Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunger Diamonds

Moronic Monday to you all, my little gingersnaps! How was your weekend? It rained here in Los Angeles this weekend, giving me PTSD flashbacks of growing up in Florida. Whoever said it never rains in Southern California should be... dealt with very, very harshly.

In other news, how does your man tell you he loves you? He puts a ring on it. Ladies, does your man love you enough to put a 68 million dollar ring on it? How about the world's first all-diamond ring! That's right... the entire ring is made of diamonds. Is it bad that my first thought is... awwww they had to cut out the middle of what would've been a REALLY huge diamond! And my second thought was... what size did they make it? Cause size 6 would be PERFECT for me. #justsaying

Yes... I saw the movie "Blood Diamond". Yes, I have an African daughter... but look how shiny it is!!!! (my daughter was never a diamond miner so it's okay)

If He Loves You, He’ll Buy You the World’s First All Diamond Ring

Ladies, make sure when you do get your man to put a ring on it, it's this 150 carat "world's first diamond ring." Asking him to plunk down $68 million is a good way to test him and his love for you.

[Image via Shawish Jewelery]

Source: gawker

How many of you saw "The Hunger Games" this weekend??? What did you think? Did you like it? You know what I thought of it? Since the author of the book actually wrote the movie screenplay, I thought it was one of the best book to movie transitions I've seen. I loved it. But I think if you haven't read the book, you might not enjoy it as much as those who read it. Hey people who haven't read the book: GO READ IT NOW! You can easily knock out the book in one day and still catch the movie while it's in the theater. Do it. NOW.

'The Hunger Games' Tops Box Office

'The Hunger Games' Tops Box Office

The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling novel and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson took in a whopping $155 million in its opening weekend. This number brings the hit film in at the third largest opening weekend in history!

This weekend’s earnings also made The Hunger Games the number one grossing film in the history of its studio, Lionsgate!

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s comedy 21 Jump Street took second place, bringing in $21.3 million this weekend.

Third place went to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which features the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. The animated movie brought in $13.1 million this weekend.

Fourth place went to Taylor Kitsch‘s John Carter, which earned just over $5 million. Act of Valor came in 5th this week, with $2 million.

Source: JustJared

Apparently, they also showed the trailer for "The Host" before the "Hunger Games" movie. I missed the trailer. You want to know why? Because I was stuck behind an ice cream truck in my neighborhood that was driving down the middle of the street at "very slow" miles per hour and refused to let me pass. Oh yes, he could tell I was there by the frequent looking at me in his mirror and the fact that my front bumper was approximately 2 inches from the back of his stupid ice cream truck. I made up for the lost time by cutting off an ambulance. #truestory

So I did get there in time for the movie, but missed the previews, except for the last preview, which was "What To Expect When You're Expecting". It looks hilarious. And I bet it will sound pretty damn good since a certain ginger (not saying who) has a husband who is now mixing the sound effects for the movie. *wiggles eyebrows*

Now, back to "The Host". Did anybody read this book? Did anyone like this? All my book buddies who read, "Twilight" told me to skip it, so I did. Even my most trusted Book Sensei (and co-founder of "Mundie Moms") said she used it as a doorstop. Leave it to Stephanie Meyer to give us a love triangle between two people.

And now for fake celebrity news... Jersey Shore's Vinny says he thinks Snooki will be a good mom, now that she is expecting a baby. Well, if Vinny (first hand witness to all of Snooki's hookups and drunken escapades) thinks she'll be a good mom... who am I to argue?

Snooki Will Be a Good Mom, Says Jersey Shore's Vinny

Originally posted 03/25/2012 04:30PM

Jersey Shore's Vinny: Why Snooki Will Be a Good Mom

Make no mistake – now that she's pregnant and engaged, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's partying days are on hold as she prepares to become a mother, according to her Jersey Shore castmate, Vinny Guadagnino.

“She’ll be a great mom. She’s already drastically changed her life," Guadagnino told PEOPLE at Saturday's 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. "I think this is a good wakeup call, so I think she’ll be cool."

He also revealed he was surprised by the news she's expecting.

“I had no idea. Actually people would call me, like, 'Is the show still gonna work?'…And I was like, 'What are you talking about, she’s not pregnant.' And then all of the sudden, that whole thing came out and I was like, Oh my God.”

Source: People

In related news, Snooki is preparing for her upcoming baby by going out in public, practicing with a baby doll. Cause, I'm sure that will totally prepare her to be a mom. *shakes head no*

Snooki Practices for Motherhood – with a Doll!

Friday March 23, 2012 10:30 AM EDT

Snooki Practices for Motherhood – with a Doll! | Nicole Polizzi

Even better than the real thing?

Mom-to-Be Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi appears to be practicing for her baby's arrival by borrowing a page from Home Economics 101.

Snooki and her BFF Jenni "JWoww" Farley, who are co-starring in a Jersey Shore spinoff, were seen out and about in Jersey City, N.J., this week – each with a doll in tow. The roommates purchased strollers for their practice infants and later went to a children's clothing store to buy outfits.

Snooki was later photographed holding her doll, which was draped in a cheetah-print blanket, and pushing it around the city in the new stroller.
Source: people

In other fake celebrity news, Kim Kardashian, who was assaulted with flour at her fragrance unveiling by a woman who called her a "Fur Hag", has decided to press charges. It is unclear whether the term "fur hag" referred to her use of animal fur clothing, or the fact that she is Armenian, and therefore, hairy.

Kim Kardashian Pressing Charges Against Flour Tosser

Kim Kardashian has decided she will press charges against the woman who threw flour on her at an event Thursday night ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Kim tell TMZ she does not feel the woman who threw the flour at her should get away with it and that she should be held accountable for her actions. According to our sources, Kim didn't press charges that night because she didn't want to take herself away from the event, which was for charity.

We're told Kim will contact law enforcement in the next few days to tell them she wants to press charges. According to our sources, Kim wants to send the message that people are entitled to their opinion, but should not resort to violence.

The decision to press charges represents a change of heart for Kim, who told TMZ Live yesterday she was wasn't going to pursue the matter.

Source: TMZ

And now, for today's FAIL!!! I wonder at what moment that dude realized he would have to remove all that duct tape.

fashion fail - It Seems Like A Good Idea Now, But Wait Till You Have To Remove The Tape
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And today's WIN!!!

epic win photos - WIN!: Toilet Name WIN
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Hey, WTF?!! I hate it when I fall down and that happens.

epic fail photos - Engrish Funny: Don't You Hate It When That Happens?
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And that's all the time I have for today. Find out what size that all-diamond ring is, and until tomorrow...

Cold showers are good for you!

And no, not just for that first thing that popped into your mind. Advocates for showering with cold water say that it has a lot of health advantages. One of the things that it does is force the body to generate its own heat, in a process called thermogenesis.

When you go right into a cold shower, you experience cold shock. It actually makes your heart pump blood faster, and you also increase your breathing rate. This is what generates Thermogenesis. It activates the body's adaptive repair system. That can strengthen immunity, enhance your pain and stress tolerance and ward off depression. Some people even say it's a good anti-aging technique.




  1. I actually really really enjoyed The Host. I would recommend it to almost anyone. Very interesting premise. The trailer doesn't do it justice unless you know the story. Give it a shot, I bet you wont be disappointed.

    1. I appreciate you telling me what you thought of The Host. I honestly haven't talked to anyone who liked it (up until now). (not that I've brought it up in a long, long time) :)

  2. My most trusted Book Sensei (my aunt) told me "The Host" was good. She also told me about "The Hunger Games" and we saw the movie together. I had a terrible time at the movie because the kids around us were constantly talking about anything and everything (school drama OMG!) - even laughing at the most sincere part of the movie (the damn cave scene I'd been waiting for since I read it in the book!). I want a movie redo when the hoopla dies down that way I can enjoy it in peace. Those darn kids!! *shakes fist*

    1. That REALLY sucks. NO one should have to deal with that... unless it's Spank that's doing the heckling, and then it's totally worth it. My theater pre-sells assigned seats at a slightly higher price than other theaters, but no waiting in line and no annoying teens. It's totally worth it!

    2. I wish we had that kind of luxury. Oh well. It just gives me an excuse to see it again! XD

  3. I bought The Host at Target when it first came out and then returned it a few days later. Couldn't get into it and heard nothing but bad things. Didn't even know a movie was being made. Saw all the trailers and didn't notice it. I did, however, notice a red-eyed vampire in a blue TJ Maxx dress running around the woods chasing a deer.

    Oh and that What To Expect When You're Expecting... looks... hilarious!

    Loved Hunger Games! Must see it again! It was uh-may-zing! And I did not know that the author wrote the screenplay but will say that it was refreshing to see a YA novel not made into a shoddy movie for an easy buck. *coughsTWILIGHTcoughs*

    ~ Spank

    1. I know, they really did Hunger Games right!

      Did you know "What To Expect When You're Expecting" includes a couple adopting from Ethiopia?? Can't wait to see it!

  4. So, I should really be offended by this post. You may get a nasty anonymous email.

    But first- I am also a true fur hag. I wear the real stuff and also as an Armenian can grow my own (but I wax, fear not)

    Let's get serious for a second. I hate faux fur. It is stupid if you think about it. If you are against killing animals for their fur why would you want to wear anything attempting to look like that. And the quality sucks- all you end up looking like is a someone wearing a slaughtered muppet.

    1. LOL Jamie. Faux fur does stink. I don't actually own any fur, but that's because my dad's mentally ill mother disowned me for adopting a black child... and I didn't want her stinky fur coats anyway! But I do have a python purse (don't tell my pet snakes) and leather boots.

  5. I find this comment racist and outrageous. That is why we don't allow gingers
    In our culture.

    I'm off to make some paklava.

    -the anonymous blonde Armenian

    1. Bwahahaha Jamie!!! I love little blonde, Armenian you!!!

    2. I'm offended by this comment. I think Gingers are cool, but I still think I'd pick Mary Anne over Ginger (that whole midwestern farmers daughter thing).

      Now, if Anonymous would send me some Baklava (I've never heard of paklava), I might be persuaded to change my opinion on this comment :)

    3. Paklava is baklava....but Armenians say paklava- I don't know why.

      and I don't know who this Jamie is you speak of...Although, she sounds absolutely stunning.

    4. Paklava...baklava, no matter how you say it, if you make me some, I'll change my opinion on your comment :)