31 May 2010

scary. but funny.

31 may 2010

inspiration: fatal attraction
location: my couch. in my apartment.
what i love: that the reference made it into a girlie tom hanks/meg ryan movie.

"there is no way that we're going on a plane to see some woman who could be some crazy sick lunatic. didn't you see fatal attraction?...well, i did. and it scared the shit out of me. it scared the shit out of every man in america!"

so sleepless in seattle is on tv right now....and i know what you're thinking. 'amy. really? a chick movie? a rom-com???' (in the most mocking voice ever please.)

but before you judge, there is one line that cracks me up every time i have ever seen this movie. and it's the quote at the top of the post. and even reading it now, i'm smiling. you just can't see it. hee hee

i love that tom hanks has made all these silly movies in the past. don't worry though. he's actually really funny, and now he's making ron howard movies where people die in crazy scary ways and stuff. so street cred in tact. whew. but movies like the money pit, big, joe vs the volcano....all so good. and while not quite oscar winners, they're some of my favs. if you haven't seen them, NETFLIX NOW!

and meg ryan. don't even get me started. while she's dabbled in some serious films, her success lies in the rom-com and all its lady-captivating glory. the movies like joe vs the volcano, french kiss, when harry met sally...you get the idea.

while it's no fatal attraction, i'm enjoying sleepless in seattle tonight as i wrap up the memorial day weekend...so you enjoy your last hours before the next work day.

25 May 2010

i was a photographer in my past life.

so i got really inspired by this photo shoot from 2008 by by peggy sirota for vanity fair...so today's inspiration is all about those pics i guess. just cause i think they're really cool. (forgive the fact that they're all about the twilight cast, but i stumbled upon them looking for some pics of kristen stewart from the june issue of elle...i was looking for those, but found these instead!!) 

so enjoy and get outside and take some cool pictures of your own!! happy tuesday!

they're so great, right?! you can find a whole lot more of these pics at kristen stewart source's website here...

23 May 2010

an up-do can give you perspective....

23 may 2010

inspiration: the love of my Maker
location: in my car somewhere on 610
what i love: details. it's all in the details.

so today i was on 610, on my way to work, and i just all the sudden got tickled at the fact that God knows the number of hairs on my head. i mean i literally laughed out loud. it wasn't a scoff or a reaction to an outrageous idea, but a true amazement at the fact that the God of the universe, who takes care of us all everyday, provides for the needs of millions and billions of people, knows the exact number of hairs on my head. 

like when i take my hair down, and the hairtie pulls a few hairs out, it's like God tallies that change on his "amy's hair" counter. it just made me giggle a little bit to think about of all the things that God takes care of in my life and the lives of others, He never forgets to update that tally...cause i lose a lot of hairs.

hee hee.

16 May 2010


so i little while ago, i wrote about john hughes movies. i love them. they are the best rainy day/sunday afternoon/sick day movies in the world. one of my favorites is ferris bueller's day off. if case you've been living on mars and have never seen it, the story goes like this:

a high school dude decides the weather is just too nice to go to school. so, he creates pretty much the best day off ever, including singing in a parade, driving a ferrari, going to a cubs game, eating at one of the most exclusive restaurants in chicago, going to the art institute, and almost getting busted all day by his crotchety principal and his sister. so in tribute to the brilliance of ferris, and john hughes by extension, i'm going to post some pics and quotes that are my favorites! so enjoy, and just so you know, 'life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop to look around every once and a while, you could miss it.'
"The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh... you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school." 

"Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today - Cameron Frye, this one's for you."

"Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude." 
Mrs. Bueller: I just picked up Jeannie at the police station! She got a speeding ticket, another speeding ticket, and I lost the Vermont deal because of her!
Mr. Bueller: I think we should shoot her. 

"Gummi bear? It's been in my pocket; they're real warm and soft."

Excuse me: if whoever was in this house is still in the house, I'd like you to know that I've just called the police. I'd also like to add that I've got my father's gun and a *scorching* case of herpes. 

"There is an intruder - male, Caucasian, possibly armed, certainly weird - in my kitchen... M-my-my-my name is Bueller...Look, it's real nice that you hope my brother is feeling better, but I'm in danger, okay? I am very cute, very alone and very protective of my body. I don't want it violated or killed, all right? I need help! Speaka de English?"

11 May 2010

vampire. crazy.

so the song "tic toc" by ke$ha has been pretty popular....and some people just don't get it. except for this girl, glozell1 on you tube. she takes it upon herself to translate line for line the ke$ha hit, and it is freakin' hilarious!!!! watch it...like NOW! cause it's awesome!

you can find the video here...and just enjoy it, cause it's awesome! vampire. crazy!

05 May 2010

happy five of may guys!!!

and what better way to celebrate (other than with a pinata) than a music update!! do you know about paper tongues??

 if you don't, then you should. and you'll thank me. they are so fun, their music is great to dance to, and you can jam out for days.
the band is from charlotte, and pumps out all these different elements of rock, funk, r&b, pop...all into a unique sound. you should really check them out!

and a little for the record for you guys...my 2 favorite traditions for today were also successfully celebrated--margaritas. and pinata.

if you've never busted into one of these bad boys, you need to make a trip to your neighborhood fiesta (supermercato), arne's (party supply), or target in the hood, and pick yourself up one immediately. then fill it with some delicious treats. some individually wrapped snackies. and put them in. then get a bat or a strong stick, or night stick, or something with the word stick in it, blindfold, spin, and swing (with some paper tongues in the background). instant and harmless fun! haha

so have a great margarita day guys.

and bust some pinatas today fools.

(rainbow pinata, paper tongues, lots of pinatas)

02 May 2010

fav quote of the day

date: 2 may 2010
inspiration: diane von furstenberg
what i love: her practical yet beautiful outlook on life

"color is magic." diane von furstenberg said this. and i love that she did. it really is. color creates an overwhelming feeling of magic. color provides and stimulates imagination and creativity. where would art be without color? without magic?? what about fashion?

dvf wearing signature wrap
diane von furstenberg created patterns and colors that were tremendously versatile. women of all ages and sizes could wear her clothes and feel beautiful and sexy. and with a woman like this at the helm, how could you not?? the clothes were beautiful and flattering, with whimsical colors and patterns that fed the need to stand out in the working world and in day to day life. (read more about her inspiration in Amanda Miller's article about her in the Huffington Post.)

her clothes are timelessly sexy, without trying. and isn't that the best sexy around?
love whitney port's effortless romantic yet structured look!
love this pattern

at dvf show spring 2011

love this image of dvf...classic.

 so enjoy some images today, and think about how much color is really magical. and if you can, go lust after some beautiful dvf creations.

01 May 2010

yum, yum, bubblegum. i mean, koolaid.


ok, so don't judge me. i know i'm not six years old, but. i'm in love with a lip smacker. i know.


last night i made a trip into the art deco kroger to get some beer on the way to a party (i would love to say wine, but i'm not always that classy...). on my way to the checkout with jq, i spotted them. a six pack of koolaid flavored bonne bell lipsmackers. WHAT?! so excited. i told her, they must be mine.


and so they were. so pumped about it.
don't worry. i tested them all as soon as i got in the car. and i never looked back.


so here's to you bonne bell. and your delicious flavor choices.