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I’m not the mushy type – really, I’m not – but gosh darnit if this didn’t make my nerdy little eyes start quivering. Gross.
I’m half tempted to check my tear histamine levels to see if this is merely an allergenic coincidence. It’s scary to think that all it took to melt my cold black heart were some 8bit firework sound effects.
Happy Valentine’s eve, puppies!
Heaps of hearts on my mind right now, but I’m so sick of writing about matters relating to Cupid’s birthday. It’s 80% of what I’ve been writing on for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT – which is precisely why I’m blogging right now.
To share my work with you, dear sweet valentines…
This week’s CosmoTV Blogger girl post turned out to be way, way longer than I had initially intended (how does that always happen?).
Looking back on my life, I realized that I’ve had a lot of really hot, awesome Valentines and I couldn’t very well leave anybody out so I wrote about each and every one.
I did leave out a few boys, for space and time’s sake, but the main squeezes are covered: Uncle Jesse, Zack Morris, JTT, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chuck Bass, Marshall…. my imagination gets around.
Looking for an original Valentine’s day present that doesn’t suck? I rounded up a whack of nifty little gidgets over on vitaminwater canada’s blog for ya.
Pretty proud of my nerdy curatorial skills right now…
It may be too late for you to order any of the gifts in that article, but if you’ve got 5 minutes you can make a cute little 8-bit e-card starring you and your LOVAH like I just did!
One more last minute gem before I go to bed – The Super Mario Porn parody, “Princess Peach’s Pipe”. 100% Blogworthy.
“Did somebody order a pizza with extra mushrooms?”
“Well, I don’t have any coins, but can I pay you in another way?”
Bwahahaha. These guys are great.
Happy Monday, paymps and smitches!
I slept three hours last night… and four the night before that.
I’m a so sleeepy.
I said that just like Mario in Super Mario 64, because today (believe it or not) is our favourite Japanese-Italian-American plumber’s 25th birthday!
Yah, hoo, WAHOO!
(If you couldn’t tell, I just did a triple jump.)
25-years ago today, little 8-bit Mario and his merry band of freaks (I mean that in the kindest way, of course. Come on, he rolls with a freakin’ anthropomorphic mushroom! That’s freaky.) made their debut in Super Mario Bros. for NES. Since then, he’s sold 222 millions games worldwide.
Not bad for a 25-year-old. Almost makes Zuckerberg look like a slacker.
Heh heh heh…
You know who’s not a Slacker? Steve the frick Nash.
I interviewed him for vitaminwater last night at the after party for his new film ‘into the wind’ and I must say, of all the famous people I’ve ever worked with he was definitely one of the nicest. And most accomplished. And cutest.
Okay, I’m crushing. He’s the most ridiculous man in the FREAKING WORLD! I’m allowed to crush a little bit.
Hyaaaaw is part one of the interview. Part two is a lot more hilarious, I promise – if only for the mental image it will conjure of Shaq on a skateboard:
Strombo and Kevin Spacey were really nice too.
George gave me a compliment that made my night – and made feel way more confident in my oh-so-slightly risque outfit (I was feeling hecka punky around all of the fancy T.O. socialites and PR ladies).
Mr. Spacey was funny and gracious towards all of his
Unfortunately, a couple of other celebrities (bad karma to name names) were not so gracious.
Some (okay, one) were downright prizzicks. Jokes on YOU fool – you may be incredibly talented, but your black soul will bring you a lack of sweet street parking spaces in the future.
So, like I said in the vw post, the Nash Bash was insane.
Fivefloors of stylized Canadiana (think kitsch meets swank meets… moose), free top-shelf open bars at every turn (I was working so my XXX was boozeless, but still!), tons of servers walking around with minature gourmet foods (I liked the salmon tartar on lotus root crisps because it sounds fancy when I say that) and, obviously, lots of hotties.
Best house party I’ve been to in… well, probably ever. At least in Canada.
But that’s because this was no ordinary house. This was iconic Canadian artist Charles Pachter‘s house / gallery.
You want to meet a cool dude? Go meet Charlie Pachter. Phenomenal character with an equally eccentric abode. I interviewed him too, and that’ll be up sometime soon I hope, ’cause it was a good one. (EDIT – Tharr she BE!)
Now, off me back to work I go because this lunch break is just about over and I want to grab some java and sunshine while I have the chance.
Back to the vitaminwater backyard again this evening for more tiffity goodness.
I’d love to give you a heads up as to which A-Listers will be there tonight, but sheeeet I never really even know until I get there myself and my bosses are like “Hey. Jutin Long‘s over there. Go say hi.”
The pink-haired hottie is my girl Carly, if you didn’t already know that.
I was super nervous about meeting him due to my decade long crush. Seen Jeepers Creepers?
Me too, about a hundred times when I was 13.
Thank heavens for deep breaths and Depends!
Jk, jk… I learned to control my nervous bladder when I graduated from highschool, thank you vurry much.
There are a lot of nifty, web-based apps out there. It feels like I’m stumbling upon some useful new productivity tool or genius website like, erreday.
For people who bounce around frequently between work stations, cloud computing is totally the way to go – you don’t use up any disk space, file sharing is a breeze, you can access your data from anywhere and for the most part, it’s totally free. and y’all know how much I love me some F to the R to the E – E – E -E – E!
I tend to fall in love with things and rave about them for days to anyone who will listen until the novelty wears off, and then I go back to not-so-quietly using them to make my life easier and/or more awesome. Instead of doing that this week, I thought I’d blog about my new crush.
A little bit of Sunday night procrastination just lead me to postica, which is basically like, teh interweb’s answer to post-it notes – electrified on crack. Crack being “my computer”, of course.
I used to have a desktop program like this called “Stickies” on my old blueberry iMac and I just loved it to pieces. My only beef with this version is that the note colours are a bit muted – I’m a brights girl, myself. I do, however, love the convenience of a web-based virtual sticky-note board. I can’t believe I didn’t think to Google this little baby sooner!
Annnd speaking of Google, post-it notes, and LOVE – look what else I just stumbled upon:
8-bit post-it art! *fangirl scream*
If this doesn’t scream Lauren O’Neil to you then you probably haven’t met me before. Hi, I’m Lauren.
(image and sweet shades courtesy of Michael Nus)
The happy seamstress is officially my hero today.
This totally made my Monday morning:
Now if only I can find the time to knit – and figure out how to knit (Jen taught me how to crochet back in the day but I’ve since forgotten… and I was just turrible anyways) this sweater vest will be mine! I swear to gahd, If I owned that I would rock it SO hard, everywhere. School, work, DA CLUUUUB…
Time for this kid to stop effing around on the internet and get to woik! Internship week 2 – I have no idea what I’ll be up to this week, but that’s what I love about working in TV news. It’s something different every day!
(Awesomest Sweater Vest in the World via Geekologie)
Am I crazy for being RIDONKULOUSLY STOKED about this? I mean, it’s pretty damn rare that you can hold the date up to a mirror and it reads the same both ways. Though, I suppose that if you actually held it to a mirror the twos would be all wonky and the 9s would look like ‘p’s and… whatever – it’s f*cking cool. Sheet, p-days are RIGHT cool. They’re more rare than Haley’s Comet, and apparently Haley’s Comet is a big deal if you’re into like, comets. Me? I like PALINDROMES like ‘racecar’ and ‘deified’ and ‘tacocat’
I also dig semordnilaps, but that is neither here not there…
I walked into the gym this morning like “HEY GUESS WHAT? IT’S PALINDROME DAY!” and the chicks at the front desk were all “um… cool?”. My yoga instructor indulged me a little bit with a feeble “well, that sure is neat, Lauren…” but the gas pumper boy looked downright pissed when I told him. Probably because it was like, negative 19 degrees outside or something ridiculous like that and he didn’t feel like pumping gas for some weird blonde kid who’s blarbing about big words that he didn’t get the chance to learn before he dropped out of school in grade 9 to pursue a career as a… gas station attendant.
ANYWAYS, The last palindrome day was on October the 2, 2001. Unfortunately, we were all too busy scanning our mail for traces of ANTHRAX and fretting about potential Bin-Ladens-down-the-block to notice.
(Poor taste? too soon? SHADDUP.)
While the last palindrome day wasn’t THAT long ago, the one before that was on Aug. 31, 1380, way before any of us (EVEN Edward Cullen!) were born.
The next P-day is a little over a year away (Feb. 11, 2011). I consider this to be a blessing. I didn’t know about this most rare occurrence of calendarly delights until this morning, but now I am informed – Now I am PREPARED! We need to give the next p-day the attention it deesoives, ’cause after 11022011, the next palindrome day is a ways off. Sept. 22, 2290, to be exact. Unless you’re 5 or something (in which case, why the hell are you visiting my blog? Go away, Joon-yah!), you’ll probably be dead. And you’ll DEFINITELY be dead for the one after that on Oct. 3, 3001 (unless you’re Edward Cullen).
Anyways, I was going to write a big huge New Years post with all of my biggest moments of 2009 and my goals and ambitions for 2010 and blah blah blaaah… but I kind of got side tracked into a tangent about palindrome day as you have just observed, and now it’s 9:04 pm and I need to head upstairs to my room for some room-cleaning and reading. Here’s to hoping that I actually make my resolved 10:30pm bed time tonight! Ha… last night was an epic fail on that front – 4:02am. FML. Whatevs. It’s only January the 2nd… and I seem to be doing okay with my other resolutions so far. Kind of. I haven’t lifted a weight yet, but I AM blogging more regularly – see? Seeee? SEEEEE? Hey – just because I haven’t been blogging here doesn’t mean I haven’t been blogging
Oh and PS – I’m going to actually be launching this blog again in about a week (another goal?) – once I get it lookin’ fly with all my widgets in order and what-not.
Now, before I go – please watch this incredible fan-made Super-Mario Galaxy Commercial (via geekologie):
I got chills, my friends. Chills.
Happy Palindrome Day.