Archive for May, 2009

Explanation Nation

Posted in television, the 90's with tags , , , , on May 31, 2009 by melsanie

Clarissa Explains it All was the highlight of my childhood.  Not only did Clarissa have killer style, but she had the best friend, Sam, who for some reason was incapable of using the front door.  Hortense, over at Jezebel, did a good recap as to why Clarissa was better than Blossom, so I’ll let her do the talking.  In the meantime, here is the best opening credits of all time.  I may or may not have practiced writing ‘Melanie’ backwards in my shower.

Ending the Weekend on a High

Posted in i like this with tags , on May 31, 2009 by melsanie

Daily Crush

Posted in accents, daily crush, objectifying guys and i'm ok with it with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2009 by melsanie
karl urban

He's more familiar than you think--if you're also a nerd.

So I was first going to post this guy, Karl Urban, as the doctor from Star Trek, but after looking him up on imdb, this guy was a bad guy in The Bourne Supremacy, a king from the Lord of the Rings movies and was in Xena. And to top it all off he’s from New Zealand.  Done and done.

Childhood Idols Found

Posted in television, the 90's, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2009 by melsanie

Here are some answers to the questions Mer asked earlier in addition to some other 90 teen idols we all loved and adored.

Jenna von Oy: most recently on The Parkers as the token white girl.  If you google image search for her you’ll get some pretty scandalous pictures.  She is allegedly good friends with Melissa Joan Heart too.

yearbook awesomeMelissa Joan Heart: She looks exactly the same as she does from Clarissa Explains it All.  And, even though she was most recently in a horrible made for TV romcom with Joey Lawrence, I will forever remember her as the crazy year book girl from the best 90’s movie ever Can’t Hardly Wait.

Larisa Oleynik:  After graduating from Sarah Lawrence in 2004, she’s been pretty under the radar, showing up in shows that typically lead up to getting back in the “acting” scene aka supporting friend to A-List actor in a romcom.

Marla Sokoloff: 90’s queen.  She made appearances in all awesome 90’s shows:  Full House, Party of Five, Babysitters Club, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Home Improvement and more.  In the new millenium, she broke up with James Franco and is a supporting bff in Lifetime’s mini-series Maneater.  I may or may not be watching it now and it may or may not be horribly awesome.

Happy Weekend!

Posted in youtube with tags , , on May 30, 2009 by thedith

Places to Visit in SF

Posted in places to visit, San Francisco with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by thedith

I actually really like this

I actually really like this

*Where: The Mission, aka Little Williamsburg.

What: Brooklyn’s satellite West Coast hipster state.

Who Lives There: Hipsters, Mexican immigrants, and oh yeah, hipsters.

Why: Because you love: going days on end without bathing, ill-founded pretention, dirty clothes and unwashed hair, “irony”, bicycles, vegan diets, trust funds, working on your “art”, tattoo sleeves, eating disorders, American Apparel, buying organic, being the first to discover bands before they “sell-out”, snorting coke, Tecate beer, and anything else that’s better than being a Yuppy.

*It should be noted, that while the author of this post makes fun of The Mission, she also kind of enjoys it there.

Next Time: The Marina; you found all the Yuppies, but tell me, where did their souls go?

In My Opinionation

Posted in television, the 90's with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2009 by thedith

Miyim Bialik, aka Blossom, is going to be on What Not To Wear. This is awesome, yet sadly, unsurprising news.  Who amongst us can forget Blossom’s penchant for pleated shorts and giant flower hats? Not this blogger, that’s for sure.

I wonder what Blossom’s totally radder, best friend Six would have to say?

Blossom, Six, and Joey in happier (yet tackier) times

Blossom, Six, and Joey in happier (yet tackier) times

Is she even still alive?  Huh.  That can be a fun activity if you’re truly bored: Find out whatever happened to Jenna Von Oy and report back to me.  While you’re at it, find The Secret World of Alex Mack‘s Larissa Oylenik for me too?

Have you seen this girl?

Have you seen this girl?

She’s not related to anything in this post, but, like seriously, what happened to her?

The Blossom theme song. Why? Because it’s awesome.

Update for the two People Who Care (Hey Mom!)

Posted in adventures in life, Uncategorized, vegan with tags , , on May 30, 2009 by melsanie
This is who I would look like if I kept eating chips with guacamole.

This is who I will look like if I keep eating chips with guacamole every day.

So I’ve been vegan for about 10 days now and it has actually been easier than I expected.  I can’t say that I’ve been truly faithful to the diet since I had a hiccup one day but I have a legitimate excuse–I was at the Pulitzer Luncheon and everything they served had some sort of animal product in it and there was no way I was going to be fussy in front of these accomplished and talented people.  There’s a time and place for everything people.

Anyway, I think one of the reasons I’ve had the vegan thing easy is that I’ve been OD’ing on chips, guacamole, salsa and refried beans.  I didn’t think I would ever say this but, I need a break from deliciousness by eating nutritious foods.

Week 3 Mission:  reduce the amount of high salt foods and try to work in more veggies.  I only say this because I apparently have a freezer full of them and they need to be consumed and hell if I’m going to continue to pay $3.50 for a bag of tortilla chips.

Your Boss Called, He Said Stop Text Messaging at Work

Posted in txt msg, work adventures with tags , , on May 29, 2009 by thedith


Meredith: slooow day at the restaurant. A server got pissed at me because i sat another server twice bc she already had 2 tables.


Mel: Tell her to shove it. And then throw spinach and artichoke dip at her.

Daily Crush

Posted in daily crush with tags , , , , on May 29, 2009 by melsanie