28 February 2011

Queen Anne...

Now I'm sure you didn't think that I could forget Anne Hathaway!

Anne walked the red carpet in a red Valentino Couture gown that only she could pull off! It's an intense taffeta gown with floral appliqué...and yet she totally pulls it off! I love the red lips with the red gown!

Next Anne wore a White Givenchy Couture gown! Which was beautiful and the more I see it the more I like it!

She then changed into a more masculine look, a black Lanvin tuxedo! I loved this look, which shouldn't surprise most of you considering my love for the bow tie! The best part of this look were her Brian Atwood black satin heels that were covered in Swarovski crystals...and of course the bow tie!

Anne's next look was my favorite! The purple sapphire Giorgio Armani Prive gown! The luminescent satin off the shoulder gown is Gorgeous...oh my goodness I want this dress!

Next she wore a fun Oscar de la Renta silver tassel beaded gown which looked super fun! Then a Vivienne Westwood Couture embroidered lace gown and then a Tom Ford smoky grey lace/crystal gown that was my least favorite But Anne pulls them all off!

Her last look was my second favorite of the night. It was an Atelier Versace burgundy gown that looked amazing! I loved the beading and the draping...she looked stunning!

Anne had an amazing night and you could tell she enjoyed it...but let's be honest who wouldn't love getting to play dress up in couture!

...So which was your favorite?
"Almost everyone has or will experience getting dumped in their lifetime. Unless, of course, you're a nun. Jesus can't dump nuns."--Jenny McCarthy, Love, Lust and Faking it

Best Dressed...Oscars

Well you all knew it was coming but here are my favorites from last nights Oscars!

Cate Blanchett!
Perfection! Cate owned the red carpet in this lilac Givenchy Couture Gown! The gown was embroidered with pearl details and I'm loving the yellow contrast! I'm also loving her hair...I've seriously been considering cutting my hair into a short bob, but then I remember that I like long hair!

Amy Adams!
I want this dress! Amy looked beautiful in this purple L'Wren Scott gown. The whole dress was bead embroidered perfection! I'm still on the fence about the emerald jewelry but she looks amazing!

Helen Mirren!
I'm loving this gunmetal gray Vivienne Westwood gown Dame Mirren wore! I love the puffy sleeves...very Anne Shirley...and the square neckline! Love it!

Sandra Bullock!
She totally rocked this custom Vera Wang red gown! I love the double bodice and origami bow in the back! I usually am not a huge fan of the mermaid dress but Miss Bullock looked gorgeous!

Hailee Stienfeld!
Hailee's dreams came true last night when she walked onto the red carpet wearing her very own dream dress! She had sketched this dress and Marchesa put their fairy godmotherness to use and made it for her! I think she looks beautiful in this pink crystal embroidered tea length dress! She is one lucky girl!

Michelle Williams!
She looked stunning last night in this white Chanel beaded gown! It's good to see her back to this level of perfection after the brown flower thing she wore to the GGs!

Florence Welch!
I loved this yellow Valentino Couture gown that Florence wore, but apparently not everyone else did! I love the long sleeves, pleated organza and Chantilly lace dress. It's very romantic with its flowing tiers...it's just really pretty!

23 February 2011

"The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes."--Agatha Christie

22 February 2011

D's Birthday!

For D's birthday we did a COMBS High School/Sports dinner! He was suppose to get his Letterman jacket that night...but it wasn't ready, so instead he got his name on the back of his sweaters!

PB helped us hold him up! Which is good because Mel shouldn't have been lifting that much weight that night...but she hadn't told us yet! You might notice that only the red streamers look cool...that's because I was lazy and didn't get to the black and white ones...oops!

It was a good dinner with everyone! I'm real big fan of balloons at the moment...and cannot wait till PB's Super Hero party!!

That's right...coolest present ever!! Ninja Turtle snuggies are cool!

20 February 2011

"What the world of tomorrow will be like is greatly dependent on the power of imagination in those who are learning to read today."--Astrid Lindgren

17 February 2011

PA Teacher...

Have you heard about this? Apparently a high school English teacher in PA was suspended after calling some of her students "disengaged, lazy whiners". Now I haven't read an actual post from her "profanity-laced blog" but I think this is ridiculous! I've met plenty of high school kids who are "disengaged, lazy whiners" and that is putting it nicely...crap, I was probably one them!...She teaches high school English, and this seems like a natural response to me at least. She apparently didn't name her school, use any of the kids names, or her own. It was her personal blog, get over it.

Personally this is why I reconsidered teaching. I'd love to teach English...to kids who aren't lazy whiners...but I didn't think I could keep myself from telling some kids that they are idiots...or worse. I don't have enough patience to deal with stupidity...and lets be honest, high schools are full of it...I would not put up with their crap! My favorite English teacher was Mrs. Lechner at QCHS. She was real, she didn't go on and on about flowery language crap and feelings...like Mrs. Savory, who I could not freaking stand!...she encouraged actual discussion, thinking, and told us how exactly how it is. Plus, she admitted to being just as annoyed with freshmen as we were!

What I'm most interested in is who these students are that found her blog and reported it? What did they have to gain by it? I don't think she should have been suspended. Was her "profanity-laced" blog worse then what her own students say at school? Her comments seem to be true and probably what they needed to hear. If people want her to be happy teaching lazy sons-of-whiners then teachers should be paid more! But they aren't! If this is the worst thing she's done, then I don't get what the big deal is. I've seen teachers drunk at Country Thunder, had one show up drunk... slightly tipsy...to chaperon a school dance and this same teacher brought a date who kind of looked hooker...but I'm sure she has a great personality! Teachers are PEOPLE. They live in this world with the rest of us, so she voiced her opinion through words on her blog...she's an English teacher, I would expect no less from her!

09 February 2011

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."--Lemony Snicket

Mel's Birthday!

Our January birthdays were quite simple. Mainly because I was very tired after Christmas and I still feel like I'm recovering from last semester...which is unfortunate considering we are now in the third week of this one!

We had a sandwich bar and mocktails! The fun part was that I scrunched the streamers together, which honestly enough makes them way cooler!!

Now despite some people wondering why we had a Primary Color's party, let me just say that that was not my plan. I was sitting in my room thinking...we should do something for Mel's birthday...something simple...oh, Snow White! Yes, this is a Snow White Color party!

Why Snow White you might ask? Well let me tell you...while we were growing up Mema would always call Mel Snow White, because of her long blonde hair! Now despite how cute that might be...I never understood it! If you remember Snow White's hair was not blonde! But she also gave Mel a Martyoshka Snow White Doll when she came back from her mission...so the party was also inspired by these, which I gave her for her birthday!

At the end of the party we asked PS to pick Mel up for a picture. Mother said, Pick her up like a princess, and this is how PS interpreted that!
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book!"--Stephen Fry

08 February 2011

You have got to be KIDDING ME!

So my parents left yesterday really early in the morning to attend a Farm conference in California. But of course they left us with good advice like...Do the dishes (mother)...don't kill each other (papa)...make sure D eats a good breakfast before he leaves at a quarter 6:00 am (mother)...if we die, our life insurance should cover the rest of the mortgage (papa)...things like that! You know things you're used to hearing them say every time they go out of town...so you don't really listen to it any more...! I wasn't real worried.

What I was worried about was the Spanish paper that I didn't do over the weekend and had to finish before class. I was in my room all morning type, type, typing away until I had to leave for class. As I was getting ready to walk out the door Sis tells me D had called. That seemed a little odd, but Sis went on to say that he had hit someone or someone had hit him, and his glasses or something had cut his head. Of course my first question was, "D HIT someone?" That did not sound very much like D...Did I need to go get him? Is he OK? He didn't say he needed to come home, or act like it was anything. But he still needs a ride after Baseball tryouts. With that I roll my eyes, wondering why D would call to tell us that, but more importantly praying that my Spanish class would be canceled.

Much later in the day I go to pick D up. I am sitting in the parking lot when I get a text from D. It's a picture! It looks something like this...

...Oh you have got to be FREAKING kidding me! D that isn't a cut...that is a GASH on YOUR HEAD! I think you need stitches! Did you go to the nurse? Yeah! So what happened?...

Well I was in weights and we were playing football. Both Me and this kid, who I can't remember his name but everyone calls him Obama because he looks like Obama...yeah I got that D, back to the bloody gash on your head...well this Obama kid is like 2 feet taller than me...two feet taller...well like a foot, but we were both jumping for the ball...then he added some football terms here, that didn't really register in my brain...then we hit! The next thing I know there is blood everywhere. I didn't know what was going on, I couldn't see because I didn't have my glasses on anymore. I reached up and touched my head and there was blood all over my hand!...now as D is explain all the blood I become aware of how ironic it is that the one person in our family who has known problems seeing...body things happen...and has fainted not only while donating blood, but also while helping Mel to the bathroom after her knee surgery. Yeah turns out that after surgery you come home yellow, from the iodine, and that just makes it look like skin is rotting, on your person. In the end Mel crawled back to the bedroom to make sure I was alright before crawling back to her couch...I just don't do well with you know...grossness!...but D kept telling me about all the blood, oozing out of his head!...So you're bleeding, really bad, and the nurse thought it was OK for you to stay at school...AND GO TO BASEBALL!?!...Well she had ME call home. But I told her my parents were out of town, but my sisters were home!...but the nurse, didn't want to talk to us. Let us know, that you were bleeding and there was lots of blood and let you stay for Baseball?!...Well she said if I got dizzy I should stop. But it was tryouts so I needed to stay!...oh you have got to be Kidding me!

By the time we got home, I was very very upset with the school...and a little with D for not telling us! But D had sent the picture to Mel and my parents as well; the insurance card was located and Mel took him to Urgent Care while Megs and I watched her boys...because let's be honest, I have a terrible track record when it comes to the hurts of the body! Come to think of it, I was the one babysitting D when he jumped off the trampoline and broke his foot when he was seven!...four hours and 8 stitches later they were back!

And to end this post I just have to vent! Because I cannot believe that they didn't send him home! He should have been taken to UC at 11:30 when it happened not at 5:30 when he finally got home! The only adult that seemed to think that this was kind of ridiculous was his coach who kept telling him...YOU'RE still Bleeding! Maybe you should take it easy!...But he still let him try out!!! How can a Nurse not call the house? What did the rest of his teachers think? D is very sweet kid, but is pretty terrible at explaining situations...thus why none of us realized that the cut he got, was one--a gash and two--bleeding!...But don't schools have a legal responsibility, to ensure kids get the medical attention they need for injuries received on school property, during school? I know D, told them his parents were out of town, but wouldn't you think that a responsible adult would then explain to the peeps taking care of him that he might need stitches!!!! It's a wound on his head...A VERY BLOODY cut! The more I think about the more baffled I become!...and by baffled I mean really pissed off!...I really want to call the school and ask them what their standard procedure is for kids with injuries, that come into the nurses office that look like they need stitches...and continue to bleed off and on during the day! I have no medical training...I can handle neosporin and band-aids thats about it..but even I could simply look at it and come to the conclusion that he needs stitches within in seconds of seeing it! Maybe I'm just being over protective of my little bro, but I'm pretty dang sure that Nurse Despain at my high school would have done a little more! Maybe I'm over reacting! It was only a head wound that oozed blood to the point he couldn't see. It was only in the vicinity of his eye. But I'm a big baby, I would have insisted on going home...but I guess all's well that ends well right? Oh, hell no, but Mel's having another baby and D is still alive, with a doctor's note getting him out of sweating activities during weights and baseball until Thursday!