Sunday, November 16, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: The Adventures of Joey Ramone

This week I had the pleasure of attending Noel Fielding's Comedy Tour as it passed through Cambridge, which included one of my favorite skits from Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy show, The Adventures of Joey Ramone. Since I can't take you all to see Noel Fielding's Comedy Tour, check out this clip of plasticine Joey Ramone below and if you're in the UK you can check out Noel Fielding's tour dates here.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Ryan Adams "Gimme Something Good"

Hello readers! Around Halloween time I began listening to Ryan Adams' (not to be confused with Bryan Adams) song "Gimme Something Good" in heavy rotation- mostly because the video features Elvira (a.k.a. Cassandra Peterson). I'm not sure what the song really has to do with Elvira, but I love her so I'm into it.


Anyway, during the Halloween season my husband and I started to watch some of HULU's 13 Days of Elvira and I jokingly turned to my husband and said "Where's Ryan Adams"? Turns out, Ryan Adams did the theme music to Hulu's 13 Days of Elvira, too!

In case you're curious, here's a list of some of the Halloween movies I watched this year:

  • Seedpeople
  • The Gingerdead Man (featuring Gary Busey)
  • Hobgoblins (it's like a poor man's Gremlins)
  • Demonic Toys (Fun fact: The screenplay writer, David Goyer, is also a writer and producer for Batman Begins, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight.
  • Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (This movie stars Shannon Tweed a.k.a.longterm companion to Gene Simons and Bill Mahar of Real Time with Bill Mahar. Despite the title, this movie only contains one scene of boobs).
We also watched several 90's TV Halloween specials like Roseanne and Home Improvement.

What Halloween shows did you watch this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Apples and Pumpkins

In October I decided that I couldn't let Fall 2014 pass me by without engaging in some fun fall festivities so I went to Apple Day at Burwash Manor and to the local pumpkin patch.



As you might expect, Apple Day celebrated all things apple with entry money going towards helping the Sick Children's Trust. There was a vintage ploughing competition, a hedge laying competition as well as apple identification, a make your own apple cider booth, tractor rides, live music, a mini-steam train, and traditional craft booths. 




admiring the local pigs

alpacas
The following day my friend, my husband and I headed over to the local pumpkin patch where we navigated through a corn maize, had fresh donuts and cocoa, and picked out some pumpkins for Halloween. Fun fact: I decided to name my pumpkin Benedict Pumpkinpatch.

hiding in the corn maize
My friend and I on the spooky stagecoach 

Me and the husband
Did you partake in any fall festivities? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Jim Carrey's Lincoln Ad Parody

Have you seen the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln car ads and thought to yourself "what the heck is he talking about"? Well, last week on Saturday Night Live (SNL) Jim Carrey brought his brilliant comedy back in the spotlight in a hilarious episode. One of the biggest highlights was a series of Lincoln ad parodies. If you missed the episode or just want to watch it again, check out the video below.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

What I'm Listening To: St. Vincent- "Rattlesnake"

Hello friends! Is your music play list lacking in radical female alt-rockers? Look no further. This week I've been listening to St. Vincent's song, "Rattlesnake". Check out her live performance of "Rattlesnake" from David Letterman below:


Anne Erin "Annie" Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent is currently touring through Europe and will head back to the US soon. If you're interested in seeing her live show, check St. Vincent's website for details.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Costumes 2013

Scar the Pumpkin
This year I decided to wear two costumes for Halloween, because I can. For my first costume I was Miss Pussy Katz from the movie Flakes (2007). The movie is about an aspiring musician that works at a cereal bar. It's got Christopher Lloyd and Zooey Deschanel in it, and although the film isn't great, Zooey's character did leave an impression.








Hat: made by me
necklace: thrifted
belt: trifted
shirt: Old Navy
skirt: JCrew Factory
shoes: Payless

For my second costume, my husband and I wore kigurumi's. My husband was a tabby cat and I dressed up as a red panda.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Hozier- "Take Me To Church"

You might not believe me, but I've been listening to Hozier WAY before he appeared on the SNL Bill Hader episode. Actually, Hozier's "Take Me To Church" is another song that appeared on the mix tape that my husband made me. Check out the music video for the song below. 


Friday, October 24, 2014

Rude, Crude, and Tattooed

On September 27th I attended the 10th Annual London International Tattoo Convention at the Tobacco Docks in Shadewell, London. Not only did I attend because I appreciate the art form, I also attended to be tattooed by one of my favorite tattoo artists, Kid-Kros, of Split, Croatia. 

The line of people without advanced tickets waiting to enter the convention was huge.

A Tobacco Dock boat.

Besides getting tattooed, there were tons of things to see and do at the convention. There were tattoo artists from TV such as Ami James and Megan Massacre from Miami Ink and NY Ink, pin up models like Sabina Kelley from Best Ink, fire eaters, strippers, acrobats, artwork and merchandise for sale, and rock bands. However, since I was getting a rather large tattoo, I didn't get to see a whole lot of the other things going on at the convention as I was in the tattoo booth most of the time.

There was a taco truck, BBQ truck, coffee truck and bar with pub food at the event. I stuck with tacos because a good taco in England is hard to find.
Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos of Kid-Kros or his lovely wife or the tattoo artist from Barcelona and the artist's friend from Berlin who shared the booth with us. Although getting tattooed was painful, I enjoyed listening to the tattoo artists' talk about where they were from, meeting other artists and attendees, and getting compliments on my newest tat.

After the convention I met up with my London BFF to show off my freshly wrapped arm and eat some American style burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries. Goodtimes!

Me and my friend showing off our tatted "guns"

Want to see more images from the convention? Check out this article from The Guardian with pictures from the convention. The lady getting most of her leg tattooed was in a booth an aisle away from me. As I was getting my tattoo I just reminded myself that my arm probably hurts less than her leg.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Royal Affair

Somehow the Kansas City Royals baseball team have managed to make it to the World Series (a feat that hasn't happened since 1985) where they'll be playing the San Francisco Giants this week. While I'm not a huge watcher of baseball (or sports in general), this is such a rare event and I am bummed that I can't celebrate by watching the games with my friends or by chillin' at Paul Rudd's mom's house, but I can honor the occasion with a swell new t-shirt. Here are some of my favorite KC Royal's t-shirts.

KC Wheat Arrows tee by Normal Human
KC Wheat Baseball Tee by Normal Human

KC Heart
Royals by Bradley Brooks

Be Royal by Megan Watson

Will you be watching the World Series this week? Which team are you cheering for (if you don't say the Royals, I'll shake my fist at you...just kidding)? Which t-shirt is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.


Monday, October 13, 2014

My Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is here, which means it's time for me to show you my Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe. 

Before I selected my pieces I looked through my current closet to see what fall colors already reside in my wardrobe. Then I looked at what colors were trending for Fall 2014 and I created my Fall color palette. 

These are the colors I'll be focusing on:

Neutrals

Near Neutrals



Statement



Since I have a LOT of clothes in my tiny little closet and I haven't successfully used a capsule wardrobe before, I decided not to limit my clothing selection to any particular number (I have 56 items in this capsule overall). My capsule includes pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, tops and jackets, but I realize that I may have to swap out some of my jackets for heavier coats as the temperatures get colder. Here are my items:

Pants, Skirts, Dresses and Shoes


Tops, Cardigans and Jackets


Have you created a capsule wardrobe or have you considered it? Let me know in the comments below.

Inspired by INTO Mind and Un-Fancy.

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