Friday, April 25, 2008

Cocktail Recipe Du Jour

It's Friday! Grab a knight in shining armor, put on your favorite flick (maybe "The Princess Bride" or "Enchanted"?) and make yourself this delectable cocktail.

Fairy Tale
courtesy of Webtender

Ingredients:
* 6 parts Absolut Vodka
* 4 parts Chocolate syrup
* 2 parts crushed Strawberries
* 3 parts crushed Ice

Mixing instructions:
Pour the vodka and the chocolate syrup together in a glass. Shake well. Then add the mixture of crushed ice and strawberries and wah-la!

(I wonder if Absolut Vanilla would taste good??)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Administrative Professionals Day...I Guess

Today is Administrative Professionals Day. Back in the day I used to be a secretary/assistant/scapegoat of some sorts, so I had a very strong opinion about it. (See my previous rant here.) But no more. Now that I'm a professional pin-up girl, go-go dancer-slash-bartender, I don't have to bow down to the bourgeoisie holiday that is supposed to appreciate the professional administrative types.

But it'd still be nice to get flowers or something.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday's This & That

So let's dive in to the latest floating around the internet...

More classics being redone... ContactMusic.com reports:
A musical version of the classic Audrey Hepburn movie "Roman Holiday" has been staged in London. The 1953 film was Hepburn's first starring role and earned her a Best Actress Oscar for her performance alongside Gregory Peck. And now the movie has become the latest legendary picture to be transformed into a West End show, with the story interspersed with the classic songs of Cole Porter. "Roman Holiday"'s London debut follows the musical version of "Gone With The Wind," which opened there earlier this month.

Music by Cole Porter? Has to be good...

Joan Crawford's arch-rival Bette Davis gets her own box collection released on DVD. The set includes "All About Eve," "Phone Call from a Stranger," "The Virgin Queen," "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte," and "The Nanny." (Available on Amazon.com for $36.99 as of this posting.)

...And Disney's going green with their new film label Disneynature, which will produce nature documentaries about environmentalism. (If you've ever been to Walt Disney World and ridden on some of the rides, you'll see this was a long time coming.) The first of seven films that are to revive the classic nature documentary style will be Earth, set for release on Earth Day (April 22, 2009). "The movie focuses on a yearlong journey of three mothers -- a polar bear, elephant and humpback whale with their offspring." Awwww.....

Friday, April 18, 2008

Want Your Own Romance Cheese?

Remember Romance Cheese Fridays? Have you always dreamed of being on the cover of a Harlequin Romance Novel? Well now make your own romance novel covers using your own pictures!

Just go to GlassGiant.com's webpage and upload a picture of you and your significant roguish devil.

Be creative, have fun, and share the results in the comments section!

And check out the other Sweepea'd™ romance cheese pictures in the Lounge's MySpace photo album or in the Romance Cheese category.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What You Didn't Know...

*YAWN* So it's already 9:00 AM and Pixie has tagged me. I've been tagged before, but I just hate answering these things. Then I thought to my self, "Self, you never reveal enough information about yourself. No one knows any details about your personal life." So here are 7 things about me that you may not know:

1. I am a graduate of St. Pyre's School of Technical Pyrotechnics in Fioria, Virgin Islands, majoring in Pyrotechnical Arts. I studied under Pietro Pierre, the great international flame thrower. A genius in the world of deflagration.

2. I spend at least 5 hours a day at work procrastinating. This mostly consists of surfing the internet, blogging, playing on my MySpace page, or tooling around in Photoshop.

3. I have a thing for trumpet players. Especially those named Harry who know how to play Hora Staccato.

4. I have an unusually long tongue. When I was born, the doctor suggested to my mother that I get the tip of my tongue chopped off. The very thought of this procedure made her cringe, so she declined. As a result, I can touch my tongue to my nose (as well as many other special talents that shall remain unsaid).

5. Before my work as a pinup girl and go-go dancer, I was a famous big band singer under the stage name Kitty Keller. I sang for our wonderful men in uniform during WWII for the USO, and had 12 very successful albums throughout the 30's and 40's. However, I strained my voice during a performance with Doris Day (okay, more of a shouting match, but that's another story for another day) and I lost my record deal.

5. I've dated many famous men, but Peter Lawford was the one who really broke my heart. I'm especially hurt since there is no record anywhere of our relationship, which leads me to believe that he never has revealed to anyone that we were lovers.

6. I'm a MySpace whore. If you ask to be my friend, I'll automatically just say yes. I don't care who you are, what you believe in, or what you look like. I just want you as a friend!

7. I tried to sleep with Irving Thalberg to get a movie deal at MGM, but Norma Shearer beat me to it. That bitch.

As far as tagging people...I don't really go to other people's blogs, but I do hang out around other people's MySpace pages and websites (see the list on the right). I think if I tagged someone they'd never do it back. And if you're hurt that you didn't get tagged, it's because I don't know what the hell your blog is! Leave your addy in the comments so I can put you in a post or on my links list. Stop lurking and start commenting!!

Oh yeah... the obligatory rules (that I really had trouble following)...
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Legendary Disney Animator Passed Away

It's like the official end of the classic era of Disney animation. Ollie Johnston, the last of Disney's "Nine Old Men" who animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and other classic Disney films has passed away at the age of 95.

The AP Wire reports:
Perhaps the two most accomplished of the nine were Johnston and his close friend Frank Thomas, who died in 2004 at age 92. The pair, who met as art students at Stanford University in the 1930s, were hired by Disney for $17 a week at a time when he was expanding the studio to produce full-length feature films.

Johnston and Thomas and their families became next-door neighbors in the Los Angeles suburb of Flintridge, and during their 45-minute drive to the Disney Studios each day, they would devise fresh ideas for work.

He was especially proud of his work on Bambi and its classic scenes, including one depicting the heartbreaking death of Bambi's mother at the hands of a hunter. That scene has brought tears to the eyes of generations of young and old viewers.

"The mother's death showed how convincing we could be at presenting really strong emotion," he remarked in 1999.

Johnston's other credits included Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers.

Friday, April 04, 2008

I'll Be Out All Next Week

All next week I'll be away from the Lounge on a business trip...working hard for "The Man."

But while I'm away, take time to look through our past posts, and visit our friends' blogs:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
How To Get the Guy
A Job in Hell

...and many, many others that are listed on the right side!

See you next Monday, April 14th!

WWAD?

When faced with tough fashion, acting, or philanthropic dilemmas, do you ever ask yourself What Would Audrey Do? Well, Pamela Keogh does, in the book that doles out lessons in beauty, grace, and loveliness. Amazon.com describes:

• Dating and romantic advice from a woman who enjoyed romances with John F. Kennedy, William Holden [yum!!], and Albert Finney

• A primer on what made Audrey the icon she is today, and how to apply her style choices to twenty-first-century clothes, makeup, and accessories

• Raising children, raising husbands, and making home life balanced in every way

• St. Audrey: Long before Angelina and Bono got all the press, Audrey Hepburn did invaluable work for UNICEF, teaching us much about extending ourselves to others.

In an era fraught with selfishness, artifice, and sensational headlines, the reality and tranquility of Audrey is precisely what the world needs now.


And Amen to that! You can pre-order this book now.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday's This & That: Disney Edition!

I know I've been all about the "This & That" lately, but there's just so much cool stuff going on! And today's edition is all about Disney.First of all, there are more Anne Leibovitz photos on the web for the Disney Parks campaign. (I took the "Snow White" one with Rachel Weisz and 'sweep-a-fied' it, above.) Can't wait to see more of these!

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Comic book legend Stan Lee has set up three projects at Disney, which houses his production shingle POW! Entertainment...The projects are based on stories and ideas from Lee, who will executive produce." The stories are: "Nick Ratchet," revolving around the exploits of a private eye, and action-adventure project called "Blaze," and "Tigress" (working title), that follows a woman who starts getting tiger-like instincts.

The University of Rochester's Campus Times has taken time to discuss the Top 10 Disney Princesses: who's the hottest. (Unfortunately pinup girls impersonating Disney princesses were not applicable.) Oddly enough, they listed many in the top 10 that are not even princesses: Jessica Rabbit, Tinkerbell, and Jane from "Tarzan" to name a few... So check out the list and then tell us who you think is the hottest in the comments!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wednesday's This & That

April is here, and so are the wonderful unseasonable Santa Ana winds!

No, I didn't play any April Fool's jokes this year...except on the Lounge MySpace page, where I confessed that I am really a 45-year-old man from Duluth. But no one fell for it...I guess that's a good thing.

Some interesting sites are up and running... Disney fans will love Stuff From the Park, an often nostalgic look with "a collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks."

It's not very up-to-date (it still doesn't have Season 3 up), but there's a new wiki online for one of the greatest sitcoms on television today, How I Met Your Mother. Chock-full of Barneyisms, trivia, and other fun stuff. Still not as good as the Barney blog on the network site, but it's a start.

And comedy fans will be ecstatic over Comedy Juice, the essential guide to comedy in the universe. Watch videos, read up on your favorite humorists, and find out who's performing when. Very funny, very cool.

I have also just been hired as The Swingin' Capybaras' graphic artist, commissioned to assist in designing their album covers. So far I've completed their latest albums released "Under the Wizard's Cloak, Vol. 3" and "By the Light of My Monster Truck." Check out their MySpace page for all the good stuff.

Enjoy surfing!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No Clue

I was inspired by Anne Taintor.
[Sorry, but I'm gonna have to put watermarks on everything I create from now on. People have been stealing some of my pics and claiming them as their own, particularly on MySpace (even so far as using some of my "Sweepea'd" pinup pics as their own profile pictures!). If people would just take it and then link back to me, I wouldn't mind...but they don't.]