Thursday, August 30, 2007
Have you tried their nonfat yogurt in cups? It is SO good. It is creamy and not watery and doesn't leave you hungry like the Dannon Lite and Fit. It's so so good. There are a ton of flavors, too. My fave is the vanilla.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Cut to me on the side of the road waiting for my dad to come help me. Sidenote: Great thing about the suburbs is all the people nice enough to stop during morning rush hour to offer help. Anyway, my dad had quite a difficult time loosening the spare from its metal fastener in my trunk. Turns out some stray beer caps had fallen through the cracks and rusted the tire and whatever holds it down. Icing on the cake was that my spare was also pretty flat, but I didn't really have any other options.
I got to work late and didn't get as much done as I had hoped. But, my mom was my shining star and got my tire fixed before I got home. What will I do without her (in five days!!!)?
Monday, August 27, 2007
(Rittenhouse rowdiness begins Labor Day!)
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
It's become an obsession. No matter HOW BAD The OC gets, I have this compulsion to finish the entire series on Netflix. Season Three wasn't all that good... but at least Marisa was alive. Season Four has completely devolved into bad script, redonkulous story lines, and hijinks. It's like all the writers quit, or played a joke on the actors. I am not even finished yet, and so far these things have happened:
- Ryan was a cagefighter.
- Summer became a hippie and got kicked out of school.
- Ryan dates TAYLOR TOWNSEND (whose image they completely revamped)
- Ryan and Taylor fell off a ladder (hijinx!) and walked around an alterna-OC universe. Barf.
- Taylor married and divorced a french man.
- Ryan wrote a poem. God.
- Seth and Summer got engaged. They are 18 fuckers!
- Julie runs a prostitution ring.
- Ryan's supposedly white trash a-hole dad comes. He's rich, classy and nice, suddenly.
- Summer's new friend Che helps Seth find his animus.
- Kirsten is preggers.
As you may have heard, I have recurring issues with my apartment. (After a brief summer hiatus, the squirrels are back. Sigh.) The latest issues is that in a corner of my ceiling, where the landlord once patched up the ceiling because I thought the squirlles had scratched through, I now have three mushrooms growing.
Mushrooms. Growing out of my ceiling. I'm so tired.
This is gross, but last week I got a lil' pimple under a freckle that I've had above and to the left of my top lip a la Cindy Crawford (but more subtle) for my whole life. As these things go, I picked the zit, of course, turning it into more of a cut. Then I picked the little scab. (I have issues, I know.) And my freckle has never been seen since.
Doesn't pigment run a little deeper than just pimple deep? I am sad.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri and Vimeo.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Once again, LiLo was the first to start the trend & others are beginning to follow it. You can dress it up or down. Eve was recently spotted sporting one while wearing a tight, black leathery looking miniskirt. Classy.
Texas Man, LeRoy Greer, Sues 1-800-Flowers for Revealing His Affair
Atlanta, Ga. 8/13/2007 4:41 PM GMT (FINDITT) LeRoy Greer just wanted to send flowers to his girlfriend. Sounds simple enough but after Greer arranged for a bouquet to be sent courtesy of 1-800-flowers the simple task became a major headache for the car salesman.
As it turned out Greer was married and his wife wasn’t the one receiving the flowers, just the thank you card from 1-800-flowers for purchasing the flora.
While Greer was already in the process of divorcing his wife the 1-800-flowers incident didn’t help his standing any and now his wife is all the more eager to end their union. Oh and now that she is aware of the extramarital affair she wants more money as well.
Greer, upset that the company delivered a thank you note for the purchase, is now suing the floral company. Greer had specifically noted on his order that he did not want any cards or information sent to the house he shared with his wife. He now blames the company of falling short of delivering the flowers in a discreet manner, which just so happened to cause his wife to flip out.
Now Greer, a Texas resident, has asked for $1 million from the florist who made the mistake but as of yet there has been no pay off.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Right this mo, my sis and her fiancee are on their Moon-Honey. No, I am not dyslexic. Moon-Honey is the new term (coined by yours truly) for the special bride and groom who don't have the time, money, or flexibility to go on a genuine Honeymoon. Because sis o' mine will be starting a new job right at the time of her wedding, she can only take a few days off to head to our beach house, which, while awesome, is not the MOST romantic getaway. So instead, she and her groom are camping, going to hot springs and getting massages... two months before the BIG DAY.
I think it's pretty cool, don't you?
Then she can save up for her Babynoon.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Morning coffee is great
Served fresh and steaming hot
But I don't know where I'd be
Without my afternoon pot
It's not everyday
It's not a constant need
But when I hit a wall
To the silver vat I concede
Three French vanilla creams
And four packets of sugar
Mix with my java
To create a perfect flavor
I feel rejuvenated
As soon as it touches my lips
Without my little helper
I get as salty as a bag of chips
So I raise my mug
And loudly proclaim
My addiction to legal stimulants
Will never bring me shame
As we all know, she and Estevez broke up, she was involved in some lawsuit with her record label, she tried unsuccessfully to adapt her music to the emerging hip hop sound, her fans eventually started wearing flannel and playing in the mud, she reemerged on the hit "American Idol," and now has a reality show that lets people get up close and personal with her craziness. But, I'll never forget dancing in my mirror to "Forever Your Girl."
Sunday, August 19, 2007
- she smells like a baby
- at night, she likes to push her forehead against mine really hard and get aggressively cuddly
- her best friend (besides me) is a pink elephant made of feathers. I think they make out when I leave the apt
- she comes running for the door when i get home from work
- in the space of a month, she went from a dainty kitten to a tub o' kitty lard that can't jump
- she once flooded the three apartments below mine
- she has issues with dreadlocks in a certain area of her body (her tushy)
Ruby is nice, fun, and a girl, and not a dog. And she is pretty as a princess. I love her.
Friday, August 17, 2007
From So Unpretty's Best Friend, Smedelicious of smedelicious.blogspot.com:
I love Buddha because he is a good spooner/spoon-ee. I hate him because he licks my head in the middle of the night in a ploy to steal my pillow.
-Straightforward and vocal about his needs.
-Loving, caring, knows when I need a head rub (when he butts me in the head with his head)
-Makes me laugh
-Mood swings, random acts of terror
-Long hair = clumps = strange fur bunnies throughout my apartment
Note from the Editor: We love handicapped kitties.
Submitted by MoCo:
[My cat, Frank.]Sometimes he goes by Starla.
He is a homosexual black cat that likes the color pink and cuddling with boy cats and female humans.
His favorite toys are makeup brushes and sponges.
Before he was neutered his favorite past time was humping a stuffed dog that wore a tie. (He likes men on a career path) He now has a boyfriend named J.J. (Jesus Junior) who he now lives with in Bensalem. (J.J. is a very handsome male cat) Frank will eat any kind of food in the universe and will often times grab it off your plate.
He has a dog complex. (The first two times I wrote that I typed "god") He pretends to be a dog and even goes on walks with the Huskie he now lives with.
Basically. I love the little bastard. My ex-ex-ex boyfriend rescued him from a golf course Summer of 2005.
He's my pride and joy.
And I'm the mother who abandoned him. :(
Note from the Editor: thanks for submitting MoCo. This cat should be on Maury Povich.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Zippo is an amazing person, I mean dog. He is a ball of energy and love who brightens everyone's day. When his hair grows out, he resembles a canine Albert Einstein. When he gets a cut, he looks like a billy goat. Hence his nicknames, Al and Billy. Others include Zip, Zippy, Zippidy Do Da, Little Shit, Boo, Baby Boo, Zipper and Boo Bear. I love the way he cocks his head to the side when I talk to him as though he is really interested and concerned about what I have to say.
Strength: His unwavering support of anything I choose to do in my life.
Weakness: When he feels like no one is paying attention to him, he finds something (usually a shoe) and brings it over to show me and then runs around with it until I finally give him food to replace it with. While I have listed this as a weakness, I still love it.
I moved out of piss-ridden apartment in the Yunk.
Moved back to Dub C with the rents - anxiously awaiting Center City lease to begin September 1.
One of my best friends from visited from Hawaii. I miss him already.
I saw Incubus in concert. They were good, but I decided I didn't enjoy the venue. $20 parking + no port-o's = unpretty (all over my feet).
The night before the Inc concert my mom said, "Don't forget your tickets to The Incubators."
I've realized that getting hit in the noggin with a stray ball during a baseball game is one of my greatest fears in life. However, I survived a Phillies game chock-full of foul balls and home runs.
Funny convo while watching some players warm up - Me (sporting a kick-ass RyHo tee): Oh! Is that Ryan Howard?! A.T.S.: No, that's not him. (Pause) And just an FYI, Ryan Howard is black.
I have been pondering whether I am now too old for the OD in SIC.
My new favorite thing to ask people is, "What would your baseball song be?" a.k.a. the song played when a batter walks out onto the field.
I proved to A.T.S., with some help from Bean, that "You Can Call Me Al" will never go out of style. Great way to ring in the New Year.
Alg, I do enjoy VS undergarments, but I also find that Gap pulls through every now and again. Ever tried?
A.T.S., While I love and adore my Zip, I wouldn't say that he comes before my sister. You're disturbed.
I am missing Beano this week. I will be glad when people stop going on vaca and everyone is together again.
That's all. For now...
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
i watched a documentary on elvis presley on whyy and learned something that i would like to share with you. its one of those things that as soon as i saw it, i knew i was going to hang on to it for the rest of my life.
no, it wasnt how to sing or thrust your hips or make it in the music biz. it was a life lesson derived from pure happenstance.
basically, its just an example of swallowing your pride and realizing sometimes you just gotta do what you've gotta do. in his up and coming years and immediately after an appearance on the milton berle show, elvis received a lot of ridicule from critics. they said that he couldnt sing and that his dancing was sinful and influencing teen delinquency. he was overwhelmed with negative press and backed into a corner, forced to defend his singing and performing style. about two weeks later he was scheduled to appear on the steve allen show. they were thisclose to canceling him because they didnt like the controversy surrounding the future legend. however, the producers agreed to let him perform on the show provided that he wear a tuxedo instead of his usual sexy and cool attire and sing on stage with a real live hound dog, who would also be wearing a tux and top hat. completely humiliating, right?
well, he wasnt happy about it, but he did it. and you know what, its actually a great clip. because even though the idea was completely ridiculous and humiliating, you never really see it that way when he performed. its because of the way he handled it. he serenaded that hound dog, grabbed it by its droopy jowls, took it over the top and the crowd loved it. in doing so, he completely owned the moment and no one who watched it would have thought any different.
he went on to win three grammy awards, be inducted into four different music hall of fames and his face has been on a postage stamp.
Monday, August 13, 2007
this week, and for no other reason than i feel like it, is the first ever so unpretty pet appreciation week. send me your pics of your pussies and your pooches and i promise to post them. also include why you love your pet and give me at least one strength and one weakness.
of course, the First Lady of Pet Week is my girl, Sadie...a dog so great that even Beatle, Paul McCartney wrote a song about her called, "Sexy Sadie".
she is a cancer who loves the indoors. her favorite food is coffee with extra cream. she loves to cuddle and still has her puppy breath. her favorite actor is a tie between snoopy and jake gyllenhaal.
Today is Robin Roberts' first day back to work on GMA after only one week of having breast surgery.
although she looks great, one can't help but ask one self if she could have maybe taken a little more than a week to breathe? i know getting back to routine is important, but geesh, so is recovery from surgery huh? Robin, please take it a easy. a little.
relaxing spa weekend
relaxing spa week
relaxing spa month
you are just making the rest of us who take a week off for strep throat look REALLY bad.
Radio jockey, Imus to make a comeback by January of 2008 after being fired for his racist slander.
snooze ya later jerk face. who listens to this hick? and is it me, or does he look like the preacher from Poltergeist with a wig?
(in case you can't tell which is which, Imus in the dick with the mic)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
these chips are probably responsible for at least ten pounds of unwanted body fat.
my fave flaves: philly cheesesteak and jalapeno.
don't try them. unless you have one of two things: will power and/or high metabolic rate.
i noticed tonight while watching an old navy commercial something very odd. so, we all know that the same company owns GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy, right? well, i see GAP commercials all the time...i see Old Navy commercials all the time...but hey, i don't think i have EVER seen a Banana commercial. wtf?
the only thing more troubling than this realization, is the other realization caused by acknowledging this realization: that i have an abundance of time to realize this.
oh, whoa is so unpretty.
Date of Birth: 9/4/81, Houston, Texas
Nicknames: JuJu, Mothe, Bee
Height: 5' 6¼"
She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston.
One of her favorite songs is "Lovefool" by the Cardigans.
Has a cat named Master P
Once appeared on "Star Search" (1983).
Is a fan of Middle Eastern music and dance.
Her biggest hit to date is song "Crazy in Love." 
She has Creole heritage on her mother's side of her family.
Her favorite rapper is Wyclef Jean.
Her name came from her mother's maiden name.
She and her boyfriend Jay-Z own three apartments in South Beach
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
"I'm trying to find myself as a person, sometimes that's not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do." -Marilyn Monroe
this past sunday marked 45 years since Marilyn Monroe died. Her death was ruled as an overdose of sleeping pills. Questions remain about the circumstances and timeline of the housekeeper's discovery of Monroe's body. Also, some conspiracy theories involve John and Robert Kennedy. The official cause of her death was "probable suicide".
although most times the antics of her personal life overshadowed her acting career, there are many monroe films you definitely need to rent:
1. Bus Stop
2. The Misfits
3. Some Like It Hot
4. The Seven Year Itch
5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
man up and sign up for the next sunday session and i'll go with.
i did my first bootcamp this past sunday and i still can't lift my arms above my head or bend my knees. i am told that is a good thing. and i believe it .
session took place at penn treaty park. my favorite part was the warm up when we played tag.
my second favorite part was going to Ida Mae's for lunch afterwards.
the most amazing, brazilian leather, cowboy-ish, tall but not to tall, deliciously chocolately, super sassy and sexy, would look great with a plaid skirt, walking through rittenhouse square, gotta have or I'll die, but boy am I screwed because they're $400 boots.
i am starting a fund and hope to have the left one by september and the right on by october.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
this is from "American Psycho", when Patrick Bateman (played by the hunky Christian Bale) leaves a voice mail message for his attorney when he thinks that he is finally going to be caught by the police for being a murderous mad man:
"Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people. Some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um an NYU girl I met in Central Park. I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, and some man uh some old faggot with a dog last week. I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too. And Paul Allen. I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body is dissolving in a bathtub in Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to leave anything out here. I guess I've killed maybe 20 people, maybe 40. I have tapes of a lot of it, uh some of the girls have seen the tapes. I even, um... I ate some of their brains, and I tried to cook a little. Tonight I, uh, I just had to kill a LOT of people. And I'm not sure I'm gonna get away with it this time. I guess I'll uh, I mean, ah, I guess I'm a pretty uh, I mean I guess I'm a pretty sick guy. So, if you get back tomorrow, meet me at Harry's Bar, so you know, keep your eyes open."
i thought that i liked to sleep without socks, however i discovered today that i really like to sleep with my socks half off of my feet. its really comfortable.
washing my hands before i eat makes my whole body feel clean. i don't know why; its weird, but true.
i love old fashioned hairstyles and hope one day i have a reason to get one for something special. like going to the phillie's game.
i think i love my dog more than my little brother.
(just kidding about that last one...sort of.)
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Anyway, here's a fun new alternative: Loripscream. Greeking in crazy flavors of ice cream!
Here's an example of the Neopolitan flavor:
In exercising a sound and fearless, and beating in confidence unfailing. Amid it all possible promptitude the national or home industry. To tax one branch of the Republic, and that redemption once effected the revenue limit there is no justice without freedom ...
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
"I am so blessed that I found this in the early stages and the prognosis is so promising that my doctor expects me to be flying planes and hanging on to submarines in the middle of the Atlantic and scaling the Mayan pyramids in no time," said GMA co-host, Robin Roberts, upon revealing that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
so unprettty is thinking of you.
lady readers, let this be a reminder to check your breasts.
boy readers, check your nuts.
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. The Dead Girl
3. Children of Men
not so newish...
1. Devil Wears Prads
2. Little Miss Sunshine
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Love Actually
oldies, but goodies
2. Breakfast at Tiffany's
4. What Lies Beneath