Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This week's entry has been pulled from my bag of Wayback Wowees. I have loved Jamie Lee since she made a splash in Trading Places in 1983 and firmly planted herself in my heart with A Fish Called Wanda in 1988.
Now that I am older and can appreciate the fact that women grey at the temples, things start to sag, and let's face it, none of us look the way we did in 1983. On my journey into the greying and sagging, Jamie Lee is along for the ride, showing us that aging is beautiful, and inevitable. Now if I could just pull off wearing that hairdo!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
It's cute everytime you see it, right? Love love love it!
So, now let's turn our attention to the dictionary for just a minute (calm down Bren!)
Class, (tap tap) today's word is 'uncomfortable'
1.causing discomfort or distress; painful; irritating.
2.in a state of discomfort; uneasy; conscious of stress or strain.
I don't know about you, but I learn better when there is a picture or video in conjunction with words, so let's take a look at the very definition of uncomfortable in video form:
If you needed any further proof that John McCain is not presidential material, I hope this fixes you right up. On one hand I have to congratulate him for booking on a show that is clearly not his base of voters, but on the other couldn't he have handled it a bit less stiffly and without looking like he was going to blow his top at any second? I mean he had to know this was bound to come up as a topic. He truly looked pissed a few times and I, for one, have had enough of the Mad Cowboy antics in my lifetime already.
Great job Ellen! Way to stay on topic, way to defend our rights and way to handle yourself in a respectable manner, as usual! Love that girl!
Monday, May 26, 2008
I loved the animated version of this story when it came out in movie theaters, but I had no idea that the night I saw it on the Broadway stage would forever change my mental picture of this classic story of the circle of life. The genius that is Julie Taymor brought this production to life and garnered multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Costume Design.
This show was my first Broadway show, on my first trip to New York. Wow what a way to start a love affair with Broadway and New York City! The opening number of The Lion King knocks the audience members over like a ton of bricks as it encompasses the entire theatre and grabs each patron by the heart. Tears can't help but fall. Pause the sidebar music and have a look for yourself:
Friday, May 23, 2008
Luckily, I have XM Radio which carries the channel UPOP, music from across the pond, and I am able to get a feel for what they are doing over there musically. I am also in search of someone to fill Amy Winehouse's show since she can't seem to get her act together. I also watch NewNowNext on LOGO and occasionally, very occasionally, they will play a gem. So, blah blah blah...
Here are three ladies worth a closer look. Let's see if you can shake the earworms they give you!?? Pause the sidebar player and enjoy.
"Mercy" by Duffy
"Where I Stood" by Missy Higgins
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Almost 8 years later it is still just unbelievable that this idiot is in charge of our laws and overall future. How long will it take to unravel his mess?
Here's what I think is irresponsible, George: letting any sentence accusing someone/something of being irresponsible pass your lips while we all suffer daily for your decisions based on greed, the need to feel good amongst the boys, and lies. fucker.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
If you're currently watching Bravo's Workout starring Jackie Warner, then you know what I mean when I say it's an hour of drama-laden reality TV that is most definitely a guilty pleasure, but one you aren't able to tear yourself away from easily! If you have managed to skip this one so far, you are crazy because Jackie is hawwt! Get yourself to a TV!
This week's choice gives a little peek into my penchant for strong, blonde, bossy girls...ahem.
Although the drama surrounding the launch of this year's show made me threaten to stop watching, Jackie managed to reign in the theatrics and get down to what she does best which is train and transform lives. When watching her direct a boot camp, you get the feeling that she likes making her clients hate her even if it's just for the 60 minutes of training. Ultimately, she cares, and loves them all. But she loves being the Power Bitch!So if you like good-looking, in-shape, reality television, with a splash of lesbian, and who doesn't, then tune in to Bravo, Tuesdays at 9pm.
If you'd like to have your ass kicked for real, you can do that too for a paltry $6000!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
"It all begins when a die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love."
We were fortunate enough to see this wonderfully hilarious and creative show last year during a matinee. Those 5th row tickets provided us not only with the pleasure of getting to see this show, but also a respite from the 90 degree heatwave that consumed the city that weekend! We walked away with great memories, catchy tunes, lots of laughs and the most expensive air conditioning ever purchased! Totally worth every penny!
Drowsy won 5 Tony Awards including Best Music, Best Book, and Best Featured Actress and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical. The show closed on Broadway this year, but is currently touring the US. Raise your hand if you're going!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Now, I must send a shout out/holla/howdoyoudo to Allyson for sending me this link of Keith Olbermann's 12 minute rant on dear ole' George. Thank you thank you thank you thank you! Absolutely made my day!
Okay, so everybody pause the sidebar music, sit back and relax as Keith says everything we have all been thinking and wish we could say to the Buffoon in Chief ourselves:
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I could go on a lengthy monologue exhalting the beauty and joy which is Jennifer Garner, but instead I will just let these pics do the job. Again here I go with the beautiful/cute girl next door as my choice for today. I sense a trend.
And now for an extra little treat, take a look at this clip from Alias and you'll understand why I never missed being in my seat Sundays at 9pm. Oh Sydney Bristow...we miss you, and your ass-kicking ways so. Don't forget to stop the player on the sidebar, and enjoy!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
This hilarious tale of 6 overachievers and the angst they experience competing for the spelling championship of a lifetime became the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: "a quirky yet charming set of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time."
The Bee ended it's run in January 2008, but left us all with the great lesson that winning isn't everything, and losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. Definitely one of my favorites!"Boanthropy"
We picked up this show last May and have been singing the score ever since! The evening was particularly eventful for us because Bill and Chelsea Clinton and Hillary's mom were in the audience! What a treat! I nearly broke my arm to get a few very blurry pictures off before the ushers started screaming at everyone! I have often thought of this night as a two-for-one show since I spent a large majority of my time looking over to catch their reaction to certain jokes. How very distracting it is to be in the same room with someone you admire and respect while they just do normal stuff like watch a play with their family. It was just weird! And by weired I mean cool.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
What some of you don't know is that #1 I am a lesbian and #2 my obsession with hot ladies goes way back. I mean like waaay back. Old school...Kristy McNicol...Nancy McKeon...Jodie Foster.....I see you smiling.
So sit back and enjoy. You may be surprised eventually to see who I think is hot, not just on the outside either.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
We were fortunate enough to pick up tickets to the 2006 revival of this classic show during our last trip to NYC in March. Our friend Nick Adams currently stars in the role of Larry, and did a mighty fine job!
The original show opened in 1975, won 9 Tony Awards in 1976 and ran for 15 years on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre becoming the longest running American musical in history. It has become a classic that defines the struggles of dancers fighting to win a spot on the Broadway stage. Classic show, timely and relevant topic that is most likely playing out in real life right now as you read this!