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A Potentially Dangerous Experiment

Posted in experiments, hippies, servicey, suggestions with tags , , , , on May 18, 2009 by melsanie

Today my friend Andrea had an unfun discussion with her doctor:

Andrea: “uh, just got your test results back from last week, and you are allergic to MILK, EGGS, AND WHEAT”. BALLLLS!

Yeah, that sucks. Considering our diet consists mostly of cheese, omelets and pasta. And, um, of course with veggies, yeah.

So why do I want to go vegan (other than to support Adnrea?) One of my co-workers is vegan and I’ve considered becoming a vegan for a while since it’s a healthy diet and I really should not be eating as much of the crap I eat anyway. However, I’ve only been thinking about it because I mean, really, ACTUALLY doing it is really hard! (Also, I shouldn’t be eating dairy anyway since I’m lactose intolerant, but whatever. Details.)

So now, with Andrea’s actual inability to eat these “bad” things, I’ve decided to try it with her–kind of. She can eat meat and I can eat bread. We’re going to cheer each other on/complain to each other a lot while seeing how long it takes either one of us to crack and eat either a piece of cheese or scoop of ice cream. I’ll try to document it here, but not like this crazy chick on–no one wants to see that. Wish us luck!

Boys Shouldn’t Use Smiley Faces

Posted in rants, servicey, txt msg with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by thedith


Lindsay Lohan receiving yet another smiley face text message from Wilmer Valderama

Lindsay Lohan receiving yet another smiley face text message from Wilmer Valderama

Boys shouldn’t use emoticons ever.  That means, never ever.  A smiley face :) or any variation thereof is not whimsical or cute.  A sad face :( makes me think you’re retarded. And don’t send me a winky face ;) if you expect to talk to me ever again.  Sorry to be so blunt about it, guys, but it needed to be said.  Boys Using Emoticons(or BUE, pronounced “boo” — as in the noise you make when jeering something) has become rampant, and it needs to be put to an end.  Just type haha like a normal person, okay? Or better, if you’re gonna say something ambiguous, leave it up to me to determine whether or not you’re joking.  If you’re not? Great! I love jerks.  If you are, but I think you’re not? Great! I love jerks.  If you use an emoticon? Joke’s on you: I don’t like boys who use emoticons.


Next time: we’ll discuss why boys should never use “hehe” (hint: it’s creepy).

Fashion. Turn to the Left. Fashion. Turn to the Right.

Posted in fashion, inapropriately long posts, New York City, opinions, servicey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by melsanie

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow

Tonight was the night of the Met Gala Event.  Because I’m not a fashionista I had to look up the reason for this red carpet.  According to Wikipedia, the gala’s purpose is to fundraise for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, which contains over 80,000 costumes and accessories.

Due to the fragile nature of the items in the collection, the Costume Institute does not maintain a permanent installation. Instead, every year it holds two separate shows in the Met’s galleries using costumes from its collection, with each show centering on a specific designer or theme.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the new exhibit, The Model as a Muse: Embodying Fashion, which “focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring the fashion of their respective eras.”

Well, it looked like the attendees had fun with the theme.  Some of the actors/singers/models/designers/socialites were innovative and stylish while some were just out of left field crazy or yawn worthy.  Below, my ever so astute and well thought out (read: first impressions) of the over 66 looks from tonight.

Yay:  Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Ashley Olsen, Bar Rafaeli, Gisele, Marion Cotillard, Kim Raver, Molly Sims, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Chanel Iman, Iman, Jessica Alba, DVF, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Gugino.

Yikes: Emma Robert, Shalom Harlow, Katy Perry, Mary-Kate Olsen, Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, Madonna, Leightom Meester, Blake Lively, Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, Rihanna, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Banks.

For more of the looks from the Met Gala, check out The Cut’s awesome, awesome slideshow.  [NY Mag/The Cut Blog]

More Like “Clockwork Sucks”…

Posted in Movies, servicey, Weekend Wars with tags , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2009 by thedith

Is it 2:30am on a Friday night/Saturday morning? Have you had a couple glasses of wine and some vodka tonics, wandered around the city, and given several different strangers several different aliases and phone numbers? Do you want to cap off the night with a movie you “borrowed” from the apartment your friend is house sitting?  If you ever find yourself in this circumstance, let me offer a friendly suggestion on what movie NOT to take…

Seriously, don’t do it.

The More You Know…

Posted in servicey, Weekend Wars with tags , , , , , , on May 2, 2009 by thedith
I dont even LIKE this drink that Im drinking!

I don't even LIKE this drink that I'm drinking!

The other day, while apartment hunting, Caitlin and I stopped off at a cute little bodega to buy some soup.  Spur of the moment, I bought a bottle of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.

“Oh, that’s a good one!” The guy behind the counter told me, after he got finished telling me he’d need to see my I.D. because I “look 12 years old”.

Guy Behind the Counter? I’m not a huge fan of this wine.  Well, or you, for that matter… But, so, I kind of hate this wine.  So, you know what I did? Of course you don’t.  Want to know what I did? Of course you do.  I mixed in some pomegranate juice, and then a dash of orange juice, and a miracle happened: it tasted delicious.  Seriously, it’s good.  Try it.  Just payin’ it forward.

Want to Hug This Pig?

Posted in New York City, servicey with tags , , on April 27, 2009 by melsanie

Too bad.  You can’t.  Unless you want THE SWINE FLU. Womp womp.


Posted in awesome, i like this, New York City, servicey with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2009 by melsanie


As someone who is trying to find a new apartment, this new website is going to become my new best friend, except it’s lucky because it didn’t have to go through a grueling reality show and suffer through horrendous amounts of the color pink and general humiliation.  Triptrop NYC has just created the ultimate way to determine how long it will take you to travel to anywhere in New York and the five boroughs based on your location.  The red area means that it will take you 10 minutes or under to get there while purple means that you should bring a book or dvd since you’re going to be riding the subway for up to two hours–heck you might as well get a donkey because that might be faster.  Anyway, I can use this swell tool to figure out a place to live convenient to where I work.  Also, I can realistically see how long it will take me to get somewhere because right now I’m living by the “everything is 30 minutes away” line that Cher’s dad gave to her in Clueless which is meant for LA but I have, for some odd and logistically incorrect reason, adopted it to my travel times in New York.  If you need any more convincing that this is awesome, the map is in pretty colors.  Ooooo.

[ Triptop via Gothamist]

Dear Lindsay Lohan,

Posted in lindsay lohan, servicey, youtube with tags , , , , on April 20, 2009 by thedith


We’re all rooting for you!


Mel, Mer, and Tyty

My Music Taste is on Crack This Week

Posted in i like this, servicey, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 18, 2009 by melsanie

This week’s (EXTREMELY) random selection of songs:

Skinny Love – Bon Iver

Do You Wanna Touch – Joan Jett (thanks Mer)

La Noyee- Yann Tiersen (Amelie Soundtrack)

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here – She & Him

Cute Animals are Such Jerks

Posted in cute things, i like this, servicey, so cute i could die with tags , , , on April 16, 2009 by melsanie

picture-21God damn cute animals are such selfish little jerkfaces sometimes. I didn’t think anyone else shared my opinion until my brother pointed me in the direction of this blog. Highlights include:

(re: puppy) You fucking bastard. Why can’t both of your eyes be the same size? I’m on to you puppy. You can’t stop me. Stay out of my way, you goddamn asshole. And if you EVER put your chin on ANYTHING again, so help me, puppy, so fucking help me…

Seriously. How dare these cute animals be all adorable and snuggle worthy? A-holes. All of them. I just want to nuzzle in their soft fur/feathers. Ok, that’s enough.

Eff You Penguin