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
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 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...