Saturday, December 31, 2005
Fever Pitch - A-
Friday, December 30, 2005
Must Love Dogs - B-
Thursday, December 29, 2005
I love the Oscars. I love all awards shows, but the Oscars especially. I can't wait!
Walk the Line
Good Night and Good Luck
A History of Violence
Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain
Steven Spielberg - Munich
George Clooney - Good Night and Good Luck
Paul Haggis - Crash
David Cronenberg - A History of Violence
Fernando Meirelles - The Constant Gardener
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn - Good Night and Good Luck
Terrence Howard - Hustle and Flow
Jeff Daniels - The Squid and the Whale
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
Judi Dench - Mrs. Henderson Presents
Laura Linney - The Squid and the Whale
Charlize Theron - North Country
Keira Knightley - Pride and Prejudice
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Dillon - Crash
Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney - Syriana
Bob Hoskins - Mrs. Henderson Presents
Don Cheadle - Crash
William Hurt - A History of Violence
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain
Catherine Keener - Capote
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Amy Adams - Junebug
Scarlett Johannson - Match Point
Maria Bello - A History of Violence
Oscars - A
my predictions - B+ (I'm excited, but you probably don't care!)
The Things I Want - B+
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
"We could go for the easy Christo joke here, quipping that this must be where the saffron sheets from "The Gates" go to die, but Mariah Carey deserves -- scratch that -- demands better than that. The divalicious octave-jumper, who was apparently just teasing us with talk of a classy makeover, takes to the streets of New York in this Tang-tinted tragedy, which shows off her terrific figure and terrifically bad taste. The voluminous sleeves are perfect for keeping the little people from getting too close, while the fabric-collating center ring can serve double-duty as the leash holder for all her many minions. How tacky are these togs? They would have Cher, clad in a see-through Bob Mackie gown and 4-foot feathered headdress, shaking her head and sighing, 'Honey, it's a bit gaudy.'"
Oh, Kat Giantis, you are my hero.
Undressed! Year in Review - A+
me finally learning how to put links in the body of my blog - also A+
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Boston Legal - B
Monday, December 26, 2005
50 First Dates - B+
trained animals - A+
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Cousin time - A-
Saturday, December 24, 2005
cousin time - B+ (if only I could retell those stories!)
Atlanta - A
ATL airport - B+
three-hour layover - B-
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Well, it was yet another great episode, and I couldn't love Nick more, but Santino just pissed off. I mean, it's obvious he's a great designer, but he needed to take some ownership for his bad designs. Seriously, what is this crazy frilly Bulgarian deer crap? Shannon is one of my favorite models and she looks ridiculous. Bad, Santino. BAD!!!
I miss Daniel Franco already.
Project Runway - A
Santino - D
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Red Hawk Bar and Grill - A-
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Even without the hot guys in wheelchairs, this movie was pretty awesome. It's pretty uplifting, seeing what amazing athletes these guys are, and how they joke around about their disabilities (there's a scene involving an amputee and a cardboard box that is hilarious). I love that the filmmakers paint the Canadians as the bad guys, because there always has to be a rivalry in a sports movie, and the Canadian coach is the baddest of all bad guys. And we meet the families and girlfriends of these guys, and see them drinking beer and wrestling each other... really, it was great. I've been wanting to see this movie for months, and now I did and it was great. It's out on DVD, so rent it as soon as you can. It might not be suitable for your young kids, but I hear there's a PG version out there that is... but I would just get the R version, 'cause it's super funny and you get to watch part of a video on quadriplegic sex. Intrigued? Get the movie!
Murderball - A
Monday, December 19, 2005
Aim toothpaste - C
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Broken bra - C-
Seriously, TV on DVD is awesome! I've watched about seven hours of SATC in the last two days, and I have a couple more episodes to go before I move on to season two volume three. It's just too bad that I have to rent from Blockbuster - I need Netflix for these babies.
Sex and the City season 2 - A-
Saturday, December 17, 2005
200th post - B+ (an exciting number to achieve, but really, this post is pretty boring)
Friday, December 16, 2005
Mad props to the Zombie Claus people - I'm sure there will be pictures from the actual event in the next few days, and I'll post one up.
Zombie Claus - A- (most of the zombies moved too fast, and one guy was just way too damn slow)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
My condolences to the Raymundo fans - I liked him, too. Too bad he used that burlap stuff for the jacket, or it might have been cute.
Project Runway - A, as usual
MY PAPER WAS RESCUED!!! I am so happy. So so happy.
I have to give some props to my dad, who came through for me by connecting me to one of his IT people, but the extra special thanks goes to Jennie H. in IT... Jennie, you are my new hero. Dad, buy that woman a box of chocolate covered cherries!
Getting my paper back - A+
Not knowing what the hell happened to it in the first place - C-
My paper giving me the finger - F
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
What's up with the Parcel Plus mascot? Do moose really send a lot of packages?
Parcel Plus - A-
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Internet groups - C+
But then there's "Dear Mr. Jesus." Oh, sweet heaven, is there "Dear Mr. Jesus." I'm going to include a link for this song, so that if you've never heard it, you too can experience the magnitude of just how bad ths song really is.
The interesting thing about this song is that it flips the standard children's-chorus-coming-in-at-the-end cliche right on end - a kid sings through the whole thing, but then a ROCK STAR GROWN-UP joins in for the final chorus. One of my best and fondest memories of my big brother his him mocking this guy. He was really, really good at it.
I don't know what else to say about "Dear Mr. Jesus," other than that it has haunted me for the past twenty years. I'll let the song speak for itself.
"Dear Mr. Jesus" - F
Monday, December 12, 2005
In my book, there's only one song worse than this one: "Dear Mr. Jesus." I may write more about this gem another day.
The Christmas Shoes - D (it doesn't fail because it's so damn catchy - I guess you're not so bad after all, songwriters)
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Raja Rani is... an Ann Arbor institution. Just kidding! It's probably the best known of Ann Arbor's many Indian restaurants. It's located in this big old house, and while it is downtown, it's not on a very busy street, so you don't have to fight throngs of people to get there. The atmosphere falls somewhere between nice and dumpy - you have the juxtaposition of cool Indian art and crazy tacky flower paintings. Also, the layout is sort of weird. We ate at this back table that was at the end of a narrow aisle. But we weren't really there for the atmosphere... we went for the food! I'm not an Indian food connoisseur, but I love a good vegetable samosa, and the ones at Raja Rani were outstanding - spicy and mushy, just the way I like 'em. I also had paneer tikka masala, which is cheese cubes in a spicy tomato-based sauce, on rice. The cheese sort of had a tofu consistency, which was unexpected but very very good. I'd probably order something different the next time I went, just to experiment. Nate got a non-vegetarian dinner for one, which had all sorts of deliciousness, but it came on a silver cafeteria tray. No joke. It looked like something you'd see in prison.
In all, a delicious (though not incredibly aesthetic) dining experience - I plan on eating there again!
Raja Rani - B+
Friday, December 09, 2005
Chanel, starring Nicole Kidman - B-
U of M no longer has so snow days - EVER. A few years ago, some law student sued the school for cancelling due to snow - something about paying for class. What a bitch! Get out of the library and go play in the snow - it might do you some good.
No snow day - C+ ( I actually want to go to one of my classes, as I have a project due Monday and still am confused on what I need to turn in)
Thursday, December 08, 2005
So far, I like Nick, Emmett and Santino. Their clothes were great. Surprisingly, I also like Daniel, who was the first one out on season one, before I watched it. His design was surprisingly good, and you can tell he really wants to do well. I'll be rooting for him, but I bet he won't make it to the final three. I think I don't like Andrae - he's too crazy - and Lupe - too up in everybody's business, but her clothes are good. She'll be this season's Wendy, mark my words.
I think Heidi Klum looked amazing when she was pregnant - a little chubby in the face works for her!
Project Runway season 2 premiere - B+
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I wish Life was a little less expensive, but the taste is almost worth four bucks a box.
Life Cereal - A-
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Hands down winner: real preemie!
Thanks to my friend Sarah for allowing me to post this picture of her baby, who is now about 18 months old and doing great, by the way.
Medical people (you know who you are) - do you think fake preemies are at all accurate?
Real preemies (as opposed to fake ones) - A
Emma's brush with Internet stardom - A+
Monday, December 05, 2005
However, I have to say that the likeness of that Sharpie marker is dead on!
Animatronic Premature Babies - C+
What are some songs we might hear in Saddam - The Musical?
Saddam - The Musical - B (in the right hands, it could be quite good)
Sunday, December 04, 2005
My roommates and I once had a dinner party where we served cheese fondue as the dinner course and chocolate fondue for dessert, and it was a big hit. Everyone sat around on the floor and made fun of each other when our food bits fell in the fondue. Good times.
Fondue - A-
Friday, December 02, 2005
Here are some of my favorite quotes from Face/Off:
"It's like looking in a mirror. Only... not."
"If I were to send you flowers, where would I... no, let me rephrase that. If I were to let you suck my tongue... would you be grateful?"
And my favorite of favorites: "I want to take his face... off."
Oooh, I love this movie!
Face/Off - B+
Thursday, December 01, 2005
stage version of movie version of The Sound of Music - B+ - on the plus side, it's the version everyone knows, on the down side, it's the version everyone knows
"How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" - C-