15 Thing Friday

1. Soooooo, looks like this weekend is going to be a bust for the Spring Breakers. I wonder what all those girls that planned to come down and shake their boobs while dancing to GNR (Guns ‘n’ Roses for you unhip people) in the bed of some redneck’s truck are going to do now???

Maybe they can just wear a front-zip hoodie, so they can stay warm and occasionally unzip to get some attention. I just can’t even fathom why women do this. If you are going to shake and show your goods, at least have the sense to get paid for it.

2. I woke up this morning hungrier than I think I’ve ever been in my life. I ate some dry cereal out of the box while I was getting ready then spent 20 minutes in line at the taco stand for taquitos. Ugh they were so good even though I ended up drenched in grease. Totally worth it.

oh Liz Lemon can we be friends?

3. While eating said breakfast burritos, I was reminded of the time I gained 10 pounds in one month from Whataburger taquitos. They are only available from 11pm to 11 am, and most nights I would walk across the street and order one at my old apartment (newsflash: I will never allow myself to live across the street from fast food EVER again. Seriously, the smell permeates your house and soul. It’s so hypnotic). It doesn’t take long for those extra 1100 calories to really add up… And the XL Dr. Pepper sure didn’t help. Anyway, I’ve had to quit those cold turkey.

4. They are filming the Downton wedding scene!! I swear if there is any sort of soap-opera drama story lines that cause them to not get married I will be cutting some bitches (looking at you Julian Fellowes).

And don’t even bitch at me if you haven’t seen the finale. Just effing watch it already!

5. I’m so glad Mila Kunis is talking about what losing weight for Black Swan did to her body:

“When I got down to 95 pounds, I was muscles, like a little brick house, but skin and bones. When I gained it back it went to completely different areas…I’d be happy if my a** got bigger, [but] all the weight that left my chest went to my side hip, my stomach.”

That is exactly what sucks about gaining weight. When I originally lost weight after coming off arthritis drugs in 2007, my body looked so different at this weight (and of course, I’m a few years older, but still!). But now, that I’m at this weight as a result of going up, things are in totally different places. Mainly my stomach. Obviously, my weight has never plummeted to anything below a “healthy” range, but I can’t imagine what that would do to your shape and muscle mass. Regardless, she’s 100% fabulous in my book.

6. Kate, Duchess of the Civilized World, professed a love for chocolate recently. I wonder if she ever gets to eat it? Obviously, it’s a terrible choice when in public or having your photograph taken (trust me, as an international style icon I understand this all too well) because it can be a mess and get all over your shiny white grill. Perhaps she secretly hoards it and eats it at home? I sure hope so.  Life without chocolate would be so depressing.

7.  Pippa recently finished a 56-mile cross-country ski race. Seriously. Damn gurl.That is impressive.

8. During a casual conversation a work, a colleague asked if I knew what “his political briefs are” and I responded with “Yes, your GOP underwear.” Only one person laughed. Two people thought I was serious. The rest didn’t even realize I was making a joke. Womp womp. Whatever. I’m funny and I know it.

9.  Jessica Simpson recently confirmed that she was having a girl and gave this gem:

“I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” Jess declares. She also says she’s worried that fiance Eric Johnson’s love of sports will rub off on their new child: ‘Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this athletic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.’”

Oh that’s right. I totally forgot that you can’t be athletic and feminine. I mean, there aren’t any athletic women who ever who like to dress up or shop.

Clockwise from top left: Venus and Serena Williams, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Leslie, JBiel, Oscar de la Hoya

Thanks for putting us in a box Jess. Oh and I sure hope your baby daddy isn’t smart, because then your kid will be athletic and definitely ugly.

10. Speaking of JBiel, please check out this hilarious video about her binge eating confession. It’s awesome to hear that she cracked and ate 24 donuts (I feel that) like us “normal” people, but the British woman on the second half is hysterical.

11. I also finally had time to watch the latest episode of Walking Dead last night. OHFMLKJAFPO*HEQ:ENF:OQEW. What the hell was that?!?!?!?! And why doesn’t Daryl get more story lines?? He is by far the best character on that show.  So moody, so complex.

Daryl is a white trash dream come true. Looooooooooooooooooooove him.

12. While searching for a good Daryl picture, I found the above hilarious meme on The Laughing Dead. Have you been there? If you are a fan of the show you must check it out, there are some pretty good ones.

And that is why I like Shane. This isn’t the time for civilized and thoughtful actions. Shoot the damn kid!!!

Terrifyingly true. Bardot and I don’t go on walks at night anymore. Also, heavy breathing has become really unnerving.

13.  Carol very kindly forwarded me this picture of the Dowager Countess and her Jolie leg:


Simply splendid.

14. I’m so so so so so excited that Like Crazy is FINALLY available on DVD. I wanted to see this so badly when it came out in theaters, but it never came here. Booo.

I live for angst.

15. Caroline and I have secured our tickets for the midnight showing of Hunger Games. On the IMAX screen.  Two weeks to go!!! It’s going to be the best Thursday night ever. Followed by one of the top five worst Fridays ever. I can’t believe how much harder waking up for work after three hours of sleep is now than it was five years ago.

I’m going to need it.


Filed under 15 Thing Friday, Downton Abbey, TV Shows

73 Responses to 15 Thing Friday

  1. I was never really a fan of Jessica Biel, but video just made me like her! Although, she says she bought 24 donuts, not ate 24. Pretty sure I’d be barfing after 15. You know, to make room for more.

    • tiffysmells

      <3 there is no other excuse for puking up donuts than to make room for more <3

      • Reese's Runner

        That’s true. But she probably at least had a few. And I started to get woozy after 6 or so when I had my donut binge a few weeks ago. And yes to puke and rally!

  2. I’m sure the rednecks will find a way to get the attention they so desperately crave. Wind nor rain nor sleet nor good taste have been able to stop them so far.

    I love Lindsay Vonn slightly more than Graham Norton. slightly. Good call on the Oscar pic too. fantastic!

    • Reese's Runner

      I’m glad someone could appreciate that! And true story on the rednecks, they are a force to be reckoned with.

  3. Pippi is freaking awesome. She could kick my ass in running and have prettier hair doing it.

    I’m so excited for Hunger Games. My husband thinks I’ve lost my freaking mind, but he can suck it. When I told him I had friends to go with anyway, his response “You mean there are other grown ass women who like this shit?” Ah, how little he knows.

  4. Yeah, you rock. Liz Lemon is da’bomb diggity (that’s still a thing, I swear). Mila Kunis is fab in my book too. I can’t wait for the Hunger Games movie, it can’t premiere soon enough. And Daryl is by far the best character and should be featured more prominently. Bam. Going to check out Laughing Dead now.

  5. Lacey

    Omg, that video made my morning! Great way to start the day, thank you for that! Good luck with sprink break. The crazy rednecks still find a way to party

  6. justin

    Gnr rocks my socks off…

  7. ADR

    It’s kind of creepy how often the things that Liz Lemon says are actual words that come out of my mouth. So creepy that I capitalized on it one year and was Liz for Halloween. The only “costume” part of it was making an NBC badge and an IGOT necklace. I know that’s a Tracy thing, but come on. I wanted to wear the IGOT.
    Mila Kunis has been great in my book since she started voicing Meg on Family Guy. She just seems like she’s down to earth and normal, she just happens to be blessed with a gorgeous bod and face, no matter where that gained back weight lands!

    • Reese's Runner

      Did you mean EGOT? Come on now hahaa. I know, I bet she is such a fun person to be friends with.

      • ADR

        oh my god, I do mean EGOT! I swear, this early in the morning it is SO much easier to make an ass out of myself…how embarrassing. It drives me nuts when people get pop culture references wrong. TGIF, dude.

  8. Shawnna

    Gasp! I totally see Anna AND Bates waving at Mary! That means…Bates is a free man??? Please tell me you think that’s Bates.

    • Reese's Runner

      I totally thought that too but didn’t want to point it out and ruin it for anyone. But yes that looks just like them from behind!!! He has to get out, it’s just too tragic a story. Plus Anna’s little sad face kills me.

  9. I always read your posts and want to comment on EVERYTHING. “you mean people leave things?” “when a car is near”– freaking hilarious. I’m salivating for Hunger Games. It will most certainly be playing at every theatre in my city, my friends and I are driving to a smaller town an hour away so we can take one of the teenaged nieces. You know, something she’ll remember forever. Going to see the Hunger Games with her aunt and all her 30-something friends. hahaha! Downton Abbey!!! Downton Abbey!! That is all. The Walking Dead — they need to shoot the kid and the other kid Carl. I wanted to kill Carl myself this past week.

  10. I think we are going to wait out the initial Hunger Games frenzy. Maybe go on Monday afternoon or something.

    The Kidless Kronicles

  11. That British lady is Sarah Millican! She is soooo funny! And she only became a comedian in the last few years after getting divorced and deciding to use all of her marriage material as jokes. SO FUNNY!

    • Reese's Runner

      I’m going to have to look up her stuff! She was so funny!! I love that she went “well if we are going to talk about bingeing…” hahahah

  12. That british lady was hilarious! Now I am off to mow down some donuts.

  13. that video is hysterical!!!

  14. Michelle

    Oh man. Two things –

    That Jessica Simpson quote made ne stabby. Seriously? I never really cared either way about her but ugh.

    And if you ever moved near me we could be movie buddies. No one would go see Like Crazy with me because it looked to depressing.

  15. I don’t even know what to say here. I have a zillion things I want to comment on about each number. Well except number 3 because I have never allowed myself a taquito for that exact reason.

    I was thinking that about the Downton wedding too…It better not be effed up! I will be so pissed and I will boycott the show. No, that’s not true. I don’t have the strength to do that. Did you hear Julian Fellowes is doing a four-part miniseries on the Titanic, from the point of view of everyone on the ship?! I can barely contain my excitement.

    As soon as I saw the preview for Like Crazy I was all “I NEED TO SEE THAT!” I loved it.

    Lastly, I love Darryl!!!! And I agree, shoot that kid! We all know they let him go and he brings his gang of 30 men back to the farm and they rape Carl and beat everyone up. Idiots. Just want to mention also that I am really not a fan of Lori. I would not cry if a zombie ripped out her intestines.

    And FOR REAL lastly, I died at #13. That leg is awesome.

    • Reese's Runner

      That Titanic thing sounds amazing!!!! and I’m so glad you love Like Crazy!! I’m so pumped. And WTF is this about Carl getting raped?!?!!? Our DVR cut off the preview of next week’s episode. DAMNIT!!! I’m so glad Dale and his ethics and morals are gone.

  16. 1. I’m jealous you got midnight tickets!! None of my friends will go with me at midnight. Would it be lame to go alone?
    2. I’m so glad the dowager countess and her jolie-leg made it into the 15 thing Friday! I still laugh every time I see that
    3. Jessica Simpson is such an idiot! She was athletic once… does she not even remember the glory days? I use to envy her body so much when she was all dukes of hazzard fit.

    • Reese's Runner

      1. I would go alone if no one would go with me. Or steal a random child to take.
      2. Yes!!
      3. I know, she looked awesome. i think she really hates to exercise though. I feel that.

  17. after watching the trailer a few times (that damn MUSIC), I’ve come to the conclusion that however much I may want to watch ‘Like Crazy’ it is probably going to leave me feeling like absolute shit after. ‘Closer’ did the same. me no gusta

    • Reese's Runner

      Oh yeah, that Closer is a mean one. I’ve misplaced my DVD of it, and I’m not sure I want to find it. Talk about misery.

  18. Katie

    I was so annoyed with the last episode of The Walking Dead – the first part of it was so boring. I feel like it’s becoming more like a soap opera. With that said, I’m still hooked and cried at the end of that last episode. I want to see more zombies, more action, and less whining!

  19. OH EM GEE LORI. I will end you. Seriously, she goes off on a rant last week because Andrea would rather set on a roof with a gun and watch for killer zombies than fold laundry, and then this week she can’t even keep track of her damn kid? What is she expecting to do when there are TWO of them!? AHHHHHHH I hate her.

    Okay, secondly, the midnight showing of Hunger Games is going to be EPIC, and it will make the el terrible Friday totally amazing because you’ll just want to talk about it with everyone and reimagine scenes in your head and it’ll be epic. Plus, I’ll be right there along with you. I have much experience from midnight HP showings, so I know these things. Squeee!

    • Reese's Runner

      Seriously I love some midnight HP. Sadly NO ONE I work with watches this kind of stuff. So I’ll just have to talk to my internet friends on here about it. See you in two Fridays!

  20. OMG I am definitely reposting that Jessica Biel video. It make me feel like less of a crazy.

    • Reese's Runner

      I know. It makes her even more endearing to hear that she has normal food struggles. I’m glad she isn’t all “I just eat burgers and look like this. I just have this magical metabolism.” Gag me.

  21. DOWAGER LEG!!!

    and now i want taquitos for breakfast, except i live in DC. thanksnothanks.

    ps please make a “i’m funny and i know it” youtube video? purty please? with taquitos on top?

  22. I love Downton Abbey (I watched the whole series in three days when I was sick with the flu a few weeks ago.) I’m not one of those women that gets all hot and bothered by Matthew Crawely, but damn, he is smokin hot in that photo from the link you posted.

  23. I seriously DIED At that leg picture. that is so great, thanks for sharing!

    jessica simpson really said that? come on

  24. Jessica Simpson also said she’s giving her baby an “untraditional” name. I just want to shake her!

    • Reese's Runner

      I know. Hey Jess, it’s “nontraditional” you fool. And nontraditional is now traditional because no one ever has a normal name anymore. As someone with a strange name, I can say it’s highly overrated.

  25. Not sure which pic I liked better, Liz Lemon, Effie Trinket or the ‘Like Crazy’ poster. Great movie BTW, saw it this week and it was all I could hope for! P. S. all the angst you could want is there, good stuff.

  26. Haley

    Efffin right dude. Those Whataburger taquitos are AMAZING. I cannot imagine living that close to one. In college, A&M WHOOP!, I lived 2 blocks from a Gumby’s pizza that offered $3 pizzas. BAD. Very bad.

  27. I love your random Friday posts — and much as I love that Effie picture. Exactly what I imagined when I was reading the book.

    Hope you have a great, spring breaker free, weekend!

  28. Love Walking Dead!!!!!! And Like Crazy was ok…by the end I was definitely sick of those two…I have no heart ;)

  29. Emily

    #5 is SO TRUE! I lost a bunch of weight after high school and then gained a bunch and then lost a little and then repeated that process for a while. Now I’m the same weight as I was in high school, but I look about 1/100 as good in a bathing suit. It’s like my body is punishing me for making it go hungry all those times with love handles and a gut. Not fair.

    Also, I love Daryl, too…I nearly peed my pants when I realized that he was that guy from Boondock Saints!

  30. Cely,

    Thanks SO much for the video post with JBiel…that was hilarious and had me laughing out loud.

    Have a great day !

  31. JB is awesome. Donuts are a downfall for me as well.

    JS is ridiculous. Her new mag cover is a complete rip off of Demi Moore’s in the 80′s.

    I just finished the Hunger Games books yesterday and now I don’t know what to do with myself. I had so much more time I wanted to spend with my sweet Peeta.

  32. Allison

    My little sister convinced me to see the midnight showing of Hunger Games as well. It made me realize how old I am when my first thought was: But that means I’ll be out until 2am on a Thursday! I used to party until 2am on Thursdays–and then do it again on Friday and Saturday! Yikes.

  33. That video with Jessica Biel is awesome! So funny!

    Jessica Simpson is in for a rude awakening. Should be fun watching her raise her child. That’s a reality show I would watch!

  34. Oh, how I love Darryl! And Shane. The actor who plays Shane is going to be at Phoenix Comic-Con this year, and though I don’t normally get into nerd feats like that, I’m pumped to go and meet him.

  35. I just snorted while laughing at that woman. Hilarious. I’m picturing her trying to traipse quietly down the hall as she steals food, but having it in the back of her head that she probably sounds heavy (as a car).

    And yes!! If they fuck up the wedding I’m boycotting. Also, I watched Gosford Park for the first time yesterday, and 3 mins in thought “Mmm, Maggie Smith’s character is an awful lot like Cousin Violet.” Lo and behold, GP was also created by Julian Fellowes. Guess he had to create a whole show to fit around her, so she definitely can’t leave. :)

  36. If I was Serena, I would not want to stand next to my skinny sister sideways. Also, I’m jealous of your hunger games tickets. I don’t know if we are going to be in the US for the release and it is depressing.

  37. I just ejected Like Crazy from my DVD player. You know it’s gonna be a productive day when you are watching movies at 11 a.m.

  38. I just watched the most recent Walking Dead last night too and I totally agree – PLEASE give Daryl more screen time! I love him. And yes – shoot the kid. Also, I hate Carl right now. That kid is pissing me off like no other. I have so much anxiety every time he runs off by himself now because I know he’s just going to keep screwing things up for everyone else. I can’t decide how I feel about Shane though. Sometimes I love him, sometimes I want him to get killed off. Mmm but I love Rick Grimes, and so much more now that I know he’s British haha.

  39. Leslie

    I am so glad that I am not the only one who hates Carl right now. It felt wrong to say it at first, since he’s a kid. But dang, that kid irked me last episode.

    And Jessica Simpson….have you seen her lately (aside from the heavily airbrushed nude photo)? She might want to invest in some Nikes. That’s all I’m sayin.

  40. Lol! You talked about so many of my favorite things! Downton. Walking Dead… I have been wondering what it would be like if those worlds ever collided.

    And Darryl and Shane – my faves! Besides poor Dale – wth was that about!!!

  41. Laura W

    omg obsessed w/ Like Crazy— amaaaazingness. full of lots of angst. prepare for frustration, but the good type

  42. How in the world is Jessica Simpson still pregnant? I feel like she’s been pregnant for 10 years.

  43. Erin

    Ohhh my gosh so many things to comment on in this post. That poor, poor Jessica Simpson baby. Not only is THAT going to be her mom, but JS’s creepy dad will be her grandpa…2 strikes so soon in life, luckily she will be rich.

    My friends and I are watching Like Crazy tonight and I am so excited, the fact that I am in a long distance relationship will make it even that much more depressing…score!

    Lastly, my uncle married Jessica Biel’s aunt a few years ago (weird, I know). She was there, sang during the ceremony, and mingled with both sides of the family. She was really down to earth and friendly, but kind of quiet which i think many people unfortunately perceive as boring or cold…so I’m glad she had such a funny interview. Anyway, the best part of this whole situation is that she is soon to be Mrs. Timberlake, which means I am only two degrees of separation from JT. Which means I assume he will be attending and/or performing at my wedding/birthday parties/funeral/etc.

  44. Keep your expectations low for “Like Crazy” and you will enjoy it.

  45. I love so much about this post.

  46. De

    I am personally very excited to count how many people will have a facebook status about the hunger games that day. I know mine will be “may the odds be ever in your favor” and I have no shame in that.

  47. krystal

    It made me so sad to read about you getting to eat real food for breakfast … My husband is Navy and we live in Virginia I really really really miss Teaxs and real good food. So depressing.

    • krystal

      Ps. I’ll be okay till we get outta here don’t worry I know how to make enchaladas and tortilla soup. LOL!!!!!

  48. I cannot WAIT for Hunger Games to come out!! I think they did a great job casting, especially after reading the book.

    Curious as to your thoughts on Like Crazy? It was very interesting and real…but also, sad, in my opinion.

  49. Maggie

    That Jessica Biel video is amazing. Soo funny!

  50. Dearest Cely,
    You have ruined my life. I was crazy bored last night because I had already invented boiling water and listed excruciating details about how to clean my tub with products made from the sweat off of unicorn brows. I had nothing else to do to educate the poor stupid people in the world! I decided to check out a free episode of Downton Abbey. 5 episodes later, eyes stuck open, remote stuck to my butt, I finally closed the laptop. Today, I’m working through the last of season 1. I’ll have to get back to sharing my secret for a super confidential method of making toast tomorrow. The world is waiting! I hope they survive until I finish season 1. ;-)
    Seriously, thanks for the posts about this show. I LOVE it!

  51. Erin

    did you watch like crazy??? i just did and while i liked it, the ending was kinda…lackluster

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