Sunday, Sunday, Sunday… Sports, Sports, Sports… Football, Football, FOOTBALL!!!
Do you know how hard it was for me to find a sufficiently lulzy football gif just now?
Apparently, it’s not only Europeans (and people who pretend they’re European) that call soccer “football.” The Internet is rife with it. Living in Canada, I sometimes lose sight of the fact that America does not, in fact, control the world.
That said, if you do live in Canada, please heed this advice homies; Call anything in the world whatever you want to call it (Grumbleclap knows, I do) but if you want to avoid getting pegged as a deeb, you can really only get away with the whole “Oi, it’s cauwlled footy ih’ is!” thing if you’re a real European (as in the kind that actually lives or has lived in Europe for a period longer than your university exchange.)
And Superbowl Sunday happens to be a really big day for us here in the Western Hemisphere!
Last year, I made strawberry footballs that took about 3 hours to prepare and jumped around a lot during the half-time show.
This year, I’m hitting the NFL and Bud Light’s official Canadian Super Bowl XLVII Party in Toronto, where I won’t cook a thing but will still likely get really excited during the BEY-half-time show (and also the commercials.)
Here are the deets, straight from the presser because AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR TO BE CREATIVE RIGHT MEOW:
“You asked for it, Toronto! Due to popular demand the NFL and Bud Light are bringing back the legendary Official Super Bowl XLVII Parties, the most exciting and authentic way to experience Super Bowl in Canada. Don’t miss the ultimate viewing experience, complete with:
- NFL cheerleaders
- NFL players
- NFL personalities
- Exclusive NFL prizes
- A New Orleans-inspired Super Bowl spread
- And much more.
A video from last year’s party, if you will:
Who: You, me, lots of friends, some football guys (including Tim Brown, former Heisman Trophy winner and long-time Oakland Raider and Brian Westbrook, two-time Pro Bowl running back and Philadelphia Eagles all-time leader in yards from scrimmage) and some NFL Cheerleaders. Maybe they’ll do an outfit swap with me. I want one of those skirts.
What: Duh, Super Bowl XLVII Party (see above)
When: Sunday, Feb 03 2013 4:30 PM
Where: Sound Academy 11 Polson Street, Toronto
Why: Because it’ll be a fun time (see above, once more)
How? You can purchase tickets for $26.75 here or…
You can win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl XLVII Party in Toronto from laurenoutloud.com by commenting on this post with the name of your favourite half-time performer of all time (Hint: Wikipedia’s got a list of all of them, ever.)
Personally, I’m excited to see what goes down on the Queen Bey front.
Will Destiny’s Child Reunite? WILL THEY NOT? Will Kelly and Beyonce go Michelle-less? And if so, is it because they totally hate her and think she’s garbage, or because Michelle is just too busy that day?
Only time will tell. Poor Michelle. <;-- Tumblr of the month, btw. SO EFFING GOOD.
NOTE: CONTEST NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO CONTEST WINNER BRETT SIMPSON!
Look what you’ve done to ‘em!
Christmas is now exactly one week away, my homies. Have you started shopping for presents yet?
Neither have I.
But fret not! Laurenoutloud’s annual BIG CHRISTMAS SMARTPHONE GIVEAWAY is here to save the daaaaay (like, for one person, who won’t be announced until Dec. 25th, so you should probably go and buy one of those Hickory Farms meat log and cheese log things for your grandpa anyway.)
BEHOLD: The lovely HTC One X smartphone, available in Canada on the TELUS Network (hence the adorable baby cheetah image I found on their Facebook page.)
This is a dope phone, guys: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, Super fast 4G LTE capabilities, a 4.7-inch HD display with a Gorilla Glass screen, 1080p video and still photos, integrated Beats™ audio for smoooooth listening… You can learn more about its features and specs here.
As for why I’m giving one away on my blog, MORE CHEETAH!!!
Earlier this season TELUS became the first Canadian carrier to eliminate activation fees — more specifically their $35 activation fee for new customers and $25 equipment exchange fee for renewing customers who purchase new devices. It’s all part of their “ongoing efforts to make the customer experience clear, simple and easy.”
To spread the news about this and some of the other ways TELUS is listening to customers, my telec’homies have given me this smartphone to give away.
All you’ve got to do to win it is…
As in canned goods. Non-perishable food items of any kind that you intend to donate to a food bank qualify, actually. If you could have used it to get into one of those “5 bucks of 2 canned goods for entry” holiday dances in high school (other people had those too, right?) you can use it to get into this contest.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Locate a food bank or food donation drop box near you. Most major grocery stores and office buildings have food drives going all month!
2. Take a canned good (or 50, whatever) to said food drive box.
3. Take a picture of yourself donating the can / holding the can you’re about to donate / the box you’re putting the can into. You get my drift. Take a photo as “proof” — I’ll trust that it’s legit because if you fake it, you’re likely too cheap to shell out for a smartphone plan anyway.
4. Upload your photo to a publicly viewable URL online. Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Imgur or your own domain all work just fine!
5. Paste your link, along with your name and email in the comment section of this post.
Out of all entries recieved, a computer will choose the winner randomly (legally, I’m told this is the safest way to run a blog contest) and I’ll be contacting you ON CHRISTMAS DAY, Just like Santa Claws.
Ooh – and heads up, you can also order TELUS’s 2013 adorable baby animal calendar right now, foh free. I got mine in the mail yesterday and pretty much lost it over the goats on the cover. Baby animals can’t be beat. They just can’t. I chose TELUS as my wireless provider when I was 16 based on the piglets alone and never looked back.
P.S. THIS KID:
Wu Tang Girl ain’t nothin ta.
Of ALL the days to skip going to IKEA (which, so far, has been every single day of my life save for maybe 7 of them) I HAD to choose the one in which a monkey showed up to shop in a darling little shearling coat, making international headlines (and also this video:)
I can’t stop thinking about Ikea monkey. ALL DAY I’ve been thinking about him because he’s everywhere I look, and I ask myself — Why? Why didn’t I go to the North York Ikea at approximately 2 p.m. in the afternoon yesterday? Could it be because I hate Ikea? Because I don’t ever go to North York? Because I had better things to do with my time?!?
Well, yes for the first two and maybe for the third if you call getting groceries in the ghetto and watching cartoons better than meeting Darwin the It Monkey, with his undeniable superstar swagger (and I do.)
I was too busy exploring the wonders of the Doity Duff to catch the meme’s crescendo. That was my way-too-late-to-be-relevant submission to the pool.
Anyhoo, I would have at least written a story about Ikea Monkey at work today if several of my colleagues hadn’t already done so. Fortunately, Bowman’s Storify is really good so I can just link off to it here and finally put some closure to cute baby monkey gate 2012. Whew. What a day.
Now let’s get down to what I need to do: Write about parties. *sigh* When did my blog turn into that?
Methinks the lady doth go out too much…
But alas, it is December and, like September, this is a doozy of a month for my iCal.
I haven’t even had a chance to write about turning 27 yet (but I will – trust.)
This holiday season, I’m doing 140 character party reviews again just like I did during TIFF because:
A) The people who invite me to these parties mostly do so because they want me to blog about them.
B) If I took the time to write out full individual posts about each party I went to I wouldn’t have time to GO to any parties, let alone work all day and shop for Christmas and go to the gym and do all of the other things that keep me sane during this most cluster fizzed of seasons.
C) I could do short crappy posts about each party, but that’s not my style. I hate short crappy posts. Call me old school but I’ve always pictured myself as more Thought Catalog than 9Gag… With pictures. So maybe VICE? VICE minus all of the other writers and boobs and drug trips in the jungle and stuff. And make my blog more interesting to people other than me.
Here’s laurenoutloud.com’s 2012 Holiday Party Roundup PART ONE:
Lots of things coming up this week and next – I’ve already had to skip so many for sleep and sanity’s sake. I’m getting better at this in my old age, you see. Beauty sleep >; Late night McFiestas.
Do you want to party with me Saturday night? I’d love it, and you can do just zat zis Saturday, Dec. 15th, at Oxford Beach’s 3rd Annual ‘A Toronto Christmas’ in support of GlassFrog!
I’ve got two tickets to give away. Read on to find out how to win!
From the event description:
“Toronto’s swankiest charitable Christmas party is back at Steam Whistle Brewery this holiday season!
The third annual A Toronto Christmas is proudly in support of GlassFrog International Aid Organization! Grab a festive cocktail dress or bow tie and join Toronto’s beautiful young professional crowd for a great cause!
The party starts at 9 pm with great live music by one of Toronto’s hottest cover bands, Stiffler’s Mom and continues with DJ Rouge and DJ Mike Wilson until 2:00am.”
Tickets are $40 each but, like I said, I’ve got a PAIR OF THEM to give away.
HOW TO WIN
I’m over Tweet2Win contests and sort of hate them a lot. So instead, comment below with the link to a cute holiday themed photo. Be sure to leave an email address and I’ll draw one random name from all of the entries to win the pair of tickets by Friday morning. Voila!
Allow the the 12 Days of Grumpy Cat Christmas over at Burrzfurrrrd to inspire you:
The dressy parties start this weekend
Tidings of comfort and joy,
Guys. GUYS! Do you know who that overgrown sixth grader shaking her tail on ELECTRIC FREAKING CIRCUS (that show we all loved to watch as kids but that got cancelled before we were old enough to audition for it) is?
What am I saying, of course you do. It’s me. I wouldn’t be writing about her if she wasn’t me, unless that gif included a hilarious spill at the end. HA! Lauren takes a tumble… now I kind of wish it did.
NOW PEEP THIS:
That was Electric circus on MuchMusic in 1992.
I was 7 at that time and understood very little of what I was seeing when my 16-year-old babysitter watched those commercials as I “slept” on the couch, but much like my overwhelming desire to group and be one of In Living Colour’s Fly Girls, I dug it.
Even as I grew into adolescence and realized that I’m more of an Elaine Benes than a Jennifer Lopez, my friends and I would watch EC during sleepovers late at night and practice our dance moves along to the TV.
Unfortunately, by the time I was actually old enough to be ON the dang show, it had been cancelled.
So when my homies at XBOX Canada told me that the show was coming back for a one-night-only HALLOWEEN SPECIAL on Saturday I was like “That is da bomb and also all that and a bag of chips. A bag of chips with da bomb inside of it maybe. Talk to the hand! Because it’s saying ‘please let me dance on the block at EC that night.’”
And they actually DID!
So much love to Dance Central 3 and MuchMusic right now. Thank you.
For a Canadian who grew up in the 90s, this was of a huge deal (and sheet, a way fun way to spend a sober Halloween Saturday.)
I promise you that when the millenials take over those Canadian Heritage Minutes, EC will definitely get its own: “Wearing Doc Martens and overalls to a dance club – a part of our heritage.”
You can watch a replay of the entire Halloween broadcast on muchmusic.com here. Look for the kitty cat freaking out to Rusko at 21:39. I love him.
I was also up on a block for the last couple minutes of the show (thank you, benevolent floor director man!) so you can catch me clawing at the camera and trying to drop it low in the background of many shots from minute 58 onward.
I don’t know how to logically weave in that Kim and Kanye were present without sounding like I’m bragging (because the rest of this post is so damn humble, obviously) so here:
I also saw TWO Nicki Minajs, Michael Jackson, and a surprising amount of my fellow 20-something dance loving homies.
Also ice cream with no pants.
If all of those gratuitous photos of myself didn’t get you in the mood to dance, check out the tracklising for Dance Central 3 – and also this video:
Not bad, eh? I’ve pretty much mastered the Hustle, and YOU CAN TOO if you’ve got an XBOX with Kinect because I’ve got a copy of Dance Central 3 to give away, courtesy of XBOX Canada.
All you need to do is drop a comment telling me which song from this release you’re most psyched to dance to.
The winner will be drawn randomly on Friday, November 9th.
And now I want to go play XBOX again. Bye bye
Few things make me happier than cute clothes or cute animals. Hilarity is one of them — especially when it’s of the irreverent, absurd, smart and / or sarcastic variety. The kind of humour that makes you open your mouth and go “HA!” or “BWAHAHAHA” or “YES.”
This tank top by Market Twenty Seven made me do all of those things:
Please excuse my post-popsicle mouth.
I first discovered Market Twenty Seven a few weeks ago when they retweeted something snarky I said about orange people.
Anyhoo, I fell in love with M27 before I even know what their shop sold based on their yomom.ma custom URL shortener (RIGHT!?!) and choice Twitter stylings:
— Market Twenty Seven (@mtwentyseven) August 7, 2012
#backwhenIwasakid I carried my shank in a mini backpack.
— Market Twenty Seven (@mtwentyseven) February 23, 2012
— Market Twenty Seven (@mtwentyseven) August 4, 2012
“Like most boys and girls, the sisters behind Market Twenty Seven grew up in a home of severe dysfunction,” reads the shop’s about section. “As a result, these girls learnt not how to be decent, loving or kind, but rather they realized that love can be shown through many different channels, including, but not limited to: sarcasm, cruelty and (playfully) offensive remarks.”
I don’t find their cards / prints / apparel offensive, but maybe a pearl-clutching myaw-case would.
It matters not. These tops are adorably hilarious, not to mention soft. I have the skinny betch giraffe (see above, duh) and this cute little Polar Bear tank.
Fitting, as Sean and I are both up to a full Litre a day of Diet Coke… each. I know. It’s OOC. Can I go to rehab for Cola? It’s my very worst health habit. I’m straight up addicted. IT’S SO HOT DANG REFRESHING!!!!
I also have a big crop of their wicked cards, including this, my favourite one:
Like these cards as much as I do? Well guess what? You can ha dat.
Market Twenty Seven will be giving one LaurenOutLoud.com reader 5 cards of his or her own choice. I highly reccommend this be one of them because the kitty is cute (as long as, for the love of god, you don’t send it my way.)
To win, simply:
- Like Market Twenty Seven on Facebook
- Tell them which card you like most (mention that I sent you, too)
- Leave a comment here to let me know that you did and you’ll be qualifiedm, bang bang boom!
… That’s a Hanson song, isn’t it?
Nope. Nope, says Google. This.
I used to thing the least douchey-looking one was cute… I wonder what he’s up to these days?
No, j/k, I don’t. NO TIME FOR WONDERING! TIFF imminent. More (so much more) on that later.
If you’ve been following my adventures for a time, you may have noticed that I like a good little jaunt away from the city.
You see, one of the biggest advantages to driving over flying, aside from the whole “being able to step out of the vehicle mid-trip without dying” thing, is no baggage restrictions. You can bring as many things as you want to! Tweezers and full-sized hairspray incuded. Oh joy and rapture…
Also, cars don’t have crying babies in them (unless you bring a baby with you on your road trip for some reason… in which case, you might want to consult a different guide. This is NOT that kind of road-trip.)
They aren’t always easy, but road trips can be incredibly rewarding. And the stories! Ah, the stories…
I would encourage every person who’s never done it to get out there experience the joy of the open road at least once this summer. You won’t regret it. And the key to a successful ride in the car? preparation. You don’t need a final destination in mind, but you do need to come correct.
Thus, I’ve put together this post highlighting ten “essentials” that no fashionable young female should hit the road without, sponsored by Sherway Gardens in Toronto. You can find everything in this post at the West End mall.
Bonus: They’re giving one laurenoutloud.com reader a $100 Cadillac Fairview shop! card® gift card to get your own engine roaring.
Want to win? Find out how at the bottom of this post, na na na…
** Please note that a solid iTunes playlist, passport, cash, makeup, toothpaste, sunscreen, socks and all necessary life-sustaining medical devices (don’t forget your puffer, kid!) are a given. You should already have these things anyway, right?**
… And then more sunnies. Backup Sunnies. Trust me, if you drop one pair into the lake and crush another with your knee, you’ll be happy you brought an extra pair.
You, looking the crypt keeper after driving for 10 hours: “Thank you, Lauren, for reminding me to bring sunglasses.”
Me: “No worries. Sick shades.”
The Bvlgari bad boys pictured above from Sunglass hut are fabulous if you can afford $1,020 shades. And if you’d rather spend your hard earned scrilla on something else, Vogue Eyewear’s knockoffs look almost EXACTLY the same for a fraction of the price.
Look at you, all Thelma and Louise! Cat eyes are hot right now.
You could also do like me and visit Aldo Accessories to load up on inexpensive pairs because you have a tendency to lose / break / lend out all of your sunglasses anyway.
Aldo has been my go-to sunglasses joint for years (aside from that place in Kensington market… you know the one.)
2. A roaming data plan for your smartphone:
Stop by the Telus, Rogers, Bell World, Fido, Wind, or Virgin Mobile booth (depending on who your carrier is) to inquire about a data package for the duration of your trip.
You can pay a one-time fee to get reduced rates for the duration of your trip, and even if you only use your phone a moderate amount you’ll save TONS in roaming charges. You’ll be happy you did this when your phone bill isn’t $9,999 next month.(True story: See “Lauren O’Nizzle in Cannes, May 2011”)
If you don’t have a smartphone yet (?!?!?) go to the Apple store. This one essential is probably more important than everything else you’ll bring with you. iPhone = lifeline.
3. Cute, comfy car wear.
Allow me, first and foremost, to declare that jogging pants are not okay to wear, under any circumstances, ever. Not even when you’re jogging. Wear yoga pants like a sane person for the survival of our species, please!
That said, you can’t exactly wear your freak’um dress on the long road to somewhere. So we shall meet somewhere in the middle. Comfy doesn’t have to be frumpy.
4. A Moleskin
Trade in your MacBook for a notebook this weekend. Use it to take directions, names, nummmbahs… Doodle while you talk to your car-mates. Jot down the little things you’d like to remember about these times when you’re 80. There’s something so very real and charming about the classic Moleskin notebook. May it inspire you on your journey as it has so many others:
5. ALL OF THE SHOES
If there’s one thing you can you never pack too much of, it’s footwear.
Bring shoes to cover any potential conditions you could find yourself stuck in. Rain, hail, unexpected hotties at the service center, etc. You can get creative with truck-stop T-shirts if you really need to whip together an outfit in short order, but unless you’re rolling with Salvatore Ferragamo himself (which I doubt you ARE because he’s DEAD), you’ll need to have kicks for multiple occasions on hand.
At the very least, pack:
- One pair of sassy driving flats (I still want the Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flat. So bad.)
- One pair of sneakers (Low-top Chucks are a personal favourite: )
- A statement stiletto like these JW Anderson x Aldo Rise beauties:
- Colourful Rain boots
- A nice chunky espadrille (Who needs flip flops? Seriously?)
6. An HD video camera
I take most of my still photos with the iPhone these days, chiefly because it’s always in my hand and at the ready with instant sharing capabilities. That said, none of the phones I’ve tested have been able to stand up to what’s available out on the camcorder market right now.
On the leaner side, this Hello Kitty Camcorder is super cute and very cheap. You won’t be able to do much with it and the quality won’t be stellar but… Hello Kitty!:
If you don’t know how to work with video, a road trip is the PERFECT time to start learning. Have fun recording points of interest and adventures with your friends. It could just turn you on to a cool new hobby. At the very least, you’ll have something to show your kids when you talk about how fun their mom used to be one day or something.
7. A HUGE scarf.
My friend Kate has this magical, ginormous scarf that pretty much acts as anything you need it to. Pillow, blanket, chic accessory, makeshift cardigan, head turban, tourniquet (we didn’t need to use it as one, but had somebody chopped her arm off it would have made a great one).
This pretty pink 75″ Square Scarf from Juicy Couture is perfect.
8. A WEAPON
When Casie and I were driving back from Texas, we had to pull over at one point and take a nap in a Starbucks parking lot. When we woke up, a man was outside the car and it was terrifying. Yes, he was the shop’s manager and, sure, he was only trying to open his store, but if he had attacked us we would have been completely defenseless save for our high kicks.
I don’t know if I could ever actually shank a dude, but I’d certainly feel more secure on a cross-country road trip with something like this in the car:
9. A great, head-turning bag:
So, this isn’t necessarily something that’s exclusive to road trips… heck, you might be better off bringing a knapsack, but I’d be remiss not to include Fendi’s B. Fab in black leather with rainbow stud and rainbow Pequin lining available at Holt Renfrew in this roundup.
FCUK’s wonder wood clutch is cool too for those (like me) with leaner budgets.
Not the most practical road tripping bag, but it’ll surely start some conversations with strangers. And isn’t that what this whole thing is all about?
All day, erryday. Full spectrum, non-comedegenic, as high an SPF as you can handle.
You know what’s prettier than a deep golden tan? Cancer-free, wrinkle free, smooth as a baby’s bottom skin. Pale is the new tan, after all.
Consult the experts at Sephora to find a suncreen that’s right for your needs and skin type.
Win a $100 Cadillac Fairview shop! card® gift card to spend at Sherway Gardens!
If you’re jonesin’ for something on this list, enter to win $100 towards it from Sherway Gardens! All you need to do is help me decide where to drive next. Have you been somewhere awesome recently? Know of a good deal on white water rafting? Have a dream spot you’ve been eyeing?
Give me your road trip recos on Twitter! All you need to do is Tweet @laurenonizzle and @sherway_gardens including the hashtag #RoadTripRecco.
I’ll be pulling in some of my favourite Tweets and announcing the winner at the end of this month.
- The contest closes at midnight on MAY, 31, 2012. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on JUNE, 2, 2012. The winner will be notified by e-mail.
- This giveaway is open to readers located in the Greater Toronto Area only.
- There are no prize substitutions. Prize does not include travel and cannot be redeemed for cash, romantic moonlit dinners or anything else.
**Disclaimer: I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.**
CHECK IT — After months of anticipation (and like, 4 days of me waiting to show off that shirt) Bully opens in select theatres today.
Surely, you’ve heard about this film already. It’s been getting an incredible amount of “influencer” support. Real influencers, as in people who actually influence things beyond which new shade of lipstain you’re going to try.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 28, 2012
— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) March 28, 2012
Watched @BullyMovie last night with my daughter, Carrie. Thought it was so moving. It filled me with both sadness and outrage.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 1, 2012
Oh, who am I kidding… I’d rock moss green lipstain if Diddy said it was cool.
I’m thisclose to soaking my hair in a vat of chlorine after seeing Nicki Minaj’s new video for Beez in the Trap (which, btw, was dropped approximately 42 minutes ago. I should give this post a breaking flag or something.)
Hot track, eh? Now back to Bully.
The film’s made some ink for the controversial R-rating it was slapped in the U.S. (later reduced to a PG-13.)
Weinstein vs. MPAA, blah blah blah. Papers love that stuff. In Canada it’s always been PG pretty much everywhere because we’re chill like that, us Canucks.
Let not the ratings controversy overshadow the purpose of this film though: to catalyze anti-bullying awareness.
I’m not going to preach about how important it is for everybody to see this film right now because a) I haven’t seen it yet and b) every third celebrity’s Twintern has already done that (see above).
What I will say is that this that I’ve heard nothing but positive things about Bully and think that the Bully project is a fantastic initiative. We had the Canadian premier here in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox earlier this week, but I was working and missed it. Fingers crossed I can catch it at Varcity before it’s gone!
The Bully Canada team sent me some nice promo materials in the mail anyway and, because my pajama drawer is already bursting with free oversized T-shirts, I’ve decided to give this one away. Answer this skill-testing question in the comments below to enter the draw: FRIG, WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST PLAY NICE?
If you were bullied as a kid for being “weird” or “ugly” or having “an annoying chipmunk voice”, for choosing the debate team over sports, drama over gym, computers over friends (LOOKATMENOW) please enjoy this video — and the successful professional life you are most certainly enjoying right about now.
Props, Felicia Day. I WANT YOUR LIFE.
Blogging of good videos, Coachella Killchella is one of the best things I’ve seen all week. I don’t know what it is about hipster bashing humour, but it gets me rolling on the floor laughing every time it’s done well (hyperbolic acronyms don’t really work in long form, do they?)
I see so much of my friends, my scene, myself in that. Maybe that’s why it’s funny. Caricatures of our silly selves. And now I want Ethiopian food.
Lastly, Drake dropped not one but TWO new videos today and the Internet didn’t even explode. Can you believe it?
“Take Care” co stars Rihanna and a whole bunch of cool looking slow motion animals. There’s also a ripped but spooky looking dude during that dope Pitbullesque breakdown near the end of the song.
Personally, I like the video for “HYFR” (which stands for H*ll yeah f***ing right, says the hip kids) much better. It centres around Drake’s “Re-Bar Mitzvah” and features lots of smiley dancing chair shots plus Weezy in a panda mask!
I bet Drake didn’t even have to pay Lil Wayne to perform at his Bar Mitzvah because they’re tight. *sigh* The good life.
If I ever get Bill Gates rich, I’ll hire Weezy, Drake and Tosh to come hang out with me for an afternoon. And Felicia Day, too. We’ll all make funny Youtube videos and drink lemonade on the balcony and watch Southpark. It will be grand
Speaking of which, Comedy Network has bestowed upon my blessed soul a Tosh.0 marathon today. The good life. For real.
Meet Santa Claws. He’s a fluffy orange feline with a heart that beats for people food and an affinity for giving presents to laurenoutloud.com readers:
NOW meet the White Samsung Galaxy S II 4G.
She’s a slim, speedy stunner with alllll the right specs in alllll the right places. The new kid in school who might just give the prom queen a run for her money.
This sexy beast has got a wicked-fast 1.2GHz Dual Core application processor, 16 Gigs of internal memory, and 8 megapixel camera with flash (a 2MP front-facing camera as well for gratuitious selfies), Full HD (1080P) video recording and playback, that unbeatable ultra vivid 4.3″ AMOLED plus screen… and a pretty solid marketing campaign behind her too.
You know how much I enjoy a well done advertisement
Are you swooning? I’m swooning.
I can have the entire Galaxy in the palm of my hand and it weighs less than a freaking sushi stapler. This is a hot, hot phone.
Are you dreaming of a White (Galaxy SII 4G for) Christmas?
Well you’re in LUCK, dear friend, because Santa Claws is giving away one of these puppies (thanks to Samsung Canada) right here on laurenoutloud.com this week.
On December the 11th, Santa Claws will draw one name from his “nice” list to win the superphone. I’ll announce the winner here on December the 12th.
All you need to do for an entry into the draw is leave a comment telling me about something nice you’ve already done or intend to do this holiday season.
Tweet a link to this contest (be sure to @laurenonizzle and @SamsungMobileCA) for one extra entry.
Good luck making it onto
Willy Santa Claws’s “nice” list! Trust me… naughty is not where you want to be.
Yeah, that’s right. I took my cat to meet Santa. Don’t judge.
The concert starts at 12:30pm and the set will last for 30 minutes. Follow the #nexusthesheepdogs hashtag for updates!
PS – Huge Thanks to Groundskeeper Willie for playing Santa Claws. He makes a lovely kitten kringle, doesn’t he?
That glamourous, that cute, that breathy buxom babe. The penultimate platinum blonde.
Miss Norma Jean, this one goes out to you.
Marilyn blew a lot of kisses. This much, I know thanks to Google.
I’ve been enamoured with Ms. Monroe since the seventh grade, like every single other girl my age I think.
Once, I performed a monologue in drama class as Marilyn Monroe. I donned a cropped blonde wig and one of my mom’s old furs. There’s a photo on the bulletin board in my childhood bedroom that I’d probably scan and show you if I were at home right now. I had braces and it was ridiculous. *sigh*, To be 16 again…
I learned so much about Marilyn Monroe while researching and writing that piece — a lot of which I’ve since forgotten. Maybe you have too.
Fancy a refresher?
Alliance Films has given LaurenOutLoud 10 pairs of tickets to the advance screening of “My Week With Marilyn” on November 17th at the Varsity Cinemas in Toronto.
The first ten people to comment below (with an email address, so that I can send you the promo codes) will win a pair of tickets to the screening
The film, which hits theatres on November 25th, stars Michelle Williams (as Marilyn, obvs) and my british boyfriend Eddie Redmayne.
hot romantic date interview with him during TIFF? Of course you don’t, there were like a zillion other things going on that week.
So much was cut out of that – including the part where we fell madly in love.
Come see this movie with me and you will fall in love too. With Eddie, with Michelle, with Marilyn. Maybe with me? Are you reading this, Leo?
In other bits of awesome, I found this clip from GHOSTWRITER today (old school Julia Stiles, what!?) and it made me so so so so very excited.
It was this very episode that made me start obsessing over the Internet before I even knew what the Internet was.
“In there… it’s a world where you’re judged by what you say and think… not by what you look like. A world where curiosity and information = power.”
Power and lulz. Read this, please, if you read ANYTHING today. It’s the best thing I’ve read all week:
Bwahahahahaha, I still hate you Comic Sans. But I love that rant. And Timothy McSweeny’s. Hot damn is that website dope.
I must now go to celebrate 11/11/11 in STYLE.
Love you all so much for reading this here blog. Really I do.
Scroll down and drop your favourite scary movie in the comments section below for a chance to win tickets!
On the fourth day of Halloween, my true love gave to me…
Five, if you dress up on Thursday night too. Monday really is the very best day of the week for Halloween to fall on, isn’t it?
Maximum party nights. Maximum dressing up. Maximum fun.
The Burroughes Building is, hands down, one of my favourite party spaces in Toronto.
The Burroughes Haunted Mansion Party is known to be pretty insane (LET’S GET SPOOKY IN THE SKY!) and this year, it’ll be twice as huge because it’s TWICE as long (Friday + Saturday).
I’ve got a pair of tickets for Saturday night with your name on them if your comment is selected from the entries below. All you have to do is answer the following question:
“What’s your favourite scary movie?”
I’ll be there along with hundreds of sexy young professionals – and hopefully you will be too! (You can buy tickets here if you don’t nab the freebs.)
I’ve already got my costume picked out, but it’s a surprise. Here’s a hint: I won’t be alive
PS – Tweet your comment to both @laurenonizzle and @Hennessey events for one extra entry. BAM!