Archive | February, 2012

Our Opinion, Not Like You Care

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day, beetches!

If you’re reading this post because you are looking for last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for your lovah, then you should leave. Talk to our slit wrists, we’re not interested.

We’re really just posting because we have nothing better do and instead of Facebook chatting with each other about our Halloween costumes for next year (look out for an homage to Whitney Houston circa 1987) we decided to grace our readers with the  Ultimate. List. Of. Daily. Picks. aka our favorite things, cue Julie Andrews.

Romantic Comedies

  • Notting Hill: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
  • Legally Blonde: As a general rule, we always watch this movie when it is on TBS, which is usually Saturday nights at 2 am.
  • You’ve Got Mail: That awkward moment when you can repeat every line from a movie where Meg Ryan is outfitted in chinos that are so baggy they could pass as harem pants.
  • The Parent Trap: Is this a romantic comedy? YES. The plot line includes a steamy yet tumultuous relationship between Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson as well as Chessie and Martin. “Who would have thought. My nanny, your butler.”

AHHHH YOUNG LOVE. So innocent, they don't know what they're in for.

Books

  • The Great Gatsby: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” So. Deep. Is anyone else thinking of the green light right now?
  • Endorsing Mindy Kaling’s book again. What do we have to do to get her to notice us on Twitter? Might have to adopt the Bieber Fever strategy, aka Tweet at her 1000 times.

Songs

  • Without You, David Guetta
  • You Were Meant For Me, Jewel
  • The Winner Takes It All, Meryl Streep version

Actor

  • Stanley Tucci: Srsly overlooked actor, he’s so effing versatile. Roles include the token flamboyant fashion editor in the Devil Wears Prada, pedophile/murderer in the Lovely Bones, Julia Child’s husband in Julie & Julia–someone get the Tusch an Oscar.
  • Dennis Quaid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tMITvVSKk

Silver Fox

  • Anderson Cooper: he also wins for being our favorite closeted news anchor

All Time Greatest TV Shows:

  • Does Valentine’s Day make anyone else nostalgic for Friends? You could always count on one of the Friends to have worse relationship problems than you on Feb 14…
  • Arthur: “And now a word from us kids” –speech impediments: been there, done that, seen the movie.

Ugh, even Arthur found love in a hopeless place.

Awkward Valentine’s Day Moments:

  • When your Valentine gets lost in the mail.
  • When you start dating someone approximately a week before Valentine’s Day. (NB: We don’t know this to be true, but can imagine it gets kinda weird…)

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Ruining the American songbook, one mash-up at a time

1 Feb

While sitting in our hotel in Venice, contemplating whether or not we should pay the 5 euro fee for internet, we stumbled upon Garage Band. Ohmigosh. After spending three too many hours trying to make Adele mixes, we decided to embark upon a mash-up contest. We vowed that by the end of January, we would post our own mash-ups on SOEC and let the readers vote on which one they liked best.

The rules?

-No Adele or David Guetta

-No one is allowed to listen to the mash-up before it is posted. (Elaheh DID NOT follow this. “Whatever, had to share my new hobby with my mom. Not sorry.”)

Disclaimers: At the end of the day, we’re amateur DJs with passions for showtunes, Glee, and Top 40.

MASH-UP 1:

MASH-UP 2:

DAILY PICKS! Weekly picks? Monthly picks? Sorry we’re academics and have to spend so much time studying/so little time blogging.

-Song: Everything on Ingrid Michaelson’s new CD. Nothing beats The Chain (Live from Webster Hall), but the girl sure can sing. Also we admire her for never wearing contacts. Ever.

-Celebrity Crush: Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter. If you’re willing to overlook his offensive nose ring, he’s a babe. Update: Investment bankers are out, start-up founders are IN! (excluding Mark Zuckerberg. We’re team Eduardo, but only if he has any resemblance to his portrayer Andrew Garfield)

Also, Selena Gomez and the Scene has an inspiring song we’ve been listening to on repeat:

RIP Heidi and Seal. Another day, another celebrity divorce. Do you believe in life after love?