Saturday, March 08, 2008

Dear Mariah:

When even I say "Oh for god's sake, woman, put some clothes on!"'s a sign of something.

Catch me, I think I'm going to faint.

Mandy Moore Would Kiss Kate Winslet
Mandy Moore is keen to lock lips with British actress Kate Winslet on the big screen because the Titanic actress is the only female the pop star would share a love scene with.

Moore, who is fast becoming a big screen star herself after a string of acclaimed movies, is a longtime fan of Winslet's, and would be thrilled to star in a film with her. And she'd even consider a kissing scene - or more.

She says, "I think she is just beautiful and she's a phenomenal actress."

Of course, tecnnically Moore has already starred in a film with Winslet, Romance and Cigarettes. But A, they didn't have any scenes together, and B, I think I'm one of only two people in this country who even saw it (the other was Roger Ebert).

But say, could I rewrite so Annabel is about 9 years older than...why no, no I couldn't, but it was nice to think about for a minute.

International Bright Young...

It's International Women's Day! So let's talk about some International Women, starting with the hot-pink and fluorescent yellow Sandra Lou...

Sandra Lou -Banana split
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The Obama daughters, who rightly "think...Paris Hilton is 'yuck'."

Somewhat guilty musical pleasure/sex symbol Kylie Minogue-"the greatest gay icon of all time."

I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky lucky...


She may not always sound emotionally engaged with her own music (we won't mention her films).

Though sometimes she does--I actually thought her performance at the Oscars was a high point. Of course, there she was singing Sondheim.

Still, you've got to give her longevity. I have a feeling she symbolizes something besides being a pop icon, but I'm not sure what it is.

Prefab Sprout's Wendy Smith, with the otherworldly voice.

And of course, always and forever:

If you have to ask who that must be new around here.

Just so you shouldn't think I'm solely focusing on singers (except for the Obama children) : Feministing; the other feminism blogs & bloggers.

Tara Spencer-Nairn.

Diana Rigg.

The late, great Molly Ivins. Writer and reporter Myra MacPherson notes

In December 2006, the ever-prescient columnist and best-selling author Molly Ivins was asked whether or not Barack Obama should run for president. Her answer: “Yes, he should run. He’s the only Democrat with any ‘Elvis’ to him.”

As so often, Molly was right.

Leslie Mann.

Some women modesty forbids me from naming.

Elizabeth Crane (who has a new collection. I'm having kittens.)

Emma Thompson, not just because of all her terrific work in her acting roles, but because she did this.

Anaïs Nin.

Maura Tierney, seen below having just heard that she's "the perfect woman for me, apparently."

Sigourney Weaver (and her puppies)

Mary-Louise Parker.

Natalie Portman & Scarlett Johansson

Diane Lane (to some of us, she'll always be Cherry).


And of course, Belinda and Jane.

Happy Girl Jumping

...all things the proprietor of this blog proudly supports.

Worries about divisiveness and other issues

Good article here (from Newsweek) on the Clinton campaign, hinting at one of the reasons for my own apprehension about her. This is that I really, honestly wonder about the psychological aspects of her experiences surrounding her husband’s impeachment.

Not to put too fine a point on it, I worry that they've made her not just tough, which is good, but hard, which isn't. And I worry, not about whether she will answer the phone at three AM, but about what her first instincts will be in a crisis.

And about whether she can do the job for other reasons. Yes, a lot of the reasons Ms. Clinton became divisive is because she ran into the wall of the Old Men's Club--but she is divisive. And I worry about the affect that would have on her effectiveness, as president.

On a lighter note, I've read one of her books, and I've read one of Obama's; it's no contest: His is excellent, hers puts you to sleep.

And yes, as always, the Iraq thing continues to bug me.

And yes, I'm still very depressed.

Democrats attacking each other instead of working together to fight the republicans.

A seemingly endless, meaningless war.

Sort of makes you wonder what's worth staying alive for, doesn't it?


Now there's a picture I didn't expect to find

Thoughful of her to go to all that trouble, though.

Is it just me, or does my ridiculously blind faith in Tara Reid suddenly make a whoooooole lot more sense?

I had this poster when I was like 11.

Didn't everyone?

Shilpa Shetty takes a bath in my favorite color

If you don't know who she is (I didn't), she's the Bollywood actress who Richard "I'm speaking for the entire world" Gere had to apologise for kissing and causing a storm of offense.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Portrait of someone who's passed on.

It happened again. On a random search, I spied a photo of a woman that at first glance made me say Helloooo Nurse! Then I looked a second time, and she turns out to have passed away a few years ago. The photo is part of an in memoriam set posted by her husband.

Some of the pictures are really quite breathtaking, others smile-inducing.

Some more photos I found

In this case some really beautiful, and also funny, photos by Beatrice Neumann on her blog.



Dear Elisha:

When even I say, "Man, that's '80s!"'s a sign of something.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Photobucket Meme

Scooped this up from Becca:

1. Go to
2. Type in your answer for each question into the PhotoBucket search bar.
3. Choose your favorite photo to represent your answer.
4. Copy the html and paste it here.
5. Answer only in picture form.

1. What is your first name?


2. When is your birthday?


3. What kind of car do you want?

1997 Volkswagen Jetta

4. Where did/do you go to school?

Mid afternoon Comenderal peninsula

01 Foothill College library

At work north of Seattle, 1-28-2008

5. What is your favorite season?


6. What is your favorite type of shoe?



7. What is your status?


8. What is your favorite movie?


9. What is your favorite song?

Be Near Me

10. Who is your favorite Disney character?


11. What is your favorite clothing line?


12. What is your favorite vacation destination?


13. What is your favorite dessert?


14. What is your favorite letter?

Dalton Trumbo JGHG


15. What are you most afraid of?


16. What [are] your favorite TV show[s]?

West Wing


from Season 1 episode Powerless made by crews_reese

17. What annoys you the most?


18. What is your job?

Jane and guilford!

19. What's your favorite animal[s]?

dolphin cat

cat wolf

20. How old are you?


(I "cheated" on a few, in order to give more than one answer. So sue me.)