Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Let It Find You

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for the first time (in a LONG time), I'm actually looking forward to it... such a nice change from previous years' thinking of "Meh... it's just another day".

As much of a cliche as it is, I really do believe that when you're not looking for love, it'll find you. (Speaking from recent experience here)Yeah, Love's funny that way.

Anyhoo, if anyone's wondering what types of presents to send my way for Valentine's Day (or any other day), booze (Grand Marnier, please), Ca$h Money and/or an American Express Card (Black Card, please) all suit me just fine

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Day at The Museum

This past Sunday, I spent some time at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). We got there a little late in the day and only saw about half of what we wanted to, but still had fun.

Three points need to be made here...

1) The Japanese collection is BORING. I know Japanese design can be minimal at times, but the collection that was shown was pitifully minimal.... and the building it's housed in could use a good scrubbing.

2) The salad bar in the cafe is worth checking out, if you get low blood sugar. Just don't pour the dressing over the salad until after you pay for it. They charge by the ounce, so be smart (read: cheap like me) and pour your dressing into the little containers they provide for dressing to go.

3) If you want to get in for free, take someone 18 or younger, sign them up for a "Next Gen" (or something like that) membership, and they get in for free and so does one accompanying adult.

Here's a few pics I snapped:
 



 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011

This is what most of the U.S. is dealing with at the moment. I guess I better stop complaining that L.A.'s temps have dropped below 60 degrees.... Brrr !


Click it, to emBiggen it...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Take Me Out


Yay, dineLA Restaurant Week is on!

If you click here, you can choose from all kinds of restaurants that you can take me to, for either lunch or dinner.  I have the next 2 days off from work, so if you're feeling cheap, I'll settle for a lunch date.

Feed Me!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominees 2011


Best Picture

Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in "Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

** There are many more categories, but these are only the ones I'm interested in **

Monday, January 24, 2011

What Was That....

....Oh, I know, it was the weekend zooming by (way too fast). I had a pretty low-key weekend, but I spent it with some of my favorite people.

Friday night, I had Adam Killian's bare arse mere inches from my face. No, it wasn't a fantasy, he was go-go dancing at MJ's. Good to see that his face, and other parts, look just as good in person. He also seemed very approachable.... I wonder where his buddy, Zeb Atlas, was at? I love MJ's.... It's like WeHo Lite.



Saturday was my Un-Fun day... running errands and cleaning house, but the night ended very well, with Champagne and a few other things to make me smile.

Sunday was pretty much a blur. I watched way too many movies (I love you, NetFlix), but I did manage to finally get off the sofa and hit the gym for some cardio... gotta get into those Daisy Dukes this summer.

Hope your weekends were full of smiles, laughter, and release (of stress).

Friday, January 21, 2011

Touch My Hair

I hate my hair. I hate that every morning I find a a few hairs scattered across my pillows. Stop leaving me dammit.... I need you!

Besides hating it for abandoning me, (when I need it the most), I really hate the texture. I have thick, wiry hair. It's much more manageable now, and I can work with it as long as I don't let it get long.... but in high school it was at its worst. It was wavy, dry, and super unmanageable.

After getting tired of using hair crimpers/hot irons (I used to rock that buzzed short on one side/long on the other/asymmetrical look....it was the late 80s), I tried straightening it, using a chemical hair relaxer. It burnt my scalp, but it worked. My hair was super straight. It had also turned a funky shade of red. The color was so bad that I dyed it a couple days later. I thought that blue-black was the perfect color. It wasn't, but it was much better than that "I squeezed lemon juice in my hair and baked in the sun" look.

I always wished I had Asian hair... I still do. Thin, straight, shiny hair. I used to work with an Asian guy that had just that kind of hair. He told me once that he wished he had thick hair like mine. He crazy. We always want what we don't have. Grass being greener and all that.

I saw a guy today at Starbucks who reminded me of my ex-coworker. He reminded me of him, after he transformed his perfect hair into a mane full of thick curly hair. The results were very much like the man in the picture below. Second from the left.


Cute, right?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

1st Lady in Alexander McQueen


Here's a pic of Michelle Obama looking Fly-as-Hell, in an Alexander McQueen dress, at last night's state dinner for the People's Republic of China, at the White House.

Such a handsome couple!

Monday, January 17, 2011

More Ounce to Yo Bounce

I've been a horrible blogger.  So many excuses to blame for my lack of writing, but I promise (yet again) to be better about making my daily post goal.

Stay tuned for a bunch of backdated posts that I started (see, I had good intentions) to suddenly appear.

Anyhoo... In today's news, Starbux introduces their version of the Big Gulp...


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blog-I-Versary # 4

Today marks the 4th anniversary of my blog.  Buy me something shiny & expensive.... Whee!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This Just In...


... and homophobia & ignorance are "out"!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday


If you're out & about ("aboot"; for my Canadian friends) today, please do remain calm and try your best not to kill anyone.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows



I saw this movie Sunday morning and loved it!

So much more darker than the previous HP movies before it, and there isn't much (if any) humor in this chapter at all. Whether you're a fan (or not), this movie won't disappoint. Great visuals, music score, and special effects. It was also nice to see that the 3 main characters have really matured as actors.

Now I can't wait to see Part II, next year. I know I could easily buy the book to see how it all ends, but reading is such hard work!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Monday already? Thanksgiving week already? Seriously, where did this year go to? Wasn't Halloween just yesterday? I'm still not used to how early it turns dark, nowadays, and my inner cock clock is all wonky.

Anyhoo, this past weekend was extra long for me. I took Thursday & Friday off as vacation days. I spent most of this time off doing what I love best... eating. Ok, well eating is actually my 2nd favorite thing to do (with my mouth). Fall brings out the cock cook in me, and I love to make hearty, comfort food. I just cant get enough of stews, Shepherd pies, baked mac 'n cheese (with skrimps), potatoes, carrots, asparagus, pumpkin (anything), cookies, pies, ciders, and the list goes on & on. Needless to say, I'm overweight really looking forward to this Thursday for Mama's Thanksgiving feast.

Mom hinted at me making Thanksgiving dinner this year, "but only if I really wanted to".  I declined, since I've already signed up to make Christmas dinner. Speaking of Crimbo, On Saturday, I began pulling out my cock some Xmas decorations, just to take stock of what I have to work with this year. Nothing is really out of their boxes yet, not until Friday.... or maybe Thursday night.

Keeping this post short, as I have to get my outfit ready for Turkey day. I'm actually looking for my pants with the elastic waistband; and NO, they are not maternity pants, but hey....that's an idea!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The DMV Hates You

Well, the employees at your local DMV office do. They hate that you showed up, forcing them to actually work for their pay. How rude of you; how rude of me for showing up today, without an appointment no less.

I actually visited 2 DMV offices this morning. The first one was in Long Beach, only a short distance from where I live. I didn't go in though. I couldn't. There were zero parking spaces available and there was also a line that came out of the front door and wrapped around the building. It was unreal. So, I left the parking lot and headed over the office in Bellflower (about 10 miles away). In Bellflower, parking was a breeze and the initial line (to get assigned a number) was pretty short.

Then I looked around and saw all of the long faces of people who looked like they had been here for awhile. It "only" took me about 2.5 hours to get serviced. Good thing I took the day off and didn't have a hot date to get to (FYI, the hot date is scheduled for Friday).

I just don't get it. The DMV has always been known for their poor and super slow service. So why does this BS continue... why isn't anyone in public relations taking note of all the complaints and start cracking heads.... or better yet, firing the slackers? With the state being broke, you'd think that this would be the first place they'd start cutting corners.

I know a lot of unemployed people that'd love to replace an attitude-filled DMV worker's desk.... 'mkay?!