Month: February 2012

27 Feb 2012

And Everything Nice

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve become a little bit wedding obsessed. Okay – truth – a lot wedding obsessed. What was I supposed to do? Completely ignore the Four Weddings marathon on TLC this past Friday? HOBviously not. It is something that can’t be helped. Thanks to Doobybrain though, I think I’ve moved onto…a new subject at least for now.

Three weeks ago, Joel Jensen published a short video to introduce his newborn daughter Sophie Even Jensen.

Prepare to have your heart absolutely MELTED.


27 Feb 2012

All I Own

photo cred | Sannah Kvist

I bet you’ve never actually taken the time to sit around and think about all of your possessions let alone wondered how much space they would take up. Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist had a vision and the results of it are kind of amazing. She asked her participants to gather up all of their belongings, arrange them in a way that was compact, and stand beside it as she photographed them.

This sounds like a time consuming project, but how cool would it be to actually have a photograph of everything that completely belongs to you and is a representation of who you are?

To view the rest of the photographs in the series, click here.


27 Feb 2012

I’ve Got Funny Friends

When I think about my friends at other universities, I constantly wonder what their lives are like and who they have in their lives. I feel pretty special knowing that I go to school and am friends with some unique individuals. This past weekend, a group of them got together to make a parody music video of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The original version features Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ashley Tisdale and a few others that I just couldn’t remember. I think I prefer my friends’ version though.

Also, while we’re on the topic of friends, I remembered that Erin and Kiki had made this video back in December in an attempt to meet one of Ellen’s writers, Amy. Unfortunately, they never got on the show like they had hoped for, but Amy did tweet Erin back.

Baby steps.

And since we’re on the topic of YouTube videos…allow me to bring this back to all of y’all!

I know there are multiple versions of this, but this is the first one I ever saw and I remember even back then that this video had left such an impact on me that I wanted to recreate my own version. I kid you not, there is actually a photograph of my friend and I posing with a gallon of milk and a box of cheerios taken by my parents, but you’re never  going to see that.  The things I did as a kid teenager…

Where are these two UC Berkeley guys now?

26 Feb 2012

Get Your Red Carpet On

Hey readers!

If you don’t want to wait until tomorrow to hear my thoughts  on this year’s red carpet looks from the Oscars, follow me on Twitter to see my live commentary as the celebrities  arrive!

A full post of outfits will be available tomorrow.

26 Feb 2012

Seattle Is Hungry For Hunger Games

photo credit | US Weekly

For every page I finish in my paper, I get to reward myself by writing another post. It’s a nice way to hold myself accountable I think and a way to record my progress.

So I haven’t read The Hunger Games, but I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this series that I cannot wait until I can begin to start reading it. This movie is already on its way to breaking the records at the box office and it won’t even be released until March 23rd, 2012. The reason for that being is because of all the promotion it has been getting. Have you seen the trailer? It looks amazing. In addition to standard press and word of my mouth buzz, the three stars of the film – Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson will be embarking on a national Q&A mall tour. The three cast members will be here in Seattle at University Village in front of the Microsoft store on Saturday, March 10th. The event is free.


26 Feb 2012

Ben & Jerry’s “Taste the Lin-sanity” Controversy

In an attempt to coin their new flavor last week, Ben & Jerry’s released a new flavor called “Taste the Lin-Sanity” without a whole lot of thought as to how people might react to it. The original flavor was a vanilla frozen yogurt w/ lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces. As you can imagine, the controversy started because of the fortune cookie pieces. All offensiveness aside, I actually would want to try that flavor because it sounds good, but Ben & Jerry’s realized their wrongdoing and quickly replaced the fortune cookie pieces with waffle cookies claiming that the fortune cookies got too soggy.

The creators still released an apology for the idea of even including fortune cookies anyways:

“We offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Lin-Sanity flavor,” they said in a statement.


26 Feb 2012

“Outsiders” Plushies

Before you even knew how to make friends as a young child, your first friend was always your stuffed animal. Sure, they couldn’t communicate back to you and there was no interpersonal relationship developing out of it, but even as a child you knew they understood you. They were always there. It’s the reason why I would always choose to give a new family member a stuffed animal when I had the opportunity. Atelier Volvox is a design team based out of Zurich striving to give old stuffed animals a second chance and a new companion. As we all know, I’m sure, stuffed animals get worn out and are often times too damaged by the end of their run. Atelier Volvox find their stuffed animals at second hand stores and completely turns them inside out. Their appearance is a little unusual, but hey – we don’t judge on that anymore – especially not in stuffed animals. Each plushie then receives a unique one-of-a-kind look.

Designers Samuel Coendet and Lea Gerberassure us that “despite their bizarre appearance, however, Outsiders are friendly and adorable.”

To view the rest, click here.

26 Feb 2012

A Spicy Dessert

Those are some weird looking strawberries…oh wait. Trying to kick your date up a few notches? Would you rather be biting into a spicy or sweet pepper instead of the usual strawberries? Want some chocolate with that?

I’m not sure how this combination would taste, but it is totally being done by the Chocolate Covered Company here.

Would you guys try it?!


26 Feb 2012

Song of the Day

Azure Ray – Sleep

The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite films and it just so happens that they’ve got a kick-a soundtrack as well. After catching it on television last night, I decided to jot down a song that I had heard and immediately had it on repeat while paper-writing.

26 Feb 2012

Hard Life For Pop Culture Icons

Photo credit | Benjamin Béchet

It’s a really strange thing to imagine, but I have always wondered what my world would be like if the super heroes we’ve read about walked among us. New villain in town? Police can’t fly? Hey Spider Man, do your thang. Let’s imagine for a second that the image above was a true depiction of what our lives would be like and Spider Man just happened to be in a crime-stopping slump.

In his new photo series, photographer Benjamin Béchet places some of our favorite pop culture icons in roles that we typically overlook as a society – whether that is being homeless or working in a job that is not at the forefront.

To see the rest of the photos, click here.


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