The cast of Emma Approved joins us in this amazing and fun episode, with Joanna Sotomura (Emma Woodhouse), Brent Bailey (Alex Knightley), Dayeanne Hutton (Harriet Smith), James Brent Isaacs (Bobby Martin), Gabriel Voss (Ryan Weston)…
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing actor, director, producer, and personal trainer Adyana de la Torre to promote her current project Gymnos: A Geek's Tragedy. Gymnos is a play currently showing…
Our Lady DefectiveGeekers sympathizes with the emo viking and his love of flowers and kittens. Also, lots of zombie talk including how Giselle will one day be the town alcoholic zombie… just keep the weed away so she won’t get the ‘munchies’ for human flesh.
The opening night for Bunnies & Bowson May 7 came and went but it was truly a fun night. With my boyfriend, Taglebot, in tow, we arrived at Japan LA early because Michelle had asked me to do a little chalk doodle infront of the store. I awarded myself with a sushi “burrito” from the Jogasaki food truck who served dinner to the party goers for the rest of the night. We joined the party inside the store again after we ate and I started to take photos.
I was thrilled to see my art piece up on the wall with all the other wonderful work of art from talented and established artists. I never imagined my first official art show (that wasn’t school related) would be so much fun and just plain out cool. Gizzy came out to show her support, hooray! As well as my friend Rachael from Glass of Win, Jess from LOVEKILLER.net, Onch from Onch Movement, Shrinkle of Sugarpill and all our local friends, Ryan, Shaun, Shane, Edith, Lena, Jeremy, Greg, Tim, Callie (sorry if I missed a particular person on this shout-out, you are welcome to yell at me if I do)… thank you all so much to everyone that parties with us! Thank you to my wonderful boyfriend for staying the whole night and going home as tired and as happy as I was!
Michelle (Chubby Bunny and our great event hostess) even asked me to help judge the costume contest. I was glad we had several judges that voted because picking the winners was hard. Everyone came out in their best bunnies and bows. You can watch the video from the contest after the jump below.
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I spent most of the night talking to friends, shopping inside Japan LA– soooo hard to resist buying anything inside there– including a couple of Michelle’s new bows and pigging out on Lil Rae’s cake balls. Delicious! The art will be showcased inside Japan LA until May 29, so stop by if you missed the opening night. All the pieces are for sale for all of you art collectors out there. If you happen to swing by there, please let me know what you think!
Every family has their own traditions with certain holidays. There is one holiday with a tradition that is very dear to me and that holiday is Mother’s Day. I am very lucky that I have, without a doubt, one of the greatest moms ever and Mother’s Day is when we celebrate this occasion by commemorating the legacy of another great mother.
I am of course referring to Joan Crawford.
In my household Mother’s Day has pretty much become Joan Crawford Day. Every year we do a double feature. First, we watch “Mildred Pierce,” a fantastic film of a woman overcoming the odds and dealing with her venomous daughter, Vida. My mom and I always cheer Mildred on because she deals with everything with such grace, class, and style (I have not yet seen the recent mini-series, but either way this is specific to the great Miss Crawford). We particularly stand up and cheer during Mildred and Vida’s fight.
You go, girl! You tell that cow she’s cheap and horrible!
After that, we watch the coup de grÃ¢ce of mother/daughter bonding movies. We watch “Mommie Dearest.” For those of you who don’t know, this masterpiece is based off of a the memoir written by Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter, Christina. This memoir was created to reveal how awful and traumatizing of a parent Joan Crawford was (needless to say there has been much debate over whether or not it’s true, but that’s beside the point). My mom and I watch this movie, yet again cheering on good ol’ Joan.
Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you will most likely be aware of its most iconic scene. Yes, my friends. Wire hangers:
That’s right, J-dog. You tell that ungrateful orphan!
Faye Dunaway’s performance is memorable, almost as memorable as her eyebrows. Just like the character Mildred Pierce, Joan Crawford had to overcome a lot. During the parts when we’re not cheering Joanie on and calling Christina an spoiled brat, we’re reciting along with the movie. Especially during this scene:
Each time we watch this movie it we love it more and more. I recommend this for all mothers and daughters to watch together. You may disagree with Joan’s perhaps unique ways of dealing with children, but you can at least bond over the fact that, thank God, your relationship isn’t that bad.
Now you all must excuse me. I have to wrap some balloons around a wire hanger.
We ended my romp around the United Kingdom in London where Nancy and I stayed at the London House Hotel located in Bayswater. Although this hotel wasn’t as cheap as our 20GBP a night Travelodge hotels, it was still within my budget and it was a really nice hotel for the price. I would definitely recommend it to people traveling to London on an average budget. Our rooms were very comfortable, the shower was awesome and the front desk was constantly helpful. A subway station was also easily located around the corner and not hard to navigate to.
Of course, we spent the first and second day hitting up all the tourist-y fun stuff. We arrived in London from Cambridge late in the afternoon and figured that the one super-touristy thing we could do was The London Eye since it was opened later than most. As anticipated, one ride in the Eye was extremely expensive although the view was pretty spectacular. Though perhaps I wouldn’t recommend it to most travelers on a budget.
On our second full day there, we found an open double-decker bus tour, which is a must for first-timers like me. It was an easy way to get around to see all the main sights. We stopped at the Tower of London and spent a couple of hours poking around within the castle. Definitely an interesting place to see some of London’s older history. We also stopped to look at Cleopatra’s Eye by the Thames River and of course, Buckingham Palace.
London was very much a city and reminded me of many other cities I’ve been to. It was quite a contrast from all the other places we went to during my trip. Still, I am interested in going back and exploring the city a little deeper. On the third day, we went to the Tate Britain Museum, a smaller museum but stock full of art of different variety. Pilbeam showed me Camden Market aka Camden Lock, an area with open markets and famous for its goth stores. The best thing about the market was discovering the hidden stalls that had artists and crafters selling their own handmade and unique creations. It’s a great place to find cheap accessories too in which I bought many!Â (more…)
Our Lady DefectiveGeekers talk about other ladies they love–(oooh, lady lovin’…!) Space Pirate Queen is a little slow from the SoCal heat but they do manage to delve into the upcoming summer flicks, The Rock, Xena and Buffy. Warning, there’s a little religious rant but no one gets offended by that kind of stuff anymore, right?! Thank you to Jason aka Taglebot for our new theme song!