Monday, November 30, 2009

I Heart John Mayer...

"Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring. And half of my heart is the part of a man who's never really loved anything..."

My fav sorta-sensitive-sorta-sarcastic-guitar-wielding-man-whore is back! If you haven't listened to John Mayer's new album, Battle Studies, get on it! It's not quite Continuum, but it's still pretty damn delicious.

Two of my top picks from the album are "Half of My Heart" (featuring Taylor Swift!) and "Heartbreak Warfare". They're folksy and dreamy and yummy and best served with a cup of peppermint tea. I was lucky enough to see Mr. Mayer do them both live on Tuesday night at his Sound Academy show but they are just as awesome on the album. So take a listen. If you're like me, you'll get a serious heart-on. Pun intended and awkward innuendo intended.

Mood Music: "Tell Me Why" by Taylor Swift

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gaga ooh la la!

The Gaga concert last night has left me speechless (so speechless!). So in lieu of my lack of words, I give you some of the photos I snagged of the Lady in action.

Jealous? I think so.

Mood Music: "Alejandro" by Lady Gaga

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Get your Freak on!

(I don't like this book. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!)

Last Saturday night, I made the unfortunate transition from teen to twenty-something (I can't buy Teen Vogue without feeling guilty anymore!). Although I was sad to say goodbye to my teen years, my day was anything but upsetting.

Over the course of the weekend, I received quite the assortment of awesome from my friends and family. Every single present I got appealed to my love of campy and so-cool-they're-uncool pop culture fixations. The sweet swag included Whedonverse delights (a new Buffy season 8 comic, Firefly: The Complete Series and a copy of Serenity), Michael Cera DVDs,  HSM accesories (Cause everyone needs a singing Troy Bolton pen!), New Moon merch and totally rad vintage NKOTB books.

Although I was gaga for everything I got, one present truly set my fangirl side ablaze.  Ladies and gents, say hello to the Holy Grail of TV DVDs, the Freaks and Geeks: Yearbook Edition.

P.S. - Can I just say that I've looked at this McKinley High (Sound familiar? McKinley High is also the name of the school in Glee!) yearbook more times in the last week than I've looked at any of my own yearbooks in, well, ever?

Mood Music: "Possibility" by Lykke Li

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jason Segel is just Swell.

Die. Die. Die. (I just did - 27 times.)

Just when I thought it was impossible for me to love this adorkably tall slice of man-candy (he's cuddly, bitch!) and his sweetly self-depricating sense of humour any more (seriously, where do you go once you've done a Dracula musical, a karaoked out spoken word tribute to Styx and a series of musical photo montages about everything from Chinese take-out mishaps to cat funerals?) Jason Segel decides to whip out (yeah, I did) another random and ridiculously delicious sing-song at - get this! -  a Swell Season concert! (You know I'm excited when I start writing ridiculously long run-on sentences.)

If this news is not enough to make you want to belt out your favourite 80s pop-rock ballad and declare, "Jason, I just want to hold you!", I don't know what is. And there's even more deliciousness! My future hubby used the song as a way to broadcast his phone number to all the ladies looking to get a piece of the Segel. You know I've thought about calling it. A lot.

While I died throughout the entire song (there was just too many junk-themed jingles to handle), there was one part of the video that got me particularly excited (No, not in that way. I think.). At one point, Jason sings:

"Remember when I was in that show, Freaks and Geeks? Well there were no special effects - no, no special effects - So if you thought I was sweet, yeah well I'm really that sweet."

Although I have to say, I love every single inch (I swear, I'm not trying to be inappropriate!) of Mr. Segel's body of work (Okay, I lied.), Nick Andopolis and his 29 piece drum-kit rock my world. I have always thought he was sweet, and so if he's really that sweet, you better believe I'll be all over that tall drink of water in a heartbeat.
In case you haven't picked up on how much I'm geeking out right now, just look at the list of blog titles that immediately popped into my head after I finished watching this video.

Once more with Nick Andopolis

The Best Song Ever.

Jason, I got your number. I'm gonna make you mine! Jason, don't change your number. (315-329-6673!)

The Segel Season

Falling (not so) slowly for Jason Segel

Fucking Jason Segel: The Musical

Too much?! Just wait for my musically themed photo montage covering the process. It's called Segel. I love you. Call me. and it's better than Charades.

Mood Music:  "I'll Stand By You" by Corey Moniteth

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Education gets an A (in awkwardness)...

On Monday, my history prof asked if anyone had seen the movie, An Education. I eagerly put my hand up but no one else wanted to join the party. He asked me if I liked it, and I said it was creepy. He looked at me as if I had two heads and told the class, "Don't listen to her! It's a wonderful movie" While my prof and many critics seemed to have been charmed by the sorta-cute-sorta-totally-creepy flick, I'm can't say I'd give the Nick Hornby tale (I gave the man my heart with High Fidelity and About a Boy, and he gives me this?) a top grade. Except, maybe in utter sketchiness.

An Education seems like a text-book example of a movie I'd love. The story follows Jenny (played by Carey Mulligan), a Brit teen who dreams of living the life of an intellectual at Oxford. She's book smart, speaking French at the drop of a hat and referencing Camus over after school snacks, but she's yet to really get out in the social world. Enter, David, a charming man (played by the strangely off-putting Peter Sarsgaard). He takes her to clubs, buys her expensive perfume, showers her with flowers, whisks her to Paris and wins over her parents. I know, sounds like a cute coming-of-age flick right? It's not.

You see, David, is 30 and Jenny is 16. Perhaps I'm more conservative than I thought, but this particular May-December romance really weirded me out. I'm talking, I-was-squirming-in-my-seat weirded out. I love me some Sarsgaard, but the man just came out as a sketchy creeper from beginning to end for me. Whenever he and Jenny had a sensual moment, it got really uncomfortable for me - most notably when he suggests jokingly (I hope) that she try having sex with a banana before they actually do the deed (I'm serious).

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Creature of the Night Moves..

(Photo: Hot Topic)

I'd let this beautifully broody trench-coat rockin' and wife-beater wearin' creature of the night into my personal space any day! (That's what Buffy said - until they had serious smoochies and he went all evil Angelus and you know, killed Ms. Calendar, tortured Giles and almost sucked the world into a hell dimension and stuff.)

P.S. - Please forgive my rando Angel heart-on. I stumbled upon this fangtastic (it never gets old) tee while surfing for New Moon merch (see: last post) and almost died of Whedonverse-wonderful overload. After I composed myself, I decided I had to share.

Also, I'm considering giving Angel a try again so I thought it seemed like a semi-topical choice for the bloggy. I never liked the show much because it rarely featured the original scoobies (Cordy and Wesley do not count in my books!). But I love the vamp-boy so much that I feel like I should make more of an effort. Bill and Edward eat your hearts out! (Don't actually though. I know you like blood and all that fleshy jazz but, there's no need to get the fangs out and commit vampicide. The fangirls need you.)

Mood Music: "Everything You've Done is Wrong" by Sloan

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Twi-Hard 2: The return of Obsessive Cullen Disorder...

(Edward Cullen, meet Edward Pumpkin.)

Watch out Team Jacob! This fiercely dedicated Cullen enthusiast has started to descend into excessively fang-irly territory once again.

The transformation is a slow one, but there's no denying that the change has begun. Just look at these startling developments:

1) This Halloween, my pumpkin looked strangely like Robert Pattinson - minus the CGI sparkles. (See above)

2) Last week, I suddenly felt an urge to buy a t-shirt with red lips and fangs on it. I said it was part of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer Halloween costume. But have you ever really seen the Buffster wearing a pro-vamp tee?

3) I have started to spend an overwhelming amount of time perusing

4) The most recently played list on my iTunes has been overtaken by Paramore, Muse and Death Cab for Cutie.

5) At Indigo the other day, it took me much longer than it should have to decide not to buy Twilight Scene It.

6) I spend more time looking at my Cullen family bookmark then I do reading my books for school.

7) I almost ditched my Halloween party plans to go and pose with a cardboard cut out of Edward Cullen.

8) I just bought my ticket to the midnight screening of New Moon. The movie doesn't come out for three weeks.

And this is just the beginning. I'm no Alice, but I can see many more sucky puns, bloody excessive amounts memorabilia and inhuman tweeny bopper squeals in my future. I think it's safe to say, New Moon is my life now.

Mood Music: "Satellite Heart" by Anya Marina