smaller = cooler, 2.0

February 4, 2009

Today is the day of me wanting things I cannot have. Although this blog post is about something that isn’t quite as out of reach as an imaginary tiny computer.

I have almost zero interest in seeing “He’s Just Not That Into You,” except for the fact that I really kind of love Jennifer Aniston and I really am kind of obsessing over Ginnifer Goodwin’s hair in the movie.

I’m in a serious hair rut right now, having had long layers for, oh, the last six years (six years!!!) and bangs for four of those years (four years of bangs!!!). And for some reason I think the solution is chopping off all my hair and starting over.

Of course, I highly doubt I can pull off a wavy bob, as my hair isn’t nearly wavy enough to actually wave at that length, so I think it would just be poofy bob, on my head.

Plus, there are those pesky bangs and I think bangs + bob would = chipmunk cheeks. And as much as I love Alvin & Co., they are not my style icons.

Click below for a selection of Ginnifer’s enviable hair. Ooooh, I had so much fun finding these pics!

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Small = cooler

February 4, 2009




I want this. A lot. But in a Mac version.

Yeah, I know, I can get basically the same thing from an iPhone or an iPod touch or one of them fancy phones with the keyboards and stuff. But there’s something so gorgeous about the proportions of this. It’s creating some serious technology envy.

Can I just express what bullshit it is that the smallest Mac laptop still has a 13-inch screen? My 4-year old iBook has a 12-inch screen and it’s heavy! And let’s not talk about my old 17-incher. SEVENTEEN INCHES!

So ridiculous, someone blogged about how big it looked on Dr. Cuddy’s desk.

(Spoiler alert: The post discusses Monday night’s episode of “House,” so just look at the picture and ignore the post if you don’t want to know what happened.)


Attack of the giant laptop!

Attack of the giant laptop!


Who’s that pretty girl in that mirror there?

January 15, 2009

I’ve been a bad blogger and I’ve been crazy busy lately and haven’t posted. Sorry. But I have a bunch of ideas churning and hopefully I’ll find some time to start cranking them out soon.

But until that happens, there’s something you all should know:

Although the walk up the stairs to my third-floor office is short and would be an excellent form of exercise, I take the elevator.

I want to make it perfectly clear: It’s not because I’m lazy. It’s because I’m vain and it is mirrored.

Also, these shoes are pinching my toes.

But, DAMN, they look amazing with this outfit.


The best shows you’re (probably) not watching

December 17, 2008

It occurred to me the other night that I’m pretty sure I’m the only person I know who watches “Chuck.”

I mean, other people might watch it, but they don’t talk about it the way they talk about, say, “Gossip Girl,” which comes on at the same time. But I don’t watch “Chuck” at 8 p.m. on Mondays when it airs, because I’m usually watching “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS. I usually catch “Chuck” on Tuesday nights on hulu.com. Things will get more complicated when Fox moves “House” to Monday nights. Thank Dolly for Tivo.

Anyway, last night I was watching “Chuck” and came to the conclusion that it’s probably one of the most consistently entertaining shows on television. It might not be innovative like “30 Rock” or as allegorical as “Mad Men.” It’s not the flashy star in my television lineup, but the consistently solid player that never fails to deliver. If my television lineup is the Atlanta Hawks, “Chuck” isn’t sometimes-spectacular and sometimes-spectacularly-awful Josh Smith (J-SMOOOVE), but the always-consistent Marvin Williams (old duck butt) who posted a double-double in the last game I watched.

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December 3, 2008

My friends introduced me to Face Your Manga yesterday and I have had a lot of fun making cartoon versions of myself. As have the rest of my friends. Facebook was all cartoony today. And can I just say? My friends make some HOTASS cartoon bitchesl


Because sometimes “Emma” works in a high school

December 1, 2008

I love buying fancy cooking magazines during the holidays. There are all kinds of recipes about taking ingredients from a regular Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and jazzing them up in fun, new ways.

But apparently the reporters who filled my issue of “Bon Appetit” with delicious recipe ideas weren’t so excited about the task. (Trust me, as a reporter myself, I empathize).

Well, whatever. I, personally, enjoy reinventing the classics and am lucky enough to come from a small, maverick-y family, so we rarely roast turkey on Thanksgiving. Which makes adapting the entire menu a whole lot easier. The only two things we insist upon (we being me and my brother) are butternut squash in some form and Pillsbury crescent rolls.

This year it was just me and my mom, which meant we could go WAY outside the box. Instead of a turkey, we roasted a chicken, Zuni-style. We didn’t have pie. We had pumpkin cake. (I think it’s this recipe, but we just ate the cake part with cool whip). And butternut squash found its way into our meal, not mashed with brown sugar and butter (although, OMG YUM), but as rich, creamy risotto.

We didn’t really have any traditional Thanksgiving goodies (although we did bake some sweet potatoes, because that’s what I found at the farmer’s market), but it felt rich and autumnal. It was also a great day that I spent doing one of my favorite things with one of my favorite people. And isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about, anyway?


The break-up songs of 2004

November 30, 2008