30 November, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday!

Somehow this (talented comedienne) lady didn't entice me to wake up at 5 am, or even go to Target for either days of the two-day sale this weekend, but these ads caught my attention and I did get a few good laughs...

For anyone who didn't get out of bed on Black Friday (like the "sleeping beast" alter-ego sister below), Cyber Monday is where it's at.

I didn't set my alarm for 3 am, and I'm still getting good deals.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, ate lots of turkey, enjoyed the mild weather and maybe caught some football. I won't go into my disappointment over the results of the games this weekend but it was still fun to watch with my family, as was Disney's "UP" which blew me away (ha, ha) with the stunning 3D animation.

In other news, my dad celebrated a big birthday yesterday, I won't say which one, but I hope he is now enjoying his brand new Playstation 3 -- a gaming platform was the only thing missing in our home entertainment center, and I think this was the perfect gift for the occasion :-) Have fun, dad!

Oh, sis... awake in the daytime? The sleeping beast awakens, argargarg.

15 November, 2009

Blog-4-Cause eBook

blog4cause Want to help a great cause and get an inspiring eBook at the same time? As a blogger this creative fund-raising approach jumped out at me, and I thought I'd share.

By making a donation (of any amount) to the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research through this page you will receive the Blog-4-Cause eBook created by over 150 participants, filled with favorite stories, inspirational moments, laughs, recipes, and physical and personal growth articles, in addition to a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Enjoy!

06 November, 2009

Being Lady GaGa: Success!

This post is at least a week late, but I just copied the pictures from my memory card. Lady GaGa fans and people who love dressing up for Halloween: read on. Also, check out the previous post about my costume for background.

October 24, 2009: fun on the subway to Caroline’s birthday / early Halloween party. The costume was a hit, the paparazzi took plenty of pictures, but I need a better head scarf. Attempts to remove my sunglasses were made the entire night, but I politely responded that it’s all part of the Poker Face. Below, I am holding a rolled up GaGa bill, à la the music video in which there is plenty of money to burn

GaGa in Philadelphia
My backup dancer Minh looked great with his matching yellow shoes. Watch the video, and you’ll get it.

Backup Dancer
GaGa and “Babe Lincoln” got along well.

GaGa with Babe Lincoln
October 30, 2009: party at our humble abode in Manayunk (basement and upstairs, could have fit 10x more people). Costume featured a better headscarf made from a $5 fabric scarf from Wal-Mart, lighter skin and darker lipstick.

October 31, 2009: with old friends in New Brunswick. Costume by this point lacking a belt (forgot it in Philadelphia) and proper pantyhose. Also could not find my digital camera after our party which I fortunately found tucked between my dresser and laundry bin in my room after the weekend. My friend from home Amanda was over, I have a small room, long story. The only pics I like from this night were snapped on someone’s cell phone, so I am not posting them. However, I did meet one GaGa who rivaled my own look. Meet, GUY GAGA!

Guy GaGa

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