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You Know What, I’m Going To Say It: I Don’t Think Johnny Depp Is Good Looking

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by melsanie

Johnny Depp is on the cover of this month’s GQ and I mean, sure he’s cute, and I’m not saying I have the greatest choices in guys, but I just don’t get. I have two main qualms:

1. Related to the previous post about facial hair (shiver), JD always has a weird goatee going on.  To some this might be cute but to me, it’s just…dirty. You’re not Jack Sparrow anymore.

2.  STOP STEALING TITLES AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THEM MORE.  Granted, these are titles that don’t really matter, but still. Sexiest man? No, Johnny Depp. I don’t think so. Ryan Reynolds? Yum. Robert Pattinson? HELL YES. Most Stylish Man? I don’t think so, Johnny Depp. Joshua Jackson? You bet (Thank you Diane Kruger). Daniel Craig? Sexy and stylish.

So, there you have it. Ladies who love him? He’s all yours.

[Editor’s note: Props for staying out of the spotlight and dating a hot French woman. I may not think you’re hot, but I respect you, so there’s that.]

My Favorite Arrested Development Episode*

Posted in awesome, Lists, opinions, television, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 15, 2009 by melsanie

Picture 7So Meredith and I are big Arrested Development fans on this blog.  After watching a few episodes this weekend I’ve come to the conclusion that the “Let ‘Em Eat Cake” which is the season finale of the first season might be my favorite episode–or at least one of my favorites.  After the jump, you’ll see why.  Continue reading

Things to Do Once I Finally Have a Permanent Job

Posted in Life, random with tags , , , , on September 16, 2009 by thedith

1. Visit friends and family back East.

2. Quit my job at the restuarant and, ergo, quit my 3-4 times/week smoking habit.

3. Find Jon and Kate in Pennslyvania and offer to take like, 2 of the 8 off their hands.

4. Buy a leather jacket.

5. Learn how to skateboard.

6. Turn Roomie Madoff’s bedroom into a meth lab.

7. Visit Duke in Paris.

8. “Visit” the cast of Lost in Hawaii and trick my way into a starring role for the final season.

9. Get a Wii.

10. Get Shia Labeouf to be my boyfriend.

11. Travel more.

12. Organize peace on earth.

One Part of the 90s I Want to Relive

Posted in hippies, music, opinions, the 90's with tags , , , , on June 16, 2009 by melsanie

Dave Matthews Band. Man, did I love them.  My camp counselor introduced me to them in fifth grade and my life was never the same (My life might have also changed due to the fact that my bunk did a song and dance number to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in front of the whole camp, but that’s another story.)  I loved all his albums from then on–I actually didn’t like Crash at first, but eventually grew to like it.  However, after the Lillywhite Sessions album, by fandom decreased.  I couldn’t even get into Everyday.  Sure, they had a few good songs here and there, but nothing like the 90’s era hits.  I don’t want to go to a concert now because I don’t want to hear the new stuff, just the oldies but goodies.  Those concerts were epic.  The tailgating, the cloud of smoke above Alpine Valley, insane amounts of hemp and tie-dye.  Man, those were great.  Concerts now though are filled with the grown up versions of hippies and are far less fun.  If I could time travel back to the 90’s, I would do three things:  rock out on my Skip-It, tell myself to never wear the hat that looks like a condom and go to a Dave concert.

Favorite songs:

  • #41
  • Two Step
  • Crash Into Me (Live from Folsom Field version)
  • Lover Lay Down
  • The Stone
  • Grace is Gone
  • Warehouse
  • Crush
  • Say Goodbye
  • Big Eyed Fish
  • Grey Street
  • Ants Marching (only the live versions

    It Should be Noted

    Posted in adventures in life, vegan with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2009 by melsanie

    For clarification sake, I actually have a three reasons for this attempt at the vegan lifestyle.

    First, I’ve always thought that it was weird that humans were the only species that consumed the milk of another species.  I stopped drinking milk in high school when this came to my attention and to this day, drinking a glass of milk weirds me out, in addition to the fact that I will feel nauseaus for hours if I do.

    Second, I’m still not sure how I even feel about eating meat.  I’ve never had an active political stance on it, but due to the way that most animals are treated, I feel that I should reconsider.  If the meat and eggs are organic and farm raised, I would consider it.  However, since these items cost significantly more than their poorly treated counterparts, I feel like I should avoid them altogether.

    Third, being a vegan seems to be a legitimate way to eat.  It’s not a crazy crash diet.  Sure, it’s going to take some getting used to (and I will definitely miss cheese burgers), but I feel like it’s an overall healthy way to live.

    So, I’ve been meaning to try this anyway, it will just be easier to do this with a support system (what up Andrea).

    And yet…come back her in two weeks and see if I feel the same way…

    Day 1 Recap

    Posted in adventures in life, experiments, Uncategorized, vegan with tags , , , , on May 19, 2009 by melsanie

    Things we found out we CAN eat

    Things we found out we CAN’T eat today

    • Ranch Soy Chips
    • Oreos (well I can, but Andrea can’t, contains wheat, the jerks)
    • Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • Cheese Pizza

    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]