Thursday, June 25, 2009

Record Coasters

My awesome boyfriend and I (but mostly my awesome boyfriend) made pretty much the most greatest set of coasters ever:

We saw some at Target, 4 for $12 which seemed outrageous, and decided that we could make them ourselves. I have a large collection of albums that we went through and picked ones that had cool stickers and I felt I could live without.

After all the work and supplies bought, $12 doesn't seem as outrageous as it once did, but it's way cooler to use my own, handpicked albums that I love!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Being Judy Garland

It seems that everyone is pretending to be Judy lately! First we have Anne Hathaway getting ready to play Judy in a new movie, and now apparently Katie Holmes is going to recreate Judy's Get Happy number on the finale of this So You Think You Can Dance show. Now, I haven't seen much of this show, but my roommate watches it and I think she cried at it once, so I'm not sure what to expect. And isn't Kate Holmes married to that Tom Cruise fella? That concerns me a bit. But whatever, give it a try.

Meanwhile, here's the original Get Happy number from my favorite Judy movie, Summer Stock.

P.S. It's been exactly 40 years today since Judy's death.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Judy, Judy, Judy

Yes, today would be Judy Garland's 87th birthday! In honor of her birthday, I'm listening to Judy all day. I highly recommend it. And here a great moment from the first Judy movie I was ever obsessed with. It's a classic. Enjoy!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Microsoft's Bing (Crosby??)

Did you hear that Microsoft invented a new search engine named after the legendary Bing Crosby?? It may not say anywhere on the page that it's named after him, but I know it is. I mean, if it's not then where in the world did they get that name?

I decided to do a search for Bing Crosby on Bing. I think they want "Bing" to be used as a verb, like Google, in which case, I Binged Bing Crosby. Unfortunately, it didn't cause the internet to explode as I'd hoped.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Beatles Rockband!

So I say that I was born too late, having missed experiencing the debut of all my favorite movies, music etc ... But I know that actually I was born at just the right time, where I could enjoy all those things in an obsessive way thanks to DVDs and my iPod.

And now another great reason that I am living at exactly the right time: Beatles Rockband. One of my favorite old things (The Beatles) meets one of the favorite new things (video games where you pretend to play musical instruments)! Ok, yes, I love Guitar Hero and the like. Maybe I'm a dork, but I'm telling you, it's fun. It's not like I'm ever going to be able to play the guitar, so pretending to play guitar solos for my favorite songs is quite a thrill. And nothing could be more thrilling than pretending to play Beatles songs!

Unfortunately I have to wait like 3 whole months before the game comes out. It's going to be rough, but I'm fairly certain it'll be worth the wait.

Just this week they finally released some limited information about it that made me even more impatient. They also put up a trailer for the game (I didn't realize video games have trailers, but they do), and this kind of cool ... thing ... not sure what one would call it, but the second half made me feel like I was on drugs.

Needless to say, you may not see much of me come September 9.