Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can you tell I'm in a Doctor Who mood?

I'm having trouble uploading the amazing video (that contains spoilers), but it is worth seeing.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wish List: DVD Edition

I never realized how expensive is a season ("series") of Doctor Who. Luckily, Amazon has some good deals, comparitively. Here are just a few things on my Wish List (more to come):

Doctor Who, the Complete First Series, $43.99
Doctor Who, the Complete Second Series, $44.49

Doctor Who, the Complete Third Series , $44.49

Doctor Who, the Complete Fourth Series, $43.99

Community, Season One, $26.99

Interview with a Vampire, $8.99

Harry Potter, Years 1-6 Gift Set, $39.99 (I bought this for Mom's bday and she loves it)

Glee Season 1, $37.99 (maybe...)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wish List: Unrealistic edition

If you enjoy anything about interior design - I just love the pics for inspiration - then you should be receiving the Houzz newsletter/email. People go in and create Idea Books on a theme of their choosing, and it is a great way to spend time sipping your morning coffee. Lately many people have been making Gift Lists; I'm finding the coolest stuff, but some of it is truly laughably expensive. Oh well, a girl can dream, right?

Here are some of the awesome things I'm finding:

Cardboard Speakers

Update: I found these recycled cardboard speakers for half that price today on the Apartment Therapy blog:

Rules For My Unborn Son

Major League Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Vine-Tapered Candles

Wine Bottle Candelabra

Tasto Chip and Dip Set (I actually saw this in a Hungry Girl email first...)

RowRow Serving Bowl with Spoons

Map Stars (from theStarcraft on Etsy)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Girl's Pint Out - WALK-OFF

Tell me this doesn't sound like a blast?! I wonder if Brad could get this night off of work...

"Every time I tell a guy about our group, he wants to know how he can attend, despite that the very thing he likes about it is what excludes him. Men.

But it’s Christmas, which is an excuse for a whole host of things. Including our first co-ed holiday mixer at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Alamo Drafthouse in West Oaks. It’s the night of their “Zoolander” quotable (think karaoke for movie lines). In honor of the flick and to allow the co-eds to preen like peacocks, the men are invited to compete in a walk off, Zoolander style. The catch is that they also must wear heels for the second round, because we like our men to display their solidarity with the fairer sex. Winner gets some Alamo Drafthouse swag, free pizza, and the adulation of the female beer-drinking attendees.

If you haven’t been to the Drafthouse in a while, you’re missing out on a pretty good beer selection. Jason Murphy, chef and beer director, has brought in a bunch of great stuff on tap, from Flying Dog to Dogfish. They’ve also started a cool
Beer Passport rewards program; get through so many tiers of the listed “bucket list” type beers and you get cool swag. In fact, if you sign up for the passport at the event (which gets you a mug and passport book to fill), you get your first fill free. I suggest the Rahr Winter Warmer, which will be tapped in our honor.

Cost of the event is the regular “quotable” price of $9. Attendees should RSVP to (seriously). “Zoolander” starts at 8 p.m."

If you enjoy beer (especially you ladies), you need to check out this event with the Girl's Pint Out. Hopefully I will see you there!

A video that makes my heart sing

If you can watch this video without even a tiny smile, you don't watch enough good TV. There, I said it. Thank you Pajiba for sharing this with me. I will never need Prozac.

These are the ones I recognized (feel free to add those I missed in the comments):
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Doctor Who (Doctors 9, 10 and 11, though I would have liked more Tennant)
(500) Days of Summer
School of Rock
Little Miss Sunshine
13 Going on 30
Modern Family
I Love You, Bro
Love, Actually
Fringe (I think)
Pirate Radio (I think)
Pirates of the Carribean
LOST (only a short clip, but a great one)
Supernatural (I think)

(And by the way, someone please tell me the show/actor winking around the :45 second mark)
(UPDATE: The wink is the new Sherlock Holmes, which was what I thought...)