Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Christian & Anastasia

Maybe...but Jake is just too nice!

I confess..... I am reading 50 Shades of Grey. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and halfway through I can attest that it is quite the page turner.

That point aside I love to picture the characters while I read. Since the movie rights were just purchased I was curious who you guys would envision as our leading Red Room rompers. 

For Christian Grey we only get this description, "very attractive," tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes". Well hair can be dyed and I'm not hip on who the hot young actors are but here are a few from my wishlist.

 I know nobody agrees with me on Jonathan Rhys Myers...but he is so hot, and eccentric hot, so he would be a good choice in my opinion even though he hasn't had a hit movie since Mission Impossible? Jonathan also seems mysterious. Poor kid keeps getting in trouble for getting hammered. Dark and twisty.

Then there is Henry Cavill who was also on the Tudors. Hair fits, what do you think? Look at that bone structure. Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

And speaking of our HBO & Showtime shows, how about our friend Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) from Game of Thrones?

Or his beautiful half-brother Robb Stark (Richard Madden)?


I would pay $30 for a movie ticket if Christian was Ryan Reynolds but I just can't imagine him in that role.....he's too silly. He will always be Van Wilder.

You know you've thought about it. The one, the only....Ryan Gosling.

On to Miss Anastasia....I saw this on Pinterest and almost fell out of my chair. I had the same exact first impression from the character's description that this is the route Hollywood would go. Is she even a good actress? One thing that is in alignment with Miss Steele, she sure does bite the hell out of her lip ALL THE TIME. She honestly fits the character to a tee but I would really rather see someone (ANYONE) else.

Maybe there is a reason we all are on the alert for Kristen...from Wikipedia "The Fifty Shades trilogy was developed from a Twilight fan fiction originally titled Master of the Universe and published episodically on fan-fiction websites under the pen name "Snowqueens Icedragon". The piece featured characters named after Stephenie Meyer's characters in TwilightEdward Cullen and Bella Swan"

GREAT. We already had those movies, moving on.

Yes, more Game of Thrones...but Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is pretty gorgeous also.

You know I have a thing for Kate Mara

Kate Beckinsale is one of my top girl crushes...but I think she is a little too mature for this role and we have seen her in plenty of leather from Underworld.

Who watches Modern Family? Is Sarah Hyland too young? I mean Anastasia is supposed to be 22 and that happens to be Sarah's exact age.

Who do you ladies picture as these characters? If they cast Blake Lively as Kate I will vomit. Girl is gorgeous but can't act worth shit. And if you think I'm being tough on her I have room to talk. I modeled for Sky City print ads in the 80's.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Whining Wednesday

I'm having a bad week. So here are some random musings I just have to say to make myself feel better. It is completely fine to disagree. In fact, I'm sure there is something in my house you hate.....but just let me vent.

I'm OVER your open shelves. You think its all cool and everything but it looks like junk in your kitchen to me! Put that shit in a cabinet for the love of God!

NO! I don't want to see your coffee mugs!

This one seriously has me twitching.....someone really thinks this looks good???

Vomit. And how in the hell do you reach the top?

MODG wrote a great post on Moms + Bathing Suits. That b*tch Bethenny stole my stomach.....

On the days I do go uptown as soon as I get home the "work" clothes come off. I have no idea how you ladies wear suits & heels.

Oscar the Grouch

Monday, June 18, 2012

My 15 month old Tasmanian Devil...

At least his Radio Flyer keeps him occupied and in a confined space!

I'm not sure if this is normal so please chime in but my son is a mischievous little minx. There are several things in his play area that he cannot play with. 
1. The metal bakers rack in the kitchen that holds glassware. He loves to shake this to see if things will fall off.
2. The dog's water bowl.
3. The extension cord we have plugged into the TV room (temporary fix for this ridiculous other issue).

These three areas are causing me endless chasing, yelling No, sitting him down in other areas, even a hand squeeze and he isn't even fazed. He doesn't give a f&*k. He is the honey badger of toddlers. How do you tell them No? Ford smiles as he saunters over to the hands-off areas and giggles incessantly when I grab him and say No.

One of my best friends from College came over Sunday to see Ford and his girlfriend Anna Lee and I think I have permanently scared them away from kids. I'm not sure I completed a sentence or sat still. Now I'm not saying my son is a terror, he is adorable and sweet and I love him to pieces. I'm just concerned he is plotting against me!

And to add insult to injury, I'm trying to drop these last 5 pounds so I'm giving up my wine/bourbon for 3 weeks before our family beach trip. Let's see how well that goes.

In other news here are some things I want to spend my hard earned money on just for him. Because I'm nuts.

We need 20 pairs of these...unfortunately the are sold out. Hanna Andersson PJ's

Ford loves blankets (so does his mom). Love this Rikshaw elephant blanket.

Orient Expressed..looks so soft after a day at the beach!

More OE

And more OE. Can you believe he has no monogrammed outfits yet? WTF!

Already thinking about his big boy room...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hoarders Topic: Cocktail Napkins

I have a confession; there are several things I buy and keep in abundance. Today's topic is cocktail napkins. The above is a sampling of a few of my favorites. If you saw the shelf in the pantry dedicated to my obsession you might suggest I double my zoloft. Hello, my name is Katharine and I am a cocktail napkinaholic.

Various Festive Napkins. Party specific monogrammed cocktail napkins are an entertaining MUST. Two great sources are The Scribbler in Birmingham and The Party Place in Morehead City.

I'm sure we all have the typical geometric, floral, and striped lovelies on hand in our pantry for an impromptu party.

Caspari pretties

 But besides having appropriate napkins for every holiday I also love to collect ones that make you snort your drink out. You know the kind I'm talking about....the type that make you feel a little risque by putting them on your bar.

For your viewing pleasure...

Do you have any favorite cocktail napkins? Any great sources to share? I must inherit this cheeky addiction from my grandmother...

Napkins via MikWright and Hatley