Saturday, August 15, 2009

10 Things I Love about "10 Things I Hate About You"

I present this list in honor of Joseph Gordon Levitt and 10 Things I Hate About You being on T.V.

10. The guidance counselor, Ms. Perky

9. The different cliques at the beginning

8. When that kid Michael (a.k.a Cameron's geeky friend) quotes Shakespeare in the lunchroom and Heath Ledger says "Hey! Don't say shit like that to me. People can hear you."

7. How much of a douche is Joey Donner? It's too perfect, I love to hate him!

6. How Heath Leger buys her the guitar she wanted at the end of the movie

5.When Bianca beats up Joey at the prom, and then asks Cameron if he's ok, and he says "Never been better" !!!!! so sweet!

4. Of course I have to include this: Julia Style's sonnet:
I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all

3. The dad! He's the best!
"Kissing isn't what keeps me up to my elbows in placenta all day long"

2. The scene where Heath Ledger sings "Can't Take my Eyes Off of You"

1. Joseph Gordon Levitt

Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Finds!

I've decided that summer is my absolute favorite season, most likely because of all the cute dresses and sweet colors you can get away with. It's going to be hard to adjust all of my favorite light clothes to a cold winter. So here's what I've been wearing most of the summer, in one form or another.

I found this shirt at a thrift store by my house, and I was so excited because it was only 6$. DO you understand how cheap that is for NYC? Not only that, I wasn't really expecting to find anything since it's run by aging hippies with a taste for tie-dye in large amounts, so I didn't think I would walk away with anything. I'm so glad I was wrong!

I found this little number at Forever 21, which surprised me since most of their stuff is always just a teeeeny bit off the mark.

My absolute FAVORITE jacket, purchased at H&M. This baby looks good with just about everything, maybe even with a neon paisley maxidress (jk that's disgusting)

And finally these Zara boots, which I can't wear when it gets too hot because my feet get sweaty and they make disgusting farting noises...embarrassing. Other than that they are pretty great, and the heel is low enough that i look taller but I don't look like a tryhard.

Love y'all!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Adorableand Artsy: Theo Rosenblum

That's him in the glasses...ignore Dash Snow (RIP) for a sec

One day at work I had to research some dude named "Theo Rosenblum", and I have to say that as soon as I saw his name I knew I was going to like him. I mean, how sweet is the name Theo? There will never be a psychopathic serial kitten killer named Theo, am I right?

His work deals with consumerism and food, but not in a pretentious I-shop-at-Whole-Foods-why-don't-you-fatass way, but in a mischievous tongue in cheek way! The main reason I like him is because he's so young and finding success without turning into a complete asshole (not yet anyway). The good vibes on this guy are off the charts, he's even made a food font!!


Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers

Isabel's lovely post the other day inspired me to share my own new favorite music infatuation.
Pictured above is Jonathan Richman who formed the Modern Lovers in 1970. They're a Velvet Underground inspired band (hey who isn't these days?) but I like them as much as the Velvet Underground (if not more...)
Jonathan Richman's lyrics are so fun and fit the music perfectly. "Just About Seventeen" and "You're the One for Me" have become the soundtrack for my summer!
I also suggest "I'm Straight" (which is the first song I heard by him)

Here's a video I made for "Just About Seventeen" Don't be too impressed just yet. I used iMovie to put the audio track over the album artwork. And it didn't even end up that nice. Oh well, just close your eyes and enjoy the music.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


picture from smashintransistors

This is the first (#1) of hopefully many straight to the point music posts. I chose the Smith Westerns because I can listen to their entire album without skipping songs (which is really hard for me, I usually don't listen to most songs for more than seconds, yikes) and also because they reek of good vibes. Check out that picture, and c'mon, you have to admit that these guys look like fun. The singer looks kind of like Karen O without a Y chromasone and the guy in the blue has cherubic angel curls.

Their songs are simple and pretty rough, but in a way that's far from pretentious and just comes off as completely sincere. They don't have any music videos yet, but you can listen to their songs on youtube and stare at their album cover until it moves.

picture from smashintransistors