*turns around slowly* Oh hello there, friend. I didn’t see you come in… to my blog…
You guys know Bobak, right? Bobak Ferdowsi?
As in the brilliant-hot flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission / “NASA Mohawk Guy” supermeme I covered (multiple times) at work / boy I told you I was going to marry on this here blog last August? SPACE BIEBER OF SUMMER 2012?!?
I randomly walked into him on Saturday under the St. Party’s Day tents. Talk about luck of the Irish, eh?
I could barely believe my eyes. What are the chances that a) some superfamous NASA rockstar would be chilling out in Toronto on (day before) St. Patrick’s day? b) that I’d run into him and c) that he’d be cool and kind enough to let me talk his ear off about how much I love Curiosity’s adventures, and then take some pictures with me.
I don’t even care that my eyes are pink and my tongue is green. ‘TWAS THE SEASON.
I haven’t fangirled that hard since I met moot, which would probably be weird to you if you knew of all the band guys and actor guys I’d interviewed since then. Not even a humble brag — I just really get excited over smart people. SPASE PEEPOLE.
Thursday’s night’s episode of CBC Live Online was pretty amazing.
Big ups to producer Fabiola Carletti for giving me a chance to speak with retired astronaut Dave Williams, Edward Tabarah of the Canadian Space Agency, and Chris Hadfield’s son / social media manager Evan Hadfield on the day that Canada (okay, a Canadian commander) took control of the ISS!
That experience, combined with rogue fashion week activities, solid hangouts with funny friends, some cool stories at work and… some other stuff… made for a really good week. It’s been a rough month and it’s been nice to get my head up out of that fog a bit. Fingers crossed that the swing keeps ticking up?
*sigh* time will tell.
Here are some more photos from St. Patrick’s weekend if you’re into the Green&Green&Green&Green&Green…
P.S. Thug Kitchen is my new food bible. Peep this healthy shhh:
The Peterson Farm Brothers > LMFAO. Seriously, these clever and strapping young farm boys from Kansas or some place like that just put Berry Gordy’s offspring to shame.
In fact, I’m so impressed with the Peterson Farm Bros right now that I think they should be called LMFAO from now on.
The acronym can stand for something different, of course. “Livestock makes fertilizer all organic” or “Like my farming apron, Oprah?” or “Let’s Milk Foals And Oxen.”
Except maybe not that last one, because I don’t think it’s actually possible to milk a baby horse… or an ox, since they’re almost always male.
But I digress.
This videos has raked in almost 5 million views in less than two weeks on YouTube and actually prompted me to google “How to become a farmer.”
Congratulations, boys! Google has lead me to believe that I don’t have what it takes to be a farmer, but I LOVE being outside, am great with baby animals, and could probably learn how to bake a pie, so if you’re looking for a wife or a farm-crasher or something… Hollah.
I’m off to an early sleep tonight. Big morning tomorrow! But before I go, please enjoy this new and improved version of Maslow’s Heirarchy of needs:
That would be hilarious if it weren’t actually true. For the very same reason though, this picture is genuinely funny:
OH! AND HAPPY CATURDAY from laurenoutloud, Kurt Cobain, and Kurt Cobain’s kitty cat friends:
When I first heard that Lana Del Rey would be playing both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O. to A$AP Rocky’s JFK in her new video for National Anthem, I was like… “ew.”
And then I saw the video.
Believe me guize, I WANTED to hate this — Really, I did.
Perhaps I wanted it to dislike it because the L.A. Times told me to, or because trout mouthed betches drive me crazy, or because A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey wearing those square shades and that white mailot (respectively) in a video that looks like it was shot through a rotating series of Instagram filters is just more hipster culture than I can handle in 7 minutes and 41 seconds? I’m not sure.
The fact is, I don’t hate it. I really, really like it.
I think it’s beautifully shot and cut together, fuzes contemporary culture with nostalgia nicely, and tells a charming story. Not to mention the fact that this song is just dope as heck.
Also, as one astute commenter on Hypebeast noted (quite accurately, imho), “anything A$AP is touching in 2012 is fire… ”
True story. You heard this yet?
I’ll stop there and let you judge the video for yourself. Reviews have been mixed and, of course, there’s plenty of controversy over the whole “recreating history” thing (See Complex’s shot-by-shot photographical inspiration piece on the video here.)
There’s no doubt in my mind Del Rey (or whoever controls her career) knew exactly what she was doing. Homegirl’s never had a hard time getting press, ja? Good on her.
She’s exactly the type of artist I’d love to hate… if only I could stop liking her so damn much.