Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lessons from Project Runway

You're either in or you're out.

I love Project Runway, even though Heidi Klum is looking more and more like Brigette Nielsen with every episode. Here's what we learned from the latest round, where the contestants were tasked with creating a modern-day piece of American sportswear inspired by Jackie Kennedy:

MC Hammer pants are making a comeback... Again...

We'll soon be playing Where's Jackie?

Michael Kors doesn't dig the skirts you find at Anthroplogie.

Dish towels are hot for Spring 2011.

Do a zigzagy neckline if you want praise from the judges.

And the best quote of the show? "So what are you, a grande couturier? I mean, come on!" It's practically iambic pentameter. You rock my world, Michael Kors (even though it looked like you were wearing stone washed mom jeans in this episode).

P.S. You don't wear pants. You wear "a pant."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Two fun videos

Don't have the energy to write something thoughtful, so I thought I shared two videos that made me laugh today.

#1 Song from Cee Lo. It has bad language, but I figure we're all adults here. And if you can get past the F-word, I think you'll enjoy it. There's also a text-only version of the video that really drives home to whole swearing thing...

And here's one with no controversy. Just NPR folks lip-synching to Lady Gaga. What fun.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boy in the bubble

Bobby organized a ragtag team for a soccer league in Tolland. I was the videographer of the game and managed to capture Bobby's goal:

Sweet! I also made hazelnut cookies for the guys on the team, which seemed go over well. What didn't go over so well? The final score: 10-2 bad guys. Oh well. Get 'em next time!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm just talking about Smuggs

Bobby and I went camping at Smugglers Notch State Park in Stowe, Vt. We climbed to the top of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in the Green Mountain State. This was our third attempt at reaching the top, and this time we succeeded. We took the Hell Brook Trail up, which apparently is the most difficult way to get up the mountain. At the time we were really excited that we were so fit that we could complete such a difficult climb. Today, with our sore muscles, we realize we were just dummies.

Here's a photo slideshow of our adventures (before the muscle cramps set in). It took us about six hours round trip.

I have just one question: Why do hikers carry those stupid walking sticks? They are completely useless and cost a lot of money. I am going to start a movement to ban those from state parks in New England. You just look like Yuppies people!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Want to feel old?

If you want to wallow in your ancientness, show up on a college campus around 9:50 a.m. You are guaranteed to be overwhelmed by 13-year-old-looking college kids as they switch classes. That's what happened to me today when I visited the College of the Holy Cross to interview an economics professor. I was immediately transported back to freshmen year at UConn when I was completely nervous, lost and confused. Except this time I was also old on top of it.

Better yet, just avoid college campuses altogether. Or stick to online learning.