Monday, August 31

One Hundred Pushups: Take the Plunge

Each year when the beginning of the school year rolls around again, I like to re-evaluate my lifestyle, hoping to find ways jolt myself out of the humidity-induced lethargy. Well, this year, I've found the perfect way.

One Hundred Pushups is a simple program, based on your personal fitness level, that gets you on the road to doing 100 pushups, in a row, with good form. The program outline is for six weeks. It might take the average person a few weeks longer, in which case you simply repeat the last week of the program until you get there.

When you finish, aside from the fact that you'll be much stronger, toned and fit, you can have a nifty badge for your blog saying that you did it!

I'm game! Are you? I'll do the initial test today, inform you of my standing, and keep you updated on my progress.
If you're going to do it too, send me an e-mail and let me know, and keep me updated on your progress too!

Happy pushing up!

Friday, August 28

Fancy: Paul Smith

After my last post, my friend over at Shelter asked me if I was back, and I suppose I am. I've been wanting to draw up the VPL cartoon for a long time (well, since I started wearing white pants this spring, actually... and I'm happy I finally got that out of my system... and FYI, I'm not telling you which camp I'm in. (; )

Anyway, I was cruising around on The Selby (read my post on The Selby...)when I came across the name Paul Smith. Being into the wearing of clothes but not the designing of clothes, I must admit that I had no clue who he is. So I went to his web site. Go ahead. Go there.

I'm waiting, and I'll be here when you get back...

SEE! I told you! Isn't this collection awesome?

What I love:

  • the mostly subdued color pallette with punches of vibrancy; is seems so Euro to me; I love the way nothing quite matches

  • the brightly colored toes peeping out from the peeptoes

  • the classic tailoring, throwing back to more genteel times, but twisted

  • And I saved the best for last... the high socks (leggings?) and high gloves (armings?)... simply LOVE LOVE LOVE this look and will somehow, someway find a way to pull it into my fall

Thursday, August 27

Swestie on the Infamous VPL with White Pants

When wearing white pants, is it more distressing to SEE the VPL or NOT to see the VPL?

Tuesday, August 18

New New Moon Trailer


If you've read my other posts about Twilight (I have a subject tab for them, 'cause there are a few...), you would know that I'm a bigger fan of the books than the single movie that is currently out...

It's not that I don't like the movie Twilight... because I do. It's just not nearly as rich with detail as the book. (But I have a passion for the music on the soundtrack!)

Anyway, being in the Twilight doldrums that I am... having read all for books and the partial draft of Midnight Sun (twice!), listened to the audio versions of all four books (I did a lot of driving this summer), and now choosing favorite chapters to listen to repetitively... I must say I'm really looking forward to the release of the movie version of New Moon... (Junkies like me can check the counter below to the right to see just how long we have to wait!)

I've watched the first trailer about a hundred times, and am tired of it. It's been spoofed and re-spoofed, but at least it provides a glimpse... The new one, however, really focuses on Bella's developing relationship with Jacob. And it is hot! I am now more excited than EVER to see the movie on November 20... it's a date!

Don't let my excitement fool you into thinking I'm on Team Jacob. In my opinion, Jacob's appeal grew on Bella mostly as a foil to Edward's absence. I don't believe there is ANY circumstance she would've chosen Jacob over Edward. And I don't believe she would've ever had the depth and inensity of relationship with Jacob if she hadn't been reeling from Edward's loss. At some points in Eclipse, I feel that Jacob gets down right unlikable. But he is oh-so-real as a character. We've most all been torn apart by loving someone who didn't return our affections, and I truly feel for him (yes, I know he's a fictional character...) and want to pat him on the back and give him a hug, and then kick him in the butt and tell him to go and watch the movie He's Just Not That Into You.

So there you go. I hope you enjoy the trailer. It made my heart race with anticipation... Taylor Lautner's hot body had naught to do with that... (;

Monday, August 17

I'm still here...

...but just having too much end of summer fun to blog! More when things settle down!

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