I Love College

28 02 2009

A selection of videos to bring a smile to your face.

1. An oldie but goodie:  Weezer + Muppets – Keep Fishin’

2. I haven’t seen the movie and I’ve been told not to.  However, THIS video “Ten Chick Flick Cliches You Won’t Find in HJNTIY” is HILARIOUS. I luvs these boys.

3. So I heard this song while driving home today.   The song is so whatev and lame but weirdly growing me…  I guess it just brought me back.  I never thought I’d miss college, but now 2 years out, I guess I do.

If I could go back, I’d play more beer pong.





Vacation Story: Celebsighting (contd.)

27 02 2009

This is continued from the previous vacation post found here.

One of the few nights my Dad didn’t have a business dinner to attend, we went out for dinner in Poipu.  The restaurant Keoki’s was a laidback seafood place with a split level.  My family sat on the lower level right next to the stairs.  Being the kid-at-heart that I am (f*ing immature), I started up a rousing game of hangman w/ my younger siblings.*  This behavior continued through dinner despite my hot guy radar going off mid-meal when another family sat down nearby.

“Yes! Hot guy at 2 0’clock! Gosh, from side profile, he kinda looks a bit like John Daley from Bones.  Damn fuzzyness. Why didn’t I wear my glasses?”**

However, I couldn’t see clearly enough to think much of it.  I made notes in my mind of the few times Mr GoodLooking glanced at our table but continued giggle, chatter, and tease my sibs & parents.

When we got up to leave, we walked up the steps to the main level (located right by his table).  As I reached the top stair, he turned and looked right at me.  Now, just 3 feet away, I had no difficulty recognizing one of my favorite actors.  John Daley, the once adorable freshman in Freaks and Geeks and current genius psychiatrist on Bones, was sitting RIGHT THERE.  I barely stumbled away intact.

Was it obvious? Was STARSTRUCK written all over my forehead? Did he see it, or did I walk alway in time?

For the next hour of my life, the only words that made it past my lips were “Dude!” and “Oh my God!” As a relatively articulate adult (almost 23!!!) it was not one of my proudest hours I’ll admit.

For those of you going “John Daley…. Was he in… no… wait…”

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

I’m sure many of you have run across a celebrity at some point in your life.  The question is “do you approach them?”  I’ve always tried to stay away – respecting that they probably want to go out in public without being fawned on all the time.  Yet, part of me wishes I had said something.***

Anyone?  If you’ve run into a celebrity: actor, actress, musician, politician, athlete, author, whateverfloatsyourboat- how did you react?

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What was supposed to be a crude sketch-up in Paint fell at the mercy of my perfectionistic tendencies. Hence the beautiful, detailed ‘drawing’.  Yes. Wasting time. It happens when you’ve nothing to get up early for.

*When I’m with my younger sibs, I tend to act like a 12 yr old w/ a cursing problem.  This might work if I was stooping down to their ages, but they are 18 and 14.  Ah well…
** My glasses were on top of my head. Stupidstupidstupid…
*** My excuse for not stopping over is that he was obviously at dinner with his family – parents+.  Interrupting the family dinner of someone you’ve never met feels a bit sacrilegious. Even if it is just to say “Hi! I’m Grace. I don’t mean to interrupt. I just wanted to tell you I love your portrayal of Dr. Sweets on Bones.  You really capture the awkwardness of a young adult working in a much older, more professional enviroment.  You’re so talented.  And amazing.  And hot.  Marry me?” Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far…. damn.





Happy BonesDay! + Vacation Story

19 02 2009

Is it sad that I look forward to this day all week long?  Yes.  But fuck it.

I have a great story to tell, but I’m hating long posts….
So I’ll write the other half tomorrow.

Last summer, my very generous family invited me to join them on vacation in Hawaii.  (So long as I cover my own airfare.) I had missed several of their last trips (Montreal & Alaska) due to work and was definitely not gonna miss this one.

Chinaman's Hat island, Oahu

During my blogging hiatus in January, we spent 8 gorgeous days in the sun.  I’ve a million pictures and journal entries from the trip which never should’ve ended.

can you see the resort hiding behind the trees?

taken while horseback riding

mass touristing at the Waimea Canyon

But there is one memory I want to share with all of you.  No.  Not eating Cocoa Puffs before dawn each morning and then watching the sunrise from the beach. Something more awesome. (possible? maybe not.)

I saw John Francis Daley.

continues tomorrow….





Buckland & Gooch

5 02 2009

Kate Miccuci is kinda hilarious. Check her out at

http://www.katemiccuci.com
www.myspace.com/garfunkelandoates.com





Weekend Update

24 11 2008

The wonderful weekend ended this morning when I awoke at 4am to fat, fluffy flakes falling outside my bedroom window.  It was heaven.  I hope the rest of you had enjoyable weekends whether you were out partying, protesting, or Twilighting!

I nervously agreed to join a co-worker out for drinks w/ her friends on Friday night.  I’m so pleased I went.  It one of the best nights this year!  We met up at a downtown hotel bar (where apparently ALL of the after work set go) at 6pm and drank straight to 11:30pm.  I met a bunch of awesome people including a hot engineer named Nate (who prefers to tell everyone he’s a magician bc it’s ‘more fun’) and an adorably geeky team leader named Tom.  After happy hour and $5 martinis ended, the birthday girl led us on to a nearby swanky sports bar.  Even though I admitted my horrible darts skills at the beginning of the night to Nate, he asked me to be his partner in a game of cricket.  We came in 2nd (boo. I like winning).  The bar crawl proceeded somewhere else (I’m 3 whiskeys in), and I left at 11:30.  There were hugs all around and promises to get together again soon. 

It was a fantastic night.  I left at just the right time – a.k.a. before I embarrassed myself with a faceplant or bartop passout.  No, I didn’t get Nate’s phone number or anyone else’s for that matter (too drunk to remember those important things).  However, I did drunk dial my younger sister and literally sang to her my woes of wearing heels and getting drunk for the first time in months.  She played the voicemail for my Mom and 14 yr-old brother.  I am now the lovable laughingstock of my family.  woot.

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The rest of this wkend was spent studying for the upcoming GMAT.  I’m scared stiff that I won’t get into any MBA program anywhere.  Therefore, studying my ass off.  (It’s actually kinda fun. sad, I know) 

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I did take a break to watch the premier of YouTube Live – the first annual YouTube awards show.  It surpassed every other awards show I’ve ever seen.  Granted there were only like 2 awards given out.  The rest of the show was a showcase of some of the most original creativity I’ve ever seen.  There were the requisite ukulele players, Beardyman (beatbox phenom), Chad Vader, Planet B-Boy, and everyone’s favorite ‘My whole family thinks I’m gay” comedy singer Bo Burnham.

The Visionary Award went to Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan who has been a recent role model of mine.  She was celebrated for her use of online videos to educate the world about the Arab culture and unite the Arab community.  If you have a chance, learn more about Queen Rania at her website.  She is an incredible woman.

My sole reason for watching this live event was to see Jon Chu’s latest project:  The League of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD).  The video below of their performance is low quality and fails to capture the detail of perfection.  Click the link to find it on YouTube and select to watch in High Quality (HQ link is below the volume button).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw2JAsaCso0

Check out 3:10 for the beauty of the strange but awesome similarities in grace between the krump dancer and ballet dancers.





It’s not Halloween…

22 11 2008

This came out a month ago. How did I miss this????

And then tonight is the premier of something new….?

I’ll post it after they do.





Reps v. Dems: Dance Off

27 09 2008

 

Sweet!!!!!  Click on it and watch in High Quality – soooo much better!