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Posted by AllieB on May 15, 2012

So far as I can tell, everyone I know has been going on vacation. And not even wedding-related vacations, but actual, legitimate holidays. I do not prefer this. If one more person checks in at Have You Ever Seen Water More Blue Resort or How Delicious Do These Frozen, Fruity Beverages Look Cay, I’m going to quit Facebook. Obviously, I’m not quitting Facebook, but I really am over it. WHERE IS MY VACATION. Mom, don’t answer that. For now I’ll have to settle for being the host with the most of a raging pity party – check your email for registry info.

To console myself I shall revist my own trips of yore:

 This time in 2k6 BBT was visiting Phi Phi Island, Thailand. I wonder what that girl’s name is with whom I’m drinking the vino..? I know she was from Dublin. Regardless, this really isn’t helping – nor did your email about Australia, Talbott, so thank you for that. (The part about the hole in the ground facilities did a little bit, however.)

I can’t make myself sit thru entire episodes of The Bachelorette, especially when they feature snoozefests like Emily Maynard (she’s pretty, there’s no denying that, but she, much like Taylor Swift, just make me want to take a nap), so I direct you to Melissa F’s blog/recap about last night’s premiere on Fonty Fest. I very much enjoyed reading it even though I really had no context for her commentary. This is great because now I will never feel the need actually watch it. Thank you, Melissa!

Speaking of vacations, for those of you taking trips in the near future, bite me check out these books: for those who enjoy lighter stories geared towards a more feminine audience, I recommend The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen. It’s chick-lit for sure, but it’s well-written and engaging…I laughed, I cried, etc etc. (Speaking of chick-lit, Elin has a new book coming out this summer..!) For both genders, I recommend this much darker, sordid, absolutely enthralling mystery: Defending Jacob by William Landay. Suffice it to say, it is not your average best-seller mystery, and once I got into it I couldn’t put it down. I’m still reeling from the ending.

Lastly, I’ve decided that I can let go of my Kate Middleton obsession, because I think I might just do the whole princess thing on my own. While always cute in an endearing-ginger kind of way, these recent pics of Prince Harry pretty much solidified his swoon-worthy status…kissing babies: check; kissing puppies: check. Notably not present: his Nazi costume (which I hope he’s retired permanently…) Oh, plus he’s playing polo. Helllooooo, Prince Harry.

You come here to me. I promise I’ll never say “swoon-worthy” again.

By the way, I recently learned what I’d do for a Klondike Bar: change out of comfy cozy pajamas into somewhat presentable garb, put on SHOES, descend several flights of stairs, and walk a block down Peachtree in icky drizzle at a late-night hour to the glowing mecca that is my local Walgreen’s. Oh, and pay for it in change. For the record: it wasn’t worth it.

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The list is long, but distinguished

Posted by AllieB on May 13, 2011

Let’s jump right in. There is a lot going on today:

  1. Top Gun Day
  2. Friday the 13th
  3. Happy Birthday to my future husband, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden!!

80’s humor is so cheesy. I love reading movie and tv quotes – Pal, Hilary, and I spent the better part of Tuesday with 30 Rock, and it was one of the more entertaining afternoons I’ve had – but the things we laugh at these days are very different than what we were laughing at 25 years ago:

Carole: Hey Goose you big stud!
Goose: That’s me, honey.
Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever.
Goose: Show me the way home, honey.

I hope I don’t use the word “stud” in a sentence this weekend. Sorry I’m not sorry, Tom Cruise was HOT in Top Gun. Especially in this pic, where you can just appreciate his hotness (I love a man in uniform) without having to think about the fact that he’s a borderline dwarf.

I’m too lazy to be superstitious, so I don’t much care about Friday the 13th. I also hate scary movies, except for the Scary Movie series. Anna Faris is a real gem.

I guess this picture is decidedly not relevant for today, but I think it’s really funny. He looks so defeated :(

Happy Birthday, Prince Carl!!! He is 32 today, if my math is correct, which means he’s probably 33. That is the perfect age gap for a couple, IMO. Have I taken this a bit far? I’ll tell you, lots of people land on BBT by goog’ing “Prince Carl Philip” or some variation thereof, and now that I’ve put his name in quotes even more will…I wonder if he’s the kind of guy who goog’s himself. He probably has people to do that for him. If this is the case, then, To Whom It May Concern: please know that I am completely normal and would make an excellent Princess (reference: Kate Middleton).

This is funny: Fergie’s daughters, who probably kind of suck anyway (they must, they wore THAT to the most important event in the history of important events), really do look like the evil step sisters from Cinderella!! It’s as though they planned it. They probably thought they were being cute :|

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Yeah…I’m kind of over it.

Posted by AllieB on April 19, 2011

Newsflash: I love all things Kate Middleton. And I really think she would love all things Allie Baxter, if I hypnotized her or tricked her in some way given the chance. I think it’s our uncanny similarities: our path to royalty, our ability to stay poised and collected in the face of turmoil, our impeccable appearance…truly, the list goes on. I cannot wait to see what her dress looks like, and I know the wedding itself will be glorious, but, that said….I am kind of over everyone else’s obsession.

Really, Papa John’s? (The Hairpin)

People are saying that her wedding will be the most watched event ever, in the history of television, and I realize you’d have to be a real dunce to not want to score in on the cash cow that is a Royal Wedding, but it’s become less fun for me, somehow. Ok, wait, I actually just did the research to back my previous statement, and they are expecting TWO BILLION people to tune in. This, plus the 400 million who will watch via other media (online, etc.) will account for over a quarter of the world’s population. Needless to say, the mind reels.

I dunno, I’m just a little bored, is all. I could only make it through half of the Lifetime movie last night, and I am kind of sick of the “speculating” about honeymoon destinations and what her dress looks like. Chill out, peeps, we’ll know when we know. Kate has already told me, telepathically, but I clearly won’t divulge.

I am ever devoted to Princess Kate, and I will absolutely be one of the two billion watching next Friday morning, but I’m going rogue til then – unless you have a fridge wrapping or similar to send me, I’m out.

In other celeb-crazy news: Tim Riggins Beer Popsicles – Tim Rigginsicles. Tina, shall we make some this weekend – some poolside refreshments, perhaps? They give you step-by-step instructions, so it’ll be super easy….

My level of kiddingness is neg.

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Oh ok, sure. Yeah, no – that makes sense

Posted by AllieB on March 25, 2011

Snoop! Snoop-a-loop! Snoop had a show in Athens last night, and, according MPvZB’s co-worker who runs the sound at 40Watt, he requested that the Green Room be stocked with the following items:

  1. bucket of chicken
  2. bag of weed
  3. skittles

I love Snoop. So, I guess I talk about Kate Middleton a lot or something, because people keep sending me random ass crap that has to do with The Royal Wedding. I mean, like I really care…it’s not like I’m taking her picture with me when I get my haircut this afternoon.

Anyway, here is some Will&Kate swag that you can buy. It concerns me that even one human might purchase the refrigerator wrapping. The tea bags creep me out tremendously, as does the doll – really, none of this is okay.

fridge - doll - tea bags

Credit: Carrie/HadleyP-Buff/JBax

I am not a basketball fan, at all whatsoever, but I will be watching the Richmond Spiders take on the Kansas Whatevers tonight…and if I miss it, I can just check my mom’s tweets on The Twitter. I bet their surprise success is throwing off all kinds of brackets…go SPIDERS!

the resemblance - it's uncanny

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The odds are good, but the goods are odd

Posted by AllieB on March 18, 2011

Bless her heart, Kate is requesting that, in lieu of wedding gifts, people make charitable donations in their honor…she’s such a person of the people. Although, I suppose that marrying into the Royal Family sort of precludes having to register for monogrammed bath towels and silver picture frames. IRREGARDLESS, I appreciate the gesture.

My current obsession re: the World Wide Web is this site Dear Blank, Please Blank. For instance:

Dear Saturn,
I liked it, so I put a ring on it.
Sincerely, God

Not so much? I laughed. Let’s check in with the Hungover Owls and see how they’re doing…

“To be honest, man, I’m not really feeling up to anything right now. Or ever again, for that matter.”

Captain Obvious says, “Today is FRIDAY!” Sometimes I love Cpt. Obvi.

Post title credit: Leila

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