Monday, February 25, 2008

The Crappy Oscars

Was it just me or did the Oscars totally suck last night? I don't even know where to start. I never saw a group of Hollywood stars who collectively looked so shitty as a group. I didn't see one dress that i liked (actually I liked Jennifer Hudson's white dress but it looked beyond dreadful on her- Nice Uniboob)I know they weren't sure if it was going to go on because of the writers strike but you would think that a month in advance is enough time to make sure you look put together. Clearly they need a whole year to start planing their outfits. And I missed all the funny skits. I love John Stewart but he really wasn't as funny as Ellen was last year. And the movies even sucked. I saw No Country for Old Men. Was it really that good? Maybe I missed something. And maybe Daniel Day Lewis did deserve best actor. I didn't see his movie. But he knows everytime he makes a movie it is going to win an Oscar so you would think he might want to wear a normal tuxedo with some BLACK shoes. Newsflash. You're going to have your picture taken ALOT. You might not want to be wearing brown hush puppies and maybe you should tell your mom-i mean wife- to take off the black and white checkered shoes and lose the red pointsettas on her shoulders. Nicole Kidman's lips are a horror. Rennee Zellweggers eyes don't open anymore. Cameron Diaz was pink and sunburned. Ellen Page's dress was like a 70's prom dress. Oh and Tilda Swinton. Where are her eyelashes? Some mascara please-this is the Oscars. I know this all may sound very harsh but I feel strongly that it is a job requirement to look impeccable at these type of events. If someone wants to wear army pants and a tank top while getting their photo taken by Us Weeekly I can dig it. You are off duty. But the Oscars is part of your job that you get paid millions to do. Look the part. That said I hope that everyone had a great weekend.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chase Buckley

Isn't he beautiful?

Tracie's new babe...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The 12 Steps of Veganism

For those of you who I have not spoken to in a while, Patrick and I have some news. We have stopped eating meat and dairy. Patrick has 52 days but I fell off the wagon this past Sunday and am now back at 5 days. I was visiting with my sister who was preparing broccoli with cheese sauce for her kids. Being the ever helpful sister and wanting to lend a hand I said I would make the cheese sauce. As I was stirring my creamy white beschamel sauce, I started mindlessly popping fingerfuls of the freshly grated cheddar cheese right into my mouth. It was only when I was about to put the third handful into my mouth that I remembered that cheese is off limits to me. It was such a sad thought that I might never eat cheese again. Never have a quesadilla or a grilled cheese. Never have parmesian sprinkled on my pizza. I started to think what is the big deal. Why am I doing this anyway? (I will not bore you with my newfound interest in the why part) It is so easy to stay away from those foods when we are in the safety of our own home. There is no temptation because we have an arsenal of other things to choose from. But what about when we want to socialize with other people? So I have begun to think of this like a sort of 12 step program. Not so much that I think I have harmed others with my meat and cheese eating, but more about the part that I have to take it one day at a time. It's far too big to say that I might never have mac and cheese again for the rest of my life, but if I decide that I am not going to have mac and cheese TODAY it is much more manageable.Now if only I could apply the same theory to working out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cool new option

OK, so you'll notice that there is a little icon of an envelope at the bottom of each post - if you click on that you can email that specific post to anyone, and apparently it doesnt cause any spams or anything like that. I just figured out how to do this. So if anyone posts anything really newsworthy or interesting anyone can share with anyone. lovely.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Movies, Books, Websites, News etc

Hi all -
I remembered another good movie from way back when - Playing By Heart. Angelina Jolie is in it, I remember when I saw it in the theater I thought "Who is this bombshell?" so it was obviously awhile ago but worthwhile to rent...
I recently finished "The Other Boleyn Girl" and wow, is it a great book. I plan on reading the whole series...and the movie is coming out soon so read it fast if you haven't already!
There was an article on the cover of the NY Times on Sunday about Green Moms and how they have Green Mom circles where they swap ideas to save the is a cool idea but they shared a couple of web sites that might be interesting for everyone:,, (particularly good if you're trying to kick a soda habit - gives a gross demo of what happens to your body when you down one)

News - so for those who dont know yet - Lisa McGreevey eloped and Staci Vitale is pregnant - congrats to both :)
and Traci and Beth have both had bouncing baby boys. Michael James Murphy and TBD Buckley :)
I love happy news :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sex offenders alert

This website is great. Copy and paste it into a browser...I put my address in and it showed me the whole area and exactly where sex offenders live (one in SLH, Fairway Mews; 53 in the area) and work. You can see their pix, what they were convicted of and other info. Really scary! But good to know...