mtv vma’s

An entry in list form because I’m feeling random…

1. I’ve been thinking about getting a new laptop. And because Apple’s advertising is so damn effective and their products are aesthetically pleasing, I want to try the MacBook. But I’m a little worried about the transition from a PC to a Mac. Anyone have any tips? I probably won’t even be able to take the plunge until after the wedding (when I’ll have money) but hey, it doesn’t hurt to do some wishful thinking. 😛

2. I recently found the Candy Blog. BEST. BLOG. EVER. Right now I’m actually going through the archives and *drooling* over all the yummy candy.

3. I’ve become addicted to paper crafts and rubber stamping. I have no clue how this came about. All I know is that I’m at Paper Source or Michaels about once a week to feed my obsession. I’m even taking a rubber stamping class next Sunday. I guess it’s about time I took up a hobby other than watching TV all the time. Heh. 😀

4. Now I’m watching the MTV Video Music Awards…

5. Just finished Britney’s performance. Hmm. She seemed incredibly nervous and uncomfortable. 🙁 Which makes me sad cause I’m really rooting for her. (What can I say — I’m a huge fan and apologist). She looked great, though. I think I’m neutral on the song… didn’t love it but didn’t hate it, either.

6. I hate the style of this year’s VMAs. What’s with all the different “suites/parties?” They made the whole show so disjointed. Plus, I watch the VMAs for all the performances and I hated how they only showed pieces of them. Blah.

7. Sarah Silverman was awful. And I hated her jokes about Britney’s kids. 🙁

8. Performances I enjoyed… Linkin Park, Alicia Keys, Timbaland/Justin/Nelly Furtado. But my favorite was Chris Brown! I know. He can’t act (see: The OC) but he sure can dance.

9. Poor Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical fame) is having a horrible, horrible week. 🙁 Her nude photos get leaked on the internet and now there’s talk of her being replaced in the next HSM movie. I hope not — I love her! I know Disney is known for their knee-jerk reactions but I hope they just chalk this up to her being young and stupid.

Hope everyone has a good week ahead!

overdue music post

Countdown to Rob and Kel’s Wedding
Daisypath Ticker

HEE. I couldn’t help it!

Anyway, I really wanted to blog tonight (I’m trying to blog more often… we’ll see if I can keep it up) but nothing particularly blog-worthy is going on. So I thought it was high time for another music post! It’s just a mish-mash of stuff I’m loving right now.

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Dashboard Confessional – Stolen
Rihanna – Shut Up and Drive (I really like this song — I hope it doesn’t get played out in the same way that Umbrella did).
Rihanna – Hate That I Love You (featuring Ne-Yo)
Linkin Park – What I’ve Done
John Legend – Save Room
Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone
Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape

If there’s anything you guys are listening to that you think I should be too, let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for recs. 🙂

spidey 3

OMG. It has been freaking HOT here these past few days. *fans self* I hope the weather stays nice for the next few days cause Rob and I are taking a quick trip down to Monterey/Carmel for the weekend. It’s a belated little getaway for our anniversary. 😀

Anyway, I saw Spider-Man 3 on Saturday morning. 10am showing! HEE. My friends and I are dorks. We didn’t want to deal with the crowds so we thought a morning showing would be best. I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’ll just say that I was a tad disappointed. There were too many storylines going and not enough follow through. But I was entertained and I guess that’s all I can ask for in a movie. Pirates 3 is next!

The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer played before Spidey 3 and… WOW. It looked absolutely amazing on the big screen. I am *so* excited for HP5. 😀 Which reminds me… I need to start my re-read of the books soon!

And because my old roommate Jimmy just got engaged and he keeps asking me to upload music, here’s a mish-mash of recs for y’all —

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Snow Patrol – You Could Be Happy (LOVE this song!)
Snow Patrol – Signal Fire (from the Spidey 3 soundtrack)
Mat Kearney – Girl America
Rogue Wave – Eyes
Timbaland – Oh Timbaland
Timbaland – Apologize

Off to watch 24!

star wars, JT + movie meme

Totally random tonight…

I’m so buying the Star Wars postage stamps when they’re released in May. I even voted for the stamp that should get its own sheet here. I’m a DORK. 😀

Justin Timberlake just announced a second leg to his North American Tour. I wonder if I can convince someone to go with me again, hehe. The dates close to me are —

September
01 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
10 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
12 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

Carmen/Robyn, if we do girls weekend in Sept, we should totally go the weekend of the JT concert! Never mind, I just looked it up, that’s Labor Day weekend and plane tickets will be INSANE. 😛

And because I’m bored, a movie meme stolen from Alie.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times:
Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea, Oceans’s Eleven, and A Few Good Men
2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater:
Titanic. I think I might have come close to double digits with this movie. *blush*
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie:
Brad Pitt and Matt Damon
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie:
Jack Black or Rob Schneider
5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from:
Bring It On. “You’re a cheer-tator, Torrance, and a pain in my ass!”
6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs:
Rent! Well, I don’t know ALL the lyrics… but most.
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with:
Grease — hee!
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see:
The Lord of the Rings series
9. Name a movie that you own:
I own TONS. See my DVD list.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops:
Mandy Moore. She’s adorable.
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
I think so but I don’t really remember. Maybe when I was younger with my parents. Couldn’t tell you the movie, though.
12. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it:
Amelie and Marie Antoinette. I have the DVDs from Netflix but I’ve been lazy…
13. Ever walked out of a movie?
I’ve definitely wanted to but haven’t. The last movie I felt that way about was probably The Last Kiss. UGH.
14. Name a movie that made you cry:
I’m sure there are tons (I cry easily) but the one that stands out is Stepmom. Don’t make fun.
15. Popcorn?
OF COURSE. With a Cherry Coke.
16. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Not so much, really. Maybe once a month or so. But when Memorial Day rolls around and the summer blockbusters are released, Rob and I go as many times as it takes to see everything.
17. What’s the last movie you saw in the theatre?
Zodiac
18. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of movie?
Chick flicks! Then dramas.
19. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theatre?
Sleeping Beauty. Probably the reason why it’s my favorite Disney movie.
20. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Any horror movie. They give me the CREEPS.
21. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Erm, maybe the Kevin Smith movies? Like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back or Dogma.
22. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
Have to agree with Alie here… The Ring. *shudders*
23. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
Wedding Crashers and 40-Year Old Virgin come to mind. Also, pretty much any Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, or Owen Wilson movies.

🙂

new couch

Can you guys believe that the only really exciting that’s happened in the last week is that Rob and I finally bought a new couch? 🙂

We can finally get rid of that navy blue IKEA abomination (see photo meme pics). WOOT. I’m going to try and sell it but for now, it’s in the corner of our dining room along with a small side table that we no longer have room for. IT’S A TOTAL MESS IN HERE.

Anyway, since this is a totally lame-o entry, I bring you a song to download from Timbaland’s upcoming album —

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Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado – Give It To Me

robin thicke

I recently discovered Robin Thicke and OMG. I AM IN LOVE. His voice is completely swoon-worthy. Really. Mmmm. (It also doesn’t hurt that he’s absolutely gorgeous :D). I uploaded 3 of my favorite songs for you guys here —

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Robin Thicke – Lost Without U
Robin Thicke – Wanna Love U Girl
Robin Thicke – Lonely World

Saw Zodiac last night. I think it was the first movie I saw in the theatre this year. It was a *little* slow but I ended up really, really liking it. Even though it GAVE ME CHILLS. It’s not a “horror” movie but the whole real-life aspect totally played with my head. Just knowing the Zodiac killings took place in the Bay Area… EEEEKKKK. Anyway, I didn’t realize that the cast included so many “names” — Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Dermot Mulroney, Chloe Sevigny, Clea Duvall, Brian Cox, Donal Logue, Tom Verica… Rob and I kept turning to each other when we recognized someone, lol. I was particularly impressed by the performances of Robert Downey, Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal, though. They were amazing. I’m glad I got the chance to see them at their best. All in all, a good movie, though it’s one I probably wouldn’t watch again (it’ll definitely stay with me, I think).

music meme

I was tagged by Ceci for this music meme. 😀

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

Here we go!

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The All-American Rejects – It Ends Tonight
Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Christina Aguilera – Candyman
Fort Minor – Remember the Name
Justin Timberlake – Summer Love
Nelly Furtado – Say it Right
Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes (I posted this in my previous entry but I can’t help it, I love it so much!)

I’m too lazy to tag anyone. 😀 Just do it! It’s fun!

I found these video links on LJ and found them entertaining so I thought I’d share…

Kristen Bell and Chris Lowell from Veronica Mars interviewing each other. You learn pretty much nothing about them but it is damn hilarious.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Preview. 7 minutes of behind-the-scenes stuff with the cast. I CAN’T WAIT!

Off to watch Lost

oc 414

Currently watching the Grammys because JUSTIN WILL BE PERFORMING. Yay!

I can’t believe there’s only 2 more episodes of The OC left before it’s OVER. This season has been so great compared to the last two and I’m so sad to see it go. *sob* I’m especially sad that I won’t be able to see anymore of Ryan and Taylor’s story. I never thought about the pairing prior to this season (I can’t help it — I loved Marissa) so I was pleasantly surprised when the show brought them together and I fell in love. They’re so different (Taylor’s overwhelming while Ryan’s passive) yet they just work. And I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Ryan so happy before. The way he looked at Taylor when he said “I love you” in the last episode was absolutely swoon-worthy. Actually, they had a ton of great scenes in The Shake-Up:

— After getting drunk, Taylor says she’s going to sleep and Ryan knows she’s pretending… “Are you pretending to go to sleep thinking I’ll tell you I love you while you’re unconscious?” HEE! *Such* a Taylor thing to do.
— Before Ryan says “I love you,” he sweeps her bangs to the side while looking at her adoringly. GUH. THIS KILLED ME DEAD.
— At the end of the episode (but before the earthquake!!!), Ryan says it again… “I love you… and I don’t want to lose you. So let’s put it all on the table. Berkeley, Paris, Oxford… anything.”

LOVE THEM. Ben McKenzie and Autumn Reeser have great chemistry together.

I should also mention that Willa Holland has totally impressed me this season. I didn’t like Kaitlin at all last season. She had a bad attitude and misbehaved simply because she wanted to get a reaction from those around her. But this season, the writers have really given her layers and Willa’s done a great job of portraying Kaitlin as manipulative (clown porn!) yet caring (all her scenes with the Bullit) and vulnerable (her short-lived relationship with Chris Brown). So I’ve definitely warmed up to the character but in the last episode, when she was yelling at Julie and said “In the last year we lost Dad, Marissa, Dr. Neil…,” that’s when I finally understood her and loved her for it.

Oh, The OC, I’m going to miss you so.

Well, I’ve finally caught up with all 13 episodes of Brothers and Sisters. Just in time to catch Emily VanCamp’s episode next week. I really love this show. From Justin’s rebelliousness, to Kevin’s secret relationship with Chad, and to Nora’s general wackiness… it’s all great. I can’t wait to see how EVC’s character, Rebecca, interacts with the rest of the Walker clan.

A few Grammy comments…
John Mayer, cut your hair, please. Thanks.
I find T.I. kinda hot. Is that weird?
Robyn Troup is SO DAMN LUCKY. I want to HUG Justin too. 😀
Squee! For the shot of Adrian Pasdar as the Dixie Chicks won Album of the Year.
That’s all I’ve got.

future sex/love show

I’M TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

(Carmen, you told me so).

Rob and I went to the Future Sex/Love Show on Thursday night in San Jose and it was SO AMAZING. But then again, I didn’t expect anything less. His Justified concert still lives on as one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. The concert lasted 2 hours and Justin came out in a snappy suit (OMG, SO HOT). He had so much infectious energy — he was bounding across the stage and singing his heart out. GUH. He’s such a great performer.

I LOVE YOU JUSTIN. CALL ME.

The only thing I would change is the center stage. I didn’t like the fact that Justin was only facing my side of the arena half the time. But I guess seeing his backside wasn’t so bad. Heh. 😛

And because I like things like this, here’s the set list for the show (cut in case this is too spoilery for some):

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exercise music

I’ve been going through all my mp3’s trying to find appropriate “exercise” music that I can upload to my new nano. Out of 1600+ songs, I only have about 50 that are upbeat enough. So… I’m going to ask you all for recommendations. What are your favorite songs for working out? HELP! 😀