Thursday, December 23, 2010

a giveaway


most of the time, i don't care too much for chick-flicks. too many are BEYOND predictable and actually kind of boring. but these, these are some that i just LOVE and think are actually pretty well made. in this small collection, i included one of each semi-genre within the genre of chick-flicks; Julie & Julia - a comedy, The Holiday - a tear-jerker, Mamma Mia - a musical and The Princess Bride - a classic.

+ must be a follower of my blog +
+ comment with your favorite quote from a chick-flick +

(leave a comment with each different entry)
+ FOUR extra entries if you blog about it +
+ THREE extra entries if you tweet about it +
+ TWO extra entries for becoming a twitter follower +

winner will be picked and announced two weeks from tomorrow, the seventh of january.

thanks for entering, and good luck!!
EDIT: april brought up a good point; and since she was the first to comment, it'll go how she commented. for the multiple entry ones, go ahead and comment that amount. most likely, will be better to keep track of. thanks for the pointer lady!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

tied up (with strings)

what's been up with you guys?
me? oh well..nothing much, really.
but here are a few things i've been up to,
and some lovely hints of things to come.

micaela's news was so hard to keep a secret! i'm SO, SO happy for max and her, this is truly the most wonderful piece of news and i CANNOT wait to hear all the moving and el paso stories! the weather is pretty insane there, so i have no doubt it will be a brilliant job for sir maxham and one great adventure for both of them.

yeah. i totally caved. and am now obsessed. watched the first season in about three days and am almost halfway through the second one. TOO good, too damn good.

saw black swan last week and LOVED IT. it is by far one of the best films i've ever seen and one of my most favorite performances by natalie portman. BUT, it isn't for everyone, haha, my friend carol hated it; it's got some 'graphic' stuff in it at times, but it didn't bother me too much as i was too interested to see what was going to happen to nina (portman) and this swan that seemed to be growing inside her. (but won't say any more, you have to see it for yourself! HAVE to!)

and speaking of possibly oscar canditates, i am more excited than words can express to see true grit sometime over the weekend. the whole cast in this movie looks so wonderful and i'm kind of a sucker for a funny-ish jeff bridges character, hehe.

have taken about 300 or so photos for blogging recently, but have so overwhelmed with it, that i just sort of shut down and obviously haven't blogged at all for a bit. but! to start off some much needed and delayed blog therapy, i'll be posting about a giveaway thursday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

hello, awesome

so, when i saw this Chronicle Books 'Haul-idays' Giveaway on Oh Hello Friend the other day, i had a major happy attack. AND thought it a perfect way to get back into blogging after a tiny bit of a break. (completely unintended by the way. actually have had some time off since there's been a bit of a work lull, but just somehow haven't had the itch to scratch in the realm of blogging.) basically, the deal is, a blogger creates a list of Chronicle Book items in total under $500, enters AND if she/he wins, someone who comments on the post as well, wins the entire haul. (!!!)

BUT, when it came time to putting together the list, keeping it under $500, it took me forever, forever. since i'm combining books with stationery and other oddities, it was really hard to get it down to the right amount. (me + visions of disney pixar art books = a bad idea and lots of $$.) just an hour ago, i finally got my list right at about $500; $499.15 to be exact, hehe. So, hopefully we have similar taste in all things lovely and you'd enjoy winning my list too. Here's the full list and some photos...

1.) Allure
8.) Flour