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December 24, 2010

See you again in Twenty-Eleven!

I've decided to take a break from blogging. I will be back on January 3, 2011 with The Talk of Tinseltown. Until then, I'll be enjoying my family, my friends and my Christmas presents. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season filled with joy, love and sparkly vampires. Oh, wait...



Until then, you can find me on Twitter and Facebook.

The links are to your right.

December 23, 2010

Currently; Almost Christmas

Current Book
I downloaded several new books a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, I've been too preoccupied to sit down and read. Hopefully I'll be able to pick one up soon.

Current Album
I’ve been listening to the latest cds from Usher, Bruno Mars and Florence and the Machine. I highly recommend each one.

Current Songs
Lil Freak, Usher
Whip My Hair, Willow
Bottoms Up, Trey Songz

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure
eating cheese dip in bed

Current Drink
sweet tea

Current Outfit
a solid red tee, white flannel pajama pants with black reindeer and Christmas trees on them and red Christmas socks

Current Celebrity Crushes

Zooey Deschanel


Dermot Mulroney

Current Mood
giddy

Current Excitement
CHRISTMAS!

Current Anticipations
watching my kids open their presents

Current Films
Elf & The Family Stone

Current Picture

priceless Christmas card outtake

December 21, 2010

Rock on, rockstars!

This post was not scheduled for today.

I accidentally posted it

then unposted it and saved it for another day.

(the 28th to be exact)

Now, here it is again.

I give up.

Enjoy!

It's time for me to give my blog award out to the blogs I've recently fallen in love with. Check them out. Be sure to tell them hotpants™ sent you.



my cup of te

much love illy

no model lady

aj in the left lane

pacifier in my pocket

There's only one rule to sharing this award. What makes you a rockstar?

Things You Should Know About Me If We're Gonna Be BFF

Two posts in one day? Yes, two posts in one day. Consider this an early Christmas present.

Little Miss Momma came up with this great idea for a post. After reading hers, I knew I had to join in.

If we're gonna be BFF, here's a few things you should know about me.

1. I'm hella impatient. I want what I want, and I want it right now.

2. If we go to the movies together, do not take your shoes off in the theater. It's gross. You're not at home!

3. If I'm down in the dumps, buy me some Hostess Orange Cupcakes.



4. If you don't like Elvis or Adam Sandler, I will doubt our friendship and ask that you seek professional help.

5. Don't tell me about the new "it" couple in Hollywood. I knew a week before you did.

6. I can relate everything you say to an episode of Friends.

7. I have been washing my face with Clearasil foaming face wash since I was a teenager.

8. If you try and share a recipe with me, I will laugh at you.

9. I think frivolous plastic surgery is dumb.

10. I can keep a secret.

Join in and link up with Little Miss Momma.

My Favorite Christmas Carols

Even though I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas carols, I don't start listening to them until after Thanksgiving. I have a mix with over 40 songs. I add to it every year. I've got classics by Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. I have an entire collection of Elvis Christmas songs. {They're my favorite.} I have Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and a cheesy version of the Little Drummer Boy by Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. I've got songs from movies, songs you've never heard of and songs that will get you dancing around the Christmas tree even if you're not in the mood. Here are just a few of my absolute favorites.


Elvis - Santa Claus is Back in Town


Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Bing Crosby & David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth


Wham! - Last Christmas

What are some of your favorite Christmas carols?

December 20, 2010

Overwhelmed, people.

The Talk of Tinseltown will resume next Monday
when I don't have so much crap to do.



Much love...

December 17, 2010

What Little Bit is getting for Christmas


a Dora the Explorer microphone


fleece booties from Old Navy in hot pink


Dora & Boots bath toys


Tinkerbell toy bins for her room
{We're definitely going to need these after Christmas.}


a kitchen that lights up & makes noises

Other items not pictured: Dora shirt, Elmo & Zoe shirt, a Cinderella cup, a couple of dvds, alphabet blocks, and a Sesame Street toy that is hard to explain



My kids may appear to be spoiled, but they're really not.
I just like to go all out for Christmas.
We don't have a big family, so most of their gifts will be coming from us Santa.

My husband's holiday check, which consists of all his paid holidays for the year, allows us to have a great Christmas. Thank you, City of Memphis!

December 16, 2010

What Little Man is getting for Christmas


a Penguin Pillow Pet because black is his new favorite color


{He told us his sister wants a Pig Pillow Pet because she's a pig when she eats.}


Despicable Me dvd


Shrek dvd box set


a remote control Buzz Lightyear robot


an easel with a dry erase board, magnetic board and chalkboard


a Nintendo DS + some games


an Etch A Sketch


Crocs tennis shoes


SpongeBob Crocs to replace the ones he's outgrown



Somebody's going to be happy on Christmas morning.

So, what are your little ones getting?

December 15, 2010

Oh So Crappy!

I'm still sick.
I got better for like a minute then it came back.
I'd like to get well and stay well!

I'm currently waiting on a nurse to call me back.
She better call in some better drugs.
What's a girl got to do to get an antibiotic?

Both of my kids are sick, but are on the mend.
I've been so busy with holiday stuff.
I don't see myself blogging with regularity until the new year.



Want to know what I did today that was oh so crappy?



I guess Santa will be bringing me a new camera lens instead of a Nook.

December 14, 2010

iLove Tuesday Tunes; Only Girl

I've been listening to Rihanna's Only Girl on repeat since I downloaded it over the weekend. It's got a great beat, but it's got even better lyrics.

Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world
Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love
Like I'm the only one who knows your heart






So, what are you listening to right now?

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December 13, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Those Gossip Girls

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden were married on Saturday in a winter-themed wedding at Lionel Richie’s home in Beverly Hills. Nicole was walked down the aisle by her father. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Run. Guests included Khloe Kardashian, Gwen Stefani and Samantha Ronson. Notably absent was Richie's former BFF, Paris Hilton. {That's so not hot.}


Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are divorcing after two years of marriage. The two met on the set of Dexter where they play brother and sister. Speaking of Dexter, who watched the season finale? {OH. MY. GOD.} Anyway, I really liked these two together. This sucks.


Ryan Gosling is reportedly courting Blake Lively. Sources say the two have been on several dates, but aren't too serious about each other yet. No offense to Blake, but Ryan Gosling is supposed to end up with Rachel McAdams. Hasn't she seen The Notebook?


So, Miley Cyrus took a couple of hits from a bong at a party. People at the party videotaped it. Her people then tried to snatch up all of the computers with the video on it. Unfortunately, there were too many college students with a copy. Miley and her reps are denying it was weed in the bong. They say it was a legal substance called salvia. Does anyone else buy this load of garbage? Just go ahead and admit it. You were huffing the Mary Jane.


Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens broke up. I am not a fan of either so I don't really care. See? I couldn't even be bothered to post a good picture of them.


Reese Witherspoon, who is so freaking pretty it's ridiculous, recently spoke to reporters about Robert Pattinson. She said, "I'm not gonna lie. He's a very, very handsome man." Reese also said she and her 30-year-old friends love the Twilight series. This proves it. Reese and I would totally be besties if she lived nearby. She loves Twilight. I love Twilight. She's from Tennessee. I'm from Tennessee. She has flawless skin and an amazing wardrobe. She could buy me some face cream and let me borrow her shoes.


Taylor Momsen thinks masturbation is cool. "I’m a promoter of masturbation. Don’t sleep around -- learn yourself first! Guys do, but girls don’t. That’s why girls have so many bad experiences." I'm not against masturbation, but I am against this chick for being on my nerves.


Kim Kardashian reportedly went out with Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, for a minute. Halle quickly put her foot down and said OH, NO SHE DIDN'T. Kim, out of either fear or respect, decided to back off.



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December 10, 2010

Happy Holidays, blog friends!

I sent out holiday cards this week.

This isn't the one I sent,

but I couldn't leave out my blogging friends.



from,
The Hero, hotpants™, Little Man & Little Bit

December 06, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Turning TV Shows into Movies

Johnny Depp has officially signed on to play Tonto in a movie adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Now they're looking for a leading man to play the title character. Johnny said, "There's so many interesting possibilities out there. Brad Pitt would be great. George Clooney would be great. Don't know who it's going to be just yet." I think Depp and Pitt would be fantastic together. Regardless of who they choose, I'll be seeing this movie.


Snoop Dogg says he's made an 'anthem for Prince William' after he was reportedly asked to perform for the newly engaged prince. "When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something," the rapper said in a statement obtained by The Wall Street Journal. This has yet to be confirmed by the royal family, but if it's true... well, they'll definitely earn some street cred in my book.


Christina Aguilera told People mag that she's seeing Matthew Rutler, a set assistant from her new flick, Burlesque. "Once I filed for divorce, we started dating. I'm not trying to jump into anything. I'm taking it slow and trying to be happy." Someone should help Christina with the definition of 'taking it slow'.


Josh Duhamel was kicked off an airplane when he refused to turn off his phone. The flight attendant reportedly asked him three times. When he laughed in her face, she had the pilot turn the plane around which was already on the runway. Celebrities may be rich, but they aren't special. Turn off your damn phone, Josh!


Star is reporting Britney’s husband for two days, Jason Alexander, received a phone call from the pop star where she accused current boyfriend, Jason Trawick, of beating her. I won't post a link to the tape since it's a fake. Jason Alexander is obviously desperate for money and attention. Britney and her people quickly squashed the story. She took to her Twitter with the following message.

"Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya'll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana ass!"


Another tv show is being turned into a movie. This time it's 21 Jump Street which will star Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. I love Johnny Depp now, but I wasn't a fan back in the day. I've never seen a single episode of 21 Jump Street so I seriously doubt I'll watch this movie.



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