Thursday, July 30, 2009

I smell pancakes and gin

Oh good god holy shit. Someone has taken my dreams and packaged them into a restaurant: PERMANENT BRUNCH! You guys, it serves all brunch all the time!! You can get fancy caramelized plum pancakes and mushroom-ricotta eggs at 1:00 in the AM if you want! Genius.

Oh and it gets better: it is a block away from my favoritest bar. Anyone want get waffles and then gin and then dance to Al Green on the jukebox all night?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Birthdays was the worst days, now we sip champagne when we thirs-tay

As you may have noticed, I listen to and love every kind of music. I spend much of my time reliving my dream past with David Bowie, The Who, Velvet Underground, and The Clash, but I also appreciate some Miles Davis and Liza Minnelli (LIZA!). And sure, OK, I recently rediscovered my original cast recording of Chess and sang along with the whole thing (hey, the show birthed the ditty "One Night In Bangkok" mmkay?)

But you know what's in the forefront of my mind right now? HIP HOP. Pure, unadulterated ODB, Mos Def, De La Soul, and company. This is mainly because I've started taking hip hop dance classes again and have become introduced to current hip hop/pop/dance that I wouldn't be listening to otherwise. Kids, Bev B is the coolest and if you ever find yourself in midtown twiddling your thumbs you better get your butt into BDC and take one of her classes. It's worth it if only to hear her yell "look in the murrr" (look in the mirror) and "crump it! crump it! booty!" (flail wildly).

ANYWAY. I had a point here somewhere.... oh yes: if I had it my way and didn't have to work all day and magically still had a steady flow of cash, I would take dance classes all day and throw dance-off parties at night. Let's have mini one right now, shall we? Here's my lineup of choice:

This not only has a good warmup beat, but is also a sweet video. Stretch it out, but move yo' head:

And then we gotta - GOTTA - follow it with this.

I'm starting to give in to Lady Gaga's charms. It's bad. Also: we totally learned a dance to this in my class so if you ever in the club and I be there and this drops... check yourself.

And then, sure, yes, we should crump and booty shake to this:


*PS: Sorry I can't fit in the whole width of the videos. I tried to edit the HTML code but then messed up my entire blog and had to re-design it from memory because I don't actually know how to edit HTML so... just follow the link to watch full screen. Okey-doke???

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Weekly Widget and Sassoon: work shmerk baby jerk

Not only does Dreaface have the patience to deal with dumb babies all day (she is a NANNY, folks - Mary Poppins whatwhaaaat?), she is also an excellent stylist of every fashion. I want her to pick out my outfits every morning and then follow me around with a camera. Needy? Definitely.
  • 9/19/08 - 11:30am
andrea: dear god thank god its friday
molly: no joke
of course it's going to go by soooo slowly though since i don't have much to do
andrea: i haven't even finished my first cup of coffee yet
i barely started it
and she's been screaming for an hour and a half
molly: where's baby nyquil when you need it?
man, i will never understand the screaming endurance of babies
andrea: seriously, you would think someone is pulling her skin off
and she does this everyday to one degree or another
because she's tired
molly: yeah, don't cry about it, weirdo
i don't get it either
andrea: i'm going to throw myself out a window
molly: nnoooooo i need you to be alive so you can fix my hair!
um... and love me

FYI: I'm pretty sure Drea has already abandoned The Weekly Widget & Sassoon. Tears. I'm going to try to keep it up anyway because it forces me to at least write a teeny tiny bit in here every week and gives me an excuse to sort through every gchat conversation ever. Although, I'd like to point out that she's the one who got all CAPS LOCK at me when we birthed this:
  • 6/8/09 - 12:57pm
andrea: we should each just go through our archives and post a different chat on our own blog every day until we run out
still kind of like stealing the idea, only...i really want to do it and ours are better anyways
molly: yes, me too
we wouldn't even have to do it every day
because i'm a slacker
andrea: you wouldn't remember
what about one a week?
molly: it's true
omgeeee do it today!
but surprise me!
and then i'll post one and maybe it will be the same one because we share a brain!
andrea: yes!
we'll do it every monday!
molly: deal!!

But she posts, like, actual photos about her real live life and stuff on her blog on a fairly consistent basis so maybe our blogs just complement one another more nicely. When my lack of relevance and photos bores you, head on over there. But in the meantime, stick around for some snarky references to the past and meandering thoughts.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I can't wait for the Forever 21 knock-off versions

I wonder... how do runway models keep straight faces?

Also: I wonder if there is a PETA for Muppets somewhere composing angry letters to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

Thanks to Popserious for exposing me to this madness.

The Weekly Widget and Sassoon: boys, you probably want to skip this one

Maybe we have a future in writing copy for those dumb ads in teen magazines.
  • 7/27/08 - 11:36pm
molly: great time to try on bathing suits and dresses
i'm a midol commercial
andrea: you are not, because i'm not there to hand you a brownie
and then we laugh and twinkle together
except in my commercial then we both look at the camera and say "BLOOD"
with big smiles
molly: your commercial wins
i think after we say that we would also kick each other in the shins
and then cry about it
because we are so full of hormonal anger
andrea: YES
molly: and then say BLOOD again
andrea: YES
best commercial EVER

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Apparently, Cory would rather listen to the game then try and understand the emotional content of Romeo & Juliet."

When I was in my awkward pre-teen, junior high years, I started buying those lame "teen celebrity" magazines - like Big Bopper and Tiger Beat, ugh - with the pull-out posters. My friends and I were way into Joey Lawrence, Rider Strong, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas (affectionately known as just "JTT").

(I was actually smitten with Dean Cain and religiously watched "Lois & Clark: the New Adventures of Superman"... but that's another story for another time.)

Rider Strong, especially, was the big heartthrob of our age group. As the tortured adolescent bad-boy Shawn Hunter on "Boy Meets World," he won us over with his skater hair and flannels.

I admit that he was the hook that initially got me to watch the show, but soon I got sucked in to the plot every "TGIF" Friday.

Which is why this article blew me away today. It sounds like Owen Roberts and I had similar childhoods in terms of TV pop culture. Although I did have a television, we only got about six channels on a good day and I was not allowed to watch TV on school nights (unless it was "Family Ties," "The Cosby Show," or "Life Goes On" - because those are wholesome, I guess). So my exposure to the cool stuff was limited to the TGIF blocks of quirky-family-and-friends comedies.

I always ended up watching "Boy Meets World," but not until now had I thought so deeply about the Cory-Topanga and Cory-Shawn dynamics. In fact, Cory Matthews as a whole is a surprisingly empty character in comparison to everyone else.

Does this say something deep and significant about our generation? Are we all like Cory, directionless and hopelessly "average?"

As Owen says:
What gives my life meaning? My own sense of self-worth has been derived, though not so self-consciously, from various "passions" over the years, and then, you know, family and friends and girls. For a while it was playing soccer, and then music, and then reading books, with a fair amount of overlap, all things that can be done well or not well. But I have often questioned, like Cory, whether I have any talent, the kind of talent that would justify doing those kinds of things in a way that would make other people notice or even give me money.
Read the rest of the article here.

Damn, this is getting pretty heavy for a Friday. Why don't we all just YouTube some episodes and admire Topanga's killer hair, OK? OK.

Also: THANKS This Recording! I've found enough procrastination reading for at least the next two weeks!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Weekly Widget and Sassoon: spice up your life with bad grammar

Some people get bored and join a sports team or take a trip to an exotic land. We just drop letters and verbs:
  • 2/5/08 - 12:52am
in order to spice up life, i am going to start typing like this:
i a m typ ing li ke t his
i w ant spac es wh ere spa ces shoul d n ot b e
molly: and i will no verbs
this fun
andrea: s ee , i' m no goo d a t gramm ar. I wou d o mit al l th e wr ong thing s
molly: whoa! forecast here wednesday 62 degrees
earth hot
andrea: earth over man
earth over
no more polar bears or penguins
except on lost island
molly: and maybe planet of the apes.

We funny.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I guess I just wasn't made for these times

All I want to do is dye my hair black again and tease it into a giant poof and get into shenanigans like the Maries in Daisies:

I want to look like this every day:

Yes, weird bumpy hair and all.

When someone figures out how to get back to 1966, they better take me with them.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Weekly Widget and Sassoon: I'm here to help

  • 7/18/08 - 11:00am
andrea: migraine
and you're gonna have the best night ever
and i hate you

molly: excedrin, lady