Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I've Still Got Sand In My Shoes...

I am back, by popular demand. I just returned home to Sacramento last night from a week long vacation. I had a blast, hangin' out in Coronado, San Diego, LA, and Texas, but it sure went by fast! Oh, how I wish I was still on vacation, but alas.

I will let you know all the details of my night with the Dixie Chicks in a couple of days. It was one of the most awesome experiences of my short life. Grad School begins on Thursday, so their goes my life of leisure. While I was away, some great photos of Justin surfaced on the net from the recent issue of Bon Magazine. Damn, he is one fine ass mofo!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

On Vacay!

Hey y'all, just want to let the 3 of you that read my blog know that I am going on vacation for a week. This will be my last hurrah before school starts on the 28th. I will be going to San Diego, LA, Austin, and College Station, TX. See y'all next week. Stay hot, like Nick!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Totally Beddable - Chris Evans

I hope you enjoy these sexy black and white photographs of Chris Evans.

Nornna Video of the Day

There really are no words to describe this video...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

VH1 Storytellers - Dixie Chicks

What a pleasant surprise it was when I checked my email last night and was offered to purchase tickets to VH1 Storytellers taping of the Dixie Chicks. It is going to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 in LA. It so happens that I will be on the first leg of my vacation down in Coronado. I bought two tickets, and my cousin Lucy and I are going to drive up from Coronado to LA for the taping. It is great because it is going to be filmed in a theater with about 300 in attendance. There is a pre-party hosted by Grey Goose and gift bags will be given out as well. I hope that the Chicks themselves will be at the pre-party, cause I need a picture with those hot bitches.

Jam of the Day - Dido - Don't Leave Home

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Garbage - Run Baby Run

I am THE BIGGEST Garbage fan out there. I have not shown them any love on my blog as of yet. So, here is the rarely seen video for the song "Run Baby Run" off of Garbage's 2005 album Bleed Like Me. I personally hate this video, but love the song. I can't believe that the director, Sophie Muller, would actually produce show a crappy video, but alas. If it is any consolation, Shirley looks great, as usual.

Nornna Video of the Day

In this video, Nornna gives her audience insight into her lazy eye problem, and then attempts to treat her eyes with some sort of eye drop solution. Enjoy!

Shut Up and Sing

From the online edition of Entertainment Weekly:

If you think singer Natalie Maines had some harsh words for President Bush in public, wait till you hear what she had to say about him behind the scenes.

In one memorable scene,from the upon coming release of the new documentary, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Maines watches news footage of the president being interviewed about the furor that followed the singer's on-stage comment that she was ''ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,'' which resulted in the group being dropped from most radio stations, as well as protests and plummeting sales. ''The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' Bush told Tom Brokaw at the time, adding, ''They shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out. You know, freedom is a two-way street.''

After watching this footage, Maines repeats the president's comment about how the group shouldn't have their ''feelings hurt,'' incredulous, and then says, ''What a dumb f---.'' She then looks into the camera, as if addressing Bush, and reiterates, ''You're a dumb f---.''

I can't tell you how much I love this fiesty woman. I have been a Dixie Chicks fan even before Natalie joined the group back in the late 90's. I can't wait until November when I get to catch them in concert in Sacramento and Oakland. Keep on keeping on girls, I back you up 100%.

Lunch Break - Gonna Get Me Some FutureSex/LoveSounds

Today is the day, all I hope is that this album doesn't suck.

UPDATE: Well after a quick listen, I am pleasantly surprised. Tracks 3 and 7 are definite singles.

The King of Country is Back

It Just Comes Natural hits stores October 3, 2006. Strait has sold more than 62 million albums, and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 30 platinum and 33 gold albums. According to the RIAA, he has received more Gold albums than any other country artist, and he is currently tied with Frank Sinatra in eighth place for the most gold albums of any artist in any musical genre. Strait has received 16 CMA Awards, including consecutive entertainer of the year honors in 1989 and 1990.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Everybody Needs a Little R&R in Their Day

I am one of Rachael Ray's biggest fans, but I will have a problem catching her new daytime show, Rachael Ray, due to the fact that I am not a housewife. I guess I will have to invest in a TIVO. This synopsis of Rachael Ray's foray into the talk show arena is courtesy of the daytime show's website, Rachael Ray.

"Rachael Ray, TV's most down-to-earth and relatable star, launches her brand new, one-hour daily syndicated series, appropriately named "Rachael Ray" on September 18. The show will be an exciting and unpredictable hour of fun that celebrates the can-do spirit in every person and gives viewers the essentials for whole-hearted living.

Showcasing Rachael's signature warmth, energy and her boundless curiosity for all aspects of life, the series will engage viewers and in-studio audiences with a personal, hands-on, celebratory approach to life the Rachael Ray way. While Rachael will continue to heat up the kitchen with her creative signature dishes, she will also take her audience beyond to explore all facets of life and good living.

There will be unpredictable escapades that will open eyes, encourage smiles and portray life in new, interesting ways. There will be no boundaries, no guidelines and no topics untouched. "Rachael Ray" will focus on the good of everyday people and celebrate life in its most authentic forms. Viewers will discover something new, learn something fun and realize that life just doesn't have to be that hard because everybody needs a little R and R."

Talk about cheesy... wait, I ain't gonna lie, I love it!
8 days and counting until the premiere of Rachael Ray .

Totally Beddable - Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles is the star of the WB's CW's horror themed drama series, Supernatural. I do not watch this program, but these recent pictures may change my viewing habits.

HP Photosmart 3310

I finally broke down today and ordered myself a new printer for my Powerbook G4. I went to HP.com and came upon an All-In-One inked printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. I read many reviews on this machine and the majority were positive. This model even came with a $56.00 instant rebate. How could a refuse? Hopefully I will receive the printer by the end of this week. The only thing I do not understand about HP is why they do not include a USB cable with their printers. How ridiculous! I found out that I can print wirelessly thanks to Airport on my Mac. Here's hoping I can configure my computer to accomplish the task!

For my next computer/ electronic purchase, I really want to buy a new computer screen. I have my eye on the 30 inch Apple Cinema Display. Too much? I think not!

Yet Another Justin Post

Since Justin Timberlake's new LP, FutureSex/LoveSounds, will drop on Tuesday, the release has given me yet another reason to post some new photos. These photos were featured in the latest issue of Dazed and Confused.

Visual Crack

About six months ago I was introduced to a video blogger on YouTube.com named Nornna. Nornna often films herself doing the most mundane things, such as eating, getting ready for bed, and powdering her feet. I do not understand why I am so fascinated with this girl, but her videos are like visual crack. Nornna is an acquired taste, so I do not believe everyone will find her as intriguing as I do. I do feel a tad guilty laughing at her videos when I view them, but I guess I will have to deal with the consequences of my actions when I am burning in hell for eternity. I hope you enjoy three of my favorite Nornna videos.

In this video, Nornna tells her views about the fame that she has achieved thanks to YouTube.com:

This video was taken after Nornna decided she wanted to ride her bike after an extended leave of absence from riding:

In the last video, Nornna interviews her father. This video should be named, "Cookin' w/ Nornna's Nutty Family." This video makes me laugh each time I view it:

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Nerd Alert! You Have Been Sufficiently Warned

I have recently been introduced to a great collection of 19th Century American fiction called The Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 Database... it is like I have died and gone to heaven. American fiction was still in its infancy in the years 1851-1875, but this period saw publication of works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, and Herman Melville. Many of these authors, especially Twain, Harte and Howells, had just begun their writing careers during this period and went on to write their best known work later. However, most of the authors contained in the bibliography are little known. This period, a momentous one in American history, provides the foundation of later American literature, and this searchable electronic collection gives insight into American literature, culture, and history otherwise unattainable.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dr. Troy Ventures to the Other Side

The new season of Nip/Tuck premiered last night on FX. This season, new boundaries will be broken by Dr. Troy when he supposedly gets involved with a gay plastic surgeon, played by Mario Lopez. Since this episode has yet to be aired, I am not sure what will happen between these two. All I know is that their encounter is going to be hot and erotic!

The next issue of The Advocate features the sexolicious Julian McMahon as their coverboy. As Christina Aguilera so poetically asks, "wanna get dirrty?" My answer would be "definitely!"

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rollingstone Cover Sept. 8, 2006

With the "release" of Justin Timberlake's new album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, Rollingstone asked Justin to grace the cover of their magazine. He is a wet dream indeed!

Though this cover is hot, I still believe that the cover Justin did a few years back is way sexier. You be the judge and jury.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Drunk Happens

Making videos and drinking last weekend. What a great combination.