Archive for September, 2009

My useless television, movie and pop culture knowledge is better than yours…or is it?

September 17, 2009

I’ve only lived with Biz and Vicky for what’s coming up on 3 weeks now. I’m not going to lie, my favorite new part of our apartment is probably is my old couch(the thing is so comfortable it swallows you up for hours on end). But I probably like the couch THAT much more because now is complimented by a bigger TV and better yet, a DVR.

I’ve accidentally found myself in what could potentially turn into a bitter competition with Vicky. I swear it wasn’t on purpose.

Whenever you are watching a show or movie you always get that odd feeling, I know that person from somewhere. Some other show etc. etc. Usually you eventually get around to googling or hitting up IMDB. I try my best to figure it out before resorting to the latest technology. I guess knowing useless facts about popular culture is “my thing”.

It all began when we were watching an on-demand version of Royal Pains. “Royal Pains centers on a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient’s death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant “doctor for hire” to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town’s less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others.”

ANYWAY I just casually said: I love the guy who plays Hank – he was my favorite in Love Actually, .

Vicky: That’s not the same guy.

Me: Yes, they totally are

Vicky: Look it up, I can’t WAIT until you see I’m right.

Upon looking it up I was WRONG.

Needless to say I was completely devastated.

I found myself coming home with random facts about pop culture (new and old) just to try to one up Vicky. Did you hear Ellen’s the new judge on American idol? Did you hear Jessica Simpson lost her puppy to a coyote? Rubbing it in that she cleans teeth all day and I have endless access to the Internet (how sad my life is).

Then, we watched a DVR’d version of The Vampire Diaries (I LOVED it)…

But I knew I had seen just a few of the character’s somewhere before…

Paul Wesley – no I didn’t remember him from Guiding Light or American Dreams. Instead I remembered him from every 1 episode bit part he had in my favorite crime shows (CSI:NY, CSI:Miami). As well as his 1 episode visit to The O.C. where he played the dude Donnie that worked at the restaurant with Ryan and brought a GUN to the party.

I did once confuse him for Kyle from the Real World Chicago, but I did NOT let Vicky in on that secret.

Nonetheless, based on this article the cast of The Vampire Diaries seems to have either been on the O.C. (whether they are Marissa’s ‘public school frenemy’ or a gun-wielding bad ass) or on some sort of soap opera(Guiding Light, As the World Turns to name a few).

But my favorite by far is the chick that was in 17 again AND was a fanta girl. I gotta get myself a new job…bit parts in crime shows and then end up with a movie with Zac Efron….a girl can dream right??

click here for full photo gallery/article

And so the pop culture obession goes on…



Yes I’ll be the 9 Millionth Person to Agree…Eff Kanye…

September 14, 2009

So downing an entire bottle of Hennessy with your bald girlfriend and then jumping on the stage to interrupt Taylor Swift while she was accepting her ‘Best Female Video’ award is not exactly the way to prove to people you’re a stand up guy.

But I don’t think Kanye really cares.

I think last night he proved he’s probably one of the most hated celebrities in Hollywood. I mean yes, feelings were hurt when Jamie Foxx told Miley to “Get like Britney and Do Some Heroin”(Story here). But it wasn’t right to her face when she was getting an award…what’s the deal with picking on these poor little pop stars?

She’s totally shocked that she won!!

She gets rudely interrupted

Beyonce is clearly horrified

And Taylor is just stunned and perhaps heartbroken.

It seems that even though Kanye didn’t really rise to fame as a rapper until around 2004 (with College Dropout), He’s been throwing hissy fits consistently for the past almost 6 years.

I’m just glad people are finally saying enough is enough (even if it’s via twitter/the interweb)

Pink: Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me.


Beyonce won video of the year, so maybe Kanye jumped the gun with his “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!” Rant. If he shut his trap and enjoyed the show he would have seen she got the biggest award of the night – DUH. Beyonce was gracious enought to let taylor have another go of it:

editor’s note: # of awards Kanye won – 0

When a pickle ain’t a pickle

September 2, 2009

I wouldn’t by any means call myself a picky eater. But there are a few things that don’t exactly float my boat.

1) Pepsi. When I’m out a restaurant, and I order a coke and the waitress says “Is Pepsi okay?” my actual answer is “Eff no, pepsi is not okay!” But I usually respond with a “that’s fine”.

2) Effing up my coffee. First, If I ask for skim milk, don’t pour the 1% in right in front of me and act like you gave me what I ordered. and second it’s not kosher to give me just ice, milk and splenda…coffee not included…

3) When a pickle ain’t a pickle. Dear Office Building Cafeteria Staff – if your pickles are white and more of a cucumber than a pickle, don’t serve me one. Once you’ve put it on my plate and I see that it is more white than green it’s too late. I know this will not compliment my sandwich, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt and take a bite. And time after time I discover that it ain’t quite a pickle. Please get them to their appropriate ‘pickelocity’* or don’t serve me one at all. xoxo poppirinccess

*this is a made up word

I’d like to note that I never actually complain about any of these things as a customer, I just bitch about it to my friends (and ever-so loyal readers). But I guess I’m still a creature of habit and if I’m letting a pickle ruin my day I need to reevaluate my life…