Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Claire Danes Cry Face Project

I loved her as Angela on My So-Called Life and now I’m so hooked on Homeland and, of course, Claire’s Carrie.

But someone has done a much better, more creative tribute than I ever could.

How great! There’s a Tumblr too, which is where the real prize resides. This video:

H/t to the New Yorker for making me aware of The Claire Danes Cry Face Project here. Its creator, Jessica Hulett, tweets as @blindcavefish. Show her some love.

 

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Five things that are great about Scranton

1. Memories. History.

2. Old Forge style pizza. Note: not all are actually in Old Forge. My personal favorites include Colarusso’s, Salerno’s and Armetta’s.

3. What constitutes ‘traffic’ and ‘lines’ makes me giggle. Parking is easy and on Black Friday, it was free downtown. When people complain, I want to show them city traffic and explain how it teaches patience but I bite my tongue. Usually.

4. Things are cheap.

5. Seeing family of course!

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Twitter Spotlight: Matt Feige

Today you get to spend some virtual time with the tweeter who has become like my little brother, @mfeige.

We connected on Twitter talking about basketball but Matt is fun to tweet with about so many topics. His love for and knowledge of all things Disney is encyclopedic. Even though he lives on the West Coast and I’m on the East, we have been able to hang out in person several times.

Get to know Matt. I adore him (his recent haircut is great too)!

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@mfeige: Curious, fun-loving, adventurous and on a diet (because I need to lose some weight)

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@mfeige: Witty . . . I think, wait, maybe indecisive.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@mfeige: Honesty, loyalty, staying up late, similar interests

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@mfeige: A Los Angeles sunset, time with family, a night out

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@mfeige: Well once I was on Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World between people taking flash pictures in the front and a conversation about whether the film or the ride came first in the back. (The film is about 10 years old, the ride is about 40.)

Also Christopher Nolan films.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@mfeige: Jay Gatsby/Don Draper

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

@mfeige: Avocado, Chicken and Mexican Food – girly drinks

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@mfeige: my iPhone, Disney Annual Pass, my records, the film Big Fish, my books

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this amazing question came via @floridagirlindc)

@mfeige: @divinemadness @imbrogliono @NDEddieMac @EPCOTCitizen

OneChicklette: A question I should ask future participants

@mfeige: Best Moment on Twitter?

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

@mfeige: I’m gonna shout out Frank Ocean, because I’m a little obsessed.

Oh Halle.

I feel bad bringing this up but…

I believe in not blaming the victim. Truly. I am aware that victims of abuse may be more vulnerable to future abuse and mental health issues.

But what’s going on here?

A man hit Halle so hard that she is almost completely deaf in one ear. The man is rumored to be Wesley Snipes.

Halle was married to David Justice. It ended badly. Halle requested and received a restraining order. She later said she considered suicide after the divorce.

She was also married to Eric Benet who cheated on Halle and later called himself a sex addict.

Halle met model Gabriel Aubry at a shoot. Their life together seemed calm and they were together for several years before their daughter Nahla arrived. After they broke up, a public and ongoing battle, largely focused on custody, began.

Now Halle is engaged to Olivier Martinez. I don’t know much about him beyond his starring role in Unfaithful, and the fact that he used to be loved up with Kylie Minogue. Martinez reportedly committed violent acts against Aubry’s oh-so-handsome face on Thanksgiving, ostensibly with Nahla watching.

Via People

It’s entirely possible that Halle has had pleasant relationships in between that didn’t end in restraining orders and suicidal ideation. If those couplings existed, they didn’t get much coverage. And shiny celebrity mags would, I think, be all too glad to cover beautiful, talented Halle looking happy and in love.

Sadly, Halle’s childhood explains a lot. Multiple sources describe her witnessing her alcoholic father, who came in and out of her life, physically abusing her mother. She also has described her challenges growing up biracial.

I empathize, but Halle is an adult, one with the means to get herself all the mental health care in the world. More importantly, she’s a mother and that beautiful little kiddo sees and hears everything.

Do better, Halle. Surround yourself with good people or no one at all.

Mom’s Shakeweight

When I discovered Mom owns a Shakeweight, I was upset enough to tweet about it.

Some of you might have missed out so here I am trying it out. I was pretending it was heavy but really I just felt awkward.

And here I am doing my best Magritte impression.

When I went to Scranton for Thanksgiving, I found that the Shakeweight was still there. Mom stores it in my bedroom. No idea.

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