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How does Whitney manage to always attract the “crazies”?  Roxy is trashy, a liar, and nothing more.  But seriously, can we focus on Olivia?  How entertaining is OLIVIA?  Of course she’s going to have a hard time coordinating an outfit with $25 budget.  She is carrying around Hermes Birkin everywhere she goes….  Clearly MTV made a mistake, Whitney shouldn’t have her own show, Olivia should.

me: Olivia is a socialite.  She probably doesn’t need this job and that’s why she feels like she could talk like that to her boss.

John: You could tell she’s a socialite.  Did you notice how she said didn’t say, “we spent a lot of time,” but she said “we spent ‘quite’ a lot of time.”  That says something about her….

 

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Totally unintentionally, I watched the “The Hills” tonight.  First thought was, “how come I didn’t know that it was starting tonight?”  Then immediately afterwards, I was like, “Was Kristin such a bitch on Laguna?”  Seriously, I used to watch Laguna Beach and I DON’T remember Kristin being such a bitch.  Did I miss something?  Oh man, Kristin really brought The Hills to another level.  Guilty pleasures… Ahhhhhh…. THE HILLSSSSS!

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This is new toast of the town burgers floating around NYC.  I mean just look at it.  Why wouldn’t this be?  Saw this on this blog that I read and it even got pretty fantatic review from this guy.  It looks super fantastic!

This is why I can’t stop watching Korean dramas.  Theme songs like this lure me into the cheesy and predictable plot with unnaturally handsome men, who dress really well, and they fall in love with the girl who has nothing.  What women wouldn’t like that?  Although “Style” was a little different and very much like “Devil Wears Prada”ish.

so 400 years of friendship with the netherlands will get you this ..

check more out at yatzer.com.

all i have to do is dream. everly brothers

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Was at the flower market this week.  How much do I love flowers?  It almost makes me want to leave my solid, stable and secure job to  arrange flowers for living. 

I’ve been watching Mad Men on and off for couple of years now.  But this season, I am totally hooked.  Then I watched the opening intro to the show for the first time this week and I was totally mesmerized. 

It really, truly, and wholly captures the essence of the show.  I LOVE that.  It’s genius, just like Don Draper.

AHHH it’s been so long.

<—-slacker (i’m pointing at myself)

but i’ve been listening to a lot of al green and otis redding lately. and then this morning ………………………………..

a little supremes. a good song to ease into the work day.

That’s right, Beyonce’s “single ladies” was on Glee in 2 different version tonight.  Seriously, I don’t know if I’ll ever get enough of this song.  But I agree with my buddy Katherine, single girls should NOT be using this as their anthem when going out for a girl’s nite out.

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Christian Louboutin shoes for a bride.  So simple and so perfectly executed, I am speechless.  It makes me want to have another wedding just so that I could wear these.

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Did I mention that I am obsessed with chairs?  Here’s one of my favorite.  Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair.   We have these beautiful chairs all around the office.  I don’t know how I will ever manage to spend this much money on a single chair but I would really LOVE one of these…. or set of 2 or 4… any….

Just saw the season premiere of House.  And once again, my real world crossing paths with my tv world.  Lin-Manuel was a quirky character on the show.  Fairly certain it’s not a recurring character but it was good to see him regardless.  And yes, I also concluded that House is 100x better than Heroes.

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Saw this vintage globe on etsy.  I want to start collecting globes.  Eventually I want to display my awesome globe collection at my house, on a shelf that is an entire length of a wall.  Don’t ask.  And I’ve been wanting to do this for some time but as of right now, I don’t have a single globe in my collection.

But here’s the problem.  I’m a control freak.  I mean a real control freak.  So the last time I started a collection, it was of Winnie the Pooh items.  When friends found out, everyone started to get me Winnie the Pooh items.  It got out of control.  I had to accept things from people because they were gifts and believe you me, I didn’t like all of them.  And as of right now, I don’t have one Winnie the Pooh in my posession.

So the question is, should I start this new collection?

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Although Kanye’s stole the thunder from the rest of the show, I think this was one of the most memorable performance of the night.  It was sooo incredibly entertaining and incredibly well choreographed.  Beyonce… “single ladies”! Sorry for the bad quality video.  You could see the HD video on the MTV site.

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John and I usually don’t watch Big Brother. But the other nite, I was totally capitvated by the strange outfit that Julie Chen was wearing,  and that made us watch good 30 minutes of this show.  Seriously what was she thinking?  I thought she was married to some rich dude.  She couldn’t afford to get more fashionable thing to wear on a national TV than this Snuggies wannabe dress? C’mon!

Last nite’s episode of Glee was pretty Gleesome!   John was yelling at me for wanting to start the episode while he was cleaning up after dinner.  Apparently he feels like he needs to be super focused to watch this show.  I understand, cause I kind of feel like that as well. 

So my dear friend Grace L was nice enough to share some memorable lines from last nite’s episode of Glee and I HAD to share!

  • ” Josh and I have become frequent penpals since he accidentally friended me on MySpace” – Sandy
  • ” i’m going to have to ask you to smell your armpits.  that’s the smell of failure. ” – Sue
  • ” i play guitar and.. actually a really good singer. … there are lots of moms at your gigs, right?”  – Puck
  • “dude, my bowels have better moves than you” – Puck
  • ” what’s wrong with me?  what’s wrong with me is that you’re freakishly tall!!   i feel like a WOODLAND creature!” – Dakota Stanley
  • ” He’s here!  Josh Grobin is here!  Front row, big brown eyes, cute as a buttermilk biscuit!   I barfed.”  – Sandy
  • ” Throngs of screaming teenagers don’t do it for Josh Grobin.  Josh Grobin loves a blousy alcoholic.” – Josh Grobin

Saw this flick called “500 Days of Summer” couple of weeks ago with bunch of folks.  I had to drag John go to see it with us and the whole time he was asking why we weren’t watching the #1 movie from the previous week, “District 9”. 

After the movie, the men were having a indepth discussion about their worst, best and the scariest movies, while Jen S, Suah and I were standing the corner having a serious discussion about actually writing our very own movie/screenplay/book.  A SERIOUS discussion.  It will be at the very least, fantabulous and funny!

Anywho, here’s one of my favorite part from “500 Days of Summer”.  I love singing/dancing sequences in the movies.  And Suah mentioned how she couldn’t get this song out of her head for days.  Lanigan said this movie copied bunch of things from “Annie Hall,”  another movie that I should really watch.

My new obsession, GLEE!  Here are some of the songs from this week’s show.  Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, Rhiana’s “Take a Bow“, the song from My best friend’s wedding, “Say a little prayer for you.”  Seriously, you’re not watching this show, you’re really missing out on pure entertainment. (the video quality isn’t all that great)

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This Alexander McQueen clutch made me think of all my single girl friends.  I feel like this is super fashionable and practical at the same time.  And in really bad situations, it could be used as a weapon…  You can’t beat that…

This is something really inspiring and literally left me speechless.  It’s actually about the invasion of Hungary during WWII. 

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I heard about this Japanese place in LA called Urasawa.  Toast of the town, cream of the crop, best of the best, Anthony Bourdain worthy, and etc.  I was searching the dub dub dub and came across this blog called Kevineats.com.  Where a guy named Kevin went to Urasawa and took some fantastic pictures and writes really eloquently about his experience.  But what was so shocking about his blog was, how much money he spent at these places.

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Please note, the dude and his friends spent $160 on WATER.  I’m pretty sure a monthly service for Poland Springs is about $30 a month. This is on a SINGLE MEAL!  I enjoy a nice meal time to time but it made me wonder how much money I would have to make, to make this kind of meal ($500/person) justifiable.  I couldn’t come up with a figure.  How do I justify living so extravagantly at such extreme level? I wouldn’t be able to.  I know too many people who are financially suffering and literally can not afford to have 3 meals a day….

Saw this on New York Times and it was too cute not to share.

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John and I watched this episode of No Reservation couple of nites ago.  And I swear to you, HE turned to me and said, “we should keep this episode so we could go check all these places out.”  This is why I LOVE this man!

Saw this commercial for the new Rock band-Beatles edition.  Never played Rockband, ever.  But made me want to actually buy a gaming console, just so that I could buy this game and play it.

Emmy’s Award hosted by Neil Patrick Harris!  Barney!!!!!!!!!!

High School Musical (the first one) meets Bring it On (the first one).  Seriously, do I need to go any further?  This pilot episode had my playlist: On My Own, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rehab, and even a little bit of Vivaldi!  The first episode is tonight and I literally cannot wait.  I am making John watch the pilot online so he could fully appreciate the goodness of this show.  This is a definite must on my DVR and I probably will keep the episodes so I could watch them on a rainy day!

 

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Okay so I haven’t been following America’s Best Dance Crew, aka ABDC as much as I’ve been in previous seasons.  But this past week was pretty awesome.  Each week they have a challenge and this week was the BOLLYWOOD week.  Okay, how much do I LOVE that stuff?  Baz Luhrmann was inspired by Bollywood to create such beautiful flicks like Moulin Rouge… nuff said!

… topped off with a hat Goorin Bros

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This is one of my favorite places in Soho.  Kind of overplayed due to the craziest bathroom in the city but I’ve I still like going here time to time.  Something old, something familiar, and something NYC to me. 

 

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Seriously, don’t you feel safe just by looking at this pix?

 

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Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide !
Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !
Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !
Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !
Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

WALT WHITMAN “CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY”

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Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide ! 

Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !

 

Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !

Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !

Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

 

 

 

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