Monthly Archives: December 2008

Straight Up Paula…this look is so not good.


What a week it has been….
You revealed on Barbara Walter’s radio show that you begged the producers of American Idol not to let your stalker on the show…but they thought it would make for good TV….
Then you had to deal with the tragic death of that same obsessed, stalker fan outside your home three weeks ago….
Listening to accusations that you hit the bottle because of your slurred and mumbled speech every time you open up your mouth…
And now this picture surfaces…
Good gawd…
Really Paula…just because the beloved Nutcracker character is used as a decoration at Christmas it does not mean that you literally have to dress like one….
Bad Paula. Bad. Bad.
This puts you on Santa’s naughty list.

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Buy, Sell, Trade that past relationship away!

Now why didn’t I think of this?
All that crap from past relationships that I just threw out or randomly gave away I could of sold…..hello….Kaching!

http://www.exboyfriendjewelry.com/

Love their tag line: “You don’t want it. He can’t have it back.”
Brilliant.

My ‘favorite things’ list….Oprah style..

I figure if Oprah can have a ‘favorite things’ list why can’t I?

Note to companies….feel free to send items my way…I love free stuff….yes shameless I know…but if you don’t ask….

1. Philosophy ‘Hope in a jar’ moisturizer

2. Philosophy ‘the miracle worker’ skincare set

3. Christian Louboutin Very Prive Satin Platform Pump [yeah they run like $780 and I’ll likely never own a pair because they are so damn pricey…but I still can dream….]

4. DVF [that’s Diane von Furstenberg for those who are fashion clueless…] Julian Wrap Dress

5. Rice Paper Shredded Pork Rolls from the Mekong Restaurant

6. The ‘absolute pearl instant brightening’ facial at the Brookstreet ‘Au Naturel’ Spa

7. Baby Duck Champagne….yes Baby Duck…its gonna make a comeback!

8. M.A.C Viva Glam Lipstick [and the plus when dishing out the cash for this is that every cent raised goes to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support the fight against HIV/AIDS]

9. any Hobo bags….my current fave…Steve Madden ‘Totalli’ Patent Hobo Bag

10. Bio-Oil….yes it actually works…just like the commercial says it will….really. [pregnant ladies can rejoice]

11. The Arugula Salad from Fratelli’s Restaurant

12. My (Product)Red IPod….and all the downloading I do from ITunes….i really should buy stock….

13. McBlooms Skin Therapy: Extremely Rich Creme….best stuff ever for dry skin…found it at Chapters…[mcblooms.com]

14. My Vigoss jeans [vigossusa.com]

15. Movie reviews….so good, so sarcastic….rtheygood.blog.com

16. Artwork…hollandshollywood.com [click under Art Shop]

17. best place to buy books: bookcloseouts.com

18. POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

19. PBS…great educational TV shows for the preschool set….Sid The Kid, Super Why, Curious George, Word World, Sesame Street….pbskids.org

20. Slice TV…yes my vice is Slice….slice.ca

21. Best place for creating your own photo books…shutterfly.com

22. To save your chapped lips: Burt’s Beeswax Lip Balm

23. Makeup: Pur Minerals…love, love…purminerals.com

24. My Chucks…cause they never go out of style…converse.com

25. Eternal Amber handcrafted accessories….lovely beads, gorgeous earth tones…stunning necklaces…recently saw them hawking their stuff on TV: theshoppingchannel.com/category/jewellery.do?e=1&N=100101+127403&cm_re=A-_-PRI-_-JW_081208_EternalAmber

26. My New Balance trainers…love my running shoes…

27. I wish these two stores existed in Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal…Filene’s Basement & DSW

28. I wish I could afford Lisa Lindblad to book my ultimate travel vacation…lisalindblad.com

29. Avon Naturals Vanilla Shower Gel

30. And finally a VW Rabbit in reflex silver metalic & art gray interior

Pants 911

Pamela Anderson….[Art Basel event in Miami last night (Dec 6/08)]

Seriously Pammy…you are so too old for this fashion ensemble…
Your face is looking about 20 years older than the rest of your bod…
And BTW why wear a knit hat if you are not going to wear any pants?
Fire the stylist…and if you did the choosing…get a stylist ASAP.
Too bad Mr. Blackwell is no longer around to see this tarty getup….although Tara Reid may have found her new BFF.

Looking to ‘pay it forward’ with Christmas gifts?

Recently found out about this charity….love what it does….education is empowerment….
This makes for a great Christmas gift….or as a party favour…

http://codecan.org/en/code
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This holiday season, help educate a child in the name of your friends and family.
For a minimum contribution of $5, we will send out a personalized “Wishing Star” tribute card which acknowledges your donation to CODE on the recipient’s behalf.
That donation will be used to help us teach a child in Africa or the Caribbean to read and write – if you can read and write, you can learn to do, and be, anything.
Literacy is a legacy for the future.
We can mail the card to the recipient directly, or send it to you to fill out and deliver.
“Wishing Star” cards make great wedding favours for guests.
They are perfect gifts for holidays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements, hostess gifts and Birthdays.
They are a great way to say thank you to your favourite teacher, and best of all, each card makes a difference to a child.

Horrific child abuse case….Winnipeg, Manitoba

This is the most horrific story about child abuse I have heard about in a long long time….
Life in prison doesn’t seem harsh enough….
If only their sentence included being forced to go through what they put their daughter through on a daily basis….
I am so disgusted.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=b3819b8c-a39f-4f16-ad88-b68eeac997e4

http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/puxley-sinclair-081113.mov

Great custom designed invitations…..

I discovered Serendipity Designs when a friend of mine sent out birthday invites for her son’s first birthday…
The invitations were so well designed and after checking out other samples of their work I decided to spread the word….amazing detailed & creative work….they make for wonderful keepsakes for those who receive them….

http://serendipity-design.blogspot.com/

and here is the official website:

http://serendipitydesignco.com/

Damien Rice & Ray LaMontagne….

Love these two artists….

They came together to do a great rendition of ‘To Love Somebody’….

Ray’s raspy voice is a total throwback to Joe Cocker…..

First saw Ray on the TV show Austin City Limits…I’ve been in love with his music ever since….

Ahh all is well in the world…



Brit Brit is looking normal again….

http://music.msn.com/music/galleryfeature/britney-glamour-photo-shoot-exclusive/?GT1=BUZZSUB1

Back to her roots, the good ole ‘virginal Justin Timberlake’ looking days…

I’m happy for Brit Brit…she looks happy, lost the weight [that includes Federline], off the drugs and drink and is back to making music….
Just listen to your momma and daddy and stay away from trailer park KFed boys and you’ll do just fine on the comeback trail….

Travels in Shanghai…

My friend Colin is in Shanghai on a business trip….and this is is an email I received from him the other day….[yes he’s always this sarcastic & witty…a natural…]

Things I’ve learned in Shanghai…
I’ve learned…
-It’s totally ok to turn left regardless of what lane you start in. Ditto for right turns.
-Lanes are just a suggestion. The white lines are there but nobody really pays attention to them.
Traffic lights are also a suggestion. More of a guideline. Red lights are sometimes optional in heavy traffic.
-It’s ok to cut someone off even if they’re right beside you.
-It’s ok to pass someone using the oncoming traffic lanes.
-Pededstrians and people on scooters/bikes are a nuisance to drivers and don’t really count as anything. I’m shocked there are not more people killed.
-Restaurants have menus with pictures on them – key to see what you’re actually ordering.
-It’s one hell of a benefit to have a person who speaks Cantonese in your group. That way you actually know what meat is in the pictures you see on the menus.
-The DVDs I brought don’t work in the DVD player in the hotel.
-Contrary to popular, North American belief, I’m not considered to be a Godzilla figure. I’m still short but there are way more people like me over here.
-Hooters still sucks…although it’s way more entertaining over here. Anytime you can have a group of 7 Chinese Hooters girls sing ‘You Are My Sunshine’ to you, it’s worth the price of admission.
-13 hour time differences suck.
-Smog is cool. However, it’s losing its popularity. There are a zillion trees here – replantation is going strong.
-Dave Matthews’ song, ‘Don’t Drink The Water’, should be taken literally by Westerners. Thankfully I was forewarned.
-English TV channels have subtitles and the sound doesn’t match the mouth movements. Take that Bruce Lee.
-‘You’re Welcome’ must be the first thing they learn in English class. They love saying it…to the point of getting uncomfortable. But they are very eager to show you they can speak English – and most of them are pretty good at it. I on the other hand cannot speak a lick of Cantonese.
-There are 8000 characters in the Cantonese ‘alphabet’. Take that ABC.
-They don’t have heat over here. It’s freezing everywhere and they like it like that. If you ever come here, bring warm clothing.

More to come…I’m going shopping this weekend to the ‘market’…should be interesting…