Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On my Radar - Brent Morin

I am obsessed with this comedy bit by Brent Morlin. He has showed up on NBC's new multi-cam sitcom UNDATEABLE and is killing it by successfully achieving adorkability without all the... annoying. What I love about this clip from Conan, where he is/was a writer, is how the story of him at a party builds into Sorkin-esque speed and reference heavy. I honestly can't really believe him as awkward and rejected by women with how cute his stories make him appear... but thats another conversation entirely I suppose.

Friday, July 27, 2012

St. Paul De Vence

Due to my time at KUCI, I have been lucky to find many lovely, lovely musicians. One of those, is St Paul de Vence. 

Absolutely beautiful melodies, lyrics, and tone. Pink Wine is a favorite of mine. 

On a whim, I wrote St. Paul de Vence, and lead singer Ben Doerr wrote me back, giving me the chords to the song


Maybe a best day ever. 
Expect a super lame cover from me asap. 

another great track. Listen to them. Love them. 

Sacramento Here I Come

Blackberries Blackberries Blackberries..... oodles of Blackberries

spent the week in Grass Valley, CA with my family. And, apparently if you live in Grass Valley, you probably have land. If you have land in Grass Valley... you most definitely have many berry bushes. I feel like a 5 year old around berry bushes. Hence the stains on my fingers.

Twas a weekend full family... silliness... and photos from my cousin Kendel! My Madewell dress and favorite beanie (thanks atalia) were a staple for the fun times. NorCal... I love you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

During my finals/graduation week, I schlepped around with my favorite film camera, my honeywell spotmatic, and attempted to capture the strange fleeting moments that week would bring.
I love that moment when you are picking up the photos you have had developed, and with such great anticipation you open the envelope, and the tiny squares which hint at your photos show clear, well developed images.
Its one of those little things that brings me joy. I am so pleased with these.


De Boise Club

So handsome Paul.... So GQ

Sam will kill me for this one

My grandfather is so modern

Blurry Glen Hansaard! ahahaha

Friday, July 20, 2012

Star Wars with the Brit

Rare is the chance to show an adult Star Wars for the first time.
Even rarer is the chance to show Star Wars for the first time to someone as delightful and hilarious as Lucy.

Lucy is a dear friend of mine from England, who was attending school with me at UCI for the past year. Last week I hosted her for her final few days in Southern California.
So naturally I showed her Star Wars. 

She is one of the funniest, sweetest, most wonderful people to be with, and I am slightly heartbroken she left me (its alright people, I will be visiting her in October.)

SO for her last night, we watched Star Wars, and I documented her varied, hilarious reactions to this great, great film.

On C3P0 - "He sounds like an angry gay man!"
On the Jawas - "They sound like the mice in Cinderella!"
When Luke is whining about the power converters - "He sounds like an angry gay man too!"
On the Sand people and the Banthas - "What? What? What? Its like Chinese New Year gone wrong!"
On the Imperial Troopers' helmets - "They are very bizarre.... they have a very wide berth."
Cantina scene - "What.... What.... What.... What....."
On Han Solo's Appearance - "AH!"
On seeing the strange creature who on Tatooine is stalking Luke and Obi Wan, we admire his goggles - "Yes... it is a very good disguise."
On Chewbaca - "The hairy one looks like he should be in the BeeGees."
Happily pronounces - "There are a lot of British voices in this!"
When I say, "Darth Vader is pretty crazy right?" Lucy responds with - "Yes, he is very well polished." 
On Luke's grappling hook swing - "Well that is nifty!"
When Darth Vader trods on Obi-Wan's coat after Obi Wan has died/evaporated - "Ahahaha Yes! Must make sure he is really gone!"
When C3P0 is found on the ground, complaining and covered in hot wires, Lucy chuckles - "How does he get there?"
On Solo - "He's a sneaky one!"
When I comment on the giant plug they use on R2D2, she replies - "Its like an English plug! Nice and Sturdy!"
On the force - "The force always sounds like indigestion! 'I felt a tremor in the force.'"
When Porkins is blown up - "Oh no Porkins! Porkins is bacon!"
Imitating R2D2 - "Pookie Boo!"
Imitating Chewbaca - "Grrrrrr.... Hiiiiiiiii......"

After the film

Final Questions - "But how did he get there? He was fine, and then he was in wire spaghetti!"
Closing Thoughts - "I did enjoy it. It was very nice!"

This was a magical few hours, and I am touched that I got to share such a cinematic milestone with Lucy, and even more touched that she let me share it on here!

To my wonderful brit, you are dear to my heart... and I am excited to see you in October!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Today feels strange... because I finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Now stop it. Stop laughing. 
I came to Buffy thinking that it was going to be cheesy and terrible and boring. But I was wrong. 

I walk away a changed woman.
Seriously though, it is probably one of the best written, most self-aware shows I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. It makes fun of itself, it is playful with its absurd supernatural setting. Plus, I experienced intense nostalgia for the 90s. Especially the ugly shoes.

Joss, when I met you last Comic-con, I didn't appreciate you fully. Be assured, I do now. Buffy is cheesy, campy, and absurd. And I love it.

Goodbye  Buffy!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Been deejaying over at Kitsch bar for the past few months, and rather enjoying it. Its a strange little bar, but the patrons are nice and let us play whatever we want. 

(we fulfill many a stereotype. but are still awesome)
There are usually five of us, four girls and one dude... but due to summer craziness we have been getting longer shifts. I can't complain.

We all spin some pretty different things, and some of us *cough Caz cough* can get pretty intense with the hip-hop.

But here are a few of the songs I have been spinning of late, and I am quite addicted to.

Monsters of Folk - Dear God
Literally dear god. I never would have guessed that a band called Monsters of Folk would ever have created such a groovy and soulful song. Has been on repeat... well... constantly.

Nick Waterhouse - Is That Clear
Another absolute favorite right now. Nick Waterhouse is getting so much attention right now, so I am enjoying his lack of fame as long as I can. This song always gets people to dance.

Coconut Records - Nighttiming 

Belle and Sebastian - To Be Myself Completely
Does it ever get better than Belle and Sebastian? This is my favorite song by them. Well, right now. It has a tendency to change.

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
I was in an 80s-90s mood. And a Breakfast Club mood. And an awesome mood.

Gotye - Smoke and Mirrors
It would not be a lie to say I found this song in the tv show Suits. This song is so good, I am honestly surprised it hasn't gotten any real attention after Somebody that I Used to Know came out. I LIKE THIS MORE

So this is a typical Kitsch night. Come by next week! We will be spinning next friday, and it will be wonderful.