Friday, December 7, 2012

Just Stuff...

This week I received an early Christmas present:


It's the poster for the new Star Trek movie. Can I get a "Squeeeeee!" from the choir?!

Plus TWO trailers were released. The North American one clocks in at one minute and six seconds:

   


The Japanese trailer has 12 seconds of bonus footage:

   


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I like Ke$ha's voice. This says a lot since I have listened to "Die Young" 46 times in four days (TOTALLY NOT MY CHOICE, PEOPLE!! **makes side eyes at 10 year old**) and because I hate spelling any name with random punctuation in the middle.


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Is it too early to start guessing baby names for Le Bébé Royal? I hope that Kate and Will don't ask his cousin Peter Phillips for advice. I'm ambivalent about Isla (the name of his youngest daughter) but I dislike the name of his older child: Savannah. It is just not REGAL enough. I lay the blame on the girl's mum -- she's a Canadian, after all.

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We took Fogo in to get spayed this week. This necessitated a trip into the Big City. A development my sons found thrilling. A hotel with a pool! Lunch at Boston Pizza! And best of all: an audiobook in the car!

These boys love audiobooks. This time around it was Artemis Fowl and The Lost Colony.



Which I didn't mind at all because I love this series of books and Nathaniel Parker (aka Inspector Lynley) does a fantastic job as the narrator.

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I have a very low opinion of Anderson Cooper. Whenever I see him I think of William Hurt's vacuous character in Broadcast News. Pretty much the only thing I like about Anderson is his silver hair. Very dapper. Although the same can not be said of his jeans:
Cooper admitted he's washed his jeans "maybe twice in six months...The times I've done it, I've worn them and walked into my shower with them and put some soap on them and then air dried them," he continued. "Isn't that how you are supposed to do it?" 
 Source: Us Magazine

On the one hand, it's not like Cooper is doing manual labour so his jeans are probably not too grungy. On the other hand: he lives in New York City which is hardly a pristine environment. What I don't get is why he wears them in the shower. It's really hard to take off wet jeans. Surely there's a better method to use.

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Lest you read yesterday's post and assumed I was merely lacking in Christmas spirit, I offer you these photos I took during our lunch hour dog-walk:



When it snows here -- and it snows here frequently, for days on end -- we get huge fluffy flakes that you usually only see in Hollywood movies. It's hard NOT to feel Christmasy when the world looks like this:





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To conclude my Blog Post of Randomness: sexy Star Trek men in sweaters:




Bonus points for Benedict on account of the Beard Porn.



14 comments:

  1. Don't worry, Babybump Royal won't be allowed to be called Kia or anything (do you see what I did there?) because she (I'm optimistic) is in line for the throne. It's a little-known fact but section 302 of the Nomenclature of the Monarchy Act 1732 stipulates that the boringness of the name must rise in tandem with the likelihood of it being embossed on our money.

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    1. That last sentence has had me smiling for a week. Thanks!

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    2. I wish there was a like button for comments.

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  2. Totally completely agree on Savannah being the wrong name choice for the Windsor dynasty and the Cumberbatch beard porn. Delicious.

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    1. I remember thinking that Beatrice and Eugenie were awful names when first announced. Maybe in 20 years I'll have a higher opinion of Savannah.

      Probably not.

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  3. I love the pictures of SNOW. It has been strangely warm here and we only REALLY needed coats yesterday. I would love a little of the white stuff! :-)

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    1. We're getting another 15 centimeters of snow today. It's so lovely to look at. Such a pain to shovel.

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  4. In Anderson Cooper's defense, if his jeans are raw denim or Nudies, you aren't supposed to wash them (or even get them wet) for at least a year, and after that you are supposed to wash them as little as possible. If they start to smell, you're supposed to put them in a bag and chuck them in the freezer (or, if it's the north in the middle of a cold snap, the backyard). *FASHION!!!!* (Jazz hands!!!!)

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    1. There are really jeans that include the instructions of "don't wash, if they start to smell, leave in freezer"?? I have clearly been going about classy pants all wrong....

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    2. @ Marty -- "I have clearly been going about classy pants all wrong...." -- HAHAHAHAHA! That was awesome.

      @ Kat -- Dirty is the new Black!

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  5. No wonder we have no snow, you have it all! Greedy snow-hoarding bastards.

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    1. YES! I will trade you snow for some fresh sea-air.

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  6. I want more pictures of Fogo. Close up pictures and ones that show me how much she has grown.

    Please.

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