Wednesday, May 21, 2008

miley cyrus

i know i'm weeks late on this one, but i've had different concerns about the miley cyrus vanity fair photoshoot. she's 15 and holding the premature twins up with a sheet. ok, whatevs. i don't really care about that. here's what i think: she looks like a zombie. like, a total freaking zombie.

no-duh, yahoo!

ever since yahoo has started posting headlines on thier homepage (which has been eons, really), there are often these "no-duh" and/or really useless headlines that some how make it on thier featured list. over the past several years, i've been meaning to collect them and compile a list, but have never done so. what better time than to start now? yahoo strikes again!

Risk of birth defects doubles in pre-term babies, researchers say

you mean, if the bread's not baked yet, then it's...not baked? no way! ok, so i understand that the whole point of the article is that the rate doubles (as opposed to just simply increases) and i'm sure there are a lot of people who found that fascinating or didn't know it before. well, just wait until i find some more. some golden past ones include "studies show...": lack of sleep affects concentration, memory loss associated with aging, and bullied children tend to have low self-esteem.

Friday, February 22, 2008

stuffwhitepeoplelike is the best thing i've read today. check it out. just sucks major. surprise. it's written by an asian. i'm going to make my own list.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


speaking of 5 people i love. i love love this new kid in the click 5. kyle patrick (middle above) is ridiculously adorable. i was at the roxy tonight to see evan's band (black list club) and these kids played last. they were very good, aside from the extra 4 lbs. hair they could get rid of.

anyway, this kyle kid was wearing some white shoes and pulled them off flawlessly. i couldn't keep my eyes off of his feet. melt! there is something so terrific, hip, and kind of ethereal about white shoes. and it was matched with the perfect outfit. white shirt, white tie, adorable black front/white back vest. this kid is trying to kill me.

people i love

  • dr. drew pinsky: he's a doctor, therapist, radio personality, opera singer, actor, and whatever else. i listen to loveline only for this guy. he's freaking amazing.

  • greg graffin: he's a professor at ucla and the lead singer of bad religion. seriously. i already have a post dedicated to him, but is clearly worthy of another mention in this category.

  • dave grohl: dude, its dave grohl. beads of his holy sweat once flew off the tips of his hair and onto me. it was magical.

  • jason bateman: remember that episode in arrested development where he plays with the paper crane on marta's shoulder? that is probably the cutest thing i have ever seen a guy do on tv.

  • bill gates: is bill gates.

  • tim gunn: this guy has the most exquisite taste in stripes and patterns. savvy, nice, and unbelievably stylish.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

em's gmail status

"HAPPY NEW YEAR, Chinese people!! "

Saturday, February 2, 2008


so when i was writing the previous entry, i remembered that i also have to share my top 5 must-haves for any guy's closet at all times.
  • the anti-jean: every guy should have a different pair of pants than jeans. sweats do not count. you should have at least one pair of terrific jeans, but since most guys already do, i didn't think that was necessary to mention. if you can pull off white pants, that is amazing, but if you can't, a great pair of khakis will do.
  • brown leather shoes: shoes are made out of leather. leather is brown. have some brown leather shoes. it only makes sense.
  • the monochromatic t-shirt trio: invest in some basic, short-sleeve, crew-neck tees in white, black, and gray. they must fit well. they hardly cost anything. if the target hanes fit you well, perfect. if not, h&m, urbn, and american apparel offer more sizes.
  • sweater: personally, i think every guy should invest in a decent heather gray cardigan. if you're not cool enough to do the cardigan look, you have to have at least one nice sweater. no fairisle, argyle, plaid, or stripes before you invest in a nice plain sweater.
  • coat: or sport coat. i think every guy needs one great black coat, but if youre in california and don't need a real coat, get a sport coat.

no-no's for boys

some of you may already know that i really want to become a menswear designer. anyway, here is my first piece of top 5 no-do's to y'all.
  • hair styles and do's: guys cannot have hair-do's. you can have great haircuts, but no styles. likewise, dreds are never attractive.
  • deep v-neck t's: straight men cannot pull off deep v's. i don't care how much american apparel ads try to push them. please. i am being very serious about this.
  • low waisted jeans: if you want to look a million times better and million dollars richer instantly, pull up your pants. the mid-90s were wrong and are sooo over.
  • man purse: be very careful about this.
  • polyester: do i have to explain?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

still funny

so, i'm giving james some advice for shopping for senior spring classes and when we get to talking about social psychology, i remember this bit. my social psychology professor was a visiting professor from U of A. sure, whatever, maybe i'm making judgements, but a couple weeks into the semester, she asked the class (mostly psych concentrators) this --

prof: has anyone in this room ever heard of the word "stigma"? raise your hand if you have.
(everyone raises hand)
prof: oh, wow! okay, do any of you know what it means?
(everyone raises hand again)
prof: whew, that is amazing! i am so impressed!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

heath ledger

Report: Actor Heath Ledger Found Dead at Manhattan Residence

NEW YORK — Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence in what authorities say is a possible drug-related death, the NYPD said. He was 28.

NYPD spokesman said that Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment that is believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let Ledger know the masseuse was there, and found him dead at 3:26 p.m, Browne said.
The Australian-born actor was an Oscar nominee for his role in "Brokeback Mountain" and has numerous other screen credits.

*i know i don't normally post news on here, but this is an exception.

Monday, January 21, 2008


i'm going to freaking explode if i look at this for a second longer. it just might be the cutest puppy i have ever seen. it is wearing a tuxedo shirt with 2 socks. seriously. stop. i'm going to die.

Monday, January 14, 2008

predicament: emoticon punctuation

when using an emoticon at the end of a sentence, do you still use proper punctuation before preceding on to the next sentence? do you just assume that you cannot use an emoticon in the middle of a sentence in between clauses?

  • i'm so fat :). do you like churros :p?
  • my cat hates me :/, but my hamster hates me even more :(.
  • lean pockets make the world the move faster =o)!

and in the case of an ellipses, it could get really confusing. i mean, are you crying or what??

  • carson daly sucks =(...ryan seacrest might be worse.

do not tell me that asian emoticons are the solution to the problem because they are vertical. as far as i'm concerned, ^_^ can go screw themselves.

also, i would've used the word conundrum instead of predicament in the title because i think it's more appropriate, but that would be so "garden state-y" of me!

i still ♥ the 90s

don't get me wrong, i understand that the 90s was a complete debacle for retail fashion. baggy jeans, attitude tees, sketchers, and the worst: mini-backpacks. but besides that, it was gold for tv shows. as em posted on my facebook,

Emily McCoy wrote
at 8:05 pm on November 10, 2007

it is saturday night. i am watching legends of the hidden temple reruns. these kids are so stupid. SMASH THOSE CLAY POTS, damnit. Also, that monkey is not hard to assemble. Give me a break...

If you and I had only been friends in the early 90s, we would've been on that show and won a sweet game boy or a huffy bike. If only...

naturally, for christmas, she got me this awesome blue barracudas shirt with this insignia:
now, if you're smart, you should know that the blue barracudas was the coolest team. the green monkeys were alright, but as long as you weren't the purple parrots, you still had an okay chance of winning.

p.s. alex mack was sooo hot!
UPDATE: i just found out that i have 2 copies of wayside school is falling down, which is #2 of the sideways stories from wayside school series. hardcore!

hello again

i stopped writing new entries once school ended because the reason i even did it in the first place was procrastination. anyway, now that i'm unemployed, i have lots of free time and i am already sick of online scrabble and not that any of you care, but here is a quick update of what happened during the hiatus:
  • june: moved to la
  • july: started work at american apparel offices
  • aug: went tanning
  • sept: turned 22
  • oct: bought some cute shoes
  • nov:
  • dec: jamie lynn spears sperminated
  • jan: quit job

next month, i will still be wondering who the hell the jonas brothers are and why we care about them.

Friday, June 29, 2007

ranking cities i'm familiar with according to things that are important to me

hottest people:
1) LA
2) NYC
3) boston

best dressed:
1) NYC
2) LA
3) boston

smartest people:
1) NYC
2) boston
3) LA

nicest people:
1) LA
2) NYC
3) boston

fastest (walking) people:
1) NYC
2) boston
3) LA

best service:
1) LA
2) NYC
3) boston

most insomniac:
1) NYC
2) LA
3) boston

best pizza:
1) boston
2) NYC
3) LA doesnt have pizza

best weather:
1) LA
2) NYC
3) boston


how often do they collect the quarters from parking meters? because i have never seen this happen...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

surprise visit!

just right now, the ice cream man came to visit me! technically, ice cream woman. this is incredibly exciting. i don't think the ice cream man has been here in eons. really, i mean it, i think the last time i heard them was in 1992. the truck made two rounds around my house before anyone stopped them, which was me. i frantically ran out and asked for a spongebob squarepants ice cream-sicle kind of thing. they were sold out, so i got a bugs bunny one instead. my mother got a sno-cone. those are pretty good, too. the children in this neighborhood have no idea what an ice cream man is. now, THAT is a deprived childhood.

dont worry, i took pictures to document this marvelous event. post them soon, i lost my camera cable.

Monday, June 18, 2007

conversation about tea parties and puberty

irene: apparently, emily had to go this mother-daughter tea thing in 5th grade at her school where they watched a video about thier changing bodies and passed out tampons and stuff. is that a mass. thing?
taylor: uh, no. definitely have that in irvine. all my sisters went.
irene: i don't think i ever went...
taylor: how'd you miss the mother-daughter tea boat?
irene: it was on a boat?! wow! i definitely did NOT go.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

dirty clothes

last night, someone pooped in the cabot laundry room. as in, left a pile of fresh crap on someone's clothes. of course, no one wanted to believe this and a bunch of people (who didn't see it) speculated that a squirrel must have snuck into the laundry room and pooped. i didn't see it for myself either, but according to these testimonials over the open-list, i'm pretty sure its human poop.
  • " go check it out, it's still fresh and liquid"
  • "For further explanation, the turd is roughly the size of a small squirrel."
  • " a SQUIRREL??? that whole f*&%ing thing is the size of a squirrel!!"
  • "Given the dispersion and probably trajectory of the stuff, I think it had to be a larger animal. Small animals just don't have that much spray factor."
  • "there was a LOT of this poop"
  • "very liquidy"

too good/bad to be true.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

"The Blender shoot was really fun because it was super rock and roll — we had a bottle of [whiskey] and ate cupcakes."
- Avril Lavigne

(congrats to adrian for finding this.)