Monday, November 24, 2008
Meet Rory. Born a normie pony but rejected by his horsey mom, he befriended some dogs and now acts more like a canine than the pony that he is! Lucky for Rory, his owner lets him chill inside the house and lay on a doggy bed. Pretty sweet if you ask me!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Last night I went to the L.A. Lakers- Chicago Bulls game and enjoyed some hoops and Staples Center delicacies. While I was clearly rooting for the Lakers, I was bummed I didn't get to wear my Michael Jordan/Bulls #23 jersey. Despite that fashion low, most of the game was spent by me trying to get on the JumboTron (with no luck) and cheering the Lakers to a win.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I want to like Beyonce, I do, but she's too perfect. Have you ever seen Beyonce with a hair out of place? Me neither, and it's obnoxious. Not all celebs are like this: I heart Xtina because she's talented, yet she's also a hot mess (just like me, minus the talent). But before I get all huffy, I would like to say that Beyonce's music is good times and still makes for an awesome itunes mix, but I must take the opportunity to call her out on 2 things (unrelated to her plasticy on-screen perfection): 1) "If I Were a Boy" is her new single. But didn't Ciara do the same song (better) 2 years ago with "Like A Boy"? 2) Beyonce did NOT write "Irreplaceable," Ne-Yo did. And he sings it better.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's true, Keith Olbermann made me very angry yesterday when I learned he doesn't vote. But then he wins me back by chastising those who voted in support of prop. 8, which called for a ban on gay marriage. An emotional yet eloquent piece, Olbermann references the absurdity of past laws that denied interracial marriage and also reminds us that any religious reasons for supporting a ban are in direct contradiction to the Biblical concept of doing 'unto others as you would have them do unto you.'
Let us also note, the term 'marriage' is man-made. The restrictions and boundaries the technical definition imposes are something humans created many, many years ago. Legally allowing gay marriage does not insult some other-worldly, spiritual concept, it merely corrects man's mistake, his long time homophobia that existed from the beginning of the spoken word because homosexuality, a biological state, has existed since the introduction of man on this earth.
It's 11/11 and to celebrate this pony holiday, Target is releasing Christina Aguilera's greatest hits album: Keeps Getting Better! Clearly, I will be purchasing this during my lunch break.
For all necessary Christina updates, check out her website, which also unveiled its new look!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Turns out Keith Olbermann's rants are just empty words: the MSNBC host doesn't even vote! If you don't vote, then you can't complain, so if you are paid to report, investigate and even speak out against political leaders, then voting should be part one your job requirements. Olbermann claims his non-vote is a "symbolic gesture." Well guess what, buddy? Your vote is cast by secret ballot! But you wouldn't know that since you can't make it to the polls to truly let your voice be heard, not just raise it on television.
Friday, November 7, 2008
To calm my election anxiety, I saw this movie on Tuesday night. I knew Obama won Ohio's electoral votes, so I went into the theatre, and came out 2 hours later to hear of his victory!
Anyways, if you venture out to see this movie, be prepared to cry. For me, the most touching moment was during the wedding ceremony when the groom sang (acapella) Neil Young's Unknown Legend. Simple. Beautiful.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The best thing about George W. Bush occupying the White House is one of his dogs, Barney. Almost as powerful as Dick Cheney, Barney even got his own Christmas special, hosted by W. Now we know what he was up to while our country slowly went down hill. Mr. Obama, if you come through on the puppy promise to your daughters, please spend more time fixing our country than doing location shots with your dog.
*Please enjoy the low-budget audio that gives the Bush twins a lisp!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
A fellow LA resident (and Kathy Geist wannabe), Anita pointed me to this MTV/Obama interview. MTV's Sway asked Obama questions that came straight from viewers and one wanted to know what Obama thinks of "lifestyle legislation like anti-sagging-pants ordinances, [and] asked whether he feels those mandates intrude on civil liberties." A proud father of 2, Obama used his oldest daughter, Malia, in an example he presented as a response,
"I think that it's one thing if an employer discriminates on the basis of gender or sexual orientation or, obviously, race," he said. But by the same token, "I think employers can set standards. You have [dread] 'locks," he continued, pointing to Sway's hair, "but you look clean, man. It's tight. My little girl has twists, Malia. I think, to me, it looks great. Obviously, I'd be upset if she were discriminated against on that basis... as long as they aren't discriminating on the basis of things people can't control."I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.
This is my 3rd time voting in a presidential election and I could not have been more excited to cast my vote for Obama/Biden! Not only did I cast my vote, but I also got a free coffee at Starbucks. So, if you need an edible voting incentive, there is free ice cream at Ben & Jerry's or you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme. But whatever your reason, just go VOTE!
Monday, November 3, 2008
For those of you in LA and who don't want to read the encyclopedia of new propositions mailed to you for tomorrow's election, the LA Times has made it easy. This guide is short and to the point, giving you arguments for an against the props. Remember, elections polls are open on 11/4 7am-8pm! Yes We Can!