Friday, June 7, 2013

Tony Predictions (and pink-haired Cinderella stepsisters)

All right everyone: It's Tony time.

I was reminded of this at work, actually—I'm fortunate enough to be able to walk past Radio City Music Hall three times a day, and when doing so yesterday, saw a poster alerting parked cars of the upcoming Tony Awards.

(Actually, I'm fortunate enough to lead groups of people past Radio City Music Hall, stop, and ramble about what goes on inside. It's a pretty sweet gig, being a tour guide.)

Anyway, let's see us some nominees.

Best Revival
Our options are Annie, Drood, Pippin, and Cinderella. I'm putting money on Annie, because, well, it's Annie, and you don't just let down a bunch of cute kids like that. (Here's looking at you, Matilda...)

Although, I am dying to see Cinderella, if only because recently Tokyo's Nakano (their version of Broadway) had an all-female production that was incredible and hilarious and ridiculous.

Cut straight to the 4:20 mark to see the stepsister's lament, or 7:20 for our first Act II glimpse of Cinderella herself (actress Ai Takahashi). The whole show is great, though, even their pronunciations. "SHEENDEREA!"

And yes, that stepsister has pink hair. It's Japan, what do you expect?!

Best Actor in a Play
David Hyde Pierce. Because. David Hyde Pierce. But, y'know, they're not asking for my opinion.

Best Actress in a Play
I'm gonna bet on Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful.

Best Actor in a Musical
We've got two noms from Kinky Boots (Billy Porter and Stark Sands) but I have to say, it seems like Chaplin's Rob McClure might take this one. How did I come to this conclusion? I don't know. Just go with it.

Best Actress in a Musical
Extremely tough. They're all fabulous. (*Tosses hands up in air, making crackers fly all across the apartment*)

Best Musical
It seems strange there are actually so few new shows to choose from this year. Kinky Boots marketed like crazy, and Christmas Story happened with not so much of a bang as a fizzle... and then there's Bring it On, which, uh, well, yeah, cheerleaders. I'm going to have to bet on Matilda then. They conquered the West End and now they're conquering Broadway.

Next: Matilda goes to Nakano! It should, right?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I sit here in my kitchen

and think about life.

I've been taking care of my mom since she got her surgery. This mostly means I've been thawing out a lot of food she cooked prior to this week, fetching her water, and watching 30 Rock. 30 Rock is the best medicine. Unless, of course, it makes your mother laugh so hard that it hurts her abdomen, the area in which she had surgery, and this in turn makes her laugh more until tears come out of her eyes, and then nobody can quit laughing and crying.

Curse you, Liz Lemon!

Some of my friends got married recently. So that's cool.

What else have I been doing?

Staying home, really. The Boyfriend was here all of last week, and I of course gained a few pounds feeding him all of the great things Texas has to offer. Now I'm trying to lose it again, but of course, dieting in my book means "making a feeble attempt at portioning the Hamburger Helper your dad made and also trying not to eat so many damn Oreos."

Perhaps I'll go to the coffeeshop later.

There was something else I wanted to blog about, but I can't remember now.

Oh! I applied for jobs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like, office jobs. Is it weird that I get excited about an office position? All of my jobs have been either artistic or menial, so I want a normal grown-up job, at least for a bit.

Blogged while eating Hamburger Helper,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Green Soup

I don't know what possessed me, but I went to my favorite web site Food Gawker (brilliant, gorgeous food porn, which leads you to blogs and recipes-- go now) and decided to make green soup. Green soup is basically a bunch of vegetables ground up and cooked in water with a bunch of other delicious stuff in it.

I bought a big thing o' spinach
And then I cut up two gigantic things of broccoli (what are those called? Stalks? It's stalks, right?) along with celery, parsley, and... some other stuff. I forgot.
None of those things are tasty.

But then I added THESE mofos.
OH YEAHH. Garlic, lemon, garlic flavored olive oil, normal olive oil, onions, and ginger.

By the way, cutting raw ginger root is a painful experience. It burns your eyes.

Aaaaand then you put it all together and simmer it for 15 minutes.

Then, I put it in a food blender, but filled it to the top, which you are not supposed to do.

I didn't take a photo, but it looked something like this
(Instead of burns, pretend it's green shit)


And go forth to the end result.

It's hard to make green soup look appetizing.

I hate dieting.
But this soup is actually palatable. Especially with carbs, like these Market Street crackers. YAY CARBS

Here is my dinner. How friggin' low calorie is this? (As compared to my typical dinner, which is always either pizza, cake, or pizza... and cake.)
Green soup, crackers, diet soda. URRRGGHHHHHHH

Will it be delicious?

(I'm lying. It's not so great.)

And now for no reason whatsoever, here's a photo of me in giant blue glasses.

Also, West Nile is killing lots of people in Texas, so be sure to wear bug spray, okay?

Blogged while avoiding cleaning the kitchen,

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Why I Can't be a Fashion Blogger

1. Because my outfits typically consist of things like this

2. Because my favorite color is gray
3. Because I know zero about fashion
4. What little I think I know about fashion is actually just me wishing I could pull off wearing stuff like this

...which I can only do in my dreams. My sparkly, Hello Kitty-filled dreams.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Big City Ramblings II

I also went to the beach, tried out a new nail art thing, and spent lots of time commuting by train (as always.)

Also-- Mets game, beach, hair dye. That makes a good summer. :)

Big City Ramblings

All right, I've put it off long enough! Time to blog about my adventures!

Namely, my baking adventures.

I made a cake! Working with fondant is awesome.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Best photo app ever

I got a few new iPhone apps after they were promoted by my favorite blogger XiaXue...

...and I have way too much fun with them.

Some of them are simply filters or color editors, like Camera360. They have a skin filter called "glowy" that makes your skin look awesome.

My skin doesn't look anywhere near this even, so I cheated. :)

The toad is real though. He was adorable.

Crazier apps, like "Lumie" and "LINE Camera," allow you to not only add filters, but things like stickers and other purikura goodness. (Purikura is a Japanese photobooth type thing where you get to look crazy and cute and have lots of stickers)

I started with a normal photo I took... which is already kind of cool, with the light flare behind and stuff.

Then I used a vintage filter on Camera 360...

Then you can add a border and SPARKLES with LINE Camera! Yay sparkles!

And then my name. hurr hurr.

And apps like these are how I'm able to turn a perfectly normal photograph

Into an abomination such as this one. HEYOHHHH

LINE Camera is ULTRA fun because of its stickers. You will see above I not only added sparkles, but a bow and hipster glasses. Their effects don't end there; they have anime eyes, hair, hats, clothes, and everything else you could need to make a photograph absolutely ridiculous.

Here, let's start with this

And make THESE!

And from there, we can start with this

And make these!

I'm Johnny Depp, muthafuckaaaas!

Disco chic!

I like this one's hair. The bow is cool too.

Anime something or other, who the hell knows

Soccer beach mom?

Snowy cat thing?

JPop princess!

Super cool blonde DJ chick!

Winston said I looked like Dev in this one. Dev is the singer in that "Like a G6" song

Speaking of Winston, NO ONE is safe from my photo editing! Muahaha!

The last is my personal favorite. He looks like such a sweet little Alaskan schoolgirl.

Yup, no one is safe, including my 80-year old grandpa.
Supa suave.

Blogged while recovering from seeing Rock of Ages, which is truly terrible (save for a love duet between Alec Baldwin and Russel Brand,)