Sexo y la ciudad May 29, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
The past two nights have been hibernation central for me. Trying to work off the extra pounds before I go home to Ohio on Wednesday. I have to impress everyone, don’t you know. Really looking forward to getting away for a week and doing a whole lot of nothing besides drinking and hanging out with my family! It’s supposed to be a good weekend so I think I’m going to be outside a lot. If anyone wants to go to the park or the pier on Saturday, let me know!
Yummy Flavors May 27, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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I had heard the album in its entirety back in March but was happy to sit down with it again and really dissect it. I have every confidence in saying that this is the best Alanis album since “Jagged Little Pill.” Every one of her albums has something to offer and I really do love all of them but this one is so different for her and is exactly in tune with music today and is a fantastic progression for her. Half of the album is classic Alanis and the other half is stuff she’s never tried before. It’s exhilarating as a fan to experience this musical journey with her and if you’ve ever been a fan of Alanis‘ stuff I encourage you to check the album out.
Friday morning I got up at the butt ass crack of dawn to go see Alanis perform on the Today show. When I got there at 6:45 am she was doing sound check and already the crowds were in full force. I almost got in a fight with an old lady from Iowa because I was trying to cut in front of her. She was not happy with that and I was not wanting to deal with her at 7am so words were exchanged. These people didn’t understand though–I didn’t even care about being on TV or even being in front, I just wanted to be able to see her. I ended up getting a nice spot and saw her sing “Underneath,” “Ironic,” and “Thank U” THREE TIMES EACH. If I wasn’t sick of Ironic before….I sure am now…. Josh Moon joined me at the Today show and it was great hanging out with him and catching up while waiting for Alanis to start. He’s in town for the summer doing an internship and it’ll be great having him here.
Speaking of old friends, I haven’t seen Page Six in three weeks and that makes me sad.
Also speaking of old friends, what a weekend! BFF and I went down to see DC Doug and it was such a fun time! Saturday we were able to meeting up with Laurie and do a little lunch/ice cream/park time. Sunday we went with Quentin to my old friend Christie’s house warming party and it was such a blast. So many drunken, hilarious times. I sure do love my boys!
Back in the city and am supes excited for “Sex and the City” on Thursday. My phone broke last night so I have been dealing with that today as well. I need to go and get it fixed this afternoon and if they can’t fix it, I’ll have to get a new one, which SUCKS. I don’t want to lose all of my numbers!! Plus I was planning on leaving Sprint at the end of August but if I have to buy a new one I might as well just renew my contract and get a good phone. I’m just overpaying and have been really unhappy with Sprint’s customer service. Ah well, I’ll do what I’ve gotta do.
That’s all I’ve got today. It’s good to be back!
It Won’t Be Long Now… May 19, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
That is a joke.
Something that DC Doug did a few days ago was post a blog about his pet peeves. I liked his answers and have a few of my own that I’d like to share with you so without further ado….
BRIAN’S TOP EIGHT PET PEEVES/ANNOYANCES
1. People getting on the elevator
My work building has a lot of floors. So we have three different elevator banks with about eight elevators in each bank. I’m on floor 20 which is the second to last floor in my particular elevator bank. I don’t know why, but it drives me CRAZY when people get on the elevator. The worst is when three people get on and pretty 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, etc. so I have all these stops to make before my floor. Again, I don’t know why it bothers me, it just does. I get angry at these people that are just doing the same thing I am but in my head I’m like “oh, what, you can’t walk two floors?” This isn’t so much a pet peeve as it is an annoyance….oh well.
2. Horn Honking
We know you’re there. We see you driving. There is no need to honk your horn and to LEAN on the damn thing. New York is one constant horn honk and I accept that but COME ON.
3. Gross Chicken Fat
Why does there need to be gross shit on pieces of chicken? Can’t they cut that off in the store? I buy chicken breast pre-cut so I DON’T have to deal with crap like that. It grosses me out when I have cut it off and it’s even worse when you miss it and accidentally eat it. ::Shudder::
4. Kitty Litter
For whatever reason, RIGHT after I change my cat’s litter box they feel the need to go in and piss or take a shit. Look, I’m sorry that your box of hell smells nice for ONCE but do you really need to go and ruin the beauty that I just created? You can’t wait FIVE MINUTES? No Me Diga.
5. The Shower Thingy
So you know in shower/baths how they have that little lever you have to pull up to tun the water from a bath to a shower? Well for whatever reason, I hate it when you turn off the shower and the knob doesn’t release and so it just drips, and drips, and drips until you release the remainder of the water or it does it itself. It probably bothers me more cause it’s early morning but I feel like that thing is out to get me.
6. People who stop in the middle of the sidewalk while walking
Pretty self-explanatory. Happens more often than you’d think. Drives me crazy!
7. When the DVR cuts off the preview for next week’s show
Why does it do that? It can’t last thirty more seconds? And for whatever reason you can’t extend the record time. You can have it record earlier, but not later. And that serves no purpose for me. Desperate Housewives and Prison Break are the worst offenders of this. Another thing in the same arena is when you record something and for whatever reason, it doesn’t record. I build up the excitement and look forward to it and then…disappointment.
8. Underarm sweat
It drives me crazy. The worst is when you shower, put deodorant on, and then proceed with your day/night and five minutes later you’re soaked under the arm. I don’t know why it happens, it just does. I’m not looking forward to that happening in the summer.
I’m sure I have a lot more but those are the ones that come off the top of my head. What are your biggest pet peeves?
Going to Musical Monday tonight with BFF and the boys. I’ll do my best to not stand on any booths this time around.
Top Model-y Like a Fat Girl May 15, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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He’s just so pretty. I’m actually pulling for David Cook to lose, that way he can have the type of career that he wants. He’s my favorite!!
Last night BFF and I crossed water to go have dinner with Kido, Bridge, Mo, and Matt and watch the Top Model finale. We got a bunch of food and MADE DINNER! Okay well….BFF made dinner. Like, not just grilled chicken or rice but actually food! It was so freakin amazing. Great wine, great Top Model, great friends. I’ll cross water any time for those girls–love them!
I’m feeling a little under the weather today. I think part of it has to do with the fact that I went out pretty hard Monday night after being drunk the majority of the weekend. I’m looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend and watching a lot of movies on my couch. I think that my wallet is looking forward to that as well! The other reason I think I’m getting sick is because there is another round of lay offs coming and I’m stressing out. I have no reason to think I’d be let go, but when you know it’s happening and you’re completely in the dark…it’s not a fun place to be!
I’d like to take this opportunity to give a little shout out to Vin. I’ve been very neglectful with emails to him lately and I sincerely apologize. I’d also like to shout out to Taylor who is going to be running a 26.2 mile marathon on Saturday!!! Marathon!!! She and I have both come a long way from getting Wendy’s every night and watching bad movies. I think the fact that she’s running a marathon is absolutely phenomenal. She is going to think of me at Mile 20 and my mental image is supposed to inspire her to run those last six miles. Or something like that.
“The Office” has its season finale tonight. Is Jim going to propose to Pam?!?! I hope so!!!
I totes love them.
I Cun Reed Ril Good. May 14, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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Please appreciate the exchange I just had with an employee of Boston Coach car service:
Me: His last name is F as in Frank, R and in Randy, I as in Igloo, S as in….
Boston Coach: Igloo? Igloo is spelled with an “E.”
Boston Coach: Isn’t it?
I swear to God, some people….everytime I start to think I’m dumb, I remember people like Carly from Boston Coach who doesn’t know how to spell “igloo” and I feel better about myself.
Hot Tranny Mess May 13, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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Yeaaah boyeee!!!!! I’m super happy because it’s such a great show that deserves to be nominated.
So last night I was incredibly irresponsible. I went with BFF and roomie to Musical Mondays at Splash Bar and it was OFF. THE. HOOK. It was SO much fun!!! I spent money I don’t have and drank like a fish but I can’t believe what a fantastic time I had. During Musical Mondays, they have a bunch of screens around this giant club and they play musical numbers from shows, Tony Award performances, and other live stuff. Of course everyone drinks and starts to sing along the more they drink. A few moments that were particularly special for me:
1. During SPAMALOT’s “Find Your Grail,” I picked up a candle from the table and pretended it was a grail…the entire song. Best part about it is I had gotten separated from the rest of our group so I was doing this completely by myself.
2. Pretending to be in A CHORUS LINE every time it came on screen. Seriously, I danced the hell out of that shit. And dancer I am not.
3. During “Defying Gravity” from WICKED…well…the whole thing was just a mess. In the show she starts flying on a broom towards the climax of the song. And wouldn’t you know it…during the climax I stood up on a booth…and pretended to fly….on a broom…while singing along and pointing to everyone. HOT. MESS.
Roomie and I both met Steve’s that were very fun to hang out with but we decided to call it a night around one. So we drunkenly get on the train….the downtown train! It wasn’t until we got to Canal Street that I was like “um…this is wrong.” I have to say though, it was all worth it!
Am very excited to go home tonight and do nothing. My couch and I are going to be best friends. Going to Brooklyn tomorrow to watch the Top Model finale with BFF, Kido, Bridge, and Mo. Should be good times!!
Singing, Dancing, and Stealing Things May 12, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
Upon first listen I wasn’t loving it that much but I have given it a few spins and it’s slowly working its way into my favorites. It’s a very different record than his previous ones–much more acoustic than Mr. A-Z and less “poppy” than “Waiting For My Rocket to Come.” It is a nice mixture of the three and two of the songs have choirs in them! Choirs! I freakin love choirs in songs.
Friday night BFF and Page Six and I went to see “Gypsy” with Patti LuPone.
That dress is fierce. The hat? Not s’much.
Tonight I’m meeting up with some friends at Splash for Musical Mondays. I have yet to go so we’ll see what it entails but all I know is that I’m going to need a cat nap before going out! I’m officially getting old.
Ob La Dee, Ob La Da….BRA! May 9, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
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The character of Logan from “Gilmore Girls”:
Clearly I have problems.
Tonight BFF, Page Six and I are going to see Patti Lupone in the revival of “Gypsy.” I hope that Patti’s “Life Goes On” cast member Chris Burke will be there. I don’t know why he would be….but a boy can dream, can’t he?
What a "Day!" May 8, 2008Posted by britunes2 in Uncategorized.
I honestly have no idea how I felt about it. It was kind of a hot tranny mess……that I kind of absolutely loved. Is that weird?! I feel like a few of the leading actors (Chris Hanke, Ali Maurzy and Elizabeth Stanley, all pictured) really got the “essence” of the show and completely understood how the comedy worked. They all had fantastic comedic timing and really great voices. There were a few performances that were lacking, mainly James Snyder as Cry-Baby and Chestor Gregory as Dupree, his best friend. I feel like they were both written poorly, but the actors also didn’t bring anything new to the part. The show lacked a certain “something” and is kind of like “Hairspray’s” retarded brother. That being said, it had fantastic choreography and costumes, some really funny supporting characters, and at the time, great music. I say at the time because walking away from the show, I can’t remember a single song that I heard all night. Nothing is stuck in my head. I’m wanting to give it another viewing with BFF mainly to see what his thoughts on it are. Plus I want to see Christopher Hanke again. I have a little bit of a crush.
It’s for this amazing new musical called “Glory Days.” It was written by two 23 year-old guys and it’s about a group of friend reunit……oh…..wait…..I’m going to stop telling you about this now because it CLOSED!!! I can hear you saying “oh Brian, that’s nothing, Broadway musicals close all the time.” Yes, that is true. However, how many Broadway shows close after only ONE performance? Glory Days opened Tuesday, May 6….and closed….Tuesday, May 6. So sad. I had heard a few songs from the show and they were predictable and boring. BFF made this picture and I think it’s brill:
Better luck next time, boys.