Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEAGHAN!

Today is my dear sister Meaghan's 23rd birthday! Although she is kinda lame to be spending it at her house in LA and I wish we could hangout today, I still would like to wish her a Happy Birthday! So Happy Birthday Meaghan! Everyone loves you so much!! and if people actually looked at my blog I would make everyone leave a comment for you but....Happy birthday to my wonderful, kind, beautiful, amazing, fun, hilarious best friend and sister Meaghan!

A Must See

On Tuesday I was able to see a special screening of the new movie Zombieland. I was hesitant to go see it but considering it was free I couldn't pass it up. So with a large popcorn, two soda drinks, and my brothers, the movie began...Its a hilarious horror movie with heartwarming characters and excellent dialogue. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), is a big wuss and spent most of his free time playing World of Warcraft in his dorm room before the zombie apocalypse. At the beginning he establishes his own set of "rules" for surviving the zombie infection which are soon tested with his new found companion and bad-ass zombie slayer Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson). They eventually team up with Wichita (Emma Ston) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) who have their own unique take on zombie surviving. I literally laughed out loud almost the entire movie at the zombie killing, the characters and my favourite part, the Bill Murray zombie. Josh also made me giggle with his loud infectious laugh. Needless to say my opinion of the movie changed, Its easily one of the funniest movies I have seen this year.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Love Is All You Need

On 9/9/09 Rock Band released their newest game The Beatles: Rock Band. Yes its been out for almost three weeks now, but I only had the money to buy it yesterday. Being a fan of Rock Band and The Beatles, made this game so very appealing. You get to see and listen to The Beatles making music history as they take you along their journey. They provide you with an amazing song list, with songs such as: Hard Days Night, Back In The USSR, Day Tripper, Eight Days A Week and much much more. You also get to play all the different places the actual Beatles got to play like, The Cavern Club, Shea Stadium, and on the Apple rooftop. I cannot wait to go home and play some more great Beatles tunes on the X box!! Hurray!

Playground Workout

Jessica Szohr and Self Magazine put together a fun workout full of swings, slides and monkey bars. You can look at the magazine steps or watch the video here, either way they are very helpful. These unique moves will help you tone up while using your own body as the resistance. I think I will definitely be trying this workout when I go running, it looks like so much fun! So get out play and tone up those muscles for a full body make over.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Meet the Meat Puppets

Yesterday my brother Ben, his friend Jared and I all went to the Meat Puppets concert at The Urban Lounge. It was a late show that's for sure. The doors opened at 9 o'clock, the first band from, Austin, Texas with an amazing chick guitarist who really rocked it on stage, came on around 9:45. After a Blue Moon and orange slice the second band came on around 10:30, a little more harder, exciting. Then finally at midnight The Meat Puppets came out! The crowd was a smaller one, not too out of control except for the cougar in the beige blazer who was doe-see-doeing with everyone, including our small group of three. It was an awesome and fun show ended at around 1:30. Where presiding we went out to Denny's for a 2 am breakfast!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thanks Wisconson

True I've always been a Blair Waldorf fan but boy did Vanessa squeeze her way in unknowingly. With an amazing fashion sense, beautiful eyes, gorgeous hair and a hot body, no wonder Jessica Szohr won the hearts of so many fan boys, including her current boyfriend and costar, Ed Westwick. In season one of Gossip Girl she was the sweet puffy haired girl next door best friend of Dan Humphry. But come season three, shes turned up the heat to sexy girl from Brooklyn, now freshman at NYU! Shes appeared multiple times in Teen Vogue for her wonderful fashion sense, cute hats and new shopping partner, Style Blogger, Andrew Bevan. Also, Jessica has appeared in Lucky, Nylon, Men's Health, Rolling Stone and Ocean Drive magazines, all just this year. Shes just beautiful done up and au natural. So just a heads up I will be following her closely, in a non creepy way, and keep you updated on her events and fashion. Because yes she is my new favourite person to follow! Here are some pictures of the beautiful Jessica Szohr...

We Likey The Rafi

I've discovered a new celebrity crush. With an amazing jaw line, deep brown eyes and of course we all know I'm a sucker for the Brits. Please meet Rafi Gavron. After seeing him appear in Teen Vogue magazine I was hooked. First appearing in Breaking and Entering starring Jude Law, and good friend Ed Westwick (another hot British man on my radar). He also was in the TV show Rome, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and finally in Inkheart. He also did some Barney's catalog adds. He's just dreamy all around and I hope to see much much more of the dashing Rafi soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stressed!

I am super stressed, hence the title of this blog entry. I have yet to send back my passport papers which came back on Friday with the photos being too bright. So after getting the wrong photos again and having to retake them again today, I cross my fingers in hopes I will get my passport back in time to travel up to Canada!! I will be sending it out today and hopefully by October 9th I will have my lovely passport in hand to travel back home for Canadian Thanksgiving! On top of that I've been wanting that amazing coat from ASOS.com which has yet to come back in the gray and my size...Please just kill me! Other than that things are ok, Thanks for asking.

Friday, September 18, 2009

L4D2

After my endless hours of playing L4D I'm in dire need of a new game, or expansion or something! Thank you Valve and EA for catering to my needs. The first-person shooter, multi-player zombie game, Left 4 Dead, is back with a sequel (I sat and watched the trailer at least a dozen times). The same story, a massive outbreak turning everyone into zombies, and you become one of the four survivors trying not to get infected and reach each safe house before getting rescued, but this time in the South. Starting in Savannah, Georgia and ending up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Almost like a $50 expansion, but with new characters, new campaigns and new zombies. Your characters are the usual random human survivors, Coach, a high school football coach, Rochelle, a news reporter, Ellis, a mechanic, and Nick, a gambler and conman. I must admit, my dear Louis and Zoey I shall miss, Bill and Fracis...not so much.To go along with the new location and characters, they have new campaigns such as 'Swamp Fever", "The Parish" and "Dark Carnival". The frightening sprinting zombies are the same but some new special infected have been added. There are still the regular scary specials, Boomer, Hunter, Smoker, Tank and Witch, but along with those there are the Charger, he can sprint and knock players who are in its path down, the Spitter, shoots balls of phlem, and the Jockey, can hop onto your character and control them. Heard they are super creepy, I have yet to actually personally witness them.
These new specials are also available to play in vs mode. If thats not enough they make it even more interesting. Along with new guns, scoped assult rifles and silenced submachine guns, you can also pick up regular house hold items such as a frying pans, chainsaws and even a cricket bat, for your melee weapon. Over all I cannot wait for the new game to come out on November 17th , OMG I can't wait. Perhaps demo it before that!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

On Sunday, my brother Ben and I went to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. We stood out in the rain playing Cash Cab on my phone for about half an hour before the doors opened. Ben happily got frisked down, we entered the venue and made our way up to the balcony to have ourselves a pint of Blue Moon on tap to wait for the show. After the opening band YACHT, who were very...interesting, and an hour or more of tuning instruments and sound testing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs finally came on stage. With an amazing stage presence and fantastic music it was one of the better shows I have gotten to see live. Karen O's outfits are always outrageous and fun, while her band mates, guitarist Nick Zinner and drummer Brian Chase, looked and played amazing in their all black attire. So we enjoyed the show on the upper balcony away from the shooving crowd, the crowd surfers and passing out people from dehydration. We did have some annoying girls pushing us a bit from behind and some very hot lesbians beside us. But over all we had so much fun! I hope everybody gets to hear them live because they are amazing! Here is a bad version of a video and a picture I took with my phone, I didn't bring my camera :(

video

Friday, September 11, 2009

Another Friday

I am bored at work with nothing to do but look at clothes online or write a short story, which Meaghan has advised me to do. But all I can do is sit and wait for the clock to say 4:30 so that I might be able to pack up my grapes and water bottle and make the drive home listening to my new book on disc, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 4 months in three different cities: Italy, India and Indonesia, her search for everything. Its become my daily routine to and from work listening to her calming voice tell the amazing stories and glimpses into her personal life. But no, my weekend has not officially started so I will waste my last 2 hours listening to the Amelie soundtrack, thinking of eating delicious crème brûlée, which I tried for the first time in Monterey and absolutely fell in love with. Its climbing the charts on my dessert list, right at the top after tiramisu. So after writing this blog, its now almost 3:00 so I shall finish my work, order some much needed jeans offline and I will be headed home to, hopefully, an eventful and relaxing weekend...till Monday! Au Revoir

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fall Essentials

Its Fall, yet again, with the changing leaves and brisk autumn air just around the corner, we need to be well prepared for the months ahead. Before we all get too caught up in school work and popping the cold medicine, I decided to make my list of Fall Essentials for 2009.

Coat: Probably the most important item to keep the colds away. From across the pond I chose my number one fall must have from ASOS, their Funnel Neck Pleated Swing Coat. A wool-mix loose fitted coat with double breasted thick black buttons is perfect for the British fog or the Utah snow.


Boots: You can't go through the fall without a good pair of boots and I've spotted the perfect pair for any fall outfit. Urban outfitters suede studded boot in chocolate brown.

Movie: Coco Before Chanel - Coco Before Chanel is the story of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel's life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself (rottentomatoes.com).


Recipe:
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • 12 oz. firm silken tofu, pureed
  • 8 oz. non dairy cream cheese (try Tofutti brand at Tofutti.com)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. grounded ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Puree all the ingredients except the pie crust in a food processor and pour into the graham cracker crust. Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Handbag: From Anthropologie. Slouchy, roomy, seamed and soft, this cocoa leather bag leaves nothing to be desired. Ladies and gentlemen, the Covetous shoulder bag.

Activities: Who can resist the best fall activities of all fall activities. The leaves! Walking or collecting, or my favourite, gathering them up into a pile and jumping in!

Drink: Compliments of Starbucks, for a limited time only, their Pumpkin Spice Latte. A delicious blend of pumpkin and fall spices, made with espresso and topped with whip cream.




Book: Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol. Robert Langdon is at it again, but this time in America, following the Masonics. Release date is September 15th, 2009.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Excitedness For Season Trois

Here are some fun pictures to keep everyone excited for Season 3 of Gossip Girl starting September 14th.

Yes, Gossip Girl Again

True, its my 2nd Gossip Girl post in the last 2 weeks but who can blame me when its too juicy not to share. Finally Season 2 has ended for me. So here goes the next 9 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes and 45 seconds, 44 seconds, 43 seconds...well you get the idea, till Season 3 starts. But as always Gossip Girl left us on a cliff hanger episode...Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at the Constance Billard and St. Jude's graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony, stirring Serena to come up with a plan of attack. The Mean Girls; Nelly, Isabel, Penelope, etc, challenge Jenny to throw her hat in the ring to succeed Blair as Queen Bee next year. Meanwhile, Lily and Rufus finally makes amends meet and get engaged and move in together. With Blair's blessing, Jenny becomes the new queen. Chuck finally admits his love to Blair and the two reconcile. As the summer draws near, Nate decides to go on the backpacking trip with Vanessa. Georgina returns to town having recovered/re-stole all of Dan's money, and she also requests Blair for a roommate at NYU. Carter Baizen also shows up and reveals to Serena where her biological father is. In the end, Serena is going to Brown, Blair, Dan, Vanessa, and Georgina are going to NYU, and Nate is going uptown to Columbia, and Lily and Rufus' illegitimate son, Scott, inconspicuously arrives in town for college and to shadow Dan. (thanks imdb.com) And finally Chuck says I love you, not to Serena or Nate but Blair herself. So thats the just of it. Crazy I know. Cannot wait till Season 3, so here's to waiting!