Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lee's Rocket Man

Love his version of Elton John's 'Rocket Man' by Lee Dewyze...performed on the Jay Leno Show (June 26, 2010)

Life's Rules

Life is short. 
Break the rules. 
Forgive quickly. 
Kiss slowly.
Love truly. 
Laugh uncontrollably. 
Hold onto something real. 
Do things that are unexpected.
Take chances.
Push beyond your boundaries.
Be spontaneous.
Be true to who you are.
Listen to instinct and go with impulses.
Don't always look for answers, sometimes you have to just accept things for what they are. 
Don't be afraid to say what you mean and feel. 
Ask for what you want.
Say what you mean, mean what you say.
Find moments of happiness where you least expect them. 
Don't be afraid to let your walls down and let someone in. 
And never regret anything that made you smile.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Honour Of The FIFA World Cup

My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about 7. "
 David Beckham
 "I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the
 Mark Viduka
 "Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well,
 he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best
 manager I've ever had."
 David Beckham
 "If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of
 bed at the end of the day."
 Neville Southall
 "I've had 14 bookings this season - 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of
 which were disputable."
 Paul Gascoigne
 "I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and
 hopefully after that as well."
Alan Shearer
 "I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona "
 Mark Draper
 "You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win
 the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out."
 Peter Shilton
 "I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week,
 but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester "
 Stan Collymore
 "I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on
 the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at
 Birmingham . My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he
 was out there playing."
 Ade Akinbiyi
 "Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match."
 Ian Wright
 "I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier."
 Ugo Ehiogu
 " Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I
 live in Middlesborough."
Jonathan Woodgate
 "I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel."
Stuart Pearce
 "I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my
 Lee Hendrie
 "I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country."
 Ian Rush
 " Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals
 out there today."
 Steve Lomas
 "I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my
 right sock."
 Barry Venison
 "I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what
 religion yet."
 David Beckham
 "The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukrainians will be more
 Phil Neville
 "All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed."
Mitchell Thomas
 "One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best."
 Alan Shearer
 "I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd."
 Johnny Giles
 "Sometimes in football you have to score goals."
 Thierry Henri

Wicked Humour

If you love the wicked sense of sarcastic will come to love these two sites.
I could totally be BFFS with the two of laugh so hard you cry.
J'adore. Le love.

And for the record, I blame the neglect of children over the last two days on these two sites.


Emails from an Asshole


Monday, June 21, 2010

One Last One...

A girl can wish that Season 6 would pan out like this....are you listening Hart Hanson?

Bones - A Requiem

Cause I'm such a Bones geek....I love this video montage...I do.
Can't wait for the Fall and the season premiere...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fab Roots Bag

Roots has recently introduced a new leather bag called the Catherine Tote. The bag is featured in turquoise (in select stores only), Mykonos and white.
The bag is manufactured in Toronto and is made from 100% premium Italian leather.
Retails for $288 CDN.

Fabulous for summer.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Quote of the Day...

Taken from a reader comment on the article: 

Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30 (Ben Raines)

"Only when the last river and ocean has been polluted, and the last tree has been cut down, will we understand that we cannot eat oil, coal, gas, or money. Are we there yet?"  (pelican7)

(Courtesy Henry Fair)

Clutches Part 2

I've got clutches on the brain today it seems....

These are equally fabulous...from the Red Ruby Rose shop on Etsy.

Range from $70.00-$90.00 USD

Fab Clutch

From the GraceyBags shop on Etsy.

Fab clutch.

$38.00 USD

Alejandro....Lady Gaga

The video is finally here....LOVE this song.

Forza Azzurri!

FIFA World Cup

Just days away...cannot wait.
These promos are brilliant.... perfectly describes the intensity and elation that this series brings.

'The Greatest Battle of Them All'.

DJ Earworm

The man can ever make promos sounds ridiculously good.
Love it.

DJ Earworm promo for a concert at Wembley Stadium in London for Capital FM's Summertime Ball.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Love this cover version of Jefferson Airplane's 'White Rabbit' by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals...from the Almost Alice Soundtrack...

The retro sound and look vibe this band has going can get old and totally cliche very quickly but they do it well and sound fab.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Macy Gray: Age Discrimination

Fabulous piece by Singer/songwriter Macy Gray on the Huffington Post.....
Totally worth re-posting....and for the record her single 'Beauty in the World' should be played by every radio station that claims to target a female audience. It's a no-brainer.
"I don't know how to get a 40-year-old woman on the radio. If she was 20, 25. This record would be incredible." This quote comes from a powerful record label executive, just before she said no to signing me for my fifth album. And who would fault her? Everybody knows that a 40-year-old female recording artist is "geriatric."  While a 46-year-old president is the "new kid on the block," a singer over 30 is just a few songs away from the nursing home of music.   

The obvious remedies: Age defying crème, botox, face lifts, brow lifts, hair dye, Perricone Promises, super foods and denial. Lying about our age was once a quick fix, but Wikipedia has ruined that for everybody.  Cosmetic touch-ups and diet discipline may take ten years off, but how do you go ten years back? How do you sing songs that are relevant to teenagers and who are you fooling if you try?

I am a single mother of three teenagers. My every day begins and ends with them. Breakfast - school - teachers - grades - basketball - piano - tennis - birthday parties - money - etc. The best part of the day is when they smile or laugh, because when they're laughing or smiling, I know they're OK.  Even if its just for a minute, even if I don't know what they're happy about, it's a relief. My biggest goal is to keep them talking, because that's the only way I know what they're thinking and what's going on, so the most important thing I do all day, is listen.

Sometimes I feel alone and it gets me down. One of those times, I heard my daughter laughing in the next room and it didn't necessarily make me feel better, but I exhaled, because I knew then that we were ok. That night, I wrote a song called "Beauty in the World."

There's a song on the album called "Kissed It" about staying in a bad relationship because the sex is so good.  The first song on the album, "The Sellout" is about compromise. "Real Love" is a duet with Bobby Brown that talks about everlasting love. And "The Comeback" - about the day you realize that you cannot be who you are not.  All of these are universal themes that even teenagers can relate to, but according to music industry experts, they'd much rather "Toot It and Boot It," pop champagne, love gangsters and skater boys, wear the latest Gucci, and meet at the hotel lobby at 6 in the morning.

With very few exceptions, the gatekeepers send these three messages:

1.   The younger generation has little substance

2.   The music needs of the older crowd don't matter...

3.   Once a female artist turns 40, she should go away - maybe learn how to knit.

The truth is that as a mother of three teenagers, I can tell you that the music industry drastically underestimates the souls of the young. And that there are over 40 million women, in the United States alone, in their 30s, 40s and beyond, that are starving to be musically inspired and lyrically represented.  While the fans miss out on great music because of age discrimination, there is still BEAUTY IN THE WORLD."


Love him.

New video for his single 'Not Afraid'.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Thank You Aldo

Finally found the nude pump of my dreams....
Thank you Aldo.

It's called the Whitsey. Leather peep toe, concealed platform design and straight high heel in bone.  $110.00 CDN.


For real?

Is this a really pressing issue that a Facebook petition is needed?
I thought we were trying to get ourselves healthier...
Le sigh.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ke$ha 'TiK ToK'....

Is it wrong that I find polka metal catchy?


Daddy Yankee...

Apparently in a former life I was a fly girl in East LA...cause this suburban Ottawa chick can't get enough of Daddy Yankee.

For realz.

At least my hip factor went up a notch or two when I got rid of the mini van..cause nothing gets you those 'loser' looks more then when you're driving around suburbia in your silver bullet [aka the mini van], blasting Daddy Yankee [and cue head hanging shame].

Bad GI Joe~Star Wars inspired costumed dancers aside and peeler muchacha aside...I do love this song.

Here is 'Descontrol' by Mr.Yankee himself.

Broken Bells

There is no resisting The Broken Bells....

Here is the video for their track 'The High Road'...brilliant.

R.I.P Blanche....

R.I.P Rue McClanahan.

I loved your sassy man crazed Blanche Devereaux ways on The Golden were truly the original Samantha Jones of the golden aged Miami crowd.

You will be missed.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Love the Rainbow Crotch

Oh for the love of gawd someone hurry up and get engaged...I want to hire this guy for the Bachelorette Party.

From the Electric Daisy Carnival Auditions...Nigel Ficke.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


I know there will be people out there who will covet these...but I think they're just plain old fugly.

Like ewwwww ugly...from Siwy Denim.