Friday, 29 May 2009

Things I Love Friday!

Wow, this week passed super quick huh? GOOD TIMES.
Payday came and went yesterday in a flurry of me flashing my cash so i'm pretty sure i'll be skint in a week. I really must learn to budget.
Tonight is my little brother's sixth birthday which means cake, bouncy castles and star wars. After that i have Vic's twenty-faux birthday (she's turning 25, but we'll pretend she's forever young) so that'll include drunk, drunk and a little thing i like to call DRUNK.
(Plus..white boy hip-hop band mentioned in last week's things i love Friday, 30h!3, are on Radio One right now. That is fucking RANDOM)

Wasabi Peanut Crackers.
I have not felt love like this. Seriously. Oh man. So for months now i've been doing this Graze thing. They like send you a lunch of fruit and natural goodness in a cute little box and it's full of yummy goodness to keep me chipper through the day, in one of my first boxes i got these Wasabi peanuts, and i was a little dubious until i tried them, straight after, i was hooked. They're like crack to me. It's 10:11am and my fire nuts for today are already gone. Oops. Word of advice though, don't rub your nose after, bad idea.

Chuck Bass.
Ok so this is in no way a new thing. My Charles Bartholomew Bass obsession has pretty much been a long standing love affair. What is it about me and getting all doe-eyed over posh boys? Chuck Bass, if you actually look at the facts is actually a total Mother Chucker. Sleeps around, tries to force himself on Little J and Serena and messes B around, yet everytime he spouts his trademark "I'm Chuck Bass" line i feel a little girlish swoon take over. He's like the kind of guy that would take a call while you're at it and complain about your technique to whoever was on the line (not my technique mind). I swear i have issues. Oh and the actor Ed Westwick, his real accent seriously makes my knees like jelly everytime. Hi, hot english boy? Where have you been all my life?

Lady Sovereign's Comeback.
Someone else i've loved for a long time is back after her breakdown and girlfriend got her hairs did. She just released her new single 'So Human' which features a sample of The Cure's 'Close To Me', which proves she's got taste. What i'm loving though is this other song with a warrior's tribute in the video for 'I Got You Dancing'. Even though she is fully sporting the Jennifer Grey look in parts of this video her new hairstyle is lovely and my girl crush on the S.O.V has been restored. World Rejoices.


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I recall Central Park in Fall, how you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess...

So Ferris Bueller's Day Off has always been a favourite movie of mine. It goes down with Brewster's Millions in the category of "movies i always watch if i'm sick". It has everything i ever wanted as a young 'un (including Matthew Broderick SIGH). Anyway, remember Ferris' best friend Cameron's house? Where the Ferrari crashed through the window and took a nose-dive into the ground? The house that Ferris described as, "The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything."?
Yeah that bad boy is for sale and listed at $2.3 million.

The Ben Rose Home-site of the famous movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", cantilevered over the ravine, these two steel and glass buildings, which can never be duplicated, have incredible vistas of the surrounding woods. This is a unique property designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, both notable architects of the 20th Century.

So who want's to spot me the cash? Seriously, this is a bargain. I mean Ben Stiller's house is on Real Estalker for about $12 mil and i'm pretty sure he doesn't have a wall dedicated to John Hughes . This crib does AND it's on stilts. Therefore.... Win.

Although i'd probably just sit the car in the drive every time i had to go somewhere and say "He'll keep calling me. He'll keep calling me. He'll keep calling me. I'll go. I'll go. I'll go."

Friday, 22 May 2009

Whiteboy Hiphop - The Flipside

After writing about how much i love my white boy hiphop i felt the need to say something else. Some of them are straight up awful. I'm talking about DJ, Presenter and all round wanker, Tim Westwood and the bane of my existance, and the marker for all shit music comparison from here on out. BrokeNCYDE.
Brokencyde (i refuse to pander to your capital letter douchebaggery) are fucking horrendous, like actually they are so far beyond the tropes of irony and the sort of thing the boys at Lonely Island do, you have to this for real? They really should be the fucking mascots of Douchebag Academy. Also i love that on their Wikipedia page one of the guys is there soley listed as "fog machine and lights". Hi, yeah ... doesn't that make the guy a technician..not a band member? Oh and they have a Pig mascot, for no real reason, other than to make me want to punch animals.
Oh and they're playing here next month, and tickets and two for one apparently, so get in there.

My issues with Westwood are well documented and i don't really need to go on about him here, mainly cuz i'm at work and on lunch and i don't want to be stressed at a cockney wide boy who talks like he's from the hood all afternoon. But Westwood, as i have learned lately and had to apologise to boyhalf for not believing him, is FIFTYONE FUCKING YEARS OLD. Tim Westwood, who dresses and acts like a 16 year old wigga on parole, is basically the same age as my pops. He is possibly the oldest and whitest gangster to have ever survived the famous British ghetto of Norfolk His fake assed Pimp Limp and his "keeping it real" lingo grind my gears tenfold.
Oh and he got shot once, which adds to his general gangster image, apparently it was a contract killing gangland thing, i'm of the impression he staged it himself to appear more 'street'. The only thing that;s fucking criminal is his bastarding accent.
Whatever Westwood.

Things i LOVE this Friday

Yay for Friday !! Thank goodness. This week has fully like hardcore beaten me. Months like this make a girl like me sadfaced. Funds have been seriously lacking these past weeks (mainly due to my wonderful spending habits catching up to me) but the boyhalf has been wonderful.
That one is truely a keeper.
One day maybe i'll write about it.

But for now it's things i love Friday and i'm feeling excitable.

WhiteBoy Hip Hop.
So shoot me ! I've never kept it a secret that i like rap music. Not a lot of it mind, but i do seem to know the words to far too many songs to call it a casual habit. I'm a straight up addict. Catch me not even dropping a beat during Straight Outta Compton and you might think ok, this girls got skills, but most of my friends know by now, if a rap song comes on somewhere, and i've had a few, i'll be throwing my gang signs and waxing lyrical without stopping for breath. What can i say. I'm ghetto on the inside Fo' Shizz.
But the music i'm talking about isn't Snoop and Dre and it isn't even The Beastie Boys (although those boys hold a special place in my little gangster heart). No what i'm into lately are guys like Mickey Avalon, Dyslexic Speedreaders and 30h!3, these boys and their catchy beats and fucking hilarious lyrics are what makes my ipod click these days for sure. Mickey Avalon is also an ex heroin addicted rent boy, which already makes him infinately more badass than you, and for that...mad props.

Scarlett Johansson's Voice.
If you haven't yet heard Scar Jo's Tom Wait's covers i suggest you get your butt on it. Her cover of Falling Down is just amazing. Her speaking voice in itself is pretty stellar, that throaty 'too much booze and fags' drawl is so distinct and sexy. Jealous? Moi? No matter that she sends men into a veritable flurry and is married to one of the guys i would fully take to the bone zone. or that she actually made boyhalf's head hurt when he tried to work out if he'd rather bang her or Blair Waldorf (his chances on either are pretty slim, but we're keeping the dream alive), but damn girlfriend can sing too? Well sing in the sense that she kills on record but i probably wouldn't want to hear it live. But still, another point to Mrs Ryan Reynolds for outshining every other actor turned rock star (I'm looking at you Leto).

Stealing my neighbour's wireless.
Maybe it's a little wrong but sheesh, if you don't want me to leech your Wi-Fi then secure it. I can't remember the log-in details for our secured network so i use your unsecurced one instead and yes the legality (and morality) of the situation is murky at best but fuck it, put a password on your access and my career as an internet super villain will be over, and i'll have to actually bother to use my own. Besides, im not a bad piggybacker, i don't download anything really and i'm not really on at peak times slowing up your connection. So i'm sorry mister downstairs, but since you stink up the hallway with your pot smoke, i think we can call this one even stevens?

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Darwin's creature from the Messel pit

So for the Science/Archeology geek part of me this is a big fucking deal.
Today scientists unveiled a 47 million year old fossilised skeleton and is the most complete fossil ever discovered, missing only one leg.
It's basically been dubbed the 'missing link' in the evolution of humans from apes as it has the opposale thumbs and hind leg structure not seen previously but seen in humans today.

It's basically some Indiana Jones shit these boys discovered. A proper Lost Ark/Holy Grail scenario, but with less Nazis.

Monday, 18 May 2009

A safety buzz and some cheap red wine...

My friend Jamielee took this photo of myself and RB on Friday. I think it's rare to capture a moment of true unposed happiness on film. But best pals are what make my world steady.when everything else seems to be stuck on the mental setting.

(I have also come to notice just how tiny my hands look holding a big glass.)

Lately i've not been sleeping much. Tossing, yes. Turning, oh for sure, but actually enjoying sweet slumber? I should be so's biblical how fucked my sleep can be......I guess i should count myself lucky i'm not sleeping alone. My partner in spooning related crime is way cooler than the sandman anyway.


Friday, 15 May 2009

I have high heels and they dig in deep.

So if you're reading this and you know me chances are you will be rolling your eyes right now at the thought of me talking, once again, about shoes. Yes, i know i love them, i can't help myself. I'm a self confessed shoeaholic and i have no intentions of rehabilitation thank you very much.
But, since i haven't actually blogged about them yet i figure i've got free reign to ooh and aah quite as much as i like.

So today's footwear obession are these little babies.

Rebel Shoes, Gasoline Glamour, $2000.

Hideously ostentatious they may be but my goodness they're a Southern Swarovski lover's wet dream . They'd be the cherry on my redneck cake.
Buy me them and i'll throw you a lavish BBQ to show my appreciation.

Thank Jefferson Davis i can't impulse buy these babies.

Thursday, 14 May 2009


Despite your pseudo-bohemian appearance
That vaguely leftist doctrine of beliefs
You know nothing about art or sex
That you couldn't read in any trendy New York underground fashion magazine
Prototypical non-conformist
You are a vacuous soldier of the thrift store Gestapo
You adhere to a set of standards and tastes that appear to be determined by an unseen panel of hipster judges giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to incoming and outgoing trends and styles of music and art
Go analog baby, you're so post-modern
You're diving face forward into a antiquated path
It's disgusting, its offensive don't stick your nose up at me.

Are you out of your Vulcan mind?

So last night me and Boyhalf FINALLY managed to go see Star Trek. Oh man.
I literally cannot describe the fangirl excitement i've felt about seeing this since it was announced. As my mummy reminded me a few weeks ago, when i was little i used to make her watch The Original Series with me and i totally wanted to be on that bridge, I was pretty sure i'd be the first girl captain (of course come Voyager, i was pipped to the post).
So yes, this was a big deal.

I mean i watched Nemisis and that, and while it wasn't a truely horrific experience, it wasn't too great either so in looking to the new Star Trek i was anxious, and seeing J.J Abrams attached did not help quash my fears (JJ and i have been at war since MI:3...not a fan. Plus i still don't get Lost at all.) but it could have been a worse director i suppose (*COUGH* Joel Schumacher *COUGH*)

But OH MAN. If you haven't seen this movie, i really can't urge you enough to get off your ass and go. It's totally amazing. It caters to the die hard fan (except that one guy we saw on a message board who said he was boycotting the film after seeing a screencap where young Spock's Vulcan salute was 6 degrees off...Hi. Geekwad? Go get laid. Please) and it caters to the new fan, the person who just wants to see a great movie. Chris Pine was a fantastic choice for Kirk, having the sleazy machismo down to the letter and Zachary Quinto's Spock, while not Nimoy, was flawless.

I'm not going to sit and write a plot run through because 1- assed and 2- you can just google it if you really want to know what happens, but i will leave you with this... i think i'm in love with Chekov and i still wish i was a Starfleet Captain.

Pee Ess - If you're decent you should be checking out the new Alexisonfire song 'Young Cardinals'. It's possibly my favourite song in a while.
Oh& the new jam from Cobra Starship 'Good Girls Go Bad' is rad as bits too.

Peace xoxo

Monday, 11 May 2009

My Day Zero Project

Sitting on my lunch break and eating last night's leftovers (Baked Ziti if you were wondering, and DEEEEELICIOUS in case you were going to ask) and i was thinking about stuff i wanted to do this summer and that got me thinking about how i always make these big summer plans but the rest of the time is kind of stagnant. I just don't bother doing anything with it and my brain and body are not too proud.

So i've heard a lot about the "day zero project" which is people doing lists of things to do in 1001 days. I thought this seemed a pretty neato idea but i'm game for a bigger challenge so i'm going for a list of 101 things to do in 365 days, that's one year for all you time keepers out there. Since next month marks the halfway point of the year i figured then is as good a time as any to start. So i'm going to start on my Half Birthday which is June 6th and finish same time in 2010 with a party to celebrate my win...or my defeat depending on my list goes !

So i have till say the 5th to finalise and make changes to my list before the big challenge starts and naturally i'll keep you updated.

I hope this is going to go well and inspire me to do more with my time and money and not just waste them on blurry nights (although of COURSE i won't be giving them up at all)

So here goes, i'll be updating this list over the next few weeks since i can't think of 101 things off the top of my head right now that i feel really strongly about. Oh and i'm not putting them in any order of importance. There may be some method to how i lay them out but i'm not sure yet.

1 -
2 - Sing karaoke SOBER in public.
3 - Perform a striptease for Boyhalf.
4 Visit the Jurassic Coast.
5 - Cook something new and experimental once a month for Boyhalf (1/12)

7 - Read biographies of 6 people who i find fascinating (0/6)
8 - Donate 10000 grains of rice at (260/10000)
9 - Create a chore list i can stick to.
10 - Buy that Pink Diana Holga i've been eyeing up and get badass at Lomography.
11 - Get a fake tan (just to see what all the fuss is about)
12 - Get down to 120 lb
13 - Sort out my phone and address book.
14 - Learn all the words to "We didn't start the fire" to perfection.
16 - Watch all the movies on film4's "50 film to see before you die" list(13/50)
17 - Complete all the video games i have sitting half done.
18 - Have a generational day (possibly involving lawn bowls and tapioca)
19 - Keep a note of 50 quotes/lyrics that mean something to me (0/50)
20 - Take my body measurements once a month. (0/12)
21 - Make Sushi.
22 - Watch all of Lost (attempt to understand it. Probably fail)
23 - Make craft night a regularity.
24 - Visit Highland Wildlife Park and Blair Drummond Safari Park (0/2)
25 - Learn a good standard of French and Russian.
26 - Go wine tasting.
27 - Have a "mum date" with my mum every month. (1/12)
28 - Hit up London Zoo.
29 - Take a first aid course.
30 - Stop talking about, and dwelling on, old memories and friends.
31 - Go paintballing.
32 - Buy a wine rack
33 - Read one random Wikipedia quote every day (10/365)
34 - Go to see more local shows.
35 - Withdraw £50 a week for 4 weeks and spend only that (0/4)
36 - Stretch one ear to a 10mm.
37 - Finish a newspaper crossword with cheating.
38 - Go to a live auction (none of this Ebay crap) and bid on something.
39 - See a musical in London.
40 - Read five of my favourite childhood books (0/5)
41 - Ride the London Eye.

42 - Do my brain training every day (0/365)
43 - Watch the Mad Max trilogy with Boyhalf.
44 - Stop treating my clothing like shit, so it lasts longer!
45 - Stay awake and party a whole weekend.
46 - buy an appropriate winter coat that will last and look fabulous.
47 - get at least 2 of the tattoos i've been talking about (0/2)
48 - Have a candlelit dinner once a month. (0/12)
49 - Do the 100 snapshots project here - here (0/100)
50 - Send a postcard to Postsecret
51 - Get over my aversion to camping.

52 -
Pick five random friends and read their favourite book. (0/5)
53 - Pick five different friends and watch their favourite movie. (0/5)
54 - Cook dinner for friends once a month. (1/12)
55 - Go to the Theatre 5 times (0/5)
56 - Watch the sun rise, and set, in the same day.
57 - Go to a tattoo convention.
58 - Visit two cities i've never been to before (0/2)
59 - Win at the Casino.
60 - Learn basic sign language.
61 - Get my teeth whitened.
62 - Be able to make 5 new Cocktails from memory (0/5)
64 - Create a penny jar
65 - Learn to knit.
66 - Write down any word i don't understand and find out the meaning.
67 - Work out at least three times a week no matter how little (0/156)
68 - Complete 5 things from (0/5)
69 - Go horse riding.
70 - Go to a festival.
71 - Further my learning of CSS and HTML.
72 - Set up the online store.
73 - Use Urban Dictionary to find a new slang word to use every week (2/52)
74 - Learn how to play Poker well.
75 - Create a new signature dish to perfection.
76 - Sort out my credit rating.
77 - Buy fresh flowers for the flat once a month (0/12)
78 - Buy a new laptop.
79 - Suprise Boyhalf in just coat, underwear and heels.
80 - Wear a fake moustache for a whole day.
82 - Send a care package to 3 soldiers (0/3)
83 - Join Goodreads to keep track of my reading.
84 - Bake cherry pie.
85 - Learn to drive.
87 - Make homemade lemonade.
88 - Buy lingerie from Agent Provocateur.
89 - Go to a festival.
90 - Learn to make 5 Origami animals (including the Blade Runner unicorn) (0/5)
91 - Learn the constellations.
92 - Make a painting.
93 - Find something wonderful at a junk sale/charity shop.
94 - Buy a piece of art from an upcoming artist i respect.
95 - Look into going back to university (Maybe Criminal Law or back to Forensics)
96 - Swim with sharks.
97 - Go to Alton Towers.
98 - See a skin consultant.
99 - Be a vegetarian for one day of every week (1/52)
100 - Don't give up on this list.
101 - For each item i complete put £5 into saving (0/£505)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

I'm a homicidal maniac, they look just like everyone else.

Whenever i look at photos of me with my friends i feel like Wedensday Addams. It didn't used to be so bad, I've never had a tan in my life and i'm ok with that. At least when we're in our forties i won't look like an old handbag (no offence), but lately i have actually been toying with the idea of *GASP* fake tan ! Someone slap me. I have nothing against girls with fake tans, most of you who do it right look amazing, but i know me and i know i'm a daft so and someone who'll probabaly mess it up and end up looking like Valentino Garavani. Something i don't think will make me look better.
The amount of eyeliner i wear and my dark hair can't help the situation i guess.
The other day someone asked me why i don't pluck my eyebrows and when i questioned the boyhalf about it he said "You're the only girl i know who doesn't". Did i miss something? Are we all plucking our eyebrows to oblivion daily? As far as i'm concerned it's just another part of a beauty regime for me to fuck up and having really light eyebrows despite my dark hair i've never seen any reason to do it, but now i'm getting a complex. I swear i'm convinced i'm that kid from Busted and Fightstar with the 'brows that look Salvador Dali took a huge paintbrush to his forehead and painted two huge black smears at odds with his hair colour for a cheap laugh.
Tell me it isn't so?!?
Toriapops xoxo

Friday, 8 May 2009

The greatest lovers were murderers first.

Last nights ETID show was every kind of badass.
Singing my little heart out perched on top of a bench with the biggest smile on my face is pretty much how i'd like to go. I can't say i ever feel happier than when i'm the the company of those inner circle bitches.
Plus my shoes got a thousand and one compliments. YAY for the shoes. Those babies are more popular than me.

It's weird seeing how different some people are in different situations. How being out drinking can make some people more bareable than when you see them sober and naturally nice vera. I guess thats just the way things are.
I realised i've fully neglected someone lately who really means more to me than most of the two faced liars this town has to offer. Plan of action for this week is a full on catch up with the little brotherly one. I need to watch out for him, for it seems he will be dealing with a pack of wolves soon. Kids strong but i still worry about his little heart.

I've been torturing my poor overdrafted self with and this week. I have no idea why since i can barely seem to afford milk every month. I think my Jack Daniels and acting like a spinster who drinks martinis at 10am habit should be laid to rest for a while so i can feast on Marc Jacobs and Christian Louboutin instead.
I would rather spend my last five pounds on Vogue or Grazia than on bread or milk. This does not satisfy the boyhalf. He would rather eat than hear Alexandra Shulman's opinion on anything. I respect his life choice even if i can't understand it ;]

Back to work now .

toriapops xoxo

Thursday, 7 May 2009

So Everytime I Die in about two hours. But naturally this little one is still sittinh in her lounge pants wondering what on earth she'll wear (and blogging about it..which surely cannot be an appropriate use of my time).
This show should be pretty rad though, and with the odd stuff i've been hearing tonight i NEED a rad night. Update on how the show was and what not either when i get home worse for wear or when im supposed to be working tomorrow.


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

This is not a test

SO hopefully this blog will stand longer than the previous ones. My mind feels at peace with itself for the first time since i can remember. Everything feels calm. Who knows how long that will last though, besides rollercoasters are fun.