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24 May 2009 @ 09:26 pm
anyone else watching the fashion show? i just started watching it, and while nobody can compare with heidi and tim, i like the format so far. two challenges per episode keep it more tightly focused on the competition instead of the cattiness, and since all the design challenges are done in a team  the audience has a chance to see the designers interacting with each other in a more meaningful way than just side commentary.  it's also fun to see isaac mizrahi try not to say "gather round"
26 November 2008 @ 05:17 pm
tomorrow I try my first turkey. Hopefully none of our guests will go home with food poisoning. Or my cold. I am really psyched to stay home from work and just cook all day. Well, and maybe sleep in a bit....
"the latest re-investment in vampirism signals hopefulness"

so that's why i like that oh so cheesy HBO series True Blood (or as Grimbil and I call it, vamp porn). Obama made me like it!
11 November 2008 @ 04:19 pm

omg, i need one of these!!
10 November 2008 @ 06:08 pm
Saturday was spent cleaning out my closet in preparation for the big move, and also switching out my summer clothes for winter.  I now have 2 garbage bags of clothing to donate.

I am officially not allowed to buy any more dresses. My god, I have so many. I need to start wearing them more when we go out.  Granted Grimbil prefers going out to places that are ok w/ his hole-y cargo pants, but a girl can never be too dressed up, right? 

I stumbled across the dress I wore for my high school senior semi-formal. It still fits (it's made of stretchy sequined fabric), but looks a lot different - it's more about "look at those womanly curves" than "look at how skinny that girl is."  Maybe I'll wear it for this year's holiday party....
09 November 2008 @ 07:03 pm
I had the coolest dream the other night. I was at a swanky bar with some of the girls from work, and Brad Pitt was hanging out with us. I could tell he kind of was into me, but I was dating someone else and so was he, so I was non-chalant about it. Then, we're outside the bar and someone is trying to start trouble. This guy, trying to be all big and scary and macho, turns into a werewolf. But it's really lame, it's him but now covered in fur. I roll my eyes, and think "puh-lease" and proceed to turn into a big bad ass mofo of a werewolf, towering over everyone and feeling incredibly powerful.  Of course, everyone but Brad Pitt is freaked out and leaves. I turn back into a human and head off w/ Brad, who also happens to look just like Grimbil, and is now really into me.

Just for the record, the best part of the dream was being a werewolf, not Brad Pitt. His jaw freaks me out.

So what does that mean?
02 November 2008 @ 11:28 am
The Halloween decorations in London just aren't as good as the American ones, so Grimbil and I took advantage of our brief trip in Oct to stock up. Yes, we went to Walmart.

One of my favorite things that we bought were these fake dripping blood wall things that spelled out "beware" and "stay out".  Kyle warned us that when she used them, they stained her walls. But that was a few years ago and surely that design flaw had been fixed.

Nope.  Now we have pinkish beware and stay out stains on the wall, which will make it really fun for the realtors who are hoping to show the place on monday.  Good bye deposit!

But still, we had a great party.
30 October 2008 @ 10:00 pm
you know that plain that the rain mostly falls on in spain? evidently that's where Madrid is.

Kyle and I took a day jaunt over to Madrid, figuring it was close to London and the weather would of course be better than say, Dublin. Woops.

We still had a great time, ate awesome food including the best olives ever,  saw a palace and snuck into a cathedral. When we got back to London it was snowing. Earliest snowfall in 70+ years. Evidently we are weather cursed, or at least I am -- every time we've gone sightseeing together during her trip here, the weather has been absolute crap. Good thing for her I've been working most of this week!

Tomorrow night, we show these Brits how to have a halloween party!
25 October 2008 @ 12:33 pm
CherylShops is posting her fall shopping guides. I have to admit that I don't bother reading fashion magazines anymore, I just read CherylShops instead. She does a great job of distilling the major trends to their essentials,  gives pointers on how to wear them, and has examples at multiple price points.

Motorcycle jackets are one of the fall trends, but already having 3 "real" motorcycle jackets I think Grimbil would kill me for buying another purely for fashion...