Friday Favourites – the July 15th edition

L-A: Ally’s busy trying to avoid another bout of the plague and keep up with her work load. I’m not actually sure how she’s doing this, but she is. I think in her spare time she also turns water into wine. (oh man, can you imagine if she actually could do that? Best. Party trick. Ever). Anyway, that means no Ally until next week. So you’re stuck with only my lame favourites this week. And they are a little lame as I’m only just shaking that damn cold and trying to catch up at work.

So, the favourites:

1. Monte Carlo

Sisterhood of the Travelling Ballgown

Okay, so, I’m not entirely serious. The movie totalement blew chunks. But I did enjoy seeing in in an empty theatre will Jill. Snarking on a movie is so much more fun when no one is there to shush you. And then I got to review it with Anthony.  And let’s face it, reviewing a movie about teenagers and mistaken identity is totally up our alley.

2. Friday Night Lights was nominated for Emmys! Finally!

Clear eyes, full hearts…oh screw it: Texas Forever, Emmy bitches.

I guess you need your show to go off the air before it gets the respect it deserves. I’m giving myself some space before I re-watch the series finale. Poor husband saw me minutes after finishing it and I walked out and said, “that. was such a good show.” And then started crying again. Meanwhile, I still don’t know the rules to football nor have I ever watched more than 10 minutes of any game on television. But it makes for a damn fine narrative device. Hopefully an award winning one.

3. Possible New Pretend Boyfriend:

Speaking of FNL, this guy’s character was barely used in Season Five, so he really couldn’t make Pretend Boyfriend status. But lately, as I am enjoying a ridiculous new series far more than any 30+ year old woman should (whatever, the demographic is still 18-35), this guy is providing serious eye candy in the show. I won’t say his acting is bringing the show’s calibre up any, but I’m not sure anything can be done when we’re talking about a show that’s plot revolves around a girl learning she’s part of a secret race of cat-people when she turns 16. (then again, who would have thought a show about a vampire slaying cheerleader would do so much? Not saying they compare or anything…but I feel like they both come from the same ridiculous place).

4. I am still thinking about TOMS

I don’t know. I just don’t know about these shoes. There was a time when I’d say they were the new Croc, but the fad isn’t going away. I’ve been thinking about the silly things all week and I’m about ready to jump on this bandwagon. Which means I’m probably going to talk about it for at least another two weeks and by then summer will be over.

5. Best Description of Taylor Momsen. Or anybody. Ever.

Eyeliner aficionado and pants adversary.

Okay, so I enjoy the hyperbole. But it is a damn fine lead to a story about Taylor Momsen. I can only dream of turning a phrase like that one someday. Or, including it on my resumé. The trouble is, I can’t put eyeliner on and I seem to like wearing pants.

6. Crappy music video of the week

This ended up on a playlist I downloaded recently, possibly from Nylon or one of those free Starbucks downloads. It’s been stuck in my head since yesterday. It’s okay if you hate me for it. Depending on how you look at it, this is a step up from Hall & Oates.

It’s stuck in my head. I’m not apologizing if I spread the ear worm.

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