my boyfriend was nice enough to show me this lovely picture.
Friday, December 28, 2007
- Frank Sinatra, Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and actor.
- Reissues of the designs of the two 2007 Wedding Hearts stamps featuring vines that form the shape of a heart. These stamps come in two denominations designed for mailing wedding invitations and RSVPs - PERFECT for all you 2008 brides!
- Love, an annual stamp this time featuring an oversized heart being transported by its owner to convey that a heart filled with love.
- The Art of Disney: Imagination, featuring animated characters.
- Olympic Games, to coincide with the Games to be held from Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China (a sure sell out)
Holiday - aka Christmas stamps to come out around Christmas time.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
As if this society weren't obsessed with celebrities enough, now your dog can have a celebrity chew toy. At Puparazzi Pets, they have stuffed chewable characters - that squeak, of course - and are made to look like your favorite stars... You can choose from Brad Pitt-bull, Angelina Growlie, Pomeranian Anderson, Bite Me Spears, Bark Nicholson, Doggy Depp and more.
As background, Duhamel, 35, and Fergie, 32 have been an item since September 2004. They met when she made a guest appearance on Las Vegas. The proposal comes after Fergie told Blender earlier this month that she was in no real rush to get engaged because she and Duhamel were "practically married, anyway." "I'm madly in love with him," she said of her now fiancé. "He understands how to treat a woman and give me respect."
What are you doing with 13 shots? Staying up for life? And how do you get a coupon to Starbucks?
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
In any event, Happy Holidays to all of the readers! It's been a great year and hope to continue it into the New Year!
Monday, December 24, 2007
A sociology professor at the University of Washington, believes that a busy airport is a prime meeting place for singles looking for love or just a little conversation... And to meet that special someone, you won't need to make eyes above your newspaper, or ask the ticket agent to seat you next to a single male ala the movie "Singles."
Instead, Schwartz advocates either the direct approach ("Hi! You're the most handsome man in the airport and I thought I'd come over and say hello.") or the subtle approach (sit next to the person and make small talk). And now there's another way to meet folks at the airport: online. With online social networking becoming more and more popular, it's no surprise that there's a site dedicated to airport interactions. Peter Shankman founded AirTroductions.com, a site that was originally intended for business travelers to register itineraries and information about themselves so that they might take advantage of layover time for professional networking. But the site naturally evolved into a meeting place for "folks seeking personal connections." AirTroductions will be relaunched as Triplife.com this December, but you can always try other travel-related social networking sites such as Dopplr to meet like-minded travelers looking for a little love.
This is the ultimate one moment stand... finding people that could be at the same airport as you at the same time? Who really does this? At the same time, in terms of percentage that is, there are better looking people at the airport... why is that?
Really- what's in the box? I open presents early as a matter of course. I usually don't even wait for there to be surprises- do people take Christmas that seriously? Help me here!
I remember growing up watching the Smurfs... la la la la la la... but I never once thought, hey, I wish I could be a smurf too. Anyways, there is this quack health supplement, colloidal silver, that turns your skin smurf blue for life. The video is of a man, Paul Karason, who has taken collodial silver for the last 14 years in an effort and desire to turn blue. AND he has the papa bear smurf beard... WHY?
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Well, as we all know, the people in Texas hate Jessica Simpson these days ("causing" the Cowboys Tony Romo to suck), but who knew they took football THIS seriously?? Blonde Ambition averaged an embarrassing $48 per screen on Friday for a total box office of $384. Based on an $8 ticket price, that means that 6 people paid to see the movie at each of those theatres, and only 48 people went to see the movie! Has any other movie ever performed worse than that??????
In the Boca theatre, that would mean that 2 people went. Terrible, that's all I have to say.
Friday, December 21, 2007
This photo of Ashlee Simpson, on the other hand, has been doctored so much that she looks more like a lifeless china doll than an actual human being. Looks like the magazine let their junior photo editor take a crack at this one -- and he went way overboard. I think most people accept that this kind of photo manipulation is part of the game, but this is just plain ridiculous.
Designer Michael Knight was easily one of my favorite designers on last season's of Project Runway, but we have seen or heard much from him since the finale. I mean, who didn't love those hot shorts?? Tim Gunn recently shared the weird news that Knight has actually decided to launch a fragrance before a clothing line. A bit backwards, dontcha think?
Well, now there's even more weird news. Knight has decided to start up a lingerie line called Kitty & Dick and, to be honest, I don't think he's worked to his full potential. A group of "performance artists" called Kitty's Litter have formed to promote the intimate apparel line and apparently Knight has described them as "The Pussycat Dolls, meets Victoria's Secret's Angels, meets The Fly Girls." Scary? Yes.
The clothes look like a cross between American Apparel bargain bin business and BET video girl rejects' wardrobes. COME ON, Michael Knight, you can do so much better.
Be as personal as possible- Even if your handwriting is akin to a second graders, notes should never be typed. Always use your own stationery and not one of those folding cards with the words "Thank You". EH.
Don't hold back - A thank-you note is not the time to be understated. Go on, ramble on a bit in a stream of conciousness.
Dinner-party etiquette - A good note should recall some wonderful moment from the evening- the divine chicken, the wonderful company, etc...
Step it up if necessary - There are times when a note is just not enough. If someone throws you a dinner party, send some wine in advance or some flowers with the thanks.Hope these little tips help, taken from etiquette guru, Marilyn Berger.
Okay....I might have missed this earlier this month....and LWo could have easily found this already...but I am still in shock. In an interview with W magazine this month, Hilary Swank admitted to consuming over 40 vitamin supplements a day? Weirdo. Does she hire someone to dispense them for her? I would have to hire someone if I took that many supplements per day. I don't think my Grandma took that many pills when she was suffering from Cancer, Dementia, Arthritis and just being old all at the same time. Hilary was also lamenting about the skyrocketing real estate prices in New York...perhaps if she cut down her intake to 7 to 10 vitamins a day, then she could afford that fabulous condo she wanted.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Wall Street Journal has an interesting post on why, at this time of year, so many lawyers are depressed...and in fact, 1 in 5 lawyers suffer from depression. This video shows a lawyer's less-than-stellar reaction to being advised that he has become a shareholder and his battle with depression....