Archive for November, 2008
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Todd: “So, who would you pick to portray you in a movie about your life?”
Me: *without hesitation* “Angelina Jolie.”
Todd: “Dream big sister.”
Ain’t love grand?
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Me: “Babe… if you had to pick a famous actor to play you in your life story who would it be?”
Todd: “Current life, The Rock. Ten years ago life, Colin Ferrell.”
Me: “So your like a reformed drunk Irish Jabroni?”
Todd: “Did you only ask me that so you could make fun of me?”
Me: *thinking……”good question.”*
Monday, November 24th, 2008
There was a facinating young chap named Ben Goldhirsh. He’s been named one of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Ben comes from a wealthy American family but was never snapped by the papparazzi puking in a trendy club or flashing his undergitch….. instead he choose to be socially conscious and make a difference in this crazy world. Here’s his mission statement in regards to his magazine “Good” and his website www.good.is :
“GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward.
Since 2006 we’ve been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn.
This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be.
Please join us in defining what comes next. ”
I LOVE IT.
On The Hour, Ben told a GREAT story about his billionaire father encouraging him to open a lemonade stand when he was 7 and then charging him rent for the space and table. Teach your children well……. 7 year old Ben cleared $100 bucks a day on the weekends.
If you subscribe to his magazine, Ben also donates 100% of the proceeds to the charity of your choice. INCREDIBLE! I think I may have a crush on Ben. Don’t tell my boyfriend George Stomboulopoulos. Or my husband. Thank you.
I’ve been surfing this site for a bit now and am so immersed in the content and so convinced by the message.
Go there: www.good.is
It’s so damn good it deserves 2 links on this humble little blog.
Here’s the link to a list of Ben’s movies which I plan on renting this weekend:
“The only thing permanent is change.”- Socrates
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
People Magazine announced it’s annual “Sexiest Men” list today. Hugh Jackman tops the list this year. In 1985, Mel Gibson topped the very first list. This morning, Linda and I decided to make our own list. She said 5 dudes…but I just can’t narrow it down. We also decided that our own husbands were exempt from said list. Sorry honey. You, of course, are THE sexiest dude I know.
Here we go………………………….
11. SIDNEY CROSBY
10. DAVID LETTERMAN
He’s smart and funny. Two more of my favourite things.
9. GARY ALLAN
It’s that raw, grainy voice of his that does it for me. And the fact that he always looks so conflicted…I just wanna save him.
8. BRAD PITT
But only “Legends of the Fall” Brad Pitt. Now he’s just too hot. I liked him with long hair and a bad attitude.
7. BARACK OBAMA
Yes. He. Can.
6. PRINCE HARRY
I used to have a crush on his big brother however now he’s my Royal pick for King of Sexy. There’s something about a man who serves his country….
5. JORDAN KNIGHT
My childhood hearthrob. I truly thought I’d be signing my name “Mrs. Knight” someday. I practiced and everything.
Let’s have another look at JK, shall we? Hey..it’s MY list…..Tee Hee……….
Okay…I gotta collect myself here…what number are we on? Oh 4! Right.
4. VINCE VAUGHN
He’s wacky. And quirky. I like wacky and quirky. One of my favourite movies ever, “Clay Pidgeons” starred Vince as one seriously disturbed dude. Rent it. It also stars my #1 sexiest man…but we’ll get to that later. Let Vince have his moment.
I wish I knew how to play Chess.
THE TOP THREE……*drumroll please*
3. JOSHUA JACKSON
As Pacey on “Dawson’s Creek” he was witty, misunderstood and part delinquent. Triple threat.
2. KID ROCK
He’s just bad ass and has some of the most BRILLIANT lyrics I’ve ever heard. “You get what you put in….and people get what they deserve.” That’s deep. He also respects his elders (Cash, Hank, Waylon.) and I dig it.
1. JOAQUIN PHEONIX
He’s simply stunning. He’s a facinating actor who brilliantly chooses his roles. He’s a tormented, old soul and he has no one to impress…..he’s so un-Hollywood. Super HOT. Do yourself a favour and watch ANY of his movies. You’ll be a better person after, I swear.
The End. Your Welcome.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
This is a direct quote advertising the creepy half man snuggler:
“Never curl up on the couch alone again, with this comforting arm that wraps around you as if to say, ‘I’m sorry work was rotten today,’ or ‘No, you pick what we watch tonight,’ all the stuff you’d never hear from a real boyfriend. Polyester filled with comfortable, snuggly foam. Yours for only 19.95!”
19.95, huh? I’d rather go on a nasty blind date, pay for my own dinner, drink cheap wine and shake his hand at the end o’ the night than face the possibilty that someone may stop by the house and catch me cuddled up with the half man.
If your are thinking of purchasing the creepy half man cuddler, please reconsider and adopt something from your local animal shelter. You’ll feel so much better snuggled up with something that has a heartbeat, I promise.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Here are a few Obama quotes that make me wish I could have voted for him:
“And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world… our stories are singular but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“It’s not because John McCain doesn’t care. It’s because John McCain doesn’t get it.”
“A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.”
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”
“This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.”