Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Here's the list. I was so happy to see Christina Applegate named this years most beautiful person. She has been so open an honest talking about her struggle with cancer and her proactive approach to beating the disease! Hats off to her.
On a side note- I'm kind of excited for Kristen Cavallari's new role on The Hills. That is such a clever move by the producers. She was everyone's love to hate girl on Laguna Beach. I wonder how she's changed since those days. I remember when she trashed The Hills and their cast insinuating her fame and talent had extended far above that level. Karma's a biatch!
Monday, April 27, 2009
This weekend I took one of the girls I used to mentor at RDCC to see the new Beyonce movie. I would give it a solid B-. It was suspensful and engaging yet predictable and had some suspect acting. Beyonce gave a decent performance. There was one intense fight scene she had with Ali Larter's character and I half expected her to bust out in dance choreography! Idris Elba is fantastic. Surprisingly, the worst actor was Jerry O'Connel.
I really liked the messaging of the movie. Beyonce plays a strong woman who takes care of the problem without the help of a man. I liked that she wasn't the innocent helpless wife waiting for her husband to come to the rescue. I also liked the portrayal of a strong successful african american family. Absent were the expected cliches about race and the taboo nature of a caucasian woman and african american man.
Monday, April 20, 2009
The ship was one of the largest cruise ships I've ever been on. The first thing we did was hit the buffet... Maybe not the best idea as reflected in the pics! This picture is from the mandatory life jacket "titanic" moment they prepare you for. That night we saw the cruise show which featured two comedians who were pretty funny, although they were not as funny as the Princess Cruiseline Dancers! The dancers had ferocious jazz hands which kept us laughing pretty hard.
Friday, April 10, 2009
About a month ago I began to feel some stress creaping up. Slowly and steadily that feeling of stress has increased and built up and at this point I've hit the wall and it's come at the perfect time because tomorrow I will be leaving on plane and taking a nice relaxing cruise to Mexico with Boyfriend. Oh my goodness, am I looking forward to this. I have the feeling I have not been the most pleasant person the last two days... Recharging my batteries with a fabulous book and my fabulous boyfriend are just what I need. More details and pics when I return!!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
After a delish spider roll I headed home and watched an episode of 90210. This may sound cheesy but I was very impressed with the way last nights episode tackled bipolar disorder. I've always found mental health and psychology fascinating and I love when mainstream media humanizes these very really and serious disorders. Now if only that show would address eating disorders and body images, or increase their craft services budget. Those actresses could use a cookie... even the one who's preggers!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
After lunch we met my great friends Mandy and Lee at my favorite Thai restaurant in Bellingham. If you ever have the chance visit On Rice. They have the most amazing peanut salad dressing and pad thai. Scrumptious!!! It was great catching up with my old friends. I miss them greatly.
On Sunday I headed to Gig Harbor to visit my oldest friend in the world Ashley. We grew up together and were best friends in kindegarten all the way through 8th grade. She's been doing absolutely amazing things traveling the globe with her super nice friend Daniella. She's spent the last two years in visitng some countries I had never even heard of. It was so great to see her and catch up!!! I'm so proud of who she's become and her accomplishments. I look forward to seeing her a lot this summer before she leaves for grad school!
Friday, April 3, 2009
I imagine Miss Madonna may not be the most hands-on mother but I'm sure a life with a family, siblings, education, and healthcare would be much better for little Mercy James than an orphanage. It seems like Madonna's fame overshadowed what would really be best for this little girl. Sad...