Monday, January 30, 2012

Hot Mess Monday

Chipmunks are perverts, especially one's in Hawaiian shirts.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prayers for Nicole

If you're anything like me, life hasn't been easy lately. For the past year or so, I have been depressed and saddened by personal issues that have felt out of my control, often saying to myself that "things couldn't get much worse". Well, I have unfortunately found out that things can get much worse, things have gotten much worse, and yet when I think of the suffering going on in the world today, I feel completely selfish for thinking that my problems even matter.

I found out yesterday that a friend of mine suffered a stroke in front of her young children when getting them ready to go to school last week. The stroke sent her into a coma-like state and she has been diagnosed with Locked-in Syndrome, a condition that occurs when there is a blockage in the arteries flowing to the lower brain-stems. This rare form of quadriplegia effects all the functions of the nervous system and the 10% that live through it usually retain the ability to think and observe as they normally did but are left with only the ability to move their eyes up and down. There have been no cases of recovery from Locked-in Syndrome.

I met Nicole through my best friend several years ago and she was such a vibrant and lively person. She's a great daughter, wife and mother and I don't even have the words to express how horrible I feel for her and her family. We are all thinking of Nicole and her family and praying for the best.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New year to everyone! Let's hope the Year of the Dragon brings us all better things!

Hot Mess Monday

"The Ostrich" is a micro-environment offering a cave-like interior for our head and hands to aid in the power-nap we all need in our stressful offices these days. If someone out there works in an office where this would be an acceptable afternoon activity, please contact me so I can send over my resume. As much as this is ridiculous and absurd, I kind of wish I had one right now.

Prayers for Mike

My "step-dad" Mike is having open heart surgery today.
I love him dearly, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Goodbye Dear Etta

Songstress Etta James passed away today due to complications from her battle with leukemia. The music she leaves behind will serve as a reminder of her legendary talent. I was especially sad to hear this as my husband and I had our first dance to "At Last" at our wedding. Travel well Etta.

Legacy of the Future

I know I am a bit late to the party, but I am just now watching Tron Legacy on my new flat screen. I was way too little to remember the original Tron movie, but I do remember my parents took me to see the Tron Ice Capades, yes, that existed. Weird, right? And then we have all seen this horrific Halloween costume of the past.

So I was just flipping channels and I caught this at the beginning in HD and I left it on. I have no idea what is the plot or anything, but I do know this soundtrack (Daft Punk) is fucking amazing on my surround sound. Oh, and these futuristic Baroque interiors are major sexy!

If living rooms of the future look like this, count me in.

Kevin and Sam Flynn, thanks for the peek inside your house. Your taste is exquisite!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cool Prints on One King's Lane

The One King's Lane sale by Saatchi Online had some very catchy prints for sale today at very reasonable prices. The Horse of Picador by L Verkler is probably my favorite.

I also thought this print of An Other Love Story by Cecilia Westerberg was kind of romantic.

And I had to include this print of Antares and Love #2, not because it necessarily appeals to me, but because it is by an artist named Joe Webb. My hubby is Joshua Webb, known as JoeX2 in the art world and Joe Joe Webb to those who love him. I wonder if this Joe Webb is a distant relative? Apparently talent runs in the family.

If you need an invite to One King's Lane, please just let me know!

VW Super Bowl Teaser

I love this teaser for a super bowl commercial offered up by Volkswagen.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hot Mess Monday

My Groupon today was for a singing Justin Bieber toothbrush. Seriously? I know this kid has all sorts of marketing around him, including ones that don't make sense like nail polish and perfume. But I have never even heard of a singing toothbrush. Unreal.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Venice First Fridays

I took my birthday celebration to Venice, CA on Friday to meet up with some old friend's and enjoy some of the local fare from the traveling food trucks we have come to love in town. On the first Friday of every month Abbot Kinney stays open late and draws crowds of all ages to enjoy the fresh air and take in some of the tasty bites offered up on every corner.

There were so many food trucks, and literally all the best ones you always crave when you're driving by but don't have time to stop. I got a shrimp taco that nearly burnt my mouth off, but it was good nonetheless. And I eyed a ton of stores I would love to go spend some money in, but know that I shouldn't!

Yassy organized our outing, and Neha and Mirabelle are always up for a night out. I love my girls, and I am so glad they dragged me out of the house, thanks!

I was excited to link up with my old friend Cesario "Block" Montano, who will quickly tell you that he raised me. He is a character like none other, and has the best stories of anyone I know.

Even my buddy Fredwreck came out to celebrate another year of my little life, thanks Freddy!

There were so many people and the lines to get in places were pretty long. But when you're strolling with the unofficial Mayor of Venice, anything can happen. We started the night out at Hal's, then made it over to a party that was making this weird carrot and lemon juice, so we left there and headed for the The Brigg.

Did I mention my new drinking buddy is Oliver Stone? Like I said, when hanging out with Block, anything can happen. Block had spotted Oliver eating at Hal's, and after a few drinks he had no problem telling Fred (above) to go with him over to his table and make friends. So Oliver Stone joined our bar crawl and he was blast if I do say so myself. He was buying shots and toasting my birthday and was full of laughs, not at all what I would have expected. His son Sean asked Fred to introduce us, so I also had the pleasure of meeting him as well. Let's just say doesn't look anything like he did in his Wall Street debut.

The Lazy Ox Birthday Burger

My besties Jamie and Mike took me out for my birthday last week for one of my favorite burgers in Los Angeles, the Lazy Ox Canteen.


We had ordered so much food to begin with, by the time the burgers arrived at our table, we were all in a food coma. Mike and Rob decided to have a burger face-off.

Then I got a great birthday present from my guy Rob, that's just what he does!

Hot Mess Monday

The coveted Hot Mess Monday award was a tough decision today. It was originally slated to go to the mug shot of Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, but last night this poor fellow was nudged out by the voice-over that took place in Dubai. They seriously couldn't have tried a little harder to make this sound real? So much for reality.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan

This post is for that special someone in my life, you know who you are!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Animal Instincts

I am loving the animal themed accessories for sale today on Gilt Home, especially this spotted bit of gorgeous. I know a perfect place for him in my house....and since it is my birthday, feel free to buy him for me, ok?
He's a mere $325.

I have a horse head like this guy, but it was too classic not to include.

Very cool looking elephant glasses, the set sells for only $65.

If I buy another letter opener, I should just stab myself with it.
Nonetheless, I love this little gator.

If you are living under a rock and need an invite to Gilt, let me know!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Throw Pillows with Punch

Naked Decor is an all around fun site for quirky decor items at decent prices, and there are super homo-erratic photos of beefcakes posing with said quirky items on just about every page. Nevertheless, an easy way to zhush up the couch is to add some fun throw pillows. Here are some of my favorites:

My brother has a dachshund named Wiener. Wiener arrived on their doorstep during a tornado, and she has been part of the family ever since. Wiener, this one's for you!

New Year, New Mess

I spent my holidays on the east coast, meanwhile some asshole arsonist has been torching cars and garages in my hood. This 24 year old loser is Harry Burkhart and he still lives with his mother. Nuff said.

The most interesting thing about him is that the press has nicknamed him "Meatloaf Segal".