Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Oops I did it....(never) again...

I've heard that moving is the second most stressful event a person can go through, second only to the loss of a spouse. And now it all makes sense. I haven't even gotten to the actual moving (that part seems easy-peasy) but the steps leading up to it....oy.

It really has been beyond overwhelming. In the past two days, I've cried twice, yelled at my dog (thus prompting the first crying spurt), taken a fake sick day, made 1,023,049 1/2 phone calls trying to get my closing statement, made 8,872 additional phone calls to my broker and my agent just because I can, spent my entire life's savings (thank goodness for payday), and signed and signed my life away. People keep asking me what colors I'll paint the walls. What furniture I'll buy. When I'll have my first housewarming party. Paint? Walls? Furniture? Parties? There are walls and paint and furniture and parties involved in this event?

I hear it's all worth it in the end, but at the moment I feel like crawling back into bed.

Then again, I've also heard that single women now make up 21% of home purchases. I remember just a few years ago, the episode of Sex and the City where Miranda buys her first home and is stunned by the raised eyebrows and the "single woman boxes" that she has to keep checking and checking and checking.

There were a lot of "single women" statements in my paperwork, but at twenty one percent, I feel very proud to be a part of that statistic.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Worst & Best -- Screen Actor's Guild Awards

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. You know I love you. You rocked Mean Girls like nobody else could (well, maybe Shannen Doherty could). You have the cutest boyfriend, and I'm thrilled that he's being recognized this year for his killer performance in Half Nelson.

But that does not excuse draping a napkin around your body and calling it a dress. And the hair?!? Please tell me that's for a movie role. What were you thinking?

Let's just hope you're wearing panties.

By contrast, let's check out the lovely and dignified Helen Mirrin, on her way to winning, well, every award for her performance in The Queen. Queen doesn't begin to describe how stunning she looks in this dress.

And check out the back. Even better.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

May the gods of fashion forgive us

As if watching ever Tonya, Debbie, and Henrietta walking around in leggings wasn't bad enough, may I present to you:

Yes, folks. This photo is not a joke. It has not been re-touched or cut and pasted from Winter 2006 Olympic footage.

Leggings for men -- I repeat: leggings for men -- have arrived for the fall. If I have one fashion wish this year -- correction: if I have one fashion wish for any year -- it will be that this is a trend that dies before it ever gets started.

(Though I feel a fashion sin has been committed by the very existence of the concept. I feel as if I should sterilize my closets after looking at that image. Dear friends: What would Audrey think?)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Things to do when your internet is down

Buy a condo.

In one of the most expensive areas in the world.

Crazy, isn't it?

I'll try for some pictures and more information ASAP!!!

Thursday, January 04, 2007


That'd be me.

My internet is down at home, so I won't be blogging until I get it fixed. (This includes my beauty favorites list for 2006!!!) Just thought I'd leave y'all a friendly note so you don't send the FBI out looking for me!