Sunday, August 29, 2010

Emmy Red Carpet Report

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.


Kim Kardashian
Julia Louis Dreyfuss

Elizabeth Moss
Kelly Osbourne
Julie Benz
Claire Danes
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)
Lauren Graham
Anna Paquin
What were your thoughts about the show and fashions???

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: Twitter Speak

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
RT: Re-tweet
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)
Totes: Totally
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

Who greenlit this crap?

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

Things I Love Thursday: Funny Animal Gifs

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

TV Tuesday: Pretty Little Liars Finale

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

Flashback Friday: Jack dances like the pop stars

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

Things I Love Thursday: Snap Clips

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

TV Tuesday: Rachel Zoe Project returns!

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!