Monthly Archives: September 2012

Congrats Anne. Now what the #$@* is on your head?!

Reason #82 I’d never give a designer carte blanche even if I had the money to do so.

Valentino did Anne dirty with that schmatte she’s sporting.

By the way, how are we collectively defining “longtime” these days?

Photos via JustJared, ArtsSarasota and Sanitation Updates.

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I have many crushes

Here they are all in one place

Jonny Lee Miller

Blair Underwood

Hugh Laurie

Mehcad Brooks

Alexander Skarsgård

Jesse Williams

Michael B. Jordan

Dan Stevens

Aaron Paul

Who’s your crush?

Twitter Spotlight: Sara Lang

Update: Sara now has a blog. Check it out!

Meet Sara Lang. Because I want to. If we lived in the same city, I can’t help but think we’d become good buddies.

Plus she likes to bake all kinds of tasty treats for her friends and, well, I like eating tasty treats.

If you haven’t met Sara, here’s your big chance.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@SaraLang: Liberal, loves food, adventurous, outgoing, and of course funny.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@SaraLang: Talkative

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@SaraLang: Honesty, loyalty, and an intense love of chick flicks. Oh, and a willingness to try any and all baked goods that I throw their way!

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@SaraLang: The Sunday Times, a cup of coffee, and homemade pumpkin scones.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@SaraLang: Las Vegas



OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@SaraLang: CJ Cregg from the West Wing – one day, I hope to be her.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@SaraLang: Everything! I think my favorite thing to eat would be chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel frosting, but you’d be hard-pressed to find cupcakes I don’t love.

Favorite drink would definitely be coffee – with or without the bells and whistles. Oh, and a dirty martini.


OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@SaraLang: iPhone. Coffee. KitchenAid stand mixer. Twitter. Oven.

OneChicklette: What would be your theme song? (via @aswinn)

@SaraLang: Julieanne Hough’s “About Life”

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@SaraLang: What’s the number one item on your bucket list?


OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@SaraLang: I love, love, love How Sweet It Is – I’ve made as many recipes as I can from there, and next time I have free time I’ll make more.

Downton Abbey Love

I’m not sure how I failed to post about my love for Downton Abbey before now.

Unlike @ticktock6, I was slow to check out Downton. I started watching shortly before season 2 started airing, hurrying to watch the lovely, long episodes cut for British television. I got hooked fast.

From the storylines about sisters Mary, Edith and Sybil to gaining an understanding of how estates like Downton were kept (or not) in a family to the slow boil of the relationship between ladies’ maid Anna and Mr. Bates, I found so much to enjoy.

You can imagine how excited I was to arrive at my LA hotel and see Mr. Bates himself, Downton’s valet, at the valet.

Stunned, I said aloud, “oh Mr. Bates!”

[feel free to laugh at me--I deserve it]

It was Brendan Coyle, who plays Mr. Bates. Fortunately he was as courteous as Mr. Bates, and pointed out that his “Anna” was nearby so I also met Anna (Joanne Froggatt, or “Jo” as she so sweetly introduced herself) and Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) as they were on their way to a BAFTA pre-Emmy function.

I looked like a total slob, having just spent a few hours walking around Venice in the heat with a friend from college. Nonetheless, here are the pics we took.

PS just in case Dan Stevens (aka Matthew Crawley) is in Los Angeles for the Emmys too, I’ll try to dress better and do my hair.