Archive for zooey deschanel

Sometimes Actors Make Good Music

Posted in music you should dig, servicey, you should like this with tags , , , , on August 9, 2009 by melsanie

The actor in question today is Jason Schwartzman.  He performs under the name Coconut Records even though it’s a solo effort. Schwartzman’s second album, Nighttiming, came out earlier this year and I’m really digging it.  The music is a little indie but upbeat and not whiney (I’m looking at you Scarlet Johansson).  I think what I like most about is that he includes my girl crush Zooey Deschanel on one of his tracks, Ask Her to Dance.  Granted, it’s kind of slow, but I mean, it’s ZOOEY (and she has already proven to be an established singer and actress).  Anyway, I’m totally crunching on this album and you should too.

Daily Crush

Posted in daily crush, objectifying girls and i'm ok with it with tags , , , , , , , on July 20, 2009 by melsanie

Daily Crush

Posted in daily crush, movie trailers, objectifying guys and i'm ok with it with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by melsanie

The crush on Jo-Go started when he appeared in 10 Things I Hated About You.  He was under the radar for a while but now he’s back in what I hope to be a great RomCom of the summer, aptly titled 500 Days of Summer. I mean, it has Zooey Deschanel.  How can it not be awesome?

My Name’s Not Katy Perry, O.K.?

Posted in inapropriately long posts with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by thedith


We are not like Katy Perry.

Also not like Katy Perry? Zooey Deschanel


 At my last job, given the nature of my organization, I found myself in the odd position of being closeted at work.  All my co-workers were gay; we worked right next to San Francisco’s “gay district” The Castro; oh, and then there’s the fact that yeah, we were the gayest organization in San Francisco.  No, literally.


 It’s not that I was ashamed to be straight — I can’t help that I was born this way, it’s just that my sexual orientation never really seemed like a relevant topic of discussion at work.    Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I ever pretended to be gay. I was out to my co-workers, who all knew that I had done more than just experiment with heterosexuality in college, but members of the public who would come into our office knew no such thing. They all assumed I was gay, and I felt no burning need to correct them.  I quickly learned that flirting with any men who came into the office was wasted effort — and also, mildly creepy. But the girls at the front desk were awfully smiley and chatty towards me — and it would have been rude not to return the favor.  I liked to imagine that my ambiguous sexuality made me mysterious.  Thought-provoking even.  Like that riddle about where to bury the survivors of a plane crash if they crash in international waters (duh, you don’t bury survivors, silly).

Then one day, I was working with Elaine on making packets for our sponsors. I’d explain it, but it’s boring and you don’t care. Elaine told me that she needed info from one of our bank sponsors ASAP.  I told her about how I had met someone that weekend who worked at that bank.”Where do you work?” They had asked.  

I had respond, “oh. I uh, work at a non-profit,” which I was sure had sounded like jibberish to Mr. Financial District I-banking Analyst. And gee, isn’t that funny?

“Do your friends think you’re gay?” Elaine suddenly asked me. Scott swiveled around in his chair, and I felt their eyes probing my startled ones.
“Uh..well…no, I don’t think so, I mean, a lot of my friends are gay…why, do I ACT gay?” I stammered, taken aback.
“Uh…I meant because you work here…” Elaine’s voice trailed off into laughter.
“Oh.” Then I was kind of disappointed. I wanted them to tell me how when they found out I was straight they were stunned, and had sent their gaydar to the mechanic for a tune up. Instead, later on in the day Scott just played Britney Spears for me, and talked to me about hot boys, while Elaine lifted heavy stuff so I wouldn’t have to. Couldn’t be straighter to them. I guess I wasn’t such a riddle, after all.

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