Saturday, February 27, 2010
I always bring my camera and take a few photos, but usually think they come out terrible and I'd rather just watch the show and let someone else do the work and I reap the benefits on You Tube later. But then I'm always stunned when I see that people actually bother to upload videos like this. Seriously, why? Why? WHY??
OKay, moving on...
Here's another shaky, blurry video from the encore of "Who Says." Basically, I think this is a silly song and when I think of the brilliance of "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" or " I Don't Trust Myself with Loving You," I just don't get it. But clearly the crowd likes it and the live version is not bad including name checks of New York City, Brooklyn, & New Jersey (I claim all three) and then sings part of "Empire State of Mind."
Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
(this performance is actually from Florida, and not recorded by me, but is still pretty good. These audience recordings are always pretty rough. This clip is actually 10x better, but not the whole song. )
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday after work I ventured down to Tribeca Treats. This is another bakery that I've been wanting to try for a long time, but since I never make it below Canal, haven't been. They look pretty run of the mill, but don't be fooled. They were goooooood!
From left to right, Black Velvet, Vanilla/Vanilla, PB&J, Mudslide.
The Black Velvet was my fave -- super moist chocolate with cream cheese frosting.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Liz replies, "Or, I am the elephant painting of being awesome?"
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
1. 500 Days of Summer
2. An Education
4. I Love you, Man
6. Crazy Heart
7. The Hurt Locker
8. Two Lovers
9. It's Complicated
10. Paper Heart
Best adapted screenplay: Precious.
Best original screenplay: 500 Days of Summer
Best Song: "The Weary Kind" in Crazy Heart
Best old song in a movie: "Limelight" by Rush in I Love You, Man
Up in the Air and George Clooney in it. Basically, wasn't he just being Doug Ross, but as a corporate guy instead of a doctor?
The Hangover. This won the Golden Globe. Don't get it.
Penelope Cruz. Is it just me, or is she becoming the new Judi Dench and gets nominated in every movie?
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
Best Acress: Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
Best Supporting Actor: no strong feelings in this category, actually.
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique in Precious
This was the most joyous scene of any movie I saw this year. I literally couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
best comedy: 30 Rock.
best drama: FNL
best episode: Mad Men season finale.
best new show: Glee
best TV on DVD: thirtysomething (thanks Esther!)
best fake news: The Daily Show. Still awesome, even after Bush left office!
guilty pleasure: The Bachelor, or as my brother in law calls it, The Crap-elor. It's so wrong, but it feels so right.
Best books I read this year:
Fiction: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. (I'm only 10 years late to this book. So good!!)
Non-fiction: It's kind of a silly book, and most of the time I was thinking, "I can't believe this person got a book deal." But then again, I thought it was funny and sad and I couldn't put it down. The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker.Best concert: Bruce Springsteen at the Meadowlands.
Jenna: "It was perfect. Like a John Mayer song."
Other than that, I loved when Liz caught Frank smoking. Because really, the only thing that is better than referencing JM is referencing a great 80's TV show!
Liz: "It's not a lecture to simply point out to someone that the episode of Different Strokes about Dudley's dad has proven incontrovertibly that smoking destroys your health and leads to ridicule from Willis."
Frank: "What about you? You can't judge me when you are eating that garbage. Dr. Oz did a show about junk food. And this stuff will kill you."
And by the way, I'm trying super hard to cut down on sugar and baked goods... and I could NOT get donuts out of my mind after watching this episode. If I didn't live in a 5th floor walk-up, I would have been at Smile Deli at 9 pm last night.
Luckily, lazy > hungry.