As I just proclaimed my love of Die Hard for all to see, I thought the title of this post was appropriate, n'cest pas? (That's French, bitches. I'm tres fancy.)
I survived the lung plague. I have a little cough left, but it's not killing me. My goodness, I was really sick this time, you guys. I know I keep mentioning it -- but it just really threw me. So yeah, I"m better - much better - and the even better news is, I still got to go to Las Vegas with four fellow bloggers and friends.
AND HOORAY! It's FRIDAY! Not just any Friday -- you see, after today, my office is closed until January 6. So if anyone needs me, I will be alternating between watching movies, strolling about sans pants, napping, and eating copious amounts of Christmas cookies and sushi (not at the same time, I swear -- I'm just on a huge sushi kick right now).
1. Vegas happened. I has a blast. Vegas is basically spitting distance for us in LA - I've been a lot. But this time I was very touristy and I have a new respect for the city having experienced so many fun acitivities that had nothing to do with gambling or drinking. Expect many posts about the awesome things I got to do there.
2. I'm totally obsessed with the Sprint commercials starring James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell.
There are six spots total. Enjoy.
3. This week on NBC's finale of "The Voice," Lady Gaga sang her single "Do What You Want With my Body" with Christina Aguilera and it is all kinds of camp and fabulousness. I don't know if I'm crazy -- you watch it and tell me if you also think it's amazing:
4. This guy. When Kevin Cotter's wife of 12 years left him, she, of course, moved her possessions out of their home in Tucson, AZ, but left only one thing: her wedding dress, preserved in his closet. When Cotter asked her what he should do with the pricey garment, she had only one response:
“Whatever the $%^@# you want.”
And so he did. He wore the dress hunting, used it as a shower curtain, a hammock... He tied it to his car and towed another car with it for a full mile... A footrest, a canopy, a doormat... His marriage may have ended but it remains the gift that keeps on giving. His blog is hugely popular and his book, 101 Uses for My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress is for sale everywhere.
5. Everyone seems to be super crazy about something the "Duck Dynasty" guy said to GQ Magazine about homosexuals. Point being - he doesn't approve of them. I mean, I obviously disagree with him, and I guess I understand the uproar. But would we all be flipping out if he said "gays are awesome and I want to hug one immediately" or made a benign unaffiliated comment about it? Maybe I'm missing some part of it - I'm honestly not sure. I'm admittedly under-informed on the whole thing. But my Facebook feed is filled with it and I just keep thinking about this:
"You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can't just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the 'land of the free.'"
-The American President