listening to it twice the whole way through.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Never have I ever

As promised...

Oh, what's this?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

While Katina is feverishly slaving away on her two papers, I just finished mine. Writing 10 page papers in one sitting the night before it's due is a BAD IDEA. I don't recommend it for anyone. Nobody. Not even as punishment.

Now all I have to do is copy down 3 chapters worth of notes for psych! Good fun.

PS, on Friday our night is going to consist of fancy dresses, fancy hotels, copious amounts of fancy wine and gin, and other fancy things. Pictures will be taken, and then they will be posted.

Ugh writing TWO Essays

I'm writing two essays right now (not simultaneously, duh).
I've been working on them straight all day, but including breaks such as these where I waste time on my computer, painfully setting my essay writing back half an hour, and for no good reason.
Ironically enough, these papers are for the same two classes I have in-class exams in on Tuesday, so they are the two classes that will be the death of me.
One, History of the World since 1500, is my favourite class.
The other, Critical Cultural Anthropology, is my least favourite.
So, as I'm sure you can guess, Anthro is taking the back road in this situtation.
Anywhom, to help me get to work, I have an 'Essay Writing Mix' on my computer I've been using during this term.
And, no, it doesn't include 'Oxford Comma' by Vampire Weekend, 'Wrapped up in Books' by Belle and Sebastian or 'The Boy From School' by Hot Chip.
Indeed, it is all instrumental. Swing, classical, the soundtracks to Joe Wright movies and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to help stiumlate the mind.
Either way, it's certainly equally as enjoyable but far less distracting as songs that you dance in your chair to while muttering the words and trying desperatley to concentrate on not losing your train of thought while writing no, I've forgotten. Thanks focus-breaking break.
So, here is on the song that gets me writing the most.

Briony-Dario Marianelli

If you've seen Atonement, it's the song that IS the creepy essence of Briony, of the Academy Award winning soundtrack.The sounds of the type-writer just get me going, like "I should be matching the pace of the type writer on this song."
It actually works. This song fucking whips me into shape.
Also, the creepiness of Child-Briony also sort of eggs me on.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


How strange, I know.
I went to wise guys and had a ton of fun.
It was one of the bartenders birthdays, too.
Which made me feel way less special.
But I was wearing a tutu and he wasn't, soo.... Still pretty fuckin' special ammiright?
Happy Birthday-The Ting Tings
Happy Birthday Girl-Sondre Lerche
Happy Birthday, Mr. President-Marilyn Monroe
Birthday-The Beatles

In honor of me, some of my favourite things:

My role model.
My favourite Jim Henson 80's fantasy musical starring David Bowie.My favourite celebrity couple & friends.

My favourite HBIC.

My favourite super hero.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

If I got a mugshot, I'd want it to be like this.

Jane Fonda is the hottest 70 year old ever.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Back to our roots.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Haiku For a Lost Part of My Soul

I lost my cell phone
On Obourne on Saturday
Please Someone Kill Me
Seriously, I don't know what to do with my life.
What the hell am I going to tell the rents once they return from Hawaii?
But sneeriously, chillin', this thing is an extension of my being. I keep on wanting to check the time, or set the alarm, or text some stupid thought to my BFFs, or make plans for lunch but I CAN'T. Ugh. Fuckmylifefuckmylifefuckmylife.

Looks like Lil' J is back at Constance.

Look for another Gossip Girl blog soon. I've been surprisingly busy with school work.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This blog seems to be made up of pictures from the spot.
HERE, have some more!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Do They Know it's Hallowe'en?

Halloween was a ton of fun. Probably one of the best things at the Spot, evahhhh.
Emma was a grunge Pippi Long Stocking, I was Sarah Palin, Chippy was a club kid...and Hannah and Graham were there for about three and a half minutes.
The Poloroids were from Hannah's house before hand. Either before or after the Vandalism.

Friday, October 31, 2008

hip hip for pip!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Dance Mix

Halloween Parties

Start the 2nd one at 5:27

Do They Know it's Hallowe'en - North American Prevention Initiative
Thriller-Michael Jackson
If You Were There, Beware-Arctic Monkeys
Horrorshow-The Libertines
Jack the Ripper-The Horrors
Frankenstein-New York Dolls
Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong but... -Arctic Monkeys
Turn To Monsters (Kids with Guns remix) - Jamie T
Discoblood- Shitdisco
My Vampire- Soho Dolls
Freakshow-Britney Spears
Hunting for Witches (Ruckus Roboticus Remix)-Bloc Party
Magic Spells-Crystal Castles
The Purple People Eater
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters- MGMT
Ghost in the Graveyard (Remix by Ulrich Schnauss)-A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Monster Mash
Skeleton Song-Kate Nash
Ghouls-We Are Scientists
Bones-The Killers
Phycho Killer-The Talking Heads
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah-Tracy Jordan
Terror!-The Rakes
How Soon is Now?-The Smiths (Because there is a lame cover of it used in Witch things eg. The Craft, Charmed...not that I watch Charmed. BECAUSE I DON'T)
The Time Warp
Ghostbusters Theme

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is your SIM dying

Sorry Ginny.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Costume for Couples (Really Good Suggestion)

Wanna have a couple costume that no one else will have?
Try Man Vs. Wild & Camel.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct. 13 Gossip Girl

Hey Upper East Siders, I thought I should get this out of the way before this weeks Gossip girl (starting in thirteen minutes).
Frankly, after sobering on this episode for like, half an hour, I was like "hm..not that goood." It was like the episode was trying to make every character less likeable, which is difficult in the case of Serena.
Let's get crackin'.
On the positive side (awesome/realistic)...
  • Blair has another Audrey Dream. I don't care, I love it. Plus 3.
  • Blair has a mother-daugther moment with Dorota, reminiscing about Blair's hopes and dreams and childhood, and Eleanor is at work with little J. Plus 2.
  • Lily emphasizes that the dean hand wrote Serena a letter. In cursive. What the fuck? Why is she so bewildered that the head of an ivy league school (as Blair says, a part of the Holy Trinity) writes a letter in cursive? Plus 10, because the Van Der Woodsen clan (excluding Eric) probably were too stupid to ever evole from printing.
  • Dan debating paper colours? Ecru vs. White? Plus 4 for the American Phycho referance, even if it was unintentional.
  • When Blair tells Serena that frankly, she's not that smart? Plus 3 because honesty is the best policy, and because Blair would totally say something like that in a fight, probably after years of having that exact statement boiling up inside her, thrasing about violently to escape her petite frame of girly terror.
  • "Not everyone wants to be Blair Waldorf."
    "Not everyone can be."
    So true. I've tried. Plus 2.
  • Blairs skirt, shirt & tie outfit? Not too cute, but ivy league appropriate. Plus 3 for Blair playing down the victorian look and playing up the academic one. Plus another 2 for Serenas slutacious monstrosity, tits everytown, because none of us believe that Serena doesn't whore herself out for attention.
  • Duh, Eleanor won't fire Jenny. She does all the work as what I assume to be the position of an un-paid intern. You don't make money these days without a little bit of child labour. Plus 4.
  • So we can all agree that Serena's whole moral compass act is the fakest thing about her (aside from her nose) as illustarted by her answer theivery? Plus 2 'cuz she would.
  • "That's latin for the Quiz!" Oh Blair. You own my heart. You can speak latin. <3>
  • Even though it's biased, plus 5 for "That's the man she killed." Hahaha. Clever. However, minus 4 because Blair would know better. Remember when Serena turned around the rehab thing at the Ivy Brnch last year? She can obviously turn this around, too.
  • "I HATE THAT STUPID HEADBAND!!!" Plus 2, Because I'm kind of tired of it, and I've only known Blair (watched the show) for a year. Serena's dealt with that headband FOR LIFE.
  • Plus only 2 for the fight, because even though it was a long time comin', it was sort of lame. They would both be able to at least punch the other on the arm.
  • Lily is trying on her daughters whore-dress. Plus 5, because Lily is a vain piece-of-work who would try to regain the feeling of use by parading around her house in such attire.
  • Plus 3 for Chuck's plan with blackmailing the skull and bones. Plus another 2 for "killing two birds with one stone" and getting back Douchebag Humphrey.
  • Plus 2 for Nate thinking Dan's a pretty cool guy and getting on the bus with him, because he is too dim to realize Chuck may have real reasons to hate Dan. CAN'T YOU SEE THE HEARTBREAK ON HIS FACE?

On the negative (lame/unrealistic) Side...

  • Serena tries to hide the paper from her mother in the morning? Yeah right, Serena, like you're suddenly so bashful regarding attention. Wasn't it only a week ago that you were too sparkly to be held back and staying out the end of the runway for forty five minutes?
  • Wasn't Serena SO mad at Blair a week ago? Why would she make akward conversation in the hallway like "oh gonna go to Yale?" Actually, plus 2, because teen girls really are awkward in fights.
  • Minus 4 because Chuck's party was a little ridiculous. "They do their best work in threes"? It should be harder than this to important 50 non-english speaking hookers.
  • Furthermore, these girls used lipstick cameras? Minus 4, because someone would have noticed if they were all whipping out lipstick and holding it still, pointing it at Debeauchery.
  • Nate's father fled the country, they're being investigated, he had to whore himself out for money...yet he still thinks that no one else knows about his money troubles and he can escape gossip at Yale? Even if he's this stupid, Chuck would've told me he was sadly mistaken. Minus 3.
  • Minus 3 because I, too, watch the Tudors, but I don't memorize the names of the Popes. So Serena wouldn't either.
  • Minus 3 for tieing "Nate" up to a column in his boxers being this great accomplishment for the Skull and Bones. THIS IS A HIGHLY DEVIOUS SECRET SOCIETY FROM WHAT I'VE READ IN CONSPIRACY THEORY BOOKS. They'd come up with something better than that.
  • Nate wants to go to Yale because it's his "safety" school, Serena wants to go to piss off/be with Blair, Yale is Blair's dream, and Dan wants to go because Yale poached Dartmouth's english department? What do you think the odds are that Chuck will want to go to Yale for Blair and/or Nate? This is all wrapping up a bit too nicely.
  • BLAIR. BLAIR. WHAT ARE YOU WEARING IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF THE EPISODE? The hat! The skirt! The shirt! Did I mention the hat? Minus 15, because this outfit makes no sense. Blair would NOT wear this.
  • Wasn't there a big deal about Nelly Yuki being Blair's yale competition? And no one else cared about Yale? Now everyone is at yellow EXCEPT Nelly Yuki? Minus 3 for lack of continuity, and minus 2 because I just love Nelly Yuki and they robbed her of a plot line. :(
  • Minus 8 because I don't believe for a minute that Blair would have any trouble getting into Yale. Great SAT scores, great grades, comes from a wealthy background and is a legacy. COME ON.
  • Ok so, the dean wants a socialite to come to his school? That makes it look an intellectual institution? I won't give minus points though, because this would explain Natalie Portman's time at Harvard.

Too lazy too tally.
I assume positive won out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Je pense que je vous aime

The Flying Club Cup

JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS, one day I will marry Zach Condon. Just so you know.

Keepin' it creepy,

Monday, October 13, 2008

girl of my dreams

Whenever I go into any big bookstore, I run around looking for my favorite magazine: />