Wednesday, November 30, 2005
some things are better left alone. your "diary" being at the top of my list. stick with the porn. your book will not be found on my shopping list. however, a night in paris will!
i am rather fond of pink (ok, obsessed) so while the cover of this book appeals to me the actual contents do not. please feel free to drop ship me the couch. we will consider it payment for reading the actual book review (which i suggest doing for pure entertainment-here).
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fatter rear ends are causing many drug injections to miss their mark, requiring longer needles to reach buttock muscle, researchers said on Monday.
BIG news story here.
sir mix-a-lot must be in heaven! i leave you with this, may it be stuck in your head too....
"i like big butts and i can not lie you other brothers can't deny that when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung"
Monday, November 28, 2005
holiday shopping. ugg, and not the boots! 'tis the season for no parking, long lines, impatience, high heating bills, and large credit card balances.
despite all this i love the magic of christmas--the music, holiday latte flavors, gift wrapping, christmas trees, shopping (sometimes not for me), christmas cards, white lights, watching the snow, mistletoe, old movies, and snoopy christmas specials.
this week shopping. if it is too much, then forget it. online shopping for me. the shipping cost is a mere price to pay for the restoration of my (rumored) sanity.
i am a long time lover of frida kahlo. her work. her life. her jewelry. her love affairs. her stormy marriage to diego. seeing this exhibit was a must! it was beautiful. simply beautiful. he did it, he captured the haunting beauty she possesed. there is nothing more telling than photographs taken by a lover. a lover, they see something others don't see. beyond the photos-- on display were love letters she sent nickolas. painted on the wall next to the famed letters were these words:
Diego, my baby
Diego, my boyfriend
Diego, my lover
Diego, "my husband"
Diego, my friend
Diego, my mother
Diego, my father
Diego, my son
Diversity in Unity
Why do I call him My Diego?
He never was and he never will be mind.
He belongs to himself.
i remember reading this before as an excerpt from a journal entry. please go see--i want to discuss!
for information on the exhibit click here.
Friday, November 25, 2005
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Actor Pat Morita, whose portrayal of the wise and dry-witted Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 73.
1984. mr. miyagi. the memories. i am little sarah sitting with my brothers in the basement of my parents house watching the karate kid over and over.... dressed in our made up versions of dojo friendly clothes. i refused to believe there was not a pink belt involved in this sport. this being the obvious reason i chose not to take karate lessons when my brothers did, well that and my mothers refusal to call me sarah-san!
"forever my sensei..."
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
i love it all!! sweet potatoes. cranberry sauce. pecan pie. just not that icky jello salad my grandma always insists i like—i sneak in and throw it away when she isn’t looking. shhhhhh, deny deny deny. i eat enough in one day to last months. why do you think i am not hungry until easter?
this year will be a little different, well a LOT different. we are eating at my
parents. which means i have been playing housewife today. barefoot in the kitchen. the only thing missing is the hidden whiskey bottle—sigh. i have a new found respect for all those who slave for days preparing dinner. three hours and i am spent. exhausted. ready for nightcap, book, and tubby.
happy thanksgiving everyone!!! enjoy that dead bird for friday shall be tofu!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
a mock grimace? isn't this how he always looks?
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
my favorite part of today's game was the end, when byu didn't win!!!
during the zions post game interview when questioned about ratliff a byu player asked who that was. while i am no expert, i would think that knowing the other teams starting quarterback might just be an important detail.
Friday, November 18, 2005
johnny cash. one of the few, if not only things i have in common with the menfolk in my family. we love him, always have. the day he died my grandfather called me near tears to pass on the heartbreaking news. to my family his passing was tragic, we lost a member of our own clan.
where i come from a truck has a few essential items--a worn johnny cash tape, beef jerkey, and day old coffee. some of my earliest memories consist of driving the countryside with my grandpa listening to johhny songs. trying to please him i learned the words so i could sing along. he would look at me with pure delight. this, is why i love johnny.
the point? today is the long awaited day to see "walk the line". finally.
i must see it tonight! i also have a date with the most amazing man i know, my grandfather, to see it over thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
magazine honor you with the title of "woman of the year". i am a fan despite the rachel do. i met her at sundance two years ago and not only is she beautiful but humorous-- especially when someone (read me) accidently made fun of her within earshot. oops!
we know. we saw your home video.
i admit this is a funny shirt. however, i think my t-shirt idea beats this hands down.
for those that don't remember:
support the cause, well...my cause.
invest in my chest. catchy isn't it? sometimes i think i am brilliant. this being one of those times. if all y'all saved those nickels and dimes we could send me to the plastic surgeon in no time. just think you will own a percentage of my chest--you lucky people. isn't it time we all did our part? the best part is you can now donate to my boob job here. click the donate button on the sidebar of my blog. pretty please, in pink???
people magazine recently announced this years sexiest man alive pick.
leaving texas responsible for producing the stupidest man alive AND the
sexiest man alive. hmmm....
**disclaimer: this blog entry may be biased as i abhor bush and adore mcconaughey.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- E! Entertainment Television said Tuesday that it has greenlighted an unscripted series that will follow newly single singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb as she re-enters the dating world. The eight-episode series, titled "#1 Single," will feature Loeb as she moves back to New York and starts dating again for the first time since college. The half-hour series is set to premiere in January."Lisa Loeb is smart, talented, quirky and endearing, with a genuinely engaging and relatable lifestyle," E! Networks senior FP programming development Lisa Berger said. "She is experiencing the same thing that many single professional people her age today are learning, which is how challenging it can be to find someone to share their hectic and sometimes complicated lives."Meanwhile, the Grammy-nominated Loeb said she believes the show will be a way to "connect with more people on a larger scale." "I decided to do this TV series because what I do as a musician and songwriter is connect to an audience, so why not take that to another level," Loeb said.
I for one will be tuning in. Finally the answer. Is or isn't she gay?! Since seeing her at the Lesbian...errr Lilith Fair I have questioned it. Not that there is anything wrong with it!! Nothing speaks to my generation like her song "Stay".
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Princess Sayako marries commoner
Royal title and allowance must be given up
Tuesday, November 15, 2005; Posted: 10:41 a.m. EST (15:41 GMT)
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Wearing a simple white dress and pearls, Japan's Princess Sayako bid farewell to palace life Tuesday to wed a Tokyo city employee in a low-key ceremony marking the first time that an emperor's daughter has married a commoner.
full story here
wow, that is love. giving up the good life for a regular joe shmoe? if japan needs a princess i am more than happy to step in and take her place. seriously. i could give up my common life for one of prestige and wealth. pretty dresses and kimonos. no more trips to the grocery store, no more errands. servants galore. my qualifications include excellent elitism thoughts, the need to marry a prince, previous experience being the center of attention, ability to boss anyone around, and lets not forget thinking the world revolves around me.
i could totally work this gig. sign me up!
Monday, November 14, 2005
The Food and Drug Administration has released a 63-page report that declares, among other things, that latex condoms are effective in preventing pregnancy and in reducing the risk of infection from sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.The report will form the basis on new condom packaging in the United States.
new york times article
so this is what the fda is doing. nice.
winter has arrived. winter. it sounds so final. i have never been fond of this particular season. thanksgiving, christmas, new years, yes. the actual season, hell no. i hate to be cold. HATE IT! snow, rain, whatever the weather --you can count on my apartment being a nice 80 degrees. my office mates are ecstatic for the ski season. i can not share their enthusiasm. while i do adore winter fashion (i.e. jean-sweater-boot combo) i have a difficult time with coats. i want them cute not functional. why isn't there some synthetic lining for thin pretty coats that will provide the warmth a puffy marshmallow coat does? don't feed me this "thinsulate" bullshit. i want warmth AND fashion. so you winter folk enjoy your ski season. i will be found snuggled up with good books, wine, and old movies. if anyone has some good book and/or movie suggestions let me know. i plan to keep amazon and netflix in business this winter. the season will start out with the sound of music. tomorrow the 40th anniversary edition comes out!
SO--enjoy your silly winter sports, you know where to find me.
Friday, November 11, 2005
pat robertson, what a fuckwit. i can not help but wonder--does he really believe the crap he spews? his latest nonsense in regards to the pennsylvania school board:
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city," Robertson said on his daily television show broadcast from Virginia, "The 700 Club." "And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there," he said.
full story here.
science in schools. religion at home. why is this an issue?
more humor at his expense? you bet!! see this.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Enrique Iglesias has shocked his female admirers - by announcing he wants to release his own range of extra-small condoms. The Latin heartthrob admitted he can't find sheaths to fit the smaller man, and wants to save people who aren't well-endowed any embarrassment. The 30-year-old, who is dating stunning tennis pin-up Anna Kournikova, is quoted in America's Houston Press newspaper as saying: "The next product I'm gonna put my name on is extra-small condoms".
i have been "attempting" to clean and organize my closet for weeks. keep in mind attempt and results are never the same. i have too many shoes and absolutely no organization to them. they lie in a pile at the bottom of my closet. utterly unefficient. the problem with this system (or the lack thereof) is that some of my most treasured shoes lay unloved for months when i could be wearing them. equal shoe opportunities--not found here.
moving past the shoes. why is it so hard to let items of clothing go? i treat them like old friends. we have shared memories as such. so they stay. they clutter things up making it nearly impossible to find my new purchases. yet again, they stay.
perhaps now that this is in print i will do something. maybe, just maybe... a glass of wine and an episode of the OC will coax me into staying in and getting started.
watch the coverage here
in the past i have never been a huge steve martin fan. one scene in the jerk was entertaining but that is the extent of his career in my opinion. i never got around to reading the book, because truth be told i didn't think it would be worth my time. i have been accused of being a literary snob. (who me??)
the movie: i remain impressed, perhaps having zero expectations helped. whatever the case i was pleased. i have and will always be a jason schwartzman fan. rushmore, enough said.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Foos, Weezer Try MySpace
How the social-networking site became the best place to break music As All-American Rejects tour the country, guitarist Nick Wheeler is constantly confronted by people who say they know him. "Kids you've never met before know your dog's name -- they know things my parents don't know," he says. The reason is MySpace.com, a social-networking site, where millions of young music fans go to listen to new tunes and find out more about their favorite bands. Wheeler is not complaining. "We're getting 30,000 people a day listening to our song on MySpace. It's blowing my mind." Launched in 2003 with just seven employees, MySpace has become the fourth-highest-trafficked Web site (after Yahoo!, eBay and MSN), with 35 million members, and in July, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. paid $580 million to acquire its parent company. On November 15th, MySpace Records, in partnership with Interscope, will release its first CD, a compilation featuring site faves Weezer, Dashboard Confessional and Fall Out Boy. The first band the label signed, rap-rockers Hollywood Undead, also appear on the disc. Their debut is expected in the spring. Bands use the site in innovative ways: Foo Fighters offered a podcast on the making of their latest album, In Your Honor; Weezer and Nine Inch Nails have streamed new music before its release; Coldplay uploaded exclusive footage from their tour of Japan; and unsigned acts use it to reach fans and record labels. "Any way you do business in music has been affected by MySpace," says the company's president, Tom Anderson. "We hear from bands that have places to stay on tour because they meet people online. They're able to book venues, they're able to fill them. A&R are using it to find bands, MTV is using it to find people for reality shows, and the movie industry is using it to find bands for soundtracks." Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional uses MySpace to post music and communicate with fans. "It's the first place people go now," he says. "If they heard a Dashboard song they wouldn't go to my site to check it out, they'd go to MySpace. It's the world's most powerful marketing tool at the moment."EVAN SERPICK (Posted Nov 03, 2005)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rap star 50 Cent says a controversy over billboards for his upcoming movie, which community leaders claim glorify violence, is helping promote the film "Get Rich or Die Tryin."'Posters for the movie that had been displayed near some grade schools were taken down by Paramount Pictures on Thursday after protests erupted over the gangsta rapper shown stripped to the waist with his bullet-scarred back to the camera and arms stretched out, holding a microphone and a gun."I do appreciate it," the rapper told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "They are talking about it on media outlets I didn't have plans to market the movie to. They are helping me out."The R-rated film, whose title is taken from 50 Cent's major-label debut album that sold more than 7 million copies, is due to open November 9. It stars the rap artist, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, in a biographical story about a drug dealer who abandons crime to pursue a music career.The rapper said it was ludicrous to single out his poster considering how action movies are routinely marketed. The posters were removed after Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich sent a letter to Paramount, complaining that they promoted gun violence. "I understand people had picket signs protesting, saying my poster is violent because they see a gun," 50 Cent said. But he added: "They've seen a gun in tons of film advertising. If we walk into our local Blockbuster or place where we can rent a video, we'll see every kind of gun they manufacture on the cover of these films as a marketing tool. "Some of these people just have an overall outlook on me that's negative," said 50 Cent, who was once shot nine times. The rap star, whose latest CD, "The Massacre," has sold 4.7 million copies in the United States since its release in March, said he understood the film distributor's decision to take down some of the billboards."I think Paramount made a business decision. I don't have a problem with it. At the end of the day, those kids are going to see the film. They insult the intelligence of the actual kids. "They read the articles, they've seen the videos, they heard the music. When the film comes out, they're gonna see the film, regardless," he said.
i am anti-gun and pro-film. i see the concern over the placement of these billboards. targeting inner city children with this film seems harsh, but their world is harsh. the film opens in select cities today. when it makes its way to slc i for one will be seeing it. i think jim sheridan is an amazing director. in america was a brilliant film. now lets see what the man can do on a gangsta ghetto film shall we?
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
grandfather's insistence that he is blind despite all evidence to the contrary (he's the one who drives the heritage tours vehicle) threw me into fits of laughter much to the annoyance of the very loud popcorn man behind me.
favorite line: "many girls want to be carnal with me because i am such a premium dancer,"
depsite all the odd humor i was moved by this movie. someday i want to write something that moves someone as this did me. stop attending bad megaplex movies and go see this so we can discuss.
when i walked outside this morning i shivered. is it the crisp fall weather or
election day? despite my adverse feelings towards the current administration i remain enthusiastic about the voting process. electricity fills the air.
debbie gibson (guilty pleasure) said it best:
Zappin’ it to ya
The pressure’s everywhere
Goin’ right through ya
The fever’s in the air
Oh yeah, it’s there!
Don’t underestimate the power
Of a lifetime ahead
Feel the power, you see the energy
Coming on strong
The future only belongs
To the future itself/in the hands of itself
And the future is
It’s true you can’t fight it
Live by it
The next generation...
Monday, November 07, 2005
girlfriends. you know who you are. what would i do without all of you? fantastic shopping pals. therapists for the mere price of a sbux latte. i have been blessed with the best girls. they are kind and beautiful women. each in their own way. they hold you and let you cry when your heart is sad. they send you books and treats when your heart is broken. they fly to town for your birthday. you know you will see them again but until then you miss a little part of yourself. when you drop them off at the airport you cry and can not drive away.
my brother and i attended the bright eyes concert last night at kingsbury. it was a good night of hipster watching and musical genius. as tim stated, "the room was full of future gay.com-ers".
first band--will mason—acoustic and simply fantastic, not to mention he was a cutie.
second band—sons and daughters of blah blah--the music starts. the lead singer has what we think is a seizure, why is no one calling the paramedics? oh my. she is dancing. i guarantee you this band has the best drugs. but--isn’t there something odd about trying to strangle yourself and your band mates on stage with your mic cord? i certainly think so.
when bright eyes came onto stage it was all worth it. amazing. the set started off with a solo harp and finished off with such madness the keyboard fell off the stage. musical goodness ever after.