INTERESTING WOMEN

January 20, 2010

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes. I was at a friend’s home, for a party, and we were enjoying our various meals together. Ryan was watching the live updates from the Golden Globes’ website on his iPhone and would periodically call out a new winner. We all groaned when Avatar won and cheered when Christoph Waltz won.

So today, after reading Janet’s fun Golden Globes recap, I went hunting acceptance speech videos, as per Janet’s recommendations. The one that stood out to me was Meryl Streep’s heartfelt rant. Watch it here!. Oh to have such a simple life!

Then, Darren linked to someone that I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about until now – the mini-Regina Spektor, Nataly Dawn. I guess I’ve been living under a rock, because this girl has more than 17,000 YouTube subscribers! She’s apparently 50% of Pomplamoose, another YouTube cover band. They have a few more subscribers at 70,000 plus. This cover of Beyonce’s popular song was my first taste:


Both Meryl and Nataly seem to be doing what they love and creating art with which people connect. Meryl’s had many years to engage in a rewarding and generous career and seems to recognize that she’s unique in having that privilege. Nataly, new on the scene, seems to create for the love of creating. Her craft is fresh and new and she, though she can be compared to a popular female vocalist, has unique qualities. Something about Meryl’s performances always strike me as fearless. She’s willing to dig deep, go farther, do what’s necessary (while maintaining her own personal integrity). Nataly’s path also seems to be a fearless one. She’s put herself at the mercy of YouTube. And submits her gentle face to its whim.

These two women, both very different artists, inspire me today.


COFFEE SHOP GIRLS

January 15, 2010

Ryan always imagined himself with a coffee shop girl.

But when he married a former McDonald’s employee (that’s right – I worked drive-thru!), he thought he’d have to give up that dream.  However, once I got my green card, I needed a quick job before I began the Act One Executive Program.  So like a good little Hollywood-hyphenate, I got a job at a coffee shop.  One of the best coffee shops!  And I learned all I could from them.  Once I was done learning, I was also done working for them.  And I quit (gasp!).  Shortly after that I got a job at a small production company as an exective assistant to the producers and business manager.  I’m all about quintessential hollywood jobs, eh?

Anyway, coffee shop girls.  There’s something about them. What is it?  

Duncan Christopher has an idea.

I even have a cute little green t-shirt that we bought on our honeymoon.  It says “Love Street Coffee Shop” on it.  I know for a fact that Ryan gets romantical thoughts in his head when I wear it.  He can’t help it!


CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

December 17, 2009

Who doesn’t love watching Christmas specials on TV at Christmas time!?  You?  You don’t? You can go sit over in the corner.  The rest of us are going to watch some nostalgia.

Make some steaming hot chocolate, grab a plate of warm Christmas cookies, gather the whole family around the laptop, and enjoy:

Good night and good Christmas!

P.S. I can’t find Rudolph the Red–Nosed Reindeer, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Year Without Christmas.  If anybody knows where they’re hiding, please let me know.  Thanks!  We *could* buy them I suppose.  The old-fashioned way – on DVD!


DUNCAN CHRISTOPHER GETS SERIOUS

November 25, 2009

Check out this video from the cutting room floor of the film that Ryan and I (and some other really cool people) have been working on for the last two years.

The website for the film is here.

To become a facebook fan, click here!

To follow the film on Twitter, click here!


PRIMAL BLUEPRINT RECIPE: HOMEMADE NUTELLA

August 27, 2009

As you know, I’m participating in the Primal Health Challenge hosted by Mark Sisson and his Worker Bees over at Mark’s Daily Apple.  The challenge has daily contests from big prizes to little ones.  One of his contests is the Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest.

So I made a recipe video for my homemade nutella.

The winner of the contest will receive:

1 Excalibur Food Dehydrator
1 pair of Vibram Fivefingers
12 canisters of Damage Control Master Formula
1 bottle of Vital Omegas
1 canister of Responsibly Slim
1 “Grok On!” T-Shirt (your choice of size and color)
1 copy of The Primal Blueprint (Mark’s book)

I don’t think I have a great chance of winning (there are already tons of great videos submitted), but I had fun making the video and it’s fun to share recipes with people in such a unique way! But I really want that food dehydrator. And a pair of VFFs for my husband.


An Infrequent Contribution

August 7, 2009

Who says I can’t make a comeback on the ol’ blogsky once in a while, eh?

Gillian found this video this morning and I thought it was pretty high on the “zero to awesome” scale, so here it is – you should watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQkMAPVoIo

Peace out homeezz.


SPEAKING OF CANADIANS

January 27, 2009

Here’s a video of a high speed police car chase that I got from Richie Book!

High Speed Police Car Chase


TED: EMPEROR OF ORANGES

October 17, 2008

I had to share this video.  As I listened, my jaw dropped at the relevant literary brilliance.


TRAILERS: FLOW, REAL TIME

August 29, 2008

FLOW – Ryan and I typically try not to contribute to the bottled water industry; use a filter on our tap water and we just get cups of water at cafes (not bottles); but this is still a scary prospect.

REAL TIME – I think we can see the punchline coming from a mile away; but that still doesn’t mean this little indie won’t pack a solid, er… punch!


TRAILER

August 29, 2008

This could just as easily have been titled:

AUDACIOUS DOCUMENTARY MOVIE

(from the dudes who brought you Scary Movie)

But it wasn’t.


TRAILERS

August 25, 2008

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers – This looks relevant for North America.  The US and Canada at least.

Max Payne – This looks like something out of a Frank Peretti book.  Anyone remember Frank Peretti?


TRAILER – UNIQUE

July 3, 2008

…to say the least.

KABLUEY – it may just be an excuse to put a man in a funny costume.  But if the set-up is believable, it may  work.  Not sure…


TURNS ON A SIXPENCE

June 24, 2008

Kewet Buddy EVRyan just saw a post for this new electronic vehicle from Norway: the Kewet Buddy EV. Here’s a cute little youtube vid of some brits test driving it.


WILD KITTY

June 24, 2008

I love love love this You Tube video. I love the accented English. I love the explanation that this is a barn kitten’s first contact with humans. I love how he’s frozen, how he hisses quietly and how he moves his head slowly and deliberately.


AREN’T PANDAS HERBIVORES?

May 8, 2008

This Panda Express ad has bothered me since I first saw it because I was summarily convinced that Pandas are herbivores.  But alas, according to this wiki entry, I’m only 99% right.


FOR ME…?

January 12, 2008

…it was brussel sprouts.


SOMEONE OWNS A KITTY-CAT

December 14, 2007

They must. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have gotten this video so perfect.

P.S. Thanks to our friends in the little yellow house.


HAPPY HANUKKAH

December 5, 2007

…from the young and squeaky-clean Adam Sandler.


WGA STRIKE: SPEECHLESS

December 3, 2007

Yay! The speechless videos are now available on YouTube! Indeed they have been for a whole week and I didn’t notice.

They also have their own webpage now, at speechlesswithoutwriters.com, instead of being hosted on Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily.  Their videos have the same stutter problem on their new webpage as they did on DHD. But the low-res versions are available on YouTube.

My favs are Episode 14 and Episode 15.


KITTY-ABUSE

December 2, 2007

Okay, the cat didn’t look too upset.  And it’s funny.  I found it on Switchfoot’s website.

Click here.