Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Fetish of Mine?

Okay, I had this photo originally up on my post on Monday, but I took it down and replaced it because it featured one of the things that drives me absolutely crazy regarding men. Crazy in the good sense of course.

I love, love, LOVE when guys wear tennis shoes and I can see their ankles. Either they wear below ankle socks or no socks at all. I love it. It revs my engine. What is this? It's not so much the shoe, but the ankle. How f*ing weird. And a naked guy with tennis shoes on...forget about it!

Office Space

I'm amazed at the jobs that I get sometimes. Take this job at the Missouri Department of Revenue for instance.

I have never worked in a place that was so...skeeza. Let's look at some facts about these people.

I have never before worked with so many people that have been beaten with the ugly stick. It's mean to say but true. Have I just been too spoiled by working in Columbia? I know the age ranges are a little disproportionate, but still, the accumulation of fugly is "wowing".

And the way they dress does not improve their disposition. When did business casual become hooded sweatshirts and white socks worn with dark shoes. Can you say fashion faux pas?

Not only is there the age, attractive and fashion factors, but the individuals themselves.

Does the overweight woman need to be smoking on breaks if she has to take an inhaler with her?

Does the porker girl with bad bleach blond hair need to wear so much eyeliner that she looks like a raccoon?

There's the old man who wears his khakis hiked up over his belly and makes weird noises at the urinal when he goes pee at every break.

Do people need to constantly laugh and talk about inappropriate things like artificial insemination? Also the use of curse words is very unprofessional. My supervisor used "shit" three times on Monday. Classy.

Well, at least they're happy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Goddamn I'm Grood!

I mean good and great. Great and good.

Okay, I didn't get Achievement in Editing (stupid Bourne Ultimatum) and Best Animated Feature (stupid Disney/Pixar). But really. I'm good.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

If you don't normally get Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue, this year you should. Their annual photo spread's theme this year is reenactments of Alfred Hitchcock films. It's awesome. Take a peek.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oscar Picks

Well, I'm no expert, but here are my picks. Granted I haven't seen the majority of the movies, but I read and know my shit.

Best Picture
No Country for Old Men

Simply one of the best films I've seen all year. It has everything: suspense, humor, great acting, great editing, great cinematography.

Best Director
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

These two deserve the press and accolades for this movie. Plus, they've been making movies for a long time and haven't got any Oscar gold for best picture.

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

His name alone deserves an award.

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose

I'm hoping for an upset here. Julie Christie is supposed to win apparently. But I've seen Cotillard act before and if what I've heard is true, she's the one deserving to win.

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

If you've seen this movie, you know he's one scary mo-fo.

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

I haven't seen this movie, but I hear she's the frigid bitch to beat.

Best Original Screenplay
Diablo Cody, Juno

This movie deserves a win and why not give it to the woman who wrote the best heart-felt movie of the year?

Best Adapted Screenplay
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men

Again. Give it to 'em.

Best Foreign Language Film
The Counterfeiters, Austria

Yeah I don't know. This is Entertainment Weekly's pick, so, when in Rome.

Best Animated Film

I hope Disney/Pixar's bastard-child movie doesn't win. And I hear this movie is great.

Best Cinematography
Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood

Yeah, the film looks beautiful.

Best Film Editing
Robert Jaynes, No Country for Old Men

So, apparently the Coen brothers edited their film, but edited under an alias. These two are weird.

Well, we'll find out tomorrow night how right I am.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Victoria's Secret Feud

It occured to me the other day while watching Project Runway that Heidi Klum is the white people's Tyra Banks. I know, I know, white people don't need their own version of Tyra (she's good all by herself). They must have a little rivalry. I'm not saying they have a big feud going on, but they do have many things in common that could lead to some tension. Let's take a look...

Both are former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models.

Both are former Victoria's Secret icons.

Both have their own fashion-runway shows.

Both are missing a few screws.

Both say outrageously stupid things on their shows but are hilarious non-the-less.

Both aren't shy of gaining a few pounds (granted Heidi gained her weight from being preggers for the past five years because of all the Seal sex). Oops.

There are striking differences however...

Heidi's show focuses on actual talent that has to produce something.

Heidi's fellow judges offer constructive criticisms and hold real authority in the world of fashion. Nigel is very delicious though.

...and call me crazy...but I think Tyra gets off being a beyotch to the girls who want to be models.

And besides...Heidi's German. Shouldn't she win by defalt? Hahaha. I'm totally joking.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


You Are a Soy Latte

At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed

At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky

You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it

Your caffeine addiction level: medium

You Are a Question Mark

You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning.

And while you know a lot, you don't act like a know it all. You're open to learning you're wrong.

You ask a lot of questions, collect a lot of data, and always dig deep to find out more.

You're naturally curious and inquisitive. You jump to ask a question when the opportunity arises.

Your friends see you as interesting, insightful, and thought provoking.

(But they're not always up for the intense inquisitions that you love!)

You excel in: Higher education

You get along best with: The Comma

You are a Hippie

You are a total hippie. While you may not wear birks or smell of incense, you have the soul of a hippie.

You don't trust authority, and you do as you please. You're willing to take a stand, even when what you believe isn't popular.

You like to experiment with ideas, lifestyles, and different subcultures.

You always gravitate toward what's radical and subversive. Normal, mainstream culture doesn't really resonate with you.

You Are Very Sexy

Damn! You are one hot number. You have a lot of sex appeal.

You know you're sexy, and you're not afraid to put it all out there.

And while you're very appealing, you're careful not to be trashy or over the top.

Sexy is all about attitude. And you totally have the attitude that people love.

How You Are Sexy

You keep your body fit and healthy, and that's hot. Plus, sweating is also sexy!

You feel gorgeous, and you always try to look your best. You make the best of what you've got. Totally sexy!

You are open to all sorts of experiences, and you have a taste for the exotic. Your adventurous spirit is very sexy.

Your modern look is sexy. You don't give people too much of the same old thing. You like to change it up.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Trama Recall

This past weekend we were all sitting around at Amanda's and just drinking and shooting the shit. As with most friends, stories from shenanigans past were divulged.

Somehow we got on the topic of animals and the disgusting habits that seem to come so naturally to them. Jordan reminded me of the time we saw these two white toy poodle, fluffy pieces of shit when driving on Rock Quarry Road when I lived in Columbia.

Jordan and I were driving north on Rock Quarry and along the road between Old Nifong and Grindstone is a trailer park. There are also some straggler trailers at the corner of Rock Quarry and Grindstone.

Well, we head to the light at Grindstone and Rock Quarry and these two nasty toy poodles are in the middle of the road. I stop as to not hit them. It wasn't so much that they were in the street that bothered me, but the shear fact that their white faces were soiled with blood and guts from a carcass that was on the side of the road. The dogs proceeded to go to the carcass and rub and roll in its remains.

I'm pretty sure all I wanted to do was run over those nasty fuckers. All other animals in the world, one. Dogs, zero. It was truly one of the most horrific and horrid things I've seen in quite some time.

Saturday, February 9, 2008