Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Say It Aint So!

It's not the first, but I refuse to believe any rumor that Jon Gosselin is cheating on Kate! I've devoted many a Monday night to their show and am completely invested in the family. Yes, they've totally whored our their kids for TV's sake, but I want to believe Jon and Kate will stay together and continue to bicker for seasons to come. On the other hand, raising 8 kids by oneself would also make for great TV: a notch below Octo-Mom status but would retain the train wreck watchability. The worst part is Jon putting out a statement (acknowledging the gossip is always a bad sign):
"Like most people, I have male and female friends and I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV," Jon tells E! [News] in a statement. "However, being out with them late at night showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them."

Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

I'm currently obsessed with any and all pictures from Obama's first 100 days in office. The pic featured here is my #1 fave. Note the worried lil' kid thing seated next to the Prez. Other highlights so far:
Malia taking a pic of Obama in a tux before he heads out for one of many inaugural balls (pic #1)
Obama on his Blackberry: was he reading my blog? (pic #5)
Obama checking out John Kennedy, Jr.'s most famous hiding spot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

These Boots Were Made for Walking

Favorite fashion find of late: Foot Petals, small cushions you put in your fiercest (but not always most comfortable) shoes and avoid pain and blisters! I'm currently rocking some 'Tip Toes' (thanks, Mom!) in a pair of new sandals: placed under the ball of my foot, they make the 3.5" heel quite comfy for my entire work day. Now I can perfect my signature runway walk sans foot pain.
Update: Yes, these shoe inserts look like nipple covers or some kind of toned down nipple tassel, but alas, they are just for feet. If you do use them for upper body coverage, please report back on effectiveness.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Some Pig!

Seriously, how do I avoid the swine flu? How does one even contract said flu? Guess I will ignore ham, per usual.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have You Seen My Childhood?

Today I went on a field trip to see the Collection of Michael Jackson: a vast assortment of items taken from the now vacant Neverland Ranch that come from different points in Jackson's career.
The exhibit starts before you even walk indoors: the Neverland gates greet you and lead into a garden area full of statues. Statues of what? Children, of course! Children spinning in circles, one playing with a dog, another doing a hand stand, groups sitting in fountains... the man had a cool 50 statues on his property which must have been super creepy at night. Jackson's other items were indoors and the displays seemed endless: costumes, arcade games, regal furniture, commemorative plaques, stemware, Madame Tussauds wax figures (which will haunt me in my sleep), Peter Pan everything, an indoor swinging bench... it was all there and felt as though the exhibit over shared (perhaps I never recovered from the surplus of child statues).
My highlight: a painting by Macaulay Culkin, natch.
Biggest letdown: his famous glove, laying on a velvet pillow, was merely decorated with sequins, one step down from a Bedazzler and fell far short of all the late 90's 'bling' we're used to seeing on our pop stars.
Lesson of the day: Michael Jackson has way too much money to burn (any psychological analysis deserves its own post for which I have no mental energy after processing that train wreck of persaonl effects).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Offense, But...

Miss USA runner-up, Carrie Prejean, thinks this qualifier makes it ok to discriminate.
"I think it's great Americans are able to choose one or the other," she said. "We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what in my country, in my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be, between a man and a woman."
PS- Who says 'opposite marriage?' And yes, I realize Obama has echoed Prejean's views while campaigning which begs the question, will a presidential candidate ever be able to fully support gay marriage and win?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pass the Tissues, We've All Got Issues

Will Lost's baby Aaron have the most dad issues of all the characters? More than Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Locke, Ben, Penny, Miles, Sun...?

Suggested listening for this post: Cat's in the Cradle, by Harry Chapin.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's a Doggy Dog World

I want to hug Bo Obama.

Eight Is Enough

I haven't previously posted about the Octo-Mom because there wasn't anything to say that hadn't already been said. But now the last of the octuplets, Jonah, has left the hospital and joined his 13 other siblings at home: it is amazing that all 8 survived gestation, birth and are seemingly healthy. I am not defending crazy Nadya Suleman, since she quickly readied her brood for their paparazzi close-up, of course, but shouldn't some on the homecoming attention be given to the science of thriving octuplets, not just swarming photogs?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You Don't Look Jewish, You Don't Act Jewish

Spoken word poetry isn't really my thang, but this piece* by Vanessa Hidary is perfectly concise and a bit funny as well. Hidary is a little kooky, but one really can't disagree with her message to fight prejudice. Plus, it's still Passover, so blogging about the 'Hebrew Mamita' seems apprope. *Special thanks to the black sheep.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Personal Egypt

Missing Lost for Passover seder.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Top That!

Even though he sucks, I really liked the sweater Chris Brown wore yesterday when he plead not guilty to assault charges.
*This pic only features the aforementioned clothing item in an effort to save, er, face for writing about this loser.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Want

I want this tiny camel to be my pet because it looks soft, smiley and possibly a little stuck up.

Isn't It Ironic?

Shout out to Brit Spears for losing the crazies and getting back to her career, but isn't it ironic that her parents rehabbed her so she could wear nipple tassels on her new tour?

Sad But True

While I am still a huge fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8, season 4 felt different (the finale aired last Monday), and I couldn't put my finger on it until now. Somehow I found my way to Peter Harlaub's article where he articulates the family's evolution that has made then unrelatable. Where I was first interested to see how Jon and Kate afforded groceries for 10 people, Christmas presents and new clothes, it is now clear how they've profited for the show, making any budgeting issues seem non-existent. Their struggle has gone from parenting 8 kids to handling fame, not exactly the show's original premise. Never fear, I am still tuned in (I have to know if Alexis adds to her aldergator collection), but much of the show's unique charm has evaporated. Side note, I am currently reading Kate's Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets to get the nitty gritty details on all things Gosselin. For me, it's a little God-heavy. Her story and faith could easily be conveyed without the almost compulsive religious references, but what else could I expect given the title? The good news: Mady seems way less annoying in print.

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Why Does Anyone Care?!

Adding to the list... 3) Madonna adopting another baby.