Can you believe Christmas is in 5 days? I sure can’t. I wanted to share with you not one but TWO early Christmas gifts I got and am googly eyed over.
And they’re from a celebrity!
I kid. I kid. They’re the newest Carpool Karaoke segments from one of my many celebrity husbands, James Corden.
Last Tuesday he released the long-awaited (for me, anyway) Bruno Mars collab. It was, as expected, amazing. My favorite part was when James said that his woman wouldn’t be wearing Versace, she’d be wearing Target. ya damn right, boo.
Then, on Thursday, Jimmy dropped the All I Want for Christmas is You mix. As I’ve mentioned before, Lisa and I were big Mariah fans back in the 90’s and we usually incorporated this gem into our act at the various Christmas parties/ Girl Scout meetings we attended. we still do. she’s going to kill me. My point is that our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail but, speaking for both of us I’ll say, we’re being good sports about it and will enjoy from afar. Maybe next year.
Also, Nick Jonas- what the hell, man? EVERYONE knows this song, what’s your issue? Google that shit. Make an effort.
That’s all I got today, kids. I’m off to wrap gifts.
Hello, it’s me. My mood has considerably lightened so I decided to come back on here and talk about what happened the other night on the telly.
James Corden has done it again! He did a Carpool Karaoke with the Queen herself, Adele. It was, as expected, wonderful and I wanted to share it with you. As if you haven’t seen it or for whatever reason forgot how to use YouTube.
I was going to, in the tradition of the One Direction carpool karaoke segment, write down my thoughts as I watched. But honestly, and this would have worked for 1D also, all I can come up with is this:
Again I have to ask, HOW IS SHE SO EFFORTLESS? I’m sorry but I don’t think Beyonce could sound that good, be that chill and down to earth if put in the same situation. I know I’m alone here. Moving on.
I loved that she had no idea that James is a singer himself, a rather good one too! I also loved that when she was really into it and doing her thaaang, he stepped back and came in when it was appropriate. Unlike what I would do and try to match wits with her, vocal chord to vocal chord. As if I don’t say it enough, I really can’t wait until I meet her and we become best friends. I would love to have a few glasses of wine with her and see what trouble we could get into. And I don’t even like wine; that’s how dedicated I am to making our friendship work.
My favorite part though came when she SKILLED the Nicki Minaj rap. Just another reason for us to be best friends. I can rap Biggie like nobody’s business. Red and black lumberjack, with the hat to match, B I double G I E skillz. I wonder if I could add that to my resume.
Woof. It’s been a big two(ish) weeks. For no other reason except One Direction and Adele released albums a week apart from each other. If you’ve been here for a while and thought it might have been for any other reason, you obviously haven’t been paying well enough attention. Last year, when 1D released Four, I wrote a post listing some of my favorite songs. This year I’m going to do the same but also include my favorites from Adele’s album. I’m sure you don’t mind.
First, I should probably say that I love both albums and think they’re both amazing in their own rights. But like any good parent or teacher, I have my favorites.
Just kidding. I’m sure teachers can’t play favorites. It must be in their contract or something.
OK, One Direction. This album, to me, has a very… vintage (?) feel to it. They even recorded some parts at Abbey Road. I mean, the Beatles. I like the direction (ha! pardon the pun) they went in with this album. It’s a bit slower, more grown-up. I hesitate to use mature because I feel like some Negative Nelly will have something to say. Anyway, my favorites.
We all know how much I love Perfectso that goes without saying. But there are other standouts on the album.
If I Could Fly – When I first heard this one it reminded me of when the Backstreet Boys let Nick sing all of I Need You Tonight on the Millennium album. Why? Because Harry sings the first verse and for some reason I equated that he’s the youngest of the group and so is Nick. I don’t know, it worked in my head. Weirdness aside, this song is really pretty. Like, really pretty. It’s also very versatile. At first listen you think, “wow. harry is finally opening up to me.” Then you listen again and you think “oh. maybe they just miss their mamas.” Either way, beautiful song.
Olivia – This is one of the songs recorded at Abbey Road. This one definitely has a Beatles feel to it. It also incorporates a bit of Willy Wonka so how bad could it be? On Youtube One Direction released a video series going over each song on the album. Harry said “Olivia” could be anyone or anything. IT could be a time or place that you don’t want to forget. He says it with a cheeky grin, which I learned from watching recent interviews of theirs, means there’s something he’s not telling us. I’ve also heard elsewhere that it may be about Taylor Swift’s cat, Olivia Benson. (damn it. i told myself not to mention her.)
Walking in the Wind – Ok, I told myself numerous times not to mention Taylor, BUT if there was any song even loosely based on the Haylor relationship on this album, it’s this one. They can’t escape each other. I mean, it’s like dating a co-worker. Again, it’s a pretty song. If nothing else, this album has great choruses (hooks?).
Now Adele. She came back with a vengeance. She has said this is less of a break up album and more of a make up album. I’ll take it.
When We Were Young – I’ve included the video for this one twice already so I won’t include it again. My love for this song runs deep. Usually, I can piece together parts of a song and sort of relate to it and then move on. I just can’t quit this song. It reminds me of someone who looks like a movie and sounds like a song (well, movie – yes. song – don’t think so). Also, I AM mad I’m getting older, but that’s a different post.
Water Under The Bridge – Another great chorus (hook?). I wonder how Adele’s boyfriend (husband?) feels about her still writing songs that refer to past relationships. I know with this album it doesn’t matter since they’re all pretty much “ya lost me, loser” songs. Just a thought.
All I Ask – Bruno Mars co-wrote this song so, of course, GOLD. I could definitely hear Bruno doing this song also. Maybe for the remix? Speaking of Bruno- where you at, boo? If this one, and the two songs above got together and made a baby, that song child would be a song essentially made for me. I never get emotional at songs, or anything, really, but this song made me get so heavy on my way to work the other day I had to just turn it off. Then I felt ridiculous and blamed it on the fact that I was on my way to work and just didn’t want to be. And Aunt Flo is coming to town. I blame that bitch for everything. Mostly because she deserves it.
I’ve decided that Adele and I should be best friends. So, Adele, the next time you’re in New York let me know. We’ll do coffee. Or tea at the Plaza because, damn it, we’re classy.
My anglophelia has gotten so out of control lately because, naturally, I can’t just watch one or two One Direction or Adele interviews, I have to watch all of them. ALL OF THEM. I’ve also become a fan of Miranda Hart. So in-between 1D and Adele interviews I’m watching Miranda (the TV show and her interviews) and Call the Midwife. I wouldn’t be so concerned except that now my thinking voice has a British accent. I’ll be walking through something in my head and the voice is definitely not mine. The crazier (i know) thing is that the voice switches from kind of posh to sort of not posh. For example, I’ve noticed Harry (and Miranda) say THink and THrough (something I don’t do), but Louis (and Adele) say Fink and Frough.
MARTINA, JUST STOP TALKING.
We all know that’s not going to happen so here are some Miranda gifs.
GUUUUYYYSSSS- I had so much to write about this Friday. HAD. I forgot it all. I need to start writing things down. I’m going to try to dig deep into my Swiss cheese brain and put together everything I’m loving this week.
One Direction’s latest album came out a week ago. They all sound amazing but Harry and Liam slayyy on this album. There’s been rumors that this is their answer to Taylor’s 1989. And, no, I wasn’t the one who started them. Honestly, I give the people who think of/notice these things a ton of credit. Where do you find the time? Don’t get me wrong – I looove overanalyzing celebrity relationships but I think I have to draw the line at combing over each song line by line, comparing it to what Taylor wrote. I also think they put things in songs to rile the fans up. those jokesters.
1a. This tweet made me so happy. I can’t deal.
2. Speaking of British musicians, Adele’s (much anticipated) album came out today. Target has three extra songs on their version so I guess I’m making a Target run today.
MOVE OVER ELIZABETH, ADELE IS QUEEN.
I know I included this video in my last post but I just love it. I love her whole attitude, like I’m here to tear shit up. LET’S GO. #getitgirl
3. My mom started watching Call the Midwife on Netflix and wouldn’t stop talking about it so, always one to follow the crowd, I started it too. If you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s set in the late 50’s at a convent in London’s East End. It’s follows the story of a young midwife who is new and not used to living in/around poverty. It’s based on a true story. I’m doing a horrible job of describing it so just take my word for it. It’s a little slow if you aren’t used to PBS originals, but all of the characters are likable which is really nice. Oh, and guess who plays one of the nuns- Pam Ferris. You may know her as THE TRUNCHBULL.
4. Lisa and I went into the city last week, Friday to be exact. We had just started to hear about what was happening in Paris. On the corner of 6th Avenue and 51st Street (? it was a block away from Radio City) I came across this statue. I took more pictures that night but I think this one is relevant and the others can wait.
I’m not going to talk about Paris or what else is going on in the world because, quite frankly, it scares me. I know it scares everyone but I just can’t think about all of it right now. They say to not live in fear and to carry on with your life, which will make the bad guys lose. So, if you don’t mind, I’m just going to live in my bubble for right now.
5. I don’t really have a fifth item, or maybe I did but since I didn’t write anything down, I guess we’ll never know. I’m just going to insert a picture of my coworkers and I after the Thanksgiving Dinner event. If you follow me on instagram you probably saw this already. #sorrynotsorry.
As a bonus, here’s a picture in my apron, because I’m so domestic.
Still waiting for my pearls and a martini.
This Sunday are the AMAs – who’s watching? I can’t promise I’ll live – tweet the event but I’ll definitely be somewhere on the internet, lurking.
It’s that time of the year again! (I feel like I say that at least once a month.) It’s the time where People Magazine crowns their Sexiest Man Alive.
This year, as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the honor was bestowed upon the one and only David Beckham. Posh and Becks are my favorite Hollywood power couple and have been for a long time so I’m abnormally proud of Davey. That, and really, Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper do nothing for me.
As pleased as I am that David and his tattoos are gracing the cover, I of course, would love to talk about some other men who could easily take the title. If you haven’t figured out by now that this post is simply an excuse for me to oogle the hotties of Hollywood, then you are obviously new here. And if you did figure that out, well, duh. Why did you think I started a blog in the first place? #myblogmyrules.
I tried hard to think of men I haven’t drooled over on here before. Well, not that hard, obviously. I’d really be remiss if I didn’t include my bae, Tom Hardy. I love Tom because he’s versatile. He looks good in whatever way he presents himself. Clean shaven, scruffy, homeless, secret agent – I’ll take them all. Except his Myspace phase. We didn’t forget those pictures, Tommy. Remember, the internet is forever.
I don’t always watch football, but when I do it’s for the Giants (go BigBlue!)so to include a Patriot on this list is making me itch.The Patriots are, and I can say this because I am a Yankee fan, the Yankees of football. They’re arrogant, overpaid and overhyped. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are crybabies. no me gusta. Their only redeeming quality is their wide receiver, Julian Edelman. I don’t know if he’s any good and honestly, I don’t care. I’ll just stare at him in his tight little pants the whole game, thankyouverymuch.
If you gave up on Grey’s Anatomy when Shonda killed Derek then you might not know who this fine young man is. Unless he came on before Derek met his end – I really can’t remember. Anyway, Giacomo Gianniotti is basically the only thing keeping me invested in that show. He was born in Rome- buongiorno, hotstuff- so he’s got the whole foreign thing going on. Except for my Canadian friends because that’s where he grew up. #proudtobeanamerican.
Apparently my type is “guys who look like they should be in ads for watches”.
I was going to include this in my Friday Five post but who knows if I’ll remember to write it. god, i suck. Anyway, I cannot stop listening to Adele’s new song, When We Were Young. I told myself not to listen, just wait until the album comes out. Yea, ok. I actually found myself swaying to it while I was writing this post. I’ll leave the video here so you can get all obsessed too. you’re welcome.
Here we are at week three of Women’s History Month WCW! March is just flying by, isn’t it? (this post is pre-written, so if the month is dragging, just ignore that last sentence. it just seems that by this time of the month, everyone is all “OMG where does the time go?”)
This is the post that you’ve probably been expecting and have wondered why it took so long. If it were a Friends episode it would be called “The One with Mindy”. So…
My birthday is in July and I would like to put a request out there from now. I want to be Mindy Kaling’s best friend. best gift ever. I know she has some already but, I think we would work well together. And, not to seem like a big mooch, but she’s got connections. I could cross meeting so many celebrities off my list. Like Harry Styles.
She could probably gain some inspiration for Dr Lahiri’s character by just hanging out with me. I mean, I also like to classify myself as a hot mess and love to eat.
So there. I’ve paid her back for all of my celebrity meetings.
i sure do.
Ok, I’m done with the Mindy love, for now.
Next up is…
Anna Kendrick. First, can I say how excited I am about Pitch Perfect 2 coming out? Between Becca and Jesse and Fat Amy, I can’t wait. Anyway, back to Anna. I love how real she is. Like really down to Earth. Not like Jennifer Lawrence though. I actually want to hang out with Anna. Jennifer, eh. not so much.
She’s also funny and so friggen’ talented. And she has blocked her role in Twilight out completely, which, good for her.
She also made the cutest short for Kate Spade last Christmas. I’m still obsessed.
I think we would have so much fun together being locked out of her brownstone. Drinking champagne straight from the bottle, singing to her dog, dressing up in all of our new clothes. Ugh. it would be so much fun.
And finally, the last of my BFFWCWs
I know she hasn’t done much lately but I’ve heard that she’s coming out with an album this year. And I’m sure it will be amazing and totally worth the wait. She’s so body positive and, like Anna, keeps it really real.
Could you imagine if Mindy, Anna, Adele and I were all best friends? I’m sure hilarity would ensue.
Also, Taylor Swift has grown on me. She can sit with us if she wears pink on Wednesdays (Mean Girls overkill? Is there such a thing?). That way I’ll get all the dirt on Harry. ha. dirty harry. Because that’s what girlfraaands do.