If you're following me on Facebook or Twitter, you've seen these already, but just in case...
My friend Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog asked me to provide some guest posts while she vacationed in Hawaii (ah, jealous!) and I was thrilled to help out!
Here are all of my posts from the last couple of weeks - enjoy :)
Friday, December 03, 2010
If you're following me on Facebook or Twitter, you've seen these already, but just in case...
Monday, September 20, 2010
(Well, it's Tuesday on the east coast, anyway.)
It's fall TV premiere week! Tons of my fave shows are back and Monday night was packed with them.
Tonight I gave priority to the season 11 debut of Dancing with the Stars. Here are my quick thoughts:
- Audrina Partridge (w/ Tony Dovolani): I have to say, she wasn't bad! I thought she would be like Kim Kardashian and just sort of stand there, but she shook her stuff in the cha cha cha pretty decently especially for being the first one out in the first episode of the season. She kind of kept staring at Tony like he was her lifeline but I think once she chillaxes and enjoys herself, she'll improve a lot. Another thing going for her? Her amazingly hawt body that is perfect for the ballroom!
- Kurt Warner (w/ Anna Trebunskya): I think he's the only contestant that I didn't already know (hello - sports star, of course). He wasn't bad in the Viennese Waltz - pleasant enough to watch.
- Kyle Massey (w/ Lacey Schwimmer): Good ole Kyle from That's So Raven (I used to be addicted to the Disney Channel - not as a kid, as in a few years ago.) OK, I'll be honest - I totally had a smile on my face while watching him do the cha cha cha. I mean, you've got this slightly huggable kid with a babyface that's gonna do a sultry dance with sexpot Lacey??? It could have easily been laughable, but he totally rocked it! Definitely one to watch.
- Rick Fox (w/ Cheryl Burke): Man - he's tall!!! He's also a very elegant and handsome man - did a really nice waltz. I wonder if Eliza Dushku will be in the audience every week. BTW - when I first heard about them, I thought - what a weird combination! But you know, they obviously make each other happy so good for them!
- Margaret Cho (w/ Louis Van Amstel): I think we can count on her for some funny interviews - especially if she keeps up the mom imitations, I always love those. I agreed with the judges and thought the comedic portion of their waltz should have been left out, she was doing so well on her own. But with the gold fabric and her angry facial expressions, I kept thinking they were going to leap into the paso doble or something. And how cute were her parents in the audience???
- Brandy (w/ Maksim Chmerkovskiy - wow that is a crazy last name to spell): Just like the other pop stars that have come before her, she is a natural and very polished on the dance floor.
- Bristol Palin (w/ Mark Ballas): My initial response to her casting? WTF. But alright, let's go with it. Her cha cha cha was just OK but not horrible by any means, just a little stiff. I was so worried she would be another Kate Gosselin and I just couldn't handle that. And in a weird way, doesn't she kind of look like a less fit, less tanned Audrina?
- Florence Henderson (w/ Corky Ballas): After getting over the inital shock of Flo flashing us on national TV, I have to say - she is looking pretty good for her age! And she is a sassy one, that's for sure! Her cha cha cha was a little goofy (she kinda looked a lil drunk, haha) but she was having fun.
- Michael Bolton (w/ Chelsie Hightower): Nice job with the Viennese waltz. Although to be honest, it's hard to differentiate the performances between him, Kurt, and Rick - they all seemed to do the waltz pretty much the same to me.
- "The Situation" (w/ Karina Smirnoff): Oh this guy cracks me up. Already making inappropriate comments in his first interview ("I learned to dance in the clubs... with your girlfriend.") I feel bad for Karina - she only had five days to train him while everyone else had three weeks. It showed but it wasn't horrible... definitely better than say, Master P. Mike definitely has a big cheesy factor going on so props to Carrie Ann for calling him out on it by telling him to shake off the 80s. Haha.
- Jennifer Grey (w/ Derek Hough): Baby did not disappoint. So sad to see her breakdown after first hearing her song, one from Dirty Dancing. [On a related note: I once wrote a fan letter to Patrick Swayze and got a very nice response from
his fan clubhim.] Her Viennese waltz was quite lovely. She definitely has the talent and a little bit of the sympathy factor but I'm not sure she has the personality to win the fan vote week after week.
- David Hasselhoff (w/ Kym Johnson): OK, this guy is clearly a kook. And his cha cha cha was a hot mess in my book. Were he and Florence doing keg stands backstage or something? Len had the best comment, "It's never too early to panic." I'm sure he'll get the audience vote.
Labels: Dancing with the Stars
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I enjoyed the Emmys... thought Jimmy Fallon did a great job hosting. All his musical bits really made me laugh. My favorite one was the opening number that filled my heart with "Glee"! :)
Loved the Modern Family wins and was so bummed that Lost did not win for best drama - so robbed!
Moving on to fashions... I didn't really feel like there were any clear winners and losers but here are what I thought were the best and the worst. These pics were from Yahoo since I haven't had a chance to watch the red carpet special yet.
|Julia Louis Dreyfuss|
|Heather Morris (Glee)|
|January Jones (Mad Men)|
I mean, there are so many things wrong with this dress... for example, why would you pick a dress that has built-in headlights!!!???
|Mindy Kaling (The Office)|
What were your thoughts about the show and fashions???
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I am a big fan of Twitter. Why? Because it's quick to digest and there's almost always new content (unlike Facebook).
If you're not familiar with Twitter, it's similar to Facebook in terms of their status updates, but you can only post updates in 140 characters or less at a time. So as a result, people get really creative in abbreviating things. And often times, we're just commenting on each other's tweets... so it's easy to shorten the more popular phrases.
So with all the hours I've spent on Twitter (follow me! audgepodge1), I almost feel like I've learned another language! Below are some of my favorite abbreviations...
BB: baby (as in an affectionate term)
BRB: Be right back
DNW: Do not want
FFS: For f*ck's sake
FML: F*ck my life
FHL: F*ck his/her life
FTMFW: For the mother f*cking win
FTW: For the win
GTFO: Get the f*ck out
HDU: How dare you
IDC: I don't care
IDGAF: I don't give a f*ck
IDGI: I don't get it
IDK: I don't know
IKR: I know, right?
ILU: I love you
IRL: In real life
ITA: I totally agree
JFC: Jesus f*cking christ
JK: Just kidding
JS: Just saying
JSYK/JSUK: Just so you know
LOL: Laugh out loud
LMAO: Laugh my *ss off
LMFAO: Laugh my f*cking *ss off
MTE: My thoughts exactly
NBD: No big deal
NEGL: Not even gonna lie
NGL: Not gonna lie
NM: Never mind
OIC: Oh I see
OICU: Oh I see you
OMG: Oh my god
OMFG: Oh my f*cking god
ORLY: Oh really
ROFL / ROTFL: Rolling on floor laughing
SFM: So f*ckin' much
SMDH: Shaking my d*mn head
SMH: Shaking my head
STFU: Shut the f*ck up
STFD: Sit the f*ck down
TBH: To be honest
TJ: Tweetjack (i.e. to chime in on someone else's conversation)
TY: Thank you
WTF: What the f*ck
WTH: What the hell
Need an example of how these would be used?
audgepodge1: IDGAF about Spencer Pratt
audgepodge1: Miley Cyrus has another movie coming out? DNW
audgepodge1: NEGL, I still hope Britney reunites with Justin
audgepodge1: Hey Taylor Momsen, STFU!
[OK, to be honest, or um, TBH, I really wouldn't use most of these since I don't really use the F word that much, even in the abbreviated form. Unless it's for comedic value. LOL.]
So what am I missing? What are your favorite ones to use?
Friday, August 13, 2010
Remember how cute it was when Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal started dating? I was so sad when they broke up. Well, they both have new romantic comedies coming out and I caught both trailers today. Now I'm a girl that loves her chick flicks but these two... bleh! Maybe because the jokes were lame, maybe because I'm not buying the chemistry... whatever it is, I don't plan on catching these in the theaters.
But hey, you guys can decide for yourself!
First up, Reese Witherspoon's film, How Do You Know?, also starring Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.
The film, out in theaters this Christmas, puts Lisa Jorgenson, a professional softball player (Witherspoon), into a love triangle with a corporate executive (Paul Rudd) and a major league pitcher (Owen Wilson).
Then we've got Love and Other Drugs which stars Gyllenhaal along with Anne Hathaway (and her crazy hair!)
Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
These are just some of the little treasures I stumble upon with all the time I spend on Twitter. Enjoy!
Sometimes it's just one of those days...
The cat always rules the roost. People (and pups) just need to accept that.
What other funny animated gifs have you seen?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I decided to try out a new show, Pretty Little Liars, this season. I see it as Gossip Girl meets Twin Peaks. Also kind of reminds me of the Christopher Pike mystery books I read in high school. I guess the series itself is based on a series of teen novels.
This high school drama is always trying to spook me out but it's a little too over the top for me. Regardless, I kept tuning in because I wanted the answer to their "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" question - i.e. "Who the heck is A?"
If you're not in the know... the show follows four friends whose fifth friend, Allison, disappeared a year ago. They were the last to see her. Well, Allison's body is discovered in the beginning of the season while at the same time, a mysterious "A" keeps sending the girls cryptic messages about how she knows what they did (whatever that may be).
And after an entire season (which granted, might have only been six episodes for its debut season), we still don't know the answer!!! ARGH! I am almost ready to bribe a teenager who's read the books to fill me in but I heard the show is doing something different than the books.
Who knows if I'll still catch it when it returns... maybe I'll just catch online episode recaps to get my answers.
I will say this... the cast is pretty good. What's more interesting is all the familiar faces they have in the roles of the parents such as: Nia Peeples (Fame!!!), Chad Lowe, Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), and Laura Leighton (Melrose Place).
Did anyone else watch this? What is your favorite summer show?
Friday, August 06, 2010
Back in the day, I once thought being a back up dancer in a Britney Spears video would be the coolest thing ever. Ok, I still think that. But that dream was never meant to be.
I wish I could pick up choreo from the videos but all that pause, rewind, play is just way too much effort for me. I once had an old buddy teach me some of the moves from Oops I Did It Again although I never really mastered it.
Luckily, Jack and Grace break it down for us!
And Jack has got some moves! Who could forget his version of this N Sync bit?
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Every girl has her favorite way of keeping her hair out of her face. I've personally always been a big fan of snap clips and have been wearing them for years. My favorite ones are by Goody. I seem to be always buying new packs of them because I am always losing them.
I actually just discovered they were called "snap clips" while writing this post. I had otherwise called them the gymnasts' hair clips because I always notice Olympic gymnasts wearing a crazy amount of them all over their head during competitions. For good reason - these suckers keep the hair in place. My hair is short so I don't really do the ponytail thing but there are times when I want to keep my bangs out of the way and these do the job well. Some people may like bobby pins but those always move around on me plus I hate when the one pointed up end sticks out.
What's your method of choice? Elastic, headband, hair clips, claw clips, etc... Sometimes you just want that hair out of the way!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Woops, sorry, I do realize I missed a couple of posts last week and this one is late. Oh well! It really is just a *loose* schedule after all.
Who else is watching The Rachel Zoe Project? I personally love learning new catchphrases from Ms. Zoe. You know, things like "shut it down", "this is bananas", etc. I noticed her also saying "major" but I will always attribute that to the fabulous Posh Spice (who remembers her one time NBC reality special? It was so amazingly awesome! I mean - amazingly MA-JUH!)
I was expecting more nonsense in this season's opener of The Rachel Zoe Project. I was not expecting Taylor to be fired! I think I remember hearing she had left but thought it was her choice. But the discussion between Rachel and Roger, while vague, implied that Taylor had been doing something sketchy with the books, samples, etc. Scandal!!!
Taylor does not appear at all in this episode except for flashbacks. There was an interesting article from EW about how Bravo didn't even let Taylor defend herself. Even more interesting, there was no response from Taylor herself on her Twitter. (At least not as of this posting.)
Moving on to the Demi Moore photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar... WOW. That shoot was ridonkulous. Now that I have some experience with fashion photography, it's amazing to watch the amount of production required for a major magazine's cover shoot. I mean, they brought a 15' giraffe out to some random beach!!! And being the frugal person I am, I can't help but wonder if the cost of the whole thing is really justified but what do I know. I mean, do they really sell more issues with this kind of cover versus just a studio shot of Demi? Obviously I understand the artistic intention because it really is an amazing shot. It's just my frugal self is always fascinated by the production costs.
Anyway, the shoot generated some beautiful images. See the rest of the photos here. And props to Demi for being able to rock 12" heels in that giraffe shot. I can barely stand in 4" heels.
After seeing the preview for this upcoming season, there seems to be hints of more Taylor drama. Honestly, I'm not interested in that and would rather just see more fab styling. I get enough petty drama from my Real Housewives shows.
On a separate note, how are we already upon the season finales of Pretty Little Liars and Bethenny Getting Married? Darn those mini seasons of new shows!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Every girl has their favorite bra, right? For day-to-day comfort, I am currently loving the Victoria's Secret Perfect One Full Coverage Bra.
Since it's the summer, I wear a lot of T-shirts and this is the perfect T-shirt bra. Well, it is at least a lot better than what I used to wear. I can't stand when you can see the bra lines (you know, the outside of the cup) when you wear a T-shirt and this bra does a good job of hiding them. Probably because it's full coverage. The bra is comfortable, too. I dig it.
What is your favorite bra?
P.S. Next week I think I'll change it up. I think TV Tuesday and Things I Love Thursday sounds better, right?
Friday, July 23, 2010
I don't really remember the old Tron movie from the 80's but apparently there's a new Tron coming out this year (thanks Comic Con news!). And apparently it stars a hot young actor, Garrett Hedlund. The only reason I know him is because he is just getting ready to film On the Road with girl crush Kristen Stewart. OK, now I'm paying attention.
I checked out some clips and it looks pretty cool! I also looked up clips from the original to see if it would ring a bell, but it didn't. I did get a good laugh at how much movie animation has improved in the last twenty years.
Lightbike scene from 1982 Tron:
Lightbike scene from 2010 Tron:
Tron Legacy comes out December 17th. More info on movie site.
Here's the latest trailer
Thursday, July 22, 2010
It's summer hiatus for a lot of the big network shows, but never fear - I can always find some good TV! Thank goodness for cable TV...
I tried out a new show this week, Covert Affairs (10PM, Tues, USA Network). It premiered last week but I didn't pay much attention to it until I saw a bunch of buzz about it on Twitter.
It stars the adorable Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly, anyone?) as a fresh-out-of-training (i.e. the "farm") CIA operative. I would say she's undercover... but are all CIA peeps undercover? Eh, whatever.
Anyway, yeah, it sounds like Alias, but not really. She doesn't have all those crazy disguises like good ole Sydney, although she did have to play a DC call girl for a bit.
The show has some other familiar faces, such as Chris Gorham (or to me, Henry from Ugly Betty) who plays her guide of some sort (and buddy) at the CIA. A blind guide, ironically. There's also the big boss man played by Peter Gallagher (who to me, will always be the ballet director from Center Stage).
So there is some action, some fight scenes... I would almost consider it a poor man's Alias. But I do find Piper very likable so there is that.
Oh and there is this also underlying story line about a brief romance that Piper's character had two years ago. The dude just abruptly left her with no explanation and left her broken hearted. At the end of the pilot, we learn he may possibly be another CIA operative that disappeared long ago but reappeared once Piper's character joined the CIA. He even saved her from being choked to death by the bad guy villain in the pilot - and then of course disappeared immediately afterward. I personally think they could have picked a more handsome fella for this love interest, but that's just me.
Anyway... I'm not completely sold on this show, although I did add it to my DVR. I worry that they may try too hard to create these complex story lines which is how my beloved Alias ultimately lost me. I'm already struggling to remember their TLA (three letter acronym) department names.
On a separate note, The Closer is back! Love that show :)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
One thing that cracks me up on Twitter is when people ask, "Who the heck is Justin Bieber?" because he is always in the top 10 trending topics.
I know who he is - he's a cute kid, catchy songs... haven't downloaded any yet but I'm sure at one point I will. But I wouldn't say I have Bieber Fever or anything but I can see why he is so popular.
This past weekend I was in DC with my sis and we were watching Saturday Night Live with host Tina Fey and musical guest - you guessed it - Justin Bieber. Now my sister didn't really know him too well... she knew the name but I don't think she knew any of his songs or what he looked like, etc.
Fast forward to his first musical performance of his big hit, "Baby".
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I didn't see the second Step Up but am thinking about seeing this one!
Monday, March 08, 2010
What did you guys think of the fashions at the Oscars? I noticed lots of deep reds, ruffles, and big flowy dresses.
Here are my faves (click to enlarge):
My Girl Crush, Kristen Stewart: The dress was BEAUTIFUL, a work of art. Loved that she wore her hair back in an elegant bun with simple makeup. And I thought it was very Kristen to keep the jewelry simple as well - no earrings or necklace but instead one heck of a bling bling bracelet.
Rachel McAdams: Loved the dress - it looked like a painting in motion! Not sure if I like those particular earrings paired with that dress but Rachel can pull anything off in my book.
Cameron Diaz: Thought this dress was a little more formal/classic that what Cameron typically wears but I thought it was really beautiful. Nice she kept the hair down in her typical Cameron style.
Amanda Seyfried: Loved the intricate pattern throughout the dress - very beautiful overall effect paired with perfect hair and makeup.
And now on to my least faves of the night...
Miley Cyrus: Alright, I'll be honest - Miley drives me nuts so I was already biased against her before she set foot on the red carpet. Hair and makeup was nice but the top of her dress really bothered me. I mean, it's pretty much a bustier, right? And she's a teenager, right? So it's weird.
Charlize Theron: What was up with the boobie detractors? Seriously, when she was presenting - all I saw were two eyes staring at me from her chest. An unfortunate design, really.
Sarah Jessica Parker: I didn't really hate her dress, just wasn't loving it. No shape and stuff. But what really got to me were the insane amount of fly away hairs she had. That's all I could look at when she was presenting. Her stylist couldn't have smoothed that stuff out?
Zoe Saldana: I love Zoe so it hurt me to put her on this list. But c'mon - what was up with that dress? There was just so much going on - top half looked very disco ball-y and the bottom felt very Vegas showgirl. Still love ya, Zoe!
Friday, March 05, 2010
On photoshoots, I enjoy being behind the scenes. In fact, I prefer it. Why? Because when a fancy camera is pointed in my direction, I just end up acting like a freak!
Thursday, March 04, 2010
OK... so I haven't been doing a very good job with blogging about makeup and the work I've been doing on photo shoots and what not. Well guess what? Today someone did the job for me! So let me just send you over there to see the fun shoot I worked on today.
Today I worked with the wonderful stylist, Lim, and she is all over the blogging! Here are some teaser pics... headed over to her blog for more behind the scenes info. There are also some additional posts on Lim's styling and our team.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Here are some of mine:
(I mean, hello, you've got Betty White AND Abe Vigoda??? How can you go wrong?)
I'm happy for the Saints - nice to have a positive spotlight on New Orleans. Plus I rooted for them mostly because I think Reggie Bush is cute.
Friday, February 05, 2010
I caught Owen from Grey's Anatomy, aka actor Kevin McKidd, on The View and I was immediately thrown off by his accent. He's Scottish, dudes!!!
Which reminds me of Kevin from Brothers and Sisters and his cute Welsh accent. I remember being shocked that he wasn't a native American.
The funny thing is that I would have guessed the Scottish and Welsh accents were the fake ones, LOL!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Eh, not me. Probably because I'm not too crazy about either of the stars. Lainey Gossip had a funny write-up about it here. My favorite lines: "I don’t believe that Amanda Seyfried would fall for him. I don’t buy that she’d be into poorly conjugated verbs." LOL.
It is weird that I am not on board with this movie because "A Walk to Remember" had me in tears and who didn't love "The Notebook"? Let's not forget that that film gave us this wonderful gift:
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
... I fear I will now always associate "I Gotta Feeling" with that Valentine's Day movie.
And don't get me wrong, I think the movie looks cute and will most likely see it but they are wearing down a great BEP song for me.
... 'cause I am not.
My problem is that I have missed almost the entire last season, however they are all sitting in my DVR as we speak. Here's the thing - yes, I'm a TV junkie but rarely do I just sit at home and do nothing but watch my TV. Usually I'm also on the computer or doing something else so my attention is never 100% on the show I'm watching. And if you're a Lost fan, you know that you do need 100% attention when watching that show.
Especially last season! I mean when the show first started you had lots of present day and flashbacks. Easy to follow because either they were either dirty or clean, right? (LOL) But then they totally tricked us with that season finale when we thought we were watching flashbacks of Jack when it was totally a flash forward to when they were off the island!!! Ok, WOAH... That was a good one, right???
So then you got some flash forwards and for the most part they were easy to follow. But then last season, they started time traveling!!! Now you've got present day characters hanging with characters when they were children and what not. After a couple of episodes in, I realized I had no idea what was going on so I wouldn't bother to watch the next episodes until I got a grasp of the earlier ones. Which I never did. And that's why they are all sitting on my DVR right now.
I'm excited that the final season of Lost is finally here. It's bittersweet of course, but it will be nice to finally have some answers, right? (Of course, I only started watching around season 3-4, so I probably don't have as many questions as the die hards.) But I am bummed that I can't watch the premiere tonight. Not yet - I've got some Lost homework to do first.
On a related note, an old college friend and author of one of the premiere Lost blogs out there attended the Lost Season 6 premiere party in Oahu over the weekend. She has a post about it here.
P.S. Sorry that this blog has been lacking lately. I tend to tweet my random pop culture-related thoughts. I'm going to try to change that so this will once again be home to my silly ramblings! :)