Category Archives: guilty pleasure

Music Monday: The PETODY edition!

Let me just start off by saying: BOOKMARK THIS! You will need it when you need a break, need a laugh, or just want to shut out everything else. I just recently stumbled upon the genius that is The Pet Collective, a YouTube channel owned by Freemantle Media, which features everything PETS! Could it be more awesome? I think not. I’m just in love with Ruffhanna, the dobie channeling her inner Rihanna. Just take a look at these videos, you will never regret it.

Also, check out this “behind the scenes” video:

I WANT TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!!!!

OK, moving on. Here is Pawdele barking out her “Digging in the Deep”.

And.. introducing Corgi Rae!

Dexter fans, check this out:

HAHAHA, I D I E !!!!!!!

And here is One Directon…eerrr..excuse me, I meant Pup Direction:

And… (finally, for this post at least) The Fresh Pup of Bel Air!

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Neat things (and yeah I’d like them too!)

Paper straws!image

Paper straws!
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20s Champange glasses!image

20s Champagne glasses!
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Awesome retro bed duvet cover.image

Awesome retro bed duvet cover.
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Seashell magnets!image

Seashell magnets!
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The original Nintendo Entertainment System!image

The original Nintendo Entertainment System!
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“What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons”

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All images courtesy of AMC Mad Men

Music Monday: All Saints

If you grew up in the 80s/90s you might remember the Brit pop group All Saints. Especially if you are from Europe 😉 Anyways, I’m in a sentimental mood tonight, and listening to the song “Pure Shores” brings backs angsty memories of being an awkward 18-year old in high school. Ah… those times. Long ago, but not forgotten. This song was featured on the Leonardo DiCaprio flick “The Beach”.

 

TV shows I’m watching this fall

Hey hey readers!

Fear not, for I have not forgotten about you. I have just been too busy to keep up with my fabulous blog, and for that I am truly sorry. But, what better way to make amends than dishing about some juicy entertainment? May I present to you the awesome TV shows I have claimed as mine this fall.

Well, duh. Of course I have to keep up with America’s favorite blood spatter guy. Even though I am not as smitten as I was during this show’s first seasons, I have to be a trooper and stay tuned for whatever clever brother/sister drama the producers have up their sleeve after the “shocking” reveal of Dexter’s dark passenger before his sister. Whoops.

Well, hello there, prime time soap opera drama! At first I just watched this show because I had nothing better to do… But then it grew on me! Now I just can’t get enough of Madeleine Stowe’s smirks and “smiles” amidst a boiling menage a trois featuring Jack, Emily and Fauxmanda. Steamy! I’m not too keen on the boring subplot involving Jack, Declan and this  creepy money-wanting guy, but something’s gotta give. I’m committed to at last one more season. Just so I can see that Jennifer Jason-Leigh’s character is not a completely waste.

Oh well. I gotta admit. At first I HATED this show, but  this also grew on me. Nevermind the pseudo Deutsch and the wannabe Grimm-trivia, the show’s spine is the Northwest connection. Hello Portland!! The haunting Oregon woods and its too familiar suburbs and characters are what pull me in. I’ll be watching this for a long time 😉

So I’m a sucker for strong female leads, but when it’s Krysten Ritter (from Breaking Bad)?? I don’t even need to keep up with the plot, sign me up! Dreama Walker is, in my opinion, miscast for Ritter’s roommate, although I can buy her innocent, cupcake baking character when I’m tipsy on wine. I mean, anyone can play her roommate, just bring someone with a less annoying face – thank you. And yes, James Van Der Beek, you can stay. I’ve never cared much for Dawson’s Creek, but since you were a part of a so-called  institution during the 90s, I get it! I like the show, I like the badassery. Keep it up.

A little piece of heaven came to my door

Since I’m a girly girl most comfortable in a pair of A-line dresses, cute shoes, clear skin and the ability to change my make-up according to my mood I see NO reason for me to excuse myself for being born a girl and thus obsessing over everything glittery. It’s a form of expression and art and aesthetics all in a simple brush stroke. But, alas, I digress. The piece of heaven I previously mentioned is in all its simplicity but no less divine than a box from Sephora. I will test them for some time and give you an honest feedback. Products received thus far are NARS The Multiple in Orgasm, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain (yah, I am FAIR, get over it), Too Faced Lip Injection and Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer – both long time favorites. I also got this drop-deap gorgeous make-up palette by Urban Decay called NAKED. Just look at it, drool! So far I’m impressed. The shadows are easy to blend and you can create various looks depending on your mood and time of day.

 

 

NARS’ The Multiple goes leaves a sheer, shimmer-y pink on my cheeks, but you can also use it on your chin and temples for subtle contouring. It’s not called The Multiple for nothing!

7 things for 7 days

Drink Less: Beer and wine. Seriously. I need to lose some weight and these indulgences won’t help fight the fat. Out with the booze, in with more water. Just for the record, I do drink a ton of water. Everyday.

Eat More: Veggies, although I eat lots of veggies everyday. I’m on a garlic kick these days, and I put garlic into EVERYTHING! Not sure if you want to be near me, hehehe. Also, I’m an onion-lover. Onions and garlic for life, y’all! Also on my daily menu is broccoli and cauliflower. Can’t get enough. Perhaps I should get back to eating bell peppers on a daily basis. And avocados. Yes, for sure.

Prepare: For disasters! The end of times! The apocalypse! Kidding. Even though that’s pretty much the mantra here in Oakridge. Every store has a disaster preparedness kit as well as books on how to be a good soldier and kill your enemies. Time to move, perhaps? In all seriousness, I do need to prepare my final I-485 application. I hate that stuff.

Organize: My clothes. I still haven’t unpacked my suit case because we’re always in a transitioning phase no matter where we are. I’m getting scared of feeling attached to one place. My life has been nothing but moving up and around for the past 10 years. Sigh.

Lose: The love handles. Nothing to love about them. Get off me, bitches. I won’t miss you!

Do: Walk more! Since I moved back to the States I’m slowly falling into the American way of not walking anywhere. This country is made for cars, not feet. God forbid you actually get off your fat ass and WALK to the atm instead of driving to it, and then choose to do the DRIVE THRU version of it, so you won’t have to park and get out. Those steps are valuable, and you don’t want to waste any energy when you can just sit still instead. *Vomit*

Find: The perfect Halloween costume! Yay! I was thinking about dressing up as Katie Perry this year, with blue hair and a candy dress. But then a friend suggested I go as Queen Narissa from Enchanted instead. Oh yes, I see the resemblance. Hehe!

Now, talk to me. What do you hope to accomplish?