If I'm nowhere to be found online the next two days, it's because my apartment is being invaded by HGTV's Decorating Cents tomorrow and they're kicking me out. My hotel, where I'll be staying with Matt Damon, has wi-fi but it's possible I'll be too busy jumping on the big puffy bed and/or knocking over the mini-bar to remember to turn on my laptop.
Some people might watch the clip and simply say, "hey I saw that movie." Others might say, "why is that hot young chick doing a lap dance for older-than-God Kurt Russel?" And most would probably say, "GOD-DAMN! I want me some of that!"
But I said, "wow, her hair is awesome. I wonder if Sarah can do that with mine."
So I forwarded the clip to Hair Wizard and Genius Sarah Buckley, Proprietor of Sassy Lu Salon. She said yes, my hair would easily do that. (The little minx also asked for a lap dance, and I'm thinking about it.)
But now I'm wondering if I want to do that. My hair is long, thick, and black, with scant bangs and minimal layering for textural purposes. The Vanessa Ferlito hairstyle would retain the length, but at the same time create assloads of layers and my hair wouldn't be as thick. Also, how does this hairstyle work when employing ponytails? Or updos, for that matter? I have a very intentional low-maintenance cut right now. Will Vanessa Ferlito hair be more work? Can I get some opinions up in here?
- I glanced at the Pioneer Press while having lunch at Eli's today (why does a Downtown restaurant stock a copy of the St. Paul paper?) and noticed this foreclosure story. Is any of this really news to anyone? Also, I love how the only comment at the time of this blog posting is from someone complaining that the author placed the Phoenix on the River development in Downtown.
Racking up karma points on vita.mn is so ridiculously simple that anyone can do it and have a chance at winning. (Except me, since my independent contractor status prevents me from being eligible.) Write mini-reviews, tag venues and events, create and edit guides, start or add to lists... seriously, it's so easy. I'm telling you this because I'm tired of seeing the same people win all this cool stuff month after month, since no one else even tries.
Alright, my photos are finally up from Geek Prom. Two big downers from the evening: the handwriting analyst didn't show up, and the St. Paul cops acted like total dicks and ruined the night for a lot of people. The Geek Prom streakers did their thing toward the end of the night and one of the cops thought it would be a great idea to pepper spray them. Except, of course, the pepper spray barely touched the streakers as they ran by, instead wafting all over the crowd. People were coughing and crying and some folks had to leave. Talk about excessive force. F**k the police.
The allure of both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on the same stage at the same time was just too enticing, and I'm not even an Original Series fan. While I'm not sure if $50.00 was worth listening to Shatner talk absolute nonsense while Nimoy actually seemed to know what was going on in the world around him, I'm still really glad I went.
I spotted no one I knew aside from L'etoile Magazine art director Molly Roark. She got in the question line to show Shatner a recent issue of the magazine, in which they did a Star Trek-inspired spread and called it "Women of Shatner."
I didn't talk to Molly (I never know if people I talk to just once a year even remember who I am), but I did chat with Pioneer Press reporter Julio Ojeda-Zapata, who was there covering the convention. He asked me a few questions, so I'm keeping an eye on that paper this week to see if I'm quoted at all. Hopefully it's not the part about how I respect Worf so much because he was the most emotionally-conflicted of all the TNG characters and had to overcome the biggest personal challenges.
- I can't believe it. Our own little Local Irish Pub sells more Jameson than any other bar in the world. Tom Horgen writes about it here. Just above his blurb on the same page is a little somethin' I wrote about the upcoming restaurant from the Town Talk Diner partners.
Did I have a good time at Voltage? Oh, you betcha. I even got to see some of the show, which wasn't easy considering all the high-heeled ladies trying to get a glimpse of the runway in a sold out First Ave crowd. Some highlights:
Bonding with Bach over Wyclef Jean's The Carnival. Bach and I had previously bonded over our mutual love for Deftones' White Pony, so he'd already secured his "Official DJ of Girl Friday" status. But now I just plain love him.
You can discover your love for Bach, too, Monday nights at Foundation. He spins there every Monday, but this Monday the 16th (also my cousin's birthday) there's an OPEN BAR from 10pm-midnight, and no cover charge.