Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Facebooking with my bad self

Like Hot Lunch, I too have been drawn into the web that is Facebook. I have been quite enjoying roaming around and looking for people I have lost-and am now finding. Yes, there are some people showing up that I would rather not see, but for the most part, it has been a highly addictive (yah, like I need another one) cyber adventure.

One of my ex high-school classmates that I found (yay) mentioned that we all looked better than we did in high school. Thank god that is true.

Perhaps it is because none of us were comfortable in our skin then. I know I wasn't. I was the academic drama geek who played sports and was the class clown. Yup, I was apparently schizophrenic. I dated a football player (which upped my cool factor) who then dumped me because his best friend (who I saw last year and he is a TOTAL loser. payback rocks) said I wasn't cool enough only to try and get back together with me weeks later. dork. My eyebrows looked like caterpillars (hooray for my esthetician goddess) and my hair was...well...really freaking big. And I thought I was fat (boy was I dumb. dumb dumb dumb). I was friends with everyone, but not really close to anyone as I was too busy performing all the time. I didn't fit in, but I didn't NOT fit in...know what I mean?

Only recently have I decided I like who I am, and that its okay that I am a smarty pants who likes to be on stage but can also throw a mean football. I think that makes me look better on the outside because I feel better on the inside...

Wow...Facebook...apparently it brings out the introspective side too...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lack of blogging and Dane Cook

I have been SUCH a bad blogger! No idea why. I am lacking in things to say I guess...BUT NO LONGER!

And why?

Because summer movies are starting. And summer movies are FODDER for blogging...

Take for example the new Kevin Costner movie "Mr Brooks". Man is THIS a movie I will be avoiding. Generally, it would be the presence of Mr. Costner that would make me run like a school girl (the man is as exciting as melba toast), but instead, its Dane Cook.

What the heck is WITH Dane Cook? The man is about as funny as athletes foot and he CERTAINLY can't act. Yet this summer he has one, not two but THREE movies coming out. Good Luck Chuck, which also stars Jessica Alba (yeesh. She is ALSO dreadful. I am thinking Good Luck Chuck will be like a root canal on film) and Dan in Real Life, which stars a SURPRISINGLY large amount of talented people including Steve Carrell, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney and Juliette Binoche. Apparently they were all drunk when they signed on.

I am going to be renting ALOT of DVDs...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Random thoughts from Skytrain commute

  • If I say "No thank you" to your free copy of 24 Hours or Metro it is NOT a personal slag. Please don't give me the look of death or glare at me.
  • Deodorant...its a good thing
  • No matter how cool you THINK you are, once you wear a fanny pack, all that coolness goes right out the window
  • Volume knob-use it
  • Stop staring at my boobs. Yes, they are real and they are spectacular. They are also spoken for. And you smell.
  • I can see you picking your nose. We all can. It ain't pretty.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Last night was the final episode of Project Catwalk 2007 hosted by the ubiquitous Kelly Osbourne.

Big ups to winner, and my personal fave to win...WAYNE AVELINE! This extra from a Spice Girls movie (so not making this up) was the designer with the most personality and style in my opinion. His tailoring was impeccable, and the three final catwalk collections, his was head and shoulders above the rest and included a dress and bodice both sculpted out of aluminum!


Shameless pat on the back for me

I am dancing with joy.

I just found out a grant I had written to pay for a summer student has been approved for the FULL AMOUNT! I had been living in fear that I would be doing all my work AND all the work that she would be/had been doing. oy...



In celebration, I feel that I should do no more work today and surf the web for fabulous things...

like this...

Yes, it is David Hasslehoff. No, he isn't vomiting..

I give you...

The Hasselhoffman-Episode 1!

Blossoming starlet

Inspired by Hot Lunch, I have been playing the "What ever happened to" game with Blossoming actress (insert groan for bad punnage here) Mayim Bialik, star of the 1990's sitcom Blossom.

Mayim finished her tenure at Blossom and decided to take a break from acting and pursue her second love.


Of course. What a logical extension.

After being accepted by both Harvard and Yale, she headed off to UCLA so she could remain closer to her parents. She has completed her doctorate in Neuroscience and lives with her husband, child, bird and cat in LA. She has also adopted a whale, a wolf and a manatee.

WHOA! (to quote good old Joey)

During the completion of her doctorate, she decided that she missed the footlights and decided to return to acting. Hence her appearance in Fat Actress. She also made a movie titled Kalamazoo...

Three women return home for their ten year high school reunion to discover that a time capsule made on graduation night, predicting where everyone would be in ten years' time, is due to be opened and read aloud at the impending event. Horrified at the thought of their unfulfilled goals being revealed, they embark on a 'search and destroy' mission to get their hands on the capsule and chaos ensues! Meanwhile, the spirits of their three deceased grandmothers come down to help guide the gals through this transitional point in their lives.
The trailer is truly something to behold. I tried to link it, but my computer kept vomiting. Go and look for yourselves. You will not be disappointed.

She appeared in a documentary titled "Child Star Confidential" which follows a whole bunch of child stars and "where they are now".

Including Candace Cameron Bure from Full House.
She grows up well. Apparently being married to a hockey star does wonders for you!

What a BRILLIANT way for me to while away my Tuesday morning...thanks Hot Lunch!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Still angst ridden after all these years

Apparently, I am regressing.

I am becoming a teenager again.

There were hints of this before with my new musical choices.

Today, however, this has been confirmed by the appearance of Mount St. Helen's under my left eyebrow.

It is so huge it looks like an eyebrow piercing gone HORRIBLY wrong.

This is SO NOT FAIR!


I am very bitter about this. If I am suddenly going to start morphing into a teenager, why can't it be that I suddenly get the BODY of a teenager. I could deal with perky boobs and a skinny ass! Instead, I get an angry pulsing creature on my eyebrow.


I'm off to eat chocolate...that'll make me feel better.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

By the power of Greyskull...

This Saturday the fiance and I wrested ourselves out of our sickbed to attend Hot Fuzz with a squadron of our friends. We had been looking forward to this movie with breathless anticipation for months, and we were not disappointed.

Hot Fuzz is a British police action/comedy film written by Simon Pegg (who also stars in it) and Edgar Wright (who directs it), who were the ROCK STAR team behind the love story with zombies, Shaun of the Dead. Also making appearances are Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and THE EQUALIZER (also known as Edward Woodward).

The movie tells the tale of Nicholas Angel, a London Super cop with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing - the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. However, as a series of grisly accidents rock the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems. It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice and the BOOMSTICKS!

It was loud. It was stupid. It paid homage to some of the worst Hollywood blockbusters ever (can we say Bad Boys II and Point Break? I knew we could). It was filled with some great cameos and my sides hurt from laughing so hard by the end of it.

I didn't like it as much as Shaun of the Dead, but I would still give this movie two BIG TIME thumbs up. Don't go if you are expecting intimate stories and moving cinema however. Only go if you are looking for some good quality explosions, obscure cop movie pop culture references, and some off beat humour like only the brits can deliver!