Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Five LOL Dogs of the Day

Fave Sundance Movie? Save the Date

While I didn't see quite as many films as I usually do during Sundance, I was able to see one I absolutely adored. Save the Date was a cute, sweet, endearing film about life and love and I could not get enough of it. One of the best parts about it were the cartoons drawn throughout the film. One of the main girls is an artist and she doodles all the time. I love things like that - blending different forms of media. Of course, the cast was completely amazing: Martin Starr (looking FINE), Geoffrey Arend, Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, and Mark Webber were outstanding. I love love loved it and can't wait for it to be released.

Pinky's Fandance - Jason Mraz

I love Jason Mraz. Now, I don't obsessively dream about him, name my cat after him, or wish he was mine like some people I know (I'm looking at you, Heidels -the one photobombing my pic below), but he's a very cool guy with a great voice and I adore his music. I finally had my chance to meet him at Sundance after he performed a short set. He is SO fan friendly! Loved it. We also got to see him perform at the Extra party later that night. Wahoo! Jason Mraz WIN.

Post-Sundance Fatigue

I don't know why I always forget just how freaking tired I am after Sundance. I mean, try as you might to stop it, there's not getting around the overall exhaustion that hits you post-Sundance. I suppose getting three hours of sleep per night for two weeks while running around all day didn't help matters. Not to mention the high altitude, freezing cold temperatures, and the constant need to be going going going all the time.
At this point I'd just be happy to sleep uninterrupted for about a week. Can we somehow make that happen? That'd be great.

Celebrity Wrap Up - Thursday Edition

Hello and welcome to Thursday's edition of Celebrity Wrap Up. I'm guessing by the look on his face that the robot is better endowed than he is.
Is Lea aware that her va-jay-jay is hanging out?
What's with the weird curl in front? Doesn't he realize he's a sex symbol?
Speaking of sex symbols.....grrrrrr.....
Hot man and a dog. Hot man and a dog. I approve.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Top Six Postsecrets of the Day

Pit Stop in Vegas

As the long drive home is a just a smidge too long for Sammy, we made a pit stop in Vegas at my friend Alex's house yesterday. I've known Alex since Junior High and it's always great to see her. Not only was Sammy able to stretch his legs, but he met some new doggie friends. They played and had a blast. On a side note, do you know how hard it is to get three dogs to look at the camera? Alex and Sammy were instant BFFs. After our visit, this was Sammy's position for the remainder of the ride home. He was tuckered out!

Pinky's Fandance - John Hawkes

John Hawkes is a phenomenal actor. Last year I saw him at Sundance and didn't recognize him until it was too late. This year I made sure to keep an eye out for him. John was SO nice. He plays such creepy characters that you just never know, but he was amazing. I'm so glad I was able to meet him this year.

Big Thanks

As my most recent Sundance Film Festival has come to a close, I've got a lot of people to thank for helping me attend. In no particular order: thanks to my dad for getting me tires so I could get home; thanks to my mom for listening to me while I was sick in bed during the beginning of the fest; thanks to Heidels for being an excellent partner-in-crime; thanks to my job for allowing me the time off to go; thanks to McFamily for watching Sammy; thanks to Angie for bringing Sammy to see me and watching him the last few days; thanks to the random act of kindness from the passing car full of heroes which dug my weather-beaten car out of the snow; thanks to my Sundance manager for the amazing schedule; thanks to Sundance for the lodging and having me back every year; thanks to my Sundance friends I was fortunate enough to see; and last but not least thank goodness I made it back in one piece! That was a rough one, but still a lot of fun. :) Here's to another great year.

Celebrity Wrap Up - Wednesday Edition

Hello and welcome to Wednesday's Couple's Edition of Celebrity Wrap Up. Awww, just look at that look of love. So sweet.
That's Melissa's hubby? Huh.
How did she let him leave the house without a haircut? Armie, sweetie, your hair is a million times better when it's short.They're such a rock star couple. Love them.
That's strange. They're wearing black? That's new. Oh, wait....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Blogger on the Fritz

I've been trying to post this picture all day, but Blogger hasn't been working at all.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snow Dog

I wasn't sure if Sammy would be pro-snow, but he seems to be a big fan.


By far the most exciting part of my day today was seeing my sweet little Sammy (and Angie, of course).

Look at his beautiful little face. SO stoked!

Sleep Please

We've now hit that magical time of the Festival when everything dies, everyone (read: celebs) has left town, and all you want to do is sleep.

This is the face of someone who finally got to sleep for more than three hours at once. Hooray!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Can't Help It If We're Gangsta

My boys! Oh, and don't forget to check out www.mikethefanboy.com for my daily Sundance video reports.


I've tried to get a picture with Vera Farmiga FOREVER, but never got lucky enough to make it happen - that is, until today.

I'm SO excited! She was so nice - asked for my name, complimented my hair color. I really enjoy her work, so I was stoked for our encounter.

Appreciation FAIL

So, the good news is that it's Volunteer Appreciation Day and we get super cute hand-outs like this:

Love it!

The bad news is that on the back of the packet is this unfortunate wording. I'm sure they didn't mean to phrase it this way, but it kinda reads like, "You suck." FAIL.

New Hat

How cute is this hat my boss just gave me? I'm stoked!

Of course, now I'm wearing two hats, but no matter. My head will be extra warm. Also, we're heading into the tail end of the Festival when everything slows down. Yay.

Happy Anniversary To Me

While technically this is my eleventh festival, it's my tenth as a volunteer.

When I checked in, this awesome card was in with my badge.

Pretty cool, right? ;)

Chris Rock Made My Day

Much like Julie Delpy, I was a bit put off by Chris Rock last night. Maybe it was the situation, but I just didn't feel warm and fuzzy feelings emulating from him.

Today, however, was a much better experience. He actually said, "What's up, beautiful?" to me when he saw me. Day. Made.

Julie Delpy Bubble Burst

I'm feeling much better today. One of the main reasons I was so discouraged last night was that I met Julie Delpy after her film. Now, I happen to LOVE Julie Delpy - Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are a few of my fave films.

In person, however, Julie, sadly, didn't live up to the hype. But, to her credit, she did take the picture, and it may have been bad timing immediately after screening her film for the first time.

Thankfully, I saw her again today and was able to get a MUCH better picture. While not overly friendly, she was fine and seemed to redeem herself. Phew! Now I can enjoy her work again.