janiejones: (omg! claudia)
Hugh Jackman to host next year's Oscars.

Quite the departure from the usual comedians they use, and I must say I quite heartily approve. He's funny and very charismatic and charming. I bet he can pull it off.

Also he will look TOTALLY HOT in a tuxedo.

Hee hee

Jul. 30th, 2007 12:56 am
janiejones: (oi!)
All you Who/Torchwood fans, go here for a super cute clip of John Barrowman choosing David Tennant for a shag.

PS. Is it just me, or does the guy with the glasses, Alan, remind you of Mr Humphries from Are You Being Served? Not just the, er, obvious, but as in, the voice, the face, the mannerisms, everything!
janiejones: (roseanne laugh)
I was watching Access Hollywood this morning while I got ready. Apparently it was yesterday's ep, because it was Emmy day, and they were giving all the nominees plants for "going green."

Neil Patrick Harris: This is perfect for me! I even drive a Prius.

Access Hollywood: You do?

NPH: Yes! I named it Judas. Get it? Judas Prius!

Heeeeeee!
janiejones: ([vicar] hilarious)
Eeee! I just downloaded "Late at Night" by Buffalo Tom, aka the song that Buffalo Tom was playing at Pike Street when Jordan Catalano was totally rude to Angela, and then again later when JORDAN CATALANO, LIKE, TOTALLY HELD ANGELA CHASE'S HAND IN THE HALLWAY AT SCHOOL, in SLOW-MOTION, and I rewound that scene a hundred times, and my little 14-year-old self cried at the romance and angst of it all.

Ah, memories...

Awkward!

Feb. 9th, 2007 11:32 pm
janiejones: ([coupling] uh-oh)
I hate when you're getting to know someone new, and they make a joke, and then you make a joke, only they don't know you well yet, so they think you're being serious and were offended by their joke, and they fall all over themselves apologizing, and you're like, "No, no, I was joking too! I swear!," only you can see they feel really badly anyway, and you're thinking, 'Man, I never thought my humor was that subtle.'
janiejones: (garbo)
Yesterday was Greta Garbo's birthday, so I watched some of the stuff the Turner Classics channel had on, including 3 documentaries. Now I must add her to the list of old film stars I am fascinated by.

One thing I thought was really funny was that during Garbo's relationship with John Gilbert, when they starred in several films together, the press sometimes referred to them as "Gilbo." Ha! Sixty-something years before Bennifer and Brangelina. I should've known there's nothing new under the sun.

I haven't watched the Studio 60 premiere yet. ::gasp:: Last night I was too tired, and today I'm waiting because S wants to watch it with me. (I know, such willpower!) I've looked at the recorded shows several times today, and I must--fight--the--urge to watch. If it didn't clearly mark the show as viewed, I would've broken down long ago.

Shoe squee

Sep. 9th, 2006 09:47 pm
janiejones: (cb snow :: peacefully)
I got my boots today, and not a moment too soon. Those babies had been picked over, and there were about five or six different women scouring for their size (I kept hearing everyone saying, "They will go with everything!"). I could have ordered them online, but I had no idea which size would have worked, and I knew it would be a pain sending them back if I guessed wrong.

So I scored the VERY LAST pair in my size, and they are teh awesome. I am already envisioning them with jeans, my long winter skirts, etc. Bring on the cold weather!

/shallow shoe indulgence
janiejones: (mother daughter :: flor_d_liz)
Okay, don't laugh at me, but I was, um...watching Oprah today...because the focus was on the marginalization of women and how we are raising a generation of girls who judge their self-worth by their looks. Of course, as a new mama to a new baby girl, it caught my attention because among the many things I want to be for Small Anne, a good role model is at the very top of the list. And I want to know how to strike the right balance, to let her know that yes, she is beautiful because it's nice to be beautiful, everyone likes to feel beautiful; but it is not all she is, nor even one of the most important things about her. I want her to feel confident in herself, but know that her looks really have nothing to do with anything about who she is. Or, as Jill Conner Browne put it, "It is a good thing to be pretty. But we are not just pretty, and pretty all by itself is not worth much since it lasts only about an hour, relative to the rest of your life."

Not that I would ever look to Oprah for anything but entertainment (though she is an awesome philanthropist), but I knew it would be interesting. Anyway, as part of the show, they ran this commercial Dove apparently premiered during the Super Bowl. People, it made me cry. Seriously. It took me right back to junior high, and it made me think how crushed I would be if Small Anne ever feels one-tenth of the way I felt back then (and I actually had pretty good self-esteem, really, but man, those junior high years are KILLER).

So I found the commercial on YouTube here, and it is awesome. I thought some of you might like to check it out.

Go, Dove.

Geek Love

Jul. 12th, 2006 09:41 pm
janiejones: (gus call bff)
I have found my people: The World Series of Pop Culture.

'The Men of Vision' say they all cried watching Lonesome Dove together. ::loves:::
janiejones: (claudius whoa :: terrathree)
Oh.

My God.

I was feeling bored tonight, so I decided (as you do) to Google friends and random people I went to school with (as you do). It's been 10 years since we all graduated, so I knew there would probably be sites up for reunions and such. And whoa my God, I found a picture of my very first boyfriend. We "went out" in 5th & 6th grades for a few months (equals 2 dog years) at a time, and then for like two weeks in junior high (we were the Liz & Dick of our set).

I cannot stress to you enough just how STARTLING it is to suddenly see a picture of someone at 28, when the last time you saw them they were 13.

Let's just say the years have not been gentle with the cute little blond boy I used to know.

I'm not trying to be mean. Odds are damn good he'd say the same about me were I to post a picture of myself somewhere for him to find. But still. Dude.

Weekend-ia

Jun. 17th, 2006 07:22 am
janiejones: (birthday :: allbottledup)
VH1 Classics is showing a-ha's "Take On Me." Best. Video. Ever.

S and I are going out tonight with other grown-ups for dinner. We all have kids now, or are expecting kids. It's like our own episode of "thirtysomething."

Happy birthday, dear [livejournal.com profile] zandras_court. I hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for being a source of comfort and inspiration. You are awesome.
janiejones: (roseanne laugh :: jrocker)
S is watching The Rocketeer. Some women may be all about the Bill Campbell; me, I'm pining for Timothy Dalton. He is a shared crush of my mom's, my sister's, and mine. We all luuuuuurve him. It kind of weirds out my dad.

Small Anne turns 5 months old tomorrow. Gah.

Y&R: I love Jack "The Best Hair in Daytime TV (tm [livejournal.com profile] austin360)" Abbott's new haircut. And there is something fishy about Jana, isn't there?

(...Um, I just felt like posting tonight.)
janiejones: (atticus :: bright_eye)
I watched AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers thing tonight. I am such a sucker for those things. Was v, v amused at the volume of Gary Cooper and Sidney Poitier movies on the list. Seriously, I think they each had, like, ten. But as they are both awesome, I was okay with this.

I feel slightly guilty calling Sidney Poitier 'awesome.' That seems a bit disrespectful somehow.

Gary Cooper was dishy.

That seems disrespectful, too.

S predicted To Kill a Mockingbird as #1, and I predicted It's a Wonderful Life. Go, me! I was happy with them both being the top two. Two lines guaranteed to make me cry every time I hear them: "Miss Jean Louise. Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'," and "A toast--to my big brother George, the richest man in town."

Miscellany

Jun. 5th, 2006 12:46 pm
janiejones: (iced tea :: allbottledup)
  • Not much to say these days. I'm doing okay. S started his new job and is very happy with it. We are still working on a way for me to stay at home. Small Anne seems to have begun teething, in earnest this time. Friday she had a fever of 100.2 and was unbelievably cranky, but by the next morning she was back to normal.

  • It is getting hotter here and I hate it. I bloody hate summer.

  • I'm not sure if I like this new layout, but we'll see. I wanted something new. I feel like making changes--big ones, little ones, important ones, insignificant ones.

  • I really love my new mood theme. You can find it at [livejournal.com profile] peaces_icons if you're interested.

  • I've gotten into Last Comic Standing and I can't WAIT for the summer season of Project Runway.

  • My friend J, who freaked me out by going MIA for a month, is planning on coming to visit in July. I am very excited about this, although I feel badly that we will not be able to do anything terribly exciting while she's here. She assures me it doesn't matter to her and she's coming to see us and the baby, and I believe her. And I know that if the situation were reversed I would be perfectly happy to come see her and for us not to do a damn thing, but I still feel kind of guilty that she's going to spend all this money on a plane ticket and we won't be able to show her a fun time.

  • I'm in kind of a weird mood today.

  • Big hugs to [livejournal.com profile] lazlar. Thinking of you, pal.
  • Disney-fied

    Jun. 3rd, 2006 09:52 pm
    janiejones: (pedro blink :: peacefully)
    Well, either I'm a bigger Disney fan than I thought I was, or else it was just too fun to pass up, but this is my new mood theme. In the end, I think it was a combination of both, really.

    So I'm retiring Alan. So long, Alan, it's been fun. But I'm ready for a change. It's not you, it's me, I swear.
    janiejones: (pouty christian :: jinxed_icons)
  • Sending dear [livejournal.com profile] austin360 early birthday wishes! Hope you get that first-class upgrade on the flight home. Small Anne sends smooches.

  • S starts his new job next Tuesday. Hurrah! This will be very, very good for him.

  • Help! [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle or [livejournal.com profile] girlie_girl_23, would either of you mind telling me what happened in the last few minutes of today's Y&R? My DVR messed up the recording. (points to icon) I got everything right up until the scene when Phyllis tells Nick about the offer to come back to NVP. Nick tells her Sharon wants a divorce, and then...nada. I know they usually end Fridays with a good cliffhanger, so I'm anxious to know what I missed. I am an addict! *g*

    Also: WHAT is UP with Victor and all those SNOWFLAKES? Is he regressing to childhood or something? Interesting new development to go along with the freakishly nice and forgiving Victor.

  • Hope everyone has a good Mem'l Day weekend!
  • janiejones: (the pistols)
  • Repair man came and the refrigerator is working again. I was right: Mice had chewed through the cord. (I'm psychic! I rule! Except this sucks, so not.) Of course this wasn't covered by our warranty, so $92 for labor, and...TEN BUCKS for a new cord. I repeat: Being a grown-up. SUCKS.

  • Y&R was cheese-tastic and awesome today. Once I saw the synospis, "Cassie leads Nick on a Dickensian journey through what might-have-been," I was all, 'Aw yeah! Bring on the schmaltz!' But despite a couple cheesy moments, I thought they did a pretty great job.

    When Cassie and Nick went wandering through alterna-GC, I thought, 'Wow, so Nick had the power to make everyone in Genoa City happy. If he had only known!' I thought it was nifty that the Y&R folks turned that on its head and addressed the fact that um, no, Nick does not have that kind of power. Yes, he made a decision that had awful repercussions, but he is not responsible for everyone's misery and the bad decisions they have made.

    It has to be the best soap out there. I'm just sayin'.

  • I see that the Cars are touring with Todd Rundgren as lead. I like Todd Rundgren and all, but I know Ric Ocasek, and you sir, are no Ric Ocasek. (I am probably betraying my punk street cred by saying so. Back in the day, Todd Rundgren was big in the NY punk scene. [Him and Liv Tyler's skeezy mother. Sorry, Liv, love you, but your mom is ew.])

  • I have been watching some of VH1's "We Are the 80s," and it totally gives me warm fuzzies. I love 80s videos! They all had either that sharp, fluorescent lighting, or that soft, warm, fuzzy glow. Eighties videos are just the best. Like, I saw Madness's video for "It Must Be Love." A guy dressed up in a bumble-bee costume! A giant chicken falling from the sky! Singing over an open grave!

    /random
  • janiejones: (clerks gatherings :: kibinki)
    A Yahoo! trailer for Clerks 2: here. I doubt it will match the genius of the first, but I will definitely see it.

    The trailer is worth checking out if only for the utter brilliance somewhere around the 1:40 mark, which made me love Jason Mewes even more than I already do. I have watched that bit about 50 times already and I laugh my ass off every time.

    Also, there is a glimpse of Marshall being a LotR geek. *g*

    Fantastic!

    May. 4th, 2006 08:17 pm
    janiejones: (42 :: reese_ed)
    Attention Who-sers!

    Thought you may be a little interested in this shirt from Glarkware.

    Fantastic!

    Well now.

    Apr. 19th, 2006 03:54 pm
    janiejones: (claudius whoa :: terrathree)
    Dude. When you see the headline "Woman in L.A. has rare bubonic plague", you tend to pause for a minute.

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