Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keith Olbermann on Prop 8.

I'm a bit slow on the uptake here but, I just found this tonight.

You want to sanctify marriage? You want to honor your God in the universal love you believe he represents? Then spread happiness...


I think he's said it all.

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A Lesson Learned.

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Why do I always do this? I pour my heart and soul into making someone else happy and they drop me quicker than they picked me up.

Eh, I wasn't expecting it to work out anyway. After all, I plan on moving to Georgia permanently one day so, his inclination to stay around the area was already at odds with my interests but, Jesus, we only technically went out TWICE so, the lame excuse about the two of us not having a lot in common doesn't make since because you cannot tell those things after TWO DATES and a few talks on the phone.

Its actually quite obvious to me that all he wanted was a lay. What else am I supposed to think after what happened? To be honest, I wasn't feeling him either.. as mean as this may sound, he was too simple for me. I want to travel, engage in rousing conversation, experience new things with someone who is similarly minded and with his penchant for drinking and laying around the house, it obviously wouldn't have worked in the long run.

The thing is, there was no long run and that is what I wanted, its what I want. I was willing to compromise my values, interests, my entire self for the possibility of making it work. I've always been this way and I should know by now that betraying myself always lands me back in this spot.

As I sit here thinking, I'm afraid I might have intimidated him with my intelligence. When I would initiate conversations he would always lapse into mundane, day to day banter while leaving my questions and curiosities in the lurch. So, I can only thank God that this wasn't a long, drawn out deterioration of a years long relationship where I was being led on a la another certain individual who no longer communicates with me.

Whatever. I'm sick of attracting rump roast when I deserve filet mignon.
I'm willing to wait it out if it means I'll come across a lasting, compassionate, nurturing relationship with time. I'm young, they're out there, I just need to let them come to me and discontinue the whole taking a step down thing in order to please someone who really doesn't deserve me anyway because, if they deserve me, I will not HAVE to lower myself; and neither will any of you.

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stockholm Sweetheart.

Looking at this charming lady brings to mind fairy princesses and cotton candy.
I also have an insatiable urge to pinch her cheeks!
And the collar of that coat is just DARLING!

What looks on the street or in the fashion world are calling your name these days?


Sunny Side Up!,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My Favorite Famous Couples; Dedication 1.

There have been so many remarkable couples spanning the last century who have left their imprint on the hearts and minds of all who were aware of their exsistence. This is the first post in a series dedicated to those who have inspired me the most.

Lucille Desiree Ball & Desiderio Alberto Arnaz e de Acha III.

via 4EverDarling

Lucy & Desi became legends of their own time with the premiere of the first and perhaps, best loved television sitcom of the 20th century, I Love Lucy , on October 15, 1951. Unbeknownst to them, the long shot endeavour that was birthed in order to allow these two love birds to work together as opposed to being perpetually seperated by their careers [and also, by teaming up for this project, taming Desi's notorious womanizing nature], they had unleashed a legacy of laughter and unending enjoyment among the American and, a few years into production, the international audience that has carried on into the present day with I Love Lucy still being aired through syndication not only here in the U.S. but in over 80 nations worldwide, including Britain, Central America, Germany, and Japan.

Besides their television shows, Lucy & Desi owned their own studio, which they christened Desilu , and that company produced and housed the production sites of such popular 50s and 60s television favorites as The Andy Griffith Show , Our Miss Brooks , and even, due to Lucy's own good sense, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek .

I Love Lucy itself ceased production in 1957 but the beloved characters; Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel expanded in the continuation of ten years of escapades with The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour , which allowed for 13 hour long segments which expanded their popularity by another two years with this show coming to an end in 1960, the same year that the Arnazes 19 year union dissolved.

Despite the fact that Lucy and Desi could not live together forever in wedded bliss, they were famously in love with one anopther and it is widely acknowledged that, regardless of the fact that both remarried; Lucy to a mediocre stand-up comedian, Gary Morton and Desi to yet another redhead, Edith Mack Hirsch; they never ceased in loving one another very deeply and they remained extremely close until Desi's death in 1986 from lung cancer and Lucy followed suit barely two years later, a week following a seemingly successful heart surgery when her aorta ruptured in the early morning hours of April 26, 1989.

And so, a decades long love affair ceased to be on that date; April 26, 1989; with Lucille Ball's death, because Lucy remained faithful to Desi's memory for the rest of her life, despite their many ups and downs.

The world and the entertainment industry owe a lot to these tireless pioneers of the craft, what with Desi's many innovative ideas in television production, including the three camera filming method which is still in use today on many, if not all, of your current favorites; and Lucy's comedic genius and eye for the type of entertainment that would have staying power when she approved the making of Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

These two remarkable human beings are remembered by the vox populi today with respect, reverence, and love and appreciation for the sacrifices that they endured in their personal lives to bring us, their adoring public, such everlasting joy and happiness which, as long as their are individuals like myself and the many other lovely people I have connected with as a result of my own devotion and historian-like tendencies.

I leave you with a heartfelt observation, simple but obviously impeccably true, that Desi made many years after the heyday of himself and his legendary former spouse, in an interview:

I Love Lucy was never just a title.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tres Jolie.

This beautiful little french girl tells us a story concerning Tigger, frightening trees, dying and going to Heaven, and an orange ring.

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

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When Legends Gather, Indeed!

I thought this image was incredible.
Nat King Cole and Ol' Blue Eyes at the piano.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Sweetiepie Restaurant opens in New York City next month & with inspiration for the place being extracted from American classic film and their wondorous sets, the opportunity for you and yours to dine in a giant bird cage, and with the food being inspired by 'restaurants of the past, many of them in California [ed: Julie grew up in LA]. The Fountain Coffee Shop in the Beverly Hills Hotel is one of them. Shwabbs, Walters Coffee Shop, etc."; if I resided in New York City, I would be at the door on opening day!

Here's an interview with Mark & Julie Janklow, the proprietors of Sweetiepie, from The CoolHunter. Another thing, Mark's uncle Warner was the famous retauranteer behind Tavern on the Green and The Russian Tea Room! So, if you live in New York City, hightail it over there & let me know your opinion on this culinary adventure!

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Monday, November 10, 2008


I've spent my entire morning taking notes [yes, I literally wrote stuff down in my notebook.] on How to Improve Your Relationships: 7 Awesome Tips from the Last 1900 Years , from The Positivity Blog.

I hope you find it as useful and enlightening as I did!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bruno Dayan.

Bruno Dayan is a new photographer that I was lucky enough to discover through the incomporable Gala .

Aren't these photos scrumptious?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know all about Meee..

Haha. What movie is THAT from, kids?

Anyway, Ingrid posted these questions in her regular feature, Getting to Know You. So, I decided to do a short post for the sole purpose of participating and plus, its like a type of questionairre and I FREAKING LOVE THOSE.

1.birkenstocks or designer shoes- Designer shoes because, despite the fact that I can only afford birkenstocks, I find them hideously ugly and I would perfer to go shoeless.

outside or inside- This depends completely on what the weather is like.

hoping or planning- Planning because, one never gets anywhere hoping for things without planning a way in which to acheive what they are hoping for.

carrots or peas- Peas because, although I do like carrots, sometimes they leave that really nasty weird taste in my mouth..I can't explain that taste either but, its atrocious.

cheese or chocolate- Cheese because, I've never been a chocolate lover in the first place.

wristwatch or intuition- A wristwatch because, I like to be certain and I am not inclined to guess or go with my gut.

milk or juice- Plain, light SOYMILK because it is so good for you and doesn't have any of the animal hormones that cow's milk contains nor all the additives, sugars, colorings, and calories of a juice.
..Unless I get to have a Naked juice which is a different thing altogether.

creating or viewing- Viewing because, I'm not exactly the artistic type.

walking or running- Walking because, if you go at a brisk pace, you get just as much exercise as if you were running and it saves an awful lot of wear and tear on your knees and joints.

bouncing or rigid- I am partial to bouncy objects myself.

cozy or breezy- If its a light spring or summer breeze, I'll take that. They can often be cozy.

fancy or hearty- Mealwise? I like homemade, healthy food that leaves you satisfied so, hearty.

chuckle or guffaw- Both are swell.

whisper or announce- I like to whisper things myself.

lick or bite- Oh, a mixture of the two of course!

snuggle or grope- Same as above.

sing or listen- I do enjoy singing.

kiss or hug- Kisses are my preference.

wonder or discover- Its best to discover answers to things that we first wonder over.

anticipate or achieve- Believe ACHEIVE!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am about to go and exercise a right that millions of men and women across the country have given there lives to keep intact.

Regardless of your political affiliations, I hope that today, you too, choose to have your voice heard.

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Very Own.

originally uploaded by pbeens .

See the above image?

Imagine me as the female subject in that photograph.
I have my very own man friend as of yesterday.
I'm happy.
and, a bit flabbergasted.
Its all happened very quickly, you see.
We met on MySpace.
We met,
watched August Rush [well, half heartedly, anyway.]
and decided to persue this for all its worth.

I think I've stumbled across a good thing here, really.
and truly.

Andrew is man friend's moniker, in case you were wondering.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Norman Parkinson-Works 1930s-1960s.

The above photograph is included in this astounding set.
Absolute vintage eye candy!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Long Live the Queen!

This has touched my heart and made me cry:

Frank Turner had a friend named Lexie who recently passed away due to breast cancer. To help himself cope with his grief and to honor his friend, he wrote and performed this rather upbeat song to celebrate her life. Her children also appear in this video.

What have you done to cope with the loss of loved ones and how do you personally view death? Is it an ending, completion or is it just a new chapter, a different state of being?

Sunny Side Up!,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barrel of Bitches

A brand new gem that I'm digging from the swell guy over at And Your Little Blog, Too

Its a favorite of mine this week!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

mmm, LUELLA.

I was looking through Luella's show on thanks to Krisatomic , and I am now smitten with this entire look:

But, I would kill just for the fantastic necklace!

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The Vanities Girls.

Vanity Fair recently put together a portfolio showcasing all of the most recent young actresses who are "on the cusp of fame or have just hit it big; they have names you need to know and faces you won’t have trouble remembering. " and have been featured in their Vanities opener. Each one is shot in the style of a 1950's pinup shoot so oviously, I love almost all of them.

My favorites are:

Carla Gugino:

Alice Eve:

Emily Blunt:

You can view 24 others here along with thier photos of course, are their stats and what work they are currently involved in.

Kisses to Gala for pointing this out.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, Revisited.

This year, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Brothers and Swarovski Crystal have teamed up with some of the most popular fashion designers of today and asked them to create an interpertation of the iconic heel tappers that is all their own.

I adore these, by Oscar De La Renta:

If you are interested, here are the rest.

I absolutely love this film because it brings back so many childhood memories. It was a big occassion for my mother, sister, little brother and I when it would make its yearly Christmas television appearance.
Here's a secret, to this day, the Wicked Witch of the West freaks me the heck out and I make someone else watch this with me for that reason.. I'm 21, yes.

Of course, almost everyone has fond memories that are attatched to this classic. Is there anyone out there that actually does not care for this movie at all?
One of my best friends, who is blogless, cannot stand it and finds it frightening? WTF? My brother-in-law used to say it was too "devilish". I've always found that to be a thing of uproarious hilarity. So anyway, come on, do you NOT LIKE The Wizard of Oz? You can tell me, to each his own.

via .

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Portrait of a Small Town.

Portrait of a Small Town is a photo essay by Everett W. Kuntz focusing on life in his hometown of Ridgeway, Iowa between the years of 1939-1942.
I love how you can catch little glimpses into how everyday life unraveled decades ago by not only focusing in on the subject of the photo but also taking time to glance the background:

"Ground beef .15 a lb.", " "Columbia Catfish .13 a lb."

Aren't these two adorable? I wonder if they were sisters or best friends?
Perhaps they were both.

The rest can be found here.

Thanks to For Me, For You for sharing this first.

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Vivacious Lady.

Maybe a little bitch slapping will wake you up sufficiently enough to get through Monday!

thanks to FABULON for refreshing my memory!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reason #1 Why I Love Betty White.

Tell it like it is, Betty!
"If Barack Obama needs more experience, I can give it to him!"

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Monday, October 13, 2008

John Rawlings Photography.

These are divine:

Mr. Rawlings is the author of many of my favorite photographic images of this era.
Alongside the likes of Cecil Beaton.

Who is your favorite photographer? What is their subjext area? What is it about their work that draws you to them?

First photo via
All others louie_gee_gee
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008


OK, that title is SO early 2007..sorry.
However, I do, indeed, like these babies:

by Nicholas Kirkwood.
found via Fabulon .
Ohhh, pearls!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

All You Need is Love.

In animated form:

One of the most amazing pieces of art, ever.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

How neat?!

Lace tape:

I really like that. Its a unique way to make a plain ol;d cardboard box a bit more fun.

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I'm so excited!

to have a little piece of Old Hollywood glamour!
Yesterday I ordered the Grace Kelly Wool Coat:
$102.99 at Mod Cloth

Now I need the Norma Jeane Winter Dress:

Which I shall have once I pay off my credit card.

So, what are some of YOUR fall/winter wardrobe must haves dears?

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My newest song obsession:

The Show by Lenka:

Its so bubbly and happy and we all know I love such frivolity! Her asthetic is adorable, too.
What songs are you obsessing over this week?

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Note to self:

Happiness is a DECISION.

This started me off on a good foot this morning by thinking in a positive manner. I hope it turns your thinking around for the day!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Umbrella, ella, ella...

Look at this fantastic umberella via some individual in St. Petersburg, Russia:

I think its amazing.

Thankies to Krisatomic for sharing this photo!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Miu Miu Campaigns.

I'm really loving all three of these Miu Miu shoots.
Check all of them out here.

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Lucy at the Emmy's!

In 1975, Lucy was set to present The Mary Tyler Moore Show with their Emmy for their win in Outstanding Comedy, Music, or Variety Series; when things went awry:

Thanks to egexacom for uploading this!

The thing is, right before she was set to go on, Lucy recieved a call informing her that Desi, Jr. had been involved in a fatal car accident. It was discovered right before she went onstage that it had been a prank call and that Desi, Jr. was alive and well so, not surprisingly, Lucy is still shaken by that experience and her mind is somewhere else.

Sunny Side Up!,

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Phantom of the Opera.

Hello loves!
How was everyone's weekend?
Mine was fantastic!!

I traveled by bus to NYC to see The Phantom of the Opera and there are no words to describe what an incredible experience that was.

We were seated IN THE FRONT ROW and, by front row, I mean we were so close that I could hear the performer's breathing.


We also traversed Madame Tussaud's wax museum before our 2PM showing.
Its quite obvious that I am unable to put my admiration and respect for such undeniable talent into words and so, I'll post a few craptastic photos and a clip olf my favorite part of the production.

New York, New York:

The Famous Sardi's (No I did not eat there but, have any of you? Was it worth it?:

Madame Trussaud's:

Francis Albert & myself:

My homegirl, Lucy & I:

The Phantom's Chandelier:

The Orchestra Pit:

MASQUERADE; the London cast but, you get the idea:

Its as if I'm still under its spell..I'm just dazzled.

Have you seen any Broadway productions? If so, which ones and if you've seen several, which was your favorite?

Sunny Side Up!,